STEP 1: Basics of weight management
First, let’s talk basics. If you eat more calories than your body burns each day, you’ll gain weight. If you eat about the same number of calories, your weight should stay relatively stable. If you eat fewer calories than your body burns (or expend extra calories through exercise), you should lose weight.
HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS
Losing 1 to 2 pounds per week is generally considered a safe rate of weight loss. To do so, you need to create a deficit ranging from 500 calories per day (to lose a pound per week) to 1,000 calories per day (to lose 2 pounds per week). For example, if you cut your daily calorie intake by 250 calories and increase activity so that you burn an additional 250 calories, you’ll create a deficit of 500 calories, and weight loss of about a pound per week would be expected. The greater the calorie deficit, the greater the weight loss.
MAINTAINING YOUR RESULTS
Once you reach your target weight, your Herbalife Nutrition Independent Distributor will help you adjust your plan so you can maintain your new weight. This means you’ll want to avoid the foods or eating habits that caused the weight gain in the first place. Remember, for weight maintenance, the number of calories eaten and the number of calories burned each day should be about the same. If you find that you’re gaining weight, your Distributor can provide support to help you get back on track.
EASY PORTION CONTROL WITH FORMULA 1
For a convenient and delicious way to cut calories, we suggest replacing two meals a day with an Herbalife Nutrition Formula 1 shake and eating a balanced third meal, along with appropriate snacks. To maintain your weight, replace one meal per day with a Formula 1 shake and eat two well-balanced meals. When prepared correctly, our shakes take the stress and guesswork out of calorie counting.
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