Posts Tagged ‘Weight Loss’

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.

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 – 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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

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!