The Fit Fem Formula: Calorie Intake, Physical Activity, And Lifestyle Changes
I'm about to share with you Albert Einstein's secret formula to weight loss. it's top secret and only my elite Fit Fem'rs get access to this kind of information. Want to know the secret to weight loss and peak fitness? Shhh, sit in a quiet room where no one can see or hear you. This is classified information that only the Fit Fem authorities have access to. If you divulge this information, you will experience dire consequences. Now you will find out the information that will change your life forever. Get ready for it..get ready for it.
I'm just kidding; I just wanted to get your attention. Did it work? There is no top secret formula here. It's amazing to me how educated we are about weight loss; we have access to multitudes of information portals from fitness websites, news stories, magazine cover pages, TV shows, radio programs, nutritionists, personal trainers, health coaches, etc that we still are intrigued by the whole weight loss and fitness phenomenon and are looking for that one piece of information to leverage you to faster weight loss. Always lookin' for that quick fix. Well it ain't happenin'!
The secret to any weight loss and fitness plan is caloric intake, physical activity and lifestyle changes. That's it. I'm here to refresh your memory.
The success for the most reliable weight management, weight loss and fitness plan is the equation of one pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories. You make a deficit of calories either through ingesting smaller portions of food or by burning calories through exercise or a combination of both. Simple! The biggest concern isn't what to eat or how to exercise; it is actually being able to apply this knowledge to daily routines. I know, I know, we are concerned issues such as busy jobs, parenting and home keeping responsibilities, social habits and leisure. We often allow these concerns to deter us from our plans and we ignore or sacrifice our weight management plans because it just gets "too hard" to alter our lifestyles.
With the basic equation in mind, every overweight, underweight, or healthy woman must keep a sustainable weight management, diet, weight loss and fitness plan. You know this already. What can you certainly do every day that will add up to your long-term goal of achieving the desired and necessary weight? Easy; make little changes to your diet, fitness routines and lifestyle habits every day. These little changes add up; before you know it, you'll reach your weight loss and fitness goals. It's worth trying, no?
Eat clean. 90% of what you look like is what you eat. It's a FACT. Fast food, processed frozen and canned goods, chemically made foods are a big NO NO. If you eat those, your bum would be the size of the Titanic. Do your best to eat fresh produce. My favorite quote from one of my favorite books, In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan is "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants!" That quote basically sums up what you have to do to lower your caloric intake and eat foods full of rich nutrients your body needs.
Avoid being sedentary. If you are at home, do some household chores that will contribute to other weight management tasks and plans. Aside from a regular visit to your gym, household tasks like carrying the waste bag, picking letters from the mailbox, regular cleaning of walls and cars, gardening, and dishwashing will get you burning those unwanted calories. You can stand up while you talk on the phone or surf the internet. Walk a few stairs into your office and skip the elevator or escalator once in a while. And if you have a desk job (believe I know what's like),take more bathroom breaks. Get up out of your chair and walk around, take the longer routine to the bathroom. Take a flight of stairs instead of the elevator. And walk to the walk cooler, not the coffee machine. You know creamer and sugar will add to the pounds you are desperate to lose.
Increase and sustain an active physical lifestyle required by daily work and household chores to achieve weight loss and fitness goals. Studies that have taken a year have shown that women who have regularly exercised for about 195 minutes weekly have lost 7 percent of their abdominal fat. You know how much we hate that lower abdominal pouch right?
So get to it! Make those choices; eat right and workout. It's not just a plan but a lifestyle!
by: Sylvia Nassser