Tuesday, December 30, 2014

5 Natural Weight Loss Secrets

If you're reading this, you probably don't need anyone to tell you that being overweight is not only bad for your self-esteem, but is downright hazardous to your health. Pre-mature death as well as many diseases are linked to obesity, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, gallstones and more. However, if you're like most overweight people, you have been trying to lose weight for a long, long time, but have not been successful. Or perhaps you go on diets and do lose weight, only to gain it back again and then some -- the yo-yo diet syndrome that many experts say is more dangerous than simply being overweight. You may be like many people, who become desperate, and use synthetic supplements, drugs or surgery that can be damaging to your health in other ways.

Well, read on for some natural tips we have in this article that can help make it easier than you think to lose weight and keep it off! And if you do it naturally, like we are suggesting, you will most likely end up far healthier at the same time, with more energy and vitality than you've had in a long time*.

Natural Weight Loss Secret #1: Don't Eat Low Fat!

Are you still caught up in the low fat mantra of the past couple decades? Do you think you can't eat much fat if you are trying to lose weight? These ideas are still so prevalent in our media and in the low fat products you see everywhere, that it's no wonder you may still believe this. However, according to the facts, more people are overweight now than ever before, it's being called an epidemic! And this has happened while we Americans cut back from 40 percent to around 32 percent fat in our diet. Low fat diets actually tend to promote weight gain, so add some good fats back into your diet today!

Natural Weight Loss Secret # 2: Add Virgin Coconut Oil To Your Diet

Many people have reported that consuming Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) helps them to lose weight*. They often see increased energy levels and fewer cravings for carbohydrates and sweets*. According to a 2000 report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, you burn off coconut oil three times faster than many other common fats. This is because it's so high in Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs). So try some virgin coconut oil today! Many experts suggest 2 to 3 Tablespoons minimum per day.

Natural Weight Loss Secret # 3: Avoid All Vegetable Oils

Did you know that when farmers were looking for a cheap way to fatten their animals for market, they began using corn and soybean oils? Let me repeat, farmers used vegetable oils to FATTEN up their animals for market! It did work, but they quickly discovered that in addition to fattening up their animals, these oils caused problems with the animals' thyroid glands and they subsequently developed many health problems, including cancer. The fact that polyunsaturated oils encourage tumor growth is well known among researchers. It is also well known that consumption of vegetable oils depresses our immune system, so well known that vegetable oils have been used for intravenous injections to suppress immunity in organ transplant patients. So get rid of vegetable oils in your diet!

Natural Weight Loss Secret # 4: Rev up Your Metabolism by Nourishing Your Thyroid

Research points to an under active thyroid gland as perhaps the number one cause of weight problems in America today, especially among women. That's because the thyroid gland controls body temperature and metabolism, and when the thyroid is sluggish, body temperature and metabolism tend to slow down. You can have an under performing thyroid even if it is undetectable on a blood test. So nourish your thyroid with natural sources of iodine and avoid thyroid blocking foods like soy and peanuts. You may also want to get a fluoride water filter if your water is fluoridated, as fluoride reduces thyroid function. Coconut oil, on the other hand, because of its metabolism stimulating properties, seems to be an excellent thyroid system builder*.

Natural Weight Loss Secret # 5: Avoid All Highly Processed, Refined or Chemically Altered Foods

Some people find they start shedding pounds simply by eliminating the following foods from their diet:

  • Refined sugars like sucrose, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, etc.
  • White flour
  • Vegetable oils like corn, soybean and canola
  • Artificial sweeteners and fats like saccharin, aspartame and olestra

These foods, besides being bad for your health, have been implicated in many studies as actually causing weight gain, so you really need to stay away from them. They are found in most packaged foods today, like sauces, salad dressings, cakes, cookies, frozen entrees and more. Some people have had a hard time losing weight until they cut out all of these foods from their diets. If you have a problem eliminating sugar, make sure you are consuming enough minerals, especially chromium and vanadium. You also want to make sure that you are getting enough protein and fat, including some coconut oil. These ideas should all help you with your sugar cravings*.

* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Copyright 2008 Karen Pijuan. This article may be copied only in its entirety and only if all links, including those in the resource box or the about-the-author section, remain intact.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Weight Loss Secrets of Thin People

Ever wonder what weight loss secrets those seemingly naturally thin people know? Is there something special about them that makes it so easy for them to maintain their weight while you struggle to even lose a pound?

If so, you're not alone. Many people wonder what the big weight loss secret is to getting lasting results that doesn't take years and hours of exercise to achieve.

Must you really dedicate your whole life to the gym just to see the scale drop a couple of pounds? And is it possible to actually eat like a semi-normal person while losing weight?

You bet.

If you know how to do it correctly.

If you don't, well, then you're likely out of luck.

Weight loss is a science and if you don't have that science working for you, it's unlikely you're going to see good fat loss results.

Here are some of the biggest weight loss secrets that thin people know, which you may not.

They Eat More Non-Meat Source of Protein

Non-meat source of protein? If that confused you, it's okay. It sounds confusing, but you just need to think carefully here.

By non-meat sources of protein, I'm referring to egg whites, fish (since they technically are not game meat), fat free cottage cheese, and whey protein powder.

These sources of protein are all excellent for the body and are incredibly low in both fat and calories.

In order to have the most success with fat loss, you want to be sure you're eating enough protein, and this will help keep the calories down.

They Move More Throughout The Day

Think those naturally thin people spend hours in the gym? Most of them don't.

Instead, they try and space out their activity throughout the day, moving more on a regular basis.

They might have active jobs - or if they don't, they're getting up more, moving around, shifting positions in their desk, and so on.

All of these will help increase their total calorie burn, making it easier for them to see weight loss quickly.

They Don't Starve Themselves

Starving yourself is just bad news all around.

First, it slows the metabolism. If a slow metabolism isn't the quickest way to not get results, I'm not sure what is.

Second, it causes a loss of muscle mass tissue. What does muscle mass tissue do? Burn calories. Lose that muscle and you lose out on calorie burning benefits. Not good.

Finally, starving yourself sets you up to obsess about food, which makes dieting very hard. If you're so fixated on what you're not eating, chances are, you're just going to give in and eat it - or else eat everything else in sight to try and overcompensate for not eating it.

Starving spells trouble for weight loss.

You should never do this - you shouldn't have to.

A proper diet won't make you feel like you're starving yourself because you'll be eating foods that stroke the metabolism as well as satisfy your cravings.

When you can combine both of these factors, that's when you'll see good weight loss results.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Number 1 Weight Loss Secret

People make weight loss a lot more complicated than it really is. They look for weight loss secrets which will help them lose weight fast and easy. And while there are some weight loss plans which provide excellent results, the truth about shedding pounds is much simpler and can be summed up in 1 sentence: burn more calories than you put in.

Of course, that may look easy on paper, but if was so easy why is the world getting fatter and fatter?

The reason is that most of the people focus solely on the physical aspect of losing weight and fail to take into account the no. 1 secret to weight loss: the emotional aspect.

Sure, you can workout all you want and try to eat health food all day long, but if your relationship with food is all wrong, then sooner or later, you will eat too much of something without noticing, or just find yourself munching away on some fatty food and disrupt the entire fat loss process.

Just think about it, with all of the diets around and the advanced exercise machines we have, our society is still growing fatter and fatter. Why? Because people aren't eating just to satisfy their physical hunger but also their emotional one.

The no. 1 secret to fat loss is that you must control how your emotions are affecting your hunger. If you do that, than weight loss becomes easy because once you break the connection between emotions and food, you will no longer experience cravings. When you reach that point, it will be easy for you to burn more calories than the amount you take in since you will completely control what you eat.

Before you even start another diet program, you need to make sure that you can avoid emotional eating. Otherwise, no diet and fitness plan will ever help you. That's the no. 1 weight loss secret.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Top Weight Loss Secret

How many times have you been online looking for that elusive top weight loss secret - five, ten, twenty times or more? It's a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are patches, pills, supplements, exercise programs, diet regimes, hypnosis, acupuncture etc. etc. All of them claiming to be the one and only top weight loss secret. But you know what? None of them will work without the very simple, top weight loss secret I'm going to reveal in a moment - and which you will realise you already knew anyway.

