7 Homemade Detox Drinks for Weight Loss

These homemade detox drinks for weight loss are a natural way to melt the fat fast. Detoxification removes toxins and helps you reach your weight loss goals in a relatively short period of time. So naturally it’s a good idea to detox your body on a regular basis.

Fresh vegetable juices on wooden table, on green backgroundIt’s important to note, if you plan on drinking only detoxification drinks for more than a few days, make sure your current health status allows you to change from your normal diet to a detox diet. Before doing any kind of long-term or drastic detox you should consult with a doctor.

With that said, here are 7 homemade detox drinks to help you lose weight:

  1. Tea: Tea is a natural detox drink that expels toxins from your system. Dandelion tea, green tea, peppermint tea, and ginger tea are especially effective in supporting weight loss. Drink 3-5 cups of tea daily to support your weight loss efforts.
  2. Cranberry Juice: Cranberry juice enhances the body’s metabolism, which is essential to converting fats into energy instead of excess weight. Along with eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking cranberry juice is a very effective way to lose weight. Plus, this detox drink also helps clear nicotine and alcohol from your system in just about four days. Drink at least 32 ounces of 100% natural organic cranberry juice every day.
  3. Cabbage Juice: Cabbage is very effective for detoxifying your liver. And because your liver is responsible for the detoxification of your body, it is an essential part of your detox and weight loss plan. If you have a juicer, juice up some cabbage, carrots and pears for a deliciously refreshing detox drink.
  4. Cabbage Broth: For a satisfying hot drink, simmer a head of cabbage along with carrots, onions and a pinch of salt, then strain and drink. You can also add other vegetables to pack more nutrients into this hot detox drink, which is very effective for detoxifying your liver.
  5. Cucumber and Lemon: This might seem like a surprising combination, but the effects of these two ingredients was tested by professional nutritionists and found to be a very effective detox and weight loss drink. All you have to do is use a blender to mix 1 cucumber sliced into tiny pieces and the juice half a lemon. Drink at least 2 times per day. This detox drink boosts your metabolism, which is essential for losing weight quickly, and you’ll notice how it loads you with energy.
  6. Master Cleanse Lemonade: This is probably the most popular detox drink for weight loss in the industry. It was made famous by celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Beyoncé Knowles because it is an extremely effective detox drink for weight loss and for improving your skin complexion. This is a perfect homemade detox drink to lose weight fast. Mix lemon juice, organic maple syrup and a dash of cayenne pepper into a 10 oz. glass of water. Sip on this drink all day for best results.
  7. Salt Water Cleanse: At the start of your detox, you might want to do a salt water detox to cleanse your digestive system and prepare your body for weight loss. Do this on a day when you have plenty of time to stay home near the bathroom as it will run through your body very quickly. Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of natural sea salt into one quart of lukewarm water. Do not use table salt; it will not have the same effect. Stir or shake until the salt is dissolved. Drink and then relax. Most people report a bowel movement within 30 minutes to two hours and several more may follow. Once you have cleansed your system, restore it by eating yogurt to replenish the beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract, drink juice, and eat fresh, soft-cooked and steamed fruits and vegetables.

weight-loss-drinkIn addition to these detox drinks, make sure to eat lots of veggies, fruits and whole grain foods that fill you up and give you the best chance for quickly losing weight.

 

My name is Beth Winter and I am on a mission to help people just like you get healthy and find relief. When my daughter was diagnosed with fatty liver, we were scared. After hundreds of hours of research, we know what works!

Weight Loss Tips To Help You Regain Your Shape

Strategies for faster weight loss have gained tremendous popularity over the last few years, as more and more people continue looking for ways to prevent obesity. Some common causes of unwanted body fat include feeding on junk, excess stress and sedentary lifestyles. Apart from helping you avoid health related complications, studies also show that maintaining a stable weight can improve your lifespan.

