MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS CIT 1503
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Start a Diet Journal Keep a daily record of your weight and the foods you ve eaten Study your journal to become aware of your eating behavior It will tell you when you re eating too much or if you re eating the wrong foods Why Do You Want to Lose Weight Write a list of reasons in your diet journal and refer to it often to sustain your motivation Good health good looks more selfconfidence and new romantic possibilities are only the beginning Fighting Fatigue Paradoxically the more you do the less tired you ll feel Regular balanced exercise will speed up your metabolism burn calories more efficiently raise your energy level and lift your spirits You Are What You Eat Foods laden with fat salt and sugar leave you feeling lethargic and depressed They set you up for more overeating A nutritious lowfat diet has the opposite effect You feel energized revitalized and happier Water is the only drink for a wise man Thoreau Water is the perfect weight loss beverage It fills your stomach curbs your appetite and cleanses your entire system Add a twist of lemon or lime to improve the taste and drink eight glasses every day The Bible Tells Me So Cholesterol was not in their vocabulary but the Biblical prophets knew the dangers of animal fat consumption Ye shall eat no manner of fat of ox or of sheep or of goat Leviticus 723 Quick Change Simply changing into your workout clothing and shoes might be all the motivation you need to psyche yourself up for exercise Display them prominently to remind yourself to just do it It s Child s Play Have fun with your kids Jump rope play catch take a walk in the park or bicycle around the neighborhood You burn calories while you spend quality time with your children Call the Salvation Army Once you ve achieved your desired weight loss donate your fat clothes to charity You thereby commit yourself to permanent low fat eating and lifestyle physical activity There s no going back to the old ways Know your Onions Raw broiled shredded sliced or diced the onion adds a powerhouse of flavor to any dish Onions regulate your blood sugar and lower your cholesterol The sweet Vidalia is magnificent in salads Assume the Position Head up shoulders back stomach in By simply improving your posture you look five pounds thinner and radiate selfconfidence You also strengthen the muscles in your back and abdomen Running On Empty Never skip breakfast Like a car your body needs fuel to perform efficiently Don t stall out Eating breakfast quick starts your metabolism and helps you avoid overeating later in the day Take the Time Foods that require more time and effort to consume will slow you down and fill you up faster Peel an orange and remove the seeds instead of gulping down orange juice The pulp provides extra nutrition too Flying the Friendly Skies The airline industry offers a wide variety of menus to accommodate passengers dietary requirements Call ahead and order a low fat or vegetarian meal It s generally tastier than the standard meal The Perimeter Principle Shop the outside aisles where fruits vegetables baked goods dairy fish meats and poultry are located Avoid the inside aisles where processed canned and packaged food products are sold These items are generally high in fat refined sugar and sodium Gradual Withdrawal Don t go cold turkey If you re put off by the taste of fatfree substitutes switch first to the reduced fat version Accustom your taste buds to the lighter flavor Then graduate to fatfree Lovely to Look At Always create an attractive setting at mealtime Set your table with pretty china and cloth napkins The simplest dishes become gourmet delights when elegantly displayed Lose Weight While You Sleep The fat bellied Japanese Sumo wrestler got that way by eating his biggest meal of the day just before bedtime Accelerate your weight loss by avoiding snacks before you go to sleep I was determined to know beans Thoreau Beans and legumes are low in fat and high in dietary fiber Save money and fat calories by substituting beans for beef or chicken Try adding garbanzo lima pinto or red kidney beans to your soups and salads Be My Guest Prepare and serve lighter dishes Chilled shrimp fresh vegetable and fruit platters low fat cheeses and whole grain crackers make lovely hors d oeurvres When the party is over you won t have to contend with fattening leftovers Out of Sight Out of Mind Remove temptation Dietproof your home Free your pantry and refrigerator shelves of high fat snack foods If you must keep some problem foods around store them in opaque containers in closed cabinets Let them eat cake Marie Antoinette You can have your cake and eat it too if you choose the fatfree versions Eat these products in moderation and watch your portion size The carbohydrates that replace the fat contain calories that can add up to weight gain The Calorie Conscious Kitchen Low fat nutritious food preparation requires a well equipped kitchen The blender nonstick frying pan microwave vegetable steamer vegetable juicer roasting rack measuring cups and spoons are excellent gadgets which help cut calories President s Day George W Bush makes time in his busy schedule to jog Thomas Jefferson called walking the best of all exercises Harry Truman was an avid walker Nixon bowled Ike and Ford played golf FDR swam even though he was crippled with polio Do you get the idea Take Tea and See Green tea lowers your cholesterol level Camomile tea has a soothing and cleansing effect on your body Peppermint tea refreshes Raspberry tea stimulates the kidneys and helps wash out wastes Get Out the Kinks Stretching is a relaxing and enjoyable way to maintain flexibility and ease muscle tension It prepares your body for movement and improves your circulation Stretching elongates the muscles and makes you look slimmer Herbal Weight Loss Herbal supplements are a combination of stimulants laxatives and diuretics They may cause adverse reactions in many people and do not promote a healthy and permanent weight loss They may be natural but that s no guarantee that they re safe The tobacco plant is a clear example In Plain Sight Store low fat nutritious foods in the front of your refrigerator Fruits and vegetables are the snack foods you want to reach for first Don t hide them away in the drawers Count on Cabbage Raw or cooked cabbage is low in calories and high in nutrition It helps cleanse your system flushing out fatty deposits Cabbage stimulates your immune system and may prevent ulcers and certain types of cancer Exercise is Good Medicine Shed those pounds and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease stroke osteoporosis and other disorders Physical activity diminishes stress fatigue and depression Take a daily dose of exercise Salad Bar Smarts Stick to the fresh vegetables fruits and low fat dressings Avoid the prepared fatladen salads croutons cheeses bacon bits They are sure to undermine your best weight loss efforts The Personal Trainer If you ve made the move and joined a fitness club take it one step further Work with a personal trainer who can design an exercise program that suits your individual needs It s worth the investment The Buddy System Establish a regular ongoing relationship with a diet buddy Make daily contact for support and encouragement Share strategies and exchange menu ideas Don t look to compete Encourage one another Cut Cost and Calories Save money and lose weight Fresh fruits vegetables and grains cost far less than processed convenience foods and snacks which are laden with fat sugar sodium and unnecessary chemical additives Salad Dressing Sabotage Salad dressing is the single biggest source of fat in the diet of American women Avoid the pitfall Use fatfree dressings or lemon juice When dining out bring your own or order dressing on the side so you can control the amount
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