Is Moderation Necessary
Today we are privileged to have Dr Daisy Sutherland (aka Dr Mommy) from Tampa – Florida stop by and post here. You can find out more about Daisy on her site … details below 🙂 …
“Yes you read it correctly moderation!! In this crazy world of rush, rush, rush….we have been brainwashed into thinking that we need things to happen quickly. Look at all the drive-thru’s we have, restaurants, banks, pharmacies, car wash, grocery stores, dry cleaning, etc.
It’s no wonder we think that we can change our lifestyles quickly too.
Well, unfortunately that is not true… we need to take every step slowly and in moderation. Yes, moderation unfortunately is translated into a slow or a bad word, but it truly isn’t so.
Now let’s be completely honest; if we do not like the image we see in the mirror it is no one’s fault but our own. It truly doesn’t matter what excuse you may bring up or have convinced yourself of, it is ultimately our own responsibility. If we are not happy with our weight, for instance, how can we possibly think that we will change overnight? Honestly, didn’t it take months or maybe years to reach that weight? It is near impossible to lose it over night let alone two weeks.
So, we must be responsible and understand that anything can be achieved if we truly want it and are willing to work hard for it. It will take time, but it will be rewarding in the end. We must be happy with ourselves, not only outside but inside as well.
The first step we can take is: increasing our water intake. Yes, increasing our water intake will start to eliminate the toxins within our bodies. It will make our skin healthier and smoother as well. If you don’t like plain water, add lemon or lime. But drinking water is where we must all begin.
Then we can move onto the amount of food we eat. We should be eating at least five small meals a day. Yes at least five! This will increase our metabolism therefore making our bodies burn the fat quicker. It is important to make these meals healthy, and fast food, does not count.
The three main meals are breakfast, lunch and dinner. We must also add a snack in between each, so we are not starving our bodies until the next meal. People make the common mistake on missing meals to lose weight, but that is very unhealthy!! Our bodies require energy to function, and that energy come from FOOD!!
You cannot starve yourself and expect to lose weight, keep it off and still be able to function on a daily basis. It is impossible to think that we can lose weight by just eating 1 meal a day… sure you may ‘lose’ weight but it is most likely ‘water weight’…. if you only eat one or two meals a day, your body will naturally store that food as fat in our bodies because it needs natural energy to function. SO, you will be doing yourself a dis-service by skipping meals. Be sure to eat a combination of foods that contain protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Yes, carbohydrates are needed for your body to function as well as fats. There are good fats and good carbohydrates and I will discuss those at a later date.
The most important thing to remember is that we must be happy with ourselves and that everything we eat will be reflective on our bodies. Drink lots of water, eat at least 5 meals a day, exercise, oh yes, exercise and you will get to your target weight at the appropriate time and maintain it longer.
Let me end this post by saying that I am so elated to have Jane’s blog as a blog stop on the Dr Mommy’s Healthy For the Holidays Blog Tour. I truly hope that the readers enjoy what I share.
I am giving away one of my many E-books on each leg of the tour. I think for this blog, a perfect choice for Jane’s readers is 101 Everyday Tips To Lose Weight. To win you must comment on my posts either today or tomorrow. If you comment on both, I’ll give you an additional entry; and if you tweet this blog post with the hashtag #drmommytalkshealth, I will give you another entry. Pretty cool I think.
Thanks for letting me be the blogger who talks health for a couple of days!!
Oh yeah! One last thing! I will be having a Grand Prize giveaway as well. My latest program Raising a Healthy Kid is a membership option for parents. I am giving away a 3 month subscription to one lucky commenter on each blog I visit. If you tweet the blog tour with the hashtag #drmommytalkshealth you will get an additional entry for the giveaway. If you are a parent with a picky eater be sure to check this membership option out.
All winners will be announced at the end of the tour. The host and winner will both be notified.”
Dr. Daisy Sutherland, is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Mommy, LLC. She is a doctor by profession, devoted wife and mom to 5 beautiful children. She is a speaker, writer, and motivational coach/mentor and Health/Wellness advocate. Her passion is to help others to live happier and healthier lives. Dr. Mommy’s dedication to help families is evident from her work online and offline but more importantly it is evident from the energy she exudes when talking about her true passion. Dr. Mommy’s mission is to help families in health, wealth and sanity. For more information about Dr. Mommy and her mission visit her today at http://drmommyhelpsmoms.com or http://drmommyhealthtips.com
Thank you Daisy !!!
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