First of all, you need to know that your body uses energy everyday, all day, to stay alive, to do your daily tasks, to digest and absorb food, to exercise (if you do) and a few more things. This is what we call daily energy expenditure or ENERGY OUT.
We measure this energy using a unit called calorie. One calorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1°C, but you don't really need to know this. The important part here is that next time you read or hear about calories, you know that this refers to the amount of energy.
And where does your body get this energy from? From 2 places:
Calories in the ENERGY IN part of the equation refer to the amount of energy we get from food.
Calories in the ENERGY OUT part of the equation refer to how much energy we use.
The first law of thermodynamics states:
How does this affect our body?
This is why you need to have this very clear:
FORGET ABOUT HORMONES, DETOXES, CELERY JUICES, FAT BURNERS...
THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT IS BY BEING IN A CALORIE DEFICIT.
tHE ONE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION
How do i get in a calorie deficit?
Like I said, the net balance between the calories that you eat and the calories that you "burn" must be negative:
ENERGY BALANCE= CALORIES IN - CALORIES OUT (-)
What is the best way to achieve this?
Well, every person is difference and that is why you need to see what is more convenient for you.
Increase energy expenditure?
Reduce energy from food?
This is where knowledge and experience of a good personal trainer takes an important role since a professional trainer will be able to guide you in the most efficient and sustainable way.
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