How would you like to cut about 500 calories from your daily diet without even realizing it? That's right, you read that correctly. You won't even know you're eating less, and you won't feel hungry. All you have to do is turn the following tips into habits, and you'll drop 1 pound per week, 26 pounds in 6 months, or 52 pounds by next year! Stick to the strategy and watch the scale drop to a new low. (Snack AND lose weight with this box of Prevention-approved treats from Bestowed.) 1. Eat with your nondominant hand.this simple eating meditation to cultivate some mindfulness with your meals.)2. Hit the mat. Contrary to popular belief, stress makes us fat, not skinny. And it's not just because anxious situations can turn us into comfort-food seekers. According to research from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, stress may actually change the way our bodies metabolize food. Scientists there fed women a high-fat meal. Those who reported feeling stressed the previous day … [Read more...] about 12 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Cut Calories And Lose Weight
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So how do you learn to accept, respect, and love your current body 100%, right now, extra weight and all? To learn how to do just that, I'd like you to try a very special two-step exercise that will quickly show you how to better accept, respect, and love your body and thus make weight loss a walk in the park!Step 1: Get AwareStop believing the old lies you have been consciously or subconsciously telling yourself about how your body is not special enough, amazing enough, or precious enough to warrant your utmost attention and care right now. For example, if you are telling yourself, "Perhaps someday when it looks better (or younger or thinner), I will take better care of my body," you're telling yourself a lie.I'd like you to uncover all of the damaging lies that you may be telling yourself, lies that will prevent you from fully accepting and respecting your body. To help you do that, I've listed 21 of the most common lies, ones that my clients have found limited their ability to … [Read more...] about How To Respect Your Body (And Lose Weight In The Process)
When Liliana Gomez was diagnosed with vertigo at age 25, she decided she needed to do something about her health. Over the course of the next 12 months she lost 80 pounds and 25% of her body fat, and has maintained her new size for 6 years. This is how she did it. (Make 2017 YOUR year by taking charge of your health and jump-starting your weight loss with the Prevention calendar and health planner!)In 2010 I was diagnosed with vertigo, a condition that causes dizziness and is associated with nausea and unbalance. I was 25 years old and up until that point had been living an unhappy life. Ever since I was young I struggled with my weight and eventually reached a point where I weighed 232 pounds. After my diagnosis I said to myself, "I've been through a lot. It's time to learn to love myself and take action."At that point I was not exercising or eating healthy, and I was drinking every weekend and smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. So I started going to a gym in Houston, where I … [Read more...] about This Woman’s Vertigo Didn’t Stop Her From Exercising And Losing 80 Pounds
This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.The contestants on The Biggest Loser spend hours a day in the gym with one goal in mind—to lose the most weight. But how frequently should you exercise to drop pounds in the real world? For Michelle Bridges, a trainer on the Australian version of the show and author of Total Body Transformation, the amount of time you work out every week can unlock a key to weight-loss success that is about more than just caloric burn.Bridge's magic number for her weight-loss clients: six days a week, ideally for 50 to 60 minutes at a time. But while hours of exercise a week will surely help you create a calorie deficit, that's not the only reason the trainer wants her clients to find time for a work out almost every day. "We're setting up habits and rituals," says Bridge. "Think about the last time you had to psych yourself up to brush your teeth," she says. In other words, when your workout becomes just … [Read more...] about How Much Should You Exercise to Lose Weight?
It can be seriously frustrating to hit the gym over and over again, only to see zero weight-loss results. Heaps of research hint that eating habits are the most critical factor in losing weight (and keeping it off), but a new study from Saint Louis University says not to count out the right kind of exercise. People who slimmed down through cardio alone or a combo of cardio and cal cutting lost the same amount (about 7 percent of their body weight over four months) as those who shed weight solely through dietary restrictions.Related: The Best Diet for Losing Fat and Building MuscleThe big "but" here? The first two groups lost more fat weight and kept more lean mass—the stuff that helps you burn more calories at rest, gives you more energy, and can prevent injury. Try adding a moderate amount of walking, running, or cycling to your plan (the combo group in the study we mentioned did about four hours a week). (The Slim, Sexy, Strong Workout DVD is the fast, flexible … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need To Exercise To Lose Weight?
