Have you ever said, “I just want to lose 5 pounds.” There are a few things you can do to make it happen. An easy way to remember these tips is the word “LOSES.” Each letter represents a tip:
Lots of fruits, vegetables, and water.
Omit fried food, fast food, sodas, ice cream, regular salad dressings, and cheese.
Subtract 500 calories/day from current diet to lose 1 pound/week. 3500 calories = 1 pound fat.
Exercise burns calories, decreases fat and sugar cravings, improves mood.
Stay on track. If you splurge on a high calorie food or meal, get back on track at the next meal, do not let it trigger a week long binge!
If you put your mind to it, resist temptation, and stay on track, you can do it. Make a list of reasons why you want to lose weight and post it on the refrigerator. This will keep you motivated until you reach your goal. Remember, nothing tastes as good as being fit feels!