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Get to your goal weight and stay there


Weight loss is actually an easy thing to do, it’s easy because all you have to do is learn and pattern your eating and fitness strategy to optimal output for your body and type and continue to apply all of that information. So always keep on the look out for new tips you can use for weight loss, tips like the ones in the article here.

To help you with your weight loss regime, make a list of your favorite fruits and vegetables, and research interesting and appealing sounding recipes you can make with them. Smoothies or juicing vegetables are great for this, as are more exotic items you might not normally try. Remember, making your new eating strategy interesting and fun will increase the chances of you sticking with it.

Treating yourself can actually be an important part of any weight loss strategy. Making hard and fast rules about food, such as telling yourself that you’ll never eat chocolate cake ever again, can actually make you obsess about food. This leads to stress and overeating, both of which can ruin your weight loss plan. Try to give yourself a small treat everyday, or a slightly larger one at the end of the week for making your goals.

If you are overweight, consider weight loss as a way to ease joint pain. If you begin making changes for a healthier lifestyle, your body will benefit. Losing weight minimizes pressure and strain on joints, and is worth trying before considering more radical chemical treatments. Sometimes, all you need is a change!

When you are wanting to lose weight the best thing that you can remember is to find exercises you love! If you find something that you really enjoy you will be more likely to stick with it. If you hate something you’ll end up dreading it every time you need to do it and before you know it you will start putting it off or skipping it.

When you are trying to lose weight, take the amount of food you usually eat and divide that portion in two. Check in with yourself after you have finished with that much, and see if you are actually satisfied with half the amount you usually eat. You will be surprised at how often you keep on eating just because it is there in front of you and not because you are actually still hungry.

Do not go the grocery store on an empty stomach. Your hunger will magnify your desire for junk food, and you risk buying unhealthy snacks that will make you gain weight. When you are not hungry, you have more mental control over what groceries you should buy that is appropriate for your eating strategy.

It’s hard to lose weight if you don’t allow yourself any treats. One good way to have your treat and eat it to is to buy one bag or container of something you love to eat per week and no more. Allow yourself a little of your treat per day and you won’t feel as deprived and overeat something else.

A great tip to help you lose weight is to track your progress by using your belt. Scales can be very inaccurate when determining how fit you are, but your belt will let you know if you’re losing weight. If you have to increase a notch or two in your belt, then you are making great progress.

These tips were only but a portion of what you can possibly learn that there is to know about weight loss. Weight loss can be a touchy subject for a lot of people but proper education should get ride of any doubt about how to lose weight. You just have to remember to not only educate yourself but to also apply that education, if you do that then weight loss shouldn’t be a hard thing to do.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at larochesterfitconsults@gmail.com

Yours In Success,
Jeremy LaRochester

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Vacation Long Overdue


Hey What’s Up Everyone! I hope you are doing great today. I wanted to talk to everyone a bit about something that is so obvious that it is commonly overlooked. We are constantly on the go, working, exercising, picking up our kids, playing, doing homework…you get the point. Well, all of these activities over a period of time lend to fatigue and eventually we all say: “I need a vacation!” Have you ever stopped to think about the one part of you that seems to never have “time off”? Can you guess? I know, you give up (slackers!)… your digestive system!

Now, I know I am about to say something that some other nutritionist and doctor will refute but the fact of the matter is we owe it to our system to give it a break.

Over a lifetime, no less than 100 tons of food pass along the digestive tract and 300 000 liters of digestive juices are produced by the body to break it down. Our ‘inside skin’, a nine meter long tract with a surface area the size of a small football pitch, is only the thickness of a quarter of a sheet of paper. Amazingly, most of the billions of cells that make up this barrier between us and the inside world are renewed every four days.

Consider a juice fast or feast as it is commonly referred to. You can do this for a minimum of 3 days to allow the body to relax and the digestive system to stop processing. The stomach and intestines have a protective layer of mucous which is a barrier against our own digestive juices. Quantities of debris and toxins in our digestive system are dealt with by increasing acid production in an attempt to remove it by digestion. This causes the litany of heartburn, acid reflux, and esophageal corrosion. Juice fasting accomplishes the task of removing excess dead cells, and other entrapped foreign material and also supplies an abundant supply of nutrients which the body, in its renewed energy level, immediately utilizes to heal.

Usually 3 to 5 days is a good starting point to attempt a fast. As I stated earlier, you can try with veggies and fruit run through a juicer. If done properly, you should not feel hungry but without the chewing motion, your digestive system will thank you for absorption rather than a constant breakdown of solid food. When you come off your fast, you should do it gradually with a light salad and some fresh juice. Be sure to drink plenty of water over your fast and continue that after you come off. Remember, the goal of this is to give your digestive tract a break, but the second part is to try to get you to build on healthy eating strategies to optimize the performance of your mind and body.

I would recommend if you have never fasted at all to consult your doctor or nutritionist. Some professionals will tell you that this is not required because our bodies are designed to eat this way. We are no different from any other species on this planet. Man adapted based on the change in his habitat and incorporated meat when it was required for survival. This is akin to slaves having to eat fatback and pigs feet. The parallel exists still today… there are some that consider this soul food as a path to the past even though it is not healthy. We only have one body to live our lives. It would be great if bodies were interchangeable like clothes but we don’t have that luxury. Due to this truth, we must do everything we can to maintain the integrity of the mind and body that we have and make it as strong and resilant as we can.

In the coming week, I will begin to write articles which will totally go against what we have been taught about diet, exercise, the major food groups and our nutrition as a whole.

Thanks for reading.

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