Energy Intake And Lifestyle Activity Levels:

Why Balancing the 2 Is Essential for Permanent Weight Control


The energy that we utilize in order to maintain our lives is derived directly from the food intake choices that we make. The foods that we eat are assimilated and metabolized in order to create the energy that we require in order to sleep, sit, stand, walk, eat, digest, think, breathe, reproduce and everything else. And it's no secret that in today's overfed, sedentary societies, most of us take in far too much food for energy - and perform far too little physical activity. The general result is record levels of obesity - and every other known preventable disease in existence.

Maintaining an efficient balance between your energy intake and lifestyle activity levels is imperative!

Any given food source contains a given amount of calories. And while there are an apparently unlimited number of fad diets in and out of societal circulation claiming that calorie counting is unimportant, the bottom line remains that the amount of calories that an individual takes in each day must not exceed the amount of calories the individual burns. In simple terms, if you eat too much, you're going to get fat - and nobody really wants that!

Our bodies are set up to utilize stored fat for energy in the absence of glucose intake. For millions of years, the human body has changed very little physiologically and biochemically. What has changed very dramatically are the types of foods that we consume - and our activity levels. In times past, humans ate predominantly vegetable-based diets and engaged in loads of daily exercise.

Now, we eat diets comprised mainly from the saturated fats of animals, and other food sources that lack quality nutrients for sustaining life. We also sit at our jobs, sit at home, sit while we're driving - and very rarely exercise. In fact, health professionals estimate that more than 25% of the UK population is “completely” sedentary. The result? The average lady in the UK now tips the scales at over 73 kilos - a weight level that should be reserved for men. And of course, the gents have increased their weights proportionately as well.


Chronic physical inactivity causes the body to be unable to oxidize saturated fats effectively.

What that means is that as we continue to sit around doing nothing - and taking in more and more saturated fats for energy - we are actually losing our ability to metabolize those same fats. And so the body stores them. And so we continue to grow - and develop loads of completely preventable diseases that we would otherwise not be developing.

So what can we do? How can we balance our energy intake levels (foods that we eat) with our physical activity levels to effectively maintain optimal weight levels? Take some time to seriously consider the following tips:

Do you want to maintain an optimal weight level throughout your life? Do you want to avoid the onset of almost-completely preventable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more? Do you want to look better, feel better, think better and perform better? If so, then you are going to need to realize the profound importance of balancing your energy intake levels with your levels of physical exercise. Enjoy it and thrive!








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