Weight Loss : Breakfast

When you start your journey to better health, odds are your breakfast routine needs a change. Most of us feel the most hurried during the early hours, and breakfast is often less than healthy and less than satisfying. These breakfasts are meant to provide you with energy and nutrition, while also staving off hunger until lunchtime. Whether you’re an egg-casserole lover or prefer something a bit sweeter like pancakes and oatmeal, you’ll find a recipe that suits you. Chocolate-Almond Quinoa Breakfast Bars  Butternut Squash + Turkey Sausage Casserole  Veggie Breakfast Casserole  Easy Egg Muffins  Microwave Cheesy Bacon ‘n Egg Grits  Cottage-Cheese Pancakes w/ Raspberry Jam  Blueberry-Almond Oats  Quick Lemon-Raspberry Oats Strawberry Smoothie  Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie

Weight Loss : Success Tips for Weight Watchers Freestyle

Success Tips for Weight Watchers Freestyle So, you started Weight Watchers Freestyle and you want to set yourself up for success as best as you can. Here are some tried-and-true tips others have followed that you can use: Plan your meals Armed with the 0-point food list, you want to plan out each meal, each snack, and each dessert. Planning ahead is absolutely key when it comes to sticking to your goals. It makes grocery shopping way easier, and ensures you never find yourself hungry and without an idea of what to eat. Some people really like planning, but if you aren’t one of them, set aside a time at the beginning of each week when you aren’t busy and stick to the routine. It will become a habit.  Include a lot of 0-point foods into each meal There are over 200 foods on the Freestyle 0-point food list, which is really good news. To take advantage, you want to plan meals that use as many of these foods as possible. This keeps the point count of each meal really low. For example, a lunch …

The Top Ten Ways To Start Your Fitness Program Smart

Starting an exercise program can be scary.  You're eager to
melt off ugly fat and develop a physique that won't quit. You want to find a fitness program you can stick with, and you don't want to
waste valuable time doing boring routines that get you nowhere, and leave you
tired and back to your lazy, stay-in-your-comfort-zone ways.  Plus, you want to
get the most efficient workout for the time involved and money spent.

But most people don't know where to begin.  Here's how you can start out smart.

1.  Get a thorough check-up before beginning a fitness program.
This is especially important if you're over 35,have been sedentary for a long time,have high blood pressure
and/or cholesterol,are a smoker,or have chest pains or shortness of breath.
Hopefully, your doctor will be thrilled you're
making this lifestyle change, and will tell you if you have any limitations.
2. Ask yourself these questions when planning an exercise program:
•Do I want to work out alone…

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What causes depression

No-one’s yet figured out the answer. What we do know is:
  • Everyone is born with a certain vulnerability to depressive illness, which seems to be genetically determined. You are two to three times as likely to suffer depression if someone else in your family does.
  • Depending on your vulnerability, different life circumstances or events can trigger depression (though some people are so vulnerable it can happen with no trigger).
  • Very definite and measurable physical changes occur in depressed people. These are related to problems with levels of brain hormones or neurotransmitters. People who are depressed and commit suicide, for example, have measurable differences in their neurotransmitter systems compared to people dying from other causes.
  • Some medical conditions are associated with depression: under-active thyroid, connective tissue disorders, and illnesses affecting the brain or levels of cortisone in the body.
  • Some medications can cause depression: painkillers, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics and anti-fungals, blood pressure and heart tablets, hormone medications (such as contraceptive injections), diet tablets, cortisone tablets, and ulcer, bladder and migraine tablets.
What are the symptoms?
  1. Overwhelming feelings of sadness and grief (life’s just not worth living)*
  2. Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities*
  3. Sleeping more or less*
  4. Losing or gaining weight*
  5. Total loss of energy*
  6. Feeling worthless or excessively guilty*
  7. Difficulty making decisions*
  8. Doing everything more slowly*
  9. Suicidal thoughts*
  10. Feeling restless*
  11. No motivation
  12. Increased crying
  13. Loss of libido
  14. Difficulty concentrating, organising your thoughts.
Over the past two-weeks, if you’ve experienced five of the asterisked symptoms including 1 and 2, then you are probably suffering from depression.
Are there different types?
Major depressive disorder or unipolar depression: This is what’s referred to as ‘depression’ or ‘depressive illness’. It usually means depressive episodes typically lasting for about four to five months – and about four episodes in a lifetime.
Bipolar disorder or manic depression: This is when the sufferer experiences episodes of depression alternating with episodes of mania. When people are manic, they are inappropriately ‘up’ in mood and have at least three of these symptoms:
  1. Inflated self-esteem
  2. Decreased need for sleep
  3. Increased talkativeness
  4. Racing ideas
  5. Being easily distracted
  6. Increased goal-directed activity
  7. Increased involvement in pleasurable activities with little regard for possible painful consequences (for example, spending sprees, wild investment, sexual indiscretions).
Disrhythmic disorder: This is a less severe form of depression, with fewer symptoms. But it can develop into a full depressive illness and last at least two years.
Post natal depression: This is a depressive illness in women which usually starts within six months of having a baby. Hormonal changes occurring before and after childbirth may be the trigger. The symptoms are those of depression but may include a fear of harming the baby. Treatment medication can be prescribed in pregnancy and while breastfeeding, even though it does get into breast milk.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): There’s a small group of people who get seriously down when the seasons change and there’s a decreased amount of daylight. Symptoms include craving for starchy foods, weight gain, heavy arms and increased sensitivity to other people. There’s some controversy about whether SAD really is a depressive illness, but it can be treated like one or with light therapy.

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