Here are a few tips to help keep you on track with your weight loss goals.
1. Wait until Oct 31st to buy trick-or-treat candy.
2. Give out the candy you like the least.
3. Give it all away.
Summer is packed with vacations, social events, and plenty of other distracting activities that make it hard to stick to a routine. As you return to school or work and events wind down, fall offers a different, slower pace that can help keep your physical activity routine on track.
Compared to the other seasons, fall offers the best weather for exercising in the great outdoors! The blazing summer sun can leave you dripping with sweat after only a few minutes of activity. During fall, the cool breeze and light temperatures make outdoor exercise more comfortable. Be sure to take a few minutes to enjoy the scenery.
Perfect Weather for Outdoor Exercise
Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean you don’t need to hydrate and be sure to dress for the weather. It’s important to make exercising part of your daily routine and not just during a certain season. Fall is the best time to try something new. Now get outdoors and have some fun.
We have all heard that expression before but most of us when asked can't recall what we drink.
Drinking high calorie beverages can have you adding excess calories quickly. These indulgent drinks are packed with sugars, carbohydrates and calories.
Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino
Dunkin Caramel Craze
Women with excess weight have a higher risk of cancer in the uterus (endometrial cancer)
An increase of 25-30 pounds nearly doubles the risk of cancer in the uterus.
The increase in body fat causes changes to many hormones, including estrogen
and insulin. The hormone changes are believed to trigger the cancer.
These changes are even more dramatic after menopause.
The more daily steps you take, the longer you live. It doesn't take a lot of steps to make a difference. The risk of death (from any cause) is cut in HALF by increasing steps from 4000 to 8000 daily. That's not much work and a whole lot of benefit. What are you waiting for? Get up and go!
Cutting 20 percent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 percent from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths and 750,000 diabetes cases in the U.S. over the lifetime of the adult population, reports a study published in Circulation.
There is a strong link between poor sleep and poor health and this study shows just that.
Some common ultra-processed products are carbonated soft drinks, sweet, fatty or salty packaged snacks, mass produced packaged breads, cookies, pastries and cakes. Sweetened breakfast cereals, "energy" drinks, pasta and pizza dishes, poultry and fish "nuggets" or "sticks". Hot dogs and other reconstituted meat products, "instant" soups, noodles and desserts and many other types of products. A higher percentage of ultra-processed foods in the diet has been associated with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer and premature death. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' report:
Ultra-processed foods, diet quality and human health (fao.org)
Medical Metabolic Specialists, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, is dedicated to using the latest scientific techniques to create a comprehensive, individualized. lifelong weight management program to improve your overall health.