Uncovering the Weight & Lifestyle Connection

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Uncovering the Weight & Lifestyle Connection

Uncovering the Weight & Lifestyle Connection
By Josee Smith

Why do some people have a harder time losing weight than others?

Some people have really low metabolisms due to inborn genetic conditions. Others develop hormone-imbalance disorders like hypothyroidism later in life, which can also make losing weight nearly impossible without proper treatment.

However, the most common cause of delay in weight loss is actually lifestyle choices.

If you are already dieting and working out and you still aren’t seeing any progress, it’s time to do a lifestyle check to see if you have any “weight loss traps” holding you back.

What are “weight loss traps?”

Weight loss traps are habits, beliefs and general lifestyle factors that can slow down your progress in slimming down. To say that only diet and exercise are needed to slim down is an oversimplification. There are many other factors that affect a person’s weight.

Factor #1: Daily Routines

How do our daily routines affect weight loss?

Daily routines have a definite impact on the weight loss process. If people evaluated their main routines at home or at work, they would immediately see why the weight isn’t coming off.

If you grab cheeseburgers or tacos for lunch and you skip breakfast on most days, your metabolism is probably very low and your body isn’t burning calories at an optimum level.

Poor eating habits often have precedents. For example, if a person doesn’t have time in the morning to prepare breakfast, it is likely that they often sleep late and wake up in the morning with only minutes left to shower and dress for work.

It’s important that you slowly change your daily routines to fit your new lifestyle requirements. Otherwise, your body will not be able to shed fat efficiently.

Factor #2: Stress Levels

How stressed are you on most days?

If you answered “very stressed” or “extremely stressed”, your level of stress may also be preventing you from losing weight.

In addition to the mental strain that stress creates, physiological stress also affects cardiorespiratory efficiency, nerve health and even your digestive health. In short, when you are mentally stressed, your body (including your vital organs) is stressed too.

In this situation, the only viable option is stress management.

There are many stress management techniques available, from meditation to massage therapy. Some individuals like playing subliminal recordings with ambient sounds to relieve themselves of stress. Explore your options and see which technique will be the most beneficial for you.

Factor #3: Sleep Quality

Sleep is the only time that the body can start renewing and repairing itself. When you are actively losing extra weight, your body needs even more sleep so that your muscles and organs can repair and reconfigure themselves to function more efficiently.

What happens when you don’t get enough sleep at night?

Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can affect your ability to exercise. Your metabolism is also slower and the digestion and absorption of nutrients also slow down.

Having less than 6 hours of sleep every night can also cause physical stress which further reduces your metabolic efficiency. In short, if you want to melt away those extra inches, you have to give your “fat burning machine” the rest that it needs.

How can you get better sleep at night?

No Gadgets – If you are going to sleep, leave your tablet computer and smartphone on the bedside table or even farther away. Watching TV is also a bad idea as it makes your mind more active, making sleep harder to come.

Aromatherapy – Starting with the ability to relax your mind and body, aromatherapy can vastly improve your sleep habits. Getting to sleep, staying asleep, the quality of sleep you are getting, and the ability to wake up refreshed are all quality sleep habits that aromatherapy can help you with.

Lights Off – Current research shows that having even a small amount of light present during bedtime can affect sleep quality. It appears that we instinctually associate any form of light with sunlight and therefore, wakefulness.

For more tips and strategies on how to lose weight permanently and be healthy and happy, get your free copy of The Quick-Start Weight Loss Hanbook at http://www.joseesmith.com/quickstartweightloss

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8 Ways to Beat Stubborn Body Fat With Walking

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8 Ways to Beat Stubborn Body Fat With Walking
By Justin Greyling

Do you know which is one of the best exercises for your body? It’s walking! Strange hey, my first thought always was that it would be something like jogging, HIIT training or something more strenuous for your body.

Walking is one of the best exercises out there simply because it has a gentle low impact on your body. And if you step your workout up a notch, brisk walking can provide the same health benefits as jogging.

The great thing about walking and why I recommend it to everyone who is beginning on their weight loss journey is because it is simple to perform and is gentle on your body. Plus because it is one of the simplest exercises out there it is easier to stick with and do long-term.

The hardest part of weight loss is just getting started that is why walking is such a great starting point. You can even make it a social event by inviting your friends and family and create bonding experiences while burning fat! That’s what is called a walking club and there are many of them that already exist.

1. Ease into walking. Let’s face not everyone is a seasoned fitness professional! So if you are just begging your weight loss journey, it’s a good idea just to start off slow and easy like doing just 1 lap around the block. Of course, as you become fitter over time you can always increase the intensity!

