I know it sounds like a tabloid headline but what it says is true. Matter of fact, last week while coming through a check out line one of the tabloids’ headlines read “Lose 14 pounds in 14 days.” But what motivated me to pull off a few pounds is my triglyceride level started to rise a little bit and since I wanted to lose some weight anyway this was something of a motivator.
There are many books and programs advising various approaches to weight loss but the consensus now among all researchers and those in the know is you must have a comprehensive approach – using dietary changes, activity changes, behavioral changes and in
appropriate instances medication.
Here are a few things I did that at least for me made a difference. I think the key to losing weight in any amount is to incorporate all these aspects.
Drank only water with my lunch and dinner; no other beverage
Added 3 fish meals per week (1 or 2 tuna, 1 or 2 catfish)
(Bought economy bag of frozen catfish from Sam’s)
Used Truvia® to sweeten my morning coffee (instead
of Splenda or sugar)
Ate oatmeal for breakfast 3-4 times a week
Ate popcorn or banana for after dinner snack if hungry (instead
Limited fast food to 2 meals per week
Raked and picked up leaves in parking lot 45 mins 3-4 days a
Worked in yard cutting grass, weed eating, trimming, edging, 2
days a week
Used 3 lb barbells and worked arms up and down and in and
out during TV commercial breaks until commercials were
over or muscles tired
Performed a 2-step on a stair during TV commercial
breaks until TV commercial over or legs tired
Eliminated a mid morning nab snack
Stopped regularly eating a snack before bedtime
Doesn’t apply to me since my Body Mass Index (BMI) is under 30
On May 18th I weighed 218 and now I weigh 208.
If you keep doing what you're doing, you’ll keep getting what you got. If you keep eating what you’re eating, you’ll keep weighing what you weigh. What you choose to eat today, you choose to weigh tomorrow.
The same foods that you eat today
Can surely the next day make you weigh
The same you weighed the day before
Or at least as much, if not much more!