Calories are one of the most important factors in fat loss. In order to reduce your body fat percentage and get leaner, you need to create a calorie deficit, which means taking in fewer calories than you’re using so your body can tap into the fat stores it already has.
How do you know if you’re in a calorie deficit? In a recent post, ACE-certified personal trainer Susan Niebergall (@susanniebergallfitness on Instagram) shared, “I wish I could say, ‘Here’s THE formula for a guaranteed calorie deficit’ but it doesn’t work that way. There is no magical formula that is one size fits all. It’s trial and error.” Here are the four things you need to do when using calorie deficit for fat loss.