6-Step Plan for Preventing Diet Relapses – Telegraph

Everyone has lapses—but what’s the difference between those who can recover, and who can’t? When researchers looked at the successful weight losers in the National Weight Control Registry, and compared them to some who’d regained back some of their weight after one or two years, they found that even a small weight gain was hard to reverse: those who’d regained the most weight were the least likely to be able to take it off again. That’s extra incentive for you to act quickly on a relapse—and also to keep weighing yourself regularly. (If you can’t seem to face the scale and have stopped weighing yourself, it’s time to do something. First get on the scale and confront the reality. Start weighing yourself every day, at the same time. A growing body of research supports daily weigh-ins as a method to avoid weight gain or regain.)

It’s a good idea to designate a “red flag” weight—say, 3 to 5 pounds above your weight goal. If you see that weight on the scale, consider it a signal that you need to act immediately with a “back on track” strategy.

1. Step back and ask, “What happened?” Look objectively at what brought on the lapse.

2. Calm down. Take a few deep breaths and remind yourself, “One slip-up does not make me a failure.”

3. Renew your vows. Remind yourself of how far you have come, and how disappointed you’ll be if this one slip-up undoes all your hard work.

4. Learn from it. Think about what pushed you to your lapse (your food diary notes can help). What can you do differently next time?

5. Implement your “back on track” strategy right away.

6. Call for backup. Ask for help from those people who are supportive and who want you to succeed.

Summer Care: 4 Refreshing Ways to Use Lemon This Summer – Telegraph


  • It is of utmost importance to take proper care of your body in summers
  • Heat can cause stomach related issues to excess amount of sweating
  • Magical kitchen ingredient that can come to your rescue this summer

stomach related issues to excess amount of sweating, hot summer days can take a toll on your health in many possible ways. However, fret not as there is one magical kitchen ingredient that can come to your rescue this summer-

lemon! This super-sour

summer fruit has a lot of health inducing properties. Here we have got you some refreshing ways in which you can bring lemon to use, that too, without any hassle. Read on to know more about them.

1. Lemon Water After Meal: Drinking lemon water after meals can keep the problem of indigestion at bay. Doing so will eliminate toxins from your body. To enhance the taste of the lemon water, you can add one teaspoon of honey to it.
(Also read: 5 Benefits of Starting Your Day With Lemon Water)

Drinking lemon water after meals can keep the problem of indigestion at bay​.

2. Lemon Scent: Sweating is quite common during this time of the year. With sweat comes body odour which can turn out to be quite embarrassing at times. In order to get rid of the pungent sweat odour, take some lemon juice and add water to it. Apply the mixture on your armpits and other sweat prone areas and leave it for 15 minutes. Once this is done, rinse off with cold water. Doing this everyday will gradually decrease the odour.

3. Lemon For Tanning: In order to protect your face from tanning, take some lemon juice and apply it all over your face. Let it dry for 10 minutes. Wash off your face with cold water and repeat the procedure twice a day to see effective results.
(Also read: Say Goodbye To Your Summer Woes: 9 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Skin Tan)

In order to protect your face from tanning, take some lemon juice and apply it all over your face
4. Lemon Mouth Freshener: If you happen to be one of those who suffers from the issue of bad breath, then lemon can prove to be quite beneficial for you as it acts as a natural mouth freshener. You can now make your own organic mouth freshener; all you need is 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and half a cup of warm water. Mix these ingredients together, gargle with this mixture and feel the freshness in your breath.

So these were few of the best ways in which you can use lemon for your body this summer! Go ahead and make the most of them.

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