4 Benefits Of Losing Weight

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By , April 29, 2015 4:58 pm

There are many benefits to losing weight. If you have been considering this idea, or your doctor has mentioned losing weight to you, you know it will be a lot of hard work. However, the benefits of losing weight are definitely worth the effort.

As you consider your decision to lose weight, take a look at the list of benefits below.

1. A Positive Body Image: Many overweight people struggle with their body image on a daily basis. If you are unhappy with your figure, and want to end those negative mirror sessions, losing weight may be a good option for you. Imagine feeling positive each and every time you see a photo of yourself! That’s definite motivation to lose the weight and keep it off.

2. Increased Self Confidence: If you struggle with self confidence issues due to your appearance, weight loss can be a good way to come to terms with your body. As you become strong and healthy, you’ll become confident in your abilities and strength. This is a great feeling!

3. Increased Health and Strength: As you lose weight, your body will become stronger. Exercise and weight training will help your body grow stronger – you may be able to do activities you never had the strength or stamina to before. You’ll breathe easier, and be able to run and walk for longer periods of time without discomfort. You’ll be able to play actively with your children or grandchildren without having to take breaks to catch your breath. Losing weight can truly be a life altering experience!

4. Decreased Health Problems: Many health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and diabetes are all triggered or irritated by obesity. This means that if you experience or have a family history of any of these diseases, losing weight can help you to feel better. Diet and exercise can improve your health be decreasing your risk of heart disease, as well. By altering your fitness habits and your eating habits, you just may be lengthening your life!

The benefits of weight loss definitely outweigh the risks. After all, what do you have to lose? Sleepless nights, lack of energy, shortness of breath, fatigue – you’ll be able to kick all these symptoms to the curb by investing time and energy into your fitness regime. Take the time to develop a healthy diet and exercise program today – your body will thank you for years to come.

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice, nor should it be interpreted or substituted as medical advice. Prior to making changes to your physical exercise routine and your diet, you should always consult your personal physician. Better safe than sorry.

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Stomach Liposuction – Your 6 Pack Abs Revealed

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By , April 27, 2015 7:46 am

Stomach liposuction? Hmmm, I wonder…

So, you worked hard, kept to your routine of diet and exercise and finally made it to your goal weight. Awesome! Good for you! There is just one thing that concerns you, your belly got smaller but it is not nearly as toned as you would like it to be. There is still some fat there and it just will not go away, no matter that you have done what seems like a million crunches.

You have heard that this happens. But you thought you were different or you thought that the people who talked about it just weren’t working out as hard as they said they were. Well, now here you are, right in the same boat. You know how hard you worked every single day and even though it has gotten significantly smaller, you still have that stubborn little paunch that will not go away. What can you do about it?

Consider stomach liposuction. You have done most of the work already and wouldn’t it be the greatest thing in the world to have the rest of it gone? You could get rid of the stubborn fat and have the doctor contour your stomach to show off the six pack hiding underneath.

Sounds appealing, doesn’t it? So, how do you find a doctor you can trust? One word, research. Make sure that whomever you choose is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Make a list of several you think are promising candidates and then call and ask for references. If consultations are free then make appointments with each one and ask to see some of their work. Do not just blindly pick someone out of the phone book. If you know someone who has had some work done ask for a reference but still check the doctor out completely before making any commitments.

Liposuction techniques have changed over the years and have become safer and more effective due to the development and use of lasers to remove stubborn belly fat. The use of the laser requires only a very small incision, melts the fat away and suctions it out. Using the laser is not nearly as invasive as the traditional liposuction technique and results in a smaller scar, less chance of hemorrhage because the laser automatically cauterizes the blood vessels as it goes and less pain associated with the procedure. Which means, and this is the best of all, a much shorter recovery time.

Use of the laser also firms the skin during the procedure so there is no need for a tummy tuck to tighten the skin afterward. No girdle, no elastic bandages and no repositioning of your belly button required.

You probably won’t need a narcotic pain reliever either. Tylenol will probably control your pain quite nicely but be sure to request something more if you think you are going to need it. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, do not suffer needlessly.

Stomach liposuction is a great option for people with stubborn belly fat.

