Weight Loss Forums: Top 5 Reasons To Join An Online Weight Loss Support Group
You and I know that getting plenty of support from friends and family is a key to losing weight successfully. It's just plain fact that if nobody takes notice of your efforts, it is much harder to reach your goals and feel good about yourself. Here's where support groups come in handy.
Reason #1: The Best Online Weight Loss Support Is Free!
Local support groups in your city can be helpful, but they've got a few flaws. First of all, they usually charge a signup fee, or even a monthly membership fee. These expenses are unnecessary, considering that you could get even better support and lose more weight for free! The internet lives and breathes communication. You can find free weight loss support groups online.
Reason #2: Online Support Groups Always Fit Your Schedule.
Most of us who are overweight have busy lives. We have high stress jobs, and that includes taking care of our kids, which can be tough! With so much to do, who has time to make the most out of a local weight loss support group, let alone make it to all the meetings? I sure don't, and I'm guessing you'd say the same. Here's another benefit of joining an online support group: You can visit the website anytime, catch up on the latest postings, share your progress or even complain about difficulties, and be off to do something else in 15 minutes!
Reason #3: Online Weight Loss Support Is Available 24 Hours, 7 Days A Week!
You could join a local support group and pay the fees, but what good will that do if you need to talk to someone right now? We all feel hopeless sometimes, especially during the beginning of our weight loss journey. At an online support group such as PhenForum.com, your friends are there for you 24 hours, 7 days a week. You don't have to go it alone. Take advantage of free 24/7 support and advice from other people who know exactly how you feel.
Reason #4: Online Weight Loss Suppor Group Forums Are Overflowing With Help And Advice That You Can Refer Back To Anytime!
While your local group might be helpful during meetings, it's hard to really make the most of your money spent there. Sure, you can get encouragement and advice during each meeting, but what about the rest of the week, or even the rest of the month? The obvious solution is free, and it's on the internet. We have the right to free information, and that's what you get at an online support group like PhenForum.com. Anytime you need an answer or just want to read the encouraging words of a friend, all you need to do is sit down at the computer and log onto the website.
Reason #5: It's Super-Quick And Easy To Keep Your Weight Loss Diary Online!
You probably know first hand that losing weight is SO much easier when you can see the progress you've been making. After all, it takes a lot of work to reach our weight loss goals, and we need to know we're doing well along the way. Everyone cheats, and when you have nothing to look back on but vague memories of healthy eating and exercise, it's hard to remember that you're still doing a good job. When you join a free weight loss support forum like PhenForum.com, you can get started immediately. Just check out the suggestions on how to make the most of your weight loss diary, and read up on what your new friends are doing. I know it has sure helped me!
If you're serious about losing weight and keeping it off forever, please consider your health and join a free weight loss support group online. It's so much easier to log onto a website than to spend money on a local support group, find someone to take care of the kids, and make it home in time for a healthy dinner, talking with your family, or even getting a good night's sleep.
Join the free weight loss support forum at PhenForum.com, and meet great people who are in this journey with you!
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How would you like to eat all you want and still lose weight, or maintain your trim figure?
Have you seen those skinny young women who eat like horses, with plate after plate of food at the buffet table without putting on any weight?
Ok, so some of them may be bulimic. You know, the sort who eat all they want, then go to the toilet to throw up everything they just ate. Not only is that disgusting, it is very unhealthy. That damages your body in the long run.
No, I'm talking about the girls who just cannot seem to gain weight. Probably due to a very high metabolic rate. They burn off all the calories they consume, effortlessly. Not every skinny girl is bulimic or aneroxic or even on a stringent diet. Some are just naturally thin. I know. In my early twenties, I was one of them.
When you are young, your metabolic rate is high. As you get older, your metabolism would naturally slow down. Also, back in my skinny days, I walked a lot. As a student, I was underweight. Yet I could out eat any guy at a buffet table. That was because I walked a lot. I was on my feet walking around the campus when not at class. I had to climb a hill several times a day as the hostel where I stayed was on the top of the hill. As a young adult, I walked a lot. I'd go shopping for hours after work. Walking at least 3 hours each day, browsing from shop to shop.
When I let a more sedentary lifestyle after marriage, I really gained weight. Staying home, watching tv instead of walking for hours in the malls let to serious weight gain. Even though I was eating far less than before.
The gist of this is that your weight depends on the amount of calories you burn as well as the calories you consume.
Consume more calories than you burn and you end up gaining weight. Burn more calories than you consume and you lose weight.
So if you seriously want to eat all you want and still lose weight, you have to make a serious effort to burn those calories you consume.
Just ate a big mac?
That is worth 485 calories.
Playing tennis for an hour burns 450 calories.
Scrubbing the floor for an hour burns 440 calories.
Try doing that to offset the calories you consumed from that big mac.
When I run on a treadmill, uphill with the slope set to the max at 15, and speed at around 6.5 for 35 minutes, I burn about 410 calories.
So if you want to lose weight and eat Big Macs, or other high calorie foods, you have to be prepared for some serious exercise.
Likewise, the snacks you might eat while watching TV, or in the office all contain serious calories. Take note of what you eat, how many calories they contain and burn those off through exercise.
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