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How Many Calories Do I Need?                                              Calculation vs Metabolic Screening

How Many Calories Do I Need? Calculation vs Metabolic Screening

If you hitting a plateau or wanting to achieve your weight-loss goal and wanting to know how many calories should I be eating – here is a great website.  http://nutrition.about.com/od/changeyourdiet/a/calguide.htm It will as you a series of questions. Question 1: How much do you weigh?…

Write it down

Write it down

So we are now six days into 2010 – how are you doing with your New Year resolution?   Did you write down your goal?  Are you keeping track of your progress? Something as simple as keeping track of your goals/progress in a journal or on…

New you in 2010!

New you in 2010!

Today is the day, a fresh new start, a clean slate – more motivation is finally here (and if it isn’t – don’t worry)!

How can you be healthier in 2010?  Again, think small and specific – it doesn’t have to be anything big.

Here are some questions to think about for the upcoming year. 

  • How many times do I eat fast food in a week?
  • How many times are there vegetables on my plate (not fried or covered in fat)?
  • How many times are there fruits on my plate?
  • How many ounces of water do I drink in a day?
  • How many times do I set aside 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity in a week?
  • Do I eat breakfast everyday?
  • How many times to I buy (or eat) 100% whole grain bread, cereals, pasta, crackers, etc in a week?

If you find yourself going through the drive-thru more than once a week OR the fruits and veggies on your plate are slim to none OR water is rarely your beverage choice OR exercise is never on your to-do list OR breakfast is forgotten OR white starches are your favorite – then pick one of these items and try working on it this week. 

After a week, rate how you do and identify your successes and barriers.  You can try a different one each week or keep working on the same one.

These are some simple goals to think about for the new year.

Happiness and health in 2010!