OK folks, time for another challenge. So far we have increased our activity by getting 30 minutes of additional movement daily. We have calculated our BMR so we know how many calories we actually burn just being alive. We have lowered our calorie intake by 500/day to lose 1 pound a week. We have given up one of our favorite "guilt foods" and replaced it with water. Now that spring is here we need to increase our activity even more. Get outside as soon as you can and do something (rake leaves, plant flowers, pick up limbs, walk around the block, hike in the woods, something) to increase your activity. Increase your time of extra movement or at least intensify it. Also, sit down to eat everything. No more snacking as you walk around the house or do other things. Make a concious effort to sit down and relax to eat and enjoy every bite instead of just popping it in your mouth and swallowing. I think you will find you eat much less because you will want to finish up something before you snack. If you are working outside, be sure to drink lots water so you don't get dehydrated, you can dehydrate even if the weather is not terribly hot.
Have a wonderful week and keep us posted.
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