Did you every wake up in the morning and felt like staying in bed? I am feeling lazy today. I wish it was possible to bottle up that feeling in the morning when you wake up and sell it. You know what I am talking about? The half sleepy, comfy feeling, the world is a great place feeling? How much would something like that be worth?
Okay folks, there is no excuse when it comes to losing weight. You have to make a choice about where you want to go. First be realistic about what you want to do. Most people make statements like, ” I want to loose weight”! What exactly is this? You really need to be specific. A realist statement would be, ” I will loose 20 lbs in 6 months”. If it took you 10 years of bad eating and no exercise to get to where you are today, then don’t expect to loose all the weight in 6 weeks. Here are some simple steps to follow:
Record everything you eat for two weeks. You now have a baseline of the type of food that makes you gain weight.
Eat smaller meals ( 5-6) a day, think balanced meal: 1 parts green stuff (greens, beans etc), 1 parts meat ( no oil and skin please) , 1 parts carbs (rice, pasta, potatoes). What is a 1 part? It should be about the size of your palm. Read the book ‘Body for Life’ to get some help.
Stop drinking sodas and fruit juices – did you know that a 16 oz can of Soda has close to 70 grams of sugar. Lets do the math. 1 tea spoon of sugar is equal to 4 grams. So divide 70 grams of sugar by 4 grams and boom you just swallowed 17.5 tea spoons of sugar!! The last time I checked, the average person used about 1-3 tea spoons of sugar in their tea or coffee.
Start reading food labels. I know most people never really read the label on the foods they consume. Labels can be misleading. They usually give you per/serving nutrition info. Most canned items contain 1-3.5 servings.
Stop eating carbs at night.
Convince a friend to join the gym with you. You are more likely to show up to the gym if you have someone waiting for you.
Stop watching TV and go for a quick walk around the block. The average American will watch 13 straight years of TV when they die!
IM me if you need help with your diet. My IM id is myatfraser (AIM)
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