Changing eating habits is a great way to lose weight. Just replace high calorie items with low calorie ones and over a period of time and you’ll lose unwanted pounds. It’s a simple concept, and one that has worked well for me over a period of time. In this post I’ll share some helpful tips to the procedure that you should know about that can help you find greater success over the long term.

In its simplest form, weight loss is accomplished when we consume less calories than our body burns on a given day. The average man, at rest, burns about 2200 calories in 24 hours, the average woman burns around 2000. These BMI numbers vary by a person’s size and weight, but for this post I’ll use these basic averages.

### Simple Math

Once we know how many calories we burn at rest per day, we can do some simple math and figure out how many calories we need to restrict in order to lose a pound of weight. Dietitians tell us that we need to cut 3500 calories from our diet to lose one pound of weight. If we divide 3500 by 7 days, we find that to lose a pound per week we need a 500 calorie restriction per day. Simple numbers.

### Changing Eating Habits

So now we need to put on our detective hats and find the big calorie offenders. While it might be tempting to go after the obvious mega hamburger or french fries, by doing a little research we find there are some more innocent looking items that actually punch a huge wallop in our diets. Two common ones are salads and sugary drinks.

Here are a few common examples. . . [Read more…] about Changing Eating Habits: Create a New Resolution Habit for Success