During the holiday season, the media reports that most adults gain anywhere between 5-7 pounds in the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to the New England Journal of Medicine*, the average amount is far less - About 1 pound.
Now, 1 pound may not sound that bad, however, it's 1 pound that can go unnoticed. A 40-year old man can wonder why is he 20 pounds heavier than when he was 20 years old. This weight gain, although small, is what causes the weight to "creep" up!
The holiday season is fast approaching, So, I would like to challenge you to reverse this process. Today I will show you one sure way to lose 1 lb of fat a week in 2 simple steps:
STEP ONE: Reduce your daily calorie intake by 250 Calories
Ways to cut 250 Calories out of your daily caloric intake:
STEP TWO: Increase daily burned calories by 250 Calories
Ways to burn an extra 250 Calories per day
The options to burn the extra 250 calories are endless. The goal is to create a 500 Calories deficit daily. This will result in a weekly deficit of 3,500 Calories which is enough to melt one pound of stubborn fat!
So go ahead and start TODAY. Don't wait until the new year to make the resolution.
Happy Healthy Transformation!
* Article ref: N Engl J Med 2000; 342:861-867
Rami S. Aboumahadi
Personal Trainer and Founder of the Total Transformation Challenge Program.