Tips For Fitness Success
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Tip #1 -
Eat what you like!
Eat foods that you like to eat - see how you can
fit them into your daily goals. You might even find tastier and more
healthy ways to make some of your old standbys. For example, we like
fajitas - a lot! We have found a low-sodium marinade for the meat
that actually tastes better to us than our usual sauce.
Tip #2 -
Read the Label - not the advertisement!
Many foods claim to be "good for
you". But there is really only one way to tell - read the
label. A food may very well be fat free but contain high amounts of
sugar or sodium which can be just as harmful to you as fat if you get too
much. For example, I might choose low sodium crackers over low fat
crackers because I know my diet tends to be higher in sodium than
fat. You have to make choices that are right for YOU.
Tip #3 -
Calories - use them or lose them!
If you go over your calorie goal one day - forget
about it. The next day you will still need to try to meet your daily
calorie goal. Take this one day at a time. There will be good
days and there will be better days - this is not an exact
Tip #4 -
Add some activity to your life!
You will notice an increase in energy as you
start giving your body enough of the food that it needs to function.
We recommend adding some regular aerobic exercise to your daily
routine. A half hour a day will give you some amazing results.
Weight training can help you tone your lose skin and build muscle for even
more energy and strength.
Tip #5 -
Variety! Variety! Variety!
Try new foods. There are a lot of great
resources on the Internet and in the book stores for healthy recopies incorporating
foods that you like or want to try. You will also find that many foods
that are sometimes frowned upon when loosing weight, can be worked into a
Tip #6 -
Keep lots of fruits and veggies on hand!
You will need to work toward a balance of foods
in your diet. Keep fresh fruits on hand as a quick snack or
dessert. Fresh chopped vegetables make fine snacks as well.
Save time with pre-packaged garden salads or frozen vegetables. Try
to incorporate a lot of fruits and vegetables into your day.
Tip #7 -
Don't compare yourself to others!
You are unique. Your body will react
differently to the foods you eat and the exercise you do. Your age,
gender, weight, height, and genetic makeup all play an important role in
determining how your body will react.
Tip #8 -
The Scale does not tell the whole story!
While the bathroom scale is a good tool to use to
record changes to your body - it certainly should not be the only tool you
use to judge your progress. Many times the way your clothes fit and
the way you feel are a much better indication of your progress. You
can lose inches around your waist but not see a significant drop in your
weight. This is generally because you are adding muscle to your
body. And, muscle weighs more than fat.
Tip #9 -
Vitamins and Supplements can help!
A multi-vitamin is generally a good idea to make
sure you are getting enough of the major vitamins and minerals.
These usually have a nutrition label so you can tell which one fits into
your diet best. Calcium is a difficult nutrient to get enough of
through food. If you find you are not getting enough, consider
taking a Calcium supplement. If you have any questions or concerns
about what vitamins or supplements are right for you, ask the pharmacist,
a nutritionist or your physician.
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