When it comes to weight loss transformations, it’s not so easy to even start. You need to prepare yourself mentally first. Even though a lot of people thing of losing weight as lowering the calories intake, there is one woman who claims the opposite. Nessa, who is based in Luxembourg and Germany, posted two pictures of herself side by side on Instagram. The left one was from when she ate irregularly and did only cardio, whereas the other one was when she stopped starving herself and had a 2000 cal intake daily. You wouldn’t believe what she looks like in the second picture! It’s a real transformation you want to hear more about.
Nessa thinks that cutting on calories does not really work. She claims in her Instagram post: “You can’t starve yourself! When I see people saying that they eat 800-1200 kcal, this seriously scares me.”
This, of course does not mean that you should overeat, but you need to do it gradually.
“Don’t put your body in a high calorie deficit straight from the beginning of the process.” Nessa suggests figuring out how many calories you should decrease per day, but doing it 10% in the first few weeks. Your body needs to get used to it first. If you do it all of a sudden, there is a high probability that you will feel hungry, cranky, and tired. cranky, and will most likely just give up, or not get the results you’re after.
For Nessa, it all started in 2015. She did not eat regularly, and sometimes even forgot to eat. Then, she started eating regularly and consistently, and she started losing weight combined with lifting and other exercise, of course. Nessa assures her Instagram fans that the key is regular eating.
Here are the photos that prove how eating the same amount of calories per day worked pretty well for Nessa. She also adds another important thing. Nessa says that you should never go below 1200 calories per day. If you are struggling to lose weight, Nessa suggests eating a bit more, and not less.
Let’s talk food and calories I get lots of questions about how much you should eat. It is not easy to answer this question. It depends on a lot of things: your weight, your height, your age, how active you are during the day, how often and how intensive you workouts are and what your goal is. But one is definitely easy to estimate. It’s how much you shouldn’t eat. You can’t starve yourself ‼️ When I see people saying that they eat 800-1200 kcal, this seriously scares me. You won’t get any results on a long run with this amount of calories. Your body and you need enough fuel to feel good, to take challenges and to achieve goals. Let’s start the calculations with RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate), basically the amount of calories you burn when at rest (or in different words – you need to stay alive). The more active you are during a day, the more calories you should eat to maintain your weight. It is normal that when you want to lose fat you decrease your calories intake. However, you should be smart doing that. Don’t put your body in a high calorie deficit straight from the beginning of the process. You will not have much to cut later on when you hit a plateau and you don’t see any progress anymore. I would suggest starting at 10% of your calorie intake caloric decrease per day for a few weeks. If you look at my progress on the pictures, it happened mostly because I changed my eating habits (and started to workout out). In 2015 my eating was a total mess. There were days I forgot about food (too much work and stress) or I could eat the whole box of donuts only for lunch. When I switched to linear calories intake per day my results rushed. And the consistency and regular eating was the key. If you are now at a very low calorie intake and you don’t see progress, try to eat more. It may be a little bit difficult at the beginning, you may gain weight but when your body adjust to it, you will see only benefits ♥️ #transformationtuesday #transformation #lifting #heavyweights #girlswholift #beforeandafter #ageisjustanumber #nutrition #eatbetternotless #bbgprogress #screwthescale