peanut: weight loss tips from doctor


I posted this in the regular board also... I thought I'd post it in the group as well...


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Hey there ~ I went to my doctor for my annual physical last week and I told her I want to lose 20 pounds by March.  She thought it was extremely smart of me to give myself plenty of time and its a realistic goal.  I wanted to share what she said with you ladies just as an FYI.  Some of it may be obvious, some of it you may already know.  But it's all coming from an internal medicine doctor... so...


1.  Give yourself plenty of time to lose the weight.  She says that losing weight fast will simply result in gaining it all back with the possibility of gaining more after the reaching the goal.


2.  Make sure the goal is realistic.  She's prescribed diet pills to some that needed to lose a lot short term, but it all came back.  She rarely and does not like to prescibe diet pills.  There are dangerous side effects and everyone reacts to them differently.  Ladies, if you are thinking about trying diet pills... I suggest consulting with your physician first.


3.  Stay away from anything white or yellow... for example: white bread, white rice, ice cream, whip cream, butter...


4.  Regular yogurt is fine... she'd rather see me eat one regular yogart than eat 3 light yogurts.  Yes it high may be high in sugar, but it has a lot of calcium...


5.  If you snack on crackers, chips, etc... switch to veggies or fruit.  Celery, carrots, stawberries, rasberries... the more colorful the better for you.  Skip dips like ranch... natural peanut butter is better, but only a little bit.


6.  Sneak in exercise as much as possible during work... take the stairs, walk on break, park further away...


7.  Dring plenty of water.


8.  Stay active... have fun... keep your body guessing what you're doing next.  Your body will get used to the pattern if you do the same thing all the time.


9.  Get plenty of rest and sleep.


10.  Don't skip meals. Your body goes into survival mode if you starve yourself...  it will actually store the fat & try to retain it.


Posted on September 13, 2009 at 6:02 pm
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These are really great tips!  In addition to natural peanut butter, salsa is another great dip for veggies, and hummus too though the latter does have some fat in it due to the olive oil (it's good fat, but moderation is KEY.  :) 

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 4:21 am
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10.  Don't skip meals. Your body goes into survival mode if you starve yourself...  it will actually store the fat & try to retain it.


 


I've been trying to explain this to some girls on PW and they don't believe me! I've done the "eat anything you want once a day" diet and you DO lose just as much weight as when you work hard and excercise, but I swear you look flabby in your clothes in comparison. "skinny fat" vs. "fit."

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm
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haha.. I used to HATE everything white... I still only eat a few white foods because I'm the pickiest eater in the world.  I do eat white rice, but if given the option for someone else to make it, I go with brown... it just takes longer to cook so I don't make it often.  glad to see that a doctor told you to not eat the foods I happen to hate.. ha.


BTW:  I'm not a butter person really to begin with, but get it in the whipped version if you don't already.  Use the sticks for baking and the whipped for rubbing on food.  you really use less... like I make grilled cheese sandwhiches and with the stick I just have to cut it off and stick it somewhere on the bread and it's so hard to spread but I want to have it look dispersed on the bread, but with the whipped a little bit can cover a lot of the bread so I don't feel the need to use as much.

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 2:37 am

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