Sunday, July 19, 2009
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer..
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2008.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
-by my fb friend Leemu
Thursday, July 16, 2009
One of the biggest problems that women trying to lose weight face is the issue of 'honesty'. Honesty with others, yes, but it is honesty with oneself that is the most important factor in weight loss.
People are always asking successful dieters; how did you do it? What plan did you follow? How tall are you? How much are you exercising? Do you drink meal replacements? and so on and so on and so on. While these are all great questions which help to educate us, they are so often questions which people ask because they are to scared to take a hard look at the reality of their own patterns around food consumption and honesty.
Losing weight IS a mathematical equation. If you are taking in less calories than you are burning every day, you are going to lose weight. We all know this right? Then why is it that so many people still do not lose weight? And why is it that so many people say 'but I did so good this month! And I didn't lose ANYTHING!'? ....... it just doesn't add up.
If there is one thing that I have (unhappily) realized from dieting it is this; human beings actually require VERY LITTLE food for optimum health and weight range. I would love to be able to eat even three times a week the chocolaty / carby / cheesy kind of things I so often desire, but I KNOW that my body will just not cope with that in terms of weight loss. I know that a tiny indulgence for me personally can often mean the difference between losing weight, or not. That is the harsh reality of my metabolism.
The key is to be brutally honest with yourself about what you are really eating. Journaling your food for a solid three months is a great way to start being honest with yourself. Even on a really bad day you must persevere and write down the terrible truth! And when you look back after a month or two you will see what kind of an eating pattern it is that you have. It will be a revealing and educational experience. As long as you are prepared to learn.
Losing weight is so so so possible! As long as we are prepared to own up to our own habits and get real about what our bodies can cope with.
There are lots of printable food journals available online, such as www.alldietsource.com
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The cotton ball diet is exactly what it sounds like, you eat cotton balls. Some people eat them dry and others soak them in gelatin first. Obviously the idea is that cotton balls are low in calories but very filling, so you won’t want to eat anything that is fattening. The cotton balls are also high in fiber, which is thought to be good for you –until you realize it’s not the kind of fiber you need in your diet.
Possible Side Effects May Include: Exceptionally boring, dry and disgusting meals. A lack of needed vitamins and other nutrients. Major digestive problems.
Read more crazy diets at NeatoRama
Sunday, July 12, 2009
This way we have a place to record our journey, while providing tips and support for others.
Currently I need 5 Youtube members to help me start and administer this blog.
(Don't worry- we will soon need more)
I need members who:
Are active in the YouTube Weightloss Community
Have 5 or more weight loss videos.
Have over 50 subscribers.
Have been a Youtubing for at least 3 months
Sorry for these guidelines- I know there are many of you making a fresh start. But we see a lot of people come and go. I need people who will be making updates and will be sticking through this for gain or lose.