Moderation is the Key to Success! Dr. Mommy Health Tips

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Moderation is the Key to Success!

Yes, you read it correctly moderation!! In this crazy world of rush, rush, rush.we have been brainwashed into thinking that we need things to happen quickly. Look at all the drive-thrus we have, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, car wash, grocery stores, drycleaning, etc. Its no wonder we think that we can change our lifestyles quickly too

Well, unfortunately that is not true we need to take every step slowly and in moderation.

Look, honestly, if we do not like the image we see in the mirror it is no ones fault but our own.. It truly doesnt matter what excuse you may bring up or have convinced yourself of, it is ultimately our own responsibility. If we are not happy with our weight, for instance, how can we possibly think that we will change over night. Honestly, didnt it take months or maybe years to reach that weight?? It is near impossible to lose it over night let alone 2 weeks.

So, we must be responsible and understand that anything can be achieved if we truly want it and are willing to work hard for it. It will take time, but it will be rewarding in the end.. We must be happy with ourselves, not only outside but inside as well. The first step we can take is: increasing our water intake..

Yes, increasing our water intake will start to eliminate the toxins within our bodies. It will make our skin healthier and smoother as well. If you dont like plain water, add lemon or lime. But drinking water is where we must all begin. Then we can move onto the amount of food we eat. We should be eating at least 5 small meals a day.. yes at least 5 this will increase our metabolism therefore making our bodies burn the fat quicker. It is important to make these meals healthy, and fast food, does not count

The 3 main meals are breakfast, lunch and dinner.. we must also add a snack in between each, so we are not starving our bodies until the next meal. People make the common mistake on missing meals to lose weight, but that is very unhealthy!! Our bodies require energy to function, and that energy is in the form of FOOD!!

You cannot starve yourself and expect to lose weight, keep it off and still be able to function on a daily basis. It is impossible to think that we can lose weight by just eating 1 meal a day sure you may lose weight but it is most likely water weight. if you only eat 1 or 2 meals a day, your body will naturally store that food as fat in our bodies because it needs natural energy to function. SO, you will be doing yourself a dis-service by skipping meals. Be sure to eat a combination of foods that contain protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Yes, carbohydrates are needed for your body to function as well as fats. There are good fats and good carbohydrates and I will discuss those at a later date.

The most important thing to remember is that we must be happy with ourselves and that everything we eat will be reflective on our bodies. Drink lots of water, eat at least 5 meals a day, exercise, oh yes, exercise and you will get to your target weight at the appropriate time and maintain it longer:)

Posted by Dr. Mommy Health Tips on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 6:26 pm Filed under Health/Nutrition · Tagged with diet, exercise, food, lifestyle, meals, moderation, water, water intake, weight loss

4 Responses to Moderation is the Key to Success!

Moderation and Balance go hand-in-hand. We cant expect our life to straighten itself out if we do not cooperate!

The chocolate that you send me is so delicious! I finished it all - well, that was not moderation at work!!

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Thanks for this post. I have this conversation with my daughter almost daily. Yes she is overweight and no she does not exercise. She is currently planning gastric bypass surgery - not because simply eating in moderation and exercising doesnt help, but because its not working fast enough to suit her. Two pounds a week is too slow.

Excellent blog post. I have been saying this my entire life - Anything in Moderation is OK. Its when we go to the excess that we create trouble for ourselves. Its nice to hear somebody else with the same thoughts and how important proper nutrition for health maintenance.

Ive always been an all or nothing type of person. Moderation is very difficult for me, but I am getting better. I know that if I dont pace myself, I will get burn-out! Plus people are leary of us mach 10 with our hair of fire types!

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