Weight loss is a lifestyle. You live in a world that tells you to lose weight -- while tempting you to gain more. To maintain successful weight loss, you must address the mental issues, not just the physical.
Weight loss is work. "Get-thin-quick" schemes are as unreliable as "get-rich-quick" schemes. As the old adage goes, "Anything in life worth having is worth working for." You are worth working for.
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Fruit is a healthy part of any diet but resembling an apple or pear implies certain health risks. The basic shape we become is our genetic gift or curse, depending on how you look at it. What we do to add or subtract to it is our responsibility.
So take a look at yourself. Do you tend to gain weight in your belly and back? If so, you're an apple. Do the calories go straight to your backside and thighs? A pear is your label.... Read More
A journal documenting your dieting journey can be a beneficial tool to ensure achieving weight-loss success. Keeping a record of your efforts and analyzing what works and what does not is tantamount to creating a personal support system.
Your journal can consist of much more than a simple food diary. It can contain detailed information about your exercise efforts, your feelings and behaviors -- whatever will raise self-awareness and keep... Read More
By Abhishek Agarwal
One of the most important factors in living a healthy life is having a healthy self confidence. Many a time we lose our self confidence due to past mishaps, and this article will help you increase your levels of self confidence to what they once were, or what they should be. ... Read More
Many of us reach a point when our lives become routine, dull and thankless. We lose our sense of meaning and direction. There seems to be a lack of purpose and feelings of hopelessness permeate our very being. We do reach a time when we are tired of being emotionally constipated and seek out ways to break this numbing cycle. The time has come to venture into something new.
Here are some ways to discover joy:
Listen to Music -- Select... Read More
I had just spent an hour with my trainer Rusty lifting weights, run 35 minutes on the treadmill, taken my Dalmatian Lucy for a vigorous 40-minute walk, and then driven to the YMCA for an hour-long stretch class. Exhausted, I had to ask why exercise was ruling my life.
I feel better when I exercise, I rationalized. Taking a deep breath, I delved deeper and as I did, I began to see that my obsession with exercise was rooted more in vanity... Read More
The United States is clearly the fattest nation in the world. According to world obesity statistics, 30.6 percent of Americans are obese. Running a close second is Mexico, with 24.2 percent, and coming in third is the United Kingdom with an even 23 percent. These obesity statistics represent individuals of all races and gender who have a body mass index greater than 30 percent.
Obesity is far more serious than simply being a few... Read More
It is not a surprise to most people that health studies point to popular culture as a perpetrator of body image which has corresponded to the self image and well being of women AND men.
What may surprise you is that this is not a new phenomenon.
Is the rail thin appearance of runway and magazine models a new obsession which has started young girls and women on a path towards starvation, malnutrition and disorders such as anorexia... Read More
Several studies show that girls' self-esteem and self-confidence tends to decline after about age nine as girls enter puberty . How do you encourage self confidence and increase self esteem during these early years? There are things that can be done. This article will review some of those things. ... Read More
It's obvious to outsiders when a relationship is simply unhealthy for all those involved. Witnessing friends or family members who are involved with toxic partners is tough to see - a strong woman who now walks on eggshells, feels terrible about herself...the list goes on. But when your own mate is toxic, it's hard to step outside of yourself and your feelings to see the situation for what it really is - toxic. Here are some ways... Read More