In order to lose 1lb of fat, you need to create a 3500 cal deficit. 2lbs per week would be 7000. The best way to do it is to cut your calories and up your work outs in order to increase your metabolism and resting burn rate. Sparkpeople.com is free and does a really good job helping you get this information. Find exercise you enjoy so you can keep it up. The key is consistency. Cut out junk food, processed foods, sugar, refined carbs and limit how much saturated fat you eat. Increase your vegetable and fruit intake, eat whole grain and eat breakfast every day. experiment w/ different recipes that are healthy to find ones you enjoy. Healthy eating doesn't have to be hard. It can be very delicious. I lost 55lbs in 9 months...you can lose 60lbs in a year.
at 11:11 AM on Jun. 9, 2010