Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The 100 Calorie Difference That Will Boost Your Diet

One hundred calories may not seem like much when you're munchin' away, blissfully unaware of what's going on. However, 100 calories can make all the difference to getting off those few pounds that won't seem to go away already. Or, 100 calories extra per day may be what’s been packing on those recent pounds (and all this time you thought it was your "thyroid problem").

But how how can this be, you ask? How can 100 calorie make a difference? Check out my very "scientific" explanation below (brace yourself for something that looks like math):

1 lb of fat = 3500 calories (7 days x 500 calories)

To lose 1 lb of fat in one week = cut or exercise off 500 calories per day

If you don’t have 500 calories to cut, try cutting 250 calories and try to burn 250 calories from exercise.

Can't manage even that? Well, if you cut out 100 calories per day, you’ll lose 10 lbs in one year (everything else being equal). Not bad, huh?

How to cut 100 calories? Check this out - 100 Ways to Cut 100 Calories!

This is an opportune time to bring up "treats" too. You know that saying "everything in moderation"? Well, that's pretty misleading and adds to food confusion.

We're looking out for you! And we don’t want you to kid yourself: That “treat” is no longer a treat when it’s a regular occurrence. Then it’s not doing you any favours (ahem, daily ice cream cone). Keep treats special and infrequent - and enjoy them!

The GetRealGurls are dietitians backed by science and experience. They share their honest thoughts and opinions about food, diet myths, and all things nutrition on their website: Follow them on Twitter @getrealgurls.

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