Weight Loss: Developing Your Own Weight Loss Plan

Weight Loss: Developing Your Own Weight Loss Plan

Are you interested in losing weight? If you are, you may have been told to create your own weight loss plan. Weight loss plans, which serve as guides and motivation for many individuals, have been known to help many achieve their weight loss goals. Although it is more than possible for you to join a local weight loss program or an online weight loss program and have a weight loss plan given to you, many take comfort in creating their own, customizable weight loss plans.

If this is your first time attempting to create a weight loss plan for yourself, you may be unsure as to how you should proceed. If that is the case, you will want to continue reading on. Below, a few of the many components of a weight loss plan are outlined for your convenience.

Perhaps, the most important component of a weight loss plan is that of healthy eating. Healthy eating is a vital component of losing weight. When it comes to healthy eating, you don’t necessarily need to cut junk foods, like chocolate, completely out of your diet, yet you should limit your intake. If you find that you have a problem cutting junk food or sweets from your diet, you may want to create an eating schedule for yourself. That eating schedule could include days or meals where you allow yourself to have a treat. In a way, you can consider that time as a reward for doing so well.

In addition to making a generalized schedule for yourself, you may also want to create a more detailed eating schedule. To get started, you may want to research healthy recipes online or buy a healthy eating cookbook. Once you have a collection of healthy foods to make, you can better plan out all of your meals. To help prevent you from becoming bored with eating the same foods over and over again, you may want to experiment with different healthy foods and healthy recipes. The best way to keep yourself focused and on task is to “spice,” up your weight loss plan as much as possible.

Aside from eating healthy, another important component of losing weight is regular exercise. That is why your weight loss plan should include exercise. Similar to the healthy eating schedule outlined above, you may want to create an exercise schedule for yourself. When incorporating exercise into your workout plan, you have a number of different options. For instance, you can get a membership at one of your local gyms, buy workout DVDs to use at home, buy other exercise equipment, like a treadmill or a stair climber, or exercise for free with walking.

If you do decide to create your own exercise plan, there is something that you may be missing out on. Should you join an online weight loss program or a local weight loss program, you would likely be a part of a larger group; a group that offers support to each other. When creating your own weight loss plan, you may not necessarily have that same support. For that reason, you may want to think about seeing if you have any friends, family members, neighbors, or coworkers who would like to exercise with you. Having a workout partner may help give you the support that you need, as well as serve as a little bit of motivation for you.
When creating a weight loss plan for you, you are advised to put your plan in writing. You may even want to turn to your computer, as many computers have nice template programs that you can use to make easy to read schedules or charts. Having your weight loss plan in writing, namely the exercises that you wish to do and the foods that you wish to eat and when, may help to motivate you with losing weight. What you may want to do is post your schedules in a well-seen spot, like on your refrigerator.

In short, weight loss plans serve as guides, as well as motivation. The above mentioned points are ones that you should keep in mind, when making a weight loss plan for yourself.

What You Should Know Before Taking Supplements

What You Should Know Before Taking Supplements

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These days there is plenty of controversy and debate over whether it is beneficial to take various supplements. There are many kinds of supplements out there all with different intentions. There are food or meal supplements, weight loss supplements, strength enhancing supplements, and performance enhancing supplements, just to name a few.

While I do believe that certain supplements can provide some benefits for weight loss and increased fitness, taking the wrong ones or taking too high a dose can create some unwanted serious side effects. If you are either currently taking any supplements or are considering taking any then follow these tips to ensure they will not do you more harm than good.

For starters, get a physical checkup from your doctor. Talk to the doctor about what supplements you are taking or are looking to take and explain what you want to take them for whether it is for weight loss or to increase your strength for fitness. Your doctor can make sure that you have no conditions that would be adversely affected by them and may also have other recommendations as well.

Do your homework and learn as much as you can about the supplements you want to take. Many weight loss supplements for instance are only a meal replacement with a very high cost. You can start by using the internet to do searches on them. Here you can get plenty of information on them. You can also ask the local pharmacist, a qualified fitness trainer, or a qualified nutritionist about them for an even more in depth look at them.

Stay away from supplements that do not list all the ingredients or are a new, unusual, or unknown type. Stick with supplements that have a good brand name, use pharmaceutical grade ingredients, and make no lofty claims as to what their supplements will do for you like rapid weight loss for example.

