The headline says it all, "US Waistlines Expands Despite More Exercise". So if we're exercising, why are we still obese? Isn't exercise the "cure"? As a personal trainer and fitness professional, I'd like to say yes. However, Americans can't lose weight until we become honest about how we eat.
You might think it has all to do with what you eat. However it has nothing to do will what you eat. The culprit is how you are sleeping.
Research published in the Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology( a fancy term for hormones) and Metabolism found that a lack of sleep can impact your brain in such a way that pushes you towards the pantry, not away from it.
You first need to get healthy. Clean up your diet a little. Tell your doctor about those chronic pains you have been suffering. Become more active during the day. If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.
I read an interesting article and research on kids with allergies. I was always under-weight as a kid. I'm sure my knees were wider than my calfs and thighs. :) I didn't have many food choices. Celery, lettuce, potatoes, broccoli, bread and meat were my standard foods. I was and still am allergic to well over 20 common foods.
I realize we are all going to eat and drink more than we should this weekend. Me included. We have all earnt some time off this weekend. However do this to help minimize the damage.
1. Start your day with a high-protein, high-fiber breakfast each morning. This will keep you full for a long time and just hopefully you big out less the rest of the day.
The mid point between lunch and dinner(like now) can be a dangerous place if you are trying to lose a few pounds. The bottom line is this: To shrink your tummy you need to start listening to it. Here is a few tips to do just that.
Currently it is estimated that we, the average human being cosume 67% of our total calories from wheat, corn and soy and there by products. No wonder we are getting fatter. Do your body a favor and consume some green vegatables and lean protein this weekend
Small bites 'trick' your brain into believing you are eating more food. According to Dieuwerke Bolhuis, who studies food research at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the more bites you take, the brains 'taste' system is activated and the more 'full' you feel.
Food for thought next time you are chowing down on chips and dip. Take smaller bites. Have a smaller waistline. Easy right?
NOTE: The following is a dangerous activity – do so at your own risk!Items needed: hammer, big rock, bat, axe, sledge hammer, or shovel; safety glasses, leather gloves and protective clothing; your body weight scale; and a park or backyard.