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Healthy eating and your weight loss

Even if you’re a healthy eater and doing your exercises you might not be happy with the effects on your weight management and if that’s the case than this article is definitely for you:

10 Ways To Lose Weight When You’re Already A Healthy Eater

You snack on fruit, count calories, follow a weight loss program, and start most days with a walk or swim. So when you step on that scale and the needle stays put, you wonder what the heck you’re doing wrong. Even with such healthy eating habits, sometimes a seemingly inconsequential snack choice or a larger (but common) food myth can keep pounds in place. Take heart: A simple, slight adjustment in your healthy eating and thinking can help your weight loss goal.

Healthy Eating Habit: You count calories

The key to weight loss: Take in fewer calories than your body needs to maintain your current weight and you will drop pounds. But only 11% of Americans correctly estimate their ideal daily calorie intake, according to a recent survey. The rest of us tend to overestimate, says Bonnie Taub-Dix, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and that’s what keeps you from weight loss. Let’s say you assume that a target of 2,000 calories per day will allow you to get to your weight loss program goal, but it really takes 1,800: Those extra 200 are enough to keep an additional 20 pounds on your frame.

Do it better
Determine the right number of calories you need each day—and stick to it.
• Get your max intake:Click here to determine what your ideal daily allowance of calories is.
• Divvy it up: Set limits on your meals and snacks. If 1,800 calories is your max, split it into three 500-calorie meals and one 300-calorie snack.
• Create a custom meal: If your favorite frozen entrée has 500 calories, that’s all you get. Find one for 300, however, and you can have some fresh fruit and a small salad with it.

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