Stealth Calories

Here’s one major reason you may not be getting results..

What are stealth calories?

Stealth calories are calories you consume without thinking about it and albeit the calories can range small to big, they add up over the course of the day.

What’s all the fuss?

If your in a 300 calorie deficit and you eat an extra 300 calories without realising it, guess what?? You’re no longer in a deficit and you won’t lose weight or body fat.

Thus meaning you still feel like you’ve worked hard but to no avail.

Let’s look at some common examples;

1 tablespoon spoon of olive oil – 120 calories

3 table spoons – 360 calories (deficit gone)

Tea or coffee with milk or sugar – 50 calories

4 cups – 200 calories

15g butter – 110 calories

30g – 220 calories

Pre workout – 60 calories

with post workout – 190 calories

Often it slips peoples mind to include the above in their totals because they’re only small amounts. But as you can see if you are in a 300 calorie deficit you can very easily nullify it.

How to avoid falling victim

Record absolutely everything big and small on my fitness pal. Don’t let stealth calories nullify your progress.

Try to replace high calorie stealth calories with alternatives such as replacing olive oil with 1 calorie spray.

Monitor your progress regularly and analyse your results.

What We Do

At The Club Gym ‘My Fitness Pal’ connects to our Group PT App and every month our trainers will analyse your results.

Based on the data from your check in they will make amendments to your plan and make sure you are going in the right direction.

If your interested in taking your training and results to the next level check out our Group PT packages here

William Wylie,

Co Owner, The Club Gym