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The Easiest and Simplest Weight Loss Tip


Hello everyone! It is Fitness Friday and just as I promised on one of my previous post, an article for you to enjoy!

Today’s awesome-sauce article is from a fellow fitness and wellness blogger of The Health Junkie. She will be sharing with us some easy weight loss tips that everyone can do (NO EXCUSES) heeheehee. You know how I like writing things in an informal way so that it will be much more easy for you guys to read, and I love that about The Health Junkie because her article for us today is really easy to understand. ^_^ And she even gave us a freebie! So be sure to read, rate and comment your opinions (or you can always email if you’re a bit shy — i know most of you are like that).

So without further ado:

The Most Underrated Health + Weight Loss Tip BUT Super Easy To Do.

I’m so honored to be addressing the Thispirational Journey readers, thanks Krystle for this wonderful opportunity. :)I have a super simple tip for you to lose weight and have clear, younger-looking skin but first I’d like to say that weight loss or toning up is 80% food and 20% movement. The saying “abs are made in the kitchen and revealed in the gym” is one of my mantras. Having said that, I know how hard it could be to stick to a diet or force yourself to exercise when you don’t feel like it or you’re just too tired from work or school. So I’m dedicated to find simple, effective and doable tips to make keeping healthy and fit easier.

Here’s a super easy tactic that you can use, you won’t even break a sweat.

Are you ready? Here goes:

Hydrate properly.
Yep, that’s it! Sometimes when we feel hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. So grab a glass of water and drink up!
I’d tell you another reason to drink up (read: no more acne) but before we get into that, let me tell you why I don’t quench with sports drinks.

I used to down sports drinks like water. My life involves a lot of walking and sweating so I thought that the best way to hydrate was with a bottle (or two) of sports drinks and artificially-flavored water. Why? Because water is too bland! Plus I didn’t really care for studies or research back then.

Sports drinks have their benefits of course, especially for athletes (maybe, I can’t really be sure about this), because they were made for athletes. The thing is, most sports drinks contain stimulants like caffeine that can be harmful for health in the long term. They can also have high concentration of sugars and artificial ingredients. Also, most of what the manufacturers claim are not regulated by FDA. (Source: Livestrong)

What I say really is, you be the judge. You know your body well more than me or anybody else. And if you’re like me, you probably don’t tell your doctor everything. [hee hee]

Going back to hydration, now, I go for water. I always carry my reusable bottle and I refill whenever possible. If it’s too hot outside, I go for… ice cold water. Lately I’ve been buying fresh coconut water because it’s the right blend of sweet and refreshing.

Water is a natural cleanser. We all know it. We all drink it. Some of us consume the bottled version (some even pay a premium for certain brands) and some of us are fine with filtered tap.

How can water help you trim off the fat and give you clearer skin?

Water flushes out toxins!

It helps with digestion and aids the natural flow of toxins out of the body. Acne build up happens when the body is not detoxifying properly. I personally have no struggle with pimples, but rough skin and blackheads? Count me in. I remember being really shy about it, not confident enough to mingle with other people. Fast forward to now, my skin has improved and I’m more confident.

Water vs. Sports Drinks

There are many other benefits to drinking water, but why is it better than sports drinks? Read: too much sodium and artificial ingredients. And even if the label says natural, it’s definitely questionable. I suggest reading this well-researched article from Food Babe

For peak performance, and when I really don’t have time to prepare pre- or post-workout drinks, I choose coconut water. Water is not enough to hydrate after some strenuous activities. Coconut water on the other hand contains electrolytes that can replenish our tank after sweating.

Coconut water has five times the potassium found in your sports drink, and far less sodium. Good for the kidneys, yes? It also has more calcium and magnesium, and less carbohydrates and calories than most fruit juices.

In certain tropical countries like the Philippines, coconut water is used as a cure (or as an aid for the cure) for urinary tract infection and many other ailments. Hurray for coconut water!

The point of the matter is, hydration is important! I can’t stress this enough. A well-hydrated body equates to proper excretion of wastes and healthy skin. Hydration prevents muscle cramps, stiffness in joints and a cranky attitude.

So really, you get cleaned inside and out.

Now, I’d like to hear from you.

