Sunday, November 3, 2013

Weight Loss Roadblocks

So you've been in the gym 4 or 5 times a week and are eating properly.  Things are going well and you are starting to see some solid results.  You want to keep the momentum going and stay away from "roadblocks"...the little things that can really wreak havoc in your workout program.Here's a few roadblocks for you to watch out for.  Knowing them will help you to stay on track with your fitness & weight loss goals...1) Sugary drinks: Sodas, juices & sugar in your favorite beverages can hurt your weightloss results.  Instead, look to water.  Make sure you keep your body hydrated & drink your 8 glasses a day.  If you get dehydrated, especially when you're working out, your body will likely retain water in places you'd rather it NOT!2) Being TOO strict with your diet: Small indulgences every once in a while are a good thing. A little reward here and there can go a long way in helping your weightloss efforts.  Just watch out for frequency and quantity.  3)Not watching portion sizes: One great way to watch portion sizes is to purchase the "one serving" 100 calorie packages.  This way, you're not mindlessly snacking away on foods.4) Skipping breakfast is a "no-no": Never skip this all important meal of the day.  Doing so will greatly increase your obesity risks.  Breakfast sets the tone for the day and helps to keep your metabolism chugging along.5) Not getting enough rest: You'd be surprised how many people don't get their 8 hours of rest each night.  Also, be sure to allow your muscle groups to rest 24 to 48 hours before working it out again.  Give yourself a couple of days off each week from the gym.  Noone has to workout 7 days a week to get and stay in great shape!  It's all the little things that will make the difference in your fitness and weightloss efforts!

The Top 5 Calorie Shifting Secrets to Faster Weight loss

If you are overweight it may be for 1 very simple reason: You're eating the wrong foods in the wrong patterns each day. A new successful dieting concept has emerged called "Calorie Shifting". Read on to learn the best 5 ways to harness this technique for guaranteed weight loss.#1 Understand the Calorie Shifting ConceptYour body always "attempts" to burn the exact number of calories that you eat each day. A build up of fat tissue occurs when it can't manage to burn all the calories that have been intaken. For many people this is the prime cause of weight gain. By following special eating patterns that "trick" the body into burning more calories you can effectively cause your body to burn more fat tissue to lose Lbs.#2 Set Rational GoalsIt is important for you to manage your expectations. The more excess weight you have the more rapid your weightloss will be. If you are only slightly overweight then you may just need to lose a few pounds to become slim. If you are several pounds overweight then you should expect your rate of weightloss to be higher. Average figures quoted for good programs are around 9lbs every 11 days.#3 Follow Your Calorie Shifting Diet Regimen CloselyIf you are participating in a good calorie shifting program you should really focus on following the plans laid out for you. It is crucial to maintain your "fat burning" eating patterns to lose those pounds! Fortunately, If you get bored with the menus most good programs have diet generator tools to create a whole new meal plans to keep your motivation high!#4 Take responsibility yourselfFollow the meal plans & recipes and prepare your own meals. You are the number 1 person responsible for your success! Don't let negative people push you off course (quite often they want to see you fail). Track your progress and give the program time to deliver results. Allow support from people genuinely interested in your success.#5 Drink plenty of waterWater provides a number of key weightloss benefits and assists the process. You should aim to drink at least 8 glasses a day. Water helps regulate the appetite and increases metabolism. Other advantages include boosting energy, alleviating headaches & releasing toxic waste products. Water will also improve the health of your skin.If you follow these principles with a good calorie shifting program then anybody overweight can become slim. One of the great advantages of calorie shifting is that you have a wide range of healthy foods to choose from so you won't feel miserable. This means your chance of success is much higher!

The Fastest, Easiest, and Safest Way to Lose Weight

You should be able to find several indispensable facts about weightloss though hypnosis in the following paragraphs. If there's at least one fact you didn't know before, imagine the difference it might make when you finally did.Hypnosis is one of the best and fastest methods for creating success in weight loss management, smoking cessation and other problem habits. There are many ways of controlling your weight loss management with hypnosis starting with controlling your self - conscience mind set and by continually feeding positive thoughts to your sub conscience mind. Stress, eating habits, body and health all control how we feel about food.Learning, listening and understanding your bodies craving and eating patterns will aid your hypnotic approach and attack at the core issues responsible for your misgiving. A good example are hunger pains which are the bodies calling for nourishment as compared to your appetite which is eating and drinking for pure pleasure. To understand these issues we will first tackle stress and food. A majority of us will use food as a comfort unconsciously, which in turn will give us pressure and increase our desire to eat.Reprogramming our subconscious mind is a great thing to behold when you can witness for yourself the benefits of a healthy, drug free and safe method to lose weight and leave it off forever. The human body can function more effectively if we can maintain control of it and program and reprogram it to balance stress, control depression, stop smoking or in our case, stop overeating. The ability to control the most powerful tool known to man through hypnosis is possible if you would only realize that between your two ears is a resource that can conquer anything.

Does Water Fasting Weight Loss Work?

In case you're wondering if water fasting weight loss works then you have come to the right place. Thing is, that there are both pros and cons to losing weight by the method of water fasting.Water fasting also goes by the name of detoxification and hence losing weight by water fasting is a very effective method to detoxify your body. The process of water fasting involves drinking a lot of water while not eating any regular food for several consecutive days. While this is a "hard core" version of water fasting; it is not recommended for a newbie. In case you're water fasting for the first time then you can also drink fruit juices along with water. Since you are only drinking fluids during detoxification, the focus of your body will shift away from digesting food and hence the elimination of accumulated waste inside your body will begin in a smooth way. So in a sense, detoxification is an excellent method to overhaul and fine tune your system.In addition to general internal cleansing of body, water fasting can also aid in losing body weight. The major source of energy in our body is glucose which is what we get from every single food item that we eat. Glucose is a form of sugar and it is converted into glycogen after the digestion of food. This glycogen is then stored in our body as fat. During water fasting, this fat starts burning since the body is not getting any additional fat from outside. Hence, within the first few days of water fasting, our body will start burning the internal fat reserves which are responsible for additional weight. Although this method of weight loss by water fasting has been in practice since time immemorial, recent studies have revealed that there are certain limitations to this method.The initial detoxification and internal cleansing of the body are very important and must be done at least once every year so as to "tune up" your system. But if done for more than four days, the metabolic rate of your body begins to slow down. This is because your body will then start behaving in its natural tendency to store fat. In other words, your body will slip into "survival mode" and hence will burn less or no fat. Moreover, once you return back to your normal diet, your body will start gaining all the lost fat as a natural reaction to "replenish" all the fat starved cells in this "survival mode". Hence, it is conceivable that you may actually gain weight once done with water fasting.However, this does not mean that Water Fasting Weight Loss doesn't work. The key is to not overdo things. Fast as long as you can without punishing your body. Remember, excess of anything is bad and Water Fasting Weight Loss is no exception to this. Our bodies are approximately 85 percent water and hence it's a very vital element for our survival. If done correctly, then water fasting will take your energy to new levels and you will feel vitalized and refreshed throughout the day.

The Miracle Apple Cider Vinegar Weight Loss

My first thought when I saw that heading was, you joking? The mind plays wicked tricks on our imagination. So I guess I had pictures in my head of drinking a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar to loose weight. Well this is not the case. Its not that Apple Vinegar is mainly for dieting or weight loss, it is actually so, so, so much more. There for the Miracle of Apple Cider Vinegar.I Bought the book about Apple Cider Vinegar, I was glued to my chair reading it. Every now and then you come across a book that is Logical. It just makes sense that this is the way to go. Its Natural and old school and all believable. It shook me to a degree that I immediately went out and bought myself Apple cider vinegar, I Found something that says its 100% natural, but it still doesn't look like the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar one that is been spoken about in the book.So what Impressed me so much, the whole book is full of remedies, I'll address a few with explanations.WEIGHTLOSS now understand that ACV (Apple cider vinegar) will not reduce your weight if you don't reduce your intake of food. But combine the two and you will see results leaving you healthier and more energetic than before.PURIFY YOUR CELLS certain toxic wastes that are harmful to the whole body are rendered harmless by a miraculous substance in Organic, Raw ACV with the powerful mother. Scientists call this protective action acetolysis .FOR BODY PURIFICATION its time to flush out the problem causing toxic wasted that are clogging your machinery and organs of elimination! Waste products broken down by this ACV process are flushed out.RELIEVES HEADACHES people blame their headaches on many different organs of the body. Most headaches are blamed on the eyes, the nerves, the liver, the sinuses, the stomach, the bowl, kidneys or allergies. HEADACHES can be put into two different classifications: ....( too good, go read the book)SORE THROAT AND LARYNGITIS gargle with ACV (Apple cider vinegar) mixture it works miracles. Then spit it out, don't swallow the gargled mixture, because ACV acts like a sponge, drawing out throat and mouth germs and toxins.THE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FACIAL... The skin consists of small flat scales that constantly flake off, thereby revealing the new skin beneath the outer, older layer of scales. the old , tired, dead, dry skin does not peel off promptly, slowing new growth and leaving their skin dry , shallow, dull and lifeless. This is known as " the old-age look" . Wash face with warm water no soap. Next apply a hot water soaked cloth (ring water out) on the face for 3 minutes, remove and make a mixture of 2 Table spoons of ACV to 1 cup of warm water, soak a thin cloth in the mixture and lie down for 10 minutes, relax, lie down with your feet up, this brings more blood to the face. Remove the cloth and rub the skin upwards with a coarse towel or a small loofah face pad. This rub removes the hundreds of old, dry skin scales that have been loosened by the ACV facial. Repeat weekly and your skin will look more youthful and will shine like a polished apple with joyous new life. you will be truly amazed and proud of yourself with the results from these age-reversing, simple health treatments! Along with the other remedies.Personally I have been using the body purifying method and the facial for 1 week now, I drink the ACV drink 3 times daily and love the taste. I combined it more with correct eating of 70% vegetables and fruit in my diet, I eat all I want and do not feel hungry. The ACV mixture is also to clean and eliminate waste. I started feeling very heavy headed on the 2nd day, a little less energy than usual, but I know that the body was working hard to eliminate waste. Today is the 7th day and I am noticing more energy, loss of 2 kilos and a beautiful glow on my skin. The book is full of so many different remedies. Next time I'll talk to you about The Wonders of Fasting.

