Sonntag, 8. Mai 2011

Tip 1: Find out how many calories you need

BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)

BMR [kcal]
Body Weight [lb] x 15 + (moderate activity [mins/day] x 3.5)
Since you wish to lose weight, your target = BMR - 500 kcal
For instance, you weigh 140 lb and you perform 20 mins of moderate activity every day. BMR of this example = (140 x 15) + (20 x 3.5) = 2100 + 70 = 2170 kcal. BMR minus 500kcal; it would be 2170 - 500 = 1670 kcal. Therefore 1670 kcal is the target in this example to losing 1 lb per week.

Tip 2: Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day

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Fruits and vegetables are packed with beneficial fibers, vitamins and antioxidants. They fill up your stomach fast so you feel full earlier. They are also low in calories and helps to keep your calorie count low.

Tip 3: Watch for Portion Size

One serving of pasta means 1/2 cup of cooked pasta. However, most restaurants serve a pasta dish with 4 servings of pasta!!! You do not need to finish and clean off the plate every time. You can simply ask to take home the leftover.
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Tip 4: Do not Skip Meals

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Eating small frequent meals help to balance your calorie intake throughout the day and also keeps your blood sugar level balanced. Instead of eating 3 big meals, try to eat 5 - 6 smaller meals throughout the day.

Tip 5: Watch for the sugary drinks

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Juices, soda, cream & sugar in your coffee or tea all add up. Opt for drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. In addition to providing hydration to your body, it will also help you feel full.


  1. Thanks man. Great post, will be putting this to use. I could use dropping a few kilos...

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  2. Portioning food and avoiding sugary drinks are probably the most important things you can do to lower your weight. That, and eat more fruits/vegetables, of course. You nailed it with these five tips.

  3. I hate eating 6 meals a day. Too difficult and time consuming. Like your blog, follow'd

  4. I don't think I could find the time to eat 6 meals a day

  5. Sigh... It's the liquids in my diet that get me! Juices, mixed coffee drinks, etc.