Five obstacles to weight loss

Five obstacles to weight loss

Obstacle #1 & #2 Eating at inappropriate times and places: When “mom” did all the cooking, she controlled “when” and “where”, the family would eat. Mom would serve “three squares”, and at their best, they were healthy and portion controlled. Today we exist in a food “free-for-all”. Advertising has sold us on the idea that food can be consumed anytime and anywhere. And we bought into it! We drive our cars with a take-out beverage, some of...

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You snooze, You lose !

Can lack of sleep cause obesity? Compared to sleepers who got seven to nine hours of sleep per night, those who got less than 4 hours were 73% more likely to be obese. And, sleepers who got just 6 hours sleep were 23% more likely to be obese. That is what a Columbia University study of 18,000 people revealed. So why does number of hours in the sack influence belt size? Hormones. Lack of sleep disrupts levels of the hormones; leptin and ghrelin...

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Do you think you can lose 10 pounds…………………by Valentine’s Day ?

Do you think you can lose 10 pounds…………………by Valentine’s Day ?

Original Post 1/25/13 Do you think you can lose 10 pounds by Valentine’s Day (3 weeks)? That’s waht I asked myself on January 24th. I don’t know if I can either, but I’ve committed myself to doing just that. And, one of my trainee friends has committed to it also, in fact we have a small “fun” bet going (and I’m gonna win!). The way I will do this is to cut all junk out of my diet, and believe me, there is a lot to cut. High sugar...

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Health and fitness resolution? This time, start with a plan!

Health and fitness resolution? This time, start with a plan!

First… set the goal:  A goal creates a clear vision of the future. It must be well thought out and it must be specific. It also needs to define the smaller, supporting things that will need to be done almost daily. Those small things will spell the success or failure of your goal. EX: If the goal is weight loss, consider the specific diet and activity changes you will need to make.   Then, Exercise: Exercise information is bountiful....

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Caloric Burn Table (not a comprehensive list)

Ten minutes of exercise by a 150 pound person burns:  Running (9 minute miles) 135 Rope Jumping (120 turns/min) 125 Cycling (racing) 117 Volleyball (vigorous) 100 Weight training (intense) 80 Basketball (full court) 68 Golf (carry clubs) 59 Softball 48 Housework 43 Watching “The Biggest Looser”  (without eating snacks) 15...

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