3 Tips For Maintaining A Calorie Deficit

When you are trying to lose weight one of the hardest parts is trying to keep your calories low. There are several strategies you can use to shed the pounds without being perpetually hungry.

Lower Your Carbs

Lower carbohydrate lifestyles are popular because both fats and proteins help with satiety and can make it easier to stick with your calorie deficit. Unfortunately, many people are terrified of low-carb lifestyles because they believe they are unsustainable. You do not have to do low-carb every day to reap the benefits. Treat carbohydrates as a treat item and include them with a meal once or twice per week or on special occasions. Supplement the carbs you leave off your plate with a larger portion of protein and vegetables. You might notice you do not struggle with hunger as much and it's not worth it to include rice, pasta, or bread with your meals.

Consider Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) is another popular way of staying within a calorie deficit. You develop as fasting window that might be approximately 16 hours and only eat within your eight-hour eating window. This can sound difficult, but when you think about it, if you are sleeping for eight hours, you only have another eight hours in your fasting window. If you are not much of a breakfast person, you might break your fast around lunch and have another meal later in the day. IF can be especially helpful if you are a food addict and find eating just makes you want more food. When you start eating later in the day, you might not graze throughout the day and before you want another meal or snack, it's almost bed time.

Be Mindful Of Exercise

Exercise is important for overall health and can aid in your weight loss efforts, especially if you combine cardio and weight training. Unfortunately, exercise has a counterproductive component because it can make people hungrier. Try scheduling your exercise before meals, so if your appetite increases, it aligns with one of your meals. For example, many people find exercising in the morning is better because they are more likely to stick to their exercise plan and can have breakfast afterwards. The meal you choose post-workout should have a good amount of protein and healthy fats to counteract your increased appetite.

Going from eating what you want to a strict calorie deficit can make losing weight seem impossible. Incorporating different tactics to stay in a calorie deficit without starving yourself or feeling deprived will make it easier to reach your goals. Contact a weight loss clinic for help.

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