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Losing Weight and Exercise

Losing weight and exercise should go hand in hand.

If you want to lose weight at a faster pace, exercise is very helpful.

Plus it is very good for your overall well-being.picture of mindset

Activity is very important. But it’s all about the right kind.

Trying to pack in more at the gym isn’t always the best route to take.

It just feels like drudgery to most people, and you end up quitting soon after you start.

Try to incorporate more activity every day within your regular daily schedules.

Take a walk, play with the dog, play with your children or grandchildren.

Park your car further away from the stores when you go shopping.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Just get up and move and make it fun.

Once you have gotten used to moving you might want to add a more formal type of exercise.

There are many avenues for this. Click here to see one of my favorites.

There are DVD’s you can buy very inexpensively or YouTube.  There are videos on Yoga, Pilates, Walking, Stretching, Strength Training, Aerobics and many more. Take your pick, find something that you will enjoy doing and not lose interest in.

Check  out your local YMCA. They have many classes available. Plus, you get to know many other people in the same boat as you.

You don’t have to be a body builder to get a good workout.

You have the internet at your fingertips and it is a great resource to find help.

Amazon has many exercise equipment options. If this is something you are interested in, so you can exercise in the privacy of your home, here are a couple of options.

A great treadmill that is excellent for someone who is very overweight. Less than $1,000.

Another great option is a Proform Hybird Stepper which is a lot cheaper. There are many good choices available.

This chair is great for someone that hasn’t exercised much or for the more mature individual wanting to get back into a healthy lifestyle.

I hope these suggestions have been helpful as you embark on you new life style. Remember if you slip, pick yourself up and get going again.

Don’t let one slip make you go on an eating binge.

If you had a little fender-bender with your car, you wouldn’t try to smash it up more, would you?

Weight loss is usually 75% diet and 25% exercise. It’s much easier to cut back on calories than it is to burn them off.

If you consume a 500 calorie meal, you need to run over 4 miles to burn it off.

So, what should you do? If you are in a hurry (and who isn’t) to start seeing the pounds come off, following a low carb diet can be just the answer.

My husband lost 40 pounds in 3 months following a low carb diet plan. But with low carb, you have to follow it pretty strict for it to give you quick results.

It’s the same with diet and exercise, just add it into your lifestyle and it will soon become a way of life. It’s been said that it takes 3 weeks to change or develop  habit, so the sooner you get started the faster you will see results.

You will be very proud of your accomplishments and feel so much better physically and mentally. You’ll wish you had done something sooner.

So good luck and don’t give up. I am here  to help you on your path to great health.

Feel free to leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.

 

 

Six Bad Eating Habits

Eating right

Do you have bad eating habits?

Many of us do and don’t even know it. How can you tell if you have bad eating habits.

First it’s not hard to figure out. If you are overweight or have little energy you probably have a few bad eating habits.Six bad eating habits

  • Eating Fast– Do you tend to gulp your food down and are done eating long before everyone else at the table. The best way to cure that is to take a forkful of food and then put your fork down. Chew that mouthful for 25 times before you swallow. Then pick up your fork and take your next bite. This habit take a while to learn and make it second nature, but it can be done. You will find that you will eat a lot less food this way.
  • Eating During Other Activities– Do start watching your favorite show and the next thing you know you have eaten a package of cookies or a package of chips. The best solution would be to make your kitchen or dining room to be the only place to eat. It takes a good deal of will-power but it works.
  •  Emotional Eating– Do you turn to food when you are happy, sad, tired or stress-out. That is a very common problem, but eating does not solve that problem. Try a different outlet, go for a walk, take a relaxing bath, pick up your favorite book.
  • Binging– Do you eat a whole bag of chips, a quart of ice cream or a bag of cookies at one sitting? Than you are a binge eater. The best approach is portion out the amount that you want and put the rest away. Make sure that you don’t go back for seconds.
  • Grazing– Do you do the cooking? Do you realize that you are picking at the food while you eat? Sometimes you can consume as many calories this way as you would by sitting down to dinner. Try to not taste everything while you are preparing dinner.
  •  Junk Food– Do you know how much junk food you eat in a day. Start taking a Six bad eating habitsmental inventory of what you eat, or better yet, write it down in a journal. Also read your labels. You will be surprised how much sugar and carbs are “healthy foods”. By writing every thing you eat down you have a true picture of just what you are eating.

I hope this article gives you a little insight into looking at our bad eating habits and some simple steps to change our bad habits and learn how to eat healthier.

 

Treadmill Reviews-The Best To The Most Economical

Here is the latest information on the most expensive to the most reasonable treadmills.

I don’t know about you but I prefer to exercise in the privacy of my own home. And I can buy a reliable treadmill for the cost of a gym membership or the cost of a personal trainer. But who wouldn’t love a personal trainer.

After studying many of the online treadmills available this is what I found and  here is my treadmill reviews from the best to the most economical starting with:

3 G Cardio Elite Runner TreadmillTreadmill reviews

List price: $3,999.00

Now: $3,399.00

5 stars

This treadmill is the cream of the crop.

