Saturday, April 9, 2011
Plan Exercise = Weight Loss
You believe there is a magic formula for weight loss? Well, remember that there is indeed a formula which, if not magic, shines in its simplicity.
Indeed, to lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit, which means burning more calories than you absorb.
Everyone burns a certain number of calories per day to ensure the proper functioning of the body. This is called basal metabolism.
To lose 1 pound of fat, you must create a deficit of 3,500 calories. If your goal is to lose 1 pound of fat a week, you must create a deficit of 500 calories per day.
While you can subtract 500 calories to the amount of food you eat each day, but the effort it represents may be too painful. In addition to being always hungry, you run the risk of losing all the weight back as soon as you start to eat normally.
However, if you add to your exercise regime that will make you lose 250 calories a day, you can create the same calorie deficit by not striking as 250 calories per day to your diet.
You take advantage of another benefit of exercise when you turn the tool in weight loss strategy. If you lose weight just by cutting calories from your diet, you risk wasting of muscle mass and water loss, and more fat. With exercise, you do not just burn calories, you also contribute to increasing your muscle mass. Because muscle burns more calories than fat even at rest, the addition of exercise to your program can help you make your body a calorie burning machine!