Lose weight while sitting at your desk

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images (7)There is a common advice that, sitting at desk for long is bad for your health and weight loss, but how often we try to explore ways to solve this issue. Don’t worry; I am here to solve all your worries. This is especially for those who have to do desk related jobs, and don’t find enough time to go to the gym. Here are a few exercises which can help you burn fat while at desk. You can do 10 repetitions of all these exercises.

1Stretching the shoulders

Stretch your right arm to the left as if you are trying to get something from left; it stretches the shoulder touching the right arm to the chest. Your left arm can hold the right one bringing it near the chest area. Repeat same with left arm.

 

Lose weight with crunches

while sitting you can easily do abdominal crunch; Sit on your seat’s edge, tightly holding its sides, keeping the back straight. With bent knees, raise your legs, flexing the abs. Then lower down the legs but your feet should not touch the ground.

Move your lower back

Place the palms of both hands on the lower back, and then lean back moving the fingers downwards. With chest upward make an arch of the lower back but keep the elbows pointing behind. Stay in this position for 15 seconds.

Calf stretching

Place both palms on the right leg over the knees; raise it from the hip flexor, till it is straight. Hold it in this position for 10 seconds. Lower down the leg slowly, putting your foot on the floor. Do same step with the left leg.

Sit and stand straight

While sitting you should not have a round shoulder; sit straight.  Feet should be flat on the floor, stand straight with leveled chin and straight shoulders.

Twist your abs

While sitting straight on the chair, put your hands on chair’s left arm, twist the upper body part; the legs should be straight and still. Repeat it 10 times, and do it same on the right side as well.

Tone the triceps

Take a heavy office file in the left hand, move the abs inward, but sit straight. Then take the file up to your shoulder, stay there and start going over the head.  Lower down the arm, bending the elbow and bring it to the sideways parallel to shoulder level, then bring it to the side. Do same with the right arm.

All these exercises will help you lose weight, and tone the lower and upper body part; however these are not enough, so follow other tips, like use steps instead of an elevator. Climbing two stairs at a time is a good exercise; you can also do push-ups every 2 to 3 hours or before taking the lunch,

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Healthy desserts for weight loss

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Desserts are everybody’s favorite, but what if you want to lose weight and can’t avoid desserts. Here is a good news; you don’t have to avoid desserts, because I am sharing with you some healthy recipes that can satisfy your cravings during weight loss.

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  • 2 medium size bananas well peeled make slices and freeze it.
  • Cocoa powder 3 tablespoons, should be sugar free
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend frozen bananas in a food processor, and then add other ingredients, mixing well. Take the mixture out, put in a container and place it in freezer till it becomes solid.

strawlemonadepop1 Strawberry Lemonade Ice Lolly

  • Ice lolly molds
  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 ½ cup lemonade

Make strawberry slices; put them in the mold, and then pour lemonade over it up to the top, then freeze them.

smoothie  Pumpkin Smoothie

  • Take ½ cup of pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup of soya milk
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cedar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste if you like

Blend all ingredients properly. If you want to top it with whipped cream then take ½ cup of coconut milk, blend it with brown sugar and pour it over smoothie. It’s rich in fiber, protein as well as calcium. Avoid soy milk if it does not suit you.

dip2_thumb1  Dip of Chocolate Chips

 This is rich in protein but free from gluten so it’s extremely healthy.

  • 1 cup of chickpeas or you can also have white beans.
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter or any nut butter depending on your choice.
  • ¼ cup of milk of any type you like.
  • Sweetener as you like.
  • ¼ cup of chocolate chips; you can have them as sugar free
  • 2 teaspoon of oats or flax seeds

Add all ingredients in a food processor and blend them well. Mix the paste with chocolate chips and serve. There is lot more on healthy food that would help you lose weight .

