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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. 

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!

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. 

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? 

Top Weight Loss Benefits On Your Health

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

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Apart from getting your dream body, losing weight has got positive effects on your health too. If you get any luckier, losing weight might even help you cut down on costs and have bigger savings by the end of each year. If your goal is to get a size or two down from your original weight, then you must always choose the healthier way to lose weight. Putting yourself on a crash diet won’t do any good. In fact, it might just cause you more harm than good. So what health benefits do you get out of losing weight? Here’s the top in a list.

  • Move it! Losing excess fat will help you move around with more ease and confidence. By then, it won’t matter anymore what type of exercise that you do as long as you keep moving for at least four hours a day.
  • Be Noticeable. You get more job opportunities or maybe even a raise when your boss sees that you are in control of your weight. Overcoming your weight problem will send the right signal that you are in control of your life.
  • Increase savings. Cutting down on calories means cutting down on spending too. By the end of each month, you’ll have increased savings in your pocket, cushioning your wallet in a very positive way.
  • More confident. Losing the excess weight will make you feel good from the inside. Not only do you wake up with a healthier body, but you will wake up feeling good about yourself.
  • Minimize health risks. Losing unwanted fat in the body will save you from serious health risks. Because you only drink and eat what is good for you, your body will be able to adjust to absorb only the natural nutrients of your food intake.

When will you decide to lose weight? The first step to achieving better health is convincing yourself that you need to make it happen now. Perhaps reading about what others had to go through before would inspire you that this positive change can happen to you too.

 

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.