Your Cutlery May Be Making You Eat More

Many in the weight loss industry believe that the feeling of being satisfied by a meal is greater in foods that are bursting with flavor. Though this has encouraged some to tinker with different flavors and flavor enhancers to try to discover a natural appetite suppressing effect, the answer may also be in the cutlery that is used to consume the food.

A recent study is now suggesting that the shape, color, weight, and size of your cutlery could impact the way that your food tastes to you. The research was conducted using yogurt. The participants in the study reported that when using a white spoon, they felt that white yogurt was sweeter tasting than pink-colored yogurt, but when they ate it with a black spoon, the opposite results were reported Continue reading “Your Cutlery May Be Making You Eat More”

High Calorie Healthy Foods That Work Against Weight Loss

Just because a food seems healthy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is ideal for your weight loss efforts. Some foods are actually filled with calories and other diet busters under the guise of a much friendlier product.

Of course, chips, fried foods, and sugary desserts are easy to recognize as being high in calories and low in value for your weight loss diet, but some foods have extremely good reputations and will only set you back in your efforts to reduce your waistline. Before you head out to the supermarket, make sure that you know what they are and how they will stop you from seeing the results you want when you step on the scale Continue reading “High Calorie Healthy Foods That Work Against Weight Loss”

How to Start a Healthy Weight Loss Plan

There are hundreds of different diets out there, if not thousands, but many of them are focused more on dropping pounds than they are on your health as a whole. Indeed, you are trying to lose weight, but the entire point behind the effort is to look and feel better. In that way, many of these diets are doing more harm than good.

Fortunately, there are also lots of ways for you to be able to lose weight in a healthy way, as well. The difference is that you will need to make a number of overall changes for a healthy lifestyle, and not simply depend on a single short-term concept to help you to arrive at your goal.

There are certain things that you can do to prepare yourself for this effort and to help to make sure that you will be successful and reach your goal weight, never to see the excess pounds again Continue reading “How to Start a Healthy Weight Loss Plan”

Finding Diet Pills That Are Right For You

There are dozens of diet pills being studied that claim to promote weight loss, and some have even been approved by the FDA and are being prescribed by physicians for people who are obese or have a body mass index over 30. As people struggle to lose weight solely through diet and exercise, many are turning to diet pills to help expedite the weight loss process. While it is easy to get your hands on a diet pill that claims to be “the best weight loss drug on the market” or “the most effective weight loss pill,” it is becoming increasingly difficult to choose the right diet drug. Fortunately, there are several factors that can be evaluated through research to determine effectiveness while uncovering the risks. Below is a list of different characteristics to look for in a diet drug that is the right fit for you Continue reading “Finding Diet Pills That Are Right For You”

Healthy Fats Eliminated in Non-Fat Diet

Unhealthy and myth based diets of the past have given fat a bad name that has had a negative lasting impact on the weight loss. Fat should not be considered a deep, dark enemy. It is not a dieting “F-word”! In fact, you need a good amount of the right types of fat in order to make sure that you can effectively lose weight, maintain a healthy immune system, improve your mood, and look great (with healthy hair, skin, and nails). Continue reading “Healthy Fats Eliminated in Non-Fat Diet”

Losing Weight by Eating Dinner Early

With our intense work schedules followed by practice schedules and appointments, the average family spends less time eating nutritious meals as a family before 7:00 at night than ever before. With the benefits of eating dinner early, you need to make the time to bring this tradition back into your life. Studies have shown that the overall health level of a family who eats dinner before it gets dark outside, have lower obesity levels and health related medical problems related to weight than those who eat dinner after dark.  Continue reading “Losing Weight by Eating Dinner Early”

Lose Weight Gradually to Keep it Off

Most people are tempted to try and lose as much weight in the shortest amount of time that they can. This strategy can actually lead to reciprocated results. Studies have shown that people who lose more than 2 to 3 lbs a week tend to gain the weight back faster as soon as diet and exercise is taken out of their daily routine. Losing more weight than your body will naturally allow will also cause you to lose muscle along with fat. In fact, losing more than 3lbs per week is considered unhealthy and can lead to more serious health risks than feeling hungry and having food cravings. Continue reading “Lose Weight Gradually to Keep it Off”

Caffeine Can Help!

If you are looking for a quick diet aide to help you lose a few pounds to fit into that special dress next weekend, then drinking coffee can actually help. Although increased levels of caffeine are not recommended for long periods of time, using it as a diet aid can help you shed excess water weight and add a significant boost to your metabolism. Caffeine is already a common ingredient in most diet pills and energy drinks, but taking it in its natural sources such as coffee and tea can also add antioxidant benefits. Continue reading “Caffeine Can Help!”