The Liquid Diet Weight Loss Program is the Answer

Are you on a quest to find an easy and convenient way to lose weight? Are you one of those people who have tried every other diet regimen in the market but still fail to see some desirable results? Then this article might help you find the solution that you have been looking for. The newest diet fad in town is called the liquid diet weight loss program. This program is especially designed to help people like you lose weight in a quick and easy manner. From the name itself, you can guess that this diet involves a lot of liquid.

Although it doesn’t completely let go of solid food, your meals will mostly be composed of shakes and soups. The great thing about this is that you can take it anywhere with you. It makes it easier for you to keep track of your diet plan because it allows you to eat whenever and wherever. This is the ideal program for you if you’re always on the move. Meal replacement shakes for weight loss usually comes in the form of powder. You can buy them in any drugstore or supermarket. Just simply add water to them and viola – you have your meal right there. They also come in different forms like bars and puddings. These options give you the chance to mix and match so that you won’t get bored with the program.

This type of diet really sounds promising. It can help you shed off some extra pounds in just a matter of two months. Just like any other diet plan, all you need to have is discipline and perseverance. You have to avoid eating food that is high in calorie and fat. Falling back into your unhealthy eating habit will just put this program to waste. Studies have shown that people who returned to their unhealthy eating habits after completing the liquid diet regained 75 percent of the weight that they lost. Keep in mind that this program is designed as a short-term weight loss plan. It’s up to you to stay slim and healthy in the long run.

Green Exercise & Mental Health

According to the findings of a recent study of 1252 participants published by Jules Pretty and Jo Barton of the University of Essex (U.K.), and reported by the Environmental Science & Technology Journal, there appears to be a link between physical activity that takes place in nature and positive health. The study tends to indicate that both mental and physical health can be improved by way of green exercise.

There are a variety of activities that may assist in helping you to improve your health by way of a green regimen. Some of these activities may focus more on physical health yet still provide mental health benefits; others may focus more upon improving mental health, and still others, a combination thereof.

The following is a list of possible green activities and how they may help with improving your mental health.

Physical Activities to Take You Away

Sometimes you need a little physical work to take you away from it all. Something that is so strenuous, invigorating, or takes so much concentration that you just don’t have time to focus on your troubles.

There are certain green activities that can help whisk you away from your problems just by their sheer physicality. Although, how effective they are in improving your mental state through escapism could depend heavily upon just how much you actually apply yourself to them.

Often times, things like shoveling snow, mowing grass, raking leaves, and similar physical activities that take place outdoors, can provide you with a great workout and have you working so hard that you are really only concentrating on the task at hand, leaving much of that mental stress to melt away.

Exercise for Reflection

Other green activities provide a chance to slow down for a moment, reflect, and gather your thoughts. These types of activities provide time for clarification of ideas, sifting through jumbled thoughts, and in a way, allow you to conduct a decluttering of your mind so to speak.

Taking walks or hiking in scenic settings, jogging, having a swim, and more relaxing, yet still physical activities that can take place in natural settings can provide a little downtime for pondering what’s on your mind or discussing your thoughts with a loved one or friend.

Combination Activities

Some green activities provide you with the opportunity for periods of both great physical exercise that can leave you with little on your mind but the activity at hand, and time to think and reflect as well.

You might find that activities such as gardening, canoeing or rafting, camping, biking, and certain sports activities can provide both bouts of rigorous physical activity but with downtimes that can allow for reflection and mental relief. The mental benefits associated with such green activities and how these benefits affect you personally may often be contingent upon your particular interests however, and how you partake in or apply yourself to these various activities.

Conclusion

You don’t always have to look far or make much of an effort to find available green exercise options. By taking advantage of your surroundings and the green activities that present themselves in your geographic location, you may find yourself enjoying a variety of mentally freeing exercises.

And while the activities listed above as examples of green exercises have been placed into particular categories, this doesn’t necessarily mean that elements or entire activities aren’t interchangeable. Certain activities may produce more mental or physical benefits to a person based upon his or her particular interests, stress levels, and physical ability. How these green exercises affect you and your mental health is often up to you and how you choose to make use of them to reduce stress.

Jamie enjoys writing about the different ways to manage life’s challenges. She is a college professor and a licensed counselor in Houston. Jamie has been helping women and adolescent girls deal with depression, anger, grief and more for nearly a decade.