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Sunday, 10 July 2005
Weight Loss Success
Mood:  energetic
Topic: Weight Management
A lot has been said and written on the subject of weight loss and obesity. While most people approach reduction in body mass as a reaction to increasing weight and weight related problems, the real success would come from the planned short term and long term actions.

Knee jerk reactions to increasing body weight may create more damage than any real benefits. Here's an article I found which is quite interesting and practical on how to plan your weight loss regime. Candee Stark the author has some interesting ways to fight the battle of the bulge.

Walking for Weight Loss: Walking with a Purpose
By Candee Stark


I wrote this article back in the late fall when I was struggling with weight loss motivation. Since January I have embarked on a serious weight loss journey and I have lost 37 1/2 pounds. "Walking with a purpose" was the first step in making exercise a regular routine in my life.

Let me start off by telling you: my purpose was walking for weight loss. For all of you goal oriented people out there, you might be thinking, “Ok, she has a goal, what’s the problem…just do it! I enjoy walking very much but I do have to admit that sometimes “life” gets in the way and I don’t “just do it”. I manage to come up with all sorts of excuses as to why I can’t fit a walk into my schedule on any given day. I must admit I don’t like this trait but I wasn’t able to find a way to break the cycle, even though I knew that walking for weight loss was the key.

I thought that maybe if I didn’t concentrate so hard on losing weight but instead focused on the other benefits of walking I might be encouraged to take my walks on a more regular basis, thus increasing my weight loss motivation. On a long walk one day I started to think of my walks, my weight, and what the benefits of exercise are. I decided I would establish a purpose for walking other than losing weight. I decided there were probably thousands of reasons why a person could walk to include: physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental, educational, philanthropic, and economic. (Just to name a few!) I started to focus on this concept and it has really worked for me.

We are all different so my purposes might be very different than what would work for you. But once you understand the concept of doing something for a purpose I am hoping it will help to motivate you too.

This is how it works:

Each time you want to take a walk, think about the purpose. The purpose can be extremely simple or complex; it can focus on only you or it can involve others. The important thing is that it encourages you to continue. Sometimes my purpose is downright silly but it motivates me; and deep inside I know if I keep walking, I will ultimately achieve my original goal.

Purpose:

*Collect trash…make your community a nicer place to live.

*Collect cans to recycle...do something good for the environment and put money in your pocket too!

*Listen to music from when you were in college...focus on memories

*Watch and admire nature…how much wildlife can you see in a given time?

*Connect with people…say hello to at least 10 people on your walk…more is even better!

*Think…pick a subject and focus on it for the entire walk.

*Walk to places you might usually drive to…saves gas money!

*Admire the yards in the neighborhood…make a mental note of things you want to remember to do in your own yard.

*Look at holiday displays

*Collect objects from nature to use in arrangements/decorations for your home (one of my favorite purposes for walking)

*Participate in a walking event…earn money for charity

*Devise a “mental game plan”….for the day, week, or upcoming month.

*Take the dog with you…he needs exercise

*Take the kids or spouse with you….yup, they need exercise too but more importantly...it is a wonderful way to spend time with your family.

*Discover a new walking trail or path...adventure!

*Listen to a self-help tape…learn something new about yourself.

*Walk at a faster pace…complete the “old boring walk” in record time.

*Take scenic pictures…be artistic

*Walk in the snow…look at the beauty around you.

*Walk in the rain…feel like a kid again by splashing in a few puddles.

*Go to the store…buy what you need and carry it home.

I think you get the idea. Walking with a purpose is highly motivating because it really makes you think and come up with creative ideas prior to hitting the trail. When I walk with a purpose it seems to take the stress off of me when I start to think I can’t possibly ever reach my weight loss goal. “Walking with a purpose” encourages me to walk more often and I will let you know when I do reach my goal!

If you too are having a hard time losing weight and staying motivated, give “walking with a purpose” a try! Your weight loss motivation will skyrocket!

Visit me for information on walking for weight loss and other weight loss tips or stop by Weight Watchers Blog to see how I have lost weight and stayed motivated.

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I am sure you found the article interesting and useful. So keep at it. Reduce your weight and lead a happy and fit life.

