Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fit 007: Weight Loss Workshop #2: Eat to Lose!

With the right foods, you can eat more and lose weight!
You'll want to eat every 2-4 hours to keep the metabolism revved up, keep your blood sugar levels steady for better energy and avoid the starvation mode so that your body will let go of fat.

Avoid the starvation mode!! In this mode, your body holds on to fat, causes you to lose muscle, lowers the metabolism and can actually make you fatter!

Protein, carbohydrates, vegetables at your main meals. Fat is not bad, just balance it out!
Protein is 4 calories per gram, carbs are 4 calories per gram, and fat is 9 calories per gram. Learn more The Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter 2007

Educate yourself and you can eat fast food 1-2 x a week! Plan your meals if you must eat out!
Fast food and weight loss menu suggestions. Get the nutrition info from the restaurant, online or from a book such as: The Get With The Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants.

Scale is not the best measure of fat loss! Muscle weighs more than fat but takes up less space! You can weigh more but be tighter and lean! Don't use the scale! Use measurements!

Read and understand your food labels. Some "light" and "low fat" choices are not much better than the regular version! Learn more from Eating Between the Lines: The Supermarket Shopper's Guide to the Truth Behind Food Labels.

Pay attention to serving sizes on food labels to have a better idea of your intake! More details of all of the above in the live seminar, which will also be made available as a DVD set.

Link to WLW 2: Nutrition Part 1

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