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Why Read Weight Loss Stories?

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

“I did it!” can be one of the most inspiring yet frustrating things people here from those who have lost weight. However, for those who have been struggling to lose unwanted flab, hearing about other people only highlights their unsuccessful attempts to lose weight. Sometimes, when the successful, slimmer people start talking about their journey, it brings about feelings of exasperation and everything else in between.

How do you feel whenever people tell you their weight loss success stories? Do you feel good about yourself? Sometimes, listening to them or reading about how they have successfully lost their unwanted fat makes you dream about your own posibilities. And what do exercise and health experts tell you? There is no need to feel bad if you are struggling whilst others around you are successful.

You need to realize that their stories can be your story in the making. The success they have achieved is definitely the success you’ll be able to get as you continue your journey to losing all the extra weight and getting your slim, fit body back. Apart from becoming your inspiration, these weight loss stories will tell you that you’ve got a friend out there who once struggled too.

Knowing that there are other people out there who are or were like you fighting the harsh effects of being overweight is knowing that you can get over your weight problems and become successful at it. These stories will inspire you to continue on and move forward and not stop until you achieve your ideal weight. The truth behind these stories lies on the lives of those people who fought for a healthier change and become successful at it. Your story is next!

Old Habits Die Hard

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

Why do I keep slipping into my old habits? The answer is pretty simple – old habits die hard. You may need to consider what lies behind these bad habits for weight loss success. If you have gained a lot of weight keeping a lifestyle that can be pretty much described as unhealthy and you eat a lot of fast food burgers, spend a lot of time in front of the television and always choose to drink a soda when you can have water instead then it is time for change.

Wondering why you always go back to the unhealthy lifestyle you’ve been trying so hard to give up? Perhaps this checklist could help you determine what’s wrong:

  • You’re not sure if you can do it. You can lose weight and that’s what you should be holding on to. The idea of not having enough strength is going to hold you down and perhaps it may even be the reason why you keep on coming back to the old habits.
  • How much weight do you want to lose? You know that you don’t like your weight right now, but you’re not sure how much weight do you actually need to lose. Perhaps you need to get this ideal weight figured out so that you won’t think that losing 5 pounds gives you the right to eat a donut for snacks.
  • What do you think of healthy dishes? Sometimes, our idea of what is healthy makes us like it even less. A mind set of eating only what’s healthy and believing that such dishes can be delicious too should keep you on your diet plan.

Healthy dishes don’t have to mean bland. Sometimes, they could mean the most delicious one among the options. Old eating habits can die hard, but with a strong heart to overcome a weight problem, can surely make you make things happen.

Weight Loss Super Foods

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

Weight Loss Super FoodsAre either of these scenarios familiar – you wonder why you haven't lost any weight when you feel as though you have eaten almost nothing? You lose five pounds after forgetting about dieting because of the stress of work and a hectic home life? For many, the reason why this occurs remains a mystery.

But for those who seek to understand what's wrong with their diet plan because it is not working, they continue to search for the answers. Perhaps it's not about not trying too hard to make weight loss happen. Maybe the problem is in the choice of foods you include in your daily diet plan. Let this super foods guide help you achieve your desired weight.

First, eat a banana every day. Nothing beats a banana in providing your body with a good supply of potassium. Apart from that, banana's are known to be the ultimate energy booster among fruits; use this to your advantage and get your body going with a banana.

Second, watermelon is the perfect diet fruit. Not only is it a good source of natural sugar to keep you perked up through the day, it contains no calories at all. Eating watermelon for snacks instead of the usual cookies can speed up weight loss without making you go hungry. 

Lastly, you've got to have grapes every day, every meal. These little round fruits can be a good source of the healthy sugar and vitamin C. Apart from that, grapes are also considered the ultimate super food because eating them will make you feel full minus all the calories. The next time you go to the grocery, remember these three super foods and put them in your shopping cart. You are on your way to a healthier you.

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.

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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.

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!

 

Review: How To Beat Obesity – Stories About Weight Loss That You Must Read

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

 

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Are you having problems losing weight? You are not alone in this battle. In fact, this should not come as a surprise to you as many doctors report that weight loss problems today are caused by the lifestyle that modern people choose to live by. Is this true for you too?

What’s your weight loss story? Where does you struggle begin? Reading about how other people have overcome their weight problem may help you realize that the positive change could happen to you too. It will truly be inspiring, right? So what if you were given the chance the own a book that has all the inspiring weight loss stories you want to read about? Would you let go of the chance of owning it?

Aspiring to a healthier you is the first step to actually losing all the weight and the book, How I Beat Obesity, offers all the help you can get. It has seven personal stories about people who went through the struggle and overcome it. Getting fit does not mean only getting the body that you want, but more importantly, it is about preventing life threatening diseases from changing your life.

The book embodies stories of ordinary people that went through remarkable changes in their life. Can you be one of these people? If you are not sure if you can do it, because starting makes it difficult, perhaps reading this book could help you out. It will be the push that you need to make things happen for you.

