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A short article about alternative thoughts on weight loss.

Is Slimming Stopping You From Losing Weight?

Is Slimming Stopping You From Losing Weight?Have you tried every possible diet plan, even the "fads" when you've been really desperate, exercised until you have fainted and still not lost weight, worse still put weight on? Then ask yourself this question is it the sort of food you are eating that is stopping you from losing weight or is it when you eat? The answer is probably yes on both counts, not because you are greedy and eating to much but because you are eating the wrong things at the wrong times on the wrong days. Your body is an engine it requires the correct type of fuel at the right time of day to perform the tasks that need doing. You may end up not using the calories you are consuming and they will then be stored for future use as fat tissue. The bodies metabolism regulates the amount of calories being burned and adjusts if the intake of calories is reduced, that means that you may initially lose weight quickly on a calorie controlled diet but it will not last as your metabolism adjusts to the new levels and you quickly find yourself on a starvation diet. The body is naturally designed to store fat for the leaner times and because you are lucky enough to live in a world where you can eat pretty much what you like when you like it is all to easy to find yourself piling on the pounds even when you think you are eating sensibly. It has been discovered that the body takes a few days to adjust the metabolism to a change in eating patterns. It may be possible therefore to exploit this delay to force the body to burn fat by rotating not only the overall calorie intake but also the type of calories consumed. This can also help to prevent boredom setting in as often happens when you have been on the same diet for several weeks. Since the body cannot know what you are going to eat tomorrow or the next day it can only assume that you will be following the same general pattern it is used to. By doing what the body is not expecting and changing the pattern of what you eat and when you eat it every few days the body can be fooled into burning body fat. By eating foods that contain calories that are easily metabolized, such as in raw foods for example, the calories are burned quicker and the body seeks out more calories and they are those stored in the body as fat tissue. Food that is easily metabolized include certain types of fats, and yet fats are one of the first things you are told to cut out when you start a diet.So if nothing seems to be happening with your diet and your weight loss has ground to a halt start putting your own plan together, don't let your metabolism get the better of you, keep your body on its toes, look out different diet plans and change your food intake every few days, keep you eyes peeled for those foods that metabolize easily and never starve yourself.

The Subconscious Control Of Your Diet And Weight Loss

The Subconscious Control Of Your Diet And Weight Loss

What determines human behavior and in particular your eating behavior? I have yet to come across a psychiatrist, psychologist or physician who can answer this question, yet this is the most fundamental question if you wish to initiate lasting permanent behavior change. If you can not answer this question, how could you possibly expect to help someone make a change in there diet or insure permanent weight loss? How can you move forward if you do not definitively know what is moving you forward. What determines human behavior and in particular your eating behavior is simply information. Can you do anything in your life without talking to yourself or seeing a picture of what you need to do? Of course not! It would be a little bit like trying to read from a blank page. No information = no action! The next question is: What are the components of this information? The components of the information that determines your emotional state and behavior are words and pictures. The next logical question then is how do you Recognize, Access