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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.

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?