15 April 2007

Heavy Sigh!!!!

Here's the day I've been kind of dreading. But, the good news is, I don't feel any older :)

I was watching Larry King last night and he had Sanjay Gupta, Bob Greene, Lance Armstrong, and Deepak Chopra on as a panel on health and wellness. It was very interesting. They all said the same things, which is what I've learned over the last year or so, dieting doesn't work. Refined foods - no good. Exercise - everyday!!! Dr. Chopra made a great statement, you should never eat anything from a can or with a label. I love that. That's pretty much how I try to eat. It was really interesting. Larry asked about walking as exercise since lots of people think walking is all you need to do. The consensus on the panel was, it's good if you're not doing anything, but no you definitely need more. That's the first time I've heard experts admit to that. Usually all you hear it get out there and walk. Anyway, it was very interesting and I didn't really learn anything new, just a lot of things I've discovered for myself being confirmed by "mainstream" experts.

So yesterday there was a little too much beer consumed. The Yard House has such an amazing selection of beers it's impossible not to have just 1 more. But that's pretty much it for me. I'm only going to have a beer if we go out to lunch and since I start Nutro on the weekends, that won't be that often anymore.

Nancy referenced an interesting article that seems to conclude that dieting doesn't work. I can't help but agree with that. Serious calorie restriction or cutting out a whole food group ((like carbs) is just a crazy way to lose weight. As has been said by people smarter than me, eat less, move more. It's that simple and it's that hard.

For the past month or so I have not been "counting calories" although I have been limiting what I eat. What I've come to is no more than about 300 calories a meal and 200 calories a snack. This adds up to 1600 - 1800 calories a day, the bulk of which are eaten before noon. I find I get full on very little now and don't crave the carbs and sweets like I did before. I don't eat carbs (ie processed carbs; bread, pasta, rice) much and I don't really miss them. I tend to have lean meat, cheese, veggies and fruit and it really does the trick.

Okay, enough about that. I overslept, again, and didn't make it to my marathon clinic so I have to go for a run. Hope everyone has a good Sunday and all those racing do well!!!

1 comment:

IronWaddler said...

Good job on heading out for a run.


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