Top 10 stomach flattening foods

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Though, you need to do some hard work to get flat stomach like exercise and low-calorie diet, but there are some foods which can speed up the process of weight loss, making you slim. These foods have many benefits like eliminating water retention, and boosting the metabolism.

imagesCA3MB1CJ  Almonds:  these are full of fiber; hence your stomach feels filled. These are also good for skin due to vitamin E and protein present in it.

imagesCA335ZID  Oats: these also fill the stomach, so you should take in the breakfast to get energy. With oats you don’t feel craving for another food. It is also good in reducing bad cholesterol.

imagesCAWTAPFN  Olive Oil: though it seems unbelievable that any fat can reduce weight, but olive oil can do because it has oleic acid that helps in breaking down body fats. As it is poly saturated hence it reduces hunger.

 imagesCA9R0K62  Peppermint: it has healing qualities and helps in digestion. You can take it in tea or as sauce; it also makes the skin clear and glowing.

imagesCAUOEDB3  Apple Cider Vinegar:  this is a great body detox; moreover it helps in digestion, and removes bad bacteria from the intestines. It removes body toxins, making the stomach free from water retention. You can add it over any kind of salad.

imagesCAF1FIZL  Cranberry Juice: it helps body release excessive fluids, making the stomach flat. It is also rich in vitamin C. You should take sugar free juice in morning.

untitled  Cinnamon: it helps burn the fat, and it has a natural content that reduces blood sugar level as it stimulates insulin. You can use it in any form in the tea, or can sprinkle over your favorite food. You can also take it mixed with honey.

imagesCA405N5L  Lemon grass: it is anti-inflammatory, so helps in digestion. It also makes the blood circulation better. It removes extra fat from the body making the stomach flat.

imagesCA9GBAQ1  Sunflower Seeds: the seeds are full of fiber that prevents us from craving as they fill the stomach. They are easy to digest and are rich in antioxidants, as well as vitamin E, protein and complex carbs.

 imagesCAOY00DN Beans: these are rich in fiber and protein, but are low in calories. As you get a lot of protein from beans, the muscles become stronger. So, this low Cal food makes your stomach flat and you get successful in weight loss.

6 tips to lose weight without losing muscles

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fitness1While you are losing weight, you need to take care of your muscles as starving can make the muscles weak. So, try healthy ways for weight loss, using them wisely. I want to share with you 6 tips to lose weight without damaging your muscles.

 

Divide your meals

 Doctors recommend eating after every 2 or 3 hours, because it fires the metabolism. So, snacking between the meals is considered healthy.

Maintain fat level

The fat intake should be 20 or 30 percent of the calories you take on a daily basis. Healthy fat is necessary for your body because people who completely avoid fat get certain issues.

Increase protein level

The body requires one gram of protein for every pound of your weight, and 150 pounds of weight requires 600 calories in protein that is 100 calories of protein for each meal and snack. So divide the protein amount to 5 to 6 meals.

Cut calories wisely

 Reducing your calorie intake should also be healthy, and experts recommend cutting the caloric intake by 500 calories a day.

Take healthy carbs

Don’t avoid carbs instead take them in a healthy form, like whole grains, avoiding the refined carbs. Make them 40 percent of your daily calories, dividing over all meals and snacks.

Snacks after workouts

After one hour of workout, you should take protein because the muscles become weak and they need strength. Muscles can well absorb protein after the workout. Keep protein percentage as advised in tip three.

This is how you can lose weight in a healthy way without hard dieting. When your metabolism rate becomes high you will lose weight fast. It will also allow you to increase calories gradually, but losing fat constantly.

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Weight loss – excessive weight or life; It’s your choice

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How harmful excessive weight is; you can only imagine when having serious threats, including poor health and personality. I have seen several people who are overweight, but still say that they are happy with it, or their spouse has no issues with it. You should understand that it’s not another person; instead it’s you who is going to suffer.  So, you must consider weight loss and healthy lifestyle for your own self.

