Not sure I agree with the low fat portion. I see how low fat ice cream or candy vs no sweets is better. The artificial sweeteners might make you crave more sweets. But what is the hard in low fat yogurt or cottage cheese? I am fine after some fruits topped with low fat cottage cheese. I would rather have that than get the extra calories of regular cottage cheese.
I was surprised about the truth's about calories verses fat and carbs. I'm a diabetic & I try to keep them all low. I only got one right, the portion size. I hope everyone has a Fabulous & Blessed Friday!
wow this video was excellent.. just what my fitbit has me doing every day.. so I am actually on the right track.. and I did know a few of the answers to questions.. this journey has been a real eye opener.. thanks spark for all the support..
4/19/2015 4:08:18 AM
WOW! I thought I knew but obviously I have a lot to learn. I agree with the comment about exercise. That is really a lot.
I feel pretty good about getting the 60-90 in a day. I don't park "at the door" when I shop, and I make trips up and down the steps with laundry, etc. I also walk 4 times a week, about an hour at a time.
For maintenance, keeping a good balance of healthy foods AND exercise has to be a part. There is no way I would have the energy I have without my body getting sufficient exercise at least 5-6 days a week. I really need this. It is a mood booster for sure! It is attainable. Park further from my destination, take stairs to different floors for bathroom breaks, get up move around, etc. It really works!
60-90 minutes is grossly unrealistic for the average adult. I work 10 to 12 hour days and commute over 2hrs per day. If I am going to have enough time to sleep and do all of my daily domestic duties, doing that much exercise is crazy. Exercise for weight loss isn't all that effective anyway. Exercising for health maintenance is a better approach. 30 minutes is doable. Telling people they need to work out 90 minutes per day is bound to turn some off of exercising. 80% of weight management happens in the kitchen.
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