Motivational Quote: “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” – George Elliot
How Much Should You Eat?
I believe in the Fat2FitRadio.com philosophy where you calculate how many calories you should eat based on your goal weight. The chart generated by the Fat2FitRadio.com tool shows the number of calories that you should eat on a daily basis to reach your goal weight. Fat 2 Fit advocates eating like the thin, healthy person that you want to become. The calorie levels you see in the chart are not extreme, but they do create that all important caloric deficit that is required to get you to your goal weight in a safe manner. Once you reach your goal weight, you will continue eating the same number of calories for the rest of your life to maintain that weight. You’ll never be on a diet again.
Fat2Fit Radio at http://www.fat2fitradio.com/ with Russ Turley and Jeff Ainslie is great. I’ve found iPod web casts really helpful. Sadly, no new webcasts are being recorded but you should listen to the older sessions.
I’m also a big fan of SparkPeople.com. Here is the Wikipedia description:
SparkPeople.com offers a free four-stage diet program which uses tools, content, and support to help users make lifestyle changes. Users are prompted to enter height, weight, and amount they intend to exercise, as well as a target date and weight. The site then gives recommendations for calorie, fat, and carbohydrate intake based on calculated BMR, as well as a personalized fitness plan. Users can enter the foods they eat and exercises they complete and are given feedback via charts and prompts on their progress. The site also has numerous articles on nutrition, fitness, motivation, and general health. Support is provided through other users and experts on message boards as well as from social networking features like member pages, teams of users with some common bond (like quilting or college students), and blog.
Workout Plans: SparkPeople.com Workouts. This page provides workout plans, videos, and stretching exercises.
Running: For those who are really motivated, here is the link to The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan at http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/index.shtml
The idea is to transform you from couch potato to runner, getting you running three miles (or 5K) on a regular basis in just two months.