SOURCE: Author - Lori Wengle

Author - Lori Wengle

January 18, 2011 08:55 ET

Why Can't I Get Skinny?

Expert Who Lost 100 Pounds Explains How to Find YOUR "Skinny"

EAST LANSING, MI--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - For most of her life, Lori Wengle battled with her weight -- and though she finally found her "skinny" -- she said the physical change didn't happen until she made a mental one.

Wengle, a personal trainer and author of "Fat Princess No More, A 107 Pound Success Story" (www.changeyourworldfitness.com), said she feels fit at 133 pounds even though the scale tells her that 120 pounds is where she should be. Her tips for finding your "skinny" include:

  • Change your Perspective -- It's not a number on the scale. A University of Pennsylvania study on healthy habits included data on four women -- two of them were 120 pounds, but did not work out and were essentially couch potatoes. Two women were 180 pounds, but they worked out 4 days a week. Which set of women are healthier? Of course, the two women who work out. If people eat healthy, exercise, perform cardio and live their lives, the weight will come off. They may never weigh 120lbs, but they will find THEIR skinny.
  • Don't be Fooled by Quick Weight Loss Schemes -- If you lose one to two pounds a week, that's extreme weight loss. A lot of other companies pushing pills and powders and expensive equipment will say otherwise, but just about any doctor will tell you differently. The quick weight loss schemes don't take into consideration that losing the weight is only one goal -- keeping it off is the ultimate goal. Working at a pace of one to two pounds per week enables your body to adjust to healthier habits.
  • Weight Training Can Reshape Your Body -- Resistance or weight training will sculpt your body, tighten certain areas and make cellulite less noticeable or cause it to disappear completely. For every pound of fat in your body, you can only burn one calorie when your body is at rest. One pound of muscle developed through weight training will burn 35 calories per day when your body is at rest. Moreover, you will continue to burn calories for up to 72 hours after weight training.

About Lori Wengle

Lori Wengle is certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise, so she is now helping others find their skinny, too.

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