You can erase any splurge with a diet or fitness fix. I just downed a Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte! Now what?
Let’s do the math: A moderate fitness class can burn off the 380 calories in a Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte. So could diet changes, such as skipping dessert after dinner or ordering a salad for lunch instead of fried chicken.
Like it or not, weight loss is all about trade offs! (I break down the equation for weight loss in my free weight loss plan “Erase 100 Extra Calories.”)
The good news is that I started off my morning with a hot yoga class–60 minutes of exercise that burned off about the same number of calories as contained in the Pumpkin Spice Latte. (Totally worth it!)
But that places me at an equal balance of calories in and calories out. To keep losing, I need to keep the calories I eat lower than the calories I burn off.
Here are the other ways I’m going to erase 100 calories:
- Walk for 30 minutes over lunch (100 calories)
- Drink lots of water, especially before meals, when it will reduce my appetite (100 calories)
- Stand up for 2 hours while I work (100 calories)
- Make my dinner a little bit smaller than usual (100 calories)
Right there’s an extra 400 calories I’m going to erase from my day. Crazy to think that if I’d done the a.m. yoga and NOT had the PSL I would have a deficit of around 800 calories!