As some of you might know, I’ve been participating in a December Challenge over at DCUrbanDad. It’s been hard during the holiday season to keep up with my workouts and not eating cookies, pastries, and other holiday goodies. In fact, I was given a box of chocolates more than once during this past week.…Continue
The prevailing philosophy when starting most weight loss programs is to eat less and exercise more. The exercise part is totally accurate, however the eat less part isn’t always the case.
Here’s an example:
Added by Lisa Newton on December 8, 2008 at 6:16am — No Comments
In a recent post, The Indoor Minimalist Workout, I explained how I’m achieving fitness results with a minimum of equipment, basically using my own body weight as a resistance factor.
Now, I’d like to take another look at the list I…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on December 1, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments
For many people that are trying to lose weight, often times, when they weigh themselves, it ruins their day because they’re not happy with the numbers on the scale.
But this fact doesn’t only apply to overweight people or people wanting to lose weight for better health. You’d be surprised, many skinny people are obsessed with being too thin and they are never “skinny enough.” Therefore the scale is an…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 17, 2008 at 6:15am — No Comments
I’m sure that you’re all scratching your heads wondering what the title of this post has to do with a Healthy Lifestyle.
Sometimes to change our behavior, using mental techniques helps us to control our wants. Because I’m a visual learner, often times, I use symbols. In this case I’m using a traffic signal to give you an example of using mental techniques to help you with making healthy choices about food and…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 16, 2008 at 3:56am — No Comments
Well, it’s the second day of November, so, it’s time for another 30 Day Challenge.
Last month, I pledged to increase my walking by 10% each week, but I discovered my body wasn’t ready for that. Additionally, I started a HIIT…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on November 2, 2008 at 3:59am — No Comments
With a high intensity workout!!
In a recent study by the American College of Sports Medicine, they observed 27 middle-aged obese women with risk factors including abdominal obesity, unhealthy cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides and elevated…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on October 31, 2008 at 5:23am — No Comments
Since Iowa Avenue’s inception, I’ve been working to lose 15lbs, but like most people, my scale goes up and down, with my weight loss effort.
I know what some of you are saying:
“15lbs that’s all? That’s nothing. I need to lose 50lbs.”
Maybe it’s 75lbs or a 100lbs
In principle, it’s all the same.
Fewer calories in, and…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on October 28, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments
Is your diet telling you to stop eating certain foods?
Are you telling yourself not to eat certain foods because this is conventional wisdom?
Guess what, it’s wrong.
You are in control of what you eat, and you should be able to eat…Continue
No it’s not 3 Men and a Baby.
It’s the benefits of Exercise!
Exercise within a 90 minute time, makes a proven scientific difference in your fat metabolism.Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on October 10, 2008 at 6:48am — No Comments
I don’t know if you saw Tuesday night’s Biggest Loser or not, but at the end, Jerry, a 51 year old police officer from Cleveland was declared, “Not the Biggest Loser.”
Weighing in at 280lbs at the show’s start, he was the unhealthiest challenger the show had ever seen, having been diagnosed with high blood pressure,…Continue
Today is World Heart Day, and because a good healthy dose of fiber is necessary for good heart health, I’d like to focus today’s post on Fiber.
These days, Americans seem to be obsessed with fiber, and rightly so.
Natural Fibers --from fruits, vegetables, and whole…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 28, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments
Whenever someone starts a weight loss program, one of the first tidbits of advice they are given is:
“Clean out your cabinets and refrigerator because you can’t have any junk food in your house because the temptation will be too great to overcome.”
In fact, I’ve even blogged about this…Continue
Yesterday, I reached another one of my all time fitness goals:
I walked 8 miles.
Making the highest and best use of your time while working out is important.
If you can push it to the next level by hitting the incline button on your treadmill, you’ll definitely reap the benefits of expending more calories.
Are you stuck on a weight loss…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 23, 2008 at 5:54am — No Comments
Have you ever felt this way about food?
For many, the comfort factor of food has a way of making its way into our very souls. When feeling stressed, we turn to food. When feeling troubled, we turn to food. When feeling…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 19, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments
Yes, you can.
In fact, it’s a lot easier than you think.
Making small changes in your eating habits can significantly help you lose weight.
A reduction of over 400 calories per day will enable you to lose more than 1 pound per week, without exercising. But, by doing both you’ll lose even more weight.…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on September 8, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments
When you look into your pantry and see that bag of chips that shouldn’t be there, what stops you from eating it? Is it thinking about your children? How about that favorite blouse that’s too small now? Maybe it’s the fact that you can breathe better now that you’re exercising more.
Everyone is always looking for a new idea for motivation.
One idea I like is to hang a sign on the pantry door. So, I made a couple that…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 22, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments
It’s enough to sustain weight loss, according to a new study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine.
In the study, 196 women were told to eat between 1,200 and 1,500 calories per day. They were then assigned to one of four groups based on their respective levels of physical activity—such as expending 1,000 calories…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on August 1, 2008 at 5:16am — No Comments
Bobby Caballero, the Dean of Students at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Columbia Heights, MD, pledged to peel off 100 pounds from his 325-pound frame by the end of the school year. His efforts have inspired the children to be more thoughtful about what they eat. The children chart his progress on the "Mr. Bobby-o-Meter" pasted on the wall of the cafeteria.
"The kids love it,"…Continue
In short, yes, it can.
In a recent study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, people who kept a food blog lost twice as much weight over 6 months compared to those who didn’t write down their food consumption.
“The more food records people kept, the more weight they lost,” said Dr. Jack Hollis, the…Continue