Surprise, Surprise, according to a recent study, the sale of thong underwear has decreased by 7 percent. While the sale of fuller underwear, such as briefs and boy shorts has increased by 17 percent over the past year.
Granny panties, even though very comfortable have been stereotyped as being undesirable and unsexy. The good news is that granny panties are now back in vogue, and sexier than ever. But the question is, are they any healthier for you than thongs?
And the answer is – not really
Experts say that the type of underwear worn doesn’t matter. However, the material that the underwear is made of and the proper fit of the underwear is very important. They suggest that women stick to cotton panties, whether they’re in the form of a thong or high-waist briefs.
Synthetic material, on the other hand, can irritate the skin in that area because it isn’t as breathable. Synthetic fabrics also cause that area to become sweatier, which induces unwanted odor as well. So, even a cotton thong would be fine to wear, while granny panties made of synthetic material would not. Although the style of panties doesn’t have much of an effect on personal hygiene and wellness, this shift in preference from thongs to granny panties suggests a healthier shift in society’s perception of beauty and body image.
The decline in thong sales and increase in granny panties can be seen as a feminist trend. Lingerie, including thongs, is often marketed towards the preference of men. When women shop for this type of clothing, they hardly think of their taste and focus on what their significant other would enjoy seeing instead.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, granny panties endorse comfort and satisfaction with one’s body. More than anything, this preference towards granny panties shows that women are dressing for themselves and their comfort only. This holistic perspective towards body image is healthier in the long run because less pressure is put on women to emulate a certain, desirable look. Society, women, in particular, are becoming more accepting of all body types, not just the ones that sprawl across the laminated pages of magazines.
A healthier body image relieves the mind of stress and reduces the chances of developing mental and emotional problems like depression, eating disorders and anxiety. Healthy body images promote mental stability and good interpersonal relationships. All in all, these are what granny panties promote: self-acceptance and comfort.
Terrific advice from a cat
Here’s a fun (a little crazy) experiment that you should definitely try out.
Sneak up on a cat, as quietly as you can, and try to pick it up.
I’m being completely serious here. Sneak up on that cat as quietly as a cat sneaks up on mice, and scoop it up like it’s a fumbled football.
You might call this crazy, and you’re not wrong if you do, but I prefer the word “educational”.
9 times out of 10, that cat’s going to take off like it’s on bath salts. You’ll probably also get a few claw scratch beauty marks for your trouble.
There are few things to take away from this experiment.
Number one, don’t ever do it again.
Number two, the cat ran away because cats hate any kind of sneakiness that isn’t their own sneakiness.
Number three, men aren’t cats, but you shouldn’t get sneaky with them either.
A lot of women try to get their man to commit like trying to snatch up a cat, and the rate of success is just about the same.
Oh by the way, I am not saying it’s your fault. In most cases, it’s never the woman’s fault because she basically doesn’t understand the weirdness of the male mind (more on this later).
Now, let’s try an experiment that actually isn’t impulsive.
Instead of stalking the cat, let’s try approaching from the front so that it knows we’re there. Cats, like men, are visual creatures. Cats prefer to see things coming.
By approaching from the front, we can actually get into its personal space without making the cat hate us.
After you accomplish the task of getting close to cat while it sees you, like a normal person, you can gently pet it and it might not hiss and take off like a bottle rocket.
Men are bigger than cats and not so great at slipping under the sofa at a moment’s notice, but it’s the principle here that counts.
At the first hint that a woman is trying to be sneaky with them, they’re going to make themselves scarce.
Lots of men today are already a little bit paranoid about potential hidden motives of their partners, and you definitely don’t want to give him a good reason to be on-guard. Spies aren’t known for having stable relationships, so save the sneakiness for the secret agents.
Now, here is the weird bit – You might not be sneaky whatsoever, but in the crazy world of men, what you think is completely innocent might be seen as EVIL if you were to look at the same from a male lens.
There’s just one thing that we need to remember above all else: men (and also cats, for the record) love their freedom.
