Quick facts on weight loss

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Did you know it takes 3500 calories to gain half a kilo?

If you want to lose half a kilo a week – which is a steady, healthy weight loss to aim for – then follow these 2 easy steps and you will see those kilos melt away:

  • Reduce your daily calorie intake by 250 calories
  • Incorporate physical activity that will burn 250 calories each day

Let’s take a look at some foods / drinks you can cut out to easily achieve this target:

600ml Coke 260 calories
53g Mars Bar 250 Calories
Large Caffe Latte 235 Calories
250ml Icecream 250 calories
Meat Pie 450 Calories

Maybe you are saying “Annette I don’t eat any of those things”. So what foods are you eating? I suggest you keep a food diary for a week and list everything that goes into your mouth. You will soon see what foods / drinks you can cut to get you on target to a healthy weight range. You might be surprised where the extra calories are coming from.

To work out how many calories your daily exercise is burning, check out this handy little calculator here.

Where will you find your 500 calories? Read my 10 ways to swap ingredients to find out how to keep eating the food you enjoy without the added fat.