Lose Weight, Through Behavioral Change Not Fad Dieting

23 10 2007
  “Unfortunately, many weight loss products or product fad services are available to all that will fall into this trap.  Many consumers will try to expedite weight loss results through extreme dieting programs promising to melt off the pounds.”  In all my years of working in the field of health and fitness with a clear understanding of the human body, I’ve rarely seen a “quick” weight loss program that works for the long-term.  Don’t confuse the “rarely” with services that provide long-term healthy weight loss benefits by changing behavior.  I agree with programs that promote a balanced nutritious daily food intake regiment, exercise & supplement with high quality absorbable mineral and vitamins.  I also agree that electrolytes, fiber drinks and meal replacement fillers in-between meals (dependent on program and activity) make for a good weight loss and weight management program.”  These types of programs if followed per design will promote gradual weight loss while changing behavior.”  Long-term “permanent” weight loss results require long-term behavioral life change habits.  In other words, it takes time to do it right.  Don’t get set up for overnight results which will lead you to failure…  And once you meet your goals, maintaining your ideal weight requires a life change commitment.  If you do it right, “you don’t suffer at all and you feel great and excited about life.”

 I personally practice 4 behavioral habits to manage my weight.  I believe these New Year Resolution tips will help reduce weight regardless of age, or gender. 

 1) Consume a “good absorbable daily vitamin & mineral supplement [Visit our site Wellness Company Wholesale Program].  Many essential nutrients such as vitamins B, C, are water soluble and removed by your body daily.  Good health, metabolism and weight regulation is dependent upon “highly absorbable daily vitamins & minerals at the cellular level (quality absorbable weight loss products also found at the link). “Nobody, or very few” get 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 

 2) Ensure you get quality exercise every day.  I walk to manage my weight, lubricate the joints, increase circulation with oxygen-enriched blood for daily tissue repair, etc.  “You don’t need to run a marathon for good weight management.  After 35, running to manage weight is simply ridiculous for the average person and a potential risk to your health.  It has been proven that walking is just as beneficial as running.  There is also less potential damage to joints, tendons and ligaments and greater benefits for increasing muscle tone [includes healthy heart], improved circulation and promotes greater fat burning efficiencies as a low impact exercise.

 3) I always “try” never to eat after 7:30pm.  I also drink 1 litter of water, some with dinner and the rest after, usually an hour before going to bed.  After 7:30pm your metabolism has slowed down considerably.  This means, most food consumed after this time will likely be stored as fat.  The water serves to flush fatty acids and remove toxins from the body, etc.

 4) Never eat out at fast food places more than once/wk.  After 25, your metabolism becomes less efficient at processing non-organic foods [fast foods equal “low nutrient, high fat fillers”].  For moderate weight loss and sustaining your weight goals try changing your behavior by following items 1-4.

 Now that you know my weight loss and daily behavior habit modifications to lose and maintain weight, “Make it Happen!”  Let’s make those New Year’s Resolutions stick!

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Author:  Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, USA Medical Services Officer, CPT, RET.  2007-2009 Copyright, All rights reserved.  Mirror Athlete Enterprises Publishing @: www.mirrorathlete.com, Sign up for your free eNewsletter.