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Foods That Make You Fat

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

Are you obsessed with losing weight? Every single pound that you lose makes a difference, that’s why you're very careful with what you eat – right?  Although it may be true that cutting down your food intake can help you lose unwanted pounds, there are a couple of foods you simply should give up and exclude from your diet plan. This could be the same foods that you need to give your body the nutrients, however they could be the same foods that make you fat. This is sad but true.

Here are the top foods that can be good for your body but can make you fat if eaten in excess.

Lean Meat

If you are trying to gain extra pounds, the protein in meat may be your best friend. However, if you are trying to lose weight, remember to eat meat in moderation. Meat is a good source of iron and protein to give you more energy to get through the day. Limit your portion size to two matchbox slices of lean meat once or twice a week.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is made of good fats and is a rich source of protein, however, if you want to lose weight you might want to stay away from peanut butter, but if you can’t stay away from it, you can limit your intake of it. 

Whole Milk

Dieticians often say that milk is a good substitute for those who are trying to lose weight. Indeed, it provides the body with nutrients that it needs while it does not provide the bad type of fat. However, consumption of whole milk can make you gain weight. Each glass is equal to 60 calories.

We have all heard the saying that we can eat whatever we want to if we eat in moderation.  So for successful weight loss perhaps the only thing that can save you from getting fat is to control the amount you consume. Some foods may be organic and natural but as long as you are eating more than you should, you will be in danger of gaining weight you’re not meant to gain. 

Weight Loss – A Sure Way To Lose Weight

Posted on: July 4th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

 

Weight loss could be the number one issue in the health and wellness industry. With the large percentage of overweight and obese individuals around the globe, it is not difficult to believe that weight loss is amoungst the top 10 search queries on search engine sites.

To fight obesity, most people often embark on an intense diet and workout plan that promotes losing weight fast. However, instead of losing extra pounds, some people may experience the opposite.  They could gain weight due to the muscles that they have developed, or because they are exercising more they are consuming more calories than they should.  If you’re not into building muscles or doing extreme exercise regimes, the best way to lose weight is to follow an effective weight loss progam.

What If I Just Really Like Food?

Self-discipline is the key to losing weight whilst on a diet plan. But if you really love to eat, you might want to consider alternative foods that can satisfy your hunger even with small amount of servings. Soymilk and tofu are good alternatives that can make your tummy feel full for longer.  Try to think of better and healthier food substitutes to a food that you crave and have them pre-prepared and readlily available. That way you will be more likely to reach for the healthier option. 

What Should Be My Workout?

The best workout for anyone who doesn’t want to build bulky muscles is running. It is a great way to get results fast, requiring shorter periods of exercise time. So people with hectic schedules will get results running only 3-4 times a week. 

Changing your body shape to a leaner, sexy you will not happen overnight.  It may even take 6 months to a year before you can see the positive results of your hard-work.  If you persevere and are consistant in your exercise activity you will benefit from the physical change your body will go through as a result of your hard work and self-disipline. 

Top 3 Reasons Why Being Overweight Is Not A Joke

Posted on: July 3rd, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

 

A chubby baby might look cute. But being fat in yout pre-teens, teenage years into your adulthood can be a curse. According to estimates by 2030, 1 Billion People on the planet will be obese. The disturbing thing is, even today, many dangerously overweight people are in danger of developing chronic conditions and life threatening diseases. 

Self Esteem Is At Risk

Self confidence can be a real issue for someone who is overweight.  A lack of confidence for someone in their teens could greatly effect their socialization skills and ability to communicate. 

Work Is At Risk

Your work prospects could also be affected.  A prospective employer may be quick to pre-judge and equate your size with your level of motivation to do a job, thinking you lazy or not the right 'image' for their organization.  Although anti-discrimination laws exist around employment to stop this behavior in many cases the reality can be very different. 

Health Is At Risk

Although being overweight doesn’t mean you will automatically suffer from a disease, but if left unchecked and you don’t do anything to lose those extra pounds, you could eventually end up developing serious health problems such as:

  • Type 2  Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Atherosclerosis (a process of progressive thickening and hardening of the walls of medium-sized and large arteries as a result of fat deposits on their inner lining)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Some cancers
  • Sleep apnoea  
  • A reduced life expectancy  

Is There Hope?

Of course there is, as long as you have the dedication and perseverance to make the long-term life changing decisions needed to lose weight and become leaner and healthier.  The success you achieve in losing weight will impact many aspects of your life. A new you will feel so much more confident and self assured this will spill over into your work life, social life and even your love life too!

