Ep. 288: When to Adjust Your Calories
Depending on how much weight you want to lose, you might need to adjust your calories while on your weight loss journey. On this episode of the Get Your GOAL podcast, I’m teaching you when, why, and how to make those adjustments.
My rule of thumb is that there are two times during weight loss when you might want or need to adjust your calories – at the beginning of your journey when you’re learning to be consistent, and after you’ve lost about 40 pounds (or your weight loss has stopped for more than four weeks).
Not everybody needs to make adjustments, but if you do, here are some key points to keep in mind:
– First and foremost, it’s OKAY to adjust your calories. You are an experiment of one, and you can do anything.
– Be sure to take your time adjusting, and spend at least a month gathering data before you make changes.
– Know that the data you’re gathering ISN’T from the scale, it’s from your body’s signals and what your brain offers you in your journal. (This blows your mind, doesn’t it?)
– And finally, make your adjustments based on whether or not you can eat your target calories consistently, not on whether or not you think it’ll “make you lose weight.” Calories don’t make you lose weight, consistency does.
When you’re empowered to make your weight loss journey your own, and understand how and why to adjust your calories – you’re unstoppable!
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