August 16, 2007
Thursday Thirteen Edition #26

Thirteen things Mitchypoo's is learning about weight management...

  1. A good idea is to divide your plate into 1/2 veggies, 1/4 protein, 1/4 starch. Growing up meat was always the main thing but it does make a difference to have it not so prominent.

  2. It's a good idea to get your water in during the day. At least 64 oz.

  3. Eat every 4-5 hours, never over 6 hours because your body goes into starvation mode and messes up your metabolism which you are trying to kick start.

  4. You should exercise 5-6 times a week. For 50-60 minutes total.

  5. You can break up your work out into 2 or 3 increments. It all adds up.

  6. You don't have to belong to a gym to exercise, you can walk and every bit helps.

  7. Park the car far away going in to work, or take the stairs, all activity counts.

  8. It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle.

  9. There is truth to comfort food. A lot of people eat for emotional reasons.

  10. You should not eat while doing something else such as watching TV, or in front of the computer. You will enjoy the food more and savor it. (I'm notorious for NOT being able to do this)

  11. Juice is not a great choice because the fiber is almost non-existent. You should limit a serving of juice to 4 oz.

  12. It's a good idea, especially for women to lift light weights because when you lose weight you can lose fat and muscle and you need to build the muscle which helps you build your metabolism.

  13. It's not easy to change habits, but it's doable.

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Blogger Kuanyin said...
Blogger Holly said...

Good tips. I have a very hard time with #1. It's all about the meat for me.

Blogger jeanjeanie said...

Good list. I'm workingon #2--I was in the habit of drinking water all the time, but lately I haven't been.

Blogger SpaceyMom said...

This is an awesome list. And great advice!

Blogger Nancy J. Bond said...

I think #8 is the key. :) A wise list!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great tips!

Blogger WendyWings said...

All good sound advice :)
Happy TT day to you !!

Anonymous damozel said...

Great suggestions. Another one of my friends recently made at her site was "Don't blog so much." What a shame that it is sedentary activity...

As a sufferer from a liver disorder, I'm having to learn some new eating habits. I agree with you about juice up to a point, but one thing about juicing is that it breaks down the fiber making nutrients more accessible. I'm trying to get a good mix of fresh, raw, juiced, etc.

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