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Lose Weight While Sitting At Your Computer

Trying To Make Money you sitting at a computer trying to make money online? When you’re starting out, it can be hard to find the time to get away from the computer to eat a healthy meal. Very often a cup of coffee and a donut take the place of heart healthy foods and as for a healthy eating plan – forget it, I don’t have time!

Yet, healthy eating and regular exercise are often the critical first step towards keeping weight off or effectively treating obesity and overweight. They are also vital for keeping you healthy and vibrant enough to do all the different kinds of work needed to start up your own business and get it running. So how is it possible to lose weight and stay healthy while still concentrating on making money through your computer? And we can’t all afford a standing up workout desk when just starting out.


Did you know that getting up and moving around regularly, every 30 or 40 minutes can make you more productive? Yes, I hate being interrupted too when at the computer because someone else wants a cup of coffee or has a minor problem that they need solved immediately (emergencies are different of course). If you have a problem to solve, getting up and going for a walk is more likely to help you solve it than staying stuck at your computer. This is because your logical left brain concentrates on the walk or other exercise, leaving your creative right brain to come up with a solution. I cannot count the number of times a walk or a hard workout has helped solve a problem that seemed intractable when staring at my computer screen.

Regular exercise will not only help you be more productive when at the computer and help you manage your weight but can also help you stay flexible and avoid getting achy hips that can come with too much sitting down and not enough movement. Pain can really affect your concentration, so staying healthy and as free as possible from aches and pains is a great way of staying effective and efficient in your chosen work.

If you cannot go out for a walk, just getting up from your seat and moving around will help. Visit the loo, walk around your living or working space, put a mat on the floor and do a few exercises. Shift some books around on the shelves or go to the tap and get a drink of water.

That way you will actually end up doing better work at your computer and be fresher to earn money online if you take some time for yourself and keep your body active and your mind refreshed.

Healthy Eating

OK, we all know we ought to eat a healthy diet, whether or not we need to lose weight or reduce our cholesterol levels or avoid eating our way into diabetes Type II. Some of us may need a weight loss diet or a healthy eating plan to follow and I know that’s not easy when you’re worried about bringing in enough money to pay the bills or even to get enough food to eat.

There are ways in which you can follow or create a healthy eating plan and stick to it, even while working away at your computer every day or night.


The key to this (as with everything, including your online work) is to have a plan and work it. Not everyone likes plans. I know I haven’t been a great fan of them in the past but I have seen how preparation really helps with sticking to a diet as well as with work.

One way of preparing a healthy diet is to get together or cook healthy foods ahead of time, to eat at lunch or as snacks when you feel hungry or just bored. Some quick good snacks and healthy foods to prepare ahead of time and keep in the fridge are a bowl of hard boiled eggs (very healthy and filling) a green box that contains chopped green veggies, such as celery and lettuce, for snacking on and a box with some nuts, such as almonds or walnuts. You can even make your green box into a salad box by adding some pieces of cut red or yellow pepper, cucumber etc. It is best to make salad boxes fresh each day, as lettuce and cucumber can wilt quickly. Peppers and celery will last a couple of days in a fridge. For something more substantial, you could poach or roast some chicken breasts at the weekend and have them ready for healthy meals during the week. A bit of preparation each evening or at the weekend can provide you with several days of snacks or healthy meals that will keep you bright and fresh at your computer.

It’s important to have healthy snacks and meals available for when you need them because grabbing a sandwich or even worse, a donut or candy will give you a sugar spike about half an hour later and you will want more and more to eat. This interrupts your thought processes, as well as giving you a slump in your energy levels later in the day.

Make sure you have plenty of water available to drink too. Keeping hydrated can keep your brain running. Of course, it means you need to visit the bathroom more often and this can help with keeping active.