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When You Hit A Plateau With Your Weight Loss

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By , April 24, 2015 11:08 pm

Dieters everywhere dread the plateau; the phase of your diet where all your hard work seems to get you no results. It seems that you are dieting and exercising your heart out for nothing. If you feel that you are currently on a dieting plateau, keep in mind that there has to be an up side (your previous weight loss), a leveling off (which you are currently experiencing) and a down side (which you’ll get to soon). Each plateau you come upon in your weight loss journey will have these same characteristics. Learning how to deal with them now will help you in the future.

Follow these guidelines to break through your dieting plateau and get back on the weight loss trail –

Continue to Exercise:
Even if it seems that you are not making progress towards weight loss, it is important to continue to exercise. Not doing so will allow extra pounds to creep back on. In fact, if you are experiencing a plateau, it may be wise to increase the amount or intensity of your exercise, to help you break out of your slump.

Continue to Eat Well:
Maintain the weight that you have lost so far by continuing to eat healthy foods. Do not use your plateau as an excuse for a binge, or drastically reduce your calorie count. Continue to eat the diet that has helped you lose weight so far. Do so consistently, and you will soon be out of the plateau.

Develop a Support Network:
Find a message board or a group of real life friends, and draw on them for support. This will help you to continue towards your weight loss goals, even when it becomes more difficult. If possible, find friends who are also dieting. They will be a great support to you throughout your weight loss journey.

As you fight your way through your dieting plateau, you are responsible for every action you take. Each decision you make will impact your weight loss now and in the future. Do the best you can to continue to make healthy choices, even though the scale may not show it.

If you have been exercising a lot, keep in mind that you may be losing fat and gaining muscle, leading to no drop in scale weight. Use the above guidelines to maintain your diet, and stay strong. Soon you’ll be breaking through that plateau and soaring on down the scale.

This article isn’t medical advice nor should it be interpreted or substituted as medical advice. This article is for informational purposes only. Prior to making changes to your physical exercise routine and your diet, you should always consult your personal physician. It is much better to be safe than sorry.

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How To Have Fun Losing Weight

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By , April 22, 2015 1:59 pm

You know what isn’t fair? The fact that it’s so much more fun to gain weight than it is to diet and exercise. That has to be one of the real reasons why people don’t like to lose weight, right? I mean it only makes sense. If doing what it took to be at your ideal weight was more enjoyable than what it takes to gain weight, we hadn’t have a problem with obesity.

It doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Imagine if it wasn’t such a drag to get healthy, to lose weight, to eat right or to exercise. I’m sure you can see what a positive impact that could have on how much you weigh. Here are some ideas you can put to use to make it fun.

The very first thing you have to do is change your mindset. Don’t worry about what other people think about your jogging, or what your fat friends will say when you order grilled chicken for lunch. You know why you shouldn’t worry? Because it’s your body! Let them laugh. You can laugh with them or laugh back at them. Either way, you’ll get the last laugh and that’s the best kind.

Alright, let’s face it, you probably already like to eat, otherwise you wouldn’t have to be looking for ways to lose weight. This is just a guess, but what you probably don’t enjoy is eating more of the right foods and less of the not-so-good ones. You can give the good foods funny names, and vice-versa. You’re not eating broccoli, you’re eating “goody goody mini-greens”. And it’s no longer a doughnut, now that you call it a “sweetened lard bombs”. Go ahead, be creative.

Also, don’t deprive yourself. You can still eat all of the foods you enjoy, just not as much. If you try to cut them out all together, that wouldn’t be any fun at all. Instead you would be focusing on the deprivation and bury your head into a half-gallon of ice cream as soon as your willpower wavered. But when you eat a little of the things you like, there’s no need for willpower at all.

When it comes to exercising to lose weight the main key is to do something you enjoy doing. Just get moving. You don’t have to go for a three-mile jog or lift weights in the gym (unless you want to). Get out in the garden, go for a walk, toss the frisbee around, go swimming…any extra activity that appeals to you will burn off extra calories.

Finally, as you do these things more, it will get to be even more fun as you do them. And seeing the results is makes it even more worthwhile. So, don’t let others tell you that losing weight is hard. You know better, you now know just how fun it can be.

