We know from Science that one pound of fat equals 3500 calories.
Therefore, if you reduce your calorie intake by 500 calories per day you could normally expect to lose one pound per week (500 x 7 = 3500).
However, over time our bodies may adapt to lower calorie intake and will therefore burn less fat. This is one reason we often reach a plateau. In addition, the body may also convert fat to fluid which may not show a loss in weight although we may have lost body fat.
At the Howard Diet Weight Loss Centers, we measure your “Body Fat Intake” in addition to your weight. Our system tracks your body mass index in addition to your total weight. The Howard Diet gives you the facts to know how your body is changing as you lose those pounds of fat.
However, if you continually drop calories the body may lower metabolism even further. Therefore, you can expect the weight to immediately return when you resume “normal” eating.
It is best to not lower your calorie intake by more than 1000 calories per day. This helps the body avoid the “yo-yo” effect. Significant calorie loss will invoke the body’s starvation response by lowering the metabolism rate only to pile the weight back on when you start eating again.
The Howard Diet uses the best that technology offers to help you reach your ideal weight faster and maintain it for life!
Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss
When people talk about losing weight, what they really mean is losing fat.
Of course weight loss could be losing muscle, water or fat. The Howard Diet weight loss system monitors the type of weight loss (fluid or fat) and helps you reach and maintain your ideal body weight.
Broken down it's very basic. Weight loss is simply a matter of energy intake and expenditure. Eat more food than you expend and you gain. Use more calories than you take in and you will lose weight. Unfortunately, in today’s world, eating is often used for social gatherings and a form of recreation. It’s just too convenient to eat – food is everywhere and much of what tastes good is too fattening.