Food for thought: One pound of fat is about 3500 calories. To lose one pound of fat per week, consider reducing calorie intake and increasing calorie output by about 500 calories per day. Week by week you will begin to feel better.
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Here are some more tips for a healthy you
Choose smaller portion sizes. Order kids meals and never supersize anything.
Choose light or lower calorie products
Choose low sugar foods and beverages
Choose to be active. You can begin by working out at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center, which is free to all IPFW students though it is also open to alumni, staff, and community members.
If you are going out to eat, ask for food items to be prepared to your specifications. For example, ask for sauces to be served on the side, or omit mayonnaise and replace french fries with vegetables.
Prepare a full meal when you have time, such as lasagna, and then freeze individual portions with frozen vegetables in tupperware. Take out and microwave as needed when you are in a hurry.
Breakfast is very important. Wake up five minute earlier to have a quick breakfast like cereal, fruit, granola bar, or a bagel. If you don't like breakfast foods, eat whatever you like; there is no rule that says you have to have eggs and pancakes in the morning.
Free session with a personal trainer: Every employee and student can receive a free session with one of our personal trainers each year. Call 260-481-6655 to schedule and appointment.
The Hilliard Gates Sports Center is your key to fitness at IPFW! Students workout for free using their student ID. Employees get the best rate in town. Call 260-481-6655 or visit the Gates Sports Center Web site for more pricing information. The Hilliard Gates Sports Center is also open to the public.