If you are trying to lose weight, burn more calories than you are consuming!
1 pound of fat = 3500 calories which means in order to lose weight, we have to burn more than we are consuming on a daily basis.
How? It’s simple… exercise / move more often and consume less calories (note that it’s less calories, not less food)
Say you burn 2,500 calories for the day, and you consume 2,000 calories. That’s 500 calories down. To get to 1 pound of fat burned off, we are looking to get 3,500 calories down. 7 days at 500 calories down = 3,500 calories down = 1 pound of fat burned off.
I’m sure you can see how the day to day really does matter whether you are looking to gain, lose, or maintain your weight.
It’s important to stay active and eat well – we all know this. Taking the first step is the hardest, but once you start and get in a rhythm, you won’t have to push yourself as hard to get it done – you will start to form the habit of doing —> less thinking and wishing, more doing and improving.
CHALLENGE! For the next 30 days, commit to moving more and eating cleaner, healthier (low-cal) foods. A little bit everyday absolutely goes a long way and the change you’re seeking to make can start today if you decide to follow through on your commitment.
Here’s a free movement guide for ya to get started…
Along with a food shop checklist and some easy healthy recipes.
Regardless if you walk, run, lift weights, etc —> burning more than you consume will ultimately drop the extra pounds you’re trying to lose.
Keep on stepping!