This may or may not have crossed your mind. You’ve been working hard all week at losing weight, watching what you’re cooking with and what you are eating, but have you ever wondered whether what your ingesting (other than food) is perhaps altering your body’s ability to lose weight?
Tightening the purse strings doesn’t necessarily mean waving goodbye to the weight loss diet and workouts. With these smart strategies you can save money and still lose weight, all at the same time.
Many of us would probably not necessarily have thought that traditional yoga and weight loss would be in the one category. However, power yoga can help you with your weight loss program. You may not lose weight as rapidly as you would running around the jogging park, or hitting the gym, but you will still shed pounds. Better still, as the pounds slip away, your mind and body will also be benefiting from the well documented positives that yoga brings.
You may have heard of this diet approach before (especially if you’re diabetic) or maybe you’re just hearing about it now. Truth is more and more doctors and nutritionists are getting on board and recommending a low glycemic diet as a way for people to control and lose weight. Why is that and how can low glycemic foods help you lose weight? Here’s the skinny on this topic.
It may come to no surprise to you that studies indicate that easily half of the US population is currently overweight and that a bit more than a third are considered technically obese. It’s also quite interesting to note that since the early 1900’s the amount of sleep that people here in the US have been getting per night has also declined steadily from approximately nine hours of sleep to less than six or even five hours. So what’s up in America?
When on a diet we are all concentrating on what foods we are eating, or not. Are we counting carbs, fat grams, calories, or something else? However, it can be very easy to forget to factor in the drinks. Apart from plain water, herbal teas, and black tea or coffee, most other beverages may well impact on your diet. In fact, a study from the University of North Carolina has revealed that the average American is drinking an astonishing 450 calories more per day than 30 years ago. The damage if you are not burning it off?
Lifting weights is a ‘jock’ thing… It is for guys who want to add bulky muscles… Is that really what you think? Is that why you would rather stick to doing only cardio exercises? Well, contrary to popular belief, if you are a woman and if you want to lose weight, including strength training in your exercise routine is the most effective way to get a lean, toned look.
It was tested at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre before being approved. It was supported on a grant from the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. And twenty five years later it was first floated; dieters will vouch that they have been able to lose as much as FIVE to SIX kilograms in just SEVEN days with the General Motors Diet Plan!
Diet plans for children… Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? But take a quick look at statistics and you will see that childhood obesity is up from 6% in the seventies to an epidemic 20% in this decade. Figures from International Obesity Task Force tell us that worldwide 22 million children under the age of five are overweight or obese. And the primary reason for such steep increase in the number of obesity cases is that children today are consuming too many calories and exercising too little.
The raw food diet is considered to be a new “fad” diet that people are using to lose weight, when in fact this “diet” has been practiced for centuries around the world. The raw food diet consists of eating a diet that consists of only raw, unprocessed and uncooked foods, not only for weight loss but for optimal health as well.