When you get down to a certain body fat percentage, calories come into play in a big way. Then it's time for you to take a look at micronutrients and calories. Are you getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs? If you are eating clean, then you probably are, and all that's left is to eat a little bit less so that your body has a reason to use its fat stores. Obese people hang on to tons of fat for a lot of reasons but mostly, it seems, as a defense against a dearth of nutrients. That's why it's easy for them to lose heaps of weight once they fix their diets. But in the end, a calorie deficit is needed to get lean.
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