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WAYS TO KEEP YOUR WORKOUT FRESH
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Trying new ways of workout proves helpful in two ways: it encourages your muscles to work in new ways and also keeps you away from getting bored. If you feel that working out has become boring and monotonous and makes you yawn and you are no longer getting desired results, it’s time to refresh your workouts by making some simple changes. Try one of these ideas to pep up your workout routine-1. Switch the settingsLocation is the main element that you should play with to spice up your workouts. If your sick of the same sights and views at the gym, take a walk and breathe in the fresh air for some change. It is as simple as changing the route where you usually walk and run, which can add that spice and interest again in your workouts. Exploring new things can take your mind off the exercise, making it easier to complete a workout or inspiring you go longer.2. Play with timingIs your body used to workout in the evening? Change it and replace with going for a brisk walk first thing in the morning. Along with this, try to do some simple resistance exercises at home before getting ready for work. Not only can morning light energize you, but you’ll already have your brain running and your body warm before you even begin your day. On the contrary, if you have always been a morning person, try to do some workout after work, which will not only boost up the weight loss process but can be a great stress buster too!3. Workout with a buddyPeople who sweat together, stay together! A workout buddy is a great motivation in workouts when you need a company or want to engage in a friendly competition. When in office, take an initiative to start a post-lunch walk club with colleagues or you can also take along your dog when going for a jog. Create an exercise pact with a pal and use each other to stay accountable.4. Groove to new tunesListening to your favorite is one of the best ways to pump up your workout. Sometimes a change of rhythm is all you need to refresh a tiring workout. If your collection of tunes is feeling overplayed, just try to add new tunes, which is the simplest way to spice up your workout!5. Try a new activityDon’t let your body get used to a particular kind of workout. The simplest trick to keep your workouts fresh is to keep your body guessing! Challenge your muscles and your brain by mixing it up – if you always go for cardio, try going for strength training. Bored of yoga? Try some gym workouts! The key to get stronger and boost up your weight loss process is to push yourself out of your comfort zone!The above mentioned tips will be really helpful in spicing up your workouts and enlightening back the fire, which will ultimately be helpful in boosting up the weight loss process! ...

can you lose weight by drinking buttermilk
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Though buttermilk is not a magical weight-loss elixir, but this tart beverage does play a helpful role in boosting up the impact of your weight loss efforts! You should not expect that sipping up buttermilk will help you loss weight immediately, but it can actually make you smile a little wider on your bathroom scale. Enjoying this drink as a healthy alternative to high-calorie dairy creamy products is a great way to actually speed up the weight loss process!WEIGHT LOSS & CALORIESYou will only be able to lose weight when there is a direct relationship between the calories you take in and those you expend. You’ll lose weight when the calories you burn through workouts exceed the calories you consume when you eat and drink. Since buttermilk is a dairy product it is filling, but can you really believe that 1 cup of buttermilk weighting somewhere around 245 gms has only 99 calories, 2.2gms fat, 12gms carbs and 8gms of protein. Drinking buttermilk increases your calories only marginally so it will not make any negative affect on your weight loss goals but will keep you full for longer cutting unnecessary empty calories!WHY BUTTERMILK IS THE BEST SNACKButtermilk is the best replacement for snacks that are unnecessarily high in calories. As highlighted above 1 cup of buttermilk has only 99 calories where as 1 oz of plain potato chips has 149 calories while 1 cola can of 12 oz has 153 calories. In comparison to chips and soda drinks which are empty calories buttermilk is a nutrient-dense snack, providing protein, calcium, potassium and vitamins. So if you make a decision to include buttermilk in your routine on a regular basis it can surely help you progress faster towards the weight-loss goals!PERFECT ALTERNATIVE TO OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTSOk, here comes the most important point, 1 cup of low-fat buttermilk is lower in calories and fat than a cup of 2% milk at 122 calories or a cup of reduced fat chocolate milk at 190 calories. Not only this, buttermilk is also a lower-calorie alternative to many varieties of yogurt as a 6oz contain of low-fat fruit yogurt, for example, has about 168 calories. So just adjust the tart taste of buttermilk and replace it with other dairy selections in your diet to help control your caloric intake.THE BUTTERMILK-EXERCISE CONNECTUsing buttermilk as the replacement to higher-calorie snacks and dairy foods, helps in lowering the your overall calorie intake, but you can always increase the impact to the next level by exercising. Exercise is a vital component of a successful weight-loss regimen. Try to include a moderate-paced cardiovascular exercise for 300 min/week to help your body burn enough calories to lead to weight loss.Thus, the above point infer that though buttermilk is not a magical weight loss drink but it does contribute in boosting up the weight loss efforts if included in diets on regular basis!...

