Healthy Weight Loss Tips For Moms

Are you looking to lose weight? My weight loss articles will help all Moms lose weight and look and feel their best. No diet pills or special weight loss supplements to buy here. Just good tips to help you lose weight.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Weight Loss FAQs

Weight Loss FAQs

If you’re wondering if you should start a diet, take a look at these frequently asked questions about losing weight.

1. How much should I weigh?
More important than how much you weigh is your body/mass index, which measures your height against your weight. Muscle weighs more than fat, so two people the exact same height can both weigh 150. One could look slim and trim, and the other person appear pudgy. The best bet is to check with your doctor on this one.

2. What's the best weight loss diet?
No magic answer on this one. Any diet that provides all the nutrition that you need for health, fewer calories than your body burns regularly wins the vote.

3. How can I keep off the weight?
First off, if you’ve lost weight gradually, chances are you’ve made some vital changes in your diet. Re-educating yourself about food is all part of the keeping it off game. The secret to keeping weight off is to balance your energy needs with your food intake.

4. How often should I weigh?
Once a week or less is plenty. Really a much more accurate measure of your loss is your clothing size. If your clothing is feeling looser, you're doing well 4. Does obesity cause diabetes?

5. How do I beat sugar cravings?
One of the best ways I’ve found to do this is to add more raw vegetables in my diet. Eating a salad a day helps keep my cravings under control. Watch out for 'hidden' sugars. like high fructose corn syrup and sucrose. These add lots of calories.

6. Do I really have to exercise?
You don’t have to exercise formally if you make an effort to get in at least 30 minutes of activity daily. You can get it walking, running, cleaning your house - anything active burns calories.

7. What's a calorie?
A calorie is a “measure of energy”. Foods are rated with calories based on the amount of energy they provide to your body when you eat them.

8.Does overeating cause diabetes?
Obesity increases the risks of many medical conditions, diabetes being one of them. People who are more than ten percent overweight seriously increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

9. Can I lose weight without a major diet change?
If you only need to lose a small amount of weight and your diet is generally healthy, you can lose weight by increasing your activity level to burn more calories. If your diet is unhealthy, or if you're more than a few pounds overweight, you really need to learn a more healthy way of eating, so that you don’t put the weight back on when you go back to 'normal' eating.

10. Should I eat fish on my diet?
Fish is high protein, low saturated fat, and high in omega 3 fatty acids. Some doctors recommend eating as much as 10 servings of fish per week. Try to eat fish, as they’re less likely to be contaminated with mercury.

Posted by Jeff Dedrick


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