List Categories | List All Articles | List Articles By Title
A Better Body - 5 Easy Steps That Anyone Can Take
If only there were a 'better body boot camp', we'd be there every February - before spring started to show itself and those lovely winter jackets had to come off.
Although this isn't a better body boot camp, we can offer you 5 practical steps to a better body.
Following these steps at your own pace will help you lose weight, get healthier and be ready for spring when those jackets come off!
Step#1: Drink Up!
You've heard it before: we should all be drinking at least 8-10 cups a day. But are you doing it?
Are you spacing your water out through the day?
Water will keep you filled up, energized and running efficiently. Lack of water can slow the metabolism and make you confuse thirst for hunger. If there's one step that's easy to make on the road to weight loss, it's to drink more water.
Step #2: Move, Move, Move
We all know we should probably log more minutes on the treadmill or elliptical machine. But what about building more exercise into your daily life?
What about taking the stairs at work or at the mall? Or taking five minutes to dance to your favorite song? Every little bit helps with weight loss so get out there and move!
Step #3: Eat Dessert
We love dessert. In fact, dessert is usually our favorite part of the meal. It's logical and natural to want something sweet to balance off that extra cheese lasagna or that chicken and broccoli casserole.
But what about having a bowl of sweet red strawberries instead of those brownies? What about sliced apples with cinnamon instead of chocolate chip cookies?
Look for ways to build in fruit for dessert instead of sugary snacks and you'll save a load of calories without feeling deprived of that sweet taste.
Step #4: Cut Down Where You Can
Ok, so you don't want to deny yourself the cheesecake or your favorite burger. You have to eat that birthday cake or sample your Aunt Mathilda's famous chicken pot pie.
But do you really need to finish it?
Start cutting back on portion sizes now, not denying yourself, but doing what you can - and you'll find it makes a big difference calorie-wise in the long run.
Step #5: Challenge Yourself
There are some days where the universe is with you. You can go without that chocolate bar, you can drinks lots of water and you actually want that salad for lunch.
Recognize these days for what they are - a chance to leap ahead in your weight loss goals and make up for the times you feel you've blown it.
Run with it for as long as you can. Challenge yourself to make the healthiest choices possible and soon you'll be feeling so good about these choices, you'll want to make more.
So there they are: 5 Steps Towards a Better Body. While you may not lose ten pounds in one week following these steps (on the other hand, you might...), they'll definitely get you started on the road to weight loss, without feeling deprived or hungry.
This article was brought to you by the experts at Free To Be Thin: Diet and Weight Loss Reviews.
For more free weight loss tips and diet reviews, visit http://www.freetobethin.com.
How The Motto Be Prepared Can Help You Lose Weight
Be Prepared. For the Boy Scouts it means you are always ready in body and mind to do your duty.
Citric Fruits - A Healthy Food
New studies suggested once again that citric fruits including oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits help fight cancer, high cholesterol, and obesity.Studies both at Texas A&M University and Kanazawa Medical University in Japan showed that compounds in citric fruits can help reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Obesity and Fat Control Myths
- Are your ideas of obesity and fat control based on a myth? -For years we heard that a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet would keep us healthy and help us lose weight. And many of us jumped on the bandwagon.
Atkins Diet -- The Final Verdict
Supporters of the Atkins Diet claim that a low carbohydrate diet is a safe and effective method for losing weight. This article evaluates the low carbohydrate diet and specifically the claims made about ketosis.
How To Lose More Weight And Reach Your Goal With A Weight Loss Journal
The diary is an essential help in reaching your weight loss goal. Writing down your goals and progress will motivate your in a way nothing else can, thus helping you reach your target weight much more easily.
Fast Weight Loss Secret Revealed - Move it or Lose it!
Some of you will not like what I have to say, even though it is the truth. And that may be where the problem of American's health problems lies.
Can Writing Actually Improve Your Health?
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, writing about stressful life events helped reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis in patients with these chronic illnesses. The effects of the writing exercise were still evident four months later and resulted in clinically meaningful improvements in patient symptoms.
Beating the Weight Loss Bandits
If you're on a weight loss program you're under constant attack - attack from the food bandits all around you.There is food waiting to ambush your weight loss efforts at every turn.
Fat Burning Tips
These fat burning tips can help you discover a fat burning secret that works well. The fat burning process is a matter of proper dieting and the correct exercise and training techniques.
How To Drop Your Weight and Become Healthier Using These 7 Everyday Life Tips
These days more and more people are getting intellectual instead of physical jobs. Sitting in the office chairs all-day long has become a norm for many of us.
Five Really Tough Dieting Tips
If you are losing, trying to lose, or think you need to lose, weight, you are probably as sick as I am of those "easy" and "quick" diet tips that NEVER work!The following tips are neither quick nor easy. They are tough, uncomfortable, and demanding (but they work).
WLS Patients Take Too Long to Order Food: What's That About?
Families who dine out with their loved ones who've had gastric bypass surgery often complain the patient takes an unusually long time to order food. Rose, whose mother had gastric bypass about eight months ago asked, "What's wrong with her? It's so frustrating!"There are a number of reasons gastric bypass patients are indecisive when ordering a meal at a restaurant.
Weightless Workout - Strength Training Without Equipment
Resistance training, also known as strength training, does not require a gym membership. It does not even require an expensive home gym.
Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #7
Well, look at you go! You keep moving closer and closer towards your goal. How extraordinary are you? Do you want to know? You are the most extraordinary person on this earth!! To quote Wayne Dyer, we are human beings having a spiritual experience.
The Ultimate Weight Loss Attitude
We in the diet and exercise industry have our own opinions on what diets work and which ones are just sales gimmicks. This can be very discouraging to you the consumer.
So you ask, "How do I determine if I am Obese, Overweight or fat?" Usually 20% or more over recommendations on standard weight charts indicates that you fit into the obese category. Obesity refers specifically to having an abnormally high proportion of body fat.
Weight Loss Success -- The Most Important Determinant
Adherence to diet for one year, not the specific diet plan, is the most important determinant of successful weight loss. According to the results of a randomized trial published in the January 2005 issue of JAMA.
What Low Carb Dieters Should Know About Nitrates And Nitrites
Nitrates and nitrites are preservatives that are added to certain meats to affect a desirable color and prevent the growth of poisons and bacteria. When nitrates and nitrites are exposed to heat and other conditions during the curing process, they are sometimes transformed into nitrosamines, which have been linked to cancer in a number of studies.
Is Diet Confusion Stopping You From Losing Weight?
Diet advice - a million "experts", hundreds of snake-oil miracle pills, and an infinite number of human bodies make losing weight the subject of controversy and confusion.The diet program that worked miracles for your best friend does nothing for you.
Healthy and Fast Weight Loss: Ephedra - Why the FDA Couldnt Keep Their Ban On It?
Why was the FDA trying to hide the facts about Ephedra from YOU?In April 2004 the FDA removed ephedra from the market claiming that it was responsible for dozens of deaths. The legal battle between the FDA and health officials began when the health officials became unhappy with the FDA's decision to ban ephedra.
home | site map
All articles are copyright to their owners.
Note: this website lists articles, We do not Write Articles !