Saturday, December 4, 2010

If you think you are not losing weight fast enough..

It may be because of your diet, exercise program, and unrealistic goals. It can be very discouraging, after exercising for a few weeks, to not see desired results. One of the ways we determine exercise success is by monitoring our weight. If the scale stays the same or goes up, we feel like failures and feel successful if it goes down. The one thing to monitor, if one feels like their weight loss is too slow,  is their calories in versus calories out.

Weight Loss = Eat less + Burn more.

To maintain a steady weight loss
  • Plan how much weight you want to lose, for example, four pounds in four weeks.
  • Plan specifically how you'll meet that goal. To lose a pound a week, you will have to burn an extra 500 calories a day through diet or exercise or both. You can burn half with exercise and half with diet. For example, cut out 250 calories from your diet and burn 250 calories.
  • Be consistent with your plan EVERY SINGLE DAY.  If you have a rest day when you do not burn calories, you need to make up for that by cutting more calories from your diet. Also if you cheat, by eating more calories, you would need to exercise enough to offset those extra calories.

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