Simple and Powerful Techniques to Achieve Weight Loss

There are many factors that determine the success or failure of your loss goals. In this article I will tell you about some of the things you should do in order to lose successfully.

Powerful Techniques to Help Lose Weight

1. Set small goals: Most people are unable to achieve their loss goals because they always think big. There is nothing wring with thinking big, but don’t make your goals so big as though they become overwhelming and intimidating to you.

scale girls appleDon’t stretch your loss goals so far that you feel tempted to quit your loss program altogether. Start slow and you will see how easy it is to shed those obstinate pounds.

You know that you need to make huge lifestyle in order to lose successfully. Now, keep in mind that you cannot make these changes overnight.

For example, if today I ask you to avoid eating junk foods altogether, will you be able to follow my advice? You will probably try hard to avoid junk foods for a day or two, and by doing that, you will be all the more tempted to take a bite of your favorite fatty foods. As a result, you’ll end up gaining more pounds than what you started with. What a waste.

Here is an easier way to do it: instead of trying to cut down on your junk food intake entirely, try to replace one junk food with one good food. Do you eat butter? Well, replace that with peanut butter. Next day, replace burgers with raw carrots. If you eat white breads, replace that with wholegrain wheat breads.

You won’t be able to accomplish all of these changes overnight, but you will be able to archive your goals if you do it slowly, bit by bit. Eventually you will realize that you have completely replaced your bad foods with the healthy foods, but without going through any stress or temptation.

2. Replace bad habits with the good ones: Remember that you gained because of certain bad habits. Ideally you should break those old habits in order to lose , but I know that breaking an old habit is easier said than done.

What you can do instead of modify your bad habit enough so that it becomes a good and healthy habit.

If you are like most people, you have a habit of snacking in the afternoon. Instead of trying to break your afternoon snacking habit, try to replace the snack itself.. If you eat chocolate soups and cookies as snacks, replace them with low-fat yogurt and raw fruits.

3. Get rid of temptations: Unless you learn to control your temptations, you won’t be able to lose successfully. One overwhelming temptation most people suffer from is that of food. Whenever you are tempted to eat, do something that would distract you from the thought of food.

You can do anything such as dancing, driving, walking around your house, doing some sit-ups, or drinking a glass of water. All of these things will help keep yourself away from the continuous food cravings.

Working out at work

Recently my workplace brought in a workplace gym in the new building. I love the idea of workoing out at work but there are a few things to think about when you are about to start training at work.

Working Out in a Workplace Gym

Gym Hours – What time are you going to workout? Before work is great but also there is lunch, after work and during odd hours. I prefer working out after lunch as I eat a smaller lunch and have the energy and the gym is really quiet. Be aware of when the gym is busy as social calls and waiting can really wreak havok on your workout.

stationary bikeEating Plans – You need to make sure that you are not skimping on lunch or breakfast for the sake of working out. There is nothing worse when working out than to not have the food for energy and slowing of your metabolism form not eating.

This may affect the time that you workout but make sure that you eat!

Cleanliness – If you workout in the morning or after work than you may not need to double up on your showers. working out in the morning means that you can workout and then have a morning shower or after work you can wait until you get home to have a shower.

If you do workout at lunch or after than please, for the sake of your coworkers, have a shower after you workout.

Change of clothes – I go through a lot more clothes when I workout as should you. It is nice to have a change of clothes at your desk but remember not to recycle socks and underwear, bring in a new change of clothes everyday with the exception of shoes.

Last year for a while I tried not bringing a change of socks and I paid the price fairly quickly with some terrible athletes foot so be aware of how important this really is.

Workout time – Try to keep your workouts to 45 minutes max. This stops the questions in the office of whether you are wroking enough and it also wforces you to workout very efficiently and with a lot of intensity.

Break up your workouts so you are either doing a s day or a cardio day and then you will not have to do doule duty out of one workout. Focus is the most important thing when you are crunched for time.

I hope that these tips are good and help you out in your fitness goals. When you can just go downstairs to workout it is very easy to avoid and very easy to overdo do make the time and coordinate your schedule so that you can make the most of this great resource.

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Psyllium Husk and Flax Seed Meal

Have you ever heard of Psyllium Husk? Psyllium is a type of small seed that is almost pure fiber. Taking a lot of fiber is supposed to help you to control your digestion, lower cholesterol and perhaps even lower the chance of Diabetes.

Flax Seed Oil has become really popular lately as a very high Omega 3 supplement. The advantage of taking Flax seed meal is that it is a powder that can be used for cooking as an addition to flour in recipes or as I will illustrate below.

What is Psyllium Husk and Flax Seed Meal?

Psyllium Husk when you buy it in the store comes in a small bag (at least mine did) and is very dry and looks like sharp pieces of dust. Flax seed meal on the other hand is a bit darker colored but is still very small pieces.

flax_seed_mealThis is the way I have been told to take this so you can try to follow my lead or use these two products in some other way.

Get your flax seed meal and your psyllium husk and mix them in a bag or container in a 1 to 1 ratio. Now that you have this together you will quickly mix one tablespoon of the mix in a glass of water and drink it down. The mix does not taste good or bad but it is a kind of crappy consistency. After you drink this down it is important to drink a couple of more glasses of water.

I take this mixture once in the morning and once at night before bed.

What happens once this mix goes down your gullet? The flax seed is a nice and healthy addition to your Omega-3 and your fiber but the Psyllium Husk actually swells up and turns into a gel. The way this is supposed to help your body is by scraping and pulling off any toxins from the walls of your intestines.

Psyllium seeds swell 10-20 times their size when they come in contact with water

The Effect of Psyllium Husk and Flax Seed Meal

In my case I have been gassy a bit over the last few days in taking this. From the people that I talk to that are taking this mix they tell me that this flax seed meal with psyllium husk makes their digestion better and also makes them feel healthier with better concentration and clearer thinking.

Try this with only a teaspoon morning and night instead of a tablespoon and see how your body reacts. Everyone is different so you want to try it slowly and increase over the days or weeks if you feel comfortable.

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