Losing weight feels great. You have more energy, renewed health and stronger self-esteem–not to mention the bonus benefit of being able to fit into those skinny jeans again! Maybe it’s never occurred to you, but clothing can be a good tool when it comes to weight loss. Here are a few ways to make fashion work in your favor.
It’s a common question for dieters: do I really have to count calories? As a personal trainer who counsels clients on nutrition, I feel that obsessing over numbers isn’t healthy. Knowing how your body feels, on the other hand, is. We’ve been programmed to think that fewer calories equals weight loss. In reality, it’s not just about calories—it’s about portion size, the types of foods you’re eating and many other factors. Eating a balanced diet that includes lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats will not only support healthy weight loss, it will help you with a realistic, long-term healthy eating plan.
French fries with zero grams of fat? That’s the magic of oven-baking and using creative, healthy substitutions for the usual heavy oils. In this recipe, sweet potato wedges are tossed with pure vanilla and a light sprinkling of cinnamon, then baked to crispy, chewy perfection. Not only are they packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium, an entire serving contains just 144 calories!
There are no real shortcuts to getting “buff,” but these tips will help you use your time more effectively. If you are among the majority of people who feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, it’s time to work smart in addition to working hard. This list focuses on the most impactful, time-efficient tactics to keep your body in check while still allowing you to maintain a social life.
I love fall weather. Just stepping outside and feeling the cool, crisp air instead of the humid stickiness of summer instantly energizes me. Now is a great time to switch up your workout routine and take advantage of the nice weather before the chill of winter sets in. There are plenty of exercises you can take outdoors, and some creative activities you can do for a good workout and some fall fun. Here are a few of my favorites:
Curious about whether a raw food diet can benefit your body and refresh your mind? Here are the basics.
Your body is an amazing machine. It can adapt, recover and grow from many kinds of stress. Part of this resiliency is due to your body’s ability to maintain “homeostasis.” Homeostasis refers to the body’s ability to regulate its internal environment. Whether you’re aware of it or not, your body is making changes internally that might be fighting against your efforts! Your body often counteracts some of your best efforts to lose weight, build muscle or eat healthier.
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