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10 Secrets of Lasting Weight Loss for Any One and Any Plan

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So many people gave us the set-up secrets and plans of weight loss, from avoiding carbohydrates to avoiding fats, and from increasing fats to increasing proteins.They might succeeded with some people and failed with others, but nobody told us the core concepts behind what really works for weight loss lasting for life.

This article peels the hype, and presents the scientifically proved core concepts behind the real secrets of the lasting weight loss. They compile with the the literal meaning of the word “Diet”, which comes from the Greek word “diaita” which means” a manner of living”.

These are the 10 secrets to lasting weight loss:

1- Count Calories before you count any thing else:

It is calories that adds fat to your body. The body needs 3500 Calories to make 1 pound of fats, no matter what the calorie source is. In the Lancet, it is how much you restrict your calorie intake and how long you stay on a diet are the only factors that determine weight loss.

“Low carb” diets ensures a rapid onset of weight loss through “ketosis”, yet it is the calorie intake that that determines whether you gain weight back or not. Shave 500 Calories from your daily intake, and you lose a pound a week.

2- Keep away from time schedules:

Do not be enticed by the quick new look – unless you prepare for a beauty contest- and have the mindset of getting involved into a process that will take you into a new way of life. Delve into weight loss gradually, and this will not come unless you drop time schedules.

3- Do not Starve your body:

Starving your body leads it to waste muscles to compensate for the lost energy. Muscles stokes your metabolism, and losing muscles means you burn fewer calories on the long run.

4- Focus on food over exercise:

Before the sport contests, the coaches recommend diets for the “overweight”athletes! This means that even people that have exercise as their major activity can get overweight, if they eat more than they are burning off. Moreover, the amounts of calories lost by our tolerable exercise are tiny amounts compared to the supposedly lost amounts of calories (for every 20 minutes of aerobic exercise you do, you burn 100 Calories, which you can wipe out with a granula bar).The strenuous type of exercise needs optimal health, time, coach, and a “diet plan”. As this is said,do not cancel your gym membership, and do a little exercise every day.

5- Inflate your meal volume:

Fruits and vegetables, rich in water and fibers are bulkier but less caloric. Recent studies revealed that women who ate foods with higher water and fiber content lost 40 percent more weight than women who simply limited protein size and cut back on fats.Fight the hunger feeling. Start your meals with a big bowl of broth-based soup or a large green salad portion with or without toppings.

6- Spend more calories on eating:

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Water Versus Sports Drinks – Which is Better For Workouts? – Ask Your Personal Trainer!

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Eight Glasses a Day

We've been told all our lives to drink 8 glasses of water per day. We've never told why though. I generally never cared why, because as a kid, I basically drank water whenever I was thirsty. That made sense to me. Still does. Unfortunately, you can not wait until you're actually thirsty to drink water, as that means you're already dehydrated. So what does that have to do with losing weight and why all the controversies over water versus sports drinks?

Sports Drink Science

In the late 1960s, a certain sports drink was invented which contained a logo of an alligator. It did not become popular until the mid 90s – right along with bottled water. It claimed that it contained certain ingredients necessary to replace electrolytes lost during exercise. As the years progressed, due to very strategic marketing practices and the bottled water craze, this particular drink got extremely popular and sales skyrocketed! So now we have this huge war going on – water versus sports drinks.

Marketers for the sports drink conglomerates want us to believe that when we exercise, we need to replace the sodium and water that we lose during exercise. Yes, we do need to replace the water but the sodium and electrolytes? I have a problem with the latter half of this claim, simply because water was and continues to be the original sports drink. During caveman days, that's all man needed – water. And believe me back then man did more exercise than we actually do today! I see all kinds of trendy drinks in the vending machines at the gym – some are fancily bottled and pricey, while others are moderately priced. The same can be said with water. The only advantage sports drinks have over water is taste.

Water Tastes Bland

Although water is good for the body and is nature's sports drink, unfortunately, because the American palette has become irrevocably tainted by sugar, water tastes bland! Americans simply can not drink anything unless it has at least c cup of sugar in it (per pint) or an equal amount of caffeine. We've also been duped into believing that bottled water is cleaner, purer than tap water. As a result, bottled water shot up in price and their rise in popularity became the impetus for the water versus sports drinks war.

A Good Personal Trainer Can Set the Record Straight

Fortunately for us, most personal trainers know the score. They know that these trendy drinks can never replace good old H2O. That's why personal trainers are the best source when it comes to exercise and diet. They have less invested in you purchasing water or sports drinks. Their investment is in you losing weight, becoming fit, lean and toned. In that respect they will help you make the best decisions as far as what course of action you need to take, based on your personal profile. … Read More

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2018 Aerobic Worlds – Ready to conquer the Graal – We are Gymnastics !

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FIG Official – 15th Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships – Guimaraes (POR), June 1-3, 2018.

For three days, Guimaraes will reverberate to the rhythms and energy of the 15th Aerobic Worlds. Around 285 athletes have descended on the city of the ‘Conquistadores’ in pursuit of the eight gold medals.

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