Water fasting for better weight loss:fatloss15

It involves staying away from solid food for a specific duration of time. Nevertheless, some dieticians advise people to alternate water with recommended natural fluids like lemonade, this helps in satisfying thirst and biological nutrient requirements. It usually triggers a special detoxification process where the body systemically cleanses itself from everything apart from vital tissue. Water fasting is quite effective even when done once a day or month. Those who are willing can even go for 30 days straight. Note that your body would not suffer from deficiency of proteins, minerals, fatty acids or minerals even when fasting for a whole month. Starvation only occurs when the body is totally forced to use essential tissues for survival. You don’t have to fear about losing your strength. Muscle cells may reduce in size but would still remain sound and healthy.

Natural methods:

1. Exercise:

It’s probably the most popular and efficient way of shedding those extra calories. For the best results, register with your local gymnasium and choose an appropriate workout regime based on individual needs. Also get a qualified physical trainer to help out in performing tough exercises that require agility and mental concentration. Nevertheless, the easier exercises like press-ups, rope skipping or jogging can be done from home without assistance. During exercise the body quickly burns up fat that is stored under the skin and converts it to energy.

2. Diet plan:

This is yet another beneficial way to lose weight in a healthy way, avoid foods that are rich in fats and carbohydrates since they would only make you gain more calories. Fruits, vegetables and white meat such as rabbit and chicken are appropriate nutrient sources. It’s recommendable to break down your meals into 6 small portions rather than 3 big meals throughout the day.

3. Weight loss pills:Diet-pills

These are chemically constituted tablets that enhance the breakdown of fats. However, not all of them work the same. Each brand has a unique formula which functions differently within the body, for instance some have psychological effects that reduce appetite while others directly enter the blood and flash out fats. They separate fats content from all ingested food and prevent them from getting absorbed into the body. There are also pills that specifically increase metabolism. They help the body convert excess calories into energy used for performing varied body functions.

375x321_prescription_weight_loss_drugs_ref_guideBefore buying commercial pills ensure that they have fully been certified by health authorities, avoid non-branded or generic weight loss products since their ingredients are unknown and may cause allergic reactions to the consumer. You may also want to choose those capsules with mechanisms that specifically suit your lifestyle and eating habits. Some effective pill ingredients include guar gum, chromium, linoleic acid and green tea extracts. Many people like them since they don’t have any side effects.

Is Jogging Bad For Weight Loss and Fitness? Yes it is

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Drive down any scenic road on a weekend morning, and you’re likely to see more joggers than scenery. You might feel jealous at how fit and energetic they look, and perhaps even a twinge of shame as you look down at the box of donuts in the seat next to you which was your purpose for being out this beautiful morning.

But are your feelings of jealousy and shame justified? Should it be you out there in high end cool running gear jogging along to shed some pounds and get more fit?

After a careful analysis, we think you’ll agree the correct answer is NO, that should not be you. Why?

Because Jogging is BAD for weight loss and fitness.

While you definitely should be looking for ways to lose weight and become more fit, millions of people are doing more harm than good choosing jogging as their form of exercise. Can millions of people be wrong? Well, grab a donut, read on and decide for yourself.

FIRST A FEW DEFINITIONS

Ok, let’s be clear who and what we are talking about with some definitions:

jogging-weight-loss-plan-1JOGGER – Person who runs 1 hour per workout session at a pace of 5 miles per hour (12 minutes per mile). Since many joggers keep a faster pace than that. We will also address “Runners” who keep an 8 mile per hour pace (under 8 minutes per mile). These definitions are provided by the Mayo Clinic Weight Loss Website.

WEIGHT LOSS – The losing of weight per your scale or your clothes feeling more loose. Sorry, buying new, larger clothes does not qualify under this definition (be great if it would, eh?).

FITNESS – There are many ways to define fitness. We have chosen one that hopefully matters to the most people: A person’s overall physical health measured by their ability to successfully perform a wide variety of functional tasks.

WHY JOGGING IS BAD FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND FITNESS – THE EVIDENCE
CALORIC DEFICIT

You will likely outeat the calories you burn while jogging or running

According to the Mayo Clinic, a 160 pound person who jogs for an hour will burn 584 calories. A 160 pound runner ramps up the calories burned in an hour to 986. If you weigh more you burn more calories, if you weigh less you burn less. Many people don’t jog for an hour per workout, but we want joggers to have a chance at success here so we’ll pretend they all do.