When you do find a suitable supplement to take, never exceed the recommended dosage for any reason. No matter how good a supplement is, more is definitely not better. There is a very good reason why the manufacturer listed the dosage they did. Increasing that dosage with the belief that it will increase the effects of the supplement is the main reason people get sick or injured from using them.

If at any time you develop any side effects from the supplements you are taking, stop taking them immediately! The weight loss, strength, or general fitness boost you are trying to get from them is not worth compromising your health for. You may even want to consult with your doctor in case treatment is needed to ensure against further incident from the effects you may be having.

Many people take many different supplements every day for various reasons and some people do report positive results from them. There are supplements out there that are beneficial to take to help you with your weight loss and fitness goals, but just remember that there are a lot of bad ones too. If you are considering taking any supplements, follow these guidelines and more important, follow good common sense.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

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During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. Thirty states have obesity rates of more than 20 percent. Currently, more than 44 million Americans are considered obese, the result of our fast-food life style and lack of exercise.
As a result, more obese Americans are turning to bariatric surgery. In 1995, just 20,000 weight-loss operations were performed in the United States. Last year, physicians performed 103,000 bariatric surgeries, an increase of more than 500 percent. The projection for 2005 rises to 144,000.
These surgeries are in the range of $30,000 each and if complications arise, even more. Even though some health insurance groups do not include this surgery in their plan language, requests for independent medical reviews regarding bariatric surgery have surged over the past year.
Most of these reviews hinge on what’s considered medically necessary or optional when it comes to bariatric surgery. As a claims manager, there are several issues to consider when making a decision about a patient’s claim for bariatric surgery:
Is the person suffering from morbid obesity? (The term morbid obesity refers to patients who are 50-100% or 100 pounds above their ideal body weight. )
Has the patient failed one or more non-surgical multi-component weight loss programs? (Was this an evidence-based, integrated weight loss program — such as the one offered by the Ornish Program — that has sustainable, reproducible results? )
Does the patient have a medical illness related to obesity and is he/she willing to participate in a pre-surgery weight loss effort to improve the success of surgery? (Even a somewhat slimmer patient has reduced cardiac risk. )
Can the patient make the lifestyle adjustment necessary to sustain weight loss? (Many of the dietary limitations are more severe than those needed to lose weight in the first place. )
Only by answering these questions, or using the expertise of your IRO, can you make an informed decision as to whether the claim is medically necessary or considered a cosmetic procedure.

How To Avoid Common Diet Scams

How To Avoid Common Diet Scams

As our country gains weight at an alarming rate, we are spending more each year on products that promise us easy, effortless weight loss. Each year in the United States, an estimated 35 billion dollars is spent each year on weight loss products. The problem is that in spite of headlines that feed our hopes that a new, secret, “better” weight loss formula has been discovered, the truth is there are no easy solutions to losing weight.

Simply put, weight loss is a combination of lifestyle choices, and is the result of a firm commitment to making and maintaining them over a period of time. Any products that offer weight loss without reduced caloric intake and increasing activity levels are fraudulent- and a waste of money.

Why Do People Buy Products That Are Scams?

Denise Bruner, MD, MPH, FASBP is a specialist in weight loss, and a fellow in the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. She shares one of the major reasons that weight loss scams flourish today: “We live in a society today that wants immediate gratification. This is reflected in our willingness to buy from those that promise ‘instant results’”.

The increasing obesity in our society, and hopes that weight loss can be achieved without lifestyle changes fuels the growth of frauds. Bruner states, “In the U.S., currently 61% of the population is overweight, and the numbers are going up. There’s a huge market out there for weight loss products. After all, it appeals to us to find out that you can ‘Lose 30 pounds in 30 days.’ We don’t want to have to deprive ourselves of our favorite foods, and want something that will ‘magically’ absorb the calories.”

Jeannette Kopko, Senior Vice President of the Better Business Bureau for Dallas and Northeast Texas, agrees that illegitimate weight loss products feed on false promises: “People are fooled by these scams because they hope that they aren’t scams. They hope that they’re real, and are an easier, faster, painless way to lose weight.”

With the huge demand for weight loss products (and their revenues), companies are more than willing to become suppliers-whether or not their products work. Kopko states, “The number of companies hawking bogus supplements and weight loss products is increasing rapidly in recent years.”

How can you spot a weight loss scam?

Typically, weight loss scams make promises that aren’t realistic. Headlines that promise weight loss without dieting are always scams, since calorie reduction is the basis of any true weight loss program. There are no legitimate weight loss programs that allow you to “eat whatever you want” without limit. As Monica Revelle, public relations specialist at the FDA notes: “If it sounds too good to be true-it is!”

Other tips offs that the weight loss product is a scam include:

* Claims to be a “secret” formula: Products that claim to have secret formulas are scams. Dr. Bruner feels strongly on this issue, and states, “There are no ‘secrets to weight loss’ being held away from the public. In America alone, an estimated 100 people a day die from obesity; we could prevent 300,000 deaths annually if there was a real product that made weight loss simple and safe, and physicians would be the first to prescribe them.”

* There’s no physical address for the business. Legitimate products and services will have a physical address and phone number. Be wary of those that only offer a mailbox, or a toll-free number to call manned by “help center” personnel. Kopko shares, “While not all companies that have P.O. or private mail boxes (PMBs) are illegitimate, plenty are. Check to see if there are the letters ‘PMB’ after a physical address; this indicates that it’s really a private mail box, that can forward mail to anywhere in the world.” She adds that the Internet is also being used to promote frauds, and adds, “You can’t judge how good or legitimate a product is by how professional the web site looks. This only reflects how good their web designer was.”

* They promise rapid weight loss. Weight loss that is too rapid is not only unhealthy, but is normally quickly regained. The best plans advocate moderate goals, with slow, steady weight loss of about 6-8 pounds a month over a long period. Dr. Bruner states, “Any product that offer overnight or rapid changes is a fraud.”

* They state that they can help a person lose fat or cellulite in a specific part of the body. Body fat is lost overall, not in a spot, and ads that claim otherwise are frauds.

* They promise permanent weight loss. No product can do this, since permanent weight loss is maintained by lifestyle changes.

By avoiding products with the above “red flags” in their advertising, you can protect yourself from illegitimate products-and save money.

Types of Weight Loss Scams

Weight loss scams can range from the highly illegal (and even dangerous) to the mildly unethical. Kopko states, “There are degrees of fraud and misleading consumers. Some are scams where the person doesn’t receive anything at all when they send in their money. Another form of scam is when the customer sends in money, and they get a product that has no benefit, such as a sugar pill.”

Other weight loss scams use questionable practices, such as making claims for an ingredient-but without scientific studies to back them up. Kopko adds, “In yet other scams, the product has very low levels of active ingredients, so the person doesn’t get the desired result.”

Some products sell because their names are similar to real products-even though they don’t contain the same ingredients or quality. Dr. Bruner warns that these knockoffs are frauds: “The person thinks, ‘Oh, I can get this a lot cheaper here…’ but be careful, and check it out thoroughly first.”

Kopko has seen all types of weight loss scams during her years with the Better Business Bureau. She remembers, “Years ago, in our area, there was a business that sold ‘weight loss glasses’; one lens was blue, the other brown. Supposedly, the two colors ‘confused the brain’ and the person didn’t get hungry.” She adds, “Another fraud was weight loss “bath powder’ that a person pours into the tub, that promised weight loss.”

Today, popular scams are pills, powders, patches, and herbal teas that supposedly promote weight loss.

One recent scam was a powder taken a few hours before sleep. Kopko states, “It promised that the fat would “melt away” while you slept. The only benefit was that the person gave up their bedtime snack when they took it; there was nothing in the powder to help. And the person who bought the powder was then deluged with other products from the company that would ‘make the product work better.’ It was all a huge fraud.”

Dr. Bruner has also seen a variety of weight loss scams over the years. She states, “I’ve seen people wearing inserts in their shoes; the manufacturers claim that they hit pressure points to relieve hunger (it doesn’t work). Another scam is a ‘“chocolate patch’ designed to reduce cravings for chocolate, or wearing special clothing to spot reduce areas.” She notes that in Europe, another popular weight loss fad is getting attention: “In Europe, right now mesotherapy, injecting a drug into the muscle, is a very popular fraud.”

