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Eating


* Eating small portions keeps metabolism at its peak and translates to better weight control
 It takes energy to properly digest food and absorb nutrients in your body.
* The act of eating more often, every 3 to 4 hours, keeps your body working throughout the day without giving it a chance to slow down its metabolism or pack away calories as fat.
* Skipping meals slows metabolism. When one skips meals, the body aims to preserve itself by slowing the  metabolic rate and storing energy as fat.
*  After a night of sleep, eating breakfast causes your body to respond to the new fuel by burning calories at a  higher rate and kick starting the metabolism.
*  Eating breakfast can decrease appetite and possible overeating later throughout the day.

Exercise


*  Exercise builds lean muscle, which burns calories faster than fat does and raises metabolic rate over the long term.
*  Aerobic activity and strength training increase the energy demand on the body and causes you to release energy  from where it is stored.
*  Building and maintaining muscle is key to a healthy metabolism. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn all day long!

Calorie Key Points


*  To lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you take in.

*  Initially, the most important thing is to stick within a calorie recommendation from your trainer regardless of food type. Once this is accomplished, the next step would be to achieve proper macro nutrient balance.

*  Nutrition and Exercise logs are key calorie balancing tools.

*  To manage weight, it is essential to keep a log of your food intake (since it can be easy to forget a bite of this or handful of that) and exercise output. This will help you understand how these go hand in hand.