No matter what you have read or seen or heard, there is no denying the simple truth that weight management is directly related to calories!
Yes, different foods have different effects on the body. However, at the end of the day, science has proven time and time again that your overall caloric intake is the single most important thing when it comes to your weight!
What are calories?
Simply put, calories are a source of energy. Food is the primary source of energy for your body, which is in constant demand throughout the day. Every action from blinking to running a race is fueled by calories which we consume in our food.
Our body gets its caloric energy from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. No matter how we get the energy, we either convert the calories to physical energy, or store it away as fat.
When our body chooses to store calories as fat, we either need to reduce our caloric in order for those fat reserves to be used as energy, or increase our physical activity to require more energy as well.
Crunching the numbers
Weight may one of those easier-said-than-done things, but in the end it comes down to this: if you consume more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. Luckily, the opposite is true as well!
At Team Afterburn we remind our members that 3500 calories equals one pound of fat, so therefore we need to see a 3500 calorie deficit to lose 1 lb.
Again, in easier-said-than-done fashion, this means if you can manage a 500 calorie deficit per day, you will lose 1 lb per week!
Our bodies are complex and made up of various muscle tissues and hormones and every person is certainly different from the next. So, while the concept is simple, its not always easy to accomplish. That’s what Team Afterburn is here to do! As part of your membership we offer recommended meal plans, monthly recipes, and tons of additional tips to make sure that you are not just managing your calories, but managing them in the right way!
Reducing calories doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be as simple as:
- Pay attention to low what’s in your food and avoid the high-calorie, low nutrition items
- Look for low-calorie alternatives to the foods you like
- Lower portion sizes
Cutting out highly caloric foods and replacing them with low calorie substitutes while also reducing your portions can go a long way when it comes to weight management. However, you also need to maintain a high level of physical activity as well. The combination of a good diet and regular activity will undoubtedly transform your body and change your life, which happens to be the Team Afterburn motto! Let us help you on your journey to a new you! Check out our 6-week, no commitment trial package at http://www.teamafterburn.com/6-weeks-trial-membership/ and also like us on Facebook for more info at www.facebook.com/teamafterburn!