Yes, I know what it's like to be overweight, out of shape, and high cholesterol. That's why . . .
What is Formula For Life?
A way to become healthy, obtain more energy, less depressed, stronger, and . . .
Life's little choices.
You don't have to do everything at once. Even little changes add up over time. Just 30 calories a day (2 M&M's almond) adds up to over 3 pounds a year!
What do most successful weight loss maintainers have in common? This is the Holy Grail of weight loss - keeping it off!
We are what we eat.
Fiber is a very important nutrient that can really make or break your health program.
This page will continue to grow and explain the basics of the Formula For Life over the next year(s) as I continue to learn and understand it myself. This is your home page and will list the end result of a much more extensive review. Here you can learn the nuts and bolts of life without worrying about the whys. But, if you want long term success I strongly urge you to read on and learn why I recommend everything here and go along with different personal exerciseases and tests. That's how you really learn your body.
Formula For Life
Learn your starting point. Why are you reading this? Are you an otherwise healthy young person that simply wants to look better in your bathing suit. A middle-aged mother needing to lose that 50# of baby fat. A middle-aged man diagnosed with high cholesterol and diabetes. There are hundreds of different valid reasons reflecting different statges of life and different expectant outcomes of treatment. So, first lets determine what your situation is at this stage of life.
Food for health and beauty
Fiber - attempt to get 50 grams of fiber daily with 1/2 of that as soluble fiber.
- Here is the quick and easy scoop on getting the fiber you need.
- If you are a typical American, I sure am, then you are not getting enough fiber. Learn how you might compare to the rest of the country.
- How much fiber do you really need?
- What role does fiber play in good health and weight loss?
- What are the different types of fiber and which one do I need?
- Quick fiber table.
- Detailed fiber table listing 228 different foods
Weight loss maintenance
OK, you got the weight off. Now what? Can you keep it off? An extensive literature search came up with some surprising results. The characteristics of people that successfully keep weight off are pretty universal. Check what I call the Holy Grail.