i have a question i was wondering about with this article... i want to know if sleeping in through breakfast will hurt my metabolism, because it says don't skip meals but at the same time it says get shut eye so i want to know if what i'm doing is hurting my metabolism and if i should get up early and eat breakfast instead of sleeping in?
This is a really great summary of all the things we do without considering. I am a living example that many of these things will have big impacts. I have a decent metabolism, but even so senior clinical year saw me put on 20 pounds. I was working 6-7 days a week with 17 hour days not unheard of. I routinely got 3-5 hours of sleep and got called in at weird hours. I also would often have long stretches between meals. I pretty much lived your "don't"s :(
This is a great reminder of many things I've already read on SP. It's great to have them all listed like this for easy referral. I've often unknowingly sabotaged my own weight-loss efforts in the past without knowing it. Information is power. Thx.
Thanks for putting these tips all in one place! Just what I was looking for! Another couple tips I've picked up that are also supposed to help the metabolism:
Focus on eating protein, fiber, and water; and not eating a lot of sugar, starch, and alcohol. Don't lose weight too fast. A pound a week is a good amount, or even less.
2/21/2010 10:00:02 AM
Thank you for this information. It is a kick in the seat of my pants that I needed. I am guilty of skipping meals and being short on sleep most of the week. Then I fit the criteria of not getting some excersise in each day. i've got some work to do and now I have a pattern to establish.
I enjoyed this article and found it very helpful. I was impressed with Dean Anderson and how he took control of his life. I would like to know how I could go about receiving training to be a lifestyle and weight management consultant . I'm working on reaching my goal weight but I know that by educating myself in this area, I can improve my health. I'd like to take control and continue to make healthy choices in my own life and to help others. Thanks
11/11/2009 12:33:56 AM
This was a very helpful article and I saved it on my favorites....
I love this article - it reinforced some things I'm already doing and taught me some things I can really use - thanks!
9/11/2009 8:20:29 PM
I like the way you chose to end the article, Dean, by reminding us to "make exercise and healthy eating FUN." Many of us get so caught up in trying to do everything "right," like a check list, that sometimes we need to just relax and stop being so earnest. How easy it is to forget about the fun factor!
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