FTC’s sokesperson Shirley Rooker notes that the FTC recently stopped another popular weight loss scam-and the company was forced to pay back millions to consumers taken in by its fraudulent ads. She notes, “The Enforma System claimed that its products increase the body’s capacity to burn fat and would help the body burn more calories while just standing or sitting around doing nothing, even while sleeping. And the TV ads stated that consumers could enjoy fried chicken, pizza, and other high-calorie, high-fat products and still lose weight. The FTC complaint charged that there was no proof that Fat Trapper and Exercise in a Bottle really worked.”1

Why Aren’t They Stopped?

With the huge numbers of weight loss frauds out there (it only takes opening up a magazine, or surfing the Internet to view some), the question of why they are allowed to continue is raised.

Kopko says, “I get a lot of calls from people who ask, ‘Why isn’t something being done?’ about a scam. Basically, the answer is: until we receive complaints, a fraud can’t be investigated.” She adds that many times, people who are scammed don’t file reports. “They don’t want the bother, or they don’t know where to turn. The complaints we get are probably only a fraction of the problem that’s out there.”

She warns that not being shut down is not a guarantee of reliability. “Just because a business is out there, selling weight loss products doesn’t mean they’re legitimate; it may just be that they haven’t been caught yet. This is why it’s so important to be an aware consumer. “

Once complaints are made, law enforcement will step in and start investigating weight loss frauds. They often prosecute illegal businesses, and force them to make restitution to their victims. But Kopko shares that not every questionable weight loss product can be dealt with in this manner: “Some scams might not be illegal-just unethical. They market their products in a way that implies benefits, instead of stating them outright, and skirt the legal boundaries of false advertising.”

In some cases, stopping a fraud takes time because of the decision over who has jurisdiction, and the time needed to gather the data to begin prosecuting a company. For instance, the FDA’s Moica Revelle states that they only have jurisdiction over scams in which a product is proven to be unsafe. “We monitor the quality and safety of weight loss products; but we don’t have jurisdiction if there’s no evidence of harm done.”

In many cases of false advertising, the FTC steps in, and uses information gathered by other agencies to make their case against a company. Kopko states that the Better Business Bureau, while not having jurisdiction itself, make their task easier. “We keep information about businesses on file, including complaints against them, and share this with law enforcement and government agencies.”

How To Protect Yourself From Scams

One of the best methods of protecting yourself from weight loss scams is to seek medical advice from a qualified physician who specializes in weight loss (bariatric medicine). At times, this means first coming to terms with a realistic view of weight loss. Dr. Bruner states, “Losing weight isn’t simple or easy.

Basically, it means reducing calories and exercising, but it must be individualized to the person’s needs. For instance, the person with insulin resistance needs a higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet so they won’t feel that they’re starving; and those with allergies (such as to wheat or yeast) will need a diet that avoids these items.”

To protect yourself from scams, check the product out first with your physician. And if possible, try to avoid “impulse buying”. First investigate the product and the company’s reliability with consumer organizations. This can save you needless expense and disappointment in the long run.

Another method of avoiding scams is to visit sites that investigate consumer frauds-and check out a company before buying. Kopko states, “The Better Business Bureau is a participant with the Sentinel Database (online at www.consumer.gov/sentinel ) which allows consumers and law enforcement to view trends and complaints against businesses. You can also go online to our national web site at www.bbb.org to check out a company nationally. Just click on the “consumer info” link, and look up diet fads and scams that have been reported.”

Weight loss scams are on the rise, and the numbers of companies using fraudulent advertising are multiplying. By taking the time to carefully investigate a company and its products, and choosing to work with a qualified physician on your weight loss goals, you can save yourself needless expense and disappointment. Best of all, you can get started on the road to real, achievable weight loss goals while maintaining good health.

On to the battle…. against Obesity

Everybody has already signed up. More and more people are learning about this worthwhile cause and have wholeheartedly pledged their support. Understanding that they are heading into a huge battle, brave men and women collect all their strength and confidence to win the fight. This intense undertaking has even solicited support from different Hollywood stars – all of them are willing to “momentarily” leave behind the glitz and glamor their profession has offered to them. All this for a just cause. Upon reading this article, you might be wondering – is the world in for a battle? The answer is a resounding yes. But not with aliens or some other interplanetary threat. We are also not talking about an impending terrorist attack. Gear up earthly soldiers, as we prepare to fight the new enemy – Obesity.

