Limiting Stress In The New Year

Wow – I cannot believe this year is almost over! It has definitely gone by in the blink of an eye, but it has been a pretty stressful year. I am not one to make a ton of New Years Resolutions, but this year, I really want to focus on limiting stress in the New Year. I believe that our lives are too short to live in stress and to do the things that we do not want to be doing. If you are in a job that you dislike, if you are consumed with stress, and if you are ready for change, follow me on this journey of limiting stress in 2019. I am very excited to focus on my family and be able to soak in all of the precious moments and memories that we create over the next 12+ months (and hopefully longer). Here are a few ways that I am limiting stress in the New Year:

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Wrap Up 2018 To Do’s

Before you get started, you need to make sure that you wrap up the to-do list that you have in 2018. Is there anything you need to get done? Make sure you do not carry over unwanted stress and tasks from 2018 to 2019 because the point of this is to limit stress, not increase it. Look around you and figure out what will cause you stress. Do you have a garage that needs to be painted or a fireplace that needs to be repaired? Maybe you have something that has been on your to-do list for years and you have not gotten around to it. This is a great time to finally get it done because whether you know it or not, what you do not have wrapped up is consistently hanging over your head, especially if it has been on your to-do list for a while.

 

Create A Game Plan

Create a game plan for the year. What goals do you have? What are you focusing on? Do you want to build up your business, focus on family, or do both at the same time? Whatever your game plan is, write it down, in order to keep yourself on track throughout the New Year.
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Weight Loss in the New Year

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight but are not sure how to implement it? Losing weight can be enjoyable and rewarding if you include activities and foods that you like in your exercise and diet regimen.

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One of the best ways to succeed in losing weight is to set realistic goals. Dieticians and doctors recommend a goal of two to three pounds a week to be sure to lose safely and keep it off. Although there are many gimmicky diets in the news that promise quick weight loss, the best way to lose and stay at your target weight is to reduce caloric intake and include more exercise to burn more calories. If you tweak your diet a bit to reduce caloric intake, you are on your way to achievable and sustainable weight loss.

Keeping a food diary that lists everything you eat for a few days can help pinpoint problem areas like eating when you’re bored or eating high-calorie snacks. Simple changes can eliminate high-calorie foods while satisfying the urge to munch. Instead of chips, why not try salted carrot or celery sticks? Eating breakfast is also important because it provides the energy needed to start the day. Without breakfast, hunger often strikes before lunch with the temptation to fill up on foods that are high in calories and low in nutrition.
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Foods That Help Keep Your Weight Down

Today, fast food has seemed to be somewhat of a necessity for many office workers due to their busy life and hectic work schedules. As a result, a greater number of people are becoming obese day-by-day. Regulating your eating habits has become the need of the hour to enable you to lead a healthy and happy life. You need to take care of the number of calories that you consume daily in order to keep obesity away.

pic 1Controlling your diet does not mean you go hungry and only eat limited kinds of food items. It is much better to find out which foods help kick start your metabolic rate without resorting to fasting. Knowing about the health regulations for food will enable you to know more about the best foods that can help you to remain in shape without crash diets dominating your eating habits. Here are some good foods that you can add in your diet plan to reduce your weight without sacrificing on tasty food. These will help satisfy your hunger and leave you fuller for a longer span of time.

 Beans: The consumption of beans is an excellent addition of protein to your diet. Generally, meat, eggs and other animal products are regarded as a good means of proteins. However, these foods can also increase cholesterol in the human body and have several health risks associated with regular consumption. This is not the case with beans. Beans have 0% cholesterol but contains a high percentage of protein. The high fiber content of beans makes their digestion slower than other kinds of protein-rich foods. This enables you to follow your diet plan without feeling hungry.

 Nuts: Nuts can be a rich source of vitamins and instrumental in losing weight as per health regulations. Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and pecans tend to have a good amount of essential vitamins and antioxidants. A daily dose of nuts is considered beneficial to good health. It is believed that some substances within these nuts affect the calorie pathways and may alter the metabolism in a positive way. Nuts are one of the most effective foods that can help you to have desired weight loss and remain healthy.

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Surprising Reasons Why You Gain Weight

It is very common that if your diet is composed of fried foods, big servings, desserts, sodas and alcohol could lead to weight gain. It remains a question why people lose a little a weight even if they are doing some physical activities. However, the big question is why do people gain weight even if they are living a healthy lifestyle such as having a healthy diet and regular exercise? Truly, weight gain is a nightmare for most especially when the weighing scale keeps increasing.

want to lose weightThere are several things that must be considered why you are gaining weight even if you are strict with the diet and remains physically active. More likely, there are so many factors for this problem, the major ones are the following:

 Lack of Sleep

In reality, the body functions at its best when you are well rested. When you do not have a good sleeping habit, the body is experiencing physiological stress and you get to store more fat. When the person is tired, he cannot handle stress effectively and for most, the coping mechanism is to eat more. Also, sleeping late will have a greater chance that you will take a late-night snack, as a result, your calorie intake will be more than the appropriate daily value. Instead, when you have a hard time to sleep and want to eat, you can try drinking green coffee bean or green tea than those high calorie drinks. Also, you can have a white kidney bean for late-night snacks.Some of the symptoms that you are not getting enough sleep are fatigue, feeling of irritability and low energy level. With this, make sure you get 8 hours of sleep every night and if this is a tall order for you, adjust your sleeping habits gradually by adding 15 minutes each night and you will experience the effects of a good night’s sleep.

Stress

The society we live in demands that we must do more, achieve more and do more. Stress keeps people moving forward and helps in coping with the demands of life but it can affect ones emotions and moods. Stress is the result of too many responsibilities, coping with pressures and financial stability and could trigger a biochemical process that you can survive. In effect, the body stores fuel, slows down metabolism and dumps out chemicals like leptin, cortisol and other hormones which could be the leading cause of obesity.

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The Top Foods for Long Lasting Weight Loss

Most people agree that eating food and lots of it will eventually lead to weight gain.  In today’s world, it can be hard to distinguish between what is considered healthy and what isn’t.

People who are able to properly identify healthy foods and then consistently use them in their everyday life will ultimately create a healthy lifestyle for themselves. No more worrying about losing or gaining weight, just understanding these foods and how they can help you achieve a healthier weight.

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Foods To Lose Weight With

Whole Wheat

One of the reasons why whole wheat is so popular is due to its high nutrition.  One that comes to mind immediately is dietary fiber. This not only helps with digestion, but also increases the metabolism which in the end results in weight loss. On top of that, whole wheat has been known to be much harder to break down. Sounds bad right? In reality, due to this your body uses more resources and thus more calories are burned.
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Have You Stuck To Your Resolutions?

As a new year is upon us, we start to look around and try improve our lives a title bit more then last year.
Be it with a new healthier you, a new fuller wallet, or maybe just a new car there is always room for improvement.
But why stop at just one improvement?
Why not aim high, take little steps and work toward a healthier happier more successful you.
First up, healthier. Your body is a temple and when’s the last time you saw a temple with donuts in it?
Change your eating patterns to include more vegetables and fruit as apposed to sweets and salts. Also take the steps.
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