Weight Loss Understanding
Small, medium or large weight loss are the envy of many. When you hear people talk about their last experience, we can hear of any kind. The “I have tried everything and nothing worked” to “I discovered a miracle diet” must be fair share of things. In the next lines I will try to explain how to actually work weight loss. Instead of being disappointed, maybe you’ll be very happy to have lost 1 pound next time you embark on the scale.
The calorie deficit
When you decide to lose weight, you must necessarily make change your lifestyle. Whether eating better and / or moving a little more, it will create a calorie deficit.
Every day you need X number of calories to maintain your vital functions when you are resting. This is called the basal metabolism. To this you must add your daily energy expenditure. The more you move, the more your metabolism will increase. The reality is that you eat every day (and that’s okay!). Normally we eat as much as energy is spent. In this case, there is no change because the ingested calories are equal to those spent.
When you consume too many calories, your body will store it all. To do this, it will house the extras in adipocytes (fat silos) for later use.
The body in panic
When your calorie intake is below your energy expenditure, your draws from your fat stores. Know that when this process begins, your body goes into panic mode. It’s almost as if you lost your job and the money did not come home anymore. You would then have to tap into your personal reserves of money and it stressful to you.
Your body reacts the same way when you deprive yourself too quickly the calories it needs. To remedy this, it will try by all means to curb the burning of fatty acid. Water retention, decreased basal metabolism and decreased energy are the means used to slow the weight loss.
Slowly but surely
The more your weight loss will be drastic, the more your body will react drastically to keep its own reserves. If you go in a progressive and healthy way, the panic will not be waiting for you and your body will be much more willing to use your body fat as fuel.