Do You Wish You Had a Belly Like This?

Do you wish your stomach looked like this? Vote and see how your opinion compares to everyone else’s.

Some of the causes of belly fat are:
– slow metabolism
– genetics
– stress
– alcohol consumption
– lack of sleep
Try improving those areas to see if it helps!

Sadly, aside from procedures like coolsculpting and liposuction, it’s not possible to lose fat from just one area. With weight loss your body will drop fat evenly over your whole body. The best way to get a flat stomach is to follow a good diet that gets you to your optimum body fat percentage and then to do ab workouts.

Losing Weight The Easy Way

Are you looking for a new diet to try that lets you eat basically whatever you want? Do you want to do away with calorie counting or tough food restrictions? Follow the simple plan detailed below to see how you can lose weight by just adjusting the TIMING of your meals, instead of what you’re eating.

It doesn’t matter what time you start eating in the morning as much as how long that eating window is.

The Simple Diet Plan – Here’s how it works:

Simply follow the 16:8 rule where you fast for 16 hours and only eat during an 8 hour window. So, if you start at 10am then you would eat between the hours of 10-6pm only. The only rule to follow during those hours is just to follow a generally healthy, balanced diet. You don’t need to count calories but the plan will backfire if during those times you gorge on junk food and densely caloric meals.

The Pros: People who are currently dieting this way are reporting consistent weight loss, feeling more energized and feeling that their digestion is better. Also, it’s nice to stop counting calories and just eat what sounds good as long as it’s within the designated time frame.

The Cons:  It can be tough for social situations where there is eating and drinking later at night. You may need to adjust the hours of your fast accordingly.

Try it out and see how it works for you!

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Weight Loss Tips

1. Overestimate your calorie intake by 10% – People can tend to underestimate how many calories they are really taking in and it slows their weight loss.

2. Eat more protein, fewer carbs – carbs don’t keep you feeling full as long and can tend to make you feel bloated.  Protein keeps you feeling fuller longer and is packed with energy. By making your diet protein heavy and carb light you can speed up your weight loss. Chick Fil A Grilled Chicken Nuggets will satisfy you longer and with less calories than a subway veggie sandwich that will be digested and turned quickly into sugar.

3. Drink lots of fluids – By increasing your fluid intake you keep your stomach full, but not with calories.  Drink large glasses of water with your meals so that you aren’t packing that space with high calorie food.

4. Fiber is your friend – Fiber is a substance that makes you feel full but has no calories.  Things like vegetables and beans that are high in fiber will keep you feeling full with no caloric drawback.

5. Do high intensity workouts – The type of exercise you do will determine how many calories you burn. If you are doing low intensity workouts, you may not burn much, but running, stairsteppers and other high calorie burning activities can speed up your weight loss.

6. Have Some Apple Cider Vinegar – Having a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily helps speed up metabolism which causes weight loss. It also suppresses hunger.

5. Make Sure You Don’t Skip Breakfast – A BIG mistake most people make EVERY. MORNING. is skipping breakfast. Skipping breakfast lowers metabolism and actually slows down your weight loss. For maximum weight loss make sure you eat even a light breakfast to speed up metabolism.

Drinks – Lose Weight or Gain Weight Like Crazy

Try adding some of the drinks listed below to start losing weight faster than ever! Click through the slideshow to see drinks that will boost your weight loss results!

Drinking lots of water is great for weight loss because it promotes a feeling of fullness before eating a meal, thus reducing your overall calorie intake. Try adding in some of the drinks to your daily routine that are listed in the slideshow above to give your weight loss results a boost!

Check out the drinks that make you GAIN weight! You’ll be surprised!

What You NEED to Know About Losing Weight

Think you know a lot about weight loss? You’ll be surprised how many common beliefs about weight loss are actually myths and old wives tales….

Metabolism, exercise, sleep and diet all contribute to weight loss or weight gain. There are lots of interesting facts about dieting that many people do not know. Did you know the timing of your meals and snacks can affect your weight loss? Did you know that sleep cycles and timing can affect weight loss? What about exercise? Did you know that certain types of exercise are more conducive to weight loss than others?

Take the quiz above and see how you do! If you don’t score so great, just study up on the dieting topics you missed for maximum weight loss!

Top 10 Tips For Losing That Tummy

Are you struggling to do up the top button on your pants? Not only is belly fat a nuisance that makes you feel fat, but stomach fat is really harmful to your health. Known as visceral fat, it is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other things. Although targeting a specific fat area for weight loss can be tricky, these are the top 10 tips to make your belly fat disappear.

Follow these tips and keep your metabolism up and your belly fat low!

Eating Disorders

Before you take the quiz below – check out the signs most likely to have an ED:

Do you think you might have an eating disorder?

Take this quiz and see if you need to get help!!

Eating Disorder Statistics
At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S.
Every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
13% of women over 50 engage in eating disorder behaviors.
In a large national study of college students, 3.5% sexual minority women and 2.1% of sexual minority men reported having an eating disorder.6
16% of transgender college students reported having an eating disorder.
In a study following active duty military personnel over time, 5.5% of women and 4% of men had an eating disorder at the beginning of the study, and within just a few years of continued service, 3.3% more women and 2.6% more men developed an eating disorder.
Eating disorders affect all races and ethnic groups.8
Genetics, environmental factors, and personality traits all combine to create risk for an eating disorder.

Anorexia Nervosa:
0.9% of American women suffer from anorexia in their lifetime.
1 in 5 anorexia deaths is by suicide.
Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR) is a ratio between the observed number of deaths in an study population and the number of deaths would be expected.
50-80% of the risk for anorexia and bulimia is genetic.
33-50% of anorexia patients have a comorbid mood disorder, such as depression. Mood disorders are more common in the binge/purge subtype than in the restrictive subtype.
About half of anorexia patients have comorbid anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia.

Bulimia Nervosa:
1.5% of American women suffer from bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.
Nearly half of bulimia patients have a comorbid mood disorder.
More than half of bulimia patients have comorbid anxiety disorders.
Nearly 1 in 10 bulimia patients have a comorbid substance abuse disorder, usually alcohol use.
Binge Eating Disorder (BED):
2.8% of American adults suffer from binge eating disorder in their lifetime.
Approximately half of the risk for BED is genetic.
Nearly half of BED patients have a comorbid mood disorder.
More than half of BED patients have comorbid anxiety disorders.
Nearly 1 in 10 BED patients have a comorbid substance abuse disorder, usually alcohol use.
Binge eating or loss-of-control eating may be as high as 25% in post-bariatric patients.