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5 Weight Loss Tips & Tricks That Are Actually Myths

Aug 18, 2015 - Weight management has been one of the many things people try to achieve and due to people s determination to make it a quick weight loss journey, it is inevitable to attract the growth of fad diets and trends. However, most of these trendy diets can be deceiving and actually harmful to the health. Before joining what is popular and new, why not review first this list of the top five weight loss tricks, tips and trends that are most likely just a myth. The detox or juice cleanse For the past two years, there has been a steady rise in the cleansing business because of its promise of immediate weight loss and cure for diseases. However, according to Harrisburg Magazine, limiting your body to a diet that consists of mainly juices may be ... more.

7 Ways You're Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals

Jul 31, 2015 - Does this sound like you? You eat healthy foods most of the time, you work out, you take your vitamins and supplements, and yet you re still not reaching the goals you ve set out for yourself. You feel like you re doing all the right things, but the weight just won t come off. No, it s not your genetics and you re not a freak of nature. In fact, you re likely getting in the way of your own goals without even knowing it! Here are 7 Ways You re Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals and how to fix them. 1. You re eating too much. Many people confuse eating healthy foods with eating to achieve your health and fitness goals. I know you re thinking what? , but let me explain. Just because the foods you re eating are healthy, doesn t ... more.

Biggest Weight-Loss Myth Revealed

Jul 23, 2015 - New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose a pound. You ve probably heard the number-one rule of weight loss It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 years old. Problem is, it s wrong. Physiologists, nutritionists, and unsuccessful dieters have long regarded the 3,500-calorie-rule with suspicion. But few understood why, and even fewer had a better rule to propose. Until now. Last week, the National Institutes of Health, with a big assist from weight-change mathematician Kevin Hall, Ph.D., unveiled a weight-loss Body Weight Planner BWP . It allows you to plot a realistic weight-loss strategy so ... more.

The Trick to Shedding Stubborn Weight May be all in Your Head

Jul 16, 2015 - ALTHOUGH not a new concept, mindfulness has become a modern day trend, gaining widespread support in promoting health and well-being. Originally embraced in some of the world s oldest cultures, mindfulness is being consciously aware of your thoughts and emotions without criticism or judgment. Applied to eating, mindfulness means listening to your body and tuning into your natural hunger and fullness signals. It s not a diet in fact it s the complete opposite , rather it s about paying full attention to what you re eating and how you re eating it, encouraging you to make better food choices and foster a healthful relationship with food. While anything can be done mindfully, a small yet growing body of research has shown eating in the ... more.

The Biggest Nutrition and Food Myths: Fact or Fiction?

May 6, 2015 - There are so many claims and false assumptions floating around out there when it comes to weight management. Here are a few myths and facts! I d like to address Do any of them sound familiar? Slowing down your eating can speed up your weight loss. True! It takes some time for your brain to get the message that your stomach has had enough. If you re just shoveling in food until you feel full, you re going to feel overloaded by the time your body detects all that you ve actually eaten. So enjoy your food don t rush through it! You just might get a thank-you when you step on the scale. Carbs are bad for your diet. False. It s not an across-the-board thing. Refined carbs like cake and white bread tend to be bad news There s generally no fiber ... more.

The Simple Tip That Can Help You Lose Weight (and Always Feel Satisfied)

Apr 14, 2015 - I m famished! I m starving! I m going to pass out I m so hungry! Ignoring hunger and getting to the point where you re so ravenous you could eat the entire refrigerator is not good on many levels. Aside from the headaches, dizziness, and stomach pangs that go along with waiting too long to eat, it also makes you eat tons more than you would if you were just moderately hungry, and that my famished friends, can cause weight gain. Hunger is important for weight loss it signals your body when it s time for your next meal or snack. But for everyone s sake, you want to avoid getting hangry. So how to you gauge how much hunger is OK? Nutritionists Stephanie Clarke, RD, and Willow Jarosh, RD, of C J Nutrition recommend using the hunger scale. It s ... more.

15 Weird Weight-Loss Tricks That Work

Mar 31, 2015 - Everyone wants to drop pounds the easy way. Here are 15 simple strategies. POP A VITAMIN In a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers assigned 96 obese women to take a multivitamin, calcium supplement, or placebo for 26 weeks. The vitamin group wound up with significantly less body fat than the others. It s possible that some people eat more because they re seeking out certain nutrients, says Louis J. Aronne, director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Although taking a vitamin alone isn t a valid weight-loss plan, he says, doing so might reduce the need to consume as much food. SIT IN THE RIGHT SPOT Happy hour cocktails ... more.

Daily Weigh-ins May Encourage Weight Loss

Mar 17, 2015 - Getting on the scale every day may boost enthusiasm for healthy behaviors and lead to greater weight loss, according to a new U.S. study. Obese and overweight people who weighed themselves daily lost more weight than those who weighed-in less often, likely because the daily weighers made better food and exercise choices, researchers say. It might be that daily weighing triggers an understanding of what people were eating and how it was affecting their weight, said lead author Dori Steinberg, a nutritionist and researcher with the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. So they re more likely to reduce portions, eat enough vegetables or use a pedometer. Past research suggests that self-monitoring, such as ... more.

How to Avoid Failing at Weight Loss

Mar 6, 2015 - If you re on a diet, just skipping dessert can seem like a huge accomplishment, leading you to think you re well on your way to losing weight. According to a new study, in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers tend to overestimate progress and underestimate setbacks when pursuing goals such as dieting or saving money. Our studies provide strong evidence of a progress bias when consumers pursue goals. Consumers tend to think that good behaviors impact goal pursuit more than equivalent bad behaviors. This can make consumers think that they are doing fine when they really aren t, write authors Margaret Campbell from the Univ. of Colorado, and Caleb Warren from Texas A M Univ. Across seven studies, the authors found evidence for the ... more.

More Fiber Can Help With Weight Loss

Feb 18, 2015 - Getting to a healthy weight and staying there is an important way to prevent heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, and other serious conditions. Many of us know firsthand just how hard it can be to reach and maintain that healthy weight. And there s no shortage of ways to try to get there You can count calories, carbs, or points. You can cut back on fat or sugar. You can try any number of popular diets that forbid certain foods, or focus on just one the grapefruit diet, anyone? . Any of these approaches might work for you. Or they might not in large part because they are complicated. A study published in today s Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that something as simple as aiming to eat 30 grams of fiber each day can help you lose ... more.

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