The 3 Most Common Dieting Mistakes of Women

A woman on a diet has many suitors. The weight loss world is full of companies and self-appointed experts competing for her attention, often spreading misinformation and making impossible promises.   It’s so predictable. They just want to get into her….pocketbook. If you’re a woman struggling with weight loss, there’s a good chance you have heard some unreliable information, causing you to make a mistake or two. Just a bit of misinformation can make weight loss seem like a code to crack. It doesn’t need to be as complicated as it seems. By learning these mistakes, you can quickly unlock your potential and get back to getting results. Let’s look at four need-to-know weight loss mistakes. Starvation Diets If 1400 calories is good, 1000 must be better, right? Wrong. Your body needs fuel to burn fat properly. As strange as it may sound, if you cut your calories back too …

The Hidden Truth About Cardio

How your daily gut busting routine may actually be preventing weight loss and pushing you closer to death. In western cultures like ours, countries like the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada and other European nations, what’s the first thing that anybody thinks of or tells you whenever the idea of weight loss is brought up? You’ve got to hit the treadmill, exercise bike or the streets and burn those calories! On the surface of it, this makes sense? After all, you’re doing a lot of work and you’re sweating and breathing heavy. Surely running a few miles every day must be dissolving those unsightly LB’s like crazy, right? Would you be surprised to hear that this is actually wrong? No, I’m not crazy– let me lay it out for you … Yes, cardio does burn calories, it’s true. And yes, some cardio is good for you. Light cardio promotes a. healthy …

How to Eat Carbs and Still Lose Weight

Carbs have gotten a lot of bad press in the past but the truth is you need to eat carbs to maintain good health. The trick is eating the right carbs and avoiding the ones that add unwanted fat around your midsection and on other areas of your body. Here’s what you need to know: First, you must understand that carbohydrates deliver essential fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants that your body needs to thrive. In other words, you really need to have carbs in your diet to remain in good health. Plus, carbs also are responsible for providing your brain with the fuel it needs to function properly. That means drop carbs entirely from your diet and you may also find yourself having difficulty focusing mentally.   So what carbs should you eat? The answer is you should consume complex carbs, which usually come from high fiber foods. Complex …

The Top Mental Health Benefits of Meditation

Over the last several years, more and more people have started practicing meditation as a way to stave off stress and health problems related to stress. When you start practicing meditation on a regular basis, your brain’s physiology changes. Preserves the Aging Brain Various studies of the last several years have revealed that when you are in your 20s, your brain begins to decline. This reduction in volume and weight continues throughout your life. Practicing meditation on a daily basis can help prevent many of the neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia. It can also help to stave off the cognitive decline that comes with age. Meditating regularly can also help to increase the protective tissues in your brain. When you engage in meditation, you’re introduced to states of intense relaxation and concentration which leads to the growth of new cells. This helps to protect against shrinkage of your …

Conditions That Can Be Treated With Acupuncture

Acupuncture, as well as other forms of traditional Chinese medicine provides a holistic approach in combating sickness and ailments. Their methods pay close detail to the whole body, the major organs, the energy called Qi that allows it to function properly, and the connections that distribute this energy to the entirety of the body. The process of acupuncture is deeply based on the importance of balance and harmony inside the body. The process of acupuncture directly affects the 12 major organs of the body as described in Chinese medicine. It improves overall health and correct imbalances that result to sickness. There are a wide variety of conditions that can be treated with acupuncture starting from the simplest to the most complicated. Listed below are just some ailments that can be treated with this unconventional mode of medicine. Headaches   Acupuncture has been proven to provide relief for headaches especially migraines. …

The Benefits Of Eating Right For A Healthy Body

As we are all know, eating the right foods in the right amounts will give us the maximum benefits. When we eat the right kind of food we are allowing the body to be properly nourished. There are several benefits of eating the right food. Below is the list. 1. Maintains a healthy body weight 2. Maintains a normal blood sugar level 3. Reduces the risk of heart attacks 4. Reduces the risk of cancer 5. Improves good blood circulation and maintains stable energy levels However, despite the above-mentioned benefits a lot of people still tend to avoid eating right for the reason that they are under the impression that whether or not they eat good food, there is not much of a difference in their health status. Others tend to evade eating the right food because they can not afford to live in such a healthy lifestyle. It is …