In order for our jogger to lose weight as a direct result of this workout they will need to ensure they do not eat more calories than the 584-986 they just burned. This is what’s called the “caloric deficit” and it’s probably the most widely accepted and proven method to weight loss.

How realistic is that? Not very. An hour of any exercise tends to create a pretty serious appetite at some point later that day (which would be the worst time to eat it by the way), let alone the feeling of “entitlement” that comes from a workout well done. So most joggers (from here forward when I say joggers I am including “runners” unless noted) are going to head out for a nice meal to celebrate their efforts. A meal that will have much higher calories than what they would eat if they didn’t jog.

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But does it really take a huge meal to make jogging or running a net loser for weight loss? The Power Bar you eat right before the run has 230 calories, that bagel with the cream cheese “schmear” you eat with your running group after the run has 400 or more calories, as does ONE decent sized slice of pepperoni pizza you’ve surely earned. If you decide to splurge on dessert because you jogged today, any decent one will surely add 500 or more calories. We won’t even mention the couple extra beers or glasses of wine…oops, guess we just did!

So it’s a good bet that joggers and even runners will add enough calories to their diets on exercise days to outeat what they just burned, which at best will be a breakeven, and very often will create a net caloric (as in WEIGHT) GAIN.

But we are not stopping there. What about on those days you don’t jog? How many people are really that disciplined to cut back on their eating since they won’t be burning those additional calories? More often, you hear “I’ll run this off tomorrow” as they head back for seconds on the pasta. So, now the increase in calories caused by jogging on workout days leads to more calories on non workout days, further increasing weight gain.

We contend this is how MOST people manage their eating, which means most joggers are gaining weight as a result of their jogging efforts.

To be fair, there are a select few people who do manage their calories more effectively than outlined above– we have a name for those people – “The 2% club”: The 2% of people who successfully maintain a low calorie diet. While members of the 2% club can create a caloric deficit by jogging, it still will not be a significant deficit, and more importantly 2% Clubbers DON’T NEED TO JOG TO LOSE WEIGHT because they are successfully dieting!

MUSCLE CATABOLISM

You will actually lose muscle while jogging, especially since jogging does not involve your upper body in any meaningful way.

A “catabolic state” refers to the state in which your body is burning protein for its nutritional needs. A catabolic state is one you’d like to avoid as it means you are burning muscle to create energy for your exercise efforts. Yet joggers and runners are putting their bodies in this state every time they work out.

When you jog you are using your leg muscles which gives them a reason to grow stronger. That’s good, but to jog for an hour your body needs to find energy, and low intensity activities like jogging for an hour will need to access energy from all possible sources which include fat and muscle.

Here’s a simple question: What does jogging do to benefit your upper body? Simple answer: NOTHING. So along with the fat you want to burn, your body is burning muscle as part of it’s energy to let you do your jogging workouts. And, where is it most likely to “catabolize” this muscle? From your upper body where it’s not being used and therefore not needed.

And while jogging can give you stronger legs, a weak upper body is harmful to fitness as defined at the start of this essay. This is one example of how jogging harms your fitness. There’s more to come.

Most joggers and runners become aware of this and start doing upper body resistance training such as weight lifting to prevent muscle catabolism. That’s a really good idea, but that’s not jogging for fitness is it? No, that’s having to do MORE exercise to offset the negative effects of jogging!

Plus, studies indicate that every pound of muscle on your body takes 3 to 10 times more calories to support than fat, so allowing any muscle catabolism means you are actually slowing your metabolism throughout the day. Slower metabolism does not sound like a good thing for either weight loss or fitness does it?

Again, the devil’s advocate will want to argue that joggers can minmize muscle catabolism without supplemental exercise by using Target Heart Rate Training. Basically, this involves exercising at a rate below your “target” heart rate to encourage more fat burning. So now we are jogging slower which means we are burning fewer calories which harms our caloric deficit. This makes weight loss even more difficult. Now we’re confused. What’s the most effective way to jog again? Do we jog faster and burn more calories or jog slower and save more muscle?

