Discover a Secret of Being Unstoppable

Discover the Secrets of Being Unstoppable

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

5 Weight Loss Tips To Keep You Slim And Fit

Being overweight brings about lots obesity related health problems. In most cases, people who are obese suffer from type II diabetes and hypertension. If you are one of those people who have tipping the scale more than you should, start making a difference in your life today. Here are five weight loss tips that could help you get into shape and make you look really fit and attractive.

Eating a balanced diet

Losing weight starts with a balanced diet. More often than not, people who are overweight tends to eat more fatty foods and less on the fiber. According to experts, having a high fiber diet will help you lose weight because fiber helps speed up the metabolism. Unlike fatty foods that are often slower to digest, fiber would facilitate digestion. What is more interesting about a high fiber diet is that you feel full for longer period of time. Since you don't get hungry easily when you are on a high fiber diet, you will tend to eat less between meals.

Drinking plenty of liquids

Drinking plenty of liquids is one of the best weight loss tips that you will ever get. The good thing about drinking plenty of liquids is that it is very easy to follow. You just simply put a water bottle on top of your table at the office and you will always be reminded to drink up!

Drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Aside from drinking water, drink plenty of fruit juices. If you have blender, blend at least five types of fruit juices, which you can drink throughout the day. The more types of fruits you mix in your juice, the more nutrients you will get.

Climb stairs

One of the best ways to burn those extra calories is to climb stairs. If you happen to work on the 10th floor of an office building, make it a point to use the stairs at least three times a week to help you exercise. According to experts, climbing stairs is equivalent to running or walking a few miles so go ahead a climb stairs.

Walk around while taking phone calls

If you think that you can't do enough exercise while in the office, think again. There are plenty of ways to exercising while you are working in the office. One of the best ways for you to exercise is to stand up and walk around the room while taking phone calls. Stretch those legs and flex those muscles while talking on the phone.

Do household chores

One of the most practical weight loss tips that experts recommend these days is to do household chores. According to a recent study, doing household chores would help you flex those muscles and those joints. Cleaning around the house and moving furniture on the process could definitely give you a good work out. Besides, doing household chores will not only help you tone those muscles and loss weight, you can save a lot of money on housekeeping fees as well.

Monday, 21 May 2012

The Many Causes of Obesity

There is a big difference between being a bit overweight and being obese. Obesity is "an over-accumulation of fat that interferes with the function of our bodies." Obesity is defined as having excessive fat in body tissues. Obesity increases the risk for many health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute defines being overweight as having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9 and obese as having a BMI of 30 or greater.

Obesity can be caused by many different factors. The most significant are:

Genetics or Heredity

Genetics are what your forefathers (and mothers) bequeathed to you in the form of your genes. There is a perception that very obese people are lazy and greedy. Not all obese people have reached that state because they eat everything in sight. If both of a person's parents were heavy, that person has a 70% probability that he or she will also be heavy. That percentage drops to 40-50% if only one parent was thin.


Metabolism is the amount of energy (calories) your body burns to maintain itself. Metabolism is the process in which nutrients are acquired, transported, used and disposed of by the body.

Every person is unique and they all have their own unique metabolism. The terms "slow metabolism" and "fast metabolism" refer to how easily our bodies convert food into fuel (energy) and nutrients. A person's metabolism is affected by genetics, hormone levels, thyroid conditions, food allergies, amount of body fat, age and insulin levels. Since there are so many factors that contribute to a person's metabolism, it is difficult to specify and special "diet" or "metabolic diet" for a specific person. An entire medical and psychological history would have to be determined.


A person's mental state can contribute to a person's obesity. But the person's state of mind is usually caused because he/she is obese, not the obesity being caused by the person's state of mind.


Everywhere around us there are ads, pictures, and other people who urge us to eat more. Almost all social activity is based on food and drink. Dinners, luncheons and barbecues.

Even some religions have a type of food that should or should not be eaten at certain times. All of these little nudges to eat contribute to the obesity in our population.

Sedentary Lifestyle

A sedentary lifestyle is one of the major causes of obesity. Physical activity is one of the best ways to lose those pounds.


Some prescriptions, especially antidepressants, have been shown to increase appetite, and therefore increase obesity.


