Weight Loss Quick Links to Motivate You
In starting our discussion of weight loss resources, we begin with these quick links chosen to help you get motivated. In the quick links, we give the post name, hot link to the post and small excerpt from the post.
Savoring and Mindful Eating
Mindful eating is about learning to savor food with intention and joy. Many people report that, with mindfulness, they learn to really savor the experience of eating and, paradoxically, feel full after just a few mindful bites. The Center for Mindful Eating defines the principles of mindful eating as:
- Choosing to eat food that is both pleasing and using all your senses to explore, savor and taste,
- Learning to be aware of hunger and fullness cues and letting these guide your decision to begin and stop eating,
- Acknowledging responses to food without judgment, and
- Becoming more aware of the positive and nurturing opportunities through food preparation and consumption.
“When people think of how to exercise to lose weight, they often assume that they will have to buy a gym membership and workout for hours every day. Not true! Not only is it not essential, the image of pumping iron in the gym for hour after hour is a complete red herring, and here’s why..”
“Yes, although the muscle-fat relationship is often misunderstood. According to calculations published in the journal Obesity Research by a Columbia University team in 2001, a pound of muscle burns approximately six calories a day in a resting body, compared with the two calories that a pound of fat burns. Which means that after you work out hard enough to convert, say, 10 lb. of fat to muscle — a major achievement — you would be able to eat only an extra 40 calories per day, about the amount in a teaspoon of butter, before beginning to gain weight. Good luck with that.”
“Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Mehmet Oz filed suit against 40 peddlers of dietary supplements for falsely claiming that Winfrey and Oz endorsed these products. Go Team O! Ever since Dr. Oz praised health-promoting properties of the acai berry on Oprah’s show last year, internet marketers have been hard-selling and spamming all of us, intimating that their products were endorsed by Winfrey and/or Oz. In case you’ve been duped, neither has ever sponsored such a product—AND although you may have received a mailbox full of spam claiming that acai berry products could melt off the pounds, the Center for Science and the Public Interest says there is no evidence acai actually helps you lose weight.”