  • It has an upgraded Ortho Flex suspension
  • a 4.0 horse power motor
  • an oversized running platform.
  • a 10 year parts warranty with 2 year in-home labor.
  • built-in fitness programs
  • fitness tests
  • design your own workout.
  • build in speakers for music
  • a built-in fan.
  • connect your tablet to watch t v or a movie.

When you purchase this treadmill you won’t have to deal with crowds at the gym or programming it every time you go to the gym.  It will be all set for you to step on and get your workout done.

The only thing it doesn’t do for you is the running .

Where to buy: Amazon

3 G Cardio Pro runner Treadmilltreadmills review

5 stars

List price: $2,499.00

Price: $1,799.00

This is the perfect treadmill for anyone who is short on space but still need high quality in their work out equipment. It folds up to slide under a bed or store behind a door.

  •  3.0 horse power motor
  • 5 year warranty
  • space-saving design
  • several built-in pre-programmed courses
  • one-touch setting
  • ability to create own workout

This is an excellent treadmill for the walker and durable enough for the advanced runner.

Where to buy:  Amazon

Life Span TR 1200 Folding Treadmilltreadmills reviews

List price: $1,499.99 award for the best new treadmill in 2011

Price: $999.00

Probably one of the best buys in quality treadmills. Works for the serious runner and also the walker in the family. It’s a durable piece of equipment if you are not interested in all the bells and whistles, and are happy with a basic machine.

  • 2.5 horse-power
  • spacious 20×56 inch running pad
  • biomechanically correct deck suspension system
  • supports up to 300 pounds
  • offers weight loss, healthy living, sports training and heart rate programs
  • won the “Best Buy” award for the best new treadmill in 2011.
  • best treadmill under $1,000

This treadmill is a great buy, but still very durable for the serious walker or runner, without all the fancy extras, which are nice to have but not really necessary.

Where to buy: Amazon

 

Sunny Health + Fitness Treadmill

List price: $399.00

Price: $379.99

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

This treadmill has 2.20 horse power with 15.75 x48.82 in running surface.

It folds easily and has a soft drop for easy set-up.

This treadmill has handrail controls and 9 built-in workout programs. A large LCD display with an iphone and tablet holder.Treadmill reviews

Also the treadmill has 3 manual incline position which is easy to setup.

It’s a great product if you don’t care about all the bells and whistles, which I don’t.

This machine is smaller than the ones available in a gym, but very convenient if you live in a smaller space and don’t have a lot of extra space. It’s well made and easy to assemble, plus it folds up for easy storage.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave a message below and I will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you, Deanna

 

 

Which Is Better Diet Or Exercise?

Exercise

Experts say the best return for your money is cutting calories or burning calories. You cannot just exercise alone, unless you have a very physical job that helps to burn a lot of calories.  And if that were the case you probably would not be reading this article. So which is better diet or exercise? Continue reading to see what I think.

But the amount of exercise to burn off a donut is so long you will get discouraged and not succeed. A donut at Dunkin Donuts is between 300 and 450 calories. It takes 30 minutes of low-impact exercise to burn off a donut. If you weight 155 pounds you will burn approximately 205 calories in 30 minutes. So do the math, you will have to exercise almost an hour to burn off a donut. Is it worth it.  The best approach is a combination of both womanexercise and diet.

Change or improve your habits.

First you need to change your eating habits in order to have good success and long-term results. Exercise alone won’t do it.

Plus eating right is better for your overall health. Eating properly will help to lower blood-pressure, help to prevent or reverse diabetes, improve your heart health, and help prevent or reverse other diseases.

Giving up processed foods, foods loaded with sugar, and sodas will help you have a healthier body. Exercise will enhance your overall well being, give you more energy, and definitely give you a much greater mental outlook.

Also having a proper diet long-term will help ensure proper health and will help to keep the weight off without the yo-yo dieting effect.

Just cutting your portion size, especially the carbs and high fat food will be a big step in the right direction. Add to that increased exercise and you will soon see the benefits without a noticeable strain on your lifestyle.

Little changes make a big difference. The problem is most people want a quick fix and there really isn’t one. Yes you can go on a rigid diet and exercise program, but can you sustain that life style. If you do that for set length of time and then go back to your previous life style and eating habits, you will just gain the weight back.

What works

Losing weight is not the simplest task to achieve, but in the long run the benefits will be well worth it. It’s been proven that it takes 3 weeks to create, change, or quit a habit. So in that length of time you can be well on your road to success. And the rewards will be worth the effort.

If you are a lot overweight it might seem like an insurmountable task to exercise. But if you take baby steps you will be surprised how soon you will see results.

Start slowly, start walking 5 or 10 minutes a couple of times a day and gradually increase walking-150572_640time until you can do a 30 to 45 min walk. Then concentrate on increasing your speed over time. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day and you did not get overweight and out of shape overnight. But if you stick to it the rewards will be plenty.

