Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss

Written by Vernita Sherman

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Bottom Line: if you canít maintain that lower calorie intake forrepparttar rest of your life, you will gain your weight back when you get tired of starving yourself! To lose weight properly (burning fat) you must increase your metabolism (weight training) and your need for oxygen (aerobics) while eating enough calories each day (nutritious diet) to give you energy and maintainrepparttar 131444 protein in your muscles because protein helps build muscles, which indirectly burns fat. This brings up another good point: When you build muscle your weight will increase because your muscles are made up of mostly water, but your body fat percentage will decrease because building muscles increase your metabolism (in other words, muscles way more than fat, but take up less space than fat). So keep in mind that losing body fat canít be measured by a scale; use a measuring tape and also look at yourself inrepparttar 131445 mirror, and then you will seerepparttar 131446 true results. One ofrepparttar 131447 best ways to know if you are losing more body fat than water is by using a body fat analyzer. Make sure that you focus on fat loss not weight loss. Your goal should be to lose weight by burning fat, not losing water from your muscles. Remember this when you choose your weight loss program.

This article was written by Vernita Sherman of QVM Weight Loss. QVM Weight Loss is a complete online resource for all of your weight loss needs. Vernita focuses on teaching you the truth about how to permanently lose weight the healthy way at http://www.qvm-weight-loss.com

Co-Dependency and Food: Trying to Fill the Void

Written by Zo Houseman

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It goes like this.

My thoughts: I always eat too potato chips, and I canít lose weight. Iím so spineless.

Are my thoughts true? I donít always eat too many potato chips. Iíve been eating dessert, which is probably why I canít lose weight. Itís notrepparttar potato chips. I donít know why I said Iím spineless. Iím not.

Why do I eat so many potato chips? When I ate them today, it was after that conversation with my friend. I felt angry. The crunch ofrepparttar 131442 potato chips helped me feel less angry. Now that I think about it, I eat potato chips a lot when Iím angry.

Do I want to continue believing my thoughts? No. I forgive myself for eating potato chips to swallow my anger. I forgive myself for calling myself spineless.

New thoughts: When Iím angry next time, Iím going to express my anger appropriately and talk withrepparttar 131443 other person. Iím not going to eat potato chips. I can lose weight. I am successful in losing weight.

Learn to listen to yourself and not rely on outside cues for what you may or may not think and feel. Itís not selfish to meet your real needs directly. When you meet your true needs, food is no longer a bandage. Then you can freely choose whether or not to eat that particular food withoutrepparttar 131444 intensity of unmet emotional needs. Itís about valuing yourself and making decisions and choices that honor your value. New thinking will support your weight loss efforts.

Zo Houseman is the author of Live Lightly! that describes how she lost 100 pounds and kept it off by learning to think differently. Read free excerpts. More information and resources are available at http://www.setyourheartfree.com.

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