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Pros and Cons About a New Diet Pill

Okay, the disclaimer first. I don't much believe in diet pills, and the Alli diet pill is no exception.That being said, I truly tried to review the available info on the new FDA approved weightloss product from GlaxoSmithKline. Considering my already biased opinion on the subject, I decided to adopt the approach of offering pros and cons about the new diet pill and letting readers judge for themselves.It didn't work!Here's the problem...well, let me tell you the pro's first.1. It is available over the counter without a prescription.2. Alli is an FDA approved nonprescription dosage of the well known fat loss pill, Xenical3. It does block absorption of some fats4. It can be used to help some people lose a small amount of weight5. It apparently works best if you are exercising regularly but have a lot of fat in your diet6. GlaxoSmithKline stock should go up because the diet pill market is huge and this stuff is flying off the shelves in some areas.Now, I tried to be fair, but I am sure you have already noticed a slightly unimpressed tone to the "positive" statements I listed above. Sorry, couldn't help it.Here's the negative side.1. The average weight loss with the Alli diet pill, which sells for about $59.95 a bottle, is about 1 pound a month.You could cut one sugar-sweetened soda a day and lose about the same amount while saving $30.00 or more depending on where you buy your sodas...or donuts...or double cheese hamburgers.2. If used with healthy eating habits and exercise (the basic core of any healthy weight loss program) it CAN increase weightloss by three pounds or so for each five pounds lost by the exercise and healthy eating.If you are losing five pounds a month with exercise and healthy eating, you probably DON'T NEED a diet pill that does strange things to your body. More on that in a minute.3. It works by blocking the absorption of fat. Three points here:--If you are already eating a low fat diet, there won't be much for it to do, hence, it won't do much for you.--Dietary fat is necessary for the absorption of certain vitamins vital to health. While the evidence is still out, there is some concern that blocking the fat may expose the user to health threatening vitamin deficiencies.--Omega 3 fatty acids (good for your heart) are blocked as well (bad for your heart).4. It works only WHILE YOU CONTINUE TO TAKE IT.When people quit taking the pill, they tended to gain back whatever weight they had lost. Simple! There was no lifestyle change involved. When you quit taking the pill and you haven't changed your exercise or eating habits, your body will go back to the way it was before. In other words, GlaxoSmithKline has you at $59.95 a pop for the rest of your life...unless you want to take a brisk 20 minute walk every day or so...which is free.5. Its possible side effects are really interesting...if you're into that sort of stuff!Let's keep it simple. If you decide to take this drug, you might want to purchase some more underwear or Depends diapers for adults. In other words, side effects include excessive flatulence, oily bowel movements which can be difficult to control, and anal leakage.My personal thoughts on the Alli diet pill are that it is a move by some big pharmaceutical companies to get their share of a HUGE market in over the counter weight loss products. It can help, but it is probably not worth the money.

Can We Reduce Bodyfat from Our Arms Without Affecting Other Areas of Your Body?

Hi DM,What should I do to reduce the size of my arms? By that I mean, arms only (without affecting other areas of my body). I do weights, but it only tones my arms, and the size doesn't change much, the 'flesh' is still there...MeiDear Mei,Spot reduction my dear.. is a myth. There is absolutely NO NATURAL WAY you can exercise your body so that it releases its fat stores from a particular area. Fat loss happens all over your body, and the places where your bodyfat deposits most easily (for women, these are the hips, thighs) would also be the place where there's more fat release when you exercise. Perhaps a little similar to the First-in-First-Out principle, where it can then be best described as the region where bodyfat is most deposited on your body would also be the region where it is most easily released. And yes, this simply means that the stubborn places where the fat 'just doesn't seem to go'.. would be that last to show results... but just keep persevering. You mentioned that you weight train.. so I'm sure you'll only reveal a more gorgeous you!I think the reason you're holding back from a weightloss plan is because you've sunk into a 'comfort zone' and are happy with how you look every other part of your body.. which is fantastic, don't get me wrong! But what I'm trying to tell you in your case, is not to be afraid of getting leaner. If you're unhappy with some extra bodyfat on various parts of your body.. cardio/dieting is the answer. Endless arm exercises or 100 million situps is not the answer (notice how packed the ab machines are at the gym? somebody should tell them they're better off concentrating that effort on cardio!!).If you're in great physical shape/exercise frequently (which I believe you are.. based on the positive way you talk about your own physique) .. i believe there's no way you can be unhappy with the outcome. Also, remember that your body is an amazing machine... it won't allow you to lose fat to an extent where you won't look good. The only thing that can happen.. is that you'll look how you're supposed to look like. Now how can that ever be bad? Also don't be afraid of training too hard, or getting arms that are 'too muscular', etc.. just give it your best.. simply because you don't have the hormones and the genetic capability to look like a freak.In periods of weightloss, I've personally experienced people coming up to me and saying that I've lost too much weight that I look sick, and that I shouldn't continue.. but weeks later.. they'd come up to me and say that I actually look much better. The problem with people, and sometimes we ourselves, is that we've grown accustomed to the imperfectness that surrounds us. Yes, nobody is perfect, but there is always room for improvement if you only try.If a friend who was overweight/or perhaps carrying a bit more bodyfat than he/she should be, but is still a healthy person, and if he/she were to ask me - am I fat? I would definitely tell them the truth. You should too, but in a tactful way. Honestly, if a few people from my past never told it to me in my face.. I don't think I'd be where I am today.So, my advice to you Mei, would be :1. Not to neglect your arm exercises, just keep doing what you're doing and at the same time, don't get obsessed about keeping count of rep ranges, etc.2. Bump up your cardio. Always go for a minimum of 40 minutes of if weightloss is your goal. Don't be afraid of fatloss or that you would lose what you already like about yourself.3. Watch what you eat! An awesome physique begins in the kitchen.. not at the gymSo, what you'll be doing is basically maintaining your weight training so that your body will hold on to its muscle mass (you need this for your arms to look femininely good too!), while reducing your calorie intake/bumping up your cardio to trigger fatloss in your body. Do it long enough.. and you will see results. I promise you.

The Fasting Month of Ramadhan - Keeping your Fitness Levels and Physique In Check

I've been asked many times over the past few weeks on the so called 'dilemma' of sticking to an exercise program/routine during the month of Ramadhan. For the benefit of those who aren't aware, Ramadhan is the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar and the entire month is spent fasting from dawn to dusk, by Muslims all over the world. Now, if you're seriously into keeping fit, exercising, and weight training especially, you would know how important your meals are.. and therefore the 'dilemma'. Many fitness enthusiasts, bodybuilders especially, go through a tough time this month because of the fear and reality of losing precious muscle mass because they're not able to eat as efficiently as they should.To Muslims out there.. while I read that there are many spiritual benefits to fasting during Ramadhan, I think that this is also a perfect time to exercise/practise your skills of 'mind over matter' by being in control of the body's hunger and appetite. Not easy, I know.. but I believe that a healthy soul/spirit can only help rejuvenate the body, and not bring harm. So, with this positive mindset of 'improvement' in mind, here are my thoughts on keeping your fitness levels in check during the fasting month of Ramadhan.Ramadhan is definitely not about losing weight, but weightloss can be a strong indication of whether you are fasting properly. I've heard of people who try to take the opportunity of this month to lose weight.. and although possible, I honestly believe that you'll have a better success rate and more effective/productive weightloss if you were to attempt it while youre not fasting. I've also heard stories of people who end up gaining weight in Ramadhan.. now how do you let that happen? Geez..What sort of fasting is it if you are eating the same amount/quantity in calories, than what you would be eating on any other day?You can easily use this calculator, (the Basal Metabolic Rate & the Harris Benedict Equation on the page) to roughly determine how many calories you burn a day :Now let's say that you end up with a daily calorie requirement of 1950 calories. When you eat less than 1950 calories per day, you WILL lose weight. When you eat more than 1950 calories, you WILL gain weight. The overall law of nature does not change : you need to eat less than what you need, to lose weight. Simple.When people fast, most people would be reducing their calories by the mere fact that they have only 4-5 hours to consume food, and they are unable to make up all the calories they would have eaten if they were capable of eating the full time that they were awake.However, what I believe can be common among those who fast today is that there is a tendency for people to gorge themselves with fried foods which contain huge amounts of calories as the person tries to 'make up' for any missed calories in those few short hours.Ask yourself right now.. are you going over your maintenance numbers or not? One obvious way to determine this without even having to whip out your calculator is if you are rubbing/patting your belly and having to loosen your belt after a meal.. you have obviously overeaten. Duhh!Also, during the beginning of a long fasting period, you may lose a lot of water (which is natural), and therefore important to keep in mind that this is not an excuse to only stuff your face with more food just because your weighing scale tells you that you are lighter... because you haven't lost any actual fat yet. It takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose one pound, and if you spread this out, that means if you eat 500 calories less than the maintenance you calculated above, you will lose one pound of body tissue in that week.Notice that I said body tissue, and not bodyfat. This is because when your body begins digesting itself, it rarely distinguishes between fat and muscle. This is also known as muscle catabolism, which is the breakdown of muscle mass as a result of injury/immobilisation or poor dieting techniques. If you've ever been admitted/bedridden in the hospital for over a week.. you'll know what I'm talking about.You would be surprised to know that muscle is something your body desires to get rid of. Biologically speaking, its active tissue and it requires constant food and attention from your body to keep muscle tissue alive... in other words.. its quite a 'hassle' for your body to preserve muscle tissue, and your body would rather get rid of muscle than consume its own fat (which sits comfortably on your stomach or thighs or - insert problem fatty area here:_________... hehe - requiring very very little attention).So here, once again, 'reckless fasting' for an extended period of time affects your body because relaxing too much, sleeping all day, and being lazy through most of the day when fasting really worsens muscle loss.To maintain your physique and gains in a healthy manner, you simply need to send a signal to your body that the muscle you carry is NEEDED, and that signal is sent by remaining active. Yes, in other words, if you're a fitness enthusiast who wants to preserve your precious muscle mass during the fasting month.. you need to do some exercise at least. If you have a desk job, there is no need to go to extremes, but perhaps try some pushups, chin ups, or lift a few weights to send a 'signal' to your body that the muscle you're carrying.. is NEEDED.For the hardcore bodybuilder and the fitness enthusiast who wants to keep his/her physique in check, this means that while you won't be able to pack on any serious muscle mass or make any outstanding progress towards your goals, you will be able to MAINTAIN most of what you have gained so far. So use this month of fasting to get comfortable with your body, your food intake, and hopefully, though not 100 percent - you'll be able to maintain your fitness level at where it is today. Once the fasting month is over... then, you can go all out once again. Hitting the gym hard the day fasting is over may be a bit dissappointing as you will notice that you wont be in top form.. but it will only be a matter of days before your muscle memory kicks in, and you'll be exactly where you last stopped.How do I maintain a basic/maintenance-type exercise routine during the fasting month? I'd like to point you to a write up found in this month's newsletter at Fitness First, which can also be read at their website.Some points that I personally feel is great advice is: - Group Exercise classes as are a great way to stay motivated even when your schedule is not flexible. - If you can only fit a 45-minute workout into your busy Ramadhan schedule, then make it a concentrated 45 minutes.So people.. don't get lazy, or discouraged because it's the fasting month. Get smart, get active - and stay just the way you are. Happy fasting

