Most of us put way too much stock on our scales when we diet or when we had sort of a binge and want to hop on to see what we have done to ourselves—but—there is good news—what you see most of the time is an illusion and here we will briefly discuss why. Stop trusting your scale and find out how weight loss science is to blame for those fluctuations.
The time you weigh in is important:
Weighing in when you are out and about already and have eaten—even if it was only toast—is a bad thing to do. Why? Because your body shifts weight around during the day—and imaginary weight gain that is caused by many different factors—some of which we will touch on here. Track your weight loss with diet tickers at http://www.weight-loss-center.net/weight-loss-tickers.html Continue reading “Weight Loss Science and How to Stop Trusting Your Scale”
You think that it’s gotten a bit healthier over the years, but there are some serious fast food calorie facts that will shock you. What’s important to remember is that though they have made some strides over the years, the fast food companies still have a long way to go. They are in the business of feeding people in a hurry and therefore their menu and food is all based on convenience as the number one factor. If you can keep that in mind then you will be sure to make wise choices. Though there are some slightly better choices these days, the facts about fast food are just as alarming as they always have been. Continue reading “Fast Food Calorie Facts That Will Shock You”
When we attempt to lose weight, we sometimes make diet mistakes without realizing it that sabotage our efforts. There are so many processed foods, that we tend to forget the hidden ingredients that will also serve to spoil our good intentions. Here we will take a look at some simple and clear ways to avoid the most common mistakes that most dieters make.
Not knowing how to diet
This is the most common way that people end up sabotaging themselves. They don’t know how to diet and they don’t know where to look for guidance. So they will end up doing one of two things Continue reading “Diet Mistakes That Make You Fat”
Sometimes we make eating fewer calories more complicated than it needs to be. We tend to starve our bodies of the good foods we need and then cave-in and blow the whole thing. This causes discouragement and the dieting goes right out the window. What’s worse is, you begin to really hate dieting. There is no reason for that. There are ways to cut calories from your daily routine without the hassle. Did you know we consume empty calories all the time… and that you can do things to cut out that habit? You will be able to eat all the good food you want to maintain health and optimal weight just by switching to calorie-free beverages.
What we do to sabotage our good intentions
Most people start a diet or decide they will begin a healthier regimen of diet and exercise but generally Continue reading “Switch to Calorie-Free Beverages and Lose Twice as Much Weight”
You might have heard it and wondered if it’s true that the scale can lie and what to look for to see if this is the case. There is a reason that many health and diet experts will tell you not to weigh yourself each and every day. Though you don’t want to get too caught up in the number on the scale, you do want to understand precisely what it represents. So if you are working hard and wondering when that will reflect, it’s time to get to the heart of the issue.
The single greatest factor in understanding how the scale can lie and what to look for is by far muscle vs. fat. If you are working at building muscle tone and really concentrating on strength training, this is a good thing. What it may give you however is “false results” so to speak with the number on the scale. You might appear to weigh more, but this is really just because muscle weighs more than fat. So you do want to take that into consideration. Continue reading “Understanding How The Scale Can Lie”
Do you find that the main problem that is holding you back from being able to stick to your diet is that you are constantly tempted to treat yourself to one little thing, and you’re always giving in? If that’s the problem, then calorie counting is an important trick that you can follow to help to keep yourself in check.
A little bit of perspective can go a long way when it comes to battling your need to give into temptation. For example, if you don’t think that it’s a huge deal to have a small cheeseburger at the local fast food restaurant, then would it change your mind if you thought of it as 33 minutes jogging on the treadmill to burn off its calories and fats? Not as appealing anymore, is it? Especially when you factor in all of the other foods that you plan to eat throughout the day Continue reading “Calorie Counting Can Curb Food Cravings”
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”
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”
Kale is an often overlooked superfood that can make a considerable difference in the nutrition that you take in as a part of your healthy diet. But how much do you actually know about this leafy veggie? It may be on the top ten lists of a number of nutritionists, but has it been making its way to your table, lately and, if so, do you really know what you’re eating?
The following is some fascinating information about kale that can help you to make better decisions about the way you grocery shop and what you eat. Continue reading “Why You Should Add Kale To Your Diet”