Are you in a caloric deficit and not losing weight? There’s a very good chance you are not actually in a deficit.
You certainly don’t need to track your food to see results, but if you ARE going to track, you need to make sure you do it correctly.
It might feel like measuring out portions or counting something as silly as oil you cook with is pointless, but as you can see here, these extra calories can add up quickly.
On their own, they seem like nothing. But over the course of the day, these small things add over 400 cals to your intake.
Maybe you don’t count the 2 packets of sugar in your coffee. I mean, it’s only 30 calories. On its own, that is likely not going to affect you- but combine that with the missed tablespoon of butter with your baked potato, or the olive oil used to sauté your broccoli, and these things can really start to add up.
Without measuring out your portions, it can be very easy to miss calories. Take almonds for example- a portion is going to run you 170 calories, but if you don’t measure out a portion, you can very easily have an extra half of a serving, adding an extra 85 calories that are unaccounted for.
It may be a pain in the ass to track each thing, but if you swear you are in a caloric deficit and the results are not coming, it might be useful to dive in and make sure everything is accounted for- there’s a good chance you are missing calories in your day!
Don’t get me wrong- you don’t HAVE to track every little thing. But if you’re struggling with your caloric deficit, it’s a great place to start.