Cardio - Tap Into Your Fat Stores and Start Burning Some Fat!

Note: This is for those who want to shed some excess pounds.Just a quick something I wanted to share as I believe that many people still struggle with weightloss even after adding in lotsa cardio to their exercise routine. Of course, any carefully planned out weightloss plan that involves cardio + calorie reduction will result in weightloss, but there are ways that we can actually enhance this process and burn more bodyfat instead. Personally, my body responds better when I practice the following.We all want to burn fat when we exercise, right? But what if I told you that your body's preferred energy source is not fat, but glycogen? (Glycogen is stored in the liver and muscles and releases glucose (sugar) into the blood when your body needs the energy. Glycogen is the PRIMARY SOURCE of stored fuel in the body). So how do you use your cardio more for burning fat rather than burning glycogen?The trick is, if you really want your body to tap more into your fat stores instead of glycogen for energy during your cardio, get your cardio first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, or right after weight training.The reason?Cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach will tap more into your bodyfat as your body is pretty much in a 'starved' state since you slept all night without any food. And weight training uses up stored glycogen so your body is forced to rely on stored fat for energy when you get your cardio. Just remember that even though FAT is your body's way of storing energy, it is NOT your body's preferred fuel source. Your body will always opt for the readily available glycogen stores when available.You gotta 'force' your body to really dig into its energy stores. Yeah it sounds crazy.. but give it a shot.. it works for me. A 15 minute warmup on a cardio machine before weight training is fine... but I wouldnt go all out and exhaust myself on cardio before I hit the weights. Save that for a more suitable time.Burn, Baby! Burn!

Eat The Right Foods If You Want To Stay In Shape

It can't be said enough, eating the right foods is the best way to lose weight. Forget about starving yourself, that's not going to work. And those weightloss food programs? They are expensive and a lot of those diet foods are actually not that good for you. But if you're set on losing the weight by signing up with one of those home-delivery weightloss programs, make sure you research the ingredients. You don't want to ingest foods that are loaded down with chemicals and preservatives. I'm not really sure how close to organic foods you get with these weightloss program diets. Knowledge is power, so do some research on just how healthy these food programs are before signing up. Ok? You want your food to be as natural and/or organic as possible. It boils down to developing a healthy food intake, a commitment to yourself, and staying clear of the wicked-whites, sugar, salt and flour. Did you know when we ingest too much sugar it breaks down the elastin in the skin, especially after age 35. Sugar reacts to our collagen and elastin in negative ways which will make us look older. Something to think about the next time you want to add sugar to your food.Choose healthy sugar substitutes like, Truvia, Stevia and ZSweet. These all natural sweeteners is nature's answer to those seeking a great tasting alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. The way we prepare food carries a big factor in whether you'll keep excess weight off too. Frying is a BIG no-no. The reactions in foods when they are fried can effect our health plus the coatings people usually dip their foods in before frying may taste really good but it's not really good for our bodies. Consider baking, broiling or boiling the foods you usually fry. You'll feel healthier for it and have a better check up next time. If you're not sure whether you have a thyroid problem check with your doctor, this can lead to weight gain if not kept under control. Otherwise there's no reason you can't keep a healthy weight by following these suggestions. As you get more familiar with what to eat and what not to eat, it'll become like second nature for you to choose the good-for-you-foods. It's not that hard once you've made up your mind, but you're going to have to want to participate in your life for this to work.That's right. If you change to eating healthy, first learn about those foods that burn fat, increases the metabolism. Foods that help prevent diseases. Don't eat fried foods. Eat brightly colored veggies and fruits. Stop eating at those fast food restaurants. Commit to an exercise routine, you won't only add years to your life span, you'll add healthy years. Of course this is not an easy task. So start with changing how you see yourself. Learn to love and respect yourself. It's also a good idea to keep a journal about yourself and to reference back to it. When I look at myself in the mirror, which I'm not particularly fond of doing, I see that I need to keep working at my body. I know I have a few more pounds to lose. I'm not bathing suit ready. LOL. But the difference is my attitude about myself has changed. I no longer look away in discouragement or disgust. I look and see improvement, some weight loss, I feel balanced and I smile. I tell myself I'm doing good, I'm feeling better about me, and that's what I hold on to, that keeps me motivated. Oh and if I were you, get into the habit of not using the bathroom scale (unless advised to do so by your doctor.) As you get into exercising regularly you'll start to build muscle, muscle weighs more than fat.So if you step on the scale and you've gained instead of lost or you haven't lost what you thought you should have but you've been working your food program and exercising regularly, don't despair. As your routine gets more involved and your body starts to respond to your new lifestyle, you'll see the changes in your body. It won't happen overnight, but it does come. Without a doubt, your body will change you will lose that excess weight. But remember, be fair to yourself, don't have unrealistic expectations about how long a period of time it should take. Experience shows when we commit to ourselves and we are determined to achieve what we have set out to do, things have a way of working in our favor. Persistence stamps out Impatience. So what ever you do, don't stop. It's when things seem their toughest that we must not give up. Enjoy the day!Winning The Weightloss Battle Free DownloadCopyright (c) 2011. Eat The Right Foods If You Want To Stay In Shape. Written by Sherrie Vitello All Rights Reserved.

Weight Loss Pills - Are They Worth the Hype?

A lot of people are faced with the issue of being overweight. And, when people are overweight, they are often looking for something quick to make a change. That often leads them to try quick fixes like diet pills. Do they work? And are they worth it?Weight loss pills tend to be a very tempting product to test, specially for individuals who don't have the time or does not want to give up time for physical exercise. Many brands state that they can do miracles for you. Several state that taking in their tablet would considerably increase the body's metabolism and essentially increase the amount of calories your body may burn. Additionally they claim that it can reduce someone's desire for food and turn excess fat into muscle. Although they're FDA approved, they don't necessarily guarantee that they are going to work on or for you.These weightloss supplements are not subject to rigorous tests how the FDA conducts on other drugs so they're sold above the counter with restricted security and study of effectiveness. It genuinely is a gamble to buy and use weight loss products as they are able to have unwanted effects that are worse than what they do for the whole physique. And, if you would appear closely and listen intently towards the advertisements of these pills, you'd see and hear some thing in typical. They all say that getting this item using the accurate diet and real physical exercise you will shed excess fat immediately. But wait a minute, isn't it true how the purpose people are tempted to buy weight loss pills is they don't want or does not have the time to eating habits and actual physical work out?The truth is there may be no overnight way of losing body weight unless you could possibly have surgery. Then, there is no certain, quick fire way of retaining weight away from your body. The genuine helpful, tried and tested strategy to maintain fit and balanced is even now really good old fashioned physical workout.You need to think about how much you want to change, and you need to be serious enough to make a lifestyle change. Simply taking pills may not work. Think along the lines of proper diet and exercise. Moderation they say is key, and eating less calories than you burn is too.

102 - Get Educated Not Medicated - The Key To An Achievable And Sustainable Healthy Life!