burning calaroies with everyday activities
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Burning calories is the only way to lose weight! We all burn this fuel in one way or the other in our daily routine and there’s a specific term to denote it as well, i.e. NEAT – non-exercise activity thermogenesis. This refers to the energy that is exerted in everything from climbing up the stairs to texting and if you are really smart you can easily turn these simple activities into calorie burning opportunities without actually spending hours in the gym! Not only this, according to new research, these activities can help with weight management and actually count toward recommended exercise guidelines, i.e. 2 1/2 hours of aerobic activity every week, along with muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more of those days. It is important to note that every minute when you’re not lounging on the couch is a positive step towards weight loss, – be it shopping, daily household tasks or any other task for that matter.HOW TO GO ABOUT IT?Earlier researchers thought that in order for exercise to count as a physical activity, the person should be active for at least 10 minutes at a time, but now new study from the American Journal of Health Promotion has forced the scientists to rethink what they actually believed. The researchers examined the physical activity of people between the ages of 18-64 years and found that both long (at least 10 mins of activity) and short bouts (less than 10 minutes of physical activity) of higher-intensity exercise result in lower BMI and reduced risk of obesity. This highlight is enough to motivate you to make the most of your daily activities be it cleaning, cooking or going to the laundry room. The key is to simply turn off the auto mode and handle the daily tasks with a little more intensity, energy and speed and let the burnout boost sneak in. Here’s your action plan:1. HOUSE CLEANINGEngaging yourself in house cleaning activities like sweeping, vacuuming, or swiffering is a good way to burn about 150 kcal/hour. So now get dual benefit of cleaning your house and burning a few extra calories. Pick up your laundry basket and by the time you reach the machine keep twisting the torso side to side for a quick oblique workout.2. GARDENINGYou get dirty when you lunge forward to pick fresh tomatoes from your garden but what you leave behind when you get up is a huge amount of calories. Can you believe that a few hours of gardening can burn 650 – 800 calories plus you also get the benefit of eating freshly produced fruits!3. GO SHOPPINGWhether it is your regular grocery shopping or a new LBD you want to purchase, shopping indirectly means walking which ultimately burns about 240-300 calories/hour. Want to take it a level higher? Park away from the mall entrance and say no to lifts/escalators and go for stairs which will burn more calories per minute as compared to jogging.4. WASHING THE CAREnjoy shinning up your family vehicle as it is a fun way to workout. Cleaning you car with soap, bucket of water, sponge and hose will burn about 120 calories in 30 mins…. isn’t it great?5. LAWN MOWINGUse the push mower for mowing your lawn and you can shed about 350-380 calories. Also, if you spend some more time for raking up the grass clippings you are likely to burn 150 calories as a bonus!6. SIT TIGHT, LOSE RIGHTDon’t get bored up while sitting in classes or at your work desk, rather work for improving your body. Put your shoulder muscles at work by crunching time towards the ear. Also you could tighten the core and squeeze the butt which is really a great way to begin muscle toning!7. DON’T SIT WHEN YOU CAN STANDEverybody knows that too much sedentary behavior is bad for health and waistline. Replacing sitting with standing will help you burn more calories. The fact is that standing may not actually contribute towards weight loss, but it does prove helpful when you are aiming at maintaining weight. Some of the options you might be able to get up off your butt during the day are: train ride, staff meetings, answering a phone call, watching TV, etc.8. KISSINGDon’t worry there’s more in store after you finish all your daily works. Just tuck yourself in bed to spend some cozy time with your special person and you can still burn calories. A vigorous 30-minute smooching session will help you burn about 30-50 calories!THE BOTTOM LINEDon’t rely completely on everyday activities to lose weight as the traditional aerobic activity and strength training are the real keys to lose weight. It’s just that everyday activities can be an additional way to get you moving — especially with the use of these calorie-blasting tricks....