ADAPTIVE RESPONSE

Your body will adapt to the challenge of jogging fairly quickly, thus making it progressively harder to lose weight or become more fit. Once your body adapts to jogging you enter a “death spiral” of needing to run further or faster or both to see any further improvement.

Adaptive response is just a fancy way of saying that your body will do it’s best to adjust to whatever level of exercise you are trying to do. It will “adapt”. This is why it’s a lot easier to complete the 1 hour jog after you have done it 10 times than it is the first time you try it.

But when it comes to weight loss, adaptive response is exactly what you don’t want. It means your body has reached a state where jogging is no longer a challenge, and because you are now capable of handling the task at hand, there is no reason to drop any additional fat or add any more muscle. In addition, your metabolism has a similar adapative response. You will be doing the same exercise, but whatever metabolic benefits you were getting will continue to decrease the better you get at it. You might think of this situation as a “plateau”.

As adaptive response makes your runs less and less effective from a fitness, metabolic and weight loss standpoint, joggers are left with 2 choices: run faster or run farther to give your body a new challenge that it needs to improve upon in order to adapt. Running faster or farther is not necessarily a bad thing, but it dramatically increases your chances of injury and also starts to take an excessive amount of time to perform an effective workout. Plus it’s HARD. A much harder jog (or run) that lasts a lot longer increases your chances of giving up on your jogging program. And if you do give up jogging because it becomes too much work to see any results, you are at risk of significant weight gain without an even more restrictive diet.

Bottom line, your adaptive response to jogging has a positive aspect in that it’s good for your ability to jog (not necessarily for your overall fitness–see PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS), but it’s BAD for your weight loss efforts, and it creates a never ending “death spiral” of harder, longer jogs or harder, faster runs that most people will have trouble staying with due to injury or lack of motivation.

INJURIES AND OTHER HEALTH ISSUES

Jogging’s repetitive motion over long periods of time makes joint injuries very likely. Other injury and health concerns come from the adaptive response death spiral mentioned above, running in traffic and in inclement weather.

Pavement is hard and unforgiving. Your legs pounding against it for thousands of steps per jogging session can cause serious short term and long term injuries to your joints and muscles.

Sure, there are good running shoes that can help prevent injuries, but sooner or later you’re bound to injure a knee or ankle or even worse, a hip while jogging.

There’s also the issue of running on the roads with automobile traffic which has been known to cause serious injury or even death. That cannot be considered a plus for joggers.

And, the sheer length of jogging, a repetitive motion for 1 full hour, increases the chance of a variety of injuries like shin splints or a variety of foot problems versus shorter forms of exercise due to muscle fatigue.

There’s more. Consideration must be given to the health and safety risk of running in inclement weather. Jogging in extreme heat or cold, rain, snow or worst of all icy conditions greatly increases the risk of injury or an illness that makes you miss workouts for a short period of time or possibly something worse.

Of course the treadmill offers a viable solution to many of these issues, but not all of them. And many joggers insist on jogging outdoors throughout the year. When they do, the risk of injuries and other health related issues is very real and should be considered in an evaluation of the benefits of jogging.

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

Jogging has few practical applications. Jogging is not a good form of training for most other activities — except for more jogging. Plus, the loss of upper body muscle and lower body joint problems that often result from jogging can actually decrease your overall fitness level.

Remember our definition of fitness: A person’s overall physical health measured by their ability to successfully perform a wide variety of functional tasks.

We would have to concede jogging could improve your abilities at the following activities:

1) More Jogging
2) Basketball – well not really the sprinting up and down the court to be competitive, but you can jog down to set up a half court play with the best of them.
3) Football – Jogging from the huddle to the line of scrimmage.
4) Baseball – Jogging to the dugout with a beer in your hand at your weekly softball league.

Umm, that’s all we can think of. The rest of the activities in the above sports and many others like skiing, tennis and golf require strength (both muscle and joint), the ability to use your body at full speed, as well as hand eye coordination, none of which are helped by jogging.