A doctor once said to me that losing weight, especially if you have a lot of weight to get rid of, is one of the hardest things to do. Unlike quitting smoking, when, in theory at least, you can throw away the packet of cigarettes before you go to bed and never smoke again; when you want to lose weight fast - or slow - it's not as if you can wake up the next day having lost 50 pounds! So, what is the one top weight loss secret which will get you actually losing weight?

Well, first of all, even if you are morbidly overweight, which means it is life-threatening, unless and until YOU decide you want to lose weight, nothing much is going to happen. Even to agree to an operation, it is still YOU who must decide it is time to do something. Hopefully, you won't get to that stage.

What is going to make you decide then?

Is it your family? After all, I'm sure they don't want to see you struggling to walk upstairs, puffing as you climb hills with your dog or try to run and play with your children. How about the effort involved when you wriggle in and out of clothes that are just that bit too small. Yes, perhaps it's pressure from your family and friends which will help you. But that's not the top weight loss secret.

Is it the difficulty with doing other every day things that will persuade you? Just sitting comfortably can be difficult if the chair is too small, or not strong enough to support your weight. Squeezing through narrow doorways and aisles might seem amusing when turning sideways makes no difference; but really, it's no fun, is it?

How about looking at the positive side of having lost a lot of weight? Is this the top weight loss secret?

You will be able to dress more elegantly, wear more modern styles and look fabulous in them too. You will have more energy, flexibility, stamina - to do all those things you ever wanted to do. How about getting really radical and take flying lessons (there's a weight limit), or perhaps a parachute jump appeals. Horse riding; yes it is possible for big people to ride big horses, but you still need to be very fit. There are lots of action sports which you will be able to do when you are thinner and lighter.

Men or women - won't you just look so good beside your partner when you go out together?

OK, so these are just a few incentives. But they still are not the top weight loss secret I'm going to reveal - right now...

Here it is. The top weight loss secret is to 'accept that it is going to be hard'.

Let me repeat that.

The top weight loss secret is to 'accept that it is going to be hard'.

Once you realise that, then you can take the next step and do something about losing your weight. But if you think it is going to be easy, then you are less likely to succeed and more likely to become demotivated. If you know it is going to be hard to begin with, then the only way forward is positive.

Once you realise that losing weight will take effort and hard work, then it simply becomes a matter of taking the steps necessary to achieve it. Whether that be through changes in your eating habits, an exercise program, altering your attitude to food or whatever system you decide is right for you. You've done the difficult bit - you've realised it is going to be tough - so now becomes simpler. You can knuckle down and just get on with the task in hand.

This top weight loss secret is the one thing that needs to be accepted before everything else that you do to lose weight. Once you grasp this, then you are already well on your way.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Five Weight Loss Secrets to Start the New Year

Are there really weight loss secrets? Some may agree with this and others will disagree but what I am about to show you is a simple way that I stumbled upon a simple secret, well my friend's secret actually, that has helped me to shed ten pounds in ten days.

After reading many e-books, and books covering weight loss, I was becoming so frustrated with all the nonsense that they were describing. Many spoke of Low-Carb diets, I also tried that, it was more or less starving myself to death, and you know I am the type who loves cakes, and just about anything sweet I can get my hands on. The weight loss information that some of the books provided were very poor.

Okay, now back to my story...

I must be honest, a good friend of mine is who told me about a simple way to loose weight, that did not involve any type of harsh dieting. At first I did not believe him, but I listened anyway, and pretended not to be interested.

That evening I got home and decided to do a little browsing online, I started doing research for weight loss advice, and came across some very informative web sites, that really made me think.

Now, to be honest, much of the weight problems that I am facing are simply because of my own eating habits. But, the big question that lingers in my head is; How do I stop myself from over eating?

