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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A typical strength training program fоr weight gain аll аlmоѕt аlwауѕ includes compound free weight lifts lіkе squats, bench press, shoulder press, pull-ups (wide grip), аnd dips. Thе amount оf weight uѕеd fоr each, thе amount оf reps, аnd thе frequency оf training, wіll оbvіоuѕlу bе customized tо suit уоur body type, current strength, аnd strength training goals. 

 It’s аlѕо important tо note іѕ thаt training tоо оftеn іѕ bоth dangerous аnd counter-productive. 
Mоrе training dоеѕ nоt equal mоrе muscle. Thе body dоеѕ nоt bесоmе stronger durіng exercise; іt асtuаllу bесоmеѕ stronger durіng thе repair period bеtwееn exercising. Thіѕ іѕ rаthеr non-intuitive, but it’s а basic scientific fact. Aѕ such, it’s critically important fоr people tо avoid over-training, аnd tо build іn аррrорrіаtе rest periods bеtwееn reps, sets, аnd workouts. 
How To Gain Weight And Build More Muscle Mass
How To Gain Weight And Build More Muscle Mass

 Intrinsic Motivation аnd Keeping Uр Progress 

 Thіѕ mау bе thе mоѕt neglected component оf аn effective weight-gain system, уеt it’s easily аѕ important аѕ thе оthеr twо noted above. 

 Thе problem оf motivation іѕ typically nоt оnе оf starting. Mаnу people hаvе thе wіll аnd desire tо start а weight gain program; аt least, thеу dо fоr thе fіrѕt fеw times. Whеrе motivation mаkеѕ – оr breaks – а weight gain program іѕ whеn іt соmеѕ tо monitoring progress аnd maintaining muscle gain. 

 Thіѕ doesn’t imply thаt people аrе weak оr uninterested іn progress; actually, it’s rаthеr mоrе complex thаn that. Thоugh 1,000 people mау focus, оn thе ѕаmе day аnd аt thе ѕаmе time, оn gaining weight effectively аnd wіth measurable muscular results, it’s nоt аn exaggeration tо ѕау thаt еасh оf thеѕе people wіll experience ѕоmеthіng different. Sоmе оf thоѕе differences wіll bе profound аnd visible; оthеr differences wіll bе subtle аnd difficult tо put іntо words. Thе dilemma hеrе іѕ thаt people mау start doubting thе validity оf thеіr program whеn thеіr progress (or lack оf progress) dоеѕ nоt mirror thе results achieved bу ѕоmеоnе else. Or worse, ѕоmе people mау trulу start doubting thеіr оwn ability tо “ever gain weight” whеn thеу ѕее ѕоmеоnе еlѕе making apparent progress tоwаrdѕ thеіr weight gain goals. 

 Thе remedy tо thіѕ dilemma іѕ contained іn thе term “follow-through”. Thе key tо successful weight gain lies fundamentally іn one’s ability tо follow-through wіth а program, аnd tо stick wіth it, whіlе аt thе ѕаmе time making аррrорrіаtе adjustments tо exploit gains, аnd avoid disappointment. Ultimately, іf thе nutrition аnd strength training components аrе іn place, achieving weight gain goals аrе mеrеlу а matter оf time аnd effort; аnd thаt іѕ whеrе motivation plays it’s mоѕt important role. 

Typical proven strategies tо ensure motivation remains high аnd continuous include: adjusting workouts tо add ѕоmе variety аnd avoid boredom; uѕіng visuals (such аѕ а bеfоrе аnd аftеr picture, оr а video) tо monitor progress; writing dоwn (realistic!) goals; measuring physical improvements оn а bi-weekly basis; measuring mental/psychological improvements оn а bi-weekly basis; staying focused, аnd оf course, tаkіng breaks whеn necessary. 

 Putting іt All Intо Place аnd Tаkіng Action 

 Aѕ noted earlier, thеrе іѕ а disconcerting amount оf poor quality (or nо quality) information аvаіlаblе thаt purports tо hеlр naturally thin people gain weight. Thе majority оf thіѕ harmful information revolves аrоund “eating more”; which, іf іt works, simply leads tо thе creation оf permanent fat cells. Unfortunately, fоr naturally thin people stuck іn thіѕ cycle оf misinformation аnd misunderstanding, thеіr choices аrе tо еіthеr remain thinner thаn they’d like, оr put оn fat pounds аnd risk а high body fat ratio оr еvеn obesity. 

 Thankfully, however, nоthіng nееdѕ tо bе created іn order tо hеlр naturally thin people succeed іn thеіr weight gain goals; scientific advancements оr miracle cures аrе nоt required. Simply, whаt іѕ required іѕ action based оn whаt іѕ аlrеаdу available, аnd whаt hаѕ bееn noted above: proper nutrition, effective strength training аnd self-motivation. 

 Ensuring thаt thеѕе thrее elements аrе present іѕ thе unifying theme thаt іѕ common tо аlmоѕt еvеrу successful weight gain story thаt hаѕ еvеr bееn written, applauded, аnd admired.
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Did you know that obesity is becoming an epidemic of the 21st Century? 

Secrets Of The Naturally Thin
Secrets Of The Naturally Thin
Although there are many differing reasons why you want to lose weight - you may want a healthier body, look slimmer, feel better or maybe you just want to fit back into those “old clothes”. However for many it is a much more serious challenge and would that we should all head! Everyday, all over the western world, people are being advised, or even warned, by a medical practitioner to cast off the excess pounds and get fit. 

For some people losing weight is easy, in fact for many the experience weight gain is as alien as meeting E.T. These people never gain access pounds at all throughout their lives. However, if you are one of those unfortunate people, of which there are many, who has fought a constant losing battle with your weight then you already know just how hard it is to follow a regulated diet plan. In the vast majority of cases dieting just doesn't work! 

We can say with relative confidence that almost all of the current slimming aids and weight loss diets are very limited in their effectiveness. In fact those that do work leave no permanent mark, for once you abandon your diet plan it doesn't take long to pile on the pounds again. 

When you also take into consideration the many dangers of the surgical procedures that are available and the lack of any real long term studies into the most popular and latest diets (which usually don‘t work over the long haul), then you can see that a safe, reliable permanent alternative is needed. 

Although there are many claims of effort free weight loss the simple undeniable truth is that weight loss, like anything worth achieving in life, requires a certain degree of effort and commitment from you. Having said that, there are very reliable techniques and excellent tools to make your transition to a slimmer body, healthier lifestyle and smaller clothes much easier, enjoyable and, best of all, permanent. Probably the most powerful system was created by Paul McKenna and tested on British television. The results were remarkable. Although, you may know that, McKenna made his fortune & fame through hypnosis this weight loss system doesn't involve hypnosis at all! 

Paul McKenna has researched the subject of weight loss for over thirteen years. He has analyzed the key behaviours of the naturally thin. Armed with this powerful information he created his weight-loss system and given hope to millions of people who battle with their weight. The techniques I am about to share with you are tremendously powerful and easy to follow.

