Wednesday, October 13, 2010

You Gotta Work it Out!!!

Did you know weight loss is 80% diet and 20% workout?  So, if you eat crap, and workout you will NOT lose weight.  Or if you eat crap and DO NOT workout, you will gain weight.

I am a big supporter of losing weight the right way.  That means no pills, craze dieting, etc.  I once lost 40 lbs just by changing my eating habits and I've been avoiding the reality that it takes time and persistence.

Weight loss always feels like a conundrum, that is TOO big to tackle.  It's like a boulder that you look at a and can't decide which side to start pushing.

Well here's the answer, start with your diet, then get ACTIVE!!!!  Weight loss occurs when there is a deficit in the number of calories eaten versus the calories burned throughout the day!!

Cut down on the sweets
Trade out your white bread for whole grain low calorie bread.
Eat more vegetable
Eat lean protein
EAT BREAKFAST!!!  ( This should be your biggest meal)
Don't eat and go to sleep
Eat dinner no later than 7pm
Drink at least 64 ounces of water
Cut down on the salt and use Ms. Dash and/or light salt
Eat a balanced diet ( starches, vegetables, protein, fat and dairy)
Workout more days than not!!

These are some beginning motivating guidelines!!  Figure out what works for you!!

Also, do it for the right reason, health first and superficial later!!!

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