Why is Natural weight loss a really simple concept?

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Natural weight loss is a really simple concept…

The concept that underpins weight loss or indeed weight gain is a very simple one.

Every human being at every stage of their life needs to take in a certain amount of energy in order to get through the day. This energy comes from the nutrition that we take in, in the form of the food we eat or the liquids we drink, and is generally measured in terms of calories or kilocalories.

There is a slight difference between the specific meaning accorded to these two terms, with the latter being favored by professional nutritionists, but for the purposes of this book, I am going to use calories as an all-encompassing unit of food energy.

While every individual is different, and fat burning capacity differs from men to women, you need a certain amount of food energy calories every day to satisfy your own personal energy requirements. These requirements will vary according to the amount of physical work you do, how much exercise you take, the speed at which your body burns the energy you are taking on board (your metabolic rate) and your general lifestyle.

However, at the end of the day, if you take on board the right amount of calories every day, your weight will stay stable and you will in general remain healthy. If you take in too much energy, you will put weight on, but if you take in too little, you will see the opposite effect and lose weight.

It really is as straightforward as this.

You will see diet plans that recommend that you must cut down on your carbohydrates in order to lose weight, with other diet ‘experts’ on the opposite side of the fence who swear that the only way to lose weight is to reduce the amount of fats in your diet.

However, no matter what type of food you are eating for energy (which includes both carbohydrates and fats), you are going to keep getting fatter as long as you are taking in more energy than you burning. Thus, you will only lose weight if you are taking in less energy than you need.

That really is it. That is how you lose weight naturally – you ingest less energy than you need every day, and the fat will gradually fall off.