install vinyl siding installing vinyl siding painting aluminum siding woodstock siding options james hardie siding barrington hills .. Chicago Drug testing

Gene?s Diet Plan

Hot dang! If a few hundred other folks can peddle a plan to help people lose weight, there's no reason I can't jump on the bandwagon too! So, here's my plan. All you need to do is send me a certified check for $495.94 and I'll let you in on my "Secrets to Successful Weight Control". How's that sound?

You want a personalized plan? I can do that. You want charts and graphs? I can do that. You want weekly e-mail encouragement and special diet tips? I can do that.

Shall I wait in breathless anticipation for the deluge of checks that are sure to start arriving in the next week or so? No? I am soooo disappointed!

While I'm waiting though, I might as well pass along a few of my personal thoughts on the subject of weight control. Let's reinforce the "personal thoughts" part of the last sentence. I'm not a physician or a dietitian so I'm not in a position to recommend diddly-squat. These are just opinions?

1. Genetics and your early environment both have a lot of influence on whether you'll have a tendency to put on the pounds. If either of your parents (and maybe grandparents) were (are) fluffy, you may have a life-long weight battle on your hands. This is the result of the ability of your body to absorb nutrients, inherited metabolic rates and lots of other stuff including basic eating/snacking habits.

2. A tendency to continually graze (snack, munch) may be a just a habit (personal programming) or it may be due to mental/emotional influences such as stress, boredom, anger, uncertainty, fear, lack of confidence, or just don't give a fat rat's ass any more. Identify your trigger(s) and with professional help if necessary, work to solve the foundation problem. (If you automatically associate watching TV with popcorn, chips, cookies, soda, beer, etc. ? it's probably a habit/addiction thing.)

3. To maintain a given weight, you need to "burn" energy (calories) at the same rate you're taking them in. To lose weight, you'll need to burn more calories than are sneaking into your bod. The bottom line ? eat less and exercise more.

4. Toss out the scales and get weighed once a year during your physical. Translate this to mean that first you need to involve a physician if you're severely overweight. Second, focus on how you want to look, not how much you want to weigh. Muscular (or even well-toned) folks can pack a lot of weight into a small frame and look great. Besides, watching the scales show minimal loss or even slight gains from time to time can puncture your incentive to keep doing what you're doing. If your clothes are getting baggy, you're losing weight.

5. Eat a balanced diet - bunches of salads and veggies along with a reasonable amount of the rest of the staples. (Emphasis on "reasonable"!) Yep, that includes meats, potatoes, pastas, fruits, whole grained breads - and chocolate. (Chocolate's one of the basic food groups, you know.) Too much of any one type of food probably isn't real good for you over the long haul. Watch the drippy, fatty ? and slippery, sweet stuff. Limit consumption of anything that oozes down your arm.

6. Eat breakfast. If possible, make lunch your biggest meal and cut back on dinner. Healthy snacks between the main meals will help remind your body that you're not really starving it between the other meals.

7. Drink enough liquids. Nah, not so much that you unbalance your system and have to take whiz breaks every 30 minutes. Pay attention to your body. If you're getting thirsty - drink something!

8. A multi-purpose vitamin supplement may not be absolutely necessary, but it won't hurt.

9. Deserts and treats are OK as long as you've planned for them. Remember the calories in ? calories burned thing. (Why would anyone force themselves to eat only the 100 percent healthy stuff and pass up the goodies? If that isn't an incentive to go off a diet, I don't know what is?)

10. Don't forget the exercise. It doesn't need to be complicated nor expensive. Walks, jogging and swimming are all good. Twenty to thirty minute workouts a couple times a week can help too. Burn those calories!

11. An occasional "splurge" on a high calorie meal once in a while won't hurt a thing. Sometimes the body just needs (are you buying this?) a big, juicy hamburger and fries!

12. Pay attention to your body's needs. Our bodies are smart. If you find yourself hungry for certain foods, go for it. Constant cravings are probably more of a habit thing. You'll need to be careful here.

13. Don't overdo it! Just because Hollywood and most advertisers are promoting the slim, sleek, curvy look, that doesn't mean it has any relation to reality. Be you, be healthy and be comfortable.

OK ? that's it. Probably not nearly complicated enough to ask for the $495.94 though, huh? Dang, I need to work on that. Meanwhile, my body NEEDS a piece of apple pie?.

About The Author

Gene, through NuPathz.com, provides an easy reading self-help blog along with affordable books and materials written to help folks find the road to a more enjoyable lifestyle, to pass on some of life's "secrets for survival" in a chaotic world & offer a few smiles along the way. It's a down-to-earth, simple approach to discovering a better life. You can visit Gene at http://www.nupathz.com/

gene@nupathz.com

In The News:

Are You Losing Weight and Getting Fatter?

Your Can Turn Fat into Muscle......Fact or Fiction???Completely False!!!!First of... Read More

Reasons for Obesity

Causes of ObesityJust like there is no weight loss pill... Read More

Pathological Eating Disorders and Poly-Behavioral Addiction

When considering that pathological eating disorders and their related diseases... Read More

Diet Scams : How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off

Have you ever received those tempting ads that seem to... Read More

Saboteurs to Your Weight Loss Plans

Saboteurs are people and thoughts that are going to sabotage... Read More

Do Low Carbohydrate Diets Lead to Weight Loss Success?

So your neighbor, office mate, best friend, whoever just lost... Read More

Getting Through a Weight Loss Plateau

If you are traveling on the path towards wellness you... Read More

Doc, I Know My Arthritis Will Get Better If I Lose The Weight?. But How Do I Do It?

First? establish realistic goals. Start with a target you can... Read More

The Simplest Diet Plan Ever - 3 Easy Steps to Healthy Living

You've heard the popular advice on weight loss diets. Cut... Read More

Conventional Dieting Wisdom That Works for WLS Patients

In many cases conventional dieting wisdom simply doesn't work for... Read More

Weight Loss Myths Exposed

As a weight loss coach I speak will people regularly... Read More

The Psychology of Weight Loss: Part 2 ? How are You Motivated?

New Years Resolutions do not work because you are really... Read More

Taking Control of Your Cellulite

Cellulite happens to us for many reasons. Some reasons-- like... Read More

Low Carb Diets - The South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, Zone Diet, and More

The low carb diet craze has become extremely popular amongst... Read More

10 Tips for Dining Out

There is no doubt about it; Americans are eating in... Read More

Gastric Bypass ? The Nightmare for Food Lovers

While the gastric bypass may seem like the perfect solution... Read More

Americas Secret Addiction

America is a nation of self-disclosers, amiably acceptant of our... Read More

Small Changes to Weight Loss

As much as many of us who are over-weight do... Read More

Six Secret Tips That Can Help You Lose Weight Fast

1. Include in your diet things that contain more water... Read More

A Look at Bariatric Surgery Complications

Although many patients have few problems after bariatric surgery, there... Read More

The Truth About Diet Myths

How do we know what we know? Often, our knowledge... Read More

Trans Fat: Whats That!?

Learning the jargon is part of the weight loss journey.... Read More

Obesity & Weight Management Is a Social Issue

Much has been written about obesity and globesity. Obesity is... Read More

Could False Memories Be An Efficient Diet Helper?

Speculating on the scientifically proven memory unreliability, the memory specialist... Read More

Dieting? The Real Secret

Your Non-Conscious Mind is 98% of your full power.Your Inner... Read More

led induction light street light materials Pete's produce ..
led induction light street light materials Pete's produce ..