How many calories should I eat?
What you need to know:
- Ignore complicated formulas and use our quick and dirty method instead
- No matter how accurate your try to make calorie counting, your numbers still may be off by as much as 25%
- Once you figure out a formula, calculations and all, that works for you, run with it until it needs your adjusting.
First things first, losing weight IS NOT a math problem, it’s a biological one. Meaning, you can’t just continue to cut calories and workout like a madman/woman trying to work some formula and expect a steady rate of return/weight loss. Sorry.
Your body is actually pretty freakin’ clever and when you continually slash the calories in your diet your body finds a way to compensate or adapt.
HOWEVER, compensation or adaptation does NOT mean you’re metabolic damaged, broken, deranged, or in “starvation mode.” To the degree starvation mode exists it’s not a death sentence. You can be saved!