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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9B is good for lifting refrigera- tors and stoking their meta- bolic furnace when dieting. However, according to a re- cent study, it turns out both sexes are able to lower hunger sensation equally when diet- HERE'S TO YOUR ing, but women couldn't stop HEALTH the conscious desire to eat ................. A-U~"~/Hi~i:~K-ER .............. and men could. Guys had an easier time disciplining their Men and women are differ-brain, and male hormones ent, there's no arguing that. may play a role. When it Ever been on a diet simulta- comes to willpower, men tend neously with a male friend? to have the upper hand. He drops the weight with ease There are several ways men while you struggle, chiseling and women differ when it away in super slow motion. It comes to dieting. For in- can be incredibly frustrating stance, men might have for women who are trying to stronger willpower, but nutri- get in shape, tionally, women are smarter. I always figured the maleWomen tend to be eager metabolism was behind their to learn about nutrition. drop-the-pounds-fast bodily They look for nutrients response. Men naturally have contents, read food labels a higher muscle mass, which and focus on healthy cooking ly and healthy meals. Some other conclusions about men and women on a di- et: ? Men usually like to compete and are motivated by incen- tives. Women tend to support each other and work toward goals together. Men tend to diet for health (and health scares), while women may focus more on ap- pearance. Men might lose weight faster because they've got more muscle mass, but exer- cise is important for every- one. Obviously, these are gener- alizations. We all know women who are motivated by money and men who are ob- sessed with their looks. But what the differences be- tween dieting men and dieting women tell us is this: When it comes to weight loss,.one size does not fit all. Recent research published in the New England Journal of Medicine says, "Reduced- calorie diets result in clinical- ly meaningful weight loss re- gardless of which macronutri- ents they emphasize." That tells us that when it comes to losing weight, the type of diet doesn't matter and neither does gender, but cut- ting calories does. Personal behavior, such as physical ac- tivity in the form of deliberate exercise and general daily ex- ertion, also counts. Every little bit of physical movement counts because it all adds up to the total amount of physical activity, or calo- ries burned, in a 24-hour peri- od. Similarly, every little bit of food that goes into your mouth counts because it all adds up to the total calories consumed in a 24-hour period. While keeping track of these intakes and expendi- tures may seem tedious, it doesn't have to be. Pick one thing to add or change and do it until it becomes a habit, and then add more. For nutrition: Keep it sim- ple by making sure you eat smaller, healthier portions. A good rule is to only eat half of the amount you would like to eat. Make sure you eat at least one vegetable and at least one fruit per day and work up to the recommended daily al- lowance of at least five serv- ings a day. Or, just make over one meal at a time. Start slow and make new changes once these have taken root. For physical activity: Add a weekend activity to your sched- ule such as walking or doing yard work for 20 minutes. When you're ready, add an- other day of physical activity, or go for a longer walk. Once you feel fitness taking root in you, you will start to crave more. Sticking with weight loss is difficult for both sexes, how- ever different our struggles may be. While men and women may differ when it comes to weight loss, both can be equally successful once they fred out what works for them. Aura Whittaker has a Bach, elor of Science degree in kinesi- ology, which is the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement. She has more than l O years ' experience in nutri- tional consulting and personal training. For comments and suggestions, e-mail awhittak- er@lassennews.com, or send mail to the Lassen County Times, 100 Grand Ave., Su- sanville, CA 96130, Attention: Whittaker. North State Assemblyman years and craft legislation to mittee on Jobs, Economic De- Dan Logue has been appoint- make the state more competi- velopment and the Economy, ed by Republican Leader tive with other states, and a small business owner, I Mike vinines to chair the Re- In addition, the workingbelieve that I can be an effec- publican working group ongroup will seek ways to stabi- tive voice for eliminating un- job creation and economic re- lize California's regulatory necessary environmental covery, and business climate to en- and regulatory burdens. We The Republican working courage more companies to need to work aggressively if group will work to identify invest in California again we are going to turn Califor- best policies to help get the and create jobs here. nia's economy around." economy back on track and "I am grateful to haveLast month, .Assembly to put Californians back to been given the opportunity to Speaker Karen Bass appoint- work. serve as the lead Republican ed Logue vice chairman of The working group will al- on job creation and economic the Committee on Jobs, Eco- so explore why businessesrecovery," said Logue. "As nomic Development and the have left California in recent vice chairman of the Com- Economy. Jan Davies Special to Feather Publishing Rob Wade is coming to Chester for a not-to-be- that. I am far from a dotal- missed rare local perfor- nant guitarist, vocalist or mance Thursday, March 26, lyricist, but my steady profi- at 7 p.m. at The Coffee Sta- ciency at all three mixed tion with an adventurous mind Loved by both children and a poet's heart allows me and adults, Rob is the to do something of meaning Plumas-to-Pacific Watershed and beauty ever so often. Pied Piper who has taught "When you combine many of our children with enough every-so-oftens, it be- his engaging ability to weave comes a body of work. I sup- science and storytelling, pose I would like to invite Adults love his earthy, folks to come out and check folksy "minstrel talent .with out that body." poetry, song and guitar. Whether it's raining' or Wade says he is "into the not, Wade is "looking to heart of my life now. Having build a musical ark of an bartered my innocence on a evening with two-by tunes. deep and wide range of expe- There will be a complemen- riences, I am in the sweet tary pairing of original spot. My lyric and song is songs; the night will be filled that path, steps and missteps with couplets until there is a along the way." good poem of song filling the His venture into music be- Coffee Station Thursday gan with church hymns and night. We'll see how she sitting around the piano with emerges." the brood: Wade is one of The program begins at 7 many siblings. Then pop p.m. Small, tasty edibles, songs. The first one he ever desserts and drinks will be learned every word to was available. "Joy to the World" by Three The Coffee Station is at 192 Dog Night. He recalls it is Main St. in Old Town "powerful to know a song." Chester. He bought his first guitar Open stage follows the at a flea market in Gait from main performance; this is a a down and out musician great opportunity to perform who simply asked him to or read in front of a warm play it right. "r.ve tried to do and receptive arid%rice. Any aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, writers, actors or performers are encour- aged to attend and partici- pate. Words & Music is an acoustic performance pro- gram presented in a family friendly atmosphere. Spon- sored by Plumas Arts, admis- sion is $3. For more informa- tion call Phmas Arts at 283- 3402 or go to plumasarts.org. NEW HOMES GARAGES CARPORTS REMODELS BASIC IMPROVEMENTS SMALL JOBS CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (sao) zsa-z0as "Set a Load of This!" 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