Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-10 Tips for Finding the Best Diet That Works for You

Sometimes, getting skinny quick results can work much better if you choose the right diet plan. If you are looking to go on a diet to lose weight but are not sure where to start? If so, you this issue is just what you need. Discover how to choose the right diet plan just for you.

10 Tips for Finding the Best Diet That Works for You

With so many weight loss diets to choose from, how do you decide?
By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic-Feature
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

It's time to turn over a new leaf and resolve to get your waistline under control -- again. Will it be The South Beach Diet, Lose 21 Pounds in 21 Days, Sonoma, Atkins, The WebMD Weight Loss Clinic, or one of the gazillion other diet options?

With so many to choose from, it's not easy to figure out which diet will be the best one that works for you. To help the 65% of adults who are overweight, we asked the experts for tips to help you find a weight loss diet that is both healthy and effective.

The Best Diet That Works for You: The One You Can Stick To

All the experts agree on one thing: The best weight loss plan is one you can keep up.

"It doesn't matter how scientifically sound the program is (and many are not), how fast they work (you will regain as fast as you lost), or even how many people have tried it before. What matters is whether you can do what they say forever -- not whether you should, but whether you can." says Michelle May, MD, author of Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don't Work.

And of course, not all diet plans and programs are scientifically sound.

"Just because it is on the bookshelf, or the name is on a door, it does not mean it is a healthy, well-rounded program," says Judy Rodriguez, PhD, RD, author of The Diet Selector.

Still, it seems that the diets everyone wants are those promising the quickest, most painless results -- which, unfortunately, are usually not sustainable. Weight that is lost rapidly is usually a mixture of water, muscle, and a little fat instead of mainly fat. What's worse, losing is usually followed by gaining.

"Most people go on and off fad diets and fall into the yo-yo syndrome of dropping weight followed by gaining weight," says Rodriquez, a professor of nutrition at the University of North Florida. "The consequence is, you lower your metabolism and end up at a heavier weight than when you started."

The simple (if boring) truth is that losing weight is a simple formula: Calories in minus calories out equals weight loss, gain, or maintenance. Neither potions, detox rituals, nor supplements can change that formula.

"In order to lose weight, you have to eat fewer calories and be more active. Cleanses, creams and supplements are just gimmicks and not going to help in the long run," says Tara Gidus, MS, RD, the "Diet Diva" on the nationally broadcast morning TV show The Daily Buzz.

Just how do you know if a diet is healthy and sustainable? Experts say a sound weight loss diet plan should:

  • Include exercise
  • Allow a variety of foods from all the food groups
  • Be created by a credentialed professional
  • Promote slow and steady weight loss
  • Include portion control
  • Allow snacks between meals
  • Not rely heavily on supplements
  • Include small portions of your favorite foods and beverages
  • Be based on science
  • Include a maintenance plan
  • Recommend drinking plenty of water
There is much more to this article. I will share more with you in the next issue!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-9 Easy Get Skinny Quick Tips

We have learned many simple tips get skinny quick over the last few weeks. The last 90 easy weight loss tips were pretty easy to follow weren't they? Today, we will learn what the final 9 easy weight loss tips are so that you can finally fit into that pair of skinny jeans!

100 Easy Weight Loss Tips
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Tip #92: Grab the peanut butter

Research has shown that snacking on peanut butter is an effective way to control hunger without leading to weight gain. Dip apple slices in peanut butter; spread peanut butter onto a banana cut in half lengthwise ; have a serving of dry roasted, reduced-salt nuts as a snack ; or spread peanut butter onto celery stalks.

Tip #93: Eat Complex Carbs

Most complex carbs are high in nutrient value; they contain plenty of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Complex carbs are the "best bargains for your calorie buck." They help you feel more satiated (you feel fuller longer) than simple carbs.

Tip #94: Ask the right questions

You should ask yourself these questions as you begin: Why do you want to lose weight? Are you truly committed? Do you have a support system set up? Can you accept mistakes without giving up altogether? Prepare yourself, emotionally and mentally, for the changes you're about to undertake.

Tip #95: Follow these 4 rules

To lose weight effectively, you will have to permanently change four aspects of your life: 1.) what you eat. 2.) how you eat 3.) your behavior and 4.) your activity level.

Tip #96: 3,500 is the magic number

No matter which way you look at it, 3,500 calories is one pound lost. Whether you take in 500 fewer or burn 500 more calories a day, by the end of the week you’ll be one pound lighter!

Tip #97: Plan ahead

You need to plan alternative strategies to cope with emotional eating. Many people with weight issues have the habit of eating in response to emotions and stress. Be ready.

Tip #98: Easy on the scale

Your weight will fluctuate from day to day. Resist the urge to weigh yourself on a daily basis, as doing so will discourage you. Weigh in the same time and day once a week.