Tricks for Drinking More Water

A lot of people struggle with introducing more water into their diets. As westerners, we often get very entrenched in the habits of resorting to conveniently packed sugary drinks like soda or juice. These are usually not a good idea. Even drinks that tout themselves off as healthy often have preservatives and artificial chemicals in them, not to mention the incredibly high sugar content. If losing weight is your goal, then water should be your go to beverage, preferably leaving all other drinks in the dust. But this is far easier said than done, especially if you find it difficult to enjoy drinking water. Sure, it is the most natural thing in the world for us to consume, but that doesn’t mean that our taste buds are used to it after being saturated in sweet drinks that leave us wanting more sugar. Some of us require a bit of extra …

Eating What You Want To Lose More Weight

This may seem ridiculous, but the fact of the matter is that you shouldn’t ban yourself from eating the foods that you want to eat if you are attempting to lose weight. Sure, you can ultimately work toward seeking out healthier alternatives, but banning these foods entirely is very dangerous. When we put these stressful limitations on ourselves, a lot of the time it is far more than our psyche can handle and we end up not only craving these foods, but binging on them, which is far more unhealthy than allowing yourself a moderate portion of the food you are craving in a safe and controlled environment! Instead of torturing yourself by eating things you don’t want when you know very well that what you are craving is something else, you should find a compromise that you can live with. For example, if you have an addiction to fast …

Dieting Tips and Tricks to Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Dieting can be one of the most difficult things for us to do, which is why it should be something that we are able to make as easy as possible. We all want to lose weight at times, and integrating certain strategies can allow you to become far more successful in your weight loss journey. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, first of all you are going to have to stop using the word dieting. No, you are not changing your food habits and choices temporarily to achieve a result that will quickly become corrupted by falling back into the same old bad habits. Instead, you are making a lifestyle change that you should implement now and maintain for the rest of your life. Don’t consider going on a diet to be a novel thing you do so that you can go back to a bad …

How A Morning Ritual Habit Can Add Positivity To Your Life

Adding some structure to your day will help you get more out of your life. You’ll increase your productivity, which will help you focus on doing more positive things. You won’t be cramming your way through the day, trying to scrape by, all the while hating yourself for being so unorganized. Thinking negative thoughts while you go about your day isn’t a good sign.   You need to get a handle on your emotions. And one of the best solutions is by working on developing a morning ritual habit.   Waking up early in the morning has a lot of benefits. You get into the habit of sleeping early each night so you can wake up early. When you wake, you can choose any routine which will help you achieve your goals faster.   You are trying to lose weight, and you find it hard to squeeze in the time …

5 Surprising #Benefits You Can Gain from #Meditation

We’ve all heard that practicing meditation can be good for us, but beyond the common knowledge that it’s relaxing, we might not be exactly sure why it’s so good for us. The truth is that meditation allows you to experience many benefits, both direct and indirect. Here are five surprising benefits that you can gain from regular meditation practice. 1. It Improves Fertility Stress has been proven to hurt our immune systems. But did you know it can be equally devastating to our fertility? While scientists aren’t sure about the exact link between stress and infertility, they have discovered that women who took part in stress-reduction techniques were more likely to get pregnant.   2. It Improves Self-Acceptance When we engage in meditation, we become more aware of our thoughts and more capable of controlling them. A crucial part of meditation is noticing our thoughts and feelings without judging them. …

#Acupuncture For All Those Simple Aches And Pains

If, like me, you have quite a fear of needles and injections, then acupuncture, that practice of sticking needles onto different parts of your body to cure sicknesses might seem scary at first. However, if you’ve been long been suffering from some problems like headaches or chronic pains and your regular visits to the doctor don’t seem to be helping you, then why not consider a trip to an acupuncture specialist? Who hasn’t heard of somebody’s aunt somewhere suffering from arthritis and trying out everything that the doctors recommended all to no avail, only to finally be cured by a really good acupuncturist? Perhaps you were wondering if it could actually work for you. You might feel a bit skeptical since traditional Chinese medicine doesn’t immediately coincide with theories in modern Western medicine. In fact, the use of needles to cure people was discovered thousands of years ago in China …

Emotional Attachment to Bad Foods and What to Do About It

Comfort foods are something that almost all of us resort to at one time or another throughout our lives. But what happens when your comfort foods are part of the problem? They cease to be comforting so much as a glaring reminder that we are struggling with a weight or health issue that feels impossible to overcome. The things that once brought us so much peace and contentment now bring us strife. What do we do about it? Don’t fret! Comfort foods may have a place in our hearts, but they don’t have to have a place in our diets. And if they do, they can take up residence in a way that is accommodating rather than destructive. We do not necessarily have to get rid of our comfort foods in order to get them back in our diets. Instead, we can begin to change our relationship with food by …

