Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Top Basic Weight Loss Strategies

I'm so sorry it has been so long since I have last updated. I've fallen off the ban-wagon of blogging and eating. Man, this summer weather is giving me the appetite of a lifetime! This week I literally have had to start over and get everything back in order. I'm sure all of us know, its 100% harder than it sounds. So for all of us that have fallen off, lets get back on and start over:). Thank goodness for even being able to start over, HA!

Today's post is really simple, but it was a good reminder so I thought I would go ahead and post it.

So a 10-year study called the National Weight Control Registry tracked more than 5,000 people to see how they lost weight and how they kept it off. Here are the strategies the successful participants had in common:

~Calorie controlled diet.

~One hour of exercise daily.

~Weighing in regularly-at least once a week. This allowed them to catch small increases in weight very quickly and take some corrective action.
Losing weight for medical reasons.

I really like this, because it comes back to consistency again. Just basic, simple habits that we can make or change in our day. For calorie controlled diet, just remember to go by your HANDS for those portions, and you will have all the control you need.

Also, when you think of the word exercise, don't think of you sweating off your nose and working out till you literally can't even stand up. This could mean walking, running, gardening, cleaning your house, even grocery shopping. Just keep your body moving through out the day and that will keep your metabolism going!


the fellers said...

grocery shopping, that is a good thing, cause sometimes I am THERE for an hour. huh, that makes me feel better...and as for the goal you gave me like 10 years ago, I think i am doing ok, I have been trying to cut out pasta's more, and focus more on other things, the only thing I cant bring myself to do though is to buy the whole wheat pasta, I just can not justify it...cause it is more expensive, I am sorry, but I am trying with the other, oh and we went out to dinner last week and we BOTH ordered BROWN rice rather than white or noodles....that is a good thing, right? You can give me another goal if you want...I fell off the bandwagon for a minute, but I think I am back on now....

Jared and Caitlin said...

Oh man.. I definitely need to get back on the band wagon! I'm on the month plan right now.. work out really hard and eat right for a month, then the next month I take completely off and am probably worse off then when I started. *sighs* Someday my goal is to be consistant!

tracie said...

What is it about the warm weather that makes you crave treats?? I don't get it. And all the barbaque's don't help at all either. I feel that I can really relate to Jared and Caitlin. I do really good for a while, then have a bad week or two that cancels out any progress that I made. Loved your post like usual!!