Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weight loss tips post 2 & 3

Sorry its been so long. I dont have access to the internet at home so its hard to post :)

These next two are smaller but just as important!

So anyways here is tip number 2 & 3

Do not eat after 6pm

Eating earlier in the day helps you to be able to burn some of those calories AND digest all of your food before you go to sleep. It is best to eat before 6pm (if you go to bed at a relatively normal time) if your a night owl make sure you give your self plenty of time after you eat before you go to bed

Water, water and more water!

 So many people don't realize how many of their calories they are DRINKING. An 8 oz glass of 2% milk is a 120 calories! And I know most of us dont stick to 8 oz :-). Also with that stay away from diet sodas. I know they do the big claim of ZERO calories. Which is great. But the sweetener in them is aspartame. Aspartame not only can cause cancer but it also contributes to belly fat.

The more water you drink the fuller you'll feel. If your hungry go drink a glass of water. A lot of the time it will help you fulfill the hungry feeling.

Now that doesnt mean you cant drink anything. I enjoy my daily can of soda. BUT while I was dieting I didnt drink Soda daily. I drank maybe 2 a week at the most. I only drank milk in my cereal (but I take vitamin supplements to balance out what I cut out). If I was thirsty I drank water and plenty of it!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Weight loss tips day 1

So I have kind of decided to post a few weight loss tips. Now I am in NO WAY a proffesional or an expert on this subject but I have had a lot of people ask me how I lost all my weight (195 lbs to my current weight of 125lbs) So everytime I post I will post ONE tip I learned.

Now before you ask I did no special diet (weight watchers, atkins, south beach etc..... ) I know a lot of people have had a lot of success with these. Honestly I think a lot of them are gimmicks. The basis of ANY weight loss is calorie intake verse caloric burn. You burn more then you eat you lose weight. (I know its more complicated then that and I know there are "specifics" im going off of my journey.

Tip One: Go to your Doctor

Now most of you are looking at me like huh? Doctor? WHY? I HATE THE DOCTOR!!!!!

Now take a deep breath a listen. I discovered a large part of my weight problem was a hormonal inbalance. I got on Birth Control pills and it not only regulated my menstrual cycle but it jump started my weight loss. Also you need to make sure that you don't have any conditions that can cause unexplained weight gain (hypothyroidism, cushings, etc....)

Also have all of your vitamin levels checked. I was massively Vitamin D deficent. A Vitamin D deficency can cause muscle soreness and fatigue (among other things) so Being on Vitamin D can help bring up your energy level (which makes it easier to exercise). Make sure you are taking calcium as well (if you are a woman)

So again GO TO YOUR DOCTOR and have everything checked. You'll be glad you did and it can help immensly in the long run