Category Archive: Weigh Less

Posts about how to lose weight, diets and general health stuff.

Nov 15

The Psychology of Weight Loss: Mindset Matters

Mindset

The mind is your most effective weight loss weapon . We each have our own set of internal pressures that prevents us from achieving our weight loss goals. Everyone knows the simple formula of losing weight is to eat healthy and exercise; so how come obesity is so high? Our minds are not hard-wired this way. It is possible to train your brain to enjoy healthy eating and exercise but it’s a long road of breaking bad habits and destructive thought patterns. It’s easier to look in the mirror, not see our ideal body image, shrug it off and console ourselves with chocolate than to see the bigger picture of what could be and continuously work towards that goal.

Dec 06

Fad Diets & Weight Loss

A diet may be a fad diet or a healthy diet. People often start a fad diet for fast weight loss. They do not realize that quick weight loss and a fad diet is not the answer for their weight problem. They may lose weight initially but that may not be permanent. The fad diets recommend to eat a certain group of foods and eliminate some foods or a group of foods from the diet. Such diets are not without a danger.

Some of the fad diets are:

  • Grapefruit Diet: This diet recommends eating only grapefruit.

Dec 05

Weight Loss Diets with Negative Calorie Foods

Negative calorie foods are said to use more calories to digest than the calorie content of the foods themselves, resulting in a negative calorie balance. It is therefore natural to consider a diet containing these foods for weight loss.

A diet is a combination of a balanced selection of foods designed for medical or nutritional reasons. A good diet should include all major food groups. The weight loss diets (with or without negative calorie foods) are made to reduce body fat and weight. Some of the popular weight loss diets are: Atkin’s diet, cabbage soup diet, grapefruit diet, Hollywood diet, negative calorie foods diet, Pritikin diet, the South beach diet and the zone diet.

Dec 04

Top 10 Questions and Answers on Atkins Diet

1. What is Atkins Diet?

Dr. Atkins diet, first introduced in 1972, is strictly focused on limiting carbohydrate consumption.

That is why it is called a low-carb, high-protein diet or sometimes simply a low-carb diet, together with other diets such as South Beach Diet, Power Protein Diet etc…

2. What are carbohydrates, and where can they be found?

Carbohydrates provide your body with its basic fuel, very much like a car engine and gasoline. Glucose goes directly into the cells, which convert it into the energy they need.

There are two types of carbohydrates:

Dec 03

Is a 3 Day Diet Plan a Fast Weight Loss Diet?

The 3 Day Diet programs are making another comeback around the diet arena, once more being presented as a brand new rapid weight loss concept. They are again becoming rather fashionable as the latest fad quick weight loss plan. Regardless of their popularity, many are asking if it is safe to experience fast weight loss, are the 3 Day Diets a healthy approach to losing weight, and do they actually work?

First of all, the majority of 3 Day Diet programs which have currently been turning up all over the weight reduction market are nothing new. The current attention these diet plans are receiving will eventually lessen over time. Then after a few years of quiet they will then rise again becoming available with brand new names.

Dec 03

Diet Fads – Some Smart, Some Scary

Dieting. Not many people like it, but lots of people have tried it. What some people don’t realize is that diets, some laughable and some scary, have existed long before the Atkins diet became popular.

1800s

Vinegar Diet – British poet Lord Byron claimed to have lost 60 pounds by soaking his food in vinegar before eating it, although some historians believe he had an eating disorder.

Graham’s Diet – Sylvester Graham, father of the ever-popular Graham Cracker was a Presbyterian minister who believed people should avoid coffee, alcohol, tea, spices, and meat. His followers, “Grahamites”, ate pure water, fresh vegetables and fruits, high fiber foods, and whole wheat.

Dec 02

Atkins Diet – Protein Based and Better For Diabetics

The following is an article I wrote for a now defunct local paper that I think does a fairer job of describing Atkins’ Diet than much of what I have read.

Dr. Atkins has left the building. We have lost our high fat guru, so available as a foil for those tofu munching, arugula crunching, low-fat health fanatics. Who will champion the cause for the all-you-can-eat lard smorgasbord now? Fear not, his legacy lives on, and you can still consume an entire chocolate cheesecake in front of your friends while mumbling something about doing Atkins.

Dec 01

Which Diet Works?

Every year a “revolutionary” new diet captures the headlines, claiming to be able to help us lose weight and feel healthier. There is no magic way to lose weight and the healthiest, safest and ultimately easiest way to lose weight and stay slim is to eat a balanced diet including fibre, while cutting down on sugary and fatty foods.

Many people, however, turn to one of these diets. While some are based on sound nutritional principals, others are deficient in certain nutrients and are not balanced. Let’s have a look at some of them.

Nov 30

Top 8 Tips to Stick to Your Low Calorie Diet

There are several ways to lose weight. The way to get permanent results is to make some changes in your lifestyle. However, many people want to lose weight as fast as they can, so they go for a short low calorie diet. The low calorie diets are great for losing a bit of weight quickly when needed, for example to fit into a dress. The low calorie diets give good short-term results (unfortunately the longer term results are usually quite disappointing if the eating habits stay the same as they were before the diet), but they are tough to follow due to the constant nagging feeling of hunger. If you have ever tried a fast diet, you know what I am talking about. This is why so many people fail in their attempts to go through a diet, no matter how short.

Nov 29

Understanding All Your Diet Options

Almost everyone has been on a diet at some point in their life. There are so many different diet types, though, that choosing one that works for you is not an easy task. These diet types have been categorized by the National Institutes of Health so you can better understand them. Choosing the right diet type is key to losing weight and meeting your goals.

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