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Science of Fat-loss

Science of Energy in vs energy out.

The energy in- is the calories you consume you know all the yummy food and drink!!

Energy out has 4 factors.

  • BMR- the amount of energy it takes for you to live at rest.
  • NEAT- non-exercise activity- fidgeting, using hands while talking, tapping toe, everyday walking not extra walking that’s cardio or EA.
  • EA- exercise activity.
  • TEF- thermic effect of Food calories burned while digesting foods.

To lose fat your energy out has to be than your Energy in.

If you're eating at maintenance Which means that your weight is steady not going up or down by large amounts 10+ lbs, not daily fluctuations that's normal.

Drop energy in =fat-loss occurs.

Or energy out =fat-loss occurs.

Most people tend to do both when trying to lose fat

This does not mean eat less than your says you burned your watch is not accurate to what your body is actually burning!!!! Like I said a lot goes into calories out re-read

So if energy in versus energy out is what matters...

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Benefits of Strength/weight training

Lose body fat- builds muscle, the more lean muscle you have the more calories you burn by your BMR increasing which means more calories burned at rest!! Girl, you know you want that!

Strength without getting bulky- women do not have enough testosterone to get big and bulky like men. Instead, women develop definition and strength without massive size.

Decrease risk of Osteoporosis- not only are you getting stronger when lifting but your bones are getting stronger as well. Weight training increases bone density which reduces the risk of fractures and broken bones.

Reduce the risk of injury- weight training also increases strength in connective tissues and joints which will reduce injury from daily tasks.

Improves posture and reduces back pain- strengthening your back, shoulders, and core will improve your posture and help prevent lower back pain.

Enhances mood and relieves stress- weight training releases endorphins that are neurotransmitters that prevent pain, improve mood, and fight...

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