Intermittent Fasting What is it & How Does it Work
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We’ve been reading about a myriad of diets. No-carb, no-fat, six small meals, lemonade, cabbage soup, gluten-free, raw, clean eating diets and so many others have been confusing the crap out of us. For ages, we’ve been told that skipping meals for weight loss leads to starvation and weight gain, but several researches prove that it may lead to the opposite effect. While for some, intermittent fasting means not eating or eating very little for long periods of time, such as 14 to 36 hours but for most, it’s simply about skipping a meal or two every day. Think about it, we are fasting every day anyway while we are sleeping. Extending this fasting period may actually be good for you.Note that intermittent fasting may not suit everyone, especially those who are pregnant and have any health conditions. Talk to your doctor before making any nutritional changes.HOW DOES INTERMITTENT FASTING WORKAccording to research, it doesn’t matter how you do it, reducing your calorie intake by 30 to 40 percent is most likely going to extend your lifespan. Furthermore, limiting food intake means that you consume fewer health nasties such as sugar and trans fat and you lose weight, both of which are linked to a much lower risk of common illnesses. Intermittent fasting may also increase your body’s insulin sensitivity, thus helping you control your cravings and hunger better.METHODS OF INTERMITTENT FASTINGIntermittent fasting isn’t a diet, it’s simply an eating pattern that’s designed to help you lose weight or reach specific health-related goals. The following are a few types of intermittent fasting that you can incorporate into your daily life:1. Leangains by Martain BerkhanThis pattern is great for those who want to build muscle and lose fat. It comes with some simple guidelines such as 14 hours of fasting for women and 16 hours for men every day followed by an 8-10 hour window in which you can eat. Although you’re not supposed to consume any calories during the fasting period; water, black coffee, sugar-free gym and calorie-free sweeteners are permitted. Your best bet would be to fast through the night and break your fast 6 hours after waking up. Being consistent is key to keep your hormones in check. Furthermore, you’re supposed to prioritize carbs over fat on workout days for energy and on days when you’re not working out, you’re supposed to have a higher fat intake.2. The Warrior Diet by Ori HofmeklerThe author divides the diet into two phases, undereating phase and overeating phase. You’re expected to fast, or more specifically “undereat” for 20 hours daily and have one large meal every night. While fasting, you can have raw fruits and vegetables or their fresh juices and some protein. This stage is designed to promote fat burning and boost your energy levels. The overeating, 4 hour window, involves eating in the night to help the body repair itself, recuperate and relax. While eating, be sure to start your meal with vegetables, protein and fat and keep carbs for last so that you can have them only if you’re not full.3. Eat Stop Eat by Brad PilonYou’re expected to fast for 24 hours, once or twice a week with this method. You’re allowed to drink calorie-free drinks such as water, green tea and black coffee while fasting. After you break your fast, you can return to normal eating. This diet allows you to lose weight through a calorie deficit without limiting your food options.DRAWBACKSThe biggest issues related to intermittent fasting are lower energy levels, lack of focus and hunger during the fasting phases which may affect your workouts. Although jumping to a fasting stage from your normal routine can be quite a shock to your system, with time and consistence, your body will quickly adapt to these changes and learn to function optimally without food.Furthermore, it can be a huge concern for people with blood sugar problems, diabetes or hypoglycemia. Therefore, make sure you consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet plan....

