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Can You Find Your Way to 100 Calories Less Per Day?

Although not all calories are “created equal” when it comes to impacting weight control, here are is the equation: 3500 calories burned (or eaten) will result in 1 pound of weight loss (or gain).  Hmm…3500 calories seems like LOTS of calories to lessen simply to lose 1 pound.

However, let’s look at 100 calories.  This appears pretty simple to address.  Here are some examples of 100 calories containing foods:

  • One apple
  • Medium size banana
  • 14 almonds
  • 3 crackers with cheese
  • 6 cups microwave popcorn
  • ½ cup cottage cheese and a wedge of fruit
  • 6 whole grain pretzel sticks

It would seem fairly simple to lessen caloric intake by 100 calories a day.  If this was done for 35 days, presumably 1 pound would be lost in a little over a month.  This strategy results in 10 pounds of weight loss per year.

Now, for those people seeking to shed 30, 40, 50 or more pounds, the 10 pound a year thing is kind of slow.  BUT, as we are can see, 100 calories does not require too much sacrifice of food intake, so 200 calories, 300 or even 400 calories a day does not appear to be “starvation” type of dieting.

The point:  We can all find our way to lessen calorie intake each day and this does NOT require major “dieting”, sacrifice or any other horrific intrusion to your life.  Take a step back, evaluate your “go to” foods, snacks and drinks and figure out how to reduce that caloric intake to keep the weight coming off.   

And to end today’s entry, I really cannot find any songs about 100 calories, but here is the 100th most popular song in 1975…enjoy Frankie Valle (One of the “Jersey Boys”).

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