Health risk for teens

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Young people and teens find it Ok to have excessive weight, and think that exercise and healthy diet is only for adults. According to a new research published on Science Daily, teens with strong muscles are healthier than those who have weak muscles. The BMI rate is low in strong kids having low-fat, hence the chances of diabetes is less. Even the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure is zero in healthy teens, but it’s not so with overweight teens. So, kids should do exercise, and take part in recreational and sports activities. Teens that spend more time on computers develop many health problems.

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Old people and weight loss

Likewise, old people think that they can’t do workouts or strength training, and it’s enough to take diet drinks and follow low-Cal diet, but it’s wrong. The latest research shows that older women who take diet drinks twice or thrice a day are more at a risk of stroke, heart attack and many other heart issues. However, you can have diet drinks occasionally, especially if you are also following other ways to lose weight. Always choose healthy ways of weight loss, and eat healthy diet regularly for your entire life; this will make you ever fit.

You can also leave your comment, advice and feedback about weight loss and healthy diet, so that it can help as many people as possible.

 

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Weight loss – how to dress up to look thinner?

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If you are planning to lose weight, remember that you cannot do it in a day. It takes time, but still you can look slim in many ways. One way is to wear such clothes that make you look thinner, and that’s possible for any type of body.

Common dressing mistakes

Women often wear clothes with many layers, or wear baggy dresses because they want to hide their bulky parts. But, it’s a big mistake as you look heavier, even sometimes you seem to gain 10 pounds more. Why not look 10 pounds thinner; so here are a few ways of dressing up for younger and slimmer look.

How to hide lower part in obesity?

  •  Dark colors work for bottom, especially in lighter top the eyes are drawn towards upper area instead of the heavy lower part.
  • Don’t wear a short top, as it will emphasize lower part.  So, length of the top should go up to the middle of hips.
  • Skirts should be A-line, whereas the trousers should have wide legs.
  • The dress should not have cuts hugging the hips because it will enhance the bottom part.

How to hide middle part ?

  •  If the middle part is wide, you should wear a dress that draws attention away from this area enhancing the face. V-shaped necklines would be ideal in such case because it makes the neck look elongated.
  • Wear semi-fitted dresses, as they will create an illusion of a thin waistline.
  • The dress should not be over patterned with horizontal designs, as it will make you look broader.
  • Dark colors are good for tops, including purple, orange, bright berry or maroon.
  • Wear a wrap dress because it will hide your fat tummy, making the waist look thinner.
  • Wear heels because you will look tall and slim, whereas the legs will become attractive.

No matter how many tips you follow, weight loss is still essential for a healthy body because obesity can ruin your health.

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Weight loss and color therapy

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rainbow-vegetables-and-fruit  Color therapy is not a new technique as people use it for different purposes to deal with both physical and psychological issues. Color therapy helps in weight loss, reducing sugar craving, enhancing metabolism, and reducing depression that involves over eating.

  •  Blue light reduces the appetite so instead of putting a normal light, use blue light in your refrigerator.
  • Yellow color is considered good to focus on something.  So, daily wear yellow glasses for 20 minutes. It will help you focus on healthy diet, eventually you will lose weight.
  • Red also reduces the appetite, so visualize it daily for 10 minutes because it works better than seeing this color.
  • Blue, green and violet reduces the appetite so you can hang pictures with these colors around the eating area. You can also put your meal in a colored plate like violet or blue as it would tempt you to eat less.  Similarly, eating foods of these colors will fill the stomach.
  • If you are using table cover or cloth, then make it black as this will also reduce your appetite, eventually reducing weight.
  • You can also drink water that is being energized in red glass. You can prepare it at home; take two glasses having red tint or take normal glasses and wrap them with the red light gel. Put 8 ounces of water in the glasses, covering them with a plastic wrap. Then, place them in the sunlight for three hours. Drink this water twice a day, and continue it until you lose weight.

Precautions

  • If your weight gain is due to a disease or medicine then consult your doctor before going for any alternative weight loss therapy.
  • Don’t use red sunglasses because it has opposite effect as it increases the appetite.

There are so many other ways of weight loss, and fitness.