A big reason for unexplained weight gain is medications. Certain
medications such as cannabinoids, corticosteroids, insulin,
sulfonylureas, and antipsychotics may contribute to weight gain in
people who are using them for treatment. If you are on these
medications, talk to your doctor, do not stop taking them, as this can
be very dangerous! Any lifestyle changes can also explain weight
gain. A big one is when someone quits smoking because of all the
changes that go on in the body. But, if you do smoke, do not let this
discourage you from quitting, in the long run your body will adjust,
your metabolism will improve and you will be healthier.
You can diet lose weight and still eat ice cream Diets can be hard to stick to with all the good foods to eat. You
can still eat ice cream if your on a diet you just need to eat in
No matter what diet you are on you need to stick with it. You
cannot expect to lose weight over night. Choose a weight goal and
write it down. Pick a weight that is small at first this will help
keep you motivated. Remember your weight loss will not be the same as
everyone else. Plan what meals you are going to have that day and
chart the calories and fat grams and drink plenty of water. Water will
help flush out your body and keeps you hydrated.
When you check your weight remember your weight can very from day
to day. You should only weigh yourself every few days. Make sure to
devise a work out plan to go along with your diet. Something as simple
as walking can help you burn calories. At work take a break and walk
up and down stairs or walk around your building.
You don't need to keep from eating your favorite foods such as
ice cream. It will not make a difference in your weight as long as it
is in moderation. Actually the reverse is true by treating yourself to
ice cream it will give you more will power to stay on a healthy diet.
The ice cream to look for are the ones that are light ice creams.
They will be lower in sugar usually 15 grams or less. Check the labels
for the calories and fat content. Look for the half cup serving ,120
calories or less under 5 grams of saturated fat and low in
cholesterol. Breyers Light ,Ben & Jerry’s Low fat Yogurt ,Dreyer’s
Edy’s Slow Churned are all good choices for a ice cream treat when you
How to pick a toothbrush and keep your mouth healthy.
Everybody needs to brush their teeth. Oral health is related to
overall health. Here are some tips to picking a good toothbrush.First and foremost, you need to get a brush that has soft
bristles. The harder ones just brush your gums away, which is not
healthy. When you buy a toothbrush they are labeled, soft, medium,
and so on. Get the soft ones. You need to brush for about 2 minutes,
two times a day. Flossing is also essential. This way you get rid of
the plaque and other residue that hides in your mouth. Just like many
say, "Only floss the teeth you want to keep."
If you are using a manual toothbrush, brush at a 45 degree angle.
This way the bristles are able to get in between your teeth, not only
on the flat surfaces. Remember to also brush gently. If you have an
automatic toothbrush, they already have timers, and spin in a way to
reach all your teeth, make sure you get even the ones in the back!
Replace your manual toothbrush every 3-4 months, or after you have
been sick since bacteria sits in your toothbrush. A simple way to
disinfect a toothbrush is dip it in a 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and
water solution once a week. Most automatic brushes come with a
Store your toothbrush in a cool, dry place. Keep it away from the
toilet. When a toilet flushes, bacteria fly everywhere. Overall
health tips to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, limit the caffeine
intake, and dark drinks, stop smoking, and increase calcium levels in
your diet. Alcohol-free mouthwash is also beneficial. The rinses
with alcohol can damage your gums. Similarly, with toothpaste, the
plain cavity protection, without the whitening ingredients, are best
for your gums and oral health.
Cigarette smoking is the single greatest preventable cause of death,
disease, and disability in the United States. It is the number one
cancer killer of women, surpassing breast cancer. More than 70% of
smokers have expressed a desire to quit, but are unable to do so
alone. Independent cessation is extremely difficult, with a long-term
success rate of 3-9%.Couple this difficulty with the fact that many
female (and some male) smokers do not even try to quit because they
are afraid of the resulting weight gain, and it seems a near
impossibility for smokers to quit alone. Any amount of counseling,
from even one ten-minute session, drastically improves a person's
chances for cessation success.
Many therapists have clients who smoke,
yet they do not encourage them to quit because they feel
under-equipped to help them. There are very few books for mental
health workers that teach smoking cessation techniques; almost all of
the books on the market are self-help based. Of those that are for the
clinician, most are not user-friendly at all, and none discuss the
secondary concerns of weight gain. This guide teaches therapists, in
easy to follow session modules, proven methods for their clients to
stop smoking, and to avoid the resulting weight gain. Structured as a
16-week group program, this treatment teaches clients to break their
smoking habit first, then to avoid replacing that habit with unhealthy