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Weight Loss Tips For A Busy Lifestyle

Weight loss is a goal that many people have. Weight loss does take time and effort, though, and many busy people think it is not possible to lose weight if they lead a lifestyle that is full of activity. Luckily, anyone who is busy and has the desire to lose weight can take the necessary actions and get rid of the extra pounds that they are carrying. The following tips will help you shed weight when you […]

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Tips For Being Smart in Weight Loss

Losing weight can be a very overwhelming process for numerous reasons. One reason may be because of all the options that are out there. It can be easy to get confused by what you should and shouldn’t do. However, the below article provides some of the best tips that have been proven to work. Best of all, they are not that hard, as long as you stay dedicated. One simple thing you can do to aid in […]

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Lose Weight Today By Doing Things You Enjoy

Weight loss can often be intimidating, but it does not have to be. Weight loss is a real possibility for anyone who is willing to give it a try and use some determination. Following these effective tips, you will be able to see how easy weight loss can really be. It isn’t hard to lose weight. A great way to get started is by cutting some particular foods out of your diet. Make sure that you substitute […]

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Dont Wait Healthy Eating For Your General Wellness

Dont Wait Healthy Eating For Your General Wellness

Dont Wait Healthy Eating For Your General Wellness

Healthy eating is one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall wellness. In fact, when most experts talk about how to stay healthy, they list two things before anything else. They say eat right and exercise, usually in that order. So eating a healthy diet may be the most important thing you can to do to keep your body fit and avoid illness and disease.

One example many people give about healthy eating is the idea that our bodies are like cars. What you put in the car determines how well it runs. You’re not going to get your car very far down the road if you use the wrong kind of gas, or not gas at all. So eating the wrong kinds of foods, or worse, not eating at all, isn’t going to get your body very far, either.

Tip: A good way to start losing weight is to start drinking coffee. Many people consume coffee, but most don’t realize that it can be a helpful aid when exercising and keeping fit.

Most people know the kinds of foods they’re supposed to eat for a healthy body, and the kind they’re supposed to eat to lose weight, if they’re overweight. Almost anyone can look at two breakfast options, for example, and understand which is considered the healthiest. Given a choice of three doughnuts or a bowl of oatmeal with fresh fruit, most people know that the oatmeal and fruit is the healthy eating option. The doughnuts are junk-food sweets—lots of sugar, lots of calories, but no real nutritional content.

Some other distinctions are more difficult, though. Is a lettuce salad with fat-free dressing healthier than natural peanut butter on whole grain bread? When it comes to choices like these, it’s necessary to consider the rest of the day’s food to determine which one would be the better healthy eating choice. Some fat is necessary for good health, so the natural peanut butter (containing only peanuts and their natural oil) shouldn’t be discounted just based on fat content. If the rest of the day’s food intake (before and after) is going to contain a good amount of fat, then the salad might be the better choice. But if everything else holds little fat or protein, the peanut butter sandwich could be a great choice.

Tip: If you eat out, be cautious of who you choose to eat with. Research has shown people eat more when they are eating with a woman.

Much depends on the second part of the health equation—exercise. Healthy eating differs a bit from sedentary people to very active people. The more active you are, the more calories you can consume while maintaining a healthy weight. A sedentary person couldn’t eat as many calories as an active person without gaining weight.

As complicated as it sounds, though, it’s not difficult to make healthy food choices, whether you’re active or sedentary. (And if you’re sedentary, you should make an exercise plan and stick to it for the best health.) If you stick to natural, whole foods as much as possible—fruits, vegetables, whole grains instead of processed grains like flour, and beans—it’s hard to go wrong. Most unhealthy food is processed and pre-packaged. For healthy eating, avoid those pre-packaged or pre-cooked items, and choose food as close to its natural state as possible.

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Ephedra Diet Supplements – The Legal Challenges Continue

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Ephedra Diet Supplements – The Legal Challenges Continue

