Would you love to find the love of your life online? Are you uncomfortable in your own skin? Do you tell yourself that body type doesn't matter because you'll make a man fall in love with your personality online, and by the time you meet in person, the fact that you're overweight won't matter to him? If so, here's the straight truth.
Found this scary stat, almost half of the American’s make a New Year’s resolution but only 8% are successful in achieving it! Also every year the most popular resolutions are: staying fit, work-life balance and personal enrichment. All these are perfectly great resolutions to increase one’s quality of life. So where is the problem? Why the success rate is so low and what can you do to beat that?
So you made a New Year's Resolution to lose weight and you're already struggling to keep it? Or, maybe you already broke it. Perhaps you made some other kind of New Year's Resolution and you're struggling with that, too! While the majority of New Year's Resolutions are about weight loss, it's also a fact that the majority cannot keep their resolution. Whether that's a resolution to lose weight or a resolution to get organized, it does not matter. The reason you are struggling with any resolution you made is the same.
When I was 18 years old, I thought that losing weight would make my life perfect. That's one of the side effects of dieting and hating your body for so long—you begin to assume that thin people have perfect, happy lives and relationships to match their perfectly petite waistlines...
You imagine the perfect day… You are wearing the most beautiful gown, you feel like a queen, this is the happiest day of your life (or at least one of them)… What does your special day look like? For many women, the vision of the perfect day includes a smaller waistline; but with all of the stress of planning, arranging, scheduling, choices and taste testing, how are you ever going to lose that 10, 15 or 20 pounds?
Weight loss can be achieved multiple different ways but the easiest method is to change and modify your diet. One can lose weight with exercise or starvation techniques but one cannot be truly healthy without fueling your body properly. You can stop worrying about your waistline when you add these seven amazing fat burning foods to your daily diet. These foods in conjunction with an overall healthy diet and exercise program will yield the greatest results.
According to the National Center of Health Statistics, over 30 percent of U.S adults are currently obese. In order for an individual to be considered obese, one must be roughly 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight. A government study conducted by Oxford University estimates that by the year 2032 over half of the population will be obese. The study found that in less than 15 years, 86 percent of men will be overweight and in 20 years, 70 percent of women will be overweight.
Eighty-five percent of readers in a recent YourTango survey said they struggle with breakups and could use a "breakover"—aka an internal and external makeover aimed at helping them move on. One of the best methods to a successful "breakover" is through exercise—in fact, survey respondents listed exercise as one of the top three methods for getting over a breakup.
With every New Year there comes a chance for a do-over, or at the very least the opportunity to do things different than we have in the past. Basically, to improve not only our lives and ourselves, but also how we live our life, too. Tokii's DiscoveryGames collected the responses of participants to see exactly who's sticking to the resolutions and what those resolutions just happen to be.
Happy New Year! The holidays are over and we are back to work. I came to my desk this morning to find some delicious candy surprises in a little goodie bag. While I was settling in for the day and breaking into one of the bags of M&Ms, I realized that I have already officially broken both of my New Year's resolutions (cutting back on the sweets and eating at my desk).
When you’re in a serious relationship, there’s a whole other element to consider when trying making a lifestyle change. These are choices that will affect your partner. Will your husband stubbornly stock the pantry with two packs of cookies for every bag of apples you buy? Will your efforts at bettering yourself cause tension in your relationship, as you suggest turning off the football game in order to talk more? Or will your partner be your biggest cheerleader, setting the alarm to hit the gym with you before work?
You hear it all the time; “I am being good this year and not going to have xyz bad foods, so I don’t gain any weight.” This is the time of year when people join Weight Watchers and go on diets, so they can stay in control during the holidays. For some it works, and that holds out hope for everyone else. For the majority it not only does not keep them in control; the guilt, deprivation and old familiar patterns lead to giving up on the idea and then really over indulging since they blew it anyway. By the time New Year’s rolls around, they have put on nearly 10 pounds – twice the average holiday weight gain. Have you ever done this or know people who have? What happens in January when the holidays are over? Does this process get repeated?
Ladies and gentlemen, consider yourself warned: If your long-term lover expresses the desire to shed a few pounds, it can only mean one thing. He is planning on leaving you. Wait... what?
The recent statistics from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has reported that about one-third (33.8%) of U.S. adults are obese. That number rises every day, and keeping up with it is more difficult than keeping up with your stocks. I work with the finest bariatric surgeons in the U.S. They are dedicated to helping their patients lose weight in an effort to thwart diseases, and minimize current disease progression. I also run several 12-step food addiction groups in the city of Houston and online in many cities. I talk to morbidly obese patients everyday. I teach them, counsel them, eat with them, and spend endless hours reading their journals. These patients have a story to tell, but we aren’t listening and we continue asking the wrong questions.
Your body is the guardian of your heart, mind and soul. The physical may not be the most important part of our true essence, but until science fact catches up to science fiction, it’s the only vessel available for experience and expression. Our YourTango experts recently weighed in with tips on how your body image can bring more love into your life.