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Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss

So all those who thought that dieting means giving up on snacks, here is a list of some delicious  healthysnacks that will tempt you.

When you dig into these you have to ensure that they are not saturated in butter and salt.
Make them with olive oil which has mono saturated fats.

Almonds and other nuts
Like an apple a day proverb, almonds and other nuts too can keep doctors away.
Enjoy them as they are full of mono saturated fats.
These mono saturated fats are useful for us and they even cleanse arteries.
Almonds and other nuts are tummy fillers and contain Vitamin E, fiber and magnesium.

Peanut butter
Can also be healthy snacks for weight loss.
Peanut butter is delicious and can fill you up quickly.
It has some of the same qualities as nuts and a couple of teaspoons can give you a lot of protein.
You have to be careful, as despite the protein aspect, it is considered a high calorie food as well.

Low fat yogurt
A healthy snack and can help you fill yourself without adding those e…

Ten Fat Burning Foods

Did you know that it is possible to burn fat just by eating certain types of food?
You should know that studies have shown that these foods certainly do exist, and they are not limited to  just a few items.

Here is 10  fat burning foods, how they affect the body, and how they can help you when it comes to your weight loss goals.

1. Jalapeno or cayenne pepper is hot (a few are not) spices that contain a substance called capsaicin. Capsaicin promotes a tension in the hormones that helps increase metabolism, and also lowers blood glucose by controlling excessive release of insulin. Jalapeno is considered a healthy additive to your recipes and meals.

2. Oat meal, oats are commonly found in our cereals, they contain a lot of fibre, which can help you burn fat through the natural increase of your metabolic. They are good cleaning of our digestive system by removing excess fat lying anywhere around it.

3. Garlic is a food that adds flavour to your dish, which is also a proven fat burner. Ali…

Some Causes of Belly Fat

For a lot of us belly fat just seems to appear out of nowhere and many may not know the reason for the additional fat to their body. However, there is a reason why most things happen and this is no different for a change in body composition.
Most of the time getting a fat belly has to do with a lifestyle change.
This may be giving up an activity you once participated in or the addition of a few untimely meals a few times a week or even a new job that may see you commuting in the car as opposed to walking to catch the bus or train.
Whatever it maybe, it’s good to address the issue before your belly fat continues to grow.
It can be surprising how much lifestyle changes can result in additional, unwanted fat being put on.For example, if you were someone who used to walk to work but now you need to travel by car this can result in an extra 200-400 calories being left burned.
If these additional calories from food aren’t being burned by your daily activity then they will result in body fa…

Weight Loss Techniques

Weight affects a person in many ways other than physical appearance. This could in your overall quality of life, self-esteem, depression, health risks, and physical incapabilities. There are a lot of positive changes to ones life once a you experience weight loss. It is one of the reasons why a lot of people are searching for a weight loss technique that will surely trim down those pounds and get that body they have always wanted
The first thing you should if your over-weight is seek a doctor to recommend the best weight loss regimen for you, everyone is different. A weight loss plan that works for others may not work for you. This will be done after a full physical examination, which leads to the determination of proper weight loss technique. And to lose weight effectively four aspects of your life should be changed,

1. what to eat
2. how to eat
3. behavior
4. activity level.

Here are 6 fast tips that can change your over weight life.

1. Fast weight loss composed from many technique …

Will Eating A Big Breakfast Help With Weight Loss?

Have you ever heard the saying eat breakfast like a king? And is it necessarily the best thing to do when you’re trying to lose weight.
It is believed that, if you have a large breakfast, then you are far likely to eat fewer calories throughout the day.
Or is that necessarily the case, some researchers in Germany think otherwise. They put together a study which looked into whether or not it makes a difference.
The researchers had two groups. The first group had 280 obese people. The second group had 100 normal weight people.
They were told to keep logs of what they ate over a two-week period, and were told how important it was to log every single thing that they ate. The reason being is when people do keep food logs.
Some people don’t tend to record everything that they eat, which can lead to inconsistencies. The researchers found that if they ate a big breakfast. All it did was add to the calories that they ate throughout the day and didn’t reduce the amount that they ate this study w…

Weight Loss and Fitness For Women in Their 30's

Just hit your 30s? Well, don’t you worry! You’re still a young lady, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. In fact, this is not just a feel good phrase. Science is on your side too, since, scientifically speaking, there is nothing which you may have achieved in your 20's that you can't achieve in your 30's. You can still get lose weight fast, get fit and achieve your ideal body. However, you need to acknowledge that your body is undergoing some changes. It is important to be aware of those changes and act accordingly. Weight loss and fitness has no age bar.

