How Weight Loss Works


Carissa Lopez, Contributor

It’s a new year! Meaning that a bunch of people are making resolutions to lose weight this year, and while some may end up giving up or forgetting that goal, some have the drive to go through with it. In this article, I’ll be explaining weight loss in as simple of a way that I can, though let the record show that the nuances of weight loss aren’t that simple.

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You hear it all the time: “Oh, just change your diet.” or “Oh, exercise more, be more active.” However, just doing one of these things aren’t as effective compared to if you do both of these things. Weight loss is essentially using fat cells for fuel, which subsequently shrink. It’s all about math, really.

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If you have a deficit of calories, it leads to weight loss. Depending on the amount of calories you consume in a day, you should lower that by a save amount. You should also work out during this time, without doing the same routine over and over again.

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