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When will people start to notice my weight loss and when will i start to lose weight?

April 30th, 2011 8 comments

Im 13,5ft 4 and 98 pounds.I limit myself to 1000 calories a day because im fat,so when will people start to notice my weight loss and when will i start to lose weight?

Once you put on weight they’ll notice you. or when the wind stops blowing, which ever happens first

How to Lose Weight With Weight Loss Exercises

April 29th, 2011 5 comments

Loosing weight has become an important issue for a number of people. You can know whether you are obese or over weight by calculating your body mass index. This is one of the scales that are used by the doctors to calculate whether you are obese or not. There are different levels of obesity and it is always better to know about the weight loss programs and the weight loss exercises at an earlier stage.

Many people in these days realize the adverse effects of overweight on health and weight loss is becoming a common concern in society. Various weight loss methods are available but you should go for a healthy one which works well for you.

Taking exercise or physical activities is the good way you can go for. You can benefits lots from exercise. It can not only get you into shape but also can help you loss the extra pounds.

Mini-trampoline jumping

This exercise works the whole body and you don’t need to do it for 15-30 minutes straight like exercises at the gym (treadmill, elliptical, stairstepper). The best way to lose weight from this is using it as a “METABOLISM BOOSTER” by doing it for 2 minutes every so often.

Another type of exercise for weight loss that you need to incorporate is cardiovascular training. There are many things that you can do that will work your body aerobically. You could walk, run, jog, hike, or do kickboxing. The options are numerous, you just have to find one that you like and will stick with. I use interval training in my cardio workouts for an optimal fat burn. I push my self to my limits for 90 seconds or more. Then I continue to workout at a normal level. You should exercise for 30 minutes to an hour when it comes to cardio exercise.

Spinning around in a circle

This is a non-calorie-burning exercise. Say what? Yeah, that’s not how this exercise helps you to lose weight. It helps at a deeper root level… your hormonal level. You see, a lot of people who are obese have screwed up and whacky hormones. I won’t get into the reasons on how that happened since they’re far too numerous, but a neat little way to restore balance with your hormones is with spinning in a circle.

Brisk Walking

Walking is the easiest and best way to kick start your weight loss program. Although walking anytime is good for weight loss, a brisk 45 minute walk in the morning is said to be more beneficial. The air is fresh in the morning with no pollution and your body has had a good night’s sleep and is well rested. Though it may take a couple of months to start seeing visible results in your figure, you will feel active and fresh from day one. And once your metabolism kicks off. you will start losing weight faster than you thought.


Swimming for weight loss is a fun way to lose weight and get refreshed at the same time. Doing just a few laps of the pool will give a whole body workout and burn those extra calories. Hitting the pool for just 30 minutes every day and keeping a watch on what you eat after the swim will help you lose weight faster than you can imagine.


Seven Keys to Permanent Weight Loss Success (Part 4 of 4)

April 29th, 2011 No comments

This is part 4 of the 4-part “Seven Keys to Permanent Weight Loss Success” series.

Key #6: Control your rewards

You’ve heard it before.

“Have a free day. Eat cheat meals.”

It sounds exciting, doesn’t it? For several days, you focus on ultimate
discipline. You eat perfectly “clean” and don’t deviate from your diet
… not even a little bit. But that’s because you have a great
motivator … the promise of a day or meal where you can literally go
“no-holds barred” and eat anything and everything in sight!

If you start to feel a twinge of guilt about your plans to assault the
nearest buffet, you can simply flip to the pages of your favorite book
and reassure yourself with the claim that this meal is necessary
because it will boost your metabolism. It’s okay. Have it all. Chow
away. Stuff yourself. You earned it, and it won’t make a difference,

Well … maybe, and then again, maybe not.

Cheat meals, free meals, reward meals, or whatever names you choose
serve their purpose. I know that I would not have jumped headfirst into
my first physique transformation if I did not know I could dive back
into my binge habits once a week. And it worked … for awhile. I stuck
to the program and was losing weight.

As time progressed, however, I noticed a few disturbing trends.

