DAY 8 – GET IN THE KNOW!

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Losing fat is much like math… one of 3 scenarios can occur when you consume energy, a.k.a. FOOD.

At the end of the day (so to speak), when the energy you consume IS EQUAL to the rate at which it is expended, you maintain your weight.
When the energy you consume SURPASSES the rate at which is expended, you gain weight – your body stores that energy it doesn’t use.
When the energy you consume IS LESS to that at which it is expended, you lose weight….  your body seeks to use the fat you have stored for energy and hence, fat loss occurs.

Now keep in mind that your body’s internal processes such as digestion, concentration, breathing, etc… all require energy.  Generally, 1200 calories per day is the MINIMUM a female adult should eat.

Now having said that, you need to be aware of HOW MUCH you are eating.  Eating clean and healthy is GOOD, but you can still gain weight if you are eating TOO MUCH so beware of your portion sizes.

A general rule of thumb for calorie intake – to lose weight, multiply your weight by 10-12, based on your activity level.  To maintain your weight x 15, and to gain weight x 20.

And remember next time you are having a weak moment:

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