Thursday, November 03, 2011
So today I shared a true fact of weight loss with a friend, and she looked at me like I was a weight loss messiah, a SuperJenn, a veritable Jenn Craig with a different last name, so I wanted to share the factoid with you.
Here we go, it's a goodie, so hold on, here it comes...
**When buying Halloween candy for distribution to oddly dressed minors, buy candy you don't like. That way, if there is some left over, there is no temptation.
See, I'm a bleeping genius!!!
So how did you like that? Pretty impressive, wasn't it? But wait, I have more!
**The vast majority of adults can't tell the difference between hunger and thirst, therefore it is a good idea to stay well hydrated throughout the day and when in doubt, have a big fat glass of water 20 minutes before a meal. (Medical fact isn't nearly as much fun as Halloween candy tips).
**TMI factoid: your pee should be very light yellow/colorless and clear if you are well hydrated.
But wait, there is more! If you act now, you can get another tip at the amazing rate of only $19.99, shipping and handling are extra!
One of my favorites:
**Take a salad to a potluck/carry-in/work buffet. That way you have no excuses for mashing naughty food into your face when you can start out by piling a plate with salad (or some other healthy dish).
Ok, so I shared my tips. Do you have some? I'd like to hear them! Really, I would.
The problem with tips is that sometimes it is hard to know if they are true or bogus.
I'm totally guilty of hearing a tip and doing a search of medical literature to see if it has a foundation in fact. For example: Drink coconut water, it is high in potassium and in a pinch you can use it as an IV fluid. Now doesn't that sound like a tip that came flying out of the bull$hit factory? Well, it's actually true. I hope I never get a coconut infusion. Ever.
Starvation mode? Largely a product of the behind of a large mammal named a bull, but also involves a long and detailed argument that I don't want to enter into here.
Some I haven't researched or haven't made up my mind about:
I'd love to know if the one about not losing weight as quickly if you swim as when you burn the same number of calories doing other exercise is true.
Does working out in the am really mean you burn more calories all day? (I hope so)
Is it true that being on your period means your metabolism is in high gear? (I doubt it)
Is it true most women can only gain about a pound of muscle a month, so the whole "you're gaining muscle" argument is largely for making cowpies?
Anyway, share your tip, I'd love to hear them. Pretty please? With no aspartame on top? I promise I won't search for them in the medical journals, unless they seem absurd, and then I will search, but I won't tell anyone.