You are more likely to lose weight if you stand up for three hours each day in the office, Dr John Buckley from Chester University, England believes. Dr. Buckley, an exercise scientist in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition, salvaged an old oak lectern and used it as a standing desk, and set out to work like Nobel Prize author Ernest Hemingway would - on his feet. Buckley is doing so for three hours each day. Dr. Buckley worked out that by standing at a desk for three hours, rather than sitting down, he burns an extra 144 calories daily. He adds that this is achieved with no change in leisure time activities or job duties. calories per day, that builds up to over 30,000 calories for somebody working 5 days per week and taking 5 weeks' vacation per year - more than eight pounds of human fat. Dr. Buckley said: "This is the perfect way for any office-bound worker to achieve the typical New Year's resolution of wanting to lose seven pounds without changing anything … [Read more...] about Stand Up For Three Hours In The Office And Lose Weight
Quinoa is a go-to grain for diets these days, and it’s relatively inexpensive and good for you—or at least, that’s what the claims are. But with these claims a lot of questions arise. Where does quinoa fit on the glycemic index? Is quinoa safe for diabetics and is it low-carb? We did some research and looked at the various aspects of quinoa—the quinoa glycemic index, quinoa’s benefits for diabetes patients, and even a few recipes that you can try at home. This is your complete beginner’s guide to quinoa that will help you understand the grain from a nutrition point of view, its health benefits, side effects, if any, and the best way you can include it in your diet. If you have certain medical concerns like diabetes, one of your first concerns when adding anything to your diet is where quinoa fits on the glycemic index (GI). For those who aren’t familiar, the glycemic index gives a rating to foods based on how carbohydrates affect blood sugar … [Read more...] about Quinoa Glycemic Index: Is Quinoa Good for Diabetes and Losing Weight?
As we age, maintaining a healthy weight becomes tougher because the body’s metabolism slows down the various processes, including hormonal ones. The type of food we eat greatly influences our body type and skin and best way to look young is to eat natural food. For example, it’s an established fact that spicy food is often associated with a variety of health problems. Food from natural sources like fruits, vegetables and nuts on the other hand contain powerful anti-ageing chemicals that make your skin look younger. Nuts and walnuts are a vital source of fatty acids which are responsible for maintaining healthy cell membranes. These in turn can prevent toxins from entering your cells. Another great fruit choice is lemons – they have a wide range of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the skin by cleansing and nourishing it. As we age our skin becomes drier and loses its elasticity which is responsible for the lines that people see on their face as they grow … [Read more...] about Look younger and lose weight naturally
Have you every heard you can lose weight when you sleep. Fat chance, right? The real truth is that the body is always working when we sleep. In fact, sleep is an elimination process. This means our elimination systems are working round the clock to clear neurotoxic waste products. (1) Even the brain eliminates toxins as we sleep.(2) When all elimination systems work properly we have better depth and duration of sleep and weight loss is a natural byproduct. Here are 6 tips on how you can lose weight while sleeping. Deep breathing exercises such as breathing in to a count of 4 and breathing out to a count of 7 can help relax us before we go to sleep. But did you know your breath also plays an important role in the elimination of toxins as you sleep? A healthy habit to implement is to practice deep breathing exercises and meditation before bed, you’ll feel more relaxed and sleep sounder. *** Our endocrine system has a job of keeping our hormones … [Read more...] about Lose Weight When You Sleep
There are countless strategies on how to lose weight. Setting realistic goals, making a commitment, low calorie intake, regular exercise, and adopting a healthy lifestyle, are essential ways to increase your chance of success. But losing weight also requires healthy cooking techniques that enhance the likelihood of you achieving your goal. There are healthy and unhealthy cooking methods and techniques. Some cooking techniques deplete vitamins and nutrients in food — like boiling, for instance. And some cooking methods can actually add calories to your meals. For example, eggplant is a low-calorie and fiber-rich food. But eggplant absorbs oil like a sponge when it’s fried or sautéed. The cooking method of choice for potatoes can also hamper your success in losing weight. Though roasted potatoes are a great complement to any meal — mashed potatoes fall in the realm of unhealthy. Mashed potatoes usually have … [Read more...] about 7 Healthy Cooking Techniques to Help You Lose Weight