Yet another delay - I honestly started back on my writing, while preparing to get the house ready to sell and monitoring my son's epilepsy ... then it happened. Another lump ...
How many calories do you burn?
Did you know that just by existing (sleeping, reading, writing, sitting), you burn 2 calories a minute? There's 1440 minutes in our 24-hour day. That means if you did nothing but sleep or sit, you burn 2880 calories.
To lose one pound of fat, though, you need to burn / expend 3500 calories. Even if you ate nothing (which I highly do NOT recommend), you still won't lose weight.
So ... eat healthy meals and move. If you move a little, even by fidgeting, you could get that 2-calories-per-minute up to 3 or 4 or even 5 calories a minute (depending on how fast you move).
Here are a few things you might do during the day:
2 cal/min: reading, sitting, standing, sleeping, reading, writing
3 cal/min: playing cards, fidgeting, or foreplay!
4 cal/min: brushing your teeth, ironing or washing dishes by hand
5 cal/min: cooking and food prep, or housework
6 cal/min: weight lifting (moderate pace)
7 cal/min: carrying an infant or sex
8 cal/min: moderate jumping jacks
11 cal/min: low impact aerobics or shoveling snow
12 cal/min: rowing machine (moderate) or jogging
15 cal/min: running 5 mph
24 cal/min: running 8 mph
18 cal/min: jumping rope
40 cal/min: running 12 mph
So what are you going to do today to burn calories?
Because, see, it all adds up.