How Much Do You Need to Exercise to Lose Weight?

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Many people exercise for weight loss and healthy weight maintenance. Being overweight or obese can lead to a long list of dangerous, and even deadly, health problems. Exercise burns calories, carbohydrates and fat, so it works perfectly if you are looking to lose weight. So, exactly how much do you need to exercise to drop the pounds you are looking to discard?

Time to do a little math….

Bear in mind, no 2 people are alike. There is no way that your very unique bodily functions can be determined by using global averages. However, you can use the following formula as a base, and adjust accordingly to the results you experience....    [Read More]

Setting Intentions Before Beginning Your Weight Loss Journey

Setting Intentions Before Beginning Your Weight Loss Journey

Have you ever started something new in life, only to find that you never had any real intentions in the first place? Sometimes we add things to our already-busy schedules because we feel like we have to. This often happens with weight loss programs, as many people feel that they have to start a new program for the New Year. It doesn’t take long before people are comparing numbers and success stories, and you’re left feeling like you’re lagging far behind.

The best weight loss program is one that is fun, enjoyable and motivating, as this is what will keep you going strong. To achieve this goal, you’ll want to set your intentions beforehand. Be honest with yourself and consider what’s important to you. Instead of just saying that you want to lose weight, think of the specific factors that will make a difference in your life. Maybe you want to be able to participate in a marathon or hike a particular trail with a friend. Perhaps you want to take part in professional surfing lessons or join a kickboxing class. These are all intentions that will keep you fighting for progress.

For some, their intentions are more serious and focus on health-related factors. As we get older and our metabolisms slow, people are often faced with health conditions that are a direct result of not eating right and lack of exercise over the years. Your weight loss program may have intentions to lower your cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart attack. By defining your intentions early on, you’ll have more to work toward than just the same old adage of, “I want to lose weight”.

How To Develop A Positive Weight Loss Mindset

Developing a positive mindset for your weight loss journey is a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. It greatly improves the chances of embracing the positive habits you plan to acquire and that the weight you lose stays off for good. But how do you do this? In this post, I’m going to break down 5 of the most effective strategies for developing a positive weight loss mindset. Leave me a comment after you’ve devoured them and let me know what you think, ok?

1 – Believe In Yourself

Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you cannot — you’re right.” I heard this about 10 years ago and it floored me. You are so much more powerful than you give yourself  credit for! Your mind controls your reality to such a degree that many people simply do not realize how much control they have over it. It’s true! If you doubt yourself, it depletes your energy and the lack of belief in yourself usually ends in a self sabotage of some kind. Don’t do that. I know you’ve probably tried so many things already but you have to trust yourself and know that the right strategy will work for you when you fully commit to it. I think that time is now.

Top Tips For Successful Weight Loss

Top Tips For Successful Weight Loss

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Every good plan starts with a solid foundation and weight loss is no different. Tailoring your lifestyle to achieve your goals can mean success. By learning the best tips to reach your goal, you will find more success. These tips should put you in the correct frame of mind for reaching your goals.

Reduce the calories you consume slowly so that you can let your body slowly adjust to the changes. As a suggestion, lessen your daily intake by 500 calories.

You can get some exercise while you are chatting on the phone. Instead of sitting, get up and keep moving while you talk on the telephone. It is not necessary to do anything strenuous. Instead, simply walk or do household chores and watch the burned calories pile up....    [Read More]

How To Get The Most From Weight Loss

How To Get The Most From Weight Loss

Are you feeling like you could lose some weight? How does it impact your life in different ways? Have you a desire to find a solution for it? Now you can achieve your goals! This article is here to tell you exactly what you can do, right now, to start losing weight and feeling fantastic. Read below to learn how!

Have a partner help you out when trying to lose weight. It is easier to lose weight when you have a person to share the experience with. Having a coach or a competitor will keep you motivated to continue exercising and lead to positive results....    [Read More]