Monday, September 6, 2004

Rule 1: Moderation


When I was a diet at the beginning of the year, my mantra was my
diet is simple. This time, I wonder, because of the number of things I
actually change. So, I am going to take my time, make a list, and check
it twice.

Rule 1

Moderation isn't the best way, it's the only way in the long haul.


Losing weight is the process of burning more Calories than you take
in.  One can up exercise, lower intake both.  Drugs and diet
changes (ala Atkins) can change intake and burn rate by changing body
chemistry, but even those schemes  ultimately relate on the body
having a less intake than it burns.

(As a
side note, while there is medical support for body changes claimed by
supporters of the Atkins Diet, I peronsally think most people 
lose weight on it simply because the food restrictions make people
think about what they are eating.

That said, both are important to the average American, because they
both eat too much and exercise too little.  But a drastic course
correction doesn't change habits.  Gentle changes do, and that's
new (better) habits come from..

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