Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wellness Wednesday...On Saturday

Wellness Wednesday is not gone, nor forgotten; it was just postponed this week.  

In doing some research, I found an article about people who are successful with losing and keeping off extra pounds.  It's all very common sense stuff that requires some discipline but the results make it well worth it.  Success boils down to the following:

  • Track food intake

  • Count calorie or fat grams or use a commercial weight-loss program to track food intake

  • Follow a low-calorie, low-fat diet - approximately 1,800 calories and less than 30% fat

  • Eat breakfast regularly

  • Limit eating out

  • Eat similar foods regularly and don't splurge much on holidays and special occasions

  • Walk about an hour a day or burn the same calories with other activities

  • Watch fewer than 10 hours of TV a week

  • Weigh  at least once a week

  • It's all about a lifestyle rather than a dieting mentality.  Successful dieters know that keeping weight off is a matter of burning off what is eaten.  Most people fail when they feel the "diet" is over and revert back to their former eating and activity ha

    1 comment:

    Shona~ LALA dex press said...

    Yesterday I got into a conversation with a my knitting group about the various meanings of the word diet. One lady just lost 14 lb on the South Beach Diet, and feels so good that she has changed her "lifestyle." The co-worker I've mentioned before who was diagnosed with diabetes and changed her life around also refers to her change as a new lifestyle. I refer to the way I eat as my diet and obviously don't mean DIET.