Showing posts from March, 2014

Kickboxing Attributed to Major Weight Loss

Obesity has been cited as a major health issue in recent decades, and it seems the problem is only getting worse. Thousands of deaths are attributed to obesity and living an unhealthy lifestyle. Not only death but also countless chronic health problems such as Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and liver disease are also attributed to obesity. This is a problem that can very easily be stopped or reversed, unfortunately many people don't know how and know where to start. Lifestyle change is something that is very scary and at times seems impossible to do since its easier said than done. Most people will look for a quick fix instead of putting in the time and work it takes to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. There is NO secret to weight loss. Developing healthy eating and exercise habits are the only consistent and proven long-term solution to weight loss. When the choice to exercise and eat healthy has been reached, there is still the where, what, when and …

Cheapest Ways To Lose Weight Fast For Women

We have all spent a heap of cash on weight loss supplements, but not one could help burn the lard, let alone retain the results. The money back guarantees on diet pills also fell flat on deaths ear when the time came to claim a refund. Now you are tired, you have finally decided not to burn any more of your hard earned cash on useless, products that don't work. You do not have to break the bank when you can trim your waistline without having to spend a single dime.

Here are a few of the cheapest ways to lose weight fast for women.  Fill up on Salads Many women complain that they fail to drop weight despite eating only vegetable and fruit salads. Why? Because you're probably eating a salad made at a salad bar where you should have been eating a salad made at home. What's the difference you may ask? The high calorie toppings and dressing makes the difference. Toppings and dressings enhance the flavour of otherwise bland vegetables, but they contain fats, salts and…

How to get a killer body

How to get a killer body? Are you a woman who looks forward to develop great upper body muscles? If so, check out this exercise that will help you The overhead Kettle bell see saw press This is an amazing exercise for women’s upper body. To do this work out, you need to have a pair of not so heavy kettle bells of the same weight. Overhead pressing involves a significant level of effort. To perform these exercise, begin properly cleaning both kettle bells and stand to your chest. Proceed by pressing the one bell overhead. Next, as the fist kettle bell is lowered, press the second bell just before the first starts resting. There should be no pause between the two presses. This is to ensure that a much different challenge is experienced when doing this and your muscle endurance gets challenged as much as possible. Try to repeat the above steps again and again alternating the kettle belles in a continuous manner. So that you attain a high cardiovascular level, you need to raise your level o…

How to Have Weight Loss Discipline

Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off? We have all heard that weight loss is just a matter of taking in less calories than we expend. That certainly sounds very logical, but is it really that simple? For example, I had an intention of only eating fruits and vegetables for a day or two, to counteract the recent ‘junk’ food I had been enjoying. This was a solid plan that practically guaranteed a decrease in caloric intake. However, a solid plan doesn’t always mean an easy execution. I figured I would be relatively safe making a trip to the health food store. So my guard against high fat foods was down. When I got to the store, my sensibilities were assailed by a well meaning clerk hawking some freshly made corned beef and cabbage. I could hardly resist the temptation. And that wasn’t the end of it. Once my armour was breached, the temptation of tasty, ‘health oriented’ cookie samples fought for my attention. Once again, I capitulated. My normally strong will power seemed to c…

Weight Loss It's in Your Head

When you consider the weight loss process, the battle waged is mostly in your head.  Should I eat the crumpet  with butter or would it be better for me to have margarine or better yet  have jam. What am I doing eating this crumpet anyway? It's so caloric and filled with saturated fat. I have absolutely zero willpower. I'm such a pig. It's no wonder you will eat that crumpet with the butter and jam on top to quiet that negative self talk in your head. What you need more than a diet is a way to shift all those negative self defeating thoughts to more adaptive, positive self statements. As with most things worth doing, this requires a bit of practice. First, become aware when you're using a negative statement, then determine what about that thought is faulty and finally, replace it with a self defence response or positive. Many people find it hard to change their eating habits until they change their thoughts about food, eating and drinking. By shedding all those distorted  …

Why Can’t I Lose Weight

That’s the question many people ask when their weight loss plan is not working.
Asking yourself why can’t I lose weight? is actually one of the best things you can do for yourself. It says you know that what you’re currently doing is not working for you. You’re at the place where you’re ready to look at alternatives try something different to get a result you want. So why can’t you lose weight?
Here are 3 possible reasons you may not be losing weight and some suggestions on what you can do about it.