Have you ever struggled with acne and skin problems? What has worked for you? Share it and tell us in the comments below. I’m going to read every single one of them. :)Thanks Krystle and Thinspirational Journey readers! Just for being avid followers of this blog, I’m gifting you with my super easy recipe for losing the bloated feeling – it’s detoxifying and has only 2 ingredients! :) Click here and catch you next time.

Warmly,Tonette | The Health Junkie


 

Tonette is the creator and blogger behind The Health Junkie (link: http://healthjunkie.ph). She believes that weight loss, working out and eating clean should be simple, effective and doable – no stress, no fuss, just easy tactics and seeable results. She believes that life must be enjoyed to the fullest and that progress, not perfection, is the goal.

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The Best Regimen for College Fitness


Here is a nice infographic and short article that was shared with Thinspirational Journey by Susan Martin on Fitness tips for college students.

Starting out at college is a time of excitement, anticipation, and oftentimes, extreme nervousness. There are a whole host of prospects that can leave any freshman filled with anxiety, from making friends to maintaining good grades to knowing which classes to take. One of the biggest sources of anxiety for students, however, is unrelated to academics: A large percentage of students greatly fear the famous and dreaded freshman 15. The truth is, this isn’t an irrational fear: Most college students will gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end of their sophomore year. One of the main causes of the freshman 15? Lack of exercise: Not only do the majority of college students not get the recommended amount of exercise, one in three just don’t exercise at all. To be fair, finding time for exercise in the midst of busy college life can be challenging, but there are some great ways that that particular hurdle can be side-stepped. Today’s infographic takes a look at the best ways for college students to stay fit—even in the middle of a dorm room. From cardio to strength training to flexibility, there’s a myriad of ways in which even the biggest of couch potatoes can beat the freshman 15.

Please include attribution to TheBestColleges.org with this graphic.

The Best Regimen for College Fitness

The BEST Weight Loss Program


Its been a while since I posted something like this and I think it would do you well to read this post. If you want to Lose Weight this is the program you can do.

But first read this testimonial from someone who lost over 31KG in record time.

I called the in and ordered their 5 day – 5kg weight loss program.

The next day, there’s a knock on my door and standing before me, a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nikerunning shoes and a sign around her neck.

The sign read, ‘If you can catch me, you can have me.’ 
Without a second thought, I took off after her.
A few miles later huffing and puffing, I finally gave up.
The same girl shows up the next four days and the same thing happens.
On the fifth day, I weighed myself and is delighted to find I have lost 5kgs as promised.

So I called in once more and ordered their 5day – 10kg program.

The next day there’s a knock at the door and standing before me is the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life.
She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, ‘If you catch me, you can have me’.
Well, I was out the door after her like a shot.
This girl is in excellent shape and despite my best efforts, but no such luck.
So for the next four days, the same routine happens with me gradually getting in better and better shape.
Much to my delight on the fifth day when I weighed himself, I discovered that I have lost another 10kgs, as promised.

So deciding to go for broke I go ahead and called the company to order their 7 day – 25kg program.

‘Are you sure?’ asks the representative on the phone.. ‘This is our most rigorous program.’

Absolutely,’ I replied, ‘I haven’t felt this good in years.’

The next day there’s a knock at the door and when he opens it he finds
A huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads,

‘If I catch you, you’re mine.’

He lost 31kgs that week…

Best weight loss program

Okay okay. Don’t get mad at me. I know this is just a gag but its nice to have a laugh every now and then right? Then again I think this kind of strategy to get lazy men off the couch might actually work.

If you were to design an absolutely ridiculous weight loss/ fitness regime what would it be? Share your ideas below. Can anyone beat this BEST Weight Loss Program?

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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Fitness Celebs Share Their #1 Weight Loss Tips.


Hey Everyone! here is a neat article on Fitness celebrities sharing their workout and fitness tips to all of us! This article is from EverydayHealth.com so I would like to thank them for sharing this with us. I hope you can find them useful as I did.

Fitness Celebs Share Their Winning Advice
My No. 1 Weight-Loss Tip

everydayhealth.com asked top fitness pros for the single piece of weight-loss advice they believe everyone should know. Here are their answers.

Read on for the No. 1, never-fail tips each of these notable diet experts lives by.

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Top 10 Fad Diets of 2012


I was browsing around the web and I stumbled upon this neat article about the top 10 Diets that people are searching for this year 2012. I have to admit I was one of those people who searched the web for these as well hahaha! So here is the TOP 10 Most Searched DIET FADS of 2012:

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