I have a new hobby! My Bollywood dance lessons got cancelled because there weren’t enough participants so I had to find something else. And I decided to try swimming! I have no idea where that came from, but it’s great.
Right now I only go for a swim about once a week – in the morning before I go to work – but you know what? I love it. I absolutely love it. What a great way to start a day.
Swimming is not just fun and relaxing though, it’s really good for you as well. Read on to find more about the benefits of swimming.
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Is your weight stuck at a certain number on the scale – or worse, slowly creeping up? You know that it’s time to make some changes but you don’t want to do anything really drastic. The good news is that you don’t have to.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about 50 small tips for losing weight. That article turned out to be really popular so I decided to take the same theme a bit further and actually make some calculations on how you can change just one thing – and get great results.
Here’s a list of three things you can easily change in your life, and lose weight:
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I need music when I’m working out. I mean I really need it. It gives me tons of energy and just makes me feel… can I say it? Well… cool. Is that a bit sad? That a 36 years old woman wants to feel ”cool”. 🙂
Anyway, I’m always looking for good workout music. The songs don’t have to be in the charts right now – a lot of them were actually popular in the 90s (when I was young) – but they have to be good. I don’t even care if I don’t understand what the lyrics mean! What I’m looking for is a good rhythm, catchy chorus and a beat that makes me want to dance and smile.
So I’ve made a list for you. A list of 40 workout songs for gym, running or dancing.
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Sometimes it feels that weight loss is all about making huge changes and sacrifices but when you think about it’s actually about small things, tweaks, in the way that you eat, move and live your life.
Here are 50 small things that you can do every day to lose weight:
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We’ve all heard about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, right? But are you familiar with the advantages of the Nordic diet? Because it’s a real competitor. Here’s what it’s all about.
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When you try to lose weight you get food cravings. Why? Because you have taught your body and your brain to a certain type of diet – a diet that has made you gain weight. When you try to change your diet your brain doesn’t seem to be very happy. You can almost hear it scream ”Hey, I don’t want this! I want all the ”good stuff” I had before”. Obviously, you know it wasn’t that good for your health. So it is inevitable, there will be cravings.
Now, I’ve written about this a little bit before: About how to get rid of sugar and also about healthy alternatives to sweet cravings. But what else can be done besides either getting rid of sugar or choosing a healthier alternative? What can you do about your cravings to stay sane when you try to lose weight?
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I’m pretty sure that when you’re trying to lose weight you look for healthy alternatives to your favorite sweet treats.
Are there any healthy treats?
Well, it depends.
That’s because you will have to start seeing treats in a different light. You cannot have daily chocolate bars or cakes and no amount of fresh fruits or berries is going to completely satisfy that craving. The good news is that you only need to really fight those cravings for about a week. After that the cravings are almost gone. After a week you will notice that you really enjoy the natural sweet taste of apples and oranges – and even replace sweet treats by having something savory.
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I am. Well, I’m not one of those people who will only ever eat potatoes and Pizza Margherita, but when I compare myself to most people who eat pretty much anything then yep, I’m a picky eater.
In this post I will go through what it’s like being a picky eater and most importantly some tips on how to not be a picky eater for life.
Here we go:
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