Watching your calories in and your calories out and finding the correct balance is the key to successful weight loss.
Knowing the amount of calories you burn and the amount of calories you eat and doing this correctly allows for weight loss. Too many calories in - you can gain weight not enough calores in - your body goes into starvation mode and doesn't allow you to lose anyweight either.
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When you can't workout for the day because of errands or you just don't feel like it. Remember that everything you have to do is burning calories, even bathing is burning calories. Shopping, cooking, putting away groceries burning calories. If I am sitting and watching a movie I fidget, get up at the commercials and walk to the kitchen and back, still burning calories. Even cleaning the bathroom, yuck, burning calories.
When you push and push for your work outs and maintain your calories, usually at the low end, and the weight loss stalls...what then? Eat more! One or two days a week, not consecutive, go over the calories for the day.
Spark has a group for this sort of thing called Calorie Cycling. It's effective!334
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