In this episode we’re talking about calories. Is there a magic number you should shoot for? How many calories should you be eating for fat loss? Are all calories created equal? How Can you know if you’ve created enough of a calorie deficit to see results?

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Question: “How many calories should I eat for fat loss” and “How do I know if I’ve created a calorie deficit”

Answer: There is no magic calorie number. All calories are NOT created equal. Calories are merely a unit of measurement and the quality of food makes a big difference. Food is information for our bodies and the information matters more than the total amount of calories. 2,000 calories of processed foods created a very different fat loss situation than 2,000 calories of whole foods.

Practical Implementation:

  1. Start tracking & paying attention to the signals your body is sending you.
    1. Track what you eat, how much & when
    2. Track your quantity & quality of sleep
    3. Track your body’s biofeedback (mood swings, energy, hunger & cravings)
    4. Track your progress towards your goal (avoid using the scale as your primary indicator of progress)
    5. Track your activity level
  2. Work towards incorporating more whole foods that you enjoy eating and fewer processed foods. Track how these changes make you feel!
  3. Implement smart strategies like balanced meal composition, carb timing and efficient fat loss exercise

Resources:
Carbohydrate Strategies for Sustainable Fat Loss
Carb Timing
Carb Spillover
Hormones Trump Calories
Fat Loss Lifestyle Analysis & Consultation

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