Find A Reason For More Successful Weight Loss

Want to lose weight or get fitter, but can’t find the motivation? You need to find a reason to hit the gym, or to start a new diet. Saying “I will start on Monday” is for many, just not enough incentive. Try some of these strategies to help yourself get off the couch, restock the fridge, and reduce belly fat.

* Special occasion. Circle the date on the calendar and set yourself realistic goals. This would be for most, 1-2 pounds per week. Whenever you feel like eating that chocolate cookie, or skipping your workout, visualise the new outfit that yu want to wear.  For extra encouragement  try posting a picture on the fridge or bedside table to remind you why you are getting up early to go for a jog, and why you are not eating the pizza. Birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, vacations, they all work extremely well, just set that date before you start.

* Medical reason. Your doctor may have already given you a warning, or suggested, subtly or not, that you need to lose a few pounds, drop the blood pressure, or reduce your waistline.  You may have a family history of strokes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or type 2 diabetes. You may have seen someone in our family struggle to get around with the bad back or knees, lugging those extra pounds.

These are all extremely good motivators to get you going. If they are not, schedule a visit to your doctor and hear the scary facts for yourself. Better still, get some tests done and then let the doctor tell you what could be improved just with some diet and exercise. Don’t forget many health issues today (like diabetes type 2) are avoidable just by making healthy choices.

* Self esteem. Feeling fantastic can make a huge difference to your self esteem. If you see yourself in a more positive light, then so will the rest of the world. If those extra pounds are eroding your confidence, get rid of them. Think about how much better you are going to feel, when trim, taut, and terrific.

* Have more energy.
Tired of being tired? Need more energy to play with the dog, kids, or grandchildren? Being unfit, or carrying excess pounds makes you more tired. Once you start your new regime you will notice within a couple of weeks the extra stamina you have. Once you start having fun it should be easy to keep on going.

* Revenge. For those who have suffered some personal turmoil, like a heart break, there can be nothing better than looking and feeling fantastic. Yep, everyone might down a few beers or take solace in the ice cream for a short while but then it is time to get it together. After the chocolate and pizza mourning stage, you will want to be seen putting your very best foot forward. No-one is worth gaining 10 pounds for, or going up a dress size. If that isn’t enough, think about how you will feel in your new outfit when you bump into your ex looking better than ever.

* Appearance. Wanting to look better in your jeans, swimmers, or workout gear is a great reason on its own to shape up. No-one likes to feel embarrassed about how they look. Move your smaller clothes to the front of your closet where you can see them each and every day.

* Embarrassment in public. Maybe the thought of being seen in public, or eating out, or even doing the groceries, brings you out in a cold sweat. Perhaps you worry what others are thinking when they see you eat, or not eat. Maybe you just don’t want to embarrass your kids or your partner.

* Space.
Some people just start to get upset about the amount of space they take up in the office. Or perhaps they are tired of not fitting into seats on the plane or the cinema.

Conclusion.

Use a valid reason, whether it be health, vanity or something else, to help get you into your shorts. Once you have found something you feel passionately about, and have set yourself realistic goals, the rest will follow on more easily.


You Can Lose Belly Fat And Regain Your Health, Figure, And Self-Esteem

We all know that obesity rates are on the rise. However, did you know that an increased waistline can double your chances of type 2 diabetes for men and quadruple it for women? Most of us would love to lose belly fat, if not for health reasons, then possibly to look fantastic in our swimmers, regain our self esteem, or even just have more energy for day to day activities.

There are many many health related issues that you can actually reduce your risk of getting by shedding your stomach fat. Heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep disorders, and cancer, along with type 2 diabetes, are just a few unpleasant conditions that you can minimize by keeping your weight within a healthy BMI.

Of course, the other great advantage to losing weight and getting in shape is how fantastic you feel in yourself. The better food, and the increased exercise makes for so much more energy in the day. Your skin glows, the compliments start flying, and you start thinking “I should have done this years ago. What was I waiting for?”

I have found a downloadable e-book TruthAboutAbs that I can highly recommend that is both simple and safe. Even more importantly, the e-book contains the diet and all the exercises you need. It has been written by Mike Geary who is qualified as both a personal trainer and nutritionist. This diet is easy to understand and even better, you do not have to buy any extra’s like fat burners, supplements, or recipes. This e-book covers the whole package from foods, working out, and how to get into better shape. The diet is safe and easy to follow long term. TruthAboutAbs is not one of those diets that destroys your metabolism and has you weighing more than you did in the beginning.