To a man, being free and being alive are one and the same. The threat of losing his freedom is even scarier to a man than cliff diving, public speaking, earthquakes, and romantic comedy movie marathons combined.
To put it simply, if you want to lose a man as quickly as possible, grab onto him as tightly as possible. He’ll slip out of your grasp like an eel and put three oceans of distance between the two of you in one fluid motion.
To a man, the thought of getting locked down to the wrong woman is the same thing as death. It’s not that they’re afraid of the concept of getting locked down, though, but just that a relationship with the wrong woman feels no better to him than being in prison. Prison means no freedom, and no freedom means no life.
But there is one thing you can do right now that will make any man chase you to the point of madness and literally make a fool out of himself to win you over.
So what is this one thing you ask? I call it a “Love Command”.
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The some of simplest things can help you lose weight.
Over two-hundred million Americans are considered obese or overweight as of the date of this writing. Millions of these people take on a diet or fitness plan with the goal to lose the weight and get healthier. However, a plan is only half the battle, a dedicated person also needs to inculcate good guidelines for health and fitness into their every day, good rules and habits that will stay with them long after they’ve moved on from their fitness plan or diet. This article will give you five good rules for the long haul.
Tip 1: Start Your Day Right
Start your day by actually getting up. Don’t hit the snooze button repeatedly. If you are too tired, you should have gone to bed earlier. You need to get up and do some calisthenics and then get your shower. After this is done, make sure you have enough time to sit down and have a good, balanced breakfast. Not only will this help you from snacking uncontrollably in the afternoon, but there is the old colloquialism, “If you start your day right, you will usually end it that way.”
Tip 2: Portion Control
Do not cook more than you should eat, and in those few cases that you eat out while you are on your diet or fitness plan, try to choose healthy, smaller-portioned items. Eat your food slowly, and don’t be upset if you are still a little hungry after eating.
Tip 3: Spice it Up
Some spicy foods, particularly Cayenne pepper, contain capsaicin, which has several healthy benefits. It is noted for its ability to help improve circulation and combat heart disease, but capsaicin also speeds up your metabolism and can reduce hunger slightly.
Tip 4: Don’t Forget to Brush
You should brush your teeth after dinner. Not only does this have the obvious dental health benefits, but brushing can help dissuade you from eating after dinner. This is a fantastic rule, because if you are still hungry enough to eat again (thus having to re-brush your teeth), you probably didn’t actually eat enough for dinner.
Tip 5: Don’t Give Up
Never give up. The road will get bumpy, and may even throw you off a bit, but just because you have to correct back onto the street, doesn’t mean you should stop your journey all together. A dollar short is never optimal, but two quarters are better than nothing at all.
These five rules will help give you a baseline for building a good diet or fitness plan off of. Good luck on your journey towards weight-loss and healthier living.
Medical science, like any other branch of science, is forever being updated and corrected. Many, like the futurist and lecturer Riva Melissa Tez, believe that medicine itself is on the verge of revolutionary change. Because science is now moving at such a pace, it is necessary to seek continual updates. The following may surprise you:
1) Not all exercise is good for you. Exercise is vital for good physical and mental health. Indeed, its benefits can hardly be exaggerated. But the best forms of exercise are gentle. This does not mean easy or light of course (you should always exercise until you are out of breath), but brutal exercise can cause inflammation in the body, leading to numerous health problems, including some cancers. It had often been noted that boxers and football players, in spite of their great strength and exceptional fitness, lived no longer than the average person. It is now thought this may be due to the inflammatory effect of their sport. So stick to swimming, walking, and yoga instead!
2) A low-fat diet can do you more harm than good. A UK-based charity, “the Public Health Collaboration”, recently blamed the obesity epidemic not on fatty diets but on diets containing too much sugar. Full-fat foods like milk and yoghurt may even protect the heart. And Dr. Malhotra, a cardiologist involved with the charity, has even called the advice to eat a low-fat diet “the biggest mistake in medical history” because it has led people to replace their full-fat diet with one packed with processed foods and refined carbs.
