Daily deficit calories: 2000
Calorie maintenance: 2500
Fri calories: 3750
Sat calories: 3750
Average through the week: 2,500
Are you letting the weekend damage your progress towards a leaner, healthier physique?
It’s so easy to feel like you’ve earned a wild weekend after sticking to your diet Monday to Thursday. But these weekends could be stopping your progress dead. Why?
Your net energy balance over a given period of time is the main factor determining your fat loss results and how fast they’re achieved. ⠀
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to over-consume high energy, low volume foods and drinks (alcohol, pizza, ice cream etc), enough so that the net result by the end of the week means your previous dieting efforts are now offset and were all for nothing.⠀
Are we telling you not to loosen the reigns and enjoy a little extra now and again? Absolutely not!
High days and “cheat meals” are a useful tool that we use with some of my clients. We do, however, always look at the big picture and ensure that net energy balance is where it should be.⠀
If you’d like to figure out how to enjoy food without falling into this common trap, contact me today.