What do you do to stay healthy?
February 25, 2007 8:04pm CST
Do you take supplements? How much do you excerise? What excercises do you do? What kind of meals do you eat and how much? Are you on a particular diet? I have been taking supplements, walking a mile a day, and eating lean meats and green veggies. I try not to exceed more than 25 carbs in a day. I don't eat sugar or any products that god didn't grow himself. but i'm still not losing weight! I haven't reached a platau because I haven't lost a single lb. Am I doing something wrong? I drink lots of fluids and eat proportional meals. 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Any suggestions? How do you stay healthy?
• United States
26 Feb 07
Is it possible that you are gaining muscle mass? Which weighs more than fat. So you wouldn't be losing weight but could be losing fat. I don't eat healthy. But I exercise at least 4 times a week. I try to hit cardio at least three times and then I do yoga once a week. I'm not really losing weight either, but I feel that my body is changing. I'm also one of those that believe if I keep exercising I can eat what I want! Ok, that may not be true, but if I believe it then it is.
• United States
26 Feb 07
Ok, this is really personal and I don't need an answer. But watch the color of your urine. If it's bright yellow you are flushing out stuff. If it's clear, that's all water. That should be an indicator if you are losing water or not. Make sure you get plenty of water to continue flushing yourself out. I know I don't get enough water, that's why I can tell you to drink more.
• United States
26 Feb 07
thanks for the advice. I keep telling myself that i should rink a gallon a day of water... but does it happen? No! I have a bad tendancy to rarely drink more than a cup or two a day because I stay so busy. I'm not stressed. Just busy. I breed malamutes and run a rescue for them so I am always on the move and sometimes drinking liquids just goes straight over my head.
8 Mar 07
1. Drink water Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off longer term. Water acts as an appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach full and fending off dehydration which can lead to false cravings/hunger. Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste. When you don't drink enough water the liver which works to provide stored fat for energy helps the kidneys eliminate waste and becomes less effective at metabolizing fat. Drinking water ice cold burns about 62 calories a day. Your body has to work to raise that waters temperature to your body's temperature. This equals around 430 calories per week. 2. Eat regularly This means eating 5 times a day and the most important meal is breakfast. Make sure you fuel your body first thing in the morning to avoid hunger pangs later in the day. When you eat 5 times a day you will never feel hungry, make sure the total calories consumed are sensible and don't over eat in any of the meals learn portion size control! 3. Eat lots of fibre Eating adequate fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel. And like water, fiber rich foods bulk you up and make you feel fuller for longer. Fibre is found only in plant foods our bodies cant digest it to so it simply goes through the body. During the elimination process it cuts calories consumed by attaching to protein and fat that you eat along with it removes that as well In addition, high fiber foods are typically low in calories and filling, so you are reducing your calorie intake overall. Good fibre foods include: strawberries, apples, figs, chickpeas, potatoes, (with skins) broccoli, brown rice, beans, bran and nuts. 4. Consume more good fats There are good fats and bad fats Good fats provide you with essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) needed for normal reproduction and growth, as well as for production of prostoglandin, a hormone like compound that regulates blood pressure, prevents blood clotting and lowers the risk of heart disease. For example, the reason oily fish is a great food stems from the fact that the essential fatty acids which it contains can actually help your body burn fat more efficiently and protect against disease. Get at least three portions of oily fish a week with Salmon, mackerel, herrings and sardines being good choices. 5. Get plenty of quality protein Quality protein is an effective weight control tool because of the satiety factor and its ability to keep you full for longer periods. It also balances out carbohydrates by preventing insulin spikes that cause energy loss and sugar cravings Protein helps to maintain muscle mass which is important in the fat burning process. Good choices include: Fish, shrimps, Low fat cottage cheese, low fat yogurt, skimmed milk, egg whites, s Weight gain is caused by consuming too many calories, whether they are from carbohydrate, protein or fat. 6. Carbohydrates can help you lose weight Don't believe what you read about carbohydrates being bad for you, they can actually help you lose weight! A diet containing good carbohydrates such fruits and vegetables, wholegrains and moderate in fat and calories, will result in weight loss Good carbohydrates will also help you combat hunger pangs as they are slowly realized into the body. When eating carbohydrates eat them "from the earth" with no refining or processing. These include whole grains, vegetables; fruits and beans. Sensible weight loss If you have read the above you will see that it is not the food group, but the quality of the food in it that's important for fast weight loss.
26 Feb 07
what is your question exactly about? losing weight or staying healthy? im kinda confused... if its just about health- well, i do have vitamin supplements i take everyday, i also make it a point to eat fruits in a day. being healthy doesnt really mean that you have to lose weight- or that your skinny- but if you do want to just lose weight- then try eating foods high in fiber and some carbs to get your metabolsm going, if you really want to lose weight- dont eat any snacks in between meals. If you wanna stay healthy and skinny or slim at the same time, you can eat the same amount of meals and snacks in a day, just be sure to CHOOSE the food you eat- eat a lot of veggies high in fiber, and some sugar once in a while to give you energy, and make FRUITS your snack, a pc of banana, or apple or mango for your snack. And i heard that pineapple is a good slimming fruit too.. well i hope i have been of assistance to you. take care.