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With the summer holidays and BBQ season not too far away, this one may be of special interest for those of you who would like to watch not just how much alcohol you drink, but also on what you drink. For those of you that don’t drink alcohol at all, either for religious or health reasons, then I’m sure you’ll still know someone who does.
If you’ve ever wondered why some drinks affect you worse than others, and why mixing your drinks is a bad idea, then here’s the answer.
It is great that you have been making the effort by regularly going to the gym or working out, however this does NOT give you licence to up the calories and indulge even more than before.
Many people are unaware that consuming 3,500 calories a week over and above your body’s requirements will equate to gaining 1lb of fat per week. This also means that the reverse is true and that a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day less than your body requires means you lose 1lb of body fat a week.
Well the good news is that all of it can be eaten and enjoyed as part of a balanced diet. What you need to understand though is this – Every pound of body fat = 3,500 calories. Basically, in order to lose 1lb of fat in 1 week, you need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories, i.e. 3,500 calories less than your body physically requires over the course of that week. Simple maths means therefore that you need to consume or eat 500 calories a day less than your body requires in order to shed 1lb of body fat per week.