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Balancing one’s weight
Gaining or losing weight is simply a question of balancing food calories with the body’s need for calories. One kilogram of fat is equal to about 7500 kcal. Thus, if you have 500 kcal every day above what your body needs, you will gain about 1/2 kg (1 lb) in a week. If your intake is 500 kcal below your needs, you will lose about 1/2 kg in a week.
Let us take another example. Suppose you need 2000 kcal a day, but your daily diet averages 2100 kcal. In 30 days this excess adds up to 3000 kcal. You would gain about 0.4 kg or 0.9 lb in that month (3000:7500 = 0.4).
Perhaps this does not seem like very much gain, but in one year it amounts to 5 kg (11 lb).
To keep in balance you would need to eliminate the surplus calories from your diet. You could also avoid gaining weight by increasing your activity. By walking a mile a day the average adult uses about 100 to 125 calories; so this increase in exercise would help to avoid weight gain.
Causes of overeating and under-eating
Too often we assume that obese people simply eat tremendous amounts of food. In fact, however, obesity more often results because of the little extras day by day; perhaps an extra pat of butter, a second roll, a snack, a second piece of candy, or a rich dessert each day rather than a low-calorie dessert.
Not all obese people eat more than normal-weight people. Several recent studies have shown that many obese boys and girls actually eat less than normal-weight boys and girls. However, they were found to be much less active. Failure to get enough exercise meant that their diets, which seemed quite normal, furnished too many calories for them. Likewise, many adults probably do not eat large amounts of food, but they are so inactive that their intakes are excessive for them.

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