Do You Worry About Losing Weight?

If you’re a person that worries about losing weight and then make a big deal of all the reasons why you can’t do it or all the things that are stopping you, it’s time to change your attitude and start being positive about your physical health and the way you look and feel.

mood affects weight lossWhen you are taking your health into account, worrying about anything is actually detrimental to your overall well being and that can affect the state of your health. So when you are worrying about whether it’s OK to worry over losing weight, then the answer is simply that is not OK… and here’s why.

When you worry about stuff, whether it’s your job, your financial situation, your family, your personal health and fitness or any other thing that goes on in your life, then you put yourself in a negative, depressed state of mind, which generates unnecessary stress. That has a knock on effect in several areas of your life.

What’s more, it has been proven by a variety of studies that your health is affected in some measure by your ruling mental state. So being in a negative, depressed or unhappy mental state similarly negatively affects the way your body works and that dictates the overall state of your health.

What is Your Goal?

If your goal is to lose weight and you are constantly in a state of negativity, then you are going to hamper your chances of successfully achieving that goal. Did you know that being stressed has actually been shown in various medical studies to cause weight gain! That’s because it has such a negative effect on the way our bodies deal with the food we eat by depressing our digestive systems, that more of the sugars in that food get stored as fat (far more so than when we are not stressed).

Stress also has a negative effect on our ability to get motivated to do the things that are necessary for us to lose weight and maintain a good level of health and fitness. These things primarily involve eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise.

When we’re stressed, we don’t feel like exercising because we feel lethargic, demotivated and tired. We tend to gravitate towards eating more high carb or high sugar content foods and drinking more sugary drinks like soda because of the imbalance in our hormones caused by the stress.

The very idea of starting a new diet, even if it’s a really easy program like Nutrisystem, or another of my recommended programs such as Medifast, Diet-to-Go, Jenny Craig or any of the other meal replacement home delivered dieting solutions that are out there for your convenience. As for getting out of the front door to do some exercise in the fresh air or even trudging to the gym: It is just not going to happen while you’re in an unhappy, depressed state.

How to Feel Positive

This can all be easily fixed by changing our mood and our ruling mental state. We can do this by thinking about nice things, happy experiences, joyful times we have spent and really getting into the feeling place of those experiences.

The depression will be blown away as we start to feel happier and our mood lifts. With it will come the balance of our mental state, which becomes positive and motivated once more. The stress dissipates and we start to feel more like doing some exercise and eating healthier stuff and feeling confident about losing weight once more.

Here’s the medical part of the explanation: The physical exercise actually boosts our serotonin levels, which is the feelgood hormone our body produces by itself. That acts to further boost our up-beat mood and our willingness to do more exercise and eat better to regain the slim, healthy body we know deep down inside we can achieve.

Conclusion

It’s all a case of getting the mind right and everything else gets in line and follows on. When we’re in a negative mental state, life looks dismal and things are either a major pain to do or they simply don’t get done at all because everything is viewed as an uphill struggle.

However, when we are positive, life looks better and everything we do gets done easier and with more pleasure. That’s because everything is seen in a better light, while stress is driven away and our bodies can get on with doing what they are built to do more efficiently!

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How to Lose Weight at Home Without Exercise

Being overweight can make it difficult to get into an exercise routine to begin with at least, so here’s how to lose weight at home without exercise by using your brain. By that I mean figuring out some simple math to ensure that the number of calories you’re consuming is lower than the number of calories your body is burning each day.

If that sounds too simple, don’t worry about something sounding too good to be true just because it sounds too easy. It is and it isn’t! Here’s what I mean.

Fewer Calories In than Calories Out

Most diet plans have you counting those all-important calories for a very good reason. A calorie in this sense should not so much be considered as a unit of how much you can gain or lose weight, but more of a unit of energy that is either in excess or in deficiency with regard to what your body needs.

If you consider a spoonful of sugar containing, for example 100 calories of latent energy and you swallow it, your body would then need to perform enough work to use up 100 calories of energy to keep you in balance. Here’s the simple math part:

  1. If your body did less work and only used up 80 calories, the excess 20 would be converted to fat and stored for later use.
  2. If, on the other hand your body did more work and used 120 calories, you would need to extract the shortfall from your store of fat to maintain the balance.

