So here is where the journey officially starts!
Why 1000 calories?
Based on my calculations when I'm at rest, I burn about 2000 calories a day. That's sitting on the couch watching youtube mindlessly. I have about 20 pounds to lose. To lose one pound, you have to create a caloric deficit of about 3,500 calories. If you multiply 3,500 by 20, that's 70,000 calories! I know that by lowering my caloric intake to about 1,200 a day and burning at least 200 calories a day in exercise, I can easily create a deficit of 1,000 a day.
Why 70 days?
With the 1,000 calorie deficit, it will take me 70 days (in theory) to hit my goal and lose 20 pounds.
Won't you starve?
At 5'3" and 170 pounds, I don't think I need to worry about starvation any time in the near future (true story). But I will need to make nutritious food choices about what I'm taking in with my limited calories. What you put in your body is just as important as how much!
Is there anything that's "Off Limits"?
There is nothing I'm going to put a hard "no" on. Given the amount of calories allotted, it's safe to say that alcohol and most processed or refined carbs are off the table (literally).
With all of that being said, if you're still reading, I just want to say "thank you". Thank you for reading and supporting me in this journey.
Let's get started!