Monday to me was simply a countdown to the day I could eat anything I
wanted. I was obsessed with it. Sure, I was eating clean throughout the
week, but I could barely focus on anything else other than the idea
that one day I would be going crazy. When that day came, I would
actually plot out a course through the city so I could hit as many
fast-food and donut joints as possible. We went to buffets and then hit
the store and bought pounds of junk food to bring home and consume
before midnight.

I realized that this wasn’t control. It wasn’t even reward.
It was addiction. I thought back to when I quit cigarettes.
How did I do it? Did I stop smoking six days out of the week, and then have a day where I smoked as much as I possibly could?

My body was giving me a few clues as well. I would feel bloated,
disgusting, nauseous, and would often get sick after a free day with a
cold or sinus infection. I felt like I spent the first half of the week
recovering from the last day and the next half barely holding on to
make it to the next splurge festival.

That’s when I decided it was time for things to change. I did not want
to remain a slave to food. I could not imagine going on like that for
the rest of my life, but this was supposed to be a permanent change,
right? So I put my foot down.

I started with only allowing myself one or two reward meals per week. I
called them reward meals because cheating is not what I was doing … I
planned them, and deserved them.
After several weeks of this, I noticed a significant
change: I was no longer desperate for those meals, I was enjoying my
healthy meals more, and when it was time to have a reward meal, I
didn’t “waste” it on junk food or fast food … I’d go to a nice
restaurant, sit down, and truly savor it.

Then I began to focus on my portion control. I was still over-eating
that one meal, and I would feel like I had a hangover for the rest of
the evening. So I made a pact with myself that I would never eat so
much that I couldn’t have my other meals that day … in other words,
even with a reward meal, I’d control my portion sizes so that I was
still ready to eat again after a few hours.

This is when I suddenly found myself in the driver’s seat.
The food was no longer in control, I was. I still enjoy pizza, ice
cream, and many other treats. But now I control my rewards. I don’t
have to go overboard. I don’t have to use one meal as an excuse to jump
into a pattern of binge eating for the rest of the weekend. I can
decide, ahead of time, what and when I will enjoy my reward, and then
eat just enough to satisfy my psychological craving without going
overboard. I switched from a free day festival (like smoking a carton
of cigarettes) to controlled indulgence (like enjoying a nice cigar).

Here’s some final points to consider …

People are 250% more likely to suffer a heart attack after overeating
Most of the people I know who successfully lose weight and keep it off
control their rewards and do not have a splurge meal Your metabolism
takes more than a day of splurging to kick into high gear … you are
better off having a planned week of eating more calories, but from
healthy foods

Key #7: Consistently refocus goals

This last key is perhaps the most important.

When I was digging through some old documents, I came across my
original goals list. This was in 1999 when I began my fitness journey.

My main goal was to reach 40″ and I made a little side note, “if possible?”

Imagine that. A 44″ waist and I wasn’t even confident that I could lose four little inches!

After my first 12 weeks, I did not have a 40″ waist. I had a 38″ waist.
I blew past my goal. So my new goal became a 36″ waist, which I new was
my limit because I was “big-boned.” 36″ gave way to 32″ and at 6% body
fat I was able to slip on a pair of 30″ jeans … over a foot (30
centimeters) had been trimmed from my waistline.

Goals can change, and that’s okay. Constantly refocus your goals. You
may be capable of more than you imagine or currently allow yourself to
be. Some of my goals that I created after learning the power to
transform include running a half marathon and starting my own business,
both of which I have accomplished and neither of which I would have
thought possible in 1999.

To refocus your goals is to learn who you are. Maybe you thought you
could lose 40 pounds of fat in three months, only to discover you lost
20. That’s fine. Set a new goal to lose 20 more over the next three
months. Maybe you thought you would never bench press more than 100
pounds, but just did 110 last week. Great! Set a new goal to bench
press 150 pounds. As you learn your limits (or rather, how to move past
them) don’t be afraid to set your goals higher.

Don’t make the mistake, however, of falling into the trap of not having
goals. This is what many people do … “When I reach 150 pounds, I’m
going into maintenance.” That is an excuse to settle, and settling
means going backwards and ultimately falling back into your old
patterns. By consistently raising the bar, you are able to remain fit.
Fitness is about action and movement, not about complacency and “settling.”