1. Medical Reasons Now this is not the same as saying you’re genetically programmed to be overweight. That is hogwash. In fact scientists estimate that even if you do have a genetic propensity to gain weight, your genes only account for 15 to 25% of your current weight. So forget the genetics excuse. But there are medical reasons that some people can’t lose weight. Low thyroid, adrenal exhaustion, insulin resistance and other medical conditions can make losing weight near to impossible. Th…

Achieve Weight Loss at Easter

There is no reason why you can't enjoy chocolate at Easter, or any other time of the year, when you are trying to lose weight.
The trick is to give your taste buds a sweet treat and follow a few simple guidelines to ensure that you don't completely sabotage your weight-loss efforts.

It is important that you choose the choice of chocolate wisely. On average a bar of dark chocolate contains 50 - 60 calories less than a bar of milk chocolate. As well as being higher in antioxidants, the more intense flavour should satisfy your taste buds more easily, meaning you won't have to eat as much.

It can also be a good idea to ask for an Easter egg that's filled with jelly babies rather than more chocolate, for example. Indeed, such offerings are virtually fat free and lower in calories

Beware of constantly nibbling at chocolate eggs, you'll find it's all too easy to polish off the whole bag! Instead, only take a few eggs and place the rest of the bag out-of-reach.
Or bet…

How to Lose Body Fat

Tips on How to Lose Weight

People all over the world are interested in learning how to lose body fat. Unfortunately, a high percentage  of them focuses on the wrong things. There is no magic pill that make people shrink miraculously. Losing body fat requires effort where people change their lives in general but the necessary steps are relatively simple.
Eat a Well Balanced Diet Losing body fat is not about starving. Meals should be largely made up of whole food products that provide proper nutrition. Vegetables and fruits play an important role in healthy living and they should form a major part of daily diet. Many experts have already said a lot about the dangers of junk food and it suffices here to say: avoid them. Sugar is sweet, but the body needs a very small amount.
The right type of food alone is not enough. The way the meal is prepared also matters. For instance, it is not a good idea to take vegetables and bath them in cooking oil.
Drink Enough Water Water does not only prevent…

Weight Loss After Pregnancy

Weight loss after pregnancy and hanging up your maternity clothes is something all new mothers look forward to, for most women, but for others, the baby fat is a bit more difficult to shed. Each woman is different and there is no “one size fits all” formula for shedding the weight gained during pregnancy. However there are a few weight loss guidelines to follow that will have the new Mum back feeling great and wearing her jeans once she gets her strength back. How much weight did you gain during pregnancy? Around about 25 pounds the average woman gains during a pregnancy. If you were already a little overweight when you first became pregnant, remember that the numbers on your scale kept going up almost every time you stepped on it.
Fasting or Weight loss fasting diets following pregnancy are absolutely not a good idea. A nutritious diet is more important than weight loss for the first six weeks. Pregnancy is a magical time of life and many women worry about how to achieve weight loss…

Chilli Pepper May Help With Fat Loss

There is a specific ingredient contained within chilli peppers, which gives them their kick, this is called capsaicin. Apparently, how it works is this the particular ingredient blocks the buildup of fat within the body and works together on certain proteins within the body.
In laboratory tests the people responsible for this information say that the particular ingredient, helps with suppressing calorie intake, decreasing the size of fat tissue. It is also a bit of a mystery to the scientists as to actually why this is.
During their research, the scientists fed some laboratory rats, which were split into two groups one was given, capsaicin and the others were not. The first group which was given capsaicin, and had a percentage weight loss of eight, and had noticeable differences within 20 proteins, which are found in the body and associated with fat.
Once these proteins are combined with the ingredient found within the peppers, they help to break down the fat. So I guess it’s good new…

