How Many Calories Should You Eat To Lose Weight?
Today I want to talk about calories but more specifically, how many calories should you eat to lose weight?
A question I’m asked all the time is “How many calories do I need to have to lose weight?”
And the answer to this is it depends. There isn’t one set number it all depends on the individuals, height, weight, age and how active they are.
To lose weight you need to create a calorie deficit. This is where you burn more calories than you consume/ eat fewer calories than your body needs to maintain it’s weight.
To workout, the calories required for weight loss you first need to calculate your TDEE which stands for total daily energy expenditure, which is essentially how active you are on a daily basis.
To do this you take your body weight in kilograms and multiply it by:
Women: between 26 (Low Activity) and 31 (Highly Active)
Men: between 31 (Low Activity) and 35 (Highly Active)
Alternatively, you could use an online calculator such as TDEE Calculator.
Once you have figured out your TDEE total you then need to create a deficit by taking off 300-500 calories from your TDEE.
The bigger the deficit the faster the weight loss will be, however, 300-500 calories are considered a healthy range.
having any more than a 500-calorie deficit makes it likely that along with losing fat you will lose lean muscle, which isn’t ideal as lean muscle helps burn additional calories. Thus, knowing your TDEE can increase your control over your weight loss goals.
So hopefully after reading this you now have a better understanding of calories, and “How Many Calories Should You Eat To Lose Weight”