I don't care a lot for oats but I do like them every now and then. There is no way I could eat them without
butter and brown sugar. I buy the quaker oats quick oats. Also I buy the 'walmart brand' single packs of maple
brown sugar instant.
If you are not exercising in some way, many hours per day, it can be very difficult to lose weight properly.
When I say exercising many hours per day, I mean simply 'moving your body in some physical ways'.
I use to manage a ladie's gym.
You don't have to go to a gym and work out with machines. However, you do need to be physically moving.
In fact, I will let you in on something to those that may not know, exercising and weight lifting, can make it
more difficult to lose weight as you age, if you give up doing what you use to do. This is the very reason why
many people have a slow metabolism when they age, it's normal for many but also if you were very active in
your younger years, then stop the activity, you'll find it much more difficult to lose weight.....especially if you
were exercising heavily when you were younger.
You have to do something different rather consistently, in order to lose weight. I'll give you an example that
I can relate to so that I can relay what I mean. When I worked for years in the hospital, I was doing something
different every day/night. For example, one night at work I might find myself running up and down the hallways,
much more than the next night. The next night, I might be physically picking up people out of the floor. The
next night, I might working in long term care, lifting/turning/ people. In other words, it's a lot of activity but
it's never exactly the same activity....and that is exactly what you want.
If you're primarily at home, like I am, you want to still make sure your routine switches up consistently.
If you like to walk every day, that is fine. But if that is all you are doing is walking every day, at some
point you may find you are not losing the amount of weight you want, you'll come to a stand still. So it's
best that you walk every other day for a few weeks while doing some floor exercises the other days, then
after a few weeks, try jumping rope every other day, while working in the garden the other days. Whatever
type of physical activity you are doing, try to do it at least 30 minutes at a time.
There's nothing wrong with eating sugar or even greasy foods. You just want to limit that intake and not
over indulge. The same goes with food, as it does physical activity. Eat different foods. If you eat eggs
every morning, stop. Instead, eat eggs one day, toast the next day, oats the next day, grits the next day,
and so on.
One of the main problems with people is they don't drink enough water. If you don't like water, dress it
up and eventually you will get the hang of drinking it. Place a lemon in it. Spike it with a lime. Whatever
but drink lots of water. Water will keep your colon healthy, keep your skin healthy, keep all your innards
clean and working. Our bodies need lots of water. Also, water is filling. Before you sit down to a meal,
drink a glass of water.
Use smaller utensils. In America, we tend to use huge plates, huge bowls, and eat like there is no tomorrow.
Instead, use smaller plates, smaller bowls, and larger glasses. This will help in regards to portion control.