Quick FAQ
I just started exercising, why am I gaining weight?
If you’ve noticed your weight going up after starting an exercise program, try not to panic. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doing anything wrong, nor does it mean you’re going in the wrong direction. There can be some obvious and not-so-obvious reasons you’re gaining weight.
How can I lose weight fast for my wedding?
If your wedding is just a few days or weeks away, it isn’t reasonable to expect to make major changes in such a short period of time. That doesn’t mean you can’t make some progress with a few changes to your diet and exercise program.
Do men lose weight faster than women?
Yes, as unfair as it may seem, men do tend to lose weight faster than women. This can be upsetting, particularly when a man runs around the block a few times and seems to instantly lose 10 pounds while a woman’s weight loss moves about as fast as a snail.
Should You Exercise on an Empty Stomach? If I exercise on an empty stomach in the morning, will I burn more fat?
The theory behind this is that your blood sugar levels are low when you’re in a fasted state (after going all night without eating) which targets more fat burning. The problem is that just because you’re using more fat as fuel doesn’t mean you’re actually burning more fat off your body.
Should I Do Cardio and Strength Workouts Together or Separately?
Ideally, it’s best to keep cardio and strength training separate so you can give your best energy and effort for each type of training. When you combine the two in the same workout, it’s likely that whatever you do second will suffer a bit since you have the most energy at the beginning of your workout.
Don’t genetics affect weight?
Absolutely, but you have to manage your weight within that. Work with the hand you’ve been dealt; for example, being big-boned is no excuse for being 100 pounds overweight. Accept that you have some extra challenges — and that you’ll probably never be stick-thin — but don’t let that be your excuse.
What if medication makes me gain weight?
Some people truly have a medical reason for weight gain. If you have to take medication, or if you have a biological disorder that causes you to gain weight, the best you can do is manage it. Learn to be at peace with it
My friend lost weight; why didn’t her strategy work for me?
Everyone has different challenges, different resources and different gifts. Consequently, people must develop different strategies to accommodate their schedules. Find out what gives you results — and don’t quit if it doesn’t seem apparent right away.
What if I just really like food?
Just about everybody likes the taste of food, but you have to develop the maturity to balance your intake. Control the quality and the amount of what you eat.
How is it that I can like everything about myself except the fat?
You don’t feel 100 percent good about yourself. You can’t be completely happy with yourself unless you’re happy about everything that makes you who you are.
I can’t seem to get my appetite in check. What’s wrong?
If you’re overweight, then you’re out of control. That’s not a natural place to be. You’re out of control with your impulses, your life or your schedule. Evaluate your behaviors, anticipate your personal challenges and restore balance.
Why do I keep slipping into my old habits?
You can’t break habits without forming new ones. If you take something out of your life, there’s a void. And when there’s a void, it’s easy to drift back to what you used to do. You need to replace the bad habit with new, incompatible behaviour that will crowd the bad behaviour out.
How can I heal poor body image?
Don’t let low self-esteem be an excuse to not live your best life. Get over it! Stand up and use the gifts you have. Require more of yourself than what you have been requiring. Just because you aren’t proud of yourself every minute doesn’t mean that you don’t get to participate in life. Get specific and define what low self-esteem means to you. Then, behave your way to success.
I’ve always dealt with difficulties using food, but now I’ve solved my problems. Why am I still fat?
You’re holding on to the response that you associated with your problems. Although the problem has been solved, the behavior — in this case, overeating — remains. When you solve a problem in your life, you must also stop “dealing” with it in negative ways.
Can being overweight lead to health problems?
Answer:Yes. Being overweight is linked to a number of health such as:
  • Heart disease and stroke.
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea (when a person stops breathing for a short time during sleep) and asthma.
  • And more…
How do I know if I am obese?
Obesity is defined as an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her Body Mass Index (BMI) is equal to or greater than 30.
Is any fat healthy?
A certain amount of fat in the diet is good and necessary to be healthy. However, nutrition experts agree that most Americans should eat less fat than they currently do. When you do eat fat, make sure it is primarily unsaturated fat, such as fat that comes from nuts, grains, and vegetable sources like olive oil.
What steps should I take to lose weight?

Answer:

Decide you want to permanently lose weight.

Educate yourself.

 

Have a realistic weight loss goal in mind.

Formulate a structured weight loss plan with your doctor and receive proper follow-up.

