Posted in Diet and Healthy EatingPosted on June 30, 2011
Talk about a buzzkill: When you’re dieting and watching your weight, it’s easy to overlook the impact alcohol has on your daily calorie count. But alcohol can be a major factor in weight gain, and even one tiny cocktail can sabotage your hard work elsewhere.
A new study confirms the rather obvious relationship between an increase in desk jobs and the U.S.’s rapidly rising obesity rate. But while it’s easy to target less “work” at work as a problem, it’s more important to determine what you can do to stop packing on the pounds while sitting at your computer.
The pounds have been steadily dropping for months and you’ve never felt better. But then suddenly, out of nowhere, you’re stuck: The number on the scale hasn’t budged, and you’re frustrated. What gives? You’ve kept the same fitness regimen, so the weight loss should continue to be the same too, right? Wrong.
Take your weight-loss plan to the next level by retooling your activity and exercise programs. Here are five ideas from Dr. James Beckerman, author of The Flex Diet: Design Your Own Weight-Loss Plan
Lisa Rinna, the Dancing With the Stars alumna and author of Rinnavation: Getting Your Best Life Ever, shares her favorite beverages for revving up metabolism, boosting energy, and detoxing.
Speed up metabolism, flush out toxins, fight bloat, tone your skin, and make your hair and skin glow with these everyday foods — most of which require no cooking! From actress and Dancing With the Stars alumna Lisa Rinna, author of Rinnavation: Getting Your Best Life Ever
Carbohydrates provide your body with energy to burn calories, but they’re not all created equal. Learn which to reach for all the time and which are rare treats, from Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames, authors of Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever.
In a time crunch? Work these four major muscle groups to give your metabolism a real punch. From Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames, authors of Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever.
Vegetables are low calorie, fiber filled, and nutrient packed. Here’s how to season them without calories and other tips to enjoy these metabolism-friendly foods. From Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames, authors of Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever.
Sleep could be just as important to maintaining ideal weight as what you eat and how much you exercise. Brenda Watson, C.N.C., author of The Fiber35 Diet, explains why getting eight hours is critical to maintaining your metabolism and offers tips on natural sleep aids.
Although it is possible to lose weight without exercising, a regular exercise routine will greatly accelerate your weight loss. Here’s why, from The Fiber35 Diet by Brenda Watson, C.N.C. Plus, a list of exercises and how many calories they burn.