Friday, May 10, 2013

High Protien: Lose Weight and Remain Healthy

Losing weight does not have to be boring.  In fact if its done right anyone can drop the pounds and still enjoy the great foods they love.  If you are currently on a weight loss journey, have you tried high protein foods.  This is because as you cut back on calories your body will be using protein to compensate.  By increasing your daily protein intake, you help your body build lean muscle mass and remain in a healthy state.

I know that most of head of low carb, high protein diets.  They do work, I even tried one and lost weight, the problem I had was maintaining.  Nope, do not think that you cant maintain a high protein diet, but its a bit harder to eat those foods on a regular basis and not suffer from cravings.

Benefits Of High Protein

How much protein is needed and what are the benefits.  Well for starters your body needs more protein as you diet.  The less calories you take in, the more protein your going to need.  Research has show that a 200 pound person, should consume about 135 grams of protein per day.  Now on to the benefits of a high protein diet. 

  • Losing weight while enjoying burgers and steaks.  This has to be the reason why so many dieters tried the Atkins or Zone diets. 
  • These diets work!  Another great benefit. 
  • You feel less hungry because your body starts burning fat for fuel to keep going.
Risks of High Protein

  • Putting your body into a state of Ketosis.  This is not healthy and can cause some serious health issues including but limited to Nausea and headaches.
  • Cholesterol.  Eating fatty meats such as beef can put a increase on your cholesterol numbers.  If you are going to try a diet like this, then its recommended that you pick lean meats. 
  • Not sustainable.  If you deprive your body of certain foods such as carbs and fats you will start to crave them.  Then when you react on the cravings, your weight will show. 
Remember that eating healthy and staying on the high side of protein can be fun.  Just include a nice amount of carbs and fats in your diet also.  Eat fruits and vegetables as your source of carbs.  For fats try cooking with olive oil or eat some fish.  The Omega 3 fatty acids are pretty good for you.  Just remember that no food can be listed as off limits.  Just remain in control and you will do just fine on your new weight loss journey.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Need A High Protien Diet Plan

I wanted to give all the readers a chance to input their ideas. 

What I am looking for is some high protien diets.  Not low carb, but high protien.

If you have a protien diet plan please leave it in the comments below.

Thanks in advance.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dropping Down In Calories

Is it safe to drop down in calories?  That is a question asked by most people trying to lose weight.  I say yes.  All you need to do is make sure that you stay above 1200 calories.  That is what you need in order to survive everyday.  Keeping your heart beating and your lungs breathing.  It takes 1200 calories.  Of course this is a net amount.  So if your active then remember to eat more than this number. 

for example if you burn 500 1700....

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Whats For Dinner

I know that I am always looking for something to eat.  I have been learning the healthy way to eat for the last 10 weeks.  So knowing what's for dinner is very important, especially knowing before dinner time.  Today I had Turkey Burger on a Spicy Italian Flat Out.  Following is what I did...remember its always healthier to grill than to fry.

Turkey Burger on a Flat Out!

6 oz of ground Turkey  = 180 calories
Thin Crust Spicy Italian Flat Bread = 140 calories
28 grams of Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese =  45 calories

Total Calories = 365 calories.  I grilled the burger and Flat Out.  Remember to grill the meat first, then put the bread on the grill for about 1 minute.  Add the Cheese to the bread while its grilling.  Boom!  Cheeseburger with a bite...its good and feeling. 

I followed this up with a Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich = 150 calories.

Total calories today = 965.  It was low considering I also walk/ran 1.5 miles.

Keep coming back to read more and keep updated on my journey to being FAT FREE!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Best Calorie Counting Ap for Your Android Phone

It seems that everyone has a smart phone these days.  Its either the IPhone or some Android powered gizmo.  Either way these devices can help you achieve your weight loss goal and the best part is that you wont have to pay a monthly fee. 

I started out using an app called Lose It!, I thought I struck gold with this app.  It counted calories, had a food diary and I could put in exercise.  It made me accountable for what I was doing and eating.  It wasnt until recently that I found another one. 

MyfitnessPal App is great.  Probably the best out of the ones that I used.  It has a 2,000,000 food library.  This is great because you wont have to spend your time inputing everything that you eat.  It allows you to adjust your calorie intake, plus you can view your friends.  I found it in the Play Store on Android Market.  I am sure that you can get it for the IPhone also, just not sure where to look. 

Good Luck on your weight loss and remember to keep moving forward!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Getting Ready For Zumba!

Thats me in the blue shirt....

Ever want to know how you can burn 1000 calories in an hour?  Try dancing at a great pace.  That is what I am getting ready to do.  I am attending my third Zumba class in about 45 minutes.  It all started about 3 or 4 weeks ago. My Relay for Life team held a Zumba For A Cure fundraiser and I attended.  It was quite fun.  I then went to one class with my wife.  Now I am going to my third.  I am ready to burn those calories.

I am going to take one Thermo Burst Hardcore pill before I go.  This will give me the energy and make me sweat out the fat.  Remember Tuesday is weigh-in.  Gotta check back to see if I met my 5 pound goal for this week.  Need to be over 40 pounds total by the end of my biggest loser challenge. 

Right now I am at 32.5 pounds loss or 11% of my original body weight of 293.5 pounds.

On the way to Zumba!!!!!!!!