Sipping on a glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice is indeed refreshing. It is possible, however, to have too much of a good thing. Fresh juice can be very high in sugar, even as much as a can of soda or other sweetened beverages in some cases. It is not a low calorie alternative by any stretch of the imagination, and some vegetables like carrots and beets are best to be avoided altogether. Drinking juice on a daily basis can play havoc with your weight loss plans.
When you lose weight your dress size will ultimately change. And, if your weight loss goals are ambitious, then you will find that you go through a number of sizes before you reach your goal weight. This can play havoc on your wardrobe and your budget. Having to source entire wardrobes for work and leisure can be an expensive exercise. Here are some tips to add some variety to your wardrobe without necessarily costing a fortune.
It hardly seems a week has passed after the celebration of the New Year before Valentine’s Day chocolates start to hit the shelf. And for those trying hard to stick to their weight loss program, these can be difficult days. They seem to be dotted up every aisle, in every store and unfortunately, don’t plan on going away anytime soon. There are however some things that you can do to avoid these chocolates. Here are our top tips to survive Valentine’s Day.
You probably know by now that your soda is loaded with sugar. Classic soda is a favorite, not only for the caffeine but also for the sugar it contains. Thankfully for your weight loss goal, there are many better ways to satisfy the need for caffeine or some satisfying bubbles while staying away from drinks with a high sugar content that will derail your diet.
There is something so delicious about the taste of Mediterranean food. Perhaps it’s the freshness of the ingredients, or the blending of the herbs and spices that come together just right to make your mouth water over the sights and smells of the food on offer. Whichever it is, there is no denying that a choice dish influenced by the Mediterranean can enhance all the other plates around it.
While many people want to lose 10-15 pounds to look better or to fit in their old clothes, there are some very compelling health reasons to lose the weight as well. Coupling these appearance and health reasons can be a great way to motivate you to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle. The short-term benefit is always the fun new outfits and the compliments from friends, but being healthier and more active always pays off in helping you live a longer and healthier life.
When a new year begins, we are so full of optimism and excitement. However, this quickly fades, and we return almost immediately to our old patterns. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are five tips to keep you organized regarding your weight loss regime and motivated all year round for a healthier way of life.
With New Year’s day rapidly approaching, it is time to set your priorities and make some health and fitness resolutions that you can stick to the whole year. So how can you make resolutions that you will want to do day in day out? The trick is to make your goals smaller in size, so they are more achievable. You want to set resolutions which are challenging yet doable. Here are five of our favorite new year resolutions to make 2017 the best year yet!
December allows you to get creative in the kitchen and make all kinds of scrumptious holiday meals. Forget the high fat, high carb meals, however. We have put together a selection of healthy meals to allow you to stick to your diet, continue with your weight loss plan and stay within your calorie allowance.
Entertaining during the holiday season can be a lot of fun. It gives you the chance to bring out your favorite snack recipes and share your cooking with your family and friends. You can decorate the dining room and make it a real colorful occasion.
December gives you the opportunity to go all out, focusing on presentation and adding personalized touches to the dining table. Well thought out displays like small candles and floral bunches can make a dramatic difference. A festive centerpiece adds a real feeling of warmth to the occasion, sparking great conversation and creating wonderful memories.