Weight Loss Plan for a Busy Mom It has been about six months since I had my first child and after looking in the mirror and noticing I look like I’m six months pregnant with my second child; I thought it’s finally time for a change. Being a full time mom and working part time as a Clinical Assistant I thought there is no way I have time to fit a workout into my busy schedule. Like most regular Americans I can’t afford to do the most popular diet plan so I decided to research how I could lose weight while doing my every day routine. I had many questions to be answered. What should I eat and how much? Should I count calories? What can I do around the house or at work that gives me a little workout? How many minutes a day should I work out? Is there a diet plan out there for me? Once I started researching I almost changed my research topic because all I would get are diet websites trying to sell me their next best diet plans. After clearing out all the diet plan offers, I was able to find great website articles that answered all my questions. There are hundreds of trend diets, weight loss programs and weight loss scams that promise losing weight fast but doesn’t keep it off. I ran into an article named “6 strategies for success” by The Mayo Clinic Staff. First looking at the site it looked very well put together and had a lot of information on the human body and health. After doing more browsing of the site I found out it is put together by many different physicians, scientist and much more medical experts that are willing to take up a little of their time for this website. Starting off “6 strategies for success” at number one is “make a commitment”. The Mayo Clinic points out being committed to losing weight takes a lot of mental and physical health. Therefore the Mayoclinic claims to “Make a plan to address other stresses in your life first, such as financial problems or relationship conflicts.” (1) Although these stresses may never go away completely, handling them better is a great way to focus on achieving your healthier lifestyle changes. Second on the “6 strategies for success” list is “Find your inner motivation”. (1) Mayo clinic staff asks “What's going to give you the burning drive to stick to your weight-loss plan?”(1) The Mayoclinic staff suggests making a list that’s important to you to stay motivated and focused. Example can be a beach vacation or just to be healthier. For stopping temptations, try sticking a motivating note next to tempting foods to help keep you away. Last but not least get motivation and support by surrounding yourself with friends and family that will motivate and help you to keep on track and stay away from temptations. Number three on the list is “Make realistic goals”. (1)The Mayo Clinic staff reports “it's best to aim for losing 1 to 2 pounds (0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week” Mayoclinic continues to say in order “To lose 1 to 2 pounds a week, you need to burn 500 to 1,000 calories more than you consume each day, through a lower calorie diet and regular exercise.” (1) In setting goals you need to think about process and outcome goals for example a process goal would be to exercise regularly by walking 30 minutes a day. An outcome goal would be setting a goal weight for example losing 30 pounds is your goal. Most people think diet equals food with no taste but number four on Mayoclinics strategy list is “Enjoy healthier foods.” Part of losing weight means lowering your calorie intake but that doesn’t mean giving up taste or satisfaction. One way you can lower your calories are eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grain. You can start by eating a healthy breakfast every day and eating at least 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit and lowering your fat intake by using olive and vegetable oils and nut butters. “In addition, cut back on sugar, choose low-fat dairy products and keep meat consumption to a 3-ounce portion (about the size of a deck of cards).” (Mayo 2010) Number five
Jane is a working mom and is also overweight and unhappy with her body. She has tried weight loss in the past but with little prevail. Sometimes she simply feels helpless and overwhelmed by her busy life. The problem has become much more severe. Her husband is now having an extramarital affair. Jane feels unattractive and unwanted. Her ideal state has been raised significantly. This was the pivotal moment in Jane’s life that made her want to make a change in her appearance.
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behavior (Talen, Stephens, Marik & Buchholz, 2007). For example, the members of this household always appreciate achievements, skills and talents that make each and every member of the family unique. When Jane or Poll gets a good grate from a test, their mom would make a huge diner for everyone to celebrate.
The next strength that this family presents with is adaptability. Stable life patterns enable family to deal with many challenges inevitable in life. However without such a patter chaos would result…
Psych 7: Exam 1 Study Guide
-science of human development: science that seeks to understand how & why people of all ages & circumstances change or remain the dame over time (science-people-change)
-scientific method: way to answer questions using empirical research & data-based conclusions
-a theory: comprehensive set of ideas based on research or personal observation
-a hypothesis: specific prediction that can be tested
-empirical data: based on observation, experience or experiment…
Autobiographical Final Essay
Throughout this Women and Gender Studies course I have learned, in depth, about various topics that have affected my life in one way or another. Our society has created this image where we women are seen more as walking objects than as equal human beings. This idea is portrayed in many articles and books that we have read throughout this class, some of which have really hit home for me. Growing up as a white girl I have encountered…
everywhere. Women, and their bodies, sell everything from food to cars. Women's magazines are full of articles urging women to fit a certain mold. While standing in a grocery store line you can see all different magazines promoting fashion, weight loss, and the latest diet. Although the magazines differ, they all seemingly convey the same idea: if you have the perfect body image you can have it all the perfect marriage, loving children, great sex, and a rewarding career. The media, whether TV…
Jeremy Brown is a 24yearold man who has always been in good health. A busy law
student, Jeremy finds he has less and less time to exercise. He used to cook most of
his meals at home, but now he grabs whatever he can when he is on the way to the
library or to class. His doctor just called him to let him know that his routine physical
results revealed a mildly elevated LDL and a low HDL level. Both his mom and his dad
have shown early signs of heart disease.
Client Name: Jeremy Brown…
was used because the ingredient is a natural sweetener that helps boost the immune system and acts as a digestive aid (1). Stevia provides an extra natural sweetness with no additional calories and helps maintain a healthy balanced diet and aids in weight management goals (8). The cereal also contains macadamia nuts and acai berries for added flavor.…
day and they continued to tell me that he would call me back. Granted, I’m sure he was busy but this is small boutique so I feel he could’ve lent me at least an hour over the month period I was attempting to contact him. At the end of the day, I came up empty handed.
This was at the beginning of March so I needed to find somebody to interview quick. I was asking around, whether it be friends or family. My mom said she could introduce me to her friend who owns a hair salon. I put that on the back…
probably do not have a sense of being an individual. Attachment has been defined as an affectional bond that endures across space and time. There would most likely be a psychological response; you would feel surprised and somewhat pleased to see your mom. Infants who are 'securely attached' have successfully developed what Erikson referred to as trust.
Social development- Infants soon recongnise their mothers voice and smell. Social referencing is the term for the way that infants take their cues…
Week 5 Assignment- Obesity in America
GEN499: General Education Capstone
Instructor: Mark Bowles
Final Paper: Obesity in America
Obesity in America is real and profoundly alarming when you look at the major impact it has on our communities. Major health concerns like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure cases are at an all time high. Specifically, the disparity between low-income urban inner cities in regards to obesity as compared…