Talk about how you see your feelings or emotional self. Do you see it as a terrible painful thing to run from or a treasure that you are seeking to help identify the needs in your life. If I'm guessing, you are somewhere in the middle. Write about where you are and why.
HOPE Lifestyle - Nutrtion
Thank you for a great turn out for HOPE Lifestyle - Nutrition. We touched upon a lot of information regarding nutrition and lifestyle change. Here are some highlights:
- Where do calories come from? Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats and YES alcohol. Water, minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals do not have calories.
- Find your BMR. This is the base calories you need if you laid in bed all day. You can find your number online at, http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/
- 1 pound of fat = 3500 calories or 500 calories per day. Which means you need to be more active or to eat less calories in order to lose weight per week. For example, I need 1650 calories just for my body to function. If I ate 1150 calories per day I would lose 1 pound a week. I could also eat 1650 calories and burn 500 calories per day and lose 1 pound a week.
- Check out www.myfitnesspal.com. This is a wonderful tool to help you journal and reach your goals. They will do the calculations for you on your BMR and weight loss goals. We have a class just on journaling coming up but I am open to questions anytime.
Our next meeting we will talk about preparation. How to plan your week and set yourself up for success. Please feel free to post any questions on the blog. You can also send me a private message at firstname.lastname@example.org.