ALWAYS BURN CALORIES:
These are but a few of the ways to burn calories. In fact, everything you do (breathing, sitting, standing) burns calories — even sleeping! But as you can see from the above list, activities that burn the most are rigorous or can be done for several hours.
Take a look at my “Summer Lean Down Plan” article for more information on the “CALORIES IN” part of the equation.
But it is never a good idea to limit your calories under 1800 calories per day. In fact, you should consult a nutritionist or dietician for a plan if you plan to go under 1800 calories. The main reason is that you can lose weight but become unhealthy due to lack of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from a lower calorie diet.
Remember, the key to any weight control program is adding water to your diet and developing a fitness plan that will help you add oxygen and burn calories and fat. This will produce the caloric deficiency needed to lose weight.
Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. If you are interested in starting a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle – check out the Military.com Fitness eBook storeand the Stew Smith article archive at Military.com.