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Did you know that an average size 10 woman carries 100,000 calories of fat on her body? Sounds scary, but we all need a certain amount of body fat.
How much do you know about body fat? Test your knowledge.
1. How many calories equals one pound of fat?
You gain one pound of fat when you eat 3500 calories more than you expend. So if you eat an extra 350 calories a day, for a total of 10 days, you gain a pound.
2. What does body fat do?
Answer: Body fat keeps us warm, stores energy from food so we can use it later and pads & protects our internal organs.
3. What’s the best tool to use to measure if you’re overweight?
Answer: BMI (Body Mass Index)
The BMI utilizes your height and weight and measures your body fat.
4. Can extra body fat lead to disease?
Answer: Many diseases are either caused or made worse by extra pounds. Some examples: diabetes, infertility, arthritis, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers.
For more information about body fat, contact the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away in San Antonio at 210-227-3051 or visit www.SculptAway.com.