Last updated 11 months ago
Sometimes it can feel like no matter what you do, you can't win. Eat too much and you pile on the pounds, don't eat enough at meal times and you feel like you're forever tempted by snacks. If you learn to eat smart you can avoid these nasty outcomes, so watch this clip from the Today show where nutritionist Kristen Beck highlights these four food types to help fill you up without leaving you feeling bloated.
Food such as chilli or wasabi helps to suppress your appetite partly due to the burning sensation they leave in your mouth. Chilli also has the power to speed up your metabolism by about 20 per cent, but only for a short period.
Bread, potato and pasta not only fill you up but as they're hard to chew they take you longer to eat and make your brain think you're less hungry. These foods are full of dietary fibre and, potatoes especially, potassium. If you're worried about the level of carbohydrates, eat potato cold, such as in a potato salad, as this way some of their carbohydrates have turned to fibre.
Getting protein from eggs, meat and pulses is a great way to fill you up and, unlike other foodstuffs, protein-high foods often do this quickly and without the need to stretch your stomach.
You may think it's best to cut fatty foods out of your diet altogether, but eaten in moderation things like avocadoes, almonds and a drizzling of olive oil can all benefit your weight loss goals.
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Last updated 11 months ago
According to the textbooks, losing weight should be easy. So long as you eat healthily and exercise a few times a week, your weight should drop, right? So how come that isn't the case for you? Read below for the five most common reasons your routine may be failing you.
1. Not Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep is one of the worst hindrances to weight loss. While it may seem like a good idea to get up early to go for a run before work, if you're too tired you just won't exercise as well as you could. Lack of sleep also lowers metabolism, increases appetite and increases stress.
2. Eating Too Little
Although many people think that to lose weight you need to eat less, in reality you simply need to eat smarter. If you don't eat enough food, your body will automatically go into starvation mode and it will hoard fat to make sure you don't perish.
3. Inconsistent Eating
If you think that because you skimp on meals one week you can binge the next, you'd be wrong. Your body will simply get confused at the varying levels of food coming in and it'll flit between starvation mode, hoarding and then binge eating will add even more fat to your body.
4. Similar Workouts
The secret to a good exercise programme is to vary your workouts. If you simply repeat the same few exercises not only will you neglect certain areas of your body, you'll also get bored with your routine and put less effort into working out.
5. Medical Condition
If you haven't found yourself nodding to any of these points, it may well be the case that you have a medical condition that's preventing you from losing weight. Thyroid problems or hormonal imbalances, among other conditions, make it easy for someone to put on weight but not to lose it. Procedures such as gastric banding may be required in these instances.
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Last updated 12 months ago
David Gillespie is on a campaign to inform the public about the dangers of sugar. He is a Brisbane lawyer who, by cutting out sugar from his diet, lost an amazing 40 kilograms.
David says that there is one particular type of sugar that is particularly dangerous – fructose. After researching and gathering evidence on its impact on the body David determined that it is the major problem with obesity in Australia. And at 40 kilos lighter he has the body to prove it. Seven years ago David gave up sugar and nothing else. He’d tried numerous diets and none of them had worked.
Why does fructose make you fat? It is highly addictive and causes you to not realise that you are full. In fact, it makes you want to eat more. David’s not against fructose completely – you don’t need to stop eating fruit. It’s the extraction of fructose from the fruit’s fibre that makes it a problem.
Fructose is also linked by a number of studies to diabetes, heart disease and depression. Fructose is also used in large numbers of products that people eat, often where they don’t expect it. Yet it can be avoided, David uses dextrose as a sweetener, it has the same sweetness and calories as fructose without the addictive properties that make you want to keep eating.
There are a number of ways to reduce body fat. Exercise is a key and so is managing your diet. If you are struggling with weight loss, cutting out fructose could be the answer for you.
Before embarking on any diet you should first consult with a specialist. A program of diet and exercise or weight loss surgery may be best for your particular needs. Life Weight Loss Centre in Sydney can advise you on all your options, call them on (02) 8999 8503.
Last updated 1 year ago
Want to live longer? Well the secret is out, get out the front door and start walking. It’s as simple as that; walking, jogging or other forms of cardiovascular exercise can increase your life expectancy significantly.
Exercise Every Day to Keep Ageing At Bay
A recent study has shown that just small amounts of exercise each day can extend your lifespan. So what exercise should you be doing and for how long? The study found that doing 75 minutes of walking each week extended the average person’s life expectancy by 1.8 years. If you can get that up to 150 minutes you can gain an extra 4.5 years. An active person who is not obese was found to have an average life expectancy of 7.5 years greater than someone who is obese and doesn’t exercise.
Other Benefits of Daily Exercise
A longer life isn’t the only benefit of an active lifestyle. There’s also mental health, cardiovascular fitness, muscular skeletal fitness… and the list goes on! Walking or exercising in a group has also been known to increase social skills, motivation, and improve confidence for some individuals.
If you want to start losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle then there is no better time than now. Get your trainers on and head out for a walk, run or ride.
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Last updated 1 year ago
Are you exercising and eating healthy but finding that the weight isn’t coming off as fast as you would like? Well rising early and getting some exercise before breakfast may hold the key. Of course any weight loss program should begin with a consultation with a professional. They can help advise you on the best course for your needs, whether it is dietary advice, exercise routines or weight loss surgery.
A Great Way to Start the Day
A recent British study has shown that beginning your day by exercising before eating breakfast can increase body fat loss. This is because the body is forced to rely on its fat stores to burn energy for the workout. In fact the study found that people who exercise before breakfast as opposed to those who exercise after eating lost 33 per cent more body fat.
In addition to fat loss the study also found that people who exercised first experienced a bigger loss of dangerous blood fats that raise the risk of heart disease. The study advises that while training before eating can have added benefits, if you are getting some regular exercise and can’t bear to get going without a little breakfast first you will still see excellent benefits from your workouts.
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If you’re worried about your weight and would like more dietary advice, talk to the experts at Life Weight Loss Centre. The centre offers not only advice on healthy eating but also exercise advice, psychological assistance, bariatric surgery, gastric sleeve surgery and an onsite gym, delivering a complete weight loss solution. To find out more, call (02) 8999 8503.