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DISCUSSION TOPIC #1  = BODY FAT MANAGEMENT ,  The  ENERGY See-saw and  Dieting 



THE  ENERGY   " IN "   ENERGY   " OUT "  SEESAW 

=  if   energy  IN 10 000kj.........  if energy  OUT  9000kj.......=  1000kj of  gained  body fat


AGAIN


THE  ENERGY   " IN "   ENERGY   " OUT "  SEESAW

 =  if   energy  IN 10 000kj.........  if energy  OUT  9000kj.......=  1000kj of  gained  body fat

 

 


 Energy IN                                                     Energy OUT

 =========================================== ( the see-saw )


                                        /\  ( pivot )


  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -   -   -   -  -  -  -   ( ground )


 


 *    Consider that muscle uses energy , even when asleep , this is ample justification for combining both correct  safe exercise AND  correct diet  if a reduction in body  fat mass is an objective .


*   Even OVEREATING friendly foods is not a healthy idea.


*   The Basic Sequence Is =  ..diet....eating/drinking...sucrose...glucose...glycogen....triglycerides....BODY FAT


 (  laterally exagerated body shape .........potentially leading   to........Hmmmmm...........OUCH  etc..... )




 #   VALUES USED TO CALCULATE  FOOD ENERGY

*   Carbohydrates 16 kj    per  gram   (   32 grams = 1 ounce .....good enough for any calcs. )


*    Protein                 17kj    per gram


 *    Alcohol                 29kj    per gram


 *    Fat                       37kj    per gram


 *     Later when we delve into the Mysteries of food labelling

( remember those things that some people dont want us to know etc. etc. )


 


#  NOTE:  " Muscle density " is greater than " Body Fat density "  SO , are your bathroom scales telling you the full story  


 

THE SEE-SAW ,  DIETING , EXERCISE , and BATHROOM SCALES 

*    ( values are simplified for the example )   assume that  4  weeks after the start  of the dieting we check  the scales   =    overall loss shows 1 kg  ( 2.2 Ib )  HOWEVER  real fat loss = 2 kg


 


    muscle increase 1 kg  .................................real body fat loss 2kg


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 the scales INDICATE only  1kg of body mass loss , but 2kg of body fat has been dumped because 1kg of muscle has been gained  , (   don't throw those scales away , but dont keep looking at them every day , once a week is enough .    Half a kg  loss per week is considered a sensible rate to lose body mass when dieting .


 


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