- Fitness Magazine | Slim & Fit for Fall | Wed, Oct 24, 2012 11:36 AM EDT | CommentsBy Pamela O'Brien
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Munching between meals is a good thing, say nutritionists. But as our second exclusive snacking poll shows, our habits may be in need of a mini-makeover. Here, what you're eating?and what we might suggest as today's specials (all less than 150 calories!).
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Top Drawer Fixes: Twenty-three percent of us are ready when a craving hits -- we keep a stash of goodies in our desk drawer at work. What you'll find nestled between the paperclips and Post-its:
1. Candy/candy bars/gum
Favorite Food Fixes: Thirty-nine percent of us tear into a bag of chips. Twenty-five perfect dip into the cookie or candy jar. Just 19 percent bite into healthy snacks such as fruit, nuts, low-fat yogurt, and cheese.
-- Americans spent more than $32 billion on packaged snack foods last year
-- Seventy-six percent of us are impulse eaters, grabbing whatever treats we can get our ...Read More »
- The Editors At Sharecare | Slim & Fit for Fall | Tue, Oct 23, 2012 3:32 PM EDT | Comments
Is there an easy way to make weight loss enjoyable? It exists and only takes 8 steps.
By Chris Freytag
The formula for weight loss may be simple-take in fewer calories than you burn, and increase your exercise to burn even more calories-but oftentimes, it's easier said than done. The best way to make this formula work for you is to create solutions to your biggest challenges and find ways to make the process enjoyable. If you want to improve your results, try some of my strategies to trick yourself thin.
1. Find your favorite exercise....Read More »
I know people who jog and hate it. How long do you think they will keep that up? We aren't inclined to dive in or stick to things we despise. Out of all the forms of exercise out there, find one you just love. Get really specific. Don't just say "yoga"; instead, discover what type of yoga is your favorite. If swimming is your thing, do you prefer gym pools over a nearby lake? Or maybe you'd dread a step class but you can't get enough of Pilates. Find your favorite exercise and
- Vitamin G, Glamour Magazine | Slim & Fit for Fall | Tue, Oct 23, 2012 2:57 PM EDT | Comments
by Lexi Petronis, Glamoursometimes embarrassing!) and they're instant mood-lifters and energy-givers. Plus I usually end up dancing around like a fool. And there's science as to why!
Studies have shown that listening to music while exercising can improve your workouts: songs can motivate you (study subjects who listen to music work out longer and more intensely) and distract you from things like how exhausted you are. Research has even pinpointed a specific tempo that works best for working out: between 120 and 140 beats per minute. There's even a site (runhundred.com) devoted to finding the songs that fits the tempo.
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Bridgit Mendler--whom you know from Good Luck Charlie and Lemonade Mouth--has a new album, Hello, My Name Is... (it just came out on Monday!), and I have officially placed "Hurricane" onto...Read More »
- Yourtango.com | Slim & Fit for Fall | Tue, Oct 23, 2012 3:25 PM EDT | CommentsHow many times have you turned to your partner and asked the following questions: "If I order fries....will you have some?" "Why don't we each get one dessert and taste each other's?" "Wanna just skip the gym and head straight to brunch?"
Step 1: Put down the french fries.
What's going on here? Why do we enlist our partners in our food indulgences? Is it simply social ... or is there something else at play? They say that misery loves company, and I would submit that unhealthy habits love company, too.
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Parties and special occasions aside, we tend to feel much better about our indulgences when someone else is joining in. It's as though we think the calories somehow "don't count" if everyone is eating the same cheese platter. Suddenly, it's not so bad to be eating greasy Thai food at 1 a.m., because hey, someone else is eating it, too! You can't both be wrong, eh?
If you're interested in being healthier and losing some weight, this let's-eat-junk-toge...Read More »
- Oprah.com | Slim & Fit for Fall | Tue, Oct 23, 2012 6:23 PM EDT | CommentsBy Alissa Nutting
Set Minimal Goals
Good intentions often lead to unrealistic plans. Instead, for a week or month, choose a doable number of days to work out and stick to it. "Exercising 15 or 16 days a month will do you a ton of good, and it's really just every other day," says Baumeister. "If you aim for 15 but actually manage 20, you can feel great about how you're surpassing your goals."
Keep a Record
Baumeister suggests writing down each day whether or not you exercised, or keeping an online log of your workouts. If you struggle with accountability, engage social pressure: Enlist friends or online workout buddies to share your goal with and report to.
Beware of Willpower Drains
Sedentary tasks like making decisions or focusing on listening to a speaker can drain the same willpower reserves that exercise taps, Baumeister reports. This is why forcing yourself to go for a jog will likely be more difficult after sitting through a boring presentation, e...Read More »
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