Whatever you eat and drink contains calories.
Not only you eat and drink contains calories, but everything you have to do to lose weight is to burn calories.
Your body burns hundreds of calories every day on its own functioning.
If you are just sitting, still your body burns some calories.
If you are consuming calories and burning the sane calories, they should cancel each other.
If you are burning the same number of calories that you are consuming, then your weight will be the same.
You have to maintain calorie maintenance level to maintain your current weight.
Calorie maintenance level!
You need certain number of calories every day to maintain your current weight. This is called calorie maintenance level. If you are following a diet plan which consists of same number of calories as the calorie maintenance level, your weight will not change.
But, if your diet consists of more number of calories than the required calorie level, you will gain weight. If your diet consists of less number of calories than required level, you will lose weight.
You need to burn more calories than you consume. You can also create a calorie deficit in your diet. If you need 3000 calories a day, you can reduce it to 2500 calories to lose weight.
Each day, you decrease intake of 500 calories. In one week, you can create a deficit of 500×7=3500 calories. For 3500 calories deficit, one pound of weight is reduced.
Each week, if you lose one pound, in 4 weeks you can lose 4 pounds. But, to lose more than one pound, don’t reduce your calorie intake to 1000.
It will be unsafe, unhealthy and wrong. Weight loss should be accomplished through proper diet combined with proper workout to reach your ideal weight.
When you are aiming for weight loss, the diet should include proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Protein can be found in chicken, fish, egg, turkey, nuts, seeds, beans and milk. If you do not exercise at all, you need less protein than who exercises.
Saturated and trans fats are bad fats that raise your bad cholesterol levels. saturated fats are found in animal products such as eggs, milk, dairy and sea food. Some plant foods also contain high saturated fats such as palm oil, coconut oil and palm kernel oil.
Trans fats are found in packaged foods, French fries, packaged snacks such as popcorns and hard stick margarine. When you consume these bad fats, your bad cholesterol level raises and calorie levels also increase.
Avoid bad fat that is found in junk foods and include good fat in your diet. You can found good fat in olive oil, nuts, flax seed oil and fish. You should stick to complex carbs rather than simple carbs.
Sources of good carbs are oatmeal, sweet potatoes, fruits, brown rice, beans, vegetables and whole wheat bread. The bad carbs are found in junk foods like chips, cookies, and crackers.
Once you follow the proper intake of calories and how much calories you have to burn, you can lose weight easily.