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How To Achieve Long Lasting Weight Loss

The 10 Minute Trainer

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There’s a lot to be said for what can be accomplished in 10 minutes. But a workout? Has a successful system ever been done in 10 minutes? Now it has! With Tony Horton’s impressive 10 Minute Trainer, you can have your body (and life) transformed in only 10 minutes a day – and we can all find 10 minutes to spare no matter how busy our days are.

The results in weight loss and health benefits are worth it. Not knowing what to do and not being able to squeeze one more thing to do into an overloaded schedule is the reason that many people – from A list celebrities to stay-at-home moms, from working dads to college students – say is the reason why they’re overweight and out of shape.

The 10 Minute Trainer can take even the busiest life and show you how to squeeze in the time it takes to treat your body well. Anyone can take advantage of this program and get in better shape.

This system uses exercise routines created to maximize a weight loss and body toning workout. It’s found in the quality of the workout rather than in the length of time. This is accomplished by combining the exercises while toning at the same time, so you get an all in one program that really works.

The DVDs in the program cover various moves like lunges as part of a great cardio workout that waves goodbye to the inches you don’t want. The focus is on the exercises, so those who don’t like dance style exercise videos will really appreciate these.

The 10 Minute Trainer comes with four workouts total – and each one can be accomplished in 10 minutes. You get the workout that focuses on working your whole body, a workout that focuses on the bottom half of the body (so you can really tone your backside) and you get a routine that burns calories fast. The last exercise teaches exercise mobility with Yoga in a routine called Yoga Flex.

Adding to the power of these workouts, you receive resistance bands along with the set. There’s a calendar too, so it’s easier for keeping up with your exercise schedule. What’s extremely handy is the included meal guide that teaches how to create healthy, weight loss friendly meals in a snap.

The 10 Minute Trainer also gives some extra goodies in the form of exercises that address stomachs that protrude over belt tops (also known as muffin tops). Another extra included is the set of cards that you can take with you so that even if you don’t happen to have a way to watch the DVDs, you can still get your 10 minutes in.

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It’s not uncommon to see people brimming with enthusiasm at the start of their new weight loss or fitness plan. However, the sad thing is that enthusiasm fizzles out within a few days or weeks, for a number of reasons.

Boredom is probably the main reason why people stop exercising. The same walking, running or weight lifting day after day can really bore the strongest adult to tears. Besides that, some people stop because they find it difficult to continue making exercise a part of their schedule, or find that exercise isn’t giving the results they want fast enough. The core of it all is that most of us lose the motivation to exercise, using all the above reasons as excuses.

How Can You Stay Motivated?

The good news is that you can motivate yourself to stick to your daily exercise with a couple of simple steps. The steps are as follows:

1) To kill boredom during exercise, engage in some other activity to keep your mind off it. Activities like listening to music, reading a book on the treadmill or watching television (when working out at home) help take the burden off exercise. Be sure to push your body to work out and not get too distracted, though. You can also switch up the types of exercises you do every day to avoid boredom. For example, lift weights and do the treadmill one day, and join an aerobic class on another.

2) Every move counts during exercise, so keeping track of your exercises and the amount of movements you do in a day can help you stay committed to your exercise plan. You can do this by installing a fitness app on your phone to see how far you’ve walked, or buying a pedometer to keep track of the amount of steps you take daily.

3) Occasionally, you can reward yourself if you managed to stick to your exercise regime. Give yourself a weekly, fortnightly or monthly treat if you’ve exercised the amount you should. Be mindful though that if you are trying to lose weight, food probably isn’t the best reward to give yourself. You can buy a new outfit, get a massage, or do something along those lines instead, that don’t involve food.

Exercise is a necessary element to add to your daily life, so don’t skip on it. Remember though for the best results – and to lose weight – it should be combined with a healthy diet too. Happy exercising!

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Lose Weight With Healthy Food Choices

One of the biggest changes you can make when it comes to losing weight in a safe and sane way, is centered around the way you make personal choices. As a matter of fact, the issue of making changes in your life is almost completely about choice. Learning how to make healthy choices instead of keeping on with the options and choices that have led you to the overweight place you are right now.

There is nothing wrong with the choices you have made up to this point, and in fact many people are quite comfortable with their level of health and weight. But if you are not happy with the way you feel or the way you look, and you wan t to change, then learning how to make different choices is a good first step.

When we were growing up, the habits of the people around you, like your parents and your siblings, became your choices in life as well. No blame there, they were only doing the best they could with what they knew how to do. Sometimes, those were the only choices that were available at the time. It’s not like when you are a small child that you are going to tell your Mom that the food she is giving you is not healthy for you. You are pretty much just going to eat it.

