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Last week in my Candid About Keto post I explained the different mechanisms at play in weight loss success with the keto diet and I told you I would create a mini series on how to create those effects without tying yourself to the dangers of keto.
So here is weight loss mechanism number one, and it is the number one mechanism at play in any weight loss success story: create a calorie deficit!
Taking out all the complications and intricacies of bio-individuality, periodized training, nutrient density, macro counting, and the like (we could go down a huge rabbit hole here), weight loss at its core is about one thing, and that is energy balance. If you eat less than you burn, you will lose weight.
And while going keto accomplishes this by all but eliminating an entire macronutrient (carbohydrates), there is a healthier, more sustainable way of tackling this strategy.
Control your portions.
The average restaurant meal in America is 1200 calories (4 times larger than it was in the 1950's)
Eat fewer processed foods.
Eat out less often.
Use a smaller plate.
Aim for nutrient dense foods.
Get more exercise.
Here's the one caveat to this post. You CAN overdo it with the calorie deficit. If your calorie deficit is too big, your body basically thinks there is a shortage of food, it sees that you are burning WAY more than you are consuming, and in order to protect itself, it will slow your metabolism way down and start conserving fat.
Now I know in saying this, I probably have some of you out there freaking out and stressing out wondering what the happy medium is. Don't worry, I've created the Calculate Your Ideal Calories Guide to help you figure out exactly how many calories you should be consuming and burning for sustainable weight loss, weight maintenance, or weight gain.
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