Dr. Alvin Busts a Big Number!

This is a monumental moment in the ongoing chronicle of Dr. Alvin Jones' weight loss process (check back through blog for previous posts).   With hard work, dedication and a change in diet, Dr. Alvin has met his first major goal: His scale now registers below 300.  At 299, he has lost a total of 27 pounds in ten weeks.

How did he do it?  He accelerated his cardio workouts! On his bike he burned between 500 to 1100 calories a day.  In addition, he realized that he needed to add more activity into his daily life, so one day he hand-scrubbed the kitchen floor with both hands.  He also modified his food intake, reducing the total number of calories he consumes each day.

On the diet side, however, I noticed from his reporting chart that he'd been skipping some breakfasts and lunches, just drinking water instead.  We discussed the importance of maintaining a balanced diet while losing weight, being sure to eat three meals a day composed of a well-rounded, nutritional variety of foods.

Personally, I'm a big fan of Weight Watchers which teaches a sensible method of making good choices while allowing you to exist on the planet – no fancy prepared meals, no extreme measures like a liquid diet, no magic bullets!  Just good, sound common sense guidelines that you can live with over the long haul.

Congratulations, Dr. Alvin!

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