30 April 2006
Realistic weight loss and exercise - your own key
I have been watching a lot of weight loss and fitness shows on TV over the last 12 months or so and I really think they give people the wrong expectations about long term weight loss and health/fitness. We need to find an exercise that we are comfortable doing three to five times a week for the rest of our lives and an eating plan that still enables us to enjoy life.
OK, so spending hours at the gym every day and eating a strict diet will decrease our size, but maintaining it once we are unable to keep up the strict program is another story.
It isn't too hard to find 30 minutes, three to five times a week to walk or jog or do some form of cardio exercise, whether at the gym or at home. Once our desired weight is lost it is important to stick to a low fat, healthy eating plan and drink plenty of water/fluids. Just by sticking to this our new weight CAN be maintained and we can still have a few indulgences.
Next month (May) I will have maintained my goal weight for one whole year. I am so pleased I have now found MY key to staying this weight and I hope everyone, who really wants to, finds their key too!