According to the Healthy Living AZ Central website, dropping a pant size involves a combination of exercise, diet, and lifestyle adjustments. The site points out that dropping a pant size is equivalent to losing 10 pounds. Healthy Living AZ Central recommends keeping a journal of weight loss activities and daily food intake in order to fine-tune both exercise and diet, and consult with a doctor before starting any new diets.
Healthy Living AZ Central writes that those trying to drop a pant size can consult the online Mifflin Equation to determine the amount of calories necessary to maintain current weight level. Starting with those calculations, the site recommends dropping between 250 to 500 calories from that number.
AZ Central advises that individuals should add more activity to their lifestyle, including 30 to 60 minutes at a time of biking, jogging, swimming, or rowing. These exercises can help burn an additional 250 to 500 calories per week, which goes a long way towards losing a pound per week. The site recommends adding exercises that strengthen and tone muscles because strength training helps individuals to control weight.
Staying hydrated is important because it keeps metabolism steady for weight loss. The site warns to never skip meals as this can slow the metabolism down and encourage binge eating. To drop a pant size, a dieter should stick to a diet consisting of fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy and vegetables.