Your desire to lose weight may primarily be fuelled by your desire to look and feel more fabulous inside and out. Luckily, losing the flab along with the unwanted fat can bring about positive results to your health too. With this book, your idea about losing weight and getting health will truly go through a transformation.

Review: New Lifestyle Diet

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

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Ever heard this advice? Eat like a king at breakfast; eat like a prince at lunch and eat like a pauper by dinner? 

Well, a regular meal-orientation consists of a three-meal-a-day paradigm. And the New Lifestyle diet is a protein-based meal replacement of these healthy meals. Other diet plans focus on carbohydrates for increase of metabolic rate.  While some diet plans cut-out on the carbohydrates.   New Lifestyle Diet is designed to give a balance of  protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.  It is emphatic about  maximizing whey and casein protein which gives  the body muscle mass and higher metabolic rate. As the individual loses weight in the program, lean muscles are formed and metabolic rates are increased.

This diet plan menu consists of pudding, shakes, soups and hot drinks. They also have nutritional bars. 

Particular programs are customized for those who are planning to go through the New Lifestyle diet and which combination of foods you choose to consume are planned according to the individual needs.  All nutrients are capsulized in these energy food preparations to replace regular three healthy meals a day.

The New Lifestyle also focuses in behaviorial change and orientation of the certain individual who undergoes the program to sustain their weight even after the program is completed.

Eating teh combination of pudding, soup, hot drink and one healthy meal a day cements the idea about eating like a king, prince and a pauper. However, it may not be the right solution for people who traditionally eat three square meals a day.  

Benefits

  • fast preparation
  • intake of whey and casein protein have their own benefits aside from the ones mentioned 

Challenges

  • It can be expensive.
  • It can be monotonous to the taste buds and to the individual
  • Frequently asked questions come up like, “Can I take my healthy meal at night rather than day?”  Does it signify the program as non-healthy or is this a mere play of words?  It can be considered a disadvantage.  

Food and Recipes

The program has a customized plan for every individual according to his needs.  This may come in a variation of soup, pudding, hot drink and nutritional snack bars and one healthy meal. A variety of almost eighteen flavors are available for pudding, shake, soup and drinks.

Exercise

Exercise is encouraged which also depends on the fitness of a person. However, it is not imposed. 

Exercise is always recommended whether one is in a program or not.  It is part of healthy living and this is the philosophy behind the New Lifestyle diet program.

Finally

The difficulty lies in the orientation shift of the person where the New Lifestyle diet is concerned.  Perhaps, it is the reason behind why it is termed as a new lifestyle. Breaking through old habits can be problematic. 

If you pay a visit to their site, the overview about the diet plan includes the following:

  1. Create the necessary skills and motivations to truly change your life.
  2. Learn how to create self directed change and grow stronger each day.
  3. Develop new behaviors and learn to continually strengthen them.
  4. Learn how to handle food cravings and how to stop emotional eating.
  5. Control your appetite and understand the triggers that are causing you issues.
  6. Learn how to handle stress without turning to food.
  7. Create an inner dialogue with yourself and use it to influence your behaviors.
  8. Learn to recognize the saboteurs around you and how to handle them.
  9. Overcome visual, time, and the hard social situations in your life.
  10. Learn to appreciate yourself and improve your self-esteem and body image.
  11. Never take your success for granted by avoiding relapses.
  12. Learn how to keep the weight off and continue to live your new lifestyle.

A change which endures through time can be problematic.  Can the New Lifestyle address this challenge?   

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.

If you have a sweet tooth…

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

So, you’ve got a sweet tooth. And yes, you can’t really help it but to satisfy your cravings sometimes. But you are trying to lose weight and cut back on junk food. What should you do?

Well, there are yummy and healthier alternatives that you can eat in place of the sugary sweets and fattening desserts that taste just as good.

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1. YOGURT

Yogurt is definitely a healthy way to satisfy your craving for sweets. Add fresh fruits and granola and you have yourself a real treat. Or you can go for flavored varieties as an alternative to natural yogurt. Various brands of yogurt offer tons of flavor now a days, so you can definitely amp it up.

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2. Cereal

You think cereal is only for breakfast? Try this for dessert as a healthy switch from junk food. Add almond milk to your cereal and you have a sweet and crispy quick fix for your sugar craving!

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3. Hot Chocolate

Drinking something sweet, warm, chocolaty does not only give you comfort. It is a great healthy alternative for junk food. Top it off with marshmallows or skim milk or whipped cream which has less than 20 calories per serving, even with no sugar added, and you’ve got yourself a yummy drink.  

4. Pudding

Pudding packs in various flavors, especially the ones which are sugar-free, are low in calories but really taste good that eating them will surely address your sweet tooth.

5. Sorbet

If you want something for dessert which is cold but you don’t want ice cream, sorbet is an amazing alternative. It comes in different varieties.  It is very light and refreshing which will not leave you feeling weighed down and bloated.