Whether you have or haven’t had success dieting, the reality is that all diets share ONE common truth – they ALL create a caloric deficit.
Low Carb, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low Fat, Paleo, Atkins, South Beach… etc.
They all pretty much eliminate an entire food group! This almost always creates a calorie deficit and gives successful dieters the notion that they have stumbled upon the “Holy Grail” of diets
So what’s the problem with creating a caloric deficit?
Well first I want you to understand metabolism. Metabolism is a term that is used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. It’s important to remember that “food” is composed of chemicals that provide our bodies with fuel. We can determine someone’s metabolism by how many calories they need.
In this photo you can see a clear depiction of the chemical reaction and how we can measure it.