I am a qualified health and fitness professional in Australia and have been training and educating my clients how to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, many of us think we are healthy and well by our lifestyles. Yet of the many hundreds of clients I have seen in my profession, only a few "tell me their daily nutrition" and appear to be on track, however even fewer of these are telling me 100% of the daily nutrition and wonder weeks later why their health has decreased.Have you ever wondered why you seem to be unhealthy even though you think your eating the best food, or doing the hardest workouts in the gym. Many of us have been misinformed or are simply uneducated toward holistic nutrition.I received an article from a health professional who will remain nameless.The article began addressing the benefits of gastric balloning/ banding and liposuction. It sincerely vexes me that health professionals around the world are promoting artificial, short term, bandaid solution, so called remedies to thousands of people struggling with their weight. Why do we think that we can fix our health in such a short term. There are serious elements missing in the use of such methods and I am here to educate you further as to why you should address the root cause! Some doctors will make thousands of dollars commission by simply introducing the specific weightloss surgery model to clients.However I believe the article to be misinformation. I am sorry if it comes across offensive. I am passionate about root cause health! I have been educating and training many of clients some being seriously overweight people and I will insist on real nutritional education over drugs and weightloss surgery.You need to address what you eat, when you eat, how much you eat and most importantly where it comes from. Much of the food supplied to the western world is artificially produced. The soils are so nutritionally depleted. The growth method now includes toxic chemicals that are used to feed the soil, so the plants can absorb the nutrients needed to grow, so that our livestock can eat food to get fat!We want fat livestock and not fat humans...Yet we feed ourselves the meat and vegetables that grow on soils that have been made to artificially grow through toxic chemical. Compounds that have been created in labs!Let me ask you: do you know what these numbers mean?202, 211, 270, 330,160a, 415, 476, 509, 412, 401, 402these could be random numbers... Or they could be the additives and preservatives that are in your daily nutrition: like margarine! And believe me.. They go into the thousands. You will find numbers up in the 1400s.So do you know what your eating. Next time you go shopping look at the ingredients of what you buy on a daily basis and then research what you are eating. Its complex and sophisticated...And it's not good for us. These chemicals have been put in the foods to preserve the look, texture, taste.Unless you buy everything from an organically certifiable market place from toothpaste and shampoo to chicken and vegetables... You will be absorbing many of these numbers.I don't agree with any benefits gastric ballooning/ banding or suction has for the body. People will refuse to address the root cause of this worldwide obesity epidemic and so use expensive and artificial methods which are not long term solutions and can cause serious health issues later in life. I cannot and will not support any use of weightloss surgery and implore you to rethink your strategy. I believe many of us are living a bandaid solutions profession and i am appauled that such methods have become the norm.Why do health practitioners insist on delivering a second rate answer for first rate health...Human health...Not animals, however unknowledgeable humans may be, human life has never been so compromised and neglected as we progress scientifically. Man man drugs, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy. I'm not just talking about weightloss. I'm talking about overall health and wellness. I truly believe that to study as a nutritionist, dietitian or a nutritional psychologist in with possible other options like biochestry to become the new doctor. The new gp to go to when needing advice. When it comes to real, long term overall health and learning about our bodies internal function from a cellular level. We are made up of billions of cells, why don't we address our cellular health. They are after all the life source that has created us as humans.Some of our daily decisions are creating adverse effects on our health. A simple example below: a smoker who eats junk food and has a highly stressful job-if your a smoker, the chances of multiple health deficiencies and not even that distant in the future are increased far greater. Eg heart disease,
-if you don't eat healthy organic nutrition, the chance of multiple health deficiencies will be greatly increased. E.G increased fat (visceral) on the organs, high blood pressure
-if you have high blood pressure and don't address the root cause, the chances of multiple health deficiences are far greater.E.G heart attack, stroke...We are living in a quick fix society and are unwilling to address the reasons/root cause for our inaccuracies of health!Take note...And take caresincerely,

Rapid Weight Loss Sucks - Why Losing Weight Fast Doesn't Work and What You Can Do About It

Everywhere you look today people are offering a rapid weightloss solution. Products and plans are springing up everywhere preying on the pain and the frustration of people who've been struggling with their weight. These programs guarantee that not only can you lose weight but you can also lose it quickly and if you're in pain obviously you want out of the pain as quickly as possible. Unfortunately rapid weightloss products and programs don't work and if you use them you're more likely to end up heavier and more frustrated than when you started. Here's why.Homoeostasis is a mechanism within our nervous system designed to maintain our body in a certain healthy state. Our body temperature for example is maintained automatically without any conscious thought or concern on our part. In humans normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature must be maintained in order for us to survive. If the temperature varies too much our health is severely compromised.  And just as our nervous system is responsible for keeping our body temperature at a certain level, our heart rate at a certain level and our blood pressure at a  certain level, it's also are responsible for maintaining our body weight at a certain level.Now obviously we have a lot more conscious control over our body weight than our body temperature and we can make changes, the problem occurs when we try to make the changes to quickly and to dramatically. When you use a rapid weightloss method and try losing weight too fast, our nervous system perceives that as a threat and attempts to regain balance and return us to our normal body weight.When we talk about our "normal" body weight in this context we're not talking about healthy body weight necessarily but rather the body weight that we have conditioned our nervous system to accept as normal. So in this context, 50 pounds overweight, if that is weight has been maintained a good length of time, has now become the normal mark and any attempt to change it too quickly will be resisted.Now it's relatively easy, especially if you are very overweight, to lose weight quickly. If you are 50 pounds overweight for example and make radical changes to your diet and exercise you can lose a significant amount of weight very fast.The problem is the rebound effect within the nervous system that will pull the pounds back on just as quickly as they were lost. Unfortunately, in addition to putting on the weight you have lost, in many cases, a "safety buffer" gets added as a form of insurance just in case the weight drops dramatically again. Put simply, the faster you lose the weight the more likely you are to end up heavier than when you started.Really the only time that a  rapid weight loss program should be used is when there is an immediate health threat that requires weight to be lost as quickly as possible. Other than that the quickest way to lose weight is to lose it slowly. The first thing that needs to change is your thinking about your weight, about your desperate need to lose weight fast. If you have been overweight for an extended period of time, what does it matter if it takes a while to lose the weight?If you use a weight loss approach that starts slowly and allows the body to adapt and not fight your efforts to lose weight you find that the momentum of your weight loss will increase. So by  starting slowly and not shocking your nervous system into resisting your weight loss efforts, it quickly comes on board and will begin to actually help you lose weight more quickly.At the end of the day the only rapid weight loss solution that works is one that takes its time and works with the body rather than against it. If you lose weight in this way there is a very good chance that you'll never have to lose it again and that has to be worth taking your time.

She Gained Weight at a Slimming Center

I couldn't believe what I read in the papers today. She gained weight -- at a slimming centre. Then again.. why am I not surprised?The report talks of a slimming center in Johor Baru, Malaysia, that was ordered to refund the money (RM12,670) paid by a woman named Kavitha who gained 0.2kg of weight after undergoing 10 slimming sessions there.Poor Kavitha. I truly feel sorry for her - it's not her fault. I'm sure her intentions were good, and all she wanted to do was to lose some weight - not too much to ask right? And the price that she was willing to pay tells you how badly she wanted this. And in the end.. what did she get? A 0.2 kg souvenir from the slimming centre she can carry with her 24/7.It is a mockery to the entire Fitness Industry and to Personal Trainers like me when a 'beautician' starts to tell you what to do in order to get into shape, and even 'prescribes/recommends' products to help speed weightloss.In my opinion, in today's mature society which knows the importance and the benefits of exercise - slimming centres should be BANNED. Their phony advertisements with touched-up images of slender women needs to be BANNED as well - and what does it take for this to become a reality? Does someone need to die in the hands of a 'beautician' first? Or perhaps if the authorities fail to take action - all the women who have undergone treatment and gained back those pounds should rally together and burn these centres down. Since they can't burn the fat - just burn the centres down.I hope we know now that slimming centres are NOT an option to weightloss. I'd be seriously disappointed if any one of my readers were to go for any of their weightloss treatments - cos that would mean that I've failed on my part to a certain extent.In order for us to have successful and PERMANENT weightloss (yes... permanent IS possible) - we need lifestyle change - not an easy way out like slimming centres or an overnight solution like Liposuction. These may work - but only temporarily. We need to change the things we put in our mouth, change our daily habits (increase physical activity), and realise, taste, and see the transformation that a healthier lifestyle can bring you. If there's no change in lifestyle - you will very quickly add those pounds back again. I guarantee it.On the other hand - for RM12,670 - I'd give you 20 personal training sessions, cook meals for you, and at the very end - buy you that gorgeous, flattering outfit you never thought you could fit into. All inclusive and part of the package. Now how does that sound to you?