Weight Loss and Fitness For Women in Their 30s - 4 Simple Facts Revealed

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 at 25 but can't at 32. You can still get fit, lose weight fast 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. 1. Understanding the Changes To begin with, your natural metabolic rate is a bit slower than it was 10 years ago. This means that on an average, your body burns fewer calories than it used to. Also, 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 30s, t…

Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

Starting off  your pregnancy with a healthy well balanced diet is the best thing you do for yourself and your baby. This way, you’ll only need to make a few adjustments during your pregnancy.

Your first trimester
If you find it tough to maintain a balanced diet  during your first trimester, you can rest assured that your not alone.  Due to queasiness, some  women will eat all of the time and gain a lot of  weight in the process.  Other women have trouble getting food down and subsequently lose weight.
Preventing malnutrition and dehydration are your most important factors during first trimester.

When you are pregnant, you need to consume around 300 calories more than usual every day.  The best way to go about doing this is listening to your  body when you are hungry.  You should try to eat as many foods as possible from the bottom of the food pyramid. If you gain weight too slow, try eating small meals and slightly increase the fat in your diet. You should always eat when you …

Identify Fake Weight Loss Claims

Its crowded..really crowded..every other site offers Weight Loss Programs and guarantees loss of weight quickly and effectively.
But do they really live up to it?
Does Loss of Weight remains with time or the individual regains the weight after some time?
The answer to these question differentiates between genuine Weight Loss Programs and fake Weight Loss Programs.

Things to Watch out for:

1) One product cant serve the needs of all people. Programs which claim to work for all types of masses is BIG NO.

Tip: Look out for programs which reads your body needs and body structure and how your Metabolism works.

2) Programs which assures permanent Weight Loss, even after you don't use the product. Mark it Fake.

Tip: You have to follow the Diet Plan and exercise on daily basis. Walking or Jogging daily helps a lot.

3) Programs which allows you to eat anything you want. Believe me this is fake also. How can you on this earth remain fit by eating anything or everything you want.

Tip: You ne…

Pick Up Your Pen and Lose Weight

Although every dieter knows that keeping food records is a key to permanent weight loss, few understand the importance of also keeping an emotional journal.

Dieting for weight loss can be as simple as keeping that food diary, or (the more challenging) dipping into the dark waters of the psyche.

For example, which emotions motivate, sabotage, side-track, or inspire?
Which people are supportive, which ones undermine your focus with snide remarks or constant invitations to ice cream?
All will be revealed inside your private journal.

Of all the journal exercises for gaining insight, a favorite is the "Letter to My Body." In this exercise, the dieter actually pens a letter to self, being as honest as possible. A sample might be "Dear Fat Body, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you. I hate your rolls of fat on me, I hate that my knees hurt, I hate that you'd rather have a Danish than let me feel good about myself. I hate that you've been good all day and I know that ton…

Fat Loss 101- Low Fat diets

What brought about the emergence of low fat diets you ask?

The answer would be the high number of people overweight, heart diseases, and the increase of cancer cases which are as well brought about by products we all love to eat french fries, pizza, ice cream, and many other fast foods and drinks.

Our body actually needs an average amount of fat which is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system and the hormone system. It is the excess and shortage of fat in the body which effects our health. Once the body system experiences unusual functioning, waste products and excess fats are stored within the body system and that needs to be cleansed out. To avoid this, you have the low fat diets.

Low fat diet is a eating program where the amount of dietary fat is limited up to 30 percent of calories. A calorie measure is  the energy in food and drinks you consume. Low fat diet simply aims to let the person eat as little fat as possible and which also includes oil in the form of …

Sleep And Weight Loss

One of the most important things you can do for fat loss, controlling weight gain and for overall health is often overlooked. MORE SLEEP! Yes, you actually need to sleep more to gain less!

