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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 – 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.  

Are You NOT Losing Weight? (Discover The Top Reasons Why)

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

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Have you been starving yourself, counting calories and working out yet nothing seems to happen about your weight? You can’t begin to think of what has happened and where all the effort has gone. Finding yourself in such a scenario can strip you off all the hope that you can ever lose all the excess weight you’ve got. Knowing that others are wondering about the same thing does not help at all. So, whathappened? Sadly, the answer to this question does not come by easily.

When you seem to be doing all the right things but you’re not getting any progress, there are a couple of things that could be causing it. Here are the hard truths about weight loss and why some weight loss efforts do not really work.

Exercising andstill NOT losing weight?

Exercising means burning all the extra calories in the body, that’s why it is very important in a weight loss program that you engage yourself in calorie-burning activities. However, most of those who engage in exercise over calculate the calories they have burned. Remember that exercising does not guarantee that you will lose all the extra weight, so if you still eat a lot after you exercise, there will be no weight loss. Sadly, you might be eating up all the calories you burned.

Eating Healthy? Not really.

Your eating habits can pretty much tell you the reason why you are overweight. Most of the weight problems that people have blame it on the lack of exercise when the truth is that their food intake in the main culprit for the problem. Do you think you are eating healthy? Well, nobody really admits that the diet that they keep in unhealthy. If you compare yourself to the diet that other people follow, you can pretty much say that yours in the healthier one. But is it the healthiest diet option? You know you can so much better.

Stop and think again why you are not losing weight and these two factors will tell you why. Once you have overcome the problem dealing with these two, you can get your ideal weight in a matter of months.