The 130lb Weight Loss Story: It Worked For Me & It Will Work For YOU!
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How To Eat The Food You Love & Lose Weight!
Eating Your Favorite Foods In Moderation

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How Eating MORE = Low Cal * How to Read Food Labels * Preferred Grocery List * THayesRecipes * THayesRecipes - Pasta * Healthy Snack Ideas*
Fiber = Feel Full * Green Tea? * Cravings? * Carbs that Burn Fat! *

Now it is time to look at your eating habits, but if you love food as much as I do you aren't ready for any drastic changes.

I began cutting out all liquid calories.
I switched to water, but when I missed flavor, I incorporated unsweetened raspberry green tea.  Believe it or not raspberry green tea tastes amazing without sugar, and it actually reminds me of Kool-aid served cold.  I experimented with flavors to broaden choices and green tea added many health benefits to my life. Over time results made it easier to focus on cutting calories.  I soon became aware of my caloric intake while allowing myself to enjoy the foods I love in moderation.  Calorie requirements for my goal weight were found with a fitness website’s caloric requirements calculator. When I wanted pizza, I used the restaurant's website to check calories and I balanced the rest of my meals for the day.  Soon I learned to remember the calories in the foods I regularly eat, and I became better at portion control.  And now I eat all of my favorite foods in moderation.
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*How to Eat Food You Love*

Click on the Following Links to Explore THayesFitness Secrets to Eating Food You Love & Losing Weight:

How Eating MORE = Low Cal

How to Read Food Labels

Preferred Grocery List


THayesRecipes - Pasta

Healthy Snack Ideas

Fiber = Feel Full

Green Tea?


Carbs that Burn Fat!

How many calories do you need?

 Nearly everything you eat or drink has calories, which are a measurement of the energy that is released in your body when you metabolize food. You need a certain number of calories every day to maintain your current weight and activity level, as well as your body's normal functions. If you eat more calories than your body uses, the excess will be stored mainly as fat; if you eat fewer, you will lose weight. To slim down at the healthy rate of a pound a week, trim 500 calories daily by eating less, exercising more, or both.
(Note: Do not eat fewer than 1,200 calories a day. Consult your doctor if you are having trouble losing or gaining weight.) To gain a pound a week, add 500 calories per day from nutritious choices.
Not for use by pregnant women

Please enter your age, weight and activity level (i.e. how physically active you are on a regular basis) into the calculator and it will determine the amount of calories you must consume to maintain that weight. Therefor if you would like to determine how many calories you should consume to reach your goal weight, enter you age, goal weight and the level of activity you intend to maintain to calculate the caloric intake required to reach and maintain your goal weight.
Go to the website listed above to locate and use the Caloric Calculator.

You may check the Food Chart, which lists the number of calories in most foods, at the following link:

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