Faster Weight Loss with Vegetables – 5 Reasons Eating More Helps You Lose!

Do you wish you had more control over how fast your body lost weight?

Fast weight loss has as much to do with what you add to your diet as what you cut out.

When it comes to vegetables, the wonderful truth is that the more you add to your daily diet, the more you lose.

Are you ready to put yourself in control of how efficiently your body drops pounds?

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How to Order a Salad When Everyone Else is Getting Burgers

In our society it’s become socially acceptable to eat large greasy meals.

We don’t blink an eye when someone orders a king size burger with extra fries; yet if that same person orders a salad, we think “What’s up with that?“.

In fact, if you decide to change your ways, and start eating healthy salads and vegetables, it can feel as if you’re doing something wrong.

I understand this mindset.

It was one of my biggest challenges when I started losing weight.

Here are some suggestions…

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500 Calorie Diet Results: For 5 Days My Family Ate 500 Calories, Here’s What Happened, And Why We Loved The Results

500 Calorie Diet Results Overview

A 500 calorie diet is a very low calorie diet that you can use to jump-start your weight loss. To achieve the best 500 calorie diet results, you need to…

  1. Choose nutrient-dense foods over calorie dense foods.
  2. Make non-starchy vegetables a top food choice
  3. Avoid sugar and processed foods
  4. Limit your eating occasions during the day to pack in more volume per meal
  5. Have your plan ready and prepare your meals at the beginning of the week

Let’s Begin…

Misery loves company, so I recruited two family members to join me in eating only 500 calories a day for 5 days.

Monday through Friday, we counted our calories, dug deep into our willpower reserves, and, at least, one of us licked our plates.

I’m a college health teacher and blogger. I tell people not to follow restrictive diets because they backfire.

So, why did I do this?

Maybe I wanted to prove a point. Maybe I was starting to waver in my convictions. Maybe I’m the coolest blogging health teacher ever.

Anyway, here’s our 500 calorie diet results including the blow-by-blow details that left us close to tears by Thursday night, and feeling fantastically slim by Saturday morning with 17 pounds lost in total.

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How Stress Influences Weight Gain and How to Fight It

[Guest Post by Nicole Noel, editor of HighStyleLife]

What came first, stress or weight gain?

And better still, how to curb both?

For most people, high stress levels are a trigger for appetite changes and increased food intake – and reaching for the cookie jar every time anxiety goes up a notch is a shortcut to extra pounds.

But why do we eat more when exposed to stress, and how can we turn the tables on stress-caused hunger spikes?

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Which Snack Would You Pick to Stay Healthy and NOT Wreck Your Diet?

How to Tell if a Snack is Healthy…

You’re at a meeting, and you come face-to-face with a basket full of snacks.

Which snack do you pick if you want to stay healthy and not wreck your diet?

It’s downright confusing.

You find yourself staring at the spread of delicious choices like a deer in the headlights.

  • This one has a fancy name – Biscotti – that sounds healthy.
  • Oh, there’s some dark chocolate, that’s good for you, right?
  • An oatmeal crème pie! I love those! Does the oatmeal make it an okay choice?

Let’s face it, choosing snacks to eat for healthy weight loss can be a muddled mess.

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How to Stop Yo-Yo Dieting: Foods That Make You Yo-Yo & How to Break the Cycle

I can’t believe it!

I was so careful this time…

I planned.

I researched.

I cleared out all of the junk food from my kitchen.

And I still blew my diet!!!

If you’re a yo-yo dieter, then you’ve certainly felt the frustration reflected in the scene above.

Yo-yo dieters are smart. They’ve done their homework and can easily tell a healthy food from a junky one, and explain how they know the difference.

Yet, despite their level of know-how, yo-yo dieters have trouble following their own better judgment.

When they start a weight loss plan, things go great for the first few weeks (maybe even the first few months), but eventually, the diet implodes and weight that was lost returns as they find themselves back at square one.

Here’s how I see it…

Most yo-yo dieters are hard on themselves.

Some think there’s a physical problem – “There’s something wrong with my body!”

Some think there’s a mental block – “There’s something wrong with my head!”

Some think they have both issues and end up feeling hopeless.

Every way they look at it, the problem is them…they are broken.

That’s simply not true.

And, in this post, I’ll prove it to you.

Yes, there is a physical and a mental component to yo-yo dieting, but the correction for both is not out of your reach, and the fix doesn’t require hours of therapy or a brutal eating routine.

All it takes to stop yo-yo dieting is a better understanding of how food affects you and a few simple tricks to get a fresh perspective.

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