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We live in a time when many of us are looking for an “angle” in pretty much everything we do. We seem to think that there is always some sort of trick that can make a tough task easier. If you want to know some useful weight loss tricks I have put together this article for just that purpose.
I do want to make it clear that when I say weight loss tricks I’m not talking about things that will help you lose weight without having to do anything or make any changes. I am talking about some things that can help you accelerate your success.
One thing you do need to take care of first is to talk to your doctor. If you have any underlying health issues make sure that you ask your doctor for recommendations on diet and exercise plans also ask what, if any, restrictions you may have.
So, what tricks can you use to help speed up your weight loss and get more results more quickly? Well, here you go:
Make sure that you understand that losing weight will take time…. period. You will not lose 20 or more pounds of body fat in just a few days and you won’t keep it off when you lose it unless you make permanent changes to your diet and exercise habits.
But, that does not mean that you can’t lose up to 10 lbs. very quickly with a fast or a cleanse. While most of this weight loss will be water weight, it can still be a good way to flush toxins from your system and it can make you more psychologically prepared for the weight loss changes.
Bottom line, doing either a fast or a cleanse won’t be the way you will lose 20 lbs. or more, but it may be a good way to get some quick weight loss and help you get even more motivated to lose weight and get in better shape.
I know you hear that all the time but are you drinking more water, enough water? If this is one of those tips that have gone in one ear and out the other, knock it off.
Pay attention. Your body needs water. If you don’t keep it hydrated your whole body and all it’s functions will be impacted in a bad way.
Water will not only keep your body hydrated but it can keep toxins flushed which will help too. Also, drinking plenty of water will make your feel much more full much more quickly.
That means that if you drink a glass of water before a meal, you will probably eat less since the water will fill you up. Just another benefit of drinking plenty of water.
This is another tip you have probably heard and ignored too but you need to listen to it.
Just by adding some fruits and vegetables to your daily diet you can keep your body nourished but another benefit is that you will fill up more quickly.
That means you will get less calories from other less nutritious foods.
There you go, some great weight loss tricks. It may sound easy, but you don’t need to make it harder than it has to be. Use these tricks and you will see results.
Obesity and being overweight is a growing epidemic, so it’s no wonder that so many people are looking for ways to slim down. You’re reading this, so let’s assume that you would like to know how to lose some weight and feel less bloated at the same time. Discovering how to avoid water weight gain will help you shed some extra pounds, but you also need to go about it the right way.
A word of warning is in order before we get started: You must always check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet. Additionally, check with your doctor if you have any symptoms including (but not limited to): swelling, or sudden weight gain or loss. The information in this article shouldn’t be followed unless your doctor says it’s okay. However, you can use this information as a conversation starter with your doctor.
The first thing you need to do is get an idea if your body is retaining more water than it should. If your skin feels taut in any part of your body, but especially your legs, arms, ankles and abdomen, then that’s a potential sign of swelling which can be caused by water retention. Also, look to see if there is any noticeable swelling. Sometimes it will be obvious, and other times it won’t, but you need to do your best to make sure that water retention is what’s causing your weight gain.
What may surprise you is that you may be retaining water because you aren’t staying properly hydrated. A lot of people will actually stop drinking water and try to limit their fluid intake if they believe they are retaining water. That only makes the problem worse because the body will do its best to store every precious drop it gets. It is vital to your health that you stay properly hydrated at all times.
Instead of decreasing how much water you drink, you should try to reduce your sodium intake. This is one of the “secrets” of how to avoid water weight gain. If you are healthy and your doctor says it’s okay for you to do so, then cut out as much sodium from your diet as you can. Your doctor can tell you what the safe amount for you is.
While you should try to limit sodium intake, you should also try to make sure you are getting enough potassium and calcium. These nutrients help to regulate how your body processes water, and a deficiency can throw that system out of whack.
Some people have found that eating melon causes them to retain water. Everybody is different, so this tip may not work for you, but it is definitely worth trying if it can help.
Diuretics help the body to get rid of excess water, but they should only be used if approved by your doctor. There are over-the-counter diuretics, and some beverages also have diuretic properties. Giving you another potential method of how to avoid water weight gain.
Everything we do in this universe has a trickle-down effect that comes along with it. If we smile at others, others smile back at us; if we are in a bad mood, others will pick up on that and become edgy as well. This is known as the snowball effect. Did you know, however, that exercise could have a snowball effect as well?
Well, it can. Exercising is not only good for you; it is good for the universe as well. There are so many positive effects on ourselves from exercising, yet we do not realize how many positive results it can have on those around us at the same time.
We all know that exercise has healthy heart benefits and keeps our joints and muscles strong. However, did you know that exercise also has health benefits to others? When we exercise, we take care of our bodies. We rid our bodies of toxins and we ensure that our machine known as the human body is working at its fullest potential. When we keep our bodies healthy, we have more power to ward off illness, disease, and even common ailments that may otherwise have had a chance to grow and thrive in an otherwise stagnant body.
When you exercise, of course you see results on your physical body; however, did you ever notice the effects it has on your soul? Notice the difference between when you regularly exercise and when you skip a routine or even a week for that matter. Do you notice that you are a little more edgy or a bit more down in the mouth? Exercise releases so many things that can increase your mood while boosting your metabolism. Exercising has a trickle-down effect that runs from your body into your soul.
Did you ever notice when you are in a foul mood, it seems to have a spiral effect on your significant other, your co-workers, and your family members. However, if you are upbeat and positive, that seems to flow through the universe like wildfire.
Exercising makes you happy. Thinking about it or worrying about how you will do it or not having enough time may be a hurdle you have to leap, but once you do it, the feeling of accomplishment and self-satisfaction and all those good endorphins are presented to every person you encounter. You may run into a sales clerk who is having an off day, and your upbeat attitude and healthy smile may change or break the cycle for them to have a productive day themselves.
