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To lose weight you have to burn off energy which has to be done in a healthy and accurate way. Mainly through counting the calories in what we eat and drink. One has to be calorie aware and only go through it by  nutritionally beneficial means. So how much does one have to lose in a day.

Energy is burned in three main ways,

1) Through the Resting Metabolic Rate known simply as RMR which is the amount of energy your body expends while at rest. During resting periods processes like circulation, maintaining the body’s temperature at 37 C, breathing and heartbeat still goes on…All these process burns energy to function. This RMR varies from individual to individual., but primarily because muscle burns more energy than fat does, a kilogram of muscle can burn more than 120 kilo-calories a day at rest. However a kilogram of fat only burns 20kcal or even less. Therefore the more muscle you have, the more energy you burn.

2) Energy is also  required for  food digestion, which is  known as Thermionic Effect Of Food. A 500 calories meal would burn off 50 calories

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3) Thirdly Exercises also help to burn off fat re NHS choices


Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. Our health is now suffering as a consequence.

This is no snake oil. Whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.

People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.

Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

“If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented,” says Dr Nick Cavill, a health promotion consultant.



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