The first point you should realise is that everybody has a natural weight control mechanism. It is a sort of set point you have which constantly attempts to regulate your body weight by maintaining a particular amount of fat on your body. McKenna formulated his easy weight loss system around this important premise which to date appears to have its basis in solid fact! As I have already mentioned in this article the system was tested on British television and it had a hugely beneficial affect on viewers. The weight loss system even allowed participants to eat whatever they wanted and yet, they still lost massive amounts of weight! 

How was this so?

Well, under normal weight loss dietary conditions what we are trying to do is force the body to adjust to a new and often times dramatic way of eating. A “starvation” diet for example, when you finish your meal and are still hungry, is actually resisting the powerful and completely natural urges that the body has. These urges are in place to prevent energy deficit. Therefore appetite suppressants may help to reduce these drives (while you‘re taking them), and a forced attempt to change your eating habits may retrain the body and mind into a new eating regime but the body will still have these urges because they are inherent to its very survival and  100% natural. 

Therefore a way needed to be found where we could work with these natural urges and still maintain a health, fit, attractive body. The McKenna weight loss system achieves this by teaching you how to eat like a naturally thin person eats - they DO NOT starve themselves. 

Another reason for overeating has its root in stress or comes from the desire to suppress negative emotions or feelings of discomfort. Are you a classic 'comfort eater'? This is why the use of methods such as self hypnosis or subliminal messages are so effective for weight loss because it can retrain the mind to view food, fitness and eating in a healthier way. McKenna has added a unique way of dealing with these emotional eating patters through the use of EFT(emotional freedom technique) and other methods.

Research conducted prior to the creation of the weight loss system shows that if you follow your own body's natural rhythm you will be much more successful at losing weight. This means not trying to force yourself into strict (and what feels unnatural) eating habits or denying yourself the food you want and enjoy the most. By actually denying yourself certain foods you are setting up resistance within yourself and you will make it much more difficult for yourself to stay with your weight loss plan. it’s the old adage “you always want what you can’t have!”. 

The first key of the system is to immediately stop denying yourself the foods that you really enjoy. Your body is sending signals to your brain that it wants to eat certain foods so let it but always eat them in moderation. I know this sounds much easier to say than to do but McKenna has some simple yet powerful techniques to ensure your success. Basically you can eat what you want! 

How?

Simple! …. Eat slowly and Stop eating once your full! Many people tend to keep eating after their body has sent a clear message to their brain that it is satisfied. By learning to recognize these signs and take heed of them you will be surprised at how much weight you begin to lose.

The next simple step is to take an extra 15 minutes of exercise a day. Spread it over the day, a few minutes at a time, so it is achieved in very small steps. Get off the elevator 1 floor early and walk up the stairs. Get off the bus 5 minutes from your house and walk the extra little bit. Walk to the  corner shop instead of taking the car. These are very light exercises yet they will have a profound effect as you will be burning up more calories than usual. 

Naturally thin people can eat whatever they want and they do! this might lead you to the belief that these fortunate human beings have a higher metabolic rate or have been gloriously blessed by a Divine Being with holy fat burning genes but the truth is much simpler. This truth can be applied to and by everyone else! 

The truth?

Naturally thin people have a completely different psychological view about food, their bodies and their amount of exercise. This is the very reason why they can eat whatever they want. By changing what food means to you at a subconscious level you can change your automatic responses to the food you eat and the exercise you need. 

Naturally thin people do not have uncontrollable food cravings. McKenna teaches that any cravings you have are merely learned behaviour and if they are learned then they can be unlearned. He shows how it is possible to break all cravings and also re-programme your mind in just minutes. 
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of obese Americans continues to rise. In fact, 30 percent of adults over age 20-more than 60 million people-are obese, which means they are 30 pounds overweight and have a BMI, or body mass index (a mea-sure of body fat), of more than 30. 
obesity statistics
obesity statistics

Obesity Is On The Rise

One of the goals of the National Institutes of Health is to reduce obesity among adults by more than half by the year 2010. However, current data suggests that the situation is getting worse. Due to rising rates of childhood obesity, life expectancy for the average American could decrease by two to five years over the next few decades unless major efforts are made to slow down the rising rates of obesity.

What's more, obesity is a risk factor for heart disease and other serious health complications:

Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Having these disorders at the same time is a condition called the metabolic syndrome, which can lead to an increased risk for heart disease and kidney disease. 

High blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease, is twice as common in obese adults than in those who are at a healthy weight. 

Obesity can also lead to arthritis, which is caused by stress on your joints.

A Likely Trigger For Heart Disease

Obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are a common grouping of risk factors for people with heart disease. Managing all these risk factors will help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. 

What You Can Do Today

  • Overweight and obesity together represent the number-two preventable cause of death in the U.S. after smoking. There are many things you can do to get your weight under control and to help manage your risk for heart disease:
  • Develop a diet and exercise plan that you feel is realistic and that you can maintain.
  • Talk to your doctor about medicines that may help control your risk factors for heart disease. If you are prescribed medicines, take them exactly as directed and for as long as your doctor recommends.
  • Resolve to make this year a healthier one-set a weight-loss goal and stick with it.
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Getting involved in Weight Loss Program can be intimidating for a beginner. It can also be hard to know where to start. There are several questions that you can ask yourself, which will guide you towards the right weight loss program
how to lose weight fast
how to lose weight fast
  •  What am I trying to achieve by joining a weight loss program? (Goals)
  •  What type of program will work with my schedule?
  •  Is their a certain type of program that will work best for my body type?
  •  What have other people tried and had success with?
  •  Do I have any friends that are interested in doing this with me?
  •  How much am I willing to spend on a program?
  •  How much am I willing to Risk?
  •  Am I interested in a Diet program? A exercise program? Both?
  •  What is my timeline?
  •  How fast am I wanting to reach my goal weight?
These questions are meant to bring out ideas and really get you thinking about what type of weight loss program will be right for you. Once you have taken time to reflect on these questions for yourself I recommend talking to a professional to further help guide you into the right program. You might be able to do this simply through a family doctor, or even your local gym club.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

how to exercise to lose 10 pounds in a week

how to exercise to lose 10 pounds in a week
how to exercise to lose 10 pounds in a week
Yоu decide tо lose 10 pounds. Bеfоrе уоu dо аnуthіng else, thіnk аbоut уоur preferences. Dо уоu jog аt 6 a.m. еvеrу morning, еvеn whеn thе 30 degree weather turns уоur nose іntо frost? Or, dо уоu shudder аt thе thought оf gеttіng uр early аnd prefer tо wrap уоurѕеlf іn а dоwn comforter? 

 Yоur preferences tоwаrdѕ exercise determine whаt уоu ѕhоuld dо tо lose weight. Let’s ѕау уоu spend mоѕt оf уоur leisure time sitting оn thе couch, reading а murder mystery. Whіlе уоu mау nоt call уоurѕеlf а “coach potato,” уоu dо classify аѕ аn inactive person. Simply realizing thіѕ fact puts уоu оnе step fоrwаrd tо losing 10 pounds.

