Weight Loss: Why Do We Gain Weight?

Written by Kim Beardsmore

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Gaining and losing weight works according to some a simple biological principle. When you consume more energy inrepparttar form of food and drinks that your body uses each day you will gain weight. When you consume less energy inrepparttar 138126 form of food and drinks that your body requires each day you will lose weight.

Despite what some advertisers would have use believe, weight loss does not occur as a result of any ofrepparttar 138127 following:

* Supplements that will meltrepparttar 138128 fat while you sleep or while you wash

* Exercises that don’t take any effort and cause no sweat

* Unique food combinations that will allow you to eat what you want and still lose weight

In order to lose weight you will need to know approximately your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Your RMR isrepparttar 138129 number of calories your body burns at rest in a 24 hour period. When your body gets about 500 less calories than it needs each day as a result of eating less or exercising more, you will lose one pound of weight per week. To illustrate how efficientrepparttar 138130 human body is in motion,repparttar 138131 average female would need to go for a brisk walk for 1.5 to 2.0 hours in order to burn 500 calories.

When you consume 500 calories a day more than your body’s requirements, you will gain approximately one pound a week! To illustrate how easy it is to gain weight, one 7oz bag of corn chips has approximately 1000 calories. If you ate a bag of corn chips every day in addition to three square meals its possible you could gain 2 pounds in a week!

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Beyond Diets

Written by Debra Betterly, Ph.D., CLC

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Be Physically Active: •We are born withrepparttar need to move! Choose movement that is pleasurable, rather than being active only to lose weight or compensate for overeating. •You will find that when you are more physically active, you are likely to be more energized and feel good about your body and your health. •Sign up for my new “Beyond Diets; Be At Your Best Weight” coaching package to help you progress throughrepparttar 138020 six stages of change to a place whererepparttar 138021 old you no longer exists and your new lifestyle is as automatic as brushing your teeth!

Normalize Your Eating Patterns: •Increase your awareness of physical hunger. Many of us have lost our ability to tune into our physical hunger cues because ofrepparttar 138022 unhealthy relationship we have with food. •Get calm about food. We live in a nation where there seems to be an endless supply of food. We can eat whenever and whatever we want to. Start listening to your body to begin using food in a healthier way-as fuel that can also bring pleasure to our lives. •There are no “bad” foods. Choose a variety of foods that are both satisfying and health-enhancing. Keep in mind that quality and quantity of food eaten influences a person’s health. In moderation, all foods can be part of healthy eating. •Tune into your emotions. Notice if there is a pattern of using food to try to resolve emotional issues. Are there specific feelings that prompt eating? Do you need more breaks from your routine? Is there a relationship issue that needs to be dealt with? If so, coaching can help you sort this out.

Finally keep in mind that change takes time and be patient with yourself. Seek out supportive people and environments and change because you’re a wonderful person—not because you want to become one. ********************************* Challenge ofrepparttar 138023 Month Honor yourself this month by taking extremely good care of yourself: •Try a great new healthy recipe each week using allrepparttar 138024 wonderful fresh produce available this time of year. •Take some time to plan your meals each week and prepare your grocery list accordingly. •Have fun being active! Try a new activity each week such as biking, swimming, in-line skating, walking with friends or family, hiking a bluff, or putting on some tunes and dancingrepparttar 138025 night away in your own living room. •Stop any negative self-talk as soon as you notice it and change it. •Repeat a positive affirmation such as “ I will treat my body with respect, giving it enough rest, fueling it with a variety of foods, exercising it moderately, and listening to what it needs.” Each day. •Compliment someone for something other than how they look. Tell them what is really great about them! (Do this for yourself too!) Now add a couple of your own: • •

Debra Betterly is a Life Coach whose specialty is midlife mastery. This article is derived from her newsletter, “Second Acts”, a spirit-mind-body approach for women re-inventing the second half of life. Please visit www.amazingjouneycoach.com to subscribe to this free monthly eNewsletter. Debra is also the author of a video eCourse called "A Better Way to a Better Body" at www.dietschmiet.com

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