I just love food, and I know you do too, otherwise you would not be reading this. To end off this long winding story, I would like to share a few of my weight loss secrets with you that worked well for me:

1. Start the morning with a light breakfast
Your breakfast should consist of crackers and a couple fruit (a banana and an apple), no bread or sausage, steak or eggs.

2. For lunch, a piece of steamed fish and vegetables
Lunch is where we get to add a little more substance to our meal, you can have steamed fish and vegetables or baked chicken( no oil or butter) with vegetables.

3. A little exercise to get the blood pumping
You have to get off the couch and start doing some type of exercise, it can be just a thirty minute walk or a 30 minute exercise routine at a gym.

4. For dinner, a light tuna or chicken salad
You have to set a shut off time for eating, your last meal should be around 8 P.M. At this time you will have a light tuna or chicken salad. Should you still feel hungry after nine or ten, just eat some fruit, no more meals after the cut off time.

5. Drink a ton of water
Many forget the most important part. and that is to drink as much water as you can daily. You have to eliminate the juices, sodas and all the sweet stuff from your daily routine. Water should become your main drink.

I do hope my weight loss secrets, will help you start the New Year with a bang, because it worked for me, and I do not see why it should not work for you.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

4 Weight Loss Secrets You Can Learn From the Biggest Loser

If you've ever watched the TV show, "The Biggest Loser" then you know it's full of drama and makes for great reality TV. Whether or not you like the show, or even watch it, there are 4 secrets you can take away from it and apply to your own failing fat loss plan to make it successful.

1. No matter how overweight you are, you can lose weight. One of the greatest parts of the show is the before and after. You see these amazing transformations occur where a previously obese individual becomes lean and trim, right before your eyes. It shows that no matter how overweight you are (or think you are), you can change your body.

2. It takes more than will power to lose weight. Many of you think you can't lose weight because you lack the will power to do it yourself. You may be right. On the show, personal trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michael's encourage, push, cajole, and sometimes even force the contestants to lose weight. Many of the contestants would not achieve their dramatic weight loss if not for the determination of Bob and Jillian.

3. You need a someone to guide you. On the show, most of the contestants coming into the show knowing next to nothing about losing weight. That's where Bob and Jillian come in and design comprehensive diet and nutrition plans for each contestant to follow. There's no way the contestants could design their own weight loss plans on their own. They need the expertise of Bob and Jillian.

4. You need motivation. On the show, the motivation comes from not wanting to be on the losing team during the team portion of the show, and also the contestant's team mates, their trainers, and the $250,000 they could potentially win.

If you thought reality TV couldn't teach you anything, think again - I just showed you 4 weight loss secrets of the "Biggest Loser" TV show.

You learned that no matter how overweight you are, you can transform your body, and it's going to take will power, whether your own, or someone else's (i.e. a personal trainer) to push you through the tough times. You'll need expert guidance. Seek out a trainer, or educate yourself on the right ways to lose weight. You'll need motivation. You may not have a quarter million at stake, but you do have your health, and that's worth a lot more. Take these secrets and apply them to your own life to achieve your own weight loss transformation.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Quick Weight Loss Secrets - 5 Quick Weight Loss Secrets From 2 Biggest Loser Winners

Quick weight loss secrets are not hard to find but if you want the best then turn to those who have accomplished the fastest loss.  This article shares insider secrets from 2 of The Biggest Loser Champions, Bill and Jim Germanakos who together lost 350 pounds in just 8 months.  Do you think they know the secret?  Read on to see what they have to share.

Here are 5 quick weight loss secrets from Bill and Jim's new rapid weight loss system.

1.  Eat with your metabolism in mind.  Keeping your metabolism running is an absolute key to rapid weight loss.  Don't slow down your metabolism by starving, eat smaller meals often throughout the day to keep fueling your fat burning fire.

2.  Allow some treats. Most people think they must follow a "perfect" diet in order to lose fast but this can actually work against you.  By allowing planned treats at the right times you can speed your loss.

3.  Exercise - short and sweet. The Biggest Loser looks like it puts an emphasis on long workouts but the workouts that give you the best weight loss results are actually shorter sessions with varied intensity.  Try a walk-jog-run combination on a treadmill or weight lifting which is by nature exercise with bursts of intensity.

