Monday, July 28, 2008

New Diet Plan – 6 Meals a Day

I am happy to say that I am going back to my favorite diet that I have tried this year, the 6 meal a day diet. This is also known on this blog as the 5 meal plan. This diet consists of eating at 7am, 930am, 1230am, 230pm, 530pm, and last at 730pm. Eating a small meal that consists of a protein and a carb in the until 230, then a protein and a vegetable at 230, 530, and 730. Using this diet plus working out every other day, allows for a great increase in my metabolism, to help shed the extra pounds I want to loose before the year is up.

So far it has been a good year for me, I weight my self yesterday and am down to 254, which is very close to my goal of being under 250 pounds. I was 280 in January so I am happy with my results, but I want to try and make the most of the last month of summer, August, and try and loose another 10 lbs. I feel that this diet will allow me to loose 10 lbs this week. I am planning on eating the following everyday:

  1. 7am - Breakfast – Egg white sandwich, with salt, pepper, and ketchup. and coffee
  2. 930am – Snack – 1 slice of bread with crunchy peanut butter and water
  3. 1230am – Lunch – Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with wate
  4. 230pm – Snack – Tuna Salad with lots of vegetables, nuts, cranberries, etc.
  5. 530pm – Dinner – Grilled Chicken with Peppers, and other vegetables
  6. 730pm – Snack – Peanut Butter on Celery Sticks

I am also going to walk 1 mile in the morning and perform a push up work out for the next two weeks I am planning on following this diet and work out exactly!

I will tell you how I am doing next weekend.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Health Tip of the Day - Staying Emotionally Healthy

I read this article when reviewing Yahoo! News and I felt that it was good enough to share with all of my dedicated readers.

Keep in mind when working out and dealing with life, just as it is important to stay physically healthy, it to is just as important to stay emotionally healthy as well.

A few tips:
- Think about what is causing your feelings to be negative, and decide if it is important.
- Share with family and trusted friends what gives your stress and anxiety to help relive it.
- Focus on the positive aspects of your life, forget about the negative.
- Perform relaxation techniques; Yoga, Meditation, or Deep Breathing Exercies
- Healhty Diet
- Exercise Daily
- Keep a good sleep schedule, at least 6 hours of sleep to enjoy 2 full REM cycles.

Each REM Sleep Cycle allows the brain to recover and re-build for optimal thinking throughout the next day. This article on Wikipedia answers all of your questions about sleep patterns.

Time to get healthy in 2008!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Big Breakfast" Diet - Review

Hey All,

Now I have successfully been on the Big Breakfast diet for about 2 weeks, and I have seen some very interesting results. Now to my surprise the first week I did not notice any change in weight, I actually went from 158 to 162 on the diet in the first week, comparing my sunday weight to the next weeks sunday weight. Then I stayed on the diet for another week and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I lost 10 lbs and went down to 152 after two weeks.

I ate pretty good, having Pancakes, and Coffee for breakfast everyday, eating between 600 to 800 calories for breakfast. For lunch I would have a sandwich or a salad, keeping it between 400 to 600 calories, then for dinner I would have a small light dinner, about 200 to 400 calories.

Overall I would eat the following:
Breakfast - 600 Calories
Lunch - 400 Calories
Dinner - 200 Calories

If you can start eating like this, you will surely loose some weight too!

I am existed to see how much weight I loose this week, I will keep you guys posted.

Get In Shape 2008 Team

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sitting Ab Workout

I find my self sitting, often, far too often, and my entire body has suffered from my overal lack of any sort of physical activity in my daily life. I go to work, sit driving, sit at work for 9-10 hours, then sit going back home, only to plot in front of the TV and eat dinner.

This is not a healthy lifestyle, as humans we need physical activity, not only to maintain physical happiness, but also to attain mental happiness and stability as well. The best medicine to make some one happy to to exercise, just make it easy and fun, and simple and you we will have America in shape in no time!

I started doing a new technique today of how to work out your abs while you are driving and sitting, at work sitting, or at home watching TV. You abs are the most important part of your body to keep in shape, since they form your entire shape, and are always a crowd pleaser if you have a flat or toned stomach.

To do the exercise simply suck in your stomach for 10-20 seconds, make sure to feel that your abs are tightening, you can tighten, upper abs, lower abs, just by sitting and sucking in your stomach, and forcing them to tighten, then let them relax for 5-10 seconds. Then suck it in again for another 10-20 seconds, repeat this process 10 or 15 times, and you have your ab work out.

This can easily be done while sitting at your desk at work, or even driving, although be careful, there are some bad drivers out there, so I wouldn't recommend doing this if you are driving fast, but while sitting in traffic, why not? It is so simple, and after a week or two of doing this daily, and really feeling your abs are getting tighter, with a combination of running a mile a day while tightening your abs, and you will see the lbs fly off!

Here is one article I read -

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

New Diet - 5 Meals a Day and Big Breakfast, Small Dinner

I think that I have solved the weight loss secret. Must eat a big breakfast, and a small diner, and medium lunch. I was doing 5-6 small meals a day, toast for breakfast at 7:30am, oatmeal at 10:30am, sandwich at 12:30am, yogurt at 2:30pm, salad at 5:30pm, then orange/apple at 7:30pm, last meal.

Using that diet I have successfully lost nearly 20lbs! I am down to 256lbs now and have been getting compliments about my weight loss. I have just stumbled upon a new diet that I am going to try and see if I can loose any weight using it. It is called the Big Breakfast, Medium Lunch, Small Dinner diet, - article from Yahoo News.

I hope to loose another 20lbs using a combination of this diet, and the small 5 meal diet written above.

Check back for my progress...