To get leaner every diet out there works on the same principle – an energy deficit!
When you consume less energy than you burn over a prolonged period you will lose weight.
When you consume more energy than you burn over a prolonged period you will put on weight.
How much energy you require to lose weight/ body fat will be bespoke to you.
Your energy requirements are made up of your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) this is your body’s energy requirement for functions, the energy required for digestion, absorption, and disposal of ingested nutrients, plus energy expended from your activity.
Managing your weight is one of the biggest contributors to a healthy lifestyle. You reduce the chances of cancer, the risk of diabetes, reduce cholesterol and also blood pressure.
When it comes to managing our calories there are many ways we can do this with our diets.
Another thing to consider is that during weight loss periods we need to preserve the muscle mass. This will involve several things: