Thursday, 26 July 2012

Twenty-Five Shades to Shape Up Your Weight Loss - Part One

Summertime is here and the living should now be easy. That includes your weight loss plan. Here are the first twenty-five of my best suggestions to help you accomplish your weight loss goals.
1. Get a checkup: Assess how healthy you are. Know your numbers. Don't ignore any medical issues. Make a plan to lower that cholesterol or lose 10% of your weight in the next 6 months or take care of your teeth if you haven't seen your dentist in a year.
2. Fill up on fluids: When the heat is on nothing tastes better than an icy cold beverage. This is the time of year for smoothies, slushes and refrigerators filled with pitchers of mint, lemons, limes, apple slices, melon slivers, and cucumbers.
3. Use your muscles with your mind: Be smart about activity. Being outdoors is such a mind boosting experience. If you can take your workout outdoors please do so. Getting 15-20 minutes of sunlight will give your body a boost of vitamin D. And please breathe!
4. Get your 8 hours in: Staying active mentally and physically all day will ensure a restful night sleep. Summerize your bedroom. Bedding that is lightweight, light colored, and lavender scented, music of ocean waves, and a comfortably cool air temperature all add to the enjoyment of a good night sleep.
5. Get creative: There are so many foods to grill. Expand your palate try grilled pineapples over toasted angel food cake, or grilled parsnips, tomatoes, and mushrooms on thin crust pizza topped with feta cheese, and basil.
6. Grow an herb garden: Chives, basil, cilantro, dill, mint and rosemary are excellent flavoring to add for breakfast burritos, salads, salsas and dips, vegetables, fish, seafood and poultry, fruit ice desserts and summertime beverages.
7. Smell those roses: Find a botanical garden and take a stroll. Listen to the birds; take a picture of a garden you enjoy looking at. This can be an easy way to lower your blood pressure and relieve some stress.
8. Write yourself a letter: Where do you want to be a year from now? Are you working and happy at your job? Are you lacking computer skills? Is there a trip in your future? Do you have a bucket list? Why not?
9. Dance the night away: All you need is music. You don't even need a partner! Dancing is a form of exercise and has the additional benefit of taking your mind off any problems you might have in your personal life.
10. Volunteer: Do you have expertise or a hobby that you can share with others? Volunteers always get back so much more in rewards than they are giving. Our world can be a lonely place for a senior without family or an orphaned child or stray animal destined for death.
11. Get emotional: We often reserve our feelings for the sake of appearances. It is a fact that repressed emotions are a greater risk to our health. So let your feelings out. Wrap your arms around those loved ones; tell them they are important to you; remember birthdays and celebrate! Surprise someone with an unexpected gesture.
12. Start the day: Breakfast makes the rest of the day easier on your appetite. On the move either pack something the night before (English muffin, peanut butter and banana) or throw a shake together with coffee, cocoa, yogurt, ground flax cinnamon, fruit of choice, nuts, and ice. Add protein powder for additional staying power.
13. Make a date with yourself: Send an email, set an alarm on your watch to get up and move every hour even for 5 minutes. There are many free apps available.
14. Eat internationally: Each day create Asian-(stir fry), Mexican-(fajita), and Greek-lamb kebab), French, Italian-(cappuccino), Californian-(avocado salad), and Dominican-lentil stew), South American-(flatiron steak), Northeastern-(clam chowder), Southern-(collards), Tex-Mex-(chili). You never have to be bored.
15. Never be hungry again: The secret weapon is to eat every 4 hours. Have healthy snacks readily available in your car, gym-bag, on the job, in the freezer and pantry.
16. Lose the "disease to please": Be aware that practicing to say no is a positive behavior. No guilt attached. For the sake of your health and your planned schedule you might need to excuse yourself from volunteering to take over someone else's responsibility.
17. Strategize your kitchen: Check everywhere your eye will go. Place healthy products within your view. Please remove all foods and beverages that are not on your planned menu.
18. Measure your waist: Women 35" and men 40" are the numbers for you to not exceed. Abdominal fat is associated with increased disease risk.
19. Fill up your plates: That is a 9 inch one. When your plate is filled your perceived satisfaction increases. So trade in those large plates for smaller ones and beware when eating outside of your home.
20. Count your paces: Get a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps a day. Sounds like a lot but the average woman walks 4900 steps a day without trying.
21. Know your family history: It might save your life. Talk to your relatives and share family medical history.
22. Brew a nightcap: Chamomile tea if left to steep all day might turn into a natural sleeping aid for you.
23. Om: Meditation has been around for centuries. It has been credited for lowering blood pressure and having positive stress busting effects so give it a try before saying nay. There are yoga classes, tapes, and books available.
24. Challenge your mind: Take a class, read a book, memorize a poem or do a crossword puzzle. Scientific studies show challenging your brain will help improve memory. It also will take your mind in other areas away from thinking about problems or hunger.
25. Say please to cheese: The calcium and appetite soothing benefits that cheese has goes a long way with satisfying the appetite. Cheese is versatile and healthy in small portions.
These practices are recommended by patients who have succeeded in losing weight, increasing their fitness levels and saying good bye to medications for high cholesterol, blood pressure, and high blood glucose or blood fat levels. I will be publishing my next twenty-five shades to shape up your weight loss.
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Weight Loss Plans and the Pied Piper

We all have to the pay the piper at some point. As you probably remember how the story went, an enterprising young man offered to take away the rats that were infesting Hamelin. In return he was to be paid for his services, but the town folk reneged on the bargain. Not only did they lose the rats, but their children, too.
Weight loss plans have some similarities to this old fable. The way you diet has much to do with paying the piper. If you try the short cut method of starving yourself, you aren't paying and the consequences won't be as expected. If you live up to your commitment, your bill is paid up.
Ninety percent of the weight loss plans commercially advertised promise fast results without any effort on your part. The effort is part of your payment to the piper, and without it you can't expect to be successful for the long haul. You also pay by making the effort to maintain a healthy diet, not one that just counts calories.
It All Begins In Your Head
Even if you are aware of the facts, they won't do you much good if you can't get with the program. The right kind of weight loss plans will work for anyone, but that only happens with commitment. If you are not motivated, no diet will work.
Just knowing something is the right thing to do is not motivation enough to carry a person through a change in lifestyle. When you develop tendencies to sit on the couch and eat junk food, it is hard to wake up one day and change unless something motivates you.
Motivation might come from your physician, who says you are at a serious health risk if you don't lose weight. Wouldn't it be better to get started on a weight maintenance program without losing your health first?
One hundred percent of weight loss plans do not provide the motivation necessary for commitment. You have to furnish that yourself. The first change you must make is right between your ears. Without that, you won't lose the pounds and maintain your optimal weight.
Time for Reprogramming
The residents of Hamelin were stubborn, much the same as people are today. Their minds were set on getting something for nothing, and there was no change in that attitude until it was too late. You have the time beginning right now to change your attitude. You must work at incorporating new thoughts into your subconscious mind if you are to follow weight loss plans that not only work to get you to the weight and size you want to be, but keep you there.
The right motivation must carry you through until your trained subconscious mind begins to take over the reins and the lifestyle becomes habit. You must convince yourself that it will only get easier, the longer you stay with a life choice to maintain the weight you really want, because it is true.
You can pay the piper now or keep on failing to lose weight and keep it off. The choice is up to you.
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Weight Loss After Pregnancy - 3 Dangerous Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Mistakes (Is This You?)

When attempting to lose weight after a pregnancy, there are 3 dangerous mistakes most every woman makes in her quest to regain that pre-pregnancy body. Here are 3 of the biggest post-pregnancy weight loss mistakes and what to do instead.
Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Mistake #1
Attempting to Begin an Exercise Routine too Soon After Giving Birth
Many women are so anxious to get their pre-baby bodies back, they sadly neglect their health. Please, under no circumstance should you participate in any strenuous exercise within 1.5 months of delivery.
What to Do Instead - When you feel up to it, you should begin light physical activity.
The trick is to incorporate this type of mild exercise into your daily routine. This is a great way to begin easing yourself into a more aggressive workout routine.
Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Mistake #2
Expecting Results too Soon and Feeling Bad About Little to No Results
If you read the latest gossip column, you might mistakenly believe that every new mom has the ability to jump off of the table in the delivery room and right into some spandex shorts to begin her aerobic exercises. The assumption is that if this "media darling" can shed 60 pounds in the 9 weeks, you can do the same and when you don't achieve the same results, you feel depressed.
What to Do Instead - Cut yourself some slack.
When you are tempted to beat yourself up about how little weight you are losing, in comparison to some overrated actress, just remember that it took nine months to get your body into the shape it is in now. Isn't it okay if it takes more than 9 weeks to regain your pre-baby body?
Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Mistake #3
Failure to Seek Out the Latest and Most Effective Weight Loss Advice
Most women rely on what they think they know about losing weight and sadly never reach their goals. Have you ever wondered by your favorite celebrity can shed all the weight they gained during pregnancy plus an extra 5 pounds?
The answer is simple; they have the latest tips, tricks and shortcuts to eating and exercising from their chefs and personal trainers.
What to Do Instead - Stop trying to follow last year's advice on how to burn your baby fat.
Stay away from products and services that offer up over hyped promises of instant weight loss. Instead, find a trusted source of information and gobble up any product or service they offer that will bring you one step close to a slimmer trimmer new you.
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Lipozene Reviews Vs Proactol Plus Reviews

If you are looking for a weight loss supplement to help you lose the weight with minimal pain, I am so happy to be able to share the research I've done with you. After reading countless reviews and delving into these two weight supplement for weeks, the results of my findings will most likely save you lots of frustration, money and time.
Information overloading is the problem.
In the quest of finding the right one I came across this big problem. There are tons of weight loss supplements everywhere and no wonder so many people get confused and spend money on products that do not work or even cause health issues. The question is which company do you trust? Not everyone has the time to read reviews, so a few months ago I decided to read all the information and reviews out there to see which one is safe and effective.
Here are my findings.
There are many Diet pills made from fiber derived from plants. This type of diet pill is appealing to people who need to reduce the fat in their diet to lose more weight and prefer natural products as they are gentle on the body. This is particularly true if you are already exercising but lack the time or knowledge for a perfect diet. This type of diet pills binds and gathers fat molecules. So the fat in your diet passes though your system without being absorbed into your body. Lipozene and Proactol also known as Proactol Plus are the two diet pills which fit into the fat binder category.
Here are the reviews.
The claim on Lipozene's official site is that it can help you to lose weight without changing your daily routine. The ingredients in Lipozene are kola nut, green tea, glacomannan, vitamins B6 and B12.
According to the lab experiments, the ingredient glacomannan has the effects to treat constipation, high cholesterol and overweight. However their claims have not yet gained FDA's approval. The reviews revealed that with Lipozene:
You can get free samples from the official website but some users criticized that it's not easy to cancel once they decided not to use the product further.
The product is advertised as a fat burner however the ingredients made known to the public demonstrated that it does not have fat burning properties.
On the other hand Proactol has gained better reviews from the users:
The official website offers exercising and diet plans to compliment the product
Users get 6 months to try the product The ingredients are much safer and effective backed by clinical trials and medical professionals You can find many success stories
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Proactol Reviews Reveal Must Know Tips to Busting Out the Weight Loss Plateau

Trying to lose weight is not easy and lots of people are able to lose a decent amount of weight in the first few months and then hit the plateau period. Then whatever they do their body just won't response anymore. This is a common problem mentioned in many weight loss online communities and many weight loss products and services reviews. Proactol also known as Proactol Plus, is one well regarded diet pill since 2007. There are many positive proactol reviews about this product. After reading many of them, the one thing that really stands out is that it helps people bust out the weight loss plateau.
Here are 2 tips mentioned in many Proactol reviews which are proven to work. Here are the must know tips in detail.
1. Eat the right food and the right amount of calorie intake for your activity level. It is no secret that diet is the first and foremost important factor in weight loss. However the human body is particularly intelligent to alter its metabolism to maintain the weight it is used to. If your calorie intake is too low, your body will go into the survival mode and slows down your metabolism and makes your weight loss even harder. If you eat the wrong type of food, the weight you lose is going to be muscle. Once muscle is lost, your metabolism is going to reduce further and make your weight loss even harder. So the best way to combat this is to eat enough food with protein to maintain and build muscle so your metabolism is maintained or increased with exercise, which is another important component for successful weight loss.
As we know, meat has the highest and best quality protein however not all meats are low fat. That's why Proactol can be very useful to ensure you get the protein but not the fat in the meat product. You can read more on how Proactol can effectively and safely reduce the fat absorption below. This is so you can eat the right food without the excessive calories fat contains.
2. The secret to long term weight loss is building muscle mass to increase your metabolism. This is simply because muscle burns energy even when you are sleeping and fat does not burn energy regardless if you are exercising or sleeping. If you lose body fat and increase muscle mass through exercise and proper nutrition with lots of protein in your diet, your body can become a calorie burning machine. Have you even notice a well toned, lean person eats lots of food and does not gaining any weight. Yet some other people seem to put on weight just by drinking water. That's their metabolism playing ticks on them.
The problem for some people is that when they are exercising they feel hungry. If you don't eat then you don't have energy to exercise and if you eat you are afraid of excessive calories. This is another reason why Proactol is useful in achieving the balance by making you feel fuller for longer. Here is the tip that has worked for many Proactol users.
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Ultimate Secrets to Weight Loss