The fact that jogging has no practical applications as cross training for any other sport makes it a lot of time spent for very little benefit, except of course for #1 above–more jogging. This is especially true when you compare jogging to other exercise alternatives like strength training, and interval training. You can spend a lot less time exercising and become more effective at performing all sorts of other sports and activities. This in turn offers you more opportunities to have fun and improve your fitness. Does developing your jogging skills help you with any other activities or tasks you like to do?

THE VERDICT?

Based upon the overwhelming evidence outlined above, the verdict is Jogging is a BAD exercise for weight loss and fitness. Running for an hour at a faster pace does offer certain advantages over jogging but still ends up a net negative for weight loss and fitness when all the factors are considered.

SUNDAY DRIVING

So, the next time you head out for weekend donuts you can smile at thin or fit looking joggers, because now you know they didn’t get that way by only jogging. And when you get home, grab a maple custard (my favorite!) and spend 30 minutes studying weight loss and fitness plans that work on improving your body’s metabolism to solve the caloric deficit problem because there are much better ways than exercising endlessly and cutting calories. Also, a good fitness plan should prepare you for a wide variety of tasks and activities.

If you study hard and plan correctly, your exercise program should only take half the time the joggers spend but will take you much further down the road to weight loss and fitness.

We hope you do your homework and find the plan that’s right for you because being happy with your weight and fitness is a great feeling that everyone should enjoy.

Top 3 Weight Loss Supplements

Okay, so the year 2013 was an awesome year especially for the health and wellness community. Every since 2012, there were tons of weight loss supplements that came out. As losing weight becomes more of a necessity, a lot of people are always on the lookout for the best possible solution to their huge weight problem. Moreover, this has result to having the weight loss industry even larger and a lot of businesses benefitted a lot from it.

So without further delay, here is my list of the top weight loss supplement of 2013. Before you read on further, I’d like to assert the fact that these supplements are proven to be effective.

1. Garcinia Cambogia

Alright, I know that you’ve heard about it ever since 2012 but even up to 2013, it is still one of the most in-demand products online and offline. Garcinia Cambogia contains an organic compound called Hydroxycitric acid or HCA. This organic compound can help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism thus burning fats a lot faster. Aside from it could also slow down its formation. Another great thing about it is that it could also suppress your appetite and even imrpove your mood by boosting the level of serotonin in your body.

2. Raspberry Ketone

Raspberry Ketone is one of my favorite weight loss supplement because its one of the fastest acting natural supplement out there. It could help you lose weight by boosting the level of Adiponectin in your body which in turn makes you burn fat a lot faster and suppress your appetite. Aside from that, it has also been proven to help you improve your overall health as well.

3. Green Coffee Bean Extract

Green Coffee Bean Extract which is basically from raw green coffee beans is one of the msot popular weight loss supplement right now. It has gained a huge reputation online for being one of the most safest yet highly potent as well. It contains an organic compound called Chlorogenic acid which basically slows down the formation of fats and at the same time provide more energy for your body.

If you are trying to find the best weight loss supplement in the marketing right now, then I suggest that you do an indepth research about the various products you see both online and offline. Always remember, that the success of your weight loss journey strongly depends on how well you prepare for it.

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Johnathan Higdon is a health and wellness blogger. He is considered an expert when it comes to reviewing health products and weight loss practices.

When is right to Seek Doctor Assisted Weight Loss

If you’ve ever struggled with weight loss, you are definitely not alone. Approximately one out of every three Americans are currently struggling to lose weight, and the number is only growing. If you have tried losing weight through diet and exercise and haven’t seen the results you were looking for, doctor assisted weight loss may be worth looking into.weight-loss-doctor

Doctor assisted weight loss involves meeting with a physician who specializes in helping people safely lose weight. This physician will serve as a medically licensed coach of sorts, and can help you develop a detailed plan to get the weight loss results that you need to stay healthy. What this plan consists of will vary from case to case, but you can generally expect:

A Tailored Diet Plan – Doctors specializing in weight management can help you plan a diet that is nutritious, easy to follow, and conducive to losing pounds. We have all heard the gimmicky late night commercials promising a loss of “twenty pounds in twenty days”! While that certainly sounds appealing, these diets methods are generally not supported by scientific research and are often unhealthy, meaning you are much better off speaking with a trained health professional who knows what you should be eating and how much weight you can expect to lose. This is the best method of safely losing weight the right way.

