No Time to Cook? Top Tips for Eating Healthy on the Go

Posted on September 26th, 2012 by Amy Hunt - 0 Comments

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If you’re trying to eat healthy, it can be very difficult to do so if your only option at the time is fast food or a restaurant. In many cases, even if you think you’re eating something that’s good for you, there may be a lot of unwanted elements in that choice. While eating well on the go is a challenge, the good news is it’s not impossible:

1. Choosing a Drink

Avoid choosing a beverage that’s packed with wasted calories. Soda and many juices are filled with sugar. Shakes are even worse. In fact, shakes can have more calories than an entire meal! While your best option is water, if you have to have a drink with flavor, go diet.

2. Portion Control

Regardless of where you are, the best way to keep fast food in check is to watch your portions. No matter how unhealthy a choice may be, sticking to a small portion will minimize the negative impact it has on your overall calories for the day. While making healthy food choices is important for many reasons, since actual weight gain boils

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8 Reasons Rest is Crucial for Losing Weight

Posted on September 18th, 2012 by Amy Hunt - 0 Comments

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When you want to lose weight, one of the things you may tell yourself is that you need to “get up and get moving.” While that phrase is definitely true, does it mean you should be pushing yourself each and every day? Although it’s easy to feel like you’re only going to get results from working out if you’re able to commit all of your free time to this pursuit, that plan can actually backfire.

Part of successfully losing weight means giving your body enough time to recover from your workouts. If you’re wondering why sleep and rest are such a big deal, here are eight reasons they really do matter:

1. Reduce the Odds of Getting Off Track: Pushing yourself is an important part of getting results from your workouts. However, there’s a big difference between pushing yourself and taking your body to its breaking point. If you ignore sleep and rest, you’re going to weaken your immune system. And then instead of taking one day off from working out, you may get thrown out of your routine for a week or more.

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Real Weight Loss vs. Celebrity Weight Loss

Posted on September 11th, 2012 by Amy Hunt - 0 Comments

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There are always celebrities who lie and sell products just to make money.

They will endorse anything, regardless of whether it works or not. The same is true about diet plans. There are many ordinary people who believe what celebrities say, and are willing to pay high prices to use products they recommend.  However, most of these celebrity endorsements turn out to be big disappointments.

Why You Need to Be Skeptical

Celebrities have a lot of time to dedicate to weight loss.

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How to Continue Making Weight Loss Progress

Posted on August 21st, 2012 by Amy Hunt - 0 Comments

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“Half the battle is getting here.”

Ever seen that slogan on the doors of a gym or maybe on your favorite Facebook or Pinterest site.

It’s true.

Getting started with a workout can be extremely difficult.

However, after people are able to stick with a workout for a week or two, they commonly find that they really enjoy it. In addition to the challenge of workouts, it feels great to see consistent results.

While the first couple months of working out can feel like a honeymoon period, it’s not always going to be smooth sailing. It’s easy to feel quite unhappy when this period ends and you realize you’ve plateaued on the progress.

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6 Healthy Options for Dealing with Late Night Munchies

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Amy Hunt - 0 Comments

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If you’re like most people, you eat dinner between 5 and 7 PM.

You feel full and satisfied for a couple hours…and then it hits.

Dun, dun, dun.

The LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES! Aaahhh!!! They hit you out of no where, attacking your good choices from the day and sabotaging your dreams of a healthy eating system and slimming waistline.

Fortunately for you, I’m here to tell you about some sneaky little snacks that WON’T harm your muscle building, flab shrinking diet and exercise plans.

And they’re pretty tasty too. 

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