It's About Time

If you have ever spent more that 5 minutes with me, it is fairly obvious that I love fitness. I have learned so much (sometimes the hard way) in the 30 years that I have been teaching. What better way to share my passion than to start a blog and pass on the information that I share with clients on a day-to-day basis.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weight Loss Made Simple

I hope this title will catch your attention.  Weight loss is actually hard work but you can do it.  Just remember these simple principles.

Your body gets its energy from the food you take into your body in the form of calories.  The number of calories will determine if you gain, lose or maintain your weight.  Extra calories are stored as body fat.  A pound of fat is made up of 3,500 stored calories. 
  • 500 extra calories a day   X   7 days a week  =  3,500 unused calories or 1 lbs.
 If you eat fewer calories than your body uses, you will lose weight.  The recommendation for weight loss in a week is 2 lbs.  If you lose more than that, it is usually water or lean muscle instead of fat.  
  • 200 calories cut from food  +  200 calories burned from exercise  =  400 fewer calories a day
Don't try and accomplish this goal alone.  Buddy Up, Join a Gym, Get family support or a trainer to help you achieve your goals.  Good Luck.

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