Tuesday, January 15, 2008

... diet tips ...

Job interview ... went and did it ... another subject entirely ... but I do have some  diet tips that are pretty durned easy to follow ...

Remembering that a good diet regimen is best supplemented with a good fitness routine, and that calories <lower is better!>, not fat grams are a better total weight indicator, here it goes ...

OFTEN

Now we pretty much know what to eat that won't make us fat ... now eat more of it ..!  You can pretty much eat all the veggies and fruit you can stand ... fish and chicken that isn't fried or slathered in a sauce ... limit your servings of red meat ... you can get away with one steak or medium sized prime rib ... same with the pork ... but try to really eat more of the veggies, fruit, fish and chicken ...

SOMETIMES

This is where we really should put that meat and pork ... one meal of each per week is fine ... avoid at all costs for lunch ... if you have to have a sausage or steak biscuit, fine ... just one, and you will have the whole day to work at it ... if you are a soda drinker, you need to put that here as you segue into drinking more water ...

RARELY

We all know that there is plenty of chocolate out there to be had ... not to mention Hagen Dazs to be had ... once or twice a month have a 'sin food' day ... the big key here is MODERATION ... don't act like you can run away and hide because you have a longer leash ...

Being hungry for food means finding healthier alternatives ... mine is oatmeal with a little maple syrup ... or a bowl of Rasin Bran ... one of the biggest errors that I think people make is that because they are working on raising their fitness level, they suddenly have more calories to spend on food ... that isn't how it goes ...

Exercise replaces the sedentary being that you were ... diet helps you continue to drop the calories and together they create the new look ... and to keep it going, you have to be able to find a good level that you can maintain ...

By no means am I expert at this ... don't let me contradict what a medical professional tells you ... but those cats at the gym ... I am not too sure about them ... after all, they work FOR THE GYM ... and it is in their interest to KEEP YOU in that gym ... but I will talk about that another time ...

5 comments:

libragem007 said...

Hi Mark :-)

Thanks goodness to this entry...some great points. I'm on my way to healthier living and hopefuly gain good physique now that I'm trying to be mindful of what I eat and what I want to happen physically--which I have lots of work to do.
..........this one's motivating.

Thanks,
Gem :-)

ericanbiloxi said...

My shoogy Russ, over at inner and outter demons sent me here.
I love your tips...you are right on it!
My biggest struggle is the "rarely" category.

Hugs
erica

rdautumnsage said...

Wise advice. Basically it all comes down to wanting to do whats right for you and following through. (Hugs) Indigo

lisa41076 said...

Mark, thank you for the advice, I read an artcle the other day about sugarless gum and how it is bad for you if it has sorbitol in it because it upsets your stomach and you end up losing weight, Hugs Lisa

fierrorachel said...

This is good stuff, and true.  However, I think Russ sent me over today because he knows I need to lose weight.  COMMUNIST!  LOL  Anyway, I'm trying again this year, too, but I'm not dieting.  I'm eating regular stuff, and practicing moderation.  That's my struggle.  I can eat a bag of chips by myself, during one TV show.  ACK!  Right now, I've cut out sugar (not a weakness for me, so why waste the calories?) and fried foods (a weakness for me, but there are many other good things.)  I'm not cooking "diet food" but I'm measuring serving sizes of our regular meals.  *sigh*  Baby steps.

Rachel

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