New weight loss tipsI am sure all of you have tried at least one weight loss diet in your life. So have I. We place a lot of hopes on diets and follow them strictly, yet most of the time, we do not see any results.
We realize that good health is needed for social and physical well-being. We think of good health as more than just an absence of infirmity and disease.
Issues related to excess weight including obesity and overweight are major deterrents to health. These issues result in increased incidences of stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Increased incidence of low self-esteem and depression will also occur. The ideal weight loss plan will go a long way to prevent or lessen the effects of such debilitating life conditions.
What any credible weight loss diet should do, is be able to show you results that you can easily measure. A diet plan that does precisely that will quickly become popular and people following it will be very pleased with the results they get.
Such a plan should provide a complete package with sample recipes, and foods to avoid. A good plan would include information on foods that speed up the metabolism and are important to good health but are also easily available anywhere.
The plan should give you an easy step by step procedure that you can follow every day in order to make your weight loss plan go smoothly and easily.
It should be very quick and easy and at the same time, it should be very safe! It must work perfectly for both men and women regardless of age or physical condition. It should guarantee that you will lose fat and grow healthy muscle in its place.
Apart from diet, the program should help you with exercise - the other key to control that persistent fat bully. One of the top reasons people give for not exercising is lack of time. You should get tips on how to fit exercise into your busy work schedule.
Combining diet and exercise will unlock the secret to fat burning and weight loss that we all want. This next to perfect plan can only work for you if you follow it completely. As with all weight loss plans, initially you may accidentally over indulge a few times - but once you get a hang of it, you will see the difference in your body and in the way you feel.
Get to know the secrets to weight loss - you will be pleased with how well it will make you look and feel.
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Weight Loss Tips to Live By

Using a food diary is a good way to keep track of what you eat and when you eat. From your entries you will realize the emotional states you experience that make you snack. Knowing that, you will be armed with information on how to reduce your eating. Closely monitoring what you are eating in this way makes it more difficult to stray from your diet.
When hunger pangs hit, you can delay eating for 10 minutes to see if they will pass. If tempted to eat sweets, go ahead and satisfy the desire but eat only a small bite and discard the rest. You may even brush your teeth afterwards to discourage you from eating any more. The sugar in sweets encourages cravings for even more sweets.
It is important to get enough sleep, possibly seven or eight hours a day. Care should be taken not to get too much sleep. Keep yourself hydrated, and consume six to eight glasses a day. Drinking water reduces water retention as it works as a diuretic on the body. Drink water before meals to help cut the appetite and will create a feeling of fullness.
Losing weight with a friend provides support to keep you going. You may also find and join support groups or create one yourself. You may plan activities that will draw your attention away from eating. If you find yourself thinking too much about food, go for a walk, or visit the gym. This works particularly well if you want to eat to ease anger you may be feeling.
Limit food temptations in the home. Instead of leaving a pie on the counter top, you may freeze it so that it is out of your sight. To stop yourself from snacking late at nights, snack on a cracker or a slice of bread to reduce the cravings. Also, drinking a glass of water or sucking on a slice of orange will reduce the hunger pangs you may experience during the night.
Many people use food to reward themselves and for celebration. Establish a different reward system by treating yourself with a non-food reward.
Weigh yourself every week around the same time of the day to avoid weight fluctuation inaccuracies since you may weigh more at night than you weigh in the morning.
Make your meals a special event. Use a special plate and a special place mat. Place the food on the place in an attractive manner. If you are a chronic over-eater, this will help focus your mind on the food to be consumed and not on the quantity of food you are eating.
Never grocery shop when you are hungry. If you do, you will tend to purchase fattening foods, and finger foods that can be eaten in large quantities. Stay away from fattening liquids, as well as alcoholic beverages. Stock up instead on air-popped, fat-free popcorn and crunchy vegetables. These foods are high in fiber and will satisfy you hunger longer.
The decision to lose weight should be done for yourself and not for another person in your life. Stay out of the kitchen except at mealtimes, always eat sitting at a table and never while watching television or while listening to the radio. Never skip meals and when you eat, focus on the food you are eating. Eat slowly while savoring each mouthful and chew each mouthful for ten to twenty seconds.
Get to know the Weight Loss Tips that will help you shed the pounds and leave you pleased with how you look and feel.
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1200 Calorie Diet Plan Could Help You Lose Weight Substantially

Looking for an easy to follow 1200 calorie diet program that is going to help you slim down considerably? If you stick to the recommendations I am planning to offer you in this article, you would be able to accomplish it. This diet plan is risk-free and designed to make it easier for you to shed weight and more importantly, maintain it for a longer period time. This isn't a diet program that is going to result in a position where you regain the body weight you lost whenever you quit following it. It is rather a permanent diet plan that could not only help you shed the unwanted weight in a reasonably short period of time but also let you maintain it.
To begin with, consume several modest meals all day long. I understand this might seem a bit atypical but actually it is not since you are boosting your metabolic rate by consuming more servings all through the day. The important thing here is to consume several smallish meals during the entire day, and not 2 - 3 huge meals like a lot of us to normally do.
Secondly, try eating well balanced meals like fruits and vegetables, lean meats as well as whole grain foods. An excellent way for you to begin the day is with a serving of oatmeal which is rich in fiber and fat-free. It would be sufficient to curb your appetite. You can mix things up a bit in so that you don't get bored eating the same food everyday. Possibly you may substitute the oatmeal with some cereals and other well balanced meals from time to time.
Next, ensure that the breakfast you take is ample and is one of the larger meals that you take during the day. This boosts the rate of metabolism right at the beginning of the day and retains it - as a result you have much more vigor for the entire day.
Last but not the least, drink a lot of water. Try to drink at least 8 - 10 glasses (8 oz. glass) of water every day. Often your system misinterprets thirst as hunger and as a result you end up eating more food than you need. Well, it might seem insane but it has been confirmed scientific studies.
The basic idea here is not to let your daily diet go beyond 1200 calories. If you are planning to try out a diet plan but yet to get started with one, you are going to notice a decrease in body weight in a couple of weeks time provided you follow the low-calorie diet plan I mentioned above. However, if weight reduction is your main objective, you need to perform regular physical exercises to melt away the fat and burn the extra calories that you intake.
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Men, It Is Time to Lose Weight

