Wellness » Weight Management
- An active adult should never consume less than 1200 to 1500 calories per day. A lack of caloric intake (energy) may result in poor performance. Starving the body of calories will only have a negative effect on a weight management program.
- Strength training while trying to lose weight will facilitate the maintenance or gain of lean body weight (muscle). A person should measure their weight loss success by the change in percentage (%) of body fat.
- Not everyone can be trim and lean. A person needs to accept the "genes" their parents dealt them. All the dieting in the world won't change a person's genetic make-up.
- Set realistic and attainable long-term weight management goals. However concentrate on short term goals to stay focused.
- Splurging does not equal failure. If as small children we all quit trying the first time they tried to walk and fell we would be a society of crawlers! Refresh, refocus, and begin making good choices again.
- Be patient! You don't gain excess body fat overnight so don't expect to lose it all in one week.