Tackle Weight Loss Obstacles

Let’s tackle some of our weight loss obstacles

Unhealthy eating habits are the number one obstacle for successful weight loss. We have all heard the saying “you are what you eat”. Examples are eating out, portion sizes, fried and fatty foods. You need to make smart choices when it comes to eating. You don’t necessarily have to go on a diet to eat healthy. You can still enjoy the foods that you love with smart choices. You should always include wheat, grains, vegetables, fruit and protein in your daily meals. I don’t believe in counting calories if you are eating healthy. Your calorie intake should decrease if you are eating right. The first thing we need to do is a makeover of our refrigerator and pantry and start a grocery list. Make a list of foods that you like and see if you can come up some healthier choices. Below are some examples of choices you can make.

• Water instead of pop
• Olive and Canola oils instead of vegetable oil and butter
• Skinless Chicken or cook with skin on and take off before eating to reserve the flavor
• Bake or grilled meats instead of fried
• Ground Turkey instead of Ground Beef
• Turkey Bacon instead of Pork Bacon
• Brown rice instead of white rice
• Wheat bread instead of white bread

These a few examples to start with, you can stack up on as many vegetables and fruits as you like. Let’s get going on our makeover!

As everyone knows physical activity is important for successful weight loss. There are many forms of exercises that you can do no matter what your age or physical limitations. The name of the game here is to get moving! Below are a few examples to get you going.

• Walking at brisk pace
• Swimming
• Jogging
• Dancing
• Aerobic Class
• Strength Training
• Gardening
• Tennis
• Yoga
• Pilates

Remember it is important to have a least 150 minutes of week of physical activity and to eat healthy to obtain your weight loss goals.. So let’s get started. Visit www.fitness-over40.com

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2012 is going to be a Great Year! This website is going to be about getting fit and staying healthy. We will focus on the benefits of excercising and healthy eating habits and all the tools we need to accomplish our goals.

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