Why Calorie Deficit is Important for Weight Loss?

Coach Sapna on November 05, 2016


People often ask me, “why am I not losing weight when I am eating less fat foods, I am eating healthier foods, I am working out more, etc.” they think they are doing everything right, yet they fail, thinking nothing is working out for them. In this article, I will give you just one reason for losing fat – control on your daily calories. We will discuss on how to act on it, where to begin and how to control. Disturbance in calorie control is the most important reason for not losing fat. People eat without realizing how much their daily calorie consumption should be. You are just eating too many calories. There has to be a control on your daily calorie intake so that you lose weight and make your workout and diet plans successful. The best way to control your calorie intake is creating a calorie deficit, as it is the most important requirement to lose fat. At the end of the day, the number of calories you burn should be more than what you take in. To Create One Such Calorie Deficit, You Will Need To Follow Two Simple Steps, as mentioned below: 1. You can use Online Free Calorie Calculator to calculate your daily calorie burning 2. Start eating about 500-1000 fewer calories than your daily calorie consumption.

Let’s Learn About This More through an Example –

If your daily calorie need is 2800 calories (it is the calorie burning from your everyday activities and workout exercises), then your per-day intake will be 1800 calories.

This way you are creating a calorie deficit of 1000 calories per day.

That is enough for getting you to lose fat on a daily basis.

Important Note:

Men should consume a minimum of 1600 calories and women should consume 1400 calories minimum per day. It is ideal to not lose more than 1 kg per week.

Calorie deficit is the single most important thing to lose weight. One can achieve proper calorie control while eating strictly planned lunch or dinner for weight loss. Measuring the amount of calories taken in per day is important. Another way of maintaining your weight is through Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement. This method generally gives an idea about the ideal weight for the height you have.

I would still suggest you consider Calorie Deficit method as it lets you control your daily calorie intake and stops you from overeating.

Hold on tiger! I've got something to tell you.

There is an app that I want to personally recommend to you. StayWow is a Lifestyle Change App for fitness enthusiasts just like you!

India’s top behaviour change specialists, qualified dietitians, and fitness coaches will work to help you create a livable healthy lifestyle that you can sustain for life long.

StayWow will help you build healthy rituals, just like a professional athlete.

Whether you're completely new to fitness or a seasoned pro, this app will help you reach the next level. Take a look!


Coach Sapna

PGDM from Kirloskar Institute Of Advanced Management Studies | PGDHRM from Symbiosis | Graduation in Microbiology (Hons) from Delhi University Marketing enthusiast by profession, with the love for interacting with consumers to understand their psychology towards any brand/product. Through my articles, I intend to help all those who are looking for inspiration and happiness in life.