3) Salt is not so bad for you as people believe. According to the latest research, conducted by McMaster University in Canada, it is only those with high blood pressure who really need to worry about their salt intake. It was concluded that eating around 4g of salt a day may actually be good for you, protecting the body against stroke, heart attack, and heart disease.
4) Too much calcium may harm your bones. Eating moderate amounts of calcium each day (around 700 -1000mg) will strengthen your bones and prevent fractures. Consuming more than this, however, may have the opposite effect, making your bones more, not less, brittle. And according to a study conducted in China, the source of this calcium also matters. Greatest protection will come from calcium found in vegetables rather than milk and dairy products.
5) Around a third of those living in the rich, developed nations are malnourished. This does not mean that people in the rich nations are not getting enough to eat. On the contrary- they are eating too much! The problem is the poor quality of this food. The 2016 Global Nutrition Report concluded that such malnutrition had now become normal. Bread, for example, has far less nutritional value today than it did in the early 19th century. And far too many people live on a diet of processed and frozen foods. These are packed with “hidden” sugars and stripped of natural goodness in order to extend their shelf life. Even many fruits and vegetables contain far less nutritional value than they would have 150 years ago. Many are picked days, even weeks, before they are eaten, during which time they lose much of their goodness. If possible, try and eat locally grown produce. Ideally, grow your own!
Of course, no medical advice is final, and what is thought to be true today may be found to be wrong tomorrow. Some even believe western medicine itself is fundamentally flawed and ripe for a revolution.
Many times, the person who needs to change the most, is the last to realize it.
We are creatures of habit. We get use to certain situations and many times, no matter how bad they are, we are reluctant to change. Some times change is forced upon us, but there are occasions when we finally wake up from our malaise and realize that we need to make some changes on our own. If you’re not at the realization point yet, here are four signs that might be able to help you decide if changes are necessary.
If you wake up wishing you could stay in bed and avoid facing the day, this is a clear sign you need to make changes in your life. Not many people wake up (especially on a workday) singing a good morning song, but you should at least be somewhat excited about starting a new day. You should be looking forward to being with the people in your life and even the job you’re going to.
If you’re surrounded by people who don’t enjoy their lives, you might start to adapt their negative attitude towards life. Surround yourself with people who look forward to life, find something you’re passionate about and never settle for the mundane.
Your friend asks you how you are doing and you smile and say “couldn’t be better” when things are falling apart. Recognize the things you are lying about, and ask yourself why you are lying about them. Is your relationship on the rocks? Is your job boring you to tears? Are your living conditions less than desirable?
If you convince yourself that you’re happy when you’re not, it will take longer for you to take the necessary steps to make changes.
If you only see negativity in every situation, you need to make some changes. There is always something good in every situation if you’re willing to look. This doesn’t mean being a Pollyanna, or putting blinders on. It means you don’t let the bad control your feelings and emotions.
A good way of letting go of the negative vibes, is to say something you’re grateful for each morning before you get out of bed. Before long you’ll have a more positive outlook on life.
There is too much life has to offer for you to be bored, and it doesn’t take much to change your boredom into excitement. Are you doing the same thing day after day? Do you always go to the same restaurants, the same vacation spot, eat the same foods, read books by the same author, or never change your hairstyle? It’s no wonder you’re bored.
You need to break out of your routine and try something new. Do something you always dreamt of doing, try a new dish, get rid of your 90’s hairstyle, or just try reading books by a different author.
You don’t need to make monumental changes to see a difference in the quality of your life. Start small and work your way up, you’ll be amazed by how much even the smallest changes can improve your outlook on life.
Who hasn’t had one of those days when you just don’t have the time for primping and pampering? Even though you may be busy and don’t have time to look your best you still never want to hear “Are you feeling well, you look really tired today?”
So to lessen the chances that your co-workers or family members think you’re at death’s door, use these tips to help you look great, even on the days you jump out of bed with just a few minutes to look presentable.
Create an on-the-go beauty bag.
