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
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 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
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 diet to lose weight, setting up a good foundation for yourself can make sure that you get off on the right foot and give yourself the best chance to reach your goal and then keep the weight off once it’s gone. This will involve some advance planning for both your diet and eating as well as for your exercising.
The key is to set things up in a number of small steps that you will be able to manage, instead of thinking that you will be able to overhaul your life and then still be able to stick to it. For example, tell yourself that you will be adding a salad to one meal every day so that you can eat less of the higher calorie parts of that meal. Continue reading
There is a lot of information flying around that has to do with food as a whole, macronutrients, micronutrients, and individual items. While much of it is true, there are a lot of myths out there, as well. If you are trying to keep dieting healthy and get your weight under control, then misunderstanding the food that you are eating can be one of the fastest ways to sabotaging your efforts.
Check out these fascinating myths and the truths about dieting healthy that can help you to stay on the right track. Continue reading
There are two components to healthy dieting: eating right and exercising. Regardless of how much you may like or dislike either of those things, they are completely necessary if weight is to be lost in a healthy and effective way, and if it is to remain gone once it has been lost in the first place. The problem is that when you really hate exercise, this can make it very hard to get out there and do it most days of the week and to keep it up over a length of time.
If you are a person who hates exercising but who is still determined to lose weight, then don’t fret, there are many things that you can do to keep yourself on track. The primary key is motivation. Continue reading
If you have been looking for some great tips to help you to lose weight, then the odds are that you have come across dozens, if not hundreds of various forms of advice. The internet, your friends, magazines, and other sources will often offer lots of different strategies and techniques that they claim to be effective. Unfortunately, these sources are often riddled with what sounds like very rational truths, but that are actually common diet myths.
These diet myths can be quite difficult to recognize because of the fact that a lot of them sound as though they have science and reason behind them. However, it is very important not to fall victim to them or you could end up sacrificing the effectiveness of your diet or even place your health at risk. Continue reading
We all know that we should be adding more vegetables and fruits to our daily diets, but when it comes to actually fitting them all into meals that we like, that fill us up, and that fit into our busy schedules, that is much easier said than done. Healthy dieting is crucial to any weight loss efforts, so learning how to accomplish this can be the key to your success.
The USDA recommends that half of every meal’s plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables. This is important not only to lose weight, but also to ensure overall health. This healthy dieting tip helps to considerably reduce the risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses. By eating diets that have at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, the risk of type 2 diabetes and certain cancers also drops dramatically. Continue reading
We’ve all heard about how great berries are for you, and that’s wonderful news because they also taste great. But what is it that these little gems truly provide that is better than any other kind of fruit?
For many of them, it is actually the pigment that gives them their deep, rich, or vibrant colors. These pigments are often made of disease-fighting, powerful antioxidants. So whether you like blueberries that are purple, deep red, vibrant red, purple, or even nearly black, these shades are helping your body to protect itself against a large range of medical conditions ranging from cancer to heart disease. Continue reading