The Best Pre and Post Workout Snacks
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We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but for those who exercise regularly, having a meal before and after a workout is just as essential. It is crucial to understand that everybody’s nutritional requirements vary depending on their fitness levels and goals, therefore, use this article as a guide to determine the right balance of carbs, protein and fats before and after your workout to satisfy your hunger, get energy, aid in recovery and achieve major muscle gains.CARDIO1. Pre-workout: One slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butterKeep it light and simple. Having a carbohydrate-rich snack a few hours before a cardio workout can help you sprint, run downhill and perform any type of cardio exercise for much longer than on an empty stomach. Apply a thin layer of peanut butter on toast and you’re good to go. Other healthy alternatives for peanut butter include avocado or one sliced hard boiled egg for their hearty omega 3-goodness!2. Post-workout: Banana shakeYour post-workout snack depends on your level of physical activity. If you run a few miles per week, we recommend a glass of delicious banana shake made with one banana and a cup of low-fat milk. It’s super easy and extremely effective in re-hydrating the body and providing the protein to aid in muscle fiber repair. Other alternatives include low-fat chocolate milk, a whey protein shake or a banana and peanut butter shake if you’re looking for that added kick!STRENGTH TRAINING1. Pre-workout: Plain low-fat Greek yogurt with whole grain cereal. While most people like to associate carbohydrate intake with cardio, you need carbs for weight training too. If the glycogen reserves in your muscles are low, your weight training routine will be lacking that oomph too. ¼ cup of Greek yogurt with ½ and ½ cup of whole grain cereal and blueberries will provide you with the complex carbs you need for a power packed workout and slow-digesting casein and whey to build muscle. You can use granola, peanut butter or sliced bananas as alternative toppings for your yogurt parfait.2. Post-workout: Black bean omeletAfter a strenuous workout session, you’ll want something that is rich in protein and is satiating. To make a black bean omelet, you’ll need four egg whites, ¼ cup of boiled or canned beans, and an ounce of low-fat cheese (optional). This will not only replenish your energy reserves but will provide you with a quick surge of protein to stimulate muscle synthesis.YOGA WORKOUT1. Pre-workout: Green smoothieA glass of green smoothie made with 4 cups of spinach, 1 banana, half a cup of berries and one cup of almond milk with ice is just what you need to fuel your body throughout your entire yoga workout. This smoothie consists of healthy carbs that help your muscles and brain function optimally without dipping into your glycogen reserves. Having the smoothie chilled will help you start your workout in a refreshed and reinvigorated state. Not a fan of green? Try a banana-berry smoothie instead.2. Post-workout: Fruit and cottage cheeseFruits such as oranges and strawberries are rich in water and potassium which work hand-in-hand to rehydrate you after a sweaty yoga session. The carbs from the fruit will replenish energy reserves and the slow-digesting protein from cottage cheese will aid in muscle repair.PILATES WORKOUT1. Pre-workout: Eggs & oatsIf you’ve been doing Pilates for a while, you’re probably aware of the burning reps done several times during an entire Pilates session. For a workout as vigorous as Pilates, you need a lot of energy which you can get from a carb-rich pre-workout meal, hence, the oats. Just half a cup of cooked oatmeal along with one or two whole eggs can give you the energy and protein you need to survive and enjoy a grueling Pilates workout. If you’re vegan, scrambled tofu is a great alternative for eggs.2. Post-workout: Tuna on crackersWhip up a tuna salad using tuna and any vegetables of your choice and add a couple of spoonfuls of it to three whole grain crackers. This snack is not only filling and delicious, but it is also rich in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids and complex carbohydrates. Alternatives for tuna include tofu, soy cheese, cottage cheese, boiled eggs or avocado....

