Body Mass, Dieter Type, Strategic Loss & Secret

Body Mass, Dieter Type, Strategic Loss & Secret

Hello and Welcome to My Healthy Blog,

 

You post today includes some information about your body mass, the kind of Dieter you may be, Strategic Weight Loss and a Fat Loss Secret you might never have heard about.

Plus, a joke or 23.

 

Do You Know Your Body Mass Index?

 

For some, the need to lose weight is clear.

Those whose body weight places them into the obese or morbidly obese categories are well aware that they are carrying too many pounds.

But, what about the borderline overweight?

Are those ten pounds over the ideal weight raising your risk of health complications?

Are you just 'big-boned'? How do you decide if you really need to lose weight - and how much you need to lose?

 

Doctors have a number of different ways to measure the need to lose weight.

Long gone are the years when they relied on an insurance company chart of 'ideal weights'.

The most commonly used measure is the Body Mass Index (BMI).

The BMI measures your weight relative to your height.

It is generally an accurate representation of muscle-to-fat ratio, though there are some limitations.

 

1. It may overestimate the BMI of an athletic person, because muscle is denser and weighs more than fat.

 

2. It may underestimate the BMI of an older person, or others who have low muscle mass.

 

There are many BMI calculators available online that will allow you to check your own BMI.

The table for determining risk factors associated with obesity is:

 

Below 18.5 - Underweight

18.5 - 24.9 - Normal

25.0 - 29.9 - Overweight

30.0 and up - Obese

 

If your BMI is above 25.0, your doctor or other medical professional can advise you on the best weight loss plan for you. You should know that there are great benefits to losing even a moderate amount of weight.  Some of those include:

 

* Lowering your risk of diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, a weight loss of as little as 10 pounds can decrease the chances of pre-diabetes developing into diabetes by 58%.

* Lower your risk of heart disease

The American Heart Association states that coronary problems are directly correlated to weight.

By losing weight to bring your BMI to within normal ranges, you significantly lower your risk of developing heart problems.

* Reduce your risk of arthritis and pain from arthritis. 

A number of forms of arthritis are related to weight.

Losing weight substantially decreases the strain that additional weight places you, your knees, hips, back and ankles. 

Are you motivated to get started?  Here are three ways that you can start losing weight today: 

Get active.

If you do nothing different in your life but exercise for one half hour daily, you will lose 5-7% of your body weight per year. 

Cut out white breads and sugars.

Substitute whole grains for refined flours and sugars, and you'll automatically reduce the number of calories that you consume daily. 

Eat more fresh vegetables.

Fresh vegetables, especially raw, are a significant source of many of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs daily.

They're high in nutrition, while low in calories.

By increasing the amount of fresh vegetables that you eat and reducing the amount of processed, refined foods, you'll cut calories and carbohydrates significantly.

 

What Kind Of Dieter Are You?

 

Everyday it seems, we hear stories about people who joined a weight

loss program, lost weight and look great! Before and after photographs

provide dramatic proof that yes, these programs do work.

But how do you decide which weight loss program is best for you, and make it work?

 

First, you have to remember that the aim of a weight loss program is to

take weight off and KEEP IT OFF.

Yo-yo dieting puts stress on your body that can make losing weight harder and harder

and packing it back on far too easy.

It's important to choose a diet plan that will help you make changes to your eating habits

that will last a lifetime.

 

If you're a yo-yo dieter, you probably have a history of swinging between very restrictive

diets and then returning to 'normal' eating once you've lost the weight that you need to lose.

You've proved that you have willpower – now what you need is re-education.

Instead of choosing a strict regimen that you'll abandon when the diet is done, commit to following recommendations for healthy eating from the USDA, and add half an hour of exercise to your daily routing five times a week.

You'll establish healthy habits that will take off the pounds - and help you keep them off forever.

 

Secondly, decide just how much help you need.

What motivates you?

Are you a private person by nature, or do you do best with a lot of social support?

Are you a strong-willed person who can decide to do something and 'just do it', or will you be needing help to overcoming temptation?

 

If you thrive on social motivation, joining a weight loss program like Weight Watchers or TOPS

(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) might be the best option for you.

 You'll have social support, motivational rewards and weekly check-ins to help you stay on track and give you goals to aim for.

 

Next, do you do best with regimented, strict instructions that tell you exactly what you should do step by step, or are you happiest and more comfortable with a little flexibility?

 

If you do best when you have strict guidelines to follow and like routines, then look for a diet that gives you daily menus with precise measurements and foods to eat.

While that may feel restrictive to many people, the trick is to do what works for you.

In fact, once you reach your target weight, you can subscribe to a healthy eating or living

magazine that has daily menus.

 

If restrictive diets and inflexible menus aren't for you, then try a diet that gives you the option of mixing and matching your meals within certain parameters.

