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Today’s Challenge: Portion Control

Today’s Challenge:  Portion Control

Today’s challenge is to read labels and watch your portions.  When starting a diet we’re very careful about what we chose to eat, we may even weigh our food and write our meals in a food diary but after awhile we stop reading labels and our portions get larger and larger and then we wonder “Why am I not losing weight anymore?  Oh it must be the diet.”  Then we move onto the next fad diet on the market.

So read labels and familiarize yourself with the food you’ve been eating.  Dust off that scale and start to weigh your food again and write it down.

Fact: 1 pound of body fat stores ~3,500 calories.

To lose 1 pound in 1 week cut back on 500 calories per day x 7 days = 3,500 calories.

At the end of the day please feel free to post here in the comment box tell me what was your biggest surprise after reading the labels again.


Today’s Challenge:Try Something New

Today’s Challenge:
Try Something New

Tuesday is for “Try Something New”.

It could be anything really.  When you’re at the gym, try an aerobics class that you’ve never done before, or a weight training machine that you’ve always wondered how it worked.  Pick up some kettle bells and have fun.

Or when at the grocery store, try a new fruit, vegetable, meat, fish that you would always walk past and wondered what it would taste like.  Then you can go online and find a new recipe and give it a go.

At the end of the day please feel free to post here in the comment box what it was that you tried for the first time.

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