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6 Key Diet Hacks For Weight Loss

Knowing how to stay full and healthy when dieting can be difficult. Many people struggle when looking to reduce their weight, with constant hunger. If you are one of those people then you may be looking at ways to trick your mind into feeling fuller longer. There are several different dieting hacks that you need to know in order to achieve successful healthy weight loss. These diet hacks range from intermittent fasting all the way to staying hydrated. The top six are laid out below. Intermittent Fasting One of the newest and most popular diving techniques is intermittent fasting. During this dieting protocol, you don’t have to count calories or carbohydrates; you simply limit the time frame that you are allowed to eat. Many people fast between 16 and 20 hours every day. Intermittent fasting is very popular with people who follow Ketogenic and Paleo styles of eating. According to Life Hack, intermittent fasting helps you lose weight because your body is forced to use its fat st

Do Any Weight Loss Detox Methods Work?

Ahhh...detox, it continues to be the buzzword in diet circles. As always, it seems that we will stop at nothing to lose weight, as some of the most drastic detox plans show. But, do these measures really work? And more importantly are they supportive of long-term weight loss success? The American Dietetics Association is at pains to point out that the primary function of any detoxification diet is “physical purification” not weight loss. That physical purification includes the removal of toxins from the body including the skin, respiratory system and the digestive tract. “These diets are not primary intended as weight-reduction regimens,” it states with no small measure of certainty. That being said, try Google “weight-loss detox methods,” and you will be inundated with weight-loss detox diets. They range from extreme to patently ridiculous, from “BeyoncĂ©’s master cleanse” and “water detox diet” to the Air diet, where you consume nothing but air. With the latter, you might lose w

Extreme Exercise: Another Dangerous Weight Loss Method

Getting a good day’s worth of exercise is important to overall health. 30 to 50 minutes of moderate exercise every day, is recommended by most doctors. However, there is a group of people who go beyond moderate exercise. These people exercise to the extreme. What Is Extreme Exercise? When attempting to identify whether or not you suffer from excessive exercise you may want to take a look at the following symptoms provided by the Center for Eating Disorders: • Exercise beyond what would be considered a normal amount • Refusal to rest despite injury • Exercise is the only way to cope with stress • Feelings of depression or guilt when exercise is skipped • Never thinking they’ve exercised enough • Excessive concerned with aesthetics of the body • Decreased performance and plateaus • Over-training syndrome • Refusal to change exercise schedule These are all symptoms of extreme exercise and can be an indicator of a greater mental health concern. Not only does extreme exerci

How To Safely Use Juice Cleanses

A juice cleanse is a tempting prospect, but before you even consider embarking on one you should know how to do it safely. Preparation is the key. You might think you just dive into drinking only juice for two to three days, but there's a lot more to it than that. It's important to start eliminating certain types of food in the run-up to your cleanse in order to reduce the withdrawal symptoms that you will experience. These foods include alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine, as well as refined sugar and beyond. It isn't just about eliminating, you should also start to increase your intake of water, fruits, and vegetables before you start your juice cleanse. The Cleanse  When you are in the cleanse you should enjoy a glass of juice every 2.5 hours or so. This will help fight the pangs of hunger and avoid temptation, as well as keep your body energized. If you're setting out to create your routine, it can look something like this: • A glass of water (room temperatur

The Serious Pitfalls Of Nutrient Restriction

So, you’ve finally found a diet that’s easy to follow and you’re losing weight. Great. However, have you ever considered you’re losing more than just the weight and could be harming your health in the long-term. Unfortunately, many popular weight-loss diets focus too much on controlling the intake of certain macronutrients like protein, fats, and carbohydrates while ignoring their micronutrient content. (Micronutrient quality of weight-loss diets that focus on macronutrients: results from the A TO Z study, Christopher D Gardner et al, 2010). What are micronutrients and why do I need them? The World Health Organization refers to micronutrients as the “magic wands” that help your body produce enzymes and hormones, which are necessary for growth, development, and general health. They are called “micro” because you need only miniscule amounts of them. However, if you don’t get enough of them, the impact on your health is enormous. Iron deficiency, for example, can result in anemia

The World's Most Scary Diets

People will go to great lengths to lose weight. And many diets offer you extreme weight loss with minimal effort. Those diets are usually scams, but it doesn’t stop people from falling victim to them. Unfortunately, not all scams just make you lose money. Many of the scam diets are dangerous to your health and life. We’ve compiled a list of the most dangerous and scary diets out there. It doesn’t matter how desperate you are to lose weight, make sure you don’t try one of these diets. The Cotton Ball Diet This is sometimes called the cotton ball and juice diet because users are encouraged to dip cotton balls in juice before they eat them. Yes, you read that right. This diet is dangerous beyond belief. First, cotton balls are inorganic materials and are indigestible by humans. Most cotton balls aren’t even made out of cotton; they’re either polyester or some plastic polymer blend. Eating cotton balls can cause a dangerous condition known as a baesor, which can lead to intestinal

What Is Safe and Effective Dieting Anyway?

Let’s be frank, there is nothing sexy about a safe diet. There is no sensational superfood guaranteed to make you drop weight in five days, there are no super vitamins and shakes to consume; there are no fancy diet names and no accompanying diet books that must be read. There is no secret to safe dieting. Safe dieting is slow, sensible, simple, and sustainable: 1. First off, speak to your doctor. He or she will be able to advise you on how much you should be aiming to lose, how fast you should lose it, and what sort of diet will suit you and your lifestyle. They will also advise you on how dieting may interact with any pre-existing health condition you might have. 2. Slow and steady – like the fable, dietitians recommend more of a tortoise than a hare approach. Losing one to two pounds a week – the recommended weight loss – sounds achingly slows, but there’s a sensible reason for that approach. According to WebMD, rapid weight loss takes extraordinary efforts in diet and exerci

What Is Yo-Yo Dieting And Why It Never Works

Yo-yo dieting, also known as weight cycling in nutrition circles, is the repeated cycle of losing weight, and regaining it. In some instances, you may gain even more weight than you lost in the first place. According to WebMD, the losses involved can be great (more than 50 pounds) or small (5 to 10 pounds). Whatever their weight, dieters can get  caught in the up and down cycle of losing weight, then putting it all back on again. The very name – yo-yo – implies failure. To subvert an idiom, what goes down must go up again. Obesity expert Rob van Dam of the Harvard Medical School told WebMD that diets fail because people think they can go back to your old lifestyle after they’ve lost the weight. And that’s where they fall into the yo-yo dieting trap. According to a 2006 study, it’s not just overweight or obese people who get caught up in the yo-yo syndrome. “Weight cycling affects people of normal weight, unhappy with their appearance.” (J-P Montani, Weight Cycling during growth