How to Lose 5 Pounds per Month

It’s very important in the Daniel Plan to have some measurements, a starting place. As Rick Warren says, you can’t manage what you don’t measure. So several of the beginning measurements would be your weight and your waist size.

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If possible blood pressure and other bloodtests can be taken as well. In fact a portable blood pressure cuff to regularly measure and update your progress is a good item. I use the Omron HEM-629 which works quite well.

THE NEXT IMPORTANT AREA IS CALORIES

You must get a handle on what your are consuming., Write down for a few days, all snacks, meals etc. Then after you can see the items on the list, start determining the calories. Once you can see the amounts your are eating, then….determine a goal to cut down to. The NIH has a great tool to estimating your caloric needs. For myself, I estimated I could have a stable weight at between 1800-1900 calories per day, but was consuming about 2200. With the idea of putting better food into me, and watching the calories as well, I selected a goal of 1300 calories per day, to burn off 5-6 pounds per month. I didn’t find that NIH site till well after my weight loss, but yup, that was the right level.