LESS does not equate to BETTER 🙅🏻♂️
There’s a thought process amongst some dieters that goes like this;
Well, I need to lose weight now so that means starving myself. I can’t eat anything more than 1200 calories, ever. Otherwise I’ve ruined it.
The problem with this, is that you’re kind of setting up yourself up for failure.
Let’s assume your maintenance calorie number is currently 2100 per day.
And you decide you want to lose weight, and think that 1400 calories is the magic number for rapid weight loss.
If you’ve been eating 2100+ calories per day for the past year, and then switch to eating 1400 calories over night, guess what’s going to happen?
You’re probably going to spend the next week thinking about food, obsessing about food and feeling really ripped off.
Yes, if you can stick to it the weight loss will be faster because it’s such a large deficit.
But the chances of you sticking to it long enough to produce any real results is quite slim.
If, On the other hand you entered a 10% deficit, and dropped your calories to 1850 - 1900 per day.
You would probably find it very manageable.
You might feel like eating more from time to time - out of habit more than anything - but you certainly won’t be starving and the chances of you having a high level of adherence would be high ✅
You would also have more energy available for training, lifting weights and doing other activities.
The process might take a little longer, but it will be more enjoyable and, in my opinion, be much more likely to produce results than taking the “punishment” route.
Just a thought!