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How To Lose Weight

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Now, it's very simple. In order to lose weight, the body must be in a calorie-deficit state. For example, if your body has a BMR, basal metabolic rate, of 2000 calories, if you eat under 2000 calories but your body still needs 2000 calories, your body will still burn 2000 calories, even if you only eat 1750. Now, what the body has done over time, if you have put on weight, it's because you have been eating too much, therefore, your body has stored additional calories on your body for days when you do not get enough calories for the body to be able to function at its best, and require all the calories that it needs, for example, the 2000s. What happens over time is your body needs 2000, but you give it only 1750. And then the following day, it needs 2000, but you only give it 1750. Already, your body has burned 500 calories that have been stored in the body previous to you wanting to start losing weight. So all that additional weight on the body is starting to get burned off instead of the food that you're eating.

Now remember: Your body will always burn the foods first that you have eaten. Once it's not got that source to go to anymore, it will then look elsewhere and recruit the calories that have been stored externally in the muscles, in the fatty deposits around the arms and the legs and the torso or wherever they have been stored, and brought into the digestive system and burned off.

Now, when it comes to losing weight, it's about doing it over and over and over again over a structured period of time. Now, there's no point being in a calorie-deficit Monday to Friday, and then eating all the calories that you have saved all week on Saturday night, because you're back to square one. It's about maintaining a calorie deficit so the weight loss process keeps on happening.

Now, there's two ways of creating a calorie deficit. One is purely by not eating the calorie value. Simple as that. So if you need 1750 calories, but you have only eaten 1500, okay, then you have saved yourself 250 calories that day. Now, if you need the calorie value in order to perform, let's say, an athlete needs a high value of calorie in order for his body to produce at its best rate, than what he needs to do is make sure that when he exercises and elevates his heart rate, his body will burn the additional calories. So then again, he will also start to create a calorie deficit from his body burning calories.

Now, we can all do that. We can all walk around the park, we can all walk up and down the stairs without having to take the lift, and it all elevates the heart rate, which recruits calories from the body, therefore, throughout the day, you will burn more calories in the time you have before you eat the next meal. That right there is the most simplest way to explain losing weight. Remember, if you need 2000 calories, you must eat less than that and you must stay active to burn more calories in the day. Move more and eat less.