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Weight Loss Principles

Before we jump into the programs themselves, it's important you understand the principles of weight loss:
The old saying of "you are to what you eat" is pretty accurate when it comes to our weight.

When it comes to our body weight, ultimately whether we lose, maintain or gain weight is dictated by our Energy Position. Specifically, what we mean by this is whether or not you are consuming more energy (from food) than you are expending (burning) over a period of time. Everyday our body uses a specific amount of energy for basic functions such as breathing and digestion – this amount of energy is called our Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR).

On top of this, any exercise we do also uses energy is called our Daily Activity Level and when we add this energy requirement to our BMR we get our Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) which is expressed in calories.

If the food, we wat is less than our TDEE we will be in a Calorie Deficit and lose weight. For optimal weight loss in a sustainable manner we recommend a 15% - 25% Calorie Deficit. A more aggressive calorie deficit can be used successfully in two week bursts but is not recommended long term. To ensure adequate energy and nutrition.

BASAL METABOLIC RATE

Gender, Age, Height, Weight

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DAILY ACTIVITY LEVEL

Incidental and Dedicated

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TOTAL DAILY ENERGY EXPENDITURE

BMR + Daily Activity = TDEE
(Expressed as calories)
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TDEE
- 25%

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DAILY FOOD INTAKE CALORIE GOAL FOR SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS

If weight loss plateaus recalculate TDEE based on new weight as energy requirements will decrease as weight is lost.

We recommend a Calorie defict of 25% for sustainable weight loss.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO CALCULATE TDEE:

Amelia, a 28 year old female who weighs 55Kg, is 165cm and is lightly active:

  1. 1. TDEE = 1,760 calories
  2. 2. Sustainable weight loss calorie target (1,760 x 0.75) = 1320 calories
  3. 3. Our Rapid Program provides 800 calories per day, Moderate Program 600 calories per day and Ongoing Weight Management Program 400 calories per day. Amelia then chooses the most suitable and preferred program (Rapid, Moderate or Ongoing) to achieve her weight loss goal.
  4. 4. Amelia can then access an abundance of healthy recipes at eimele.com to make up the additional calories required to meet her daily weight loss target goal of 1320 calories.

You can calculate your personal TDEE and Calorie Deficit HERE.