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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. 

What Could Be Wrong With My Appetite?

Posted on: August 6th, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

Are you on a diet? How long have you been trying to lose weight? Are you having a hard time keeping your appetite under control? The hardest time for any person to control their appetite is when they are at the starting phase of getting their diet plan together. Don't worry it's not your fault, everyone else suffers from the same thing as you do.

Here are a couple of things that might help you stick to your diet plan:

  • You’ve got a goal. Stick to that! If you give up now, everything else that you have started doing might end up a waste of time and effort. You wouldn’t want that, would you?
  • Surround yourself with healthy dishes. There is no reason for you to expose yourself to the foods you have started to give up. Testing your self-control by doing so is not going to help either.
  • Love your plan and make it part of your new lifestyle. There is no plan better than getting yourself in shape for health reasons. You’ll get both the ideal body you’ve always wanted while you improve your physical health too.

What could be wrong with your appetite? There is nothing wrong with it. At the end of the day, if you keep focussed on the goal, control your appetite you will achieve successful weight loss.

 

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.

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.

Diet Pitfalls: How Do You Avoid Them?

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

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Is this scenario familiar?  You wake up early, gear up and run a couple of miles before going to work. You go home, get ready for work, eat almost nothing for breakfast but feel perked up for the day ahead. You live by this lifestyle for almost three months until by the fourth month, you realise you haven’t achieved your desired weight yet.  Now your strength from resisting everything that you used to enjoy – burger, fries and soda – is weakening. You start to nibble a little until before you know it, you are ruturing to your old habits and your hard work and diet for three months are all down the drain.

Luckily, these diet pitfalls can be solved in more ways than one. You can stay clear of them and achieve the ideal body you have always wanted. Here’s how to do it.

Prepare for a diet program.

Long term problems like obesity could not be fought off with a couple of months of dieting and exercising. It is best to find yourself an eating plan that you could live with for the rest of your life. Diet plans should not be temporary. Find the one that fits your lifestyle, gives you the energy you need and work everything else around that.

Packed lunches are always better.

You have always loved packed lunches made by mom and experts say that the same idea could work well for your diet. Since most of those who got derailed started because they were no longer loyal to the diet plan they have, it is important that you bring with you your lunch pack to keep you on track of your diet all the time. Sticking to your plan can be a whole lot easier when you’ve got a packed lunch at hand.

If this is what is happening to you, don’t freak out just yet, experts say. This scenario is a lot more common than you think. You doubt whether the diet program you followed was faulty until you realize that it was your passion for health that got a bit derailed. Every diet is different as much as every dieter is different; thus, you cannot expect that all diet programs could work for you. What could have worked for others might not work for you. But when you find the program that suits you, there will be no turning back. 

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: 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?   

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.