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Rapid Weight Loss Diets

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By , April 20, 2015 5:08 am

There are many rapid weight loss diets that are popular today and despite what you may think some of them might actually be good for you. We all know that having a lot of excess body fat is bad for your health. It can lead to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, just to name a few. Losing weight and getting in better physical shape just makes sense and if you want a little ‘leg up’ to get you started a really good way to do that is with a cleanse.

You’ve probably heard about cleansing, this is just when you go on a mostly, or all, liquid diet for up to a week. During that time you can flush out all of the nasty toxins that are keeping your body functioning to it’s full potential. There are many such diets around today and one of the most popular is called the master cleanse (it’s also called the lemonade diet and the maple syrup diet because of it’s ingredients).

This is an example of great rapid weight loss diets that will not only jump start your weight loss efforts it will also help you clear out the toxins in your system. You can lose around ten pounds in just a week, or at least that’s what many people have been able to do. There are a few things to keep in mind though. For one thing, most of the weight you lose will be water weight and when you return to normal eating habits you will put some of it back on. You shouldn’t put it all back on but a few pounds is common.

Another thing to keep in mind is that after you cleanse you should change your eating habits. What is the point of flushing toxins out of your system if you’re just going to go back to drinking and smoking and filling yourself back up with toxins?

You’re also going to want to prepare for your diet. Going without solid food for a week isn’t as easy as it may sound. It will be challenging and if you don’t prepare yourself for it, you are likely to fail. In order to make it a little easier on yourself, take a few days before your cleanse and start cutting back on your caloric intake. Doing this will make it easier for you to ingest fewer calories while you are cleansing.

After your cleanse is done, don’t think you can just go back out and eat whatever you did before. There are two reasons for that. For one thing, if you go from an all liquid diet and rush back into a solid food diet you’ll make yourself sick. You need to ease back into consuming solid foods after the cleanse.

The second reason is what we discussed above, why go through doing a cleanse just to eat like crap and put all the toxins and fat right back into your body? Using a cleanse is one of the best rapid weight loss diets around. It’s good for your waistline and for getting rid of the toxins that can hold you back.

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How To Lose Lower Belly Fat – Good Solid Pointers

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By , April 17, 2015 7:43 pm

How to lose lower belly fat is a more common question than one would think. The reason being is that it’s a very common problem across the world. Think about that for just a second, not just here in the United States, but world wide.

Sometimes the biggest issue isn’t learning how to lose the fat; it’s learning how to keep it off altogether. That can be a bigger battle than just getting the weight off to begin with.

When it comes to losing lower belly fat and really fat in general, you need to get yourself into the right frame of mind. Commit yourself to your tummy fat loss and weight loss goals. If you don’t you are setting yourself up for failure.

After that, line up a good support system to help you get to where you want to be weight wise. Having people around which have the same goals you do; makes that goal more reachable. The reason being is that everyone can draw on the strength of each other, and have someone to be accountable to.

Choosing the right exercise program is one of the most important parts of losing your lower stomach fat. Now with losing lower belly fat you would want to find a program where you could involve crunches into your exercise routine.

The good thing about crunches is that you can do them at different angles to target all the muscles in your abdominal area. Some of these angles will let you focus on the lower part of your midsection; which will speed up the elimination of your body fat.

Walking is an excellent way of getting rid of the bulge that we all fight with. Not to mention walking is easier on our joints and that can end up helping us all in the long haul. Remember, the walks don’t have to be miles long, just long enough to get your heart pumping and your metabolism up.

Now the diet part is sometimes looked at as the hardest part of the whole routine. Breaking old habits is tough and getting rid of things like sweets and high carbs are some of the toughest things to give up.

If a person can stick to low protein meats, like turkey breast, chicken breast, egg whites then they will be on the right track. Also sticking to plain grilled chicken and salads can make not only a great meal; but it will definitely help you lose weight.

Put just a few of these ideas in place and you will be surprised how quickly the lower tummy fat will go away.

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Hoodia Does It Work

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By , April 15, 2015 11:03 am

Many of us have struggled with our weight at some point in our lives. We all know that it takes discipline to eat right and get enough exercise. The problem is that knowing and actually doing are two different things. There can be many reasons why it’s tough to get all the exercise we need and / or eat right, difficult but not impossible. If you were looking for something that may be able to help you achieve your goals and were thinking of using a supplement, your next question would probably be: Hoodia does it work?

