Are you having trouble losing weight even though you’ve been watching your calories and have been exercising regularly? If so, the problem might not be the methods you’re employing to help you drop excess pounds. The problem might be lack of sleep.
Believe it or not, but insufficient sleep can have a negative effect on your weight. When you’re short on sleep, your metabolism becomes sluggish, you may be too tired to exercise and you’re far more likely to crave high-fat foods that will throw a wrench in your healthy dieting goals. Continue reading
There’s a difference between having a small, healthful snack to curb your hunger and binge-snacking. The healthful and portion-controlled style of snacking can help support your weight management efforts, while the binge kind will work against any efforts you make and is likely to pack on more pounds.
With that in mind, here are 7 ways you can avoid binge-snacking. Continue reading
There is a lot of food out there parading around as being healthy and good for dieters when the truth is that it does more harm than good. The false information currently circulating about foods can make it very difficult for regular people to know what they should be eating at any given time of the day.
In fact, the odds are that most people make at least one part of their breakfasts out of foods pretending to be better for diets and health than they actually are. You may be doing the same thing every morning, thinking that you’re doing yourself a favor, when you could be eating the breakfast to avoid. Continue reading
According to recently released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of all women across the country are obese. Obesity among women is growing. This suggests that women are becoming overweight and obese at a faster rate than men. This was shown in the obesity report the CDC conducts once every two years.
The study showed that 41 percent of women in the U.S. are currently obese, whereas 35 percent of men in the country are obese, showing a rise in the rate among women but keeping men at about the same rate they’d experienced in the previous study. The question that now needs to be answered on this subject is why growing rates of obesity among women is occurring, and why it is happening more dramatically than for men. Continue reading
Are cravings making it impossible to experience easier weight loss? Is hunger getting in the way of your ability to lose weight? If you’re like most people, then it probably is. While you may already have heard some of the more common pieces of advice, such as to drink lots of water, that may not be enough to make the difference you need for keeping your hunger under control.
It’s true that drinking water is a very good tip for easier weight loss, but you might want more to get the very most out of your hunger busting efforts. The following are some of the top tips you may never have considered for getting your appetite capped enough to lose weight more easily: Continue reading
We all know that hormones can have some surprising effects on our health and our moods. Among the most well known and detectable impacts that hormones can have on us include those effects that occur during premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and in menopause. Those hormonal changes in the body can lead people to experience mood changes, aches and pains, water retention and many other effects. For instance, hormones and diet are in a constant battle.
That said, some of the more subtle impacts of hormones are not as easy to detect and they could actually be the culprits behind the challenges you are experiencing in losing weight. Many people experience a time of fatigue in the middle of the day as a result of estrogen levels. Continue reading
It can feel as though fad diets are getting progressively stranger as the extent to which people will go in the name of weight loss becomes increasingly extreme, but even as bizarre strategies become commonplace, there are still some that are so weird that they will surprise you.
Countries around the world have odd and shocking fad diet practices that will leave you shaking your head even if you feel that you’ve already built up your tolerance for this type of peculiarity.
Consider the following unbelievable, but real fad diets: Continue reading
No matter how much weight you have to lose, dieting does require you to make some changes to your lifestyle – temporarily or over the long-term – and doing this comes with certain side effects. While some of those are easy to predict, others can be quite unexpected and can take you off guard.
The more you can predict what you will need to face, the more likely you are to be able to stick with your efforts and achieve your goal. While it’s not difficult to guess that if you cut your calorie count to virtually nothing, you’ll be hungry – very hungry – there are other side effects that you may not have known would occur, such as the slowing of your metabolism, weakness, dizziness, crankiness, anxiety, weak hair, dull skin, and a great deal more. Continue reading
Food cravings can be a disaster to any type of weight loss diet effort, regardless of whether you are trying to eat more healthfully, to reduce your weight, or if you’re eating with any other specific purpose. When they come along, it can feel as though you have absolutely no control over whether or not you submit to the temptation, whatever it may be. Suddenly, before you know it, you’re eating that fast food burger, cheesecake, or that family-size bag of chips.
The good news is that the ability to overcome that craving is in your hands, in a most surprising form: Tetris. According to the results of a recent study that was conducted in the United Kingdom at Plymouth University, a few minutes of playing Tetris can actually bring the severity of your cravings down to a far more manageable level during your weight loss diet. Continue reading
There has been a trend that has been taking off over the last decade or two and that is only continuing to get larger, and it involves taking apple cider vinegar to lose weight. This has involved swallowing tablespoons of the stuff, mixing it with water and drinking it, or swallowing it in the form of capsules in order to be able to obtain the benefits that many claim that it has within the body.
First thing’s first. All apple cider vinegars are not created equal. The majority of the claims surrounding this substance are specific to actual apple cider vinegar, which contains the “mother apple”. It will usually specifically say that it contains apples on the label, and the liquid should be cloudy, not clear. In fact, it will usually have sediment on the bottle that will need to be shaken up into it again every time it is used. Continue reading