What is the 250/250 rule?
My 250/250 rule is designed to minimize overload in either exercise or caloric restriction. Being extreme in one area or the other is a sure fire way to sabotage success. Extreme exercise or extreme dieting can be detrimental to both your physical health as well as your psychological health.
By sharing the responsibility of Calories Burned (250) through exercise and Calories Saved (250) through modifying lifestyle choices we are adding an element of sustainability and creating an environment conducive to Lifestyle Reinvention. A 500 daily calorie deficit results in 1 lb. of weight loss a week.
|Calories Burned||Calories Saved||Total Calories|
|Running Up Stairs (25 min) 240||Swap mixed nuts for air popped popcorn 300+||540+|
|Walk/Jog Combination (60 min) 295||Swap Soda for Club Soda 300||595|
|Chopping/Splitting Wood (30 min) 227||Swap large cupcake for Cutie Cupcake 500+||727|
|Push mowing lawn (30 min) 205||Swap full fat ice cream for low calorie 200+||405|
|Dance, Dance, Dance (30 min) 200||Swap thick crust pizza for thin crust 500+||700|
|Biking, moderate (40 min) 300||Trade chips for veggies and choose whole fruit rather than juice 215||515|
|Sweeping/mopping floors (30 min) 130||Use a salad plate rather than a dinner plate 176||306|
|Total Weekly Calories for a 1lb+ Weight loss:||3788!|