and Change the information that is driving a behavior that simply does not work? This is where over 20 years of research and development come in with a program process now known as Burris MIND/FITNESS. MIND/FITNESS answers the last question with great precision and accuracy by virtue of starting out with the first two questions. In the resolution of any problem it is always about the question. Never has this been more relevant. Imagine if for the last 60 years psychologists asked, How can I fix it? instead of Why is it broken?! Why You Absolutely Must Take Control of Your Subconscious To give you an idea of the power of the subconscious, you can speak at a rate of about two to three hundred words per minute. Your subconscious runs at a rate of about one thousand to twelve hundred words per minute which is about four times faster than you can speak. This is why you can talk on the phone and perform other tasks like typing on the computer or driving a car because the subconscious is already programmed to do the other tasks. You can look at the conscious mind and the subconscious mind like a tug of war with a vat of mud in the middle for whom ever loses. The conscious mind is one-person on one side against the subconscious, which are four people on the other side. If the conscious decides to move in a different direction like changing your diet, losing weight, increasing your fitness program, quitting smoking or any number of other things, it is usually a losing proposition because you are simply out numbered with information. This is why it is so difficult to attain spontaneous change. Burris MIND/FITNESS will to make sure you have the most people on your side in the tug of war. Burris MIND/FITNESS is based on the reality that all behavior is emotionally driven or in other words your emotional state = your behavior. How you feel about things you do will always determine whether you move toward them or not. You will always move toward perceived pleasure and away from pain. The key component of any behavioral change program must include how to get control of your emotional state. So what is the biggest difference between MIND/FITNESS and any other behavioral change program? The question MIND/FITNESS asks is: How can I fix it? as opposed to Why is it broken? Example: If you get a flat tire on your car, do you want to walk back down the road to find out why you got the flat or do you want to know how to fix it so that you can keep moving forward? It is certainly not necessary to spend the last 40 years of your life analyzing the first 40 years of your life. It is imperative that you understand how to take control of the subconscious because the mind is like a car without an off switch and an unknown driver, if you do not predetermine the destination. If you decide not drive it, it is going to drive itself or someone else may get in the seat and drive it for you. Someone else driving might be ok if you agree to where they are going but what if you do not like where they are going? For the first eighteen years of your life someone else drove the car. This was usually with little or no consideration to the younger passengers. Almost every decision was made for you. You were told what to do, what to eat and learned how to react to any given situation. All of this information is stored in the subconscious and will arise randomly to determine your lifes path. There are also a tremendous number of variables that can occur in your initial programming that may have little to do with your parents. The bottom line still remains. Do you, at some point, want to drive or do you want to continue letting someone or something else drive? Regardless of weather your goal is a change in diet for "weight loss" , an increase in your fitness program or to take control of an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. In the end the question you need to ask yourself isAm I completely happy with the mind running itself or do I need to take control of it? If your answer is I need to take control of it, then Burris MIND/FITNESS is the answer and the ultimate self help program.