If you want to live a fit and healthy lifestyle, you must realize you
are not on a journey to trim fat or increase your running speed.
Ultimately, you are in pursuit of greatness.


These points that were created by people just like you have illustrated
that permanent weight loss success is a process, not an event. It
relates to the people you interact with, the mindset you adopt, and
your core beliefs — even how willing you are to transform them.
Studying these points is not enough. You must internalize them and take
action. Only then can you become the journey to become your best.

Jeremy Likness

Weight Watcher Program Review

April 29th, 2011 2 comments

The decision to lose weight is not one that many people make lightly – excuse the pun. Often, it has been flitting around in the mind for years. It may even have been reached, acted on and abandoned as another fad diet bit the dust. Then, a rogue photograph appears depicting you doing your best whale impression, or you are unexpectedly required to move quickly (perhaps during a fire drill at work, where everyone sees you panting), and almost expire from the effort. Shamed into action you decide once again that another attempt to shed weight will be worthwhile.

The good news is that you needn’t do it on your own. A huge range of weight-loss programs exist today – from independent, locally run clubs to the multi-national organizations- all offering weight-loss plans to suit individual needs and budgets.

Arguably, one of the most successful of the large organizations is WeightWatchers. Founded in a New York apartment over 40 years ago by Jane Nedetch, the small support group for friends has grown into the vastly successful international company that it is today. By combining a program of healthy eating and exercise with group support, WeightWatchers developed a ‘partnership’ approach to dieting which has since been emulated by many other weight-loss organizations world wide.

How does WeightWatchers operate?


After locating a local meeting venue via the internet or the local press, members can join the organization for a fee of around $25-$30. This membership fee is often waived during special promotion months, which are generally advertised in the media.

A weekly fee of around $10-$15 is paid at each meeting, although monthly and three-monthly packages can be bought in advance at a discounted rate. Membership lapses if a member fails to attend meetings for four weeks. Members must pay for a missed meeting but if they have missed more than two, they need only pay for the first week missed and for the current week. Each member is allowed to miss two meetings in the course of the year without having to pay.

When a member has reached an agreed ‘goal’ weight and maintained it (within two lbs or one kilo) for six weeks, he or she becomes a Life member and may attend future meetings free of charge, provided the goal weight is maintained and at least one meeting is attended each month.

Online membership is now available for those who cannot attend meetings or who live in a rural area. A monthly online membership costs around $44.

The Points System:

The dietary part of the WeightWatchers program works on a ‘points’ system. Every food is allocated a point value according to its fat and sugar content. For example, an apple may be valued at one point, while a sausage may be valued at five. Most vegetables and salad ingredients are ‘free’ and can be eaten without penalty. Members are given a daily point allocation of around 18-22 points, depending on their current weight. No food is forbidden, as long as the point value is factored into the daily point consumption. Points may be saved for later in a week to allow members to eat out.

Various exercises are also given a point value. Bonus points gained by being active, allow the member to save for later in the week, or may be spent on an extra treat to the value of the bonus on that day.

There are ceilings on the number of points which can be saved or earned in any one week to prevent binge eating, starving and excessive exercising.

All members receive a points-value guide to the basic foods in Week One of the program.

The Meetings:

On joining WeightWatchers, the member’s height and current weight are recorded in the ‘passport’ document, which holds each member’s personal details for the duration of the program. The member retains the passport and only has to produce it when being weighed. A general goal weight is then set in consultation with the group leader, based on healthy weight to height ratios. A more specific goal can be set later when the member’s weight lies within this ratio.

The member receives the Week One support materials which included a weekly brochure containing a tracker (for recording food intake, exercise and points) a possible weekly menu, some words on the topic of the week and a Quickstart DVD ( a support DVD to be used during the first six weeks of the program).

The member then attends the weekly meeting during which the leader delivers a talk on the week’s topic and members are invited to share their experiences, questions and advice.

Why is WeightWatchers so popular?

Many devotees of the organization will answer this in just one word: Flexibility.

The weight-loss plan which runs for 24 weeks can be tailored to meet a wide range of needs. The points system allows for total flexibility of menu. No food is forbidden or compulsory and the menus if used are written with busy lifestyles in mind.

