Manage A Weight

This just happened to me…I lost some pounds, but then added some back.  Or either it’s muscle, but I don’t have a fancy dancy weigh scale.  I know when I put it on.  I wasn’t working out during exams, not eating, and drinking coffee.  Therefore I weighed less.  Then I had a week off and ate and the weight came back.  However I think I look the same!  Then I did bootcamp and lost inches.  So actually not that upset.

Now back to the post: Ways to maintain a weight once you’ve lost some pounds.  From EverydayHealth.com:

  • Write it down. Experts recommend writing down what you’re eating. “You can tell for yourself whether you’re doing well or need to pay more attention,” Fujioka says . “Counting calories is a great way to help yourself keep track of your food intake.”
  • Weigh yourself. Another important means of weight control is to get on the scale. “Seeing your actual weight on a scale is a good way to combat the brain’s message that you need more fat cells,” Fujioka notes.
  • If you see your weight increasing, you know you have to work a little harder. Women’s weight tends to fluctuate a few pounds a month because of menstrual cycles, but if your weight goes up beyond five pounds or so, it’s time to regain control by cutting calories, adding more exercise, or both.
  • Eat breakfast. The National Weight Control Registry, which tracks more than 3,000 Americans who have achieved a weight loss of around 60 pounds and kept it off for about six years, found that eating breakfast is an important factor in keeping off weight. Eating a healthy breakfast makes it less likely that you’ll overeat during the day.
  • Stay motivated. “We all need to constantly challenge ourselves to stay motivated,” says White. “Give yourself a goal like a special date, a party, or other social event to help you maintain your weight loss.” Rewarding yourself is another good motivator. “Any kind of reward is good, other than food, of course,” he adds. “Buy some new clothes, a CD, a fitness gadget — whatever motivates you to stick with your program. Some people even take a trip as a reward.”
  • Stay accountable. Find other people who are trying to keep their weight off. By sharing tips, success stories, and struggles, you’ll find it easier to maintain good nutritional and exercise habits. If no one nearby is trying to keep off lost weight, try an online weight-loss group.
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Stay Fuller Longer

This tips from Women’s Health on how to keep fuller longer are useful.  Here’s a overview, and click the link to take you to their page and find their reasoning.

  1. Rise and shine with protein
  2. Chow on potatoes
  3. Embrace a little fat
  4. Get sweaty
  5. Gobble up grapefruit
  6. Chew on this
  7. Take a whiff

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Add New Twist to Old Workout Moves

“The best exercise is the one you’re not doing.”

Click here for Men’s Health “The Best New Exercises for Every Part of a Man’s Body”

Read more: http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/The_Best_New_Exercises/?cm_mmc=PTNL-_-2010_06_08-_-HTML-_-1#ixzz0qM9A4lbx

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Best Bathing Suit For Your Body

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Family and Weight Loss

Did you know?

  • A husband’s support has been shown to help obese women with type 2 diabetes lose weight.
  • Family support has been proven to help people with heart disease make healthy changes.
  • A supportive family gets you moving if you need more physical activity.
  • If a family works on health improvement together, greater weight loss results.
  • Healthy meal planning is easier if your family is in favor of it.

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Perfect Diet Food: Eggs

“A recent study indicated that women who ate two poached, scrambled or boiled eggs in the morning consumed less food over the next 24 hours – and lost 2/3 more weight  – than those who didn’t.” Life and Style, June 14, 2010