An Exercise Plan – Only a doctor can tell you how much exercise is healthy for your current situation. The creators of some of the more extreme exercise programs have no idea what kind of shape you are currently in or which exercises are best tailored to your current condition. Again, it’s much better to be in the hands of a medically trained professional who specializes in helping people shed pounds.

Regular Checkups – Your doctor will likely monitor your progress in the weeks and months following the introduction of your new diet and exercise program. Through this process they can continue to adjust your diet and exercise to help you achieve the maximum amount of safe weight loss in the least amount of time.h

We all know how difficult it can be to lose weight, but with doctor assisted weight loss, you don’t have to do it alone. By putting yourself in the hands of a highly trained professional and following their medical advice, you can rest assured that you are losing weight in a safe and timely manner.

The Best Exercises for Weight Loss

The benefits of habitual daily exercise are tremendous on different levels. Regular daily exercise will help you shred fat and maintain a healthy weight by increasing your metabolism and utilizing caloric storage.

It will help you sleep better and can also reduce the effects of aging. That’s not a bad deal at all; exercise regularly and live a longer, healthier life. Joints, ligaments and tendons will sustain flexibility through exercise.

It will also reduce your risk of different diseases, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes as well as uplift your mental well-being.

Remember: Before changing your diet or physical activity – consult with your family doctor or physician.

Exercising regularly will also help increase your endurance while relieving you of stress and anxiety. Exercise in general can leave you looking and feeling better physically… and not to mention more energized.

There are three main types of exercises; flexibility exercises, aerobic exercises and anaerobic exercises. Each exercise group is unique.

Flexibility exercises include anything that improves the range of movement of your joints or muscles. Stretching and mobility exercises do exactly that and can be your first series of actions before moving on to anaerobic or aerobic exercise routine.

Aerobic exercise is an exercise that is focused on increasing your cardiovascular endurance. These exercises (mixed with anaerobic exercises) will help you burn fat and improve the overall health of your heart and blood distribution.

Examples of aerobic exercises are walking, jogging, running, jump rope, yoga, rowing, cycling, hiking and sports like tennis.

Anaerobic exercise is any physical activity that promotes strength, power, and speed.

Weight training is a prime example of this type of exercise. People who go for mass (who want to bulk up on muscle) use this type of exercise.

All physical exercise will help improve your overall physical skills as well as help you shrink fat cells and never be overweight or fat again – if kept up on a regular basis.

The general categories of physical skills are flexibility, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, strength, stamina, coordination, balance, power, speed, accuracy and agility.

Daily physical activity will also help boost your immune system. This means that if you get the common cold or flu often, you will notice that will start to fade.

Physical exercise can be practiced for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. The more repetitive you are with physical activity means the more results you will notice. It’s up to you to decide how much exercise is good for you to start off with.

The more pounds you have, the heavier you are, and that means it will take more energy out of you when you begin to exercise – and that’s a good thing.

The results you want will develop according to your ability to do the exercise, the repetitions of the exercise and the amount of time and effort you put into it.

Put in little time and little effort and you can only expect little results.

Don’t push yourself too hard at the beginning but do as much physical activity as you can. You will soon realize that day by day, you are losing more and more weight.

The term “compound interest” also works with exercising. Look at the long term effects and not just the short term. If you start small, always change the length of your overall routine every week.

If the first week you start stretching for 10 minutes and walk for 10 minutes, the second week you can stretch for the same 10 minutes and walk for 15 minutes.

The third week could be a 20 minute walk and the fourth week can change to 25 minutes and so on.

ALWAYS CHALLENGE YOURSELF.

There is nothing that you can’t do.

Walk For Weight Loss

Everyone wants to know is walking good for weight loss?

Walking is a great form of low impact exercise. It can be done at any time of day and does not require any special equipment.

The question is will you lose weight?lose-weight

Let us have a look at the facts.

