How to lose weight

One of the most common questions I get asked is how can I lose weight.

Now, there are many things that you can do to help you manage all the sociological and emotional things associated with losing weight, but when i comes down to the physical act of actually losing weight it is a simple mathematical equation.

1kg of body weight on the scales contains approximately 700g of fat. Each gram of fat is worth 9 calories.

So if you want to lose 1kg over a week you will need to do either burn 6300 calories through exercise or cut 6300 calories out of your diet.

Lets put this into perspective for you.

If you want to lose the 1 kg of weight through exercise you will need to up the anti of steps to 20000 a day or do 2 hours of weight training a day.

Now if you can fit that much exercise into your day then you need to cut the calories out of your diet. The average dinner is 300-500 calories, so if you chose to skip dinner everyday you would also lose the kg.

However I think doing just exercise or just dieting is too hard, my suggestion would be to do a combination of both exercise and cutting calories.

Aim to do 10,000 steps a day, 30 min of weight training twice a week and cut back on 1 snack a day. If you would to do this you would lose about 1kg a week.

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