Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Weight Loss Tips For Busy Professionals

In order to lose weight, one must make a few lifestyle changes as well as a total commitment. What happens if you’re too just too busy? No matter how busy you might be, you can never be too busy to lose weight. You have to approach weight loss the way you approach your business; this means:

·        Total commitment to the cause
·        Failure is not an option
·        Never give up until you reach your goal

If you put as much effort into your weight loss plan as you do your job, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t be just as successful. If you are truly dedicated to losing the extra pounds, then you must understand that this requires a few lifestyle changes. 
There is nothing too drastic, just small changes that will benefit you in the future because you will look and feel better.

Find time to do some form of physical activity each day

The first task is to find time for physical activity. It is best to find something that you enjoy doing or even rotate between of different activities so that you don’t get bored. 
However, if you choose a regular exercise routine, it is best to do it first thing in the morning and schedule a time each day for this. The great thing about doing your exercise in the morning is that it makes you feel good throughout the day. Once you get home from a long day of work, you won’t have the excuse of being too exhausted to get it done.

Eliminate sweet treats from your daily diet

Once you have established an exercise plan, it is time to change your diet. The first thing you need to do is replace all the junk food in your home with healthy options including fresh fruits and vegetables. You also need to plan what you are going to eat at work each day. If there are no healthy options available at work, then you need to bring your own food to work so that you can still stick to your diet. Many people have issues with snacking. You can still snack at work or home if you want. Instead of eating something sweet or fatty, opt for a fruit plate or some delicious nuts such as almonds, peanuts, or sunflower seeds.

Drink at least eight glasses of water each day

Water is an essential component in living healthy. It helps to keep your body refreshed throughout the day, and the best part of all is that it has zero calories. This means you can drink as much as you want and you will not gain a pound. Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. You can even have a glass before each meal so that you eat less at mealtime.

Limit your caloric intake


One final weight loss tip is to limit your caloric intake to at least 300 calories less than before starting your weight loss plan. This is not very hard to do. It simply means paying special attention to portion size. If you generally have seconds at dinner, then try to break out of that habit. If you usually have soda with your meals, replace it with water. If you eat after your dinner, then chose something healthy like a fruit plate. You will be surprised to know how these simple changes can make a big difference in your weight loss efforts. 

I have been a personal trainer since 2009, but since 2013 with my clients at the gym, I had this little experiment about testing different diets and programs bought from the internet. We tested 30 programs with 100 clients and me and my clients together determined which one is the best and which one is the most effective.Please have a look at the results of the experiment..


Can Liquid Diets Aid In Weight Loss?

Liquid diets have been around for many years, but lately they are becoming more popular due to celebrity endorsements. It continues to grow in popularity due to the benefits of its drastic weight loss, but it also has other advantages:
·        When you are on a liquid diet the digestive system gets a rests because liquid is much easier to digest than solid foods.
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              It is very good for the skin, giving it a younger appearance with a change in as little as 24 hours from the start the diet.
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There are different types of liquid diets. Some replace daily meals with nutritional shakes.  Other liquid diets consist of drinking only juices made from fruits and or vegetables. There are also options where some of the meals are replaced by liquids and persons are allowed to consume nutritional bars throughout the day. If you chose to use a liquid diet to aid in your weight loss progress, there are some facts you need to keep in mind.

Liquid diets should only be done over a short period of time; it should not be used for a long term commitment. During the liquid diet, certain calories are restricted and, if this is done over a long period, it can prove problematic for your health. You also need to consult a doctor, nutritionist or dietitian before embarking on this or any diet for that matter. A health care practitioner will be able to set a time frame for your diet, but most beginners start a few days to a week at the most.

The diet will consist of about 8 glasses of water each day and each meal will be replaced with vegetable and or fruits juices. It is recommended that you opt for mostly vegetables juices because they contain more digestive enzymes, which will be very helpful on your diet. Throughout the day you can also sip on herbal teas, but check that they do not include any type of sugar.


If you are dieting during a work week, you need to mix juices and take them to work with you. You should also have your water bottle and another bottle for your herbal tea to keep you feeling full throughout the day. Stay away from places such as fast food outlets and restaurants while you are on the liquid diet.  If you must go to a restaurant for a business dinner, make sure to order herbal tea, fresh fruit juice or water; don’t be tempted by the other options on the menu. You are not required to do any exercises during the course of your liquid diet. The most exercise that is advised is leisurely walks, but nothing else that will allow you to increase your heart rate or break a sweat.