The idea of exercise is to improve your health. Walking is not one of the best ways to improve your health and lose weight. There are however certain benefits to walking. Flexibility improves as you walk. As you get older your flexibility decreases. In order to maintain your health, walking is a good exercise to do. The main thing to consider with walking as an exercise to help you lose weight you have to consider how many calories are burned.

A pound of fat is equivalent to 3500 calories. If you walk for an hour at an average pace you can expect to burn off around 500 calories. That means to burn off a pound of fat you would have to walk for 7 hours. That is right 7 hours to burn off 1 pound of fat.

Now do not be too disheartened.

There are ways to help you burn more calories.

To begin with you can increase the pace at which you walk. The faster you walk the more calories you will burn in an hour. Walking faster has several benefits. Apart from burning more calories you will also have to breathe a bit harder. The harder you breathe the harder your lungs have to work. They need to work harder to get more oxygen into your muscles. In order to get the oxygen into your muscles your heart will have to work harder. The harder your heart is working the stronger it will become. That is because your heart is a muscle too. The better you heart and lung get the healthier you will become. As your lungs and heart work harder the more calories your body will burn. As you burn more calories the more weight you will lose. It is at this point you have to decide how much effort you want to put into walking as a way of losing weight.

If you want to lose weight through walking you will have to get into the habit of walking faster.

Now walking is not the best way of losing weight but it can be used as an extra way to help you lose a few pounds.

So try walking to lose a bit of extra weight.

 

Walking is a great way to lose weight.

The Healthy Weight Loss Diet

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Losing weight is a sometimes daunting task but when successful it is a cause for great pride. Keeping the weight off is also a hard job but with some key guidelines to help it is possible to keep the weight off and enjoy yourself at the same time.

How You Eat

First, it is important that in your original plan you accomplished the loss in a healthy way with a good variety of healthy foods and exercises that fit your lifestyle and attitude. This is important because to maintain your new healthy lifestyle you will need to permanently incorporate your new eating habits and exercise regime. Variety and things that suit your pace of life is the best way to stay the course with your new healthy lifestyle.

A Healthy Attitude

You need to reinforce a positive mindset in your new habits for eating and exercising. Making sure you keep with your new routine is important and keeping an upbeat view about your new habits is vital. Luckily the nutritious food and exercise will actually help in making you physically and mentally feel better and keep an optimistic outlook.

Exercise

Exercise is a crucial step in maintaining your new lifestyle. There is a huge variety of exercises and styles of workouts. You have no excuse in not finding something to suit your schedule and temperament. It’s important to remember that while you can take off weight with just wholesome and nutritious eating habits adding a cardio and weight-lifting program greatly increases your chances of losing more weight and maintaining it over time.

Motivation and Support

Sharing your goals with some friends or your family can be a good motivator and an additional help in staying the course for a healthier you. Even better include them in your new weight loss arrangement, it’s an excellent way to keep up your enthusiasm and attitude.

Carefully Choose Your Weight Loss Plan

Remember to choose carefully in your weight loss ideas and plans as well as the people you let on to your intentions. You do not want any negative thoughts or feelings to hamper your goals. Losing weight can be fun and interesting if you approach it with a positive attitude. Learning about new foods and workout styles can be quite enjoyable. Learning to cook, meet new people and travel to new and different areas can all be part of your new improved life. Approaching weight loss with a fun and yet practical outlook can be extremely rewarding and life-changing.

Losing weight is challenging but can be done with some effort and the right attitude. To learn more about the healthy and natural way to not only lose weight but to keep it off visit Healthy Diets and Weight Loss Solutions to get access to a variety of resources and help.

Lemon Water Improves Your Health and Speeds Up Weight Loss

Squeezing lemon juice from a fresh lemon into a tall glass of water each morning will work wonders to help you lose weight, detoxify your body and strengthen your immune system.

Along with helping you detoxify and cleanse your body, drinking lemon water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning helps speed up your weight loss and boost your metabolism.

Below are 5 ways in which drinking freshly squeezed lemon water every morning helps you to lose weight and maintain a healthy body.

