2018 WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE
lose weight and become more healthy is easier when
friends do it together. It can be additional motivation
to help stay on track. Our main focus is to lose weight
and become more healthy in 2018, and the challenge is
simple... to lose the weight together from January 1,
2018 to June 1, 2018. Our team target goal is 10%
Each contestant will
log their current weight at least once every 10 days via the
form below. Also,
users can provide helpful tips or good links to assist
and help encourage others in this quest. Check out the section below to
find some good links
and helpful tips to keep that New Years Resolution on
Joining and check-ins are anonymous,
as are any comments or tips you make. Please use the
same ' screen name' you created to report your
weight, rather than using your real name.
Please note that your email address will not be shared
on this site or any site. It is only used for
notification purposes by the McCarty Metro.
|Time To Lose
|I'm Gonna Do This!
|TEAM METRO GOAL
OUR CONTESTANTS TIPS AND SUCCESS STORIES
OR SUCCESS STORIES
mouth full of cotton balls 24/7. Don't swallow no matter
to drink 1/2 your body weight ( in ounces ) of water a
forward to any dietary hints. I will be getting a knee
replacement soon, so any walking exercises will be
sitting exercises with weights. Get your upper body into
shape while you heal. If you have an indoor pool you can
use that is great exercise too. Best of luck.
out 2018 sick, but also keeping to the new diet
found being sick and in bed, unable to eat, helps drop a
Gonna Do This!
||Need to get back on track.
one of your meals should include a protein source, a fat
source and low-carb vegetables. Constructing your meals
in this way will automatically bring your carb intake
into the recommended range of 20-50 grams per day. The
importance of eating plenty of protein can not be
overstated. This has been shown to boost metabolism by
80 to 100 calories per day. High protein diets can also
reduce obsessive thoughts about food by 60%, reduce
desire for late-night snacking by half, and make you so
full that you automatically eat 441 fewer calories per
day... just by adding protein to your diet. When it
comes to losing weight, protein is the king of
Meat (Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, bacon, etc.)
Fish and Seafood (Salmon, trout, shrimps, lobsters,
Eggs (Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs are best). Donít
be afraid to load your plate with low-carb vegetables.
You can eat massive amounts of them without going over
20-50 net carbs per day. A diet based on meat and
vegetables contains all the fiber, vitamins and minerals
you need to be healthy. There is no physiological need
for grains in the diet.
Bell Peppers, Broccoli,
Asparagus, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Spinach, Avocados,
Cauliflower, Green Beans, Lettuce, Garlic, Kale,
Cucumbers, Brussel Sprouts, Celery, Tomatos, Radishes,
Onions, Egg Plant, Cabbage, Artichokes. Donít
be afraid of eating fat, trying to do both low-carb AND
low-fat at the same time is a recipe for failure. It
will make you feel miserable and abandon the plan. The
best cooking fat to use is coconut oil. It is rich in
fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These
fats are more fulfilling than others and can boost
Olive oil, Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Butter, Tallow. Eat
3 meals per day. If you find yourself hungry in the
afternoon, add a 4th meal.
a lot more soup and salads. Buying Progresso stock soon
||One step forward, two steps back. I need to watch what I eat and then exercise
It is often claimed that drinking water can help with weight loss, and this is true. Drinking water can boost metabolism by 24-30% over a period of 1-1.5 hours, helping you burn off a few more calories. One study showed that drinking a half liter (17 oz) of water about a half an hour before meals helped dieters eat fewer calories and lose 44% more weight.
||New Scale! I guess my old one was trying to make me feel better!
Do your grocery shopping with a list and a time limit; that way, you're less likely to stray into the processed foods section, or buy unhealthy snacks that happen to be on sale.
vacation getaways can mean added pounds
Fruit... Keep fruit at work. It helps during the
I-need-chocolate part of the afternoon.
It can be a daunting task to try to do EVERYTHING right. Life sometimes gets in the way. Travel, trying to eat on the go, just too tired to cook some days... It can be tough. Here is a list of things you can try that might help. Pick one and try to accomplish that goal for a week, then add another when ready...
No chips or fries
No soda or juice
No ice cream
No fried food
No white bread
No cake or donuts
... and remember to drink a lot of water. It really helps to flush the toxins from your system.
OFF THE TV
while concentrating on other things like watching TV,
texting, or driving can make you take in 40 percent more
calories than usual. This is generally because your
eating too much or eating the wrong (convenient) things.
Instead, make each meal something you put on a plate and
sit down to, even if you're eating alone.
ON THE SCALE DAILY
using the scale daily, you can get inspired by your
progression. Also, if your regular weight increases
several days in a row, it's a red flag letting you know
you need to cut back a little or beef up your workouts
slightly, before waiting the 10 days to update the
Skipping meals will NOT make you lose weight faster. If a hectic day makes a sit-down meal impossible, stash an energy bar or a piece of fruit in your car or tote, keep snacks in your office desk drawer, and make a point of getting up to grab a nosh ó anything that will keep you from going hungry! Going long periods of time without food slows your metabolism, and primes you for another binge later in the day.
Pair your treat with something that's good for you. Want chips? Have a handful with veggies and guacamole, which is packed with good fats. In the mood for chocolate? Partner it with yogurt. That way, you'll fill up on good stuff so you won't devour tons of the less-healthy food.
||Cut Calories By Making Simple Swaps...
You donít have to stop eating all the things you like just to lose weight. Make small swaps to save calories here and there, and they'll add up. I know you've probably heard these a thousand times. But if you can make these small swaps day-to-day, you'll spare enough calories for the treat foods you really want.
Instead of a granola bar with 140+ calories and tons of added sugar, grab an apple for about 80 calories.
Pick steamed rice and grilled chicken over fried rice and fried chicken.
You can also add vegetables to classic starch dishes to increase the water and fiber and lower the calories, like swapping regular pasta for veggie noodles.
Cut out liquid calories by having primarily water, coffee, or tea instead of high-calorie coffee drinks.
Baking? Reduce the amount of butter or sugar, or make healthy baking swaps like using apple sauce or Greek yogurt instead.
on the treadmill! Hope that eats up of few of
the warmer weather, getting outside and walking can be a
great exercise. Walking burns belly fat!
Storing a lot of fat around your midsection has been
linked to an increased risk of diseases like diabetes
and heart disease. In fact, men with a waist
circumference greater than 40 inches and women with a
waist circumference greater than 35 inches have
abdominal obesity, which is considered a health risk.
One of the most effective ways to reduce belly fat is to
regularly take part in aerobic exercise, such as
walking. In one small study, obese women who walked for
50Ė70 minutes three times per week for 12 weeks, on
average, reduced their waist circumference by 1.1 inches
and lost 1.5% of their body fat. Another study found
that people on a calorie-controlled diet who walked for
one hour five times per week for 12 weeks lost an extra
1.5 inches off their waistlines and 1.3% more body fat,
compared to those who followed the diet alone. Other
studies on the effects of walking briskly for 30Ė60
minutes per day have observed similar results.
does help! Additionally my new Apple Watch keeps
prodding me to exercise more!
good night's sleep, every night. Poor sleep is one of
the strongest risk factors for weight gain, so taking
care of your sleep is important.
A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR TO
MAKE YOU SMILE WHILE YOU LOSE WEIGHT
Fed up how her diet is going, Charlene
takes a better aim at her target weight!
& WEIGHT LOSS LINKS
If you have a site
you want to share, please email
me to add it to the list for our contestants