Hot Health--Losing Weight Means Eating More

Health is hot and getting to your ideal weight is even hotter.  So how can you lose weight by eating more?  It's simple, eat more often and smaller portion sizes.

That means snacks are a good thing!  When you want to lose weight, starving is not the answer, as a matter of fact, if you do not eat often enough you can permanently slow your metabolism.  That means your body will burn fat slower.  But through portion control and frequent eating, you can boost your metabolism, satisfy your hunger and help your body lose weight.

But if you are eating 5 or 6 meals a day, you need to eat healthy.  Fitness expert, explains how your plate should look.  "You should have an inch around the outside of your plate and your food should be about an inch tall." He also adds, "You should have 1 meat, 1 vegetable and 1 carbohydrate."  Your meat (chicken, meat or fish) should only be as big as your fist.
Depriving your body of food will not work and in the end your body will suffer.  Fat diets and starving yourself will throw your body into what fitness experts call "starvation mode".  That means you body will not digest all of your nutrients and instead will store them as fat.  Your body will protect itself because it no longer knows when you will feed it again.

Also, to help you reach your weight goal add in an exercise routine.  You can exercise for 30 minutes 3 to 5 times a week.  If you add in exercise along with extra meals, you will be able to reach your weight goal in no time.

'Myth-busting' Pregnancy Advice I

Pregnant women do not need to "eat for two", drink full fat milk or even alter how much food they eat for the first six months.
In the last three months they only need an extra 200 calories a day. It also urges women to have a "realistic expectation" of how long it will take to lose weight after birth. The myth-busting guidance is now out for consultation..

Women trying to get pregnant who are obese - body mass index over 30 - should be advised about the increased risk to themselves and their babies, the guidelines, which are aimed at GPs, health visitors, midwives, and other health professionals, state.

Encouragement and advice on losing weight before pregnancy should be offered for this group, it says.
Pregnant women, especially those who are overweight or obese, should be encouraged to eat a healthy diet and do exercise.
But weight loss during pregnancy should not be advocated.
Women need to be aware that a moderate amount of exercise will not harm their baby and women who did exercise, such as running or aerobics, before pregnancy should be able to continue with no adverse effects.

Post pregnancy

Women should be sensitively encouraged to lose excess weight but be warned that sensible gradual weight loss will take time - in contrast to some high profile celebrities who seem to reach pre-baby weight within weeks of childbirth.
The recommendations also point out that eating healthily and taking regular exercise will not affect the quality or quantity of breast milk.

One need to get the message across that mothers should be encouraged to work towards reaching their pre- pregnancyweight as this is an important indicator of future health