Of course, there are always some kids who throw tantrums at mealtimes, but for the most part, you learn to eat what you are given to eat. As a result of this choice on the part of somebody else, you learned that these choices were the correct ones. If those choices included lots of good healthy food, then you probably grew up with a healthy body weight.

But if the food you were provided as a child was high fat, or high calorie or all carbohydrates, then you learned that those were the correct food choice to make. But now maybe those choices don’t serve you so much anymore.

Time to try out a new set of food choices that can help you in your quest for losing weight. So here are some new options that you can try to help you release some of that extra weight.

New Choice #1

Include some sources of protein with your meals that are NOT beef or pork. Beef and pork are not the horrible bogeymen that they have been made out to be by lots of dieting gurus. But they are usually higher in hard to digest fat than choices like chicken, fish, peanuts or cottage cheese.

Your body goes through different steps to metabolize and release the nutrients in each of those foods. What happens is that the energy and nutrients like amino acids help your body perform well. So you want to eat sources of protein that burn cleanly in your body and have fewer calories.

New Choice #2

At least once a week, try having a meatless lunch and dinner. These two meals don’t have to be on the same day, but they certainly can be. A lot of people have grown up with the idea that if it doesn’t have meat in it, it’s not a meal. And that is just not true.

A meal does not have to include meat and in many parts of the world, meat is served at only one meal and sometimes no meals during the day. Sometimes as little as once a week. Now that doesn’t mean those people are healthier than you, but if you are looking for an easy kind of choice to make in your eating habits, this could be one to try.

There is no reason why you can’t have a meal with whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes. Legumes are things like beans and split peas. Legumes have a fair amount of protein in them. And if you don’t have things like pork and beans, but instead make your meal of chili beans without meat or something like split pea soup with no ham, you will fell very full. You will get a good nutritious meal and you will have eaten way less calories of fat than you would if you had meat.

These choices are actually pretty easy to make in your life, and if you really want to lose weight in a non-suffering way, try a couple of these changes and you will be quite pleasantly surprised with the results.

Tips For Fast Weight Loss

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Sometimes it happens that people just want to lose weight fast. They have decided that they are tired of feeling heavy and they simply want that weight gone. This is a common scenario around the beginning of the year and results in a huge amount of New Year’s resolutions for losing weight or working out or getting more exercise – all kinds of things.

But in fact, what often happens, is that the best intentions go astray and after a momentous round of self derision, anger and promises, folks simply go back to what they were doing before and their new found love of exercise and slimming down disappears inside bags of potato chips and supersized meals from burger shops.

There are some things you can do to avoid this state of affairs and make it much easier for your weight loss to be permanent and your new habit of daily exercise to become something your look forward to. Instead of something you’re afraid to get of bed for in the morning.

Get Some Exercise – with emphasis on the word “some”

You have decided that you are going to change your lifestyle – so that you can lose some weight and feel better and live longer. That is a great idea. But you do not have to do all the exercise you are ever going to do for the rest of your life by tomorrow. If you are new to an exercise regimen, the best thing to do is work up to it, not do it all at once.

Not only does over exercising leave you feeling sore and sick and exhausted, but 99 times out of 100 the dream of a life filled with healthy exercise in moderate amounts that help you enjoy each day simply flies out the window and lands in the gutter.

You feel worse than you did before. And now you’re angry with yourself for failing in your new attempt at cutting weight.

By far the best thing to do when you start on a new exercise routine is to take it easy. If you have not done a single pushup in 10 years – do a single pushup. And if you cannot get yourself up off the floor for a single pushup just press on the floor with all your might. Actually, that kind of isometric exercise does wonders for your body and helps you lose weight fast while toning your muscles.

But no matter what, start with “some” exercise, not all of it.

Another thing that really helps people stay in the weight loss frame of mind is change.

Change up the exercise you are doing.

Many times, people will find one particular type of exercise that they can accomplish with just a bit of effort. And because they were successful with that one exercise, they keep doing it. Nothing wrong with that.

But then they keep doing it and doing it more and more and more. Eventually what happens is that their bodies get so used to that exercise that they can do it in their sleep.

And that exercise becomes so easy for them, that no mater how much of it they do, they don’t get any more benefit.

You need to vary the exercise that you do for maximum results. Walk one day. Do calisthenics for one day. Go swimming one day. Keep it fresh. Keep it interesting and keep it going. That is what brings the benefits from an exercise regimen.

There are plenty of exercises you could do to feel better and lose weight. Just make sure that you start small and when you get more proficient at exercising, that you vary your routine. Those small things will bring you so much more sustainable weight loss, that you will find it hard to imagine you ever lived your life any other way.

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