Gaining, losing, or maintaining your weight is scientifically decided by the Law of Thermodynamics. The first Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system. Simply this means that your body is the isolated system and that it cannot create or destroy energy. How do you get or lose energy then you may wonder. Energy is just transferred between different states like movement, known as kinetic energy, or others such as light energy, heat energy, gravitational energy, electrical energy, sound energy, and chemical energy.
So what does this have to do with managing your weight? Its primary foundation is on the amount of energy, or calories, that you consume during the day compared to how much energy, or calories, you burn throughout the day. If you eat fewer calories than you burn during the day, or burn more than you consume, you will lose weight. Just the opposite goes for gaining weight, you must consume more calories than you burn during the day, or burn less than you consume. To maintain weight then is to obviously equal the calories consumed with the calories burned.
This is the foundation for overall weight loss. Now if you are looking to burn fat and not muscle, you will need to pay more attention to what type of calories you are consuming. Specifically making sure you are getting enough to protein in your diet to allow your muscles to sufficiently recover as well as enough protein for your body to efficiently operate its normal processes. If you have an insufficient amount of protein in your caloric intake, your body will need to get its protein from your muscles and that is where the muscle breakdown and loss can occur.
The amount of calories and protein to consume is specific to each individual and can change among the individual depending on their goals. If you want to join the Fitnaut Crew to get more information about your specific calories and protein, Click Here.