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This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

If The Shoe Fits !! -- Weight Loss and Shoe Size.. it DOES really matter !!

You may be asking.. what does one have to do with the other ? As pointed out to me by my instructor, Darrell.. when one is dieting, things shrink. I agreed somewhat, as my wedding ring no longer fits. My clothing does not fit.. Nothing fits anymore. He mentioned that I probably would need to have my feet measured again to get a correct shoe size. I was like WHAT ??

It's true. Along with choosing great low carb foods with our diet, comes wearing the correct shoe size. This is very important in exercising. I found this out when I started noticing that the width of my shoes we puffing up when I would go down to do squats in weight lifting class ! My feet started to hurt as well... Like riding a bicycle with a flat tire. The performance did not work well.

I asked my friend, Dr. Michael Hellemn just how this happens. He suggested that foot does not spread as wide because there is less weight pushing down. "Human bone also adapts to the pressure put on it. If the bones in the foot and leg are carrying less weight, they will grow smaller. Not sure if the reduction in size would be significant enough to notice."


I know from experience in RPM and Bodypump that even if you're doing everything else right, your efforts can be undermined by improper (wrong sized) footwear. Working out with the wrong shoes increases pounding on the joints, and can lead to injuries like plantar fasciitis or tendinitis.

The key is to choose a shoe that is specific to your activity and that suits your particular foot. Shop at stores specializing in athletic shoes, where you can seek advice from a knowledgeable salesperson. There are specific shoes for biking (RPM)
that you can purchase from biking stores.

So there you have it. Time to try on shoes, get the correct size, and have that perfect work out !!

Thanks Mike and Darrell for your input on this important subject !!

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