011: All About Calories Part 3 – The Mythical 1200 & All My Secrets

Today’s episode is Part 3 of a mini-series I’m calling All About Calories. I decided to write this mini-series because I’ve been answering a LOT of questions online recently in Facebook groups helping people understand weight loss a bit better. Most people have the same kinds of questions, frustrations, sticking points, and things they’re confused about because of all the conflicting - and basically incomplete - information they’ve been getting.

In a nutshell, what we've learned so far in Part 1 and Part 2 is that every diet that is successful in making you lose weight comes down to creating a calorie deficit. And that’s an awesome thing to know. It takes the mystery and wonder out of diets. It means there are no hidden secrets to fat loss. Just different methods and approaches to creating a calorie deficit. Even the approach I use in my online coaching Academy just comes down to this. And I’m going to explain why that is, too, later in this episode.

Before we get to that though, I want to talk about something that was quite mysterious to me for a while in the world of calories and weight loss.

A magic number that seemed to pop up all over the place. A number that was cited by personal trainers, doctors, even dieticians. It seemed as prevalent in the world as Pi and the Fibonacci sequence. It was weird. I saw it everywhere.

You probably have, too.

The Mythical 1200 Calories.

Let’s get into it.

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