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Night Binging: What's Happening

Posted: March 26, 2010

Binge eating mostly happens in the evening and you become someone else. In the evening you are probably tired and stressed, and that is why you should use your rational hours of the day planning your evenings in order to eat moderately. When you eat supper, you gorge yourself with everything you have at home such as sandwiches, ice cream, etc.

Try not to keep sandwiches, ice cream

Eat slowly and stop when you are full

Posted: February 15, 2010

Another cause of overeating is mindless eating where we eat on autopilot. The problem with this type of eating is that we tend to keep eating until there is no food left, without any thought as to whether we had long since satisfied our hunger. The best counter to this is to eat mindfully - don't be distracted. .Eating food quickly is a guaranteed way to eat too much. A good way of slowing down you


Lose Fat Not Muscles!

Posted: January 20, 2010

Your overall body image and the way you feel about yourself, will improve dramatically as you firm up and tone up. Certainly, if you have lost 20 pounds you will feel pretty good about yourself. But, how do you feel about yourself when you see your body in the mirror? Maybe not as good as you had hoped. That's because your skin is loose, your muscles aren't toned, and you don't have the body you had


Bulk-up Your Willpower Muscles

Posted: January 11, 2010

If you are struggling with New Year resolution don't be too hard on yourself, according to neuroscientists having willpower is not a character flaw and it could all be down to the physical make up of the brain. Because the part of the brain called prefrontal cortex is the same part of the brain that records our working memory and is in charge of willpower, Researchers showed that when the brain is


Facts & Myths

Posted: December 29, 2009

Since the 1950's women have been strength training to aid in their sporting performance. Yet, unfortunately, misconceptions about weight training haven't grown old with the times. Typically, women shy away from such a valuable exercise because they are afraid of bulking up or getting 'manly.' Well, let's explore the truth below, and see what's really going on, ladies!

Myth #1: 'I'm going to get big and bu


You Lift, You Lose

Posted: December 16, 2009

Many other types of exercise are beneficial for fat loss, strength training is by far 'the key' to losing fat in this plan. Not only you will lose body fat but you will also gain muscle tone. Even though you might not burn a great deal of calories during your strength training workout, you will ultimately burn a greater amount of fat. The addition of muscle tone on an individual will cause an incre


Bring Your Cholesterol Levels Down

Posted: November 8, 2009

Exercise is a great way to reduce cholesterol levels but there are also other things you could do as well. Read food labels and buy foods low in saturated fat and low in cholesterol. To help you know what to look for when grocery shopping, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) offers a partial shopping list for you:

-Breads such as whole wheat, rye, pumpernickel, or white
-Soft tor


What's Up With That?

Posted: September 28, 2009

I was walking out of the health club after a great workout, feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. While walking towards my car, I noticed two ladies headed for the entrance and while walking they each lighted up a cigarette; they were wearing gym clothes and were going to workout. You are probably thinking that this does not make much sense, trying to get in shape but at the same time, killing yourself


Do You Have Too Much Belly Fat?

Posted: September 9, 2009

The size of your waist is a good indicator of whether you have too much belly fat. Even thought measurements that compare your hip and waist circumference (waist-to-hip ratio) or compare your height and weight (body mass index) are more precise and can be used for research, your waist size alone can give you a good idea of how much belly fat you hold.
For most men, the risk factors for various dise


4 Habits That are Making You Fat, Sick and Unhappy

Posted: August 12, 2009

1. Defeating Thought Process:Thinking that food can make you feel happy is actually not entirely correct, it is the emotion attached to the food you eat that makes you eat more of it.Mindful tip: stop and think about the food you eat; their maybe an association with a previous happy event you are trying to recreate subconsciously. Be conscious about the link between the food you eat and the emoti
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