What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you’re trying to lose weight?
Well, eat less. Duh!
It’s simple logic — if you burn more than you consume, you’ll lose weight. If you eat more than you burn, you’ll gain weight.
So naturally, we center our thinking into consuming fewer and fewer calories.
In essence, this is true. What I’ve found, however, is that most folks looking to lose weight go way too far the end of the spectrum — we take one extreme to another. Go figure!
You can’t change your body eating a thousand calories. Extreme methods don’t last very long.
Needless to say, the bigger the caloric deficit, the bigger the rebound.
Sure, you might see some appreciable results from the beginning, but you will inevitably hit a plateau. And once that happens, guess what? You’re going to cut calories again. Remember: gradually reducing your body fat is the name of the game. You can’t change your body eating a thousand calories. Extreme methods don’t last very long.
Restricting calories should be done at a moderate pace and with precision. Put yourself in a position where a positive adaptation can occur by eating what your body needs — adequate protein, carbs, and fats.