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Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tools | 0 comments

Portion Control Effective to Lose Weight

Portion Control Effective to Lose Weight

Studies show that one of major reasons we gain weight is due to meal portions. Portion control is an effective way to lose weight because when you Monitor your portion sizes, you decrease the amount of food that you eat. A study published in Obesity Research found that portion control produced more weight loss in a pool of obese subjects than reduced fat intake, increased fruit and vegetable consumption, and increased exercise. It’s not just obese men and women who can benefit from eating smaller portions. Most of us, regardless of our size, eat more food than our grandparents did. In fact, research suggests that the average American male eats seven percent more calories per day now than he did in 1980, while the average American woman consumes 17 percent more calories daily. American waistlines are growing due to inactivity and increased food consumption at home and at restaurants. Part of the problem is “portion distortion” — we don’t know what a standard serving size is. How much one eats is...

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Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 in Diet Plans, Diets, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Plans, Weight Loss Tools | 0 comments

Diet Goal Sheet

Diet Goal Sheet

When you want to lose weight, you think the only way to accomplish this is to “go on” a diet, and most often they require too many changes all at once. That is why the hardest part of a weight loss plan is getting started. Therefore, you soon “fall off” that diet only to wait for the next diet to come along to “go on.” You find yourself in this continuous cycle of struggling to get started, failing, and waiting for another diet to try again. There is a way to stop this frustrating cycle. And that is to simply change your lifestyle. What does that mean? It means that you create a weight loss plan that includes gradual steps with documented successes and challenges until it becomes a permanent healthy lifestyle. By taking gradual steps you will make an easier transition from the lifestyle that currently supports your excess weight to one that enables weight loss, fitness, more energy, and better health so that you can live the...

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Health, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tools | 1 comment

Can the Healthy Fork Help you Lose Weight?

Can the Healthy Fork Help you Lose Weight?

The fork includes sensors which monitor the amount of food on the fork, how many forkfuls of food you’re eating per minute, and how long you’re pausing between shoveling bites of food into your mouth. If you’re including too much food on the fork or eating more than once every 10 seconds, it alerts you with a signal that you need to slow it down. You can also download the data from the fork so you, or your doctor, can monitor your eating...

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Weight Loss, Weight Loss Plans | 0 comments

Weight Loss Success Steps

Weight Loss Success Steps

When you want to lose weight, you think the only way to accomplish this is to “go on” a diet, and most often they require too many changes all at once. That is why the hardest part of a weight loss plan is getting started. Therefore, you soon “fall off” that diet only to wait for the next diet to come along to “go on.” You find yourself in this continuous cycle of struggling to get started, failing, and waiting for another diet to try again. There is a way to stop this frustrating cycle. And that is to simply change your lifestyle. What does that mean? It means that you create a weight loss plan that includes gradual steps with documented successes and challenges until it becomes a permanent healthy lifestyle. By taking gradual steps you will make an easier transition from the lifestyle that currently supports your excess weight to one that enables weight loss, fitness, more energy, and better health so that you can live the...

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Weight Loss | 0 comments

Chia Seeds for Weight Loss

Chia Seeds for Weight Loss

Chia seeds are harvested from the Salvia hispanica plant, a type of sage in the mint family. The seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and have versatile uses in the kitchen. Chia seeds were a staple of the ancient Aztec diet, and they are now grown commercially in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico. Why do Chia Seeds Help Increase Weight Loss? Chia Seeds work to slow digestion and the body’s absorption of carbohydrates. This helps maintain the feeling of fullness and minimizes blood sugar spikes. Keeping balanced levels of blood sugar is also important for both health and energy. Blood sugar may spike after meals, especially if you eat high-starchy foods or sweets. This can lead to slumps in your day where you feel tired and out of energy. By balancing your blood sugar, you not only lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, but you also ensure steady, constant energy throughout your day. Both the gelling action of the chia seeds, and it´s unique combination of soluble...

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