Tips To Reduce 1lb. p/wk of Body Fat

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Hot2na
Tips To Reduce 1lb. p/wk of Body Fat

Multiply your body weight by 16. That will give you your base caloric intake. There are about 3,500 calories in 1 pound of fat.

So if you want to lose 1 pound per week, you need to consume 500 less calories per day. This will vary slightly person-to-person and will also vary slightly based upon your metabolic rate. Sprinkle in a little exercise and you have a recipe for a healthier lifestyle.

This is not a diet. It is a lifestyle. Diets tend to NOT work because they are not permanent. The very term "I'm going on a diet" suggests it is a temporary process.

What are your tips for taking off pounds successfully and sensibly?

 

   

   

january
Re: Tips To Reduce 1lb. p/wk of Body Fat

One of the best tips is to change all your liquids to water or zero calorie drinks ( such as diet soda or flavored water, although I suggest to have the water much more often than these :) ). I've seen people lose a lot of weight by starting with this.

Some people consume over 600 calories a day in liquids alone. Surprised

LisaP
Re: Tips To Reduce 1lb. p/wk of Body Fat

How true this is!!  A year ago I was drinking 5-6 cans of soda a day and then I switched to diet soda and lost 7 pounds in the first 10 days.  Now if I just need to switch to all water....Undecided

FairyGirl
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What really works for me is jogging. Jogging, a little bit of weights, and the pounds just melt away! Good tip bout the caloric intake,though! I've never heard that one before.

ayotoya
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I need to do something.  I've been eating like a hog lately.  Had lost some weight and a couple of sizes, now I'm up a size and feel miserable.Frown  Not good for my IBS either. Been bummed about it, obviously.

Stevie
Re: Tips To Reduce 1lb. p/wk of Body Fat

here's a page of "secrets" I wrote a few years ago <click>  ;)

Hot2na
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[quote=Stevie]here's a page of "secrets" I wrote a few years ago <click>  ;)[/quote]

 

Stevie - get out! i love the article. i am anxious to share it with husband-of-mine. he often gets frustrated because he sees the amount of food i can put away at one sitting and knows my sweet tooth is documentary material, yet, i am a toothpick! there is no way i could ever create a caloric deficit with the way i eat. i am the poster child for genetic freak, he claims. nearly every hour on the hour i am in the refrigerator fruit bin, or the pantry for a granola bar, and cannot walk past the refrigerator without filling up my water goblet.  he, on the other hand, is tall and thin. absolutely no *ass* to speak of. yet his waistline is slowly yet steadily increasing in size. he travels a lot so i know a good portion of it is restaurants every night, hotel food, not enough sleep and no gym on the go. he is still thin. which i think is very sexy. so, i will share this article with him! hell - who needs victorias secret when you have stevie's!

 

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

Stevie
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[quote=Hot2na]

[quote=Stevie]here's a page of "secrets" I wrote a few years ago <click>  ;)[/quote]...the amount of food i can put away at one sitting and knows my sweet tooth is documentary material, yet, i am a toothpick! there is no way i could ever create a caloric deficit with the way i eat. i am the poster child for genetic freak....[/quote] I hate you!!  haha!  kidding.

I purposely did not mention genetic disposition.  It certainly does exist.  Having a body that hoards every calorie it can and wrestles it away to be stored as fat is demoralizing and I didn't want that to be an excuse.  I myself am genetically predisposed to store calories and be very efficient.  My dad is considered overweight as was his mom, my mom, and also her mom.  That's why I work out like I do and that's why I must watch every calorie.

Those that are "efficient" who say they are genetically obese simply have to eat fewer calories to lose weight.  That is unless there's a medical problem.

I know I could live indefinitely on 1000 calories (or less) a day.  You see - I'm highly evolved.  I'm ready for the nuclear holocaust.  All I need is a little bit of water and some tree bark, some ants and I'm all set.

BTW... have you tried the Hawaiian Blizzard at DQ???  O.M.G.  Smack me.

cmo4
Re: Tips To Reduce 1lb. p/wk of Body Fat

Hey, that's a great article, well written.

People trying to lose weight should also write down everything they eat (and drink), at least for a little while.  I think most people underestimate how much they eat during the day, especially if you're a nibbler.  Do that, change habits slowly and you'll lose weight.  I have an underactive thyroid and even I managed to lose 20 lbs after having my last child.

Jessiesmind
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Thank you for specifying body FAT. Too many people focus on "weight" as the problem. I do understand wanting to see progress on the scales, but a tape measure showing a smaller number is even more satisfying!

GoldenGirl
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I just drink a lot of water (I drink at least 1.5 liters a day!) and keep active, even when I'm tired. Oh! Speaking of which, it's also helpful to get a good amount of rest. I find that when I don't get a good amount of rest, I'll eat a lot more.

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