Will a High Calorie But Low Fat Diet Help You Lose Fat?
One visitor to FitWatch was asking, “Will a high calorie but low fat diet, and exercise, help me lose fat?” I’ve got one word for that: N-O.
Remember, fat doesn’t make you fat. Generally speaking, eating more calories than your body burns will cause you to store fat. The only way for you to lose fat on a high calorie diet is to exercise A LOT, so you burn all those extra calories—or do a lot of weight training to turn it into muscle.
A low calorie diet (below 1200 for women, 1800 for men) isn’t any better either. Your body needs calories for everyday use—you even burn calories while you sleep.
To lose fat, you need to create a calorie deficit, by either lowering the amount of calories you eat, by burning more calories through exercise, or both.