Is Losing Weight a Myth?

How can this be WRONG?

Calories are in everything you eat, and if you do not watch what you eat carefully, or find an effective way to burn them, weight gain is the result. Everyone has heard of them and know that they have something to do with food, but most people don’t really even know what they are.

Usually, it’s just assumed that they are a bad thing that can lead to weight gain.
Calories are what gives our body the needed energy to get through the day. This energy can be established in the form of protein, carbohydrates and fat.

Depending on what foods we eat, calories are either used as energy, or stored away as excess body fat.
Calories are essential for good health for your WellBeing.
They are the energy that fuels our bodies.

You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 years old. Problem is, it’s wrong.

The number was simple, stark, and capable of being reduced to 500 calories/day x seven days a week = 3,500 calories/week, or one pound of weight loss. Result? The 3,500-calorie rule stuck, and prospered. Today, many conventional weight-loss plans still tout the 500-calories-a-day approach.

Individual weight losses are highly variable. The most overweight people will lose the most weight in the first months of their program; the leanest will lose the least. That’s also why the “last five pounds” is always the toughest. Once you get leaner, it’s more difficult to lose additional weight. Via