As with most things, everyone has their own opinion. If you ask 100 people you’d probably get about 100 different answers. The fact is that most people will get some help with their weight loss efforts by using Hoodia, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do anything, which is the mistake that many people make. No matter how great a supplement is you will still need to get plenty of exercise and eat properly.

There are three main things that Hoodia can do to help you lose weight:

1. Hoodia has a compound that sends a signal to your brain telling it that you are full and don’t need any more food. That trigger can help you eat far less without feeling like you are being deprived. A recent study took a group of obese people, half who were given Hoodia and the other half were given a placebo, to monitor the effectiveness of the Hoodia supplement.

The patients were told they could eat as much as they wanted and they weren’t exercising, just eating and relaxing. After about 2 weeks the patients who were taking the Hoodia supplement were taking in an average of 1000 calories less per day and had lost weight compared to those who were only taking the placebo.

2. The second benefit of Hoodia is that it has been reported to stop food cravings altogether. Many people will say that any supplement that helps control hunger really won’t work for them since they eat because they are bored, feeling down, or something just looks good… in other words they eat even when they’re not hungry. If that describes you than you’ll be pleased to know that Hoodia can help lessen your desire to eat all the time and not just control your hunger. Of course, this effect hasn’t happened to everyone so you would have to try Hoodia first to see if it will work for you too.

3. If Hoodia can help you stop ‘binge eating’ or just grabbing the closest thing because you are either hungry or bored, than it will be easier for you to limit your food intake to just those things that are healthy. That is the one component that can make a big difference in your weight loss goals.

If you want to lose weight you might as well get all the help you can to make permanent, healthy changes. So if you’re asking : Hoodia does it work, the answer would be yes, for most people it works very well and it will very likely work for you too.

You should consult your personal health care provider, prior to taking any weight loss supplement.

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Motivation To Lose Weight – Your Key To Weight Loss

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By , April 13, 2015 2:02 am

If motivation to lose weight was easy to come by, no one would be overweight in our country. We would all be the ideal weight and pictures of fitness. In order for you to get your motivation there are some tips you can follow.

Ultimately though, it’s up to you to figure out what things will not only help you get motivated, but to keep that motivation intact. Of course, everyone knows of the dire consequences associated with having too much body fat and living a sedentary lifestyle. It’s one of those things though that until (or unless) it happens to you or someone you love, you just stay complacent and think that it will never happen to you.

Of course, it can and will if you don’t take control now. There are a few aspects to losing weight, such as eating better foods, less junk, and getting a lot of exercise. Believe it or not, for many people the motivation to lose weight will often start with working out.

I know that may sound ridiculous, but if you get past the idea that exercising is just jumping in the car and going to the gym, you may begin to understand what I mean. For instance, if you enjoy dancing think how much fun you’d have going to a dancing class. What you might not realize is that that is a great way to lose weight!

If you enjoy getting outside, it’s really easy to get some exercise by riding your bike, or just taking your dog for a walk. When you realize that exercise doesn’t have to be a chore, but rather some form of physical activity that you can actually enjoy you’ll see that the motivation may not be so hard to come by.

Another great way to get and keep your motivation is to find a like minded friend to exercise with. It can be as simple as the two of you taking a class together, joining a gym, or just going for walks, having a buddy can make all the difference.

There are a few reasons for this. One of them is that you will feel a certain amount of peer pressure when you start working out with a friend. You don’t want to let your friend down, you know they’re counting on you. By including your friend in your workout plans you’ll also be making it more of a social event rather than an ‘exercise’ session. No one wants to miss out on a chance to socialize!

One thing you don’t want to do is put yourself under a lot of pressure by setting up an unrealistic time frame. Don’t wait until a few weeks before a wedding, or vacation. If you do, you’ll just be setting yourself up for failure. It will be virtually impossible for you to meet your goal and once the event comes and goes you’ll probably be done working out. Instead just make a commitment to yourself to get healthy, that is the best
motivation to lose weight.

