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Weight Loss | Jake Lemon Personal Training
Weight Loss


For years people have been tricked into believing that there are magical methods of how to lose weight. When there is only one individual thing that creates weight loss…

From fad diets to diet pills and meal replacement shakes, weight loss has been left a confusing topic for many. When in fact weight loss is and always has been very simple.

Whether it be intermittent fasting, low carb, ketogenic, paleo, low fat. Just to name a few. All dieting methods work by the same generator. And this generator is what we call a “calorie deficit”.

What is a calorie deficit?… now, a calorie deficit is where we consume less calories than the amount that our bodies require to maintain its current weight (maintenance calories). A calorie deficit can be created by two ways.

  • Simply consuming less calories than our “maintenance calories” daily. For example, an individual whose maintenance calories are 2,000kcal per day, would have to consume less than 2,000kcals per day for weight loss to occur.
  • Simply burning more calories than they consume each day. For example, an individual that consumes their “maintenance calories” each day and does not eat at a “calorie deficit” will have to burn more calories than their “maintenance calories” per day. However, if they were to consume 100 calories above their maintenance calories than they would have to burn an additional 100 calories to keep them within the “calorie deficit” by the end of the day.

In my opinion, I would recommend creating your “calorie deficit” from nutrition (input) rather than exercise (output) as it can be very hard to track the calories you burn accurately, even with the latest fitness technology/gadgets. However, I do recommend still participating in regular exercise for general health benefits.

So… to sum things up, weight loss can only occur from a “calorie deficit”. So, save yourself the time and money on the latest fads and magical diet pills and start tracking your daily calorie intake.

Remember… INPUT vs OUTPUT

For any help or further questions on weight loss, diet and nutrition, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Thanks for reading, Jake.