Fiber – The Truth Or Big Myth


Dietary fiber is the only type of “harmless” carbohydrate and is mostly non-starchy carbohydrate that the human body cannot digest. Interestingly, in the past fiber was considered unnecessary and only litters our digestive system and impairing the absorption of various substances. As science and knowledge progressed there began many reports about the beneficial effects of fiber. It was supposed to protect against diabetes, heart attacks and some said it cured cancer. But now we know that it is what are the benefits and what we can leave for fairy tales.

A few facts:

Fiber, being a non-digestible filler, causes a faster feeling of fullness (full stomach). People who eat a lot of fiber, yes, they are actually leaner and healthier, BUT not because fiber has a beneficial effect on their bodies, but because they eat less (and provide the body with less energy and digestible carbohydrates).

Certain types of fiber feed on the bacteria that live in our colon. These bacteria convert cellulose and other fiber carbohydrates into certain vitamins and short-chain fatty acids that provide energy for the cells in the lining of the gut and reduce inflammation in the body. Another side Fiber can have a negative impact on our health, because it reduces the absorption of many substances, both harmful and beneficial (some vitamins and useful micronutrients).

Fiber also impairs the absorption of phytoestregens (and other hormones and similar substances from food, e.g. from legumes or industrial meat), which helps with estrogen dominance. Too much estrogen in the body of both men and women is not good and causes many diseases and diseases. There are theories and observations linking eating more fiber to removing estrogen from the gut and lowering its concentration in the blood.

Cereals and similar products contain a lot of fiber that is mainly insoluble fiber and does not give us much health benefit.

As you can see, it is a subject worth exploring. You hear so often that too much fiber can bring us more harm than good. But if you have just the right amount your body will thank you!

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Full Harmony – Half Weight


Simply having a messy apartment can make it much more difficult to keep to a diet. Disorder itself causes stress, which can easily lead to worse food choices and more snacking throughout the day. Our food choices are more likely to receive lower-quality meals when we are anxious.

But order in the apartment is not enough. To make our diet more effective it is also very important to maintain a clean mind with internal peace and harmony.  Soul order is a very important element in the weight loss process.

Emotions often drive overeating and the end result is often the same. The happiness of eating is temporary and the emotions return. Afterwards there is the additional burden of guilt for setting stepping back from the intended weight-loss goal. This often starts the unhealthy cycle all over again with emotions triggering overeating.

So when negative emotions threaten to trigger emotional eating, here are some steps you can use to control your cravings.

YOU Time. Try to relax

For example, listen to your favorite music or do some yoga and stretching

Have a hunger reality check.

Is your hunger physical or emotional? If you ate just a few hours ago and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not hungry. Give the craving time to pass.

Get support.

You’re more likely to give in to emotional eating if you lack a good supportive network. Lean on family and friends or consider joining a social group.

Fight boredom. 

Instead of snacking when you’re not hungry, distract yourself and substitute a healthier behavior. Take a walk, watch a movie, play with your dog, read etc.

Hopefully some of you are now surprised to understand how keeping order can help us with our weight goals. Now after reading this article we hope it will be easier for you to motivate yourself, starting from the inside 🙂

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Tricks for Reducing Food Portions


There are many tricks used by restaurants, supermarkets and advertising specialists to manipulate us that we can turn to our advantage. Here are some ways to help you cut down your portions and help keep you losing weight.

1 Out of sight, out of mind.

Hide sweet and salty snacks somwhere that is harder for you to reach. Also, do not leave kitchenware for quick cooking, such as a toaster or cutting board, on the kitchen counter. Keeping cookies within reach and within your sight will increase snacking and will not allow you to focus on preparing your healthy dinner.

2. Smaller plate is a key

Smaller plates can cut your servings by almost a third. A tall and narrow glass will do the same it will allow you to drink for example less wine Thanks to this, you will reduce the amount of calories consumed.

3. Cook and eat at home!

You will eat fewer calories and snacks throughout the day if you prepare your meals at home. Going to restaurants frequently or eating out quickly can increase the amount of calories you eat. Your brain relaxes in a restaurant and it is very easy to stop controlling what you decide to put on your plate.

4. Avoid the TV while eating

It has long been known that while watching TV we automatically tend to eat more. The more exciting a program you turn on, the greater the risk that you will eat a really large portion. If you decide to eat in front of the TV, measur your consumption and try to use healthy snacks!

5. Don’t be afraid of your bathroom scale

Check your body weight weekly can help you to lose pounds.

6. Take care of your mood

Remember that the more you laugh and the better mood you have, the less wrong culinary choices you will make. We are much more indulgent with high-calorie foods when we are tired or stressed.

7. Never shopping hungry

I think we have all probably made this mistake and purchased a lot of tasty things that we regretted afterwards.

8. A clean house will help

Take care about your home and workplace, it will probably be much easier for you to cope with everyday temptations. More about this in the next article 😉

We really hope that our tricks will help you keep your body and mind healthy. If you have some other ideas about how to help yourself on your weight loss journey please be sure to share them with us!

