10 Lazy Ways to Lose Weight

10 Lazy Ways to Lose WeightWeight loss is not easy. “Unless you hit the gym, sweat or starve yourself, you are not going to lose a pound.” This is what we believe or rather what the fitness industry wants us to believe. But the truth is that if you have a weight loss goal, achieving it doesn’t have to be difficult. Even for the laziest people on earth, there are tips and tricks that can help them shed the extra pounds. Let’s take a look at the top ten lazy ways to lose weight.

1. Drink water before every meal

Water contains no calories but your food does. So drinking one or two glasses of water before you start your meal will make you feel fuller instantly. This will prevent you from overeating and it will also keep you hydrated.

2. Make some changes in your diet

Making little changes to your diet can help you cut down on calories. For example, if you are having salad for lunch, opt for a healthy dressing instead of those that will turn your salad into fat bombs. Stay clear of ridiculously unhealthy dressings like Creamy Caesar, Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Creamy Italian Garlic Dressing and others. Going for fresh fruits instead of dried fruits can also save you some calories.

3. Control your portion size

If you are planning to lose weight, you must control your portion size at every meal. Do not eat snacks from the bag and stop only when you feel like eating no more. Measure your snacks and foods beforehand so you know how much you are supposed to eat. Use small plates during mealtimes so you are in control of how much you eat. Read more

8 Healthy Foods That Could Ruin Your Diet

8 Healthy Foods That Could Ruin Your DietWhen you are on a weight loss plan, one of the most important things that you must do is to eliminate junk foods. You may want to think again even if you think you are eating healthy. There are some foods that pretend to be healthier than they actually are. These nutritionally value foods are surprisingly high in calories and fat. Here’s a look at 8 healthy foods that could ruin your diet.

1. Smoothies

Smoothies are a cool treat, but not all of them are made equal. In fact, you can’t always know what you are consuming when you don’t make it yourself. Smoothies can be a costly diet mistake and if you consider store bought options, then you must know that these contain ice cream, flavored syrups and even milk that has high fat content.

2. Granola Bars

Most people believe that granola bars are a convenient way of getting protein and fiber, but they don’t realize that these bars are often packed with fructose corn syrup, saturated fat and added sugar. Not only they do have higher calorie content, but they are also not good for the hearts health. Read more

Lose Weight by Dieting Like a Man

Lose Weight by Dieting Like a ManIt’s not fair how quickly men lose weight and we still weigh the same even after training on the elliptical for months. Because of the differences in muscle mass, hormones and of course metabolism, men have greater physiological advantages than women. The bigger muscle mass that men have helps them burn at least 30 percent more calories than women. Women on the other hand have more body fat which is stored in the body and since men also don’t experience the monthly hormonal peaks, it is easy for them to lose weight.

But, taking a closer look at the dieting habits of men, we can see a lot of differences when compared to the dieting habits of women. So, if it is possible to match their habits, it will be possible to lose weight like them. Given below are some tips and tricks on how to lose weight by dieting like a man.

Cut out on one treat

When women are dieting, they have this tendency to drop an entire food category like sugar or carbs. However, when men diet, they remove just a simple indulgent item like ice-cream, soda or pizza. It is important to keep a note of everything you eat from morning to evening everyday for at least one week so you know which item is really adding up and could be omitted. For example, if you drink vanilla latte twice every day, you can switch it to 2 cups of green or herbal tea per day. Read more

What’s the Big Deal about Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent FastingWe can often hear advice by nutritionists like “eat frequent but small meals”, “don’t starve” or “don’t skip breakfast“, but it turns out that fasting offers a number of health benefits. It not only reduces risk of cancer and improves cardiovascular health, but it also promotes longevity and gene repair. It is quite true that when a person is in “feast mode,” the body forgoes much of the natural rejuvenation and repair programming. It is also true that most of the disease processes that are initiated in the body are a result of eating too frequently.

When the body is subjected to severe calorie restriction, a person is able to achieve weight loss, but for most people a starvation diet is not an appealing approach for weight loss. But, a number of studies have suggested that a method called “intermittent fasting” can offer the same benefits without causing any health problems. In the olden days, our ancestors did not have access to food all the time. There were no grocery stores and they would eat only at particular times. According to research, this kind of eating habit offers biochemical benefits to the body.

So, is intermittent fasting for you? Does intermittent fasting really work? What kind of health benefits are there when you use this approach? Let’s a take a look at what intermittent fasting really is and whether it offers real benefits. Read more