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Did you know that if you have a weight loss goal it is important to note that achieving that goal will strongly depend on your ability to maintain a good nutritional routine that includes a caloric deficit (burning more calories than you eat)?

How does one set a caloric deficit? Consider how many pounds you are hoping to lose each week. It is important to be realistic with your goals — typically most people seek to lose between 0.5-2 pounds each week. A single pound is approximately 3500 calories. So if you want to lose one pound per week, you’ll need to have a caloric deficit of 500 calories per day (3500 calories divided by 7 days per week). You can achieve this either by decreasing your calorie intake by this amount (we recommend using a nutrition log to track your calories), by increasing your calories burned by this amount (see you in the studio!), or ideally by doing a combination of both. Remember too that the body burns a significant amount of calories from the activities of daily living.

We encourage you to speak with your trainer to get help setting an appropriate caloric deficit that considers your workout program, specific goals and lifestyle.

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