In our first 2 “Get Healthy” posts (How Many Calories Do You Need? & Record Your Calorie Goals)we shared how to determine how many calories you need and how to split them up throughout the day. Today we’ll uncover the real secret to losing weight.
While it’s true that specific diets, like the Paleo diet, low carb, and low fat, can result in weight loss, the real key is calories. In order to lose one pound, you will need to burn 3500 more calories than you consume. For a healthy weight loss rate of one pound per week, that means you need to consume 500 calories less than your personal calorie limit each day.
So why does the Paleo diet, or clean eating, or low carb help you lose weight? These diets help you focus on what you eat and make better choices while eliminating sources of extra calories. For example, both Paleo and low carb diets limit carbohydrates, which are a significant source of extra calories in the diet of many Americans. The Clean Eating plan helps you focus on eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains, which are all healthy sources of nutrients that your body needs and generally lower in calories than more processed foods. The eMeals Portion Control plan is specifically created to match today’s popular portion control weight loss programs.
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