5 Healthy Filling Foods Youre Going to Love
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If you’ve been thinking that starvation is the secret to being in tip-top shape, you better think again. The perfect diet, at least according to us, does not involve deprivation (or misery). In fact, we encourage our readers to be food enthusiasts who look forward to their next meals. However, how is it even possible to eat to get slim? The trick here is to consume foods that promote satiety. Some foods are more filling than others. The more nutritious and filling foods with very few calories are those that are packed with fiber and protein. The following are some foods that can seriously fill you up without causing any weight gain:1. Whole GrainsAlways go for 100 percent whole grains such as oatmeal and brown rice. These options are highly filling and the fiber helps balance your blood sugar levels. This makes oatmeal an excellent breakfast choice unlike your traditional sugar-laden cereals, because it stabilizes your blood sugar and helps curb unwanted cravings for the day. Add in a protein by using milk in your oatmeal or by having chicken with your brown rice.2. Black RiceNot a lot of people know about black rice but boy, does it pack a nutritional punch at an amazing amount of calories. Half a cup of cooked black rice will give you 90 calories versus 108 in brown rice. In addition, it’s packed with antioxidants and fiber and has very little carbohydrates compared to other rice types. Instead of having it as a main, add it to your salads, wraps and side dishes.3. BeansLegumes are excellent filling foods as they give you a hefty dose of fiber and protein. Research shows that they may even help prevent many diseases, apart from keeping weight off your waistline. Beans consist of complex carbs, a myriad of antioxidants, fiber and other vital nutrients. Our favorites our chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils, black eyed pea, edamame, black beans and fava beans. All these options work great in salads, stews and wraps!4. PotatoesDespite their bad rap, potatoes are a powerful craving extinguisher. According to one study, boiled potatoes were the highest ranked filling food, among other health foods such as whole wheat bread and brown rice. People felt fuller and ate less after having them. Just make sure you either bake or boil, and not fry. Sweet potatoes are a great too!5. EggsA study found that those who consumed eggs for breakfast ate fewer calories throughout the day compared to those who had a bagel. Eggs are a complete protein source, which means they contain all nine essential amino acids that your body cannot produce. These amino acids stimulate the release of hormones that help suppress your appetite and keep you satiated for long periods. Here’s a tip: Don’t throw away the yolks!...

7 Health Conditions Linked with an Unhealthy lifestyle
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Your body is highly dependent on the nutrients it gets from food to function smoothly and optimally. However, the modern world is plagued with increasingly processed, calorie and sugar-laden, nutritionally poor foods that are not only responsible for weight gain but a number of health conditions as well.1. High Blood PressureAlthough high blood pressure does not have any symptoms, it may lead to serious complications such as heart disease and stroke. An unhealthy lifestyle can increase your risk of being overweight or obese, which can dramatically offset your risk of high blood pressure. Having a larger body size means that your heart has to work harder to pump blood to all parts of your body.2. Nutrient DeficiencyYour diet should contain a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, meat and other whole foods that provide plenty of nutrients your body needs to function properly. However, research shows that an average American consumes inadequate amounts of vital nutrients like fiber, potassium, calcium and vitamin D. There are many types of nutrient deficiencies that cause a set of problems each. For example, insufficient calcium can cause bone loss, not getting enough iron may contribute to anemia and lack of potassium may cause muscle weakness and fatigue.3. DepressionOmega 3 fatty acids are good fats many people aren’t getting enough of nowadays. Lack of omega 3s in your diet will affect serotonin levels in your brain, which can result in mood swing and depression. Not getting enough vitamin B6 and B12, zinc, selenium, magnesium and iron can cause depression as well. To combat depression, it’s vital to avoid processed food and sugar and stick to whole foods such as fish, nuts, seeds and whole grains as much as possible.4. Heart DiseaseIt’s no surprise that an unhealthy diet will contribute to coronary heart disease. The condition is characterized by the narrowing of your blood vessels, which leads to limited oxygen and blood supply to the heart. People who consume too much trans fat and sugar while not working out have a higher risk of coronary heart disease than others.5. Type 2 DiabetesType 2 diabetes is a health condition in which your body cannot process glucose. A large number of factors can contribute to diabetes, some of them include, a poor diet high in sugar, calories and processed food, lack of activity, a sedentary lifestyle and excessive stress.6. CancerPoor nutrition and lack of exercise can seriously weaken your immune system thus, inhibiting the body from being able to fight certain types of cancers in the long term. In addition, people who do not get sufficient nutrients from their diet are at a higher risk of cancers linked to nutrition and immune deficiency.7. ObesityObesity is one of the most common health concerns in the modern society due to inadequate nutrition and inactivity. The number of children and adults who are affected by obesity increases each year in the US and the WHO considers obesity as a global epidemic. Consuming calorie-dense, nutritionally poor sources rich in trans fat and sugar is likely to lead to obesity, especially if not paired with sufficient activity....

