I'd like to take a moment to make a long overdue apology.To my body.Hey you,I know we've had a rough go, you and I. We've been through a lot together. And I've got some things to say to you...We've made countless trips to the book store, you and I, looking for new diets and secrets on weight loss. And if that wasn't enough, we went through countless web searches looking for "quick" and "easy" hints to attain this magic goal weight.I am sorry....more
Fitness fanatics are self righteous assholes! Seriously! I don't mean the people who go to the gym and work out and keep in shape. I mean the people who get involved with legislation and persuade the government to implement these cockamamie rules and laws for dining. I would like to take my fork and poke it into their asses!
Ok, so I would say I'm "average" when it comes to eating and fitness. In my former life when I worked full time but didn't have kids, I went to the gym several times a week. I didn't necessarily eat well at all times but I wasn't a pig either....more
As of about ten years ago, I've tried to eat healthy. I was not strict with it by any means, but I became more aware of the food I ate. But, if you read my previous post on how I started running and exercising, you'll learn that just 'eating healthy' did not keep me 'healthy' so to speak, much less, keep the weight off....more
So I'm checking emails the other day and in my Oprah newsletter, I see where they've done a comparison of popular diet and weight loss plans. I checked it out and it turns out that a combination of low-carb dieting plus exercise is the true path to weight loss and better physical health. As a South Beach vet, I know all about low-carb dieting. But after the first 2 weeks, I began to gain back the 11 pounds I had initially lost, so I am not all that convinced. However, in the interest of full disclosure, I didn't do a lick of exercise, that could have been the problem.
It's 2009 and you've made a couple of
New Year's resolutions. And if you're like most "resolutioners" - your
number one resolution is to lose weight (myself included :) ).
Great — so what social media tools or communities are out there that can help us meet this goal?
Seems like every day since Thanksgiving, I have had second thoughts about what I put in my mouth. Blame it on too many tempting foods--and all within easy reach. Too many homemade sweets. Too many large dinners. Too many snacks and lattes consumed while on the road.
Are you addicted to soda? I'm not, but I know many people who are. I know one person who can only get through work if she has a 2-liter bottle of cola on her desk. That's a lot of empty calories.
My advice...take it slow. If you're addicted to "x" number of sodas a day, try to reduce that number slowly. Especially, if they are caffeinated sodas. Caffeine and sugar are both addicting, and stopping cold turkey will most likely result in headaches and other unpleasant symptoms. But gradually reducing your intake, will increase your chances of success.
The holidays, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, are still several weeks away, but it’s not too early to starting creating a plan of action for you to not gain weight.
Many people think that a typical weight gain during the holidays is about 5lbs.
That’s a myth.
On average, most people gain less than a pound.
Yes, you can.
In fact, it’s a lot easier than you think.
Small changes in your eating habits can lead major changes for weight loss.
A reduction of over 400 calories per day will enable you to lose more than 1 pound per week, without exercising. But, by doing both you’ll lose even more weight.
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