Healthy Dieting

Is an 8 Week Weight Loss Challenge Worth It?

8 Week Weight Loss Challenge Good Idea?Challenges are super hot right now and an 8 week weight loss challenge may sound like something that will help you reach your goal in a meaningful way.  If you do it right, it can absolutely help to put you on the right track.  However, that all depends on which strategy you choose and what you plan to do after it’s complete.

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The Not So Funny Side of Weight Loss Jokes

Weight Loss Jokes Aren't FunnyIf you don’t find weight loss jokes funny, you’re not alone. This form of disparagement humor (a type of humor designed to make a marginalized group of people look ridiculous) has existed for years and is still in wide use today in various forms. Jokes about body weight may be humorous to some, including self-deprecating individuals who make “fat jokes” about themselves. However, the reality is that these jokes are not funny. They are damaging to people’s perception and attitudes toward weight, obesity and their own body image.

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Strength Training Weight Loss – Are You Lifting Enough Weight to Lose Fat?

Strength Training for Weight LossOne of the most common myths about strength training for weight loss is that if you lift heavy weights, you’ll bulk up. There’s a lot more to building huge muscle than simply lifting heavy weights, especially if you are a woman. For one thing, women do not typically have the necessary testosterone levels to build big muscles. As such, if you’ve been shying away from lifting heavier weights because you’re afraid of growing huge muscles, you’ve actually been shying away from making your body stronger and losing fat.

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How to Lose Weight Safely and Keep it Off

How to Lose Weight SafelyHave you been struggling with weight loss and want to know how to lose weight safely and prevent it from returning? If so, the reason for your struggles may be because you have yet to find the right balance between dietary and lifestyle adjustments.

You might find that making a few simple changes in your daily routine is all you need to do to get yourself on track. After all, knowing how to lose weight safely, is simply a matter of figuring out what works best for you.

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How to Select the Best OTC Diet Pills

Best OTC Diet Pills

When you look at the number of different over the counter diet pills that are currently available, choosing the best OTC diet pills for your weight loss goals and expectations that will also be safe and affordable, can feel like a nearly impossible task.

There are hundreds, if not thousands of different products out there that all claim to be the best diet pills. To make choosing even more difficult, they are all available at your fingertips as soon as you sit down in front of your computer or do a quick search on your phone.  Continue reading

How to Overcome Emotional Eating – 7 Helpful and Practical Tips

Overcome Emotional Eating with Healthy Snacks

One of the easiest ways to gain weight is though emotional eating. The reason is that when you are feeling emotionally weak (e.g. sad, depressed, stressed, bored, etc.), your strongest food cravings can hit the hardest. It is during these times that you typically crave comfort foods, which are usually high in fats, sugar and loaded with calories. As such, emotional eating can also railroad your weight loss efforts, too.

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How to Choose the Best Weight Loss Diet that Works for You

How to Choose the Best Weight Loss DietWhen it comes to weight loss diets, there is no shortage of programs, plans or strategies you can find. What’s more, it might seem like everyone has an opinion about which ones you should try. This can be very overwhelming, making it difficult for you to pick one diet from the ever-growing number of options.

If you feel more confused than ever about which diet to choose and what advice to take, here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re on the hunt to find a diet that’s right for you.

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4 Facts About Water Pills You (Probably) Didn’t Know

Facts About Water Pills You Didn't KnowWater pills, also known as diuretics, are one of the most popular types of non-prescription diet pills. Dieters like them because they offer quick results because they force the body to decrease the amount of water it is retaining. Essentially, these pills make you urinate more frequently, helping to reduce bloat and water weight.
Seeing the lower number on the scale and a slimmer tummy is highly appealing, but water pills are not a long-term weight loss solution and they’re not always safe to take, either.
With that in mind, here are four facts about water pills that are important to know if your plan is to make them a part of your weight management strategy.

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5 Weight Loss Strategies You Can Make Work for you Right Now

Weight loss strategies that work right nowLong-term, successful weight loss requires permanent changes in your health habits and lifestyle. This is because at the core of successful weight loss is a healthy, calorie-controlled diet combined with regular (and increased) physical activity.

Making these permanent changes can be easier said than done for most of us. However, implementing these five strategies into your everyday life may help in your efforts to achieve your weight loss success.

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7 Ways to Dump the Clutter that May Be Standing in the Way of Weight Loss

Decluttering for 7 Ways to Dump the Clutter that May Be Standing in the Way of Weight LossDid you know that a cluttered home could actually contribute to a growing waistline and/or make it harder for you to lose weight?

Fact: A cluttered home can leave you feeling stressed.

Fact: Stress can make it harder for you to lose weight and it can help you pack on the pounds by encouraging poor food choices that are often fattening.

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