Weight gain is too easy.
After all you can eat 100 calories in mere seconds that can take you 15 minutes to burn off (and that’s if you’re trying to).
Often we want a quick solution for excess weight, but even a healthy, effective weight loss of 2 pounds a week requires more work than we’re often willing to put in. Does that mean there’s no hope – it’s all or nothing? Accumulate a 100 calorie deficit per day – burn 100 calories more than you consume – and you will lose 10 pounds by the end of the year. If that sounds more manageable than 1,000 calories (the deficit you would need to lose 2lb a week) then let’s get to work!
Do you ever eat something just because it’s there? You can eat a couple hundred calories and not even realize it. The mayo or dressing on a deli sandwich, the butter served with the bread basket or a cookie from the office lunch room… before you know it you’ve eaten 100 calories.
Pay attention to condiments and cheese that are added to most sandwiches. If you can take it or leave it, leave it. Watch out for snack plates at the office or home. It’s easy to eat 100 calories or more when you’re not even hungry. Look at your eating habits to see where you can carve unwanted items. My motto is, eat when you’re hungry and make it worth the calories!
Next look at calories burned. Use a fitness tracker or even an old school pedometer to measure your activity. To burn an extra 50-100 calories park farther away, take the stairs, walk the dog an extra block and do a few jumping jacks. What you measure and put intention to, you can change!
Start measuring your steps and paying attention to “hidden” calories coming in. You will quickly see how to manage a daily 100 calorie deficit. You just might have a new body by summer!
Looking forward to Beach Body season but have no time for a gym. I can help you selec the right in home workout for you. Give me a call, lets chat!