Many people wait for their doctors to order them to lose weight before they do so. But why wait for a stroke, high blood pressure, a heart attack or diabetes to lose those pounds? Why not be proactive and get in there first and order the book now?

TruthAboutAbs has been designed to strip your belly fat off fast and effectively. Mike advises you as to which foods are the best to speed your metabolism, which trigger fat burning hormones, and which are the nasties that trigger the fat storage hormones. Mike also gives you the lowdown on the best form of exercise, which exercises you should be doing, and how often. (Surprisingly, 100’s of crunches daily is not the solution to losing your belly fat.)

Many of us have tried numerous other diets with interesting names and even more interesting concepts. However, the sad fact remains that in the long term most of them do not work and the end results are rebound weight gain. I mean, if the last diet worked you probably wouldn’t be trying to lose body fat again, would you?

Did your last weight loss campaign fail because the diet made ridiculous promises that couldn’t be fulfilled? Did the diet fail because it was too strict and you couldn’t live on lettuce leaves forever? Did the diet fail because you couldn’t afford the hundreds of dollars you were supposed to spend on supplements or fat burners? Was the diet too hard too understand?

Possibly the diet failed because despite your very best efforts, the author behind the diet gave you incorrect information, or you were consuming foods that triggered your fat gaining hormones instead of fat burning hormones? (What a scary thought!) Even more scary, maybe you did get off the couch and exercised like a demon but still didn’t lose the love handles. Could it be that the exercises were not the right ones? Yes, to all of the above.

When there are many gimmicks, gadgets, diets, and fat burners on the market, it can be tempting to throw money at the ones that promise almost overnight success. I don’t know about you, but I love the thought of losing 7 pounds in a week. The problem is that once you stop you nearly always put back on 10 pounds and the symptoms from the diet almost always make you impossible to live and work with. Grumpy, hungry, grumpy, headaches, grumpy, feeling faint, bad breath, sound familiar?

Now, it’s time to be honest with yourself. Did you try your hardest last time? Did your old habits creep back up, along with the pounds? Never mind, this time you are determined to succeed and you will. You want your self esteem back. You want to look great in your swimmers. You don’t want muffin top when you are wearing your jeans and t-shirt. You want to look and feel like you did 10 years ago. You don’t want to get an obesity related disease.

TruthAboutAbs has been so successful that it is the consistently top selling abs program through Clickbank, worldwide, on the Internet. What’s more if you don’t like the e-book or you don’t get the results you are after, you have 8 weeks to ask for your refund. There is absolutely no risk, with a 100% guarantee, and a secure server that accepts major credit cards and also PayPal.

What’s to lose, apart from your belly fat or diabetes? Regain your self esteem and your health. Learn healthier eating patterns and maximize the effectiveness of your workouts. There is absolutely nothing else to spend. No vitamins, no extra recipe books, no stimulants or appetite suppressants.

Better still, right now they are giving away 7 free bonuses which on their own total some $155 if you were to purchase them separately. My favorites are the “Stability Ball Killer Abs Workouts” e-book which you can do at home, and “Skyrocket Your Fat Loss Success” which looks into the mindset needed for successful weight loss.

I have been thrilled with my results. My waist size is no longer catching up to my age. My blood pressure has come down and I feel fantastic. My family and friends are all saying how much younger and fitter I look. I wish I had found this diet and exercise program sooner, and I think you will too.

Lose the muffin top or love handles. Look how you want to look. Feel how you want to feel. Minimize your risk of getting self inflicted health issues. This program is simple, all inclusive, and safe. Click here to check out what could be a life changing program for you. Act now, while all the bonuses are still available.

Warmly,

Scott

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The Benefits Of Garlic In Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

Approximately 73 million people in the US and 16 million in the UK have high blood pressure. This equates to roughly one adult in three. Scarily, more than 28% of people suffering from high blood pressure are blissfully unaware that they even have it.* Untreated high blood pressure is a major cause of death, contributing to both heart disease and stroke.

A recent study performed at the University of Adelaide, Australia, has discovered that taking a garlic supplement daily can potentially lower blood pressure points as effectively as some medications. It would appear that those with the highest blood pressure to start with benefited most from the garlic.

