These simple tips have come from years of helping people understand how much food they are consuming and how much they need to eat to achieve sustainable weight loss.
Tip 2: Always select an activity level lower than you perceive yourself to be doing. In our experience, most people dramatically overshoot what they think they are doing on a daily basis.
Tip 3: If you work sitting down, you would be living a sedentary lifestyle even if you exercise more than 2x per week.
Tip 4: Track your intake every day and include drinks as well as food intake. This includes weekends, when most people over consume calories.
Tip 5: Do not add your calories burnt through exercise to your total daily consumption if your goal is weight loss. This is often the stumbling block for many people.
Tip 6: Weigh yourself first thing every monday morning before you have eaten or drunk anything. This will show a true reflection of any changes in weight on a weekly basis.
Tip 7: Aim for a weight loss of 1-2lbs per week. Any more than this can possibly lead to burnout due to you consuming too little calories and can result in a potentially negative relationship with nutrition/exercise.