Monday, March 15, 2010

Health Tip of the Week

Cut Calories, Lose Weight

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 66% of American adults are overweight or obese. This is a staggering number indeed when you think about how much money and energy is put into the weight loss industry. We are told to eat low-fat diets, low-carb diets, high-protein diets, etc. etc. While it does matter what and how we eat, the surest way to win the battle of the bulge is simple. Cut calories. Weight loss happens when a person burns or uses more calories than they consume. Unfortunately, many of us are eating more than we burn off in our daily activities, or allotted exercise for the day. So, what do we do to remedy our nation’s state of obesity? Eat less, exercise more, and pay attention!


  1. Great advice. By simply paying attention to how much I eat each day (for about a week I wrote everything down) and paying attention to how much I weigh by getting on the scale every morning, I have finally begun to lose weight.

  2. That's great, Christine. Keep up the good work!