So you’ve heard that you need to be in a calorie deficit in order to lose weight, but how much is too much?”
Dropping daily calories down below 1200 is! 🤯 Regardless of what your trainer or bestie tells you!
Low cal diets lower your metabolic rate. That’s why it becomes harder and harder to lose weight! 😫
Without getting all science nerd on you, the easiest way to think about this for yourself is that it takes calories to burn calories. This is called the Thermal Effect of Food (TEF), which can account for about 10% of your metabolic rate.
When you restrict calories or don’t eat the amount of calories your body needs on a daily basis you are actually DROPPING your metabolic rate! #notthegoal
If you want to REV UP your metabolism you need to EAT! #thankgoodness
So, what does this look like?
- Having a breakfast that’s balanced with the right amount of fat, protein and carbs every morning. Sorry, coffee doesn’t count as breakfast! 🙂
- Intentionally making time in your day to eat, instead of skipping meals to run to the next activity.
- Eating enough calories, on a daily basis, to support your body’s needs
And those three tips are just the beginning steps for increasing your metabolism. In my 1:1 coaching program I will show you HOW to eat more food and lose weight. Because eating less food doesn’t equal sustainable weight loss. Apply Now to work with me!