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TV Diet for Weight Loss

A sedentary lifestyle can lead to extra inches around the waist, so if you're trying to lose weight you need to increase your physical activities. One way to keep yourself off your couch is to put yourself on a TV diet. Restrict the amount of television you watch to 10 hours a week. Don't replace TV time with playing video games or surfing the net. Unless of course you need some FitSugar motivation or to read a recap on Buzz since you're now watching less TV. Limiting your screen time should get you moving more, or at least cut down on time spent snacking in front of the television.


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carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 7 years
i load tv/movies onto my ipod and watch them while i do cardio. most times, i'll be so engrossed in the shows that i'll press on longer than i'd normally want to.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I watch TV while I work out on the elliptical machine, so I don't count that as "sedentary" time. And I only watch probably an hour of TV a night after work anyway.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 7 years
Um...tv is a good way to distract you from snacking though...
Allytta Allytta 7 years
yeap... that's what i need to do. but for me it's easier to limit my eating, than my tv.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 7 years
I work out more when there's less on my DVR.
zabrow zabrow 7 years
i was going to say the same thing, fluffyhelen!
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
10 hours a week?! That's LOADS!!
jen1975 jen1975 7 years
I think tips like this might be more helpful if fun, easy, free (or as inexpensive as cable TV) were offered. People who know what to do with their time probably already watch way less TV than the masses.
lemuse20 lemuse20 7 years
I actually kinda watch TV to keep my mind off of food sometimes, but that's just me!
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 7 years
Orrrr ...park your treadmill, bike, medicine ball, weights, or thigh master, or whatever in front of the television. I like to keep it on mute.. put the captions on.. and turn my XM Radio up. :) The music keeps me going longer.. the visuals make the time more enjoyable and I tend to go a little longer.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 7 years
Also, get up and move during the commercials! It adds up (my mom used to hula hoop at breaks).
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