Tag Archives: Weight

Medical News Today: Pro-obesity environment and genes could explain big rise in body weight

Some people are more likely to put on weight than others because of their genes. However, genetic difference does not explain the significant rise in body weight since the 1960s as it has affected both those with and without pro-obesity genes. New research suggests that the rise in bodyweight since the 1960s could be down… Read More »

How Many Calories To Lose Weight?

To lose weight, a person needs to use up more calories than consumed. One pound of fat equals about 3,500 calories. To lose one pound of fat, the body needs to use up 3,500 calories. By creating a daily deficit of 500 calories every day, one pound can be lost every week. Creating a daily… Read More »

What is Weight Maintenance?

What does it mean to be in the weight maintenance phase? We hear so much about weight loss and weight gain — whether it’s how to do it or when to do it, it seems like everyone is talking about it. But what about weight maintenance? We’ve all had our bouts of desire to change… Read More »