Wellness Wednesday with Lauren
In a world where it is becoming increasingly common to hear “less is more,” people are applying this mindset to their food consumption. The problem with this is, when you eat in a restricted state for too long it causes adverse effects. Your metabolism will slow down, you will decrease your muscle mass, it can interfere with your hunger hormones, it can cause fatigue and nutrient deficiencies, weakens your bones and immune system, and the kicker is; it’ll cause you to gain weight! Eeek!
Generally speaking, the concept is, “calories in versus calories out.” In other words, that means that if you are eating more calories than you are burning then you are gaining weight, and if you are consuming less calories than you are burning then you are losing weight. However, when you dramatically reduce the number of calories you consume, this can actually backfire and sabotage your weight-loss efforts.
Everyone needs calories for their bodies to function and sustain three main processes; physical activity, digestion, and basal metabolic rate (BMR). When your calorie intake dips too low for a longer period of time your body will go into starvation mode, and will start storing fat because it doesn’t know when it will be fed again. Just like in any healthy relationship, trust is key. When you don’t feed your body properly, it will stop trusting you and there will be a steady decline. In this case, that decline is your metabolism. And with a slower metabolism, your weight loss will come to standstill, or even worse, you will start gaining weight!
With all that being said, the bottom line is, if you are wanting to lose weight you will need to figure out what calorie intake is appropriate. To figure this out, you need to know your BMR, age, weight, body fat percentage, and physical activity output. Here at True Life Canvas we offer Fit 3D Body Scan, which will give our in-house nutritionist all the information needed to calculate your personal calories and macronutrients to meet your goals. She will then make you a personalized nutrition program, and offers weekly accountability check-ins. This service is complimentary when purchasing a EmSculpt NEO package, which shows the best results and works in tandem with a healthy balanced diet.
*All information presented is intended for informational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.
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