I feel like all I have been doing for the past two weeks is RUNNING!! So, how do you eat well while on the run?? I have done a little homework for you. Here is a link to a website where you can check your favorite fast food restaurants and their caloric menu:
You can check your daily diet to see where to improve at this link:
This website also has a Fit or Not Quiz to take. It is a great quiz with only a few questions to answer. My results are below the link! Very informative!
And your results....
At your current level of physical activity you must consume 2241 calories if you want to stay at your current weight of 179 pounds.
Based on studies of body weight and overall mortality among American men and women a reasonable weight range for you is between 140 pounds and 172 pounds.You indicated you were dieting and had targeted 163 pounds as your goal. Assuming a healthy weight loss of one pound a week, you will achieve this goal on 09/24/2009.Some people especially younger adult women may weigh somewhat less than this suggested range and yet be healthy and feel satisfied with their weight especially if they know they are eating a balanced diet and are getting a reasonable amount of exercise.Others may feel that even though they weigh less than the suggested range they would still like to lose a few pounds especially if they used to weigh less when they were younger or before giving birth.If you are in this group of women and want to recalculate a new reasonable weight range, please click here.
Your Waist-To-Hip Ratio is: 0.8837 A Reasonable Ratio for Women is 0.8 or less Your measurements indicate that you have a relatively large amount of abdominal fat.This may put you at a risk for heart disease, diabetes or stroke. It's critical that you develop and maintain a healthy dietary pattern and increase your phsyical activity.You can lose weight by reducing your total calorie and fat intake and increasing physical activity. The CDC recommends 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. For cardiovascular fitness, you can engage in 20 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 times per week.Before you being any vigorous exercise program please consult your physician or health care professional.Go for it!!Your Body Mass Index is: 28.07218Unless you are extremely fit with highly-developed muscles, you are overweight.Your risk for heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and other chronic conditions is higher than it would be if you weighed less. If you go on a diet to lose weight, be sure that it is nutritionally complete. Use the 1995 Dietary Guidelines Food Pyramind to check your diet.Especially if you have had difficulty in the past with losing weight and keeping it off, you may need the help of your healthcare provider. In addition to cutting down on calories and dietary fat, attending classes on weight loss and participating in physical activities can be a big help.Follow the current CDC and ACSM recommendations to do at least 30 minutes of moderate level physical activity on most days. That reflects body fat taking into account your weight and height.
WOW!! I'm on the right track believe it or not! LOL!
Now, I just wanted to post that I have been continuing to run, bowflex, or do the Wii Active I bought this week! I have gained a little of the weight back that I had lost. I'm still down 5 pounds from last Tuesday when I started. I figure the difference is the muscle. Believe it or not, I'm starting to see some in my arms! Check the measurements...I'm updating tonight...