Weight Loss Personal Stories – How I Beat Obesity Review

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

Weight Loss Personal StoriesThe obesity crisis produced a long list of weight loss programs promising good results to those individuals who were considered either dangerously over-weight or obese. Unfortunately, with the overwhelming number of weight loss methods available today, it is hard to say which one of them would work best for you. To help you decide in choosing the kind of weight loss plan, here’s a review about the eBook ‘How I Beat Obesity’.

Seven Personal Stories Of Weight Loss

It totally sucks when you buy a certain weight loss book knowing that it has all the secret information regarding how to lose weight fast, but in the end it dissapoints you as the content of the book you bought is too generic.

In regards to the ‘How I Beat Obesity’ eBook, it offers seven personal stories of weight loss coming from of course seven individuals. This is what people love about the book, because all the information in it is based on true-to-life events which clearly proclaims its effectiveness to provide a perfect guide for people suffering from obesity.

Get A Chance To Know The Right Weight Loss Program

The book has seven weight loss stories coming from seven different personalities. This just means you will have the chance to identify with at least one of amazing people in the book and be motivated by what you read.  You may even pick-up a few tips and motivational techniques amoungst the seven weight loss stories. Actually EIGHT weight loss stories are told as it was too difficult to leave any of the weight loss stories out of the the book and it is presented as BONUS story at the end.  You willl learn that there are many commonalities in the way they approach their weight loss and reading them may help you embark on a weight loss program that you’ll be able to sustain and that will ultimately lead to a healthier you. 

In addition, freebies in the like of complimentary weight loss eBooks shall also be provided along with the How I Beat Obesity ebook.

Just Follow The Weight Loss Plan

Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

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My friend lost weight. Why didn't her strategy work for me?

Everyone wants to have a body that they can be proud of. But not all people are taught the importance of proper diet and exercise at a young age, that’s why by the time some reach their teenage years – they can go through a rough time and can be a target for bullying if they are overweight. 

A large percentage of the American population is suffering from obesity which has sparked a strong demand of weight loss programs in recent years. However, just because a particular weight loss program has been effective for a friend does not mean the same weight loss program will work for you. In fact, it might never have an effect on your body. This is because the genetic make-up of your body is different to your friend, and your body could be requiring a more intense weight loss plan for you to start losing weight.

Consult The Experts

Keep in mind that not all weight loss remedies will work and some may even be harmful to your health. In order to verify things, do not hesitate to consult the experts and discuss your desire to lose weight and your goals with your physician, nutritionist and/or weight loss trainer.

Dedicate Yourself

Once you have sort the right advise regarding the type of weight loss remedy that is perfect for you, be sure to dedicate yourself and commit to that weight loss plan. A common mistake of those who are under a weight loss program is they tend to be enthusiastic or pumped-up at first, and when they don’t get dramatic results right away, within the first or second week of trying the program they quickly give up and jump on another weight loss plan.

Losing weight is not an overnight thing, and sometimes the best way to lose weight is by being patient on a program that is recommended to you, because it takes a month or three before you can even notice the big change.

The Right Way To Lose Weight

Posted on: June 30th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

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Obesity is a common issue that is affecting a wide range of population all around the globe. Many weight loss diets have been introduced to the public to treat this killer body-weight-abnormality. Due to the high demand of weight loss remedies, there exists a long list of weight loss programs all with different versions and claims that they can provide quick results. However, you do need to bare in mind that there is a recommended amount of weight to lose per week depending on your current weight. For most people losing between 0.5 of a pound – 1 pound per week is advisable.

Health Risks

The main issue that should concern you is the health risks anchored to the weight loss program. Although most of the weight loss methods today are effective in terms of reducing your weight dramatically, it is still recommended that you seek the advice of health experts such as a nutritionist so you know the right kind of weight loss program to undertake for your body’s specifications.

How To Properly Lose Weight

Proper nutrition with exercise is still the best way to lose weight. Proper nutrition is a generic term though, so here is a glimpse of what to change.

• Avoid fastfood, as foods are generally high in salt and sugar.
• Opt for boiled or roasted lean-meat rather than fried.
• Eat more fruits and veges.
• Eat less carbohydrate if you have a desk job.

By just following those simple tips and incorporating them to a simple exercise like walking or jogging, you can start to make a difference. Obesity is no doubt a global problem. It is because most people these days lead busy lives, lack the time to prepare healthy meals and are less active.  However with only a few modifications perhaps we can all contribute to reversing the tide of obesity.  

Review: The Truth Behind The Weight Loss Journey

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

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Why is it when somenone has successfully lost weight we want to know exactly what they did to actually lose it. The challenge of losing weight is difficult for many people. Commiting to a diet plan as well as keeping up with an exercise routine can indeed be life-changing. Sadly, not everyone who starts a journey to becoming a whole new person by shedding extra pounds often succeeds. And they end up wondering why.

