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The Positive Weight Loss Approach

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Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make that commitment and go into it with a positive attitude. We all
know that losing weight can be quite a challenge.

In fact, for some, it can be downright tough. It takes time, practice and support to  change lifetime habits.

But it’s a process you must learn in order to succeed.  You and you alone are the one who has the power to lose unwanted pounds.

Think like a winner, and not a loser – – remember that emotions are like muscles and the ones you use most grow the strongest.
If you always look at the negative side of things, you’ll become a downbeat, pessimistic person. Even slightly negative thoughts
have a greater impact on you and last longer than powerful positive thoughts.

Negative thinking doesn’t do you any good, it just holds you back from accomplishing the things you want to do. When a negative
thought creeps into your mind, replace it reminding yourself that you’re somebody, you have self-worth and you possess unique
strengths and talents.

Contemplate what lies ahead of you. Losing weight is not just about diets. It’s about a whole new you and the possibility of
creating a new life for yourself. Investigate the weight loss programs that appeal to you and that you feel will teach you the
behavioral skills you need to stick with throughout the weight- loss process.

First you should look for support among family and friends. It can be an enormous help to discuss obstacles and share skills and
tactics with others on the same path. You might look for this support from others you know who are in weight loss programs and
you can seek guidance from someone you know who has lost weight and kept it off.

There are success stories across the country today. On television and in newspapers, magazines and tabloids about people who have
miraculously lost untold pounds and kept it off. In all instances they say their mental attitude as well as their outlook on life
has totally changed.

Diets and weight loss programs are more flexible now than they once were and there are many prepared foods already portioned out. They
are made attractive and can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Low- fat and low-calorie foods are on shelves everywhere.

You will probably need to learn new, wiser eating skills. You will want a weight loss regimen that gives you some control, rather than
imposing one rigid system. Look for one that offers a variety of different eating plans, so you can choose the one that’s best for you.

Keep in mind, too, that your weight loss program will most likely include some physical exercises. Look at the exercising aspect
of your program as fun and recreation and not as a form of grueling and sweaty work.

The fact is that physical fitness is linked inseparable to all personal effectiveness in every field. Anyone
willing to take the few simple steps that lie between them and fitness will shortly begin to feel better, and the improvement will
reflect itself in every facet of their existence.

Doctors now say that walking is one of the best exercises. It helps the total circulation of blood throughout the body, and thus has a
direct effect on your overall feeling of health. There are things such as aerobics, jogging, swimming and many other exercises which
will benefit a weight loss program. Discuss the options with your doctor and take his advice in planning your exercise and weight loss
program.

Categories Diet, Health

10 foods that sound healthy but aren’t

1. Sweetened yogurt

The average cup of flavored yogurt has 30 grams of sugar (7.5 teaspoons) — that’s as much as a chocolate bar! Some sugar occurs naturally in the yogurt, but most is added. Instead: Cut the sugar by making your own blend. Start with plain Greek yogurt and add fresh fruit, one teaspoon of jam or a drizzle of honey.

2. Bran muffins

They sound healthy because of the word bran, right? Reality check: the average donut shop bran muffin has almost 400 calories and a whopping 36 grams (9 teaspoons) of sugar — but only 4 grams of fiber. Instead: Make your own small muffins and freeze them for grab-and-go mornings.

3. Sushi

The fish is great, but when you’re mostly eating white rice and dipping it in soy sauce, you’re getting lots of refined carbohydrates and sodium. Instead: Opt for more fish (sashimi), less white rice (or choose brown rice if it’s an option), and some vegetables on the side. Use soy sauce sparingly, and add flavor with wasabi.

4. Gummy fruit snacks

Any time “fruit juice concentrate” appears on the ingredient list, translate it to mean sugar. Isolating the sugar from fruit to make processed fruit-flavored gummies is not the same as eating nutrient-rich, fiber-filled, fresh fruit. Instead: Opt for fresh fruit or real dried fruit, such as raisins, dates or prunes.

5. Hazelnut-chocolate spread

The health halo is about milk, cocoa and hazelnuts, but the ingredient list tells a different story: sugar and palm oil are the main ingredients, and neither is nutritious. If you compare a hazelnut-chocolate spread to chocolate frosting, you will see the same amounts of sugar and fat. Instead: Stick with peanut or almond butter.

6. Veggie sticks

I don’t mean carrots and celery! I’m talking about those bags of fried or baked snacks — crunchy sticks made from corn flour and potato starch with a dusting of spinach or beet powder for color. Yeah, those don’t count as vegetables. Instead: Try a platter of real vegetable sticks — cucumbers, peppers and carrots.

7. Water with vitamins

Water is essential to life, and so are vitamins. But when the two are combined in a bottle with food coloring and sugar, an unnecessary product is created. Instead: Drink plain water or jazz it up with citrus or mint. You get all the vitamins you need from food, or you can take a multivitamin when indicated (they have no sugar!).

8. Sweetened oatmeal

Oats are a nutritious whole grain, but not when your morning bowl is coated in three teaspoons of sugar. Skip the maple or brown sugar flavor packets. Instead: Make your own plain oatmeal with grated apple, coconut, mashed banana or fresh berries.

9. Granola bars

Often touted for their whole grain goodness, most granola bars are sticky-sweet junk food in disguise. Don’t let a few oats fool you — especially when you also see marshmallows and chocolate chips. Instead: If granola bars are a must-have, choose one with 6 grams of sugar or less per bar, and hopefully some fiber.

10. Pretzels

In the low-fat era, pretzels were the king of snack foods. But now we know that their refined flour and salt are just as detrimental to heart health as fatty foods, so pretzels have been reclassified to junk food. Instead: Crunch on air-popped popcorn.

None of these foods are off-limits, but it’s important to know the honest truth behind what you’re eating. Consider the 80:20 rule: If you eat well 80 per cent of the time, it’s alright to choose some of these indulgent foods 20 per cent of the time.

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