Family dynamics will have a large influence on your eating habits throughout the course of your life. The problem is that not everyone comes from a particularly healthy family. Moms and Dads have their own struggles with eating behaviors that they too often pass down to their kids—something you may be familiar with if you are a parent now, yourself.
There are a collection of poor eating habits commonly engaged in that will often lead to weight gain. These habits are generally mindless, meaning they are frequently done without much thought. Constant snacking, serving oversized portions and downing high-calorie beverages instead of water can add several hundred extra calories to your diet every day, and if you aren’t careful these goal-thwarting behaviors can seriously undermine your weight loss progress.
Why Should I Lose Weight? This is a question that only you can answer for yourself. There are all sorts of reasons why losing weight is recommended for people who are overweight or obese, but breaking down these reasons into motivational factors based on what impacts you personally is something only you can do. When […]
Although some people want to lose weight for a special event, most people who start a weight loss plan are looking for long-term results. We want to lose weight once and keep it off for life. Permanent weight loss success is the result of lifestyle changes and creating new habits, not short-term diets. Use these tips to achieve weight loss that lasts.
We’ve all seen the advertisements and the shelves at the supermarket promoting new types of “healthier” waters that can do everything from boosting your immunity to revitalizing your entire body. Many of these products are also advertised as having zero calories. But what’s really in these new beverages that make them so good for you? […]
Summer is here, schools are gearing up to let out and for many people that means barbeque season is in full swing. The OPTIFAST weight loss program is great in the warm weather. You can mix your OPTIFAST shakes with ice in a blender to create a flavorful smoothie that is cool, refreshing and satiating. Or you can take your meal bars on the go as you enjoy the renewed energy levels losing weight often delivers.
There is an old saying that confidence is something people are born with. This just isn’t true. Self-confidence is something that has to be nurtured and cared for. It stems out of underlying appreciation for yourself, and the acknowledgement that you deserve positive things to happen in your life. Unfortunately, confidence is something that many […]
When a person is trying to lose weight, it is common to get stuck in the rut of focusing on the wrong things in their diet. Instead of getting side-tracked by habits and foods that don’t really matter, you might consider talking with a weight loss physician to learn more about the factors that will […]
Simple Weight Loss Tips to Help You Achieve Maximum Results When you are starting on a new weight loss program, it is important that you see the results that you are trying to achieve so that you can maintain the motivation needed to stick with your goals. There are many different types of diets and […]
An eating cue is a social, personal or environmental trigger that prompts an individual to eat. These cues are separate from physical hunger, though they may coincide with it and are often confused as the body’s indication that it needs sustenance. For the majority of people, eating cues prompt inappropriate eating behavior. There are several ways that eating cues may encourage a person to overeat: