How to lose belly fat? The ultimate weight loss battle! Or at least that's what I thought before discovering some great tips on how to maintain a good 'belly standard' and stay healthy as well. Ever since childhood I struggled a lot with belly fat. Okay, struggles were about being overweight in general, but we're talking specifics here. I knew from a young age that the belly is the first place fat will 'stick' to and, unfortunately, it's the most difficult to get rid of. Luckily, we live in the era of information. So, here are some proven facts about belly fat and proven ways to get rid of it: Excess belly fat does not make you overweight Just because you struggle with this problem, it doesn't mean you have a weight problem or are unhealthy. If your stomach isn't flat, other
Can losing weight go hand in hand with being frugal? Can losing weight actually help you save money? Why, yes! I didn't believe it either, to be honest, but after almost 2 years of living a healthier lifestyle, I noticed that eating healthy is actually a lot cheaper than eating fast food, microwave meals or other fast yet unhealthy meal choices. But to get to the point already, here's why: 1. Fa(s)t food vs. lean meat & veggies Did you ever notice how a burger at McDonalds is only €1? Well, with these prices, it appears that fast food is not only fast, but cheap too! In reality though, you're probably gonna need more than 1 burger to feel full, right? Leaving aside the fact that junk food is not at all nutritious, when you compare how much it costs you to buy lunch at
It's vacation time again, it's almost August, although many are already enjoying their vacation since beach season has started more than a month ago. With all these climate changes, going to the beach in June is normal. Speaking of beaches, I keep seeing ads and campaigns about how to get the perfect beach body, they have started months ago, there are tons of exercises and diet tips that you see all over the internet and on television, that are supposed to help everyone get a flat belly and toned arms and legs. Well, most of these tips and fitness exercises are OK to follow, but what about your diet and fitness plan while you're literally on vacation? Summer vacations are usually the time most people (actually, most women) go like "there goes my diet again!" because, let's face it, y
Everyone knows how bad sodas are for our health and it's not an easy thing to stop drinking them. But, besides the 3 methods presented earlier on how to give up on soda, here's another great one: why not make your own? Homemade soda isn't that difficult to prepare. Sure, you'll need to buy some ingredients and you'll need some time to prepare it, but it's definitely worth it! You will drink your own homemade soda, which means you know what you put into it, there's no need to keep wondering if some ingredient might cause you cancer (I see it's a trend lately to say that everything causes cancer...). Another reason why it's worth making your own fizzy drinks is that you will not give up on taste. Taste is one of the factors that kept you refill your empty glass of soda, right? Well,
One of the biggest problems when losing weight is giving up on your old bad habits. We already discussed about how to give up fast food, we already discussed a little bit about the effects of alcohol on weight loss, it's time we have a talk about soda. Sodas are probably the worst of all temptations. Sugary, fizzy drinks are full of calories, sugars and not to mention so many ingredients you probably can't even pronounce. Did you know that a 2 liter bottle of coke has 800 calories? How many times did you finish a whole bottle in one day? Also, according to the label, it contains a lot of weird stuff, including that famous secret ingredient that isn't even listed. I'm starting to think there's a pretty odd reason they're keeping it secret :D Let's take another soda to examin...