A monthly column on diet, exercise and my weight loss journey.
As I put this column together, can you hear the dogs barking? I don’t mean my two King Charles Cavaliers, Noah & Chloe, no; I’m talking about the dog days of summer. It’s this time of year that is my most challenging when it comes to exercise … Because it’s too stinkin’ hot!
Can I get an “Amen!”?
So if the heat is keeping you in, let’s look at few tips for weight loss without the sweat.
STAND & TALK
Want an easy way to lose some extra weight? You’ll lose four pounds in a year if you stand instead of sit whenever you’re on the phone according to the book, The Little Book of Detox Tips for People on the Go, by Michael Van Straten
GIVE PEAS A CHANCE
If you’re fighting fat, add peas to your diet, according to an article in Prevention magazine. Peas are packed with fiber. They also contain protein, which, along with fiber, keeps you
full so you’re less likely to reach for sugary or processed foods.
If you want to lose weight but hate to exercise, I’ve got some good news for you. Eating slowly helps people lose twice as much weight, according to research journal, Pediatric Obesity. Simply chewing each mouthful of food for 30 seconds led to study participants losing 5 pounds in weight over a six-month period. In contrast, a control group who ate at their normal speed put on around 8 pounds. There was no exercise or major diet change involved.
So, how is your weight loss journey going? Need encouragement, knowledge, and accountability? Let me point you to the place I’ve found success – Dr Lodge and the crew at Cool Springs MD. In 2011, I met with Dr Lodge and 16 weeks later lost 65 pounds. How much weight would you like to lose? Connect with Dr Lodge and his team and they will show you how.
This monthly column is a two-way street. I would love to hear from you. What has helped you lose weight? Any tips you would like to share? I welcome your feedback, thoughts and ideas and look forward to sharing them in a future article. You can email me at [email protected] or feel free to call me during my live radio show – weekdays between 3 pm – 7 pm on 94 FM The Fish. (800) 826-3637