Wgt.Tips from Harvard Research
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Above article gives Tips from Harvard Doc and Researchers who have written books:
Another Spark member has posted this article, and it is worth the time to read. Some ideas are:
* Their clients eat a whole-food, heavy-on-the-fruits-and-veggie
s diet, and they lose weight slowly, without ever “going on a diet” —or ever feeling unduly hungry.
* "Fiber is Magic." One clinician says she "drinks two smoothies with chia seeds each day to keep hunger at bay.
* Don’t lose more than 10 percent of your total body weight in any one period of dieting; do it slowly; and after you lose the weight, maintain that loss for at least six months to let your body metabolically recalibrate to a set-point.
* We might be able to help outfox our uncooperative physiology to regain lost weight via resistance exercise, typically weight training. Anaerobic “interval” workouts (sprints into the mix during running, swimming, cycling, or any other endurance exercise) get more metabolic bang for the buck. And old-fashioned slow-paced aerobics—such as walking—still have plenty of clinical advocates.
* Weight-loss winners who have lost 70 lbs. and kept it off for 6 yrs. average 2,700 calories of physical activity a week, the equivalent of walking four miles a day.
* The truism that exercise isn’t necessary to lose weight but is virtually essential to maintain it is, well, true.
* The mind can override the body, by saying goodbye to some old bad habits and, over time, embracing healthier new ones as real pleasures.
(See above website to read entire article THE HEALTHY GUIDE TO LASTING WEIGHT LOSS
BY JOSEPH HOOPER MARCH 2, 2012.)