First, buy a stylish, yet functional cosmetic bag. The bag shouldn’t be too big – ideally it should fit inside your purse. But it should be big enough to hold:
Travel-size tissues, deodorant and mouthwash
Mascara, lip gloss and powder
One or two ponytail elastics or hair clips
Small brush and comb
Tampons or panty liners
These basic tools will allow you to freshen up in minutes in a public restroom or in the driver’s seat of your vehicle (when you not driving of course). You’ll feel confident and secure on even the most harrowing day.
Have an emergency plan
It’s bound to happen, you’re going to oversleep. Have an emergency plan beforehand, such as using dry shampoo to freshen up your hair, applying tinted moisturizer or adding some cheek stain to give your face and lips some color. Have a simple go to hairstyle or wig to get you out the door without having a bad hair day. Don’t forget to always have an outfit that’s ironed and ready to go for the rare time that you’re running late.
Prepare for the unexpected
Murphy’s Law holds that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. This is especially true when you’ve got kids. Prepare for the worst by keeping a change of clothing in your car or at your office. It’s wise to keep an extra everything, all the way down to your undies. Stock up on Tide pens, Shout wipes or a similar product for spills that end up on your favorite white blouse. Having a lint roller on hand is a great idea, especially if you have pets at home. You might also consider having a travel-sized bottle of contact lens cleaner and case, if applicable.
Eat regularly and drink plenty of water
When you’re busy, you’ll need to keep your energy up by eating appropriately. Try not to skip meals, but if you must, have apples, protein bars or trail mix handy as snacks. And don’t forget to drink lots of water. You’ll find you’ve got more energy and you feel better altogether if you consume water instead loading up on of caffeine-laden beverages.
When you think you look good, you always feel better and are more productive. So even on the days that you should be a mess, have your backup plan to make sure you’re not.
There is nothing wrong with a little (or even a lot) booty.
The goal is to make sure your booty is firm and tight. There is just something to be said for walking into a room and feeling that ‘BAM!’ feeling, knowing your booty is right on point. This article will give you three awesome exercises you can do from home to help add a bit of curve to your swerve.
Exercise One: The Crunchy Reverse Crunch
This exercise is like a regular crunch or sit-up. Start from the laying position on your back, with your feet firmly planted on the floor, and raise your abdomen to where your shoulders are at least knee level. After you’ve completed the crunch, lower your body back down and extend your legs, careful to not let your feet touch the floor. With your legs straight as you can, raise both feet over a count of five at least twelve inches. As you become more experienced, feel free to raise your feet so that your body is almost that perpendicular ‘L’ shape. This is one full repetition of the Crunchy Reverse Crunch. Make sure to do stretches and jumping jacks, and use this as the first set after these calisthenics for your booty workout. Be very careful not to bend or stretch your back/spine/neck during this exercise.
Exercise Two: Lunge Walking
Next, you will want to have a wee bit of space to do this exercise. This exercise can look like a funny walk, but this is where you will make your money, so to speak, in tightening up that booty. Take a step forward. As your foot hits the ground, bend at the knee so that your trailing leg dips and your trailing knee almost touches the floor. Come up and then take a step with your trailing leg, repeating the process. For an advanced workout, place you hands behind your head with elbows out, and twist your abdomen when you come up, bringing your elbow and knee close enough to almost touch. A full set is fifty steps done this way. You will want to do 2-3 sets at first, but up to 5 or 10 as your body acclimates to it. Be very careful not to bend or stretch your back/spine/neck during this exercise.
After having completed your lunge walks, it is time for your final workout. This workout will be done from the laying position. You will simply lay on your back and hover your legs twelve inches off the ground. Do this for twenty seconds at a time, separating your legs and crisscrossing them as you do. For more advanced workouts, hold for up to sixty seconds before bringing your legs up above you, making the ‘L’ shape, using this time where your legs are above you to rest. Be careful not to bend or stretch your back/spine/neck during this exercise.
After having completed the leg lifts, you are on the floor already so it’s a great time to go ahead and do some floor stretches to close out your workout. Keep up this routine at least twice a week, and you will see a drastic change in the curve and definition of your booty. If results aren’t to your liking, take these exercises and ratchet them up a few notches.