I have been a personal trainer since 2009, but since 2013 with my clients at the gym, I had this little experiment about testing different diets and programs bought from the internet. We tested 30 programs with 100 clients and me and my clients together determined which one is the best and which one is the most effective.Please have a look at the results of the experiment..


Everything You Need To Know About Losing Weight

Have you tried a number of crash diets that leave you feeling defeated because you did not lose a pound? Rest assured that you are not alone, but thankfully you can bounce back from failure. If your approach keeps you from losing weight, then that is where you should make the first change. An attempt to lose as much weight in a little time as possible does not lead to success. This is not a competition with anyone, but rather the effort to lose weight in a healthy way. There are a few things you need to learn while on your journey to a slimmer, healthier you.

Break your unhealthy habits

If you are overweight, then chances are you developed a few unhealthy habits that need to be broken. What better time to start than now? Some people might eat a reasonable portion for their main meals, but they tend to snack a lot, which is even worse. The problem with snacking is that you are unaware how much you are really eating until it is too late. If are guilty of this, it is time to stop this unhealthy habit. When you need to snack, opt for healthy portions of fruits or nuts instead of chips.

Don’t skip breakfast

Anyone who skips breakfast makes a mistake that many dieters make and, ultimately, regret because skipping breakfast will not make you lose weight. Breakfast is the first meal of the day and sets the pace for the rest of your day. It is also a very important part of your weight loss progress. Research has shown that there is a direct link between breakfast and successful weight loss.  When you eat a healthy breakfast, the body feels nourished and you are less likely to overindulge during the rest of the day. Make healthy breakfast choices such as whole grain toast, fruits, cereal, orange juice, or a glass of skim milk. 

I have been a personal trainer since 2009, but since 2013 with my clients at the gym, I had this little experiment about testing different diets and programs bought from the internet. We tested 30 programs with 100 clients and me and my clients together determined which one is the best and which one is the most effective.Please have a look at the results of the experiment..


HCG Diet – How Does It Work?

Are you one of the millions of individuals who want to lose weight and get healthier? Have you jumped from diet after fad diet only to end up in disappointment? We all know that obesity has become a widespread epidemic and the accompanying medical complications caused by being overweight or obese is just as prevalent. Being overweight and obese can lead to many serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer. So losing that weight is very crucial to your health.

One diet that has gained much attention in the recent years is the hCG diet. The diet has been around since the 1950s when it was developed by Dr. ATW Simeons. It works on the premise that hCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin makes use of stored fat for energy. How exactly does it do this?

The hCG is normally present at elevated levels in pregnant women during the early stages of pregnancy then drops as the pregnancy progresses. The timing of these increased levels occurs during the time when a woman still does not know that she is pregnant and is unlikely to be consciously “eating for two.” In the presence of hCG, a pregnant woman’s fat stores are mobilized to be used to nourish the fetus. This ensures that the fetus receives the necessary amount of calories and nutrients it needs for proper growth and development regardless of the pregnant woman’s caloric intake. Dr. Simeons also discovered that boys being treated for underdeveloped gonads with hCG ate less and as a result lost weight. This prompted him to explore hCG as a diet aid.

Both men and women can benefit from the hCG diet. The hormone increases your ability to burn fat allowing your body to use this stored fat as energy. At the same time, it curbs your appetite so you eat less. This translates to 1 to 2 pounds lost per day.
The hCG diet requires you to take daily shots or oral drops of hCG for at least 23 days. 

Depending on your response, you may undergo another round of treatment. Aside from the shots or drops, you are only allowed a very restricted caloric diet of 500 calories per day. You may think how can you possibly survive on just 500 calories a day? Won’t you go hungry? The 500 calories a day is the only amount you will need because the fat that is mobilized by the hCG is what you will be essentially using for energy. As long as stored fat is continuously released in the body, 500 calories is all you need to sustain you throughout the day. It is important that you consume a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fat content.

Once you have lost the weight after the round of treatment, you will have to adopt a healthy lifestyle and way of eating. The whole purpose of the hCG diet is to correct poor eating habits and break any food addictions. The one month or so of treatment will allow you to achieve this. You lose a significant amount of weight in a short span of time and learn to keep it off.

If you have tried every fad diet there is and have been unsuccessful, then maybe it’s time you try another alternative. The hCG diet is safe and effective and may be the solution to your weight loss struggles. 

I have been a personal trainer since 2009, but since 2013 with my clients at the gym, I had this little experiment about testing different diets and programs bought from the internet. We tested 30 programs with 100 clients and me and my clients together determined which one is the best and which one is the most effective.Please have a look at the results of the experiment..




