The Hard Truth About Weight Loss

The USDA report, "Profiling food consumption in America," states that "Although several factors may explain the increase in body weight, the main cause is excess energy consumption over energy expenditure." Translations, we gain weight when we eat more calories than we burn.

Part of the problem of weight loss is that too many diets and diet experts spend too much time tinkering around the edges problem by selling the ideas that have little effect on the actual weight loss. They contribute to the diet, intense exercise, pills, supplements, and arrows. All to no avail.

There is a simple fact that it is impossible to avoid. To lose weight you must eat fewer calories than you expend. Nothing else will work.

If you are serious about losing weight, there are some things you should know and the truths you have to be ready when you are to be successful.

to burn more calories than you eat is the only way to lose weight. You have to burn 3,500 calories more than you have to lose 1 pound of body weight.

It's about almost physiologically impossible for an ordinary person to lose more than 4 pounds of body fat in one week. Even with the Basal Metabolic Rate of 2500 calories and eating only 500 calories each day, it will be possible only to lose 14,000 calories per week, which is 4 pounds. Exercises on top of that, or stay on this diet for a long time would be almost impossible for most people.

on Any diet that promises 20 pounds in 30 days speak mainly about the loss of water weight. To really lose 20 pounds of body weight for 30 days, 30 years old, 180 lb woman will burn 2333 calories a day, it's about 233 more than the BMR. This means that it will have to spend about an hour on the treadmill every day while eating nothing for a month. At 500 calories a day diet without any exercise, it can only lose about 12.86 pounds per month, or about 3 pounds a week.

There is not a pill or a diet product on the market that can significantly increase the number of calories you burn, without reducing how much you eat.

Weight loss can only be achieved by storing fewer calories than you eat and there are only two ways to do it. You can reduce how much you eat, you can burn some of those calories with exercise. There is nothing that will produce weight loss.

So if you're a typical young woman, and I believe that it is possible to lose 20 pounds of fat in one month, that's what you should do. Just exercise for one hour each day, and there is nothing in the entire month. That's right - nothing is. Go ahead, try it.

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