If you’re trying to lose weight, and the safe and extremely effective way to do that is to lose 1 – 2 pounds per week, then you need to work on limiting your number of calories each day. By decreasing your calories by 500 a day, by the end of the week you should have been able to shed at least a pound.
Another way to look at it is to reduce your caloric intake by 250 calories a day, and also burn 250 calories through exercise a day. To burn 250 calories you need only 20 to 30 minutes a day, if that, depending on your intensity. Not a lot to ask for great results!
3,500 calories = 1 pound of icky fat.
Post that on your corkboard!Anne Marie Costanzo is a nationally certified personal trainer and owner of Little Black Dress Personal Training. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 841-1121.