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How Much Weight Will I Lose Eating One Meal Daily

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By , April 10, 2015 4:19 pm

If you are asking, “How much weight will I lose eating one meal daily?”, you aren’t going to like the answer if you are sure that you can lose weight that way. The truth is, you may end up losing no weight and you might even find yourself gaining a little weight.

“But don’t I have to eat less if I want to lose weight?”

The answer is yes…and no. Eating one meal a day can end up slowing down your metabolism. Your body feels like it needs to store food because it feels that you are going to starve it. It decides that it needs to save some food (energy) for you to use it later just in case you need it. The more often you eat, the less food it feels it needs to save for itself. You end up tricking your body into thinking that it is going to have plenty of food when it needs it and there is no reason to store any.

One huge problem with only eating one meal per day is that your body will burn muscle before it turns to fat for energy. To increase your metabolism, you need to be getting more muscle. When your body is fearing that it may go into starvation mode, it will want to use the muscle first for food. When you end your weight loss efforts, you very well could find yourself with less weight, only it will be due to you losing more muscle mass than fat.

If you want to increase your metabolism and burn more fat, then you need to be eating more often than usual. The idea of only eating three times per day isn’t going to cut it. Try to eat at least five or six meals per day. Space them out do that you are eating every two and a half to three hours. It doesn’t have to be a big meal. It just has to be enough to let your body know that you aren’t going to be starving it.

Plan on three big meals (one of them being a good breakfast) and then another two or three small meals in between. These small meals can be a health shake, a cup of yogurt, or some other small and healthy snack. It isn’t that you are going to be eating more food than usual, it is that you are going to be spreading it out through the day. If you are going to be stressing your body through exercise, then you need to be giving it the constant fuel it needs. The trick is to find the right balance.

The answer to the question, “How much weight will I lose eating one meal a day?” is none. Your body needs to be assured that it is going to have the food it needs to get through the normal every day activities that you put it through.

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Exercise And Weight Loss For You – 3 Tips

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By , April 8, 2015 7:58 am

Scientists and chemists have long sought a pill that would help people lose weight. And no wonder, such a pill would sell in amazing quantities. But the truth of the matter is that while some medications can have an impact on weight loss, you still need to do the work to lose weight.

There is an ongoing debate about whether food or exercise are the most important element for successful weight loss, but it’s really an argument that does more harm than good. If both sides agree that both food and exercise play some role, then encouraging people to do both is the best way to improve people’s overall health.

Weight loss can only be accomplished in one way: burning more calories than your body needs. Nothing else can make you lose weight. Even medications for weight loss make use of this rule. So, what it comes down to is that you have to either eat fewer calories, burn more off through exercise or a combination of both.

Have you ever known people who can eat exactly what you eat, or more, and seem to never exercise, yet they seem to have some safely-guarded secret about how to lose weight? Maybe they do. But chances are that their bodies simply are more effective at burning off calories; the common term for this is ‘high metabolism’. The good news is that you can boost your metabolism, too.

Exercise does three main things for weight loss:

1. Burns calories. There is an immediate benefit of exercise in the form of burning calories. Some exercises are better than others, such as climbing stairs, running and bicycling. However, any form of extra movement will burn calories, so get active if you want to get rid of those extra pounds.

2. Builds muscle. Just as some exercises are better at burning calories, some are better at building muscles. Any form of muscle resistance will increase your muscles. Why does this matter? Because muscles consume more calories than fat. This means you will get a boost in metabolism even when you are at rest. This may not be automatic weight loss, but it’s about as close as you can get.

3. Improves your health. If you are really overweight, then getting started with exercise may not be easy. But as you start to exercise more, you will start feeling a lot better. And, as hard as it may be to believe right now, you will start looking forward to exercising.

The benefits of exercise are apparent, but as mentioned earlier, you still need to control what you eat. Not only will this help with your weight loss efforts but it will also act as good fuel for your workouts. Eat decent portions, slow down between bites so your brain gets the signal you’re full, and eat foods in as close to their natural state as possible.

We have seen that losing weight doesn’t have to be complicated. We have also seen that weight loss is best accomplished with a combination of both diet and exercise. It is now up to you to follow through on this information…you can do it!

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