• Top 8 Weight Loss Myths
    Fitness,  Health

    Top 8 Weight Loss Myths

    Here’s some more myths we’ve been taught to believe over the years. Experts weigh in on the truth that lies behind each of these tall stories. All carbohydrates are bad for you and should be avoided. TRUTH: Carbohydrates have a moderate amount of calories (having half as many as fat). Simple carbohydrates (sugar) should be limited – complex carbohydrates: whole grain, starches etc. are higher in nutrients. Problems occur when servings are too large! You can eat more foods if they are low fat or fat free. TRUTH: Low fat or fat free does not mean calorie free. Usually, when the fat is taken out, sugar and other carbohydrates are…

  • Top Ideas To Help You Lose Weight!
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    Top Ideas To Help You Lose Weight!

    Although we have similarities, losing weight can be one of the most difficult things to do in life! This can be especially true, since no two people are alike. You have to learn how your body reacts to food, as well as, what to do to drop those extra pounds. Here are some effective suggestions to get you started. When you are eating out, tell your server not to bring free appetizers. If you are trying to lose weight, forgo the pre-meal free bread or chips and salsa. You will likely be hungry while waiting for your food to arrive. Just remove the temptation entirely by asking your server not…

  • Tools For Your Weight Loss Arsenal
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    Tools For Your Weight Loss Arsenal

    Elliptical machines, treadmills, stationary bikes, dumbbell sets, exercise videos, jump ropes, and home exercise multi-purpose machines. Tools are something we use to help us get a job done more easily. A good weight loss tool is one that encourages a healthy lifestyle and permanent weight loss. Home exercise equipment is a fantastic way to speed up your weight loss results and feel great! Home exercise equipment and be used in conjunction with your healthy weight loss plan. Losing weight is simply a matter of burning more calories than you consume – home exercise equipment is a great way to increase the amount of calories you burn while improving your overall…

  • Water: Your Best Weight Loss Friend
    Diet & Food,  Fitness,  Health

    Water: Your Best Weight Loss Friend

    Water is one of the key components to a healthy diet and a long-term weight loss undertaking. It not only nourishes your body by keeping your cells hydrated, but it fills your stomach so that you are less hungry. Here are some quick tips for consuming a weight-loss-friendly amount of water without feeling like you are a human water drain. 8 Glasses a Day Just about everyone has heard that it is important to consume at least 8 glasses of water a day as part of a well-balanced diet. The 8 glasses of water will help to hydrate your body and leave your skin feeling moist and supple. What’s more:…

  • Want to Stay Lean, Think Green
    Diet & Food,  Fitness,  Health

    Want to Stay Lean, Think Green

    Think losing weight on an all-you-can-eat diet is the stuff of infomercials, Think again. Obese subjects placed on a vegan diet -excluding meat and animal products, but not limiting calories – lost more weight than a control group that followed a low-calorie, low-cholesterol diet, in a collaborative study by George Washington University and Georgetown University. The veg edge: approximately 13 pounds lost over 14 weeks for the vegan dieters, versus 8 pounds for the control group. More recently, the same researchers reviewed 87 studies on vegan or vegetarian diets, concluding that the high-fiber, high-water, low-fat content of vegan or vegetarian diets – not calorie counting per se – was responsible…

  • After school activities for the overweight
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    After school activities for the overweight

    Research and studies show that our children are growing fater by the day. Many families all over America are struggling to keep the weight of their children within reasonable limits. As a parent, I know that it’s nearly impossible for me to look into the tear-filled eyes of my son and refuse food. So, what’s the alternative, Studies show that the number one reason for obesity in children is not junk food and colas. It’s actually TV. Children tend to plop themselves on the sofa and munch away happily when they are in front of the TV sets. But, once the set is off, their natural buoyancy will lead the…