I was on the verge of slapping an extra piece of cheese to my turkey sandwich at lunch time, and I started pondering something …
When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, the little things you do throughout the day make a huge difference!
Here’s an example: Let’s say my goal is to lose one pound of body fat per week. I need to get myself into a 35oo calorie per week deficit, which averages out to 500 calories per day. So what approach am I going to take to get to that 500 calorie deficit? It could be a lot easier then you think.
Here’s a few small changes that, over the course of a day, add up to a 395 calorie savings:
- Sub 1% milk for half and half in morning coffee. Savings: 65 calories.
- Sub mustard for mayo on turkey sandwich at lunch. Savings: 120 calories
- Sub low-fat dressing for ranch on dinner salad. Savings: 210 calories.
Fairly painless … even more astonishing: 395 less calories a day over the course of a year would add up to 41 pounds of weight loss!
Today is the best day to start paying closer attention to the food choices you’re making on a daily basis. I challenge you to take action! If you need help, Subscribe to my newsletter for more tips like these, pick up a copy of my new book and DVD, or contact me for info about group or personal training. And have a great and productive day!