Lose Those Holiday Pounds With These Useful Tips

Lose Those Holiday Pounds With These Useful Tips

Weight loss can be difficult. If you are used to eating junk food and not exercising, altering your habits is probably going to be challenging at first. Putting the following tips to use can help make your future a healthier one.

Count your calories, daily. When you can remove a fatty food, do so. Many fatty foods can be replaced with lower calorie foods that are just as tasty.

If you are trying to lose weight but you love potatoes, you may want to think of using cauliflower as a substitute. Take out a covered pot and cook up some cauliflower florets using a small amount of water with a chopped up onion until soft. Then, you want to puree it while it’s still hot, add in a bouillon, either chicken or vegetable will do, and then sprinkle in some freshly-ground pepper. This will allow you to have much more nutrition for only a small amount of carbs.

There are ways to breakdown weight loss with numbers if you have a mathematical mind. In general, 16 ounces of fat is equivalent to 3,500 calories. If you wish to lose a pound, just burn 3500 calories over what you’re eating. Breaking it down into increments of 500 and using 500 more calories than you consume makes it easier. This allocation sets you up to safely and easily lose weight at the rate of one pound weekly.

Many of the new diets today totally eliminate carbohydrates from the diet to help lose weight. This may not be the optimal idea. Carbs are very important for your body. They give energy so don’t cut back on carbs if you are active.

If you implement this advice, it should not be long before you see results. You need to incorporate changes that you can maintain for life.