How to Annihilate the Most Common Winter Fitness Excuses
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The great outdoors being a cold place during the winters isn’t news for anyone, neither is it a good enough excuse to skip a workout or an entire month of working out. However, it is tempting to settle for any excuse to not exercise when it’s cold, therefore, it’s no surprise that most people gain more weight during the winter season. To get back into your fitness game, it’s important to understand the difference between genuine reasoning and excuses.The following are some common excuses people make during winters and how you can avoid them-1. The bed is warmWe get it, it’s cold outside and you’re way too comfortable and warm to get out of bed but it’s important that you make your health a priority in such situations. One great way to get out of bed during the winter is set multiple alarms on your phone with messages to yourself. Sometimes being brutal with these messages can actually help. You can also install a heater in your room and set the timer so that it stops twenty minutes before it’s time for you to wake up. Make sure your workout gear is ready the night before so that you just have to get out of bed and put them on. Getting a workout buddy (preferably one that a bigger fitness fanatic than you) is also an excellent idea.2. I’m not motivated enough in the winterWe hear this so much that our minds are etched with the notion that our bodies just can’t deal with working out in the winter, however, this is far from the truth. Sure, you may feel sluggish or blue, but if you have a well thought out plan with milestones and an achievable goal, chances are you’ll be running after them. This could be as simple as increasing your workout time to training to run a marathon in spring.3. Nobody can see my body under all these layers anywayYour heavy attire should not be a reason for you to let yourself go. Weight gain is linked to a myriad of health complications and there’s a high chance you’ll regret skipping all those workouts once spring hits. You don’t want to put all that hard work to waste and gain a few extra pounds in the winter – you should keep them off at all times. In addition, once the weather gets warm again, you may shy away from wearing your summer clothes and beach outfits after gaining weight – it’s not worth it.To stay on track, never miss a workout. If you’re unable to work out, try to get at least 15 minutes of exercise in a day. This will ensure that you don’t become lazy....

Say NO to Fad Diets
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Are you also influenced by “the” latest fad diet trend?? There’s always a new “it” diet in trend – be it the popular potatoes diet or the cabbage soup diet! It is always very exciting to believe and try a simple solution to weight issues rather than opting for time tested solution, i.e. to eat healthy and exercise! The main concern here is that – is it possible to have a quick fix for the weight loss issues without the tags of “moderation” and “physical activity”? Actually, No! Fad diets aren’t a long term solution and here are some benefits of going fad-free –An Opportunity to Lose Weight with all NutrientsThe main focus of fad diets is on the elimination of key food groups, which can set you up for deficiencies in certain nutrients. Going for cabbage soup diet or gluten free diet requires you to eat the same thing for an extended period and it is obvious that one food cannot be rich in all nutrients. Whenever you plan to opt in for a fad diet you leave behind nutrients which are critical for you health like – protein, vitamins and minerals.Instead, if you go for a healthy way to lose weight, you are likely to have balanced meals, which will not only help you in achieving the goals on a long term basis but also provide you all the nutrients that are required by your body!Realistic and Sustainable Weight LossIf you say no to fad diets, you will be able to focus on tested method for weight loss; Calories Balance – balancing the calories you consume with the calories you burn from exercise! This is nothing new but trust me it is the only method which has been proven by science to be helpful for realistic weight loss and long-term weight maintenance.Fad diets can actually help you in losing weight, but only for a short span of time. Fad diets do the most obvious, which is if you have only 500 calories, you are bound to lose weight! But what is the question of concern here is – how long will you be able to continue the same eating pattern? When you say no to fad diets, you can start examining your current eating habits and make a commitment to swap them for healthier ones.Builds a healthy, happy relationship with foodLike all relationships, a healthy relationship with food takes time, and it’s never too late to start. If you say no to fad diets, it is sure that your food fears are going to die and you will be embracing a healthier relationship with food that is more inclusive. You will be free from the worries of what to eat and what not, which will ultimately result in enjoying a balanced diet most of the time without feeling guilty.So now, its time to forgo the fantasies and actually work if you are really serious about losing weight! ...

