Friday, January 30, 2015

A New Beginning? Eat Less, Move More

As Baby Boomers, we all know the weight loss secret.  Eat Less, Move More!

Most of us have been on a diet since we were born, or we recently seemed to expand beyond our boundaries.

We can make excuses to eat chocolate; how about an excuse to get up out of your chair and take the dog for a walk. Chances are, if you are overweight, your dog is too. Do something to help and inspire others.

I know you have heard the story about: What is the first thing you do if you have a small child on an airplane and the oxygen masks falls down and the flight attendant tells everyone to put them on. You do not put the mask on the child first, you put it on you first so you can take care of the child. You would be useless to the child if you passed out from lack of oxygen. 

What I am trying to say here is that we need to take care of ourselves first so we can be there for our families. If we want to see our grandchildren or great-grandchildren, we need to get with it. We need to  Eat Less, Move More!!.

It has been said that we are the greatest generation, but do you want to be known at the heaviest generation. The ones who had too much food while others in the world were starving to death.

We seem to be celebrating big butts now. All those years, I had a big one, but it has fallen down now and seems to be sagging, but I refuse to have implants. Lets get on the band-wagon and see what we can do to lose weight. Everyone's body is different, everyone needs their own diet. I have been on a lot of other people's diets,  but now I am going on my diet. When I had my gastric bypass in 2001, I could only ingest 800 calories per day, including 75 m of protein. 800 calories is what the Nazi's put the Jewish people on in the concentration camps during World War II.

So choose that diet and get with it. Just remember, even if you count your carbohydrates, protein, sugar, you need to count your calories too. 1200 calories a day is normal for women, 1600 for men. The 800 Calorie diet is not forever, only about 6 weeks max. You should not do it any longer, because it could cause muscle loss. Then go on a normal diet, but continue to count your calories. Soon you will be able to to detect how many calories any dish has and eat accordingly. Drink 8 oz of water before each meal or snack.

 Eat Less, Move More!