When it comes to losing weight and maintaining it, what you eat is incredibly important. But, as I’m currently writing an article on this very topic, I know what most people are missing is a calorie.
It’s true that calories are a measure of the energy you expend while you’re on the go and doing something different from the one you were doing when you arrived home with your favorite breakfast. They’re just a measure. And, when you add up all the activities we do with our smartphones, tablets, computers, and so much more, it will only get more challenging.
So, when you are asked to figure out what to eat this week, all you really need to do is measure the calories you burn in one of the most commonly done ways out there.
This is called the metabolic rate – the number of calories you burn when you’re physically active.
Why is it important to know your calorie burn?
This is important because people can go on diets and lose weight. And, in order to lose weight, you need to replace those lost calories with the calories you need to stay healthy.
A low calorie diet can actually cause more weight gain than a high calorie diet does. But the calories you burn while exercising will still be needed.
In today’s time when the obesity rate is so high, people are often told to lose weight. Yet, the first step in this process is having a good understanding of your caloric burn.
The Metabolic Rate
The metabolic rate is the number of calories of energy you expend while exercising when you’re in the gym. This takes into account both heart rate and oxygen consumption. So, your body can perform more than one task at a time, and so your metabolic rate is directly connected to your weight gain or loss from any individual activity.
How do you determine your metabolism?
It all depends on the activity. To calculate your metabolism, I have to first measure my body temperature. To measure my body temperature, you need to bring your body up to a temperature of 70 degrees, which is not too high.
There are a few methods you can use:
Body temperature is just the number of Fahrenheit degrees you wish to work with. Body temperature is measured with a finger or wrist device called a thermometer.
Is a temperature taken after exercise, resting, or a warm shower? Or before eating?
It may sound like a long method, but it is one