Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lose Weight Fast and Easy-Are You Hijacking Your Weight Loss Efforts?

Now-days, everyone is looking for ways to lose weight fast and easy. They may even try various fast weight loss programs.

The good news is if you are looking to lose 10 pounds fast and easy, 20 pounds fast and easy, or whatever your goal may be, you can no w put away the calorie counting calculator, you won't need it any more!  You see, it isn't a matter of counting calories and thinking you can eat processed foods and still lose weight. It is those processed foods that are preventing you from losing that weight.

The trick to both good health and weight loss is fresh, unprocessed food. These are the foods the body knows how to handle. They are easily digested, absorbed, and assimilated by the body, providing you with nutrients, improving health and energy levels. Believe it or not, your body really doesn't know what to do with things like trans-fats, corn syrup, food additives, preservatives and all the other artificial ingredients in packaged foods. This leads to poor digestion, buildup of waste and toxins in the body, and you become sluggish, fatigued, have no energy and no motivation. Even though you are counting those calories you aren't losing belly fat or much of any weight at all.

Remember reading about the new Food Pyramid a few weeks ago? Use that as your guide to what foods are really going to help you lose weight. Have you noticed that nowhere on the pyramid is there a place for microwave dinners? Read the ingredients on those pre-packaged foods. See things you have no idea what they are and can't pronounce? Those are the things that you body doesn't understand either.

The key to high energy levels and healthy weight loss is to never put a single item of processed or pre-packaged food into your grocery cart or into your mouth. Give yourself a two-week transition period; don't try to do this all in one day. Abrupt changes in eating patterns usually end up in failure. So, over the next two weeks analyze what you eat and start moving away from opening up boxes or popping frozen dinners in the microwave. Start buying fresh food, lean meats, fish, plenty of different fruits and vegetables, brown rice, nuts and a good supply of natural herbs and spices for flavorful meals. Use the Food Pyramid to guide you and give you good ideas and advise on starting a new health and weight loss diet!

To Your Success,
Monique Hawkins

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

How to Lose Weight Plan-Gardening for Weight Loss

Having a how to lose weight plan is a must for everyone seeking to lose 10 pounds or more.Some people create a lose weight food plan, slim fast plan, and calorie counter plan. However, have you ever considered a gardening weight loss plan?

Gardening can start healthy habits leading to weight loss and a diet plan full of nutritious natural foods high in vitamins and minerals. It is not too late to start a garden or tuck a few more interesting vegetables and herbs into an already established plot. In fact, this is a perfect time to pick up mature plants at reduced prices at the nearest garden store. Gardening provides a plethora of foods and seasonings, high in nutrition and low in calories.

If you do not have an established vegetable plot, look for places in a flowerbed where tasty herbs can add a spot of interest and fragrance to the bed. Herbs make wonderful no-calorie and no salt seasoning for vegetables, meats, and poultry. These can replace high-calorie sauces and salt in almost any dish. Trying new herbal seasoning recipes with plants grown right in your yard can be a satisfying and healthy habit.

Try several pots on the deck with tomato plants, a few peppers, and a pot packed with herbs for delicious fresh salads, sure to help with quick weight loss. If you love salads buy some snow pea, spinach, and lettuce seeds to plant late in the summer. These are cool weather plants that will produce nutritious fat burner salads into the late fall.

Fresh air and daily gardening chores will help your body get gentle exercise. Bending and stretching to weed and harvest help increase flexibility and provide a soothing workout with a purpose. Sweating in the gym is not as satisfying as getting some exercise in your own garden that produces nutrition you and your family. Sunshine and fresh air will calm the nerves and help you get restful sleep. Remember that good, sound sleep is another key to maintaining weight loss.

It is the perfect time to get outside, put some vegetables in the soil, and start another healthy habit that supports lasting weight loss.

It is the perfect time to get outside, put some vegetables in the soil, and start another healthy habit that supports lasting weight loss.

 To Your Success,
Monique Hawkins
Weight Loss Secrets for Life
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Fast Ways to Lose Weight-Visualize Yourself Thin and Eating Right

You have probably heard of visualizing that new, thin, glamorous body you can have with the right diets and weight loss. Bring the image to mind in full clarity, with every detail, everything you want to be. See yourself in new clothes, a bathing suit at the beach, shorts that show off shapely legs.

Yes, this can motivate you to stick to weight loss and exercise plans but is it enough? Is it a fast way to lose weight? You may have a long way to go before that slim shape becomes reality and it can be frustrating when your physical self doesn't become that beautiful mental image as quickly as you would like. That gorgeous body is there, but how can you get from feeling fat and being ashamed of the way you look to that lovely, slim person you know you can be?

By vividly visualizing each and every step on the way, you will be able to achieve your dreams. Make each image as real, as exciting, as hilarious, and as wild as you can. This way each visualization will stick in your mind and help you reshape your old patterns of behavior into new ones that will bring you health, fitness, and permanent weight loss. This part will take a deep analysis of what it is that is holding you
back from accomplishing your rapid weight loss goals. Look at the actions you take each day, what is it that contributes to your lack of total success?

Can't get motivated for your workout? Visualize an energetic self, dashing out of bed, ready to job, walk, lift weights, swim, whatever exercise you enjoy. Watch yourself doing this activity in your mind and enjoying it.
Go to fast food restaurants as a little reward, or a sinful pleasure? In your mind, make a little movie of this one. You are approaching, getting ready to turn in and the steering wheel falls right off and into your
hands, preventing you from getting that calorie packed meal. Laugh hard as you visualize this. That makes it stick!

Looking for a cheesecake in the refrigerator? Visualize opening the door to a beautiful world of healthy low fat vegetables, fruits, and lean meats. Think about how beautiful they are and what a huge surprise finding all that wonderful food in there is! Imagine the delicious recipes you can create, actually smell that food cooking. Ah, it smells so tantalizing!

The trick to this is intensely visualizing the steps you need to take, see them, smell them, and feel them, experience emotion as you do this. This way what you visualize will be easy to incorporate into your new, slim and healthy life!

To Your Success,
Monique Hawkins

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