Weight problem has become a burning issue of mankind nowadays, and in accordance with it – the obsession with diets. It’s no wonder that in turbulent times like this certain questionable, or better to say, unreasonable diets have appeared as well, such as ice cream diet, Atkinson’s diet and many other which promise a lot, but are seriously health-endangering.
However, maybe you’ll stop going on diets once you realize that the pounds you lose when being on a diet come for the most part from the excess water, and by no means fat. In order to understand this, you should know how many calories equals to one gram of certain nutrient. For instance, 1 gram of carbohydrates and proteins equals to 4 kcal, while 1 gram of fat is equivalent to 9 kcal. Accordingly, 1 kilo of fat equals 7000 kcal.
Therefore, in order to see some visible results on a monthly basis, you should cut down your daily intake of calories or boost calorie burning for only 250 kcal. I’ll explain an example so you can get the idea what this really means in practice. Approximately, 250 kcal equals to one smaller chocolate candy of 50 g or 0,5 l of soda. And, it wouldn’t be that hard to go through a day without that candy bar, would it? On a monthly basis, this “sacrifice” leaves you with 1750 calorie less intake, or in total, on a monthly basis, 7000 kcal or 1 whole kilo of fat, because once you deprive your body of fat, it is compelled to use its fat reserves. Moreover, work out is always a good way to achieve this goal even faster and more efficient. In any case, healthier, well-balanced diet plan should be your recipe for success since after all, fat loss equation is a matter of simple math operations. You should either cut down calorie intake or burn more calories than you eat in order to proudly shed excess weight for good.
Translation: G. Dujmović