Too frenzied to make healthy eating choices? These tactics make it easy.
taking care of a newborn. We get it—life these days is crazy-hectic. And when you’re stressed and time-pressed, one of the first things to go out the window is your weight-loss plan. Who has time to cook healthy food or make it to the gym when there’s just so much to take care of every day? Take a deep breath, relax, and read these brilliantly easy ways to stick to your diet.
Yep, it’ll be painful, but go through your cabinets and fridge and trash (or give away) all your sugary snacks, processed chips and crackers, frozen treats…
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Let’s continue the theme of health and vitality during the holidays by giving you the greatest fitness secret EVER:
Let me come right on out and give you what I think is the greatest secret to staying fit through exercise.
In fact, I think it is the greatest secret to any achievement in life.
In exercise, it is just revealed physically.
The secret is consistency.
Lack of consistency is the subtle but great stealer of all dreams, goals, and ambitions.
This stop and start process is what kills progress in any pursuit.
You can ultimately accomplish what seems like incredible, extraordinary results in short spurts.
But if it’s not continued, it’s all ultimately for nothing.
Here’s what it’s like, and this is an analogy I picked up from the late great Zig Ziglar:
Think about pumping a well. Back in the old times. Remember, you go to…
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If the mere thought of starting your weight-loss journey leaves you shaking in your flats, we’ve got good—okay, make that amazing—news for you: Getting healthy and losing weight doesn’t have to be an intimidating prospect. (It should be an exciting one! After all, you’re about to feel better than ever before.)
To prove our point, we’ve gathered up three facts that take the “big and bad” out of weight loss. Get ready to breathe a sigh of relief:
1. One Bad Day Won’t Wreck Your Results
A lot of women beat themselves up about one “bad” day, but the fact is you physically can’t gain much weight in 24 hours. After all, since a pound of fat contains about 3,500 calories, you’d have to consume 3,500 calories more than what you burn to gain a single pound, says Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH…
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December 1, 2014 | By Barbara Stepko
Naps used to get a bad rap, conjuring up all sorts of unfortunate—and unfair—images of slackers, rambunctious kindergarteners in need of time outs, and AARP members looking to rest their weary bones.
Not anymore. A 2013 Gallup Poll revealed that 40% of Americans get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night; what’s more 43% admitted they’d feel better if they got more sleep. So it makes sense that we’d try to catch some extra zzz’s whenever (and sometimes wherever) we can.
And more and more people are doing just that. Companies like Google, Ben & Jerry’s and Proctor and Gamble encourage employees to take nap breaks. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is one of several colleges to set up rooms for napping. (Located in the school’s library, UM’s nap station is equipped with vinyl cots…
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These moves will set you up for all-day success.
Of course, you don’t want to wake up so late that…
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Learn how to stop snacking just because you’re tired, bored, or thirsty—or for any other reason besides nourishment.
Do you ever down a snack and feel zero satisfaction afterward? Or find yourself wanting to eat while staring off into space at work? Then there’s a good chance that you’ve eaten for a reason other than your body needing nourishment. “Hunger is your body’s fuel gauge,” says Michelle May, M.D., author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat and creator of the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program. “The trick is to pay attention to the signals for hunger before you eat. It’s like checking your fuel gauge before getting off the highway for gas.” Here’s May’s step-by-step process for doing just that:
Pause Before You Eat
“The key is awareness,” says May. “When you feel like eating, always pause in that…
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