Saturday, September 29, 2012

To be successful at lifelong weight management, you need to make food choices that help you feel full with fewer calories

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Exercise isn't enough to lead to weight loss

Exercise isn't enough to lead to weight loss, New staty shows that high-intensity exercise may not, by itself, lead to high-intensity weight loss.

Times article here


Sunday, September 23, 2012

You must eat breakfast if you want to lose weight

You must eat breakfast if you want to lose weight, and make sure it includes lean protein. Eating lean protein at breakfast is one of the most important things you can do to feel less hungry.

Even if you don’t feel hungry in the morning, eat breakfast anyway. It may be a challenge, but this is something you can do. Breakfast will help you prevent hunger later on. It will reduce your appetite and cravings and help you stick with your eating plan all day long.
I start my day off with good breakfast. For me it means non-starchy vegetable, fresh low-sugar fruit, lean protein, whole grain bread, and healthy fats (I take Omega 3 supplement).

This is my average day, but I generally eat the same things from day to day:

blueberries, blackberries, or apple, 1 slice of dry, 100% whole-grain toasted bread with
1 slice of 99% fat free turkey breast,
1 fresh tomato
hot tea (no milk, no sugar).
As you can see it is not a typical "breakfast foods". The protein consumption, when eaten as part of the daily first meal reduces my appetite throughout the day. I also believe that it jump-starts my metabolism and sets my body in the optimal fat-burning state.

Eating like this was initially a little challenging, but I got used to it. It has become a part of my eating strategy that caused me to lose 91 pounds without feeling hungry. I eat breakfast every day.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Stop waiting for the right time - it never comes

Most people will just keep thinking about making changes. Thinking about change and talking about change doesn't make a difference. You need to get to the execution phrase. Action is what produces change.

Start making these changes now. Stop waiting for the right time to start losing weight; it never comes. There is no reason you can't begin your weight loss journey right here, right now. No more excuses! Don't wait for the "right time". Do it now. Take advantage of the motivation you're feeling now.

Start losing weight now - this very moment. There is never a “best moment” to start losing weight. The best time is NOW.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

This way of eating helped me lose weight quickly

I eat fresh non-starchy vegetables, fresh low-sugar fruits and lean protein. My proteins are lean turkey breast, grilled chicken breast and fish. I also eat a slice of whole grain bread.

I drink a lot of tea and water. I also take Omega-3 to make sure I have enough of so badly needed healthy fats. I totally eliminated foods that have empty calories and those that are filled with unhealthy fats, sugar and artificial ingredients.

This way of eating helped me lose weight quickly. It also provided my body with the right amount of fuel, nutrients and minerals it needs. It gave my body the perfect jump-start. It provided rapid weight loss at the start, so I had the incentive to keep going. It gave me a powerful mental boost.    
When I saw the numbers on the scale going down every single day, I got excited and wanted to stick with my method. Fast results kept me motivated. The more weight I lost, the more I realized how doable and relatively “easy” it was.

What does it feel like?
I feel great. Have lots of energy. I keep losing weight without exercise, calorie counting, and most importantly, without being hungry. I not only eat food that caused me to lose weight, but it is also healthy. My important health-related numbers (cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar) went down and are good now.

No single formula for weight loss can work perfectly for every person. But when you adopt a diet that consists primarily of fresh vegetables, fruits, lean protein and whole grains, you will be amazed how easily and “effortlessly” you will lose weight.
I have been eating this way for two years. Lost 91 pounds and managed to maintain it.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Positive changes once a person experiences weight loss

There are a lot of positive changes once a person experiences weight loss. Having lost weight I have new level of energy. I lowered my cholesterol, and blood pressure. My blood pressure was lowered so much that I was able to discontinue blood pressure medication entirely. I was amazed a few changes could make.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Replacing soda with water helps control weight

Sugary drinks, like soda, don't produce the same satiety, or satisfied feeling, that eating solid food produces. People who cut back on sugary drinks can help control their weight. Replacing soda with plain water, as a part of your weight loss strategy, results in average weight losses of up to 15 pounds.
By the way, diet soda is not the way to go.
Diet soda will not help you lose weight. Diet soda is artificially blackened water mixed with synthetic chemicals. It is one of the biggest health scams. When we drink diets soda with sweet taste, our body expects calories to follow, and when this doesn't occur it leads to distortions in our biochemistry that may actually lead to weight gain.  

Why? Artificial sweeteners in diet soda can increase our appetite and stimulate fat storage.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

5K Race for the Cure in New York

I ran in today’s Race for the Cure 5K in New York Central Park.

Over 20,000 participated in today’s event. Some ran, and some walked.

According to RunKeeper app, my time was 26:55 minutes and average pace was 8:27 min per mile.

Weather was nice, and it was a good run. Massive participation and support for the cause was impressive.  

I ran the same race a year ago. I remember it very well because it was my first official 5K race. My time was 32:22 and average pace 10:13 then.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Accountability is king! Master accountability.

Weight loss takes a lot of personal accountability. Accountability is always validated by documented evidence. What is means, in the world of losing weight, is that you must record what you do and your results.

Try this no-fail way to stay accountable – buy and use a scale. Invest in a digital scale and weight yourself on a scale daily. Your digital scale will be a top tool in losing weight. I use a digital scale that gives me an accurate readout to the nearest .2 pounds every time I step on it.

Weighting yourself every day will the focus on how quickly you are losing weight. When you see the numbers on the scale going down, you want to keep going. The act of succeeding on a daily basis will make you feel wonderful about yourself.
Those who weight themselves daily are more likely to lose weight and keep it off that those who inconsistently weight themselves.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fat Brazilians?

Fat Brazilians? Research shows that the number of Brazilians suffering from obesity is growing.
And the trend toward the fuller figure is most prevalent among women.
Brazil is known as home of the perfect beach body - but in reality, 48% of the population is overweight and 16% obese.