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Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP posted:
I like keeping things simple. Here are some ways to shed pounds with a single habit change:
1) Cut back on high calorie sugared drinks and juices. Replace 20 oz of regular soda daily with diet soda and you'll drop 25 pounds in one year.
2) Burn 250 calories extra each day (about 2 miles walked at 4MPH) and you'll remove 25 pounds in one year.
3) Eliminate 250 calories from your daily food consumption (2 slices of bread, one energy bar, 1/2 bagel, one cookie) and you'll shed 25 pounds in one year.
The key is to realize that one pound of real fat is equal to 3,500 calories. If you're eliminating 250 cals by either not ingesting or by burning it, then you'll drop a pound every 2 weeks. Now, if you combine burning 250 cals and eliminating 250 from your eating, you'll drop a pound a week for about 50 pounds of weight removal per year.
Good luck!
Dr Peeke
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