Can You Lose Weight the Easy Way

Many dietary systems tend to instil fear into the one following them, but to lose weight the easy way you only really need to follow a few sensible guidelines.Enjoy your food by chewing each bite full longer than usual. This way you will bring out more of the flavour. Put your utensils down between each mouthful. Sip water frequently, this not only helps fill your stomach it also refreshes the palate so that the next mouthful will still bring out all the flavours. Another reason for eating slowly is to give your brain time to catch up, in this situation your brain runs about 20 minutes behind your stomach. Have you ever finished a meal and 15 to 20 minutes later you suddenly feel fit to burst. That's your brain suddenly catching up. Therefore if you eat slowly enough your brain should catch up and probably let you know that you are full, possibly before you come to the end of the meal.Another method to help lose weight the easy way is to go for a brisk 20 minute walk before dinner. Not only does this help to burn off calories it also reduces your appetite. Studies made in Scotland proved that a 20 minutes walk reduced the appetite as effectively as having a light meal.Take care when it comes to the weekend. A study in North Carolina found that most people and extra 115 calories each day of the weekend. This is due to an increased consumption of alcohol and fat.Instead of piling all your food on to one plate try serving individual portions. If you were to start with soup followed by a green salad, by the time you come to the higher calorie foods such as meat or dessert you may already be full. You could always use the leftovers the following day. Not only will you lose weight the easy way, you can also save on your food bills.Snacking during day helps stave off the feelings of hunger and helps to keep your metabolism firing, but healthy snacks can be pretty difficult to come by when you're on the go. Try to pack your own snacks such as baby carrots or your own mix made with nuts, raisins, seeds, and dried fruit.When you are out and about order the smallest portion of everything. If you're ordering a sub, go for the 6-inch sandwich. Buy the small popcorn when you go to see a movie, a small salad, a small hamburger. Studies find we tend to eat what's in front of us and the people selling the food always tend to put the largest choice on display. You will feel just as full on less.Be positive about what you are trying to achieve. You can't lose weight the easy way if you continue focusing on things you can't do, like resisting junk food or getting out the door for a daily walk, the chances are you won't do them. Instead repeat positive thoughts to yourself.-I can lose weight.
-I will get out for my walk today.
-I can lose weight the easy way.
-I know I can resist the pastry cart after dinner.
-Repeat these phrases like a mantra all day long. Before too long, they will become their own self-fulfilling prophecy and you will lose weight the easy way.If you are serious about trying to lose weight the easy way.
I would recommend using a good diet guide, the biggest online guide at the moment is Strip That Fat [] a revolutionary weightloss guide.

Guaranteed Weight Loss With 10 Killer Tips

Get the best out of your weight loss program by following these 10 killer steps that will maximize your efforts and minimize your waist! Remember, if you lose weight gradually then you can be assured that the lost weight will not come back with a vengeance. Do not settle for some quick-fix plans that will only disappoint you.1. Water, Water and More water: Forget sodas and juices. Eight glasses of water a day is all you need to stay healthy and fit. Whenever you feel the urge to grab a calorie loaded soda or sugar-rich drinks resist the urge and go for a glass of cold water. Water flushes out the toxins from the body, aids muscle building and helps maintain a healthy weight.2. Eat more meals: Yes, you heard that right. If you wish to burn fat forget the traditional three-meals-per-day schedule. Large meals will burden the body's ability to metabolize calories and store the excess into fat. Eat six small meals and cut down on snacking.3. Work out with weights: Add a weight-training program to your exercise routine to help burn excess fat. Weight training will tone your physique, strengthen your body and improve overall health. Weight training also burns calories faster than usual exercise regime and is good for the body's metabolism.4. Increase Proteins in your food: Protein-rich foods will boost metabolism and burn fat quickly. Proteins will also help build muscle and maintain the leanness of muscles. Pick proteins that are low in fat for optimal results.5. Wisely cut Calories: It is very tempting to cut down on calories drastically. However this is not an ideal approach to weightloss. Reducing calories too quickly will lower the metabolism of the body. Gradually cut down the calories in a step-down approach and this ensures a healthy lifestyle.6. Reward yourself: Every one of us has temptations and favourite treats and we are all bound to cheat once in a while. Do not be too harsh on yourself if you succumb to a temptation. A little indulgence is better than none and giving up on the idea of weight loss altogether! In a week if you have stuck to all your regimes, allow a bar of chocolate or an ice cream as a reward for your efforts and keep yourself motivated.7. Say no to marathon workouts: One of the commonest mistake that people do while attempting weight loss is that they indulge in a marathon exercise session lasting a couple of hours. Instead attempt to break up your exercise into chunks everyday. Go for a walk in the morning, do a workout at lunch and then exercise a bit more in the evening. This has been proven to be more beneficial to the body's metabolism rather than one long workout everyday.8. Mix up the exercises: Variety is the spice of life! Engage in a wide variety of exercises to keep your interest from waning and also to tone your body better. Do swimming one day, jogging the next and biking another day. Rotating the activities will help you to experience a variety of athletics and also keep your interest going!9. Skip the drinks: If you wish to burn fat quickly stay away from alcohol. Alcohol is loaded with calories and will add up quickly. Alcohol also robs you of essential nutrients as most often alcohol tends to reduce your normal diet. Alcohol is also known to inhibit the burning of fat and thus aids fat storage in the body.10. Go for a diet that has a low Glycaemic index: A low GI diet burns fat very quickly. If you are attempting weight loss consume more foods that are low in GI. Many of your favourite fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, grains and greens fall under this category and help your body to burn fats and calories at a quicker pace.

Weight Loss Programs Can Lose Body Fat

Many weight loss programs are opening up each day that people find it difficult to choose one based on their needs. If a person wants to choose a camp, he/she should do the research and make sure to completely check out any diet or weight loss systems that claim fast and easy weight loss. It is very important to look into a healthy fitness program that places a priority on maintaining wellness and keeping one in tip-top shape.People who are very fat think that if they can reduce weight they have achieved everything in life. It's simply going to require getting educated on how the body works, setting some realistic goals and sticking with a plan.Here are some tips to finding the right weight loss program for you:* Visit the website of weight loss program and look at the caloric intake for the food plan. Is the caloric intake too low? In cases where calories are too low, you may lose water and muscle at first, but then your body may go into starvation mode. This defeats the purpose of your fitness efforts because once the body goes into starvation mode, it works very hard to hold onto stored fat.* Once you have selected few weight loss programs, read testimonials of others and forums online to find out what others are saying about the program, whether it is good or bad. Find out others who are willing to talk to you about their experience with the program. This will give you an understanding of exactly what will be required, any hurdles you may face, and pros and cons of a specific weightloss program.* Are you ordering food outside or make quick meals. If your answer is yes, then weight loss program that requires more time in the kitchen is probably not for you. Do you like the taste of prepackaged meals? If not, then a weight loss program that provides your meals probably isn't a good idea. Also, does the program fit your budget? Do you want to lose weight but you don't want to break the process.* Once you have completed the research work and chose a weightloss program, the next step is to try it out. To make your mind and time to adjust, try the program at least for 30 days. If you see results stick with it. On the other hand, if you're feeling deprived, not seeing results or you just can't stick with the program any longer for whatever reason, start the evaluation process again and choose another plan to try.* Try out vegetarian food. Vegetarians or vegans or whatever they are called these days were on the right track. The types of foods consumed on these diets are the healthiest and better for long term health and weight control.

How Do Fitness Programs Help in Weight Reduction?

When you pass through the street of restaurants and fast food hotels you will find more than 70% of people overweight. And if you are among one of those 70% then you need to reduce your weight before you suffer from heart disease. The weight is classified into four categories i.e. underweight, normal, overweight and obese. If you are underweight or overweight or obese then you need the help of weightloss camps. But how do one find out in which category they are in? Simple just ask the trainer to check the fat percent of your body. If you are tired of gym then you have another option of losing weight. You can join a boot camp fitness program which not only help you in losing weight but also helps you in choosing the right and healthy food.The boot camp LA is more fun and non difficult than other centers and gym. You would find many fitness programs but some programs offer discounts if you and your buddy enroll together. They also provide you with many facilities and options for weight reduction programs. One of the best facilities provided by this camp is the accommodation of a fully furnished single room.Boot camp fitness consists more of outdoor exercises. These camps usually consists a group of people and who follow the instructions of their personal trainer. These camps are more effective because the workouts given here are for the entire body muscles and for maintaining their strength. Since the session is conducted in groups it is more fun and challenging. Each session starts from a normal warm up exercise for ten minutes and then workouts of around 30 - 40 minutes. It is the best technique to burn lots of extra calories. There is no point of you getting bored since each exercise given here is different.Another benefit of this camp is they change the lifestyle of a person. They teach you to prepare food with healthy items like vegetables with has lots of vitamins and minerals. They also conduct seminars and lectures on healthy living style. This camp won't give you a chance for regretting. There are lots of indoor and outdoor activities you can choose for weight reduction. Some of the outdoor exercises like hike, mountain climbing etc. helps in toning your muscles as well as these burn the excess fats from the body. If you workout a lot and eat high calorie food then it won't help you in losing weight.These boot camp training are efficient for adults as well as teens and kids. Due to new technologies the kids have become very lazy. They either sit in front of television or on computer which leads to over weight. So better enroll then in some fitness program where they are taught how to stay fit and healthy.

Wii Weight Loss - An Easy Way to Weight Loss

Wii Weightloss the fun and easy way to weight loss successThe Wii weight loss system is a system that is easy to implement.It has proven to be a very successful way to lose weight and get great cardiovascular workout. The success of this method is in its delivery system. The Wii gaming console is a video game system that utilizes advanced motion and wifi technology that requires users to motion with body to play games. The fact that it is a video game is ideal.Most people who want to lose weight view exercise as hard work and that is a key reason most are unsuccessful. With this weight control method the brain is focused on playing the video game, this essentially tricks the brain. As the user is focused on game, the thought of exercise is not in brain. This allows user to effective get a great cardio workout without realizing it.To be even more successful there are 3 key components.Regular usage of Wii, recommended 40 mins 5 days a week, with 2 days on and 1 off then 3 days on etc.Every 3 weeks changing the routine to keep body guessing and working it harder.Combining program with a healthy dietA healthy diet is not eating less, its eat more frequently but eating smaller portions. Instead of 3 big meals a day, try eating smaller portions every 3 or 4 hours. Change your drink choices to water. Water has 0 calories and cleans our system if toxins.