Tip #99: Build muscle

Building muscle through strength training brings many benefits, including: increased endurance; flexibility; reduced risk for injury; increased energy; and boosted metabolism.

Tip #100: Get Your Cardio In

There is no way to force weight to come off your stomach (or any other worrisome spots). The good news is cardio exercise is great for peeling off the pounds all over, whether your trouble spot is your tummy or your thighs!


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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-

Well, we have gone through 80 ways to help you lose unwanted pounds and get skinny quick. With motivation, exercise, and a healthy diet, this IS achievable.

Let's check out 10 more ways to lose weight in a sensible way!

100 Easy Weight Loss Tips
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Tip #81: Work Out a few days a week

Exercise experts recommend that we get an aerobic workout at least five days a week, but strength training works with two or three sessions a week. We used to think three strength training sessions were required per week in order to be effective, but that "magic number" has been reduced in recent years.

Tip #82: Rest Those muscles

It is recommended that you skip a day between strength training sessions to give your muscles a rest. For example, you could do strength training only on Monday and Wednesday or just Tuesday and Thursday and be getting enough workouts to see results.

Tip #83: Mark those calendars!

If you just say you're going to meet your goal sometime this year, that's probably too broad a timeframe. In fact, you may fall into the I'll-start-my-diet-next-Monday trap if you leave it too wide open. Instead, mark your calendar for a certain date for each goal that you want to meet. For example, by June I would like to be walking two miles a day.

Tip #84: Set Goals

If you just say you're going to meet your goal sometime this year, that's probably too broad a timeframe. In fact, you may fall into the I'll-start-my-diet-next-Monday trap if you leave it too wide open. Instead, mark your calendar for a certain date for each goal that you want to meet. For example, by June I would like to be walking two miles a day.

Tip #85: Get Help

You don't have to go it alone! Tell your friends and family what you want to accomplish and tell them how they can help you (and warn them of what doesn't help). Telling someone else your goals will probably make you feel that much more dedicated to reaching them.

Tip #86: Monitor Your BMI

BMI -- which stands for Body Mass Index -- is an excellent way to determine how close you are to a healthy weight. It is a better alternative to just stepping on a scale and being done with assessing your weight via the numbers on the scale. Why? It's more accurate than just weighing yourself because it takes your height into account in its results.

Tip #87: Eat Your Salad

Nothing gets bland sooner than a plain old salad made with iceberg lettuce; it's low on flavor and nutrients. Always keep baby greens like spinach on hand and keep that crisper stocked with fresh salad veggies like cucumbers and carrots to slice or shred and make a salad more tasty.

Tip #88: Get Some Fresh Lemons

A fresh lemon or bottled lemon juice will add extra zing to grilled or broiled fish, whether it be fresh or frozen.

Tip #89: Eat Herbs

Try adding new herbs and spices to your veggies and entrees. Dried herbs are actually more flavorful than fresh. Experiment with basil, dill, tarragon, curry, and others until you find your favorites.

Tip #90: Be Careful with Calorie Reduction

Making a too-drastic cut in your caloric intake is not a good idea. It's only human to think if cutting calories is such a good thing... the more you cut, the better. But, in actuality, the opposite is true: Your weight loss will stall.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-

We are getting close to the end of the 100 easy ways to lose weight and get skinny quick. Hopefully the weight loss tips which have been covered so far will help get you on the road to success! Let's get going with 5 more easy tips,

100 Easy Weight Loss Tips
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Tip #76: Choose your cardio class carefully.

If you find yourself getting toe-twisted every few minutes and looking around helplessly at your class-mate's shuffling feet trying to figure out where to step next, that class just isn't for you. Settle for low-impact, simple classes to get started

Tip #77: Pick The right Video

Your first step to finding the right exercise video is to find one you are going to actually want to do. No matter how intense or fat burning your new exercise video is, if it sits on the shelf all day, it's not going to do you any good. Some examples of popular aerobics are step (you step up and down on a plastic step or a crate), sports (like the very popular Tae Bo) or dance-based (e.g. disco dancing with exercise movements incorporated or "Jazzercise").

Tip #78: Begin Strength Training

As long as your doctor says it's okay, there's no reason you shouldn't get started with some form of strength training, because getting strong will help you get slim a lot quicker than aerobic exercise alone.

Tip #79: Vary the Strength Training

Doing exercises like sit-ups, push-ups and pull-ups are all components of strength training. You can also do your own modified version of weight lifting with household items. Hold a can of soup in each hand and do some chest-flies and curls.

Tip #80: Strength Train A Few Days a Week

Exercise experts recommend that we get an aerobic workout at least five days a week, but strength training works with two or three sessions a week. We used to think three strength training sessions were required per week in order to be effective, but that "magic number" has been reduced in recent years.