Meetings are also flexible; with members being able to attend meetings at other venues should they find themselves unable to get to their usual meeting. Members are also free to choose the level of their involvement at these meetings. While some need the group support each week, many people opt to just ‘weigh-in’ then leave. Either is acceptable.

In addition, WeightWatchers offers a wide range of support materials: a points value guide to specific brands of foods, a Supermarket guide, the Eating-Out guide, a monthly WeightWatchers’ magazine, WeightWatchers’ own food products, cookbooks and scales.

Like any weight-loss program, the WeightWatchers system does have some drawbacks. As it is run at a local level by leaders who have previously lost weight on the program, and current members who volunteer, the effectiveness of the support group is dependent on individual personalities. If a new member has trouble fitting in with the existing group, he or she may choose not to return.

Some people may also argue that the points’ system approach to weight control is a short term method and just one of many weight-loss options, although none of these other options are promoted to members.

Finally, for many people the weekly fee is too expensive, especially if the member does not like to attend the meetings. It does seem extravagant to spend $15 each week just to step on a pair of scales.

Regardless of these criticisms, people are still flocking to join WeightWatchers and many similar weight-loss organizations across the globe. In today’s world, weight-loss needs to be less about vanity and more about health and well being, with all the benefits of looking good ‘thrown in’.

Weight Watchers offers a practical, accessible and structured way forward to a fit, healthy lifestyle.

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Raj Kumar

Treating Acne From The Inside Out With Healthy Eating

April 29th, 2011 4 comments

Many people that have acne treat it with topical methods such as face washes, soaps and ointments but one thing that most acne sufferers fail to recognize is that a major contributing factor to acne is the foods you eat so changing your diet can do a lot more towards fighting these breakouts that any lotions or skin treatments.

Everyone should eat a healthy diet rich in fruits vegetables whole grains and beans but those who suffer from acne should pay particular attention to what they are eating and try to include these foods. While changing your diet to include certain foods you’ll want to avoid others such as milk and milk products, margarine, shortening, anything containing trans fatty acids or hydrogenated oils and fried foods should be eaten in moderation if at all.

It seems like the American diet is one that almost guarantees acne especially for the typical teenager. This diet is high in fried foods, particularly from fast food restaurants which uses the most harmful fats and oils. Combine that with our favorite foods such as bacon, cheese, ice cream and milk and you have a recipe for disaster as far as your complexion goes.

The problem with acne is that it is really caused by bacteria underneath the skin. Pimples and blemishes result from clogged oil glands and hair follicles which could be contributed to by a diet of fried, fatty, processed sugar laden foods.
A diet rich in raw or lightly cooked vegetables can help relieve unsightly blemishes and also leave your skin glowing with health. Green leafy vegetables are particularly good for the skin and contain valuable minerals and fiber. Also, you should eat lean protein such as fish and complex carbohydrates such as whole grains. The fruits vegetables and whole grains will help keep your digestive system clean which will help your body keep acne under control.

Watermelon, broccoli and apricots are rich in vitamin A and these as well as nuts, whole grains and lean beef, which is rich in zinc, can help to reduce breakouts of acne.

In addition to avoiding fatty, processed and sugary foods and switching to a diet full of raw vegetables and lean meats you should make sure to drink enough water each day as this will help flush out the toxins that can help contribute to breakouts as well as keep your skin looking hydrated and healthy.

Treating acne by eating healthy foods makes good sense and is one more weapon in the fight against unsightly blemishes. not only will eating better help with your complexion but it will add to your overall health and help boost your immune system. The foods listed above all contain vital nutrients – vitamins, minerals and enzymes that help disarm antioxidants that can help fight a host of diseases and help you to live a healthier, longer and more radiant life.

Lee Dobbins

Gluten and Toxins in Pet Foods: are They Poisoning your Pets?

April 29th, 2011 No comments

Tainted Wheat Gluten Suspected in Pet Deaths 04/05/2007 – Recent news indicates that wheat gluten tainted with melamine, a chemical found in Asian fertilizers, and forbidden in American pet foods, has been implicated in the sickness of as many as 8,800 pets, including the deaths of up to 2,797 animals, mostly cats1 .

