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Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Sayville on the CICO Diet and if It Can Work for You

You’re probably aware of the dizzying amount of diets available, and perhaps you have tried one or more of them—to varying degrees of success.

If you’re looking for a simple one to follow, consider the CICO diet, which stands for the calories-in, calories-out method.

Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Sayville discusses the theory behind it and how you can succeed at it.

A Diet That’s Based on Math

If you’re a person who likes numbers, the CICO diet may be for you. At its root, all diets come down to eating better (or less) and exercising regularly. This diet breaks down those habits into pure numbers.

The numbers suggest that a pound of body weight is equivalent to 3,500 calories per week. Thus, if you want to lose a pound per week, you’ll need to consume 3,500 fewer calories per week—or 500 calories per day.

Calculate Your Calorie Intake and Output

For this, an app like LoseIt or MyFitnessPal will help greatly because it does the math for you—just input everything you eat (meals and snacks) and record your exercise (distance walked and the amount of time it took, for example). Do the first week as a baseline week under your normal habits. You’ll then, through a combination of diet and exercise, want to get to 500 fewer calories than your baseline number for the following week. Assuming you lose a pound per week, if you find the diet sustainable, you’re on your way to a successful weight loss plan!

All Calories Aren’t Created Equal

You’ll want to watch for high-calorie foods like avocados and nuts, and also be aware that 300 calories from an avocado are better than the 240 calories you would eat from a candy bar. This doesn’t mean the candy bar is healthier than an avocado! Be wise and use common sense with your meal and snacking choices; an occasional splurge is okay, but keep it sporadic.

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