Monday, 5 September 2011

How To Get Skinny Fast And Lose Your Double Chin

Losing weight requires discipline and focus. If you want to know how to get skinny fast, you need to understand how the body works. The body will lose weight only under the right conditions. You need enough healthy food to maintain your nutrition needs. Get the daily recommended doses of all the vitamins and minerals. You need to have a good revved up metabolism. You also need to be able to jumpstart your fat burn capacity from time to time with anaerobic activity.

First of all not eating will not speed up the weight loss, instead it will slow it down as your body goes into survival mode and fights to keep the pounds on your body. The only way to lose weight is to reduce your caloric intake and keep your nutrition at the proper level so that your body is sufficiently nourished. A well nourished body that ingests only enough calories to sustain proper weight will lose weight.

The speed at which you lose weight is determined by several factors: calories consumed, aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise. Calories must be reasonable for your actual body size and preferred body size. You must hit a balance between what calories are needed to maintain your current weight and what calories are needed to maintain your ideal weight. The reduced caloric intake is what you will begin consuming on a daily basis. Aerobic exercise burns calories and speeds up your metabolism. Anaerobic exercise is weightlifting. Building muscles helps you burn calories. The more muscle you have the more energy you need to burn to sustain those muscles.

After completing an anaerobic workout your metabolism increases up to 25% for up to 15 hours. This added fat burning capacity can be turned on each time you complete anaerobic exercises. Make this a regular part of your exercise routine and watch the fat fall off faster than you could have imagined. How to get skinny fast becomes less and less of an issue when you combine eating healthy low-calorie foods with exercise.

Just like the weight loss, the actions you need to take to get rid of double chin are the same. With steady weight loss a double chin will disappear as the excess weight disappears. The body puts on weight in certain areas first and the chin is one of those areas. It may be the last place to lose weight because it was the first place your extra weight began accumulating. Get rid of double chin by being patient and focused on watching calories and exercising consistently aerobically and anaerobically.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Fast Weight Loss - Do This Once A Day And Lose All The Weight You Want (As Fast As You Want)!

My struggle with losing weight and body fat came to an end when I finally made the decision to start doing things 100% naturally. When you do things naturally, EVERYTHING is improved... it's not just fast weight loss. Of all the things I learned during my journey, there was one extremely important tip that pretty much ensured my success! This tip had to be followed everyday... once a day. And if it was, it seemed as if I could lose as much weight as I wanted! If you want to learn what this tip is, and also what type of dieting I did to get amazing results fast, then read on to learn more.

First, The Type Of Dieting I Did That Had Me NATURALLY Lose 5-6 Pounds A Week...

You see, I first started off with using a lot of those programs you see advertised pretty often online and in the magazines. You know, the "low-calorie", "low-carb", "low-fat", "get meals delivered", etc. types of diet programs. I "thought" those programs worked effectively since a lot of celebrities "claimed" to use them. Big mistake!

I tried those diets out and ended up losing money, losing energy, and more. Now what's wrong with what I just said? That's right, I wasn't losing any weight (lol)! In fact, if I did happen to lose any weight, I ended up regaining that weight right back!

The diet I wound up using after failing with other programs was an all natural diet where you EAT FOODS TO LOSE WEIGHT. No starving, no restrictions, no depriving. My metabolism soared, pounds of body fat melted away, and it was VERY easy to do! Why did this type of dieting worked in comparison to other diets? Well, contrary to popular belief, the body WANTS food! It just wants it in a way that will boost your metabolism... and not cause it to slow down.

Second, I Did This ONCE A Day And I Was Able To Stick To My Diet And Lose Weight Like Crazy...

What I did was I jump-started my body first thing in the morning as soon as I awoke. When you do this, 3 things end up happening, and these 3 things is what will cause you to get in amazing shape as fast as possible. Those 3 things are a boost to your metabolism, a boost in energy, and a boost to your mood. In other words, you will skyrocket your bodies fat burning engine, you'll have plenty of energy throughout the day to do your exercises and take on your day, and you'll decrease your stress levels and feel more positive!

How do you do this?

Well, the things you can do to help jump-start your body first thing in the morning are:

1. Drink an 8 ounce glass of ice-cold water. This will cause thermogenesis (which is a spike in your metabolism caused by your body being "shocked" by cold water after being warm for several hours during sleep).

