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Too Large for Amusement Park Rides

Ah Ė I remember so well when my weight was at its all time high and I decided to visit an amusement park. One with lots of rides that went up and down, much like my weight always seemed to do.

The kid that worked to load the guests crammed me into the front seat of a popular fast ride; he looked rather ill as it vanished from sight.

His face was the last thing that I saw before the ride took off on its speedy adventure.

Do you know what happens to a speeding object when itís loaded down with weight in the front? It goes rather fast, sometimes flying past its final destination Ė which is exactly what this ride did.

And as the ride vanished into the Wild Blue Yonder, that kid was probably thinking, ďI just put a tab too much bacon in that little seat. Oh well.Ē

Needless to say, it was difficult trying to fit into the seat of that wild ride. It was a point when weight gain had taken control of my life Ė my entire life.

Weight Loss Related to Gender

Men tend to lose weight quicker than women; it's all that impressive muscle mass. So if you're female, remain patient with your plan - particularly if you're dieting with your spouse.

Work towards beefing up your own muscles by exercise, which will also work towards toning.

Tips, What to Expect While Dieting

Choosing a Reasonable, Doable Fat Reduction Plan

When choosing a plan, keep weight loss expectations real.

A 2-pound per week weight loss is fantastic. It might not seem like much, but thatís over 100 pounds in a year.

Adding Natural Foods to Your Diet Equals Natural Weight Loss

Incorporate foods into your day that are closest to their natural state as they contain less fat and calories than processed, refined foods.

Be sure to enjoy two healthy snacks each day; we like to recommend adding a food that may be lacking in your breakfast, lunch and dinner meals.

For example, if you find that you aren't getting enough dairy selections, then enjoy a reduced fat serving of any of the following foods: yogurt, cheese, milk, or cottage cheese.

If you aren't getting ample vegetable servings then consider opting for the following at snack time: celery sticks with a smear of peanut butter, carrot sticks and a serving of light salad dressing or slices of cucumber mixed with cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.

Enlisting Help While Dieting, Great Sources

Enlist the help of family and friends when possible; there is certainly strength in numbers.

Activity to Increase Weight Loss Benefits, Rate of Fat Loss

Find an activity that you enjoy doing. If you donít like the activity, odds are, you arenít going to stick with it.

Relaxation is equally important as exercise. Be sure to allow time in your busy day for YOU. Whether itís reading a book, knitting, or watching television, itís important to unwind.

Staying Healthy With Vitamins

Take a daily multi-vitamin to ensure youíre getting all you need. We're not big when it comes to commercially sold vitamins but if you're restricting calories in your day, you may not be getting all of the essential nutrients which your body requires.

How to Beat Weight Gain With Your Partner's Help

Beating Weight Gain via Weight Loss

Long ago and far away we all started out about the same size. Think about it. Diapers don't come in that many sizes for newborns, do they? So yes, we all start off about the same size.

As time goes by, our eating habits were established - generally a product of our parent's eating habits. If we are lucky, we developed healthy eating habits. If we are unlucky, we developed a lot of fat cells that we will carry with us until the day that we die.

We can shrink those fat cells, but we cannot get rid of them. And if we are super lucky, we also inherited those desirable 'thin' genes from our parents.

Another factor that influences our weight is the people around us because they have great impact on our food choices in our daily diet.

Away from home, those outside sources may play a part in mandating our lunch menu - such as times when we share lunch with co-workers, or are required to attend a work-related function.

These situations are much easier to manage than the ones impacting our personal home life.

When someone else is involved in our personal life, it is very hard to find a point of balance, particularly in the area of the daily diet.

But a balance must be reached or weight gain will ensure whenever the amount of energy (calories) consumed exceeds our daily energy (calorie) requirement.

Example: Helen is a devoted vegetarian. Her husband Harold hates vegetables....well, all vegetables except 'French fries'. Harold is a big meat eater. Helen is in charge of preparing dinner and refuses to cook meat.

As she enjoys her vegetable dinner, she gazes at Harold through the dining room window as he tosses a half-side of beef on the grill and shoots her the spatula while mouthing, "Hell cat Helen".

On the other hand, Joy is a devoted vegetarian. Her husband Jack hates vegetables...well, all vegetables except 'French fries'. Jack is a big meat eater. Joy is in charge of preparing dinner.

Rather than force her food preferences onto Jack, she prepares the foods that he enjoys in the healthiest manner possible, such as grilling and roasting his protein choices.

From time-to-time, when Joy comments on how delicious a certain veggie dish tastes, Jack asks if he can test a bite.

Slowly, he is discovering that he truly enjoys many vegetables that his beloved Joy enjoys, and he is making beans a frequent vegetable protein choice over meat, an animal protein source which can render unhealthy effects on his body - or anyone's body for that matter.

In situations such as Helen and Harold when balance cannot be achieved, the daily diet can be a miserable time, particularly should it involve one individual who enjoys desserts and an individual who faints at the site of sugar.

Add a measure of stress to the Weight Gain Equation and the numbers on the weight scale are bound to increase.

In situations where both soul-mates enjoy naughty, empty-calorie foods and high-fat foods, the result is a weight gain disaster waiting to happen. It's like a Diet Tag Team from Diet Hades.

And when one soul-mate decides to stop and take stock of the state of the bath scales, the other soul-mate may feel intimidated, embarrassed or uncertain. Reaching a decision to lose weight together while embracing a healthier diet can go miles towards weight loss success.

Therefore, strive to go on a healthy daily diet together, taking care to insert foods and beverages that both of you enjoy. In addition, enjoy activities together. Take moonlight walks or take on new adventures together such as ice skating your way to a healthier body.

And if one decides to enter the Diet Trail, know that it's okay to encourage them on their journey to Weight Loss Success. There may come a time when the shoe is turned.

The daily diet is of course, the most influencing factor of what we weigh. It deserves respect. With respect and wise planning, a better level of health can be achieved, even when we aren't a perfect weight.

So get started, getting healthier today. No matter what weight loss plan you choose, DO have a weight loss plan that is a doable plan - one that you'll follow until all the unwanted weight is gone.

And once gone, take great care in keeping the weight off. You can do anything you set your heart out to do! And Diet Bites is here to lend all the weight loss support that we can.

In Summary

Try not to think of your journey as 'losing' rather 'gaining' as that's exactly what is happening amid your quest. You're gaining a higher level of health and well-being, a stronger body and one that is apt to survive a few more years longer than the one you're discarding.


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