That Prevent Women From Losing Weight
Damn! No matter how hard you try, you just don’t seem to be able to lose more than a couple of pounds. Does it seem like your diet efforts just don’t produce the results you are looking for?
You probably think you are doing all the right things, but it’s possible that the diet and fitness protocol you are following is preventing you from reaching your goal weight and getting the body you want.
Listed below are ten of the most common diet mistakes that may be hindering your weight loss efforts.
A lot of us think that a crash diet is the best way to lose unwanted pounds. If crash diets worked, most women would be healthy and fit.
There are two huge problems with crash dieting. One, a lot of the weight lost is muscle tissue. That means that even if it worked and you lost a few pounds, you are still flabby.
The second problem is even worse. Dieting slows down your metabolism. The longer you diet and the less you eat, the slower your metabolism. Muscle is your body’s metabolism – when you lose it, you reduce your metabolic capacity.
When you eventually get off the diet – and you will get off – you are bound to gain all the weight back in the form of fat. Worse, you will likely end up gaining more weight than you lost.
Two woman of the same height and age can weigh 150 pounds and their bodies can look totally different. Most women focus on the number on the scale even though it isn’t always representative of the way they really look.
If you exercise correctly, you will build muscle and lose fat at the same time. If you lose five pounds of fat and build five pounds of muscle, the scale won’t move, but you will look much better in the mirror. Your clothes will fit much better because muscle is denser and takes up less room than fat. The truth is, how you look and feel has little to do with how much you weigh.
When you do decide to do some form of exercise, is it invariably some form of cardio? Well, guess what? Cardio is the least important form of exercise for getting a sexy shapely body.
The key to getting and keeping a great body is to increase your metabolism. In other words, you need to focus on activities that not only burn calories during the workout but also cause you to burn calories for hours and days after your workout. Doing metabolic resistance training and interval training are more effective than cardio-only exercise in boosting your metabolic rate.
I know you’ve heard it before, maybe you don’t believe it or maybe you just don’t want to make time for it, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
But did anyone ever tell you why? When you wake up in the morning, you have been fasting for eight or so hours. Your body is starving for nutrients. When you don’t give it any, it starts breaking down muscle for energy. This is bad because your muscle is your metabolism. So you are literally destroying your body’s ability to burn calories.
Studies have also shown that if you eat a healthy balanced breakfast, you are much less likely to overeat later in the day. And when you start your day with a healthy meal, you are more likely to make good nutrition choices from that point forward.
Women think they can jump-start their diet by popping a diet pill. There are many different categories of diet pills, but very few of them work.
The only time you see women who have gotten in great shape thanks to a diet pill is the advertisement for the diet pill. Avoid potential side effects and the inevitable waste of money, and try a more natural common sense approach to losing weight.
Of course you need to reduce the amount of calories you are consuming, but you still need to eat enough to fuel your body. Eating three square meals is the bare minimum for a healthy and fit body. You should be eating three meals and at least two healthy snacks each day.
At the end of the day, if you’re running on fumes you’re more likely to overeat at dinner. You end up having your heaviest meal with little opportunity to burn off the extra calories.
When you eat a good portion of your meals at restaurants, be it fast food or sit-down, you tend to have little control over the ingredients, fats, or the amount of food that you’re served.
Unless you can find a very good, inexpensive restaurant that specializes in low-cal and low fat foods, you need to start cooking. This doesn’t mean you spend hours cooking gourmet meals, just that you need to find healthy meals you can cook in a pinch… that you’ll actually eat.
How many times have you raided the fridge after a bad day at work, or after a relationship breakup? When women feel anxious, depressed, angry, sad, or even elated, they tend to experience a variety of psychological attachments to different foods.
Sweets and salty foods are often in this category. If you are like most women, all forms of sweets serve as comfort food. That bag of chips seem to lighten your mood a little. If you turn to food when you are stressed, you are letting your emotions control what you eat and how much you eat.
You need to be aware of your emotional attachment to food and break this cycle if you want to achieve the banging bod you desire.
January, “I’m losing weight, baby!” May, “Gotta lose some weight to fit in my bikini.” September, “Damn, got to drop a few LBs if I want to wear the sexy cop costume.” January comes around again and… “I’m losing weight, baby!”
