Going on a loss journey can seem overwhelming for the total beginner, with the amount of usually foreign jargon suddenly having to become an important part of life. One of the most used terms with regards to loss is probably water weight. But really, what is this water everybody keeps talking about? Well, you're about to find out. You probably already know this, but our body is made up of mostly water. All our bodily cells contain stored water, which helps keep things moving smoothly. … [Read more...] about What Is Water Weight?
It's a pretty well-known fact by now that counting calories is probably the most systematic and effective way for most people to lose weight. However, for those who are constantly busy and on-the-go, using a computer to track calories online or writing down what they have eaten in a book and manually calculating calories may not be possible. No worries though; you have the option of downloading useful iPhone apps for tracking calories using your smartphone. Finding something that you'll be … [Read more...] about Top 4 iPhone Apps for Tracking Calories and Exercise
BMI is one of the most common tools for determining whether you're too heavy in proportion to your height. Otherwise known as Body Mass Index, this is a calculation that helps to compare you to average weights and heights, to determine whether you're in the normal range. It can vaguely tell you whether you have too much fat on your body. The index can be very useful when deciding on what your ideal should be when you are trying to lose weight. However, as helpful as the BMI is, it also has … [Read more...] about The Limitations Of BMI
Tracking your calories, exercise, or loss progress is a great way to ensure that you are on the right road to reaching your goal . However, you need to do it correctly to achieve the best results. Here are some rules you should always try to abide by: 1) Track Daily First things first, if you are tracking the calories you consume and exercising, do it every day! If you start skipping a day or two you will be likely to get lazy and stop doing it altogether. Tracking is important as it helps … [Read more...] about 5 Weight Loss Tracking Rules
Losing is often a long process and many people struggle on their journey. However, after reaching your earlier set goal , you may ask yourself; 'Have I lost enough \"? When figuring out if you've lost enough , there are a few things you must consider such as your BMI, body type, and more. First things first, remember that a doctor is the most qualified person to tell you if you've lost enough , especially if you're doing so due to a health condition. If you want an idea at home, however, … [Read more...] about How Do You Know When You’ve Lost Enough Weight?
How many of us have created a loss or fitness goal that we gave up on just a few weeks, or even days, later? Most of us create loss goals that are not realistic, and give up when we don't see the results we want. Here are some things you should know when you are trying to lose : First of all, it's important to know healthy loss means losing up to two pounds a week, give or take. This is likely the amount that your body will be losing on a weekly basis. There are diets that may promise … [Read more...] about How To Create Weight Loss Goals You Can Really Stick To
Sticking to a fitness or loss program is never easy. However, you're far more likely to keep going if you can see that you're making progress. This is where an exercise journal comes in. It's a great way to keep yourself motivated through those times when you're just not feeling it, and it'll also help you to form great habits. How to Create Your Own Exercise Journal The crucial part about keeping an exercise journal is that it needs to become part of your daily routine. This means that it … [Read more...] about How and Why to Keep An Exercise Journal
Joining a weight loss diet plan (such as Weight Watchers) is a great motivator for anyone who wants to lose weight. By joining a weight loss program, you can meet people with the same goals as you and interact with them as you lose weight together. There are many weight loss programs available and each of them may employ different methods to help their members lose weight. How A Weight Loss Diet Plan Can Help You There are various kinds and levels of loss diet plans. Some clubs may teach you … [Read more...] about How A Weight Loss Diet Program Can Help You Stick To Your Weight Loss Goals
If you often weigh yourself when trying to lose weight, you may have noticed that your fluctuates on a daily basis. In fact, your in the morning may be completely different from your at night. However, it's usually when there is a gain between one day and another that often makes us sad and frustrated. That doesn't necessarily mean that your loss efforts are wasted. There are several factors that cause to fluctuate on the scale. Water Weight If you go on a fad diet that involves lots of … [Read more...] about 2 Huge Factors That Can Cause Weight To Fluctuate On The Scale
Exercising and Anti Aging are totally related. One thing everyone has in common is that everyone grows older. There is no way around it, given current technology; the body will age. Naturally, the majority of people would prefer to slow down the process. Who wouldn't want to look younger than their age? So let's look to lifestyle choices, specifically exercise and anti-aging. Exercising and Anti Aging Some form of exercise can be done by just about everyone and it has huge potential to … [Read more...] about Exercising and Anti Aging
There is a concept called the Dickens Technique, it is used extensively by Tony Robbins to change peoples lives and comes from NLP (neuro Linguistic programming) principles. The Dickens technique gets its name and process from the character of Scrooge in Charles Dickens book A Christmas Carol. I am sure you remember the story where Scrooge was a miserable guy and he changed after he saw how his actions and way he thought now would absolutely create sadness and lack in the future. In seeing … [Read more...] about How the Dickens Technique Can Change Your Life
Tonight we are watching the Biggest Loser and I am just thinking about some of the ways that we have been held back in the past and how we short change ourselves by not shooting for what we want because we just don't think we can do it. I do this myself, sometimes I set low expectations sometimes so that I won't be disappointed. Trouble is that if you are going to work for something small you won't go through with it. Instead you have to set huge giant expectations and goals for yourself so … [Read more...] about What do you want that has been held back?
Stress is terrible but if you can reduce stress by uncluttering you will live a much happier life. We all live life as best we can but almost always there are conflicting priorities and way to much to do in a day. Over time we will find that there are things that just never get done until they become a big priority. I fight with this all the time just like I am sure you are. And I just want to give you a few tips that I hope will help you to lower your stress level, get more done, and be more … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Stress By Uncluttering
I feel bad today because I am just sitting on the couch. Last week was a tough week as my kidney deprived daughter was in the hospital a couple of times and it just weighed me down. On Sunday Taylor was fine and then in the evening she came down with a fever and was misdiagnosed on Monday, which made me furious and then again in the hospital on Wednesday until Thursday to get fluids pumped into her as she was dehydrated. She is fine now but the week was emotionally exhausting The reason I … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Your Emotions Cloud Judgement
Today I am starting a 30 day fitness challenge. I know that it may seem strange that the owner of a blog dedicated to fitness is starting a fitness challenge with himself but it is high time. We all move forward in lurches, making changes small and large and then coasting a bit until the next go round and I am the same as anyone. This Summer I have been doing a lot of coasting, exercising randomly, eating only so so and just letting myself enjoy Summer in a somewhat lazy way. Not … [Read more...] about 30 Day Fitness Challenge