Yoga is a known stress buster, but it’s also one of the most effective workouts for fighting stubborn fat stores, especially the ones that crop up after age 40. Yes, you can use yoga for weight loss. The reason: Studies show that yoga lowers levels of stress hormones and increases insulin sensitivity—a signal to your body to burn food as fuel rather than store it as fat. The following yoga poses for weight loss will do just that while firming up your arms, legs, butt, and abs. Start now to see weight loss results in as little as 3 weeks.Read More →
Obesity is a serious issue all over the world. Every third person especially kids are obese/ overweight and suffer from various illnesses connected to obesity. Our ‘standard American diet’ is no longer restricted only to our country. World over youngsters are taking a fancy to eating fast foods and ready to eat food stuff. As we are always in a hurry to rush to work or get back home in the rush hour traffic there is no energy left in us to cook a decent meal for ourselves. We look for easier option of buying and heating pre cooked meals that are high in fat and preservatives. This makes us put on weight and before we realize, we are overweight. Arthritis, joint pain, depression, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, diabetes are some of the illnesses caused due to excess weight. Thyroid is another health problem that can cause over weight. Regular exercise regimen combined with strict diet plan along with a stress free lifestyle can automatically make you lose weight. Taking medications for thyroid is a must.
Heart attacks- People are busy climbing the corporate ladder that leads to high stress levels. Due to which they often end up putting on weight due to irregular eating habits. Beer also is a cause for weight gain leading to heart attack and hyper tension.
Obesity can be genetic- Indeed for many, obesity is genetic. Such people needn’t worry. Today there is total solution to obesity. Surgery should be the last option.
It is here that you need to exercise as well as diet to lose weight. There are weight loss pills available in the market. There are also many diets that’ll starve you for a few weeks to lose weight. Once you stop taking those diets, you gain weight again.Read More →
Festivals are around the corner and there could be no time better than this to start that much thought about diet plan. And it is actually possible within a week. Wondering how to lose weight in 7 days? Give this diet plan a try and see the difference on your own. After all, being a women you want to fit in that lehenga of yours and show off that much dreamt of flat belly.
So pull up your socks for getting that flat stomach really fast, by following these simple food rules:
1. Chuck that C.R.A.P. out of your body
Wondering what C.R.A.P. is? Well, it is a group of food that does no good to your body. C for caffeine, R for refined sugar, A for alcohol and P for processed food. If you remove these four food groups from your life, you can live your dream of a flat belly. One of the biggest enemies of a flat stomach, these groups cling to your bodies and make it difficult for you to lose fat.Read More →
The right training plan is important if you want to lose weight, but you shouldn’t forget about your post-workout meal. If you treat yourself to a pizza after every workout, you’re never going to shed those extra kilos or pounds 😉
After your workout, make sure to eat a good mix of macronutrients: Carbohydrates provide you with energy while protein is essential for strong and firm muscles. And don’t forget about high-quality fats!Read More →
The most important thing when looking to lose weight is achieving a negative energy balance. If you burn more calories than you consume, you lose weight. Therefore, it’s ideal when your training consists of workouts that torch a lot of calories without spending hours working out. Slow runs at a comfortable pace are good for boosting your metabolism, but they are not very effective at blasting fat. Intense workouts that produce a high training stimulus are better at burning calories. Plus, your muscles require a lot of energy post-workout for the recovery process. Through this “afterburn effect” your body continues to burn calories after your workout.Read More →
One of the biggest questions I get is “how do I lose my belly fat? I’ve tried several things but nothing worked”. When I ask what you tried I hear 100 daily sit-ups, cutting calories drastically, excess cardio, fat burners, etc.
If you can’t lose your belly fat, you’re using the wrong approach. You don’t need endless sit-ups, supplements, starving yourself or worse surgery. Here are the 10 best ways to lose your belly fat – quickly and naturally.
1. Stop Doing Crunches
Crunches will strengthen your stomach muscles, but won’t burn the belly fat that covers your abs. Spot reduction is a myth. You’re wasting time & effort doing 200 daily crunches.
Crunches can also cause lower back pain, slouching shoulders & forward head posture. The Reverse Crunch doesn’t cause these problems, but again: spot reduction is a myth. To lose your belly fat, you need more. Keep reading.Read More →
You can’t sweat off a bad diet—but with these routines, you can try.
WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING to drop pounds, the basic formula is pretty simple: eat less and move more. But there are obviously ways you can optimize this formula.
When it comes to moving, “two types of workouts will burn more calories than the ‘traditional’ workout,” says Franklin Antoian, personal trainer and founder of iBodyFit.com. “Endurance-type workouts—think a marathoner or long-distance swimmer—burn a lot of calories, simply because it takes a lot of energy to work out for 2 hours or so.” The other type is a little easier on your schedule: short, high-intensity bouts, which burn calories both during and after, thanks to that metabolism-boosting effect known as the “afterburn.”
These 10 workouts—from Antoian and coach Lisa Reed, M.S., C.S.C.S., owner of Lisa Reed Fitness in the Washington, D.C. area—get your calorie burn up and your waist size down. Plus, they don’t require two hours—except for maybe the last one!
Before your session of choice, Reed recommends a simple dynamic warmup to get your muscles ready and help prevent injury.Read More →
Drinking plenty of water is one of the major tenets of weight loss. But just how much water is ‘plenty?’
Losing weight requires a consistent commitment to several lifestyle choices: Eat healthier, exercise more, get 6-8 hours of sleep a night, and drink lots of water. Not only will choosing water over caloric and sugary beverages save you calories, but water is also essential for sharp brain function, keeping your organs working properly, and exercise recovery — to name a few important reasons. And if you’re reaching for detox water, it can help boost your metabolism and flush out toxins.
But just hearing that you need to drink “lots” of water can be confusing. For some people that could be the standard eight 8-ounce glasses, but others could need a lot more (or perhaps less). We tapped dietitian Jim White, RD, ACSM, and owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios, to find out just exactly how much water you should be drinking for weight loss.Read More →
A steaming cup of tea is the perfect drink for soothing a sore throat, warming up on a cold winter’s night, or binge-watching Downton Abbey. But certain teas are also perfect for doing something else—helping you lose extra weight.
Each of these 5 Best Teas for Weight Loss has its own individual, magic properties, from dimming your hunger hormones to upping your calorie burn to—literally—melting the fat that’s stored in your fat cells. Oh, and they can also help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, too. (Stick to 3-4 cups—or tea bags—of tea per day, and choose brewed varieties over bottled to avoid extra calories and sweeteners.)
Here’s the full list, compliments of my revolutionary new book, The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse, which shows you how to eat and drink—and still shrink!Read More →
Not too long ago, I covered how to lose fat. The thing is, there’s a second important topic that always needs to be covered right along with it. And that is: how to lose fat WITHOUT losing muscle.
Wait… what?!?!?! Did I just imply that you can lose your pretty hard-earned lean muscle mass while only trying to lose your ugly body fat??? Yup, I sure did. It’s happened to me and countless others plenty of times, and it can definitely happen to you.
To understand why and how this is possible and (more importantly) how to prevent it from happening, you first need to understand an important fact…Read More →