Friday, March 27, 2009

Weight Loss on the Road

Yesterday, I was on the bus with other staff members and students. I brought from the trip a LossPrevention magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2008, V7.6, p.89. There was an article titled "Weight Loss on the Road" by David Foreman, RPh., ND at the Herbal Pharmacist. Losing weight doesn't have to be a rocket science-you need to consume fewer calories than you burn -

  • increase your activity so you burn more calories than consume (30 minutes of brisk walking a day)
  • eliminate refined foods (bread, sugar, pasta, etc.)
  • consume at least 7-9 servings of veggies and fruits per day
  • if you hungry between meals-eat nuts, seeds and dried fruits (stay away from snack machines and high calories drinks)
  • avoid fried foods
  • order a salad or an appetizer or two instead of a full meal
  • order the salad dressings or sources "on the side" instead of mixed in
  • avoid alcohol

Next time, when you are on the road, let's check it out!

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