by callkayla | Apr 30, 2010 | Diet/Healthy Eating
Weight loss is a major topic of concern these days. Many people are overweight in our society today. The average American lives a very sedentary life style. There is also an overabundance of processed foods and fast foods that make it easy for most people to gain weight. A large amount of people suffer from low self esteem due to a poor body image. The desire to fit in and look thin can cause people to drastically and quickly lose weight and then gain it back. This is very unhealthy. Stop the madness before it causes problems.
Gaining weight is a process that happens over a gradual amount of time. As excess food is eaten, the body begins to store it as fat. Unhealthy food choices and lack of exercise cause weight gain. This process cannot be reversed overnight. The body needs time to gradually remove the excess fat. Many people want to make drastic changes to quickly remove fat. This can lead to starvation and excessive exercise. People will impose very strict dieting regimens on themselves to lose weight. They are then unable to maintain this unnatural sort of diet and eventually succumb to temptation and gain the weight back again. That why diets don’t work.
Dieting is very unhealthy for the body and the emotions, especially when it involves drastic swings. This behavior sets up a repeated pattern of failure. This can cause depression and a sense of despair. This type of dieting is sure to fail. There are always new fad diets being advertised that promise quick weight loss. Even though some initial weight may be lost, the body will always win the fight for survival and you will need to eat again. Don’t diet just eat a healthy, balanced and portion controlled meal. It’s the best way to make sure that your body stays in balance and your emotions remain calm.
The best approach to weight loss is the approach that utilizes sound nutrition and exercise. A reasonable approach seeks to lose a steady amount of weight over a gradual amount of time. In this way the body is able to maintain health and slowly use its stored fuel without feeling like it is being starved. Yo-yo dieting can become an addiction that leads to an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Be kind to your body, be patient and build muscle. Slow steady progress is the best way to permanent weight loss and health.
by callkayla | Feb 18, 2010 | Blog
You are considered obese if you are 30 pounds or more over weight. If you have too much body fat, especially around the waist, your risk of heart disease as well as other health problems increase, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol diabetes and stroke. A high-risk waistline for women is 35 inches or more – for men it’s 40 inches or more.
by callkayla | Feb 4, 2010 | Diet/Healthy Eating
Can you guess what the most important part of your body is? Mouth–feet–butt? The answer is… none of these. It’s a team effort. While it’s important to eat, it’s equally important to safely eliminate foods. The digestive system impacts the entire body.
Do you clean your body on the inside as well as you do on the outside? Many foods that we ingest have traces of pesticides and/or heavy metals in them which create toxins in your body. Improper elimination habits as well as environmental elements contribute to the toxin problem. And if your wondering why you can’t get rid of those extra pounds around the belly, blame it on the processed foods and frequent dining at fast food restaurants. Overall toxins wreak havoc on the body and can create disease.
Some of the typical signs and symptoms of bad eating and elimination problems are: Fatigue, Gas or bloating, constipation, diarrhea, skin problems and even depression.
Cleanse/detox the body. There are many methods and programs that you can use to accomplish this. If necessary consult a holistic doctor to properly guide you.
– A cleanse one to four times a year — Ideally at the start of each season change.
– Find one that fits with your lifestyle and one you can maintain.
– Begin anew by replacing one bad food for a good one after your cleanse.
– Eat more organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible
– Eat a big meal the day before you begin your cleanse.
– Use body cleansing as a dieting tool.
– Return to bad eating habits. Subsequent to each cleanse make small life changes.
When you cleanse your body from the inside, it will begin to heal itself from things you have yet to realize are happening to you. But also, you can feel a difference! Think about it. Don’t you feel a lot better when you bathe?
Allow your body to do what it was born to do. That is…Heal itself with proper care. Cleanse your inside body – Go back to your roots & eat live foods – Then let the healing process begin!