SrinivasanGlobal Health Network

Posted by Srinivasan at 8:43 AM
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Sunday, 12 June 2005
Obesity-No Fad Diets
Mood:  hungry
Topic: Weight Management
Are you tired of fad diets, weight loss boutiques, weight loss pills and all the new fangled theories on losing weight? You are not alone. You now need to look at the American Heart Association web site and look at simple solution for your overweight problem. The No Fad Diet is what you may just be looking for to combat obesity. While at the site look through all the incredible resources on health you find here.

While on the subject I strongly recommend a simple herbal therapy along with the advice you get from No Fad Diet. It is available at the Global Health Network

Weight loss, healthy sifestyles and herbal therapies have been a passion for me. Don't forget to share anything you think may be useful to my readers friends here.

Srinivasan
Global Health Network
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Posted by Srinivasan at 3:12 PM
Updated: Sunday, 12 June 2005 3:17 PM
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Sunday, 29 May 2005
Healthy Eating and Weight Loss
Mood:  bright
Topic: Weight Management
Eating healthy is the major key to weight maintenance and weight loss. Forget the weight pills and fad diets. Nature intends man to have a perfect balance of weight according to the height and physical make up. Who ever heard of overweight 50 years ago. Finding overweight people was a rarity in those days when food habits were healthy.

Here is a list of all that you can do to lead a perfectly health and life.

Eat a veriety of food derived from vegetable sources. Better if the vegetable and plant food sources are organically grown.

Herbal Foods are best for building a good immunity against disease. Many Herbal Foods have a inbuilt protection against weight gain due to being fat free and herbal medicinal components which prevent fat accretion

Avoid all foods derived from animals and poultry sources as they are high levels of fats and dead foods.

Eat very less or altogether avoid food rich in sugar especially the refined sugar and sugary soft drinks.

Cook the food in a safe and hygienic manner. Boiled, steamed and baked food is better than the fried and oil rich varieties.

Avoid salt. It should not be more than 6 gms at best in a day. Cured, processed and packed foods have very high salt content for preservation. It is best to avoid such food items.

Maintaining good fat free physical condition requires very simple and easy steps as outlined above. This alone with a little bit of walking can cut your weight by about two to three Kilograms a month.

Live safe and a fat free life and you can cut your medical bills too in the bargain.

Srinivasan
Global Health Network

Posted by Srinivasan at 10:48 AM
Updated: Sunday, 29 May 2005 10:53 AM
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Saturday, 23 April 2005
Fighting Obesity - My Pyramid Dietary Guidelines
Topic: Weight Management
United States Agricultural Department has released dietary guidelines for all Americans to choose a nutrition program based on age, physical activity etc. My Pyramid is an attempt at providing a nutrition and physical activity plan to suit different individual requirements that would help fight overweight and obesity challenge faced by U.S.

My Pyramid is also recognition of the fact that ?eat less? suggestions do not have an impact on the weight management. The food pyramid suggested by the agricultural departments is all about moderation and balancing the diets while taking personal responsibility for ones own health.

The dietary guidelines are available to the public at MyPyramid.gov. It has detailed guidelines on benefits of physical activities, calories burned with different types of physical activities, tips for increasing physical activities and more interestingly an interactive My Pyramid Tracker for an in-depth assessment of your diet quality and physical activity status.
The tool calculates the food calories/energy balance through inputting your age, sex and physical activities. The tracker is available at MypyramidTracker

The My pyramid Dietary Guidelines makes for a very interesting reading for all who are interested in choosing a healthy lifestyle with a balance of nutrition and exercise.

Srinivasan
Global Health Network

Posted by Srinivasan at 6:47 PM
Updated: Saturday, 23 April 2005 6:52 PM
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Tuesday, 19 April 2005
Spirulina A Wonder Food Supplement
Topic: Herbal Health
I have been writing about herbal and nutritional supplements for quite some time. But what I read in the pages of Mike Adams Newstarget.com is really awesome and and informative. You can also read a Free eBook on Spirulina and Chlorella, which is an eye opener. The best part is Mike has no financial or affiliate stakes in promoting these two products and that is perhaps why it has a ring of sincerity and conviction.

Thanks mike for putting out such a wonderful site with so much information for health lovers like me. I absolutely recommend is as a must read.

Srinivasan
Global Health Network

Posted by Srinivasan at 7:13 PM
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