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Top 3 Weight Loss Tips for Stressful Events

When a person encounters a stressful situation, their immediate stress response is associated with a temporary loss of appetite as their body releases adrenaline which prepares it to fight or flee from the stressor.

However, as the stress becomes chronic many people notice that their appetite increases significantly leading to weight gain. This is attributed to the stress hormone cortisol which instructs the body to replenish the energy stores that it used to prepare itself to fight or flee from the stressor. Continue reading

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Top 3 Weight Loss Tip for Busy Professionals

Losing weight can be a big challenge if you are a busy professional because tight schedules and long working hours can translate into missed meals and skipped workouts. However, you can overcome this challenge by making the following lifestyle modifications.

Exercise in the Morning

Exercising in the morning is one of the best things you can do to achieve your weight loss goal because of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. This simply means that morning exercise boosts your metabolism and helps your body burn more calories during the rest of the day. Continue reading


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Top 3 Weight Loss Spices

Weight loss spices are great additions to any diet since they add tons of flavor to food as they boost the metabolism and help the body burn more calories.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper which is also known as capsicum annuum, contains a compound known as capsaicin which is said to shrink fat tissue and lower fat levels in the blood. Continue reading


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Top 3 Weight Loss Herbs

Herbs have been used for centuries to cure many ailments and studies have now shown that they can also be used to aid natural weight loss.

Green Tea

Green tea which is also known as Camellia sinensis, has been shown to be a mild appetite suppressant (1). Continue reading


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Top 3 Dairy Weight Loss Snacks

Perfect weight loss snacks should be packed with nutrients and ideally provide you with between 150 and 200 calories to keep your energy levels up. These healthy snacks should also preferably contain 10 to 15 grams of protein and 5 to 10 grams of fiber to help you feel full between meals.

Weight loss snacks should also keep your metabolism revving so that your body can burn more calories even when you are resting. They should also prevent your blood sugar from rising too sharply after they are consumed since leads to the storage of sugars as fat in the body. Continue reading


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Top 3 Mental Weight Loss Tips

Mental weight loss tips are an important tenet of any weight loss program because the mind is just as important as the body in losing weight and keeping it off.

Think Yourself Thin

A study published in the Journal of Obesity found that persons who had a normal weight but perceived themselves as being fat were more likely to become overweight. Researchers found that almost 6 out of 10 participants who thought themselves as being fat even though they were not fat, became overweight within a span of 10 years (1). Continue reading


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Top 3 Weight Loss Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Strategies

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on changing your thoughts and actions so that you can lose weight (1). The following CBT strategies can help you not only shed excess pounds but also keep them off permanently.

Self-Monitoring

Studies have shown that persons who monitor their eating and exercising lose more weight than those who do not. Continue reading