With all of the information on weight loss, how can we be sure what is really going to achieve goals and be sustainable indefinitely? We work so hard at one type of diet plan and then succumb to old habits. This creates a yo-yo dieting scenario that is unhealthy and very frustrating. The very simple formula for weight loss is to reduce calories you take in from food, and increase the calories you burn through exercise. If you take in more calories than you burn, you gain weight. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight, and if they are equal, you maintain weight.
The word ‘Detox’ is loosely used in health and fitness. There are so many methods of detoxing the body via cleanses; diet, supplements, herbal treatments, fasts and juicing, colonics and current studies are demonstrating the effects of exercise as a viable detoxification method.
You’re not imagining it. Winter still isn’t over. There’s no daylight when your alarm clock goes off, you’ve logged more miles than you’d like to count on the dreadmill, and — duh — it’s really cold out there. It’s no surprise that any motivation to get outdoors and work up a sweat has gone the way of the groundhog and buried itself until spring.