Chances are, you were good for a short while. But then you started skipping workouts reverting back to your old eating habits, and by February, your weight loss resolution was just a distant memory. Maybe you’ll try again, but the same thing is likely to happen.
By now, you have learned that without consistency there will be no results. This means making your weight loss resolution and sticking to it.
One of the biggest overlooked factors when trying to lose weight, is not getting enough sleep. Do you sleep at least eight hours a night? Stress in and of itself compounded by too few hours of shut-eye result in an elevation of the stress hormone cortisol. Chronically high levels of cortisol can make losing fat very tough and can even cause you to gain fat.
If you are dieting and exercising and still not seeing the body you want, make sure you aren’t making one or more of these 10 common dieting mistakes.
Or fuller lips…
When you hear the word Botox, you automatically think of a way to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. But the high popular filler isn’t just for wrinkles, and is actually used for a number of medical issues. Botox, or botulism toxin as it’s known in the medical community, has been used for a slew of different medical conditions and here are a few:
1. Muscle spasms
Botox is the main treatment for uncontrolled muscles contractions since it’s a muscle relaxant.
2. Overactive bladder
Botox is used to treat an overactive bladder and is known to help reduce incontinence in those who can’t take oral incontinence medications.
3. Chronic migraines
Those that suffer from chronic migraines and headaches can feel some relief when Botox is used. But it doesn’t prevent migraines from happening, but can reduce how many a person gets a day and how long a person has them for.
4. Upper limb spasms
Sometimes a person’s wrists, elbows or fingers can have uncontrollable spasms from medical conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury. Botox is often used to relax muscles so that patients can engage in basic daily activities like dressing themselves.
5. Uncontrollable neck spams
Medically known as Cervical dystonia, one can have uncontrollable neck spasms that force the head into weird and awkward positions that can be quite uncomfortable. Botox is one way to treat this condition since it can relax the neck muscles so that the head can easily return to its normal position with little discomfort.
6. Excessive perspiration
When someone perspires a lot from their underarms, a shot of Botox into their armpits can help alleviate heavy sweating since it blocks the nerve signals that call on the sweat glands to start producing sweat.
7. Uncoordinated eye movements
Known as strabismus, people who suffer from uncoordinated eye movements find relief thanks to Botox. People who have this condition will have poor depth perception and double vision and Botox helps relax the eyeball’s muscles that pull it out of alignment.
Sorry, but I’m removing one of your excuses for not exercising… time.
We all want to lose weight and look our absolute best, but it can oftentimes seem like a huge, time-consuming commitment. However, there are tiny little one-minute activities that we can do each day to make positive changes. Here are ten easy one-minute solutions that, over time, will create huge changes in your physique.
1. Pause And Do Ten Jumping Jacks
Take jumping jack breaks the way most people take cigarette breaks. In ten minutes, you can boost your heart rate and burn some calories.
2. Cut It In Half
When eating out, be sure to cut your meal in half. Restaurant portions are too large for one person. For the price of one meal, you can be full and have a second meal for later.
3. Get Inspired
The internet is full of motivational videos, articles and images. If you’re feeling down about your progress, take a minute to browse the web for some inspiration.
4. Write Down Your Goals
Take a minute to write down your goals for the day. Goals might include eating three servings of fruit or running for a half hour. Writing down your goals makes them seem more concrete and therefore easier to achieve.
5. Walk Around The Block
A cardiovascular workout doesn’t have to be a forty-five minute intense ordeal. A quick walk around the block can get the blood pumping and improve your attitude towards your fitness goals.
6. Chug A Glass Of Water
A lot of “hunger pangs” are actually just our bodies telling us that we’re thirsty. The next time you’re feeling the urge to binge on junk food, chug a glass of water and wait a minute. Chances are that your hunger pangs will disappear.
7. Do Fifteen Squats
Squats are a great way to improve the muscle tone in the lower half of the body and improve overall fitness. In only a minute, you can do fifteen squats, a number effective enough to help you tone up but not so intense as to leave you sweating.
