12 Sep 2007
Nutrition is essential to metabolism. Every individual required a specific amount of food to meet their metabolic needs. The amount of calories is dependent upon the change of body-composition you desire.
To achieve fat-loss, a negative energy balance must be present for weight-loss to occur. However, the negative energy balance must not fall below the requirements of the basal metabolic rate. When the basal metabolism receives all of the necessary fuel requirements, it can function efficiently enough to burn the unneeded fat stores.
When calories are eliminated or reduced to a level below what is required by the basal metabolic rate, the diet will have an adverse effect on the individual's body-composition and health.