When starting out in fitness, many people aim to lose weight. This happens when two things happen:
The body consumes calories during the day to ensure its proper functioning of the metabolism. Metabolism will be affected by several factors, including age, gender, weight, and muscle mass. The body requires even more calories when undertaking physical activity or training. To be able to meet these needs, we need to consume a similar number of calories. When the number of calories consumed equals the calories burned, we are in a state of equilibrium and therefore no weight loss or gain will occur. If we consume more calories than we burn in a day, we will have a surplus, linked to an increase in weight. Otherwise, we will achieve weight loss and a calorie deficit. There are several mobile applications in order to be able to follow the calories burned and consumed in a day. However, counting calories is a process that can be daunting for some.
Here are three ways to increase your chances of reaching a calorie deficit:
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No matter what weight loss choices you make, the best results come when nutrition and training are taken into consideration. For any help with your weight loss, you can make an appointment with a kinesiologist at the Centre Multisports.
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