With numerous diets like Keto Diet, Intermittent fasting, Atkins’s diets doing the rounds, one is surely bound to get confused which one to choose. Starving yourself – fasting – diets wouldn’t help you in the long term for sure. But the simple rule of Calorie Deficit can surely help you in the long term and help you lose that stubborn fat.
So what is Calorie Deficit?
According to Wikipedia, Calorie Deficit is defined as “Any shortage in the number of calories consumed relative to the number of calories required for maintenance of current body weight. A deficit can be created by reducing input/calories consumed. A deficit can also be created by
increasing output without a corresponding increase in input.”
So, basically a simple mathematics rule can help you lose weight. You measure the calories that go inside and then workout accordingly to create a Calorie Deficit.
While one starts walking the weight loss process, it is important to understand that there is no diet which is Magical. The building blocks of this process is Sustainability and Consistency. Each diet that you hear about these days is also based on the same rule.
It may be Keto Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Low Fat diet, Carb cycling or any weekly diet. But ask yourself a few important questions while you start any of them.
Is this the Diet that suits your lifestyle?
Are you be able to sustain the same diet in the long term?
Does this diet makes you feel good about food?
Are you enjoying what you are doing?
If even one answer is no then you must change it and use another diet which suits you better. Even if you don’t want to be on a particular diet then utilize this golden rule in your daily meal plan and you shall see the change in your body within weeks. Also if you are unable to cut down
of calories then make sure that you increase your workout level.
Further, remember that you must relish the food you are eating and feel good about yourself always. If you are on this path, then stay motivated because the results aren’t very far.
When it comes to losing weight, striking the right balance (by calorie deficit) is the key.
– Prakriti Malhotra