The weapons of the fight against obesity include the best weight loss pill – the best possible armament to counter those greasy encounters. Multitudes of studies have been conducted just to get the best answer to weight reduction dilemma. This is not only a commoners itch but even celebrities go unbelievable lengths just to shed of those fats.

Problems related to weight loss has plagued our earthly race since time immemorial. Recurrent in nature, and truly a formidable, Obesity has the scientist and researchers off their hook as the best weight loss pill or program are still yet to be discovered.

According recent studies, there is no guaranteed or sure-fire formula when it comes with obesity. A weight loss pill, accordingly, may take effect in a short span of time but its toll is unbelievably dangerous as its abuse was listed to be one leading cause of death in some parts of the globe.

Weight loss pills can induce bodily reactions that though not life-risking. It is also noteworthy to see that when it is combined with alcohol can have adverse effect to one’s health like diarrhea, manic heartbeat, tremor, nervousness, and high blood pressure. Some of these complications of weight loss pills are fatal. Some, though, can cause mild reactions but obviously can interfere with daily human activities.

Some components are to be seen for you to consider you diet pill to be the best weight loss pills. Fat-reducing agents, active metabolism enhancers, and appetite-suppressing agents -basic requirements and consideration in an effective diet pill, however, these things, as according to studies, don’t always work as they should. The misuse of these fat-reducing pills may also affect the normal functioning of the brain, and may even bring about impotence. Instead of helping shed away unwanted bulges, they make the user’s thread of life thinner.

In this observance, before signing to another war against obesity, be sure that you have brought best suited ammo for your life is at stake in this war. The best weapon, contrary to popular belief, isn’t always the best medications, but, accordingly, proper training and diet. In this war against obesity, many soldiers have tried was left defeated. But as long as you know your stuff, then sign up.

Don’t Let Friends And Family Sabotage Your Diet

Don’t Let Friends And Family Sabotage Your Diet

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One of the biggest obstacles to any weight loss plan is getting around the many subtle and not so subtle ways that family and friends use to sabotage your diet.
While they may not even be aware that they are doing it, the tactics used by those closest to us have the potential to be the downfall of even our most well intentioned efforts to lose weight.

In some cases, family and friends feel insecure regarding your plans to lose weight and thus may begin practicing various tactics that are aimed at de-railing your diet plans. They may complain about the amount of time that you spend working out; deliberately schedule other activities that conflict with your scheduled exercise times; shower you with tempting and fattening foods and in the worst case scenarios make pointed observations that you don’t look as though you’ve lost weight or make predictions that you will just gain all the weight you’ve lost right back.

Usually; this type of tactic stems from the fact that the other person is suddenly afraid that your change in lifestyle may affect your relationship with them. This is especially true in relationships concerning husbands/wives and other romantic partners. There may be a very real concern present that you will begin to notice others when you become slim.

In other cases, the tactics employed from those closest to you may not result from insecurities but rather from lack of knowledge. They simply may not recognize that offering that one teensy slice of chocolate cake could set you back an entire week in your diet plans. Or perhaps they truly do not realize the health risks those extra pounds are presenting to you.

This type of behavior from those closest to us can be disheartening when we are already feeling vulnerable. Fortunately, there are several tactics you can use to withstand even the worst tactics friends and family may throw your way in order to sabotage your diet.

First, never accuse friends/family of the obvious tactics they are using. Instead, explain how much it means to you to lose weight and become healthier. Try to turn this into a way to spend more time together and bond by asking them to be your weight loss buddy. Not only will this provide the back-up support you need, but it will help to eliminate the feelings of insecurity they are experiencing as you begin to reveal your new, slimmer body.

When friends and family express judgmental feelings; the first thing you should do is realize that these statements are more about their own feelings of inadequacies. Try not to take it personally. Instead, focus on the fact that you are doing something healthy for yourself.

Be sure to let those closest to you know the guidelines for your diet. In some cases, what appears to be sabotage could simply be the result of not having enough information. If you find that certain areas are especially weak points for you; clue your family and friends in so that they can help you to meet your weight loss goals.

Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn. When you reach a milestone in your diet, let everyone know about and see how happy you are in your own success. Chances are that when family/friends see your enthusiasm and happiness, they will be much more likely to provide the support you need.

Finally, while it’s great to try to introduce your family and friends to a healthier way of living and eating; do realize that no one wants to be lectured to. Toward that end, work together on family meal plans and get-togethers so that everyone is satisfied with the choices offered.

Get in Control with a Medical Weight Loss Center

Get in Control with a Medical Weight Loss Center

Losing weight can be a challenge, and I think most of us who have tried to shed unwanted pounds will likely agree on that point. While effective weight control seems to come very easily for some people, for others it is quite often a tremendous strain that requires not only a great deal of work and dedication, but in many cases a significant amount of support and direction as well. For many folks, the need for assistance in reaching their weight loss goals comes in the form of a medical weight loss center.

Just about anywhere you live you are probably going to find a professional medical weight loss center that offers programs designed to help you maximize your fitness efforts and to help you lose weight in a very effective and safe manner. Help is available, and you should consider taking part in a program offered by a certified medical weight loss center when you face the need or desire to lose pounds.

When it comes to diet and exercise programs you’ll find that these days there are a lot of fads in the marketplace which may or may not be safe or effective. There are diet plans and fitness programs of all sorts, as well as a wide variety of supplements and other shortcut “miracle pills” that are touted as the next big thing in weight loss. These types of plans and programs could potentially have unintended results or possibly serious health risks associated with them. Therefore, it is always wise to rely on the expertise of a medical professional when undertaking a weight management program, and if you are fortunate to have access to a medical weight loss center, you may find that the direction and support these facilities provide are invaluable to achieving your fitness goals.

A medical weight loss center can be your key to safe and effective weight control. Most centers are staffed with a group of well-trained and experienced medical professionals who are chosen for their commitment to helping those who need to lose weight and get healthy. Going it on your own can be a difficult challenge, and choosing to participate in a supervised program at a certified medical weight loss center will more than likely help you to stay on track and to maximize your fitness efforts. Remember that there are professionals out there who are available to help you make safe and healthy choices when it comes to losing weight.

These days, help and support for your own personal weight loss is available in the form of a certified professional medical weight loss center. Through facilities such as these you have the opportunity to work with an experienced medical staff that can provide you with educated direction and assistance to reach your best level of personal fitness.

A Closer Look At Extreme Dieting

A Closer Look At Extreme Dieting

Have you ever been to a situation that there will be an upcoming important event in your life, like a best friend’s wedding? Or an engagement you have planned? And in that event you wanted to look good and wear the most perfect outfit? Yet, you have gained extra pounds and those double chin shows up and you noticed that flab on your belly. Or have you experienced looking into the mirror and checked you have gained weight? That is not a problem! Here I have sighted ways to lose weight in a matter of days, that when you step in to a weighing scale your heart will rejoice day-by-day. I have listed several extreme diets. It is called extreme diets for it is only applied for a short while and has its results in a matter of time.
Meal replacement. This is a type of diet which meals are replaced with liquids or drinks. An example of which is slimfast and other drinks. Meals are sometimes replaced with shakes or bars as daily meal that are taken in during regular meals, and are supposed to be filled with nutritious goodness, minus the loads of calories and fats.
Fruit and vegetable diets. Also called the Vegan diet, it is about abstaining from animal products and excludes meat from your meal plan. Strictly eat the fruits and vegetables you like and without any meat in your meal if you want to drop weight in an instant. Eat a minimum of 2-3 servings of fruits and 4-5 servings of vegetables each day. For it to be more effective, stick to the minimum amount of number of servings per day. Fruits and Vegetables are not only beneficial for weight loss but also for acquiring good source of water, fiber, vitamins and minerals. The best fruits to include in your diet are apples, blueberries, boysenberries, blackberries, cantaloupe, cranberries, oranges, papaya, and strawberries. The best vegetables are the tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cabbage, celery, broccoli, carrots and mushrooms.
Liquid diet. When regular meals and snacks are replaced with liquid drinks or anything else that doesn’t have solid foods, it’s under this extreme type of diet. Others call it the It also called drink weight loss diet or the liquids only diet. For its proponents, this diet is healthy as the drank liquids will clean and detoxify the body.
Diet or weight loss pills. Considered by many as magic pills, they are common options for people who want quick weight loss. Many products are known to produce a good body contour in a little span of time of taking in these pills. Others say they lost many pounds in a matter of days. The mechanisms of action of these pills are to reduce appetite, slow down metabolism or absorption of calories. An example of this is Orlistat (Xenical) which is approved by the FDA. This drug is said to reduce intestinal absorption. But beware of the side effects of diet pills. Diet pills can give palpitations, high blood pressure, fast heart rate, closed angle glaucoma, drug addiction, insomnia and restlessness.
There are advantages and disadvantages of using these extreme diets. The advantage is instant drop of weight. The disadvantage is that this diet is done only for a minimum span of time, by the time some people lost weight they gain weight in a matter of days and most of the time they add up more weight than the usual weight they used to have. Another disadvantage is that a person having this diet can have constipation because of lack of fiber, and also can acquire malnutrition and dehydration. It is always wise to consult your doctor for questions on which procedures or interventions may be good for you. Gather some information first before deciding on something.

