Motivational Monday – Small Change = Big Difference!

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Do you have bad habits that are preventing you from reaching your goals?

If so, now is the time to replace those bad habits with good ones. It’s surprising how small changes can make huge differences. Check out how cutting down on your consumption of pop, eating breakfast, and getting more sleep can help you reach your weight loss goals.

Are you a pop drinker? Do you drink 1 or 2 cans a day? Let’s do the math on that….a can of pop on average, has 150 calories (Source), if you drink 1 a day, thats 54,759 calories a year. At 3500 calories per pound, that’s a gain of 15.64 pounds in just one year. Crazy! Replacing just can of pop a day with water can really help you reach your weight loss goals. Small Change = Big Difference!

What about breakfast? Do you eat breakfast everyday? If not, you should start… Breakfast skippers consume 40% more sweets, 55% more soft drinks, 45% fewer veggies, and 30% less fruit than those who eat breakfast. (Source)Eating breakfast also helps speed up your metabolism for the rest of the day by up to 10%! (Source) Don’t have time for breakfast? Check out this easy, healthy and delicious breakfast idea that will keep you satisfied until lunch time! Small Change = Big Difference!

Are you getting enough sleep? Short sleepers (those who get 6 hours or less a night) on average eat about 300 more calories a day than those who get a full nights sleep. They also have slower metabolism and higher levels of cortisol – a hormone that increases your appetite. (Source) Getting more zzz’s can help you shed up to 30 pounds a year. Small Change = Big Difference!

Time to make some small changes!

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4 responses to “Motivational Monday – Small Change = Big Difference!

  1. Yikes! I’m glad I don’t drink much pop!

  2. It’s amazing how much the little things add up! One soda seems harmless enough, but when you consider its effect over a year, you might make a different choice.

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