Saturday, April 29, 2017

Eat Tasty Nutritious Food

There are so many diets are there, don't eat this, don't eat that. You start one and before you know it you're gagging because the food is unbearable. 

And you can't stick to it. Who can? Food was meant to be enjoyed, even while trying to lose weight. 

Whether you cut out the carbs, or the sugar or have a food allergy, whatever you eat should taste good. The reality is weight loss comes down to simple math. Eat fewer calories than you burn.

Now will your body do better eliminating certain foods, yes it can. Certain foods can help you feel fuller longer and also help curb cravings. But the bottom line is that whatever you do has to work for you and your lifestyle.

I was once told to try and make every meal a "Number 10" meal.  Tasty, scrumptious something you look forward to and savor and something you wish you had more of. If you can eat something that is tasty and keeps you full longer you will stick with your plan.

Next... drink water, lots of water. It's good for you, it keeps you hydrated, and also some times when you think you're hungry, you may be just thirsty. Not a water drinker? Then add some lemon, or some flavored sugar free stuff to it. There's always a way to increase your water intake.

So no matter what plan you decide to go with or if it's just your own, just make it the most tasty, fun, incredible food you can.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Whatta ya mean... write it down?

Proven Fact - Trying To Lose Weight Can Cause Memory Loss

Sure that's it - memory loss... trying to lose weight causes memory loss.

Isn't it amazing that as people go down the path of trying to lose those extra pounds that they tend to forget just what they've eaten during a day.

Is it selective memory or is it memory loss?

My attitude has always been if you don't write it down then it don't count. And those bites I take as I'm cooking the food. Nope don't count. Not to me.

Okay, so I ate half the meat loaf before it got out of the oven. But those don't count...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Finding The Right Food Plan For You

Yes, it's about the food and what you eat but it's also about how much you eat. Even too much of a good thing can be disastrous. For me it's about good food balanced out throughout the day that works for me, my metabolism and my lifestyle. 

Carbs don't work for me. I need flexibility and variety. So a modified Ketogenic Diet seems to work best for me.  

Midge the Angel knows that the biggest obstacle to losing weight is the food. 

Yes, the food!

There is nothing worse than trying to drop those extra pounds than eating food that is tasteless and boring. And most of all, you can't even imagine eating it for the rest of your life.

There are so many diets out there... low fat, low carb, high fat, high carb, no carb, high protein. It can make you go crazy. Whatever you choose it should be something that you enjoy. That tastes good. Food you would eat even if you didn't want to loose a pound. It has to work for you!

Everyone is different, and so are you. Our bodies react differently to different foods. Some people have allergies to certain foods. Others can eat anything with no problem so for them it's just a matter of portion control. Maybe you are like me and are carb sensitive. 

Finding the right food plan is the main part of any weight loss program. Here's a short quiz that may help you find one that's right for you. The Best Diet For Your Personality

Take time today to do some research... experiment. You'll find the right fit.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fairy tales can come true

The new years here and like always we make tons of resolutions, some crazy and some that are doable. 

The number one being, "I'm Gonna Lose Weight". Then it's "I'm gonna exercise every day". 

Sales for every diet plan soars and the gyms are packed to the rafters. We all go gang busters into this and within weeks it's all forgotten. But it doesn't have to be. 

Maybe it's time to really set some realistic goals for ourselves. Goals that we need, we want and that we can do.

Like Midge, we all dream of those thin tight thighs, the stomach you can bounce a quarter off of. But is it realistic? What can you be happy with?

And no you're not settling. The reality is, is that as we get older it gets tougher to drop those pounds and tighten that butt, but ask yourself what do you really want? Isn't getting healthier and feeling better what it's really about in the long run. Without your health what do you have?

So think about it. Do you want to walk up those stairs without huffing and puffing?  Could losing 10, 20, or even more pounds make a marked difference on those aching knees? And what about your back?

So before you get yourself all crazy take a minute to think. What goals do I really want to hit? Are they realistic? The last thing you need to do is set yourself up for failure.

So take some time before you start to really think about what your goals are and I'm sure if you set them realistically you will be able to reach them.
Fairy Tales Can Come True...

Friday, January 1, 2016

Yes for the 40th. millionth time I am starting my journey to lose weight and get healthy. 

But the reality is this year is very different. 

After finding out from the doctor that my health is in jeopardy...

I have to get serious... real serious... real fast.
It won't be an easy journey because I have so many things I have to work around.

Found out I'm highly lactose intolerant, have a gluten sensitivity, have GERD and insulant resistant along with on the brink of being pre-diabetic (really really close... scary close) and my thyroid looks messed up. So I'll be eating basically tree bark.

Actually I won't. I've been working with an endocrinologist and a nutritionist on a plan of action and a food plan geared for me so it shouldn't be all that bad. 

Will I be perfect ... heck no. But I'm gonna do my best. One day at a time. One step at a time. I'll keep you posted on my journey and if anything I find can help you out that would be great. If you know something I don't ... please share.

2016 is gonna be a great year!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What's the best time to exercise?

Are you falling asleep just thinking of exercising?

You're not lazy... maybe you're just working out the wrong time of day!
Did you know that there is no reliable evidence that one time of day is better than the other to exercise? 

The most important thing is to just find a time of day that you can stick with so that your exercise becomes a habit.  

Simple... if it doesn't fit into your schedule and when you have the most energy, you won't do it. And that's just what happened to Debi - she picked the wrong time and she stopped exercising on a regular basis.You really have to make it work with your body clock.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sometimes you have to stop exercising

If you start exercising and have severe or unusual pain or aches that last for a long time afterwards... please stop. 

Your body is trying to tell you something, like maybe you need to change your exercise program.

Starting any new exercise program is not easy especially if you have some physical limitations. And Debi found that out the hard way. 

Over the past year she's have been having major problems with her knees and legs. Gone to lots of doctors, had tons of tests and they still can't find out what it is. All she knows is that any walking, or exercising that has any type of impact at all kills her legs and knees. The pain is unbearable and she literally suffers for days afterwards. So what she use to do isn't working right now. And that was depressing for her.

So for the last month it's been trial and error finding out what "she can do".

After trying classes at the gym and numerous exercise dvd's she finally found something that not only works but she really, really loves it. It's Tai Cheng from Beachbody.  It's Tai Chi but with Dr. Mark Cheng's  "Dynamic Motion Control". Not sure how to really explain it, but he takes people thru 90 days from basics right on up. It's like having a teacher right in your living room or on your cloud (If you're an angel like me that is). 

Debi's only completed week 1 so far, but she has no aches, no pain, and she says she feels great... and best of all she's not bored and it's really relaxing. She said that it kinda reminds her of ballet, you know controlled smooth motions that work.

I'm not saying this is for you... but it's working great for her and maybe it can help you or someone you know. Why not check out the short video below or click here.