Even a simple walk everyday helps to create a deficit in your calories by burning them off, which results in weight loss. Scroll over as we explore that how your calorie intake influences your weight loss and how many calories you eat per day to lose weight: .
Each food provides you different amount of calories which is usually available on its packaging or you can check them online apps too. Once you know how calories a particular food or drink is adding to your body, you are able to make healthier choices in your in food.
On an average a man needs 2000 calories a day to lose 1 pound a week and 2500 calories to maintain weight. Similarly a woman needs 1500 calories a day to lose weight and 2000 calories to maintain the weight. A deficit of 500 calories helps to lose weight.
To lose weight in a healthy way it is recommended to choose moderate level of calorie deficit. An extreme high calorie deficit will make you lose weight at very high rate and will lead to muscle loss. On the side low calorie deficit will slow down your metabolism thereby slowing down the weight reduction process. Experts suggest reducing calories intake by 20% below the maintenance level to reduce your weight. .
Avoid taking sugary drinks and foods that add up unnecessary calories. Say no to aerated drinks. Avoid processed or packaged foods that are high in salt and calorie content. Avoid refined foods, fast foods and fried foods. Increase your protein intake as it makes you feel full for longer duration. Eat lean meats like fish and chicken. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water to keep your body hydrated and flush out toxins from your body. Water also helps to burn extra calories. Follow these measures to lessen the calorie intake and you will notice that your will start reducing weight.
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