Men, we cannot starve ourselves and get thin, and we have to eat to lose weight!
Somewhere along the way, food became way too high a priority in our lives. The worst foods became the top priorities. I am talking McDonald's, I am talking Wendy's, and I am talking about all the other fast food joints that became our drug dealers. If you are reading this, you probably know exactly what I am talking about. I was eating for 2 or 3 people every time I sat down in those awful plastic chairs and booths. Yeah, maybe it wasn't expensive, but I was paying for it in other ways.
Buying food at the grocery store had become sad as well, I was skipping whole sections (you know which sections, but in case you don't, the sections with the natural, unprocessed foods.) My staple ingredients were things that don't even occur in nature, plus meat. Well, let me tell you, several trips to the doctor and a week off work for a battery of tests later, my diet was due for a major overhaul.
But, enough about me already, I just wanted you to know that I will always be in your boat. After years of overfeeding myself some of the worst foods on the planet, I will always crave my drug: Fast food. And, I imagine you feel that way as well. Some of the foods that have put people over the edge into obesity are candy, cake, pie, burgers, fried foods, and deep fried foods. Okay, if you agree that it is time for a change, then the first step is to get an understanding exactly where you are.
Yep, I am about to suggest it, keeping a food journal. You know what that means right? Write down everything you eat and drink for a week or two. Let's be honest, this list is going to get long. But you can't know where you are going, unless you first know where you've been. All that means is, not everyone can just start eating the "daily recommended" diet on the back of every food we buy. That 2000-2500 calorie per day, 70g of fat, and 250g of carbohydrates diet is not a very good starting point, but, it can be the final goal.
Okay, so you've kept your journal, and maybe it makes you a little sick to your stomach to read? Well good. Remember how I said we had to eat to lose weight? Why did I say that? I said that, because we aren't going on a diet. We are making a life change. In order to lose the weight and keep it off, we need to be doing something that we can do forever. Slowly, but surely, we can start to ease away from our drug of choice. Replace a burger binge with some fruits and vegetables, and guess what? Some fruits and vegetables taste good! Some drinks don't have sugar! Some snacks are natural! We just need to start making good choices. It starts with one step, and goes forever. Are you ready to start walking?
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A Guide To Getting That 've Always Wanted

So many people think that weight loss is too hard, but that is only the truth if you are unaware of how to go about it properly. It's important to have the right information if you wish to experience successful weight loss. Continue reading this article to learn about the best way to approach losing weight.
Consuming leftovers is a great way to maintain your weight loss regimen. Prepare enough extra at your healthy evening meal to take as your lunch the following day. For instance, use your grilled chicken to make a hearty salad. This also is very practical and saves you time and money.
Investigate MUFA food groups if you aspire to successful weight loss. Which food items can you find belonging to MUFA? Well, you'll find items like olive oil, nuts and seeds, fatty fish, and other items. MUFA foods are certainly effective for losing weight, but they also improve your health as a whole. Aim to include MUFA foods in your current diet.
When losing weight, instead of trying to achieve a specific weight, try to reach a specific clothing size. Do not step on that scale! Weight hangs differently on everyone. Everyone is different, so trying to reach an ideal weight when you are just starting out is counter-productive. Rather, work on fitting into your goal clothing size.
If you are about to begin a diet to lose weight, you should always consult with a nutritionist to find out what type of diets are most appropriate for you. Our bodies are all different, so you may not get the same results from one diet that someone else did. Seek assistance when you want to really maximize your weight loss efforts.
If you like chips and want to continue eating them throughout your diet, consider the baked chips. They offer a 30 percent reduction in fat and calories and taste almost the same as traditional versions.
When you can, wear comfortable, sporty clothing rather than restrictive clothing like suits, heels or tight skirts. People often feel like walking more when they find moving around comfortable. If your workplace allows casual dress or has a casual day each week, take advantage of it.
If you typically enjoy lots of dips and condiments, you may want to consider using fat free dressings or items such as hummus. Doing this will help you stay away from unnecessary calories and fat.
If you would like to quickly lose weight, one fundamental thing you need to get right is the type of food that you eat. Cleaning out the fridge and cupboards of food that will hurt weight loss efforts is imperative. Eating the proper foods is the most basic change you need to make to lose weight.
Get rid of your "fat" clothing. When you hang on to those clothes, you give yourself permission to put weight back on down the road. Additionally, this will allow you to maintain the motivation to be able to fit in your current clothing.
Throughout your weight loss program, it helps to offer yourself healthy rewards as you meet your goals. Rent a movie, go shopping or get a relaxing massage. Additionally, you can treat yourself to a materialistic award, to give yourself a pat on the back for good work.
If you start thinking negatively, rethink your thinking. If you want to have success in weight loss, a positive attitude is the key. Replace those negative thoughts with more positive mantras, such as "I can do this!"
Finding a weight loss buddy or partner can be an effective and motivational strategy to help lose weight. Whenever one of you is tempted to stray, the other can help to reinforce the importance of your shared goals and offer support and motivation. Your partner will help you find strategies if you are having trouble meeting your weight loss goal. It can also offer the excitement of celebrating milestones together.
Set realistic weight loss and fitness goals. You will never lose fifty pounds quickly. Setting small, realistic goals means that you can celebrate every time you make your goals, which means you are more likely to continue to lose weight. This way you are not getting frustrated when you don't reach a goal. A reasonable weekly goal is to strive to lose one or two pounds.
To really keep your weight off, avoid eating for a few hours before you go to bed. Avoid eating before you go to sleep. Food gets stored in your fat cells when you do this. Instead of eating, spend the evening doing something more productive, such as reading, thus avoiding temptation.
If you have been overweight in your life you should keep a routine in mind. Consider yourself an expert on losing weight and utilize everything you've learned to maintain your weight loss.
Instead of eating carbs for breakfast, such as bagels or toast, eat a food that is high in protein, for example egg whites. Protein fills you up and makes you feel satiated.
When you are trying to lose weight, it can never hurt to keep yourself hydrated and participate in strength training. These things will help you to avoid the stretch marks and loose skin that can be an unwanted part of losing weight.

A trick many dieters recommend is to pop a piece of ice in your mouth when junk food cravings hit. Sucking on some ice can be very effective in dispelling the urge to eat because sometimes it just boils down to having something in your mouth.
Trying to deprive yourself of a specific food when you are dieting may very well backfire. If you deprive yourself of your favorite foods, you may find that you want it so much that you will overeat. As a result, you'll just be consuming a greater number of calories. Instead, you should eat in moderation.
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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Can Yoga Aid Weight Loss?

There are some yogasanas that are known for their ability to stimulate the thyroid gland. The hormonal secretion from the gland is improved leading to increased metabolism, which leads to unhealthy weight gain.