2. Do a 10 minute body-weight circuit training routine. This is the most important part. This quick high intensity workout will do all 3 things I mentioned above. A body-weight circuit routine is a combination of a few body-weight exercises done in a circuit. For example, let's say you chose to do push-ups, jumping-jacks, lunges, and mountain climbers. You would do all 4 workouts in a circuit non-stop. Then rest for 30 seconds... and repeat for 3-5 sets.

3. After the workout, take a few minutes and do some deep breathing exercises. Inhale through your nose slowly for 5 seconds and exhale out your mouth slowly for 5 seconds... and repeat. Deep breathing can help boost your metabolism and decrease stress. Now, while we are on this topic of "morning time" and "stress", I just wanted to give you a quick tip. If you drink coffee, please do so in moderation. I'm pretty sure you already know this, but drinking coffee in excess is one of the most guaranteed ways to INCREASE your stress levels. Don't ask me how I know! LOL!

If you do all three things above, you'll jump-start your metabolism (which will make burning off fat throughout the day more efficient), you'll increase your energy levels, and you'll feel MUCH more better! If you also choose the right type of diet (such as the program I went on), and if you stick with it consistently, then you can rest assure you will certainly experience fast weight loss (such as losing up to 5-6 pounds a week... naturally and permanently).

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Weight Loss During the Holidays: It's Not Impossible!

Christmas and the New Year will be here sooner than you imagine-is your weight loss plan ready for that? Most people write the entire month of December off as one giant step back in their weight loss goals. It's not necessary to sideline your weight loss plan just because the holidays are here; you can still achieve progress while enjoying the holiday foods you love.

Portion Control

One of the most important weight loss tools during the holidays is portion control. We all want to pile our plates as high as we can with mom's excellent food and grandma's cookies, but you need to take a step back from the feast and think. Do you really need two scoops of green bean casserole? Stick to small portions of the foods you love, wait a few minutes after you've finished eating, and then decide if you're still hungry. If you're not hungry, don't eat more! Should you find portion control particularly difficult, you may want to investigate an all-natural appetite suppressant. These supplements can help to curb appetite and ease portion control, especially around the holidays.

Do Indulge-Within Reason!

Most diet strategies don't allow for the things we crave. That's problematic. Studies have shown that we end up consuming more when we eat a desired food after denying ourselves than we would if we had just satisfied the craving to begin with. So, if those brownies on your counter are tempting you, have one. Consider even cutting it in half and seeing if that half satisfies your craving. But please, for your diet's sake, don't go overboard with your little indulgences. Don't deny your cravings, but do limit yourself.

Consider Alternatives

Tradition may dictate that we need mashed potatoes, green bean casseroles with fried onions, and buttery apple pie. However, there are ways to get around the fatty foods with healthier alternatives. Instead of mashed potatoes, consider serving mashed cauliflower. They have similar texture and flavor, but the cauliflower has fewer carbs and is loaded with vitamins. Instead of fried onions, try baking onion ribbons with breadcrumbs to avoid the oil that comes with deep frying. Offer baked apples instead of apple pie; they're still an indulgence and have that delicious apple-cinnamon flavor, but they don't have any of the fat or carbs of the crust.

Skip the Booze

Though it may be difficult to be around Aunt Myrtle without imbibing, try to limit or avoid alcohol all together during the holidays. Alcohol has a very high caloric content, and you don't want to stifle your weight loss with unnecessary calories. Turkey dinner and a cookie may not put you too far back, but add in a few glasses of champagne or beer, and you're looking at another year's resolution to lose that 10 or 20 pounds.

With a combination of willpower and consideration for what you eat, you can survive the holidays without taking a step back in your weight loss. Keep your eye on your weight loss goals, and have a happy holiday season!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Healthy Eating For Weight Loss Helps Prevent Disease

Many people are drawn to healthy eating for weight loss reasons. This shows that you are thinking beyond the main problem, beyond the weight problem. However, maybe you don't fully appreciate your well guided motives, perhaps your instinctive feelings, that draw you to this area as opposed to any other weight loss plans.

Type 2 diabetes is a common and serious problem for people who are over weight and have been for some time. The condition worsens with age, or how long you have had the problem. So those who are over weight are likely to succumb to diabetes sooner or later.

The medical solution is to treat the effect of the disease, by giving insulin to take daily. Although this undoubtedly helps the condition, what price does it come at - what are you setting yourself up for in the future?

