Dallas Area Personal Trainer and Boot Camp Health and Fitness Tip of the week – Counting Calories

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May 07

 Dallas Area Boot Camp and Personal Trainer Tip of the Week.

Have you started writing everything you are taking in each day in your Nutrition Journal?A nutrition journal is a great start to staying on top of what, when, and how much you eat. Write down when you ate, how many calories you ate, and what time you ate. www.nutritiondata.com is a great site for getting calories for food. If you did not get a nutrition journal, please let us know and we will have one available after a class. www.calorieking.com is another website that helps you with calories.

Did you know that Dieters who write down everything they eat each day lose twice as much weight as those who don’t? This is according to one of the largest weight-loss studies ever conducted. So why not try what has helped so many people and what has been proven to help with weight loss?

 

www.SparkPeople.com is also a Free Site for getting a nutritional plan and other information by giving your height, weight, and preferences.

We have so many people in the Get You In Shape Boot Camp who have started using this and it has been exactly what they needed to get going. You do not have to use this your whole life, it is just a tool for you to use for a few weeks to help make sure you are eating too much, help make sure you are eating every 2 and ½ to 3 hours, it is also a motivating tool (you have to write down you had that coke or doughnut) and it also is a tool to help us (as you can show us and we can let you know what some changes you can make are.)

Did you know that Dieters who write down everything they eat each day lose twice as much weight as those who don’t? This is according to one of the largest weight-loss studies ever conducted.

This confirms the importance of keeping a food diary — advice that nutritionists and weight-loss programs have pushed for years.

Scientists at four clinical research centers recruited 1,685 overweight or obese adults who weighed an average 212 pounds. Forty-four percent were African Americans.

The participants were offered 20 weekly group sessions led by nutritionists and behavior counselors and encouraged to try to lose at least 9 pounds in six months. They were told to consume about 500 fewer calories a day, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, do about 180 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week, and keep daily food and exercise records.

The findings reported in an issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine:

•Dieters who kept their food diary six or more days a week lost an average of about 18 pounds in six months, compared with about 9 pounds for those who didn’t keep food diaries.

•The biggest losers also attended most of the group meetings and did more exercise. Some did 300 minutes or more of physical activity a week, but the average participant in the study did about 117 minutes a week.

•69% of the participants lost 9 pounds or more, which is enough to improve some health measures such as blood pressure, joint pain and pre-diabetes.

•69% of black men and 59% of black women lost at least 9 pounds.

“There is a misconception that nobody can lose weight, but in this study, two-thirds of them lost enough weight to make a difference to their health,” says Victor Stevens, senior investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sponsored the study.

Source: USA Today

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