2. Wear the correct clothing. If walking is something you are going to do long-term make sure that you at least have proper walking/jogging shoes so that you can protect your joints. It’s also important to make sure you are comfortable during your walk, so dress appropriately for the weather.

3. Do a couple of pre-workout stretches. You don’t exactly have to do the same sort of warm-up exercise if you were going to do a session of HIIT but it is important to do at least 10 minutes of stretches before your walk! If you don’t have the time you can always start off with walking at a slower pace in the beginning.

4. Maintain your posture. Hold shoulders back and keep your head held high, after all, you don’t want to injure yourself because you have bad posture!

5. Regulate your intensity. You are probably walking too fast If you are out of breath and can’t carry a conversation. Slow it down so that you don’t burn yourself out!

6. Measure your progress. What we measure, improves. Just like you would measure your weight every day, record how far you have walked and how long did it take, then try better your own stats by a little bit every single day!

7. Have a little fun. Threes really no need to punish yourself, start a walking group with your friends and make your exercise a fun experience. You can even plan several routes for variety or even listening to your favourite music while walking!

8. Cool down. In order to prevent muscle stiffness the next day, try a couple of cool down stretches after your workout routine or even slow your pace at the end your route.

The most important part of any exercise program is to have consistency and sticking to your plan! Always stay flexible with your workout routines and you will have no problem with burning your stubborn body fat!

Losing weight can be a real ‘grind’ at times so keep things interesting by planning different routes and starting a walking group for that extra social support! And remember that starting is already half the battle, after that it is mostly downhill!

Justin has been a part of the weight loss industry for a number of years, first as a consumer and now as a teacher. In his own words, he says, “I used to be overweight until people started making rude comments and that is when decided that enough is enough, and lost the weight for good!” He has been at his goal weight for the last 10 years and has never looked back!

You can visit his blog at https://dynamiclifeblog.wordpress.com/

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Burning Fat Is Simple, But Not Obvious

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Burning Fat Is Simple, But Not Obvious
By Justin Greyling

Despite what many people will tell you, being active is a vital ingredient to any weight loss program. If you have been around the weight loss game for any amount of time, it is very obvious that your body will burn more calories when it is active than when it is non-active! In fact, the formula to losing weight is actually a simple one: burn more calories than you consume!

Did you know that 1 pound of fat is about equal to about 3500 calories? So simply put, in order for you to lose one pound of fat you would have to burn about 3500 calories! Sounds like a lot of exercise and dieting doesn’t it? But let’s break that number down and make it even simpler, if you were to create a caloric deficit of only 500 calories a day that would mean that you would burn a pound of fat every single week (7 days x 500 calories = 3500 calories).

It goes without saying that diet will play a bigger role in losing weight than exercising. However, exercise still plays an important part in your weight loss.

Cardio

In order to effectively burn extra fat try get at least 150 minutes a week of cardio or about half that, 75 minutes, of intense cardio. Cardio can include anything like cycling, running or even swimming. And intense cardio would be something like high-intensity interval training or HIIT which can be great for you if you don’t have much time during the week!

Depending on where you are on your weight loss journey, you may need a little more or a little less exercise time than the recommended amount, but make sure each session is a least 15 minutes. You can even mix it up by rotating between normal cardio and intense cardio during your workout!

Strength training

Try and get at least 2 sessions a week of strength training of about 20 minutes each. Strength training can include anything that involves weights or some sort of resistance to your body. It is really important to maintain or build your muscle during the weight loss process because muscle helps in turn to burn fat! And in more simple terms, the more muscle you have, the more fat you will end up burning!

Whether you prefer cardio or strength training, try doing at least 30 minutes a day of structured exercise! Your weight loss will depend on a lot of factors like the intensity and the type of exercise you are doing, but the most important factor will be consistency!

Justin has been a part of the weight loss industry for a number of years, first as a consumer and now as a teacher. In his own words, he says, “I used to be overweight until people started making rude comments and that is when decided that enough is enough, and lost the weight for good!” He has been at his goal weight for the last 10 years and has never looked back!

You can visit his blog at https://dynamiclifeblog.wordpress.com/

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Hunger Vs Cravings and the Solution

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Hunger Vs Cravings and the Solution

Hunger Vs Cravings and the Solution
By Justin Greyling

Have you ever noticed that when you are in certain ‘moods’ you tend to want to eat certain types of food? This is what is known as a craving and very often people use these cravings as a way to control their state! The problem is that the sort of foods that are eaten during a craving can have a few too many calories in them, which will be detrimental to your weight loss efforts.

