Thursday February 22, 2018

Lose Weight Without Severe Dieting?

Most people hear the word “diet” and cringe. Dieting does not need to be a bad “four letter” word. The reality is that “diet” really should just be a word to describe changing your eating habits.

Most of us choose foods that are not good for us – if only by accident.

Let’s face it. Try and good a “good for you meal” at your local fast food place can be a trying effort. A quick stop at Starbucks or the corner deli can also create challenges for us. The good news is that you don’t need to carry a back pack full of good foods, you just need to know which foods fit into a proper weight loss formula.

For the most part, if you choose “fresh” items you are already on the right track.

Fresh fruits versus processed fruits. Fresh meat vs. canned, etc. etc.

Think about walking down the aisle at a store. Do the items last a long time on the shelves? Probably better off finding another aisle.

Foods that need to be eaten soon (or they will go bad) are a great start. It helps you avoid some of the “processed” foods that contain a lot of extra ingredients that will work against your dieting efforts.

Weight loss is not hard, it is just about making the right choices. Hint: There is a Formula for that 😉

What are the Best Diet Pills to Lose Weight?

There is a lot out there about a “quick” way to lose weight using diet pills. Although the idea of simply taking a pill and losing weight sounds attractive, oftentimes the reality is less than hopeful.

The real numbers are that diet pills only work 2% – 3% of the time. Here are a couple of the pills that are most talked about (and what “they” say)…

Apidexin  – “They say” it contains 8 patented weight loss ingredients that will help you burn fat and keep it off. Apididexin guarantees visible results in the fist 72 hours or your money back. Really 72 hours? Anything other that water weight is nearly impossible.

Fenphedra – “They say” this diet pill was formulated for those looking to lose “serious weight.” That is funny since most people are trying to lost “non serious weight?”

Alli – Alli is the most popular diet pill…but that does not necessarily mean it’s the best. Millions of dollars are spent on promoting this product (you can even find it in your local drug store). I can find some M&M’s at my local drug store as well.

Lipovox – “They say” it helps burn fat, plus it fights acne and wrinkles. Really? Lose weight, fight acne AND wrinkles? Sounds too good to be true.

Remember, with only a 2% – 3% chance of success in taking a diet pill, why spend the money and deal with some of the embarrassing side effects? Sticking a “Formula” for weightless (and not pills) will go a long way!

Is it OK to Have a Cheat Day When Dieting?

Aaaah, the ever popular “cheat day.”

The day that you choose to throw out the weekly diet and eat whatever you want. How does it effect your weight loss and is it ok to have one? The answer really depends on the individual.

You need to burn whatever you take in…plain and simple. So if you decide that on your cheat day you want to eat three Pizzas and two Hot Fudge Sundaes, you will have to burn them off one way or another.

With that said, a “cheat day” can be one of your biggest advantages (especially when starting a new diet regime).

We all need to be rewarded. The idea of NEVER having something good (or bad depending on how you look at it) can be very depressing.

So, if you need a “win,” go for it. Just follow these three cheating rules…

1. Ask yourself if it is worth it. You will, one way or another, have to burn it off.

2. Pick a smaller portion. Typically if you eat 1/3 of what you planned you will be just as satisfied.

3. Go for a cheat “meal,” not an entire day.

Stick to those three things and you should be fine! Remember: There is a Formula for that :)

Get in Shape in 4 Weeks?

Got a big event coming up in 4 weeks and you want to be in shape? Well, we have all been there. The question is really how much weight can you lose in that time?

Every individual is different. The Formula Diet addresses dealing with time frames but here are a couple quick tips.

1. Watch your portions. Try taking 1/2 as much and then go back if you still hungry.

2. Drink lots of water.

3. If you drink soda’s – try and cut them out (or down to 1 per day).

4. Eat anything that expires! Items like fruits and vegetables are great for filling you up while not hurting the calorie count.

5. Stay away from processed foods. Chips, etc can be a real weight loss killer. Not only are they high in fat, they are also easy to eat too many.

6. Get moving – If you don’t normally do anything for exercise, get out and at least walk everyday for 30 minutes.

7. Four weeks is a short amount of time, so you really can’t expect massive results. Stay away from sugar (especially processed) as much as possible.

What are High-Fat Foods?

Is FAT good you? Well, believe it or not, some fats are good for you…but of course some are not. Fat contains twice the number of calories as an equal portion of carbohydrates or protein.

You have probably already heard high fat food is not good.  It can build up the bad cholesterol in your blood (and possibly lead to a heart disease or other medical problem).

There are different kinds of fat, but the ones that you want to stay away from are…

Saturated fat and Trans fats

Saturated fats are those kinds of fats that are solid at room temperature (that alone should give you cause for concern :).

Here are some saturated fats that are high in saturated fat:

  • Coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Hydrogenated oils
  • Partially hydrogenated oils

For the most part, you want to find the above items in limited amounts. If you are looking at labels consider the ones without these high-fat items.

Here are some common high fat foods:

  • Doughnuts
  • French Fries
  • Fried bacon
  • Butter
  • Pastries
  • Mayonnaise
  • Olives
  • American and Cheddar cheese
  • Nuts

You should be getting 30 per cent of your calories from fat sources, choosing the healthy sources of fat are going to make a big difference in your ability to lose weight.