Friday, November 7, 2008

Total Daily Calorie Intake

The SLD can help you lose weight, but it's not a magic pill.
I think that it's important that before eating something (particularly a "bad" food, we all know what they are) you need to ask yourself a few questions:
  • Why am I eating this?
  • Do I really want this?
  • Am I really hungry?
These questions are very important because when you embark on the SLD program -- unlike most other weight-loss programs which are actual "diets" -- you are in this case not explicitly managing a reduction in your calorie intake. You are actually adding calories to your diet with the intention that the resulting AS will in fact result in a net reduction of calories.

This net reduction will not occur by magic. If you are eating because it's "time to eat" or because you have nothing better to do, then you are not leveraging the AS. Remember: you need to reduce your total calorie intake by at least enough to offset the additional calories you are consuming. In order to achieve the weight loss you are seeking, you of course would need to offset more than the additional calories which have been added -- perhaps considerably more if you want to achieve significant weight loss.

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