Popular Diet Comparisons

Popular Diet Comparisons

At the end of the day, all people want to know is which diet reigns supreme and is worth my time and money? Which weight loss pill or exercise should I do? We all want to lose weight fast and guess what? and keep it off for good. Can some weight loss pill melt the fat off my frame, so I can eat whatever I want? The answer to that one may surprise you. Clinical trials are being run and some have finished with some shocking results you will like in regards to revolutionary, exciting new weight loss pills that are safe to take for the long run with little to no side effects. The more diets published in magazines and on the Internet, the more people are befuddled about what dieting really means and about the right way of bringing your body back into fighting shape. The exponentially growing number of obese people has turned weight loss into an industry like never before and the market is growing every year into the billions. It seems that all is needed is a nice idea and a great marketing in order to make a lot of money or get a lot of popularity by proposing some sort of strange diet, despite the lack of professional experience in this very overcrowded field. And there are many diets out there in magazines, TV and the internet. Were going to go through the most popular diets, since a review of all the diets making the rounds would be beyond the scope of this article and we don't want to bore you with all the details. The most popular diet in the world many would say is the Atkins diet. The biggest thing in favor of this diet is that it lets you eat high fat dairy products like butter and cheese. However, the Atkins diet has fallen from its zenith over suspicions of increasing the risk of coronary heart disease, not to mention the the large number of people complain of muscle cramps, diarrhea, rashes and weakness. The debate over the scientific fundamentals of the Atkins diet is still raging on. Next comes Barry Sears, the Zone diet; another well-known eating plan. Its all about eating the right mix of foods in order to reach the right hormonal balance for you. This state of balance, which is called the Zone, lets the body take in calories and use them through the day without putting anything aside as fat. This diet does some serious discrimination among foods without any scientific basis. Such as starchy vegetables, beans and whole grains are banned from your diet, although these foods are not in conflict with the principles of the Zone diet. Please note that The American Heart Association states the Zone diet lacks essential nutrients while promoting high-protein foods. Medifast is a highly effective meal replacement diet, which has been satisfying customers for over 25 years. Medifast has been recommended by over 15,000 physicians and has been clinically proven at Johns Hopkins. Medifast is a growing company in the weight loss market. Medifast is offering customers a FREE week of product with the purchase of a 4-week supply. Customers also receive Free Shipping with the purchase of a 4-week supply. You can expect to lose 20 pounds per month. They offer 2 week or 4 week food plan designed for men, women and diabetics. Easily design your meals online. Prices range from $140 to $285 which is based on choosing 2 week, 70 meal plan or 4 week, 143 meal plan, or diabetic plan which costs $285. The Jenny Craig diet is next on our list. One of the longest running diets that we know of, Jenny Craig started this business in the early 1980s and its still alive and purchased by Nestle, the famous chocolate maker. The basic idea of this diet is a trade off: say goodbye to recipes, and food shopping, and cooking, but you have to buy the super expensive Jenny Craig prepackaged food. And that runs to some $120 per week. Plus you have membership costs. Plus the vegetables and fruits which are not included in the prepackaged food. Therefore, If you can afford it and if you can adhere to it, the diet is not bad. The con here is you can buy similar low-calorie foods at the grocery store, and you dont have to discuss this with a Jenny Craig expert that insists on your eating the prepackaged food because he gets a percentage of the sale price. Yes, they get a sales percentage on the food they sell you.>From Florida comes the South Beach diet. A lot of people have managed to lose weight with this diet and it actually works okay. The first phase of the diet will eliminate most foods containing carbs from your daily consumption. Fortunately, this phase lasts 2 weeks. Unfortunately, second phase focuses on return of whole grains and fruits and lasts as long as necessary. If reaching the desired weight takes you 1 year, then thats exactly how long this phase is going to last. And if you dont like the foods allowed by this diet then youre out of luck I'm afraid. And yet another favorite dieting program around is the all popular Weight Watchers. This diet puts all the management tools in the hands of the user. A lot of people who are going through the same thing are going to be there to help you. If having company during difficult times helps your willpower, then you are probably going to lose all that extra weight. If, on the other hand, you dont like the idea of being constantly under peer pressure, then this diet is definitely not for you to try. The Mediterranean Diet is based on food patterns typical of Crete, much of the rest of Greece, and southern Italy in the early 1960s, where adult life expectancy was among the highest in the world and rates of coronary heart disease, certain cancers, and other diet-related chronic diseases among the lowest. Olive oil is the primary source of fat. Cereals, which include pasta, are an integral part of the diet, and low consumption of red meats. This is just a brief summary, there are a lot of diets out there, dozens more than weve been able to go over here, so we invite you to visit our website to peruse many more diets and weight loss pills along with consumer ratings. The best thing to do when choosing a diet or weight loss pill is to do your own research. See what other consumers who tried it have to say and that will give you a better understanding of what works best. Then see what your physician and/or dietitian have to say about it. Why are diets so popular today and which ones are worth your time and money? We have listed the most popular, respected diets today. How many more diets do you want to try? There are so many of them like the cabbage soup diet to diets made just for diabetics. Consumers have been polled and they rated all the popular diets according to how much weight loss occurred and the time it took. Look, we all know many diets aren't fun to be on and for most of us it's going to be a lifestyle change versus one - two month duration. Therefore, many consumers opt to use diet pills to loss weight without sacrificing all their favorite foods and suffering through small portions. Some will try both a popular diet and a diet pill. Either way it benefits the consumer today because of the revolutionary advancement in weight loss pills like Proactol. The one diet or weight loss pill that has true backing from the medical community for the first time, since it has passed 8 clinical trials to support all their claims, for example,blocking around 30% of your dietary fat in each meal you have by binding to the fat and is flushed out of your body. On top of that it's an all natural appetite suppressant. After being on Proactol for a year, you won't have to worry about going on anymore diets or suffer from hunger pains.

