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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Good Morning,
Last night I watched a show about a woman that weighed 800 lbs. I taped the one where the lady weighed 1000 lbs.
The 800 lb. lady did not want to eat the diet food prescribed for her, but ate all of it at the end of the day. The announcer said that eating like that would mess up her metabolism.

So this morning I am on my computer checking out "Metabolism." Unfortunately, not a lot of helpful info for my particular situation. I did come across 2 sites that gave me some helpful hints. "WebMD" and "Dr. Oz."

Here are some things I learned from "WebMD"
Strength Training:
Muscles use 6 calories per pound, per day. fat uses 2 calories per pound, per day.
After a session of strength training, muscles are activated all over your body, raising your daily metabolic rate.

Our bodies burn more calories digesting PROTEIN than it does eating fat or carbs.
Protein-rich foods:
Lean Beef
White Meat Chicken
Low-fat Dairy Products

Avoid crash diets.. they slow metabolism and burn fewer calories and gain more weight back.

From Dr. Oz:

By the time you reach 40, metabolism slows down 5% every decade. {no fair, weight loss is a challenge without this :-(

Ways to help:
1) Cut 100 calories a day, or exercise those calories off.
2) You can have your Ice Cream, just cut back
3) Add Protein
4) Have Healthy Snacks
5) Drink Iced Tea..... (unfortunately, I like sugar in my tea.)
6) Take Zinc
7) Exercise in short bursts. Sit in a chair...stand up not using hands/arms. Repeat a few times....builds muscle, burns fat.

My Notes:
I am not a Doctor..... I did get these suggestions off of the web sites I mentioned. Always use caution when you start exercising or changing your eating habits. See your own physician before starting any program that concerns your body.

*As a side note, I don't think I want to even try Tofu. Also, I cannot take Zinc.

Wishing all of my Spark People friends/family a blessed day.
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    SPEDED (Jeanne) shared a link to interesting information about weight loss. Very interesting. There is just so much we really don't know about metabolism, weight gain/loss and maintenance, and so much research that needs to be done. Always more to learn, that's for sure!
    1811 days ago
    Excellent ideas! emoticon
    1811 days ago

    You might want to copy and paste this link into your browser line and check out this article. I heard this on two different news stations this morning. emoticon
    1812 days ago
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    1812 days ago
    some good suggestions. Personally I don't like the artificial sweeteners, though.
    1812 days ago
    I have watched these programs about extreme weight. I find them inspiring to keep trying to change habits No one wants to weigh 600, 700 or more pounds. It is said to see how they have let food control their lives, wither because of emotional or other self esteem issues. I used to eat a lot at night because I got in the habit working at night sleeping during the day. That was a hard habit to change. So was the type of foods I ate. But slowly I have learned to eat several times through-out the day and healthier choices.
    1812 days ago
    I have also read suggestions that as we get older we increase our protein intake. That's great so long as you balance out the calories and it also helps you keep from being so hungry. Thanks for the great reminders.
    1812 days ago
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    No tofu for me!!!
    1812 days ago
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    I agree, I have to have Truvia also. Whenever I watch those shows they motivate me to eat better and continue to exercise, especially when I don't feel like it. My mindset is that I can continue to grow wider or I can help myself "shrink"
    1812 days ago
    Hey, I hear you about the tea. I am a major sugar-holic and while it's artificial, Truvia has really helped me eliminate sugar from my diet. It is the closest thing I've found to sugar. Maybe someday I will go without sweetner, but right now it is helping me survive all these lifestyle changes I'm doing.

    Good Luck!
    1812 days ago
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