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Physiology Of Weight Reduction

Category: Health Tips

10 Apr 2017

To lose weight you must burn more calories than you eat. Basic body functions (e.g. breathing, manufacturing cells and maintaining body temperature) use 50-70% of your calories. The rate at which your body uses calories for basic body functions is called the Resting Energy Expenditure (REE).

Your genes, age, gender and body composition largely determine your REE. In this way, much of your energy use is predetermined. However, the amount of energy you burn each day also depends in part on how much exercise you get, which you can affect.

For safe weight loss, it is recommended that you lose no more than 1 Kg per week. To lose one kg per week, you would need to burn and/or reduce your intake by about 3500 calories, or about 500 calories per day. We at Blizz help you to not only lose weight but also help you to sustain it with our unique therapies, programs and daily diet support.


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