For The Body You Deserve
Gymophobics Donna -
Each month Donna Hubbard, Founder of the Gymophobics chain of ladies Gyms and inven- tor of the acclaimed Resisted Tension exercise system, shares her secrets on diet, health & figure improve- ment with Flyer readers.
Working with slimmers for more than 25 years as taught me that anyone can lose weight and achieve the fig- ure that they deserve. Of course I have heard all the excuses and rea- sons why weight loss is 'impossible' "It's my metabolism" is a great one and "I have a thyroid problem" is another. "It's my genes" is getting quite popular these days too.
Sorry ladies. If you are using one of the above as a reason for being over- weight then you are almost certainly kidding yourself on. The truth is that when they released the captives from the concentration camps at the end of the second world war not one over- weight person walked out!
This month's diet tip is a little similar. It is all about portion sizes. In an earli- er column I suggested that you try eating smaller portions for one week to see if it makes a difference and whenever I suggest this I get a very positive response from women who have tried it. I want to enlarge on this theme a little. What happens is this. It is usually the woman who serves up the meals (silly I know) and in the beginning she will start off by putting far less on her own plate than on her partners. Unfortunately, within a mat- ter of weeks she is probably serving up equal amounts! Perhaps she inwardly resents him having more to eat than her, but more likely it is sim- ply easier to spread the portions out equally.
The fact of the matter is however that she should always be putting smaller portions on her own plate if she wants to avoid weight gain. That's because her partner's metabolic rate is faster than hers. A typical adult female will burn 1200 to 1400 k.ca
lo- ries at rest over a 24 hour period. Her male partner however will be burning some 600 k.ca
lories more! Over a week that means he burns some 4,000 k.ca
lories more than his female partner each and every week.
Of course there may be other factors involved too such as the amount of
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exercise you both do and your alcohol consumption, but if you are eating the same portion sizes as your male part- ner, the chances of you gaining weight are considerable.
So the answer is simple. When serving up the meals in your home you must ensure that you are not competing with your partner's portion sizes.
Exercise 6 - Standing Ballet Kicks
Want to tighten and tone the inner Thighs? Here is a simple exercise to
work the adductor muscles on the inside leg and get rid of any thigh wobbles!
Stand while holding onto a chair for balance. Swing your right leg across the body as high as you can while keeping your leg extended. Return to the vertical position and repeat. Perform 12 repetitions if possible than repeat with the left leg. Increase repetitions each week to a maximum of twenty five per leg. Eventually this exercise can be performed wearing a small ankle strap to provide resist- ance.
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