Arm Toning And Sugar Addictions

By Katherine Crawford M.S.

Unlike the tooth fairy, sugar addiction is real. And if you want the fastest arm toning possible, you need to overcome it. Now I'll be honest, overcoming any addiction is not easy, but there is hope.

What evidence is there that sugar addiction is real? Well, for one, doctors use sugar as a powerful analgesic (painkiller) when performing routine medical procedures on infants. Also, when given high levels of sugar, rodents show the same types of brain alterations that drug addiction induces. Finally, drugs used to combat drug addictions (i.e., naxolone) can eliminate sugar addictions.

So let me ask you the million dollar question, do you think you are addicted to sugar? There are two effective ways for determining this. First, is your emotional state dependent on your sugar intake. Second, are you coming up with complex and detailed reasons as to why you are NOT addicted as you read this paragraph?

And it's critical that you beat this thing if you want to maximize your arm toning. You see, sugar blocks the release of arm fat burning hormones into your body. So today I am going to discuss 4 tools that can help you overcome sugar addiction:

1. Start using sugar substitutes. Although they won't give you an energy high, sugar substitutes will definitely appease your sweet tooth. And they don't taste like they used to. Remember that strange aftertaste diet sodas used to have? Stevia, an all natural herbal substitute, is my top choice.

2. Yerba mate loose leaf tea. This is the most powerful all-natural appetite suppressant I have ever found. The key is to make sure you experiment with small doses first and then gradually increase. And be patient because unlike coffee, it takes about an hour to take effect. Yerba mate is a powerful tool for cancelling out your sugar cravings. As an added bonus, it will increase your metabolism which will accelerate arm toning.

3. Lifting weights. Lifting weights is related to sugar cravings because it increases your hunger a lot. How does increased hunger help fight a sugar addiction? The type of increased hunger you get from intense weight lifting readjusts your palate and makes average-tasting foods much more palatable.

4. Cognitive therapy. Hands down the best method I've found for modifying emotional behaviors, cognitive therapy is a form of psychological treatment that has been proven time and again by peer reviewed research. The best do-it-yourself resource is "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy" by David Burns M.D. Unlike most self-help books and motivational speakers, this book will show you how to change your emotions for the long haul.

Sugar is everywhere and unfortunately, we are biologically programmed to seek it out from the day we are born. However, if you want to accelerate your arm toning, you need to reduce your intake as much as possible. And if you are addicted, this won't be easy. But it's possible, and easier than ever before with all the new tools at your disposal.

And remember that implementing this information is just as important as being aware of it. After all, without action new information is rendered useless. - 29933

About the Author:

The Psychology Of Arm Toning

By Katherine Crawford M.S.

Getting arm tone took me a very long time. Thus, arm fat haunted me for a large portion of my life.

The most frustrating part of the whole arm tone process was ever-changing levels of motivation. No matter how hard I tried, I could not maintain a high level of focus and desire for extended periods of time.

At times I would feel so unmotivated that I would simply ditch the whole effort all together. And my consolation was an endless consumption of cookies.

But I had a wake-up call and came to the conclusion that this type of mental lifestyle was not going to get me the sexy arms I so desperately wanted.

So I began doing lots of research. And I'm happy to say that the research was well worth it because I found the answer to my problem: the one and only David Burns M.D. He created a system for optimizing thought processes. Said system required the avoidance of thought distortions.

So here are 3 thought distortions you need to avoid today so that you can have motivation tomorrow:

1. All/Nothing distortions. These distortions provide the foundation for perfectionism. If you find yourself having to have the perfect day of dieting or not dieting at all, then you suffer from this distortion. Don't try to get everything right every single time. Don't worry about small hiccups and always keep moving forward.

2. Over-generalizing distortions. Just because you haven't been successful today doesn't mean you can't be successful tomorrow. You simply haven't found the right approach. Yet with this distortion, you assume that your past failures will keep on being your future failures. The key here is to keep on trying new things with a fresh outlook.

3. Mental-filters distortions. This one his horrible because it forces you to focus on the negative instead of the positive. If you have a solid day of healthy eating, but slightly veer off and have a small amount of junk food you only focus on the junk food. But what about all the other healthy food you ate? Always give yourself credit for the positive.

Avoiding the above distortions will seriously help you achieve lasting motivation when trying to get arm tone. And lasting motivation is the key to sexy arm stardom.

