My Overall Opinion on eating habits.

My Overall Opinion on eating habits.

2000 calories is a good solid number to base your eating habits off of, and this is why you will see it listed on the back of anything you eat with something along the lines of "This is worth X amount of calories based on a 2000 calories diet. Why is it such a good number? The average person can maintain their weight with 2000 calories. Now many online calculators for caloric intake will ask your activity level and try to adjust this number to meet your energy demands, but it a quick way of putting on excess body weight because the math formulas they use for those energy demands are just wide range guesses. I am a fan of apps that track your calories, but I would strongly suggest you ignore their activity level calorie consumption numbers. It can mean the difference from losing weight to gaining it.

With 2000 calories being the base number you can lose weight by eating lower then 2000 calories. Here is where I would cation you. Extreme dieting will not equal fast weight loss. Cutting to much back at once can have negative effects on the body. My suggestion is to cut back 1-200 calories at a time and then give yourself a month to see how your body reacts before making any other changes. Now keep in mind your activity level does have an impact on weightless as well, but tracking those calories burned are not down to a fine science yet. Even if you could track those calories burned exactly, it would still be easy to find yourself over eating as you eat to offset the calories burned through activity. In my opinion you will get better results if you stay active and not track calories burned by your activity.