Taking in more calories than our bodies need is the most significant factor in obesity. The combination of overeating and under-activity can be the death knell to successful weight loss.

Most obese people have reached that state through multiple causes. In fact, all obese people have at least two or three of the contributing factors. That is why it is so difficult for some people to lose weight. If there is an underlying medical condition, all the diets in the world may not be enough.

Now that you've seen all the causes of being overweight, how can you overcome them?

Start simple. In weight loss, the basics are quite simple: Eat protein from the best sources you can find; vegetables in mostly unlimited amounts; high-fiber, low-sugar fruit in moderation; and eat less of fats like butter, mayonnaise and the like.

Always check with a doctor and ask for advice before starting on a stringent diet and exercise program. It's best to unearth any medical problems before doing something that will make them worse.

First, know yourself. Keep a food diary that records not only what you eat, but why you are eating and your mood at the time you are eating.

Second, be committed. Not to your spouse, your children, or your friends, but to yourself. Do it for YOU.

Third, cut down on portion sizes and reduce your fat intake. Healthy food choices are extremely important for weight loss and for health.

Fourth, increase your activity. Go for walks, go swimming or find another physical activity that suits you. My stepson lost 96 pounds by increasing his exercise level. He didn't change his eating habits at all!

Diets came into being to help people to structure their eating habits. Very stringent diets are very hard to follow and a lot of people don't have the self discipline to follow through. I believe that eating healthy foods - lean meats, vegetables and fruits - in moderate portions will be easier for most people to follow. Having some flexibility will help combat those feelings of deprivation.

Changing the eating habits of a lifetime is difficult. Start with one thing such as reducing portion sizes, and keep at it until it becomes a habit. It is said that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Don't try to take on too much at a time. Baby-step your way to healthy weight loss and better health. Persistence and patience wins the day.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plan, Simple Easy Tips For A Healthier Lifestyle

A healthy weight loss diet plan should be first and foremost on our radar screen. We also understand that the modern world demands a successful career and a fast paced tech savvy social life. These demands also place such an unbalanced burden on people in the area of physical appearance.

The career, social and physical aspect can be so crushing that proper health practices suffer as a result. Not everyone can keep up with the blistering pace set by those at the very top. It can be quite brutal; more fall off the wagon than not. After a winter of hibernation, many are looking to shed those extra pounds. Some do, and some do not.

You should check your diet and rid it of the following:

1. chips and dips

2. soda and sweet juices

3. fast foods

4. these are deadly combos to your health.

These daily combos will set you up for long term health challenges. Your body tends to store these items as fat, especially if you are sedentary. The scales tip, and before long you are battling an obesity problem.

In any healthy weight loss diet plan exercise should be an extremely important segment. The balance of a sound diet and regular exercise safeguards your body for the future. Simple things like:

1. walking after meals

2. half hour exercise per day

3. gym workout for an hour

4. adopting a five day a week exercise program.

Just these simple exercise tips incorporated into your lifestyle will serve you well and go a long way to staving off obesity.

It is easy to talk about what you should not eat, but let us consider some of the foods we should keep around our homes. When starting a healthy weight loss diet plan it is important to keep healthy food items in our storage cabinets. When the good foods are not readily available we tend to snack on fast foods and unhealthy quick foods.

Keep these items in storage at home at all times:

1. Water! Keep your favorite water on hand at all times. Remember, do not just have it readily available, drink it! It is always best to drink water at room temperature. Cold water tends to slow and impede the digestive process.

2. Soy Milk. Good for cereals. If you cannot handle this, try the powder form. That works better for me. I mix a pitcher of the powder and it goes great with my cereals and oatmeal. Stay away from cows milk. It is for calves.

3. Have fruit handy. I am a banana person. They fill you quicker than a bag of chips will.

4. Carrots and Broccoli. Get a vegetarian recipe for dip.

5. How about peanut butter. Spread that on your toast instead of butter.

6. Do you like eggs? Have you ever heard of Egg Beaters? They are an excellent alternative to eggs.

7. Bread. I am talking about the wholesome wheat bread. Never allow white bread to cross your lips.

8. Cheese. Make your own vegetarian cheese; it is great, tastes better too!

9. Brown rice. Great for a quick meal. Never white rice.

10. I did mention cereals earlier. Read the labels, watch for the sugar content.