And remember that the fastest path to sexy arm success if through rapid action. So don't let this information sit in your head for too long, take action now! - 29933

About the Author:

Help In Overcoming Binge Eating

By Trevor Johnson

Binge eating is actually quite a common disorder and more serious that people realise. Often it is overlooked because of the shame associated with it and many find it very difficult overcoming binge eating.

Binge eating is associated with a number of different situations. If you are feeling low and eating alone for comfort regularly and feel ever more depressed and guilty afterwards then you may have a problem. If you feel that you eat when you are not even hungry and that you eat large quantities until you are totally full, or eat very quickly then again you might want to look at yourself closely. You'll probably know what triggers you to pig out and start eating anything and everything in sight.

As well as being a physical problem affecting your health, binge eating is a mental or emotion issue as well because this is the underlying reason as to why it is happening. The disorder is marked by times of distress and you therefore you need to look at why you are depressed and tackle that head on before the disorder goes away.

In many cases, it is a vicious cycle in that people get depressed about something in their lives, then eat to find comfort. Food then becomes like a drug to them and they in turn become more depressed due to their eating habits and the affect it is having on their health and appearance.

Yo overcome it you need to take things one day at a time and to get down to the roots of the problem. Often sufferers associate the idea of failing diets as being worse that their current problems and so never stick with it. However, find the right diet and the right support is fundamental if one is to move on from the condition.

Look to support groups for people who have had similar experiences as you and maybe take some counselling in order to get to the bottom of why you are depressed and why you feel you need to eat. Look also to your family and friends for support and aid when you are feeling low. - 29933

About the Author:

Making the Decision To Seek Eating Disorder Treatment

By Stacey Juanalow

An eating disorder treatment center is not all about the deeper, psychological side of issues such as anorexia and bulimia, however. At Sunset Malibu, the caregivers can help you to learn how to eat in a healthy manner once again.

Choosing an eating disorder treatment facility is an incredibly important decision, as it can be a completely life-changing experience. An eating disorder is a serious issue; using a center to deal with the general eating disorder is the best way to try to change your life.

The second thing that you need to look for as you explore your eating disorder treatment options is this exact type of individual care that can be found through Sunset Malibu. The individuality is incredibly important to the treatment process, as you need to make sure that you are attending a facility that is taking care of your individual needs. If you want to know how Sunset Malibu can give you the treatment that you need, call the center at 1-800-332-9202.

Going to an eating disorder center is something that has a lot of different benefits. People tend to believe the myths about eating disorder centers, thinking that they cannot work, and that they are not worth the time or effort. This is unfortunate, as there are multiple benefits to taking advantage of an eating disorder center.

An eating disorder is something that is incredibly serious. Someone who is dealing with anorexia is going to want to find treatment. Someone who is dealing with bulimia will want to make sure that they do what they can to become healthy once again.

At Sunset Malibu, the caregivers know what will work, and they have seen what does not. They can tailor your treatment to your situation in the best way possible. By choosing an eating disorder center like Sunset Malibu, you can know that you will have the best chance of success.

As with all co-occurring disorders, Sunset Malibu treats eating disorders as a co-occurring disorder with drug and or alcohol abuse. When you enroll in one of Sunset's exclusive programs, you can be sure that all your health needs will be addressed.

If you feel like you cannot overcome the issue on your own, you should seriously consider going to a an eating disorder treatment clinic. If you think that an eating disorder is right for you, don't hesitate. Call Sunset Malibu today at 1-800-332-9202. - 29933

About the Author:

4 Tips For Staying Motivated When Learning How To Get Thin Arms

By Katherine Crawford M.S.

Depending on the program you are using, learning how to get thin arms can be challenging. It will require an amount of effort over some length of time.

Unfortunately, this is where most thin-arm hopefuls fall off the wagon.

You see, it's easy to start working towards a goal with oodles of motivation, but as time goes by that motivation begins to fade. Eventually, some women simply abandon their thin arm goal altogether.

So without further ado, here are 4 tips for staying motivated when learning how to get thin arms:

1. Train your mind every day. The most successful entrepreneurs do it, so why aren't you? Many women decide to read the self-help book or seek advice once they feel bad. But this is like expecting to get in shape by simply working out really hard for one day. Your mind needs consistent motivational exercise to stay on track.

2. Don't rely on motivational speeches. Motivational speeches are great for getting you fired up for short periods of time. But the afterglow fades quickly. If you want lasting motivation, you have to modify your thought processes.

