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Meditate to Lose Weight

I know it sounds a bit crazy right? You may be thinking “After all the gurgling workouts and some serious dieting, all I needed to do is meditate to lose weight"? Come, on Hamish!” Well you’re right. I'm not here to offer you some magical meditation technique which will instantly melt away all the unwanted fat you have. Nor am...

Willpower or Won’t-power: What works for weight loss?

  Most dieters start out buzzing with enthusiasm, determined to meet their weight-loss goals. Healthy eating and avoiding temptations top the menu - and fueled with their new-found "willpower", they're convinced they'll stick to their goals. But as the days and weeks go by, willpower diminishes and junk food and other diet-disasters find their way onto the menu once again;...

Weight-Loss Plateaus: 7 ways to break through

  When you first start to lose weight, you're on a roll - nothing can stop you. Week after week, kilo after kilo drops off, and the more you lose, the more motivated you are. You're in weight-loss heaven! "Whoever said this was hard?" you say to yourself, "It's as easy as [eating] pie!" But then one day when you...

Self-Esteem: Your Weight-Loss Maker or Breaker

  Self-esteem affects all areas of your life.  What you do, how you do it, how you treat yourself and others and how much you enjoy life are all affected by your level of self-esteem. If you have low esteem you’re unlikely to be as motivated to take care of yourself physically, or achieve your goals, as someone with higher...

Complementary Medicines for Weight Loss – Good for Your Waist or Just Good Money Wasters

  Pills, potions and powders for weight loss are everywhere! They’re in the shops, online and maybe in your home. It’s hard to spot the truth from the tales when it comes to complementary medicines for weight loss. Which ones work? Which ones don’t work? Which ones are safe? How do you overcome the powerful marketing of complementary medicines for...

Metabolism, Weight Loss and How to Boost Both

  Fast metabolism, slow metabolism, phfft...what's the difference? Actually, it's a pretty big one, as it turns out. Possibly big enough to stop you from losing weight. Ah! Now you're interested... Metabolism is a much-talked-about, little-understood topic among people who are trying to gain control of their weight. To find out what you need to know about the big difference...

Motivation for Weight Control: Get it!

    You know those super-charged, over-achieving people that seem to have a source of motivation about as bottomless as Donald Trump's bank accounts? Do you ever wonder how they do it? How they just keep going and going, running towards their goals like there's no tomorrow? Do you find yourself thinking: "It'd be so much easier to lose weight...

Food Calories, Exercise Calories and Net Calories

    When you want to lose weight, understanding how your body uses the food you eat is important. The key thing to learn is the simple to say, but sometimes harder to do, phrase: "Weight loss = Inputting less than your body needs to maintain its current weight" What this means is that to lose body fat you need...

Your Low-Carb Diet Questions Answered

  The idea of being able to eat as much meat and cheese as you want and lose weight is pretty appealing to most people; hence the popularity of low-carb diets. But does "beefing up" your plate really result in weight-loss, and are there any negative spin-offs when cutting down on carbs? We put these questions and more to our CalorieKing...