Stephen Sundlof, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, stated that: “The association between the melamine in the kidneys and urine of cats that died and the melamine in the food they consumed is undeniable,” though he stopped short of placing blame for the animal deaths conclusively on the melamine-tainted wheat gluten.

Sundlof did go on to say that melamine, in any amount, is not permitted in pet foods sold in the U.S.

Wheat Gluten is Not Part of Your Pet’s Natural Diet

These stories invite a deeper consideration about the role that non-tainted wheat gluten may play in chronic illness and degenerative diseases in our beloved cats and dogs.

The simple truth is that cats and dogs are, by nature, primarily meat eaters. Dogs are historically scavengers, whose natural diets, according to a recent study by biologists Ray and Lorna Coppinger, consisted of “bones, pieces of carcass, rotten greens and fruit, fish guts, discarded seeds and grains, animal guts and heads, some discarded human food and wastes”3. In the wild, a dog’s diet included only the smallest amounts of grains, while cats are almost totally carnivorous, and subsist in the wild on a diet made up almost exclusively of small rodents. The natural diets of both cats and dogs provide large amounts of animal protein and fats, water, and little in the way of carbohydrates.

Dogs and Cats Should Avoid Grains and Carbohydrates

Most veterinary textbooks agree that both cats and dogs need almost no carbohydrates, yet the so called “recommended” diet of dry pet foods, which is a major component of most pets’ diets, contradicts both their natural diets and the veterinary literature. Many of these dry pet foods are high in carbohydrates, low in animal protein and fats, and contain almost no water.

This fact is largely ignored by major pet food producers, which is also noted in the book Canine and Feline Nutrition, which states that “the nutrient content of most commercial foods includes carbohydrates”4.

Many pet owners who feed canned, moist food to their cats and dogs do so believing that they are providing much-needed meat and moisture to their animals. This is largely true, but what is also true, as came to light in the recent spate of illnesses and deaths from tainted wet formula pet foods, is that wheat gluten is a significant ingredient in such foods.

The problem is that the digestive systems of dogs and cats have not evolved to digest plant proteins like gluten—they are designed to digest animal protein, and gluten is not the same—and feeding these animals foods that contain gluten can result in many of the same problems that afflict their human counterparts who are sensitive to gluten.

Toxic Effects of Wheat Gluten and Other Proteins in Pets…and Humans

According to veterinarian John B. Symes (“Dogtor J”), gluten and other proteins that are added to dog and cat foods are causing many of the same diseases that they cause in their human counterparts. Dogs and cats that have suffered and died from consuming tainted pet food belie the fact that even untainted gluten can cause many of these same problems and more. In human celiacs and gluten-sensitive individuals, untainted gluten can induce both chronic and acute kidney failure. This form of kidney failure is typically called an IgA nephropathy, in which antibodies and immune complexes formed against gluten are deposited in the kidneys, which leads to damage and ultimately failure. Again, this can be chronic leading to persistent blood (microscopic) and protein in the urine or it can be acute.

Dr. Symes claims that it is a startling but well-established fact that the lectins of gluten (wheat, barley, rye) dairy products (e.g. casein, lactalbumin) soy, and corn are all capable of inducing serious health issues in those humans who are sensitive to them. He takes this belief even further and states that such foods are actually not healthy for anyone—neither pets nor humans and they just happen to be more harmful to some individuals than others. According to him anyone who consumes or feeds these foods to their pets on a daily basis will encounter resulting health problems—it is only of matter of time.

Dr. Symes believes that the onset of a lectin-related disorder—whether it be rheumatoid arthritis, type-one diabetes, lupus, etc.—is usually preceded by another event such as viral or bacterial infection. Vaccines can act as triggers as well. The result of such secondary events is a sudden influx and attachment of these inflammatory proteins to various cells in the body, ushering in what we often refer to as “autoimmune” disorders. That term implies an immune system that has gone haywire, attacking the body for no reason. According to him, our immune systems, along with those of our pets, never make that kind of mistake. These conditions happen for certain reasons, and these food proteins are often the cause.

