The foundations of a successful program are found in understanding nutrition and the principles of training. First we will look at the dynamic factors involved in weight loss and weight gain, calories and energy expenditure.
ENERGY IN THE FOOD WE EAT
The amount of energy a particular food has depends on how much carbohydrate, protein, and fat it contains. Practically all foods contain Mixtures of all three of these nutrients, although they are sometimes classed by the predominant nutrient. A protein-rich food such as beef actually contains a lot of fat as as protein; a carbohydrate-rich food such as corn also contains fat and protein and carbs.
WRITTEN BY DAN BURKE EDITED by LEE APPERSON
gram of each of the following three nutrients yields the following calories:
Due to genetics, some people gain weight depending on their body's natural tendencies. Others make excuses. You have got to get motivated and train to maintain energy balance. Weight control is a question of energy balance. For our body weight to remain stable, there must be a balance between intake and output of calories. During the growth and development years of childhood and adolescence, intake predominates slightly, creating a positive energy balance and a growth of body mass. As the adolescent enters young adulthood, the major growth processes are just about complete, and so dietary intake and metabolic output must be equal to maintain body weight. If output predominates, the client will lose weight in a condition of negative caloric balance. If intake is greater, a positive caloric balance exists, and the client will gain weight.
SMALL EAT OFTEN - TO GAIN OR LOSE!
METABOLIC RATE (BMR)
We use several techniques to overcome slow or fast BMR. The most important being a sound nutrition program as outlined later in this book. The other being the ethic to commit to some serious training.