Tag - calorie balance

Relevant or Outdated? The 3,500 Calorie Weight Loss Rule

Weight Loss In 1958, a now infamous study concluded one pound of body fat was equal to 3,500 calories1. It's been conventional diet wisdom for over half a century: a 3,500 calorie increase or decrease, above or below maintenance levels results in a one pound change in weight. Most diets...

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How to Gain Weight

Gaining weight, muscle and strength doesn't have to be a complicated process. You can be successful by combining an appropriate amount of calories with a solid strength training program. Since complaining about genetics will only lead to failure, a much more efficient use of your time is to simply...

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Diet vs. Exercise for Weight Loss

Losing weight is as simple as following one rule: burn more calories than you eat. When you burn more calories than you eat, your body is forced to use fat stores for energy which over time, causes weight loss. The weight loss rule has two sides: how many calories...

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What’s the difference between a calorie deficit and calorie surplus?

Whether you're trying to gain weight, lose weight or simply stay where you're at, you need to control your calorie intake. Gaining weight requires that you eat more calories than you burn while losing weight requires the opposite. Your calorie balance (difference between what you eat and what you...

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How do you burn calories?

The basic answer: physical activity and exercise burns calories. There are many different types of exercise. Incorporating all of them into your daily routine will create a well rounded workout that will help you reach your fitness goals. Weight Balance Your weight is determined by the relationship between how many calories...

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Energy Balance Explained

Energy balance is the basis of weight management. Do you want to lose weight, put on a few pounds or stay right where you're at? Whichever scenario you are in, energy balance will get you there. Energy balance is simply the amount of calories you eat versus the amount...

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No Matter What I do, I Can’t Gain any Weight

Gain Weight There are some people that find it impossible to lose any weight and then there's you. It seems no matter how much you eat and how little you move, you can't put any weight or muscle onto your body. The main rule to follow when gaining weight is...

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Can I lose weight without exercise, through diet alone?

Dieting alone can lead to weight loss, though it is not feasible for most people and will not produce long term results. Dieting without exercise leads to yo-yo style weight fluctuations with a steady increase in weight over time. A moderate restriction in calorie intake combined with an increase...

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