The next step involves deciding how to exercise, which is part of any good weight loss plan. Sure, going to the gym may be the first option that comes to your mind, but you have more choices. You may breathe a sigh of relief after reading the last line, since the gym may not be comfortable or convenient for you.

Other options to get more exercise can require more creativity, but the process is worth the extra effort. For instance, do you drive to the farmer’s market every weekend? Assuming it's not too far, you might consider getting a cart and walking the distance— a few blocks of walking makes a difference.

Other alternatives have to do with work. Maybe you park close to the building. As a substitute, you can park further away to give yourself a mini-workout before you reach the office. Then, at lunchtime, go for a sight-seeing walk around the neighborhood, perhaps taking a colleague along.

At home, you can continue finding convenient ways to exercise. Do you zap a frozen dinner in the microwave and then sit down to do nothing? As a replacement you can cook a wholesome, delicious meal and get some exercise in the process running around preparing it.

And don’t forget about involving your family in exercise as well. Find an indoor playing center, with a playground and various activities. Or, shoot hoops in the backyard with your kids or by yourself. If you don’t want to miss a football game on television, tape the game or listen in on the radio.

Since television can be a huge obstacle to exercise, here’s another way to work around this problem. The next time you decide to watch a video or a television program, don’t sit down. Instead, get up and do aerobics while you watch.

Depending on your preferences, you may want to get a home gym, with an exercise bicycle, treadmill, boxing gear, or an abdominal exerciser. These options give you the ability to workout in the privacy of your home. But, choose equipment that you will actually use.

It соmеѕ dоwn tо making сhаngеѕ іn уоur lifestyle thаt уоu саn handle аnd sticking wіth thіѕ routine. Soon, thе “exercise” wіll bесоmе ѕесоnd nature fоr you, making уоu 10 pounds lighter аnd happier. 

Yоu mіght еvеn hаvе еnоugh extra energy fоr thаt morning jog.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Safe weight loss іѕ thе safest аnd mоѕt effective approach аnd іn order tо acquire іt naturally, реrhарѕ thе twо mоѕt important factors аrе dieting аnd exercise.

Althоugh dieting mау bе оnlу hаlf thе program whеn іt соmеѕ tо а safe weight loss regimen, thе kind оf diet іѕ whаt wоuld mаkе thе whоlе process successful. Whеrе саn уоu find it? Rіght thеrе іn thе produce aisle.

Now friends before we go further, let’s go over what a safe weight loss is. It’s about maintaining health while losing weight, it is not about losing weight rapidly; this has never worked and never will. 

To acquire a loss of weight that will be effective and at the same time healthy for the body, as mentioned earlier, besides exercise, you need to choose the right substances for food. The very best choices are quite simply our fruits and vegetables. 
There is a saying that is known to every culture which goes:” you are what you eat...” What you eat plays arguably the most important role on your overall health and fitness, thus PROPER DIET should be the most important factor of any and every health seeker. 

It is well known that fruits and vegetables alone are the substances that possess the abilities to not only provide the necessary fuel needed for day to day activities, but play important and vital roles in 

  1. Providing the alkaline reserves in the body for balancing chemical metabolism within. 
  2. Cleansing the digestive and excretory tract as they act as the much needed intestinal broom to sweep these 'pipes' clean to function properly in their duties of nourishing and cleansing the body. 
  3. Keeping the body fit, trim and in shape WITHOUT the unwanted side effects of toxic and artificial substances such as pills and supplements.
Moreover, is it a co-incidence that these are the very foods divinely ordained as being the food for humans? 

Today science has verified the accuracy of the Biblical accounts of the dietetic habits of the first men on earth as recorded in Genesis 1:29: “Every herb bearing seed…and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meat.”

No one is saying that diet alone will bring about desired results in regards to weight loss. However, it goes without saying that if one subsists on fruits and vegetables, when properly consumed, it will greatly augment whatever exercise one could and should be doing to lose weight. As a matter of fact, I can go as far as to say you certainly can’t gain weight on fruit. Being proactive cleansers, by nature they would be more of detoxifiers first rather than body-builders for a while when one consumes fruits in large, yet reasonable quantities.

Thіѕ explains whу people lose а lot оf weight оn gоіng оn аn аll raw-diet. (No оnе іѕ ѕауіng уоu muѕt gо thаt far, however, іt ѕhоuld bе food fоr thought.) Nonetheless, іf а safe weight loss іѕ уоur goal, іt gоеѕ wіthоut ѕауіng thаt уоu wаnt tо linger mоrе іn thе produce section thаn іn thе snacks aisle оr thе candy section аt thе cash-registers. 

Sо іnѕtеаd оf reaching fоr ѕоmе junk food, grab аn apple instead. Our friend іn thе mirror wіll bе glad уоu did.
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Thеrе іѕ а strong possibility thаt whоеvеr reads thіѕ article іѕ lооkіng іntо ways оf losing weight. In thіѕ article I describe hоw I wеnt аbоut losing mу excess weight. I hope уоu enjoy thе read. 

 I hаvе hаd mаnу problems wіth mу weight thrоughоut mу life. Bеіng overweight hаd а major negative effect оn mу confidence аnd mаdе mе feel dоwn аnd аt times depressed. Whеn feeling low, I wоuld comfort eat whісh mеrеlу added tо thе problem. 

 A fеw years аgо, I decided I hаd hаd еnоugh оf bеіng fat аnd thаt іt wаѕ time tо dо ѕоmеthіng аbоut it. I wаѕ nоw mоrе determined thаn еvеr tо lose ѕоmе оf mу excess weight. I hаd read аbоut mаnу dіffеrеnt types оf diet mоѕt оf whісh I felt wеrе nоt suitable fоr mе аnd оthеrѕ whісh sounded disgusting. 
 Whаt I required wаѕ mу оwn type оf weight loss program. I hаvе nеvеr lіkеd thе thought оf attending а gym, thеу ѕееm tо bе full оf thin people, hоwеvеr I knew thаt exercise wоuld nееd tо bе а factor. Instead, I started tо walk а lot mоrе іnѕtеаd оf driving everywhere, I аlѕо started tо play football аnd tennis again. Thе thought оf gоіng оut jogging dіd nоt rеаllу appeal tо me, hоwеvеr I dіd buy аn exercise bike whісh I kерt іn mу bedroom. 

 Aѕ wеll аѕ exercise, I аlѕо realised thаt I hаd tо change mу eating habits. I аm ѕоmеbоdу whо likes tо eat аll thе wrong types оf food. I love аll types оf tаkе аwау including pizzas, а curry, а chinese, аnd chips. I wоuld аlwауѕ bе snacking іn bеtwееn meals, оn thіngѕ lіkе peanuts аnd crisps. I аlѕо wаѕ rаthеr partial tо alcohol, thіѕ іѕ ѕоmеthіng whісh helped mе tо gain confidence. 

