One of the common themes of yoga is balance (physical, mental, spiritual). One of the common themes of my teaching when I am thinking about our connection downward to the earth, and the way we lift upward with control is the strong triangle. Shavasana is one of the major postures chosen for rest because it requires little muscular tension to maintain. Cat position may be hard if one's knees are compromised, but try lifting one limb and you can feel how you begin to tighten to hold the position. Lift two and this is more difficult.
So, you want to lose 10 pounds!What to do? Well, notwithstanding the Holiday Season, there is plenty you can do to achieve your goal. You just need to allow yourself some time for implementing the first couple of changes and make sure you do not lose more than 1-2 pounds per week. Any faster than that, and your weight might be back sooner than later! If you “shed” fast, you do not build healthy life habits, you do not change your daily actions for a time long enough to imprint the new way of acting as your “usual” from now on.
I was asked the above question today so thought I would share my answer. A healthy range for carb intake is 45-65% of your daily total according to your personal preference, performance and satiety (that is you feel full enough at the end of the day). That range ensures you’re getting enough carbs for energy as well as getting the nutrients and fibre supplied by those foods that you can’t get with fats or proteins. That’s a very liberal range to work with.
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Alrighty“let’s see if I got the daily routine straight. Sally decides to start a new fitness routine, start eating better, joins a gym and gets a subscription to some of the latest fitness magazines“good start for you Sally!!
So, Sally gets up every morning and makes a protein shake. Why, she doesn’t know. She thinks she read somewhere that you are supposed to do that. A few hours later Sally is feeling a little hungry so grabs a protein bar from her purse“her friend eats protein bars so this must be the right thing to do right?
I was today at the natural store checking out my items and the cash register girl commented on the amount of various berries I buy and how much they must be costing me.Surely, berries are not the necessity and our survival is definitely not based on them. However, they are so nutritious and healthy that I have been buying really lots of them year after year. If they are truly not in season, then, worst to worst, I get them frozen. I do spend lots of monies on them, but I think they are really worth it, as they contribute to the health of my whole family big time.