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The Weight Loss Trap and 7 Tips to Lose Weight in a Healthy Way

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The Weight Loss Trap and 7 Tips to Lose Weight in a Healthy Way

Our biggest enemy in weight loss as we all know is our own brain.  We enthusiastically take up the latest diet and are disappointed if we don’t lose weight or even worse, when we lose weight only to put it back on.

Weight Loss and the Media

Women are particularly susceptible to concerns about weight loss as they are exposed to media images of ultra-thin women and social expectations in general. Sadly, many of the images that are presented to us in fashion and advertising are young women who are anorexic and, or amenorrheic. Not the best role models. It’s also harder for women to lose weight than men, especially if you are menopausal or suffering from a thyroid condition. Still, though it may not be easy, it is possible!… Continue reading



The Top 5 Myths about Weight Loss Exposed

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The Top 5 Myths about Weight Loss Exposed

Myth 1: Fad diets are the best way to lose weight

 Fad diets promise miracles and rely on you seriously reducing what you eat and avoiding certain foods. They are very hard to do long term and you normally regain the weight. Long-term fast weight loss and very low calorie diets (less than 800 calories) can lead to health problems. So while a fad diet may start your weight loss and help motivate you, they are not the solution for permanent weight loss.

Instead: Choose a diet-for-life such as the Mediterranean Diet. You can serve it to all the family since it is tasty, healthy and balanced. If you are cooking one meal for everyone, you are more likely stick to the diet.

 Myth 2:  Physical exercise takes too much time.

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5 Essential Elements For weight loss

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5 Essential Elements For weight loss

  1. Realism
  • Before you start on the latest diet, consider your lifestyle. Many women work hard, get tired and also feed others. You will have a better chance of maintaining your health and achieving sustainable weight loss if you aren’t constantly hungry and tired on your diet.
  • It will also support your success if the others are eating the same as you and you only cook one meal option. When you’re tired or pressed for time, it’s too easy to cook just for the others.
  • So improve everyone’s overall eating by following a diet such as the Mediterranean diet. It’s easy to follow and easy to bulk up the plates of bigger appetites with healthy food.
  1. The Right Size
  • Did you ever for a moment believe size didn’t count? Equip yourself with photos of the recommended portions of the food… Continue reading


The Pillars of Pilates: How it helps to lose weight

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The Pillars of Pilates: How it helps to lose weight

Are you looking for a very gratifying way to focus all that energy into losing weight, toning your muscles and improving flexibility all at the same time? Do you often find yourself short of breath after climbing a flight of stairs at work?

Then, look no further, because today, we’ll tell you about the craze that is Pilates!

FINDING YOUR “CENTER”

Pilates’ methodology primarily focuses on you finding your “center”. Many instructors refer to this center as the “powerhouse”: composed of all the muscles in the central part of the body, encompassing the lower and upper back, abdomen, inner thighs, hips and buttocks. One of the teachings states that the totality of movement in Pilates should be coming from the so-called powerhouse and flow outward a person’s limbs.

So how does this powerhouse helps? It’s… Continue reading