Weight Loss Basics: Calories, Energy Balance, and Metabolism
Losing weight requires eating less calories than you expend. Diet and exercise must create a calorie deficit.
The balance between dietary calories and physical activity and biological systems affects weight reduction.
Knowing food and beverage calories might help you control your calorie consumption.
Eat fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, healthy fats, and less processed and high-calorie items.
Controlling portions prevents overeating. Use smaller plates, attentive eating, and your body's hunger and fullness cues.
Planning meals and snacks ahead of time will help you eat better, regulate portions, and avoid impulsive eating.
Slowly chew and notice hunger and fullness. This prevents overeating and improves dietary habits.