WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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PETER BAKER fitness & health "exercise is a great thing" perfect tool to show to a dietitian or trainer so they understand your Shape for Women location. She stresses that exercise is a great thing eating habits. for many reasons —mental and physical. If you can't spend the money n START A NUTRITION PLAN plan either with a nutritionist or a fitness for a trainer, she says that there are gym memberships for a low as $10 facility. All the experts recommended eating a nutrient-rich diet, a month. Remember you can take baby steps. Instead of jumping into loaded with veggies and fruit, lean protein, and avoiding sugary or a high-impact cardio workout, start by just walking. processed foods. In fact, Nikolakopoulos says, half of your plate should n AVOID be made up of vegetables. According to Peertrainer, in its online article says you should look for "sustainable lifestyle changes that allow you to entitled "How to Lose A Lot of Weight," you should eat a "nutrient- lose weight on a slow and steady basis." He recommends consulting a dense" diet, which will keep you full and not tempted to eat foods that nutritionist to put together a nutritionally balanced plan that can be are bad for you. Also, understand portion size. Blondek says you can followed for a lifetime. "One of the worst things someone can do," he cut 500 calories a day – which equals losing a pound per week – by cut- says, is "yo-yo weight loss or gain where you lose weight and then put ting out 250 calories of food and losing another 250 in exercise. She it back on again. Every time you do that it makes it harder to lose the also stresses avoiding takeout food and suggests taking the time to get next time." Most of the experts we talked to say you should think in back into the kitchen. terms of losing weight over a six- to twelve-month period. n STOP FAD DIETS OR PLANS THAT PROMISE FAST RESULTS. Dosdall DRINKING ALCOHOL AND LIQUID CALORIES IN GENERAL. According to an article in Fox News Magazine, the first place you Seeker, whose advice to people who want to lose weight is to be kind to themselves, says her world is a different place since she's lost so caloric. In addition, experts strongly urge people to cut out soft drinks We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 should look to cut calories is your pre-dinner cocktail, which is highly much weight. "I feel better about myself, and I can physically do so and even fruit juice, which are loaded with sugar and calories. Instead, many things I couldn't do before. And it's little things that I notice, like consider sparkling water or unsweetened tea or coffee. now I wear a lot of color. In the past, I only wore black." n FIND A TRAINER OR A GYM."You initially need someone to hold your hand," says Sarah Mularz, former manager of the Wellesely Get In 152 "I used to be the one who always said 'let me take the photo' when I was out with a group," she says. "Now I'm in all the pictures."

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