Simply Losing Weight

We all know someone who is trying to lose weight.  More often than not, they are eager to share with you a wondrous secret as to how they are achieving their goals. The “Diet” industry in the US is currently worth over $70.3 Billion dollars and is designed to be a business, not a lifesaver to those looking to take back their health.


If you’re trying to lose the pounds, the calories taken in must be less than the calories put out. When when you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. While it is true that some people seem to be able to lose weight more quickly and easily than others, everyone loses weight when they burn up more calories than they eat.


Let’s say, currently, you eat 2000 calories a day. If you diminish your intake by 500 calories a day (consuming 1500 calories) over 7 days you have created 1 less pound of fat that your body does not have to digest. That’s is 52 less pounds of fat your body does not have to digest in a year!


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A simple 3-mile walk 4 times weekly with an additional 2 hours that week of working out yourself or with a guided trainer will burn 3500 calories of fat off your body for each week. Combined with a diminished calorie intake, that’s 104 pounds of fat yearly your body will not need to digest and save for later.


“Calorie bargaining is all about making swaps and developing habits that are sustainable for the long-term rather than just depriving yourself,” says Charles Platkin, PhD, MPH, distinguished lecturer at Hunter College and City University of New York School of Public Health. Now that you know what it takes to lose one pound of fat, your weight-loss plan will be more effective and you’ll start building the motivation to lose more and more. Contact one of our personal trainers and nutrition experts to design a plan tailored to you and let’s #GetYouMoving on your weight loss goals.

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