Yoga can definitely help in weight loss since they affect the whole metabolism and other aspects of the body's functioning. You need to learn about the asanas and pranayamas that help to regulate the secretion of thyroid gland. This gland is the main organ associated with weight gain or weight loss.
Breathing Exercises or Pranayama in Yoga for Weight Loss
If you practice deep breathing the supply of oxygen to the blood increases leading to burning of the fat cells of the body. Some of the excellent pranayamas or breathing exercises for weight loss are kapalbhati, anulom-vilom, bhrastika and the like. The good effects of these practices can be seen as early as after five minutes of practice. The layers of fat on your body are removed with each deep breath or modified breathing that you take.
The muscles of your body get toned and their ability to process fat gets improved, thereby improving the endurance level of the muscles. Certain yogasanas are specifically aimed to stimulate the lethargic thyroid gland in order to increase the hormonal secretion. Thus, yoga acts upon metabolism of our body --increases metabolic activity and helps in reducing weight.
Physical exercise or asanas of yoga for weight loss
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5 Tips On How To Stay Motivated On A Diet

When you begin a diet, in most cases you will be highly motivated and excited to be taking a healthier route. But as time goes by, you may feel that you are getting tired of the diet or just want to give up altogether. You can motivate yourself when your excitement has faded and here are some suggestions to keep you going.
Be Accountable To Someone
It can be your personal trainer, your spouse, a friend or someone who is on diet with you. When you are accountable to someone it is easier to stick with your diet. Sometimes it is okay to take a break for a short while such as a day or a weekend. Eat the foods you are craving, in moderation then go back to your diet. This will also help you stay motivated for longer.
Take Photos Of Yourself Looking Slimmer
Take photos constantly of your weight loss so that you see how much you have lost weight so that you stay on it. Try and remember how you felt before with extra weight, probably tired and lethargic and how you feel now. You can keep the photos in a place where you can easily see them so you can see the results of your diet which will help you stay motivated.
Try Out New Recipes
Try new recipes and healthy foods all the time so that you have a lot of choice. If you are on diet with someone else or a group of people, you can organize get together where you try out new recipes so it is fun and will give you a wide variety of foods to eat.
Set Realistic Goals
It is important that you set goals that realistic so that you don't set yourself up for failure. If you are getting a diet plan from somewhere else like the internet or a book, go through it carefully and take note of what is allowed and what you may have in small quantities and what is forbidden. Ensure that you tailor it so that it is realistic for you. For example, if you love chocolate, coffee, wine and soda and the diet restricts the intake of all these, you may decide to cut back on the sodas and wine and leave the coffee and chocolate. As time goes by, you can reduce your coffee and chocolate intake so that you don't feel so deprived like you are being punished which can seriously de-motivate you.
Reward Yourself
You can reward yourself with a nice piece of clothing you have been eyeing, or a luxurious set of bubble baths or even ticket to a concert that you have been looking out for. It is easier to do something when you have a reward to look forward to. You can set a goal so that by a set time, if you will have lost a certain amount of weight you can get the reward. The reward should be special enough so that you are motivated.
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7 Top Tips To Stay Motivated When Losing Weight

In this article, we shall be sharing with you 7 top tips that will help you stay motivated to keep to your weight loss regime and ultimately, reach your weight goal successfully!
1. Make A Commitment
The way the mind works makes it hard to renege on a commitment. You can take advantage of this fact to help you achieve your weight goal by signing up for an upcoming charity marathon event.
By committing yourself to an event like this, you will take every ounce of effort to make sure that you train doubly hard for it so as not to let anyone (especially the beneficiaries) down, and this goes a long way toward helping you lose weight, and move steps closer to your ideal weight.
2. Own A Dog (If You Do Not Have One Yet)
As a dog owner, it is your ultimate responsibility to ensure its health and well-being. And part of what you need to do as a dog owner is to walk your dog daily.
By doing so, you'll be, in a way, "forcing" yourself to get your bum off your comfortable sofa and get a walk outside as well, allowing you to burn some calories in the process.
3. Finding A Partner
Another effective way to keep yourself motivated (to want to follow through your weight loss goals) is to find a partner who has the same weight loss aspirations as you. That way, the both of you can motivate and push each other along, allowing the both of you to successfully attain your weight goals at the end of the day.
4. Lose Weight By Joining A Group Exercise Class
Joining workout classes (such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba, etc.) is fun, motivating, and it also significantly improves your likelihood of eventually attaining your weight goals.
Simply because by joining such workout classes, you'll be "forced" to attend every single lesson (otherwise your classmates will keep calling you and asking about your absence). This will allow you to get the necessary routine workout you need in order to burn calories and ultimately lose weight.
5. Chart Your Progress
Several studies has been conducted, and concluded that those who weigh themselves, and chart their weight down every single day, manage to drop more pounds compared to those who did not.
The reason is because, such charts will give you a visual satisfaction (where you see yourself losing weight on a consistent basis), thereby giving you even more motivation to want to work harder to lose more pounds.
6. A New Lease Of "Sex" Life
When you lose weight and reach your weight goal, you'll find your sex life has a new life. A study at Duke University showed a person's sex life became more enjoyable when they have just a 10% decrease in their weight.
Also, it makes you will feel more attractive and increase your self-confidence when you lose any weight.
7. Hang Up The Sexiest Outfit You Want To See Yourself Fit In
At the start of your weight loss regime, take out or buy the sexiest outfit you can find and hang it on the door knob in your room. It gives you a visual reminder of where you want your weight to end up.
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Foods to Keep Clear of When Creating Good Diets for Losing Weight

AURORA, CO - NOVEMBER 20:  An overweight child...Are there really any good diets for losing weight? People get pumped up about many things, nevertheless I haven't ever in my days met one individual who's delighted about being too heavy. I have on the other hand, seen way too many people who are tired of the up and down roller-coaster of trying to find good diets for losing weight. Rather than encounter any more dieting disappointments, some of these people decide that living "large" is just in the cards for them.
Throwing your hands up in defeat and opting to waste the rest of your days (miserably) overweight is not any way to exist. A choice like this can whip your self-esteem into the ground and cut years off of your life. C'mon, you owe your self and those you love so much more than that.
There's no secret system to losing fat - if there were, everybody and their mama would be skinny. The best way to accomplish successful fat loss results is to know what types of foods to keep from your eating plan.
Just Say "No" to Processed Foods
Processed foods are affordable, convenient and quick to prepare. Sadly, these types of food are bad for your health. Naturally, you'd never learn this by looking at some of those over hyped t.v. ads. Considering that businesses are not going to give you the dirty on the ingredients they use in processed foods, I'll happily do this for these guys.
Let's start off with trans fat. This particular ingredient decreases good cholesterol, elevates bad cholesterol, and will raise your chance of heart disease. When you consider coronary disease is considered among the top killers of both males and females, trans fat is really one ingredient you would like to try to avoid.
If you're curious about where that double chin came from, the high fructose corn syrup included in most of your beloved processed foods may be partially to blame. This ingredient has been getting a whole lot of press nowadays because it's perceived as a significant player inside of the ever increasing obesity epidemic.
Don't even get me going on the chemicals corporations use inside processed foods. If I attempted to name just a few of these kinds of chemicals, I'd be tongue tied for days. On top of that, you'd probably believe I was reading the label for a can of insect spray instead of the contents from your favorite microwavable dinner.
Send Sugar Packing
The average man or woman takes in about 150 pounds of sugar per year. When we think of the reality that sugar is inside almost everything, it's not hard to eat lots of this stuff with out even knowing it. So what's the big deal? There isn't sufficient time in the day for me to tell you about all the harm sugar will do to your health. However, I will present a brief rundown.
Sugar is made of nothing but empty calories. When you chow down on this stuff, a sizable part of it is kept in your body as fat. If your primary aim is to drop some weight, being heavy-handed when using the sugar isn't gonna help you. This isn't even the worst of it. Sugar may also depress the immune system, feed cancer cells, contribute to cardiovascular illnesses, boost your potential for weak bones and make you look decrepit.
Give Artificial Sweeteners the Boot
Before you run out and stock your freezer with a lots of these zero-calorie diet sodas, there's something you should know. The low calorie sweeteners used within diet soda and also other low-calorie items are lab-created. Yep. You heard me correctly - combined in a lab like something out of a Frankenstein movie.
A lot of these artificial sweeteners can create or play a role in a laundry list of neuropsychiatric diseases and acute disorders - depression, stress and anxiety, migraine headache, mood changes, panic disorder, vertigo, loss of memory, Alzheimer's, brain tumors - must I go on? And if you think you're planning to shed some fat by using sugar substitutes, you better think again. Some of these sweeteners increase your appetite and make you eat more food.
If you've tried using diet upon diet and not one produces results, it might easily force you to wish to throw in the towel. But you owe it to yourself and to family to live the healthiest life possible. Processed foods, sugar and low calorie sweeteners are considered the main culprits of weight gain. After you eliminate these foods out of your balanced and healthy diet, you significantly improve your prospect of slimming down and coming up with good diets for losing weight.
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Follow These Tips For An Easy Way To Shed Pounds

