Weight Loss

Weight Loss Myths

Everybody who has tried to shed a few pounds knows that there are many myths out there regarding weight loss. Here are the most common. Myth 1:"This diet really works ..." There are so many "miracle" diets out there. Cabbage soup, high protein, liquid diets, slimming drinks, shots, fasting, "miracle" juice and even diets that allow you to eat only every other day ... the list is endless. If your...

Weight Loss Surgery: Extreme Medical Intervention for When Lives Are at Stake Due to Weight

For most of, those extra pounds need to lose are a hassle - inconvenient and unwanted, a little pesky reminder of overindulgences. For some, though, excess weight is not only inconvenient, it is actually life threatening. Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) is offering some of these people a new chance at life. Who Is a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery? Persons who are "morbidly obese" (typically defined...

Chitosan -- An Aid for Weightloss

Chitosan has been shown to be an effective supplement in the ongoing fight of Americans against obesity. Research is continuing and knowledge is growing. When used in a sound dietary and exercise program, chitosan can become another weapon in the arsenal. What is Chitosan? Chitosan is a fiber made from chitin, the second most common fiber found in the natural world, after cellulose (the plant...

Sensible Weight Loss

Perhaps the hardest part of sensible weight management is setting sensible weight management goals. Here are the top ridiculous (but rampant) goals we have all had at one time or the other, and their top sensible (but rare) counterparts: Perhaps the hardest part of sensible weight management is setting sensible weight management goals. Here are the top ridiculous (but rampant) goals we have all...

Walking for Weight Loss

It is common knowledge that walking is excellent exercise for people of all ages. Whether you're at a beginning or an advanced fitness level this 10-week walking program could help in losing weight, maintaining weightloss and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. The following is a three times a week, 10-week program for beginners, intermediate and advance fitness levels. Why walking?...

Sometimes Less Is Better: Vary Your Workout to Increase Weightloss

Do you think you may be overdoing it with your new workout schedule? Varying your workout intensity and routine will help you maintain a positive attitude. Nobody would disagree that even a small amount of physical activity is better than none at all, but perhaps less exercising and exercising at a lower intensity may be better than you think. "Don't burn out like a meteorite but shine like a...

Weight Management 101

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the past two decades have shown that approximately 35% of women are obese and 31% of men ages 20 and older are considered obese. Those figures are about 30% and 25% higher than in the year 1980. How come it's so hard to succeed and lose weight? How come it's so easy to fall back and gain all of the weight you lost? The first thing that you...

Is your diet making you fat?

How many diets have you tried? How much weight did you lose? How long did it take you to gain that weight back? You are not the cause of your weight problem; it's the 'diet.' What do you think of when your hear that four letter word? Do you think of hunger? Do you think of tasteless food? Do you think of failure? Diets are prone to failure. Instead of dieting, change the way you eat. One step is...

The Stages and Phases of Weight Loss

There is no reason to give up on a weight-loss battle. One woman writes about her inspiration, how she stayed motivated and how she achieved success. "Mommy, run with me." My three-year-old daughter begged me as I sat on a park bench watching her play. "Mommy can't run. Mommy is too tired," I told her gently, not wanting to explain to her that it was hard for me to walk at 245 pounds, let alone...

Weight Loss Tips

What changes can you make to help you maintain a healthy weight? Regardless of the fad diets, the best and healthiest way to lose weight is through regular exercise and a sensible diet. A nutritious diet of reasonable portions, rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish and low fat dairy products, will help to keep you lean and healthy. Here are some tips to help you on your way...

Beware of Quick-Fix Diets

Today it's the Dr. Atkin's diet; tomorrow it's the Beverly Hills Diet. Fad diets go in and out of style like bell-bottoms. Can trendy diets deliver results? According to Diane Quagliani, MBA, registered dietitian (RD), a national media spokesperson for The American Dietetic Association, the answer is no. "Fad diets are a short-term, quick-fix approach to weight loss that don't work over the long...

New Effective Way to Lose Weight

A 1999 study from Brown University School of Medicine revealed that dieters who received interactive guidance on the Web lost an average of nine pounds in three months and kept it off for another three months. This is three times as much weight loss as those who didn't go online to lose. This could be great news for the 45 percent of American women and the 25 percent of American men who are...

Over-Weight or Over-Fat?

Do you get on the scale first thing every morning? After you've used the bathroom and before you get dressed? Be honest. Does that number determine your day, your eating, your mood? Many exercisers and weight-watchers are slaves to the numbers that dial up on that bathroom touchstone. What you see that morning can make all the difference in your thoughts and physical efforts the rest of the day....

Choice of Food/ Fuel to Workout Best for You

Choice of Food/ Fuel to Workout Best for You When planning your exercise sessions, it’s important to factor in how you’ll fuel those workouts beforehand and how you’ll replenish lost energy afterward. You don't want to eat too much food before exercising, because if you become sluggish, nauseated or throw up, you've lost that workout. Your body needs fuel for exercise, but eating a large meal right before working out can cause discomfort....

How much Exercise for Weight Loss Benefit?

How much Exercise for Weight Loss Benefit? Those 30 minutes of daily exercise you think you’re supposed to do to keep weight off? You need to step it up, people. As much as twice that amount may be needed to lose weight and keep it off. A recent study found that overweight and obese women needed to exercise about an hour a day, five days a week to sustain weight loss. The findings bolster what some health experts — and those who have lost...