All one needs to do, according to Dr. Symes, is to study celiac disease to see how all of this works and appreciate the health implications that accompany this extremely common condition. That a similar condition does occur in dogs and cats has become painfully obvious during the past seven years that he has been studying the issue. Dr. Symes states: “The Irish Setter is a breed known to suffer from gluten intolerance, but it is clear that gluten is affecting many other breeds of dogs and cats. And why wouldn’t it? It is affecting humans and we have had millennia to adapt to eating wheat. Our pets have only been eating wheat-based pet foods for about 20 years now.”

According to Dr. Symes it does not matter whether they ever tell us that tainted wheat gluten caused kidney failure, or that it be proven responsible in these pet deaths. The fact is that wheat gluten, tainted or not, can, and does cause and/or contribute to these conditions. Thus, according to Dr. Symes, gluten should never end up in pet foods.

To illustrate his theory Dr. Symes points out that the average American dog lives 12 years—13 for cats, when their wild counterparts, eating a natural diet, can live to be nearly thirty and t forty years respectively. For the cause, we need look no further than what we put in their bowls. A European study shows that pets fed with table scraps lived an average of three years longer than those fed commercial diets alone. Why? The answer, at least in part, is that highly processed foods cannot possibly contain all of the essential nutrients found in fresh meats, fruits and vegetables.

Reasons for Your Pets to Avoid Gluten

For all of the reasons stated, it’s probably a good practice to keep wheat gluten and carbohydrates away from you pet in favor of a “natural” diet rich in animal protein and fats and low in (or free of) carbohydrates. As specialty foods can be expensive, a list of readily available pet foods that are free of wheat gluten is provided below.

Avoid senior, lite and diet foods, as they contain increased fiber and carbohydrates and reduced protein and fat, compared to adult maintenance diets. This is the opposite of what they really need, and this food has no scientific foundation. Older and overweight pets usually respond well to increased protein and fats gained through a diet rich in meat, not grains.

Another benefit of this approach is that many dogs on the dangerous non-steroidal and steroid drugs so commonly prescribed for dogs may see marked improvements in their conditions and, in fact, may no longer need such drugs, which tend to shorten dogs’ lives. Many owners who feed their pets fewer grains see less inflammation.

Top 10 Pet Foods that are Free of Gluten and Other Potentially Harmful Proteins

The following pet foods are recommended by John B. Symes, D.M.V., and according to him, none are “ideal”, but each is gluten-free, wheat-free, barley-free, dairy-free and soy-free and can produce miraculous results in treating chronic diseases that are now found in many pets:

1. IVD/Royal Canin – L.I.D.s (potato-based diets)

2. Nutro Natural Choice Lamb and Rice

3. NaturalLife Lambaderm

4. Canidae and Felidae- Dog and cat foods

5. Dick Van Patten Natural Balance Duck and Potato, Venison and Brown Rice, and Sweet Potato and Fish Formulas

6. Solid Gold Barking at the Moon

7. Natura California Naturals

8. Canine Caviar Lamb & Pearl Millet and Chicken & Pearl Millet formulas

9. Eagle Pack Holistic Select®Duck Meal & Oatmeal and Lamb Meal & Rice \ Formulas

10. Eukanuba Response KO and FP


1. Your Whole Pet – Bigger than you think: The story behind the pet food recall (

2. Coppinger, Ray and Lorna, Dogs: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior & Evolution, Scribner, 2001. 59 — 78.

3. Case: Cary, and Hirakawa, Canine and Feline Nutrition, Mosby, 1995. 93.

4. Morris, Mark, Lewis, Lone and Hand, Michael, Small Animal Clinical Nutrition III, Mark Morris Associates, 1990. 1-11.

5. Burger, I., Ed. The Waltham Book of Companion Animal Nutrition, Pergamon 1995. 26-27: 10.

6. Symes, D.M.V., Dr. John B. (“Dogtor J”)

Jefferson Adams

Facts About Low Carb Diets

April 29th, 2011 7 comments

Nearly anyone who has tried to lose weight has at some point come across the numerous low carb diets. Atkins, protein, and the Hollywood diet are some of the most common ones. So what are the facts about low carb diets, and are they healthy? There are side effects commonly linked with low carb diets that you need to know before you begin. In this article provide you with some facts about low carb diets.