A lack of sleep could be contributing to America's obesity epidemic. A recent Columbia University study
found that not getting enough sleep could put you at increased risk for weight gain.

The study, presented at the meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, analyzed data from 18,000 adults and found that those who slept less than the recommended seven hours a night had an increased risk of obesity. People who slept for less than four hours per night were 73 percent more likely to be obese than those who slept for seven to nine hours. Getting five hours of sleep or less decreased that risk to 50 percent, and getting six hours or less decreased it even more to 23 percent.

While it's still unclear exactly what causes this increased risk, scientists believe that lack …

Weight Loss Motivation

How to manage your weight and keep yourself going.

Dieting can seem like a constant battle, with switching between various diets and exercising so hard only to be invited to a fancy but fattening meal hand-cooked by a beloved friend. The world conspires against you by presenting you with a food-lovers paradise, but a belt's nightmare. There is the stress of constant worrying, and of hard work that goes to naught because of a weekend binge. How does a dieter maintain his or her motivation?

Weight loss motivation is a matter of knowing that you want it, and taking positive and healthy steps to achieve it. It pays to do research, just to begin with. Knowledge points towards a smarter path, and helps to re-establish confidence. Read everything from body-builders magazines to diets for athletes to nutrition guides. Bodily health is a topic of great public and scientific interest, and loads of information exists. Exercising your brain rather than just at the gym can achieve better resu…

Walking to Lose Weight

Walking is good for weight loss 
There are different kinds of exercises available for weight loss. To join a gym and do exercise to lose weight is famous activity. So the people tend to adopt the ways which are not so tiring and time consuming. People tend to do exercises which they are enjoying. The people are attracted for walking to lose weight. Walking is a good habit and is a good form of exercise that burns the stored fats in the body. Walking will help to built up your muscles. If a person has strong muscles, then the fat burning metabolism will also be fast.

Food is important 
With so many benefits, walking is a good exercise. The body needs food to serve the daily activities of life. The more food will produce more energy to consume. If we have the excessive energy in our body, then the unused energy will be stored in the body as fat. If a person performs more activities in a day, then the stored fats will be transformed to energy. The weight can easily be decreased by doing m…

Is Fast Weight Loss a Good Idea?

There are 1001 reasons for people to lose weight quickly: a wedding, a holiday, a birthday party, a show or presentation and the like. There are plenty of diet plans that promise quick results but may be detrimental to your health, even if you should succeed.

Effects of crash diets 
Moreover, your skin tends to shrink slower than your body, which brings on the wrinkles and haggardness. Stopping the diet will regain the weight loss, so it might seem a futile attempt. When you go on a crash diet, as you want to lose some weight fast, you are subjecting your body to a lack of glycogen and water which results in fast weight loss. But you are also subjected to dehydration, which can result in gallstone problems possibly later in your life.

When your body is put into starvation mode, you will lose muscle as well as fat. More muscles translate to higher metabolism; less muscle, lower metabolism which results in a slowed down weight loss trajectory. This in turn results in the onset of headac…

Weight loss - Common Myths

There’s no magic weight loss potion.
Dieting has led to many unhealthy misconceptions about weight loss.
There are no magical foods or ways to combine foods that melt away excess body fat. To reduce your weight, you need to make small, achievable changes to your lifestyle. You need to change the way you eat and increase your physical activity.

Some dietary fats cause weight gain
Fats contain approximately double the amount of kilojoules (calories) per gram than carbohydrates or protein. They are a very concentrated form of energy. If you eat a lot of fat, you are more likely to put on weight than if you eat a lot of carbohydrate.

The type of fat you eat may also be important. Research shows that animal fats (saturated fats) may be more ‘fattening’ than plant and fish fats. Fish and plant fats appear to be more readily used by the body and less likely to be stored as fat in the belly. They can also provide some health benefits.

Excess carbohydrates or protein can also be converted int…

Motivate Yourself to Lose Weight Fast

If you find yourself needing to lose weight, you're not alone.
But saying you want to lose weight and actually watching those pounds disappear are two different things.
Let's be honest, we are creatures of habit and we don't make change easy. That's why you want to use these tips to motivate yourself to lose weight fast.

