Got all but exercise. I exercise usually 90 to 120 minutes a day. But most articles tell you it's OK for just 30 minutes a day. So learned that the more the better. I'm doing pretty good, still in my goal range, over two and half years.
John Skim is right on. The old calorie in, calorie out slogan is plain wrong. http://news.health.com/2013/02/07/why-calo rie-counts-are-wrong-6-diet-myths-busted/ As a Harvard and University of Florida study showed, calories coming from sugar sources, trigger a cycle of hunger because the body sends them to the liver for fat storage, rather than to fuel the muscles. Foods high in fiber, anti-oxidants and low-fat protein - lead to increased mood, awareness and activity. Whereas, foods dense in sugar make you feel down, hunger and lethargic. So if you are eating in your calorie range, but want to rush to the refrig for more food - don't grab the low-fat pudding, rather some lean fish or berries will be a better!
I have heard the 60-90mins a day for weight loss, but that just seems unattainable. Days I get in 40-50 minutes at the gym I feel like that is Superwoman status for me. This just remind me a I still have a long way to go. I hope their comes a day when I can not imagine that I did not always stay so active, I want it to be that much a part of me!
I aced the quiz! I will say that I do eat low fat but *whole* foods, not processed; and I choose satisfying foods with fiber (my tummy likes a higher balance of soluble fiber). I also enjoy soups and drinking water.
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