Forget crunches and treadmills. The secret to a slimmer waistline may start in the gym, but cruising through your cardio session isn’t doing you (or your tummy!) any favors. As a matter of fact, science says that interval training may be more effective at banishing your belly fat, instead. (No gym membership? Here’s how to flatten your belly without a lick of exercise.)
When it comes to getting in shape for summer, many swear by intense cardio sessions, high protein diets and various weight loss plans.
And while this works for some, one personal trainer has revealed that some of the above can actually hinder your weight loss goals.
Here, Queensland-based personal trainer and weight loss guru, Belinda Norton-Smith, 39, names the biggest weight loss mistakes people are making and how to get results quicker.
Losing weight is not easy. It requires a lot of permutation and combination of foods to eat, foods to avoid and an effective workout routine. Consistent effort is the key here and if you get these basics right, you’ll not only be able to lose weight quickly but also sustain the weight loss in the long run. A common advice that most health experts and dietitians will give you is to add lots of good quality protein foods in your diet to lose weight in a healthy way.
That means there are actionable, behind-the-scene secrets that can be used by the millions and millions of people worldwide hoping to lose weight.
Pay close attention to what Dr. Michael Danzinger, the show’s medical doctor and weight loss consultant, has to say…
“In theory, one could drop as much as 20 pounds in a week. The truth is that nothing is wrong with losing weight rapidly — as long as you do it the right way.”
20 pounds per week!
If you’re like me, you experience “sticker shock” at that number. And yet before my eyes was the irrefutable evidence that it’s possible.
When my friend, Brian Flatt, heard that shocking information, he got inspired. A health expert, seasoned nutritionist, and owner of R.E.V. Fitness, he got to work reviewing over 500 medical studies, dozens of diet books and hundreds of diet systems and programs.
After a decade of research and years of fine-tuning, he produced a system that replicates the rapid weight loss of “The Biggest Loser,” but geared for the average dieter.
The 2 Week Diet is so successful—clients regularly lose 8-16 pounds in 14 days—people often take some convincing.
All that changes when they…
— Discover the program’s highly-scientific basis
— Learn about the no-nonsense 100% money-back guarantee
— Hear dozens of client testimonials raving about their transformed bodies
See how you can join the thousands of 2 Week Dieters that have reinvented their body and future.
The ketogenic diet has emerged as one of the trendiest weight-loss strategies around. The diet, which restricts your carbohydrate and protein intakes in favor of fattier foods like eggs and fish, is crafted to induce ketosis, a metabolic process when, in lieu of available glucose, your body burns stored fats. The thought is that by focusing your diet on those stored fats instead of glucose-heavy foods, your body will burn the fat, and you’ll reap a number of benefits, including enhanced immunities, better mental and physical performance, lower insulin, and a more controllable appetite.
First and foremost, it is imperative to realize that eating less does not ensure weight loss. Eating right is the key. This means that your diet must include a balance of the three primary nutrients that are carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Weight loss is an ongoing journey that demands changes in lifestyle and dietary habits. It requires one to add and subtract certain elements to observe the best results. According to Dr. Simran Saini, Nutritionist and Weight Loss Consultant, “A protein and fiber rich diet along with foods that are rich in antioxidants and low in calories are ideal for your weight loss regime.” Kickstart your journey by setting a goal and then follow this list of 24 foods that help you lose weight fast.
Summer can feel like one looong semi-vacation—and it’s easy to fall into the trap of the “anything goes” vacay mindset for oh, three whole months. If you’ve indulged more often than you planned (hello, BBQ, ice cream, and many glasses of frosé!), you may be itching to get back on track, and recommit to clean eating this fall. Here are a few simple ways you can prepare to hit reset after Labor Day.
Fifteen days after my 39th birthday, a number flashed on my bathroom scale, the likes of which I hadn’t seen since a third trimester of pregnancy.
It confirmed what a family picture from that morning had told me already: I was the largest I’d ever been—obese by body fat standards—and that one go-to outfit I wore to try to hide the excess? I was only fooling myself.
Forget that I couldn’t climb stairs without feeling winded. Or that I’d become so self-conscious that I was turning down social invitations. Something had to give.
WEIGHT loss may seem like a simple matter of more calories burned than consumed, but certain chemicals found in everyday things – like breakfast cereal and even your carpet – could be to blame instead for obesity.
Research has found certain regularly-used chemicals, added to foods as preservatives and household materials, may disrupt human hormones and promote obesity.
A study published in the journal Natures Communications has found evidence that endocrine disruptors – the name for chemicals that interfere with the body’s hormones – can lead to weight gain.
A new headset that signals the brain to suppress the appetite could be the answer to the obesity epidemic, according to its manufacturers.
The cutting-edge device, called Modius, promises to speed up metabolism and burn up to 16 per cent of a wearer’s body fat – without changes in either diet or exercise.