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The ideal amount of water to drink each day is 1L per 100lbs you weigh. So if you are 150lbs this should be 1.5L and 200 lbs then 2L. If you don’t drink water daily your insides are like a fish tank that hasn’t been cleaned out in weeks – get the picture!!

The ideal walking speed for weight loss is 12 minute miles. At this speed you burn great calories and greatly improve your metabolism. So whatever your current walking speed aim to gradually progress until you get to 12 minutes per mile!

Stress makes your stomach fat! Continuous stress causes high levels of cortisol to accumulate in the body especially… Read more

There are many ways for getting more motivated for weight loss and I have covered some of the best in previous issues. However there are 2 techniques in particular that alone if used properly will make sure you stick with your goals: Positive Public Pressure & Put Enjoyment In Your Goal Activity. In this article I will cover Positive Public Pressure.

Positive Public Pressure – is about informing key people in your life about your goal and putting yourself in a position so that you are accountable and have to up date them on your progress. Yes, it is putting yourself out there – but you are committed… Read more

Why Does My Cellulite Get Worse When I Lose Weight?

Cellulite very often gets worse during weight loss because of the poor nutrition people get from the diet they have chosen and because they do not include the right exercise. Good nutrition especially including essential fats (omega 3 and omega 6) and key minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc is critical for accessing this stubborn, isolated and compacted fat and most weight loss diets do not include enough of these. The demand for these is actually higher if you are exercising for weight loss something you absolutely should be doing.

Another… Read more

Exercise is absolutely vital for weight loss and any plan or person that says otherwise is very very wrong and very misleading. Aerobic (cardio) work where you get your heart rate up and try to keep it up for 40 minutes or more is very important and traditionally was considered the core of exercise weight loss…but not any longer!

Toning work is really the most important form of exercise for weight loss and if you are leaving it out you are making a huge mistake! Toning helps you to make enormous changes in your metabolism as well as being the most effective way to prevent sagging, tighten your skin and… Read more

Continuing on from the last issue here are some keys things you need to watch to protect and enhance your motivation for weight loss or other health lifestyle changes. They really make a difference – practice them and see!

CHUNK SIZE – you need to view challenging tasks in parts. Don’t think about a week of dieting but rather 1 day at a time and even 1 meal at a time! Don’t focus on an hour of exercise but rather on getting the first 15 minutes done or the first mile done. Looking at the full task can be very scary and de-motivating, the pain often seems too much. Focus on small portions and then… Read more

Q. Why Can’t I Gain Weight? I’m too Skinny!

A. The inability to gain weight is a major stress for some people. This can be as distressing to those in this situation (especially ladies) as losing weight is to people with a weight problem. What is worse is that while there are plenty of people advising about weight loss, there are few if any who advise about weight gain and especially how to do it right.

In people who are unable to gain weight there are 3 factors to consider – their metabolism is normally unbalanced (including overactive thyroid function), they normally have poor food balance… Read more

Absolutely critical to your motivation is your environment – the items, pictures, people and other things around you at home and at work. Expecting to stay motivated for weight loss or anything else when your environment is wrong is near impossible.

You need to create an environment that supports and inspires your goal and that can pull you up when you are down. There are so many de-motivators everyday to your goal including your own negative thoughts, it is vital to have constant reminders to re-focus you. The items you use don’t have to be specifically about weight loss, they just have to be… Read more

In the last article we discussed how a lot more people would succeed at weight loss if they simply got committed. Most people who think they are committed are actually not! We covered that being committed means:

  1. Expecting problems and being prepared to solve them.
  2. Recognising that YOU are ultimately responsible and control your own destiny.
  3. Not letting a relapse (where you go off the rails) become a total collapse

Now let us look at 4 more critical keys to commitment:

Commitment means when you think you are too tired to exercise, or think you don’t have the time to exercise, or think you don’t… Read more

Are you committed to your weight loss? You might think you are or say that you are but unfortunately when it comes to the crunch very few people really are committed to their weight loss. A lot of people confuse commitment with simply being ‘interested’ in their weight loss. Just having ‘interest’ in your weight loss isn’t good enough, it is not a strong enough bond to get you through. So, what is commitment then?

There are many aspects to being committed so let us look at the most important ones. If you can get even a few of these aspects right you will be very successful.… Read more

Motivation needs to be constantly worked on or it can slowly disappear. Prevention is the key and how you think is a major part of this. Here are a few things to consider.

  • Remember exercise is a great way to give something back to your body – it is time for yourself, time to escape, time to undo the wear and tear of stress, work, family life, poor food, alcohol, smoking and all the other stresses of life.
  • Losing weight, toning or getting fitter should be compared with climbing a stairs or ladder. The top step is the job done, the ultimate goal. Concentrate on moving just one step at a time. Remember
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