Weight Loss: Don't Eat More Than You Can Lift

Weight Loss: Don

Weight loss and weight-lifting:When I determined that I would write this weight loss article, I figured I wouldn't turn to experts, doctors or classical philosophers. So, I turned to that veritable sage of expert insight and real-life savvyMiss Piggy. Her weight loss counsel? Never Eat More Than You Can Lift. I am not a weight loss therapist. Granted. But, as a Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeon for over three decades, I've done my share of weight loss counseling.Actually, by the time they needed to come to see me, my counseling was very simple: If you want to live, you better start some sort of weight loss planimmediately. They usually didn't like my counsel. I assured them, they would like my surgeon's knife even less. It got worse. I would then tell them: The plain fact is this: If you are overweight, you are in danger. People can take only so much comforting. Why so direct, you ask? HumIn case you didn't get it before, I'll say it again slowly If you are overweight, then YOU areINDANGER. That is the first of four principles about weight loss you must learn. If the conviction in your soul doesn't have stopping power - no pause in eating beyond safety - then you are not convinced about the danger sufficiently to save your own life. I know. I've seen it a thousand times in the patients of colleagues as well as my own, in hospitals all over Illinois. Every weight lifter, for example, knows lifting weights, whether for fun, sports training, or competitive advantage, can cause serious injury or death. Every weightlifter knows that the only, really healthy part of the weight-lifting regimen is the part when you rest. That is when the body repairs itself. If you are overweight, you are almost never resting your body from the weight you are liftingthe weight attached to you. That is the second point to learn about weight loss. If you are overweight, then you are always lifting weight (yours) and your heart is always working to carry that weight. And your bones, muscles and ligaments are always carrying more then they were designed to lift or carry. And there is little rest for your body. The only solution for you is weight lossor worse. What can I say to make you understand how dire this issue really is?The weight loss plan that always worksask any doctor. Go aheadask any doctor. See if I am mistaken. There is a weight loss plan that always works. Ask your doctor about it. I can tell you are curious to know what it is. Don't be. No one is ever really interested in it. So, why bring it up? Because it is the only way you will lose weight. No matter what you do to lose weight, this is what you must do to get results.Weight loss plan: Take into your body less energy than you use. That's it. If you use more energy than you take in, your body must burn off the weight to create the energy you need.HumIt's called basic mathematics. Take in less, use up more. Subtract weight. Works every time. No exceptions. But, that's not the third lesson to learn. No. The Third lesson is this is. Taking into your body less energy than you use is the only solution given to us. No matter what you do, fail in this, no loss of weight will occur.I'll just bet you're having a charismatic experience over that one. Yet, people would prefer to spend lots of money and exasperation on any of the following:weight loss pillsincluding rapid weight loss pills weight loss diets of all sortsweight loss programs - often ingenious but taxing upon the bodyweight loss products so diverse it's unimaginableweight loss supplements promising wondersweight loss spasweight loss with acupunctureweight loss exercises weight loss nutritionweight loss counseling weight loss clinics weight loss medications weight loss recipes weight loss walkingweight loss patches weight loss drugsweight loss surgery, for those who just can't endure the problem much longerThere's even . weight loss hypnosis. Another solution? No. But, there is a Lesson Four here. There is something you should take to protect yourself since you are not going to take the simple weight loss plan given above. Indeed, we should all be taking a new nutrient which, for two decades, scientists suspected did exist but took three Nobel Prizes in the nineties to prove. Glyconutrition.Weight loss is often undertaken in a compromised manner. For example, some of us exercise heavily. Did you know that free radicals are multiplied heavily as a direct result of your workouts? Glyconutrition is designed to absorb the free radicals while limiting their scope and damaging effects. So, if you are working out heavily so as to lose weight, get on a glyconutrition regimen immediately. Are you cutting back on meals or other dietary restraints? Glyconutrition must be present for your body to utilize the nutrients you do ingest, make necessary tissue repairs, and eliminate the toxins you need be rid of. If that doesn't happen, you may be weakening yourself unknowingly. If so, you may be losing weight, but incurring danger to your tissues or organs elsewhere inside you.Like I said, if you are overweight, you are in dangerin more ways than one. Glyconutrition, incidentally, helps the body lose weight through proper cellular communication but that for another article. So if it you're overweightListen to Miss Piggy.Never eat more than you can lift.