Taking insulin may suit some people, but there is an alternative. And that is to treat the cause of the diabetes, rather than the effect.

Not everyone wants to make changes in their lives. People are notoriously conservative by nature. It seems everyone is happily settled in a rut, for better or for worse.

When you suffer a deterioration in your energy or your health, or when you are diagnosed with a serious, even life threatening disease, then this can shake some people out of their rut (although, sadly, not everyone).

If your condition, such as type 2 diabetes, is a result of your long term weight problem, it seems to be a sensible option to address the cause - the weight. This may be difficult for you. But you also need to think of the future. Not taking action now can lead to further, and more serious, illnesses. Not taking action now can severely interfere with your enjoyment of life, of your family. And being over weight does not set a good example to your children.

Diabetes is really just the start of the slippery slope to more and more serious diseases. Researchers in Finland have found that people with type 2 diabetes have an enormously increased chance of getting Parkinson's disease - in fact 83% increased chance. And you can guarantee that this trend is not limited to Parkinson's disease. Gangrene is another complication with diabetics.

The fact that you are draw to healthy eating for weight loss reasons means you have every chance of preventing serious diseases that are attributable to carrying too much weight. The likelihood of curing any weight related illnesses is also extremely high. Now take action!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Counter-Intuitive Holiday Eating

Tis' the season that brings many of our favorite childhood foods and treats. Ironically, this is also the season that gives us just as many tactics, tricks, and diets to keep us from eating them. And so begins the holiday dance of indulging and refraining, pleasure and willpower, "good days" and "bad days." Bah humbug. If this isn't enough to turn someone into a Scrooge, I don't know what is...

In general, we get so fixated on what we are eating between Thanksgiving and New Years, when we should be more focused on what we eat between New Years and Thanksgiving. Yet common sense doesn't seem to matter. We still "throw in the towel" or obsess about food this time of year.

The Good News:

The solution need not be so complicated. You don't need to count calories. You don't need to use fake, imitation ingredients. Nor is there a need to run 2 extra miles each day.

Here are 3 tactics that we use with the best of intentions that seem to backfire time and time again...and their simple, yet counter-intuitive, remedies.

Dieting During the Holidays

This is a strange form of self-torture.

Remedy: Don't diet. If there is a diet, there is a revolt lurking just around the corner. Remember, you can't break a diet that doesn't exist. "Cookies?? Sure, I'll have one." Then you move on with your life. (This actually happens, folks).

Last Supper Syndrome

"I am going to eat all of these cookies since I will never devour sugar like this again." Bullsh*t. I'm calling your bluff. I keep an ear out for these types of statements. They point to black-and-white thinking.
Remedy: Own the fact that you will most certainly want something sweet to eat at some point in the future. (Maybe even now) Incorporate these now. So you love peppermint bark? Then eat a little after lunch and a little after dinner. Everyday. Nothing horrible will happen to you. Doesn't this make more sense than counting how many days you can refrain from eating it and then eating all of it in a self-defeated flurry?

Making New Years Resolutions in October

So you already decided that you are going to diet in January? I smell a Christmas cookie binge baking in the oven! All this does is affirm the lack of trust you have in yourself around holiday foods as well as a "Get Out of Jail Free" card that gives you permission to eat entirely carelessly and mindlessly.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

How To Lose Tummy Fat With A Two Pronged Approach

When it comes to getting in shape, especially for a lot of women, there is one question that comes high in every list - how to lose tummy fat? Maybe you've had kids, or you just got so busy with life that you didn't have time to workout. Perhaps you got into a relationship and fell victim to the comfort living factor, or maybe you just have a sweet tooth that won't rest. It's even possible that you eat well, and find time to exercise here and there, but since you hit your thirties you have noticed that tummy fat growing a little bit each month...

There are many possible causes for why you have extra tummy fat, and unless you have a medical condition causing it, the good news is that the same solution - outlined below - will work for both, and should answer the question of how to lose tummy fat.

How To Lose Tummy Fat: The Two-Pronged Approach

You are probably sick to death of hearing it, but no amount of exercise or diet alone will totally get rid of your tummy fat - the only real long-term effective strategy is to combine both diet and exercise and form a two-pronged approach.

