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To lose weight, be in control of food (2) February 14, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Attitudes, Behaviour, Boredom, Habit, Meal Planning, Overeating, Present Behaviour, Self-monitoring, Three Meal a Day.
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Roots of eating

Dr. Gerard Musante’s principles written in his book, “The Structure House Weight Loss Plan” have been tried and tested by more than 30,000 people in Musante’s world-renowned residential weight loss center in North Carolina. The focus of his program is identifying the triggers of overeating such as stress, boredom or habit.  He presents a structured approach of eating three meals a day without snacks in between. Self-monitoring or keeping a weight loss journal is one of the highlights of this program so you can plan your meals in advance.

 

Self, science and sweat

Jillian Michaels, known for being a tough guru in NBC’s hit show, “The Biggest Loser,” discusses three main aspects in her book “Winning by Losing.” She advises to focus on self, science and sweat.

First, understand yourself then modify present behaviors and attitudes before you start the journey. Next, understand the science of weight loss by knowing what to eat and how much to eat. Lastly, move to burn the calories.  Michaels presents a 12-week exercise plan.

Reference:  Mitch Felipe  ( E-mail the author at mitchfelipe@gmail.com )

Two-minute warning: December 21, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Quick test, Routine physical exam, Sweating.
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It shouldn’t take the place of a routine physical exam, but here’s a quick test you can do right now to determine your risk for heart disease.  And it doesn’t involve sweating, unless that’s something you normally do just standing still.  Measure your waist at your belly button with a measuring tape (no sucking in the gut, okey?).  Now divide that number by your height in inches.  If the result is more than 0.26, you could be headed for a weight-related health problem, such as heart disease or diabetes. 

Researchers in Japan compared waist/height ratio, waist/hip ratio and body-mass index in more than 3,000 men and found that waist/height was a more accurate predictor of heart disease than the commonly used waist/hip ratio.  Besides, they say, waist/height is easy for most men to measure.  If your number is on the high side, don’t be alarmed.  Just bring it up at your next check-up.  Your doctor may suggest you start a moderate exercise program to trim down.

 

Ref: men’shealth