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Can Cleanses Really Work?

If you watch TV or been on social media lately chances are you see advertisements for a detox diet or colon cleanse. These practices can seem very alluring when they promise both immense weight loss and the ridding of toxic chemicals in your body. We all know modern people face exposure to chemicals every day, so it would seem like ridding ourselves of toxins is the best way to go. Let’s take a look at these common cleanses and detox diets to see what kind of toxins they can get rid of, if any. Before we do that, let’s learn a little more about toxins. All About Toxins. Toxins can range in definition depending on whom you talk to. Many people believe that toxins are abundant in processed foods in the form of preservatives, and in our natural environment. Cleanses offer you a way to rid yourself of these toxins. Unfortunately, toxins aren’t usually found trapped in your digestive tract. Toxins can be present in the food you take in, the water you drink, and the air you breathe.

Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment (ABT) – The Mindfulness Diet - Lose More Weight And Keep It Off Longer

There are hundreds of purported ways to lose weight, and the list will only get bigger the longer we live. However, a new modality of treatment- known as Acceptance Based behavioral Therapy (ABT) seeks to address weight loss by incorporating mindfulness to the attempt. Yes, this new modality of treatment has a lot to do with your mindset when attempting to lose weight, and has proven itself quite effective in studies. Can your mind really offer the ultimate weapon in controlling your weight? Read on and decide for yourself. Also Known As The Mindfulness Diet Mindfulness can be a powerful tool when incorporated into any facet of this. Weight loss isn’t any different. A study conducted in 2016 focused on making goal based choices and incorporating mindfulness when choosing foods to eat. The key goal of the researchers was to prove that this model of treatment is superior to regular behavioral therapy for weight loss and they were right. On average, persons who followed the n

10 Things You Should Never Do To Lose Weight

Losing weight seems to be getting harder and harder in this day and age, where media is obsessed with a certain type of look; one that’s thin, flawless, and perfect. This drives people to search high and low for a quick way to lose weight. Unfortunately, things are rarely that simple. Compromising your health and well-being isn’t going to guarantee that you lose any weight. In fact, all that’s guaranteed is that you’re taking a toll on your health, which can lead to serious side effects, and even death. Read on to find out 10 things that should never be done when fighting the battle of the bulge. 1. Doubt yourself If you believe it, it will happen. Doubting yourself is counterintuitive and kills off your self-confidence, and without self-confidence, it’s unlikely you’ll be motivated to lose any weight. 2. Compare Everyone is different in how their bodies react to different foods because of genes, family history, and eating habits that go as far back as when you were in your mo

7 Steps To Detox From Junk Food

Junk food can be a nasty habit. Especially if you’re eating it several times a day. Some people even go so far as to have a junk food addiction. If you are craving junk food and can’t seem to say no, then you may need to detox from that junk food. Did you know that what regulates your weight, eating habits and metabolism is not your stomach but your brain? Healthy whole food sends messages to the brain to turn off hunger and cravings, while processed junk food sends the opposite messages that propagate out of control cravings. Junk food is addicting, as it activates pleasure centers in the brain, much like cocaine and heroin. You can break food addictions habits, and get on track with a healthy lifestyle. There are several approaches that you can take for detoxing from junk food. Cold turkey is always an option, but many people find it difficult to ditch junk, so taking a step-by-step approach is much more prudent. Evaluate. Junk food is also often used as crutch and hunger i

5 Major Problems With Fad Diets

The dictionary definition of “fad” is “an activity or topic of interest that is very popular for a short time, but which people become very bored with very quickly.” That describes “fad diets” to a T. They’re popular at first because the weight seems to melt away, but they fall out of favor when people realize there is no quick fix for sustained weight loss. Dietitian Robin Steagall of the Calorie Control Council tells WebMD that fad diets, on the face of it “offer ‘new’ ways to beat the boring mathematical reality of long-term weight loss.” She goes on to say that every diet works on the principle of cutting calories, but fad diets claim that they have found a new magic bullet, for example, eating at specified times, taking a “specially formulated” supplement; eating piles of cabbage; or not eating at all. There is nothing new to these diets, other than the fact that some of them can seriously harm your health. Here are five problems with fad diets: 1. Rapid loss of weight C

5 Key Ways To Make Your Weight Loss Efforts Safe

Weight loss is a concern for millions of people around the world. In fact, in the US, obesity is at epidemic levels, with 2/3 of all adults either overweight or obese. Why is it so hard to lose weight? And why do so many seek extreme measures that may be more detrimental to their health than being overweight is? The truth is many of us want easy and fast fixes, and some really don’t want to work for it. But, safe and lasting weight loss requires time and effort, and safety is key when you consider the many extreme fad diets out there that can do a lot more harm than good. Before starting a weight-loss program speak to your doctor, especially – but not only – if you have an underlying condition, such as type 2 diabetes. The American Heart Association advises that your healthcare provider will be able to assess your weight loss needs, risk factors and help you to set realistic and safe goals. This plan of action is also encouraged by the Mayo Clinic, which emphasizes that your doc

