Your Simple Plan for Weight Loss

Written by Paul Buckley

Copyright 2005 Ardmore Internet Marketing, Inc.

The math is pretty simple. One pound of fat equals 3500 calories. Want to lose a pound a week? Then you need to consume 3500 calories less per week than you use. That's about 500 calories a day. By cutting out 500 calories a day from your normal daily diet, while keeping your activity levelrepparttar same, you can lose approximately one pound a week.

All right - that doesn't sound like much, especially if you're more than 25 pounds overweight. Study after study has shown, though, that those people who lose weight gradually - at a rate of 1-2 pounds per week -are far more likely to keeprepparttar 149062 weight off and maintain a normal weight for a lifetime.

So how much exactly IS 500 calories? If you're going to reduce your daily intake by 500 calories, it helps to know what you need to cut out, right? Here's how easy it is to lose 500 calories a day:

Use milk instead of cream in your coffee. Savings? 50 calories per cup.

Skiprepparttar 149063 butter on your baked potato. Savings? 100 calories

Drink fruit-flavored water instead of a 16 ounce soda. Savings? 200 calories

Skiprepparttar 149064 Big Mac and have a salad instead. A Big Mac weighs in at a whopping 460 calories. A fresh salad with a light dressing? Less than 100! Savings? 360 calories

Pass byrepparttar 149065 bag of potato chips. An average snack size bag of chips has over 300 calories. Savings? 300 calories

Eat your corn onrepparttar 149066 ear. A 1 cup serving of canned corn has 165 calories. An ear of corn has 85. Savings? 80 calories.

Switch to low-fat cream cheese on your bagel. Savings? 90 calories per ounce.

Love those fries and can't give them up? Swaprepparttar 149067 skinny fries out for thick steak-cut ones. Thin French fries absorb more oil thanrepparttar 149068 thicker, meatier ones. Savings? 50 calories per 4 ounce serving

If you'd rather look at losing weight from an exercise perspective, you can also lose one pound a week by upping your activity level by 500 calories a day. How easy is that to do? Take a look:

How to Cope With Stress and Anxiety

Written by Trevor Dumbleton

Copyright 2005 Trevor Dumbleton

Amongrepparttar hardest parts of living inrepparttar 149061 modern world is stress and anxiety. With worries about work,repparttar 149062 environment,repparttar 149063 economy, natural disasters, terrorism, andrepparttar 149064 general state ofrepparttar 149065 world, it seems that there is no end torepparttar 149066 number of things to worry about. Though we cannot control many of these things, they still weigh on our minds and cause us stress and anxiety. However, despite these concerns, we should try to avoid stress and anxiety.

Stress and anxiety are, at their hearts, mental problems. They are conditions in whichrepparttar 149067 mind is racing and constantly circling around certain concerns. The concerns may be seemingly mundane, butrepparttar 149068 concerns keep recurring until they push out allrepparttar 149069 other thoughts inrepparttar 149070 brain and create their own towering mass of worry. And this tower is, in itself self-propagating simply because stress and anxiety tend to create themselves because stress and anxiety causerepparttar 149071 mind to condition itself to stress and anxiety.

There is research to suggest thatrepparttar 149072 mind gets used to stress and anxiety and, once it is conditioned, it will quickly return to stress and anxiety. In fact, there is some evidence that shows that stress conditioning may actually begin when we are too young to do anything about it. Children who face a great deal of stress will find their minds altered such that they will quickly return to a state of stress atrepparttar 149073 slightest provocation. It is almost as thoughrepparttar 149074 mind missesrepparttar 149075 state of stress and anxiety and wants to return to it once it has foundrepparttar 149076 state.

Unfortunately, this creates serious problems not only forrepparttar 149077 mind, but alsorepparttar 149078 body. Stress and anxiety put a great many demands onrepparttar 149079 human body. It causes headaches, high blood pressure, ulcers, sleep problems, immune system deficiencies and can even swellrepparttar 149080 joints, which can cause severe problems with conditions such as arthritis. As well, stress and anxiety can result in depression, memory problems, and even alcohol and drug abuse for those who suffer from stress and anxiety regularly. Thus, stress and anxiety are not merely problems ofrepparttar 149081 mind, but they are problems ofrepparttar 149082 mind that can cause problems inrepparttar 149083 body. The mind does, in surprising ways, controlrepparttar 149084 body. And a mind that is overly taxed can lead to a body that is overly taxed.

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