A Million Calories

by admin on June 3, 2010

Weight Loss is a Gradual Process

You are always hearing me say that we are overweight but we are not overweight because we are over eating by a large amount and that weight gain is a gradual slow imperceptible process and that’s true. Let me give this in numbers.

Your Body is Remarkably Good at Regulating Weight

The average individual eats about a million calories a year. Now if you were to gain about 5 pounds in that year, that means of that million calories eaten, only 17,500 do not get burned up. So that means our body does an incredible job of self regulating the amount of food we eat (it’s based on activity and other factors.) I mean that’s pretty good. That’s about 98% accurate. And most people are not 5 pounds heavier every year because in 20 years they would be a 100 pounds overweight and most people 20 years after college are 30-40 pound overweight. So this means your body regulates itself pretty darn accurately. As long as you are not going off the deep end eating tons of crap every night followed by a pizza. So my point is that in order to maintain your weight, all you have to do is a little bit of activity everyday and your body will take care of the rest. Now if you have to lose weight, you are buckle down and shave a few calories when you eat. Just increasing your activity level just slightly, throughout the day on a daily consistent basis will easily take care of the 5 pounds. You won’t gain those 5 pounds at the end of the year and there is no reason why when you are 60 or 70 you can’t be the same weight you were in college. Believe it.

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