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How to Not Gain Weight on Vacation


If before you left on vacation you were carefully keeping to your diet and taking care of what you eat, do not stop thinking about these things! The worst thing you can do during your vacation is to think “it’s vacation, I can afford – X.” Yes, you can, but why? Are you sure, that is it worth it? It will definitely take you a few steps back in achieving your goal!

Fortunately, BeLiteWeight is here to be like a lifeguard from Baywatch cautioning you to keep to your diet during this summer. So then you can still properly enjoy your awaited holiday without regret.

First of all, summer is the best time to lose weight. We eat less at high temperatures. We feel more like lighter foods. We forget about thick sauces and instead prefer fish, fresh fruits, and vegetables, that taste best in summer and are also at their cheapest.

However, on the other hand, summer is also a time of vacations and outdoor events with friends and family. During these times we allow ourselves more freedom and are more easily tempted. After all, it’s time to relax, not stress yourself with a diet. Is there a way to not gain weight during vacation, and at the same time try new flavors? Is there a way to enjoy the food at parties and not miss the effects of the diet? Yes there is! Remember, you can always choose healthy options and still enjoy your vacation! Follow a few simple rules and you won’t miss out on anything.

Plan!

Before leaving, it is worth getting a few products that will not spoil, be easy to pack, and a better alternative to products that can be easily found. One of our top recommendations are simply nuts and beef jerky. But find your favorite health conscious food-bar and keep them around. The day before departure, it is also worth it to prepare the meals that you will eat the next day. If the plan is to go somewhere for longer than a few days it is important to plan your diet more carefully.

Moderation is the key!

You don’t have to give up all delicacies to be healthy. It is enough to be moderate. Summer is often spent near the water at tourist destinations like beaches, lakes, and rivers. Remember to order healthy fresh fish but maybe skip the fries and chips and eat some vegetables on the side.

Sweet moments …

A small scoop of ice cream or fruit sorbet during an active day will not hurt you much either. As long as it is not excessive and you minimize the toppings it might help keep you sane! But remember to do your best to choose more valuable alternatives – like a fruit salad with yogurt. Of course, one holiday dessert will not ruin your slimming treatment, but try to give up processed foods and choose desserts with natural ingredients.

Water and Salt

During the hot weather, moisture and minerals escape our bodies in the form of sweat extremely quickly. This is why a tangy pickle can sound so tempting in the summer. It is very important to replenish these levels quickly. Drink water and eat salty foods!

What about alcohol?

Alcohol is not friendly for any diet, so it would be best to not drink at all. However, it is understandable that this part can be especially difficult during summertime with special time spent with friends and family. Alcohol itself is caloric and, unfortunately, it stimulates the appetite and makes you hungrier too.

A good strategy is to give up the high calorie drinks altogether. Beer and juice cocktail drinks are especially bad for diets and better alternatives include red wine, and clear drinks like vodka tonics.

Be active

Nothing is less friendly for our health than inactivity. Fortunately, trips do not limit us when it comes to physical activity. For each special food you enjoy you can take an additional walk and enjoy the scenery.

Don’t get crazy but remember your goals!

It’s a vacation after all, not a survival camp, so you can afford a few sins. But remember the principles of healthy eating, allowing yourself to deviate from the diet from time to time, but overall still remembering your goals.

Only a few days into your vacation the weight you fought so hard to lose beforehand can quickly return. A few pleasures are certainly not worth it! So just remember: self-control and moderation.

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Money Talks: Help You Help Yourself Lose Weight


Money Talks: Help You Help Yourself Lose Weight | BeLiteWeight | Weight Loss Services When it comes to weight loss, money talks.

It's the reason the dieting industry rakes in 60 billion a year. People invest in diet foods, motivational books and programs.

But maybe it's time they start investing in themselves.

A recent study by the Mayo Clinic shows that people who have financial incentives to drop weight do better than those who don't. And here's the surprising part: it doesn't take a lot of money to motivate someone into losing weight.

Twenty dollars a month is all it took.

The study enrolled a group of people into a program that would pay them $20 if they lost four pounds a month and juxtaposed their results with another group that received no financial rewards for their weight loss.

Naturally, those who had money waiting at the end of the month lost a lot more weight than those who received nothing.

Give yourself monetary rewards to help you on your weight loss journey | BeLiteWeight | Weight Loss Services What can you learn from this? Well, how about finding a way to give yourself a financial reward?

You could put $20 in a coffee can on the first of every month and promise not to dip into it until you've had one full month of eating right and working out.

That could work, but it might not feel like much of a reward. After all, it's your own money.

That's why you should consider trying one of two online tools that will actually pay you for reaching your weight loss goals. That's right, you can actually get paid for losing weight–something you want to do anyway.

GymPact is an app that allows you to wager on weight loss. You set your goals–hitting the gym at least three times a week, for example–and then set an amount you're willing to wager on you hitting your goals. Do it and get paid. Don't and you pay in.

HealthyWage is another tool. You pay a $150 fee to enter. Lose 10 percent of your body weight in six months and you walk away with $300. Miss the mark and you lose your $150.

But chances are you won't miss your mark. After all, money talks.