Friday, January 8, 2010

"Weight Loss...Very Simple"

There is no secret formula for weight loss. It's SIMPLY a numbers game. Here's how it works:
-One pound of body fat equals 3,500 calories.
-To lose one pound of body fat a week, you need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories OR 500 calories a day.

Sounds simple right? BUT, to avoid a major drop in metabolism, you must do it through a COMBINATION of exercise AND healthy eating.

For example:
If you consume 200 fewer calories each day, you'll have a weekly deficit of 1,400 calories.
Burn an extra 2,100 calories per week, OR burn 300 calories per day through exercise, you'll have met your goal.

For SAFE, lasting weight loss, you should aim to lose no more than one or two pounds a week. Any more than that is unrealistic & if any program offers quick results, you should think twice.

***To keep your metabolism from going down, you SHOULDN'T eat fewer than 1,200 calories a day.

To see approximately how many calories you need to take in a day to maintain or lose weight, copy and paste the following link into your web browser:

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