So many authorities view CALORIES from different perspectives, that I decided to simplify the concept. This article will only discuss the calorie from a fast food perspective and provide a SOLUTION to this issue.
The following link provides a list of 25 fast food establishments with a total of 272 different items they sell that range in calories from 700 to 3378. Feel free to review it after you read the post.
50 MILLION Americans visit a fast food establishment every single day. 44% purchase fast food 1X/week, 20% purchase 2X/week and 15% purchase 3X or more/week. Those choosing to eat fast food consume 33% of their daily calories from these facilities. 15.4% consist of protein, 42.6% come from carbohydrates and 33.6% come from fat.
31% of Americans claim to abstain from all exercise. 40% of the obese population alone claims to abstain from any exercise. People who did exercise for 30 minutes burned an approximate range of calories from 150-500.
The purpose of all these statistics is to demonstrate that calories consumed from poor nutritional sources in large quantities can never be compensated for with exercise alone. Does this mean exercise offers little benefit? ABSOLUTELY NOT! It simply can not be viewed as “the saving grace” for over consumption.
Want to prove to yourself that you can lose weight successfully?
Abstain from fast food for 30 days. (Once you achieve success, you will gain the confidence to know you can control weight loss if you choose to.) I’m not telling you to never eat in a fast food establishment again; just give it a 30 day hiatus.
Increase your chicken breast, turkey breast, baked or broiled fish (or canned fish,) egg whites (either omelettes or scrambled,) tofu, whey protein shakes, EXTRA LEAN beef or pork and Greek yogurt. Have any 1 or more of these with EACH MEAL you prepare to ramp up the protein needed in most diets.
Take an 8oz. cup and refill it 5-6X/day with either frozen or fresh vegetables. I suggest cooking it all up at one time and eating it throughout the day with your meals and or between meals.
To add a third item to your plate, reach for a sweet potato, quinoa, lentil beans or a garden style salad.
You must drink a minimum of 64oz of water each and every day. Preferably 1/2 your weight in ounces. This is VERY IMPORTANT because this helps eliminate waste your body produces which interferes with weight loss.
Time for dessert. Anything you choose up to 300 calories per day (only if you want it.) It can be divided over the day or eaten in one fell swoop.
At this point, I won’t even burden you with exercise. The purpose of this game plan is to help prove to yourself that your weight and your health can be reclaimed. As you begin to eat real food, you will quickly notice a difference in how you feel. You will be able to naturally increase your selections and choices, BUT, only after you prove to yourself you can succeed!
Don’t guess through these 30 days. If you are not sure of food selections, ASK ME! My goal is to teach you so that you can be a future messenger and teach others how to succeed as well. Your participation will hopefully lead to a growing cascade of success for others as you pass your story forward to other frustrated good people seeking real solutions. This is your chance to be part of the solution. Everyone WINS!
If you need help or have any questions, you know how to find me.
***As with all health care recommendations, please check with your licensed healthcare specialist or physician to make certain these suggestions are not contraindicated with your current health profile BEFORE implementing them.***