Low Fat versus Low Carb. Results About the Same.

A two year study about the different dieting styles… low fat versus low carb found that there isn’t really much difference between the two, although it looked like low carb was slightly better for the heart. More of the good cholesterol grew with the group that did low carb diet.

I know that by following a low fat diet, I have trouble getting enough protein. I also know that doing a low carb diet only lasts so long with me and then I absolutely crave bread and noodles. So for me, doing something that I can maintain for the long, long term is more important.

Businessweek reports that “The results were similar, no matter which diet they were on.” The big news isn’t that shocking however: losing the weight isn’t as difficult as keeping it off.!

Howard Sesso, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said this suggests the kind of diet that a person adopts may be less important than his or her ability to stick to it.

That is the focus of this blog. How to KEEP motivated to keeping the weight off.

Do you mix it up?
Combine your dieting with exercise?
Have favorite meals that you reward yourselft with?

I have favorite breakfasts: eggbeaters with a ww bagel. Pam in the skillet. No fat Kraft cheese and Promise margerine.

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Busy Weekend = Not So Healthy Diet

I find the less planning I do, the more spontaneous the time, the less likely I make the best choices.  If I have a plan, sometimes I don’t stick to it exactly, but if I have a plan to start, things go much better.

I’m starting out this week better.  Went grocery shopping last night and have healthy food for this week.  I know it will help my motivation.  All the breakfasts and lunches are planned.  Check number two.  Now, get the dinners and snacks undercontrol and I’ve got a great week ahead.

Busy Weekend = Not So Healthy Diet

I find the less planning I do, the more spontaneous the time, the less likely I make the best choices. If I have a plan, sometimes I don’t stick to it exactly, but if I have a plan to start, things go much better.

I’m starting out this week better. Went grocery shopping last night and have healthy food for this week. I know it will help my motivation. All the breakfasts and lunches are planned. Check number two. Now, get the dinners and snacks undercontrol and I’ve got a great week ahead.

Back on Track with the Healthy Focus

Last night I was able to get back on track.  After a big breakfast of egg beaters and bagel with cheese, a light lunch of progresso soup (wow it tasted salty this time) and a fiber bar, I was able to finish the day with 2 boca burgers on skinny arnold’s with a big tomato and no fat cheese. 

And now I’m good to go this morning.  Back in the groove. Back on track. Back in the saddle. 

Having a “good” day makes it easy to get back on the horse.  Ha ha.

Just keep tracking that chart

Filling in the weight and the dates once a week is helping me keep on track.

Just filling in the dates and the weights helps keep that slope heading down, not up.  Gotta maintain the motivation.

Have a new pair of shorts hanging outside my closet.  They’ll look good with a couple more pounds gone.

Had green beans, broccoli roasted in the oven for lunch.  Sweet potato for snack/dessert.  Yum!  Shorts. Here I come!

Dealing with the Pain of Arthritis? That’s Motivation

I have the early stages of arthritis showing up already in my hands. Avoiding bad arthritis is part of my motivation to have a healthy diet.

I want to lose the weight and keep it off because, just like the LA TIMES reports:

• If you’re overweight, try losing a few pounds. When you walk, your knee bears the pressure of five times your body weight, Gillespie says, so losing 5 pounds will take 25 pounds off your knee.

Twenty five pounds… that’s like two or three milk gallons right?