This week's TIART topic over at Runner's Lounge is: Weight
Logically, I know the number on the scale really doesn't matter. So why do I still step on that darn thing? It's as if the scale has a strange hold on me, almost like an addiction. I have to know that number! It is a sick relationship. I think the scale is my friend, but it only disappoints me...but there is the occasion that it doesn't! I have realized that this is a problem for me. So over the past several months I have been trying not to weigh myself everyday. I am down to about once a month (old habits die hard). I figure as long as I feel good and my clothes are still fitting properly, I am probably doing ok.
There are a few things that I do to keep my weight in check:
1. Eat 6 small meals a day. It is important to get a good balance of protein and carbs to keep hunger at bay and to keep your metabolism working.
2. Drink lots of water.
3. A good night's sleep.
4. Exercise. Cardio & strength training. The more muscle you have the more fat your body can burn.
5. Things I can't live without:
*Protein Powder~ I like Optimal Nutrition (Dbl Rich Chocolate) &
BSN Syntha-6 (Strawberry or Chocolate)
I have always thought it was calories in & calories out, but it really is much more than that. You have to eat to fuel your body. When you eat good foods and you are properly hydrated, your body will work the way it should, like a fine tuned machine.