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Tagged with " Weight loss"
4 Sep
2012

Is Fasting an Easier Way to Lose Weight than Dieting?

Fasting sounds like no fun at all. Either severe calorie restriction or no food at all, sounds too much like punishment to have any appeal. Yet science is now exploring the amazing health benefits derived from periods of fasting on a regular basis. Any difficulty in managing without food is more to do with psychology than with hunger and it isn’t that difficult to do. The alternate day fast lets you eat as much of anything at all while losing weight and enjoying massive health benefits...

9 Aug
2012

Successful Weight Loss Is A Mental, Not A Physical Process

The diet industry has you exactly where it wants you – believing every word. But then it has the power of the media behind it and has no problem programming you to believe exactly what it wants. The Fast Food Industry supports it and hand in hand they fatten you up and then tell you your body is unacceptable and you need to be slim. It’s a hamster wheel that you are caught up on. Here’s how to step off – safely.

6 Aug
2012

Do You Find It Easier To Lose Weight Than To Keep It Off?

Diets promise the earth and fail to live up to their promises time and time again. That’snot to say you can’t lose weight on a diet – but it always comes back, plus a bit extra. The next time it’s a bit harder to shift, and the time after that almost impossible. Want to know why…?

1 Aug
2012

More Bad News For Soft Drink Drinkers

If you want to lose weight and stay healthy then you know that cutting down on sugar is essential. Unfortunately sugar is hidden in many products. It’s even in products that you might not expect to find it – savoury products like potato crisps, baked beans, and mayonnaise. But soft drinks and sports drinks have been identified as one of the worst culprits with the equivalent of around 10 teaspoons of sugar in each can of coke. And it is now known that even drinking as little as two cans a week can adversely affect your metabolism and your body’s ability to burn fat. When your body can’t burn fat it stores it.

26 Jul
2012

Snacks, Weight Loss, and Catching Dinner.

Snacking is one of the biggest barriers to successful weight loss. The reason for this is that snacks are seen as a treat, and treats are rewards. So when we cut down on the snacks, in order to lose weight, we feel like we are being punished and that’s when the resistance kicks in and we find ourselves either craving constantly or giving in. Here’s how to move the goal posts so you can succeed easily.

23 Jul
2012

Overweight – Then It Must Be Your Fault, Mustn’t It?

One of the biggest problems with attempting to lose weight, and continuing to fail to keep up that strict dietary regime, is of blame and guilt. Because on the face of it a diet seems simple, we think we should be able to stick to it. After all it’s just a set of rules designed to keep us well nourished. But time and time again, we fail to stick to the rules. We fail when we are socialising and everyone else is eating heartily, we fail when we are on our own and feeling a little low, we fail when there is nothing stimulating on tv, we fail when we are bombarded with adverts for food… …and then the guilt kicks in and we blame ourselves for having no will power, being stupid, or whatever brand of bad is your current flavour of the month.

17 Jul
2012

Weigh Loss and the Real World

The real world is a strange place. Research into weight loss doesn’t happen here. It happens in some world the psychologists have made up. The results should be transferable – but are they? How valuable are the scientists’ findings about what you need to do in order to lose weight? How much do they take into account the everyday pressures that you experience when you aren’t sitting in a lab eating as many cookies as you want? They offer advice, but is it really practical…

16 Jul
2012

If You Really Want To Count Calories Then This Will Help

Here’s another bit of research based around how to make calorie-controlled diets work. This looks at the impacts of keeping a Food Diary, eating out, and offers some suggestions as to how to make this method of losing weight more successful. Unfortunately there’s plenty of other research that suggests that this is all a waste of time. So who’s right, and what exactly do you need to do in order to lose those excess pounds and keep them off?

13 Jul
2012

I’ve Eaten Too Much – So I’d Better Eat Some More

It’s nice when the scientists get round to proving what you’ve know for a long time. And it certainly seems as if some scientists spend their time proving the obvious, but one of the benefits of research is that sometimes you get insight into the reasons why something is happening – not just that it does – and once you have insight, you can see your way to a solution.

11 Jul
2012

It’s True… You Can Eat Cake For Breakfast And Still Lose Weight

Everyone is looking for the magic weight loss bullet. It doesn’t exist, but surely the next best thing is eating cake and still losing weight. Here’s how cake-eating can assist you in your weight loss goals and help you to lose those excess pounds without denying yourself your favourite foods.