Weight Loss – What You Need To Know About The Most Common Methods

A few decades ago, much of human activity was labor intensive. It required that people exert a lot of physical energy in doing the most basic human activities like cooking, washing, and even doing laundry. As a result, people were generally healthy due to these energy-expending activities.

The rise of technology has seen the innovation of machines and devices that have reduced the exertion of human effort in most activities, leading to sedentary lifestyles. Less and less energy is used up on a daily basis, and obesity has become a common phenomenon. Weight loss is now a hot topic all around the world to the extent that there are reality television shows where people compete to lose weight. Just think about that for a moment.

Many methods have been used to burn the extra fat that accumulates in the body. One of the primary means is exercise. The following article will give you some surprising information about exercise and weight loss that you probably didn’t know before:

Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies

“I’m going to make you work hard,” a blonde and perfectly muscled fitness instructor screamed at me in a recent spinning class, “so you can have that second drink at happy hour!”

At the end of the 45-minute workout, my body was dripping with sweat. I felt like I had worked really, really hard. And according to my bike, I had burned more than 700 calories. Surely I had earned an extra margarita.

The spinning instructor was echoing a message we’ve been getting for years: As long as you get on that bike or treadmill, you can keep indulging — and still lose weight. It’s been reinforced by fitness gurus, celebrities, food and beverage companies like PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, and even public-health officials, doctors, and the first lady of the United States. Countless gym memberships, fitness tracking devices, sports drinks, and workout videos have been sold on this promise. Read more at vox.com…

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Going to the gym and having regular exercise has been emphasized more than keeping a keen watch on one’s diet and the article above clearly explains that this should not be the case. Other strategies must be put in place if one is aiming at losing weight.

Proper eating and nutrition have to figure into the balancing act with exercise for you to be successful in losing weight. Over the years people have come up with lots of dietary shortcuts that simply don’t work. For instance, starving yourself doesn’t help at all, neither does having really long intervals between meals. The following article describes some good food options that will help you in your quest for weight loss success:

Lose Inches With The 10 Best Foods For Weight Loss

One of the biggest parts of losing weight is changing how you eat. Some people may cut out junk food and soda while others might decide to go on a full-fledged diet. Either way, you’re trying to find the foods that will best help you lose weight. Losing weight is hard enough as it is, but knowing what foods are good for you is half the struggle. Thankfully, this is one struggle that has become easier. Here are 10 foods to help you lose weight.

1. Lean beef and chicken: Unprocessed meats are high in protein, making them an ideal food for weight loss. You can even lose up to 100 calories per day with a high-protein diet! With more protein in your diet, you can cut your cravings by 60 percent and forget worrying about those late-night snack attacks. Try Honey Lemon Glazed Chicken for a healthy and protein-packed meal. Read more at Skinny Mom…

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There is a large variety of healthy foods you can incorporate into your diet that will get you on the path to healthy weight loss. In conjunction with that, there is an important consideration you need to make concerning sleep time. Your body needs to have quality rest. In fact, inadequate or poor sleeping habits contribute to increase in weight. The following article explains what you can do to make your sleep worth every minute:

Simple Tips Before Bedtime For Quick Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight can be an incredibly frustrating experience for most people. Since our body burns calories, both day and night, the following tips to be followed before bedtime could help in quick and effective weight loss.

Drink Green Tea: Increasing your metabolism burns calories. Drinking green tea before bedtime increases your metabolic rate, and the increase continues through the night.

Eat Pepper: Scientific studies have shown that one of the most effective ways to burn fat is to eat peppers. Your body continues to burn fat while you sleep as a direct result of including peppers with your meals. Read more at Cure Joy…

As part of her practice, Dr. Ann Miller offers a holistic plan for healthy weight loss that utilizes an exclusive system targeted to chiropractors called ChiroThin. This comprehensive program maximizes the body’s natural fat-burning capabilities. Dr. Miller has used ChiroThin to help countless patients loss weight safely and more easily. If you would like more information on the program or want to schedule a consultation appointment, call Dr. Miller at 585-396-0527, or use the contact form on the website to get started.

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