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A Healthy Weight Hangs in the Balance

  • 11th April 2011 |
  • Author: Iris

Healthy Monday Tip — April 11, 2011

maintaining weightTo maintain your weight, it’s important to balance calories eaten with calories used. This week, keep track of the calories you consume by keeping a food journal. Try to stay within a 2000 calorie budget.

Jotting down what you eat and drink in a food journal will make it so much easier to maintain your weight. When we fail to document our daily intake of food, we lose track. We also consume too much food and tend to eat the wrong kinds of food when we don’t monitor what we eat.

A journal is a diary that reminds us of where we are and keeps us on track so we reach our goals; whether that goal is to lose weight or maintain our current weight.

You can use anything that will work for you to keep track, i.e., a sheet of paper, a small pocket-size flip-top tablet, a large spiral notebook or a leather bound journal. The key is to write it down!

When you track your calories by jotting down what you eat and drink, you will be in a better position to know if you have exceeded your recommended daily allowance. If you have, you can increase the amount of exercise you get in that day to balance things out and burn any excess calories before they turn to fat.

Start your day thinking about your daily goal and write it down. Make sure you keep track of the amount of water you drink and shoot for at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight is all about maintaining balance in our lives and doing what is required to stay healthy, fit and well.

Start journaling today and keep track of what you eat, how much exercise you get, and how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally as you go about your day. What you find may be the key to helping your maintain balance in all areas of your life.

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