Saturday, February 25, 2012

Maybe Dieting DOES Make You Fat!

According to cerain experts, when you diet, you actually deprive your body of food. That being the case, your body goes into starvation mode and promptly stores fat from foods that you've already eaten. From the body's standpoint, who knows if and when you're going to eat that next meal? So it's best not to leave anything to chance and just keep packing that fat in.

It's an interesting concept and yet another reason why diets don't work. Your body knows when it is hungry and that time isn't what you think it is. So if you don't feel hungry at breakfast, you shouldn't worry about not eating because you'll definitely feel hungry later on in the morning and eating AND enjoying what you eat. The body knows best, always.

That's true even when it comes to sugar. If eating a doughnut makes you happy, then eat it. Ditto for ice cream, cookies, cakes, chips and candy, minus the guilt. You'll feel more satisfied and not readily gain weight. If anything, you may find that you're losing weight, as your body is no longer being deprived and therefore doesn't keep storing fat. But never fear. You will quickly tire of those sweets and move on to fruits and vegetables and enjoy eating them. It's just that your body has been deprived of what it really wants for the longest time. Now that it has been satisfied, its cravings will lean toward other foods.

I've actually done this for a few days and was no worse for the wear. My "diet" was rather erratic, but my hunger was definitely satisfied. I began to crave non-sweets and began enjoying feasting on them. And yes, I admit experiencing twinges of guilt here and there, but that was because I was listening to my mind and not my body.

Monday, February 20, 2012

the most important thing you need to know about losing weight

And that thing is your willpower. Only you can choose what to eat and when. Ditto for exercise. You can choose to exercise or not and what kind of exercise(s) you'll do and when and how. Of course, you can always opt for doing nothing, but that only exacerbates the weight issues.

According to experts, people who can't lose weight don't have enough willpower to sustain their efforts or refuse food and activities that sabotage their efforts. As a result, they tend to gain weight over time, then are surprised. They're obviously not sufficiently active to burn off the pounds. Making a move to lose weight and fat takes a firm resolve, along with a plan to lose weight. For many people, this is easier said than done.

Friday, February 3, 2012

How to find a new career as a fitness instructor

So here's an idea if you want to help others become fit, even though you don't have a college degree in sports medicine, gymnastics, food science or related fields. The American Council on Exercise features a home-study course that qualifies you as a fitness instructor. You must pass an exam after meeting course requirements and are issued a certification that allows and qualifies you to seek work at finess places and other companies. The cost of the course is a bit more than 5 hundred dollars and takes about a year to complete. Doesn't matter what field you're in or what you studied in school.

Just shows that you don't have to go back to college for a new career. Just go to the Council's website for more information. Then carefully consider if you can and want to do this. If you think that this is your thing, by all means, invest the necessary time and money and pass the exam at the end of the year.

Varying your diet to end craving attacks --- saving time, effort and money

What's for supper?

Somewhere in the back of your mind, you may be mentally taking inventory of your food stock at home. And it's all of the usual stuff. You don't really feel like putting a meal together using only available foods in the pantry. You don't want to even think about eating that stuff. It may be good, but it's boring.

That's the first danger sign, as you begin to think about what you would truly like to eat. That food would have to be purchased at a fast-food outlet. Plus, it would make you happy and satisfy your appetite. If that's the case, what are you waiting for? Buy and eat that food. Eating it one time won't make you fat, unless you eat it every day.

In the meantime, you'll want to consider supplying your present food supply with foods you like to eat, but don't eat very often. Perhaps a different fruit will do the trick? Or crutons for the next homemade salad? Potato soup? (It's good and will satisfy your appetite in a hurry) Hard-boiled eggs? Tuna? Yogurt? (I saw a recipe for homemade yoga one time, but will have to find it and maybe include it in another post.) Smoothies might be a nice change from the usual. After all, you;re not trying to discard whatever foods are available at home. You're only trying to add some variety that features foods you like, but hardly eat.