Weight Loss (novel)Weight Loss (novel) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Those of us who have struggled to lose weight know that it can often be an extremely frustrating task and that actual results often feel very elusive. When we're trying hard and yet don't see any results, it can feel pointless to continue. This article can help you find a way to lose weight and keep you encouraged!
It may seem counter-intuitive, but fats must be eaten in order to be burned. All fats are not the same. In fact, some fats, like Omega 3,6, and 9 fatty acids, are good. These fats aren't found in preservative packed foods. These healthy fats are a great aid in weight loss and can even lower cholesterol.
Do not skip meals when trying to eat better. When you skip a meal, your body will store more fat because it does not know when it will be fed next. Even if you are not really feeling hungry, eat something little and healthy at least three 3 times a day.
Weight loss should come at about the rate of 1 to 2 pounds per week or 1 kilo per week. If you're obese, you might need to double that, at least in the beginning.
The biggest obstacle to weight loss success is a poor sense of motivation. It's simple to remain motivated when signing up for a gym initially, but after some weeks, that may wear off. Look for ways to keep your motivation high and your eyes set firmly on your goals.
Cardiovascular exercise is a great way for you to maximize your weight loss. Cardio includes any activities, such as running and swimming, that increase the heart rate. Once you achieve your target heart rate, you will begin to burn fat quickly. It's best to practice cardiovascular exercises for half an hour, three or four times weekly.
Stay off the phone and workout. Try walking around while you talk on the phone instead of sitting. Simply circle the rooms in your house or try picking up a little; you will be burning calories before you know it!
Weight loss starts in your mind, so learn how to win the mental battles. You have to work on convincing our mind that you can easily do this and you have the power. When you have the confidence in what you're doing, it becomes easier to be successful.
Every time you reach one of your weight loss goals, even small ones, take time to celebrate your accomplishment. Have a massage, take an extra yoga class or enjoy a healthy treat. This will help keep you motivated.
Incorporate fruits and vegetables into tasty dishes by learning to make healthy sauces or dips as an accompaniment. Natural apple sauce is a very healthy and tasty alternative to some of the fattening condiments out there.
Try eating three bean salad to lose weight. You can quickly make the low-calorie version at home. Take three different types of canned beans, add a low-fat Italian dressing and combine well. This recipe will offer you snacks throughout your week.
Work out often when attempting to shed extra weight. It doesn't matter what's on your plate, you need to make time for weights or cardio within your daily life. A good example would be making use of the time you are cooking dinner. Use the counter top to do some dips or the wall to do some squats.
Regular sex can help you lose weight. Sex has shown to lessen a person's cravings for harmful types of food. Furthermore, sex can burn a great deal of calories. There are even ways of having sex in which you can burn as many as 150 calories every 30 minutes.
Yogurt is a friend to anyone on a diet. Yogurt offers weight loss benefits, but be sure to choose the low-fat, plain, or Greek varieties. Plain yogurt could be used in making a salad accompanied with cucumber slices. You can add salt and pepper to make it more appealing. If the sugar in certain yogurts gives you pause, you can add some strawberries or blueberries to plain yogurt instead. Yogurt is a good source of calcium; calcium will help you have stronger bones.
Unused calories do not evaporate from the body, they are stored in the body as fat. Do not eat if you are planning to go to bed soon or this food will be stored. Only consume food when you plan on being active for some time afterwards. If you do this, you will burn off the calories that you have just taken in.
Take a little break during the mid-point of your meal. This is because your body may not be able to determine if it has had enough. Make it a habit to stop and consider how full you feel halfway through your meal. Take a second to think about how hungry you really are. Adjust the amount you eat accordingly.
Pizza lovers don't have to give up pizza; you can easily cut calories when eating it. You can blot each piece of pizza that you plan on eating with a napkin, and that will soak up a lot of excess grease.
Be sure to find an exercise buddy! This will make your exercising feel like socializing and less like work. Both of you will be able to push each other and tell your stories of success. More than likely this will lead to you enjoying your time exercising and even looking forward to it, and pretty soon you won't even realize you're losing weight.
Purchase your clothing at thrift stores as you lose weight. You shouldn't spend a lot of money on clothing that will soon be too large for you to wear.
Do you want to actualize your weight loss goals no matter what your current situation is? So, what are you waiting for?

