Monday, January 5, 2009

Sitting at Your Desk Burns 1,400 Calories a Day!


Welcome to 2009!

With every new year comes new hopes and dreams for dramatic life-altering resolutions. The most commonly made new years resolution: Lose Weight.

I annually decide to begin a new rigorous healthy eating plan involving a highly unrealistic exercise plan and a diet that includes food normally eaten by a rabbit.

Seeing as these past new years resolution haven't always proven affective I'm trying a new approach this year. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise plan can be a lot of work, but methods like keeping a 'food diary' is a timeless method says Dr Jack Hollis, a researcher at Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon.

"Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records. It seems that the simple act of writing down what you eat encourages people to consume fewer calories."

My plan this year is a little more fitting into our high-tech, web savvy, modern society. Yes, I will be keeping a food diary but it's a free online web-based software on fitday.com. Once you log in the site tracks your calorie intake, calories burned, weight goals and moods all specified to your individual size, shape and lifestyle. You can set up goals and the software generates a scheduled plan of attack for you. Fitday.com could be your new 2009 lifestyle change. Try it!

I'm already replacing 'vending machine' food for celery and am feeling more reassured knowing that I can burn 1,400 calories simply sitting at my desk blogging!