Okay, we are going use more calories than our BMR each day to lose weight. Can the diet you choose support that idea? Most of the weight loss diets I’ve looked at will lower the calories and increase the activity. There are many diet review sites that review the diet and give pros and cons. I’ve read many of these and not often do they say you can’t lose weight on the diet. The cons will be mainly on health and sustainability. Some diets you will lose more than others because they restrict the calories more.
Calorie restriction on most diets is for a short period of time or phase. You will have to figure out how many calories you are willing to deny your body. It plays into diet sustainability. If you don’t want to restrict your food intake too much, then you have to increase your exercise. An average 1 mile, a 20-minute walk uses about 100 calories. If you can walk an hour a day, you will use 300 calories. A peanut butter sandwich is about 400 calories. I use the website CalorieKing for determining how many minutes of walking will it take to use up that food you want to eat. More pondering?