Monday, 23 July 2012

Fat Loss Supplements - Essential Tips

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 04:  Julie Sutcli...SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 04: Julie Sutcliffe rests in a pool after a exercise session at the NuYu Weight Loss Retreat on February 4, 2010 in the Hawkesbury Valley near Sydney, Australia. Nuyu is a live-in style retreat offering programs that run for up to 6 weeks addressing all aspects of healthy living including exercise, meal planning, emotional well being and boast a 80% success rate for long term weight management. The latest statistics from the Dietitians Association of Australia state that 62% - more than 13 million Australian adults - and 25% of Australian children are overweight or obese. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
If you want to lose weight safely, effectively and fast, you can use fat loss supplements. They can help in speeding up the process of metabolism and burn fat, which lets you lose weight fast. For many individuals, losing weight is quite difficult but you can do it successfully by using all natural supplements for fat loss in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
It is important to note that weight loss is not only burning fat. It is very easy to put on additional weight by too much eating. While there are a number of techniques today that can help you lose weight fast, a permanent solution is what you really need - something that requires you to modify your lifestyle.
A successful weight loss method involves a sensible exercise and diet plan. It should still allow you to eat anything that you want, yet still lose those extra pounds. You have to choose a balanced weight loss plan in order to eliminate extra weight and that same time, maintain it.
When it comes to fat loss supplements, you can find various brands and products but all of them use the same ingredients because of their helpful fat burning properties.
These are considered as the most famous supplements for fat burning. They work effectively by getting fat deposits in the body in order to metabolize while exercising. It is a process that happens at the cellular level, a reaction to a rise of internal body temperature, which results to more calories and fat burned.
Appetite suppressants
Basically, they lessen your appetite in order to lose weight. While there are still a lot of studies to be done in order to find out what ingredients have long-term effects, supplements that contain Hoodia are said to provide great benefits.
Fat blockers
These supplements for fat loss have chitosan, a fat absorber chemical that can help block fat even before it is completely digested and expel it from the body. While these concept may sound great, there is still little claims that can support its effectiveness. You will be able to burn those extra calories but you may also inhibit the body's absorption of essential minerals and vitamins.
Thyroid regulators
The thyroid is known to regulate the metabolism of the body and thyroid regulators can greatly help in increasing your body metabolism so that you can acquire more energy and burn calories more effectively.
Cortisol blockers
Cortisol is a hormone that is created by the adrenal glands. When under mental stress and high physical levels, this hormone has the ability to break muscle tissue and increase the fat levels indirectly.
These supplements are known to help in weight loss but still, you should be careful in taking them. Taking too much of anything can be dangerous so make sure not to depend on these supplements. In addition, never use them for a very long time. This is because of the fact that the body might no longer use its metabolism and eventually, it might be lethargic. This simply means that the moment you stop using supplements for burning fat, you will gain pounds since your body metabolism cannot function well anymore without the help from these fat burning supplements.

How to Deal With a Food Addiction

Dopamine Pathways. In the brain, dopamine play...Dopamine Pathways. In the brain, dopamine plays an important role in the regulation of reward and movement. As part of the reward pathway, dopamine is manufactured in nerve cell bodies located within the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and is released in the nucleus accumbens and the prefrontal cortex. Its motor functions are linked to a separate pathway, with cell bodies in the substantia nigra that manufacture and release dopamine into the striatum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)One of the first paragraphs on WebMD, when you search for food addiction is this: "Like addictive drugs, highly palatable foods trigger feel-good brain chemicals like dopamine. Once people experience the rush of dopamine from eating certain foods, they quickly feel the need to eat again."
This is a problem area for a lot of people, myself included.
An addiction is defined by as: "the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma."
I don't know about the severe trauma bit for food addiction but, essentially, food can be like a drug, and if you're trying to lose weight or be healthy, food addictions can be a major hurdle.
What causes food addiction?
To boil it down, it's caused by the chemicals in your brain, when you do something pleasing, a hit of dopamine goes to your neurotransmitters telling your brain that whatever just happened felt good. Your brain likes dopamine so it wants to get as much as it can.
When food triggers a dopamine release it can be just as pleasant for your brain as something like nicotine or heroin. An addiction happens when you can no longer consciously control your desire for that dopamine in your brain. At that point, you'll do whatever you can to get that shot of feel good medicine in your head.
So what can be done about food addictions? Through experimentation on my part during my long journey of getting healthy I discovered that addictions can be overcome relatively easily given a short period of mental pain. Whether it's nicotine, coffee, sugar or salt, any addiction can be reigned in with a little work and, in most cases, a replacement shot of dopamine through some other activity.
It usually takes about three days to a week to rid yourself of an addiction but food addictions can be much harder because one has no choice but to eat to keep themselves healthy.
I'll be honest with you that as of this writing, I'm still working on finding a replacement shot of dopamine, as for the majority of my weight loss journey, I smoked cigarettes. Thankfully, I quit 4 months ago and have been a little lax with my weight loss regimen since then.
In my experience however, there are many things that can take the place of an addictive substance. My favorite is pride and it's one I've used many times in my journey.
How is that gonna work you ask? Well, I just know that at the end of a day of recording everything I eat and staying within a certain calorie limit, I look at my work for the day and I feel awesome. I feel proud that I was able to accomplish my goal for the day. That's what keeps me going.
In analyzing this pride method, it's easy to see how important goals are for accomplishing something and I can pretty much guarantee that goals can work in defeating an angry food addiction.
The key is to start small, just eat well for one meal, then build on it, two meals, three meals, one day, two days, a week. Eventually you've been recording and watching your calorie intake for a month and you've lost 10 lbs. Now how awesome does that feel? By that time you will have made yourself a new healthy habit that can only contribute to your well being.
Pride may not work for you and in that case I suggest something healthy with no calories, like a diet soda, a cup of coffee, a small walk around the neighborhood, a few minutes of meditation, or even working on something you want to accomplish or enjoy doing. Really anything that makes your brain feel good will do the job.
It certainly helps to distract yourself with whatever else you can think of that will make you feel awesome.
So lets summarize this, a food addiction is a nasty thing that demands dopamine (the feel good chemical) but with a little work (three days to a weeks worth) and a lot of feel good stuff building on feel good stuff and big goals building on small goals, we have ourselves a habit that makes living good feel good.
By the time you've built a healthy habit, you won't even be thinking about having desert or that extra beer at the end of dinner.
I've said before and I'll say again, nobody's perfect and if I can do it, you can too.

