This is a discussion about the most common reasons why people become overweight.
Now, the answer would seem to be that they are just eating too much. But let’s take a closer look at the subject!
To understand why people become fat it helps to know a little about energy intake and energy burned off.
To remain alive your body needs energy to power the vital functions of breathing, heartbeat, heat control, digestion and excretion. Your body needs energy to replace worn out or dying body tissues. Most of all, your body needs energy to meet all other unconscious activities that make up your resting metabolic rate.
If your body absorbs more energy from food than you expend in your daily activities, the surplus energy is stored in your body as fat. Gain too much fat and you put on weight!
It boils down to an imbalance between your intake of calories, and calories that you use up each day!
Your intake of calories represents the amount of energy in your food, as opposed to the amount of energy you burn up. So if you eat fewer calories than your body uses, you will lose weight.
Basically, the main way to lose weight means you have to stick to a certain amount of calories and watch your fat content carefully.
You can also lose weight by doing controlled exercises to burn off more calories while you target the specific areas, which you want to change!
Food should be fun to eat and enjoy. Let’s be honest, you do not want to force yourself to stick to a strict diet regime forever to stay slim!
The key is to change the way you eat, gradually and permanently! You must have a good healthy eating plan that will give you a good balance of foods and allow you the occasional indulgence!
Remember it’s your overall diet that matters at the end of the day!
Steve Polk writes and produces articles about safe weight reduction. To learn more tips on safe weight reduction, please visit: http://www.safeweightreduction.com