Your Weight Loss Plateau - Why it Happened and How Overeating For One Day Will Solve It

Reaching a weightloss plateau is frustrating to say the least. This article explains why dieting harder is not going to move you off the plateau and how adding a planned day of overeating is the answer to getting the scale to drop once again.Why did your weightloss plateau?The answer lies in your hormones. You see your body is reluctant to release body fat. It looks at body fat as stored energy which it can call on in times of emergency such as a famine for instance.So when you start dieting and eating less your hormones, one in particular called leptin, send a red flag up to your brain that says there is not enough food coming in and we need to do something to protect against starvation.What happens next is the exact opposite of what you want to happen on a diet. First, your metabolism drops dramatically in order to preserve that stored energy (i.e. FAT)
Second, the hormone cortisol increases circulation which encourages the production of abdominal fat. Yep, your belly grows bigger.
Third, the hunger stimulating hormone ghrelin is activated and you become ravenously hungry.So you can see that when you diet consistently your weightloss stops because your metabolism slows, your fat making hormones are kicked into gear and your hunger is stimulated.No wonder traditional diets have such a dismal success rate!To break out of the weightloss plateau you must add a day of overeating to your weekly diet. This is referred to as a "Cheat Day"Here is why cheating works.By following a diet for 6 days a week and then overeating on day 7 (we are talking whatever you want, pizza, burgers, fries, chips, ice cream, etc.) you convince your body that there is plenty of food available and it boosts your metabolism dramatically, and reverses the "bad" hormonal responses set up by dieting.Do you gain weight from the cheat day?You will retain water weight from the cheat day because you will be eating carbohydrates which cause you to retain water but what happens in your body is that your metabolism rebounds faster than your body's ability to make fat so your fat burning potential is at its peak and it stays elevated for the rest of the week giving your a greater ability to lose week after week.A weightloss plateau can zap your motivation, I encourage you to break through your plateau by learning more about how to add a strategic "Cheat Day" to your diet, you will be glad you did!

8 Ways to Lose Weight Easily

Making some simple but effective changes to your lifestyle will go a long way in helping you to lose weight easily. Here are 8 tips that will help you to lose weight easily.1. Always read food labels: It is very important to pay attention to food labels and understand the caloric content and serving size. When you learn to compare food labels you tend to make healthier choices.2. Smart snacking: While it may seem paradoxical if I tell you that eating small portions more often will help you lose weight, it does work. Aim for healthy and satisfying snacks like an apple and low-fat cheddar cheese slice to prevent you from getting too hungry at the next meal.3. Say yes to grains and produce: Whole grains, fruits and vegetables contain fiber that serves to keep you full for longer periods. Also they are low in calories and this means you tend to eat less of other unhealthy foods.4. Avoid meal skipping: Skipping meals is not a good way to lose weight. On the other hand this makes you binge at the next mealtime and also the body goes into a starvation mode making you actually gain weight!5. Water, water and more water: Drinking more water helps you to stay away from the junk calories in sodas and juices. Water also alleviates bloating and improves your overall sense of well-being. Thirst can be interpreted as hunger and you might eat more if you drink less water.6. Get moving: There is no way one can lose weight or stay fit without exercise. Even simple exercises like brisk walking for 20 minutes a day is more than enough. Exercise has numerous other health benefits and also boosts your metabolism.7. Portion control: Measuring food servings size can seem a tedious task but it is invaluable in your efforts to lose weight. In fact as you master how to measure portions you might actually realize that you had been having two-to-three times the recommended serving size before starting a weightloss program.8. Put it down in writing: First and foremost if you want to lose weight you need a food diary. Write down what, when and how much you are eating as this will then give you an idea to make changes to your current food habits. In fact this diary can even be done online at one of the best weightloss programs like StripThatFat.Losing weight easily is not rocket science. It is just some modifications to your present lifestyle and if you need any help then get it from a trusted and reliable weightloss program.

Natural Weight Loss Methods Versus Unnatural Weight Loss Methods

When is it the time to stop using natural weight loss methods and start using unnatural ones? This is a question primarily asked by people suffering from obesity, and one that requires a great deal of thought prior.Obesity in adults is something that can do damage to more than just your self-esteem. As a result of being considerably overweight, much more strain is placed on your joints, particularly at the knee.Generally, your breathing becomes shallower, having to work harder to draw in the large amounts of oxygen required for simple tasks such as walking across the road or climbing a flight of stairs.In addition, being obese puts you at an increased risk of diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, to name a few. If you are female, the risk increases yet again with infertility, breast cancer, and endometrium cancer being just a few of the diseases that you might suffer from as a result of being overweight.Obese people tend to have great difficulty sticking to natural weight loss methods as, for the first few weeks ' or even months ' any weight lost tends not to make a visible difference to their appearance.Concerning appearance, which is the least important health-wise but the most important to the ego, most overweight people have great difficulty locating clothes that fit well, without having to go to a tailor. It becomes tiresome to constantly try clothes on that do not fit well or are tight, and soul-destroying.Some of the different types of diets that over weight people have been recommended ' which are those aimed specifically at losing weight very quickly ' include ones used on obese patients awaiting surgery.Such diets consist of mostly of water and vegetables, so reduce the calorie intake significantly without risking dehydration. Other natural weightloss methods include concentrated green tea drops, food combining, and the blood group diet, all of which rely on speeding up your metabolism.Ultimately, in order to encourage natural weight loss, you need a faster metabolism. To do this, you need to eat little and often, lots of fruit and vegetables, and drink plenty of water.Should you no longer believe that natural weight loss methods are worthwhile, then the alternative, of unnatural weightloss methods, can be considered. Some of these include diet pills to suppress hunger, the insertion of a gastric balloon, having your stomach stapled, and liposuction, amongst others.Whilst these may seem like a way to solve the problem of obesity, they do not guarantee you will enjoy a consistent weight loss, unless your eating habits change permanently.Unfortunately, most people suffering from obesity do not follow natural weightloss methods because they find them too difficult. It is far easier to try to ignore the problem, or eat something sweet or high in fat, and far more expensive to switch entirely to the healthy option of regular fresh fruit and salad daily.If you feel your weight is becoming a problem and you no longer have control over how much or what you eat, then it is advisable to see a nutritionist or a doctor. Sometimes, excessive eating can be due to an underlying problem and other times, it can simply be from habit.Invariably, it is important to ascertain the reason behind the obesity before you embark upon any natural weight - loss programs.

Is Fasting A Good Idea?

Another female on another diet, yada, yada, yada... But does fasting work as a tool for weightloss?We females need calories, protein, iron and calcium, it has been like that since the dawn of time. But depending on our age we may need more of one than another, especially at given points throughout our lives. Fasting, especially for a female during adolescence can prove disastrous for a long and healthy life and will not contribute to healthy, sustainable weightloss.We need protein, vitamins and minerals 24 hours a day, so under no circumstance would I ever suggest that fasting would be or could be good for you. Of course though, I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, so recommend that if you are considering fasting or for that matter trying any diet, always consult a professional first.What fasting actually does though, is trick the mind and body into thinking that some kind of famine or starvation is occurring, so your natural survival instinct kicks in and slows your metabolism. In turn your body then burns fewer calories so that you will survive on your reserves of stored fat.Think about this though for a minute... 'your body burns fewer calories', well as we know, the key to weightloss is burning calories. So what your body is actually trying to do is keep its equilibrium. If are thinking or considering fasting for weightloss, then do not do it! You will be at odds with your own body, it just doesn't make sense..It has been reported in many cases lower your blood pressure, lower your body temperature and you may feel as though your tongue is 'coated'. The blood pressure and body temperature lowering is great if you need them lowering but in many cases it can be very dangerous.It is also said by some quarters that fasting is 'therapeutic', all I know is that if a human being doesn't consume enough calories on a regular basis, enough that is, to sustain essential body functions e.g. (the heart beating, the lungs breathing etc), the body will then start to draw on its own reserves to provide the energy it requires. This is when the brain does not distinguish between fat or muscle, it just takes what it needs from wherever it can get it.Of course some religious beliefs promote a period of fasting, sometimes up to several days. If this is the case for you then just make sure that you drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated.In a nutshell, my opinion is.... if you ARE going to fast, only do it for a maximum of 24 hours, then eat healthily for another 48 before fasting again, in my opinion that is the way to keep a you in top condition.The old saying goes 'everything in moderation' well, I agree, a balanced sensible way of looking after our bodies is the way to go whatever your age and current state of health.

Best Fitness-Weight Loss Program

Weight Loss is the process of reducing body weight. This is basically a simple concept; you need to burn more calories than you consume and since the formula is so simple, it should be easy - right? The short answer is that for many people this is a chronic endeavor and the road to weight loss is often full of hills and curves. It is something that many people struggle with every day. This is a task that requires a conscious, intentional effort and never "fun and easy" as claimed.Weight loss is one of those topics that have been written and talked about time and time again. In order of risk and difficulty just short of quitting smoking, weight loss is probably the most significant factor determining the quality of your life and health. It is often treated as a "quick fix" or short-term goal. Successful long term goals are incredibly difficult for most people to achieve when they feel like they are depriving themselves. The only way to accomplish it is to be educated and find the perfect program that does not revolve around fads.Experts agree that the winning formula is the adoption of diet and exercise habits that you can maintain for the long term. This can only be achieved by controlling your calorie intake and increasing the number of calories you burn through physical activity. It must be understood however, that effective weight loss is a gradual process in learning how-one reduces weight and keeps it off. To take slow but consistent steps is better than a rapid weight loss as it is very unhealthy and dieters that are serious about slimming down should always opt for a healthy weight reduction instead. The first step needed is to adapt to new eating and exercise habits and to not rely on diet drugs. Such a method of is typically the best and safest way to go. Healthy eating and a fitness program for weight loss are all about motivation, balance, and flexibility. It shouldn't be about suffering or deprivation.Successful weight loss is not just a matter of losing kilos. Healthy weight loss is really an attempt to reduce excess body fat. Weight loss is easy to achieve, but fat loss is more difficult. To determine whether weight loss is due to fat, various methods of measuring body fat percentage have been developed. Selecting a program for the proper combinations of foods and exercise requires planning and a firm understanding of the principles on which the weight loss is based; Low-glycemic weight loss occurs over time but it is longer lasting. However, it seems that slow and gradual weight loss is not as appealing as the quick loss promoted in many of the fad diets, but it is more effective.There are many fitness weightloss programs that are specially designed to suit different requirements. You must start your Program with Believing You Can Do It. Fitness weightloss programs follow the principle that exercise is the first key to effective weight loss. You must, however, be willing to incorporate a meal plan to help you lose not just access kilos but most importantly fat. A scale doesn't always tell you everything you need to know. Fitness weightloss programs and exercise systems have the additional bonus that can help you get fit and stay fit. In conclusion, Reality is that reducing weight in a healthy way and learning how to keep it off for years is not easy. Setting a weight reduction goal means nothing if you can't keep yourself motivated to reach it. The only way to achieve it is to be educated your self and finds the perfect fitness weightloss program that does not revolve around any fads.

