Sunday, 23 October 2011

The only thing you'll ever need to know about losing weight.

Food determines how big you are. If you consume more calories than you expend, you will get bigger. If you consume fewer calories than you expend, you will get smaller. If you meet your maintenance needs, you will stay the same. Regardless of your metabolism, body composition, genetics, or whatever, your body must obey the laws of physics and biological imperatives. Now, your calorie needs can change over time. But in the end, it really is calories in and calories out. Everything else is just fiddling around the edges of this basic fact.

As this is my first post I'd like to state that my blog will be about supplying this type of simplistic, direct and honest information about fitness.

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9 comments:

  1. Hell yea..
    I actually have been on a diet myself.
    Quit smoking in February and have been running like a mofo ever since .. can almost run 5 miles now.. It is hard to lose belly fat.

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  2. I'm not sure i understand this, It says, if you consume more than you expend, you get bigger(fatter i'm assuming), if you consume less then you expend, you get smaller, but if you consume and expend the same amount, you stay the same? How do you put on muscle then?

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  3. jtr, You can but the body is not efficient at performing those tasks at the same time. This is why most body-builders and professional athletes use a bulk and cut cycle, by eating well over their calorie surplus to gain muscle then eating under it to lose fat. The idea is that by the end of it you'll have gained more muscle and then lost the periodically gained fat resulting in a high muscle mass and lower body-fat in the long run. Rather than eating maintenance which is quite slow. However the choice is still whatever suits your needs.

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