Calories — everyone should know the meaning of that, but most of us will not actually know how it’s work isn’t? For those readers who interested to control the weight, or looking to lose some, here’s what you need to know about calories to keep you going, and please continue to read it tough. By understanding the fundamentals of calories is about more than just reaching for the low-cal option.
Let get the general meaning right, a calorie is just a form of energy. We burn calories all the time, whether merely breathing and sleeping or running a seven-minute mile. Another keyword which is close to calories is “Metabolism”, whereby it is defined as a rate at which our bodies use up this energy, and all the chemical processes that go on continuously inside your body to keep you alive and your organs functioning normally, such as breathing, repairing cells and digesting food. Next, you need to know how much energy you use in one day by calculating your Basal Metabolic Rate (“BMR”), *you may get the calculator anyway basically within your fingertips, to get your BMR. By reading the formula of BMR, we know that your age, weight and your height determines how much energy your body consume within a day.
Till tricky part is approaching whereby you need to know how much calories you consume by observing the food, drink nutrition fact. How many of you ever read at it before you tender your money at the cashier? Next step is to get the BMR figure that you has been calculated and do the comparison which figure is bigger.
If the total calories you consume a day more than your body need (from BMR), the person will gain weight as shown in the picture. It’s layman, to let you understand the basic why people gain weight or in another way round.
For those who keen to keep his body fit in a healthy way,
- Read the nutrition fact of the food you purchase before tendering the cash at the cashier
- The drink which contains high sugar (generate more calories), try to avoid that as much as you can. It’s meaning that carbonated drink, SAY NO! Try out no sugar drink will be the best and effective to cut down your sugar intake
- Try to grab something that can sustain you from getting hungry very fast but in low calories (you need to do your own research to get the best food you desire)
- Increase your metabolism rate by regular exercise (30 minutes), every day or at least 3 times per week
Let see any improvement, or your weight scale will tell you the good reading