  1. The egg is a low-calorie powerhouse. “The egg is a great source of nutrition and especially brain food,” says Susan B. Roberts, PhD, author of The Instinct Diet and professor of nutrition at the USDA Nutrition Center at Tufts University in Boston. “With only 80 calories per large egg and a useful 6 grams of protein, it can be scrambled or even fried with just a dab of butter and still come in at under 100 calories.”
  2. Eggs have vitamins and other nutrients. Besides providing protein (making you feel full longer), an egg supplies many essential nutrients including vitamin A, the B vitamins B-12, riboflavin, and folacin, and the minerals iron, phosphorus, and zinc, along with choline and DHA, essential nutrients for brain health.
  3. The egg has less cholesterol than we thought. It turns out early tests measured falsely high for the amount of cholesterol in an egg, unfairly giving it a bad rap. According to recent research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one large egg has 213 milligrams of cholesterol. Testing is also under way in the egg industry to see if that amount can be further reduced.
  4. Egg whites can be part of your daily menu. It’s best to eat no more than three or four whole eggs per week, but egg whites have only 15 calories per egg, no cholesterol, and no saturated fat, so dieters can eat as many as they want. Not only that, egg whites taste better than store-bought egg substitutes.
  5. Eggs make a great weekend breakfast. “One great role eggs can play is in making weekend food seem special without overdosing on calories,” says Dr. Roberts. “For example, scrambled eggs and whole-wheat toast or a fried egg and Canadian bacon on Sunday morning can become a special weekend breakfast without adding anything to calories beyond a regular weekday cereal meal.”
  6. Eggs are an inexpensive protein source. Eggs are economical, especially when compared to steak or even a hamburger.
  7. Eggs aren’t only for breakfast. “Think like the French and don’t dismiss eggs as a great dinner food,” says Roberts. “It takes a mere couple of minutes to whip up an omelet, so you can keep eggs in the fridge for quick dinners when you get home and are too tired to cook or go out. A two-egg omelet with a slice of whole-wheat toast and an apple or orange is a great weight control meal.”

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Water Workouts

From EverdayHealth.com, answered by The Biggest Loser’s Jillian Michaels:

Q: Do you have specific cardio exercises for the pool? I can work out harder and longer in the water. Can you give me some tips and tell me how long to do the exercises?

A:  Totally! Try these moves:1. Push-ups on the side of the pool.

2. Dips on the side of the pool.

3. Treading water. (If this is easy for you, hold a dumbbell over your head and try it.)

4. Hold weights in your hands and try running laps in a lap pool. This is fun and challenging.

5. Hold a kickboard and do only kicking-drill laps.

6. Place a Styrofoam block between your legs and hold it tight so that your legs are totally stationary. Now try swimming laps using only your arms.

7. Up-downs: Go into the deep end of the pool. Dive to the bottom and then jump from the bottom back up to the surface. Catch your breath and repeat.

Try to do each of these exercises for 5 sets of 10 repetitions — do what you can in the beginning, and work up to it!

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Weight Loss Drugs Cause Liver Damage

There is a potential, rare occurrence of liver failure in people who take the weight-loss medications Xenical or Alli, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The active ingredient in both of these drugs is orlistat. Xenical (orlistat 120 mg) is a prescription product. Alli (orlistat 60 mg) is sold over-the-counter without a prescription.

What Consumers Should Do

  • Contact your health care professional immediately if you experience itching, yellow eyes or skin, dark urine, loss of appetite, or light-colored stools. These may be signs of liver injury.
  • Talk to your health care professional if you have any concerns about your treatment with Xenical or Alli.
  • Report any side effects with Xenical or Alli to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, by fax, or by phone.
  • Online
  • Regular Mail: Use postage-paid, pre-addressed FDA form 3500
  • Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
  • Phone: 1-800-332-1088

FDA Actions

FDA has identified and reviewed 12 cases of severe liver injury reported in people taking Xenical and one case reported with the use of Alli. In some of these cases, other factors or drugs may have contributed to the development of severe liver injury.

A cause-and-effect relationship of severe liver injury with orlistat use has not been established; however, because of the seriousness of this possible side effect, FDA has revised the drug labels for Xenical and Alli to include new safety information about the rare occurrence of severe liver injury.

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I Can’t Stay Thin

MTV has a show called “True Life”.  This episode is called “I Can’t Stay Thin”.  Interesting.  Give a watch below.

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How You Keep Yourself Fat

I’m guilty of many of these….from Men’s Health:

  1. Skipping meals or snacks
  2. Speed eating
  3. Pigging out on weekends
  4. Eating salty snacks
  5. Drinking
  6. Eating in front of the tv then falling asleep

Hmmm…all 6? Check.

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