Whether you count carbs, calories or exchanges, a diet like the Atkins, Weight Watchers or the Zone diet gives you some flexibility within the prescribed 'allowed foods'.

 

Finally, how much weight do you have to lose? How long have you been trying to lose it?

Will quick results keep you motivated, or is slow-and-steady progress all you really need?

 

Try a Quick-start with the Atkins diet to strip off the early weight - a lot of it water weight

quickly so that you will see results immediately.

When your results from such restrictive eating are slow, pick up the activity by adding a little more exercise and vary your diet a little - but count your calories and carbs.

Aim for a steady 1-2 pounds per week, but if you need an extra boost, drop back to a more restrictive pattern to give your metabolism a little kick.

The trick is to never stay with an extremely low calorie diet long enough to slow your metabolism.

Just drop down and pick up the activity level long enough to wake you up again.

  

Strategic Weight Loss

 

One of the first things that you'll do when you decide to lose weight is to set a goal weight.

For most, that goal will be their 'ideal weight', but for many, that 'ideal weight' may be exactly the wrong weight for them to be aiming for. 

Years of dieting or being overweight have the physiological effect of moving the body's concept of the 'ideal weight' from what is truly considered ideal.

The 'set point' is the weight at which your body naturally feels most comfortable.

If you've been overweight for a very long time, or if you've consistently 'yo-yoed', your body may respond to your initial weight loss by lowering its metabolism because it believes that you are starving to death.

This slowing leads to discouraging plateaus that often knock people off their diets entirely, and lead to regaining all or part of the lost weight.

 

Instead of aiming for an 'ideal weight' that calls for you to lose weight steadily for months or even years, many experts recommend aiming for shorter-term attainable goals.

Since the bulk of diet research shows that most dieters lose weight steadily for about 12 weeks, then hit a plateau, that's the number that they suggest you aim for.

The strategy that many have found works best for them is one of alternating periods of weight loss and maintenance, each lasting 8-12 weeks.

 

Choose a realistic amount of weight that you can lose in 8-12 weeks.

Figuring that the most reasonable and healthiest weight loss rate is 1-2 pounds per week, 30 pounds in three months is not unreasonable.

Diet until you reach that goal, or for 12 weeks, whichever comes first, and then switch to a maintenance diet.

 

Why switch to a maintenance diet at that point?

In part, you're giving yourself a 'breather', a break from more restrictive eating.

The other part, though, is that you're re-educating your body and letting it establish a new

'set point'.

Once you've maintained your new weight for 8-12 weeks, set another weight loss goal, and move back into weight loss mode.

By giving your body a break from 'starvation', you'll have overcome its resistance to losing more weight, and be back to dieting for 'the first two weeks' - the weeks that most people lose weight more rapidly.

 

You'll also be giving yourself a chance to 'practice' maintaining your new, healthier weight. Researchers have found that more than half of the dieters who take off significant amounts of weight do not maintain that weight loss once they go 'off' their diet.

By practicing weight maintenance in stages, you'll be proving to yourself that you CAN do it, and removing a powerful negative psychological block.

 

This will work with any long-term weight loss diet, no matter the focus.

You'll find it much easier to do if you choose a diet that has concrete 'phases', like the South Beach or the Atkins, since the weight loss and maintenance phases are clearly laid out for you to follow.

 Regardless of the diet you choose, though, by alternating between weight loss phases and maintenance phases, you'll teach yourself and your body how to maintain a healthy weight.

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The Fat Loss Secret You Never Knew About Eating

 

Everyone is looking for the latest and greatest secret to fat loss.

 

They look to weird foreign fruits and impossible liquid diets in an effort to lose weight without any effort.

 

While it is nice to believe that you can lose weight through these methods, it is simply impossible, and often unhealthy.

 

The one major fat loss secret that can give you the results that you need revolves around food.

 

To put it simply, you need to eat to lose weight.

 

While this may sound strange, it is truly the best way to see long-term weight loss.

 

This information will help you to better understand how your eating habits can help you to lose weight.

 

Eating What you Want Won’t Work

 

There are certain diets that tell you that you can eat whatever you want.

 

They tell you that as long as you eat smaller portions, you will lose weight.

 

This is an unfortunate assumption, as this is simply untrue. If you have a diet that is full of fats, carbs, and sugars, you are not going to be able to lose weight.

 

Small portions will still bring you above your daily caloric intake recommendations.

 

Hyper-Diets Won’t Work Either

 

Trying to remove all of these foods from your diet isn’t going to work either.

 

If you completely cut out your favourite unhealthy foods, you are more likely to binge during your diet.

 

This bingeing can actually end your diet, causing you to lose all of the progress that you have made. Simply add some of your favourite foods into your diet on occasion.

 

Allowing yourself these cheating moments will help you to stick with your diet in the long run.

 

Make Healthier Choices

 

You need to eat.