How to Learn to Love Exercises
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You want to lose weight and you know that the only way you achieve that is by exercising. Starting a new exercise plan isn’t always easy. There are high chances that even though you have started to workout, but you still aren’t enjoying the process all that much. Today, we have got some simple tips that will prove really helpful to find your workout groove:1. Blend it AllVariety is the spice of your life and same is applicable for your workout sessions as well. In order to keep your workouts exciting it is really important to add some interesting elements into it. Though consistency is equally important, but that that doesn’t mean you can’t make things entertaining and fun during your workouts. Whether you add the variation by the change of exercises or by the music variations, switching up your routine can help you stay motivated and excited about exercise.2. Find the Workout You LikeThis is one the most obvious way to love your exercises. Even though everybody seems to know it but it is still surprising to see how many people think they have to punish themselves with exercises, and therefore they choose activities they absolutely abhor, like running on the treadmill. There are so many types of workouts when it comes to weight loss, and its important to experiment until you find a few that you can look forward to doing. So whatever activity you like – be it swimming, aerobics or cycling, it is essential to derive some enjoyment during your sweat session in order to develop a liking towards it!3. Check the IntensityAnother main reason that people give up on the exercise plans is the pain that is caused to their body as they push themselves too hard. The motivation to workout automatically goes down when you feel too tired to get up from your couch after your sessions. Though it is right to believe that if “no pain” then “no gain” but excessive pain might be your body’s way of telling you that you’re overdoing it. When deciding the intensity of your workouts don’t forget to differentiate between soreness and strain.4. Target Quality, Not QuantityAnother reason to dislike exercising is because you don’t have enough time to go the gym 6 times a week, which is actually not required! In fact, doing less may actually get you more results. A study that was conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham highlighted that women who worked out 2-4 times a week lost about 200 more calories per day in comparison to the ones who worked out for 6 days in a week. By the end of the four-month study, each group had experienced almost the same levels of improvement in strength and endurance, with both the twice- and four times-a-week participants burning more total calories each day than the more frequent exercisers.THE BOTTOM LINEIn order to love your exercises it is important that you don’t let it take over your life, but try to make it a happy regular part of your life. If you plan in such a way that you spend shorter amounts of time that are more focused and concentrated, you can cut your workout time in half and perhaps burn more calories overall!...

