A Week in the Life of a Pound of Fat

A Week in the Life of a Pound of Fat

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times…”why can’t I lose any weight?!” While our metabolisms may differ, the truth about fat loss is universal. A pound of fat has 3500 calories and in order to lose that pound, you must create a deficit of 3500 calories. It’s as simple as an accountant’s balance sheet-eat more calories than your body uses and you will gain weight. Eat less calories than your body uses and you will lose weight. Remember…all the good eating and working out during the week can be undone in just a weekend of not-so-healthy eating. If you are frustrated about your progress, you have two choices: 1) Get Serious. I mean really serious…weight loss is hard work. OR 2) Learn to enjoy your body as it is and be happy with maintaining your body weight. Since you started working out, you have gotten stronger, healthier, and happier. As a side benefit, you are able to occasionally eat the foods that you really enjoy without the weight gain. Remember, it’s all up to you!