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The Zig-Zag Method of Efficient and Long-Lasting Fat Loss


If you are trying to lose weight in a healthy way, this is one of the most important methods to apply to your weekly nutrition plan. The first step is calculating your estimated daily calorie requirements. Then, depending on how strict you want to diet, you reduce your calorie intake 5 or 6 days of the week. The other 1 or 2 days you eat more calories than you need. It is usually best to eat approximately 300-500 calories less than normal 5-6 days per week and the remaining 1-2 days a week you can consume 200-300 calories more than your estimated requirement. This allows you to have a "cheat" day or two when you go out to eat, etc while also keeping your metabolism from going down. If you diet everyday your metabolism will drop because your body cannot work as hard on less energy and it will conserve fat and calories. This method is much more realistic than what other extreme diets suggest and even more effective. Don’t go absolutely crazy on your cheat days but try to plan them out and enjoy them knowing that they won’t throw your diet off track. 

Zig-Zag Method of Fat Loss Weekly Examples
Example #1:        Moderate Dieting Weekly Eating Plan:
Monday:               Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Tuesday:               Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Wednesday:         Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Thursday:              Consume 300 More Calories Than You Require (Cheat Day)
Friday:                   Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Saturday:              Consume 300 More Calories Than You Require (Cheat Day)
Sunday:                 Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Net Loss:               1,900 Calorie Deficit Per Week
Example #2:        Strict Dieting Weekly Eating Plan:
Monday:               Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Tuesday:               Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Wednesday:         Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Thursday:             Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Friday:                  Consume 300 More Calories Than You Require (Cheat Day)
Saturday:              Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Sunday:                 Consume 500 Less Calories Than You Require
Net Loss:               3,200 Calorie Deficit Per Week
1 lb of fat = 3,500 calories

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