Earlier, we looked at the success of Professor Haub's junk food diet and I shared the hidden secret from his diet that no one else is talking about.
Today, I want to talk more about this crazy diet.
Actually, there are a ton of different directions we can go with this topic as far as misunderstandings and confusion when it comes to not just weight loss, but eating healthy in general.
However, for now I want to discuss the idea of a diet plan with a strict number of calories per day.
1800 Calorie Diet Plan
As you may remember, Haub was on a 1800 calorie a day diet.
The thing is, Professor Haub didn't even eat a healthy 1800 calorie diet and still lost weight.
Meanwhile, I talk all the time with people who reduce their calories and STILL cannot lose weight.
They feel deprived and hungry and the scale doesn't go down.
What's the difference here?
There's a simple, logical reason why a person could reduce calories and still not lose weight.
Actually, there's another possibility here too.
The first is simply that they only THINK they're cutting calories, when in reality they're not.
This is the person who thinks that because they avoided a trip to the vending machine or turned down a piece of pie for dessert that they automatically cut their calories.
Maybe they did … maybe they didn't.
This is someone who simply needs a disciplined calorie counter plan to know for sure how many calories they're consuming each day.
Enough said on that, right?
But what about the person who really DOES reduce calorie intake, but the weight still doesn't come off?
What you have to understand is that there is no formula that works for everyone as far as consume "X" number of calories a day to lose weight.
It doesn't matter if the number is the traditional 2000 calorie diet plan or the 1800 calorie diet Professor Haub was on. Actually, a daily intake of 1600, 1500, even 1200 doesn't always GUARANTEE weight loss.
Why is that?
It's all about your calorie deficit or surplus. And calorie INTAKE is just part of the equation.
I'm sure you already know that your activity level (ie, exercise) will go a long way to help you burn more calories and get to a calorie deficit.
Nothing new there, right?
Well, here's where most people drop the ball…
What if the way you reduce calories is by skipping meals?
Did you know that skipping meals will slow down your metabolism? And slowing down your metabolism does what exactly to the number of calories you burn each day?
See where I'm going with this?
So, if you reduce calories AND slow down your metabolism … all of a sudden it's easy to see how you can remain in a calorie neutral position or possibly even a calorie surplus.
Your take-away is this: If you're serious about weight loss, you need to reduce calories without skipping meals and ideally, by adding in more physical activity. Put the same or more emphasis on BURNING more calories as you do consuming less calories. If you do that, an 1800 calorie diet plan will work just as well for you as it did Professor Haub.
However, stay away from the junk calories and watch your energy levels and mental clarity improve to boot!