Readjusting Calorie Consumption as You Lose Weight

From Drugs.com - January 12, 2018

Readjusting Calorie Consumption as You Lose Weight

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 -- If you find that your weekly weight loss is slowing down, maybe it's time to readjust your calorie intake.

First, some calorie math.

Your calorie baseline is the number of calories you need to maintain your weight. Most diets are based on reducing that number by 1,000 calories a day for a two-pound-a-week loss. But the less you weigh, the fewer calories needed to maintain your weight, and fewer still to lose weight. For instance, you need about 100 fewer calories a day if you drop from 160 to 140 pounds.

For example:

So, without lowering the total number of calories you are eating on your diet, that 2 pound-a-week weight loss could drop off a bit. You will still lose weight, just not as fast.


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