Summer is here and, as a teacher, I feel like this "time off" is a prime time to try something new with my health and weight loss. Most of you know by now that my MAJOR focus in losing weight has been diet and nutrition. Granted, I have been much more active during this time, but I haven't actually trained for anything or started any significant exercise regimen. I wrote a post here explaining why...(3 Reasons That Exercise is NOT the Key to Weight Loss).
Now that I am in a really good place with my eating and nutrition, I am looking to start a fitness strategy to add on to what I am already doing. So, here are my goals for this summer...
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1. What a Restaurant Server Did That Made Me Very Upset
2. 3 Reasons That Exercise is NOT the Key to Weight Loss
3. Milestone Post- 100lbs Lost
4. How I Became More Active in Zero Minutes Per Day
5. 3 Reasons to Avoid a "Last Meal" Before Your Diet
Time for this week's weigh-in! Thanks so much for checking in and keeping me accountable to my weight loss and health goals.
It's been a busy week for me, so I'm posting the numbers today sans commentary. Thanks and have a great day!
I'm excited to announce that my success story is now featured on the online version of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution! The print version will carry the story on Wednesday, May 28. To read the story, click here-----> Stephen Shell, 31, of Fayetteville, lost 109 pounds
If you are visiting my site for the first time, please feel free to look back through the blog archives. My top blog posts of the past few months are listed here...Top 5 Blog Posts- StephensWeightLoss.com
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In my previous post, My Struggle With Food: Part 2- Eating Beyond Hunger, I talked about why so many people overeat, even when it is extremely detrimental to their health. The conclusion came down to the fact that many modern, processed foods are engineered create hunger rather than satisfy it.
I experienced this first hand. If you haven't already, read part one (My Struggle With Food: Part 1- What I Used To Eat) where I detail exactly what foods led to my unhealthy weight and food addictions. How do I know this? For one, my own personal experience. Yet, also, there is an increasing body of scientific evidence that suggests that the techniques used by food companies to make their food taste better is actually a catalyst for many people's food addictions.
For today's ridiculous food item, we look once again to a food that is marketed heavily to our children. However, this food actually has a health claim to it: "Whole Grain, First Ingredient".
You may assume that, with all of these prominent labels touting "Whole Grain", that this food is healthy or good for you. Well, let's take a closer look...
My Weight Loss story is now featured on RobbWolf.com. Click the link and check it out! http://robbwolf.com/2014/05/19/testimonial-100lbs-lost/
It's been a great year so far for StephensWeightLoss.com! The response from my readers and social media followers has been awesome. More importantly, with your help, I have been getting closer and closer to my goal of losing 130 pounds! If you are new to the blog, I thought it would be a good time to link to the most popular posts so far this year. Enjoy!
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Weekly Weigh-In time! Thanks for those of you that read this every week, because it definitely keeps me accountable to my health and weight loss goals!
This week was a bit stressful for me, but I was able to stay on course with my eating plan. I'm not expecting any big numbers either way. Read below for the numbers!
The most troubling part of overeating is the fact that may overeaters are not actually hungry at the time. This was taken to the extreme in the recent "Hunger Games" books and movies where the Well-to-do Capital residents were so obsessed with eating that they had a practice of eating and then throwing up just so they would have room to eat more. This obviously seems absurd, but is it really so far from where we are today?
Think about it. How many times do you eat after you are full? Are you really hungry or are you going beyond your hunger into eating for sheer pleasure? I do not think it is wrong to enjoy our foods, but for many of us, this habit of overeating could lead to health conditions and an early death. In Part One of "My Struggle With Food", I talked about what I used to eat. Today, I'm talking about the real reason that I, and many others, overeat. Read More below!
Hi, I'm Stephen. I'm 34 years old and I have been struggling with my weight for most of my life. This blog will chronicle my journey as I attempt to lose 130 pounds.
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