4.  Stay motivated.  You have to stay on top of your mental game.  There will be many challenges to face but you can do it with a positive attitude.  Create a mantra like the brothers did.  Theirs was "to become half the men, so they could be twice the men."  This kept them focused on all of the great things that were waiting for them at the end of the journey.

5.  Have a plan. You must educate yourself and have a plan for exercise and eating that will get you to your goal.  This is why the brothers have put together their rapid fat loss system, so they can share their plan with others who would like to have the same success that they have had.

Use these 5 quick weight loss secrets from 2 guys who know how to lose weight fast and you can work yourself into a new healthy lean body.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Weight Loss Secrets - What Is The Secret?

Information overload comes to mind when you think of weight loss. It is all over the place and reading too much on the subject will only leave you confused. We want to keep it simple and to the point.

Weight Loss Secrets - What's The Secret?

What is the secret to weight loss? You may ask. The answer is there is absolutely no secret to weight loss. The word "secret" is just a marketing term used by marketers to sell you information you already know. There is only one difference between people losing weight successfully and those who don't. The difference is that you must find a custom eating plan, exercise routine and supplement plan, and then just stick to it and the results will be nothing short of amazing.

Here are some "weight loss secrets", and you don't even have to pay for them:

- Don't eat carbohydrates after 7 pm
- Use 3.2 grams of CLA (Conjugated linoleic acid) daily
- Eat more fibre
- Don't skip meals
- Eat small portions every 2 to 3 hours (This will boost your metabolism)
- Eat more broccoli
- Cut down on sodium
- Cut down on simple carbohydrates (sugars)
- Drink more water
- Remove any visible fat from meat before cooking
- Eat red meat only twice a week
- Cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Avoid fried foods

Simple Carbohydrates

You can use a combination of any of the above as you want. One of my absolute favorites to melt off the fat, is to substitute simple carbohydrates or sugar for complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are things like sweets, and it causes a spike in your insulin levels and then makes it drop drastically. So you get hungry more frequently if you eat simple carbohydrates.

Complex Carbohydrates

Complex carbohydrates also known as slow release or slow burning carbohydrates include oats, brown rice, sweet potato, etc. They provide you with a steadier release of energy of a longer period of time and thus keep you fuller for longer. The rule here is to substitute simple carbohydrates for complex carbohydrates whenever you possibly can, and they also help with reducing cravings.

The weight loss secrets mentioned in this article are simple, but they do work well. If you follow these simple steps, you will lose weight, but the most important point is to stick with it. I am positive that these "weight loss secrets" will benefit you on your way to weight loss success, and wish you the best of luck.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Celebrity Weight Loss Secret - The One Secret Celebs Use to Get Their Buts in Shape

The number one celebrity weight loss secret that you most likely don't have is... motivation. Yes that's it. Unless you have a really good reason to lose weight you probably won't put 110% of your effort into losing weight. You will cheat, you will delay your diet and you will do it wrong. Until you have the right motivation to push yourself to lose that fat and get into shape, you will and always be where you are right now. See this is precisely the reason why supermodels are so good at starving themselves, it's because the modeling industry is so competitive and it's their source of income. The celebrity weight loss secret works for them because their job depends on being thin. Yours doesn't so what's your motivation?

Be Motivated

If you want to be motivated to lose weight ask yourself right now why do I really want to lose weight? Is it for a wedding? Even if you are trying to lose weight for a wedding, why are you doing it? Is it because you want to look great for all the people that you haven't seen in years? Is it because you need to upstage the other bridesmaids or groomsmen? Notice both examples I gave were external motivating factors. Let me tell you first hand, no motivation is better motivation than intrinsic motivation. If you want to lose weight for your own health, to live longer, to be more limber, to breathe easier, you will want to lose weight fast. Who wants to lose weight for someone else? It doesn't make sense. If you are happy with yourself why would you want to do something for someone else? A celebrity or a models motivation may be money, but money will only drive them so far. What if you had all the money in the world and were trying to lose weight? It wouldn't be a very good motivating tool would it.