Fat To Fit In One Word.

Fat to fit (i.e. weight loss)?

Weight loss is simple (although not easy). It is a matter of

calories in vs calories out - you cannot escape this equation. This means

eating less and moving more.

  • Portion control.
  • Limiting calorie-dense foods.
  • Eat fewer calories.
  • Choosing lower calorie and less calorie dense food, and by

    avoiding large calorie extras.
  • Avoid drinking calories.
  • Little activities add up, so take the stairs when you can,

    walk when you can, and spend more time in recreation that involves moving

    rather than sitting.
  • Weigh yourself weekly - make adjustments as necessary.

It's a lifelong marathon. Not a sprint.

Keeping track of how much you eat - which can be deceptively

difficult to do.

There is no exercise in a pill.

Do something you enjoy as you are much more likely to keep

up with it.

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A recent study published in American

Journal of Preventive Medicine
showed that simply keeping a daily

diary of food intake doubled total weight loss in a 5 month study (participants

who kept a diary lost an average of 17.5 pounds).

So how does one get from FAT TO FIT (besides reading this blog).

It's not a secret. You don't need to get caught up in all the hoopla.

And it doesn't matter who or what you

look like.

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Can't move too much? Don't eat so much.

Move a lot? Eat more.

Don't get caught up in health industry gimmicks, trends, or

money sucking schemes. You can

certainly use gyms, trainers, personal chefs but you don't NEED them. No one

does. Nor do you NEED a Lexus. A Chevy will get you to your destination too.

A good pair of shoes and some

pavement. MOVE.

A suit and a pool. MOVE.

A jump rope and some rhythm. MOVE.

A mountain and some sunblock. MOVE.

A pair of rollerblades and a park. MOVE.

A treadmill in the privacy of your own home. MOVE.

A floor mat. A rug. (sit-ups). MOVE.

Push-ups. MOVE.

A bike. MOVE




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