Welcome to the Health Check Cafe

Your Place for Optimal Health...Naturally!

Setting Yourself Up For Success

Do you want to look and feel better?  Perhaps even boost your energy? Follow these simple steps, get motivated and you will also achieve success. Even with the the incredible tools here you will need to keep the most important thing in mind. You have to really want to make a change of lifestyle! It will never work if your only motivation to trim down is to get into that little black dress or lose the muffin top spilling over your pants. You have to really want to get healthier and losing weight will just be an incredible benefit for your efforts!

Losing weight is all about letting go of all of the garbage...yes the junkie food, of course...but more importantly the emotion behind it. Know why you eat when you eat, why you overeat and do whatever it takes to conquer it!

Make the change in your lifestyle and be the success that you deserve!!

Here are some ideas that may be helpful for you to try: 5 Easy Steps to Success!! We have compiled a list that you can mix and match as you see fit! Take what you want and leave the rest!

    Choose Your Plan. 

    Here are some that you might consider to help you get all the nutrition that you need as well make it easy for you to get the appropriate daily caloric intake you need to lose weight both safely and effectively.

    There are many different food programs out there that are designed to help you to lose weight but these are our favourites!

Get Active!

As I'm sure you know already exercise significantly increases your chances of losing weight and will help you add lean muscle mass to your body which will help you to continue to burn fat more effectively. Plus, you will get an almost immediate result that will give you more motivation to look Hotter and feel better about yourself then you did before you got started.

There are so many different health guru's out there and many different types of equipment out there to use as well. These are some of our favourite exercises programs for getting in shape that offer great results and are both easy and short on time!


Have You Ever Cleansed The Inside Of Your Body?

Did You Know That There Is A Way To Flush Out Toxins And Poisons That We Carry In Our Bodies?  And did you know that when you cleanse you can actually flush out these toxins and poisons along with pounds of unwanted weight and bloating?

You Can!!!

Plus there are also many other health benefits to cleansing as well.  Reducing the toxin build up in your body can also help to protect against disease such as cancer.  But that's a topic for another segment.  We are talking about the immediate benefits that you will see and feel as a result of cleansing.  Not only will you be able to see (and measure) a visible reduction in bloating but you will also creating a healthier environment for your body to be at its best as well!  Many people have achieved a 2-10 pounds weight loss by simply applying this one practice to their weight loss repertoire.

Isn't it Time to Lose Weight And Feel Great?

Supplement Your Diet & Your Success

Having a good supplement to help achieve optimal health and weight is essential.  Your body goes through lots of changes when you begin a diet and exercise plan so supplementation can be very helpful when beginning to make this change in your life.  Plus, there are many products on the market that can actually kick-start your metabolism helping you to get off to a more successful start than you could without them.  In fact many of us that are considering weight loss have a slowed down or compromised metabolism that truly needs this support until it can get running effectively again.

Not too mention the importance of ensuring that you are getting all the nutrients you need in your diet to ensure healthy and safe weight loss.

There really are some great products that will allow you to see real results.  Investigate what might work for you based on your needs.  Whether you need to jump-start your metabolism or increase your energy you are sure to find something to match your needs. 

Here are a few that we like:

First Step: Identifying the Cause of Your Weight Gain

What is causing your weight gain?

Believe it not, more than three hundred million people worldwide are considered to be overweight and obese. In the United States alone, two thirds of the adult population are having problems with the readings on their weighing scales. With increasing statistics of obesity, the vast numbers of complications such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and stroke become highly pronounced and statistically significant.

Do you ever wonder what causes weight gain? Here is a list presented by the

Weight Control Information Network about the possible causes of weight gain and obesity in the society:

Habits and practices. Binge eating and too much caloric intake in one sitting are some of the bad practices observed by so many in the society. In the ever-rising popularity of gadgets and technological advances such as the internet, the cellular phones and the television, more and more people began leading a couch potato lifestyle characterized by poor physical activity and sedentary behavior. Too much caloric intake coupled with sedentary lifestyle causes a shift in the metabolism resulting in fat deposition and weight gain.

