With beach and swimsuit season just around the corner, we are in the midst of one of the most popular weight loss times on the calendar. With this comes a lot of exercise, dieting, and ensuring that one is operating in a calorie deficit. We frequently hear this term ‘calorie deficit’ when it comes to weight loss. Seems like every social influencer is talking about it, but what exactly does it mean?

A calorie deficit is simply when you burn off more calories than you take in. The general rule of thumb is that burning 500 more calories than you consume will lead to one pound of weight loss per week. So to boil it down to its simplest form, a calorie deficit requires hard work at the gym, and discipline in the kitchen. Break a sweat in the gym, and stay in your established calorie range come meal time, and you'll be operating at a calorie deficit.

For those looking to operate in a calorie deficit of their own, there are a couple of things you can do. You can learn how many calories you burn in a day by using a resource like TDEE.com. There you can enter your information and determine your maintenance calories and your recommended calorie deficit.

I would also direct you to The Abs Company HIIT products like the Battle Rope ST and X3S Bench. A proper workout on these products will have you drenched in sweat, and will definitely help you to sustain a calorie deficit. You’ll be burning through so many calories in the HIIT workouts, that it will be much easier to stay on track, and these products will help you build strength as well, which can definitely speed up your progress.

There is no magic pill or secret formula to losing body fat - just sensible eating and moving your body consistently. But we can help with that, even if you don’t have our products. Here’s a fun 7Day Ab workout and meal plan to put in your arsenal of healthy habits. Also, check out some of our other blog posts  to help you on your way!