Jillian Michaels Reveals The Truth About Counting Calories For Weight Loss

This calculation is much more straightforward than BMR. You simply need to identify which of the following categories you fall into, take the number attached to that category and multiply by your BMR number.


The lifestyle categories, according to Michaels, are as follows: “If you are chained to your desk and sedentary most of your day you are a 1.1.” The next category of lifestyles are the 1.2, “mildly active.” Michaels gives examples of this lifestyle group as, “housewives, retail sales people, basically folks who are on their feet throughout the day, but not exerting themselves as a part of their jobs.”

The last two groups include, those that “are active and on your feet moving at a fast pace.” Michaels details that if that sounds familiar, “you are a 1.3. I fall into this category as most trainers would. So might a plumber or an electrician. This applies to those that are up, moving, exerting energy, but not doing so an extreme amount.” And finally, “if you are extremely physically active you are a 1.4. Construction workers, professional athletes … anyone who is constantly exerting themselves throughout the course of their day.”

Now that you know your category number, multiply it with your BMR number, and the result will be your AMR. 

When it comes to getting the most calorie burn from your workout, not all training sessions do the same thing. Waking up and holding a plank for 30 seconds followed by 50 military jacks might have your heart rate pumping, but it’s not going to create the 10 calorie a minute burn you’re looking for to increase a deficit for weight loss .

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to an exercise regimen and “focused training,” don’t worry. It’s a no-brainer if you download Michael’s The Fitness App. She explained to us, “All of the workouts I create for The Fitness App are designed to maximize calorie burn and fat metabolism.” That means you get a workout that guarantees a maximized calorie deficit as long as you are adhering to a diet with regimented calorie consumption based on your AMR.

So basically, you’ve got the calories in / calories out solution to weight loss, combined with the workout regimen of an expert celebrity trainer. Or as Michaels explains, “Once you know what you are burning in a day you hold all the cards. You can control how much weight you lose, by how many calories you burn. You can manage your weight by matching your calorie intake to your daily calorie burn. And you can prevent future weight gain by not eating over your daily calorie burn.”

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