If you want to lose weight it is important that you have a clear understanding of what it takes to make weight loss happen. Most people may know that they get fat from eating too much food, but it is important to know that some type of foods lead to weight gain more quickly than others and losing weight does not happen by just being physically active, but by allowing your level of physical activity to surpass the amount of food required to maintain it. Apart from food and physical activity, there are other underlying factors that may affect each person's weight differently. Therefore, it is important to approach losing weight with a willingness to learn and stay determined.
How Food Leads To Weight Gain
The body uses the different properties in the foods we eat for different functions. One of the main things it does with food is use up it's calorie content as energy. Calories are the units of energy contained in the foods and drinks we consume. Calories are burned by your body to do everything it needs to do, from circulating blood to intense physical activity like running. Calories can also be stored as fat if too much were consumed.