Weight 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
The word “cellulite” can make some women cringe and as a matter of fact, at least 80 percent of women have cellulite. Cellulite is basically fat stored under the surface of the skin. The connective tissue strands under the skin are responsible for holding fat and when these strands are not woven together tightly, the fat under the skin can bulge out between them and create ripples on the surface of the skin. Since women have thinner skin than men, the problem is more prevalent in women. Cellulite occurs due to many reasons with some of the common ones being diet, hormonal issues, genetics, toxins and lifestyle choices.
Cellulite tends to get worse with age and therefore it is essential to get rid of them as soon as they start to appear. There are a number of things that women can do to treat cellulite. Here’s a look at 5 simple and cheap cellulite treatments.
1. Dry Brushing
One of the simplest and cheapest ways to get rid of cellulite is dry brushing. This process, removes toxins from the upper layer of the skin, improves lymphatic damage and improves circulation of blood through the skin. Dry brushing with a body brush made of natural fibers can help get rid of cellulite in the thighs. Read more
It’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
One of the common problems that most people face today is a bulging belly. While there are many reasons people tend to put on more weight around the midsection area, it is often always hard to get rid of the excess fat. Fat around the belly area is the most dangerous because a large waistline is an indication of disease and health problems. People tend to gain weight around the belly area when there is an increase in cortisol levels and one of the main reasons for this increase is stress. When stress gets worse with poor diets, the type of tissue that is responsible for burning calories efficiently breaks down. There are no magic bullets to target abdominal fat, but there are a number of things that you can do to reduce fat around your midsection. Given below are the top 10 golden tips for a flat belly.
1. Don’t skip breakfast
When you are trying to lose weight, it may sound counterproductive to eat, but according to a number of studies, eating within one hour of getting up can help keep insulin levels in check. Healthy breakfasts such as oats, eggs, and fresh fruits can help you feel fuller for long and also control your weight. Read more
If you are constantly yawning at your desk, feel sleep deprived or have a feeling that you are running on empty, it means it is time now to do something to boost your energy levels. Without energy, it is not possible to carry out day to day activities efficiently. While your body is not a fatigue fighting machine, small changes to your lifestyle and diet can help you improve your performance. In this article, we will take a look at the top 7 ways to boost your energy so you can feel refreshed, revitalized and keep the feeling of sluggishness at bay.
Don’t skip breakfast
People who have busy lifestyles tend to skip breakfast most of the time. They don’t realize that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it provides the energy you need to start your day right. People who eat breakfast in the morning feel less stress and fatigue during the day. Foods which are high in fiber like oatmeal will keep you feeling fuller for long. They will give you enough energy to accomplish your daily tasks easily.
Increase your magnesium intake
Having a balanced diet will ensure that you are getting all the minerals and vitamins your body needs. But, if you are feeling lazy most of the time, then it is possible you have a magnesium deficiency. Read more
Pollution, contaminants, chemicals and price are some of the things that come to mind when thinking about drinking water. Is the water that you drink safe? Bottled water or tap water: which is safer? Should you drink bottled water because it is treated or should you drink tap water because it’s cheaper? Let’s take a look at some facts surrounding bottled water and tap water.
The label on the bottle can be misleading. Although, it may depict a pristine mountain stream, it doesn’t mean that the water it contains is pristine and pure. In some cases, the water is just glorified tap water being sold thousand times its original cost. Some companies may provide bottled water that comes from natural springs and pristine sources, but some just treat water from the municipal supply.
Bottled water is easier to carry around, they are refreshing and some of them also taste better than tap water. But bottled water is not better protected or better regulated than tap water. It cannot be said that bottled water is safer than tap water. Read more
Probably you have been working out for close to a month or a year now and yet there are no results gained in terms of losing weight. If this is the case then chances are there are certain things that you are doing and you should not be doing them. Failing to achieve set targets is one of the discouraging things that people go through each day and quit trying. Please do not quit while on the right track. All you need to do is to avoid the mistakes that are singled out below:
Failing to drink water regularly
8 glasses of water is the recommended water intake that one should drink in a day. The good thing about taking water is that it ensures that the body is kept hydrated. As a matter of fact, research proves that taking water before eating reduces the amount of food that one would have eaten. This means that eventually there would be a reduction in weight since food portions are reduced.
Dieting and forgetting about resistance training
One of the most famous ways of losing weight that women try is crash dieting. Unfortunately this does not work at all. The only thing that occurs during crash dieting is that muscle weights are lost. This implies that you might have the impression that you weigh less and yet you are the flabby person that you used to be. Read more