Weight Loss Made Easy

Weight Loss Made Easy


Weight loss is a major problem in U.S. Every day there is a formula or a new method to loose excess weight or to get rid of obesity.
There have been scientific interventions in midst of natural ways of loosing weight. Many people in US follow different methods to keep themselves happy.

The health experts recently mentioned the only loosing of weight can be done through natural process. There are people who intake weight loss tablets or medicines, this can create a huge misunderstanding within the system of body and can really carry a lot of negative implications as one starts aging.

The best remedy for the weight loss is through natural process, this was the basic conclusion by the experts. Natural process of weight loss comes with understanding your body and really taking to heart that you need to reduce weight for your own sake and your body’s sake.

Before going to natural way of losing weight or weight loss method, it is best to take consultation from your personal health expert, taking suggestions from him or her for the best way to go around in losing the excess weight.

Some of the methods that many health experts suggest for losing weight is watching the diet, exercising and drinking lot of water. Health experts once came to say that, drinking 2-3 bottles of water daily can reduce obesity in no time, people have not been able to grasp that well, but water really plays a great affect in keeping one fit and healthy.

Obesity is an illness and some times it is psychologically in the head. It is important to remove any negativity from the head about your obesity and move on to having a healthy life style. Most people in U.S are suffering the problems of obesity for the very reason of being obese and not ever being able to come to a normal lifestyle. People need to really take it serious and to heart, that obesity is just a illness in head and once people decide to lose weight by proper implications than it is easy to lose weight in no time.

Losing weight is not difficult, it is an easy method. Losing weight involves, taking care of diet, taking care of intake on calories, drinking to the most 2- 3 bottles of water every day and exercising. These are the best methods to lose weight and gain confidence about your self.

Major observation given in losing the weight is watching the intake on calories every day. People have no balance on what they are eating every day. Many testimonials of obese people who have lost weight have said that, they never maintained their calorie levels daily, they had no control over it and they kept eating till they were tired. But once they started maintaining a diary on the intake of calories they have in a day that changed the whole perspective for them. They also made a point of exercising for one hour in a day, which is said to be more than enough period to lose on extra fats in a day.

Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

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Let’s face facts; obesity is ripe today in America and rising on a global scale in western civilisation – where are we going wrong. Being a health and fitness nut I would simply recommend eating a balanced diet and exercise often, but you’ve heard all that before, and it doesn’t work for you, right? That’s ok, losing weight is tough, especially for those who some doctors would class as morbidly obese, which are those people who weight 50-100% their ideal body weight.
For these people – and you may be one of them, which is why you found your way to one of my many articles on weight loss surgery, diet simply isn’t a viable solution, and some seek a more permanent solution like weight loss surgery.
The most popular weight loss surgery as we all know is the gastric bypass. The stomach stapling, the miracle cure, the ‘life’s never been so good’ surgery as some marketing wizards would have you believe – and for some it certainly is.
Weight loss surgery can bring quick and long lasting results of permanent weight loss, though I certainly don’t recommend it as a convenient solution to obesity, but those morbidly obese with their immediate health in danger I would certainly recommend researching the area of weight loss surgery to find out more.
My website is one such place where you can find a large area dedicated to gastric bypass surgery, and there are many others around the Internet.