Lose Weight For Summer

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Here’s a good basic article for pointers on how to lose weight for Summer.

Keep in mind that there are no quick fixes except perhaps starvation but that’s no fun.

And with starvation, you’ll lose muscle.  This will cause your metabolism (inner calorie burner) to come to a screeching halt.

When your metabolism comes to a halt, you have no energy, you feel lousy and then you overeat.

And become overweight again.

Repeat cycle.

Click the link below to read the article.

http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/859/Lose_Weight_for_Summer_Top_Five_Dietary_Tips_For_O.aspx?lang=EN

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10 Questions To Ask Yourself For Weight Loss Success

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If You Want To Get Lean You MUST Know The Answers To These Questions!

by Skip LaCour

1. How many total calories do you eat over the course of the day?

2. How much protein is in your daily diet (grams and percentage)?

3. How many carbohydrates are in your daily diet (grams and percentage)?

4. What types of carbohydrates do you each each day (starchy, sugars, fruits, and fibrous) and when do you eat them?

5. How much fat is in your daily diet (grams and percentage)?

6. How many meals do you divide your daily caloric total into?

7. Do those meals have structured and planned times every day? If so, what are those times?

8. On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being outstanding; 1 being terrible; 5 being average), just how CONSISTENT are you at following through with this structured eating plan? How long have you been executing your plan at that level (and, do you really think that’s long enough to have reached your goals? Be honest.)

9. Are your “cheat days” and/or “cheat meals” (those days and meals that you eat not-so-healthy, “junk” food structured into your nutritional program) planned in advance? How many of those days and meals are planned? When are those days and meals planned?

10. Do you have this eating program outlined and documented in a computer spreadsheet (or at least have it written down on paper)?

 

Leave your comments, answers below!

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Why You’re Not Losing Weight

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1. “WATCH your sugar intake people. It is just as important as counting calories! Low fat and no fat food items/drinks are LOADED with sugar. Keep in mind that everything is made of sugar. So if the sugar is already high in the foods you are eating you are creating even more a problem. Eat low sugar – whole foods!

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2. Eating healthy and working out and still not losing? EAT MORE! YES, you heard me right! I guarantee that you are active and already eating pretty good to healthy – you are not eating anywhere near the amount of calories that your bodies needs. I am talking about healthy whole foods! Stay away from all that processed garbage! Your body is gonna go into storage mode if it is not getting the nutrients it needs! Eat more and watch the weight come off!

 

3. Eat smaller meals throughout the day. (I eat a minimum of 6 meals) This will keep your metabolism running at full speed.

 

4. Try juicing! Your body is CRAVING REAL nutrients that is is not getting from all that processed garbage. Your body will thank you for it and you will feel great and have so much more energy!

 

5. Exercise! Simply walking up the street with your girlfriends is not gonna cut it. You need to keep your heart rate up for a specific amount of time for you to start burning calories.

 

6. Keep in mind that once you develop fat cells in your body – they are there for LIFE… UNLESS you get them sucked out. Thats the only way! Think of it this way… fat cells are like balloons. They are blown up and then when you lose weight then simply deflate… YET… they are still in your body. The fat cells GOAL in life if to BE a FAT CELL so it is going to constantly send signals out to your brain to “Feed me… feed me!” This is why SO many people struggling with the up and down weight loss and gain.”

note – I found this response online on a yahoo website and thought it summed up pretty much what I would have said.

Scott

 

 

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How To Deal With Hunger

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One of the biggest questions, beginners have is “How do I deal with hunger?”

When trying to lose weight, hunger will set in from time to time in between meals.

And this can be a dangerous time, if you don’t know how to deal with it.

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Temptation sets in.

You eat a cookie…and then another…and another.

Before you know it, half the package is gone and the last few days hard work is ruined.

Here are some fitness tips for beginners who need some ideas of what they can eat when hunger sets in.

  • Air-Popped popcorn with “I Can`t Believe It’s Not Butter” spray + water
  • rice cakes with sugar-free jelly + water
  • Sugar Free Jello
  • repeatedly brushing your teeth when cravings hit (it works,trust me)
  • salad with fat free low sugar dressing + water
  • Crystal-Lite
  • 1-2 Tbsp. natural PB + water (fat satiates your appetite)
  • Drink a ton of water
  • Celery sticks or carrot sticks + water
  • Coffee
  • Exercise
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Gum (sugar free)

These are some quick ideas off of the top of my head.

They work.

Hunger should NOT be part of your day IF you’re eating several small meals spaced out every two and half to three hours.

Small meals mean anywhere from 100 calories (apple) to 500 calories (full meal).

Chew your food slowly for optimal digestion and enjoyment.

Focus on protein.

Protein is more filling and will help you to retain muscle (lean tissue) while losing fat.

Once you master the occasional hunger pangs, you’ll be on the way to accomplishing your fitness goals whether it be fitting into that new bathing suit, looking great for a photo shoot or vacationing with friends or family.

Leave your ideas below on how you deal with hunger in a healthy way.

Others will benefit from your comments.

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Taste And Hunger

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Carefully consider the relationship between taste and hunger.

Can you use hunger to your advantage?

Can hunger reactivate long dormant primitive hard wiring?

Can deep hunger be used to our benefit – instead of its usual role as a detrimental binge trigger?

The first step is to stop eating.

At least for a little while.

Eventually deprivation reawakens deadened and desensitized taste buds.

We are taste junkies.

We are used to eating what and when we want.

Our taste buds are overwrought and overwhelmed.

Only the most extreme foods are able to push their way through to head of our overwhelmed palettes.

Our taste receptors are clogged.

Hunger cleanses out these sites.

Fasting is one way to make a clean break with the detrimental foods we are so addicted to.

Let us go cold turkey…let us reestablish reality.

For up to 48 hours, drink fruit juices and protein shakes on a as needed basis…

excerpt from “The Purposeful Primitive” by Marty Gallagher

 

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Carrot Cake Protein Bar (Quick and Easy)

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Here’s a quick and easy Carrot Cake Protein Bar recipe. You’ll discover that the best health and fitness results come from following a healthy nutritional program.

You must eat correctly to get results – especially when you are a beginner.

There are lots of tips about how to eat correctly and nutritiously while enjoying tasty food.

Here’s one!

Carrot Cake Protein Bar!

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