How To Lose Weight The Healthy Way

There are so many benefits to living healthy; it is still a surprise that so many people are still finding it hard to do. One of the advantages of eating and living healthy is that it can help you to lose weight. This may seem like a difficult task, but it does not have to be. Instead of trying to find an easy way out, it is better to make a few lifestyle changes that will have you looking and feeling better. There are many quick fixes to weight loss, but the problem is that they never seem to last. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to do it the healthy way. Here are some tips to get you started on your weight loss journey.

Eat healthy foods

The type of foods you put in your body plays a major role in how and why you gain weight. Sweets, fatty foods and those that are high in cholesterol are bad for your body and for your health. This doesn’t mean you must eliminate your favorite foods completely.  It simply means you learn to limit the amount that you eat and how frequent you eat these treats. You can replace certain foods with healthy options. If you crave something sweet, then have a fruit; bananas, apples, grapes, and pineapples are very tasty because they contain natural sugars. However, the advantage of eating an apple instead of a piece of cake is that the apple will not go to your waistline.

Reduce your caloric intake

The amount of food you eat each day will play a significant role in your weight loss progress, so it is important to limit your caloric intake.  If you are overweight, it simply means that the type of food and the amount you are consuming is causing you to gain weight.  This means you must make changes in both areas. Of course reducing your caloric intake does not mean starving yourself.  It simply means consuming fewer calories per day than you usually do. Try for 300 calories less than usual, it’s really not as hard as it might seem.

Increase your activity level

If you want your weight to come off and stay off, then you need to incorporate some type of physical activity into your routine. It doesn’t have to be the tradition exercise program because this might not be for everyone, but you can try to find fun activities to keep your body fit and healthy. Take hikes with a partner, try a belly dancing class, ride bikes with your neighbors, play at the park with your kids, find a yoga center, go swimming, or do the traditional workouts. It really does not matter what option you chose once you do something.

Eating healthy is great, but eating healthy plus exercise is a sure way to lose weight. Remember that every time you exercise, you burn fat and calories.  Exercise is good for the mind as well as the body, so once you lose the extra pounds you will not only be looking good, but feeling amazing, too. 

I have been a personal trainer since 2009, but since 2013 with my clients at the gym, I had this little experiment about testing different diets and programs bought from the internet. We tested 30 programs with 100 clients and me and my clients together determined which one is the best and which one is the most effective.Please have a look at the results of the experiment..






Is Exercise Necessary To Lose Weight?

In today’s society where we are dictated by how we look and how much we weigh, weight loss has always been a goal that we all strive for whether we admit it or not. We all have that ideal weight that we want to achieve. But how do we successfully reach this “ideal” weight?

In this fast-paced world of ours where we are always on the go, we have very little time to squeeze in some type of exercise. Between work and taking care of our family, who even has time to work out? Which begs the question is exercise really necessary to lose weight? Which is more important in losing weight – diet or exercise?
Some people have this mistaken notion that in order to lose weight successfully, we have to exercise for hours on end. Exercise is however only a very small part of the equation.

In fact, many studies have shown that weight loss programs focused on decreasing your caloric intake make you lose two to three times more weight than a program focused on increasing your physical activity.  So what does this mean exactly?

It means that if your goal is just to lose weight, then diet plays a more significant role than exercise. Cutting down on your daily calories will make you lose more weight than just increasing your physical activity. Think about it. You will need to walk for 30 minutes just to burn off 150 calories from a donut. Imagine if you ate a Big Mac, large fries and a large glass of Coke, how many hours do you think it would take to burn off all those calories? If you just watched what you ate, then you would be more successful at losing the excess pounds.

However, this does not mean that you should forget about exercising altogether. If your goal is to be healthy and increase your quality of life, then you need to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. There are studies that show that adding exercise increases your life span. Exercise also reduces your risk of developing medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and some types of cancer particularly colon and breast cancer.

Furthermore, exercise can help improve your mood, reduce depression and anxiety, help you sleep better, improve mental clarity, stall the aging process and give you more energy.


Although dieting by restricting your caloric intake is enough for you to lose weight, working out is crucial for overall physical and mental fitness. A healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen will definitely give you a better quality of life that will allow you to live to the fullest.

I have been a personal trainer since 2009, but since 2013 with my clients at the gym, I had this little experiment about testing different diets and programs bought from the internet. We tested 30 programs with 100 clients and me and my clients together determined which one is the best and which one is the most effective.Please have a look at the results of the experiment..

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