Have you always dreamed of a Killerbody, but don't know where to start? We regularly post questions on our social media, and we've received many questions about weight loss. We're happy to provide answers, so in this blog, you'll find our top three tips if you want to lose weight.
Calorie Deficit: The Key to Weight Loss
One of the most fundamental principles of losing weight is creating a calorie deficit. This means you need to burn more calories than you consume. But don't worry, it doesn't mean you have to starve yourself. It's all about making smart choices and being conscious of what you eat.
To start, calculate your daily calorie needs based on your age, weight, height, and activity level. Then, eat slightly fewer calories than you need to lose weight. Depending on your starting weight and how quickly you want to reach your goal, we recommend a deficit of 100 to 300 calories. This will help you lose weight gradually and in a healthy way without starving your body.
Curious about your energy needs? You can calculate them here.
Now that you know how many calories you should be consuming daily for weight loss, what's next? The composition of your diet also plays a crucial role in weight loss. A balanced macronutrient distribution (the ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in your diet) helps keep you feeling satisfied longer. One popular approach we encourage is increasing your protein intake.
You can find protein in lean meats, fish, tofu, eggs, and legumes. If you're lacking in protein, a Killerbody Protein Bar can be a great solution. An added bonus is that this bar contains only 150 calories, making it an ideal snack during a diet.
Keep it Enjoyable
The most important thing about weight loss is that you should still enjoy it. If you restrict yourself to a boring and restrictive diet, you run the risk of giving up and reverting to old habits. Losing weight doesn't mean your taste buds have to suffer.
Experiment with healthy and flavorful recipes. Add herbs and spices to season your meals and enjoy different textures and flavors. You can even treat yourself occasionally as long as you stay within your daily calorie needs. This way, you can still enjoy your favorite foods while working on losing weight.