 

You actually need to eat a lot.

 

You simply need to make sure that you are making healthier choices.

 

Do not deprive yourself of food, simply find foods that are healthy that you enjoy.

 

Eat Smaller Meals

 

If you want to stay at your current weight, eat three large meals a day.

 

If you want to lose weight, eat 5-7 smaller meals per day.

 

These smaller meals allow your body more time to digest food, helping you to store less fat from the foods that you eat.

 

Eat Breakfast

 

Eat breakfast in the morning to kick-start your metabolism earlier in your day.

 

The longer your metabolism is in high gear, the more calories you burn.

 

There are people who constantly try diets that contradict these simple principles.

 

The diets claim to help people to lose weight, only to leave their followers with broken hearts.

 

While these diets may induce short-term weight loss, people will easily gain the weight back once they go back to their usual diet.

 

You simply need to change the way that you eat.

 

These small lifestyle changes will be able to make a big difference in terms of your weight goals.

 

Eating is the fat loss secret that can seriously help you to lose weight.

 

Wishing you good health.

 

Regards, Lawrence S Mills

 

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The next post will be about 100 Weight Loss Tips

 

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Now here are a couple of jokes for you to hopefully to get a bit of a laugh, enjoy.

 

Laughing is also a way of losing weight, while your laughing you cannot eat those nibbles, lol.

 

 

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on the freeway. Nothing is moving.
Suddenly a man knocks on the window. The driver rolls down his window and asks, "What's going on?"

"Terrorists have kidnapped the President, the Vice-President and the Leader of the Opposition.

 
They're asking for a $300 million ransom, otherwise they're going to douse them with petrol and set them on fire.

 

We're going from car to car, taking up a collection."

The driver asks, "How much is everyone giving, on average?"

"About a litre."

 

 

A guy bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas.

 

After hearing about this extravagant gift, a friend of his said, "I thought she wanted one of those sporty four-wheel-drive vehicles."

 

"She did," he replied. "But where was I going to find a fake Jeep?"

 

 

Kids! Just Gotta Love 'Em

 

Question: Why did the little girl change her mind about buying her grandmother a packet of handkerchiefs for Christmas?
Answer: She said "I could not work out what size her nose was!

 

 

 

 A Sign of the Times

 

As a little girl climbed onto Santa's lap, Santa asked the usual, "And what would you like for Christmas?"

 

The child stared at him open mouthed and horrified for a minute, then gasped: "Didn't you get my E-mail?"

 

 

A man got really drunk one night in his local pub.

The barman refused to serve him any more alcohol and told him he should be heading home.

The man thought this was a good idea so he stood up to leave but fell over straight away.

He tried to stand up again but only fell over again.

He thought if only he could get outside and get some fresh air he'd be grand.

So he crawled outside then tried to stand up and fell over again.

In the end after falling over lots more he decided to crawl home.

When he got back to his house he pulled himself up using the door handle but as soon as he let go he fell over again.

He had to crawl up the stairs and managed to fall over onto the bed and fell asleep.

When he finally woke up the next morning his wife asked him what he was doing at the pub last night.

He denied it but she said,

"I know you were there..."

he maintained his innocence until she said,

"...the barman rang to say you forgot your wheelchair again...."

 

A SMALL WHITE DOT

A kindergarten class had a homework assignment to find out Something 'exciting' and relate it to the class the next day.   When the time came to present what they'd found, the first little boy the teacher called on walked up to the front of the class and, with a piece of chalk, made a small white dot on the blackboard and sat back down.

Puzzled, the teacher asked him what it was.

"It's a period,"   he replied.

"I can see that,"  said the teacher, "but what is so 'exciting' about a period?"

"Darned if I know," he said, "but this morning my sister was 'missing' one. Mommy fainted; daddy had a heart attack, and the boy next door joined the Navy.

 

 

A True Blue Aussie One

*Only an Aussie*

*Two Aussies, Davo and Johnno, were adrift in a lifeboat. While rummaging
through the boat's provisions, Davo stumbled across an old lamp He rubbed
the lamp vigorously and a genie came forth.*

*This genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the
standard three. *

*Without giving much thought to the matter, Davo blurted out, "Turn the
entire ocean into beer. Make that Victoria Bitter!"*

*The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the
sea turned into the hard-earned thirst quencher. The genie vanished.*


*Only the gentle lapping of beer on the hull broke the stillness as the
two men considered their circumstances. Johnno looked disgustedly at Davo
whose wish had been granted.*


*After a long, tension-filled moment Johnno said, "Nice going Davo! Now
we're going to have to p--s in the boat."*

 

Until next time, eat healthy, be healthy and above all stay healthy within yourself and enjoy life.

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Disclaimer: This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.

Since natural and or dietary supplements are not FDA approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product that the statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease”.

 

 

 

 

Kind regards
Laurie Mills

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