Losing weight may sometimes seem like an uphill battle but it’s actually quite simple. By following these quick and easy weight loss tips, you can achieve quick and easy weight loss . . . painlessly!
Here’s a quick and easy weight loss tip: if you eat less calories than you burn, you lose weight! So all you have to do is find an easy, yet healthy way to reduce your calorie intake and burn off more than you can chew! Here’s how:
3,500 calories equals one pound.
Okay, so in order to lose one pound per week, you just need to cut back or burn off 3,500 calories throughout the week.
You want to do this slowly in order to make sure that you are losing fat and not muscle! Fat, as we well know, likes to stay put. It doesn’t burn as many calories as muscle, which actually burn s calories when at rest. So, you want to lose the fat, not the muscle when trying to lose weight.
Also, if you lose weight at a slower pace, you are more likely to be successful at keeping it off . . . permanently!
Here’s another quick and easy weight loss tip: decrease your food intake by 300 calories per day. Then, burn an additional 200 calories. An easy way to do this would be to take a 10-minute walk, three times per day. I bet Fido would love this idea!
Okay, so how do you cut out 300 calories per day, effortlessly? Take a look at what you generally eat on a typical day. If your diet is anything like mine (and the typical American) I bet it includes at least one of the following:
½ of a large bagel
1 medium-sized muffin
1 bag of potato chips
3 low-fat cookies
2 cans of soda
1 candy bar
1 cup of ice cream
You can get rid of 300 calories simply by cutting out just one of the above!
Painless, quick and easy weight loss, right?
Now, don’t forget about exercise!
Exercise is absolutely essential for losing weight and keeping it off. Now that you are active, you can have an occasional treat. However, that doesn’t give you the all clear signal to gorge yourself!
Just one small piece of pecan pie will take 45 minutes of BRISK walking to burn it off!
Here’s another quick and easy weight loss tip: unless you want to spend an extra hour on the treadmill, substitute a piece of fruit or healthy snack bar for that fattening dessert!