Caloric deficit

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Camryncarney1
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The caloric deficit confuses me a little bit. If I eat my recommended 1,700 kcal a day but I only burn a totally of 700 kcal per day I will not lose weight correct ? I have to burn more than I consume through food or drink. This has been scaring me because I dont have time to burn 2000 plus kcal a day. I’ve only been eating 800 kcal a day now and burning 800 to see if that works better. Advice please!
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That’s not how it works. Your body burns calories from being alive and carrying out everyday cellular processes, and this is know as your basal metabolic rate. This varies dramatically for each person, but it’s usually around ~1500 for a normal adult. You can use an online calculator to get a rough idea of yours. Any physical activity you do is then added on top of this, which creates your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). It’s your TDEE that you have to eat less than to be in a calorie deficit. Eating 800 and burning 800 is dangerously low.
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