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
There are certain habits that people have in common when they have successfully kept up with a healthful weight loss strategy and have not only achieved their goal weight but have managed to keep it off. It is those habits that should be a primary focus for anyone who is trying to lose weight, as they are the ones that have been proven and that have shown that they can stop the problem from returning.
Consider adopting the following habits for your own effort to lose weight in order to improve your chances of long term success: Continue reading
When it comes time that you need to force yourself to accept the fact that slashing calories is the only thing that you can do to improve your weight loss, you may think that you are going to have to starve yourself to reach your goals. That’s not the case. There are some smart changes that you can make that will drastically reduce the number of calories that you eat every day, while you boost their nutrition and flavor at the same time, and without forcing you to have to eat less.
When you make smart choices, there is no reason for a reduced calorie diet to make you have to do a lot more work than you usually would when cooking a meal. There also isn’t any reason to have to sacrifice taste. Continue reading
Weight loss dieting is truly something that will change your life. If you plan to actually drop the excess fat and keep it off, then you will be making lifestyle changes – big and small – to burn it off and then keep it from coming back. After all, you can’t expect everything to stay the same if you plan to drop the pounds. The way you were living is likely what caused them to climb on in the first place.
The following are some of the top changes that occur in your life when you make the decision to switch to weight loss dieting and never go back. Continue reading
Even the most dedicated dieters who love healthy foods can fall victim to stressful times in their lives, and when that happens, the body can change its attitude toward what is appealing – and how much of it – leading you away from healthful meals and toward those that are higher in fats, salt, and sugars. Unfortunately, when you’re under a lot of stress, your resistance to those signals is lower than it would usually be, so you’re at a far greater risk of submitting and eating that three-cheese pepperoni pizza or that massive slice of cheesecake that you know you shouldn’t bring home from the bakery you pass on the way home.
Stress eating stinks. There’s nothing else to it. Fortunately, though, there are some ways to put it behind you and make sure that it doesn’t control your actions, holding back your ability to lose weight. Use the following techniques to give yourself an advantage against those nasty stress eating signals that are trying to get in your way. Continue reading
When the meals and snacks that you eat are already quite healthful, it can seem very difficult to come up with a great strategy that will help you to lose weight. After all, the majority of diet programs will tell you that one of the first steps to losing the excess pounds is to eat more healthfully. If you’re already doing that, it doesn’t provide you a great deal of guidance.
Fortunately, you can continue your healthful eating and can lose weight with a few minor tweaks here and there. By making these very minor changes, you can help to ensure that the scale starts to drop, when it has been staying put for far too long. Continue reading
Despite the fact that juice cleanses have received a considerable amount of bad press following a string of research studies that have shown that they typically do more harm than good, these continue to be highly popular forms of natural health treatment. There are dozens of different forms of juice cleanse, that currently promote themselves as being the key to your health, your weight loss, or simply to getting rid of toxins that they claim have built up throughout your digestive tract.
These juice cleanses differ in length, depending on the specific plan. They can be 24 hours long, a weekend, 3 days (72 hours), 7 days, 10 days, 14 days, or even 30 days! Among the most popular are the 3-day juice cleanses. Continue reading
Variations of the Paleo diet may be all the rage, right now, but it isn’t the only one that is bringing on some great weight loss results. In fact, many people find that they have more luck with a mildly vegetarian diet than they do if they eat like their caveman counterparts.
Even more interesting is that researchers are beginning to back up this claim with the results from a range of different studies that are showing that the Paleo diet may not be all it’s cracked up to be, and there could be a great deal to gain – in terms of losing – by choosing a properly balanced vegetarian diet, or even a vegan one. Among the most notable of these studies was one that was recently published within the Journal Of General Internal Medicine. Continue reading