How To Lose Weight - Step by Step - Weight Loss Step #1
Written by Thin Thin
A free diet plan for weight loss from Thin Thin which also includes free daily diet menus.
For the next two days, eat as you normally would with the exception of consuming only the foods and beverages which contain labels providing the calorie content of the food.
Using a journal, jot down the foods that you eat in addition to the calories and at the end of each day, add them up. Be sure to include beverage calories. Next, divide this amount by two.
To lose 1 pound of weight per week, decrease your daily calorie amount by 500 calories. When possible, you may be able to decrease your daily calorie consumption by 1,000 calories to achieve a 2-pound per week rate of weight loss. The more weight you have to lose, the more likely you are to be able to reduce calories by substantial amounts.
For the person who has say.....10 pounds to lose, they will not be able to reduce their daily calorie amount substantially.Never go below 1,350 calories per day - more if you have a lot of weight to lose. This is why it's so important to meet with your doctor to discuss options best suited to your personal needs.
Click here to view an example of what Heather's daily diet journal looked like at the end of two days. As a note, Heather is in need of dropping 50 pounds.
At this point, you should know the amount of calories that you are currently consuming in your daily diet, as well as the number of calories your weight loss plan will contain.
Weight Loss Step 2 involves your goal weight - your recommended weight, a healthy weight. Please click on the appropriate recommended weight chart below. Due to heavier skeletal frames as well as muscle mass - as well as other factors that influence weight, we have two charts - one for men, one for women. Weight Chart for Women | Weight Chart for Men
As a note, individuals under the age of 18 require the supervision of a doctor while on a weight-reducing plan. Go to Weight Loss Step #3
Important Note: The following is a guide to weight loss and not intended to take the place of your doctor's advice. Always get your doctor's recommendation & approval before starting ANY weight loss program or diet plan.
Healthy Tips for Sodas, Beverages, Juices
Beverages are commonly overlooked when it comes to keeping our weight in check. Limiting beverage calories can actually trigger weight loss without dieting. In fact, it might be the only thing that you do to do to reach that magic number.
Healthy Tips for Sodas
If you're drinking the zero-calorie sodas to save calories but you really don't enjoy them, try opting for water instead PLUS enjoy one regular soda per day.
The carbonation of the soda is damaging to teeth, so the offset of the 140 calories or so makes a better compromise than guzzling down a six-pack of carbonated water.
Healthy Tips for Beverages
For 100 calories, try the following slim shake: 1 cup of cold skim milk plus 1/2 cup of frozen sliced strawberries + a bit of Splenda to sweeten. Delicious, nutritious, filling and low cal!
As to alcoholic beverages - don't go there. They are packed with calories and have the power to destroy lives when one has an addictive gene.
Healthy Tips for Juices
Opt for the whole fruit rather than it's juice as the juice contains many times over the calories which are contained in the fruit.