Many people realize that to lose 1 lb. of fat, you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you consume. Breaking that down into one week's time, you need to reduce your calorie count by 500 calories a day in order to lose a pound. OR You can also choose to exercise off the additional pounds.
Either way, you need to get rid of an average of 500 calories each day in order to lose pounds.
So why is it so darned easy to add 500 calories to what we eat each day?!
Take these 5 common menu items:
2 Chocolate Chip Cookies: Careful now
1 bowl Potato Chips: Perilous Snackin' (Plus lots of fat)
1 Piece Deep Dish Pizza: Epic Fail Ahead
1 Innocent Little Margarita: Mad Calorie Count
1 Outback Bloomin Onion: 2210 Calories!
(YIKES! I wasn’t sure if you knew about that one)
You can see why losing a pound a week is such a challenge. Where is a determined calorie counter to turn? No wonder we all face weekend weight gain! It’s just wrong that these 5 harmless foods present such threatening calorie totals.
Woman cannot live on vegetables and Lean Cuisines alone!
500 Calories - My Butt!
No, seriously. 500 calories would go straight to my butt.