The patients took the garlic in powdered form for periods between 12 and 23 weeks. Researchers noted that on average patients with high blood pressure had a reduced top figure (systolic reading) of 8.4 points, or mm Hg. The bottom figures (diastolic reading) dropped by an average of 7.3 points. This was then compared to a couple of widely used blood pressure medications. ACE inhibitors which generally reduce the top reading by 8 points, and beta blockers which average a drop in the top reading by 5 points.

The average person’s blood pressure dropped by 5 points off the systolic and 3 points off the diastolic. Researchers extrapolated these figures to point out that these drops in the blood pressure of the population as a whole could potentially decrease heart disease by about 20%.

How much garlic?

The participants in the study were given powdered garlic daily ranging from 600-900mg. This is equivalent to 3.6-5.4 mg allicin, garlic’s active ingredient. A small fresh clove of garlic will contain anywhere between 5 and 9mg of allicin. So roughly, you need to be consuming between 1/2 to 1 small clove of garlic daily.

Researchers pointed out that the long term effects of the garlic on lowering blood pressure needs more study. However, it would appear that eating garlic in the meantime is only going to provide yet another health benefit. For the 65%* of the population who do not have their high blood pressure under control, the addition of garlic to the daily diet, along with prescribed medications, would seem to be a simple and possibly effective additional supplement.

Conclusion.

The benefits of garlic in the daily diet have been shown to lower blood pressure as effectively as some medications.

Caution.

For those people who suffer from high blood pressure and are being treated it is important that you do not abandon your current doctor prescribed medications. Consultation with your medical practitioner is highly recommended before altering any blood pressure medications. If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked in a while perhaps you should do so.

* Figures obtained from the American Heart Organization.

Do You Know The Truth About Sodium And Salt?

Reducing your daily salt, or sodium, intake can be extremely beneficial for your health. There are many simple and easy ways to reduce your salt consumption. Read on for the truth about salt and sodium.

The consumption of too much salt, or sodium, has long been associated with health issues such as high blood pressure (hypertension), kidney disease, heart disease, fluid retention (edema), stomach cancer, stroke, and osteoporosis. Seen enough to think about reducing your salt intake?

How much salt should you be consuming?

For most people, the answer to this question is very simple, less than you are now. Most American health authorities are currently advising that the average adult should be consuming less than 6 grams of salt per day. This is equivalent to 1 (one) teaspoon of table salt, or 2.4 grams of sodium. Medical research has shown that those adults with high blood pressure will respond better to their medications if they keep their salt intake to less than 1.5 grams of sodium. Babies and children require varying amounts, and it is best to check with your medical practitioner.

An important point to consider is that your body does need a little salt to maintain your body fluids and blood chemistry to satisfactory levels.

Foods that are high in salt content.

Processed foods tend to contain very high levels of salt. Fresh foods have small amounts of naturally occurring salt. Smoked and cured meats also have a high salt content. Fast foods are another culprit for the high salt content. Some sauces, breads, breakfast cereals, and pastas can also contain more salt than you would expect. Soy sauce and ketchup can both contain high levels of salt.

Easy ways to reduce your salt intake.

There are many simple ways to dramatically reduce your salt intake:

* stop adding salt to your cooking.
* buy low salt substitutes.
* check the labels before purchasing. The same product’s salt level can fluctuate dramatically between brands.
* select fresh vegetables over tinned.
* when using canned anything, rinse under the tap before using.
* be wary of salad dressings, frozen meals, and canned soup. These products can all be laden with salt.
* select fresh meat over cured, smoked or processed. (For example bacon, salami, and sausages all have very high salt content.)
* substitute salt with herbs and spices to increase the flavor of foods.
* remember, sea salt, kosher salt, garlic salt, and celery salt are all still salt.
* reduce the amount of fast foods that you are eating.
* Swiss, mozzarella, cottage, and ricotta cheeses all contain substantially less salt than other cheeses.

Salt replacements.

The addition of fresh herbs and spices, along with garlic, and lemon juice will add flavor to your meals. Slowly start reducing the amount of salt you cook with and add to your meal, until you are down to nothing. If you do this gradually, you will not notice the difference.

Whilst salt is an essential requirement for our bodies, most of us are consuming far more than is good for us. Excess salt consumption is linked to many health issues. Minimize your salt intake and maximize your health.