As we, as a society question why we have become more and more obese, let’s stop searching for a deep rooted reason and get back to the basics. Personally, I don’t think we can specifically blame carbs, sugars or whites like potatoes. We simply eat too much of everything. As a society our calorie intake has steadily gone up over the decades and so has our weight. Simple math. Count your calories and if you are looking to lose weight, decrease them! Every 3500 calories less, is a pound lost. Losing 500 calories a day should amount to a pound of weight loss per week. Add in some good old fashioned exercise and you are on track to lose more than that.
Tip #4 really should be tip #1. Count calories, because calories definitely count! While I can’t tell you exactly how many YOU should eat, as a general rule, woman that keep their calories to about 1200 and men 1800 will lose weight. If you want to gain weight, you’ll need to use the same 3500 calorie rule. You will all need to adjust those numbers to your size, age and activity level. Google can help you with some charts, or you can send me a comment or an email with your height, weight and activity level and I will try to tweak those numbers for you.