Cheating Day on a Diet

Cheating Day on a Diet

Adapting to a whole new eating habit to lose weight does not mean you should deny yourself of the foods you love.  Sure, you cannot continue enjoying eating fried chicken or pizza everyday, but you can still enjoy a slice of pizza every now and then.  It does not mean you should lock yourself away from grabbing that bowl of ice cream or a fried chicken leg. However, some dieters like to have these “cheat” days, wherein they stick to their weight loss plan during the week, then eat whatever they …

Busting The Diet Myths

Busting The Diet Myths

As the world becomes more obsessed with weight loss and dieting, everybody seems to have the right to claim that their method of losing weight is the correct way of doing so.  However, we should realize that our bodies work differently.  Your weight loss plan may work differently on my body.  It is all about how to filter out the good advice and eliminating the not-so-good ones.  Here are some dieting myths that you need to bust.  Do not eat meals to lose weightSnacking is just as important as y…

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight

The New Year is the best time to change or improve on ourselves. Clinical psychologist Mark Crawford from Atlanta, Georgia says “almost everyone has something he or she would like to change or improve” Common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight and becoming healthier, putting financial affairs in order, making more money and spending more time with one’s family. However, Crawford says “… succeeding is another story.” The reason why people can’t succeed in keeping their resolutions is …

 Ways Get Ride of Beer Belly

Ways Get Ride of Beer Belly

If your daily workout includes lifting cans of beer during happy hour and munching on chips, fries, and other greasy foods, it’s no surprise that you’ve gained belly fat. Unfortunately, losing that unsightly beer belly is not as easy and enjoyable as it was putting on. Well, that’s life – at its vicious best.Having a beer belly means you have a high risk of health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, abnormal lipids, and some types of canc…

Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals

Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals

We are naturally conscious about the way we look. Aside from our hair and our skin, the one thing that we try to look after is our figure. If the ideal body measurement is far from our own body measurement, we usually opt for weight loss plans and programs to shed off the extra pounds. While there are some people who can lose weight easily and permanently, there are also others who are not as lucky. More often than not, the culprit behind the latter’s inability to lose weight efficiently is thei…

Moving from a Diet to a Way of Eating

Moving from a Diet to a Way of Eating

You’ve been told a lot of times before: “Make your new way of eating a part of your life.” “One of the major reasons you regain weight is that you go back to your old habit of eating.” “Don’t think of it as ‘dieting’, but as a ‘way of eating’.” Easy to say, hard to do. So how can you move yourself from “dieting” to a “way of eating”? Here are some tips to help you direct on this path.Find your carb levelCarb reduction means that you will eventually find the carb level that will keep you at your …

Shoud I Follow a Diet or Do it Myself?

Shoud I Follow a Diet or Do it Myself?

Not to known to most people, cutting your weight can be two ways, by following a certain diet program or do it yourself. Depending upon the preference of a person, some would prefer to take charge and follow their own routine in terms of dieting. As we all know, there are diets which are recommended wherein one would have to follow a set of regimen such as Atkins or South Beach. Although both ways are effective, this would be variable for every person. Let us define both: Do it yourself. Some pe…

Steps For a Healthy Diet

Steps For a Healthy Diet

Maintaining a well-balanced diet is sometimes easier said than done. Between work or school, family and other social commitments, you are probably balancing a hundred different things at once. Having a healthy meal when you are late for work or rushing from appointments, is the last thing on your mind. But you should know that it isn’t that hard to make simple changes to improve your diet. A little research and planning can help you find a diet to fit your lifestyle.There are some basic steps to…

Diet Myths and Facts

Diet Myths and Facts

MYTH: Skipping meals can help with weight lossFACT: It doesn’t matter if you did skip lunch if you eat a steak, potatoes, chocolate cake, etc. for dinner. The fact is most people who skip meals tend to overeat later in the day. MYTH: Eating in the evening causes weight gain.FACT: Most diets caution against eating late at night. The reason behind it is that the body cannot burn the extra fat during the night However recent studies have shown that eating late at night doesn’t affect the amount of …