Weight Loss Resources
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed!
Photo shows one (1) pound of fat – this is what 1 pound of fat looks like in your body – Imagine what 2 pounds look like!
There are many reasons for people who are overweight to want to lose weight. Is it to be healthier, to look better, to feel better, and/or to have more energy. Whatever your reason is, you need to lose at a slow and steady rate for best results. A safe and healthy rate is no more than two (2) pounds per week. This is the goal you should aim for in your weight loss program.
Lose 1 pound per week – Reduce your weekly intake of calories by 3,500 calories (3,500 divided by 7 days equals 500 calories per day).
Lose 2 pounds per week – Reduce your weekly intake of calories by 7,000 calories (7,000 calories divided by 7 days equals 1,000 calories per day).
It is very simple logic – To cut out either the 500 or 1,00 calories a day, you can either eat less calories or burn more calories by exercising. Or, to make it an easier goal to achieve, try a combination of eating fewer calories, and burning more calories more a day by exercising.
Remember that extra calories eaten and not burned off by exercise will turn into extra weight. This sounds pretty simple. You absolutely need to regulate the calories you eat every day in order to either lose weight or to maintain your weight.
Check out my many Diet Recipes and also the Food Nutritional Value Chart that shows fat grams, fiber grams, and calorie that I have collected (includes many recipes from my main web site that I have adapted). I have also included Weight Watcher’s Points on some recipes to help you in deciding which recipes to prepare. Unless otherwise noted, I have included in each of the following recipes: Fat Grams, Calorie Counts, and Weight Watcher points.
Check out the following great articles to help you with your diet:
Determine Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
How To Eat Out On A Diet or How To Survive Without Blowing Your Diet!
Making Sense of Portion Sizes – Portion Control SecretsMenopause and Weight Gain
Sugar: The Natural Sweetener – Only 15 Calories Per Teaspoon!
What About Exercise? Calories Burned Per Minute of Exercise By Weight
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