Natural weight loss is a really simple concept.
The concept that underpins weight loss or indeed weight gain is a very simple one.
Every human being at every stage of their life needs to take in a certain amount of energy in order to get through the day. This energy comes from the nutrition that we take in, in the form of the food we eat or the liquids we drink, and is generally measured in terms of calories or kilocalories.
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There is a slight difference between the specific meaning accorded to these two terms, with the latter being favored by professional nutritionists, but for the purposes of this blog, I am going to use calories as an all-encompassing unit of food energy.
While every individual is different, you need a certain amount of food energy calories every day to satisfy your own personal energy requirements. These requirements will vary according to the amount of physical work you do, how much exercise you take, the speed at which your body burns the energy you are taking on board (your metabolic rate) and your general lifestyle.
However, at the end of the day, if you take on board the right amount of calories every day, your weight will stay stable and you will in general remain healthy.
If you take in too much energy, you will put weight on, but if you take in too little, you will see the opposite effect and lose weight.