August 15, 2015

Stop Drinking Alcohol And Lose Weight

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Your body isn’t able to store the alcohol that you drink. It slows down its metabolism and stops processing fats and sugars. To further complicate matters, alcohol is full of empty calories. These calories average 7 per gram of alcohol. Over the course of time these calories add up and begin to weigh on you, literally.

Food Comparables

That rum and soda or whiskey and soda are comparable to a large sized muffin. Now picture how many drinks you had and focus on how many muffins you would have just eaten.

A glass of wine would be equivalent to a piece of cake.

A beer would be equivalent to a huge slice of pizza.

This gives you an idea of the empty calories that you’re consuming while obtaining no nutritional value.

Mixed Drinks

That juice that you’re mixing your drink with is laden with sugar and empty calories. Add that to the empty calories in your alcohol and you’re likely to consumer over half of your daily calorie allotment in two single drinks. That’s a lot of calories and if you continue in this fashion on a daily basis you’re likely to be gaining weight now.

Snacking

Most bars have snacks readily available. Most of these snacks are laden with sugar or salt or both. Salt and sugar can help make you thirstier and they can also pack on more weight. Sugar is an addiction in and of itself and it can pack on a lot of calories. Add that to the alcohol and you’re likely consuming your daily allotment of calories in one evening.

Salt can make you retain water which will also pack on the weight. Left unchecked you could pack on an additional several pounds in an evening of munching on pretzels or popcorn while drinking.

Curbing The Calories

So how do you curb the calories while still enjoying a night out? It’s easy if you follow these tips:

Eat a healthy meal before you go out to party. You won’t be as likely to overindulge.

Instead of drinking a Margarita for example try ordering the vodka in club soda or a light fruit juice. You might save up to 400 calories.

Opt for a veggie platter in lieu of sugary or salty snacks. Avoid the dips however, they can be heavy with salt and fats.

Instead of slugging down drink after drink, force yourself to drink a glass of water between each alcoholic beverage that you consume. This will help your body to metabolize the alcohol and other foods that you’ve recently eaten.

Most people drink to unwind after a hectic day at work. Be mindful of the amount of alcohol consumed. Opt for lighter versions of your favourite spirits. Mix your drinks with lighter versions of fruit juices in lieu of sugary mixers that will pack on the pounds. If you make this your habit you can avoid those excess pounds.

 

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March 25, 2013

Quick Exercise vs. Long Exercise

The daily recommended amount of exercise is typically known as thirty minutes a day. That’s half an hour out of the day dedicated to working out in a gym, running outside, swimming in a pool, or even grooving to music in a Zumba class. Many people find, that with the hustle and bustle of a busy day, thirty minutes of exercise is just too hard to accomplish.

This inspired researchers at Bellarmine University and Oregon State University to see if multiple, short sessions of physical exercise, for less than 10 minutes, lead to positive results. Well, who exercises for less than 10 minutes, multiple times a day? Researchers linked this kind of exercise to an active lifestyle; meaning that small activities like taking the stairs at work, or parking in the furthest parking spot at the grocery store, counted towards an active lifestyle.

So what did the researchers test? In people aged 15-85, they compared the effects of exercising less than ten minutes, multiple times a day (non-bout activity) to the effects of exercising more than 10 minutes a day (bout activity) in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors (i.e. BMI, waist circumference, cholesterol, metabolic syndrome)

What researchers found was the following:

• People who participated in bout activity, had significantly lower BMI
• Bout and non-bout activity have a positive influence on health
• The health outcomes in bout and non-bout activity were similar

What does this mean for you? If you lead a busy lifestyle, and cannot find the time to exercise for more than ten consecutive minutes, don’t beat yourself up over it. Lead an active lifestyle by making small changes to your daily activities. This can include activities like choosing to take the stairs when an elevator is available or walking around the house while on the phone. Leading an active lifestyle through non-bout activity, can still benefit your health and is much better than being a couch potato.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise for more than ten minutes, because you should. If you find the time for a 20, 30, or even longer work out, do it! In the end, the dphysical activity will only benefit your health and body.

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Reference: http://www.portalagita.org.br/uploads/arquivos/Publicacoes/Loprinzi_PD_et_al_Association_between_biologic_outcomes_and_objectively_measured_physical_activity_Am_J_HealthProm_2013.pdf

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December 11, 2009

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are coming around again pretty soon, and while they bring everyone together, for a short time of great food, relaxation and joy, the weight that tends to hang around afterward, due to all of those festive holiday parties is not so joyous.

How to Avoid “Putting on a Few Pounds” during the holidays:

Continue to Exercise – Don’t stop your regular exercise schedule on account of the holidays, as starting again after New Year’s can be difficult. If you find that your busy holiday schedule interferes with you workouts, reducing their time is much better than stopping them altogether.

Don’t Over Eat – All of the holiday party food may be overwhelming, so be sure not overeat, as it can lead to heartburn and weight gain. Eating a healthy meal before going out so that you don’t arrive at an event famished will reduce your chances of over eating.

Avoid Calorie-Rich Foods – It’s really about moderation. Eating is a central part of the winter holidays, and it’s not fun skip out on all the holiday favorites. That being said, the common holiday foods to moderate include gravies, pastry coated appetizers, caramelized nuts and anything with high sugar content.

Limit Drinks – Alcoholic beverages are infamous for calories, in fact just three of your favorite alcoholic beverages will often add to an amount of calories equal to a regular meal. Other holiday drinks such as eggnog and gingerbread lattes are high in calories and should be drunk in moderation as well.

Sleep Well and Relax – Avoiding stress is a crucial part of avoiding weight gain, and while the holidays are often bustling with enjoyable activities, they can be stressful too! Relax with a good book by the fire, take a bath, or do some yoga; it doesn’t matter how you relax, however, it will help to alleviate stress. Getting a good sleep each night will allow you to stay awake during the day, and also help you to limit those specialty coffees.

Losing weight is a process that takes time, effort and determination. Over the winter holidays losing weight can be a challenge, to say the least, however, that’s not to say it can’t be done and these simple methods can help you get to where you want to be: a happy place with your weight and your holiday activities.

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