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Monday, December 29, 2008

If you make a resolution to lose weight, look at FOOD 1st, not the gym.

Once again a new year starts and millions of people will make the resolution to lose some weight and for the most part it will mean making a commitment to exercise.

For those that will stick with their work out routine they will see results if they go no less than 3 times a week for 1 hour each time. But then something frustrating will occur, the results will stop showing in terms of weight loss. You will be healthier overall but people want to see some weight drop and if they lose 30 pounds and still have 30 to go and it just sits there people tend to get frustrated and eventually quit.

The problem is they would have to keep increasing the exercise to the point that it would be 6-7 days a week for 1 hour each time which is non sense even for myself who enjoys working out.

So what is the other option? FOOD!

80-85% of the success you will have in your health and fitness goals is nutrition, the remaining is split up between exercise and sleep.

So my suggestion is look at what you eat, eliminate the junk, eat proteins, eat good fats (all healthy foods have good fats), eliminate the carbohydrates. Carbohydrates makes people FAT, not the fat content in healthy foods.

Start with just the following: keep carbohydrates under 100 grams a day of good sources, do not count carbohydrates from vegetables, you can eat as many veggies as you wish.

If you can cut out the junk foods and keep carbs under 100 grams a day you will see weight loss. Add in a 45 minute walk 3 times a week and the results will be encouraging.

A great website that helps you count calories and shows their protein, fat, carbohydrate content is

Enjoy the new year!

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