Commit to Fit | Week 2
Author | Commit to Fit 2012 Winner, Karl Mason
I am still buzzing from actually being picked for the 2012 Commit to Fit program. I know the program is not a “quick fix.” I am realistic in approaching this. I have my expectations in check. I know the work needed for transformation and know the road is long and tough. I am committed and ready to dedicate myself to that work. I have changed mentally. I value myself more than I ever had in the last 43 years and ready to find the true Karl who has buried alive under roles of fat.
Author | Sarah Koszyk
March is National Nutrition Month and the celebrating theme is “Get Your Plate In Shape.” The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently changed the old school food pyramid which showed Americans portion sizes of the different food groups into a revised version called, MyPlate. The plate is a better representation of how people should eat and fill-up their plate versus the old version containing a confusing pyramid.
Author | Sarah Koszyk
Sugar comes in many shapes and sizes and some forms of sugar are better for us than others. When we read food labels, we can find three main food groups which contain sugar from various sources:
- Dairy products (milk & yogurt)
- Actual sugars/sweets (table sugar, honey, syrups, etc)
It is important to note where your sugars come from because the different forms of sugar affect our bodies in different ways:
Commit to Fit | Week 46
On January 13th, my weigh-in at Eating Free revealed that I had lost 100.1 pounds in just under ten and a half months. My initial long-term goal was to lose 100 pounds by March 1, 2012, and I managed to get there 7 weeks ahead of that goal.
I hear countless people tell me their 2012 New Year’s Resolutions are: “I’m going to lose weight and eat better in 2012!” Now, I’m all for setting nutritious goals all year round. But these goals usually don’t get achieved because they are too broad and vast. So year after year, I hear the same people saying the same resolutions with no results.
Get results today by setting yourself up with S.M.A.R.T. nutritious goals:
Published Monday, 3 October, 2011 by guest writer Sarah Koszyk.
Eating your food versus drinking it is the preferred choice. When you eat food, you take more time to chew, swallow, and digest. When we drink our food, we can consume a greater number of calories in a shorter amount of time. Also, when we eat our food, we take more time to get it down, so we have a greater chance of our body sending the signal to our brain that we are full. Did you know it takes at least 20 minutes for the body to recognize fullness?