Losing a stone of fat needn’t be difficult. Yet so many people turn to fad diets, believing the hype of miracle or magic weight loss.
The fact is, these fad diets don’t work. The only way to lose weight, as in lose the fat, is to make sure you are in calorie deficit.
But what is calorie deficit?
How can I lose a stone through Calorie deficit?
The average daily calorie intake for women is 2000 calories, and for men it is around 2500 calories per day. These are the calories needed to maintain weight.
If we eat more than this average calorie intake per day, consistently, then we are going to gain weight. We will become steadily fatter.
This is because all those excess calories, instead of being burnt off to fuel our physical needs, will be converted into fat and then stored under our skin and around our organs.
However, if we were to eat less than these average calories a day we will lose weight. This is because, to make up the difference between the calories you consume and the calories you body needs to fuel itself, it will start to burn in to your fat stores. This is called calorie deficit.
Yes, this is so obvious, but why do so many of us turn to silly fad diets then?
All you have to do is burn more calories than you eat and you will lose weight. Just make sure that you are consistently in daily calorie deficit, and the weight will begin to drop off.
But reducing calorie intake to lose weight is not the only way to increase calorie deficit.
How can I lose a stone by increasing my calorie deficit?
Making sure your average calories a day is below your average daily requirement is only one way of ensuring calorie deficit.
The other way is to increase your physical activity. I don’t mean you have to go out and perform some really strenuous, vigorous exercise. Just easy to moderate exercise will burn off a lot of extra calories, increasing your calorie deficit and weight loss.
An hour of brisk walking can burn up to 400 calories. It is actually about 100 calories per mile of walking. If you were to add this to your lifestyle, walking for an hour 3 or 4 times per week, you can see how your daily calorie deficit can really mount up.
If you really want to accelerate you weight loss, then more strenuous exercise will boost your calorie deficit. See how to burn 1000 calories every training session, and watch that fat melt away.