Weight Control: It’s All about Simple Math

Here’s how to break it down: 3500 calories is equal to one pound.  There are 7 days in a week. So in order to lose about a pound per week—which is a healthy rate for weight loss—you need to cut out 500 calories each day. This can be done by either eating less calories or burning off more calories. There are 52 weeks in a year, so at this rate you can lose approximately 52 pounds per year! It’s that easy! If you want to gain weight, just reverse these steps.

Positive Tip: Take control of your weight—keep track of those calories.