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Weight control. We all want it, and strive to get it different ways; “crash” or “fad’ diets, fasts, and crazy workouts. The best way to control weight is to follow these 10 easy steps:
Beauty is only skin deep, as the saying goes. Or so we think? From the days of Cleopatra to the red carpets of Hollywood, we have had a fixation on how we look. In the western world, having a svelte figure is usually the envy of many. A body with just the right amount of curves and contouring is coveted by most. Weight loss in the United States comes with more illusions than a Las Vegas magic show; that it’s easy, it can be done quickly, with no harmful side effects. In reality, rapid weight loss should be left to the magicians on the stages, since it is just an misapprehension.
We’ve all been there. The next hip and cool diet to try out might relegate you to drink only liquids, eat only purple foods, or consume no carbohydrates. The new exercise regiment might want you to do 2 hours of cardio a day. They all claim rapid results, but most lead to even quicker weight regain. The truth is, losing weight can be as simple as adopting a healthy lifestyle. You need to follow a few key steps to remain fit, happy, slim, and trim.
In this day and age it is difficult for the average dieter to keep goals in perspective. Everywhere you turn there is a new amazing miracle pill, strict food plan, or fitness contraption that takes our minds off the goal and replaces it with false instant gratification desires.
Are you overweight but don’t know how it happened? Are you thinking back over the years of diets you have tried and wonder what went wrong why wasn’t it working for you? Do you start a diet with unrealistic goals? Do you try all the latest so called celebrity diets? If this is you then you are what I like to call a “fad diet junkie”.
Reality is we live in a fast food wonderland and that isn’t going to go away anytime soon. It is so easy to hit a drive thru with the busy schedules we keep. A lot of people are in such a rush they end up eating fast food at least once a day some up to three times a day.
I sat down today to write my typical article about weight loss motivation, weight loss recipes, setting realistic weight loss goals, among other weight loss topics however I changed my mind.
You’ve probably heard the many ways that belly fat can put your health at risk, including such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and even dementia. It’s time to add one more health condition to the list: migraines. A recent study reveals that people with more belly fat have a higher risk of these excruciating headaches.
What if your weight gain was simply due to a deficiency in an essential vitamin . . . specifically Vitamin D? And, what if you could lose weight simply by getting enough Vitamin D in your diet? Is that even a possibility? It may be. According to a recent study, there seems to be a link between weight gain and not getting enough Vitamin D. Let’s take a closer look. . .
Losing weight is never easy, but there are some simple things you can do to drop a few pounds and they don’t involve drugs or a gym membership. In fact, one of the easiest ways to get rid of extra weight is to find ways to stop retaining water. Keep reading for easy ways to lose up to eight pounds by eliminating water weight . . .
Unless you have a medical condition, such as an inactive thyroid problem, obesity is very much a lifestyle choice. Inactive lifestyles where we drive everywhere, even to the corner store, have become commonplace in North American culture. And it’s not just affecting adults these days. Children sit in front of video games, computers and watch television, sometimes for more than 5-6 hours per day! This dangerous trend shows it’s affect on our kids as record child obesity rates continue to rise every year.
Are you a few pounds overweight, or do you have a lot to lose? Whatever your weight loss goal, shedding those extra pounds can be a daunting task. In addition to following a sensible, well-balanced diet and exercise plan, taking a little added assistance from Mother Nature can help you reach your goals and keep the weight off in the long run.
If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, then you know the many factors that are involved in the fight to lose stubborn pounds. Diet, exercise, heredity and lifestyle choices all play a role in weight control (or lack thereof). However, scientists are adding one more factor to the list: taste buds. Recent research suggests that people with less-sensitive taste receptors tend to have a higher body weight. Keep reading to find out why!
Some experts are of the opinion that Americans may gain “recession pounds” in the upcoming year. It’s been suggested that Americans will spend less on food these days due to the worsening economy, but some experts believe that if you’re one of them, you may put on weight while doing so. Seem backward? It’s not. These health professionals cite evidence presented in studies that link obesity to unhealthy diets in low-income families, thus “recession pounds.”
If you’re trying to maintain a recent weight loss or keep from putting on new pounds, the hardest part may be cutting back on or eliminating some of your favorite foods from your diet. How can you say no when you’re tempted by desserts or attending an event with a bountiful buffet?
Shedding extra pounds can seem like a daunting task—especially when you’re surrounded by temptations and have a hard time fitting exercise into a busy schedule! But when it comes to losing weight and keeping that weight off, little efforts can add up to success.
Different foods contain different amounts of calories, but all calories are burned by the body for energy in the same way. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to work harder to burn off fat calories—a calorie is a calorie, whether it comes from fat, produce or carbohydrates.
Have you ever been hypnotized? Whether your experience with hypnosis was to help you quit a nasty habit or a night of entertainment while in Las Vegas, it is certainly an interesting approach to an altered state of mind. Some people have attempted to use hypnosis for weight loss . . . but does it really work for that purpose? Let’s take a look at hypnosis as a possible effective method for losing weight and keeping it off.
Have you tried to lose weight in the past but failed? Forget all the diet and pill fads. Here is the problem and what you can do about it.
While the options of diet, exercise and dietary supplements are the common methods for most people to combat ongoing weight problems, some will consider surgical methods to attain their weight loss goals. For individuals who are seriously obese, gastric bypass surgery (GBS) can be made to seem like and easy resolution to a lifetime of weight issues. But is it safe? Let’s take a closer look at this weight-reducing option.