Tip 1. Play the If I Do vs. the If I Don't Game.
Grab a piece of paper. Draw a line down the middle and one side write "If I Do" and on the other side write, "If I Don't." You're looking into the future now. What will your life be like a month, a year, five years from now. If you take action and lose the weight or if you don't take action and lose the weight. Be honest with yourself. For example, if I do lose the weight in one year I'll be able to eat what I want without worrying about getting fat. Or If I don't lose the weight in five years, I'm likely to be diabetic. This is a great exercise for motivat…

Bridal Weight Loss Tips For Losing Weight

Your wedding day is fast approaching and if you're like most brides, you will want to look and feel your absolute best.

Your bridal weight loss does not have to be difficult or painful. By following a few simple tips, you can be on the road to a picture perfect day.

Tips for Losing Weight:

• Give away or throw away all of those left-over party trays, cookies and desserts from your engagement party, bridal showers and more. Homeless shelters will appreciate your donation and so will your waistline.

• Ask yourself: "Am I really hungry"? If yes, drink a glass of water and wait 30 minutes. If you're hunger goes away, it wasn't real to begin with. If you're hunger stays, then listen to your body and get something healthy to eat.

• Purchase a 24-pack of bottled water and keep it handy for exercise or in your car.

• Commit to replacing your sodas (regular or calorie-free) with water for an entire month. You will be surprised how quickly this can become a good habit!

Internet Dieting

The internet today is used for many purposes. Some use it for entertainment and gaining information. Some use it for financial purposes, and some use it for business. The internet also can provide a great opportunity for you to use it to set up a diet plan and to use it as a support system as well.

Dieting is never easy, and it is hard to find a diet that suits you. You want a diet that includes foods that you like so that you can stick to it. If you are on a diet that says you need to eat broccoli three times a day and you hate broccoli, how long do you think you will last on that particular diet. But if your diet plan includes foods you love to eat even when you are not dieting, then your chances of successfully dieting increase.

You also need a diet that fits your lifestyle. Maybe you don't have time to overly fuss over what you eat. Or, if you are a busy person that eats out a lot because you have to attend lunch meetings in restaurants four out of five days a week, or if you…

Lose 15 Pounds Fast

Do you want to slim down and finally lose some weight? Do you want to slim down and finally lose some weight?  It is easy to lose 15 pounds fast by simply choosing healthy drinks.

Many people fail to lose weight because they are making the wrong drink choices. The majority of the foods they eat may be healthy or have a modest amount of calories. However, they are unknowingly guzzling large amounts of sugar that is making weight loss impossible. For some people it may be a daily latte, frozen frappe, or multiple servings of soda. Here are some easy weight loss tips.

Discontinuing consumption of full fat dairy products can be especially challenging. Switching to fat-free organic milk, fat-free yogurt, or growth hormone-free milk is a good start. Cutting out all full fat dairy products for one to two weeks can help cut out unwanted calories.

Making homemade iced coffee or hot coffee with fat-free organic milk can help cut down on calories and unwanted fat. There are flavored sy…

Is Weight Loss In your Head?

Recent research shows your mental outlook on weight loss or your perception of weight loss is just as important as your eating habits and your exercise prescription. It's not "wishful" thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are going to get.

People think about what they don't want and get more of the same. If you start your new fitness plan by saying “ I want to lose 10lbs but if I only lose 5lbs it will be ok” the you are already setting yourself up to fail.

To get started, think about how you can identify specific weight loss and exercise goals and plan to avoid some of the most common mind-set pitfalls. What that means is, if your goal is to weigh 150lbs, why is it 150lbs. What have you tide to this number. Do you really want to weigh 150lbs or do you want to look a specific way, a certain size, muscle tone and so on. You need to have a clear, vivid and specific picture of who you want to be and what you want to look like.

It’s not that some fitn…