Monday, 10 April 2017

Weight-Loss: Picture Realistic Goals

Here are some tips on how to get yourself motivated to lose weight. It's easier than you think! Find a picture of yourself that you don't like because seeing it makes you feel like you need to lose weight. Save that picture and keep it posted on the refrigerator and if you can make another copy, put it on the pantry too. That way, you have to look at it every time you go to eat and you'll have to decide whether it's worth it to put those calories into your body.

Don't focus on how much weight you need to lose or how many sizes you want to drop. When you look at all that you need to accomplish, it can be overwhelming. Instead, take baby steps. Focus on losing 5 pounds or dropping 1 size. Celebrate the small victories (but not with food!!). Get a massage or buy yourself something nice in your new, smaller size! Or buy a fabulous new pair of shoes. Get a friend who wants to lose weight too. Encourage each other and exercise together.

If you have someone who is counting on you to exercise with them, you're far less likely to skip out on exercising. Also, you can call the friend for encouragement instead of hitting the fridge or the pantry (think of them as a weight-loss sponsor). Picture yourself as you'd like to be and think to yourself that you can do it! Positive thinking can only help you. Negative thoughts will cause you to do things like binge when you've only had one little slip-up. Don't make your weight-loss plan so strict that you'll never follow it.

Make a plan that you can actually follow. Change 1 or 2 things at a time and only make another change once you have adjusted to the first changes. If you completely change your entire life all at once, you aren't likely to maintain your new lifestyle (think yo-yo dieting). Don't plan on depriving yourself completely. Let yourself have 1 treat a week, just make it a small treat (reasonable portion).

If you don't practice self-deprivation, then you won't feel the need to binge and you'll be far more likely to be able to stick with your diet. And sometimes it's necessary to get a little "outside" help. I recommend The Apple Patch Diet. It's a great diet supplement that has helped me personally lose 29 pounds! It's all natural and doesn't create all those nasty side effects like other diet pills. Don't be afraid to get help with your weight-loss.

Monday, 2 January 2017

3 Tips For Healthy Teen Weight Loss

As a teenager in this day and age, it's extremely easy to fall into the traps of unhealthy eating. I should know. I am 18-years-old and have been overweight since about fifth grade. I tried many many "fad diets" in the past... and none seemed to work. Yes, I would lose weight; but I would gain it all right back. In September 2016, I started seeing Dr.Kimberly Turner, a nutritionist with Aurora Sinai Medical Centre in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. She and I discussed healthy food options and exercising. And since September, I have lost 32 pounds and this time I have kept it off.. Which is a first. I will now share with you some of the more helpful tips I got out of my meetings with the nutritionist.

Tip #1:

Exercise is important, bottom line. A lot of teens that are overweight, (or above the average weight that is ideal for themselves) find that a lot of the normal everyday exercises are to rigorous,and not fun. I myself used to think this, then my mom bought our family the Wii game console. The only thing that I play on that...Wii Fit. That game is ingenious. It comes with a step board,and the game tracks your progress. It is the most fun way to exercise I have managed to get my hands on. Not all people can afford something like that, however. You would be amazed at how much weight you can lose by doing simple things such as taking your dog for a walk, or biking to a friends house. No matter what, try as much as you can, to find an exercise regime that works best for you and your lifestyle.

Tip #2:  

Portion control was by far the biggest struggle for me. Some tips that I learned from my nutritionist were; to eat off of a smaller plate. If you choose a dessert sized plate,or even a salad sized plate, you will have less room on your plate, meaning less food. Another helpful tip I learned was, at holidays such as Thanksgiving, there are schmorgas boards of different foods. Pick out your absolute favourites,and take one spoonful of each favourite. When you are done with that plate, walk away from the kitchen and dining area, so you don't find yourself grazing. Also practice this before the meal also, many people will put out hors d'oeuvres, so find an activity to do somewhere other then where the food is, so you don't snack before your meal.

Tip #3:  

Snack foods and soda should be gratefully cut back on. If you drink one mountain dew a day, and you completely cut it out of your diet, you will lose approximately 12 pounds just from doing that, my dad and I both did. Instead of soda, try sugar free juices. Some good ones are Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch (Lemon Berry Squeeze flavor) or Sugar Free Kool-Aid. Some good snack choices are almonds, 100 Calorie Pack varieties, raw veggies and low fat dip or Weight Watchers yogurt. I wish all of you the best of luck in your weight loss journeys for 2017!

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Crafting Your Way to NY Weight Loss

Sent in by Amanda From Pasadena

I know it sounds funny, but trust me a good hobby can help your cause. With the holidays over and your New Year's commitment to taking better care of yourself, it's even more important to limit the everyday snacking pitfalls. If you're like me, you indulged over the holidays and now it's time to get back to better choices for 2017 and beyond.

There are tons of tricks, like brushing your teeth right after dinner, but they don't always keep me from snacking or just pigging out. What does work for me is knitting. Of course, any craft that you use your hands in will do. Scrap booking, needlepoint, quilting, jewelry making all will keep you busy. I've found that knitting in front of my favourite show curbs my urge to have a snack. I focus on what I'm doing instead of eating out of habit or ou of boredom.

As a bonus you will learn a new skill and can get a head start on presents for next year. I taught myself to knit from a book and there are plenty of beginner's kits you can get. You can also take a look at or to get a start.

If you're not sure what you're interested in take a trip to your Michaels, A.C. Moore, or local craft store. Wonder around a little and see what appeals to you. Something might tickle your interest.

Friday, 19 December 2014

How To Lose Stomach Fat Video 2015

Here is a video on how to lose stomach fat fast. If you put the effort in you will see results. Start your 2015 with a tough home exercise routine, and stick with it until you see the weight coming off. Of course, you can always take it a little easier then the woman is in the video below if your just starting out.

Do whatever works for you in terms of repetitions and exercise time durations. The woman in the video has obviously been working out for a while so don't feel any pressure to do exactly the same routine as shown in the video. Rome wasn't built in a day!

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