5 Things to Know for Weight Loss

weight-loss-newMuscle Actually Burn More Calories Than Fat!!

This question sounds like a weight-loss myth, but it is very true. Muscle is designed for movement, so it burns energy at a increased rate than fat, which is used to store energy.  As per sports nutritionist, a pound of muscle burns about 7 to 10 calories a day when at rest, compared with 2 or 3 calories for fat. So don’t count on your new-found muscle to make or break your diet.

Best Exercise For Burning Fat

There is actually  no ‘best exercise’ for burning fat, Bur the type of exercise that will burn the most calories is a workout that makes a muscle work so hard that it has to struggle to find enough calories in the bloodstream to continue performance. Jogging, circuit training along with strength training, and climbing up stairs are all good examples of fat-blasting exercises. To burn fat, you should aim to exercise at at least 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. if you have any heart disease, keep heart monitor with you to measure heart beats.

When You Lose Weight, It get absorbed!

You might have heard recent rumors that we breathe out fat. And in a way, this is actually truth. When a person loses weight, as long as he or she isn’t starving, the body literally absorbs the fat. Then the body converts the fat to carbohydrates that can be used as energy and metabolizes it into carbon dioxide, water, and heat. Carbon dioxide is a gas that the lungs exhale.

Fat Has maximum Calories Than Other Nutrients

When most people think of a calorie, they equate it to something that causes you to gain weight,  But really, a calorie is just a unit of food energy. Humans use calories in the same way that cars use petrol or gas — to make them go. With that in mind, fat is the most calorie-dense of all nutrients, with 9 calories per gram versus 4 calories per gram for carbs and protein.

All  Fats are not Bad !

Your body contains two types of fat cells — white and brown  — with vastly different purposes. The job of a white fat cell is to store fat calories for future use, White fat grows when we eat more calories. Ultimately, we get fat in two ways: our fat cells get bigger, and we also make more of them. The job of a brown fat cell is to produce heat. To do that, the cells store fat temporarily so that it can be used as a fuel source. These brown fat cells — or good kind of fat — have been linked to lower BMI and have a potential to increase metabolism. A study published in the 2009 New England Journal of Medicine found that the activity of brown fat was reduced in overweight men, making the role of brown fat in the body in relation to obesity an area of further exploration. A study published in the August 2015 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism found that white fat can be turned into brown fat.


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