In big bold type on the cover of Health magazine is the statement, "Lose 12 pounds this month. Fast! Safe! For good!" News flash -- it is not healthy for everyone to lose 12 pounds of weight. Obviously, I strongly believe everyone should exercise, but exercise should not be synonymous with weight loss.
This week, we welcomed in spring, which led to anticipation of sunny afternoons spent sipping smoothies in the park. But our HuffPost living team warned us that our smoothie might not be too healthy unless we make it at home (store-bought means more sugar and less protein). Just don't go overboard with the food-watching. As nutritionist Rose Reisman also pointed out this week, taking the restriction of food too far tends to lead to psychological and physiological hoarding of fat and calories as soon as the deprivation is over -- which sounds like an even worse game plan than not watching what you eat at all.
On January 1 I decided to make some major changes to my family's nutrition and physical activity. I began to think of our five young children, all the proper body weights--but with a frequent propensity to eating desserts and exercising too rarely. They also learned by example, and noticed when I would snack.
I wanted toned legs but I also wanted to be strong and be able to climb a set of stairs without experiencing a severe quad burn when I reached the top. So I tested and tried a few different types of workouts and pretty much found out what works the best. Here are my top five tips if you are looking to strengthen and tone your legs.
I think this new gastric gadget aspireassist is ridiculous. It appears that the gadget inserts a port that allows for some of the food that is consumed to be siphoned out before it is digested. Sorry, but that sounds like something one would do under dire medical circumstances, a reverse feeding tube of sorts.
Here's the thing about meal plans: they are absolutely genius -- and practically fool proof -- when adherence is strict. When one fails to plan to follow their plan, however, by say, not doing their weekly food prep or pulling into a drive-thru when hunger strikes, the results they are searching for get further and further away.