Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Play by the numbers

Remember that one pound equals 3500 calories.  So if you want to lose weight (fat), you need to shave off excess calories in order to start using that stored fat.  By whittling off about 500 calories a day, with a combination of dietary restriction and exercise, you can easily achieve this.  When working with your food, however, don't drop below 1200 calories a day, or you risk lowering your metabolism, and we need that for burning up the excess!  I think if you start with small changes, they can add up to something big!  So, begin with walking, and then cut out sweets after meals.  We're not starving, just being reasonable.

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