Are you overweight, or just have a little extra to love, but you can’t seem to get rid of the fat. Furthermore, you actually seem to be putting on weight? Maybe you have a good by except for one are that you can’t seem to get rid of. Now you may be wondering how you can be gaining weight, if I really don’t eat very much. You have dropped your caloric intake, by dieting, and still don’t seem to see any results?
If these sounds like you, don’t worry its okay. Many people struggle with this aspect of weight loss. There are many people who put on weight, but really don’t over eat. Your metabolism is the key to your weight loss. Your metabolism is you body ability to convert the food you eat into energy, and how many calories you burn at any moment of the day. If your metabolism is lower, it may take longer for you to work of that piece of caramel apple pie you just ate.
Although metabolism is an important issue, weight gain can be simplified even more. The number one reason for weight gain is consuming more calories than you expend. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 54.1 percent of adults don’t do the minimum level of physical activity that is recommended for their well-being. The CDC report also found that more than 15 percent of adults are physically inactive in the three activity areas examined: household work, transportation, and discretionary/leisure time. The report, the first to examine all three areas over a two-year period, appears in the Dec. 2 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a CDC publication.
If you intake 3500 calories a day, but you only lose 1000calories through your metabolism and then another 1500 throughout the day, that leave another 1000 calories/day that are still left in your system. If you do this everyday, seven days/week, that’s 2 pounds of fat that you have gained. For you math majors out there, that 7000 calories, that have been stored.
One pound of fat = 3500 calories.
The truth is that you don’t have to over-eat in order to fit into this category; you just have to eat and not exercise. Remember, consuming more calories than you expend. Consuming 1 meal, or even 2 meals a day is not good for you.
The idea amount of times to eat is 3-6 times per day. Just think of it as 3 small meals and 3 snacks. I have a simple diet that can be followed to achieve results. Title meal replacements/weight loss/exercise.
BUT REMEMBER- 80% of all results you see (positive and negative) while working out are a result of you diet. This means that if you diet isn’t okay, you will not get the desired results no matter how hard you work out.
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