Monday, February 8, 2010

Do or Do Not Challenge: Week 6

Can you believe it's already Week 6 of the Do or Do Not Weight-Loss Challenge?  Wow!  I can't believe how fast the time is flying.  How did you do last week?  Did changing up your cardio work well for you?  Did you find some new breakfast favorites?  (If you did, I'd love to hear what they are!)

I hope you're doing great with the challenges.  Here are a couple of more to keep you motivated this week:

1.  Split up your calories.  Consider splitting up your calories to allow for 2-3 snacks throughout the day to keep metabolism and blood sugar even throughout the day.  Now, don't do this if you're doing well with your eating -- you don't want to fix what's not broken -- but if you're finding yourself hungry or battling cravings, you might want to give this a try.

One of The Biggest Loser books I've got suggests dividing your daily calorie budget by five (for three meals and two snack) or six (three meals and three snacks).  That way, you're eating about the same number of calories throughout the day, rather than eating a big meal late in the day.  The key to this, of course, is choosing healthy snack options.  Some of my favorites are:
  • Yogurt
  • Boiled eggs
  • String cheese
  • Veggies and dip
  • Fresh fruits (I love apples and oranges)
  • A bowl of cereal
What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?

2.  Walk at least 10,000 steps at least 5 days this week.  This one is going to push me.  Even when I walk the treadmill, I rarely get in 10,000 steps a day.  I'm at a place, though, where I could use a good challenge to push me.  What about you?  If you don't have a pedometer, just challenge yourself to be more purposefully active this week.  We can do this!

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