You’ve been working out and trying to eat healthy, but the pounds still aren’t coming off. It’s frustrating, we know. Thankfully, there are lots of little changes you can make to get on the right track. These are a few of the most surprising things that might be holding you back. You’re following a diet and exercise plan that isn’t tailored for you.Everybody is different: that’s the message Bruce Lee, the executive director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins University, wants to send when it comes to weight loss. “There’s been a lot of fad dieting and fad exercise programs,” Lee says. The reason that a single diet plan and the same exercise routine don’t work for everybody is that we all live different lives in unique bodies that have their own needs. “You have to tailor what you do to yourself,” he says. Instead of following a specific diet or exercise plan, don’t be afraid to try lots … [Read more...] about Five Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
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WEIGHT loss can be boosted by eating a high-protein diet and is one the main ways to feel fuller for longer and build muscle mass. Here’s what you should be eating to help lose weight faster. What is protein? Proteins are essential for the running of the human body. They are building blocks for body tissue and also serve as a vital fuel source, and are needed to promote the growth and maintenance of the body. Proteins provide the same energy density as carbohydrates. They are essentially polymer chains made up of amino acids which humans need to prevent fatal protein-energy malnutrition. Dietary sources of protein include both animals and plants: meats, dairy products, fish and eggs, as well as grains, legumes and nuts. Vegans can get enough essential amino acids by eating plant proteins. What is protein needed for? Protein should be part of every meal you consume, as it helps towards healthy organs, muscles, skin and hormones. Protein also helps you lose weight and decrease … [Read more...] about Weight loss – what are the healthiest sources of protein to drop the pounds?
Have a hefty weight loss goal? You don't need to spend hours upon hours in the gym to drop pounds—in fact, you probably don't need a gym membership at all. One of the most powerful ways to lose weight is simple: Walk! Walking for weight loss may even be more effective than running, according to a recent British study. Researchers found that people who regularly took brisk walks weighed less than those devoted to other types of physical activity, including running, swimming, and cycling. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Why walking is so good for youWalking is astonishingly powerful and scientifically proven by study after study—walking transforms your body and mind. In fact, research shows it can add almost two years to your life. Of course, there’s the major perk that sneaking in those steps helps you shed unwanted weight; one Canadian study found that an hour-long brisk walk every day reduced belly fat in women by 20% over 14 weeks. But going for a trek can … [Read more...] about How to Start Walking for Weight Loss (Even When You Have 50+ Pounds to Lose)
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Belly fat is maligned for its way of tampering with any outfit that doesn’t involve a muumuu, but really there’s something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen, nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for some serious health trouble. We now know that this type of fat, called visceral fat, is metabolically active and churns out stress hormones like cortisol and inflammatory substances called cytokines that affect you body’s production of insulin. The result is worse than just being generally overweight; you’re looking at increased risks of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and even dementia.Unfortunately, some women are just more prone to carrying weight in their middle instead of their hips and thighs. Sometimes, it’s genetics—maybe your mother was more apple-shaped. Belly fat can also increase around menopause, or … [Read more...] about 13 Ways to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat For Good
By Lauren Rao, M.Ed., AT, ATC, CSCS Published 10:45 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 While many fitness enthusiasts strive to achieve sculpted abs because they want to look trim and fit, the benefits of strong core muscles extend far beyond vanity. No matter what your fitness goals are, building strong core muscles is critical. Not only do these muscles help you maintain balance, they play a huge role in activities of daily living. Whether you’re moving furniture, throwing a ball or reaching overhead to grab an object from a tall shelf, you need to tap your core muscles to stay on your feet. Common core-related injuries Low back injuries are among the most common injuries in the country – and they often result from weak core muscles. If your core is weak, you’ll compensate by using your back and shoulder muscles. So whether you’re kicking a soccer ball (which requires rotating your torso) or lifting heavy weights, you need to focus on all of the muscles in your core … [Read more...] about Core strengthening: How (and why) to sculpt Your abs