Understanding the Changes
Your natural metabolic rate is a bit slower now that you are in your 30's. This means that on an average, your body burns fewer calories than it used to.A woman’s body begins to experience hormonal changes into her 30s. Skin elasticity begins to fall and tiny wrinkles begin to appear on the face. Skin renewal is also slower. These changes are not drastic or sudden, but if you are in your …

Fun Ways to Weight Loss

There are a lot of ways to work out.
There are a lot of ways to be bored as well.

Many people are quite fine with getting on the treadmill for a whole hour, but for others, this might seem like the sentence to boredom. People who seek a more fascinating and interesting workout may see elliptical machines and treadmills and compare them to hamster wheels, and might be very discouraged about the thought of using them for a workout. Many gyms have added television sets to these machines to make them more appealing to those who are bored.

Fortunately, there are many activities that can be great alternatives to those mentioned above. Weight loss can be made fun when it comes to cardiovascular activities. If the weather is good, one can go hiking or jump on a large outdoor trampoline. Outdoor games like football, basketball, and capture the flag can be a lot of fun for families. Some indoor cardio activities include dancing, jump roping, hula hooping, and swimming. Dancing is a very popula…

Burning The Fat Fast And Easy

Energy is used up only during hard work or daily exercise. Losing weight is based on two categories: they are energy in and energy out. Glucose, fat, and protein are the main sources for the burning process.

In this process, carbohydrates are stored in the form of glycogen in the body. Then, it breaks down into glucose during energy consumption. The major energy sources are fat and glucose. It is mostly obtained from food rich in carbohydrate and protein such as rice, potatoes, meat, beans and dairy products. Moreover, we obtain energy from carbohydrate foods instead of protein. Fat can be reduced better when doing slow exercises rather than running or performing heavy exercises. We reduce our body fat based on our maximum heart rate (around 55-65).

Nowadays, people prefer burning fat to maintain their body shape and health. They consume natural food in burning their fats. Some people prefer raw fruits and vegetables such as raw apples, raw carrot; and some low in fat foods like cabba…

Sensible Diet Tips

Start your diet with a food diary, record everything you eat, what you were doing at the time, and how you felt. That tells you about yourself, your temptation, the emotional states that encourage you to snack and may help you lose once you see how much you eat.
Instead of eating the forbidden piece of candy, brush your teeth. If you're about to cheat, allow yourself a treat, then eat only half a bite and throw the other half away. When hunger hits, wait 10 minutes before eating and see if it passes. Set attainable goals. Don't say, "I want to lose 50 pounds." Say, "I want to lose 5 pounds a month." Get enough sleep but not too much. Try to avoid sugar. Highly sweetened foods tend to make you crave more.

Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. Water itself helps cut down on water retention because it acts as a diuretic. Taken before meals, it dulls the appetite by giving you that "full feeling." Diet with a buddy. Support groups are important…

Things You Can Drink To Lose Weight

Ice cold water

You'll burn an extra 250-to-500 calories a day by drinking 8-to-10 glasses of ice cold water because...

Your body has to burn calories (or fat) in order to heat the ice cold water back up to your body temperature so basically...
you can lose up to 1 lb. a week JUST by drinking ice cold water.

A German study says drinking about 2 extra glasses of water can boost your metabolism by 30% and they figure when you drink about 1.5 liters of water a day you'll lose an extra 5 lbs a year.

Fat Free Milk

Milk is high in calcium and calcium can boost weight loss by increasing fat breakdown in fat cells. This doesn't mean you should go out and drink gallons of milk everyday - but adding milk to your diet in moderation can double the rate of fat you lose.

Different studies say different things on milk and weight loss... some say you can lose 30, 50, and one study even said 70% more weight than people who don't include 3-4 servings of dairy (milk) a day.

Green Tea


Weight Loss with Your Phone

Some people blame modern technology for the lack of activity so apparent in our society. After all, 100 years ago there were no computers, cell phones, and TVs that enabled people to sit on their butt 8-10 hours a day.

Back then, people were more active. They had to be.

But a recent 2010 study suggests that your phone – yes your phone – can actually help you lose weight!

Researchers in Finland studied 27 participants who used a "wellness diary" application on their mobile phone, which enabled users to track their weight over the course of 12 weeks.

As you would expect, the amount of physical activity correlated significantly with weight loss, as did different measures representing healthy changes in dietary behaviours.

The study's results suggest that the mobile phone diary is a valid tool for observing weight management and related behaviours in helping people to lose weight.

So why was the application helpful?

Basically, it doesn't matter whether you use a fancy a…

All about Calories

When we work out and enter into a fitness program, often times the gym instructor will ask you to take some high calorie foods. And we are like, “okay?” Taking high calorie foods is not always bad! The main point here is that we also need to be aware of the content of the foods we eat and its role into our body. Here’s exactly what you need to know about calories.

Calories are units of energy. And energy is essential for the body that is why we need calories. We get calories from the food we eat. The higher fat content the food has, the higher is the calorie content as well; however, our body needs healthy fats. And, not all the fats we take from our foods are healthy. Still, the best way to get healthy fats and calories is through the natural way, eating and drinking fruits and vegetables.

Calories are converted into energy once taken into the body. This energy is what we use for everyday living and this energy is also needed by the body systems to function well. Once calories are co…

Fat Burning Foods

Reaching the optimum weight and physique requires discipline and sufficient knowledge on food diet particularly on the type of food you take in. Some foods promote weight loss by increasing metabolism while keeping low sugar level. But for fat burning foods, as the name implies, these types of foods do not require strenuous exercise. These are known to naturally reduce fat tissues in your body. And the main source of these types of food is your green leafy foods –vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

Fat burning foods contain cellulose with low calories but effective in burning body fats. If you have a vegetable garden, these are readily available without costing you any money.

Don’t you know that drinking coffee and green tea also help burn more calories by increasing the heart rate? These beverages are also forms of fat burning food, however; a heavy dose of caffeine creates hypertension, dependence, and withdrawal. Most coffee lovers usually drink 1-2 glasses of water after drinking a cup …

How Much Exercise Do We Need for Weight Loss?

In general, many experts advise a minimum of 20 minutes exercise 3 times per week.

However if our main aim is weight loss then it is advisable to step this up to gain maximum results.

Naturally the amount of physical activity we need will vary from person to person, but how much do we need to increase our physical exercise in order to shed those unwanted pounds? Firstly we need to take into consideration how active we are in our normal daily routine. Perhaps we have an active physically challenging job which involves lots of heavy lifting or walking. Maybe we have small children that have us running about and on the go all day. If this is the case, we may not need to significantly increase the amount of exercise into our daily routine as we are probably burning quite a substantial amount of calories already.

On the other hand, if our daily routine involves a more sedentary pace, such as spending much of the day seated or standing in one place for much of the time, then we may not be b…

How to lose weight at work?

Lose weight at work is not as easy as at home.

At home, you can do whatever you want, eat whenever you want too. You can do the treadmill while you are watching television, eat smaller and more frequent meals to boost metabolism. While at work, most time is spend on working, there isn't enough time for your weight loss schedule. So will we give up? Oh no, there's no time for that worst idea. Keep on reading and I show you some ideas.

1. Move your body more. Park your car a little bit far away from the office, so that you have to walk. Use stairs instead of elevator, oh stepping on the stairs burn more calories than you think. At work, after about 45 minutes, escape from your computer, stand up, go around and talk something to your colleague about the weather, stock or something else and of course not business in a few minutes. It helps you to move more, and release your stress.

2. Drink green tea instead of coffee and other caffeine beverages. Black tea is also ok, but green t…