Healthy Morning Breakfast Drinks to assist with Weight-loss

Possibly your early morning hours are chaotic, or you do not feel especially hungry when you wake up. If you are aiming to lose weight, however, breakfast is crucial. Consuming breakfast avoids cravings later on, increases your energy and puts you on track to make smarter food options throughout your day. Think about whipping up a yummy, healthy and quick breakfast drink to start your early morning on the right foot. PB and Banana Peanut butter and other nut butters, such as almond, cashew and soy nut butter, are filled with protein, which help you feel fuller for a longer period. Blend 2 tablespoon. of your favorite nut butter with a medium banana, 6 oz. of fat-free milk and 1 tablespoon. honey for a breakfast beverage that is low in calories but high in protein, nutrition and taste. Oatmeal Healthy smoothie You've probably eaten oatmeal for breakfast, but you might not have ever thought about drinking it. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which slows food digestion and hel

5 Considerations To Find The Right Diet Plan For Weight Loss

Whether you want to lose weight to be more attractive, feel better, be healthier, get in better shape, or for your upcoming wedding, you must be smart in your planning to attain the best results. People often jump at the chance to try out the latest fad that promises miracle results with little effort, this is the typical scenario that results in a lifetime of yo-yo dieting that never seems to deliver permanent and lasting results. You are probably pretty sick of the diet merry go round. Here are a few things to consider before choosing to commit to a diet plan for weight loss. 1. Stop looking for the ‘magic pill’ solution This is obvious enough, but people never seem to stop looking for an easy solution for their weight problem. The advertising industry is well aware of this and so they offer products and methods that are targeted precisely for them. You must always remember that if you want to lose weight permanently, you need to incorporate a permanent solution in your own

5 Benefits Of Doing A Quick Juicing Cleanse

With the holiday season upon us there's a good chance you are looking for quick fixes to get your body ready (or to recover from) the excess you are likely about to indulge in. Try as we might, the holidays are the most difficult time for anyone to diet or maintain their healthy eating lifestyle. Why? Well, you sit down at a large table covered in food and you are surrounded by your loved ones who are piling their plates up as if it's the last meal they will ever have. It's difficult not to follow suit. You may find a quick juice cleanse is the ideal way to mitigate the consequences of overdoing it this holiday season. Look at these benefits. 1. Fights Inflammation  According to the Huffington Post, while fiber is an important aspect of your diet, your digestive system can become inflamed and upset. This is especially true if you've been overdoing it with roast potatoes, lashings of gravy, and extra meat. A juice cleanse means you're giving your body no fibe

Weight-Loss Breakfast Concepts

Breakfast is typically referred to as one of the most important meals of the day. Breakfast-- actually a break after a duration of fasting-- restores blood glucose levels that have decreased during the night and guarantees you have adequate energy to start your day. A great breakfast can help fend off cravings and sustain energy levels throughout the early morning, decreasing your chances of suffering a mid-morning energy slump and associated sugar yearnings. A healthy breakfast is frequently connected with weight reduction and weight management. Various research studies suggest that breakfast eaters are usually closer to their perfect weight than non-breakfast eaters. Eggs Eggs are abundant in protein and necessary fats which suggests they are pleasing to consume and keep you feeling fuller for longer times. A typical egg contains around 76 calories, 6.5 grams of protein and 5.6 grams of fat. Eggs cook extremely quickly and can be poached, scrambled, fried, boiled or made in to a

Why Red Tea Is Better Than Green Tea

Green tea has long been acknowledged for its health and wellness benefits, including weight loss assistance. The evidence is irrefutable. But are we overlooking something better? It is true that green tea contains powerful antioxidants. These components contribute to minimizing health risks such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. As a Weight Loss Expert, it has been my primary goal to share practical tips and tricks for those pursuing optimal health. In upholding my obligation to transparency, I am about to reveal how green tea, although beneficial, is gradually losing value in the light of its delicious rival – rooibos. Rooibos, also known as red tea, is equally high in antioxidants, however sourced from different substances to that of green tea. The antioxidants contained in rooibos – aspalathin and nothofagin – are comparatively rare, and help to regulate blood sugar, reduce excessive fat production, stress, and inhibit metabolic disorders. After the results of recent st