Losing weight by dieting is an extremely difficult process that doesn’t work long term. To lose weight by dieting alone means you need to restrict your food intake by a lot, to start the process of losing one pound a week. One pound a week is 3,500 extra calories you need to burn in a week to create a deficit, and if you’re not doing that, you’re not losing weight, or losing it slower than one pound a week.
There’s a couple of problems with this. If you’re losing it slower than one pound a week, you’re not seeing results fast enough, which means the chances of you sticking with it are extremely slim. Secondly, if you slip up during the week, that’s your deficit gone.
This is why a LOT of people yo-yo. They gain and lose and gain and lose because it’s all about the food.
Exercise does a few things for you (aside from all the amazing stuff like better sleep, better mental health etc)
And you get lean muscle from doing resistance training.
Having lean muscle on your body makes you burn double the amount of calories per day than someone who doesn’t work out.
Isn’t that terrific?
And that is how you can easily create a calorie deficit while eating the right foods and not starving yourself.
I hope this helps, please comment below with any questions.
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