Whata You Know?

Monday, March 01, 2010

We want to have a healthier life style. Lose the weight and keep it off but, do you really know if you are doing the right thing. I got this test from the Team Leader Forum and I thought that it would be good to see how well we know what we are doing and is it right. I will give you the answers tonight so check back later. Good-Luck.

1. True or False: It’s important not to eat less than 1200 calories per day because doing so will throw your body into “starvation mode” and stall your weight loss.

2. True or False: The best measure of whether your program is set up right is whether you see the results you’re expecting on the scale.

3. True or False: There are limits on how much fat your body can use in a day to make up for the calories you don’t eat.

4. The best way to include exercise in your weight loss plan is to:

a. Do as much high intensity cardio exercise as you can every day--the more calories burned the better.
b. Keep your cardio exercise in the (relatively low intensity) “fat-burning zone” to maximize the amount of fat used as fuel.
c. Keep the cardio to the bare minimum required for heart health, and put the emphasis on muscle building, because muscle burns more calories all the time.
d. Find a combination of activities, intensity levels, and time spent on exercise that will keep you fit and healthy enough to do what you want to do, and that you find enjoyable and sustainable over time.

5. Aiming to lose 2 pounds per week will be a good goal for you, if:

a. You include both increased exercise and calorie reduction in your plan.
b. You don’t get so hungry that you can’t stick to your eating plan.
c. Your current BMI is 30 or more.
d. You recognize that this is the amount you should lose on average over time, and that the actual amount you lose will vary from week to week.

6. True or False: When it comes to losing fat, it all comes down to the numbers: calories in versus calories out. It doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you maintain a calorie deficit.

7. True or False. Since all physical activity burns extra calories, it’s a good idea to record most or all of your daily activity on your exercise tracker.

8. True or False. As long as you are sticking to your calorie intake and exercise goals, you should lose the amount of weight you expect to lose each week.

9. The most common reason for not losing weight as expected is:

a. Not eating enough to support your activity level (starvation mode).
b. Calorie counters on exercise machines and on-line trackers often over-estimate your calorie expenditure.
c. You’re not tracking your food intake or exercise accurately.
d. Your metabolism is slowed down due to medication or some medical problem such as hypothyroidism
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  • -PAULA
    These are things to make you really think.
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