As mentioned in the article, Weight Loss Mathematics are Not what they used to be, weight loss equations are no longer valid.  Research has shown that with diet and exercise our metabolism is adaptive. Meaning, the conventional wisdom of calorie reduction and weight loss is simply wrong.

The effects of metabolic adaptation have been studied by many private and public institutes and new Weight Loss Calculators have resulted.  Pennington Biomedical Research Center, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, and National Institute of Health all offer resources to better predict weight loss given your specific body measurements, gender, age, current weight and height as well as your physical activity levels.

Body Weight Planner

As a personal trainer, I have several clients that want an to know how long and what do I need to do calorie and activity wise to shed the pounds.  I hate the answer, “It depends?”  Because, really, it does!  But how can you set and measure real goals with this strategy?  My go to is the Body Weight Planner (because not all of my clients are trying to lose weight) created by Precision Nutrition.  This planner is a tool to tell you what our daily caloric intake should be based on your personal statistics and activity levell. It additionally  is a great way to incorporate workouts or physical activity to predict weight planning and gives a day-by-day tracker.

If your actual results are not reflecting in the planner, you can access on-line assistance from real trainers to help you make changes to your plan.  There also is tons of information related to why weight loss works the way it does and coaching available to help you set up, stay on track, or re-set, both your activity and nutritional plans.

So, if you are looking to fine-tune your weight loss or gain game plan try using a Body Weight Planner to get you the results you are looking for in a realistic time frame with real calorie and activity requirements!  This helpful planner will help you achieve your goals on reliable information!