Guest post by Hans Wendt, owner of the Great Harvest Bread Co. in Bellingham, WA. Hans has operated the Bellingham store for 15 years and worked for the our bakery franchise office for many years before taking the leap to business ownership himself. He has a passion for health, bread, business and whole grains.
February 1st is a great day to recommit to your New Years Resolutions. If you have a weight loss goal and need some inspiration, you'll enjoy Hans' story!
This is not an article by an expert dietician, nutritionist, or doctor. I’m just a person who needed to lose some weight to stay healthy. I avoided any special or popular diets, simply focusing on eating high quality “nutrient dense” foods. I enjoyed all components of food: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. However, I was a stickler about eating the highest quality foods possible. So, for what it’s worth, here is what I did:
METHOD: I ate less calories than I burned
With my very physical job as a bakery owner/operator, I guessed I burned 2500+ calories per day. I determined to eat 2000 calories/day. Generally, I counted calories by 25’s. Approximating, but if in doubt, round up: