“There's no magical way to lose weight. It comes down to physical activity and diet. Take in fewer calories than you burn, and you lose weight. “ The Mayo Clinic
Have you ever heard someone say “I can't lose weight?” I use to be that person and my parents will be able vouch for it. I joined so many programs throughout my life, but I'd always gain my weight back.
I have talked a lot about this throughout my blog life, so I do not intend on rehashing what I have already written about it. You can look back and see those posts.
Today I want to talk about getting you smarter to be able to lose weight. A big part of losing is knowledge. The knowledge of what you are eating and how many calories you are consuming. The rule of thumb is you must burn more than what you eat.
How many calories do you think you burn a day? I know that if I run 50 minutes for 4 miles, I can burn up to 700 calories, so what about you? In the grand scheme of things, that isn't that much especially if you put away over 2000 calories in a day.
Majority people I am around daily like to say "I don't like to exercise" or "I can't exercise". I also said that too it took me a few years to work up to where I am today, but that is my whole point. We all have to start somewhere and be consistent.
If you want to lose weight you have got to change your life! I recommend the starting point of logging everything that goes into your mouth in a place like www.Livestrong.com in the My Daily Plate section. It will be an eye opener for you to realize just how many calories you are eating a day.
Once I lost my weight, I had to know how much I was consuming a day to maintain that weight loss. I logged what I ate here for 2 years consecutively. Now, I do not and that is because I know how to eat to maintain my weight loss. If I start to gain, then I look at “what” I am eating and how much of it and make that change.
If you really want to lose weight, don't sit on the side lines and just “expect” it to fall off your body because it won't. It takes determination, knowledge, consistencies and motivation to get through it.
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