Do you know what my number 1 food craving is? It’s chocolate, and I don’t think I’m the only one! The real trick to controlling your cravings is by becoming aware of the difference between hunger and a craving. After all those ‘little’ sweet treats don’t seem so bad when you think are hungry!

Cravings

Let’s be honest here, one of the most addictive substances on earth is sugar, some studies even draw the conclusion that it is more addictive than cocaine and caffeine! That’s why if you have ever been on diet and then had a piece of chocolate you suddenly find you can’t stop!

Cravings are usually caused by changes in your mood and your body will try to use certain types of food in order to control your state. Cravings also commonly occur after a meal and will be stronger if you are currently dieting. But don’t worry, as long as you can hold off the urge to eat your favourite types of food, the craving will pass with time!

Hunger

This is a feeling that doesn’t pass with time as I’m sure you know by now and can result in a headache or in weakness! The feeling of hunger will occur if you haven’t eaten in a while, but I’m sure that is the obvious part. Hunger can be satisfied with a healthy meal and isn’t a feeling for one specific type of food as is with a craving.

The solution to cravings

The best solution to your cravings will be to distract yourself from them! I don’t know about you, but my cravings usually hit when I’m bored so naturally this works best for people like me. Try reading, listening to some good music or even calling a friend.

But if you really wanted to boost your weight loss efforts you can always try distracting yourself with exercise when you feel your cravings hit! And as a backup always keep fresh fruit with you where ever you go so that if you can’t fight the craving, you always have something healthy to snack on!

In order to burn your stubborn body fat and get to your ideal weight, it is vital to have a greater self-awareness of your body and to remember the difference between your cravings and your hunger! And remember that if you do slip up and consume more calories than what you should have, it’s not the end of the world, there is always another day to do better!

Justin has been a part of the weight loss industry for a number of years, first as a consumer and now as a teacher. In his own words, he says, “I used to be overweight until people started making rude comments and that is when decided that enough is enough, and lost the weight for good!” He has been at his goal weight for the last 10 years and has never looked back!

You can visit his blog at https://dynamiclifeblog.wordpress.com/

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4 Reasons Why Weight Management Hypnosis Will Be Valuable For You


4 Reasons Why Weight Management Hypnosis Will Be Valuable For You

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4 Reasons Why Weight Management Hypnosis Will Be Valuable For You
By Ian Newton

The desire to release weight could well be the number one desire in the developed world. And there are probably more different ways to supposedly solve the issue, than ever before, and yet here we are in 2017 with a greater obesity problem than ever, plus there is more diabetes and more people frustrated about their weight than ever before.

Using hypnosis for weight management is the perfect way to make your healthy diet and exercise work faster and better. But the main reason hypnosis helps is by bi-passing all the reasons that you have not succeeded up until this point.

So where is your barrier to weight loss?

  1. Emotional eating. You know how it works, you have a bad day, someone upsets you, you get bad news or your teenager is driving you nuts? So outcome your favorite comfort foods. Chocolate, cookies, pasta, alcohol, cola, salty snacks, etc.

You eat or drink way to much in an attempt to feel better, but after the initial moments of taste pleasure, you just keep shoveling it in, until you realise you ate the whole lot!

Now you feel bad, you over ate, you let yourself down again and your original problem still exists.

  1. Food addiction. The most common is for sugary foods but some people are stuck with the savory snacks. Addiction implies that this is some difficult problem to solve which may require you moving into a rehabilitation centre and bonding with cocaine addicts.

The truth is that sugar does bind to the same receptors in the brain that cocaine does, firing off feelings of pleasure.

But quitting sugar is absolutely not like quitting cocaine. Even the most hard core sugar fans can walk away from it with some help.

  1. Slow Metabolism. When I conduct seminars I ask how many people have a slow metabolism. Most put their hands up. Then I ask who can point to their metabolism, and of course no one can.

Your metabolic rate is governed by a number of important systems and some of these such as your thyroid can be measured and medicated. But there is a simple fact. To gain weight, i.e. make and deposit fat you need to consume the food to do it.

  1. Picky Eaters. From my perspective a picky eater is someone who for some reason has never developed the desire for a variety of foods, and this has turned into a belief that doesn’t serve them nutritionally.

All 4 areas are successfully managed by hypnosis allowing you to get on with being healthy and losing weight.

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