10 Things You Need To Know About Losing Weight
I am busy working on a fun fitness video for you guys. It’s going to take me a while to do it right, so be patient. Because of that, I haven’t had much time to write today. Also, my children keep interrupting me every two seconds. Typical.
Anyway, I do want to share with you this documentary that is an absolute MUST SEE for anyone trying to lose weight. Medical journalist Michael Mosley investigates the science behind maintaining a healthy body. So without further ado, let me present to you “10 Things You Need To Know About Losing Weight“…
In case you don’t have time to watch it, I will summarize. If you have an hour to spare though, it is well worth it. The link is at the end of the post.
1. Don’t skip breakfast. When you are hungry, your brain tells you to eat higher calorie foods because it thinks you are starving. And then that whole pan of brownies disappears. Don’t laugh. You know it’s happened.
2. Use smaller plates. This encourages smaller portions, which means less overall calories. Pretty straightforward. This morning I ate out of a cat dish LOL.
3. Really watch when it comes to counting calories. People generally under report their daily intake by 40-60%. Pay attention to the little things likes snacks, sauces, giant tablespoons of peanut butter slathered on bananas, etc.
4. People who think their weight problem is because of a slow metabolism are usually wrong. Gotcha there.
5. Eating protein helps you feel full longer. Beans, eggs, lean meat, it’s all good for keeping a trim waist. The beans might make you fart, but there’s always Beano.
6. Soup also helps you to feel full longer, because it stays in the stomach longer than not-soup. I’m not sure they are advocating the “French onion” kind with that huge chunk of cheese on top. OMG, I’m getting hungry.
7. When you have a wide variety of foods to eat, you will eat more. Sorry Panda Garden Buffet, I’m not coming to visit anymore. OK, maybe once a year.
8. Eating low fat dairy products is beneficial because calcium binds with the fat from your food and “escorts it” (so to speak) out of the body before it can be absorbed. Loving my Greek yoghurt. Take that thighs!
9. Exercise is good because it gives you what’s called an “after burn”. The body looks to your fat stores for fuel AFTER a workout, and does so for about 24 hours. Remember, strength training exercises are the best for eliciting this effect. Pushups till you have trouble steering your car – that’s happened to me before.
10. Small changes in your daily routine really do make a BIG difference. Even standing while talking on the phone rather than sitting is better. It’s true. Add 50 squats on top of that, and you will have a butt like J. Lo. And who wouldn’t want that? OK, maybe just Jennifer Aniston’s.
Have fun today everybody! To watch the video, click on this snazzy picture…