As you age your metabolism slows down, happens to all of us. For women, once they pass the 30 year old mark, the difference becomes quite noticeable. You can't eat the same foods as before and stay slim, you maintain the same diet and workout routines that worked just fine in your twenties, but you still find the odd pound creeping it's way in here and there.

Around this time your body is changing and what used to work no longer works. Your body is changing, and you need to change too.

How to Lose Tummy Fat - Prong 1: Diet

Quite simply, if you eat the wrong foods in the wrong balance (or even eating the right foods in the wrong balance) you are going to put on weight. If you consume more calories than you burn in any given day, your body will convert the remainder to fat and store it for use later on... guess where?

Here are some simple, yet effective, diet tips that will help.

Avoid processed foods where possible. Your kidneys play a major role in calorie use in the body, but they are also responsible for processing all the junk you consume from processed food, which takes priority. If your kidneys are working all the time to filter junk, they can't properly function to burn calories.

Focus on eating low sugar foods (less sweets, candies, desserts, and soda) - sugar is your worst enemy when it comes to tummy fat, so cutting back as much as possible will help prevent you gaining excess tummy fat, and help you get rid of what you already have faster.

Manage portion sizes, and make sure you get a balance of proteins and carbs to keep your body healthy and energized, but without eating more than you need - remember where the excess goes!

How to Lose Tummy Fat - Prong 2: Exercise

The lean tissue - your internal organs and muscles - in your body is what actually burns calories, and this happens all day long, even during periods of rest. So it makes sense that if you have more lean tissue, your bodies ability to burn calories is higher.

Now, the more active your muscles are, the more calories they burn. Let me repeat that - the more exercise you do the more calories you burn, it's simple mathematics.

Additionally, exercise helps promote a higher metabolism, can improves muscle health, cardiovascular functions, and even help maintain a healthy heart.

If you are feeding and fueling your body correctly - eating the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats - when you exercise you start working right where you need to - your muscles go to work and burn calories. A good workout is going to have you tapping into your bodies stored energy reserves (remember that tummy fat?) before you are done.

The net effect of regular working out is that you improve muscle health and muscle mass, which means that even during rest periods you are burning more calories than you were before - double win.

How to Lose Tummy Fat In Summary

Each of the two approach's outlined here for how to lose tummy fat will help keep your weight in check. You can eat less and lose weight, but you won't get that flat tummy unless you work the underlying muscles. Conversely, it doesn't matter how much exercise you do, how many sit-ups or crunches you perform - if your diet is poorly balanced you won't ever see those muscles.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Seven Reasons Why Healthy Eating For Weight Loss Is For You

Healthy eating for weight loss doesn't just consider your weight problem, as the phrase suggests. It is also concerned about your health. Many common diets lack this consideration.

Everyone knows that carrying too much weight is unhealthy. Therefore, by default, a loss of weight means better health. Although this is true to some extent, it is by no means the whole story.

Excess weight puts a strain on your body and especially your heart. Excess weight means you have less energy, less motivation. Excess weight means you have a lower immunity so can succumb to infections and virus' much more easily. This becomes a vicious circle as you are tempted to eat more.

So by losing weight you will definitely improve your health, to some degree, depending on where you were to start with.

But once the weight is off, then you need to keep it off. And remain healthy. These factors are both important and difficult to maintain. Not many common diets have enough consideration for this permanent ideal that everyone should aim for.

Let's look at why healthy eating for weight loss is the plan for you:

   1. First and foremost it considers you and your needs. Your choice of food is normally moulded by your family background. This is important to consider when deciding on the best foods for you.
   2. There are no rigid rules to apply other than avoiding the unhealthy foods and eating the healthy foods, all of which are explained in great detail.
   3. There is nothing complicated to follow, no calories to count, no charts to follow.
   4. It is one of the most inexpensive food plans to follow. Most people find that they pay less when eating according to this method, than when on their previous diet.
   5. Your long term health is considered as a priority. If you are really healthy, you will always have an ideal weight.
   6. You are not expected to starve. In fact, you can eat as much as you want, as long as you only eat the healthy foods.
   7. All the suggested foods are readily available.

Healthy eating for weight loss is a revolutionary concept that looks beyond your current needs. You need to look at the deeper picture of why you are overweight. The causes of weight gain are also more often than not the causes of ill health. Make sure your weight loss plan is primarily about your on-going health and the weight will fall off on its own.