Gaining weight in the pandemic? Here’s some tips to stop

I’ve been reading a lot about people gaining weight as they sit at home and are forced to cook during this Coronavirus pandemic. I actually lost four pounds when I was sick for three weeks in March as it was all beginning. Sadly though, after-Easter candy sales mean I’ve put that weight back on.My Garden Bar salad

So I was interested when an email came my way promising The 6 Best Foods To Stimulate Weight Loss. You might find the article useful if you somehow have never heard of the Mediterrean or similar diets.

The six foods all would fit into such a plan. They are:

  1. Lean meats
  2. Fruits and vegetables
  3. Avocados
  4. Eggs
  5. Leafy Greens
  6. Citrus

I don’t like the taste of avocados plus they upset my stomach, so I never eat them. I also only eat egg whites these days even though the popular thinking about eggs and cholosterol has changed over the years.

The others all are part of my everyday diet. Unfortunately these days, so are cream-filled Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies, so I’m afraid these six won;’ help with the impact of those.

 

 

The Mediterranean Diet brings home the food gold again

You’ll likely hear about a million diet plans as 2020 begins, its national weight-loss time after all. Diet plans come and go more frequently than new car models these days.

But as with cars, it’s a buyer beware situation with diet plans.

Before you try any, do some serious research on its impact on your body and your health. As it happens, U.S. News does that every year, ranking popular diet plans.

The Mediterranean Diet has topped the list again this year. If you’re not sure what that is, click here to see what U.S. News says about it.

Basically, it means don’t eat like any ugly American. Cut out fatty meats, eat more fruits and vegetables and make olive oil your lifetime friend.

Th DASH Diet, which is basically a type of Mediterranean diet, came in second.

How did some of the big, commercial diet companies do? Weight Watchers (WW now) came in fourth, Jenny Craig came in 12th, and Nutrisystem came in 20th.

Good eating in 2020, avoid salt, fat and sugar and it all will be very simple for you.

More evidence on the difficulty of keeping lost weight off

Losing weight is a challenge many American struggle with. Keeping weight off after losing large amounts is an even more difficult challenge. Our bodies are fighting against maintaining weight loss, it turns out, according to a new study written about recently in the New York Times.

A recent New York Times story looking at Biggest Loser contestants from season 8 had a lot fo bad news for anyone trying to lose weight and keep those pounds off.
A recent New York Times story looking at Biggest Loser contestants from season 8 had a lot of bad news for anyone trying to lose weight and keep those pounds off.

Someone decided to look at Biggest Loser Contestants after they left the show. I used to love that show, but year after year of reading how contestants regained their weight, and more sometimes, finally caused me to stop watching it.  Continue reading “More evidence on the difficulty of keeping lost weight off”

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