That’s a very simplified example of how things work, but hopefully it is clear enough for you to see the bigger picture when it comes to energy in and energy out and what your body does with it.

Using More Energy to Use Up Stored Fat

The good news I’m sure you already gleaned from the above example is that the aim here is to make sure your body is burning more energy than you are feeding it through what you eat and drink. You can do that in two ways, with one being rather easier and more desirable than the other:

  1. You can force your body to do more work through rigorous exercise and use more energy than you are taking in
  2. You can eat and drink less with the result you consume less energy than your body uses through normal activity

That nicely adds up to either working out or dieting to lose the excess pounds. Either way works, although I have to admit that dieting is much more effective at reducing fat stores. However, exercise is what you need to do in order to get your body into good shape.

Do both together and you are on to a real winner, obviously!

No Gym Equipment Needed

Another great plus here is that to do this at home, there is no need for any gym equipment or even any specialized diet sheets. It can be kept very simple, which is always the best way to do things.

As far as the change of diet side of things goes, simply use common sense when it comes to what you allow yourself to eat and drink each day. Don’t deprive yourself of what you enjoy, but make sure that whatever that is it is as low as possible in added sugar or sugar substitutes. And keep meal sizes as small as you can get away with.

The trick with limiting what you consume is to restrict calories as much as possible without sacrificing nutrition and health. That’s easy to do by including lots of fresh vegetables with each meal and not eating bread, rice or pasta to bulk out the food.

Avoid sweet desserts too, such as anything that contains cake, pastry, cream (and invariably lots of sugar or high fructose corn syrup). The most sensible thing is to substitute high calorie sweet desserts with fresh fruit for maximum health and nutrition.

When it comes to drinks, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Don’t drink soda! Any soda and that includes the “diet” versions because they all cause weight gain for one reason or another. Stick with plain water and you’ll be amazed at how the weight drops off you if you were drinking a lot of soda before.

With exercise, there are a number of things you can do that are quite easy but will still force your body to use more energy. Things like going for long walks in the fresh air, running up and down stairs, doing some gardening or even housework. You’d be surprised how much energy you use just sweeping up the yard!

I hope I’ve made this article as easy to understand and maybe even a little entertaining for you without going overboard on the strict side of regimented eating and fitness. You really can lose several pounds just by taking a sensible approach to what you eat, drink and how much activity you can do each day over and above what you do now.

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Nutrisystem Back to School Sale: $80 Off August 2017

This August take advantage of the Nutrisystem Back to School Sale that offers $80 off Uniquely Yours 4 week auto delivery orders. Lose weight for less!

If you’ve been awhile on the fence about trying one of the great Nutrisystem diet plans to help you lose weight and get slimmer before the end of the summer, now is good time to stop hesitating and start losing! Everybody loves to get things cheaper than their regular price and now’s your chance to get started on this unbelievably popular program.

Nutrisystem $80 off discount

Note: On Sep 1,
this promotion ended.
Link removed by admin.

What’s the Nutrisystem Deal?

The deal is pretty simple. If you order a four-week Uniquely Yours plan between now and August 16, the company will give you an $80 discount on the regular price. That’s a pretty big saving, so don’t wait until after it’s gone, because when it’s gone, it’s gone!

STOP PRESS!

Nutrisystem Deal Extended Until August 31!

Awesome! The latest news just in is that this incredible deal has just been extended until August 31 for everybody who couldn’t get signed up before the original Aug 16 deadline. That’s great news for anyone who might have been unable to get started in time but can now take advantage of the deal extension.

Click the promo banner to the right to get started right away!

A part of the deal that you need to know about is that you need to sign up with the auto-delivery program to get your discount. Now I’ve heard plenty of folks complain about things they didn’t know about, so just to keep you in the loop so to speak, I’m going to tell you what this means.

Nutrisystem Auto Delivery Problems

The concept of auto-delivery is pretty straightforward is you’re prepared to accept one or two conditions to get the discount. What it means is you agree to accept and pay for at least two deliveries of four-week food packages. The company simply ships the second order automatically and charges your credit card accordingly.