Familial tendency. Your genes play a big role in your tendency to gain weight.  You see, overweight and obesity really runs the the family.  Aside from the usual sharing of diet and having the same set of habits, family members do share the same set of genes which may affect their weight gain and make weight loss more difficult to achieve.If you have a hard time getting rid of your excess fats like most of your siblings do, then blame it your genes.

Illnesses and metabolic problems. Illnesses such as polycystic ovary syndrome and hypothyroidism can affect the way you metabolize your fat stores. Depression can make you go into binge eating. If you think you have some metabolic problems or depression, the best thing to do is to talk with your health care provider. This way, the root cause of your weight gain can be resolved.

Medicine intake. Some prescription medications may lead to weight gain. To be informed about the possible weight gain side effects of the medications you are currently taking, talk to your physician. Your doctor can surely help you out.

Your environment. Accept it or not, your environment, your peers and even the television programs may have a great effect to your weight gain or weight loss. Being exposed to too many food temptations can make a person crave and binge eat resulting to weight gain. Having modern facilities such as escalators and elevators may make a person lead a sedentary lifestyle that is free from any regular physical activity.

Your emotional state. Many people just simply eat too much when they are bored, sad or stressed even when they are not really that hungry. Being conscious about this phenomenon can help you break away from this habit.

Do you want a sure fire way to lose weight and keep it off?

If you want a solution that just works, and tackles all the factors responsible for weight gain then look no further than www.fitium.com

Fitium is an online weight loss system, which provides you with your very own personalised diet plan, designed to help you get to your ideal weight.

Fitium helps you tackle the nutrition, lifestyle, mindset, and fitness elements that will supercharge your weight loss, and help you look & feel great.

Make Breakfast a Priority

I'm sure that we have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but do you really know why?  Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and here is why.  That first meal is a catalyst to getting your metabolism ready to burn calories all day long. If you don't get your metabolism firing first thing when you start your day you could be actually hurting yourself more that you think.  If your body is used to you missing this most important meal then it will actually start behaving like you are starving and will actually shut down and start storing calories instead of burning them.  Try adding healthy calories to this important meal such as whole grain breads and cereals, proteins such as eggs, turkey or veggie bacon and of course fruit or fruit juices.  These choices will not only get your metabolism burning but will also keep you feeling satiated longer.

Eat Small Meals Throughout the Day!

One of the biggest mistakes that people often make is to not eat enough throughout the long day.  Many of us skip breakfast, drink coffee until lunch and then gorge on something that we wouldn't normally eat.  And then the guilt starts!

Just about all nutritionists and trainers will tell you that if you eat a few (usually 4-5) small meals throughout the day and make breakfast a priority then you will have much better success with keeping your weight loss goals.  Think about it - if you eat small nutritious meals throughout the day your blood sugar levels will remain stable.  You won't have that disastrous crash and then eat something that you will regret!

Make sure that you have a few healthy, nutritious snacks on hand.  Throw them in your purse, in your car or in your pocket.  If you have something on hand that will satisfy your hunger that is healthy and low in fat then you will have much more success when faced with those opportunities to purge on something fatty or full of sugar and sodium.

If you are looking for some delicious options to help you get through the day, check out these incredible options.

Cut out the Salt!

One of the worst things that you can do if trying to lose weight or cut down on the bulge is to use too much salt!  Too much salt in your diet will often cause retention of water leading to bloating.  If cutting out salt altogether is too hard for you, look for products that are low in salt.  Many packaged products are very high in salt so do your diligence and read the labels.  Look for reduced sodium versions of your favorite foods and try to cut out or cut down on added salt in your favorite recipes whenever possible!  Things like herbs & lemon can add some zip to your food without adverse health effects...and make almost anything taste better!

The Power to Change Is In You...