Weight loss and gain is the net result of energy consumption versus energy expenditure. Your body uses energy to fuel its most basic operation. This is known as your BMR (basal metabolic rate) or resting metabolic rate and it accounts for most of your caloric requirement. People’s BMR varies from one individual to the next depending on factors such as gender, age, body type, and the like. Another important consideration is the amount of muscle you carry on your frame. Like a car, the bigger the engine, the more fuel is required, the greater your muscle composition, the more fuel you’ll burn. Calories are obviously also utilised through exercise and even via the process of metabolising food. If you consume more calories than you burn, you’ll put on fat, and if you expend more than you consume, you’ll lose fat. It’s that simple.
Use a food scale to take the guess work out calorie counting.
Plant foods are nutritionally dense yet low in calories offering an easy way to create and maintain a lean and healthy physique.
Use this calorie calculator to estimate how many calories you should be consuming to lose, maintain or gain weight as well as how many of those calories should come from each macronutrient source.