CALORIC DEFICIT: the intake of fewer calories than we expend in order to lose weight.
1. Creating a caloric deficit will aid people in losing weight INITIALLY, but over the long term there needs to be a focus on QUALITY not quantity.
2. Counting calories on popularized diets that use point systems don’t put a priority toward NUTRIENT DENSE FOODS, and enable the intake of processed foods high in sugar and poor fats.
3. Putting an emphasis on counting calories won’t allow for proper intake of macronutrients to promote fat loss (protein and fat) and lead to muscle loss and fat gain no matter how low the calories.
4. WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT? Weighing your goal weight at 20-30% fat with little muscle tone? Or weighing nearly the same as when you started but dropping your body fat 5-10% and being the hottest thing under the sun?