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.
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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