Sunday, January 01, 2012
A true sparker should not make new years resolutions. WHAT!!! am I nuts?
First, there is a lot of research that shows, new years resolutions doesn't work for more than a couple of weeks, if that long. As a true sparker, you should not fall into this trap because you will set yourself up to fail.
Next, 'I need to lose weight by such date because of X/Y/Z" Don't go there either, another recipe for failure. Once people reach that date, the weight creeps back on.
I am going to eat x calories per day. For many that number is often inadequate and you put yourself in starvation mode, and you won't lose weight. Do you know what your BMR (basic metabolic rate) is? You should not go lower than that in your caloric intake.
What should you do then? Create a plan which enable you to have a life style change which define you as the person you are.
I will highly recommend you listen to some of the webcasts/podcasts from www.fat2fitradio.com . They are real people and discuss real issues, and regularly you will hear them refer to this site and provide links to recipe's from Sparkpeople,
Happy New Year.