The first question is will you lose weight by reducing your carbohydrate consumption? Yes, but the reason behind the weight loss is not very healthy. When you greatly reduce your body’s carbohydrate intake you will start to use its fat and protein reserves to create energy. While this does begin burning fat there is an unpleasant side effect. Not every part of your body is capable of using fat for energy, such as the brain for example, so you produce something called ketone bodies. These fuel the brain but create something called a state of ketosis. Your breath may take on a smell like that of nail polish. Fatigue and nausea are also common side effects.

A low carb diet will usually have you greatly reduce, if not cut out completely, the consumption of carbohydrates. This includes most grains as well as many fruits, vegetables, nuts. In place of these types of food you are encouraged to eat more meat and dairy products, which are generally high in fat, calories, and cholesterol. While you may be losing weight, excessive fat and cholesterol are still very unhealthy. No matter what your weight may be fat and cholesterol will still clog your arteries, and can contribute to heart disease. In the long run it can be very dangerous.

While it is common to lose small amounts of weight with a low carb diet it is definitely not a good solution for the long term. Most of the weight that is lost comes from lean muscle and water weight. Yes you can lose some fat but in the process you are losing important muscle mass also. Muscle tissue will help burn calories so you are setting yourself for quick weight gain if you stop the diet. Over time your body can actually start processing carbohydrates differently, so if you resume a normal diet the carbs you eat may make you retain more water.

Another problem with the low carb diet is the lack of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients. So many good sources have been cut out you may need many expensive supplements to make up for it. It’s much easier to just eat fruits and veggies, and it’s cheaper too. But on some of these diets that may not be an option.

So, now that you have these facts about low carb diets hopefully you are not as interested in one? Can they help you lose weight? Yes, if you need to drop a few pounds quickly. But I strongly recommend against a low carb diet for any long term weight loss program. You may lose a little weight but is that worth feeling unhealthy and putting your body at risk?

Michael Marquette

Managing Your Diet To Lose Weight Is Not Dieting

April 29th, 2011 4 comments

With the ever changing lifestyles and growing amount of stressors, both on the workplace and at home, people find hardly any activities that help them to come out of their worries and anxiety. With the irregular eating habits and non-nutritious food, people are more and more becoming obese, thus opening doors to many other disorders.

So as obesity is becoming a commonplace disease, so is true with the burgeoning weight loss techniques and products available. Market now a days is flooded with them. Now and then you encounter a new technology that typically suits to your particular obesity problem. But a question to think about. Are they proper and complete obesity controller? Or something else can help you get a obese and fat free life?

The modest answer to the above question is NO. Of all the measures available to loose weight, following a proper, nutritious diet plan is very important. A good diet plan works as a more effective weight reducer. And you do not even find the need to spend a lot on it. Just a little more effort put in your eating habits and your dream of a perfect body is not away. The weight loss by following a proper diet plan is more rapid and efficient than those available in the market.

Following a proper diet plan does not in any ways means dieting. Dieting in a long run is not useful as while following it you miss on many of the important nutrients that are very important for a healthy mind and body. Dieting can even land you up some more serious forms of diseases. So never diet but follow a nutritious diet.

There are certain types of food that you should avoid eating most of the times. You should avoid taking the ones that contain more of carbohydrates, fats and are high on cholesterol levels. If you are not a regular exercising lover, the excess of these foods would accumulate in your body, taking the shape of obesity. By following a good exercising routine, obesity can be done away with. And once decided on all these things, stay firm and do not revert back to your usual lifestyle and eating habits.

A proper diet is an effective way of losing weight, but still not all weight loss programs and diets are helpful.

Ashish Jain

Atkins Diet – Low Carb

April 29th, 2011 2 comments

Statistic: 61% of people in the United States are overweight. Weight loss is more than cosmetic — it can have a major affect on your health.

People diet for two primary reasons, to lose weight, or to improve health–or both. If there’s one thing we can always count on almost automatically from most media coverage of people who have lost weight on the low-carb lifestyle is they’re just gonna get it wrong.

I tried low-fat, South Beach, Hellers, Eades, and Nutri-System, as well as and none of them has worked. The popularity of low-carbohydrate diets has introduced questions of safety for long-term weight management.

