There are many factors that cause weight gain: couch potato lifestyle, unhealthy heating habits, addictions, injuries, baby weight gain and more. Have you added some weight in the last couple of months or years and looking to shed some of it? At times all you need is some motivation. Well, look no further. Check out these 8 weight loss success stories of different healthy-minded individuals who took different paths to achieve their ultimate goals. [Read more…]
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Finding healthy snacks can be a daunting task due to our busy lifestyles. Healthy snacking is also often taken to be boring. However, this does not have to be the case. You can make smart snack choices that will make you combat hunger in between meals and also taste good. Here are 10 healthy snacks that you will enjoy having.
1. Chocolate-Covered Fresh Strawberries
If you thought healthy stuff doesn’t have to be sweet then think again. Believe it or not, chocolate can be a healthy snack. One way to mitigate its unhealthy side is by using it as a jacket for a delicious healthy sidekick such as strawberries. You should use the dark variety of chocolate because it is the healthiest.
- 1 pound fresh strawberries
- 16 ounces dark chocolate chips
- In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate, stirring occasionally till smooth
- Use a toothpick to hold each strawberry and dip it into the chocolate mixture.
- Turn the strawberries upside down and allow them to cool. You can keep them in the fridge for a cold treat on a hot day.
Patches that help people lose weight are known as diet patches and are a type of medicine that send herbal substances directly through the skin. The idea behind it is to give a regular dose of the medicine over an extended time period. People who have a difficult time remembering when they should take pills often use patches, and many different types of medicine are delivered in this way, from Nicorette (for smoking cessation) to hormone replacement therapy. While diet patches have not yet received the same FDA approval as these other types of medicine, they are growing in terms of popularity.
The primary claim that many of these diet patches make is that they will help limit appetite, boost metabolic activity and burn fat over time. The medicine goes through the skin and enters your bloodstream, avoiding the liver so that they can start to work right away. Because of the delayed time release of the medication, in most cases you just need one slimming patch per day. [Read more…]