Do you want to lose 10, 30, 50 or more pounds? Have you recently reached your weight loss goal but want to maintain it? Are you willing to dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle? Then this blog is for you!

I have lost 118 pounds and have maintained the weight loss for two years. One of the things I have learned during the weight loss process is that it is much easier to reach and maintain your goal weight if you surround yourself with like-minded individuals to support you in the process (whether they be in person or online).

I also have learned that learning as much as possible about healthy living gives you the knowledge and expertise needed to lose weight the “right” way. So this blog includes regular posts, a book list, website list, TV list, video list and book and website of the month. In addition, there is a recipe of the month and product review section. Visitors to Weight Loss Aficionado can just enjoy the site for informational purposes or can comment on posts, ask questions, share resources, their triumphs and pitfalls during the weight loss process.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Exercise Pants that Keep the Jiggle In Check and Activate Your Muscles!

I am always on the lookout for the most body flattering exercise gear. I came across Reebok EasyTone pants. These pants are absolutely amazing. The pants are form fitting and have a inner tight that sucks in your thighs and stomach. The inner tight is made with 24% spandex! It is like having a girdle inside your exercise pants, but is unbelievably comfortable!

In addition to making you look great Reebok states that the pants have toning bands that create resistance as you move, resulting in increased muscle activation. This action tones and strengthens your quads, hamstrings and butt.
They come in both capris and full length pants.

Here is the description from the Reebok website:

Part of our EasyTone Apparel Collection, an innovative performance line that uses uniquely placed resistance technology, the EasyTone Fitness Pant hugs the back of your legs while you work out and is stylish enough to be worn as everyday clothing. Fitnes
  • 88% Nylon / 12% Polyester outer shell tricot pant
  • Fitted athletic design contours to your body
  • Play Dry technology wicks moisture, reduces chaffing and doesn’t trap heat
  • Contrast color waistband option adds feminine flair
  • 75% Nylon / 25% Polyester jacquard inner short
  • Won't get in your way or slow you down during high-performance exercise
  • EasyTone construction incorporates resistance technology

Below is the TV commercial for Easytone apparel:

One Strategy to Stop Snacking When Your Not Really Hungry!!

When I was overweight I was constantly snacking when I wasn't really hungry. For me it was usually when I was bored or watching TV. I took three steps to stop the incessant snacking:

1. Assessed the Situation: I made a list of when I was "over snacking." I realized it was usually when I was bored or watching TV.

2. Created a Plan:  I decided I would make a list of things I could do instead of snacking; things I enjoyed doing that would keep my mind off food. I also decided I would post it in the places where I kept the food I was snacking on.

3. Took Action: I created an eye catching  list on my computer, printed it and posted it on my refrigerator and on my food cabinet where I keep my snacks. Every time I went to grab a snack I would see it and be reminded of the things I could do instead. I would pick an item from the list and do it!
What about you? When do you tend to over snack? What do you enjoy to do that you could do instead of snacking? Where in the house do you need to post your list of things to do?


Get More Bang for Your Buck! Eat Nutrient Dense Foods!

When you are trying to lose weight it is very important to eat nutrient dense foods. A food with high nutrient density is very nutritious relative to the number of calories it has. These nutrients include vitamins, minerals, fiber and essential fats. High nutrient dense foods include greens, eggplant, mushrooms, bell peppers, watermelon, raspberries, apples, cantaloupe, papaya, brown rice, wheat bran, whole wheat bread, nonfat plain yogurt, skim milk, tuna, scallops, shrimp and black beans.