Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
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Friday, December 9, 2011
From medicalbillingandcoding.com, this infographic is a bit dramatic, but it has some interesting information about the negative health consequences of sitting all day.The most staggering claim in the inforgraphic is the item on obesity rates doubling for people who have desk jobs. Also, note that the piece is well-cited, with a whole bunch of useful resources at the bottom if you're interested in more detailed reading.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
This is the final entry in an 11-part series of weight loss tips for 2011. Yesterday, we talked about what to do when you are sick while trying to lose weight. Today, we’re talking about appropriate ways to reward your efforts.
If you have a 100-pound weight loss goal, you may feel like a failure after losing only 5 pounds in a month. That is why it is important to look for small victories in a variety of ways and reward yourself along your weight loss journey.
Even if you have a difficult time creating and maintaining a weight loss plan, at the very least you should give yourself small goals that will lead you to the larger goal. If at the end of the first month you’ve lost 5 pounds and acknowledge that you attained your 5-pound monthly goal, you will not be as likely to be disappointed in the distance left toward your 100-pound total goal.
Don’t forget, also, that it is not just about the scale. If you’re diabetic, give yourself some glucose monitoring goals. If you have hypertension, give yourself some blood pressure reading goals. Give yourself some goals related to fitting into a certain pair of pants or by measuring different parts of your body for comparison.
Once you have established those benchmarks, you should set rewards or celebrations to motivate yourself, but be careful to not celebrate with food.
Though it seems like a cultural obligation to celebrate, everything with food, it really is not appropriate to celebrate weight loss with food. Here are a few other rewards for yourself when you meet a milestone goal:
- Go to a movie
- Take the scenic drive home from work
- Buy a piece of jewelry to mark the occasion
- Get a massage
- Buy some clothes that fit now
Use your own likes and interests (and budget) to create a list of non-food rewards that will keep you motivated throughout your journey. Reward yourself every step of the way, and before you know it, you’ll have rewarded yourself all the way to your final weight loss goal.
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Let’s start with an exercise. Think about everything you ate yesterday. Think about what you had for breakfast. Think about your lunch. Then think about your dinner. Did you have any snacks in between? Do you think you remember enough information about portion sizes and quantities that you could tell me how many calories you ate?
When you journal, you actually record what you ate, when you ate it and the details of what you ate so that you can look back on how well you stuck to your plan.
Remember your plan from Part 1 in this series? Journals work great with plans.
You could actually pre-journal based on your plan. You could plan out your meals for the day or week, and you could keep it easy on yourself by sticking to the plan and just putting checkmarks in your journal, or you could make it more difficult on yourself by having to edit your entries if you veer off course.
What would you put in a journal?
Anything you wanted. Anything you find helpful.
The basic reason is to make sure you are eating consciously. You might not realize how many calories or carbs a certain dish has. Journaling with those numbers requires you to look at the nutrition label or do some research to see how what you think you’re eating actually matches up to what you are eating.
You could keep track of only a couple simple numbers with each meal to give yourself broad insight into what you put into your body. Track your calories to see if you’re keeping your daily total low. Track your carbs, especially if you are diabetic, as carbs affect your blood sugar.
You could also track physical activity, glucose numbers, weight. Track anything you want to track and are willing to do over time.
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