Calories And Body Fat – What You Should Know

Written By Taylor Linford / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Struggling with weight loss for the longest time? Well, welcome to the journey. The very first step you need to take into consideration is gaining knowledge about body fat, and you will have the power to combat the issue strategically. Read on to find out more.

It's normal behavior nowadays to see someone observing the details on packs of food items bought at the local store. No! They aren't checking out the expiration date alone; some of these educated lots have their focus on the ingredients and energy intake. While some aim at minimizing their calorie intake, others fixate on increasing this to improve their bodybuilding sessions. You will, therefore, see someone spending 10 minutes gauging between different brands of milk, and you will be tempted to think a certain brand of milk comes from healthier cows!

It might sound absurd, but you are here for the same reasons. You probably know your body burns calories for fuel and energy, but you have zero clues beyond that. You might even be worried about your body fat percentage and want a clear and best method to measure that. It's your D-Day! Read on and realize how the best keto supplements in conjunction with a diet plan to lose body fat can help you lose those extra pounds.

Reviewing Body Fat

Let's kick it off by clearing some bushes first: body fat is good for you – without it, you will experience extreme organ failure. This should help you annihilate the myth that body fat is your worst enemy. Even to an obese person, it's the unregulated calories in body fat that pose a great danger to you.

Phew! Yes, that's a sure sigh of relief, right? But why do all nutritionists and bodybuilding experts claim you need to drastically reduce your body fat if you want that tight look you always see on screens? That's the biggest problem, according to our research and analysis. There is so much material out there concerning weight loss but rarely do they explain the logistics behind it all. It thus becomes impossible for the average majority reading in between the blurred lines.

We will break down the explanation of the body fat calculator using a simple analogy of Adam Smith's theory of the Division of Labor and Specialization. Consider a firm that has a lesser number of employees than is needed. These employees may need to be stretched a little further to bring out the best in them and manage to finish all the work. If they are too few, however, and the company doesn't see the need to hire more workers, the firm is in danger of being overloaded with the workload and poor performance.

On the other hand, if workers exceed the required number and there arises too little specialized work for the employees, another danger presents itself. The firm will be making payments to workers who have not attained their working capacity due to no job; hence the organization stands in danger of unnecessary expenses that may lead to bankruptcy.

Understanding The Analogy

Consider calories - often indicated as kcals meaning kilocalories or in metric measurements - kilojoules (KJ) - as workers in your firm. In this case, it is your body. In both cases, when the workers are in excess or limited supply, you are in danger. Whenever you take in more calories than your body consumes and burns, then they are stored and result in weight gain. It not only applies to cases of eating too much, but it also applies to cases when you are leading a sedentary lifestyle, which implies you perform no exercise.

The vice versa is also true: when you have lesser calories than your body needs, you might have your energy reserves easily depleted, thus resulting in weight loss. The trick is finding a stable point at which the number of workers (calorie intake) equates to work done (energy deployed and calories burnt.).

What About Excessive Body Fat?

Some good questions will arise when considering the actual measurements of fat and calories. One might be prompted to ask how many calories are in one pound of body fat. Knowing that calories are simply the energy amounts in any drink or food consumed, it becomes ideal for one aspiring to lose weight to keep a check on the daily energy intake.

Since body fat is not pure fat and contains additions such as proteins, fluids, and adipocytes (fat cells), it isn't accurate to estimate the actual amount of calories in body fat. It is due to differences in factors such as BMI and general differences in body composition. It is thus inaccurate to follow a setup diet plan to the letter without actually understanding your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate).

A basic estimate of this question can be anywhere between 3,400 to 3,800 calories per pound of body fat. A good number of persons are known to use body fat-cutting supplements to reduce this number while still exercising a diet or a workout plan. Whatever the case, consult your MD before deciding on these and choose a suitable plan for you.

Health Effects And Prevention

There are numerous effects of a high-fat diet on the body. The internet is filled with both positives and negatives. There are indeed high-fat diets promoting the reduction of carbs such as the keto diet that promise you sure weight loss results. Healthy fats may result in better reproductive health, more muscle mass, stronger bones, increased mental capacity - especially omega fats - better cholesterol ration, smoother skin, and reduced heart disease risks, just to mention a few.

It is also common knowledge that the more excess body fat you have, the greater your health risks. The major risks center on heart problems since the fats may clog arteries and blood vessels, and cause male pattern balding, sleepless nights, and obviously, an undesirable body shape.

Conclusion

Whereas finding the best diet plan to lose body fat may sound like a good idea, it is better to stay mobile with frequent exercises, especially if your day job requires you to sit down for eight hours. Eat healthily and keep a count and check on your diet and calorie intake and metabolic rate. Use sound measurement techniques such as hydrostatic weighing, bioelectrical impedance or if you can afford it, consider accurate DEXA scans (wouldn't recommend it) and the Bod Pod method (not too costly but worth it).

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Written By:

Taylor Linford is a clinical officer who started practice back in the '70s. He is also a father of four and struggled with weight loss for a whole decade. It led him to focus on nutrition - a rising issue of the 21st century. His clinic has served over 12,000 patients in Minnesota since its inception in 1988. Check out his blog for fitness and weight loss ideas.

 

Reviewed By:

Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.

 

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