For the majority of people, weight loss/gain is a numbers game. 3600 calories is the equivalent of one pound. What does 3600 calories look like? 3.5 Chipotle burritos. Yeah, that’s it.
So if you eat an extra 3600 calories, you gain one pound. If you burn 3600 calories, you lose one pound. Simple math…but what are you doing wrong?
4 Easiest Ways to Gain Weight Without Trying
1. Eat At Restaurants: Eating out is going to add an extra 500-1000 calories to every meal. From the extra salt, extra toppings, and not so healthy preparation, you never know what exactly you’re getting. Tacos at home will run you about 300 calories each. Tacos at a local Mexican restaurant? You’re looking at 400-500 a pop.
2. Small snacks that add up: For every extra 300 calories you eat a day, you gain ONE POUND every 2 weeks….even with exercise. So two slices of bread. Two rolls at dinner. 5 chips with queso (and you know you don’t just eat 5). One flour tortilla. One candy bar. The list goes on….
3.Weekend Fun: You "only cheat on the weekends." Did you realize that cheating *only* on Friday, Saturday & Sunday is HALF THE MONTH? Almost…it’s 12 days, 15 on 5 week months.
4. Cocktails & Hangovers: Your cocktails are riddled with sugar. Every Vodka tonic packs more sugar than a can of coke and runs about 200 calories. 3 of those on Friday & Saturday, plus you’re late night Dominos is adding on a pound in just one sitting. (Psst..healthy cocktail mixing class this Wednesday!)
You can combat these little things by hitting a workout 6 times a week. Burn the excess and train to maintain OR make smart choices 2 meals out of 3 and you’ll be dropping lbs in no time! Snap us any questions you have or show us your healthy meals on Instagram!