13 Weight Busters

Edition #9

13 Ways To Keep Weight Down and Be Healthier (These have helped me.)

1. Drink lots and lots of water.

2. Stay away from sodas; even diet ones. (This can easily make a 10-15 lb. difference in your weight over time.)

3. Limit sugar, desserts, junk food.

4. Exercise–at least walk–at least 3 days a week. Keep moving–be more active and try not to stay too sedentary for long periods of time.

5. Go light on pastas, potatoes, bread, starches, carbs, etc.

6. Eat smaller portions.

7. Take your time when eating. (It can take 20 minutes for the brain to register that you’re full.) Also, when you know you’ve eaten enough, go ahead and remove your plate and get up, to help avoid over-eating.

8. Chew your food completely.

9. When you have the “munchies,” try chewing sugarless gum, instead of snacking.

10. Eat enough protein (meat, eggs, dairy, nuts, peanut-butter, etc.)

11. Drink milk (skim); eat yogurt, etc.

12. Make sure you get enough fiber in your diet.

13. Eat dinner by 6:00 p.m. and only a small snack thereafter.

**Update: P.S. Eat breakfast and try not to skip meals!

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**Most importantly, focus on being a good, healthy weight; not just trying to get as skinny as possible or trying to fit into a certain size! Also, pray for the Lord’s wisdom, guidance, strength, and proper perspective. Ask for His help in keeping a balanced view of health, body image, appearance, priorities, etc. While it can be a good idea to lose a few pounds and maintain a healthy weight, obsessing over wanting to look a particular way and focusing too much on self and appearance is not!

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4 Responses

  1. Janet-
    These are things that you hear here and there, but you consolidated it very well. I printed it out to try and re-encourage myself. Thank you!
    -Frances

    Hey Frances! Yeah, these are just some general things that I too have read here and there over the years, and I have found help me. Hope they help you too! Just remember you’re never alone, and the Lord can help us with each and every struggle! It often just takes little steps each day, and a little persistence and time…

  2. Thanks for this list!

    I’m not an expert, but I’ve had some experience with this issue. Hope it’s helpful! Blessings to you, Cynthia!

  3. Your list sounds like “First Place” . One more you could add, “if it taste good, spit it out”.

    Hi Linda, I know–I started to put that–about “if it tastes good, spit it out!” Unfortunately, that’s often true! Oh well, that’s just how the “cookie crumbles,” huh?! -D

    Thanks for stopping by! Blessings, Janet

  4. Exercise 3 times a week? I thought it was 3 times a year 😉 That must be my problem!

    Hee, Hee, Hee! Yep, Melanie, those pesky details and rules sure can be hard to keep up with, huh?! (LOL!) I agree that the 3 times a year often sounds a lot better to me! Blessings, Janet

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