- Mar 5, 2019
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Very well written.
How do you know by how much you should decrease your calories?harrys said:The metabolism eventually adjusts to a point where the calories you're eating to lose weight become the calories needed to maintain your weight which is why once you stop losing weight on those calories you decrease them per usual. However if you decrease your calories significantly each time what ends up happening is you'll have to diet on 1200 calories (example) just to lose weight while the person who kept their deficit at a modest 500 calories and slowly decreased is dieting and losing weight on double that.
So then the maintenance calculator is not fully accurate, is it?harrys said:There is one brutal truth to metabolism that depends on genetics which is that the metabolism of some people is higher than others due to genetics and other factors. So one person could be eating 3000 calories and still lose the same amount of weight as someone on 2200 calories or lower. Welcome to the Blackpill.
The figure of maintenance calories that you get are an estimate because it can’t calculate your exact energy expenditure but is nonetheless useful for giving you a ballpark figure. If you find it isn’t accurate then all you need to do is make a small adjustment.Cain said:How do you know by how much you should decrease your calories?
So then the maintenance calculator is not fully accurate, is it?