Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Slow and Steady Wins this Race!

Weight loss that stays off is that which is slow and steady. 1/2 lb - 2 lbs a week is just that.  To do so, eating habits do not need to be drastically changed just consistent.  A healthy lifestyle. For some all it takes is omitting their snack(s) for the day, using a smaller plate for portion control, not eating after 7 pm, etc.  

It takes 3,500 calories to put on one pound; therefore, to lose 1 lb a week you must decrease your calories by 500 each day.  (7 days a week x 500 = 3,500)  You can do this 2 ways... 1) Eat less or 2) Exercise.  Try a combination of both.

Remember to only weigh yourself once a week and always take into consideration the time of the month.  The wrong time of the month can add up to 2 extra lbs.  So don't be discouraged.  

Persistant and Consistent.  You can do it!  
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