Wednesday, November 17, 2010
As promised, blog 2 of 2 on the "Just 10" bracelet.
So on the show Dr. Oz encourages anyone who is overweight to lose "just 10 pounds" he had a group of other doctors and experts who each gave one "rule" to help us take off the pounds. Here are their recommendations:
1. Cut out soda - period.
It contains caffeine, high fructose corn syrup, 10 teaspoons of sugar per 12 oz, increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, weak bones and tooth decay.
2. Stop eating at least 3 hours before bed -
rather than quibble with this one, I'll just remind everyone that sleep is necessary, you won't snack if you're already asleep, and how important it is to start the day with a healthy breakfast.
3. Move for 10 minutes each day -
obviously taking SparkGuy's advice!
4. Exercise portion control - know what a serving is and
don't eat any snack larger than the size of your fist.
Change your flatware - eat off small plates.
5. Weigh yourself every day -
again, not to argue... this is simply a way of being accountable.
Other suggestions include
* Take a Vitamin B Complex every day -
to help metabolism and give you energy to exercise.
Along with this, make sure you get enough fiber.
* Take your vitamins...and calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D3 and DHA.
* Recipe reinvention - cook at home, make lower calorie versions.
* Conquer your cravings.
For a family of 7 sisters he had the following list:
***Eat 7 colorful fruits and vegetables a day.
***Substitute healthier foods in recipes
(spaghetti squash, ground turkey instead of spaghetti and meatballs, for example).
***Be prepared with pre-made foods - cook in bulk.
***Switch up your workout.
***Step up your workouts with interval training.
***Start your day by stretching.
All of these can be found at www.doctoroz.com
You can also order your "Just 10" bracelet free!
So have any of these suggestions made a difference for you?