When you initiate a weight loss journey with the guidance of our platform, we manage to determine with as much data as possible what are the values of your base metabolism. Basal metabolism is defined by the minimal amount of energy that your body requires to maintain its vital functions (Energy required by all your resting cells, your heart and other organs, your skin, your muscles, etc.). It is therefore very important to reach your minimal calorie intake for a given day.
Once your minimal required energy production is reached, for weight loss momentum to kick in, it is recommended to introduce a so-called calorie deficit on energy that will be linked to training or at least to some level of physical activity. In other words, the program will have you consume slightly less calories than the energy you will need to undertake supplemental physical activity. The challenge is to remain within the boundaries that would trigger changes to your metabolism.
If you do not add a calorie consumption related to some exercise, there will be no calorie deficit, you must reach the values of your base metabolism. But if you add a supplemental calorie consumption through exercising, it is requested that you maintain a gap. That gap can be accurately calculated by our algorithms and will land somewhere near the 400 calorie mark (This number will vary for each individual and will be processed by our platform). As an example, if you perform a physical activity that will result in an energy consumption of 500 calories, you are required to add 500 - 400 = 100 calories to your base metabolism. Your body will therefore go tap its fat reserve to bridge the 400 calorie gap and this is where you are the most likely to lose weight.
To sum up, it is imperative that you reach you basal metabolism values every single day and that you manage to add calories required to exercise beyond your recommended calorie deficit (around 400 calories). In other words, for 600 calories worth of exercise, you need an intake of only 200 calories that will be composed of an appropriate proportion of carbohydrates and fat.
The good news: The scientific approach proposed by our diary combining activity and food intake analysis will perform the calculations for you based on your data and our knowledge of your very own condition. The algorithms also balance your nutrient intake within the right proportions.