Sunday, 17 April 2016


Propel Fitness 

1. Think of food as nourishment for your body and a way to improve your overall health.

2. Eat Slowly. You will enjoy your food more and feel satisfied sooner than when you eat faster.

3. Do some form of exercise daily? Even a little activity sends your body the correct weight loss messages.

4. Make healthy eating part of your healthy life-style. Diets and crash weight loss programs will put you on the yo-yo-syndrome an effective and dangerous course to take.

5. Stay away from diet pills. They leech your body of important nutrients, water and carbohydrates.

6. Try to eat several smaller meals throughout the day. Consider it “grazing”.

7. Avoid late night eating.

8. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Water keeps your kidneys and bowels working efficiently.

9. Keep coffee and caffeine drinks at a minimum. These throw your body into a “hi-low sugar” syndrome.

10. Do not skip meals. Getting “too hungry” tells your body to slow its metabolism down.

11. Don’t go to supermarket or restaurant “starved”. This will make you buy or order the wrong things. Drink some water or munch some veggies before you go.

12. Rather than eating a whole piece of chocolate cake...just take a bite or two and you will satisfied your craving.

13. Order your salad dressing on the side.

14. Carry your own personal favorite lo-cal salad dressing and toppings with you.

15. Eat smaller quantities such as half orders,or share with a friend.

16. Don’t be afraid to ask for special orders when dining in a restaurant. Most places are “quick to please” in today’s world.

17. Be patient -don’t try to lose too much weight too soon. A few pounds per month is the medically advised quota.

18. The way your clothes “feel” and hang on your body is an excellent guide to your weight loss progress.

19. Schedule your workouts in your appointment book-or whatever place you keep your daily schedule.Treat it like any other appointment.Schedule it and DO IT.

20. Record your progress in a daily log. This makes you “accountable” and helps you stay on track.

21. Make goals that are attainable. Think in terms of the number of workouts you’d like to do each week...or think in terms of simply “eating healthier this month”...or even reading a book on fitness or nutrition. You are more likely to succeed by setting goals of this type. By setting lofty and specific weight loss goals,you are more likely to fail.

22. Exercise with a partner or a friend.

23. Do a variety of activities. Variety will help prevent boredom and burnout. Be creative and have fun!

24. Eat as many vegetables as you wish. Eat them throughout the day-and eat them often.

25. Enjoy Life. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to be perfect. Enjoy what you are doing - and enjoy the progress that you are making.