In order to reduce your current weight by one pound a week, you need to reduce your daily intake of calories by 500 per day (3,500 calories per week).
Here are a few tips on how to lose weight naturally and get you started.
Call to Action:
- If you gradually decrease the amount of food you eat by 100 to 200 calories per day, you could lose 10-20 pounds in a year.
- An effective way to lose unwanted weight is to combine a reduction in calories with an increase in physical activity.
Note: A study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that people who cut out 230 calories daily for one year, but didn’t exercise lost muscle mass, strength, and aerobic capacity.
To your good health,
p.s. I am not a proponent of weighing daily since the result can be misleading from one day to the next. It is a good idea to weigh periodically so you can track your progress over time. Personally, I’ve always relied on how my clothes fit. Are they getting too tight or looser? If you vow not to buy the next size up then you can only go one way. What has been your habit?