Ok - Let's start at the beginning.
One pound equals roughly 3,500 calories. To lose 1 pound per week, you need to either eat 3,500 calories less than you are eating now..or burn off 3,500 calories a week...or a combination of both, as long as the loss you create equals 3,500 calories.
So, how to go about it?
Did you enter your staring weight and goal weight with projected date? If not, do so (top orange bar - Start button). This will give you your daily caloric intake range (and fat and carb range) for you to consume each day.
Tracking food and exercise. Again - the orange bar above, 2nd button - My trackers. Track your food each and every day. The lower you stay in your range the quicker you will lose.
As far as exercise, think cardio. Cardio could be as simple as a brisk 30 minute walk each day, or kickboxing, or aerobics, Zumba, etc.Track your fitness minutes there as well.
If you do 30 minutes of Zumba, enter it in...it will tell you roughly how many calories you have burned.
You can get free workouts on Youtube - use a keyword search.
I don't know how long out your wedding date is. Sometimes those last few pounds to lose can be tough...so you need to be very, very diligent with tracking to make sure you are burning enough and eating less (calorie wise) - don't just guesstimate how many calories you are eating or burning off - very important tip: start reading food labels!!!
Quick easy tips:
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
Cut out processed food (white bread, potato chips, cookies, soda, little debbie cakes, fritos).
Eat lean protein (lean steak, chicken, pork).
Eat more veggies
Don't be afraid of low calorie snacks to get you through the day www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
Your day could be something like this (I am doing guesstimate of numbers here)
Breakfast - veggie omelet - 300 cals
Lunch - turkey breast lettuce and tomato wrap - 300 cals
Snack - apple and string cheese - 200 cals
Dinner - Chicken breast with 1 1/2 cup mixed veggies - 400 cals
That's 1,200 right there.
Anytime you have a question - post it: there are always people here ready to help ;)
The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
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