Well here it is, our first article to help you maintain your weight and health through the craziness of the holidays and then create a brand new you after with proper eating and exercise.If you are anything like me you love food but hate diets. One idea from EatingWell.com is the 500-calorie-dinner diet. The latest science shows that when it comes to losing weight, what’s most important is how much you’re eating. You can lose weight eating whatever you like so long as you limit calories. Having a 500-calorie dinner is one way. Of course, the rest of the day matters too. Most people can lose weight on 1,500 calories a day.
Jump start your weight-loss with the 500-Calorie Dinner: for five weeks, cook a healthy 500-calorie dinner five times a week. You will be amazed at how well you can eat for just 500 calories.Imagine if you only use 500 calorie at dinner,that gives you 1,000 calories to use thruout the remainder of the day.When put like that it sounds doable don’t you think?Now 1,500 calories is for a person whom does not exercise much,the more you exercise the more calories you need to consume and never go below 1,200 calories per day,you need that many calories just to live.
If you want to be even more precise about cutting calories, this simple calculation will give you a daily calorie goal that can help you lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Calculate your calorie goal
YOUR CURRENT WEIGHT X 12 = calories needed to maintain your weight
To lose 1 pound/week: Cut 500 calories/day
To lose 2 pounds/week: Cut 1,000 calories/day
Note: For healthy weight loss, we don’t advise losing more than two pounds per week. If you calculate a daily calorie goal that’s less than 1,200, set your calorie goal at 1,200 calories. Below that, it’s hard to meet your nutrient needs—or feel satisfied enough to stick with a plan.
Well that’s all for today,please return again for moe tips on maintaining or losing weight and being healthy.