The Connection Between Mindfulness and Healthy Eating

When you hear the word mindfulness, most of us think about meditation and yoga. We don’t necessarily think about eating well and the connection between the body and the mind. When we are feeling stressed out and agitated at the world, most of us assume that it is because we have a problem with our mental state rather than turning to examine the effects of the foods that we are eating. We become very cut off from our minds and our bodies both, and we stop realizing how it is that the foods we eat and the drinks that we consume have an impact on our bodies and our state of mind. Sometimes it is an indication that we have a food intolerance or have had too much sugar, or maybe we drank too much coffee or too many energy drinks or soda for our bodies to feel content.   …

Eating More to Lose Weight…

Many people would be shocked to realize that eating more frequently is actually one of the greatest and most effective ways to lose weight. When we are stuck in a routine where we only eat food once or twice a day, our bodies begin to feel starved and they slow down the metabolism. Not only that, but eating regularly is beneficial to the metabolism. It keeps it fired up and ready to burn off any of the excessive fat we may have stored in our bodies. It is very important that we never skip eating breakfast, because breakfast truly is one of the most important meals of the day. It is what kick starts our metabolism and provides us with the energy that we need to make it through the rest of the day. And everything we eat has a consequence, so avoiding sugary foods like cereals and granola bars …

Eight Myths About Acupuncture

  There are a lot of myths with regards to acupuncture. Some of these are true; others are silly while the rest only have a half truth. As you read on, you will learn which ones are worth believing. The first myth is that acupuncture is painful. This is not true because those who have tried it claimed they only experienced a tiny prick while others did not feel anything at all. There is no tissue damage when the needle is inserted into the skin or pulled out and only in very rare cases are there traces of bruising. The second myth is that you can get hepatitis or AIDS from acupuncture. This is true only if the needles used are not sterilized. In the US, this will never happen because acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles thus you are not at risk from these two diseases. Third, acupuncture …

The 5 Meditation Elements to Help You with Your Practice

Staying centered during meditation can be a bit of a challenge considering the chaos that surrounds us in the world. Reacting to the external chaos and other events that are beyond our control can lead you to have feelings of fear and anxiety. Using the following five elements during your practice can help to relieve fatigue in both your mind and body and will assist you in connecting yourself to the universal flow of energy. This meditation technique acts as a building block to the universal flow of energy and all material existence.   Space An expansive and empty element, space represents no resistance. Space is the container for all the other elements and the source of intuition and wisdom from the universe.   Air Air is a movable, dry, light, and dynamic element. It represents the potential of motion and empowers the ideas and goals with its flight. Air …

The Benefits of The Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet or as like some people prefer to call it; the Keto diet or low carb diet is about consuming a lot of protein and fats but fewer carbs. This diet makes the body send the fats that we consume to the liver, which the latter transform it into energy to keep the body strong and active for a long time without feeling tired quickly. The word ketogenic is derived from the word “ketosis” which means the state of the body when it doesn’t have enough glucose in it to turn it into energy, so it generates ketones that work as an amazing source of energy for both the body and the brain which makes it a great option for losing weight in a short term. The keto diet prevents you from consuming the lot for carbs that are the main reason of gaining weight because the sugar …

What Does It Mean To Your Health To Be A Vegetarian

A vegetarian is a person who prefers eating vegetables and no meat at all. Many people try to go vegetarian because of health and weight loss benefits.   Know The Facts A lot of people are lured to vegetarianism for many different reasons. Some want to live healthier and longer, others would love to preserve animals and there are some who just want to shed some pounds through eating pure vegetables. There is something you need to understand about being a vegetarian. Vegetarian diets will protect you against most types of diseases, including heart disease and cancer. In the U.S., around 1 million people died because of cardiovascular diseases and right now it is considered as one of the major causes of mortality in the U.S In addition, vegetarian diet patrons acquire more fiber than those of meat eaters. This is because veggies are rich in fiber and at the …

How and why to Detox Your Waste Away and what Essential Vitamins to use

The body naturally has its own detoxifying ways of getting rid of any negative residues left within the body system at regular intervals. With the current lifestyles in place it is often difficult for the body to make such detox exercises complete and effective. There is a need to find other outside ways and means to help the body through the detox sessions.   Detox Originally meant to eradicate the body system of alcohol and drugs there are now detox programs to actually help to recreate the optimum body conditioning for compete and better health. Such programs are fast gaining popularity and if used according to instruction the resulting conditions can be very impressive. Using certain diets, herbs and other specifically designed methods these detox programs help to remove any environmental and dietary toxins from the body system. Some of the ideas behind the use of these detox programs may …