Tip For The Day -Anecdotes on Weight Loss
Small weight losses count....
I have a friend who wanted to lose just 14 pounds. Her target goal was to drop to 95 pounds from 109.
I didn't know her height and build, but I suggested the same maximum of a 2% weight loss per month over the six months that rate would require, and I added that I thought she might be happy that she would reach 102 in just three months, without losing muscle, by reducing sugars, drinking her day's worth of water, getting some enjoyable weight-bearing exercise, taking a good multiple vitamin,and eating five to seven small, nutritious meals with adequate rest.
She had asked about white rice as part of those meals, and I commented that she could have the rice with every meal, if she wished, but to remember that brown rice is harder to digest than white rice.
Another friend said that she had maintained her chosen weight for three years by simply counting calories and eating whatever she wanted to eat.
In her case we were back to insuring good health at that chosen weight by insuring that what she typically ate included balanced nutrition with not only vitamins and minerals but also the essential fatty acids (originally called Vitamin F1 and Vitaminn F2) as well as the essential amino acids. There is a reason professionals have called each of those "essential."
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While checking your weight regularly is useful, I recommend that a weekly check at the same time of the day each week is adequate weight monitoring.
In weight loss the body will hit plateaus where it may seem that no progress is being made. We are much more likely to feel that way and worry about our progress, if we are constantly checking our weight for every small gain and loss. Keeping weekly entries, and remarking on any times we "fall off the wagon"....and climb back on, will help to interpret notable changes.
Following a sound regimen faithfully will insure the desired progress toward the weight loss goal and target date.
Like fish, we can have a scale.
Copyright 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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