Weight Loss

14 Simple Changes to Help You Lose Weight

Are you trying to lose weight but feeling discouraged by all the big changes you have to make in order to see a change in your body shape? Losing weight doesn’t have to be a huge endeavor. It starts with small, consistent changes. If you make these changes a part of your everyday life, you’ll start to see tangible results in your body and overall health. Here are 14 simplest changes you can make today to start losing weight. Dietary [...]

Why It’s Important to Watch Your Blood Sugar When Trying to Lose Weight

Have you ever thought seriously about your blood pressure? If you don’t actively monitor it for diabetes or some other specific reason, you may not give it a second thought. Blood sugar levels measure the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood from the food we consume. Blood sugar levels fluctuate throughout the day because on physical activity and what kind of food we eat. Both high blood sugar and low blood sugar indicate pose health threats; high blood [...]

How to Convert Your Body into a Fat Burning Furnace?

A long term permanent weight loss may seem challenging, but this is achievable with the right tools – healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight-loss supporting supplements. For a permanent weight loss, your body should lose fat and gain muscle mass. When this happens, your body automatically become a fat-burning furnace. Here’s how you can achieve this: Detoxify your body: Prep your body for weight loss by starting with a detox. A detox process helps remove toxins, boost metabolism, supports the body’s [...]

7 Ways to Detox to Lose Weight

You’ve likely heard of the Master Cleanse, a program in which people consume nothing but water and a special lemonade made with cayenne pepper and maple syrup. The Master Cleanse is supposed to loosen and eliminate congestion and cleanse the colon to improve weight loss.  This kind of cleanse can be dangerous, but the principle behind it is an important one to understand if you want to lose weight. As toxins and chemicals build up in our systems, our bodies [...]

Do 10,000 Steps Per Day Really Matter?

You’ve bought your shiny new fitness tracker and are ready to crush that weight-loss goal. Your fitness tracked is already set to 10,000 steps, so that’s your goal. 10,000 steps seem like a reasonable number, and every fitness magazine touts it as the magic number to lose weight, so it must be correct, right? Well, that depends. It turns out that the “10,000 steps” goal is pretty arbitrary and there doesn’t seem to be much scientific evidence behind it. So [...]

Why is it Harder to Lose Weight as Age Progresses (And What You Can Do About It)

Have you ever looked at pictures of yourself from when you were in your twenties and wished you could have that body back? When we are young, it’s relatively easy to maintain a healthy weight (whether or not we recognize it in our youth). But as we age, it becomes more difficult to lose weight due to a variety of factors. Thankfully, all is not lost. There are ways to combat the natural effects of aging so you can [...]

Your Food Journal Can Help You Lose Weight

If you’ve ever actively tried to lose weight, you know how challenging it can be, especially if part of your weight loss plan is to diet. But there is a way to make your weight loss a little less painful: food journaling. In a long-term study[1] at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, OR, researchers found that keeping a food journal can drastically increase weight loss. In fact, participants who used food journals lose twice as much weight as those who [...]

What is Resistant Starch and How it Helps in Weight Loss?

Have you heard of resistant starch? If not, you’re missing out on a valuable resource that can help you stay leaner. This type of starch is also known to lower the risk of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers. Resistant starch is a kind of carbohydrate that is resistant to your body’s natural digestive juices. This resistance means your body can’t break it down. Since your body can’t process resistant starch, it doesn’t absorb any significant [...]

Got Friends? Social Support is the Number One Indicator of Weight Loss Success

Are you sick of trying (and failing) to lose weight? The key to your success may not be your workout regimen or your diet, but the people you choose to surround yourself with while on your weight loss journey. More than one-third of Americans are obese[1]. Since obesity is linked to a myriad of so many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, it’s no wonder so many people try to lose weight. But the way we try to [...]

Quit These 5 Habits Now If You Want to Lose Weight

Are you trying to drop a few pounds, but they keep clinging on for dear life? Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing that spare tire or those love handles? If you said yes, you’re in good company. Most people are at least somewhat dissatisfied with their bodies. Unfortunately, a lot of the time when people try to lose weight, they end up sabotaging themselves without realizing it. If you’re trying to lose weight and not seeing [...]