How did the others do it? That’s the big question most of us have. Luckily, there is a book that has success stories, not to make you jealous, but to inspire you to become a better person. How I Beat Obesity is a collection of personal stories of real people who had to spend months, even years of giving up the kind of lifestyle they are already used to. The transformation in every story paints the perfect picture that there are successes when you choose to fight the right battles.

When you read this book, it’ll give you the truth about weight loss. Here are just a few of them:

  • Weight loss does not come easy. The truth behind this is that it takes a lot of courage to admit that you have a weight problem. The beginnings are always difficult but in retrospect, they always are the most heart-warming truths.
  • Weight loss is a lifetime journey. It may take a few months to years to lose weight but to maintain the ideal weight means years-worth of hard work and dieting. Losing the weight is definitely not enough.
  • Weight loss is a personal journey that changes not just your body but your life as a whole too. You become a better, more confident person once you reach your ideal weight. It really brings about a positive change and what’s not to love about that?

Get yourself a copy of that book and it will be a good read. It is simply inspiring!

 

Is Your Medication To Blame For Your Weight Gain ?

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

 

What if your medication is making you gain weight, what would you do? Perhaps you would stop trying or thinking about ever reaching your desired weight. And then you realize that the medication you are taking is for high blood pressure because of the unhealthy diet you have kept for years. And so you now have the dilemma of making a choice of getting healthy or keeping healthy. What would you choose – losing weight or keeping maintenance medication for better health?

You didn’t see it coming? Weight gain is a medication’s side effect that nobody realizes until they have already gained 10 or even 30 pounds. From antihistamines to antidepressants, all forms of medications have the potential to make you feel sluggish or ravenous or maybe even meddle with your weight. So how do you fight back without actually giving up on anything?

Since the day you decided to lose weight, you have kept your promise to follow your diet program and your exercise routine. You have not given in to tasty dishes you used to love because your eyes are on the end goal – ideal weight and a fitter body. Sadly, your latest weight check says that you have gained unwanted five pounds in the last two weeks. What could be going on?

This may be very hard to believe, but the medication your doctor gave you might be the culprit to all the weight you have gained. This is true. Prescription medication usually used to treat diabetes, migraines and even high blood pressure are found to contain chemicals that makes you gain weight. This could be really bad. After all, you have engaged in life-changing activities and all the weight you have lost before you started medicating suddenly creeps back on.

You thought of stopping your medications, but they come with serious consequences too. Now, what would you do about it? 

Review: Slim Fast Optima Diet

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

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There is this really classic cartoon character called Popeye, the sailorman and his famous spinach. He takes it and becomes strong.  He can even defeat Brutus who’s twice as big as he is. Well, the Slim Fast Optima Diet which is also known as Slim-fast Meal Plan  reminds me of Popeye. The meal plan may be categorized with the other dietary schematization of having an energy shake or bar to replace the value of a particular meal or food.  The Slim Fast Optima Diet is formulated to provide correct nutritional balance requisites.  It has lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and good fats.

The Slim Fast Optima diet customizes the needs of the individual and combines food with Slim Fast meals, snack bars, smoothies and shakes in meal plans.

The Optima diet program focus is on offering a personalized balanced meal plan, physical activity program, support system as well as motivational tools.

One of its benefits of the formula is in the ability to control hunger for up to four hours.  This is due to high protein content and dietary fiber which satisfy the individual.

Benefits

•         For people who are on-the-go, the supplementary shakes and bars can be sufficient 

•         One may get the complete nutrients in one energy drink or bar

•         30% of calcium is provided for with 22 vitamins and minerals    

Challenges

•         It can be expensive.

•         It can be monotonous to the palate.

•         It cannot suffice for a long-term eating habit

Food and Recipe

The basic strategy of the Slim Fast Optima diet is to substitute one meal with a Slim Fast Meal-on-the-Go.  The meal plans are customized according to the needs and goal of the individuals.  

Slim Fast Optima diet offers different flavors of bars and shakes in its list. Its company has introduced The Little Book of Weight Loss Success which showcases sample meal plans and recipes.  The book has additional information about dieting tips.     

Exercise

The approach of Slim Fast Optima to weight loss suggests physical activities which are found in the book mentioned above.

Finally

The Slim Fast Optima diet is a good complimentary to real healthy meals.  However, it may not address the issue of a long-term eating pattern of the individual.  It needs also to explore the mindset and orientation of the individual for the program to be perfected.