While you may not be able to stop after just one, simply imagining yourself eating a bag of potato chips could keep you from going overboard. A study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, published in Science, shows that when you imagine eating a certain food, it reduces your actual consumption of that food. These findings suggest that trying to suppress one’s thoughts of desired foods in order to curb cravings for those foods is a fundamentally flawed strategy, said CMU’s Carey Morewedge.
It may seem bizarre but clenching muscles -any muscles - can help you exert self-control. The next time you feel your willpower slipping as you pass that mouth-watering dessert case, tighten your muscles. A study in the Journal of Consumer Research says firming muscles can shore up self-control.
Having extra weight on your body and wanting to lose it, is often brought on because of looks and vanity. What is a more important reason to lose weight is for health reasons. People that are overweight run into far more health complications than those that are in their normal weight range. Let's take a look at a few of the common ways you can help turn around weight issues and lose fat fast.
At any time lots of people are dieting – they set themselves a goal of losing a certain amount of weight. If you look at the information on setting your goals you will see that you are told that the goals need to be measurable and specific – so you don’t just want to lose weight, but set a goal for a specific amount of weight. All well and good, but setting ONLY these types of goals is the way to failure or putting back on the pounds you have lost.
Everyone knows that eating less and exercising more will help you lose weight. The hard part is figuring out how to do that consistently. A study from Kaiser Permanente’s The Center for Health Research finds that one of the most important things you can do is write down what you eat.
A study conducted by exercise physiologists in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Human Studies finds that as little as 80 minutes a week of aerobic or resistance training helps not only to prevent weight gain, but also to inhibit a regain of harmful visceral fat one year after weight loss. The study was published in the journal Obesity.
Chris Meno, psychologist at the Indiana University Health Center in Bloomington, said many studies involving eating disorders have identified poor body image and disordered eating, such as chronic dieting, over-exercise, occasional binge eating, vomiting or use of diet or weight loss pills, as risk factors for dieting and the development of eating disorders in both women and men
Crash diets, which typically involve severely reduced calorie intake, can have the following negative side effects: low energy, poor concentration, increased depression and irritability, and increased risk for binge eating.
Femme Slender together with Yoga & Pilates expert Dr Kyrin Hall have come up with some simple steps to help you achieve a more perky posterior. The main muscles involved are the gluteus muscles. Strengthening these helps your bum/butt achieve a better shape and also helps to support your lower back.
Are you emotionally eating your life away… ? and hungry for something more? Are you partial to pick, to graze, and to over-eat day after day? When diets do not work it is often because you have been programmed to eat for another reason and it may have nothing to do with normal eating satisfaction. Sometimes you may be carrying emotional weight that is blocking the release of the physical weight.
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