8. Read The Label
Pause and take a minute to read the nutrition label before buying that next product at the grocery store. Even items that are purported to be “healthy” can be full with hidden calories, sugar and grams of fat. It only takes a minute to scan the label and evaluate whether or not a product is right for you.
9. Call A Friend
You should have a friend in your speed dial who is on board with your goal to shed the pounds. If you’re feeling the urge to skip the gym or have that slice of cake, call this friend for the support you need to stay on track.
10. Snap A Selfie
Taking pictures of yourself each day is a great way to visually track your progress and keep you motivated. In under a minute each day, you can take a full-body photo of yourself in the mirror. As the weeks progress, you’ll be able to see how your body is changing thanks to your hard work.
Incorporating these little one-minute solutions into your daily life will pay off over time. Weight loss is hard, but success begins with small and simple changes.
Trying to lose weight is not just relegated to the beginning of the year. It’s something that a lot of us try to achieve year-round, and most of us fail miserably at it. For some, trying to lose weight can be very difficult and usually not fun at all. The truth is, losing weight doesn’t have to be battle if you are armed with the right information about exercise and diet. Sometimes half the battle is arming yourself with what NOT to. Listed below are five common weight loss mistakes and how to avoid them.
Setting unrealistic weight-loss goals
Realistic, well-planned weight-loss goals keep you focused and motivated. Unrealistic and overly aggressive weight-loss goals can undermine your efforts. A good goal-setting strategy is the SMART goal checklist.
Eating large meals
What’s the rationale in skipping breakfast just to eat twice as much at lunch? To be successful at losing weight you need to consistently keep your metabolism going. Eating smaller meals more often will keep your metabolism on track and your body burning calories.
Eating out can really derail your weight loss goals. Try asking for a to-go box before you even start eating your meal. Put half your meal in the to-go box for later and eat half at the restaurant. Be sure to eat slowly and chew each mouthful thoroughly. Forego any sugary drinks or alcoholic beverages and drink plenty of water. When preparing meals at home, you’re better able to control your portion sizes.
Consuming high calorie drinks
Forget sugary drinks, you’ll be amazed at how many calories are in some “healthy” drinks. Some beverages have the same amount of calories as the low fat meal you just consumed. Don’t drink your allotted calories for the day, read labels and measure your beverage intake. Remember, water is calorie and fat free and you can drink as much as you want.
Not getting enough sleep
One of the worst things you can do to kill your metabolism is not getting enough sleep. Losing weight is more difficult if your metabolism is out of whack.
Ideally, you should get seven to nine hours of sleep each night. This will help maintain optimum hormone levels and allow your body the deep, restorative sleep needed to regulate your body’s metabolism.
Having a friend or loved one to help motivate you when you hit a rough patch in your weight loss goal is essential. Even better is a group of three or more who share your weight loss goals.
Make a game of who can lose the most weight or body fat by a certain date. Have a specific reward for the winner. The truth is everyone who participated and lost weight will be a winner.
Avoiding these weight-loss mistakes should get you started on the right track to losing weight, increased confidence, more energy, or just a leaner physique.
If you are looking for a quick meal for the family or an easy pot luck dish, look no further. This chicken biscuit bake is delicious and magnificent. Check it out.
3 large cooked and shredded boneless chicken breasts.
1 (12 oz) can of flaky canned biscuits.
1 jar of Alfredo sauce.
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
1 tsp of garlic powder.
1 tsp of Italian seasoning plus more for the top.
Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease a casserole dish.
In a large bowl, pour the Alfredo sauce and mix in garlic powder and 1 tsp of Italian seasoning.
Cut the biscuits into 6 pieces each and fold into the sauce.
Mix in the chicken and 1 cup of the cheese.
Toss well to coat.
Pour the mixture in the casserole and top with 1 cup of cheese and drizzle some Italian seasoning.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Simple, easy and creamy! You won’t believe how good the Alfredo sauce goes with the chicken. With some biscuits and extra cheese, it’s irresistible! Give it a try, you’ll thank me later.