What type of exercise is best?
It does not matter what type of physical activity you perform — sports, planned exercise, household chores, yard work, or work-related tasks — all are beneficial. Over the past few years, exercise advertisements have targeted simplified exercise routines for weight reduction and maintenance. Some exercise advertisements sell the belief that one machine will work your entire body and give you the results you need. However, many of these machines may only be good for one type of conditioning, such as cardiovascular. These machines also have limitations to the type of exercise you can do and they are not appropriate for everyone. To determine the best type of exercise program for you, talk to your doctor and a certified athletic trainer.
How much exercise should I do?
Studies show that even the most inactive people can gain significant health benefits if they accumulate just 30 minutes or more of physical activity per day. For the greatest overall health benefits, experts suggest 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most (and preferably all) days of the week. Doing aerobic activity for most of the days and strength (anaerobic) training two to three days of the week is recommended for best results. If you have been inactive for a while, you may want to start with less strenuous activities such as walking or swimming at a comfortable pace. Beginning at a slow pace will allow you to become physically fit without straining your body. Once you are in better shape, you can gradually do more strenuous activity.
What is weight cycling and is it harmful?
Weight cycling is the repeated loss and regain of body weight. When weight cycling is the result of dieting, it is called “yo-yo” dieting. A weight cycle can range from small weight losses and gains (5-10 lbs. per cycle) to large changes in weight (50 lbs. or more per cycle). Some experts believe that weight cycling may be harmful to your health. Yo-yo dieters frequently regain fat instead of muscle which can slow down weight loss efforts in the future. Some believe that staying at one weight is better than weight cycling, even for those people who are obese. However, there is no convincing evidence to support these claims.
How do I spot a fad diet?

Answer:

  1. While there is no set approach to identifying a fad diet many have the following characteristics.
  2. Recommendations that promise quick weight loss.Dire warnings of dangers from a single weight loss product or regimen.
  3. Claims that sound too good to be true.
  4. Simplistic conclusions drawn from a complex research study.
  5. Recommendations based on a single study.
  6. Dramatic statements that are refuted by reputable scientific organizations.
  7. Lists of “good” and “bad” foods.
  8. Recommendations made to help sell a weight loss product.
  9. Recommendations based on studies published without review by other researchers.
  10. Recommendations from studies that ignore differences among individuals or groups.
  11. Eliminating one or more of the five food groups.
How can I prevent regaining lost weight?

Keep the following tips in mind when losing weight:

  • Set realistic weight loss goals, such as 1 to 2 pounds per week. Those who lose weight slowly, by eating less and exercising more, tend to keep their lost weight off.
  • Eat fewer calories by cutting down on portions and/or decreasing the total amount of fat you eat to 30% or less of your total daily calories.
  • Do not skip meals.
  • Keep healthy snacks on hand, such as raw vegetables with low calorie dips, or fruit. Keep in mind it is the total amount of calories consumed that impacts the rate of weight loss. Fat-free foods may not be eaten as desired, as they are not calorie free.
  • Choose foods high in fiber such as fruits and vegetables with moderate portions of  whole-grain breads, cereals, and  rice. These foods will give you more chewing satisfaction while the higher fiber content may make you feel fuller on fewer calories.
  • To ensure you are eating healthy, keep an accurate food journal. Write down everything you eat or drink. Be honest and accurate, otherwise the journal is not as helpful. The food journal will help you learn about your eating habits and help you assess the food choices you are making.
  • Eat a variety of colorful foods to get all the nutrients you need.
How to eat with Chaoji Tea?
In order to maximise weight loss, it is advisable to combine Chaoji Tea with diet changes and a moderate exercise routine. Reducing excessive alcohol consumption and cutting intake of unhealthy fats and refined sugars will help boost the effectiveness of Chaoji Tea and lead to increased fat loss. It is important not to starve yourself when dieting – regular healthy meals four times a day will help keep that metabolism high and aid weight loss.
What are the best times to drink Chaoji Tea?
Chaoji tea is best consumed in the mornings and between meals. Drinking the tea around meal times will help with fat excretion and aid the removal of toxins from the body. Drinking Chaoji tea in the mornings is not only refreshing, it can also provide you with a welcome energy boost.
How quickly can you lose weight with Chaoji Tea?
Regular consumptions of Chaoji Tea will help boost your metabolism and help to burn more calories. Consumers can lose up to two pounds a week with just two cups of Chaoji today.