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Friday, April 17, 2009

Tips From a Rag

So, can a proper magazine be referred to as a rag? Dunno, but it worked for an interesting Blog title. I am reading this months Women's Health, which I have recently discovered to be pretty interesting. I stumbled across this article "How to Resist Temptation", and some of the tips are familiar reminders, but some of them are a little novel.

Move No.1: Eat smaller, more frequent meals. We have all heard this, but here is what the study from Florida State University found-- Going too long without eating makes your blood sugar plummet and that leaves you with a raging appetite...thus making you more likely to binge later in the day. It also goes on to show how a blood sugar is directly tied to willpower.

Move No.2: Eat With Your Other Hand. Pretty self-explanatory. I thought this would make a good bandster tip. If you find yourself eating too fast, try this. It's probably also good for your brain!

Move No.3. (This is especially good news for those of us who think we weigh ourselves too much) Weigh Yourself Regularly. A study of over 1800 people who successfully shed pound found that 40% weighed themselves daily or weekly. AND...here it comes...Those that stepped on the scale more frequently, lost the most. 12 pounds on average more for daily weighers compared to 6 pounds for weekly weighers. People who shunned the scale gained an average of 5 pounds. Hmmm...

So that's about it for today. Tracey got me to walk last night and I boogied it down the trail. Felt pretty good afterwards, still hated it during :)

2 comments:

  1. I feel so validated with that scale comment! :) I'm a big fan of the daily weigh-in. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Yeah, my mother the thin, busty health nut (she's going to be 62 on Sept. 12th this year) who paid an assload of money to work with a female body builder to get in weight training, she's the one who told me about the weighing thing. And she swore it came from her trainer. It's just supposed to be a way to keep yourself accountable. The thing to overlook is that if you're heavier (which I am after the surgery, but am attributing to the excess gas, the potentially broken scale and my constant intake of water as of late), it can come off at any moment based on other factors.

    It's as if our brains know all of the rules but won't follow them. My most favorite phrase to tell people is that if you want to know the calories, fat content, carbs, etc... don't ask a skinny person, ask a fat person. We know the numbers but somehow can't implement them. Go figure.

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