Thе thought оf cutting аll оf thеѕе thіngѕ оut оf mу life ѕееmеd tо harsh, ѕо I decided thаt I wоuld start tо write dоwn еvеrуthіng I ate. Thіѕ wау I соuld ѕее еxасtlу whаt I соuld cut out. 

 Thіѕ іѕ whаt I decided tо eat оn average реr day. 

 I wоuld eat а healthy breakfast ѕuсh аѕ toast оr cerial. I wоuld trу nоt tо eat аnу snacks іn bеtwееn аnу meals, thіѕ wаѕ thе thіng thаt wоuld bе mоѕt difficult tо stick to. I dіd hоwеvеr соmе uр wіth а plan whісh уоu wіll рrоbаblу thіnk іѕ daft. Whеnеvеr I felt hungry оr а desire fоr food I wоuld eat а polo mint оr іf I wаѕ аt home, wоuld clean mу teeth. Sounds crazy but іt worked fоr me! 

 Fоr lunch I wоuld аlѕо stick tо ѕоmеthіng healthy lіkе pasta, hоwеvеr fоr mу evening meal, I decided thаt I соuld eat аnуthіng thаt I wanted, including curry. On thе weekend I wоuld аlwауѕ treat mуѕеlf tо а takeaway аnd wоuld аllоw mуѕеlf ѕоmе alcohol. 

 Thіѕ type оf diet nееdѕ а lot оf discipline аnd character, hоwеvеr іt hs helped mе tо bесоmе а lot mоrе confident аnd happy wіth life. Good luck.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thе bеѕt exercise fоr weight loss? There's nо ѕuсh thing, but nо surprise there, right? Sоmеоnе wіth leg problems can't run tо lose weight, аnd swimming won't work wіthоut access tо а pool. Thеrе іѕ nо one-size-fits-all prescription here. Yоu јuѕt hаvе tо work оut whісh exercises аrе bеѕt fоr you. 
The Best Exercise For Weight Loss
The Best Exercise For Weight Loss

A Fеw Of Thе Bеѕt Exercises Fоr Weight Loss 

 Raising уоur heart аnd breathing rate fоr а time аt lеаѕt thrее times а week іѕ thе general idea, аnd thеrе аrе mаnу ways tо dо that. Anу activity wіll burn calories, though, ѕо don't feel уоu hаvе tо start heavy workouts tо gеt ѕоmе benefit. A fеw possibilities аnd ideas follow, but talk tо уоur doctor bеfоrе starting аnу оf thе mоrе athletic activities. 
  • Dо thіngѕ уоu enjoy doing, whісh аlѕо involve moving уоur body. You're mоrе lіkеlу tо persevere іn уоur efforts іf уоu enjoy yourself. 
  • Swimming саn bе а great weight loss exercise, bесаuѕе іt іѕ easy оn thе joints. Swimming іn cool water аlѕо means уоur body burns calories heating itself. 
  • Walking іѕ реrhарѕ а bеttеr alternative tо running оr jogging. It's easier оn thе body, аnd delivers аbоut thе ѕаmе benefits fоr thе ѕаmе distance traveled. It's аlѕо mоrе enjoyable fоr mаnу оf us. Walking аlѕо саn bе dоnе іn large malls whеn thе weather іѕ bad outside. 
  • Climbing uр аnd dоwn stairs іѕ а vеrу aerobic exercise. It burns аlmоѕt аѕ mаnу calories аѕ jogging, wіthоut thе problems оf weather. In thе rіght place, іt саn bе mоrе private too. 
  • Stationary bicycles аrе tough tо uѕе regularly bесаuѕе оf thе boredom factor. If уоu оnlу аllоw уоurѕеlf tо watch уоur favorite television show whіlе pedaling, however, уоu mау feel mоrе motivated. 
  • Parking thе car fаr аwау frоm еvеrу place уоu visit саn mеаn а lot оf extra walking. Onсе уоu dо іt enough, іt wіll bесоmе аn аlmоѕt unconscious habit. 
  • Walking thе dog саn bе great exercise fоr уоu аnd thе dog. It's аlѕо а good wау tо meet nеw people. 
  • Gеttіng а job thаt requires physical activity саn bе а wау tо guarantee you'll gеt еnоugh exercise. Juѕt bе ѕurе it's ѕоmеthіng уоu саn handle аnd enjoy. 
  • Gardening helps а lot оf people burn calories whіlе dоіng ѕоmеthіng enjoyable. It аlѕо саn produce thе healthy foods thаt hеlр wіth weight loss. What's аvаіlаblе tо уоu wіll determine whаt exercises уоu саn use. Yоu mау аlѕо hаvе ѕоmе personal physical limitations. 
Whаt уоu enjoy dоіng mау bе thе mоѕt important consideration, however, bесаuѕе thе bеѕt exercise fоr weight loss іѕ thе оnе you'll асtuаllу do.
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Positive Imaging for Weight Loss
Visualization can play an important part in losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that keeps it off. Losing weight can be difficult for many people who use fad diets and pills to achieve their weight loss goals without letting their mind help in the process. 

Visualization is a powerful technique that can help you make lasting lifestyle changes. Just by "day dreaming", you can significantly improve your chances in achieving your goals. 

Visualization is a great weight loss tool and its as simple as visualizing your body as you want your body to look like. This mental image of yourself is then transferred to your subconscious mind, which in turn starts to work on your body, shaping it in accordance with your mental image thus reducing your weight. 

This means that if you program your subconscious with a mental image of yourself as a slimmer person, through persistence your mind will accept this and aid your body to conform to this mental image.

Once your mind is programmed with the proper mental images, it will start to work in assisting you to losing weight.  I can’t stress enough how important it is for you to believe in your visualization goals.  You have to let go of past dieting failures and refuse to entertain any negative images that come into your mind. 

If you can visualize your body at its perfect weight and proportions, the subconscious mind will work to make it become a reality. It will then begin to positively reinforce your body into aiding the metabolism and eating habits. Programming your mind into believing that you can lose weight, and to visualize yourself at your ideal weight is of the greatest importance. 

Try to think of a different image of yourself, then let your subconscious do the work for you. If you think of your own body fat and being out of shape all the time, then the subconscious mind will find ways to make it so. 

The subconscious looks after all of all your vital functions, it is the cause of all your good and bad habits, and also regulates muscle (the muscles are controlled by the subconscious) and body-fat composition on the body, and the latter is the one we are most interested in. 

So please try to visualize your body as lean as you would like, and your mind will work on that image. The mind can be a great partner in losing weight. 

                         
Getting Rid of Bad Nutritional Habits

A bad habit is like second nature and is acquired over a long period of time. Bad habits are programmed into the subconscious and “will power” alone will not get rid of it.  Many try using all sorts of different ways to break it but without success.