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Friday, September 18, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-More Easy Weight Loss Tips

Getting skinny quick is really a myth. However, there are things we can do to help our bodies lose the excess fat and weight steadily month by month.

Ready to learn more from the 100 Easy Weight Loss Tips from Jennifer Scott over at http://www.about.com?

If so, read on!

Tip #71: Low impact videos are best for beginners and are considered the safest level of impact as far as injury risk goes. The main difference is that high and mixed impact videos may include jumping movements and both feet may be off of the floor at some point.

Tip #72: Exercise may help you succeed at breaking your weight loss plateau. Many people hit a stopping point where their diet and amount of exercise simply seems to stop working. Increasing your physical activity may give your weight loss another "push" and you'll begin losing again. Strength training is especially effective in doing so because building muscle will burn fat.

Tip #73: Exercise reduces the risk for several diseases including heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, high blood pressure or hypertension, breast cancer, osteoporosis and colon cancer. Exercise may also help prevent, or be effective in treating, some mental illnesses, such as depression.

Tip #74: Find what works for your body, not just what's popular. Not only should an exercise class help you lose weight, it should also be enjoyable and it should be a source of energy for you. Just because, say, Pilates, is all the rage at your local Y, it doesn't mean you should try to force your body into it if you're just now getting started with working out.

Tip #75: Your personal interests and preferences can guide you toward finding the right exercise class for you. For example, did you love swimming as a child? Then you'll probably enjoy being back in the pool for water aerobics. Does cutting a rug suit your fancy? Low-impact aerobics classes and fitness dancing will get your toes tapping.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-7 Tips for Quick Weight Loss

Getting skinny quick, as many of us find out, does not happen immediately. However, with the right diet choices, mindset, and lifestyle changes, losing weight can occur and in a timely manner.

Let's discover some other simple things we can do to lose weight with ease.

100 Easy Weight Loss tips
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Tip #64:

Sometimes I can list a dozen things I could be doing instead of exercising. The only thing that gets me to exercise when I don't want to is to think about how I will feel afterwards, knowing deep down that I have done something that is far more beneficial than, say ... color-coding my closet.

Tip #65:

Putting on my exercise clothes when I'm not in the mood is my motivator. Granted, sometimes it doesn't work and I wind up watching TV. (I believe that channel surfing is an aerobic activity if I do it in spandex!) But nine times out of 10, I feel obligated to finish what I started.

Tip #66:

Before you start any weight loss program or make a drastic change to your diet, you will need to see your doctor. Get a physical if you haven’t had one recently. You should discuss any related health concerns and gain her approval of your chosen weight loss method.

Tip #67:

Keep in mind how great you’ll feel after working out. If you’re feeling down or sluggish, don’t convince yourself that exercising will sap your energy. It will do just the opposite. You’ll actually feel more energized following a workout, even if you're feeling tired beforehand. Plus, exercising is a great way to chase away the blues, even if it’s just a simple walk.

Tip #68

So, it’s time to head down to the Y and you’re tuckered out. Help yourself to a coffee or diet soda. It’s just fine to consume caffeine a few minutes before a workout; it will give your nervous system a boost. Bonus: Caffeine may actually speed up your metabolism for a time!

Tip #69

One of the best ways to take a walking routine up a notch is to add some interval training. This means you'll speed up your pace for a minute or two every several minutes. If you're walking more than one mile, you could also alternate a run-walk, adding arm movements, or ankle weights while leaving one mile to take a little more slowly.

Tip #70

When choosing an exercise video, take a look at the type of exercise the video teaches. Some examples of popular aerobics are step, sports or dance-based. Many aerobics fans prefer videos that include "cross-training," that is, the video offers several different types of exercise. Choose a video that is similar to an activity you already enjoy and you will stick with it.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-Losing Weight Is Not As Difficult As You Think

So far, we have uncovered 58 get skinny quick weight loss tips that will help us to drop those unwanted pounds. If you implement at least some of the tips, you will quickly discover that losing weight is not as difficult as you think!

Let's dig up more quick weight loss tips now.

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Tip #59: Limit those Soda's

A normal-sized bottle of soda can pack in around 350 calories. Go back for a large soda refill or two at your local fast food restaurant and you could swallow as many as 1,000 extra calories with your meal. The best alternative for soda is to drink water instead... not only is it calorie-free, it offers many other health benefits. Try adding a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon to make it more palatable.

Tip #60: Don't Skip Meals

Skipping meals will not lead to healthy, permanent weight loss. By doing without a breakfast here and a lunch there, you may take off a few pounds at first, but eventually your body will send itself into "starvation mode" and start banking calories. You will inevitably hit a plateau and not lose at all. You simply must give your body the fuel it needs.

