Sunday, September 26, 2010

Women, Weight Loss and Burning Calories

Women,Weight Loss and Burning Calories

Women really need to commit themselves to healthy eating as they have special nutritional needs throughout life. Healthy eating also means there's a balance between the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you burn. And burning calories is essential for weight loss.

What's a calorie anyway? Well, a calorie is simply the measure of the energy used by the body - and of the energy that food supplies to the body.

Carbohydrates, proteins, fats and alcohol all have calories. And your caloric needs are determined by your age, your size, how physically active you are, whether you're pregnant or breastfeeding, and other special conditions.

Your caloric needs also depend on whether you want to lose or gain weight - or keep your weight where it is.

Your body burns calories two ways;

• Through daily routine activities and body functions, such as sitting, moving around, breathing, and digesting.

• Physical exercise, such as walking, jogging, dancing, biking or other forms of exercise.
It's also wise to get personalized recommendations, as well as nutritional advice from reliable sources. Here are three options;

• You can use one of the many online food pyramid guidance systems to help you make healthy food choices. These will show you what kinds and how much food to eat each day.

• You can see a registered dietitian for a personalized nutrition plan. Your doctor can provide a referral.

• You can enroll the help of an Independent Herbalife Distributor to lose weight, who's also a qualified life/ weight loss and vitality coach (ME!)

Anyhow lovely, I do hope you enjoyed my article ; 'Women, Weight Loss and Burning Calories.' Until next time....

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