Louis Moore's Inner Fitness Circle

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Get Into Shape This Year

Friday, January 1, 2010 at 12:44 PM filed under Diet & Nutrition postings

Here we are, and the New Year is getting ready to start. You know I have to ask…how is that fitness resolution coming along?If the pounds haven’t budged yet, don’t panic. I have some words of wisdom for you to live by this year - words that will aide in getting you to your fitness goal.
Shoot for dropping a pound a week.Now, this may not seem like that much, but if you did this consistently for the rest of the year it would result in 50 lbs lost. This may be extreme for you, but the good news is that once you achieve your idea body maintenance is a breeze. How great would it be to begin 2010 with a brand new body?

This all sounds well and good, but how do you go about the business of shedding that pound each week? I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be allusive, mysterious or frustrating. In fact, with a little calculation, you can consistently drop one pound a week until you reach your goal.

All it takes are small changes in your daily lifestyle. Let’s break the process down…

How to shed a pound a week: Burn 3500 cal. more than normal.

It’s that simple! No fancy pills or powders necessary, just a progression of calories exerted without an increase in calories consumed. Try the following three steps:

1. Record your normal weekly exercise - look at everything from walking to participating in sports to exercising in the gym. This is your starting point. You need to burn an additional 3500 calories on top of your normal weekly exercise.

If you don’t currently exercise, then this step is really easy for you, a simple blank page will do.

2. Record your normal weekly food intake - this may be hard to do honestly, but remember that you are only cheating yourself by not recording everything. Calculate the total number of calories that you eat in an average day.

In your quest for dropping inches you shouldn’t exceed your normal daily caloric intake - you should, rather, work at slowly decreasing that number.

Remember, we are going for a 3500 calorie deficit each week - this can be done by a combination of increased calorie exertion (exercise) as well as a decrease in calories consumed (eating less).

3. Chart the difference - now that you know your starting point for both calorie exertion and calorie intake it is time to turn the tables in your favor. Take every opportunity to exert more calories by increasing your physical activity, and to decrease your calorie consumption by eating fewer calories and by making healthier selections.

Record your progress in a notebook and refer back to it often. You will be surprised how encouraging it is to see the positive changes that you are taking in your life written down on paper.

If you burn up 500 calories a day you will drop a pound in a week.Here are some practical ways to lose calories:


If you normally… Do this instead…
Drink a morning Mocha Drink green tea or black coffee (200 calories lost)
Enjoy a candy bar between meals Enjoy a granola bar (180 calories lost)
Sit during your entire lunch break Walk briskly for 30 minutes (150 calories lost)
Watch T.V. for two hours Do jumping jacks during commercials (120 calories lost)

More info at:  www.loumoore-fitness.com

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