You will be proud of yourself and be setting a great example for your family. But be sure to check with a health care professional before starting and diet or exercise program.

I hope you found this article helpful. If so you can leave me a comment below. Thanks and  contact me below if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

Mind Over Matter

Think positive

First we have to start with our mindset. Our mind is a very powerful tool.abs

It can convince us of many things. If you really are serious about losing weight there are many tools available.

There are many weight loss programs out there, but some of them are very expensive and time-consuming.

Plus once you finish with a formal program you are very likely to regain the weight and maybe more.

There are many simpler ways to help you lose the weight and keep it off for good.

First you need to stop thinking DIET! We should think of a change in lifestyle.

Habit

You need to make these steps a habit.

A habit takes twenty-one days to become second nature, but the new habits will set you free.

You will feel like a new person.

Think positively about yourself. Think about all you have accomplished.

Thinking you can do this is a much better way to approach this rather than thinking you can’t do it.

If you think you can’t lose the weight, you won’t.

Think about what you are eating.

Mindless Eating

Many times we eat without thinking about it at all.

It’s very important to be aware of what you eat how often and when.

It’s best to eat all your meals at a dining table and not in front of a television or computer.

It will make you more aware of what and how much you have eaten.

Positive Mindset

Think of yourself as being slim and attractive looking.

The more you think it, the sooner it will happen.

Don’t think o.k. on Monday I’ll start a diet.

Don’t sabotage yourself by over eating until Monday.

So if you go off your good eating don’t just go on eating non-stop until Monday, curb it right now. 

 Start right now while you are reading this article.

Go to different, well-known diet websites and read all their success stories. This will help you to think, “if they can do it, so can I.”

Start being aware of everything you put in your mouth.

Grazer

Start by not eating in between meals. That was a hard one for me.

I was a “grazer”

Start by cutting out everything white, except cauliflower. Give up white potatoes, breads, starchy vegetables, and all processed foods.

Also anything containing sugar.

Be aware and read labels.

Look for anything in the list of ingredients ending in “lose.” It’s most likely a sugar or sugar by-product.

Try to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

They are better for you and do not contain any preservatives.

Always have a small portion of protein with every meal and try to stop snacking a lot. Allow yourself one snack per day.

Keep a food journal and record everything that you eat, and the amount.

You will be surprised at how much we consume without being aware.

If you eat until you feel stuffed, you have over eaten.

Try cutting your portions sizes in half, and eat slowly.

Put your fork down in between bites. Fill up on salads and vegetables.

The fiber is very good for your digestive tract.

Finally, get moving.

You don’t have to join a gym or buy expensive equipment.

If you haven’t exercised in a long time, take a walk, even if you can only walk for a short time.

It’s just important to get started. You will be surprised how soon you will be able to add more and more time to your walk.

As the pounds slip away you will feel very good about what you have accomplished. So just get started and congratulations ahead of time on your success.

If you want to jump-start your weight loss try fasting, intermittent fasting or juice fasting.

All three have shown great results very quickly.

You will be surprised at the amount of weight you will lose in a short period of time.

Plus it very good for you overall health.

If you would like, please leave a comment below.

Fast Weight Loss By Fasting

The perfect solution for fast fat loss, while keeping a healthy metabolism.

Eat Stop Eat is a program (not a diet) that will help cleanse your digestive system and rid your body of unhealthy toxins.

You will lose unhealthy fat, without losing energy levels, in fact, your energy levels will increase, and your metabolism will not be affected.

This plan will not leave you feeling deprived or starving yourself to lose unhealthy fat.

Most diet information does not make much sense.

You must eat more to lose weight, which means more calories in.

The less calories you consume the faster you will lose the weight.

Each year hundreds, if not thousands, of diet books, supplements, and weight loss programs are bombarding the public with the latest ” no-fail” plan to lose weight.

But the American public is fatter than ever!

Trust me, this obsessive form of “dieting” is time consuming, expensive, and unnessary.

You get consumed  with what, how much and when to eat.

You are constantly thinking about food and when is my next meal, making it harder and harder to stay on track.

Some of these diets will work for the short term, but they are not a plan that you will want to follow for the long term or for the rest of your life.

And that’s what you really need, is to get rid of the false claims about what and how to lose weight and get fit and trim.

The diet industry is always preaching about this new diet or supplement.

You must do this and that to lose the excess weight. But yet Americans are fatter than ever. Something is wrong with this picture

I do not think weight-loss is that complicated.

Stop wasting money on diet books, supplements, diet pills, diet cookbooks, signing up for membership to get weighted, listen to a lecture, measure and weight your food or count points.

Then following their low-fat recipes to only end up by think constantly thinking about food and than eating more.

Take a much simpler approach and you will think about food less and not be obsessed about dieting every waking minute.

Get off the diet merry-go-round and order Eat Stop Eat now and get your life and esebanner2012 eat stop eathealth back.

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