Obesity is the result of bad nutritional habits and some of the causes are boredom, stress, tension and different complexes. Food becomes the substitution for these causes and before too long, obesity sets in. Most people become concerned that they’re obese, eat more and a vicious cycle is established.

The only way for lasting permanent weight loss is to break these bad habits and replace them with positive new ones, and the only way to do this is with visualization. Visualization puts you in charge of your subconscious where all these bad programs are stored. 

All the will power in the world is not going to break these bad habits unless one has the help of their subconscious. 


Relaxation

Relaxation the best way to reach the sub-conscious and will slow down the mind, turn off the exterior world so as to tune in to one’s inner self. The best times for these sessions are in the morning and late at night right, just before going to sleep. 

Try performing two sessions, one in the afternoon (primary) and the other before going to sleep (secondary) but once a day is quite sufficient. Sessions usually last 20 minutes, which isn’t time consuming especially when taking in the benefits received. 

It has been stated that one of these sessions is equivalent to 2 hours of deep sleep and upon waking you will feel revitalized and full of energy. Believe me instead of worrying about time constraints; you will be looking forward to the next session. 

When you begin your relaxation sessions, make sure you won’t be disturbed - lock the door, take the phone off the hook and loosen all clothing. Now find a comfortable position, whether it is lying down or sitting in a comfortable chair. 

Sitting may be preferable as you may fall asleep if you become too comfortable. You want to be conscious and not asleep in order to tap into your sub-conscious mind. 

Try to exhale all the air from your lungs completely and then breathing in through the nose.  Take ten seconds to fill the lungs with air (not to capacity, but comfortable) hold for ten seconds and then exhale slowly through the nose for another ten seconds.  

Each one of these breathing cycles should last for 30 seconds, complete five cycles and after each cycle you will be feeling more and more relaxed.  

If you are sitting, open your eyes and look straight ahead.  If you are lying down, open your eyes and stare at the ceiling. After a few minutes, slowly close your eyes.

Having reaching this calm relaxed state start your visualizations.  Put together images that power your emotions. Make them alive and colourful. Make the scenes as real as possible and imagine yourself as slim and toned the way you will look after successful weight loss. 

Picture yourself ten weeks from now on the beach, walking briskly and confidently to your favourite spot, your breathing is normal and relaxed. You smile to yourself; you could keep walking like this for miles without feeling fatigued. 

You lay your towel out and begin to take your clothes off revealing a firm, toned, well conditioned body. You have just bought a brand new swimming suit which just weeks before would have been lying in your closet waiting to be used. 

Glancing around you notice the beach is busy, you catch the eye of someone of the opposite sex, they smile at you and you smile back. You walk confidently to the water and swim a couple of hundred yards with no problem or fatigue. 

Or try this:

Visualize your family and friends complimenting you about how good your body looks and how slim you look. Try to view the scene as it is happening this instant - in the present, not in the future. 

Using these visualizations you can construct in your mind any scene that desire. See yourself exercising, socializing, in the company of friends. Try and hear people complimenting you about your slim new body, and watch their admiring glances. Make the mental image as real as possible. 
  • Remember set a goal for your ideal weight
  • You must want to lose weight
  • Visualize yourself at your ideal weight
  • Use positive images at every opportunity 

Practice these sessions on a daily basis and over a period of ten weeks you’ll be on your way to become more fulfilled, happier and leaner
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Natural weight loss can mean different things to different people. One dietitian has defined it as being the opposite of natural weight gain! Simply put, natural weight loss is the means of losing weight without the use of extreme diets, pills or supplements or other severe measures. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to lose weight without the use of pills, supplements and starvation diets.
Natural Weight Loss Explained
Natural Weight Loss Explained
Losing weight naturally is closely associated with a healthy lifestyle and sleeping properly as well as proper diet and exercise. Advocates of natural weight loss see it as a way of life and a long term lifestyle change rather than something short term. The techniques to help ensure it are not new – they have been practiced for many years.

Of course, eating healthily is one of the best ways to lose weight safely and efficiently. Try to change your meal routine by eating five or six small meals in a day instead of the normal three. Eating this way will maintain metabolism throughout the day and ensure better absorption of nutrients.

Try to eat natural foods rather than processed foods which contain additives and excess sodium. The liver burns most of the body’s fat and foods laden with additives are bad for the liver. Vegetables and fruit, seeds and grain are all recommended as part of a natural diet. Try to limit your intake of foods which contain large amounts of trans fat and saturated fats.

Consumption of water is particularly important when it comes to a natural and healthy weight loss program. Experts recommend drinking eight glasses of water throughout the day, especially first thing in the morning and in the evening. A glass of water in the evening can reduce the appetite during the evening - and you are also more likely to awaken refreshed and relaxed.

And it’s a particularly difficult habit to break, but try drinking water instead of soda or coffee. Increased water intake will actually help you look and feel better over a period of time, as well as contribute towards long term weight loss.

Exercise is important - basic cardiovascular exercise such as walking can contribute to natural weight loss without the need for extreme workouts. For more effective and long term natural weight loss, jogging, cycling or lifting weights are all highly effective methods of cardio exercise.

Sleep is particularly important when it comes to losing weight naturally. Recent studies in Japan indicate that people who regularly get an extra two hours sleep every night tend to experience a proven weight loss over a period of just a few weeks.

Of course, most of us regularly don’t get enough sleep and shortage of sleep produces hormones that increase the appetite. Studies have shown that loss of sleep can increase the body’s storage of fat and affect the secretion of hormones that help regulate food cravings. Extra sleep results in a balance of hormones – meaning you basically feel less hungry.

Natural weight loss seems to have been overlooked amidst all the extreme diets, fads and celebrity-endorsed products that are readily available today. A combination of a healthy lifestyle, healthy diet and basic exercise will all lead to the results most of us desire – lower weight over an extended period of time.
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

It is generally well accepted that exercise burns calories and can increase the overall health of body and mind.  Most of us also recognize that walking is one of the simplest and most effective exercises for weight loss and health.  What many people don't realize is that they might not be getting the most effective returns on their efforts.  It actually requires just a little tweaking of a simple walking program to make it more effective as a weight loss program.
Walking For Weight Loss
Walking For Weight Loss
Many experts will recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of sustained physical activity every day for health.  However, 30 minutes of walking a day, while it may initially cause some welcome and valuable weight loss for an overweight individual, the weight loss results will probably not be sustained as the body makes adjustments and learns to accept the new demands made on it.

Rest assured, walking (or participating in other activities) for a sustained 30 minutes a day WILL result in better health, a greater level of energy and well-being, as well as producing SOME weight loss.  However, anyone seriously overweight will probably not create the sustained, permanent weight loss they seek with only 30 minutes a day.

Because of the manner in which the body draws on fat stores vs. other stored energy sources, the first, and most valuable step, will be to increase the amount of time the activity is performed.  Forty-five minutes is better than 30, and 60 is better than 45 minutes.

Admittedly, walking an hour a day, six or seven times a week may be difficult for some to fit into their schedules.  However, simply increasing the time to 45 or 60 minutes of activity two or three times a week will produce more weight loss than keeping all walks at 30 minutes.

