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Welcome to Stadiums Blog

A healthy and happy lifestyle is SO MUCH MORE than PBs, Gym selfies and Kale smoothies…

Welcome to Stadiums Blog

Welcome to the first of many Blogs you will see here on our website. Every new month we will be delivery QUALITY information to help you understand how to have a better QUALITY of life. That is our goal.

A healthy and happy lifestyle is SO MUCH MORE than PBs, Gym selfies and Kale smoothies…

A Healthy and happy lifestyle is all about balance, with healthy living and being happy in ALL surroundings of life… Not just your home.

In these blogs there will be a blend of Debunking myths, Tips and Tricks and a whole heap of analogies. At this day and age – Due to the internet – we have a problem where we have TOO much information and we really struggle deciphering what is right and what is wrong. There are way too much biased and uneducated “studies” out there, and sometimes it is tricky and confusing. OUR team is here to help.

So let’s start off our first Blog about the basics of nutrition… SIMPLIFIED

A Calorie is a unit of Energy we use to calculate how much food we consume or burn (in Australia it is alternately measured in kj (1kCal = 4.14kj)).

Calories are generally made up of 4 major Macronutrients;

CARBOHYDRATES – 1g = 4kCal

FATS – 1g = 9kCal

PROTEIN – 1g = 4kCal

ALCOHOL – 1g = 7kCal

Without worrying too much about the numbers, lets continue.

Regardless of food we eat, please understand that our body requires energy to function. Functions like, breathing, healing, digestion etc. Pending on factors (Height, Weight, Age, Gender) this number can be roughly calculated. We refer to this as our METABOLISM.

Dictionary – “Metabolism describes all the chemical processes that go on continuously inside your body to keep you alive and your organs functioning normally, such as breathing, repairing cells and digesting food. These chemical processes require energy.”

Now, just because you are the same (Height, weight, age, gender) as someone, it does not mean you will burn the EXACT same amount of energy as them. There are more factors that go into our Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE)

Our TDEE, is totally dependable on our lifestyles and what we do on a singular day.

The 4 Components of TDEE; Our Metabolism (BMR), the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF), Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (EAT), and our Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT).

BMR – Is our metabolism and contributes to an exceptionally large percentage of daily energy burnt (upto 70%)

TEF – How much energy the food we consume requires getting broken down and processed through the body and converted into the right things for our body (Burns around 5% of TDEE, wholesome foods burn more energy)

EAT – How much energy we burn in a workout! (pending on your effort and length of workout you can burn anywhere from 0-15%)

NEAT – How much energy we burn throughout the day doing small movements, EG a Laborer working will be burning Cals whiles moving and working where an accountant would burn very little (10-20% pending lifestyle).

Taking all this into consideration, just understand that the more active we are throughout the WHOLE day, the more calories we will burn. Now that we understand the basics, the final step is to discover how we can lose weight… A CALORIE DEFICIT

A Calorie deficit is EXACTLY what it sounds like. Being in a state where we have burnt more calories than we have consumed. When we achieve a deficit for the day our body begins to burn calories from our safety net of stored calories… OUR FAT. That is right, we have body fat as a safety net of energy just in case, we ever need to survive off no food. It is both unfortunate AND fortunate that we are not like our caveman predecessors lol. We do not have to hunt once a day for every meal, and we have the opportunity to eat as frequently as we would like…

So, there you have it. This is all the basic info you should know before we start our year of blogs. If you have feedback please let Jen and the team know, so I can make this blog as likeable and purposeful as I can. Thankyou for reading, have a wonderful day and keep working on your NEAT!

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