Monday, April 26, 2010

Weight A Minute Monday...The Buddy Weight Loss Plan

The past two weeks we talked about Wedding Weight Loss in the tips we gave we talked about working out with your significant other. So for those that haven't reached or have well past the wedding day; working out with a buddy whether it's your finance, spouse, best friend, family member or co-worker can keep you on track. It seems it's always easier to lose weight or stay on track when you have an accountability partner.

Dr. Oz has developed a 4-step plan that will teach you how to restock your kitchen, prepare healthful meals and snacks and start exercising - all with the support of a loved one.

So enlisted a loved one and let's get started!

Step One: Dump Day
Together clear out each other's pantry and kitchen. These 4 ingredients that must go:
  1. Simple Sugars

  2. Saturated Fats

  3. Trans Fats

  4. Enriched Flour
Step Two: Automate
It's easier to eat right when your food choices are automated. Every weekend, meet with your buddy to plan, prep, and cook your lunches for the week. For example, cook a healthy protein like chicken that you can then use to make:

  1. Chicken Tortilla Wraps: Wrap grilled chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, and onion in a whole wheat wrap. Tomatoes have lycopene to fight cancers and heart disease.

  2. Chicken, Spinach, Walnut and Citrus Salad: Spinach is a great source of iron, calcium and other vitamins and walnuts contain healthy fats and Omega-3s.

  3. Chicken Kabobs: Chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes provide protein, lycopene, fiber, and vitamins A and C.
Step 3: Replace Unhealthy Snacks
It's unrealistic to get rid of snacks altogether. So replace unhealthy snacks with ones that are good for you like fresh veggies, protein bars and shakes.

Step 4: Workout Together
Exercise together is more fun and creates accountability. Get moving together --30 minutes a day, 3 times a week to start. Then start to integrate strength training exercises.

Article Taken from The Dr. Oz Show website.


P. Hentermine said...

first of all we have to avoid junk food and fatty food and also much sugar and plan a daily good exercise routine. exercise 30 minutes a day and 4 day a week is enough for our fitness.

Spicy Wifey said...

You are so right! I had a roommate shortly after college we both decided to get in shape. We cut out all those things and supported each other along the way,I actualy stuck to the plan and kept the weight off for years!