If you feel stuck and your weight loss efforts have stalled out, you may feel frustrated and a bit hopeless no matter how many times you tell yourself, "It will take time." But before you give up, check to see that you haven't fallen into these common weight loss pitfalls.
Caught in the "Fat Trap"
Calorie counting; adding up points; weighing, measuring and journaling every ounce of food; countless hours at the gym; stepping on the scale day in and day out; and still fat? Does this sound familiar? If so, you are not alone.
Get Your Metabolism Back on Track
Current research shows that metabolism is more complex than the popular “calories in verses calories out” model. You cannot simply cut back on calories and start working out two hours a day and expect to lose weight. In fact, this approach will damage your metabolism and make it harder for you to lose weight in the future.
How can I lose the weight I gained over the holidays?
Think about how holidays are different from other times of the year: busy schedules lead to a lack of meal planning and preparation, there are more social events usually revolving around “holiday” food and drinks, and it’s more difficult to stick to a regular routine.
Is Insulin Resistance to Blame for Your Slow Metabolism?
Are you ready to quit the fad diets and crazy cleanses and discover what is really going on with your metabolism, once and for all? If you’ve been on diet after diet and seen the weight go up and down on the scale, but you just can’t seem to keep it off, you may have become insulin resistant.
Nutrition for Weight Loss
How many of you caught the Oprah TV interview by Barbara Walters? We all knew Barbara would ask Oprah about her weight struggles. It seems strange that a woman of Oprah's achievements should be asked about her weight issues. Do you think Barbara Walters would have asked President Bill Clinton about his weight gain or even Dr. Phil about his weight problem? I would guess not
Obesity is a Chronic Disease
Yes, obesity is a chronic disease and people need ongoing treatment for this chronic disease as they do for chronic diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, hypertension or depression.
Stomp Out Your Internal Fire to Increase Metabolism
Struggling with a slow metabolism? Tried a low-fat diet, the Atkins diet or low-calorie diet with no lasting success? The solution may be an anti-inflammatory plan. Many experts have found that the nutritional plan that results in weight loss is the same plan that reduces symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, IBS, depression, PMS, joint pain, migraines, and many others.
The Obesity-Stress Cycle
For some people, their weight creates feelings of shame, guilt, and depression and all these emotions are a constant stress on them. For others, external stressors cause them to "stress" eat, and has led to an increase in body weight. Regardless of the source of stress that leads to excess weight, there's a lot you can do to conquer it.
The Real Cause of Compulsive Eating
It's time to take the guilt out of eating. Sounds good, you say to yourself, but I have just fallen off my food plan and devoured several brownies, carefully cutting one after another until the whole pan was gone.