Being in a calorie deficit underpins everything about a successful diet
If you get that step one wrong, you will struggle to see the scale drop and body-fat decrease.
BUT, its not the ONLY important factor to consider when setting up a diet.
Sometimes people shout about CALORIE DEFICIT so much, anyone would think thats the ONLY box you need to tick to lose weight & feel good.
For example, you can lose weight just eating McDonalds everyday, or eating chocolate for breakfast everyday if you want (as long as you’re in a calorie deficit) but what about other factors such as:
- Your energy levels throughout the day.
- Your productivity at work.
- Your immune system.
- Sleep quality.
- Performance in the gym.
- Bowel movements (fibre intake)
- Quality of your hair, skin & nails
To start thinking about all the above you need to consider the FOOD QUALITY of what you put in your mouth not just the calorie content of it.
So yes 220 calories from a Mars bars is the same as 220 calories from a avocado, so from a purely CALORIC standpoint they are identical....but from a HEALTH prospective and looking at all the factors I made above, they are very different.
Have a great Tuesday 🤟