Sunday, March 3, 2013

Weight Loss in Winter Months

Most of us understand that there are 3500 calories in one pound of fat In order to lose one pound of weight per week, we need to cut out or burn an average of 500 calories for each day. It is possible to eliminate 500 calories from your diet, but it  is more enjoyable to use a combination of physical activity along with diet restriction to cut these calories. This is a basic guide, you can assume that by exercising for 60 minutes per day at a moderate to high intensity, you can burn between 300 and 500 calories. You only need to cut 200 (and sometimes even fewer) calories from your diet in order to achieve the goal of losing one pound per week.
 Being physically active is an easy way to achieve and maintain weight loss.In the winter months, when it is cold, icy and snowy outside, almost impossible to exercise. Shorter days make you feel tired earlier, preventing a trip to the gym.  It's just so frigid outside, you can't bear the idea of heading to your usual yoga class. The lack of regular physical activity in the winter definitely contributes to higher levels of weight gain during the winter months.

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