Activity Burns Calories
While on the V3 Diet you’ll want to be sure to get some level of physical activity. Exercise expends calories and expended calories help create the calorie deficit needed to lose weight.
The number of calories burned vs. the number taken in determines if your weight increases, decreases or remains constant. If you consume more than your usual calories and your activity level doesn’t increase, you will most likely gain weight. Likewise, if your activity increases while your caloric intake remains constant, you will lose weight.
An important factor linked to weight loss or gain is metabolism. Metabolism is the process where the food you consume is converted into energy. Our bodies need energy in some amount for all activity whether strenuous or not. Even at rest our bodies need some energy to facilitate functions such as breathing, heartbeat, body temperature, etc. The number of calories your particular body needs to perform these at-rest activities is known as your basal metabolic rate or BMR. A person’s BMR does not usually deviate but it can be increased by increasing lean muscle mass for your body to support through anaerobic exercise such as weight lifting. About 70 percent of the calories you burn everyday are attributed to your BMR. Another 10 percent is due to thermogenesis, or the digestion of food. The rest, about 20 percent, comes from physical activity.
V3 not only helps give you the energy needed for physical activity but also gives your metabolism a boost. You can more easily be in control of the amount physical activity you experience each day and the extra calories burned.
Ways To Burn Calories While Dieting With V3
So what are some good ways to burn calories while on your V3 Diet? There are many easy ways you can burn extra calories each day. Examples are taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking whenever you can instead of riding, or anything that increases your activity level beyond its norm each day. Make time a couple of days a week for some intense activity such as brisk walking, tennis, aerobics, etc. Remember the lifestyle change thing we talked about? Uuhmm…
You can control the number of extra calories you burn each week. The exact number of calories burned will vary from person to person due to age and weight. The more you weigh, the more calories you will burn with a given activity. Below is a chart of common activities and the approximate number of calories burned for a 200lb person with 1 hour of activity. If your starting a new intense activity for the first time, be sure to get the okay from your health care practitioner first.