When trying to lose weight many of us always tend to try and cut calories and eat more fruits and vegetables, which is a great start! But many of us are unaware of how low or how high to go in regards to calorie intake for certain meals, or how many meals they should have a day, or what types of food they should really be having. Well I am going to try and help out with that with this Better Living Plan.
Lets start off with talking about caloric intake. You should never go about your day eating less than 1200 calories. It does not give your body enough energy to sustain throughout the day and it is not a healthy caloric intake. Don’t forget, your body requires certain nutrients and minerals in order for your body to function optimally, and it’s hard to cut that down to less than 1200 calories a day. A healthy range for caloric intake daily should range from 1500-2000 calories a day. Depending on your weight and what your weight loss goal is.
On the first page of the Bette Living Plan, it talks about some things you should be aware of. It will help give you a good base and a platform to start off. It allows you to calculate your BMI, BMR, and how many calories you need to consume and burn to help achieve your goal. This is a really good way to help keep track of your goals and help you achieve your end result.
Sometimes figuring out what exercises work best for you can be hard to find, or sometimes, we use the excuse that we don’t have enough time to exercise. I have found a solution to this! This is the daily exercise challenge. Of the list of exercises provided pick 4 of the exercises and perform them doing them in a 3 set cycle. You can do this before bed, before your shoulder in the morning, at lunch, or absolutely anywhere. There is no excuse!
Knowing the right foods to eat can be a challenge so lucky for you they are all listed as well as knowing which food to not eat and try to stay away from. For some foods there are additional nutritional facts and how they benefit your body.
The biggest and most important part of this plan is setting goals for yourself and being able to reflect on your results and seeing where you have done great and knowing places where you can improve on for next time. Seeing your progress week by week can help you stay on track. Making short term and long term goals for yourself can motivate you to achieve your goals. Remember yours goals need to be realistic and achievable. For example, having a goal of losing 20 pounds in one week, won’t happen, but losing 10 pounds in 2 months is a realistic goal.
Remember this is supposed to be an empowering and motivating process to help make your lives happier and healthier so have some fun with it! Check out my recipes for ideas on how to cook healthy AND delicious low calorie meals.
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