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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

For most people, the main cause of bad breath is a faulty digestive system and not poor dental hygiene. Badly digested food literally ‘rots’ in your intestine and releases foul smelling gases back up through your digestive system which you then exhale. A great place to start to correct this is to chew your food more slowly and avoid over eating at meals. Remember a woman should never eat/drink more than 400 calories at any one meal or snack and a man never more than 500 calories.

Another critical aid to correcting this problem is a strong probiotic (friendly bacteria) supplement. Make sure to … Read more

Q. How Do I Lose Weight From My Inner & Outer Thighs?

A. There are 3 key strategies for this. First on most weight loss plans the amount of fat being burned is tiny and so you never really get to the fat stores in these areas. This is one of the main reasons people ‘stick’ after 3 weeks – they were never burning much fat in the first place and were mainly losing water and some toxins and as I have said before you can only lose so much of this before your results run dry.

Second due to metabolism changes especially hormone imbalances that build up as you get older the access to fat in these areas is very … 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

A. This is all down to changes in your metabolism. As we get older our metabolisms are rapidly changing. Thyroid levels fall, male and female hormones decline, our digestive function declines, liver function declines and blood sugar rises and these are just a few of the changes. These are all critical factors for weight loss.

Even in young fit adults, the margin for weight loss success is very tight. As you get older, even small changes in the metabolism areas can wipe out the margin for weight loss success. This is the reason I always stress that there are 3 critical ingredients to weight loss –… Read more

A. There are a number of factors in this. Biggest of them all is the fact that on most weight loss plans you aren’t really burning fat to begin with! There is only so much toxins and water you can lose, so inevitably results will stop. This will especially happen on what I call one dimensional plans such as those that have diet only and no exercise, meal replacements plans, pill only based plans and low carbohydrate plans.

Another key factor is that people lose focus. Human nature means that after 2 or 3 weeks of effort, we start cutting corners and taking short cuts. Often we do this without even … Read more

A. This does not surprise me at all. Most people are given the wrong information on improving this. The big issue is you need to do plenty of cardio exercise as most stomach problems are due to too much fat and not just poor muscle tone. So you should get the fat level measured on your stomach and focus on reducing that with a balanced diet and good cardio exercise.

The other key is toning and most people do this wrong. Any stomach exercise that you can do more than 40 repetitions continuously is no benefit to you. Once you build up to 40 reps then you need to find ways of making that exercise more difficult so… Read more

A: No matter what your back problem, you must find a way to exercise. You cannot let the rest of your body especially your heart and lungs decay because of one problem area. Sure you need to be cautious and carefully consider what you do, but the WORST thing you can do is avoid exercise. The very thing you are avoiding is probably one of the best medicines for your back problem anyway!

If you can get out of bed by yourself, then you can exercise! Don’t use back problems as an excuse not to exercise! Talk to your physio or fitness trainer to find out the best way for you to exercise. If they can’t … Read more