The Right Way to Increase Your Motivation to Lose Weight

US Navy 050203-N-4729H-005 Navy Delayed Entry ...US Navy 050203-N-4729H-005 Navy Delayed Entry Program recruit Brian Connelly of Norwood, Pa., shows the pants he wore before he lost 175 lbs over the period of a year to join the U.S. Navy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Fashion models were once pictured as women who ate almost nothing, keeping their bodies to little more than skin and bone. A model was not supposed to have any muscle because that was considered manly. With the right face and a tall figure, a young lady with enough motivation to lose weight could make a name for herself by punishing her body in that way, but the long term results of that type of nutritional neglect can be devastating.
Starvation is Not the Answer
Maintaining a youthful figure is much more about having a program of a balanced diet and regular exercise. Thankfully, more of the models of today ascribe to a healthy diet regime and even have nutritionists to guide them. Still many of the diet plans that flood the bookstores, internet, and airways are stuck in the dark ages of losing weight. They support magical diets that cheat the body into malnutrition with no regard for health.
These diets never work, and the reason they don't is because the body must be fed every day, no matter if the motivation to lose weight is there or not. People who diet in this unsafe manner find that as soon as they stop the diet, their bodies crave food so they overeat and gain the weight right back. Losing and gaining in this way can take years off a person's life.
The Common Sense Approach to Weight Loss
Fad diets make it impossible to develop a regular routine, which is an important aspect of maintaining your desired weight. Even when you have the motivation to lose weight, but go about doing so in the wrong way, you can't expect the best results.
Women who fear that exercising with weights will give them a manly figure don't understand that weight training can be for toning or bulking up, depending on the program.
Every living thing needs the support of diet and exercise to have improved quality of life. The two are meant to go together. The reason we gain weight is because we excess at the one and ignore the other, so common sense tells us that to reverse the process we must eat sensibly and exercise to tighten up flabby muscle.
If your motivation to lose weight is low, much of the reason is because you are including the wrong foods in your diet. You don't feel like exercising and your body doesn't respond well to unhealthy food. We know that losing weight and keeping it off is both mental and physical, and your mind and body both work better when you eat the foods that are right for you.
So, what are you going to do with your life? Do you want to continue to starve yourself to drop a few pounds and then gain them all back? Does it make sense to suffer and feel bad just to have temporary weight loss?
If you aspire to be thinner, that alone should be the motivation you need to lose weight. Go about the process in the right way; get slim and stay slim the healthy way.
The idea that your subconscious mind may be actively blocking your conscious efforts to lose weight can be hard to swallow at first. So in addition to revealing my top 4 secrets to effective weight loss, I have included in my free report "Visualization Secrets For Weight Loss Success" a section on how mastering your subconscious mind through visualization can make all the difference to your level of weight loss success.

How To Lose 10 Pounds In A Month and Save Money Doing It!

Crossfiit Bodybuilder on Paleo Diet - Non Vege...Crossfiit Bodybuilder on Paleo Diet - Non Vegetarian Primal FreetheAnimal Caveman Robb Wolf (Photo credit: Paleo-Caveman-Omnivore-LowCarb-Meat-Diet-Info)Do you want to know how to lose 10 pounds in a month and save money while you're doing it? The answer is healthy meal-replacements. You can get healthy meal replacements in any flavor you want for less than 2 dollars each. Eating these instead of spending 20 dollars on eating out every day saves you a lot of money and you lose weight very quickly.
The satisfying thing about meal replacements is that they actually work! If you seriously what to know how to lose 10 pounds in a month, then find a month's worth of healthy meal replacements in the flavor of your choice and get started with losing weight and saving money.
Meal replacements are now becoming popular with the advancement of technology. In the past, the replacements were nasty and most people wouldn't dare eating them. Thanks to this new age we live in, scientist have the ability to combine deliciousness with healthiness.
You see a meal-replacement simple replaces a meal. The replacement has all the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis. The hidden key on how to lose 10 pounds in a month by using meal replacements is taking two replacements a day.
I personally recommend taking one in the morning, one for lunch and then eating your normal but sizable supper. The replacements taste great and I always choose the shake-mix that taste like cake mix. It takes maybe two minutes to make and it's really helpful in situations where you are in a rush.
I'm not a big breakfast eater and a replacement gives me more nutrition in one shake than I could ever eat in one whole day. Plus it gives me a lot of energy for the big day ahead and I save a lot of money using them. There are many uses for the replacements and you can use them to stay fit if you're already in shape.
When you're already fit you can use replacements to supplement your meal. I'm already fit so I just use them for the healthy maintenance and nutritional value they provide. Though, I have watched hundreds of people use them to lose weight they are very effective, that's why I am sharing this advice with you now.
So, if you seriously want to know how to lose 10 pounds in a month, follow these directions and you will be well on your way to losing weight and saving money in the process.
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Never Too Late to Get Ready for Swimsuit Season

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 04:  Angela Bavag...SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 04: Angela Bavage exercises in a pool at the NuYu Weight Loss Retreat on February 4, 2010 in the Hawkesbury Valley near Sydney, Australia. Nuyu is a live-in style retreat offering programs that run for up to 6 weeks addressing all aspects of healthy living including exercise, meal planning, emotional well being and boast a 80% success rate for long term weight management. The latest statistics from the Dietitians Association of Australia state that 62% - more than 13 million Australian adults - and 25% of Australian children are overweight or obese. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
We all want an amazing body to show off at the pool or on the beach, but with swimsuits having popped up months ago in all the retail stores and spring break passing us by, we may think that it's just too late to do anything to improve our physique in time for summer. However, that's simply not correct. While you don't have time to lose 50 pounds, you've got plenty of time to lose 5 or 10 if you start right away! Let these three tips get you feeling more confident in your swimsuit.
Any Exercise Helps
If you live a sedentary lifestyle like the majority of Americans do, you aren't getting a lot of exercise in your day to day life. The good news is that every single bit of exercise you do can help add up to make you look better. Try taking a 30 minute walk or doing some strength training in the gym. If you don't have time for that, do some jumping jacks, planks, pushups, squats, or dead weight lifts for just a few minutes, perhaps while watching TV-commercial breaks are a great time to get your body moving. While you may not see powerful results right away, you will get your body to start changing for the better.
Cut Back on Drinking Calories
One of the biggest culprits of empty calories in our lives is what we drink. Sodas, sweet coffee drinks, and juice all contain an alarming number of calories per serving and they do nothing to fill us up. Those empty calories end up helping us to pack on the pounds, and that's the last thing we want when there's a bikini on the line! Instead, remove these caloric drinks from your life and replace them with water. If you're looking for the wake-me-up of caffeine, try doing some quick exercise, like jumping jacks or running in place, instead-scientists have proven that a little exercise is just as good at waking the body up as caffeine, and exercise, as we know, has negative calories.
Control Portion Sizes
Another way to cut back on your calories without depriving yourself of the foods you love is to cut down on your portion sizes. Restaurants give us plates that are far too full of food, sometimes even to the tune of a whole day's worth of calories, but our brains tell us that we should keep eating, even if we're full. Get the waiter to bring you a to-go box before you start eating your meal so that you can give yourself an appropriate portion and leave the rest for later. Alternatively, eat at home where you can easily control portion sizes by measuring or simply choosing a smaller plate or bowl. Smaller portion sizes will help you to decrease your waist and hips by decreasing the calories you consume.
If you have difficulty controlling your portion sizes, you might consider adding an all natural weight loss supplement with Hoodia to your weight loss plan. Hoodia has long been lauded as a natural appetite suppressant, and many of these weight loss supplements contain other ingredients to curb appetite and encourage your body to naturally lose weight. When combined with exercise and a sensible diet, a natural weight loss supplement may be the key to unlock your swimsuit skinny self.
M. Dwyer is the founder of Healthe Trim, a natural weight loss supplement clinically shown to promote weight loss. Healthe Trim combines natural ingredients such as Hoodia gordonii and green tea leaf extract in order to reduce food cravings and boost energy naturally.
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