How to keep the flab off …

Most folks have dieted at one time or another to shed a few pounds.

Inevitably, the pounds creep back.

But, according to a place called the National Weight Control Registry, regaining lost weight isn’t inevitable:

Some people are able to lose a substantial amount of weight and keep it off at least a decade.

Here’s how they do it:

  • Track their food intake.
  • Count calorie or fat grams or use a commercial weight-loss program to track food intake.
  • Follow a low-calorie, low-fat diet … about 1,800 calories a day with less than 30% of calories from fat.
  • Eat breakfast regularly.
  • Limit the amount they eat out … dining out an average of three times a week and eating fast food less than once a week.
  • Eat similar foods regularly with no binging on holidays and special occasions.
  • Walk about an hour a day or burn the same calories with other activities.
  • Watch fewer than 10 hours of TV a week.
  • Weigh themselves at least once a week.

OK,  I’ll start by having breakfast … the rest can come later.

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One Response to “How to keep the flab off …”

  1. Peter Says:

    Hey!! Great post, and one that is more applicable to me than billionaire tax codes! ;) I just debated a friend that the problem in the US isn’t necessarily the health care system … it’s our health. We do actually need more attention to this. I saw a funny “The Onion” headline that said, “40 Year Study Shows That Eating Health And Exercise Decreases Health Risks” … or something to that effect. So true …
    Thanks for the post … reminded me that I need to resume standing while at my computer!!

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