Weight Loss…I mean “Healthy Living Challenge” update

With 2010 now a few weeks old, I thought that I’d post a quick update on my healthier living challenge. Yes, I have modified the goal of this challenge a bit from exclusively a “weight loss challenge” to more of an overall “living a healthy life challenge”.

I feel that there’s more to living a healthy life that simply losing weight. In fact, it’s never a good idea to focus solely on weight loss, because the scale can be very deceiving. For instance, when you start an intensive weight training program, you’ll find that your body may actually gain weight for the first few weeks rather than lose any. This is due to your body building lean muscle mass, which is heavier than fat. The reality is, however, that overtime, this lean muscle mass will not only make your body look tighter and more defined, but it will start to melt away the surrounding fat more efficiently than ever.

So I’m doing away with the “weight loss challenge” and will instead post updates and tips on how I’m progressing in my “healthy living challenge”. This would include different healthy foods I’ve tried or integrated into my diet, healthy drinks worth mentioning, exercise tips, weight training, tips on how to live healthier even when you live a busy lifestyle (don’t we all!) and other related topics. Let’s make 2010 the healthiest year ever!

3 Responses to Weight Loss…I mean “Healthy Living Challenge” update
  1. Cindy

    My husband has released over 40 pounds and I have released over 21 pounds, and all we did was two things. First we eliminated all animal protein from our diet, we get all the protein we need from plant sources such as Alfalfa Powder (which has more protein than beef, because that is where beef got it from in the first place). The raw, real nutrient rich Alfalfa Powder from Suede Hills Organic Farm has made a huge difference in our lives. The second thing we did was to quit cooking our food, all it does is destroy whatever nutrients were in the food to start with. Our meals are satisfying, nutritious, the weight has fallen off and our energy levels are great and people continually say how fabulous we look. When they guess our ages they are surprised to find out that we are about 15 years older than they guessed!!

  2. Sharron Andrew

    Healthy eating is not about harsh nutrition way of life, staying idealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s bout feeling excellent, having more energy, and keeping yourself as healthy as doable – all which can be achieved by knowing some nutrition basics and adding them in a way that works for you.

  3. Pain Clinic

    obesity is itself a disease that not only affects your health but also you looks.

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