Friday, January 23, 2009

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

All the ads promise miraculous results.... lose tons of weight really fast. In reality, most people should only strive to lose about a pound to two pounds per week. Knowing that eating 3500 more calories than you burn adds up to a pound, cutting 500 to 1000 calories a day along with adding exercise should help you reach this goal. You should, however, not eat below about 1200 calories per day. That is not healthy and can slow down your metabolism. Don't starve yourself. Eat healthier foods with high fiber, protein and water content. These are the things that help you feel satisfied. Good luck.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year ... New You

It is a fresh new year and a time to restart your commitment to getting back into shape. Not every diet works for everyone so you have to find the plan that you are most comfortable with and make a strong commitment inside yourself to reach your weight loss goals. Whether you are trying to lose 10 pounds or 50 pounds, it all depends on YOU and what YOU do. It is a lifestyle choice.

Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that weight loss is as easy as taking a pill. Sure, there are diet aids that can boost your metabolism or block fat absorption in your body, such as Alli, but at what cost... and for how long. There is no magic pill. You still need to diet and exercise to lose weight. If you wish to take weight off and keep it off, you have to burn at least as many calories as you take in and to lose weight you need to burn more. It is as simple as that. May 2009 be your most successful weight loss year ever!