Where a lot of folks get caught out is they think they can order the first month, take advantage of the discount off the cost and then cancel before the second shipment gets sent, believing the don’t have to pay for it. That’s wrong!

If you want the discount, you need to accept the second shipment. You can cancel inside 14 days after the second shipment has been delivered (you need to do that by phone, not via the website).

OK, I hope you get that.

The reason they do this is of course they want you to order two or more food packages so they make more money. That much is pretty obvious, for sure. They entice new customers with a big discount off the first month’s shipment and then make they profit off the second month’s shipment charged at full price.

It’s not robbery or scamming or underhand in any way, just common business sense. The company set out the terms on the website homepage for anyone to read. So if you’re sensible enough to make sure you read any small print, your good to go. You can choose if you want to do the diet for at least two months and get a discount off the first month, or not do it and walk away.

If you didn’t read it, sorry to say… but that one’s on you!

Benefits

If you’re the kind of person who reads small print and does due diligence on any offer before you buy, you’ll already have figured out I’m writing this page with a view to promoting the offer. I don’t mind admitting I get paid a small commission if someone buys it and they came from this page.

Sure, I like to help folks, but I don’t sit here typing stuff on a computer for nothing! I do some of both. If you’re cool with that, by all means read on. If not, no problem. I get it. Don’t read on!

There are obvious benefits to dieting with Nutrisystem’s plans, especially if you’re a busy person with no time for traditional diets but you are overweight and you want to do something about it. The program is designed for you and not so much for someone who likes home cooked meals who has time to do all the diet-sheet and calorie counting charts thing.

You can certainly lose weight with this program. For it to be most effective, I’ll level with you. You need to stay on it for at least 8 weeks. 12 weeks is better. That goes for most diets, by the way. So this revelation should come as no big surprise to you.

That’s part of the plus side of doing auto-delivery. You decide you’re going to set aside all doubts and excuses and place yourself on this diet for a set amount of time. You can expect to lose around 1-2lbs per week on average over the course of the program, which is deemed a healthy rate of weight loss by health and medical experts alike.

That means if you stay on it for 12 weeks, you should expect to lose 12-24lbs in that time. Be real about this.

DO NOT expect to buy 4 weeks of food and lose something crazy like 30lbs or so in that time. That is highly unlikely and considered by doctors as too fast and even potentially dangerous to health.

Complaints

I’m giving you guys fair warning here. No buttering it up. I tell it the way it is and that’s real. The TV ads might have you believe you can lose a lot of weight real fast, but in reality, those high weight loss figures you might see are really achieved over long periods of 6 months to a year on the program.

I hear a lot of complaints from customers who tried it, didn’t like the food or didn’t like this or that aspect of the program and quit. Plenty didn’t read the small print, or didn’t bother to find out what the food was really like before they bought. Or dozens of other reasons/excuses.

What I’m trying to say here is I’m writing all this to give it to you straight so you don’t go into this with your eyes shut and then find a whole bunch of things about it you don’t like.

There’s no easy street when it comes to getting in shape and dieting is no different. It may be the easiest way for many people to lose several pounds–certainly easier than working out every day in the gym or running a half marathon every morning. But you still need to be self-disciplined for dieting to work.

You may already know this from reading my own review of Nutrisystem: it helps you stay disciplined and on track while you simply eat the food and lose the pounds. Sure it won’t happen overnight, but if you can stick to the program and only eat what they tell you to eat (and provide for you) and accept it will take several weeks at least, you can do it!

If you’re happy with what I’ve told you and you’ve done some more due diligence o0f your own and you are determined to start losing weight and you want that $80 discount… please click the image banner below to get started.

 

Nutrisystem back to school deal $80 off

 

As I mentioned above, on Sep 1, the promotion closed so the link associated with the image has been removed. It would have redirected you to the official Nutrisystem website and in doing so will inform them that I sent you. But don’t worry, you can still get the current 40% Off by using the current promo advertisement in the review article on the front page (homepage) of this website.

The rest, as they say, it up to you!

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