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How to Lose 1lb a Week

Posted on Sep 25

How to Lose 1lb a Week

Did you know that to lose just 1lb you have to be in a 3500 calorie defecit?

You’ve got 3 options on how you can do this –

  • Option A) Consume 3500 less calories a week through diet
  • Option B) Burn 3500 more a week through exercise
  • Option C) Combine both diet and exercise to reach the 3500 calorie deficit

Lets look at these options in a little more depth –

Option A – Reduce your calorie intake by 500 calories a day so over the week this equates to 3500 calories. There are lots of easy ways to do this by making simple food choices and swapping some of your more indulgent foods for healthier alternatives and reducing your portion sizes. Download yourself a calorie counter such as My Fitness Pal so you can track your food and see where you can reduce your calorie intake....Do you really need that latte every day? How about that packet of crisps with your dinnertime sandwich? You will be surprised at how many hidden calories you are consuming too, such as cooking oil, mayonnaise, butter etc which we tend to forget when we’re counting calories!

Option B – Burning 500 extra calories a day by doing structured exercise can torch 3500 calories a week. You don’t have to do this at the gym, and you don’t have to do it all in one go! Why not try 2 short 20-30 minute HIIT sessions a day instead of one longer workout at home? Or break it down even more - Go for a walk in your dinner break, take the stairs, park further away at the all adds up! We’ve got loads of calorie torching workouts for you to try at home! So you can fit some exercise in whenever you want, anywhere you want! Think of us as your mobile personal trainer!

Option C – For most, this may be the best option. Why not reduce your calorie intake by 250 calories a day and increase your calorie burn by 250 calories a day?! That’s just a 30 minute HIIT workout and a small change to your eating habits! Its all about finding a balance! What works best for you?

They key to successful weight loss is consistency, so however you choose to lose 1lb a week, stay on track, control your calories and add a bit more exercise!