Andrew Wilson

Ephedra diet supplements are also known as ma huang. They are a strong stimulant found in popular “herbal phen-fen” weight loss products. Despite it’s widespread use in over-the-counter weight loss pills, there is only limited evidence that it promotes weight loss. However, some studies, as well as tens of thousands of satisfied ephedra users, claim they support its use.What is the status of Ephedra Diet Supplements in the United States? In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that ephedra diet supplements are banned. The FDA first published a rule on February 11, 2004 which declared dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids present an unreasonable risk of illness or injury. After a long fight with the supplements industry, the FDA was finally able to ban ephedra diet supplements.Tip: Green tea is a great item to add to your diet plan. Green tea increase metabolism and energy.The FDA acted after it received over 800 reports linking ephedra with dizziness, headaches, chest pain, psychosis, seizures and strokes. Some states banned the stimulant before the FDA acted. They claimed that when ephedra is taken regularly in weight loss supplements, your body stays in an unnaturally high gear and there is risk for heart palpitations and heart attacks.The ephedra diet supplements manufacturers did not go down without a fight. In fact, two manufacturers made a last ditch effort to have the US District Court in New Jersey enter a temporary injunction to prohibit the FDA from enforcing the rule. But the court ruled that it would not stay the rule immediately and asked that the parties submit additional briefs. So, the saga continues though the pills are not currently permitted.Tip: Reducing your intake of red meat can help with your weight loss efforts. Red meat can have high levels of cholesterol and saturated fat, which can be bad for… Read more

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Learn How To Avoid A Weight Loss Plateau

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Learn How To Avoid A Weight Loss Plateau

Andrew Wilson

It is easy to get very excited when you first being to loose weight. If you stay committed to a diet and exercise routine the pounds come off very quickly at …

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What Is BMI: The Truth Revealed

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What Is BMI: The Truth Revealed

Andrew Wilson

With all the talk about it these days, you might be wondering, “What is BMI?” There’s no magic to it, no secret formula, even though sometimes the way it’s talked about it sounds like some sort of mantra for weight loss and health. BMI isn’t a meditation or an exercise or diet plan, it’s simply the measure of your body mass. It compares your weight and height, and boils that ratio down to a number. Depending where your number is on the scale, it tells you if you’re underweight for your height, overweight, or obese. So what is BMI, in general? BMI, or body mass index, is a tool of body mass measurement that was created in the early 1800s by Adolphe Quetelet. This is why sometimes you might see BMI referred to as the Quetelet index. Adolphe Quetelet was mathematician, statistician, and an astronomer, among other things. He developed the BMI while working on social physics. The BMI is still used today with very few variations on his original invention. Tip: A good way to start losing weight is to start drinking coffee. Many people drink coffee; however, most people do not realize the benefits of coffee.What is BMI, specifically? BMI doesn’t measure body fat, but instead compares a person’s weight and height to estimate a healthy body weight for that person’s height. It’s widely used to determine if someone is technically overweight or obese. Though it’s the not the final tool in diagnosing obesity or overweight, because it’s not without its flaws for certain body types, it’s still in use in the medical community. The formula for BMI is simple: Take your height in meters squared (your height times itself) and then divide your weight in kilograms by that number. For example, if I’m 5 feet tall, that’s about 1.5 meters. 1.5 squared (1.5 times 1.5) equals 2.5. If I weigh 120 pounds, that’s about 54.5 kilograms. So I need to divide 54.5 by 2.5 which gives me a result of 21.8… Read more

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The Truth About BMI, Body Fat And Health

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The Truth About BMI, Body Fat And Health

Andrew Wilson

Though one of the most popular tools used today to determine whether someone is at a healthy weight or not is the BMI, body fat and lean muscle tissue don’t f…

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How To Understand The Effect of Genetics On BMI

The Truth About Mothers And Their Daughters’ Resemblance On BMI Charts

By Andrew Wilson

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Is it true that mothers and their daughters’ resemblance on BMI is a sure thing? It’s easy to assume that a daughter might take after her mother’s eating habits and have a similar BMI as her mother, for many reasons. But they might not be the reasons you’d think. But first, let’s make it clear what BMI is.

BMI or body mass index is nothing more than the measure of a person’s weight in relation to her height. A person’s weight in kilograms is divided by a person’s height in meters, squared (which is simply a person’s height times itself—if I’m 1.5 meters tall, I would take 1.5 times 1.5). The resulting number is her BMI. A normal BMI is anything from 18.5 to 24.5, and 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, with anything above that considered obese. A BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight. BMI is a good general measurement for most people, although very muscular people usually measure as overweight or obese because BMI doesn’t distinguish between muscle weight and fat weight.
So, back to mothers and their daughters’ resemblance on BMI, does it guarantee that a daughter will be overweight if her mother has a high BMI? Will a normal weight mother raise a normal weight daughter? Will the daughter be underweight if the mother is too skinny? While nothing is certain 100% of the time, there are some factors that push those answers more toward a yes than a no.
Tip: A great strategy in losing weight is to track your calories in a journal. This helps you cut down on how much food you eat each day and also encourages you to make healthier food choices.

Genetics do play a part in a person’s tendency toward staying thin or gaining weight. Hereditary factors like body type are impossible to change. Tendency toward a slow metabolism can be boosted by exercise, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, but genetics will… Read more

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