Grain Free Diet
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Call it whatever you like, low-carb, paleo, primal, ancestral eating – going grain-free can bring immense benefits to your body, apart from just helping you lose weight. You improve your blood chemistry, boost your insulin sensitivity, increase your metabolism and energy levels, you sleep better, work out efficiently and much more. However, after having grains as a staple in your diet for so many years, going grain-free may be easier said than done. Here are some tips that can help you ease into the diet without failing:1. Get used to reading labelsPackaged products often have an allergen labeling, so you’ll be able to determine whether the item has gluten. In most cases, specific grains will be listed, so keep your eyes open for any type of grain, especially, wheat, barley, rye, spelt oats, Kamut etc.2. Skip the traditional cerealAnd have eggs instead. Eggs are incredibly versatile. From a basic sunny side up to a classic frittata, which can contain anything from green leafy vegetables and mushrooms to chicken bits, you can have a filling and heart-healthy breakfast by just being a little creative with eggs.3. Replace rice with cauliflowerAs odd as it may sound, cauliflower makes a fantastic addition to any meal and it can even replace your steamed rice. Either have grated cauliflower as rice with a side dish or curry of your choice or add it to your stir fries and curries, making them super healthy and satiating.4. Make wraps with lettuce instead of breadIceberg lettuce makes a fabulous wrap. It’s crunchy and tastes delicious with patties and kebabs. Just make a healthy version of your regular sandwich or burger filling and wrap a lettuce around it. If you’re using patties, you may have increase your serving amount to make the meal more filling as lettuce doesn’t have the same amount of mass as a bun or slice of bread.5. Have omelet pizzasLife can be tough without pizza so instead of having your regular white bread crust, try putting all your pizza toppings on an egg omelet. It’s similar to a cheese omelet but with meat, onions and other elements you top your pizzas with. You can even replace the omelet with ground beef.6. Skip sandwiches and have soups and saladsIf you’re used to having sandwiches as quick and healthy lunch options, try switching to soups and salads. Soups can be made in advance and heated in a microwave and salads are easy to make by default. Who doesn’t love the sound of chopping crunchy greens anyway?7. Use healthy sweet alternatives for sugarIf you have a serious sweet tooth, avoiding cakes and pies may sound like torture. However, there are so many healthier dessert options you are yet to try, such as bananas with peanut butter and dark chocolate chips or strawberries dipped in melted dark chocolate. Yogurt with honey, nuts and berries tastes fantastic too. Use ingredients such as banana, berries, strawberries, honey, agave and cinnamon to naturally sweeten and enhance the flavor of your sweet treats....

HOW TO BREAK A WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAU
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Here comes a tale which every person aiming for weight loss can relate to – You made a decision to lose weight by eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. You get really excited as the pounds seemed to fall of quickly! Then comes the inevitable weight-loss plateau, which leads to frustration and a drop in efforts to lose weight. This weight-loss plateau is the biggest barrier, which makes losing weight a vicious and never ending cycle. Here are some simple strategies to help you stay committed to healthier habits even when weight loss levels are almost negligible. Checkout these simple tips now to have smoother weight-loss journey –1. Check your DietAt the initial stage of weight loss, simply reducing the portion size does play a major role in helping you lose weight, but after a while it becomes important to reassess your diet. Weight loss after you lose the initial pounds can only come if you choose lower-calorie food items. In order to push away the barrier of weight-loss plateau, it is important to include foods that are rich in fiber and lean protein. These food items will make you feel fuller for longer duration and cut away the intake of unnecessary calories.2. Rework on GoalsDon’t get happy only with the numbers on the scale as weight loss is something far beyond that. It is important to consider the benefits of adopting a healthier lifestyle, which will help you push the barrier of this plateau away. Rework on the goals and get excited about the non-scale victories, like getting in a dress you always wished to or getting positive comments from your friends and family, in order to get back the motivation. If you take time to celebrate these achievement you are likely to stay motivated to workout and eat healthy even when the scale isn’t moving.3. Exercising is the KeyThough eating healthy is very important when aiming for weight loss, but it is important to consider that exercising has a more dominant role to play. In order to overcome the weight-loss barriers without much efforts just simply increase the time & intensity of your workouts. It does not necessarily mean to have a structured exercise like hopping on a treadmill or going for a bike ride as daily activities like mowing the lawn to vacuuming the house too help in burning calories. Stop being lazy and get up from your couch if you are really serious about losing weight & overcoming this barrier!4. Make a PlanPlanning in advance for the upcoming week can go a long way in keeping you on track with healthy habits and weight loss. The key is to anticipate the upcoming challenges and be prepared to face them. Plan the foods you are going to eat, the time you will be going to the gym, etc. in order to handle the situation of weight-loss plateau in the best possible manner!5. Be PositiveDon’t get demoralized when the numbers are not going down. Be positive and keep in mind that if you stick to your weight-loss plan religiously the pounds will come off for sure. Push yourself and stay motivated to achieve your goals and you will surely hit the desired mark!...

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