Even If You’re Crazy Busy, You Can Still Lose Weight

No doubt about it – sticking to a healthier weight loss program will require a commitment of time. But where do you find that time? If you’re like most of us, you have a job that keeps you hopping (or sitting most of the day), an active family life and the daily stresses that happen in  our lives. You may wonder how (or even why) you’re going to add one more thing to your day.

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When it comes to maintenance, knowledge is power!

Knowledge truly is powerful, and understanding why we may be gaining weight gives us the tools to reverse those numbers on the scale. We know that too many calories cause weight gain. However, sometimes it is the type of foods that we are eating that can sabotage our best intentions. We metabolize different kinds of foods differently. For example, calories we consume from sugar will certainly affect us much differently than calories from healthy protein.

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How to Avoid the Triggers

A trigger is any kind of stimulus that we can have a reaction to. Triggers can be sights, smells, sounds, locations, stressful situations—even people—that break down our resistance and cause us to eat things that sabotage our weight loss efforts.

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You Can Stop the Cycle of Yo-Yo Dieting

It’s called yo-yo dieting, or in more clinical terms, weight cycling. But no matter what you call it, watching our weight go up and down—just like a yo-yo—can be an endless cycle for many of us. Watching our weight fluctuate up and down is frustrating and unhealthy. But, you can stop the cycle by finding a solution that works for you.

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Debunking Myths About Weight Loss

Many people rely on the Internet for information on losing weight. There’s so much information on weight loss out there that it’s easy to get confused. Let’s try to separate fact from fiction when it comes to successful weight loss. Following are some of the more common weight loss myths that can ultimately affect your weight loss journey.

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Unlocked Secrets to Successfully Keeping the Weight Off

Many people can lose weight, but keeping the weight off isn’t easy. For many of us, it can be even harder to keep weight off than it is to lose it. The good news? It’s very doable. People who successfully maintain their weight loss for a year or more know that it takes real work and commitment to keep it off. It requires big-picture focus and a long-term plan.

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Sugar: Hiding in plain sight

Most of us are aware that sugar is bad for our waistline and our health. We also know the obvious culprits are soda, candy, pastries, sugary cereals and ice cream. But sugar is hiding out in places many of us would not expect. Sometimes, what we think of as “healthy” choices are in fact loaded with sugar. Take fruit juice, for example. The sugar content in most fruit juices is often equivalent to soda. Many parents don’t let their children drink soda, but don’t think twice about packing juice boxes in school lunches.

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