Lose 1 Pound in A Week!
I’ve found myself counting the days until I go on vacation. I’ve also found myself counting the calories. Sure I plan on eating healthy but I also plan on eating a few things that are so bad they are good. A pound of prevention could be worth more than a few pounds of food. You can eat a pound of certain foods without gaining a pound of fat. This is because body weight is controlled by calories and the weight of food has no relationship to its calorie level.
You can lose a pound in a week by cutting out 3,500 calories over the course of the week and with some moderate exercise. Making good choices daily is the key to this goal. First step is to cut back 500 calories a day. This will put you on track to meet your goal. Second step is to get a mental picture of your goal. It will help you understand the impact that 3,500 calories has. It equates to the calories found in about 4 sticks of butter.
A vacation week of serious rewards is going to take a little pre-planning on my side. However, the plan doesn’t mean that you have to deprive yourself of everything. You can actually eat more as long as you are eating the right things. My less is more plan should do the trick. Eat less treats now so that I can eat more later.
Here are some tips to help you lose a pound in a week:
White Out: Do: Cut out all sugar for one day. Don’t eat egg yolks; try egg scrambled egg whites or egg white omelets instead. Do switch from white cream based soups to vegetable based soups.
Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone: Skip the bread this week. Try lettuce wraps, skip the dinner roll and forgo morning bagels or toast.
Eat Up: Eat 5-6 small meals instead of three large ones.
Go Nuts: If you need a snack go for nuts like walnuts or soy nuts.
Get Physical: Jump in the pool and swim some laps, break out the bikes, shoot some hoops or through the football for an hour daily. Incorporate 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening of brisk walking into your day.
Cut Back On the Cold Stuff: Try sherbet or light ice cream instead of full fat ice cream for dessert. Skip the beer and alcohol.
Shake it Up: Replace a small meal like breakfast with a 200 calorie protein shake.
Downsize: Cut your portion size by ¼ for breakfast, lunch and dinner.