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My Tried and Tested Way to Losing Weight after Pregnancy

My Tried and Tested Way to Losing Weight after Pregnancy

You had just given birth and got all that extra bulges to lose? You might be thinking that losing those extra inches is as painful as labor, but it’s easier than you think. A woman usually gains 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. After delivery, there will remain about 10-25 lbs. of that weight. Is there a way to lose that?Cheer up! Unless you are already obese before you get pregnant, chances are you can still lose that “baby fat.” For women who have just given birth, the “diet and exercise” advice just won’t suffice. You need to practice a total lifestyle overhaul. You can’t just deprive yourself of food and exercise till you drop. You are sustaining a baby, so you’ve got to treat your body...

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Lack of Enough Sleep Results in Consumption of More Calories and Diet Imbalance

Published in the Huffington Post It turns out that when you fail to get enough sleep, you are likely to consume more calories the next day. The study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition by researchers from London King’s College, and it involved a comprehensive analysis of 11 different studies involving 172 participants. The purpose of the study was to compare how sleep deprivation, or the lack of it, affected calorie consumption over the next 24 hours.The rest deprived individuals in the study spent between three and a half hours and five hours in bed, while the control group spent between 7 and 12 hours in bed.On average, people who did not get enough sleep ended up consuming 385 more calories than normal. The...

3 Simple Steps To Activate Your FAT Burning Hormones & Start Burning The Pounds Off

3 Simple Steps To Activate Your FAT Burning Hormones & Start Burning The Pounds Off

Stop consuming all sugar. Eat a lot of vegetables with beans. Juicing vegetables every day also helps but without the fiber it is not as cleansing as fresh veggies. Use only vegetable protein, reduce carbs and add healthy oil/fat. Eat less (3 small meals) and stick to a tight eating schedule. Don't eat anything after 7 pm. Add some light-weight training or juice fast.How To Activate Fat Burning Hormones? If you remove all foods high in sugar, starchy veggies, sweet fruits especially the juice, snacking, and half of your carbs especially grains and rice, and then workout with light weights for 30 minutes every other day, the body will build new muscle from the protein and burn fat for energy for the next 12-48 hours after...

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

Best 4 Foods To Burn Belly Fat

By THE EDITORS OF PREVENTIONBelieve it or not, your body actually doesn't want to store fat. And the secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's about working with your body's natural hunger and sleep rhythms to curb cravings, burn fat and send your energy levels soaring.Research shows that our bodies' inner eat-and-sleep clocks have been thrown completely out of whack, thanks to cues we send it all day with the wrong foods—and too much artificial light at night. The result: You're caught in a "fat cycle": a constant flow of hunger hormones that makes your cravings all but impossible to resist. But if you tune into your body's natural eat and sleep schedules, you can actually—finally—say...

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Weird Ways Dieting Messes With Your Brain

By MARYGRACE TAYLORIf you've ever tried—and ultimately failed—to lose weight, you've probably looked straight in the mirror and blamed yourself. Maybe you weren't strong enough to resist the chips or ice cream. Or you didn't have the discipline to order salad for lunch instead of a burger.It's a common line of thinking, but that doesn't make it accurate. Diets don't fail because of some kind of inherent character flaw that makes you bad at eating clean. They fail because they trigger your brain to do weird things that make it almost impossible to lose weight.At least, that's the argument Sandra Aamodt, PhD, makes in her new book Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss. After spending decades struggling with...

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How Eating More and Moving Less Helped Me Lose Weight and Change My Life

BY JULIE FREDRICKSONMy name is Julie Fredrickson and I am the co-founder of Minimum Viable Fitness, a fitness and nutrition program designed to fit the lifestyle of busy professionals. I’m also a three-time start-up founder, a powerlifter, and a passionate advocate for taking a balanced approach to entrepreneurship. But I wasn’t always fit, and I didn't always have the most balanced approach to my health. When I first attempted to turn my life around via diet and fitness, I learned I was doing it all wrong.Panic Room When I was 25, I was diagnosed with high cholesterol. My doctor didn’t mince words—he said that because I was 20 pounds overweight and had a family history of heart disease and diabetes, it made sense for me to go...