Energy balance is the difference between the energy you consume and the energy you expend.
A calorie deficit is when we consume less calories than we expend for energy.
A calorie surplus is when we consume more calories that we expend for energy.
When we consume more energy in the form of calories than we expend, then, overtime that energy gets stored as body mass and if we are not careful, it can become fat mass.
While the concept of energy balance is simple, the measurement of energy balance can be challenging.
Factors that can affect our measurement of energy balance are:
• Incorrect tracking and measurement of calories consumed
• Incorrect assumption and measurement of energy expended
• The body’s adaptation to the altering of calories consumed
Understanding how to measure calories in and calories out will allow you to reach your body composition goals sooner and eliminate the frustration and confusion that you have experienced in the past.
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