Top 4 Weight Loss Diets

If you are seeking help slimming down for swimming costume and your summer holidays, the next dieting strategies can help to quicken your weight loss goals safely, naturally and healthily.

1,500 Calorie Per Day Regime

According to many physicians you need only 1,200 calories a day to help your body to work efficiently; yet following such a low nutrient weight loss system for more than a month and it could harm your metabolism.

That is why, if you are hoping to become healthier safely we suggest lowering your eating habits to no less than 1,500 calories a day to help maintain bolstered exercise and consistent metabolic burn.

Simply separate your dishes into five 300 calorie portions and ingest them over the course of the day. Not only will this prevent your metabolic rate from dipping, but these little regular portions will help you to witness smaller cravings and remain satisfied all day long. Just attempt to guarantee that you eat a nutritious balance of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent proteins and 30 percent fats. Continue reading “Top 4 Weight Loss Diets”

Do Low-Carb and Carb-Free Diets Damage Your Health?

By following low-carb and carb-free diets you are definitely looking for trouble. Who wants to experience the effects of this foolish trend? Headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, bad breath and dehydration. If these are the side effects of your weight loss program, you are in serious trouble. Eating incorrectly and starving your body of essential nutrients while trying to lose weight can damage your body permanently. The message is clear, when eaten regularly and in the right sized portions, carbohydrates do not make you fat. Believe it or not, eating carbohydrates is just as important as protein and essential fats in your diet or weight loss program.

Carbohydrates are the main source of fuel for the body. Without them the body starts using proteins which are intended for more important functions that regulate the body. You also increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes if you avoid eating carbohydrates.Food like fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains fresh from nature are vital to your well being.

The media has played a big part in spreading the belief that all carbohydrates are bad. In the 1990″s the Atkins and South Beach diets blamed carbohydrates for weight gain. This epidemic spread to millions of people around the world. They avoided carbohydrates not thinking about how this could effect their health. Continue reading “Do Low-Carb and Carb-Free Diets Damage Your Health?”

An Effective After Pregnancy Diet and Exercise Tried and Tested by Many Moms

The existing after pregnancy diet tend to complicate things when there is only one thing you need to be thinking of when it comes to dieting-making healthier food choices. It is understandable though to follow so many recent diet methods today such as the every popular, albeit expensive, south beach diet. Other women have seen great results with those kinds of diet programs.

But really, you do not have to follow the same fads. Even experts have to agree that most of those labelled as fad diets are not effective. You have to find the one that really suits well to your needs.

Stick to a reasonable and an achievable diet

If it turning vegetarian really defies your natural and humanly inclination to eat meat, then you are just making it extremely difficult, not to mention, lengthy to lose weight. Start with something more reasonable such as cutting back on red meat and reserving it only for special occasions. Start incorporating healthier proteins such as poultry, sea foods, nuts and some fruits. Continue reading “An Effective After Pregnancy Diet and Exercise Tried and Tested by Many Moms”

Lose Belly Fat Through Cardio Exercise and a Low-Cal Diet

Are you sick and tired of having that unsightly stomach bulge and want a way to get rid of it fast? If so, you are not alone. There are hundreds of people in just the same boat as you.

No one likes to have that extra flab around their stomach, but many just don’t know how to get rid of it. While the solution may elude you, the way to lose belly fat is not all that complicated. In fact, it’s very much the opposite. It is simple…

The first thing that you need to realize is that you need to focus on low-intensity exercises rather than those that would cause you to bulk.

Try doing some aerobics on a daily basis, and combine it with some light cardio. This will help your body to release a lot of the excess energy that you have and it will also burn the extra calories that you eat. Burning calories is essential to help you lose belly fat so that should be one of your main focuses.

Another important tip to help you lose belly fat is to eat a low-calorie diet. When you reduce the amount of calories that you take in on a regular basis, you will also reduce how much fat your body stores. If you are eating healthier foods, you will naturally have more energy, and this will lead to an increase in the amount of calories you burn. Continue reading “Lose Belly Fat Through Cardio Exercise and a Low-Cal Diet”

The Number 1 Reason You Will Fail to Lose Weight!

Was it because you were lazy, had low self esteem, did not follow the diet plan to the letter, had no will power or follow through? Why did you fail? Actually we are asking the wrong question. The question should really be, “why did the amazing weight loss plan we bought fail us?” Have you noticed it is never the weight loss plan that was described to us that was the reason we failed? Could it be we were set up like in the old gangster movies of the past? “Split up boys, we been setup!’ Yes, we were set up from the beginning to fail.

The number 1 reason we have failed to lose the weight we set out to lose is this: Hunger. That’s right, hunger! When you are not hungry weight loss is easy. All the amazing so called weight reduction plans leave you hungry. What happens when you are hungry all the time? Can you exercise when you have no energy? Can you concentrate on anything else when you are hungry? What happens when you are going around hungry and you finally do get to eat? Continue reading “The Number 1 Reason You Will Fail to Lose Weight!”

