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
Although 50 may be the new 30, the fact is that there remain some changes in the body that simply can’t be denied, and among those that are the most important to remember are the ones that have to do with weight loss and dieting over 50. When you were in your teens and your twenties, it likely felt as though all you needed to do was blink an extra time and you could drop that extra handful of pounds before the weekend got started. That isn’t the same thing when you enter your fifties and beyond. Dieting over 50 can be challenging.
Metabolisms are slower, joints are stiffer, muscles are more sore, and pounds seem to pack on far more quickly than they come back off again. The American Council on Exercise has figures that state that for every decade, the metabolism slows by an average of about 1 to 2 percent. Continue reading
Losing weight can be hard. Especially when there is a lot of weight to lose, or when there are only a few pounds left after a significant amount of weight loss. This can make it very frustrating and can make us want to go to some rather extreme measures to be able to reach that coveted goal weight. A number of diets have become quite popular with their promises of fast and easy weight loss.
However, it is important to note that just because a diet is popular, it doesn’t mean that it is effective, healthy, or even safe. The following are some of the diets that have managed to reach popularity despite the fact that they are not at all healthy and can even put your health in danger or your life at risk. Continue reading
Most of us know that it isn’t good for the body to skip a meal, particularly when the intention is to lose weight. However, despite our best efforts, we often experience times when we simply can’t fit a meal into our busy schedules. The fact is that stuff happens and even when we mean to eat a meal, that isn’t always the way that it works out.
If you are trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you may wonder what this occasional skipped meal does to your body. Likely, you’ll have noticed that when you do get the opportunity to eat again, you’re absolutely ravenous and you’ll crave sweet or fattier foods and will want to eat a lot more of it than you typically would. Continue reading
When you want to make sure that you get the very most out of every week in terms of your weight loss success, then the best thing that you can do is take it one day at a time. That’s right, the same strategy that works for every other type of effort is the one that will guide you through your most effective healthy weight loss ever.
Just start with the first day and have a strategy for every day to follow. Consider these daily plans to keep you on track this week for weight loss success: Continue reading
If you are trying to lose weight, then it shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that junk food is not going to help you out in your efforts. However, recent studies are beginning to show that it isn’t just the obvious junk foods like pizza, chips, and candy bars that you should be avoiding. Instead, it may be all forms of processed foods. The reason is that these foods may actually be killing off important bacteria that lives in your digestive tract and that is vital for keeping your weight under control.
Therefore, while junk food is typically high in diet unfriendly substances such as bad fats, sugars, white flour, and salt, and they are generally quite high in calories, they are also apparently packed with an added punch against your efforts to achieve and keep a healthy body weight by killing off the bacteria that is supposed to be helping you in this effort. Continue reading
You may have come across a number of claims about certain foods that say that you can eat as much as you want of them because they require as much energy to digest them as you take in by eating them. But can such foods actually exist and if you eat them, will you be able to stop yourself from being hungry while you work to lose weight?
To understand the answer to those questions, it is important to gain a basic understanding of the way that calories are used by the body. Your body uses calories from foods in order to produce the energy that it needs for its basic functions as well as all of your physical activities. Among the functions of the body that do require this energy is digestion. Continue reading
When it comes to adopting a healthy lifestyle that will promote weight loss and proper weight maintenance, sometimes the best tips can come down to using the right words. Many people have been finding that using the “C.A.N.” method can help them to stay motivated and to keep up with a healthy eating strategy that will keep them on the right track with what they eat.
The C.A.N. method is based on three main words: convenient, attractive, and normal. By making those words apply to your healthy eating strategy, you’ll increase your odds of success by a considerable amount. Continue reading
It’s true that low fat diets may not necessarily be the key to weight loss, but high fat ones can actually do even more harm. It’s important to achieve a balance when it comes to the foods that you select in order to make sure that you’ll keep your metabolism humming and will burn away the pounds at the fastest possible rate.
Some of the latest diet trends at the moment actually encourage people to eat high fat diets, but research is now finding that if you eat too much dietary fat, you could be doing some serious damage to your body’s ability to burn away those pounds that you have been hoping to lose. Continue reading
Comfort food is such a magical thing. The thought of it, the sight of it, the smell of it, and certainly the taste of it can make us feel happy and soothed, even on the most stressful days. In fact, it’s on those truly anxiety-filled days that these types of meals are the most enjoyable. But at the same time, they are nearly always foods that aren’t all that good for you and that will have exactly the opposite impact on our diets than what we want.
Scientists have discovered why we nearly always crave foods that are bad for us, but fortunately, there are some great ways to help yourself to obtain the same level of comfort, without having to toss away all of the progress that you have been making in your weight loss. Continue reading