listen to a radio interview with Cris LaBossiere on the topic
of getting getting started with healthy living, go to the
audio vault forSeptember 7, 2008 8:00am. The interview
starts at about 8:12 am and was on the Weekend WakeUp Show
with Kevin Wallace.
here for healthy living
are reasons for the greater than 95% failure rate in trying
to lose weight and get fit; not willing to change habits/
values long term, and no clear objectives other than the desire
for a superficial quick fix are at the top of the list.
the first steps to a healthier you are very simple, easy to
implement, and produce results you can see and feel. Here
are the bare bones first steps to take..
on your shoes and walk.
Add short hills or a few flights of stairs; you don't need
to go fast or far, just go up.
less. Whatever you are currently eating, cut back on it. Reduce
your portion sizes.
Amend the portions of the foods you do eat; increase the veggies,
fruits, and grains, reduce the packaged/ processed foods,
high fat and high sugar foods.
a piece of fruit or munching on a carrot; what could be easier?
A banana will set you back about 25 cents, and tastes great.
A carrot is half that price and one carrot contains your vitamin
A intake for the whole day.
fast and convenient food? The fastest, cheapest, most convenient
foods you can get are fruits and veggies. Want a great tasting
nutrient dense mini meal? 1% chocolate milk is cheaper and
more quickly consumed than a cheesy cheeseburger.
chocolate milk contains protein and carbs, is low fat, and
is rich in vitamins and minerals.
do milk? Most soy milk products have calcium added to them
to match the calcium found in cows milk.
really ought to be at the top of the list. You've heard the
saying, "free your mind and the rest will follow"
(made famous by the girl group En Vogue). It's true.
and complaining about healthy choices is a sure sign of failure
to come. Why would you commit to something that turns you
up to the idea that healthy choices are rewarding and you'll
get there sooner than you think.
need to believe that high calorie, high fat meals and deserts
are not a reward, and that great tasting healthy food is a
reward. Don't get all extreme here, healthy eating can include
eating cake, just not half the cake. Did you know you can
make a cake without butter or table sugar as ingredients and
have it taste BETTER than a traditional cake?
that changing your sense of reward will take time. You need
to give yourself time to adapt, and give yourself a chance
at success by conceding to a few failures along the way.
greatest source of hope I believe is that no matter how out
of shape you may be, your body will instantly respond to healthy
choices. Get some nutrient dense food in your body and you
will feel better. Get some exercise and you will feel better.
diet and exercise and research shows that every system in
your body improves dramatically.
more details on all things diet and exercise related, visit
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the complete list of articles.
can do it!
2008 Cris LaBossiere Rhino Fitness