Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Weight loss and energy balance

 The energy balance equation refers to energy intake and energy output.

Energy In

Energy is available from the food and liquids we consume.

Energy is described in kilojoules or calories.

Energy Out

Energy out is the amount of energy we expend.

Energy required for maintenance at rest, physical activity, and for food digestion. 

Weight Loss

In order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. If you keep using more energy than you put in overtime you will lose weight. Some of the strategies you can apply to  lose weight is to exercise regularly and eat high quality food that is low in calories and high in nutrients.

Weight loss still needs to be controlled. Severe weight loss can lead to a declined metabolism, decreased bone mass, an inability to concentrate and reduced energy levels. 

The relationship between the amount of food we eat and the amount of energy we use determines our body weight and overall health.

Sizwe Gumede is a full time Personal trainer and a yoga teacher with over 15 years of experience. He works virtually with males and females over 50 who want to manage stress, stay fit as they age, have less or no musculoskeletal pain, have good quality sleep, improve the quality of their lives and feel great about themselves

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