The Pros and Cons of Lap Band Surgery

In the quest to find the ultimate weight loss solution, medical researchers have come up with a variety of procedures and diets. One of them is lap band surgery. This is a simple procedure wherein a "lap band" (short for laparoscopic gastric band) is placed in the upper portion of the stomach. This procedure creates a small pouch, which limits the amount of food that the person takes in. The lap band itself is made of silicon and can be inflated and deflated within the persons body.Contrary to some peoples beliefs, just because someone has had a lap band surgery doesnt mean that that person can continue his old eating habits immediately. In fact, there is a specific diet that one has to follow immediately after lap band surgery. This can be considered as a disadvantage by some people (due to inconvenience) while others may not see it in the same way.The lap band diet has three phases the liquid diet phase, the puree phase, and then the regular diet phase. The first phase lasts around 2 weeks after the surgery. As the name implies, the patient is only allowed clear liquids. This includes broth, clear soup, and fruit juices. The puree phase follows and lasts for another 2 weeks. In this phase, the patient can now eat high protein food, which has to be chopped into tiny pieces. The last phase ensues around the 5th or 6th week, wherein the patient can slowly add fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, low fat proteins and the like. Meat, fibers, and bread are still not allowed however.One big advantage of lap band surgery is the procedure itself. It is relatively simple and the patient need not be admitted to the hospital for it to be carried out. The patient can even resume normal activity within several days of the operation except for eating, that is.Another advantage of lap band surgery is the pain associated with it it is minimal. This is especially significant if you compare the effects of gastric bypass and other similar surgical procedures. More so, with gastric bypass, the patient has a higher risk of infection. This is due to the fact that when the stomach becomes full, its contents do not tend to leak to other parts of the body as with gastric bypass. In addition to this, the placement of a lap band does not involve the risk of experiencing the dumping syndrome. This is wherein the patient develops intolerance for carbohydrates and sugar. The dumping syndrome is associated with gastric bypass.Of course, medical information surgery can have its disadvantages as well. For one, people with certain conditions such as ulcers and GERD cannot have a "medical information" placed. People outside the age range of 18 and 55 are not recommended for medical information surgery either, although there have been exceptions to this. Again, the strict diet restrictions may prove to be cumbersome for some people.If you are considering medical information surgery, you should consult with your medical practitioner first. The Obesity Goodbye Center is an institution that specializes in medical information surgery. They have 10 years of experience behind them to provide their patients with the best care possible. For more information, visit them at http://www.lapband4me.com/.

How Many Pounds Would You Like To Lose?

How many pounds are you trying to drop for the summer? What is it about summer anyway? Is it the sun or the sandy beaches that make humans want to run out and buy a skimpy showering litigation? I mean, it ' s like they think they don ' t absence to be in knead during the winter. While I understand that we all wear further concealing dress during the cold months, I don ' t see why it ' s not a factor to stay in knead. We should all work to stay join year - round. With advanced weight loss diets and wonderful fitness regimes we can make this a actuality. Stop working like a lunatic toward the end of every spring to lose those extra pounds. It ' s time to come to your senses and keep them off permanently with legitimate "weight loss diets" that really do work. What are your current eating habits like?I can recall back when I was a kid and my parents would try a variety of weight loss diets. I remember one in particular that my father was doing. I sat down at the table with my brother for some lunch and there it was. While we scarfed down our ham and cheese sandwiches, our father had a plate of saltine crackers and tuna before him. It looked rather bizarre to me and my brother. Regardless, he ate it up like he was starving. And he probably was! Okay, enough jokes at my father ' s expense. The truth is that when it comes to weight loss diets, most people will try virtually anything to get those pounds off. From eating tons of meat and no bread, to living on fruits and vegetables, there are certainly a variety of diet plans to pick and choose from. Now, the key here is finding a nutritious diet that ' s right for your condition. This may require consulting a professional. Have you ever spoken with a nutritionist regarding weight loss diets? They know what the scoop is. In fact, a qualified nutritionist can help you plan out a regular weekly eating schedule.Are you in need of some guidance concerning weight loss diets? Maybe it ' s time you did some serious research. With the World - Wide - Web at your fingertips, the road ahead is rather simple. Get online and attain tips and weight loss diets that truly work. Sort through legitimate testimonials by others who ' ve tried certain diets and swear by them. Stop fretting about those few extra pounds and shed them off with weight loss diets that work.

Summary

A short article about alternative thoughts on weight loss.