4 Questions to Test Your Body Fat IQ

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?


Answer: 3500


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.

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