Killing the Soda Cravings

Soda… the carbonated fiend, the peskiest diet murderer on the dietary block.

As much as soda quenches thirst on a hot day, it also dumps loads of unhealthiness into the body. Just think of all the sugar they use to sweeten soda up for your taste buds.

Of course, soda in moderation isn’t much of an issue. The thing about soda, though, is that it’s addictive. Once the body gets a taste, it can ‘t stop craving it.

But hold on, hold on… there HAS to be a way to stop those soda longings. Right?

There is, well, are.

Today, we’re going to discuss a few methods for beating the “soda bug”. Not all of these methods will work for everyone, so experiment and see which ones work for you!

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8 Global Dieting Tips That You Can Try Today

Let’s talk about Jennifer.

Jennifer is in her mid-thirties and has three kids. She’s super frustrated with her body shape and wants to slim down. Let’s say she finally reaches her breaking point and decides to make positive, healthy changes in her life.

She’s pumped. Her excitement translates to the gym, where she works out 5 times a week. She’s on the fast track to big-time weight loss when….

…. she gets hit with a wrecking ball of anxiety.

She doesn’t know how to diet properly.

See, someone once told Jennifer that being healthy is like driving a car. Your motivation is what twists the key in the ignition and exercise is the turbo-charged engine that motors the car down the highway.

But no car can drive without gas. That’s exactly what a good diet provides: energy to power you through the day.

Jennifer is nervous because she doesn’t know how to transform her diet for the better. She listens to dieting podcasts and reads health blogs, but gets even more stressed because she doesn’t know which tips actually work.

Believe it or not, countries around the world do dieting differently. It’s awesome to know health is a universal goal, but different regions use their cultures and perspectives in unique ways to stay healthy.

So, why don’t we help out our friend Jennifer and learn how we can improve our own diets from our neighbors across the globe? Here are 8 tips you (and Jennifer) might find helpful!

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7 Dieting Mistakes Everyone Makes

When I say the word “diet”, what’s the first thing that pops into your head?

Perhaps you think of that friend that chows down on nothing more than salad and fish. Maybe you know someone that swears to ditch sweets, only to be back on a bender a week later.

Diets have always been known as the “magical elixirs” that cut body fat and get you in shape. Yet there are still plenty of diets that fail to deliver results, even though they are “scientifically proven” or tout case study success stories.

Why?

Well, it’s simple. Health studies often produces conflicting results, which confuse the public about what to eat and what to avoid. Only recently has research narrowed down core health guidelines to follow with any diet.

We thought it would be a great idea to fill you in on dieting missteps people often make. Maybe you’ll spot a few you make, and can change your eating habits for the better!

One thing to note: there are different diets that target different fitness goals. These are simple tips that relate to any healthy diet you choose. If possible, consult with a trained medical professional to determine the diet that is right for you.

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The Effects of Stress and How to Overcome Them

Stress is the most uncomfortable feeling in the world.

Heart palpitations. Sweaty palms. Overbearing thoughts.

From something as small as losing $5 to something bigger like a family feud, anything can cause stress.

When people care deeply about something (an event, a person, their identity, etc.) they fear anything negatively affecting whatever they value. When that happens, it induces stress.

The question is not whether you will encounter stress. Rather, understanding what stress can do to you and crafting positive habits will help ease your tension levels.

That’s what our topic is for today. So relax and check out how bad stress can be for your health.

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How to Beat Fatigue and Have Energy All the Time

What’s the one phrase most commonly uttered by people in the world today?

“I’m tired!”

It’s really easy to get swept up in the busyness of life. People often overwork themselves and neglect their physical needs, such as rest.

What if you had the secrets to unlocking and maintaining your energy levels throughout the entire day?

You’re in luck, because today is all about beating fatigue and reclaiming your enthusiasm for life. First, you have to identify the causes of your fatigue. Here are a few possible culprits behind sluggishness.

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How To Wake Up Early in the Morning

Imagine waking up just like the people in the movies. You leap out of bed, glowing from check to cheek. With only one giant stretch of your arms, you anxiously step outside and embrace the new day.

But the reality is that most people fail at this. Instead of embracing the day with warmth and optimism, they stumble out of bed and loathe every reason why they can’t sleep for an extra hour.

Here’s a little secret: your attitude is a choice. You can choose to let the morning weigh you down, or you can take advantage of the extra time awake and end the day feeling more productive.

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Overeating: The Risks and How To Beat It

Everyone loves eating! After all, eating releases endorphins into our bloodstream, which makes us feel happier.

This is why eating is addictive: it can temporarily satisfy us when we feel alone or in need.

When we’re addicted to food, we can gain weight. Our bodies can begin to store calories that we can’t burn off. We can start to feel ashamed, then eat more to feel better, then lose our ability to workout.

If we’re not careful, the cycle continues and we stay unhealthy.
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5 Tips For Conquering Late-Night Cravings

You’re stuck at home at 2 AM on a Friday night. You’re starving, and everything inside of you is fighting the impulse to make a late-night dash to the neighborhood fast-food establishment.

Sometimes, your willpower works, but other times those little voices inside your head drive you to the greasiest spot in town.

We’ve all been there.

Face it: late night cravings are a real problem.

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The Secret to Portions

It’s simple math: The more you eat, the more calories you consume, the more weight you gain. It’s also a simple solution: Eat less of the wrong kinds of foods. To do this, you need to limit your portion sizes. If you’re used to eating big portions or have never been taught correct portion sizes, it’s hard to know what a sensible portion size is. Don’t worry, it’s never too late to learn healthy eating habits and put them into practice.

Instead of thinking of portion sizes in terms of measurements like half a cup or a quarter cup, it’s helpful to compare portions to the sizes of everyday objects. At every snack and meal, take the following serving size recommendations into consideration and you’ll be on your way to weight loss.

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7 Habits of Healthy People

How is it that some people seem to avoid sickness while you and your family are in and out of the doctor every other week? Is there something you don’t know? When generally healthy people are compared to those who get sick more often, several lifestyle differences clearly stand out.

So if you want to stay healthy, you may want to adopt the seven habits healthy people typically follow.

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