Do you find yourself tearing open a bag of chips and crunching away after a heated debate with your hubby? Or maybe all that late-night tossing and turning finally drives you from bed, sending you straight to the freezer for a few spoonfuls of ice cream? It happens to the best of us. Food becomes a source of comfort, a distraction or a reward rather than the fuel and nourishment we need to stay healthy and strong. When it happens often, the extra pounds can start to creep on.
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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.
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:
Getting ready for my last competition, I would make my daily trek to the supermarket and head straight for the fish counter once inside. Unfortunately, to get there, I had to pass through the bakery with its aroma of fresh breads and desserts, the overflowing cheese cases and all sorts of other food displays that called to me as I hustled by. As much as I tried to stay focused, there were days I couldn’t resist browsing and making mental notes of what I would splurge on once my dieting phase came to an end.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you know it’s a process. Getting back into those skinny jeans doesn’t happen overnight. Resisting dessert when everyone else is indulging isn’t easy. And making lifestyle changes to shed those extra pounds can be a long and challenging journey. One of the biggest mistakes people make when dieting is to have unrealistic expectations, like thinking a drastic transformation is somehow going to be quick or easy. What happens is that you set yourself up for what can become a vicious cycle: failure, guilt, then loss of confidence.
What’s one of the biggest buzz words in dieting? Almased! So what is it and how can it help you shed pounds? We’re glad you asked. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:
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