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Test Yourself – Avoid Fast Food For One Week

avoid fast foodGiving up fast food may be the number one obstacle for you to accomplish especially if you have become used to eating this type of food on a regular basis. However if you want to shed those excess pounds and get into better shape, avoiding the fast food spots and restaurants can be one of the most important healthy habits to develop. Therefore, challenge yourself to a mini goal and see if you can avoid fast food, or better yet eating out in general for one whole week.

Seven days is not that hefty of a time-frame to focus on one particular goal, especially if this turns into a lifetime of improved nutrition. That’s what is most important here. You will find that your daily nutrition will be responsible for 70% of your weight loss success so it pays to improve the choices you make on a regular basis and develop healthy eating habits.

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A Dog Is A Great Exercise Partner

exercise partnerLet me first state that I am not advocating getting a dog solely for the purpose of wanting an exercise partner. Yes that is definitely one great advantage to having a dog, however owning a dog has a hefty amount of responsibility and I would hate for anyone to get a dog and neglect him or her. That’s just not right.

Coming from someone who’s had a dog practically my entire life, they become more than just a mere pet. They are considered one of the family. There are many dog owners out there that feel the exact same way and would never think of mistreating or being cruel to their furry friend.

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Focus On Your Most Unhealthy Habit First

unhealthy habitWhy can it be helpful to focus on your most unhealthy habit first? If you are one of many who are starting to tackle the weight-loss process, there will likely be a number of issues you will need to deal with in order to be successful. This is not meant to dishearten you or make this goal seem like an impossible task, it is just meant to prepare you for what’s ahead.

It’s best that you are aware of what you will have to face than be shocked and surprised later on down the road.

When you’re determined to lose weight and get in shape in a natural, healthy manner, there will be particular issues you must come to terms with. Most folks are unaware that nutrition is the number one topic that will be responsible for 70% of your weight loss results. In other words you can workout every day of the week, but if you continue to eat in an unhealthy manner, then you may not lose a single pound.

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Finding A Balance Between What You Eat, Drink, and Do

finding a balanceFinding a balance between what you eat, drink, and do can have a drastic effect on your life. When you come to terms with the fact that all three of these crucial topics must be kept in constant check, the next step is to put your plan into action. This is the only way you can naturally improve your weight situation and get in the shape you want to be in.

If you do not find a healthy balance between what you eat, drink, and do, naturally the scale gets tipped in a direction that is usually not wanted. For example, if you find that you’re eating fast food practically on a daily basis then it will be a tough uphill battle to effectively lose weight. The situation becomes even more difficult if you are not willing to exercise on a regular basis.

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Putting The Weight Loss Process Into Autopilot

weight loss processSo you have been aggressively tackling the weight loss process, improving your daily nutrition, and getting a consistent form of exercise. Great job! If you continue sticking with these healthy habits you’ll eventually reach your weight loss goal. Sure there may be some setbacks and minor delays on the path to success, but this can be expected since most journeys do have curves in the road. It’s usually never a straight, direct path to reach your intended destination.

It would be wonderful if all we have to do to lose 100 pounds is to eat healthy and work out for a week then all that excess weight will simply vanish off our bodies. But unfortunately that’s not the case, and in order to actually lose 100 pounds through healthy eating habits and exercise it will likely take a year or more.

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46% Of California Adults Are Pre-Diabetic

pre-diabeticOn the KTLA news the other day they announced a UCLA study that found 46% of California adults are pre-diabetic. This came as a blatant shock to me since that statistic basically means one out of every two adults are in danger of becoming diabetic. If things are this bad in 2016 what do you think will be the statistic by 2020 if little is done to change eating habits and exercise commitment?

After hearing this Health Smart news report, the following day I paid particular attention to the pedestrians on the sidewalk as driving to work. The sad part about what I observed was the fact that I saw far more overweight and obese individuals than I saw those who were fit. In one group that crossed the street directly in front of me, out of the 15 people 10 were overweight, five of them morbidly obese.

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Are You Stuck Trying To Lose Weight?

trying to lose weightAre you stuck trying to lose weight and just can’t seem to make much positive progress on this goal? Do you continually start out with the best intentions to eat healthy and exercise but somewhere along the way you get sidetracked and end up back to your old unhealthy ways? This can truly be disheartening and cause for depression if an individual repeatedly is not successful with their weight loss goal.

The main problem with attempting to achieve a weight loss goal is that it does not happen overnight. If an individual has a substantial amount of weight to lose, this process can take a year or more. That is a hefty amount of time to stick with an intended objective and often the reason why most weight loss goals are never met. Sure it might not be terribly difficult to stay focused for a month, but what about for a year or more? Herein lies the issue.

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An Adrenaline Boost to Lose Weight

adrenaline boostLosing weight can be a tough goal to achieve. Let’s face it, it can be truly frustrating to get rid of those pesky pounds that continually stick around the body. To make matters worse it can become increasingly difficult if you are repeatedly unsuccessful in meeting your target objective since that’s not going to help your motivation to continue on with your intended goal. Time to get an adrenaline boost to inspire you to improve your weight loss efforts.

One of the main issues when faced trying to lose weight is that there are so many things that must be taken care of on a daily basis. Weight loss can often come in third, fourth, or maybe even fifth place on your priorities list. With something that far down on a list of importance, it’s easy to overlook the little things that need to be taken care of in order for you to be successful losing weight.

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Try One New Healthy Meal Every Week

new healthy mealWhen you’re truly ready to start changing your nutrition around, one of the best ways to get a strong handle this is to try a new healthy meal every week at home. When you’re attempting to change your nutrition in order to eat in a more healthy manner, it’s important you break out of your normal routine. One of the main causes for excessive weight gain is due to the food choices made on a regular basis.

If you often visit fast food spots, restaurants, or order home pizza delivery, then you will likely consistently have issues trying to tackle the weight loss issue since those meals generally provide far too large of potions for one single meal.

The best part about trying a new healthy meal every week is that you can designate one particular day where you and your family try out a new recipe. Maybe give the day a special name too if you have young children such as “Healthy Wednesday”, or “Friday Family Dinner Night”.

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Wait Don’t Leave The House! Do You Have Food and Snacks With You?

food and snacksSticking with healthy nutrition when you’re away from home can be tough. This is particularly difficult if you leave the house without any food and snacks in your possession. If you’ve made the commitment to improve your health and lose weight, then your daily nutrition is what is going to get you to successfully accomplish this goal.

Instead of making the weight loss process more difficult than it needs to be, give yourself an edge by ensuring every time you leave your house for work or to run errands, you have sustenance for when it’s time to eat.

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