Long-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.
Did 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.
Chances are if you have a hectic lifestyle, you live in a cluttered home. A full-time job, date nights, running the kids here and there, while trying to stay on top of all your other responsibilities can leave little time for anything else, let alone tidying up your humble abode.
That said, research has found that if you are trying to lose weight, a cluttered home could actually be one of the reasons holding you back from shedding that excess, unwanted fat.
The year is still young, and you have every opportunity to make 2019 a productive and positive year for achieving your weight loss goals. To help you stay on track with your weight loss efforts, here are 7 valuable tips that you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day lifestyle:
Do you find that you have big fitness goals every year and each year you never quite seem to reach your objectives? One of the biggest reasons why we tend to fail to stay committed to our health and fitness goals is a lack of long-term motivation. At some point, along the way, we’re bound to derail our progress either intentionally or unintentionally. Knowing this, it’s important that we find ways to re-find our motivation to get back on track. Continue reading
When it comes to losing weight, the key to your success will lie in your ability to follow a healthy diet and be consistently active so that you can burn through more calories and more fat every day. But how should you eat if you want to lose belly fat, in particular?
Because belly fat can be especially stubborn and difficult to melt away, we have compiled a few tips below to help you lose that belly fat faster with the help of your diet. In addition to nourishing your body, the following tips might also be just what you need to incorporate into your weight loss plan in order to slim down and get the firm and sexy tummy that you have always wanted—just don’t forget to do those important core workouts too. Continue reading
Are you having trouble losing weight even though you’ve been watching your calories and have been exercising regularly? If so, the problem might not be the methods you’re employing to help you drop excess pounds. The problem might be lack of sleep.
Believe it or not, but insufficient sleep can have a negative effect on your weight. When you’re short on sleep, your metabolism becomes sluggish, you may be too tired to exercise and you’re far more likely to crave high-fat foods that will throw a wrench in your healthy dieting goals. Continue reading
There’s a difference between having a small, healthful snack to curb your hunger and binge-snacking. The healthful and portion-controlled style of snacking can help support your weight management efforts, while the binge kind will work against any efforts you make and is likely to pack on more pounds.
With that in mind, here are 7 ways you can avoid binge-snacking. Continue reading
There is a lot of food out there parading around as being healthy and good for dieters when the truth is that it does more harm than good. The false information currently circulating about foods can make it very difficult for regular people to know what they should be eating at any given time of the day.
In fact, the odds are that most people make at least one part of their breakfasts out of foods pretending to be better for diets and health than they actually are. You may be doing the same thing every morning, thinking that you’re doing yourself a favor, when you could be eating the breakfast to avoid. Continue reading
According to recently released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of all women across the country are obese. Obesity among women is growing. This suggests that women are becoming overweight and obese at a faster rate than men. This was shown in the obesity report the CDC conducts once every two years.
The study showed that 41 percent of women in the U.S. are currently obese, whereas 35 percent of men in the country are obese, showing a rise in the rate among women but keeping men at about the same rate they’d experienced in the previous study. The question that now needs to be answered on this subject is why growing rates of obesity among women is occurring, and why it is happening more dramatically than for men. Continue reading