I lost two pounds in one week without diet because I had a very stressful situation in the family.
The following article portrays stressful and descriptive clinical situations. If you are sensitive to that type of material, I recommend you to skip reading this article.
My Mom Broke Her Hip
Sometimes I believe that I have things under control. I believe that I am doing the things that I am supposed to be doing and times are smooth. Out of no where, life has a way of –BAM!!!– shaking things down.
This stressful event happened to me last month when I had to travel to Peru. I left as soon as I could after my brother called me to say that our almost 90 year old mom had fallen. She had broken her hip and needed surgery.
Before that, both of my brothers were taking good care of her. They made sure she took her multivitamins, ate healthy, and walked daily. They made sure our mother had a good time visiting her farm often and going to her club to socialize. Her blood pressure was normal for a year and she was not even taking medicine for her normal blood pressure.
The Olympics can be an inspiration to lose weight. I watched the Inauguration Ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016.
While I was watching it I eat a handful of blueberries , a Greek yogurt and I drank a couple of glasses of water along the way.
Sometimes I eat lettuce instead of pop corn while I watch TV. It has fewer calories.
I am writing about the Olympics because it was always an inspiration to me to do exercises and do the best I could in other areas of my life
I loved watching the Inauguration ceremony. It was very colorful with the shows, the music, and the dancing. There was cultural expression, spectacular firecrackers a happy parade with young athletes and their teams.
Brazil had a difficult time lately but their enthusiasm and hard work put this ceremony together in a fantastic way. It was emotional and beautiful to me.
I know how to maintain weight after weight loss. I weight 98-100 pounds, I am petite. For me it is simple :
1- Eat the right amount of protein (Fish, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, beans, seafood) fruits and vegetables.
2- Eat or drink calcium-rich foods ( cheese, yogurt)
3- Drink 8 glasses of water per day
4- Do some moderate exercise,
Pineapple melts tummy fat when you eat it instead of high calorie desserts.
Eat you protein, veggies and fruits and you can have a lean body.
Pineapples can help you lose weight. They have a lot of water, fiber, minerals and digestive enzymes.
They have few calories: Only 70 calories per 100 grs!!! (4 oz). They have lots of fiber which will be used to help you feel full faster and also have a good digestion.
The main enzyme is bromelain that helps in the breaking down of protein. Bromelain is anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer, anti- arthritis.
100 grs. of pineapple/ half of cup has almost 47 mg of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant and it is required for the synthesis of collagen, which is in the: joints, skin, hair and nails, blood vessels, organs and bones. Vitamin C protects us against scurvy or soft bones and helps the immune system to prevent infections.
Different types terrorism come to my mind after the horrible events that happen in Orlando, Florida, USA, last week. Even though this web page is only about weight loss I would like to share some thoughts about it.
Lets talk about how to change bad eating habits and lose some weight.
Some time ago, I was in the Aquarium with my family. It was a warm sunny day, and we had been walking through different exhibits looking at the different fish and sea creatures. We were hungry and we decided to stop by the outdoor cafeteria for a bite.
We decided to eat roast chicken and vegetables, and we had brought bottle water with us. We went to seat under a table that had a colorful umbrella and we were comfortable under its shade.
That is a big cake in the video for the collection of cake tales. I burned some calories dancing to the rhythm of this song. I do not remember eating cake on the beach. I eat hamburgers, grapes, watermelon when I go to the beach.
Cakes are at the center of celebrations like birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. Supermarkets sell cakes everyday now.
I remember the up and down roller coaster of my weight loss process.
I went to the supermarket to buy some things for the house today. When I was there I passed near the magazine rack and saw a title about how the “Biggest Losers” from the show have all gone back to the original weight that they had before the show.
It made me remember when I was in my late teens, I for the first time in my life I had lost 28 pounds and I was feeling comfortable and confident in my own body and it was a pleasure to look myself in the mirror and see the image that I wanted to see since I was eleven years old.
I was on a very strict low calorie (800 cal/day) no carbs diet under doctor supervision. I was taking a multivitamin too. He determined the amount of calories according to my petite size.
He said that it was the first stage, that when I accomplished my ideal weight he will begin to introduce some carbs. I lost the 28 pounds in three months.
I was feeling very good about myself.
There are some diet tips for petite women that will help you to reach your ideal weight which is your healthy weight and happy weight.
When my brother was a child, he used to eat a pile of crackers with mango marmalade, ice cream and animal crackers in a bunch and he did not gained weight; he is taller than me . He is still very athletic but now he has to take care of his diet because he notices that he can gain weight if he eats too much. If I ate the same as him, my face and tummy would be rounder.
Each body is different, some are tall, young , active and have good metabolism others are short, middle age, sedentary and with a slow metabolism.
There are tables for height and weight, there are ranges of healthy weight.You can determine what is your ideal weight using this. I want you to feel good about your weight when you reach your ideal weight, I want you to feel good in the process to achieve it.