13 Weight Loss Resolutions You Shouldn’t Make | weight loss challenge


13 weight loss resolutions you shouldn't make setting resolutions that work I want to lose 20 pounds dropping 20 pounds is a great long-term goal but eaters tend to fall off track when they have such a lofty resolution says a meter revised resolution lose 1 pound per week instead of taking on such a big task focus on losing 1 pound a week by setting small diet and exercise goals suggests a meter for example resolve to pick skim dairy over whole and pledge to work out 30 minutes 3 times a week you'll be surprised how small tweaks can result in major change I'm going to try the diet fill-in-the-blank with any fad diet and you're doomed for failure a typical diet of the moment requires cutting out one or more major food groups like fruits grains or meats that's simply unhealthy and can also prove overwhelming says ammeter revised resolution eat lean protein and veggies at every meal and a well-balanced and properly portioned eating plan that includes a variety of produce and lean meats and the occasional sweet treat will always be the ticket to long-term weight loss a meter says I'm going to stop eating at restaurants nixing a night out with friends for the sake of your diet is no way to live says a meter you'll only wind up frustrated and will be more likely to fall off the wagon revised resolution order smarter at restaurants before dining out have 10 almonds or an apple so you don't arrive ravenous and then start with a small salad suggest a meter in a 2004 study published in the Journal of the American diet Association Penn State researchers found that women who started a lunch with a salad consumed up to 12 percent fewer calories than those who skipped the first course choose a light appetizer as your entree and have the bread basket removed says a meter be sure to watch out for these seven restaurant mistakes healthy I'm going to eat 900 calories a day until I lose the weight Shore severely restricting your calorie intake will spur weight loss but you'll gain it all back as soon as you start eating normally again not to mention that starving yourself is dangerous this is often the attitude of yo-yoed eaters who go from a size four to a twelve and back again seemingly overnight says eMeter revised resolution develop a healthy eating plan with an RD if you're unsure how to lose weight the healthy way consider making an appointment with a dietician many Hardy's now take insurance so don't be afraid to ask if yours is accepted says eMeter the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a registered dietitian referral service that allows you to search a database of practitioners across the nation I'm going on a juice cleanse after a holiday binge a dead hocks may seem like a good idea but an all-or-nothing approach to weight loss will ultimately fail says Lisa de Fazio Rd a celebrity nutritionist based in Los Angeles revised resolution do a mini cleanse jump-start your weight loss plan with a two-day 1200 calorie juice cleanse instead replace breakfast and lunch with a fresh vegetable juice or a protein shake and eat a balanced dinner of whole grains vegetables and a lean protein like chicken or fish suggests DeFazio I'm going vegetarian losing weight requires burning more calories than you consume but eliminating meat from your diet won't necessarily cut your calorie intake new be vegetarians sometimes gain weight because they are unaware of the hidden calories in vegetarian go to slide cheese in pasta warns DeFazio revised resolution reduce your meat intake lean animal proteins should take up no more than a quarter of your plate of each meal says DeFazio fill the rest of your dish with whole grains fruits and vegetables to fuel weight loss you could also try swapping some of your meat with vegetarian protein sources I'm going to weigh myself every morning daily weigh-ins are not an accurate gauge of progress says Tonya Zucker Britt a registered dietitian based in New York City and founder of the F factor diet water retention in hormones can mean as much as a two-pound swing in as little as a day plus if your weight loss plan involves strength training and it should you may even gain weight from increased muscle weight while still losing fat and inches revised resolution measure weight loss and inches not pounds when you feel your pants getting looser as the week's go by you'll know you're slimming down says sucker Britt I'm quitting junk food cutting out indulgences may initially help you lose weight but over time it will make you feel deprived and ultimately lead to binging warns sucker Britt revised resolution follow the 80/20 rule many weight loss experts like jillian michaels recommend making eighty percent of the calories you consume healthy and saving the remaining 20% for what may otherwise be considered diet no no's I'm going to cut calories by skipping breakfast research shows that forgoing a morning meal will put you on the fast track to weight gain not loss in a study published in the European Journal of Neuroscience for example participants who skipped breakfast were hungrier and more likely to indulge in fattening foods later in the day revised resolution eat a protein packed breakfast every morning eating a filling breakfast lessens the chances of binging on junk later in the day says sucker Britt pear lean proteins with high-fiber complex carbs think of Aggie omelette with a slice of whole wheat toast or Greek yogurt with fruit and a tablespoon of nuts to keep hunger at bay and ward off craving all day long I won't eat after 9:00 pm

there is no rule of thumb on what time to stop eating says sucker Britt the body stores any calories that aren't used for energy regardless of the time those calories are eaten revised resolution sleep at least 7 hours a night people who skimp on sleep are more susceptible to weight gain according to a University of Pennsylvania study he published in the journal sleep researchers believe that sleep deprived people tend to consume more calories daily than those who get a full night's rest I'm going to get more exercise this resolution isn't specific enough to be successful says Jim white a personal trainer and registered dietitian in Virginia Beach Virginia revised resolution commits to a set number of weekly workouts fitness newbie should start with 1 weekly workout that combines cardio and weight training like a body sculpting class or a session with a trainer after 3 weeks built up to 2 weekly workouts and over timing for 5 workouts a week progressing slowly Ward's off injury and excessive soreness that may prevent or deter you from sticking to your exercise program I'm going to do yoga four times a week while yoga is a valuable part of any fitness routine it probably won't help you lose much weight a typical hour-long session only burns about 200 calories notes white revised resolution try a variety of workouts in addition to yoga include a variety of heart pumping workouts like walking weightlifting cycling or something your fitness program to accelerate weight loss suggests white you could also mix things up with this workout that integrates hand weights into a yoga routine I'm going to the gym for two hours every day working out two hours a day is not only boring but it can also cause injury in newbies who aren't used to being physically active warns white revised resolution do efficient workouts trade in long sweat sessions for high intensity 30-minute interval workouts you won't burn out as quickly and you'll actually torch more calories than doing long drawn-out workouts says white Plus researchers from the University of Western Australia found that interval training helps the breast post-workout appetite further accelerating weight loss

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