Healthy Weight Loss Tips For Women
Long ago I thought that the issues of weight loss or gain was a simple logic of the difference between how many calories were consumed versus the total number of calories burned up over time equaled either pounds added or subtracted from the waistline. But later in life I found there was more involved in it than just this simple mathematics.
But before I take this discussion away from the maths, here are a few extra bits of information we can benefit from knowing. Firstly, a calorie is a measure of energy, and specifically it is the heat energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 liter of water by 1 degree Celsius. The second snippet of trivia is that 1 kilogram of fat is the same as 7,000 calories of energy. Certainly I am not saying the to lose 1 kg of fat we use our bodies to heat 7,000 liters of water by one degree and any such thing – it is just trivia.
Also important and interesting is that different types of food groups require our bodies to burn up energy to metabolize them into fat. For example, if we eat fat, only 3% of the calorie value of that fat is burned up in sending the fat to our belly or backside. Whereas is we eat say fruit, about 27% of the energy is burned up to convert that food group into the same fat. So this gets interesting because now we can understand a little more about why the right foods we choose to eat has such a large impact on how fat we get.
If we ate a diet of pure fat (and chocolate is not far from being mostly fats), then the size of our total daily meal would be very small and our stomach mostly empty most of the time. Whereas if we ate from the healthy food groups, then our meal sizes would be large, more than a quarter of its energy value would be burned up just digesting the meals, and our stomachs would be full most of the time.