As you can see, exercise can have a snowball effect; one in which other individuals might want to join in on and throw some snowballs themselves.
We are not here to convince you but only to make you aware of the facts.
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The general rule of thumb is that, as a woman, you will gain one extra pound each year as you approach menopause. If it isn’t kept in check, this weight can really add up and lead to being overweight or full-blown obesity; the problem is compounded if you are already struggling with your weight. The good news is that there are some things you can do if you want to avoid weight gain during menopause.
It’s important to understand that this weight gain is caused by a lowered production of estrogen. The body reads the change in hormone levels as a signal to start storing more calories and this leads to gaining weight. It makes sense that if you could prevent the estrogen from being decreased (or make it so it doesn’t decrease it as much), then you wouldn’t gain as much weight.
There are several products on the market that are made to help decrease how much estrogen is lost. Some of these are natural remedies based on plant estrogens, while others are synthetic. That doesn’t always mean that one is necessarily better than the other, but it does mean that you should consider your alternatives carefully.
Hormone replacement therapy is big business, and some of the “cures” are questionable. However, many women have seen major improvements in their lives after taking something (natural or synthetic) to help their hormone levels. Not only do they find that they feel better, but many of them have also reported losing weight.
Apart from the natural gaining of weight associated with getting older, it’s also possible that some women going through menopause gain weight do to a lack of energy. While they used to be able to make it through a busy day and still have energy left over, they now find that they just don’t have the same “get up and go” that they once had. So, what’s one of the best ways to get more energy? Exercise!
It may seem counter-intuitive that exercise would give you more energy, when you need the energy to exercise in the first place. There may be some truth to that, but you need to take it on faith: regular exercise will increase your energy level. You don’t have to run a marathon, just participate in activities that get your heart pumping and you will soon notice a positive difference. Exercise burns calories, which will also help you to avoid weight gain during menopause.
Using the above tips will go a long way to improving your health and avoid weight gain during menopause. Of course just reading about them isn’t enough; you have to actually follow through on them if you want to realize the benefits that they provide.
If you are like most folks, the mere thought of exercising is enough to have your mind make up all sorts of excuses why you should not, could not, and potentially will not exercise. However, there are some secrets and tips to really begin to enjoy exercise to its fullest.
Grab a Buddy
Often times we can view exercise regimens as solitary confinement – like a sentence we have to endure all on our own. Guaranteed you have a pal or co-worker who feels exactly the same way. The old adage that misery loves company would apply in this situation. However, once you get together with a friend to exercise and actually go to the gym or take that power walk or a Group class, you will begin to see how much fun it really is and begin to enjoy exercising.
Change your View of Exercising
Only you have the ability to change how you perceive something. Only when you have associated positive thoughts and feelings with exercise will you begin to override the negative connotations with exercising. You will find that excuses such as being tired or not having enough time will be outweighed by feelings of accomplishment such as recognition that you burned 500 calories that night or even the simple fact that you feel energized and were glad you went.
Focus on the positive results and feelings you get the first time you go to exercise and bring that feeling back up to the forefront of your mind the next time you are heading out to exercise.
Be creative with your exercise routines and regimens. You do not have to think about gigantic machinery that you are unfamiliar with or a gym full of strangers. Find something you love to do and incorporate that into exercise. For some, that is walking briskly and for others it is dancing your heart out. Dance is not only a creative outlet, it is also one that will burn hundreds of calories. Even if you are not a professional dancer, taking a swing class or a jazz class is only the beginning to discovering one of the secrets to enjoying exercise.
Make a Date with Exercising
If you leave exercising to a chance date or time, you will more than likely set yourself up for failure. Make a specific date and time for exercise, whether you go out to the gym or do it at home. Write in on your calendar, put it on your to do list and commit to it. After you are done, you will be glad you did.
The truth of the matter is that everything we do, from walking up and down the stairs to house cleaning, burns calories. While we can think of many different ways to burn more calories, the fact remains that burning more calories than we consume is the key to weight loss. Most of us associate burning those calories with painful and dreaded methods in doing so. That does not mean, however, that we cannot have fun while burning those calories. Here then are four fun ways to burn more calories.
Although you may find it difficult to shut your mind off at night, did you know that getting a solid eight hours of sleep every night can burn well over 350 calories a night.
It pays to get into a sleep-inducing routine every evening. By setting yourself up for a good night’s sleep about an hour or two before settling in, not only do you get a healthy body, mind, and spirit, you also have the opportunity to burn calories without moving a muscle. Now, that is a win-win situation.
Instead of running the car through the car wash, gather your family around and make it a family affair. Not only will you save money by washing the car yourself, you will also burn calories and spend time with your family.
Washing your car can be fun, especially at the end when everyone gets the opportunity to wet each other with the hose – and you have the possibility of burning more than 100 calories.
Even if you do not have a green thumb, the benefits of growing a garden are numerous. You will have the benefit of trying something new and no matter how big or small, you’re sure to achieve success.
Gardening gives you the bonus of seeing something through from beginning to end. Whether you grow flowers or vegetables you get to see the birth of something new and gardening has the potential to help you burn up to 300 calories per hour. It also clarifies the mind.
If you enjoy going for a leisurely stroll, why not take it up a notch. Power walking is not only fun but also can be a great excuse to meet up with neighbors. Reach out to someone who is likely to be interested in walking but is at the same level as you. So if you are a beginner walker, do not get together with someone who is an avid runner or power walker.
Begin with a beginner. As you go along, you will see that you are able to navigate hills and walk for longer time periods. It is great for the mind, body, soul, and for burning calories while having a fun conversation with your neighbor.
So basically when it comes to physical activity always take the long route!