Weight loss occurs when the body burns more calories than it consumes. There are several ways that the body can burn calories:
- Basal metabolic rate (BMR): The body burns a certain number of calories each day just to maintain basic bodily functions such as breathing and maintaining body temperature.
- Physical activity: The body burns calories when we move, whether through exercise or everyday activities like walking and cleaning.
- Thermogenesis: The body burns calories to digest food.
When the body burns more calories than it takes in, it will turn to stored energy (fat) to make up the difference, resulting in weight loss. To lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit by either consuming fewer calories or burning more calories through physical activity or a combination of both.
It’s also important to note that weight loss is not always linear and It can be influenced by multiple factors such as metabolism, genetics, muscle mass, hormone changes, and water retention. It’s important to focus on sustainable lifestyle changes rather than quick fixes and Crash diets.