3. Log it all. Writing down the self defeating thoughts as they sprout up in your head is one of the best things you can do. You see, trying to sort it all out in your head is like trying to kill a giant swarm of flies all at once. Once written down, you can relax and deconstruct the thoughts at some later point.

4. Do a before and after for activities. 99.99% of the time you will overestimate how hard something is whether it be preparing a healthy meal or exercising in the gym. One solution here is to write down how hard you think something will be and then write down how hard it actually was. You will be surprised by the results.

Now even if you follow all of the advice in this article, you are still going to face setbacks. This happens to everyone. The main difference between women that get thin arms and those that don't, is how fast they bounce back. So never get discouraged if you fall off of the bandwagon, simply get right back on! - 29933

About the Author:

How To Get Thin Arms With Motivation

By Katherine Crawford M.S.

Depending on the program you are using, learning how to get thin arms can be challenging. It will require an amount of effort over some length of time.

Most women, however, are not able to stay on track for the long haul.

After all, most women can start a fitness program, but few can actually finish it. If only motivation could be bottled up and sold in a can. Unfortunately, it resides in a much more complicated and elusive place: your mind.

So without further ado, here are 4 tips for staying motivated when learning how to get thin arms:

1. Have a daily routine. It's absolutely critical that you have a daily routine of mental exercise. You shouldn't address motivation once it begins to fade, by this time it's too late. Preventing is far easier than curing.

2. Don't depend on superficial techniques. Ever notice how you get all fired up after hearing a great speaker only to notice that days later all the pep is gone? This happens because a motivational speaker doesn't show you how to attack the problem at its core: deconstructing your complex thought processes. And this is necessary if you want to maintain motivation to get thin arms.

3. Keep a log. There will come a point when negative thoughts begin to pop up into your head when learning how to get thin arms. There is no way around this. The best approach here is to keep a log of them. Then you can dissect them later on.

4. Don't overestimate. Most women overestimate how hard it is to get thin arms. One strategy to counteract this is to keep a before and after log of activities. For instance, write down how hard you think it is to exercise at 100% effort. Once you complete the workout, write down how hard it actually was. More often than not, you'll notice that you overestimate how hard things are.

Now even if you follow all of the advice in this article, you are still going to face setbacks. This happens to everyone. The main difference between women that get thin arms and those that don't, is how fast they bounce back. So never get discouraged if you fall off of the bandwagon, simply get right back on! - 29933

About the Author:

Flabby Arms And Sugar Addictions

By Katherine Crawford M.S.

The research is crystal clear here: sugar addictions do exist. In fact, high sugar intakes alter levels of dopamine in the brain just as drugs do. Not a good scenario for your flabby arm goal.

Even worse, sugars elevates insulin which is a hormone that regulates arm fat loss. So if you have high levels of insulin, the flabby arms will never go away no matter what you do.

Thus, it is absolutely critical that you overcome any sugar addiction you may have in order to get rid of those flabby arms.

So without further ado, here is how to overcome a sugar addiction to get rid of flabby arms:

1. Get ready for the shock. Just knowing that your body will crave sugar once you transition away from it gives you an edge. Mentally prepare for the urges and you will have a better chance of winning.

2. Stabilize levels of blood sugar. Once levels of blood sugar plummet, your body will send you on a sugar scavenging hunt. After a certain point, it will be nearly impossible to resist the cravings. So never let yourself go hungry if you want to get rid of those flabby arms.

3. Get your mind off of things. I know some elite athletes that do activities with high distraction factors during their most gruesome dieting. Luckily, your nervous system can only process a limited amount of information at once. Distract yourself and the cravings for sugar will dissipate.

4. Have some artificial sugar. Chemistry can often give us very useful tools. In this case, artificial sweeteners can really help you beat a sugar addiction. You get all the flavor without any calories or insulin spikes. Just be careful, though, because the science is unclear about whether sweeteners are safe.

5. Have some south American tea. Specifically, yerba mate. This stuff is strong and can completely block out your cravings for an entire day. The only issue here, however, is that if you take too much, you might not be able to sleep.

Getting rid of flabby arms and sugar addictions do not mix. I strongly recommend that you attack your sugar addiction head on if you really want lean and toned arms. Once the sugar intake is lowered, insulin will go down and you will be well on your way to flabby arm freedom. - 29933

About the Author:

Sign Up for our Free Newsletter

Enter email address here