Is Your Weight Loss Diet Sustainable?

Popular diet plans for vibrant health   Okay, you’ve made the decision to lose some weight, maybe a little, maybe a lot.  If you’re typical, you’ve dieted before.  At any given time, nearly 50% of American women and 25% of American men are on a diet.

A survey of 4,000 women by the Society for Women’s Health Research found that, on average, women go on two diets a year with each diet lasting about five weeks.  This means that by the time she’s 70 years old, the typical woman has been on 104 diets and spent a total of 10 years counting calories.  41% of the women surveyed said they felt they were constantly on a diet.

One-fourth of the women in the survey admitted that despite their efforts to lose weight, they didn’t lose anything at all.  The average woman has failed at 10 diets in her lifetime.

There are so many different diets out there that it’s difficult to determine which one is the best for you.

Advertisements on television feature claims to melt the fat off and show before and after pictures of men and women who have been successful.  They all look miserable and desperate in their “before” picture and bubbly and cheerful in their “after” picture. Continue reading Is Your Weight Loss Diet Sustainable?

Back Pain and Extra Fat – Reduce with Yoga.

Yoga for weight lossBack pain can be a quite common problem, and you may even have experienced this pain at one point in your life.   Athough it may be a slight problem and it can be relieved to a small degree by a little bit of rest, it may become severe if it’s terribly frequent.

Back pain, typically experienced as a short-term low back pain, generally lasts for a short time and in some cases for a few days and weeks. There are several reasons for this pain within the back.

Sometimes if one stresses his body an excessive amount, that may directly have an effect on the rear and cause severe pain within the muscles.  This pain may even be caused by any injury or stress within the back joints. There are other symptoms of back pain.

Sometimes one also can feel the strain within the back or inability to face straight.  Back pain is additionally referred to as as chronic back if it doesn’t disappear after an interval of three months.

Changing life designs raising issues

Peoples’ lives have changed drastically in recent years.  Life has become much more stressful with prolonged operating hours, leading to neglection towards health.  Most people are avoiding exercise and are turning their back on nutritious food. Continue reading Back Pain and Extra Fat – Reduce with Yoga.

Get Fat! Omega-3 Fatty Acids That Is.

Omega-3 SupplementsWhen the words oils and fats are mentioned, health-conscious individuals tend to run for cover. What they fail to realize is that there are good fats and bad fats.  Complete avoidance of intake of oils and fats would actually be detrimental – rather than beneficial – to their health.

The Truth about Fish Oil

Essential fatty acids must always be part of our daily diet – without them, we take one step closer to our deaths.  Essential fatty acids are divided into two families: omega-6 EFAs and omega-3 EFAS.

Although there are only very slight differences to distinguish the two groups of essential fatty acids from each other, studies have revealed that too much intake of omega-6 EFAs can lead to inflammation, blood clotting and tumor growth.  The good news, however, is that the opposite is true for omega-3 EFAs.  Omega-6 EFAs can be found in vegetable oils while omega-3 EFAs can be found in fish oils among other foods. 

Omega-6 vs. Omega-3

Physicians and scientists believe that the imbalanced intake of omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs is the cause behind increasing cases of various health problems.

As mentioned earlier on, omega-6 EFAs can be found in vegetable oils.  This includes but is not limited to corn oil and soy oil, both of which contain high amounts of linoleic acid.  Omega-3 EFAs on the other hand can be found also in marine plankton and walnut and flaxseed oils.  It should be significant to take note that fatty fish and fish oils contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), fatty acids that have been observed to provide many benefits to the human body.  In the early 1970’s, a study on Greenland Eskimos have revealed that one of the major reasons why they rarely suffer from heart problems is because of their high-fat diet (mainly composed of fish).  Continue reading Get Fat! Omega-3 Fatty Acids That Is.

Some Signs You May Be Overweight

Clothes too tight for vibrant healthEvery day in the United States, millions of Americans say to themselves “I need to lose weight.”  Are you one of those individuals? 

While many of the individuals who tell themselves that they need to lose weight do need to lose weight, not all do.  So, the question that many ask themselves is “do I really need to lose weight?”  If that is a question that you have asked yourself before, you’ll find this article useful.

Among the indications that you may need to lose weight is if you are obese.  Many individuals do not realize that there is a difference between being overweight and being obese.

While different healthcare professionals have different definitions for obese, it is often said that those who are thirty or forty pounds overweight are obese.  If you are obese, you should be worried not only about your appearance, but your health as well.  Obesity has been linked to multiple health complications, including the early onset of death.

Another method of measuring overweight and obesity is the Body Mass Index (BMI).  BMI is a measure of body fat based on a person’s weight and height. The BMI chart shows four ranges: underweight (Below 18.5), healthy (18.5 – 24.9), overweight (25.0 – 29.9) and obese (30.0 and Above). 

The formula to calculate your Body Mass Index is to divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared  and then multiply the result by 703.  For example, a person who weighs 185 lbs and is 6 feet tall (72 inches) would divide 185 by (72 x 72) and then multiply by 703 resulting in a BMI of 25.09.  Continue reading Some Signs You May Be Overweight

Something New On The Menu At Fast Food Chains

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It looks like we’re going to see something new on the menu at fast food chains. In an effort to impact the obesity epidemic in the USA among adults and children, the FDA is requiring the prominent display of calorie content on menus at Chain Restaurants.

I came across this excellent article on the subject  […]

Some Secrets to Weight Loss

ScaleFor many folks following diets and relapsing into the old eating patterns and habits is probably something that happens on a regular basis.  This universal problem can be dealt with effectively by following 1 or 2 fast tips. Here is how to stick to your diet successfully.

The first thing that you can do to follow your diet plan successfully is give yourself a trial run.  Before you begin following the diet, try writing down your food habits for one week previous to the diet.  If you’re eating too much, then start constricting your food portions.  Also, cut down on the fast food that you eat so that by the time you actually begin with the diet, your hunger and longings will be reduced.  Thus,you will find it easier to follow the diet plan. Continue reading Some Secrets to Weight Loss