But first some terms and con­cepts…

India Today - - HEALTH -

CALORIE

In nu­tri­tion, a calorie is the amount of en­ergy re­quired to raise the tem­per­a­ture of 1 litre of wa­ter by 1 de­gree cel­sius

METABOLISM

When your body con­verts calo­ries in your food into en­ergy, or makes chem­i­cals that your cells need, to main­tain life—to breathe, talk, walk or think

METABOLIC RATE

The num­ber of calo­ries you burn each day to keep your body tick­ing—mea­sured by the heat your body ex­udes or level of car­bon diox­ide you ex­hale

LEAN BODY MASS (LBM)

Ev­ery­thing in your body that isn’t fat (bone, flu­ids, or­gans and mus­cles) is LBM. They de­ter­mine your metabolic rate (MR), be­cause they con­vert a lot more calo­ries into en­ergy than fat. More the LBM, more the MR.

WEIGHT MAN­AGE­MENT

Your body weight and metabolic rate are linked. Eat­ing too many calo­ries and not burn­ing enough through ac­tiv­ity can lead to weight gain.

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