In my work on the
Dr. Phil Show, the entire crew utilizes Chiropractic care. We
have directly seen its positive effects on our own health and well
being. But more so, we have keenly observed those guests on the
show in our "Biggest Loser" segments that do not use Chiropractic
care. The difference in overall health is markedly different.
It is my sincerest
suggestion to you that the greatest gift you can give yourself,
and those of whom you love, as well as those that love you, is the
gift of health and well being. Your Chiropractor is an expert in
these areas. Please ask for suggestions to make your life and the
life of your loved ones the very best it can be.
5 Stupid Things
Healthy People Do/You are not a stupid person. Not by any means.
In fact, it's my
guess that you're healthier than most. You probably exercise
regularly. You watch what you eat. You keep up-to-date on the
latest health concerns. You don't binge on sugar.
And you never - ever - eat fast
food. Well, almost never. But you do have a few unhealthy
skeletons in your closet -ones that you probably aren't even aware
he following 5
Stupid Things are frequently committed by health conscious people.
Once you break these bad habits, you'll find that achieving your
weight loss goals just became a whole lot easier.
1. You're Dehydrated
been said that 75 percent of the population is chronically
dehydrated. Would you disagree? When was the last time that you
actually drank 8 glasses of water in a day? Dehydration occurs
when more fluid leaves your body than is taken in. Symptoms
include: fatigue, irritability, headaches, nausea, rapid heart
rate, and, in extreme cases, even death. Dehydration also slows
your metabolism, which hinders weight loss. You shouldn't wait
until the feeling of thirst or dry mouth hits you, at that point
damage has already been done. Instead, constantly rehydrate
throughout your day to avoid dehydration.
The best way to
do this is to incorporate water into your daily schedule. Have a
water bottle at your desk and train yourself to sip on it often,
and get into the habit of drinking a full glass of water with each
meal and snack.
2. You Eat Out Too Often
Research suggests that most
people eat out one out of every 4 meals and snacks. That's an
average of once a day. Restaurant food is designed to do one
thing: to taste good. In order to increase eating pleasure, each
item is loaded with fat, salt and sugar. This causes you to eat
way more calories than you actually need. Even when you order
‘healthy' items, you're still taking in more calories and fat
grams than you would if you had prepared the item at home. Imagine
the last salad you ordered out. Didn't it come with cream
dressing, croutons, cheese sprinkles and a piece of butter laden
bread on the side?
The main reason people eat out is
for convenience, so with a little organization you'll find that
preparing your own meals takes less time than you thought it
would. On the weekend sit down and plan out your meals for the
week. Then go to the grocery store and stock up on everything
you'll need for those meals.
Pack your lunch
and snacks each night before bed, then grab it on your way out the
door in the morning. When you prepare dinner at home, make enough
for at least the next day as well. Your efforts will pay off both
in terms of weight loss and in money saved.
3. You're Sleep Deprived
In Gallup Poll surveys, 56% of
the adult population reported that drowsiness is a problem in the
daytime. That's more than half of us that clearly don't get enough
sleep. Healthy adults require 7-8 hours of sleep each night. When
you fail to meet this need your body goes into sleep debt, which
continues to accumulate indefinitely until you catch up.
A lack of sleep negatively
affects your immune system, your nervous system, and interferes
with healthy hormone release and cellular repairs. The best way to
combat sleep deprivation is to set a scheduled bedtime. Your body
will benefit from a consistent sleeping and waking routine, and
you're sure to get all the rest you need.
If you have
trouble falling asleep once you're in bed, then try these two
tips. First, make sure that you don't drink any caffeinated
beverages after lunchtime. Second, don't eat for three hours
before you go to bed. This helps eliminate sleeplessness due to
indigestion, and will also turbo-charge your weight loss.
4. You're Stressed Out
I don't have to tell you that we
are living in a fast-paced world and that most of us have stress
levels that are through the roof. But what you might not realize
is that your stress levels are making you fat. Stress creates an
increase in the hormone cortisol, and chronic stress creates a
chronic increase in cortisol. This is a problem because is slows
your metabolism, leads to cravings and is linked to greater levels
of abdominal fat storage.
The vicious cycle of stress and
weight gain goes around and around. Stress causes you to eat
emotionally, and your raised cortisol levels cause that food to be
stored as fat. One of the most effective ways to instantly
eliminate stress is to sit down and write out a list of all the
things that are bothering you. This should include things that you
need to get done, issues that weigh on your mind and anything you
believe contributes to your stress level.
Once it's all down on paper, organize it like a
to-do list and start resolving each item. Doing so will get the
stress off of your mind and will put your body into the motion of
resolving each issue.
5. You're on Exercise Autopilot
You do the same thing each and
every time you exercise. Same machines, same pace, same duration.
While your routine sure feels comfortable, your results have long
since halted. A plateau occurs when your body adapts to your
routine and weight loss stops. It is incredibly frustrating, and
totally avoidable. You don't have to increase the amount of time
that you spend exercising in order to see quicker, faster results.
It's all about challenging your body.
There are two simple ways to
instantly increase the effectiveness of your exercise routine.
First, increase your pace. Secondly, increase your intensity.
Constantly vary your speed and intensity in order to keep your
muscles guessing and adapting. Another way to break through the
exercise plateau is to do something totally new. If you regularly
use weight machines then start using free weights. If you normally
jog on the treadmill then start using the bike.
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