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Hate Working Out? These Tips May Help Change Your Mindset

Has this ever happened to you? It’s Monday night and you’re ready to settle in at home after a long day at work. Maybe you haven’t been to the gym in weeks, so you feel like what’s the point of starting now? Plus, your couch is looking real comfortable. Where’s your fitness motivation when you need it? 


Resist the urge to pull on your pj’s! If you’re having a hard time finding the motivation to work out, we’ve got your back. 


Feeling naturally motivated to work out can seem difficult, especially if exercise isn’t your favorite pastime … but that might not be the only reason. Research suggests being naturally motivated to exercise may be linked to your DNA.1 Knowing if you’re naturally driven (or not) to exercise can help you to develop strategies to stay on track. Getting into your groove might feel a little intimidating at first, but these six workout motivation tips will have you back on track in no time.


Remember to always consult your physician before starting a new exercise routine.

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Simple Carbs vs. Complex Carbs: What’s the Difference?

If all the recent talk about low-carb diets has left you dazed and confused — or, worse, has got you considering a diet that limits your intake of this essential nutrient in an effort to lose weight — we’re here to set the story straight. Carbohydrates are not only an important part of a healthy diet, but when eaten in the right amounts and in the right form, they may actually help your weight loss efforts! 

 

Read on for our complete guide to carbohydrates, which includes information about why they’re important; a discussion of simple vs. complex carbs and which ones can support health and weight loss; and a list of healthy carbs to include in your daily diet (and ones you may want to avoid). 
 

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10 Reasons Why You Always Feel Hungry (and Tips to Help You Feel Satisfied)

As virtually anyone who has undertaken a weight loss program knows, hunger can be an unwanted companion as you strive to drop unwanted pounds. Those hunger pangs can persist after you’ve adjusted to your new weight loss regimen, and even if you’re doing everything in your power to soothe them in a healthy way (like drinking all the water). You might even find yourself feeling hungry after eating! What gives?

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Ask an R.D.: What are Macronutrients and Why Do They Matter When it Comes to Weight Loss?

What are macronutrients, and why are they so important for weight loss? Does it matter when it comes to the balance of macronutrients you consume?


Macronutrients, or “macros,” fuel your body and come from the foods you eat. Not to be confused with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), macronutrients are broken down by the body to provide energy. To understand what macronutrients are and how they impact weight loss, we sat down with Jenny Craig’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Briana Rodriquez.

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The Secret to Your Weight Loss Might be Hidden in Your DNA

This article is intended for educational purposes only. As more research is being conducted, further information about genetics and weight loss is still being discovered.  

 

If you’ve ever wondered why two people can eat the same foods and one puts on weight while the other doesn’t, it may be time to consider a more scientific approach. The recipe for weight loss success may be more than adopting healthier eating habits and increasing your activity — it may include understanding your unique genetic makeup. Read on as we discuss why your genes may hold the secret to weight loss success.

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