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The Fatal Flaw You Make When Calculating How Many Calories You Should Eat A Day To Lose Weight

Have you tried and failed in the past to lose weight? Are you struggling to lose weight? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you need to ask yourself this simple question.

1. Are you on a diet?

2. What food do you eat?

3. Why did you choose a particular diet?

4. Do you know how many calories you eat each day?

5. If so, why do you eat so many calories? If not, why don't you know?

Everyone will be able to answer the first 2 questions easily. The third question, however, will be a little more complicated. Most people will choose a diet that they think will make weight loss as easy as possible for them. One that fits their lifestyle, their perception of how weight works and their needs.

Many people will not have a specific reason why they choose a diet. Maybe they hear it good or because some celebrities recommend it or they see it advertised somewhere. You may have done it yourself in the past.

Question 4 poses some problems. Do you know how many calories you eat? Most nutritionists try to avoid counting calories as much as possible. However, there are times when you realize that you are struggling to lose weight. The diet you are currently on is no longer working. Therefore, it is important to find the reasons why you failed. You need to re-evaluate your situation.

To do this successfully you need to know how many calories you are eating. You need to ask, "How many calories do I have to eat per day to lose weight?" There's no way to avoid it! If your weight is too slow or non-existent, you need to count calories. You need to have a point of reference from where to start knowing why your weight will not go down and you want to.

For question 5, if you know how many calories you are eating then do well and give yourself back. But, and that's great but, why exactly do you eat that amount of calories.

It is very possible that you regulate your calorie intake by using some form of calorie counter that uses formulas that typically multiply your weight by a certain amount of calories. However, current research shows that this method is fat defective.

So just to emphasize that, most calorie formulas are defective. The reason they are defective is that they do not give enough consideration to how much our body fat can affect our ability to lose weight. Most formulas only multiply your weight by the amount of calories you provide.

I can't tell you how futile the method is because there is no difference made between lean body mass (LBM) and body fat. If you use this formula then what you are doing is eating to maintain both your current body fat level and your lean body mass which is not what we are trying to do.

Therefore, the actual calculation we need to make is one that considers how many calories we need to maintain a lean body mass (LBM) while at the same time making our body utilize our fat reserves resulting in weight loss.



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