Dieters following Atkins diet are encouraged to stick with the fourth phase of Atkins diet for life, to remain healthy and avoid gaining weight. While it has been asserted that it is too early to promote low carbohydrate or carb low diets, there is a general acceptance amongst health professionals that further research is warranted.

The only weight-control regimens that work for life require both eating in moderation and exercise. Actually Atkins is sort of a “Welcome to the wonderful world of 20 grams of pasta per day” because that’s how much you’re going to get.

As soon as you lose control and started eating carbohydrates again, the weight comes back. Atkins has gained increased popularity in the past several years, and seem to offer a quick and easy weight-loss fix.

Many low glycemic index foods, like apple juice, chocolate and cherries, should not be eaten if your goal is to lose weight. Dieters are at risk of developing other ailments while in the process of trying to lose weight. Atkins is based on the belief that diets high in sugar and other refined carbohydrates increase the production of insulin, a hormone that stimulates the storage of calories as fat.

Studies have shown that many people have achieved short term weight loss results from using Atkins.. Additional research has shown that during the ongoing weight loss phase, Atkins dieters consumed only 1500 calories a day on average, much less than their previous caloric intake.

Ask your friends, ask your peers, find others with whom you can share recipes, success stories and the great fun that comes from losing weight the Dr. Atkins diet plan way. The program promises up to 9 pounds every 11 days, but most people will lose about 6-8 pounds in that time if the program is followed correctly. That said, a high-fat diet does carry an inherent metabolic disadvantage in that fat has nine calories per gram, while carbohydrates and protein each have four.

Scientists in the past have suspected that the weight loss seen in people on the Atkins diet is mainly due to water weight loss or a stepped up metabolism. Atkins’ diet can lead to the kind of rapid weight fluctuations that adversely affect the heart. The modified Atkins diet does increase total cholesterol and the discontinuation rate was high.

Sandy Klocinski

Well-planned Diet: Mantra to Lose Weight Effectively

April 29th, 2011 No comments

It is said obese people fear mirror. Well, its obvious for them to fear reality that mirror depicts but is it fine to fear it and sit idly doing nothing? If you fear is carrying you towards negativity, it’s time to think again. The disorders related to obesity are alarmingly on rise and are one of the major causes of mortality in twenty first century. The syndrome X is there sitting at our doorstep and it is in our hands to thrash him away or shelter him by harboring in our body. If you sit idly with your bulges, the syndrome is sure to knock your door some day and you will soon succumb to its deadly menace comprising of hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, diabetes, and finally end organ damage.

This is the reason we should all brace ourselves up and start afresh with our weight loss regimen. The way to lose fat is not easy, we know. But it is also not impossible for those determined to secure health. Let’s see which ways can especially be beneficial for you:


Well, whatever said and done, there is no alternative but to have healthier food plan that can be of great help. No other weight loss program can be effective without appropriate diet regimen. However adopting appropriate diet regimen is the crux of the successful weight loss regime. The most crucial thing one must remember is that crash diets never work. If you adopt some diet program that advises you to crash you diet absurdly, say No to such program. It will harm your body more than helping it.

Many diet programs have emerged recently and many of them are crap. But yes, not all! Some of them really work well for your body and overall health. These are the programs created by true professionals and sticking to them helps you lose weight effectively. The way to lose fat effectively goes through these well-researched diet plans.

Diet food home delivery

The most effective diet plan available today is the “diet food home delivery” package. Especially the home delivery food from MediFast and Weight Watchers help you comprehend the good healthy food habits and also effective exercises to lose weight. Thus, from your day to day diet also, you can derive food items that can suit you lose weight effectively instead of sticking to harmful low-carb diets.

Diet pills

Well, not all diet pills are blunders. There are many latest diet pills available designed by experts that work pretty well if you follow your exercise and diet regimen well. You must have got the cliché here! All diet pills are supplementary to your well-planned diet and exercise regimes. With properly researched weight loss regime, how to lose fat fast doesn’t remain your headache. You tend to lose automatically.

Thus, if you want to achieve your weight loss goal pretty fast, go for diet food home delivery packages from reputed services and watch yourself lose those bulges soon. You will no more be scared of the mirror!      

Daisy Wilson