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3 Major Components Of Successful Dieting

If you have ever tried to lose weight through dieting, you know just how much of a challenge it really is. No matter what your weight loss goal is, finding the plan that works for you is somewhat trial and error. Unfortunately, many women give up too soon on their chosen plan because it's hard or doesn't seem to work. Furthermore, it can be challenging to know if the lack of progress is you or the actual diet. For this reason, let's take a look at 3 major components of successful dieting.

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Get Your Body Back After Baby: 4 Things You Need To Know

Pregnancy obviously changes a woman's body in numerous ways. With the extra weight, stretched out skin, water retention, and bloating, many women want to jump right into workouts to get their body back. However, there are some crucial health considerations for every new mom. Most doctors don’t recommend rapid weight loss after having a baby. So don’t worry about getting back into that size 6 right now. In fact, before you start any program, consult your own physician for a plan that suits your specific situation. Consider these 4 important things before you get your body back after baby.

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4 Major Considerations When Changing Your Diet

For some people, changing their diet is about improving their health and losing weight. For others, it may be a matter of life or death because of active disease in their bodies. No matter what your reasons, you need to first consult your physician and do some research. Your health and safety should always be your #1 priority. Here are 4 major considerations when changing your diet.

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3 Major Keys To Lasting Weight Loss

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than two-thirds of Americans are considered to be overweight or obese. It is also consistently reported by many sources that up to 95% of people who lose weight gain it back. I knew this number would be high, but I was honestly shocked by how high. Of course, there is a multitude of reasons why weight loss isn't more successful than it is. Though I don't have all the answers, here are what I believe to be 3 major keys to lasting weight loss.

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5 Tips To Get That Badass Body You’ve Always Wanted

Staying at an ideal weight and being toned and fit are both attributes of a quality lifestyle, not a diet or quick fix. Unfortunately, so many impatient women give up on being healthy and opt for fad diets, surgery, invasive procedures, and pills. Your body might look good for a while, but it’s not sustainable if you abuse your body for aesthetic reasons. Remember to consult with your healthcare provider before you start any new eating or exercise plan. In the meantime, consider the following 5 tips to get that badass body you've always wanted!

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Getting And Staying Fit On The Job

We all know that we should be doing what we can to stay fit and healthy. Unfortunately, just knowing it doesn't always get the job done. The problem is that most people are struggling with finding the time to be active, regardless of what their current fitness level is. With 40+ hour work weeks, kids, homes to clean, and other activities to engage in, we need some creative ideas for keeping our muscles toned and our hearts healthy. All of us, whether we are bosses, workers, or own our own businesses need to pay attention to the state of our health. And, if we can do that while we are working, think about how much better it is for our mental state, too.

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Waging War On Unwanted Fat

Many of us have struggled with unwanted weight or stubborn fat. We’re all different, so where the weight sits will be different for everyone. Some struggle with their tummy regions while others find the excess sits on the thighs. Where it goes can’t be helped. But there are many different ways to battle the excess fat. Finding the right method for you could be a challenge. Here are some of the most popular options to reduce weight and sculpt your body:

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5 Things Your Teen Daughter May Wish She Could Change

Girls can obsess about many different things, especially between the ages of 13 and 17. The hair, the clothes, the voice, the body...on and on they can go! Though most of these types of obsessions are normal and soon pass, some can lead to insecurity and low self-esteem. The fact is, most girls, including your teen daughter, have something they would change about themselves if given the opportunity. And, there is nothing wrong with that; however, it's important to help our daughters to understand the beauty of being themselves and owning who they are inside and out. Here are some of the most common things that your teen may be wishing she could change about herself.

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4 Easy Things To Focus On For Better Health

We all get stuck in a rut in our daily lives from time to time, that includes our state of health. What’s one more glass ...

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Things To Think About Before Starting A New Exercise Regime

If you are starting a new exercise regime, you might be tempted to jump straight in. But there are some things to consider first.

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6 Life-changing Tips For Maintaining Great General Health

The desire for health is the one dream that affects us all. Unfortunately, obtaining and keeping it seems out of reach or even impossible to many. It all starts with a good foundation of general health. There are some things that anyone can, and should, do to lasso that dream once and for all. These things do not have to be complicated or expensive. I always say, "Focus on what you can do and not what you can't." I live by this motto daily and remember that I don't have to be perfect to have good health, I just have to put energy there.

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10 Easy Steps To Losing Weight Without Lifting A Finger

Regular readers of my blog know that, when I put my head to something, I try as hard as I possibly can to execute. I have been doing it with my health for quite a while, and I am happy with the results I am getting. Still, there are times when I cannot get out of bed, let alone do a full workout. This is the life of someone carting around a stowaway like MS. Some days are like that, and they are the ones that affect your health and weight the most. So, I do something every day, even if it's just wall push-ups or marching in place. I've also discovered that there are some kick ass things you can do for your health and weight management that don't require a lot of physical effort. In fact, some days I don’t need to lift a finger!

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My 5 Rules For Getting Your Fitness Back On Track

If you follow my blog, you know that I don’t put up with any excuses! That’s right, there is no excuse for skipping out on your training sessions. There’s no excuse for unhealthy diets and not taking care of yourself. These things are so important, and I’m taking it upon myself to inspire and motivate you. Look, I know that it’s easy to fall off the ‘healthy’ bandwagon. Life gets in the way, and our schedules are hectic. But, what’s more important than your health and wellbeing? Nothing, that’s what! So, if you’ve recently fallen out of your exercise routines, no more judgements, and no more excuses. It’s time to get back into the routine, and stick to it. Here’s what we’re going to do.

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Why I Stopped My 10 Year Old Daughter from Dieting: How to Raise Body Confident Girls, Part 1

Every mother wants her daughter to grow up feeling beautiful and confident, but babies don’t come with owner’s manuals and we can only teach our girls what we know ourselves.

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Focus On It To Fix It!

Three months into my 48th year on this planet, I realized (no, accepted) that I'm not exactly in the health and physical condition I'd like to be. I'm thinking it's definitely time to do something about that. After researching and contemplating many diets and fitness programs, I chose The 21 Day Fix and my Beach Body Coach, Kayla Skaggs, to help me win back my strength and fine tune my eating plan.

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