Not Staying In a Calorie Deficit
- One of the most common mistakes I see clients make when they try and lose weight is that they don’t continue to adjust their diet to make sure they stay in a calorie deficit.
Remember, the number one law of weight loss is being in a calorie deficit. In other words using more calories or energy then you take in each day.
So what most people do when starting a new weight loss program is they set up their eating plan and then get to work. They start losing weight for the first few weeks and then all of sudden, nothing.
Now there can be many reasons for this but a lot of the time this is simply because they have lost weight but did not adjust their calorie intake accordingly so that they stay in a calorie deficit. And so all of a sudden their weight loss comes to an hold because they now take in as much calories as they expend each day.
So simply getting them back into a moderate calorie deficit again will help them start losing weight.
So if after a few weeks your weight loss seems to come slow down make sure you adjust your eating plan or increase your activity level to continue to stay within a calorie deficit.