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Debunking Four Myths About Calorie Deficits

If you're trying to lose weight, you've probably heard that maintaining a calorie deficit is essential. However, many myths surrounding this concept can be confusing and misleading. In this blog post, we're going to debunk some of the most common misconceptions about calorie deficits so that you can make sure you're doing things in a sustainable and healthy way.


Myth 1: Eating As Little As Possible Is The Best Way To Lose Weight
It's a common misconception that you must starve yourself to lose weight. Eating too little can harm your weight loss journey. You can slow your metabolism by consuming too few calories, making it harder to maintain a calorie deficit and lose weight. Eating too little will also affect your workouts, energy levels, sleep and hormones. So, instead of eating as little as possible,  focus on eating a balanced and healthy diet in a moderate calorie deficit. 


Myth 2: A Calorie Deficit Guarantees Weight Loss
While a calorie deficit is necessary for weight loss, it doesn't automatically guarantee that you'll lose weight. Many factors are at play, such as food choices, genetics, sleep, stress, and hormones. That's why focusing on hitting essential macronutrient targets is helpful instead of just counting calories.


Myth 3: You Can Out Exercise A  Poor Diet
Many people believe they can eat whatever they want as long as they exercise enough to burn off the calories. However, this is a myth. While exercise is vital for overall health and well-being, it can't compensate for an unhealthy diet. It's essential to make healthy food choices and combine them with regular exercise for sustainable weight loss.


Myth 4: A Calorie Deficit is Always Healthy
While a calorie deficit is necessary for weight loss, it's not always healthy. Consuming too few calories can lead to nutrient deficiencies, severely affecting your health. So, it's crucial to maintain a balanced and healthy diet that meets your body's nutrient needs. That's why it's always essential to research and understand what you can do to your body. If you need help with custom macros for yourself consider hiring a coach to guide you. We have 4+ month coaching programs to help you sustainably achieve fat loss.


In conclusion, maintaining a calorie deficit is necessary for weight loss, but it's vital to approach it in a healthy and friendly way. Instead of focusing solely on calories, making sustainable lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise routine, is crucial. By debunking these myths, we hope to help you achieve your weight loss goals in a fun, friendly, and balanced way.

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