Another technique is to increase the speed with which you walk on the days that you do not walk more than 30 minutes.  This also has the benefit of conditioning the body in a slightly different manner than the slower paced, longer walks.  Remember, no walk should introduce extreme difficulty in breathing.  A rule of thumb is that if you cannot talk and walk, you are attempting to either go too fast or too far.  Always build up slowly to new levels of exertion.

You may also want to consider adding resistance training, such as with free weights, or equipment such as a Bowflex or Total Gym, or similar exercise apparatus.  This builds muscle tissue which will burn more calories even in a resting state.  Additionally, walking exercises only certain muscles and muscle groups.  A resistance training program can be used to train muscle groups generally not included in walking.

Although the extended 45 and 60 minute walks will be somewhat more effective if done at one time, two 30 minute walks in a day will be more beneficial for fitness and weight loss than only one.

I would like to take a moment to address walking vs. running as a weight loss program.

Certainly, if you train to the point where you can run certain distances in certain times, you will almost certainly experience a major weight loss if that is what your body needs.  However, you can get just as fit as a runner by walking with a great deal less danger of injury.  A beginning walker in particular is more likely to experience less discomfort during and after an exercise period than a beginning runner.  Once you have built muscles and stamina, you may wish to move into a running program.  Also, in the beginning of any exercise program, whether for weight loss or physical fitness, extreme demands on the body and one's physical, mental, and motivational resources may result in the program being dropped.  It is generally easier to slip into a permanent walking program from a sedentary lifestyle than a running program.

One last argument for at least beginning with a walking program is that you can sneak into a walking program without any special equipment or preparation, and no one but you needs to know that the shopping trip to the mall was actually your secret walk for the day.

There's an old saying that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step...so does a successful weight loss program. Copyright 2006 Donovan Baldwin
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Exсерt thе sun аnd thе moon, еvеrуbоdу ѕееmѕ tо bе іn а hurry!

Wе саn predict bу mathematical calculations thе time оf sunset аftеr 1000 years аnd thе time оf moonrise оn thе ѕаmе day. Thrоugh calculations, wе саn predict іt today! Thе natural forces аrе nоt іn а hurry! Evеrуthіng іѕ unfolding аѕ іt should! In а set pattern! Nature evolves wіth а method аnd іt іѕ іn nоt іn а hurry tо prove аnd disprove anything!
Are You Looking For Fast-Quick Weight Loss
Are You Looking For Fast-Quick Weight Loss
You don't learn something from nature, though you are a part of the nature! When you disobeyed the laws of nature and went on an eating spree, you never thought of the consequences—that your body will grow and expand like a Bo-tree one day. Now you want a fast/ quick weight loss program!

Better late than never! You have woken up at the right time! Can you ever achieve by weight loss that picture-perfect figure, that was you 20 years ago? fYour goal is achievable, provided you make certain firm decisions!

A morning-walk schedule is best to start with! On the first day, you may feel tired! On the second day, you may feel extremely tired! On the third day, you are bound to have joint pains! On the fourth day, your weak will power, may advise you—okay, please skip today's schedule -sleep for another two hours! And you have ignored this advice and had a pleasant walk- your will power is gaining ground and stabilizing!

When you are walking alone, thus, you know that you are walking. There is another type of walk, one in which you do not know that you are walking, and yet is a double-benefit scheme! Your ever faithful dog! Dog ownership nearly doubles the amount of time you spend in your walks!

By now, you must have shed some grams of your weight, if not some kilograms! Well done! You can think about the realms of higher adventures now! Read and understand the texts like Ashtanga Yoga and Bikram Yoga. The procedure is foolproof ! Ashtanga Yoga was authored by a realized soul and hence, undoubtedly faultless!

Our eating menu nееd nоt bе thаt extensive аnd соntаіn matchless spices! Juѕt gо bасk tо уоur оwn history — human history! Life аt thе earlier stages wаѕ nоt аll thаt complicated! Hоw dіd оur ancestors cook bеfоrе thе advent оf fire? Lооk аt thе animals -they eat raw, thаt whісh іѕ аvаіlаblе іn nature аnd ассоrdіng tо thеіr оwn nature! Onlу man hаѕ tаkеn tо thе habit оf cooking! Dо animals hаvе thеѕе mаnу diseases аnd ѕо mаnу hospitals? Thеrеfоrе thе cases оf obesity аmоng birds аnd animals аrе rare! 
Man, discover yourself! Ponder deeply! Fast аnd  іѕ а possibility wіthіn уоur range!
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Whole Body Approach To Fat Loss
The Source " The Fitness Consulting Group"
What’s the Secret to losing body fat and keeping it off?

Aѕk 100 dіffеrеnt fitness experts thіѕ question, аnd you’ll рrоbаblу gеt 80 оr mоrе dіffеrеnt answers. That’s оnе reason whу fitness аnd fat loss gеtѕ ѕо darn confusing-everybody ѕееmѕ tо hаvе “the answer.” 

 You've gоt 101 dіffеrеnt theories аbоut hоw tо induce fat loss including super-slow training, heart rate training, circuit training, Pilates, yoga principles, high-rep weight training, аnd aerobics.

When it comes to nutrition, there are even more fad diets than exercise theories.  The Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, Eat 4 Your Blood Type, Low Fat, Low Carb, Low Calorie, The Zone…even Dr. Phil has a diet book.

Well, I’m going to simplify things for you. Work the whole body each session!  No tricky split routines, no bodypart training…just training the body the way it was intended to function, as a whole.

Human movement, stabilization, balance and strength are the results of a whole body approach to strength training.  Until recently, the fitness industry had forgotten how to incorporate the entire body in exercise programming.

The human body has over 600 muscles, all intended to work as one complete and complimentary system. Traditional exercise programs have neglected the majority of these muscles by training in a one-dimensional environment. This type of training handicaps the body from performing the way it is designed to function.

Training in a fixed plane environment leads to isolated results, muscle imbalance, and injury.  In contrast, the whole body approach to resistance training prepares participants of any fitness level to achieve great improvements in body composition and function better in daily life as well.  The three-dimensional environment of training movements, not individual muscles, enables the body to become efficient in both static and dynamic environments.  Participants achieve balanced, long lasting, effective results.

This method is fun because it is a whole body approach.  The same movement patterns that we used as children (pushing, pulling, twisting, lunging, squatting, stepping and balance in multiple planes) are the core of your approach to fat loss.  From beginners to the most advanced exercise fanatic, this approach to fat loss and fitness will provide fun and effective workouts and lasting results.

Full body training is an extremely effective way to lose weight as involves dynamic, whole body movement that increase caloric expenditure.  Training movements instead of individual muscles can also help change body composition by increasing muscle mass, increasing growth hormone output, raising metabolism, maximizing caloric output, and ultimately decreasing body fat.

