If you’ve been trying to lose weight, just starving yourself won’t cut it.
Eventually, you’ll start feeling weak and hungry, so you give up and start eating the same things that made you gain weight in the first place.
If you expect to lose weight and keep it off, you don’t need fad diets—you need to develop healthier eating habits and kick up your metabolism.
Some foods are easy to eat but then sit like a load of lead in your stomach. Others require more effort to eat, and also burn more calories during digestion.
Eating foods rich is fiber and protein like fruits, vegetables, lean meat and whole grains can increase the number of calories you burn by as much as 30%, so adding these foods to your diet can hasten weight loss.
The higher your metabolic rate, the more fat and calories you’re burning. The best way to boost your metabolism is by eating a diet high in protein and low in fat. Research has shown that those who follow a high-protein diet can burn twice as many calories after a meal as those on a high-carb regimen. Here are some foods that can speed up your heart rate or pack a lot of protein into a few calories.
A common concern among people interested in personal development is how to get more self-discipline.
What is self-discipline?
According to Wikipedia, “Self-discipline can be defined as the ability to motivate oneself in spite of a negative emotional state.” And the Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the term as “the ability to make yourself do things that should be done.”
So the term implies that you need self-discipline to get yourself to do things you want to do, but resist doing because of “a negative emotional state” or some other type of resistance.
I lift weights. I do some sort of cardio. I also do high intensity exercises. And I'm a woman.
And as much as I'm a fan of strength training, eating well and doing things in life that makes me happy, it makes me sad to see every day in my career that us women almost always do the wrong things when trying to lose weight.
Although it does make me sad, it's not anyone's fault because there are just loads of information out there that portrays women and fitness negatively.
Pick up a fitness magazine and every month you're promised super toned abs for doing 15 minutes of crunches and sit ups. Ask someone what is the best way to tone our arms, butt and thighs and you will get different answers. And yet you never see results.
We’ve all been raised on the ideal of three square meals a day, but is this really the healthiest way to eat?
There are good reasons to eat smaller, but more frequent meals, including losing weight!
If you find yourself sneaking snacks because you get hungry a few hours after a meal, you may be better able to resist temptation by spreading your daily intake of calories over five or six smaller meals spaced out through the day.
Here are a few benefits from eating smaller, more frequent meals.
While the number of calories you consume each day is a major factor in how much you weigh, not all calories are created equal.
Some foods that are high in calories are not very filling, while there are others that have fewer calories but are better at filling you up.
That feeling of fullness is important in keeping you satisfied and not tempted to cheat on your diet.
The most filling foods are high in fiber that will “fool” your tummy into thinking that you’re eating more than you actually do. You need a combination of lean protein, fiber and healthy fats to stay satisfied. Here are some foods that can fill you up without also filling you out!
Forget pills and tablets to increase your energy and make you feel better (inside and out). Superfoods aren't new, but they're being re-discovered and they're 100 percent natural.
They're being lauded for everything from helping with diabetes to lowering bad cholesterol. Even better, they don't just fight off diseases; they make you feel better on a day-to-day basis, too. Allergies aside, there aren't any nasty side effects and many of these superfoods are easy to find and affordable.
It doesn't matter how healthy you are; the vast majority of us can improve some aspect of our health by including some superfoods in the diet.
Overall, a healthy diet is what matters most, and superfoods are natural, rich in vitamins and minerals, and unprocessed.
Your smartphone can be a great tool for helping you get fit and stay that way.
Since this little gadget is the one thing that’s likely to be with you 24/7, you can pack all of your pertinent diet, exercise and fitness information in one place.
It doesn't matter if you are an elite athlete with lots of experience working out or if you are just starting to motivate yourself to get off the couch and begin a new exercise routine because this list contains something for everyone.
Here are a few of our favorite apps for getting into shape.
You've recently exited your teenage years and even though you've finally started to realize you don't know everything, there is still a hint of the omniscience you used to believe you possessed and haven't fully outgrown.
Your whole life is in front of you and you can eat what you want.
Even though it sounds good on paper, most of these understandings you might have are absolutely wrong, utterly false, and completely not true. Let me set you straight.
At Hydroxycut, I have learned a great deal about how an active lifestyle and targeted meal plan can lead to weight loss.
Fresh produce and other quality food items are the best ingredients if you are looking to create a diet that will help you to reach your weight loss goals, but many people assume that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is too expensive.
In fact, I have found that numerous people cite the inflated prices of organic and locally-grown ingredients as one of the primary reasons that they are still holding on to the processed foods that keep them from losing weight. But the truth is that healthy foods are just as affordable -- if not more so -- than their processed counterparts!
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