By Kate R Harris
There are so many ways that you can tame your sweet tooth than simply going cold turkey.
The obvious ways such as cutting out soda, sports drinks, flavored milks, sweets, cakes, cookies and pastries.
The not so obvious ways are to begin to examine and find out what is really in the food you are eating. This takes a lot more effort than simply not adding a tablespoon of sugar to your morning coffee! Most processed foods contain sugar- it has been added to amp up the flavor and hide any other nasties in the food (I also believe they know sugar is addictive, so they like to add more than is really required!).
By Luke Siljander
Here are 7 really weird diet tips that have been proven to lose weight. Many of these are very easy to apply and don’t take much effort at all.
1. To determine how many calories you need to eat, multiply your lean body weight by your lean body weight is calculated based on your weight minus body fat. You can ball park this on your own.
2. Acupuncture suppresses appetite and have found people have lost an extra 10 pounds of fat during three months. So poking yourself is helpful in more ways than one.
3. Cinnamon is a fat burner. Add a 1/2 teaspoon a day and you can lose up to 2 pounds a month. Sprinkle it on fruit, toast with peanut butter, or any other favorite food.
4. Don’t eat lunch at your desk and you’ll eat 250 calories less than those who work through their lunch. Practice mindful eating.
By Matthew Rhodes
When you started on your quest to lose weight safely, the first thing that must have come to your mind is how to achieve a fast metabolism. Well, you are justified in thinking this way for indeed, metabolism is the most important, if not the sole, determinant of how well and how fast you can lose weight through exercise and diet.
There is good news for you since you can attain a higher metabolism through these eight food-related habits. Even moderate exercise will speed up your metabolism so focusing on your diet is often the more urgent aspect of weight loss and fat loss on which to focus.
Eat Your Breakfast
Your body needs its nutrients early in the morning, which only a healthy breakfast can provide. And since your body has been on a slow metabolic rate while you were resting, eating your breakfast contributes to a fast metabolism precisely because you provide the stimulus through food.
Some people embark on a starvation diet in the mistaken belief that they can lose weight faster. The opposite is true, actually, since starving your body of food only makes its processes go slower so as to conserve energy and fuel. As such, slow metabolism happens instead of the desired fast metabolism!