If you’ve looked for inspiration to lose a little weight or get healthier lately, what you’ve probably found is a bunch of Instagram accounts you can follow that are “fitness” or weight loss related.
If you want to lose weight, you don’t need to do cross fit or squat or even work out at all.
You can lose weight by making just one change in your diet.
https://twitter.com/incblot/status/587976674106445824 All you need to do is make sure the calories you eat are less than the calories your body spends each day just to keep you alive.
You can eat cake and still lose weight if you eat less than your calorie limit.
There’s also this guy, who lost 56lbs only eating at McDonald’s for six months.
https://instagram.com/p/1t_ZE9NNyN/?taken-by=bels_by_tan All you have to do is keep your My Fitness Pal number under your TDEE, and voila! Weight loss!
MFP will even tell you how many calories you have left every day.
And for extra motivation, you can find out how fast or slow your progress is because MFP calculates where you’ll be in 5 weeks if every day was like today.
https://instagram.com/p/1uSzgOykCM/?taken-by=downtheroadto130 That’s it. The whole big weight lost secret. Calories in, calories out.
Plus, you don’t have to deny yourself “bad” foods. You can eat whatever you want as long as you teach yourself to eat it in moderation.
https://instagram.com/p/1uNnLaitvx/?taken-by=arceelenon And chances are, when you log your calories you’ll become more intentional about choosing foods that have a good “bang for your buck” (fill you up without blowing your calorie budget on one item) most of the time.
And budgeting some calories to still enjoy the foods you love. (Like french fries!)
Ella Ceron That’s just fine! That’s how weight loss becomes a sustainable lifestyle — because it’s something you can live with day in and day out.