Weight Loss Requires Mastery of Portion Control
If you're eating wholesome food but unable to lose weight, you may be overestimating the calories you are burning or underestimating the amount of food you are eating. You wouldn't be alone since both are common mistakes.At one end of the spectrum is the difficulty of measuring the calories expended. For example, twice as many calories as they believe they did. We also confuse portions with...
An Easy Guide to Portion Size
"Portion distortion" is the term used to describe the supersizing of servings. Whether you're eating at home or dining out, here's a quick guide to portions that doesn't require measuring instruments.1 cup: Clenched fist1/2 cup: Half of a clenched fist.3 ounces: Palm of an opened hand1 ounce: Bottom of a cupped hand1 tablespoon: Thumb tip.1 teaspoon: Finger tip.Other ways to avoid consuming too...
The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle
Cancer Society attributes one-third of all cancer deaths in the United
States to diet and physical activity, and another third to the use of tobacco
products. A healthy lifestyle is the series of choices an individual makes in
hopes of being physically fit, having more energy and at less risk for diseases
that can shorten or decrease the quality of life. Decades of medical...
I am finally unbalanced & it's great! The 80/20 rule
Well, It has finally happened. I have become unbalanced. Some folks that know me (or think they do) may say that has been true for some time. But now I practice an unbalanced life and it's not a bad thing.
In fact; it is not a bad thing at all.
Let me explain. I really have not gone off the deep end but have been practicing the 80/20 rule.
Simply put, the 80/20 rule states that the relationship...
10 Steps to Speed Weight Loss
A great article from EveryDayHealth.com with 10 quick tips on how to cut calories out of your diet. LINK: http://www.everydayhealth.com/weight/steps-to-speed-up-weight-loss.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20090506ARTICLE:By Madeline Vann, MPHMedically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPHspeeding up weight lossIf you're struggling with weight loss, then you already know it's the little...
Don't Look Forward
A large portion of life my life was spent in fear: anxiety, panic attacks, and agoraphobia. Then I learned, Change a thought, Change your life. I don't look forward anymore because I know life will change in the blink of an eye. You think you know where your headed, then POW you're knocked off that solid peace of ground you thought you were on. I've learned to hope for the best and to prepare for...