How to Avoid Weight Gain & Trim Down Quickly

1. Don’t Rely Upon “Eying” Food

It is a fact most people don’t measure the amount of food that they serve themselves, but you would be surprised how many servings you are actually consuming when you don’t pre-measure your food. In a recent survey when people did not use measuring cups or scales to measure their food, they ate enough food to serve 4-5 people! Even when you dine out in a restaurant and order from the “lighter side of menu” you are still being served enough food for 3 people on average!

What to Do: Make your measuring cups, measuring spoons & food scales your best friend. If you don’t have these, you can use visuals such as a deck of cards to represent a portion of protein, a pair of dice is a serving of healthy fat and tennis ball is a serving of a healthy carb!

2. Don’t Eat Off Other Peoples’ Plates

This is a habit that many people struggle with. Picking from people’s plate can nickel and dime you into “weight loss debt.” A few extra bites off of someone else’s weight can increase your caloric intake anywhere from 300-500 calories a day! Continue reading “How to Avoid Weight Gain & Trim Down Quickly”

Weight-Loss After a Baby – Get Into Your Skinny Jeans in 90 Days

WARNING: Before you go on another quick-fix diet, before you buy another bottle of over-priced, over-hyped diet pills, before you start doing long, mind-numbing cardio workouts, read this life-changing article…

Weight loss after baby can be tough for most women, especially if you’ve had more than one pregnancy. There is a proven system that can get you into your skinny jeans in 90 days. No more 90-minute workouts or 60-minutes cardio sessions. No more pills or nasty protein shakes to burn your baby fat off for good!

This sounds too good to be true…

Yes it does. But, the weight loss industry has been raking in the dough on all the vulnerable post pregnancy women! You do NOT need pills, drinks or insane diet or exercise programs. I’ve done almost everything under the sun to lose weight. Right now, I am in the BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE by doing 4 simple things you will read below. My husband would second me on that. My belly has less jiggly fat on it! Continue reading “Weight-Loss After a Baby – Get Into Your Skinny Jeans in 90 Days”

Facts About Medifast

The other day, I got an email from a reader that asked me to put together a sort of cliff notes version of what the Medifast diet is all about. So, in the below article, I’ll go over some basic facts about this diet to give you an overview of what life would be like on it.

You Actually Eat Quite Frequently On Medifast: Perhaps it’s because the word “fast” is in the name of the diet, but it’s a common misconception that this is a liquid only or starvation type diet. Although the caloric and carb content of the diet is low, you eat often – six times daily to be exact. You eat no less than five of the company’s pre prepared meals and then you make one larger “lean and green” meal yourself. This is basically 6 ounces of lean protein and vegetables – preferably those low on the glycemic index. You can mix these together to make a one pot meal or soup, etc. or you can eat it separately. You can have the lean and green at any time during the day.

You aren’t just limited to shakes either. There are a lot of shake options, but there’s also bars, puddings, soups, stews, chilis, eggs, oatmeal, lattes, hot chocolate, and fruit drinks. You can also use these ingredients as a base for other recipes, so the variety and control is there, but you don’t have to count calories or tally points or carbs. Continue reading “Facts About Medifast”

Weight Loss Recipes and the Mediterranean Diet

No matter what regimen the recipe you happen to find comes from, you can happily adapt it to the Mediterranean Diet by following the following guidelines. Just substitute the following foods where appropriate, and there you have it: a new Mediterranean Diet recipe!

* Fruits and vegetables. If it’s a fruit or a vegetable, it’s likely to be your friend on the Mediterranean Diet. No canned or processed stuff; get it as fresh as it came off of the tree. You might want to give up on store-bought fruit juices and just squeeze your own juice from whole fresh fruit, as even the juices that say “100% juice” add sugar.

* Nuts and legumes. Very often overlooked. Peas, beans, and lentils are chock full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, calcium, zinc, and protein. You can have them in place of meat, even. Note that this does not include coconut, which actually isn’t a nut technically at all.

* Extra Virgin Olive oil. Use it everywhere, for every oil, butter, or fat substitution. Fry in it, simmer meat in it, top bread and toast with it, dress salads in it. Continue reading “Weight Loss Recipes and the Mediterranean Diet”

6 Reasons We Don’t Lose Weight

1. Many of our social interactions include food.

For as long as we can remember, we have seen it on TV, the happy family eating cake, the loving couple enjoying a movie with popcorn. For some of us it happened in our homes. If you had a bad day, mom would make it better with cookies and milk or ice cream. I am not saying that these are bad things, it just makes the association between food and happiness very close. Find things that you can do that make you happy without food. Have a family day that is outside doing activities, or a date with your husband that doesn’t include dinner and a movie, go miniature golfing instead.

2. Restaurants portions have increased (particularly fast food).

Research has shown that over the last 20 years the average portion is about 150 calories more than it used to be. Portions are larger so we eat more, up to 43% more than 20 years ago. It seems that if they put it in front of us we eat it. It is good to take some home and have it for lunch the next day. This could save you hundreds of calories a day.

3. We are less active than in the past.

So many jobs are sitting at a desk and then after work the commute is long and by the time we get home we are tired and don’t feel like doing anything but watching reality television. Take baby steps to becoming more active, walk around the block with your spouse, family or roommate. This not only gets you out of the house and moving, it is a great time to talk to the people that are important in your life. Soon you will be doing more active things together. Continue reading “6 Reasons We Don’t Lose Weight”