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1. By Increasing Your Energy and Enhancing Your Mood

We obtain our energy from the molecules and atoms in our food. When the positive charged ions go into your stomach and interact with negative charged ions, a reaction occurs that energizes your cells.

Lemons contain a high amount of negative charged ions which give your body energy when entering your digestive tract. Being more energetic and alert is a natural mood enhancer. Lemons also smell very good which helps to clear your mind and brighten your mood.

2. By Improving Your Digestion

Lemons are a good source of dietary fiber which helps keep your digestive tract healthy by improving your digestion and reducing your appetite. Lemons help your liver produce bile, which is essential for proper digestion, reducing constipation and heartburn.

3. By Boosting Your Immune System

Lemons are a great source of potassium and vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful immune system booster and helps your body fight colds and viruses. High stress levels from work and a demanding daily schedule weaken your immune system. Lemons keep your immune system strong which reduces the frequency of common colds and the flu.

4. By Acting As a Natural Diuretic

Lemons are a natural diuretic that flush out dangerous toxins from the liver. Your body has a natural toxin removal system that keeps you alive and healthy, lemons increase the rate at which your body removes toxins.

5. By Keeping Your Skin Clear

The vitamin C in lemons helps keep your pores clear and decreases wrinkles in your skin. Since lemons help detoxify your body and act as a natural diuretic, they help clear out waste by-products from the blood which keeps your skin clear.305663-579-12

 

Be sure to purchase Organic lemons as they are free of pesticides that can accumulate in your body. Also, stay away from bottled lemon juice as it contains preservatives and sulphates which aren’t good for your health.

Weight Loss Why New Year’s Resolutions Do not Work

If you are like most people who made a resolution for the New Year, you have resolved to lose weight. Unfortunately, if you are like most people, you will fail to keep your resolution. The statistics are pretty dismal.

  • In the first week of the year, 25% will bail on their resolution.
  • After the first month, that number will increase to 36%.
  • After six months, more than half of everyone who resolved to lose weight, or 54%, will have bailed on their resolution.

So, how many people keep their resolutions? Only about 8% of us.

Does this mean it’s hopeless and you shouldn’t even try? No! It simply means that setting a resolution is not the best way to go about trying to achieve weight loss.

If you ask a room full of people how many of them have gone on a diet, most of them will raise their hands. If you ask them how many of them lost weight on their diet, again, most will raise their hands. If you ask them how many of them kept the weight off, virtually every hand will lower. In fact, most people gain back more than they lost.

New Year’s resolutions are actually pretty powerless. We often make them without a lot of thought. We make them because it’s what you do at this time of the year. Our resolutions are usually based on what we think we “should” do – or even worse, what someone else thinks we “should” do! They are almost never based on what we truly want.

If you resolved to lose weight this year (which is the number one resolution made, by the way), I’m sorry to say, you probably won’t. But, if your goal is: “I weigh 135 pounds by March 31, 2014″. You are far more likely to succeed.

Want to power that up a bit more? Throw in a “why”. Is the number on the scale what’s truly important to you, or is it being able to fit into those size 6 pants again? Is it being able to fit into those size 6 pants, or is it the way you’ll feel when you are fit and healthy? Is it the way you’ll feel, or is it the fact that you will be better able to take care of your family if you are fit and healthy?

You get the idea.

Don’t set a vague resolution that has no power to motivate you when the going gets tough. Set a specific, measurable goal that has a really powerful “why” attached to it. Just make sure that it’s YOUR why and not someone else’s why.

We live in a nation where being overweight has become the new normal. But, it comes with a very high cost. More people die of obesity-related disease than any other reason in the United States. With the big gulps and super-sized portions, we have lost all concept of what a “healthy” meal is. And our modern conveniences have made us soft and lazy.

You can reshape your body. You can succeed. You can turn your ordinary life into something extraordinary. You just have to decide what you want and why. It sounds so simple, and it is. But, it isn’t easy. But, you can do this. I believe in you.

 

I want to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track without a coach. That’s what I do. If you are looking for a better way to improve your health, fitness and appearance, I can help.