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50 tips on losing weight for good

We’ve all heard the benefits of shedding excess pounds, but avoiding the damage done by the vicious cycle of losing-gaining-losing-gaining is no easy feat.

Here are fifty ways to kiss the weight goodbye for good.

DON’T PORTION EQUALLY WITH YOUR PARTNER

Many couples fill their plates with the same amount of food.

Generally speaking, over time this will cause one person to gain weight. Calorie requirements vary widely depending on your current weight and how physically active you are.

For example, an active 200 lb (90kg) male requires about 2800 calories to maintain his weight. An active 155 lb (70kg) woman requires about 2170 calories. Exceeding those needs will cause fat gain…

DON’T EAT SIX SMALL MEALS PER DAY

Eating frequent small meals through the day was always thought to be good for weight loss.

The idea was that eating often kept your metabolism high so you would burn more energy, encouraging weight loss.

But it turns out that during digestion, the total amount of food eaten actually determines the amount of energy used, rather than how often you eat (10, 11).

So eating three meals of 800 calories will burn the same amount of calories as eating six meals of 400 calories. There is literally no difference.

Eating regularly throughout the day works for some, but if that’s not you, stop.

BUY NEW ACTIVEWEAR

What we wear actually influences our thoughts and behavior, especially at the gym.

The experience that certain clothes can provide has been nicknamed “enclothed cognition” by researchers (20).

It makes sense that new fitness wear encourages us to be more active. At least, for a short while.

This video is a fun parody of that concept.

Full story at Care2.

Fit for life.

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