By Registered Dietitian
on September 16, 2008
Controlling your weight comes down to one thing - managing calories. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on September 26, 2008
Years of misjudging your intake by just a few calories at a time will end up sabotaging your weight. For example, if you gain the average amount of one pound per year, this means you’re off by only 10 calories a day. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on September 17, 2008
Although many people succeed at losing weight, few manage to keep the weight off for the long haul. Those who have are referred to as “successful losers” and research studies on these individuals reveal the keys to permanent weight loss. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 07, 2008
Dieting to lose weight is difficult at best, and generally ends in frustration for the average person. The majority of people gain most of the weight back within the first year. However, there are three strategies that have consistently proven to be effective in losing weight and maintaining the loss. More...
By dotFIT experts
on September 30, 2008
Recent science has demonstrated that certain blends of natural herbs combined with other safe compounds have the ability to enhance weight loss results. Proper use can significantly reduce the time and work normally required to accomplish these goals. More...

I am in a calorie deficit but not losing weight, why?

Answer:  First remember if you’re not losing weight/fat, you are NOT in a deficit, regardless of your calculations. Our experience working with thousands of clients is that people are eating more than they think they are. Weight loss is determined by calories. If your weight has been stable for more than three weeks, you’re eating about the same number of calories as you’re burning.  The solution is to step up your activity level, cut calories or both. You’ll eventually lose weight if you’re consistently burning more than you’re eating. How fast you lose is determined by your calorie deficit, the difference between your daily burn and intake. For example, if you burn an average of 500 more calories than you eat daily, you’ll lose one pound a week. (3,500 calories = 1 lb of fat). If you burn 250 calories more than you eat you’ll lose half a pound a week, or two pounds a month. Numerous research studies have confirmed that people underestimate how much they eat by up to 50 percent. In one study, young adults misjudged their intake by 1,000 calories! Large portions, restaurant meals, social occasions, alcohol intake and even the size of your plate will cause you to eat more without noticing. Read "How You May Be Sabotaging Your Weight" and "Weight Control 101" for more in-depth information.

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