Igen Process

The Mathematics of Weight Loss



So you have finally resolved to take the bull by the horns and get into those jeans again – the pair that fit so well just 6 months ago? With summer fast approaching, now is the best time to start losing those pounds so that you (and your body) are ready for bikini season! But getting started on a weight reducing program can be daunting if you don’t know where and how to start. Resolve is one thing, but it is all totally wasted if there is no clear path, no road map towards your goal of losing weight.


Consuming more calories in a day than you use up in a day will make you gain weight. This is a basic premise of the Igen Process. Conversely, consuming less calories than you burn in a day will make you lose weight.

Many other factors will also affect weight loss or gain, such as sex, age, lifestyle, activity level, type of food eaten, metabolic rate, and overall general health. As an example, a 25 year old six foot male who regularly hits the gym will understandably need more calories than a five foot 70 year old grandma – unless of course grandma is into extreme sports and goes biking and rock climbing every other day!

With all these factors taken into consideration, the amount of food eaten is the single largest predictor of obesity. This places the solution within reach of any normal healthy person. Finding out how many calories it takes to maintain your weight or to gain weight, will give an insight into how to modify your intake to begin your weight loss process.

The Mathematics of Weight Loss