We all know that to lose weight, we need to burn more calories than we consume. In fact, our bodies have been designed to be very good at burning calories. It’s just that western society has been very creative in finding effective ways to overcome the efficient way we were designed to burn calories, e.g.
Tasty and convenient processed food and quick and easy fast food
Big designer dinner plates that need more food on so they look right
Comfy sofas that must never be left while the TV is on
- Reliable cars that take us everywhere (to work, the town centre, the corner shop at the end of our road…)
It's our metabolism that burns calories and it does it in three ways: through digesting food, our general day to day activities and our basal metabolic rate (BMR).