Health Bits

The Weight Loss Formula

Posted on: October 5, 2008

You are eating less and exercising but still can’t seem to budge from that 60 kilo mark on the weighing scale. Then you wonder am I doing something wrong? Well if you are planning to lose weight, it is a good idea to clear a few facts first. Losing weight involves a bit of mathematics, the math of calories. Don’t worry you won’t require a calculator for this one, it’s pretty simple.

½ a kilo of fat equals to 3500 calories, so to lose ½ kg in a week, you need to cut down 500 calories from your diet everyday for a week. The weight loss formula:

 ½ kg of fat = 3500 calories

7(days of the week) x 500 (calories you cut from your diet everyday) = 3500(½ kg loss per week.)

 Pretty simple isn’t it, similarly if you cut down 1000 calories from your diet everyday for 7 days you lose 1 kilo in a week. However going beyond this calorie restriction is not healthy and can be dangerous.To lose weight it is very important to enjoy the food that you eat. I believe if whatever you do involves you having fun, it cuts down the job by 80percent. Same for losing weight enjoy eating the right foods. Here’s how

  1.  Check out low calorie innovative and delicious recipes which are great to eat and keep your scale lower.
  2. Try substituting the heavy and fried food that you eat with healthier options. For example choose skim milk over full cream, choose green tea over the regular sugary chai…simple changes can cut down the calories in a big way.
  3. Make certain foods your habit. Like drink 10 glasses of water in a day, eat salads before your meals, include soups in your diet… these are power foods and have a huge benefit when it comes to health.
  4. Be alert and aware of the foods you are eating. If you feel the food you are eating is too fattening, then leave half of it in the plate. You may not want to do it but believe you’ll feel proud of yourself later.

It is only a myth that eating more makes you fat, the truth is eating healthier food makes you fit and slim. So keep fit!

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