Most of us have learned over the years that in order to lose weight you need to cut calories. While that logic holds somewhat true it isn’t exactly accurate. In order to lose weight you need to have a caloric deficit, meaning you need to expend more calories than you take in. We often hear about people not eating at all in order to obtain this caloric deficit, but think of it like a bank account…
The calories you take in are your money, and your body is your bank account. When we don’t have a lot of money, we try to pinch pennies and save whatever we can. When we are rolling in the dough (no pun intended), we tend to put more into savings and save it for later. Similar to our caloric intake, if our body isn’t getting enough calories, it hangs on to everything it gets, and if it is getting too many calories it stores them away as fat. Financially, we want to have a balanced cash flow every month, taking in enough to cover our expenses and maintain our lifestyle.
Be Healthy. Be Balanced.
-Alicia and Nikki