6 Sneaky Calorie Sources Ruining Your Progress

Egis R.
5 min readMay 18, 2021
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So you have been following *insert any diet here* for 4 weeks now but nothing happened. No weight loss. Nada. Zilch.

Now you are thinking to yourself:

“I think I am… special… I can’t lose weight on 1,200 calories. I bet I am diet-resistant.”

Yup, you are special. Like everyone else who eats more calories than they think. It’s been proven to hell and back that people are notoriously bad at estimating calorie intake:

One reason for that is that we tend to leave things out — a bite, a sip, a glass, a handful… a something of something. That said, here are 6 sneaky calorie sources that may be adding a hill of calories to your diet:

1. Oil & Cooking Sprays

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The tablespoon of olive oil that you cook with. Another tablespoon of “healthy” coconut oil that you throw on your salad. They all add up.



Egis R.

I’m Egis, an online weight loss coach who has heightened BS sensors for fitness & nutrition. Only evidence-based & sustainable fat loss. www.absscience.com