What's In a Calorie?

calories diets exercise Aug 13, 2021

I'm sure the idea of "calories in/calories out" is nothing new to anyone reading this. It's not so straightforward, however. In the case of burning excess calories, it is not simple math.

So, what's in a calorie? A calorie is a unit of energy that comes from food broken down by the body by a series of chemical reactions. These reactions supply energy for movement, warmth, metabolism, for breathing, among many other important bodily functions.  It is commonly understood that a pound of body fat equals 3500 stored calories - in other words, fat.

Many popular diets would have you believe that if you cut back 500 calories per day for a week, you could lose one pound. Burn another 500 calories per day through exercise and that would equal another pound loss at the end of the week. In the same way, reversing the process would add on those 2 pounds. This may work sometimes but it doesn't happen that way consistently or long term.

If this process were as cut and dry as doing this...

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009: 5 Habits That Keep You Storing Body Fat

In this episode, Tiffany dives into 5 things you may be doing that contribute to storing body fat rather than allowing your body to release it. She suggests you start with one or two of the items so you don't overwhelm and work on them to become new habits that will help your body release the fat (weight).

1. Get more and better sleep.
2. Manage your chronic stress.
3. Quit eating fructose.
4. Stop endurance exercises
5. Stop snacking

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To get back to basics with your nutrition and stop snacking, start here by downloading your free 7 day meal plan: https://rockbottomwellness.com/7-day-eating-plan

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