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You have complete control over your actions.

We’d all like to lose weight fast, right?

Sometimes we pickup bad habits without even realizing it like biting our nails or not eating as well as we should. We’re usually only conscious of it when these habits snowball into something bigger.

In terms of being overweight or obese, it gets to a certain point when you are obviously aware, but choose not to think about it or are perhaps scared to do so.

Everyone needs and will eventually have¬† a “wake-up call” regarding their health. Don’t feel bad if that’s what it takes for you to finally take action and start losing weight. Read more on How to Lose Weight Fast…

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Finding motivation to lose weight can be quite a challenge, especially when just starting out. Surrounding yourself with people who understand and support you and your goals is a great way to gain motivation.

Even though the main objective is to find and maintain motivation, there is something you should take into consideration: Read more on Be Wary of Weight Loss Motivation From Others…

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About 60% of your body is made up of water. It is probably the most overlooked element when it comes to losing weight. Your body needs water to do every single function is can — everything from breathing to digesting food. Drinking an adequate amount of water can help you lose weight in a number of ways.

Firstly, drinking enough water keeps your stomach full and helps you maintain that “full satisfied” feeling. No one likes feeling hungry all the time while dieting, so drink your water!

One think that helped me lose all my weight was Read more on How Drinking Water Helps Weight Loss…

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The more you eat a particular type of food or meal, the closer you get to becoming sick and bored with it. If you ate your favorite meal every single day, it won’t be long until it’s no longer your favorite.

The same concept applies with regard to cardiorespiratory exercise. If you use the treadmill or bike every single time, you’re going to get sick of it and not want to do it at all.

The key to prevent this is to Read more on Add Different Types of Cardio for Weight Loss…

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We’re all human. We all make mistakes and succumb to the temptation of the delicious yet unhealthy foods we love.

There are two paths you could follow here:

  1. Go all out and completely omit any food/drink that you consider a “cheat meal.”
  2. Or you can have a scheduled cheat meal or cheat day at the frequency of your choosing (no more than once a week or that defeats the purpose of cheating).

Now method 1 will Read more on Should You Have a Cheat Day/Meal When Trying to Lose Weight?…

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Interval training is when you have a period of time when you’re using moderate or low intensity of cardiorespiratory exercise, followed by a shorter period of high-intensity exercise.

For example: 1 minute of jogging immediately followed by 30 seconds of full out sprinting. This cycle is repeated for the given duration of the workout.

Increasing your intensity and heart rate for short periods of time can yield great gains for your cardiorespiratory health and performance.

Interval training use very useful to break through endurance plateaus you may encounter. It also Read more on Use Interval Training to Help Lose Weight…

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For some people, it can be very easy to get discouraged when trying to lose weight. Learning how to be patient while staying consistent is key.

But in the struggle to stay consistent with workouts or diet, comes the inevitable downfall of missing a workout or cheating on your diet and the immediate guilt afterwards.

This is completely normal and is a sign that you are in fact, only human. The best thing to do in this situation is to Read more on Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself When Trying to Lose Weight…

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Does eating fat make you fat? Makes sense on paper right? So is this popular statement true? Well today, I’m going to defend fat — the most negatively talked about macronutrient.

Not all fats are created equal.

Over the past few decades, fat has been getting a bad reputation, particularly from the surgeon general, American Heart Association, etc.

They conducted several studies that concluded that a diet that is high in fat, lead to people gaining too much weight and becoming overweight and obese.

Therefore fat immediately became the culprit and you started seeing fads like low fat diets and such. The food industry quickly capitalized on this trend and started selling fat-free products in order to cash in on consumer’s fear of fat.

There are four types of fat:

  1. Trans Fat
  2. Saturated fat
  3. Monounsaturated fat
  4. Polyunsaturated fat

Before I go any further, I want to make it very clear that Read more on Eat Fat to Lose Fat?…

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I get asked this question a lot. This is the simplest way I can answer it: In the short term, yes. In the long run, no.

Since all diet drinks have 0 calories, they will definitely help you consume less calories every day which could in turn, help you lose weight in the short term.

There are a few very important things you should know about diet soda though that could cause more harm than good to you.

First of all, Read more on Are Diet Drinks Good For Weight Loss?…

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Free weights consist of dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, etc. Are they superior to resistance machines like the chest press machine when trying to lose weight?

Which will help you reach your goals faster?

The short answer is yes, and I’ll explain why.

In fact, free weights are superior to machines when it comes to building muscle as well.

There are a few reasons why this is, but the main one is that Read more on Free Weights or Machines for Weight Loss?…

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