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Losing Weight Tips
Holiday Weight Gain and Stress
I just finished reading an article that was filled with advice on how not to gain weight over the holidays.
Weight gain and stress seem to vie for first place during the holiday season.
I’ve spent a lot of time writing about how to get through the holidays without driving yourself crazy, but I have never really addressed how to not overeat.
I just don’t see the point.
It takes 3,500 calories to gain a pound.
That’s a lot of food.
Statistics on weight gain throughout the holiday season state that most people might gain 5 pounds if they have no concept of how to self-regulate.
This means you would have to get into major stuffing on a daily basis or eat several reindeer at a New Year’s buffet.
You also would have to spend the entire holiday season not moving.
That means you are probably dead, since simply being means some fuel (calories) is being burned.
Individuals who eat moderately and exercise are more than likely going to continue on their path.
Those who don’t will use the holidays as one more excuse to overeat and not move.
The lists that so many magazines put together to help monitor our behaviors at holiday parties is just more of the same old “blah, blah, blah,” and are basically preaching to the choir.
Food is not the problem, nor are the holidays. Gaining weight is a compilation of many things.
A person’s physiology plays a huge part as well as how we’ve been acculturated.
I have often had to override my internal critic reminding me to “clean my plate.”
I finally figured out that was the dishwasher’s problem.
Researchers in the field of obesity are hard-pressed to figure out how to solve the problem.
One thing they do know is that no one particular food is at the root of the problem.
Mashed potatoes, stuffing, pies, cookies and eggnog are not the evil empire that takes us to weight-gain hell.
There are lots of people who eat those things who don’t gain weight.
I believe in eating a healthy, balanced diet, but I also see the need to celebrate and enjoy myself on special occasions. This is not always an easy concept to follow.
Fear of food and weight gain has to be overcome with a desire to live a vibrant, energetic life filled with sensible, healthy habits.
Then, every day will feel like a holiday.
Author, humorist, PBS star and Fortune 500 trainer Loretta LaRoche lives in Plymouth. To share your pet peeves, questions or comments, write to The Humor Potential, 50 Court St., Ply mouth 02360, send e-mail to getal firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the Web site at www.stressed.com, or call toll- free 800-99-TADAH (82324).author: Loretta Laroche
Using A Calorie Counter To Successfully Lose WeightAuthor: Michael Jenkins
The energy produced from the fats, carbohydrates and proteins in our food is measured in calories. In other words, a calorie – or scientifically, kilocalorie – is an energy unit. It also represents the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 liter of water one degree centigrade.
Many people think they know exactly what they are eating. Unfortunately, quite often they don’t. Food manufacturers and producers sometimes sneak in ingredients, and even though these components are listed on food labels in fine print, who reads them all? Calorie counters will calculate all of these factors in.
Knowing the calorie count of the foods you eat can help you make smarter food choices, even at your favourite fast food restaurant. Today, most eateries do offer healthy choices on their menu. All you have to do is watch out for condiments and salad dressings! In addition, while educating yourself about nutritional values in food and drinks, you are also setting a good example for your children, family and friends. They too should pay attention to their weight and BMI (Body Mass Index).
The use of calorie counters and their nutrition facts databases can help you to control your caloric intake. If you know the exact amount of calories you consume every day, you will be able to alter your eating habit and reduce your meal portions. It is a guarantee for losing weight. While managing your calories, you can also adjust your set daily calorie limit if you are losing weight too fast or too slow. Believe it, the better your calories management is, the faster you will reach your goals!
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