Healthy Eating Plan

Individuals who are obese or just overweight should begin regular daily physical activity once they start their healthy eating plan, preferably with a meal plan that has been developed to provide them with a balanced diet and enough exercise to maintain a healthy weight. The ability to control your eating and maintain a healthy weight can go a long way to improving your health and overall well-being. Healthy eating and exercise will not only help you lose weight, it will also prevent you from becoming overweight or obese in the future and will help you stay healthy even while sitting in front of your monitor.

There are many different types of healthy eating plans, such as the Mediterranean Diet. A well-balanced, low calorie, low fat, low saturated fat, healthy eating plan includes a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, low fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish, and lean-fat dairy alternatives. The most important component of a healthy eating plan is a variety of whole foods. These foods should be a significant part of your meals each day. You should also try to eat as little as possible from the food group that is considered to be “white flour.” While whole grain breads are fine, they should not be your only source of breading.

Low Carb or Keto Diets

Consuming a high-fiber diet containing plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits is one of the best ways to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Research shows that people who eat a lot of fiber have lower rates of type 2 diabetes. To get lots of fiber, eat a salad with fresh, dark green vegetables, good-quality meats, and lots of lightly steamed and cooked vegetables. To avoid or delay type 2 diabetes, eat at least five servings of fruit per day, especially berries.

A low carb or keto diet can be a very effective way of losing weight by cutting out calorie dense carbs and eating more fat and protein. Check out the keto diet shortcut here.

You may also want to try a flexible meal plan that can be customized to suit your needs. It’s fine to sort out your own plan but you may prefer to spend your time working on setting up your business

Exercise is another key component of a healthy eating plan, especially for those who are trying to lose weight. Exercise should be fun and incorporate different forms of activity such as walking, jogging, or running. The type of activity you choose is not important, just that it gets you moving. One of the best ways to lose weight is through cardiovascular exercise. When you add cardio workouts to your daily routine, you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes as well as become fitter

To maintain your weight loss, choose foods that are low in calories. Choose foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Many people are eating too many high-calorie foods. Eating too many calories, especially those empty calories contained in sugar, causes you to feel hungry. When you feel hungry, you eat more than you normally would. In addition, if you eat too many calories at any given time, you gain weight.

Instead of eating sugary foods, choose lean proteins, healthy fats and eat more vegetables and fruits. Vegetables and fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. If you can even replace one meal a day with one that contains a wide variety of fiber, protein, healthy oils, and vegetables, you can start to see a change.

You may be desperate to get your online business running but you also need to take care of yourself and especially your health because you will not be able to work as hard as you could unless you eat healthily and take exercise and maintain a healthy weight.

Top Benefits of Intermittent Fasting Diets

This page contains affiliate links have probably heard of fasting diets. You may even have tried fasting at least once in your lifetime. This is NOT the same as a starvation diet. Starving yourself is extremely unhealthy and definitely not recommended. If you tried a fasting diet but didn’t manage to stick to it, at least you learned a bit about the process and could share your experience with friends and family. If you managed to stick to the diet for any length of time, you know how beneficial it can be to losing weight. It also has a lot of other health benefits too. So let’s take a look at these, before considering the different types of fasting diets.

Intermittent Fasting Is An Umbrella Term

Fasting for weight loss has become a popular solution for many people who are trying to improve their health, lose weight or heal other ailments. In essence, intermittent fasting is an umbrella phrase for many different meal timing plans which cycle between frequent fasting and restricted consumption over a defined period. During the intermittent fasting diet, many people reduce their calorie intake and increase their exercise and activity levels. Many experts believe that this increased exercise can have a positive impact on the heart.

Fasting for weight loss is not necessarily done only for people trying to lose a lot of weight. It is often recommended for those who need to shed a large amount of unwanted pounds (usually around 30 pounds or more) from a controlled, periodic eating plan. In addition to the benefits of losing weight, there are many other benefits of fasting diets that you should be aware of.

Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting

One of the biggest benefits of intermittent fasting is eating fewer calories. When you reduce your calorie intake, you will typically burn more fat. When you eat less food, your body has fewer calories to store up. Fasting diets may last only a few days, but they also can be a healthy long-term way of life.
Another benefit of fasting diets can be eating more quality fats and protein, especially if you combine a keto type diet with fasting. Many people are struggling with eating healthy fats. Because of your body’s lower need for these fat sources, eating more quality fats will help you drop weight. If you add quality proteins, like lean cuts of meat or fish, to your diet you will also increase your protein levels.
A third benefit of the fasting diet is improved digestion and increased energy. You will not be experiencing extreme hunger pangs throughout your diet. Instead of feeling bloated and hungry all the time, you will be full at the end of each day. This can lead to an improved quality of life because you will not have as many mood swings and irritable symptoms.

Finally, another benefit of the fasting diet is a lowered risk of developing heart disease. When you eat fewer calories, your body burns off extra fat and builds muscle. You may also begin to notice that symptoms of heart disease could subside. For example, if you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or congestive heart failure, you might have experienced an increase in symptoms such as headaches and fatigue. By eating an alternate-day fasting diet, you can lower your risks of heart disease by up to 30 percent.

Although fasting diets have many benefits, they can be difficult to stick to but there are many different fasting diets and you should be able to find one that suits you.

Types of Fasting Diets


The 5:2 fasting diet was popularized a few years ago when a medical doctor, Michael Mosley, tried it and lost weight. He wrote a book called “The Fast Diet”. A friend of mine tried that diet at the time and has stuck to it ever since, working as a headteacher in elementary education and since retired and reaching 70, very healthy. On this form of intermittent fasting, you eat normally on 5 days of the week, while restricting yourself to 500 calories (women) 600 calories (men) on 2 days of the week. These days can be separated eg, Monday and Thursday, which seem to be popular choices or back to back on whichever 2 days you choose. People often choose Monday and Tuesday for that, leaving the weekend free to eat as they choose. If you reach your desired weight and do not want to lose any more, some people move to a 6:1 intermittent fasting regime, where they restrict calories on only one day of the week.


The 16:8 fasting diet is used every day. It allows you to eat only during a period of 8 hours and then you fast for the other 16 hours out of 24. Many people find that if they skip breakfast and do not eat anything until, say, 11 am, they then can eat normally between 11 am and 7 pm, which allows them lunch, a snack, and dinner and then they stop eating at 7pm until the following morning at 11 am.


OMAD stands for one meal a day, so it is basically a 23:1 fasting diet, as you are allowed to eat one meal a day, which must be finished within one hour. It is sometimes done as part of the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet, which allows one or two low carb complementary meals a day and one reward meal a day, which must be eaten within one hour. OMAD takes just the reward meal part of this diet.

How Fasting Diets Work

The theory behind many of these is that you cannot pack the same number of calories into your body during the hours you are allowed to eat on a fasting diet as you would if your diet were totally unrestricted. This was tested out with the 5:2 diet. People tended to eat about 10% more calories on the day after a fast but not sufficiently more to compensate for all the calories not eaten during the fast day. Provided you eat healthy nutritious food, protein, good fats and wholegrain products on the days when you are not fasting or on calorie restriction, you are unlikely to eat as much as you would if you ate what you wanted 7 days a week. Even if you want to eat high calorific foods like cake and candy, provided you eat the healthy food first, you will still eat less than before.

Constipation on a Ketosis Diet

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Important Notice: If you are suffering from severe constipation or stomach pain – see your medical adviser urgently. This post does NOT offer medical advice for urgent medical conditions.

Keto Constipation

The short answer to the question, “Does the keto diet cause constipation”, is yes, in some cases it can do so. If you are following a diet which is high in fats and low in carbohydrates, then you will be able to achieve significant weight loss¬† but constipation may occur as a result of what you are NOT eating!

Some of the foods which cause constipation are foods that are high in protein such as cheese, chicken, beef, eggs and fish. You will need to eat additional fiber and drink extra water along with these if you want to be able to lose weight in a healthy manner.

