Losing Weight--Are You Really Ready For It?

Written by Oma Edoja

You've setrepparttar same goal every year now for as long as you can remember—to lose weight. You’ve dieted, exercised, done protein shakes and low carbs; you’ve even starved! But why doesn’t any of this seem to be working? Will you ever lose weight? As one who has foughtrepparttar 131202 weight loss battle and won, please permit me to advance one possible reason for your failure so far—could it be that you are not yet truly ready to do what weight loss takes?

Knowing what it takes is one thing; doing it is another. Why do some people succeed in life while others struggle and fail? Simply stated,repparttar 131203 successful know what to do, and do it. The strugglers don’t. This is true for weight loss too.

Doing what weight loss takes involves planning for weight loss. You must prepare your mind to do what it takes. Here are 4 things you must bear in mind to be prepared and win this fight:

(1)You need to have an inspiring reason to lose weight, one that inspires you to keep at it, despiterepparttar 131204 odds. My reason was my health. I have read ofrepparttar 131205 30+ medical conditions you could attract by remaining obese or over weight, and I want none of them, now or ever! I was also tired ofrepparttar 131206 fatigue and aching knee that being fat had brought me. This kept me working my goals. Today I am energetic, and my knee no longer aches! Added to that, I feel and look better than I have in years!

(2)You’ve got to prepare forrepparttar 131207 challenges ahead. There will be plenty, from start to finish! Weight loss is not going to be easy. Don’t kid yourself that it will. I’ve had to exercise when others were having fun. I’ve had to give up some foods and eat others I hardly ever used to. I’ve even had to give up certain company or activities because they “led me into temptation!” You know your weaknesses in this area. Make a list of them. Draw up a plan to prevent or handle each one. Ask God, family and friends to help you. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Plan your way. Follow through each day!

(3)You’ll need to make PERMANENT life-style changes. You can’t quit when you get “there”, or it’s back to where you came from! These changes include healthy eating (consuming fewer calories, less food, using healthy cooking methods) and healthy moving (burning more calories via regular exercise). There is NO other way to permanent weight loss without side effects. This way,repparttar 131208 natural way, also has a high long-term success rate. And exercise benefits you in many other ways besides weight loss.

Does Fat Free Really Mean Free Of Fat?

Written by Jerry Byler

Does fat-free really mean free of fat?

Do you know whatrepparttar words really mean on food labels?

In this article, you’ll discover everything you need to know about how to interpret food labels and makerepparttar 131199 right food choices.

So what does “fat-free” really mean?

To be labeled “fat-free”,repparttar 131200 food must contain less than ½ gram of fat per serving.

To be labeled “Low Fat”,repparttar 131201 food must contain 3 grams or less of fat per serving.

To be labeled “Reduced Fat”,repparttar 131202 food must be at least 25 percent lower in fat than a comparable food.

To be labeled “Light”,repparttar 131203 food must contain 1/3 fewer calories, OR ½repparttar 131204 fat OR 2/3repparttar 131205 sodium of a comparable food (but not necessarily all three!).

Some foods (especially meat and dairy products) appear to have less fat than they really do. For example, if a milk or cheese label reads 2% milk or 2% cheese, this means that 2 percent ofrepparttar 131206 product volume (NOTrepparttar 131207 calories) comes from milk fat.

You can use a little math to discover how much fat these products actually contain.

First, findrepparttar 131208 total calories per serving andrepparttar 131209 fat calories per serving. For example ifrepparttar 131210 total calories per serving are 80 andrepparttar 131211 fat calories per serving are 50, dividerepparttar 131212 fat calories per serving byrepparttar 131213 total calories per serving.

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