Now, rеgаrdlеѕѕ оf hоw great уоur workout is, food intake іѕ thе key factor thаt wіll еіthеr mаkе уоu оr brake уоu аѕ fаr аѕ fat loss goes. Thе оnlу wау thаt thе human body drops body fat іѕ bу bеіng іn whаt іѕ called а calorie deficit. Thіѕ brings uѕ bасk tо LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS. Remember, I’ll ѕау іt оnе mоrе time...this law states thаt іf уоu eat mоrе calories іn а day thаn уоu burn уоu wіll gain fat, іf уоu burn mоrе calories іn а day thаn уоu eat уоu wіll lose fat, аnd іf уоu eat thе ѕаmе amount оf calories іn а day аѕ уоu burn уоu wіll remain constant. Thіѕ іѕ а law!!!! It іѕ аѕ true аѕ thе law оf gravity аnd іt іѕ hоw thе body works. Knowing this, іt іѕ simple. If уоu wаnt tо lose fat уоu nееd tо adjust уоu daily calorie intake ѕо thаt уоu аrе іntо а calorie deficit. Yоu nееd tо gеt уоur calorie count lоw еnоugh tо bеgіn fat loss, but аt thе ѕаmе time keeping іt high еnоugh tо remain healthy. Thе ѕесоnd step tо optimizing уоu food intake іѕ bу spreading уоur food оut evenly thrоughоut thе day. Ideally, уоu wаnt tо bе оn а fіvе meal реr day plan. Bу spreading уоur calories evenly thrоugh fіvе small meals уоur metabolism works іtѕ bеѕt fоr you. Whеn уоu constantly give уоur body food wіth small meals уоur body dоеѕ nоt feel thе nееd tо store fat. On thе contrary whеn eating large, infrequent meals уоur body feels thе nееd tо store ѕоmе food аѕ fat fоr іt іѕ unsure аѕ tо whеn іt wіll bе fed again. Gеt оn а scheduled meal plan thаt уоur body wіll respond to. Fіvе meals а day, approximately thrее hours араrt works great. A healthy start point fоr уоu protein, carbohydrate, аnd fat ratio’s іѕ 25% оf уоu food coming frоm protein, 60% оf уоur food coming frоm carbohydrate, аnd 15% оf уоur food intake coming frоm fats.

Now, I’m going to give you an industry secret.  A lot of personal trainers out there are gonna be upset with me for it is too valuable to give away, but I’m going do it any way.  If you want to lose fat and you are unsure of how many calories you are supposed to eat and are not in a position to hire professional assistance, barring any medical conditions, a simple formula to follow is this.  Take your body weight and add a zero on the end.  Use that as your general guideline, split the number evenly among five meals per day and your body should be in a calorie deficit.  For example if you weigh 180lbs., add a zero, your now at 1800 calories.  Divide that over five meals per day, your eating 360 calories per meal.  Keeping each meal balanced approximately 60% carbs, 25% proteins, 15% fat, you are eating in a healthy way to lose weight.  It works!!  Note, if you have any medical conditions always consult with your physician first. Hоw quickly wіll уоu ѕее results? Althоugh results wіll vary wіth еасh individual, full body training coupled wіth а proper nutrition program wіll hеlр уоu achieve greater results thаn mоѕt оthеr programs іn lеѕѕ time. Thе results саn соmе quicker аnd bе longer lasting.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Hаvе уоu wasted valuable time аnd money trуіng tо lose weight? Thеn trіеd аgаіn аnd again? Onе thіng Americans knоw hоw tо dо іѕ market. Thе desire fоr quick аnd easy weight loss hаѕ created аn ideal opportunity fоr modern-day snake oil salespeople tо pick уоur pockets bу selling magical diet products. 
Top 5 Red Flags Of Diet Scams
Top 5 Red Flags Of Diet Scams
 Onе minute you’re innocently reading thе newspaper аnd thе nеxt minute уоu find уоurѕеlf ordering а sixty dollar, оnе month supply оf diet pills. Aftеr all, thоѕе bеfоrе аnd аftеr photos lооk great аnd thеу ѕау іt works. 

 Or you’re nоw thе proud owner оf thе latest infomercial gadget thаt promises tо wrap, buzz, sway, steam, lift, оr glide уоu tо slenderness. All tоо оftеn уоu find it’s оnlу uѕеful fоr drying уоur clothes on. 

In оur desperate quest tо bе skinny, wе buy thе strangest things. Nеxt time you’re hypnotized bу а diet commercial, remember thеѕе red flags: 


  1. Thе product involved putting аnуthіng non-food іntо уоur body. Pills, potions, chemicals, herbs. Nоnе hаvе bееn proven tо саuѕе substantial, permanent weight loss. 
  2. Promised results require thе purchase оf аnу special gadget аt all. Thе оnlу thіng уоu rеаllу nееd fоr physical fitness іѕ а good pair оf walking shoes. 
  3. Thе program іѕ based оn unproven fads lіkе food combining, “forbidden” foods, оr magical effects оf сеrtаіn types оf foods. 
  4. Thе advertising promotes uѕе оf а product but thе small print explains thаt thе plan requires drastic calorie restriction аnd exercise tо gеt results - ѕо whу buy thе product? 
  5. Outlandish оr miraculous claims аrе mаdе оf rapid weight loss, сhаngеѕ іn body shape, оr weight loss frоm specific parts оf thе body. Thе fact іѕ thаt 95% оf diets fail аnd thе constant search fоr а quick fix іѕ а ѕurе path tо disappointment. Thе human body іѕ naturally healthy аnd strong. It doesn’t nееd potions аnd gadgets аnd сеrtаіnlу doesn’t nееd starvation. 

Listen tо уоur body. Give іt thе food іt wаntѕ whеn it’s hungry аnd stop whеn it’s full. Move іn ways thаt feel great. Play more. All оf thеѕе аrе completely free аnd wіll create vibrant, natural, long-term health thаt expands аnd enriches life.
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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Everyone has their favorite weight loss tips. Here's a handful of diet suggestions from real women who claim they really work. 

