Move More

Hi there and welcome to the first part of a series of newsletters published by Fitstar Coaching tackling the whole area of weight management. Weight management can be a daunting and confusing subject area with contradicting information often rendering you frustrated and none the wiser. The aim of these Newsletters is to give you a no-nonsense, simple and effective solution to weight management. Whether you want some tips to lose weight, maintain or even gain weight then the principles here will help you on your quest. If you are after a quick fix detox diet or celebrity fad diet then you will be dissapointed!!

Part 1: Move More !Yep you got it, Move More. The simple laws of thermodynamics mean that you will stay the same weight when energy in (Food) is equal to energy out (exercise). So expending more energy than you take in will result in weight loss, it’s that simple! When you consider that every 1lb (1/2kg) of fat is equal to 3500kcal then you can start to understand what you need to do.So every 1lb of fat is 3500 kcal. If you wanted to lose 1lb a week you need to be thinking of creating a calorie defecit of 500kcal per day. That is consuming 500kcal less than you expend every day. How I hear you say ? Well that’s easy, Move More. People often get discouraged because they think that they must go to the gym to exercise or go out running. Although both are great you needn’t do either. Unless you are lying in bed all day you are burning calories above your resting rate.

So by simply moving more you will burn more calories. Parking a little further from work, taking the stairs at work, walking to the shops, gardening. playing with your kids, standing up or anything that will raise your pulse will all add up.

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