It doesn’t make sense to me why everyone is doing 800 calories a day when people are so different.
I was thinking this while on my run today. I burnt over 800 calories on that run and so felt I deserved to eat a little more today! (And yes I am struggling a little (!!) – now on day 7!). I’m effectively on zero calories today.
But compared with someone that never exercises I’m on way fewer calories than them this week.
And what about the differences in people. Men, on average burn 2500 calories a day and women 2000. So men are 1700 calories in deficit and women just 1200. And then, if you’re a petite woman with a desk job, do no exercise and have a sedate lifestyle, then you’d need fewer calories a day (let’s say 1600) and so you are just 900 calories in deficit.
If you’re a 6ft 5inch bodybuilder you’d burn way over 2500 calories in a day and are massively in deficit.
I wonder if this is one of the reasons why some people report such different levels of weight loss here. They’re really not on the same diet at all! And perhaps why some people struggle much more than others on the diet.
Perhaps the “800” is just for ease (rather than make everyone work out their right amount which is more complicated) and branding purposes – it is the Fast800 after all. Or perhaps I’m missing something.