Tip #61: Pack Your Lunch

Normally dine out at your lunch hour? Better have a back-up plan. Prepare a brown bag lunch every day just in case you're not able to leave the office. Working through lunch shouldn't mean you have to make it on an empty stomach until quitting time or... even worse... to make a meal off of candy bars and chips from the vending machine!

Ti p#62: Wait It Out

Believe it or not, you can simply wait out a craving. Sometimes we may even mistake a craving for actual hunger. Playing the waiting game will help you distinguish between the two.

Tip #63: Watch the Popcorn

Think popcorn is always a healthy choice? It often is… depending on where you get it. Air popped popcorn or light versions of microwave popcorn are super weight-watching snacks. But movie theater popcorn is a diet disaster waiting to happen. It is often popped in high-fat oil like coconut oil. Sprinkle on some buttery topping and you’ve taken the fat and calorie content up, up and away.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-Don't Fall for Weight Loss Myths

To get skinny quick, many of us fall for a lot of myths that can prevent us from losing weight. It is my hope that these 100 get skinny weight loss tips have been helping you make wise food choices and simple lifestyles changes that can get you on the road to success.

So, that said, let's continue on!

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Tip #54: "Nuts are fattening. I shouldn't have those almonds." Instead of taking advantage of the nutrients and protein they could offer, this thought leads you to label almonds as "bad" because of their fat content. Then you reach for that candy bar since it has just as much fat as the almonds. See the faulty logic here? Think through your food choices completely before you act upon them.

Tip #55: Despite what you may think, the special section of sugar-free treats for diabetics at your local supermarket isn't exactly a dieter's dream. These specially-made sugar-free sweets like cookies or snack bars often contain nearly as many calories as their "normal" counterparts.

Tip #56: Does a fridge full of leftovers spell diet d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r for you? We know how difficult it is to keep moderation in mind when you sit down in front of an entire bucket of chicken or a seemingly bottomless bowl of macaroni and cheese! Trick yourself into eating a streamlined portion by pre-packing your foods into single-serving size plasticware. You can even get the divided, covered plastic plates and portion-out an entire meal ahead of time.

Tip #57: Go ahead, have the cheesecake! Did you do a double-take on that one? Totally denying yourself the foods you take pleasure in is a sure-fire way to set yourself up for failure. So gtreat yourself once in a while. Just be sure to apply the mindful moderation principle: Cut your normal portion in half and truly savor every bite. Eventually, a small portion of your favorite "guilty pleasures" will satisfy your cravings.

Tip #58: Imagine a vertical line going through the middle of your plate; picture a horizontal line on one side of it. Fill up half your plate with raw or steamed veggies (Say no to butter and cheese toppings, though!). Cover the other half as follows: 1/4 whole grains like whole wheat pasta or bread, long grain rice, etc., and the other 1/4 with protein, like lean meat, chicken or fish.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Get Skinny Quick-100 Easy Weight Loss Tips Continues

We are halfway through our 100 get skinny quick weight loss tips. If you have been following along, by now I am sure you have found a way to take action with some of the tips to supercharge your weight loss goals.

Today's post will cover 5 more rocking tips to help you achieve your get skinny quick weight loss goals!

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Tip #49: Save hundreds of calories with these easy changes: Switch to sugar-free yogurt instead of eating regular yogurt; switch to a low-fat store-bought bagel instead of a bakery bagel; replace 1 tablespoon of regular mayo on your turkey sandwich with 1 ½ tablespoons of reduced fat mayo; replace bacon at breakfast with reduced-fat turkey bacon or Canadian bacon.

Tip #50: Save hundreds of calories with these easy changes: Switch to sugar-free yogurt instead of eating regular yogurt; switch to a low-fat store-bought bagel instead of a bakery bagel; replace 1 tablespoon of regular mayo on your turkey sandwich with 1 ½ tablespoons of reduced fat mayo; replace bacon at breakfast with reduced-fat turkey bacon or Canadian bacon.

Tip #51: When reduced- and non-fat versions of foods began coming out most items didn't even resemble their higher-fat counterparts in taste or texture. There have been vast improvements over the years. Don't be afraid to try low- and non-fat versions of your favorite foods; you just may prefer them to the regular versions!

Tip #52: Think about how you can work more activity into your life. Why not park your car farther away from your door at work? Take the steps to your apartment instead of the elevator. Walk to someone's desk in another department to ask them a question instead of e-mailing them. I know someone who wears a pedometer and doesn't stop until she has walked 10,000 steps each day! She's lost 30 pounds in nine months!

Tip #53: Beginning your lunch or dinner with soup may help you eat less during the main course. Not only does soup help curb your appetite, but it also forces you to eat more slowly. Many soups are low in fat and calories. Just be sure to avoid creamy soups like clam chowder or cheese and bacon.

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