Three Steps to Begin Reversing Weight Gain
The most vital outcome of all weight loss efforts is to ensure your body begins to use its stored fat. How do you make your body do this elusive task? You must tilt your energy balance so that you are burning more calories than you eat. The simplest part of this is arriving at the number. Let’s start there.
First: Use the link on this page to calculate your resting metabolic rate.
Second: Multiply that number by 1.25. Why? It is an estimate that your daily activity in about 25% more than your resting metabolic rate.
Third: Subtract 500 Calories
What number did you get?
This is the number of calories you would need to stay under each day in order to lose about a pound of fat each week.
This is an estimate and will need tweaking based on a few factors specific to you. But for practical purposes, this gives you an idea of the calorie allowance you might be working with to lose weight at the rate of about 1 pound per week.
This tipping point for losing weight is easy to calculate and very useful. It takes the guessing out of losing weight. Mysteriously, (or not) very few people enjoy utilizing this simple but powerful little tool.
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