When trying to avoid foods which cause constipation, there are also a number of foods you should consider including. A good alternative would be to eat a lot of nuts and seeds such as sunflower seeds as well as your favorite vegetables, where these are allowed on the particular diet you are following.

While some people are able to control their constipation, other people have a hard time getting through the day with the constipating effects of a diet. It may be a combination of the above mentioned problems or just one thing to blame for constipation on a ketosis diet.

It is important for you to remember that your body is working on losing weight and that that may mean a lower amount of food going through your digestive system, so there is a smaller volume of material to push through what you ate yesterday or the day before.

Keep track of your fiber intake. If you don’t consume enough fiber, your body will not digest the food you are taking and will not break down the food. Fiber is not only important for breaking down fat, but it is also important for cleansing the digestive system. If you do not have enough fiber in your body, your digestive system will not be able to remove the excess waste, making you feel tired and bloated. If you think you may have constipation on a ketosis diet, try eating smaller meals each day instead of three large meals. Instead of having three large meals, have three smaller meals throughout the day. This way, if you feel tired or bloated, you will be able to snack throughout the day and still eat a substantial amount of healthy foods without worrying about having too much food or feeling bloated!

Constipation does not have to be a big deal as long as you are able to manage it and eat the right foods and make sure you get enough fiber!

Constipation can occur as a result of being dehydrated, a lack of fiber, or a poor diet. Constipation can be overcome by eating plenty of foods that contain fiber and drinking plenty of water. If you find that you are constipated you will also want to try changing your eating habits. Changing your eating habits is one of the best things you can do to stop constipation on a ketosis diet, as eating less of these high fiber foods can lead to a constipation problem.

How To Add Extra Fiber To Your Diet

The no-calorie version of extra insoluble fiber is psyllium husks, also known as Ispaghula. These have no nutritional value, however, they can be extremely useful in adding extra fiber and helping relieve constipation. It is VERY IMPORTANT to take enough water at the same time as taking any extra fiber. Fiber absorbs water and swells. This is what moves the digested food along your gut. Another alternative is to take Linseed or flax seed. I take this in soup. It goes well and the liquid in the soup helps with constipation too.

How To Chug Psyllium Husks

I have found the best way to take psyllium husks is to chug them down, that is, mix them with water and swallow quickly. My preferred method is to half fill a small glass or cup with cold water, add some hot water, to take off the chill and add a dash of lemon juice (or flavor of your choice) to disguise the taste, then stir in 2 teaspoons of dried psyllium husks and fill up the cup / glass and drink it straight down. I then take another glass of water, of the same size and drink that straight down too.¬† (Psyllium doesn’t have any particular taste, I just find it hard to take unless I add lemon juice. A teaspoon of lemon juice will add only a few calories, so will not knock you out of keto by itself.) It’s important to take enough water at the same time as the psyllium husks or they can block your gut! If you need more fiber, just repeat this later in the day. You need to try for yourself as to how much psyllium husk to use.

Linseed In Soup Relieves Constipation

Linseeds or flax seeds are high in insoluble fiber and very nutritious but unless cracked or milled, they tend to go through the digestive system unchanged. This makes them useful for preventing or relieving constipation without adding calories. Cracked or milled flaxseeds can still be used on a ketotic diet as they are low carb and can still help prevent constipation. They can be taken many ways, sprinkled on salad, mixed with cream cheese or scrambled egg but my favorite is in soup. I have tried them with many soups, green soup, vegetable broth, carrot soup, etc. They work well with them all, add a great nutty flavor and are easy to take. I add 2 ladlefuls of soup to a bowl and then sprinkle linseeds on top of that. The amount depends on how much you personally need. Try a bit at first and increase the amount next time, if necessary. You can use both linseed and ispaghula (psyllium) if necessary. Just take it easy and try a little more each day until you find the best balance for your body.

Other Sources Of Fiber and Soluble Fiber

Inulin and apple fiber. Soluble fiber.