Most Americans have absolutely no idea how many calories they consume in a day or how many calories they need to eat to maintain or loose weight. They eat what is in front of them and then get frustrated with weight gains.
Children who are growing quickly can often eat anything they want without getting pudgy. As soon as their growth spurts stop, the weight piles on.
Here are simple steps to loosing weight safely and sanely.
Seven Fun Steps To Loosing Weight:
2. Determine how many calories you need to maintain your weight given your height, target weight and activity levels - use this Calories Calculator.
3. Determine how many calories you must eat to loose weight and attain your target weight.
4. Record the calories of everything you eat. Read the labels of all the foods you eat to determine the calorie content of what you are consuming. Find FUN ways to reduce calories while still satisfying your hunger.
Fast food chains and many restaurants post calorie and nutritional content on the internet.
Explore Yahoo.com's Nutrition: Healthy Habits - It's fascinating!
5. Write down everything you eat and its calorie content determined by how much you ate. This is the painful part. If you have eaten it, take responsibility for recording it in your Fight Fat Notebook.
If you don't want to write it down, don't eat it.
6. Define a Diet Budget - How many calories you will consume each day and how much you will exercise. Plan what you will eat based on on your budget. Plan your diet and then follow your plan.
View your diet budget like a bank account. If you spend too much one day, you must cut back for several following days in order to stay on target and within budget. If you are especially stringent for several days, celebrate sensibly! The weight will come off.
7. View this process as a fascinating adventure. Enjoy getting skinny and healthy. You are discovering how to get greater nutritional value from what you eat and how eat more effectively. You will look much better, live much longer and feel much better when YOU command what you consume.
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