One of the ways people try to lose weight and eliminate excess fat off their bodies is by restricting their daily caloric intake. However, overly restricting calories can lead to health issues like a weakened immune system, weakened bones, and reduced fertility.
A calorie is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a gram of water by a degree Celsius. It is a unit of measurement of the energy your body derives from the food you consume.
Calories are needed to power your body’s essential functions, digest the foods you consume, and power physical activities such as martial arts training. Consuming more calories than your body needs leads to weight gain while consuming fewer calories than you need leads to weight loss.