Q: I’m eating “clean foods” all the time, I rarely cheat, yet I am not losing weight. It’s extremely frustrating! Do you know why this is and what I can do to start losing weight?
A: This is a very common question and one that is important to address.
Simply put, eating so-called “clean foods” doesn’t necessarily mean you will lose those unwanted pounds.
Why? You could eat a strict diet of lean meat, organic vegetables, grains and fruits, but if you’re taking in more calories than you consume you will not lose weight.
In other words, you need to create a caloric deficit!
To do this, you don’t need to count every calorie you consume (though I recommend you do to start out), but rather eat smaller portions, cut out one of your daily meals or burn extra calories through exercise. Then, simply measure the results and adjust as needed.
Let’s take a closer look at how to achieve this.
Eating Clean For Weight Loss
Of course, creating a caloric deficit is easier said than done. And there’s nothing more frustrating than eating “clean foods” and not getting the results you want!
So, to improve on your clean eating habits, follow these steps to ensure you create the calorie deficit needed to lose weight:
- Step 1: Find out how many calories you should eat to lose weight.
- Step 2: Incorporate these low calorie foods that help you lose weight into your diet. These foods will help you reach your caloric goals, without feeling hungry all the time.
- Step 3: Try out a few of these easy exercise tips to burn some extra calories. Don’t worry, you don’t have to kill your self in the gym everyday!
- Step 4: After a while (at least 2-4 weeks) measure the results. Remember the scale doesn’t always tell the whole story. So, if the scale numbers haven’t budged, can you tell a difference in the mirror? Are your clothes fitting better? Do your friends or relatives compliment you on how you look?
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