Monday, April 28, 2014

On fitness and wise weight loss - for free


Are you one of those discipline retirees, still slender and fit?  
For me aging and retirement has meant a crawling metabolism and pounds lurking to rush in. I also hate the public gym scene and like food. 

Ouch! 


I am a has-been professional dancer and model. After marriage and family I taught dance, and during my working and college years I was very active. Now my exercise - when not in physical therapy - is at home: a bike, some weights, a slider, occasional walks and the Rodney Yee A.M. Yoga (not pretzel fretful). Love the Zumba - workout but because of Post-Polio Syndrome my ability to exercise varies daily.

The nut of it, I would have to lose a few pounds to fit into outfits from “the days”. Also, for the first time - four moths ago - my sugar was a bit high, last test was normal but my cholesterol needs to come down.  
Because of all that I appreciate smart exercise and diet plans that don't entail buying into anything. 

Today I am sharing The 3-Day Fat-BurningMeal Plan I found for on Prevention pamphlet. The main thing points are:

"Stick to about 1,600 calories a day: 300 calories for breakfast, 450 calories each for lunch and dinner, plus two 200-calorie snacks. Research shows you'll burn more calories every day by eating every 4 to 5 hours.
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of cold water daily. It takes energy for your digestive system to warm liquid to body temperature. In one study, participants burned about 50 additional calories per day by drinking 1.5 liters of cold water.
Eat more magnesium-rich foods. Most of us don't consume the recommended 320 mg (for women) of this key nutrient that fuels muscles. Sources: spinach, black beans, ground flaxseed, scallops, tuna, almonds, cashews, and brown rice."
Read more about it at: http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/diets/turn-your-fat-burn-meal-plan-3-day-sample-menu

Now that’s easy even for me!
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