Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday's Tip: Weight Loss

Our doctor came and spoke one Wednesday night and did a great job talking about overall health and weight loss.

Here our some of his tips for losing weight:
  1. Eat breakfast
  2. Do not skip meals
  3. Eat more often but smaller portions
  4. Avoid night time feedings
  5. No fast food
  6. Drink more water
  7. No sodas
  8. Chew gum (sugar-free)
  9. More fiber
  10. Exercise, exercise, exercise
With the not skipping meals, he said that when your stomach growls and growls then studies have shown that your metabolism slows down making it hard to loss weight (because your body thinks that you are starving).

Digestion starts with chewing, so chewing gum can send signals to your brain that you actually getting full.

Today I weighed more than I have ever weighed, not being pregnant, so I joined back WeightWatchers tonight.

I think I will post weekly updates on my "weigh in" day (just telling you how much a lost each week), as further accountability on Tuesdays. My goal is to lose anywhere from 16- 25 pounds by next summer. I think 16 pounds is WeightWatchers goal for me, but I would like to lose more like 25 pounds. WeightWatchers is such a great program and I would love to be a lifetime member finally. Pray that I can reach this goal through the Holy Spirit's power (not by my own strength).

1 comment:

Farm Girl said...

I'll pray for you to lose the weight and I ask that you pray for me that I will lose the weight I would like to lose. We can do all things through Him!