For those of you trying to improve your personal wellness, a new tip: do the math. You may have a diet and daily exercise program in place, but you’ll never lose (or maintain) weight if the calorie math doesn’t add up. In fact, most people are a longshot from knowing how many calories they eat and burn daily. (http://usat.me?39160512)
Add this new action item to your weight loss plan: “Take the time to calculate how many calories I’m burning, and how many calories I’m consuming.” No calculus involved. If the cost (+ calories) of your favorite food is greater than the benefit of your go-to exercise (- calories), you’ll need to make some changes. Here are some links to help with your caloric homework. To calculate the calories you burn, an exercise calorie chart: http://bit.ly/5qiJpS. And to calculate how much you consume, a calorie calculator: http://bit.ly/G1SY2.