Weightloss Surgery Laparoscopic Method: The Overview For Everyone

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery can diminish your calorie intake up to a big level. The rationale behind this technique involves stomach size reduction and connecting of guts to the food It will end up in quick experience of food gratification which greatly trims the calorie ingestion It has thus proven to be successful for people suffering from obesity. A list of key benefits and disadvantages is as follows:1. It secures 70 to 75% of general weight reduction.
2. It has a characteristic which allows the whole procedure to be revoked on patients volition.
3. If cautions are not included, you may last up facing iron or Vitamin B12 insufficiency
4. It may result in excessive vomiting after each repast due to gap constriction. Nausea is a popular ramification that may take place post-treatment.Types of laparoscopic surgeries are as follows:1. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding consists of an unique band which can be entered in your stomach. The band is wrapped over the belly to make a smaller belly. The size of the belly can be oriented by using a balloon near the band.2. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass surgery has further two variations that is to say It leads in division of stomach in two
components. The small pouch works to transfer food to the intestine. This results in instant
atonement after consuming even a fraction of average foodSeveral risks connected are listed below:1. Sometimes death may be caused due to the related fatality rate with this treatment.
2. The intestine bacterias can be septic if they come in touch with the stomach.
3. Hemorrhage, hernia and bowel obstruction are some of the other possible risks.You will have a new life-style after the process. You will start to have satisfaction even from a decreased dose of food. A diet chart will be embedded in your life to cope up the deficiency of nutrients Best results can be achieved if adequate care is ensured.

Weightloss For Women Over 40

Weight loss for women over 40 can be frustrating to say the least. You can be doing all the so called right things and still not seeing the desired results, which is a common scenario for many women.The fact is, even before you reach age 40, the organs in your body start shifting in different directions, and your metabolism is likely to slow down and you'll find it harder to lose weight. So, before you start beating yourself up for your lack of success, I want you to take a closer look at the three basic formula for healthy living.They will help you manage your weight: a healthy diet, regular exercise plan and adequate sleep pattern, together can prevent you from putting on weight and create an image of look and feel good personality A Balanced Diet: It is no secret that a key to weight loss is good nutrition and a well balanced eating plan.However, good nutrition can be difficult for some people to understand. Those women who have experienced the most success in losing weight over 40 use a nutrition plan that includes a right balance of the various kinds of foods from each group.Weight loss for women over 40 should be a conscious and deliberate effort, because your body-function is working different from when you were younger. For example, as you age, based on your lifestyle your body may start to increasingly become resistant to insulin. This may be spelling trouble if you become resistant to insulin.Your cell's ability to absorb glucose efficiently will reduce and as a result, that excess glucose will be stored as fat. Best Exercise Plan: For your weight loss exercise programme, my recommendation is the rebounding exercise with its unmatched health benefits.This amazingly easy form of exercise reduces your body fat; firms your legs, thighs, abdomen, arms, and hips. It increases your agility; improves your sense of balance; strengthens your internal and external muscles; an effective aerobic exercise for your heart and other important organs; rejuvenates your fatigue body, and generally puts your body in a state of health and wellness.You can be performing this exercise as you watch TV or listens your iPod. It's undeniably the most convenient, metabolically effective form of exercise in our time. Rest and Sleep: No matter your age, getting good and sound sleep is essential to your physical health and emotional well-being.As we get older, a good night's sleep is especially important because it improves concentration, memory formation and the body's ability to fight diseases by refreshing the immune system.Getting good sleep is the ultimate Weight loss for women over 40, because it allows the body to repair any cell damage that occurred during the day. Your body burns more calories at sleep than awake. And your Resting Energy Expenditure Rate (REER) decreases as you age. That is the main reason we can eat almost the same thing and still get fatter as we age.Weight loss for women over 40 can be frustrating to say the least. You can be doing all the so called right things and still not seeing the desired results, which is a common scenario for many women.

5 of the Best Weightloss Secrets to Lose Weight Fast!

So you've been struggling to lose weight. Losing weight isn't difficult if you stay focused towards your goals and make sure you follow these amazing tips. Here are 5 amazing weight loss tips that can help you burn calories and lose weight. Most of us are unable to lose weight because we do not maintain a healthy diet or exercise. Due to our busy life schedules we put on excess of weight which we later find difficult to get rid off. Read on to find out some natural ways to burn more calories and shed those extra pounds.1. Make a note of your eating habits.
Avoid overeating and skipping meals. Skipping meals not only reduces your body's metabolism but also leads to more weight gain. Make sure you have your breakfast daily. This will keep your body's metabolism high and you will remain active throughout the day. You can also have 5 small meals daily at regular intervals instead of having 3 large meals. You can also have light snacks like apple or other edible food products low in calorie to curb your hunger. Don't forget to read the food labels carefully. Food labels provide important nutritional information that can actually help you limit your caloric intake.2. Healthy diet
It is important to maintain a healthy diet since your body requires nutrients all the time. Fruits and vegetables not only provide vitamins and minerals to your body but also help in maintaining you body's metabolism. Since they are naturally fat free, they do not alleviate weight gain and can be consumed anytime during the day. Green leafy vegetables are good sources of fiber that help in proper digestion and burning more calories. Include cereals, sprouts, skimmed milk etc in your diet since they are rich sources of proteins. Avoid junk and oily food. Use healthier oils for cooking and frying like olive oil, avocado, fish or nuts to reduce cholesterol and calories.3. Exercise
In order to burn more calories, it is necessary to workout. Exercises like situps, abs or crunches help in weight loss. Weight training exercises including dead lifts, squats, triceps dips and lunges that not only help in improving the strength and endurance of your body but also enable you to burn tons of calories. Other simple exercises like cycling, swimming, walking, running, jogging, skipping, aerobics etc also help in burning excess calories. A walk for 45 minutes daily, climbing up your stairs or just by doing small household chores like washing your car or cleaning your house can help you burn calories and lose weight.4. Avoid sodas, cokes and alcohol. Since they are high in sugar content they add more calories to your body and alleviate weight gain. Replace them with water. Drink at least 8-10glasses of water to keep your body fresh and hydrated. Drinking water before meals also helps in reducing hunger and detoxifying your body. You can also consider having green tea, since it contains antioxidants that help in reducing weight.5. Take plenty of rest to increase your body's metabolism. Sleep helps in relaxing your body muscles and rejuvenating them.Just by keeping these few tips in mind, you can actually shed tons of calories and that too the natural way.

Subliminal Messages For Weight Loss - 3 Do's and Don't's of Effortless Weightloss

Subliminal messages for weight loss allow you to use the full power of your mind to lose weight. Your mind is like an iceberg, the conscious is the 10% above water. The subconscious is the powerful structure underneath the surface. Your effort to lose weight is only the tip of the iceberg, the restless struggle against the bottom of the iceberg is what tires most people out. Imagine how fast and easily you could lose weight if the rest of the 90% of your mind (which works effortlessly) worked on losing weight also. Subliminal messages for weight loss can turn your subconscious into a steam engine for losing weight. The best part of using your subconscious to lose weight is that its effortless! Getting your subconscious on board with your goal of weight loss is like taking a jet to a lean and healthy you. To get it on board then follow these do's and don't's of subliminal weight loss.How to use these types of CD's for weight loss1. DO use subliminal message CD's everyday.
If you want your subconscious mind to work on losing weight like a song stuck in your head then you have to use the CD's regularly (and don't worry, nothing is going to be stuck in your head). Listening to them everyday will give your conscious mind the subconscious resources to lose weight fast. 2. DO your part (about 10% of the job)
You must do your part in losing weight. That means you should learn what foods to eat and not eat. Gaining this knowledge will incredibly boost the usefulness of the subliminal messages. Make sure to exercise regularly, at least 3-5 times a week (check with the doctor first).3. DO only picture yourself the way you want to look
Hypnotists and Neuro-Linguistic Programming experts agree that mental images are the language of the subconscious. Picturing yourself the way you want to be, as well as feeling good about that image will tell your subconscious to follow the subliminal messages for weight loss. How to not have results1. DON'T use subliminal CD's without conscious effort
Listening to these CD's will get you results extremely fast only if you are making a conscious effort to reach your goal already. If you make no effort at all then your subconscious will not respond well.2. DON'T eat everything in sight
The subconscious is incredible! If you use subliminal messages to tell your subconscious to lose weight then it will subconsciously guide you to better food choices. Consciously try to eat good whole foods rather than junk food. Always maintain your original conscious effort to lose weight, this will also boost the effectiveness of the subliminal messages.3. DON'T stop listen the CD's a couple times then quit
Don't give up on your goal of losing weight. Likewise, don't give up on using the CD's. There are many battles in the war for your weight loss, giving up on using your subliminal CD's is like giving up battles in the war. Keep going, you will get there a lot faster than without using subliminal messages for weight loss. Start using your subliminal message CD's now and everyday to reach your goals.

