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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Why Aren't I Losing Weight?

Have you ever been on a diet a diet for weeks at a time, only to find that the scale hasn't budged at all? In fact, you may even find that you have gained weight. As reported in Prevention Magazine , you may be underestimating the amount of food you are actually eating. It's important to keep a food journal while dieting so you can keep track of every morsel you put in your mouth. This way you can pinpoint where those extra calories are coming from. Also, try wearing a pedometer to track your activity through out the day. You can pick up an inexpensive pedometer in your local drug or discount store. By adding extra steps every single day, you will burn more calories, thereby helping you to lose more weight. Some other suggestions include getting more than five hours sleep a night. It has been reported that those who have slept at least seven full hours are less likely to gain weight (probably because they are less likely to raid the refrigerator at 2 AM). Need to burn more calories? Try fidgeting by tapping your fingers, swinging your foot while you are sitting or standing to take a phone call. You can burn up to 350 more calories a day. By resetting your thermostat, you can burn more calories while your body works to keep your body heat in. You will also save some money on your heating bills. Keep the trans fat out of your diet as much as possible. Studies have shown that just doing this alone will help you reduce your weight.

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