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Question #6 How can I lose weight?

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We gain weight (excess body fat) by one and only one way – by eating too much.

How much is too much? That is measured by our Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR, and indicates how many calories we need in a day to keep our bodies functioning in full. Eating more calories than indicated by the BMR is likely to cause the additional calories to be stored as fat and result in weight gain.

After having read the above, you now understand that we gain weight due to the ingestion of more calories in a day than our bodies are able to utilise during the same period. The additional calories are then stored by our bodies for later use, as fat.

To lose weight therefore, we must eat fewer calories than our current intake, which is causing us to gain weight. A good place to begin is your Basal Metabolic Rate or BMR. Click here to check your BMR by inputting all required information as indicated on the page. Once you know your calculated BMR, start your journey by aiming to eat fewer calories than your BMR on a daily basis.


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