My daughter called me last week so excited. She just got back from her doctor’s office and she had taken off the extra 10 pounds she had gained these first couple years in college (since she’s six foot tall, I didn’t notice). Then, I remembered the conversation we had last fall about it. She’d never been on a diet (never needed to drop weight before) so she asked me for some advice.
I gave her the same advice I give to everyone…pick no more than a few things to change. And, make them “no big deal” changes… changes that are the easiest to do – and ones you can keep up longterm. So, she decided to give up the fancy coffee creamer and go back to non-fat milk. And, then she changed her breakfast sandwich to one made with an English muffin, instead of a large bagel. That’s all she changed. But, still…that’s nearly 250 calories fewer.
And, if you multiply 250 calories a day X 150 days, you end up with a reduction of 37,500 calories. Since there are 3500 calories in a pound of fat, it’s no surprise that she dropped 10 pounds! (37,500 / 3500 = 10.7)
What small “no big deal” change can you make? Commit to something today.
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