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We felt this was a relevant post from @bros_md for all of the gains we're about to consume!
Original post: "Total Energy Expenditure
When we think about gaining or losing weight, the leading contributor is how total energy expenditure (TEE) (or \"calories out\") compares to total energy intake (or \"calories in\"). In order to ⬆️ weight, calories in must be greater than calories out. The reverse is true for ⬇️ weight. Weight maintenance is achieved when calories out are equal to calories in.
The components of TEE are important to take in to consideration, no matter which goal you pursue. While exercise is probably the most dynamic variable, it will likely constitute a small portion of total calories burned, even with high intensity exercises.
Additionally, most people tend to OVERESTIMATE how many calories they burn and UNDERESTIMATE how many calories they consume. This is why you can't outwork a crappy diet.
In terms of REE (also frequently called resting metabolic rate), the largest contributor to TEE, it is equivalent to total calories burned if you sat on the couch🛋 and didn't move all day. It can be influenced my a number of variables including genetics, hormones, gender, and age. One variable that is extremely important, and that we have control over, is lean body mass (LBM).
LBM refers to bone☠️, muscle💪🏼, and organs❤️. Hopefully, bone and organ mass aren't changing too much during adulthood. However, increasing muscle mass is a great way to ⬆️ LBM, resulting in a ⬆️ REE and more total calories burned each day!"