Typically, when your goal is to lose weight, you will have to create a calorie deficit. And lots of diets or things you read online will tell you that large calorie deficits as the "secret to slimming down."
But what is a calorie deficit?
Is a bigger deficit better when it comes to weight loss?
And how do you make sure you're following a healthy calorie deficit?
Let's get to the bottom of these questions and learn what we need to know about finding a healthy caloric deficit!
Are there benefits of being in a caloric deficit?
What is a healthy caloric deficit for me? Is there a way to calculate it?
- Finding an online calorie calculator based on the Mifflin St.Jeor method. This method is one of the most accurate and reliable methods in current scientific studies!
- The simplest yet rough estimate of multiplying your current weight by 13 (in general, one roughly needs 13 calories per pound of body weight to maintain their current weight).
After finding out your maintenance calories, it is recommended to subtract 300-500 calories in order to obtain a healthy weight loss of 1-2lbs a week.