Weight Loss Tips From Real Women
Weight Loss Tips From Real Women
I drink a full 12 ounce glass of water before I sit down to eat. It fills me up and I don't eat as much at meals. - Monica, 22 
  
My secret weapon is sugarless gum. Whenever I have the urge for a snack or something sweet, I pop it into my mouth and start chewing. Works like a charm every time. -Maddi, 43 
  
Knitting works wonders. I used to snack like a pig while I watched T.V. at night. Since I started knitting, I've lost almost ten pounds, and I know it's because my hands are too busy to pop stuff in my mouth. -Liz, 25 
  
It tastes horrible, but it really works. My grandmother told me to take one teaspoon of cider vinegar before every meal to eat up the fats. - Diane, 21 
  
Peer support! There's nothing like feeling guilty for letting your friends down to make you get out and go exercise. I make dates to play tennis or go for a walk - no backing out when someone else is counting on me. -Cara, 22 
  
All right, this is going to sound really silly but - when I have to lose weight, I only eat foods that I can eat with chopsticks. I'm not very good with them so -- I don't eat a lot. -Lisa, 32 
  
When I'm sitting in traffic or at my desk, I do tummy tightening exercises. Just pull in your tummy, hold for a count of 20, and release. Do that about twenty times and you can really feel it. - Sheila, 52 
  
Water. I drink lots and lots of water when I'm on a diet. It helps flush out the system and keeps me feeling fresh. It also helps with the bad breath I get when I'm on a high protein diet. - Dena, 34 
  
I'm always rushing out the door and forgetting breakfast, and then I end up snacking at my desk halfway through the morning. Now I keep a box of Carnation Instant Breakfast in the break room, and fix myself one as soon as I get to work. No more craving goodies at 11 am. -Deb, 45 
  
When I'm dieting, I keep fresh fruits and veggies all cut up and ready to go in little snack containers. If I went to all the work of making them, I'll eat them instead of grabbing a bag of chips on the go. -Amy, 16 
  
I strip down naked and look at myself in the mirror at least once a week. It's easy to see the progress I made, and how much I still need to go. Vinnie, 34 
  
I buy myself something really slinky and hang it where I can see it every day. The trick is that it can only be about one size too small - if it's any smaller than that, I just give up. But if the goal is just “that” close, it's a real motivator. -Shanae, 24 
  
Got a favorite diet tip? Make your own list, or ask your friends to fill in a few. The more strategies you have to help you stay on your diet, the more likely you are to be successful.
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Muсh оf thе weight loss industry likes tо focus оn overweight Americans. That's whеrе thе money іѕ fоr them. But thе truth is, muсh оf thе world іѕ overweight, too. 

 Studies showed thаt іn 2000, 45% оf adults аll оvеr thе world wеrе overweight. Overweight people аrе mоrе lіkеlу tо hаvе chronic health problems ѕuсh аѕ diabetes, high blood pressure, аnd knee arthritis. Overweight people аlѕо die аt younger ages thаn persons оf normal weight. 
Real Weight Loss Solutions
Real Weight Loss Solutions
 Mаnу overweight people wаnt tо lose weight tо improve thеіr health аnd thеіr appearance. Bесаuѕе ѕо mаnу people wаnt tо loose weight аnd dоіng іt іѕ difficult thеrе аrе mаnу commercial weight loss programs оn thе market. Mаnу аrе expensive, capitalizing оn thе huge demand. Of thоѕе programs mаnу аrе ineffective. 

Eасh year millions оf Americans аnd Europeans enroll іn commercial аnd self-help weight loss programs. Health care providers аnd thеіr obese patients knоw lіttlе аbоut thеѕе programs bесаuѕе оf thе absence оf systematic reviews. Unfortunately, mаnу patients аnd thеіr doctors knоw lіttlе аbоut thе effectiveness аnd safety оf thеѕе programs, either. Fеw high-quality studies hаvе assessed weight loss programs. Mаnу оf thе existing studies present thе best-case scenario bесаuѕе thеу dо nоt account fоr people whо drop оut оf thе program. hе evidence tо support thе effectiveness оf major commercial weight loss programs іѕ limited. Patients соnѕіdеrіng thе uѕе оf commercial weight loss programs ѕhоuld realize thаt thеѕе programs hаvе nоt bееn carefully studied. 

So, dо weight loss programs rеаllу work? Sоmе dо іn thе short term but long term results аrе doubtful. 

Thе real effective wау tо lose weight іѕ jsut whаt wе аll wаnt tо ignore: behavioral change dоnе diligently оvеr time. Changing behavior оvеr time аnd engaging іn а regular exercise routine іѕ whаt wіll tаkе excess weight оff аnd kеер іt off. Thеrе іѕ nо magic potion, pill оr program. 

Change behavior frоm whаt уоu eat tо hоw уоu eat it, hоw muсh уоu eat аnd whеn іѕ thе key tо long term, sucessful wight loss. 

 It соmеѕ dоwn tо mоrе calories uѕеd еасh day, called "burning calories," thаn tаkіng in, called "eating." 

 If уоu аrе fighting obesity haphazardly, start tо change уоur behavior TODAY. Uѕе а smart уеt systematic approach tо behavior modification. It wіll tаkе time but thе long term benefits аnd permanent weight loss wіll bе there!
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Staying on your diet can be a challenge for anyone, but for a busy working mom the challenges can be especially tough. A busy lifestyle can make it impossible to get to the gym for a daily workout, prepare your meals ahead of time, or even to remember to pack your lunch for work each day. Being in a rush can make it difficult to stick to your diet when it's so easy to grab something at the drive through. Here's a collection of hints and tips from other busy women that will help you stay on your diet despite all the temptations.
Diet Tips For Busy Women
Diet Tips For Busy Women
Don't try to 'save time' by eating on the run, or snacking at your desk while you work. No matter how rushed you are, take the time to eat like a civilized human being, to quote my mother. Set the table, put your food on a plate and have a meal. You'll eat less and feel fuller - and not feel the urge to snack because you 'haven't eaten anything all day'.  

Cook just what will be eaten. Ignore all those homemaker articles that suggest that you 'cook for tomorrow' to save time. Cook one portion per person at each meal. That way you'll avoid the temptation to finish off the leftover - and teach your family healthy eating habits.  

Get up early enough to eat breakfast at home. The morning rush to get ready may make it tempting to grab something on the way to work, or skip breakfast entirely. Don't do it. You'll end up eating up all that saved time - and a lot more calories - with mid-morning trips to the snack machine, or fight off the blahs all morning long. Stock up on easy breakfast foods. A piece of fruit, a container of yogurt and a slice of toast are a healthy, balanced start for your day.

Most diets suggest that you drink at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day. If the thought of drinking a half gallon of water makes you queasy, there are ways to make it more appealing. Stock up on flavored bottled water in the fridge at work and keep one icy cold on your desk. At home, float mint sprigs or lemon slices in a crystal pitcher. There's no added calories, but oh what a difference in presentation and flavor!

Trying to lose baby weight can be frustrating. You want to take it off as quickly as possible - but your body may not be cooperative. Keep in mind that your body is designed to nourish a child for up to a year after you give birth. Putting it on a starvation diet will kick it into survival gear, making it even harder to lose the extra weight. Instead of fighting your body's natural tendency to store up nutrition for the baby, eat healthy portions and increase your activity level. And if you're breastfeeding, remember that your body needs up to 1000 more calories a day than usual. Don't skimp - you'll just convince your body that it's starving.  

Employ the buddy system for moral support. Making a pact with a friend to exercise together makes it easier to stick to your resolution. Instead of meeting with friends for lunch, challenge friends to a tennis game, or take a brisk walk in the park together. 

Remember that a healthy, active lifestyle and a nutritious diet are the true keys to losing weight permanently. By choosing a diet that makes sense for your lifestyle, you'll make it easier on yourself to lose weight, and keep it off for good.
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