Weight Loss

Lose Weight for Better Joint Health

Lose Weight for Better Joint HealthYour body is an amazing network of bones and muscles, tendons, nerves and more. By maintaining a healthy body weight, you give your body the ability to stay at optimal performance.

When you carry more weight than your body frame was supposed to support, you may start to notice aches and pains in your ankles, in your knees and in other joint areas. At times, it might even feel like you can barely move.

Or you might discover that sitting still for a few minutes and then getting up makes you feel a lot older than you really are because it hurts to straighten upright. You might even find yourself starting to limit activities you used to enjoy doing because of the pain in your joints. Continue reading

The Fat Burning Powers of Lemons

The Fat Burning Powers of LemonsCan you think of anything quite as refreshing as ice water with a squirt of fresh lemon on a hot day? Did you know that adding lemon to your diet can actually help you lose weight? If you haven’t heard about the fat burning powers of lemon, keep reading. You might be surprised.

Recent studies have indicated citrus fruit, especially lemons, may be able to boost your ability to burn fat. This is possible because lemons are said to increase the body’s metabolism. It manipulates the body’s thermogenic process which means you’ll burn stored fat and calories more efficiently than in the past.

Eating lemons, or adding fresh juice in your water, can actually change the pH level in your body. If your body is more acidic than alkaline you might experience increased weight loss. More research is Continue reading

Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss – How Hypnosis can Help You Drop those Unwanted Pounds

Hypnotherapy and Weight LossBeing around long before carb and calorie counting (beating by a few centuries), hypnosis is a tool that has been around for longer than you can remember. However, very few have taken note of this age-old, attention-sharpening-and-focusing technique as an integral part of a weight loss strategy.

Back then, the scientific evidence to support the legitimate claims of even the most respected hypnotherapists has been very minimal. Plus, the stage hypnotists, the not-so-medically-helpful of hypnotherapists, didn’t boost hypnosis’ reputation.

Heck! Even in the mid-nineties where 18 hypnotic studies were reanalyzed…studied where clients learned the ropes of self-hypnosis and lost two times more than those who don’t…hypnotherapy remained as Continue reading

Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Weight Loss

Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Weight LossWhile we all need to intake vitamins and minerals every day to remain healthy, weight loss can be helped along by ensuring we have adequate intake of a few particular nutrients. This is especially important considering in the past 20 years, modern farming practices have consistently produced food that, while plentiful and attractive to the eye, have 80% less nutritional value than they did a generation or two ago.

Chromium

Chromium is mineral that stabilizes blood sugar levels, decreasing the likelihood of sudden waves of hunger, mood swings, and bingeing. In the long-term, it works to prevent diabetes and heart disease because of its leveling effect. You can take chromium as a supplement, and you can try to obtain it through organic foods such as corn, sweet potatoes, apples, eggs, tomatoes, and broccoli. Continue reading

Why Eating Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight

Why Eating Breakfast Can Help You Lose WeightWhen dieting, many people are tempted to skip breakfast as a way to cut back on the calories. Scientific studies have shown that avoiding this meal completely backfires on most dieters. Why? There are several reasons, but first and foremost is that you are setting your body’s hunger level for the rest of the day. It’s hard to keep on a diet when you are constantly thinking about food, right? Well, you can assure yourself of an easier time of it if you start your day out with a high protein breakfast. The reason is simple: when you keep your blood sugar level steady, your hunger level remains steady, too.

The second reason is that, as implied with the term ‘break’ and ‘fast’, it’s important to break the fast from your sleep state and wake up your body by eating. When you eat a quality breakfast, you literally fire up your metabolism and the rest of your body’s functions. This increases your Continue reading