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Health

Ever get the feeling you were being watched?

Obese Woman
Posted by Tara White on Thursday, November 3, 2011

How often should you step on the scale? For those who are dieting, you may find yourself weighing in daily, weekly or monthly. Others who are just maintaining may check their weight montly or when ever the mood hits them. When it is all said and done, it depends on the person and the type of diet that person is on at the time.

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Whether you are on the low calerie diet that allow between 800 to 1,500 calories a day, the low carb diet where you eat no more than 20 grams of carbohydrate a day during the first two weeks, if following the Atkins Diet, or the low fat diet that aims to keep fats to 30% or lower as recommended by the American Heart Association coupled with exercise, you will see results. With these diet plans, you will see different weekly weight loss results. Everybody's different, in terms of biochemistry and adapting to a new lifestyle, but most people should expect to lose about two pounds per week on the low calerie and low fat diet. If you are embarking on the low carb diet and following the Atkins Diet Induction Phase, you can expect to lose seven to fourteen pounds the first 2 weeks.

As with any diet plan and exercise program, you should first discuss with your doctor. Your doctor can recommend the best program for you based on your health and age. Also, start out slow and keep a journal. It may also help to have a buddy. A friend and I lived in different states but checked in daily on our work out status as well as checked in weekly with our weight ins. It worked. We both lost weight and were healthier in the process. There is nothing wrong with friendly competition.

I prefer the low carb diet. It is easy to follow, I lose weight fast, it gives me energy after the first 3 days and I feel great after the first week of low carbing and exercising. While low carbing, I like to walk/jog on the treadmill, workout with Beach Body's Slim In 6 or Harley Pasterternak. The first time I tried the low carb Atkins Diet, I exercised with Slim In 6 and stayed on the induction phase for three months. I was able to drop 36 pounds in two months and 3 weeks. I went from 198 to 162. I was amazing and fun at the same time. Once you get started and get past the first week, its smooth sailing.

Which ever plan you chose to drop your pounds, weighing in at some point is important so you can no this plan is right for you or if you need to step it up a notch. So whether you choose to go low cal, low carb or low fat, make sure you stay strong, focused, keep of journal of you food and exercise you take in and always use your nunmbers to motivate you. If you numbers are going down according to plan, don't stop what you're doing, you are on the right path. If your numbers are going up, read your log and see where you are goign wrong and make adjustmanents. if you were just maintaining and see that you have put on a few, jump on one of these diet plans and knock of those five or ten pounds in a matter of weeks.

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