Oxyelite Pro - The New Weightloss Supplement

Due to the overwhelming amount of overweight people in the US, and all over the world, fat loss and fat burning supplements have become very popular.Many of these supplements do nothing more than a soda with caffeine might do for you, and sometimes they don't even do that. One of the latest supplements to hit the market is called OxyElite Pro.Unlike some of the other fat burners, OxyElite Pro does not cause you to burn muscle while you're taking it, which is important since retaining muscle mass is a sure way to help you burn more fat while you are resting. Reviews have come in all over the internet stating how OEP is great in its steady way of keeping the mood elevated while adding a constant flow of energy to the body. It also has a thermogenic effect, a slight warming of the body temperature which also helps to lose fat.Many fat burners have a tendency to lose their effect after a few days or weeks, leaving the person who is using them with a nearly full bottle of pills, powders, or liquids that are no longer working. They would have to "cycle off" of their fat burners for days or weeks, in order for their body to not be used to their fat burners anymore. OEP continues to work after weeks of use, never allowing the body to become accustomed to it's properties. This makes it an excellent choice for both long term and short term fat loss goals.

Jon Gabriel Weightloss Method - How Does it Work?

As written about in his book, the Jon Gabriel Method is a way of losing weight that does not involve dieting. This method is regarded by many as one of the most revolutionary new ways of losing weight.The Method originated from Jon Gabriel's own experiences and struggles with serious weight problems. He began having major weight problems in 1990 and kept putting on more, without any good reason for it.Gabriel attempted numerous methods to lose the weight he had been gaining, but none of them worked. In fact, it seemed that the harder he tried to lose the weight, the more he gained. His problems became so bad that he was ultimately considered morbidly obese, weighing in at 400 pounds (182 kilos.)Jon Gabriel was scheduled to take a flight on September 11, 2001, aboard hijacked flight 93. He missed that trip, and came to the realization that life was about so much more.As a result, he decided that he would no longer waste his life, instead using the education and skills he had to start living the life he truly deserved. He began by eliminating the reasons he was overweight. After that, the weight began to come off.The Jon Gabriel Method states that each and every one of us has an internal mechanism that determines whether we are thin or fat. By understanding how this mechanism works, it is possible to lose weight without the usual struggles of dieting and surgery. Essentially, by reaching this understanding, your body can eventually attain the thinness that it wants.Once your body understands internally that it wants to become thin, losing weight becomes second nature, no longer coming at the cost of great struggle. Instead, your body casts off the excess weight without any effort at all.At this point, you'll be losing weight like you never have before. No longer must you struggle to overcome cravings for unhealthy foods. In contrast, you'll find that you instead want foods that are good and healthy for you. Meanwhile, your metabolism begins to work much more quickly, and that combined with healthier food results in much faster weight loss.

Maximum Weightloss With Acai Review

Acai berry is a fruit that comes from Acai palm tree. Its usage goes way back into history when Native Americans harvested and consumed it as part of their local diet. However, its popularity took a turn a few years ago when it was greatly publicized on television, magazines and newspapers. Apparently the acai berry contains a wonderful combination of different nutrients, dietary fiber, antioxidants and monounsaturated fats.It is most commonly known to be a great weight loss supplement. Its weight loss properties are explained by the fact that it increases metabolism rate like no other supplement does. It happens due to the extraordinary amount of antioxidants present in it. These antioxidants lead to a quicker breakdown of fat, increased level of energy and power to fight off fatigue.There are countless Acai berry products available these days. However, do not fall prey to the fake products because they will bear no results whatsoever. Always select a product that contains pure Amazonian Acai berry extract. Do not go for the cheap ones because mostly they are not legitimate. Acai berry is harvested manually by Brazilian farmers and is an extremely laborious work. This suggests that the real product has to be a bit costly.Acai products come in different forms. Some are high potency while others are not so much concentrated. The pills and tablets are most convenient way to consume Acai berry. They are high quality products and contain essential potency of antioxidants and minerals. Juice is also popular because it is easily absorbed by the body and is digested without difficulty. You should check the concentration because low potency products are not that effective.Capsules are most effective because they contain freeze-dried powders. They are costly but very potent. Check the label for ingredients because your goal is to get the maximum out of a capsule. Always select products of reputable companies. For getting maximum nutrition, select freeze-dried products. Sun-dried, spray-dried or film-dried products are not as effective and reliable as the original Acai berry products are.

Get With the Program - Choosing the Right Plan For Weightloss

Trying to lose weight and keeping it off can be very difficult. So many people try - and fail. Many people can succeed with a calorie-restricted home weight-loss plan. But many do not. That's when they turn to an organized, professional weight-loss program for help. If you find yourself in a position where you just can't get the weight off or you are able to lose a few pounds, but it keeps coming back and then some, you should think about a commercial weight-loss program. There are many to choose from, so when you make this life-changing decision, you need to choose which program is right for you.Almost any professional program will work - but only if they can help motivate you and keep you focused so you sufficiently and properly lessen the amount of calories you consume - and burn - through their exercise and diet plan designed for you. But it can't just be designed for you - it has to be designed "around" you. That means your program must also fit into your lifestyle and be practical for your surroundings.An at-home program that you create for yourself can also work - as long as you have the willpower to stick with it. One of the many advantages of a commercial program is that you have a major support system to help you lose weight. If you have the same type of support at home, you have a better chance of losing the weight and keeping it off.Either a do-it-yourself program or one of the professional programs must have one thing in common. It must be safe. You need to make sure that your diet allows you to get the recommended daily allowances of minerals, proteins and vitamins. The diet itself should be low in calories and include an exercise routine - and supplements if you desire. Your program should encourage slow and steady weight loss. This will make sure you don't jeopardize your health along the way. Unless your doctor feels that a more rapid weight loss program is needed, take it slow and steady.When you approach a professional weight-loss center, make sure you ask the right questions and get the right answers. The questions you should ask include:- What is the average weight-loss success with the program?- Is the staff qualified - certified or experienced counselors and health care and dietary professionals?- What side effects, if any, do people experience?- Will your food selection be flexible and right for you?- Who sets your weight loss goals?Some of the most popular weight-loss programs - as you've probably seen advertised on television - are reputable and work. These include:- Atkins Diet- Jenny Craig- Nutrisystem- Weight Loss Seems Simple- Weight Watchers- The South Beach Diet- The Zone Diet- The Pritikin Principle- Carbohydrate Addict's Diet- Overeaters AnonymousWhichever program you choose - or if you decide to do it alone - make sure that you take steps to ensure you get the vital nutrition in combination with regular exercise to lose the weight, maintain your goal weight and keep the weight from coming back.Always talk to your doctor or other medical professional before starting any new diet program.

Shapewear - Weightloss Facts For Women

Shapewear can help hide those hard to lose pounds that are still hanging on. If you are tired of the endless dieting and working out, trying to drop that last five pounds, you may want to consider shapewear. Hard work, a well balanced diet, and exercise can be very effective when you want to drop weight. However, everyone finds it very hard to lose the last couple of pounds. This is even more true, if you lost weight fast with the help of a supplement or weight loss clinic.For some reason, those few inches are the ones that make the biggest difference in your appearance. Shap-ewear will not burn off the weight, but it will help you enjoy your hard work sooner. Shapewear can instantly give you a tight, toned look inches before you hit your target size. This will let you start planning for success and begin replacing your wardrobe now. Then when you lose those last few inches, your closet will be prepared. So will everyone around you.I know, you're thinking, "I won't wear some giant girdle". I wouldn't either. Don't worry Shapewear has come a long way. The large thick contraption in grandma's closet isn't the only way to add shape and definition. Now, thanks to spandex, the girdles of today are thin, easy to put on, and fold up as small as a pair of underwear. Just slip them on like any other undergarment. The shapewear does all of the work.Everyone's body is different. Some people lose the weight in their belly fastest. Other's loose inches on their thighs right away. Some can drop all of their weight, but take longer to lose that last bit of weight in their arms. Regardless of your trouble areas, shapewear will help even out your appearance.

EFT For Weightloss

Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT is an emotional version of acupuncture. It is effective when emotional stress is contributing to pain or disease. It is a relatively new method of treating health and wellness problems that has had some amazing results.People who have had long-term ongoing problems have found relief after a short session of EFT. They have experienced immediate and permanent results. One of the best things about EFT treatment is that it does not encourage the reliving of traumatic events but works on clearing the imbalances those experiences have caused.EFT is not just for those with emotional problems. It is used to speed healing of injuries and to ease pain. Often emotional issues like fear or frustration can aggravate an already painful condition. EFT can ease the pain by clearing the emotional issues.One of the most interesting uses of EFT is in weight loss. If the cause of the excess weight is emotional, EFT can help to rebalance the emotional issues and treat the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms.EFT is also beneficial to anyone starting a fitness program. By removing the emotional issues related to poor self-esteem or lack of confidence or motivation, you are easily able to commit to a program.EFT has been proven to be capable of raising (or lowering) your metabolism. Imagine the benefits of raising your metabolism to burn extra fat. You feel full of energy and are more alert. Perfect for when you are starting a fitness program.EFT is non-invasive and safe to use. It has been proven beneficial in treating emotional problems and easing the impact emotional pain and fear has on the natural healing process. The full benefits of EFT have not even begun to be explored.