Spend your willpower wisely

As Easter approaches (or Feaster , for some) it helps to focus your will-power where it will help most. So remember this: a single pig-out is not as bad as a bad habit . Why? It takes 3500 excess calories to gain a pound of fat. Even in your most indulgent feast you probably couldn’t eat nearly that much. That’s the good news. The bad news is that if you habitually overeat by only 9 calories per day you’ll gain a pound of fat by the end of the year. In fact, the average American overeats by 19 calories per day, which is why they gain 20 pounds per decade–yikes!!

Knowing this, put your will-power in the right place. Enjoy a holiday feast if you like but make darn sure that you return to some squeaky clean good habits come Monday morning. The day-in day-out eating practices are what make or break you, not the occasional feast. Happy Easter!

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