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Exercise Is Not Just for Weight Loss

There are many benefits to exercise and one of those is to help you to sleep at night. There are many people searching for how to go to sleep at night, and one of the best ways to do that is through exercise. Of course, you will also benefit from losing weight.

Depends on the Time of Day

There have been a number of studies that have contradicted the finding and this depends on when the exercise is done. Exercising does help you to wake up, which is why during the morning is the best time to do it. If you exercise in the evening, you will struggle to sleep.

By doing exercise in the morning, you will help to start your metabolism for the day. This will lead your body to naturally needing the rest at night. You will also do your exercise in the daylight hours, which gives your body the exposure to sunlight that it needs. Getting light during the right times of the day will help your body to settle into a pattern – your eyes tell your brain that it is light so your brain tells your body to…

Aspire Channel Swim

I know I said my next post was going to be about the Extra Easy Slimming World Plan but this has taken priority at the moment - and it fits well with the idea of losing weight and keeping it off.

Have you ever wanted to do something with your workout? Maybe set a challenge for yourself? I do that on a regular basis as a way to keep myself motivated, whether it is run or row a certain distance over a set time. One thing that I am doing this year is the Aspire Channel Swim.

The Aspire Charity

Aspire is a charity that helps people after they have suffered spinal injuries. It helps the thousands a year, who find they are in a wheelchair for the rest of their life, with simple tasks like eating, moving around and even helping with confidence and the motivation to get back to life.

Like all charities, it has to rely on the donations of others and something that has been set up is the Aspire Channel Swim.

The Channel Swim

This is an annual event that I am joining in with this year. The challeng…

The Green Slimming World Plan

With so many people wanting to lose weight, it is important to look at the different types of diets available. Following on from my previous post on The Original Slimming World Plan, I’m going to go into detail about the next plan on the list: The Green Plan.

Focuses More on Carbohydrates

While the Original Plan focuses more on protein, this one is mainly for those into carbohydrates. You can eat as much pasta, potatoes and other carb products like that as you want throughout the day, without having to weigh them or point them. This is completely different from the Original Plan and is more suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

As well as that, you will have to point any meat products – and other high protein products that you eat. However, fruit and vegetables remain to be superfree foods, so you can eat as much as you want of them.

The A and B Menus

These work in the exact same way that they do on the Original Plan. You are allowed two from each of the lists, which are included in full …

The Original Slimming World Plan

As I promised, I was going to cover the way that Slimming World worked, which would then help people decide whether this was a diet for them. Just to let people know, I did try it for one week and weighed in this week only to find out that I’d put on two pounds (not the way that I wanted to go), which still makes me wonder how this “diet” works.

This is going to be covered in two to three posts to keep it readable and interesting.

How Slimming World Works

If you’re still thinking that this is something for you – and it may well be (not all diets will work for everyone) – there are a few things that you should know about the diet. First of all, there are a few foods that you can eat for free. This means that there are no points (syns as SW calls them) in them. You can eat as much as them as you want throughout the day and should still be able to lose weight.
There are other foods that do have syns but are something that you should aim to get into your diet each day. You are allowed a ce…

The Slimming World Diet

I recently tried the Slimming World diet but decided that it wasn't for me. That doesn't mean that it won't work for you - just remember that not all diets work for everyone. Here's why it didn't work for me.

First of all, when the group leader asked me whether I'd tried Slimming World before, I openly said "no, I've always tried Weight Watchers." I got the response of "well, that doesn't help you keep the weight off afterwards anyway." From a woman who said that she'd always been on Slimming World and had never tried anything else, I've got to question where she got that idea from. It wasn't because Weight Watchers wasn't working for me; I wanted to try something different. I know lots of people who have lost weight on WW and kept it off by coming back to classes every now and then. That instantly turned me off from the group.

The second was looking through the plans. There are three different plans that you can foll…

The Problems with Crash Diets

Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers Online

As many people search for the best way to lose weight, they are looking at the different diet options available. Weight Watchers is just one of them. There are different plans that you can follow and Weight Watchers Online is just one of those options. Before you decide whether it is for you or not, you should weigh-up the pros and the cons.

The Positives

The program teaches you about eating healthily and does not just give you strict rules that you need to follow. You'll hardly realise that you are on a diet!Once you get to your goal weight, you are given help so that you can maintain that weight; this is sometimes the hardest part of weight lossYou can do it all from the comfort of your own home and in your own time. This is the perfect option for those with busy lifestyles.You can still eat your favorite foods. It is all about eating in moderation and not about completely cutting out different foods.There are lots of success stories, which are great to keep the motivation going.T…

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