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How to lose weight and keep it off

Updated: Jan 17

"I want to lose weight".


How many times have you said that?


How many times have I been told that!


How many people spend their whole life searching for that holy grail of diets?


Think about it...


Spending your whole life hopping from one diet to the next...


Hoping that this time you've found the magic pill for weight loss.


Weight Control


Weight control means being in control of your weight.


This is your ultimate goal.

Weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance are the three things you can do once you reach this goal.


But, it's the general ability to control your weight that allows you to make these things happen.


Calories


Calories are everything.


Read it again if you have to.


Forget carbs, forget fat, forget protein, forget every single thing you've ever heard about diet and nutrition.


Weight control is all about calories.


This is not a gimmick or a diet fad either.


This is the proven science of the human body.


A calorie (or kilocalories, the official title) is simply a unit of measurement given to the amount of energy your body generates from what you eat and drink.


Everything you eat and drink contains calories.


From biscuits, sweets, chips and fizzy drinks, to whole wheat bread, grilled chicken, broccoli, orange juice AND alcohol... they all contain calories.


Because these are the calories you are taking in, they are calories in.


Now, in the human body, all of your daily functions are powered by this energy

From intense exercise like running and weight training to everyday tasks like standing and tying your shoes... they all burn calories.


Did you know that your body uses a ton of calories every single day even when you aren't doing anything?


Keeping your body alive and functioning properly burns lots of calories.


Because these are the calories your body is burning and using up, they are calories out.


Weight control is all about calories in and calories out.