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Do you have enough time in your day to eat all the recommended fruits and vegetables that will keep you healthy and happy???

 

It's not easy! But my personal solution is MY JUICE MACHINE!

 

Look into getting a juicer for your own health boost! A juice machine is the best investment you can make for your health and happiness!

 

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Weight Loss Recipe: Spicy Chicken Cacciatore

Just because you are watching your weight, doesn't mean the whole family can't enjoy your health enhancing meals! The kids will love "Spicy Chicken Cacciatore" and you will love it because it is so low in calories and fat!

Variety is an essential element of any successful health program.

Long term weight loss isn't about hunger, misery and crash dieting. It's a whole new way of learning to prepare nutritious food that your body needs and enjoys. "Spicy Chicken Cacciatore" is one of a range of hunger fighting, low fat recipes to assist you keep your weight under control. This irresistible, no-hassle meal will help you reach your weight-loss goals - while making mealtime a real treat.

Ingredients:
2 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1 red onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon capers
2 tablespoons fresh basil or 2 tablespoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes
400g (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
2 red bell peppers, chopped

Directions: Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Spray a large skillet with pan spray and brown chicken over medium heat, 3 minutes on each side.
Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
Add remaining ingredients to skillet and simmer for 10 minutes.
Return chicken and juices to skillet, spoon sauce over chicken.
Cover and simmer for an additional 7 minutes or until chicken is tender and cooked through.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: Calories: 242
Protein: 30 grams
Fat: 3.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 24 grams

 

Kim Beardsmore is a weight loss consultant whose business operates across 60 countries. This world renowned, medically approved program will give you results you'll love and all the support you need! Estimate your healthy body weight, recipes, articles, ezine and more at http://weight-loss-health.com.au

 

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Little Weight Loss Goes A Long Way

 

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Little Weight Loss Goes A Long Way

 

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Today, the most progressive weight-loss experts agree you don't have to climb the whole mountain, or even go halfway up, to improve your health.


From driving up your blood pressure and cholesterol, to increasing your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more, there's no question that being overweight is more than just a cosmetic problem - it's a serious threat to your health. At the same time, if you're like most folks, even the thought of embarking on a 20-, 40-, or even 100-pound weight-loss plan can seem like a mountain that's impossible to climb. If this is the way you're feeling right now, take heart. Indeed, taking even a few small steps toward your weight-loss goals can go a long way in reducing your health risks, even if you never reach the ideal number on your bathroom scale.

Even Small Steps Have Big Benefits
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At the same time, Sondike tells WebMD that losing weight in an unhealthy manner, for example, by starving yourself or using diet aids like ephedra, can work against your overall health, sometimes leaving you in worse shape than before you attempted the weight loss.

"Depending on what you take or what you do, you could end up with higher blood pressure and a worse cardiovascular profile than when you weighed more," says Sondike.

Along these same lines, University of Utah nutrition expert Shawn Talbott, PhD, cautions that attempting too stringent a weight-loss plan can also backfire, and take its toll on your health.

"Both extreme calorie restriction and placing yourself under a great deal of mental stress about losing weight has been shown to increase cortisol levels, the hormone that is associated with high stress," says Talbott, the author of The Cortisol Connection.

When this happens, he says, it causes your appetite to soar, not only encouraging you to eat more, but also increasing the likelihood that whatever weight you do gain will be stored as abdominal fat.

"This can then increase your risk of heart disease and other significant health problems," says Talbott.

In the end, he says, it's the act of living more healthfully, and not just dieting, that matters most, even if you never reach your weight goals.

Anhalt agrees. "A little weight loss achieved in a healthy way is far more beneficial than a large weight loss that happens in an unhealthy way." If you lose even one pound through healthy living, he says, "You do an incredible service to your body and your health."

Better to Be 'Fat and Fit'
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If you simply take some healthful steps in the direction of your weight-loss goals, you are likely to reap some healthy rewards, even if you never drop a single pound.

As remarkable as that sounds, in studies published in March 2003 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, CDC researchers found that those folks who simply tried to lose weight lived longer.

The finding does not surprise dietitian Samantha Heller, MS, RD, who believes effort does count.

"Very often, simply making the effort to lose weight, such as adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, reducing your intake of sweets, junk foods, and saturated fats (found in foods like meat, cheese, and butter), and becoming more physically active can improve your overall health and reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, too," says Heller, a nutritionist at New York University Medical Center.

So, Heller tells WebMD, even if you never actually lose any weight, doing these things alone is bound to help you feel better and ultimately, impact your health in a positive way.

And many doctors now believe that even if you are unable to lose any weight at all, keeping yourself from gaining pounds as the years go by will also help you gain some important health benefits.

"If you can focus your efforts on achieving a more healthy lifestyle, if you increase your level of physical activity just a little bit, and maybe incorporate some healthful changes into your daily diet you will not only be successful at preventing weight gain, in the process you will be doing something positive for your health," says Sondike.

"In the end," says Anhalt," it's not about the pounds, it's all about the lifestyle changes, and about understanding that, in the long run, fat and fit is ultimately better than thin and unfit."

If you make the changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle, experts say you will definitely be healthier, and ironically, you'll probably weigh a lot less as well.

 

Michael Lewis has been collecting articles and information on Weight Loss and HGH (Human Growth Hormone) and related health benefits. Michael is a staff writer for www.ageforce.com and several other websites. Please visit us at AgeForce.com.

 

Weight Loss Methods

On the market at any given time, there are hundreds of weight loss methods. You will no doubt see hundreds of commercials in your time for a weight loss drug, a weight loss plan, or an exercise machine. They all tell you that they are the best. They will provide for you the best solution for losing weight. Some may say that they will guarantee the weight loss if you follow their so called simple steps. The truth of the matter is that you need to actively work for the weight loss to be effective. Here, we will talk about different methods of weight loss that you can use to help you gain control of your life. Realize that anyone that needs to lose weight has to fight for it.

Sure, it might be easier for some to lose than others, but the bottom line is that there is no easy weight loss solution out there.

No magic pill exists to magically melt away the pounds. It all comes from hard work, eating right, and determination. But, let us explore the different methods of getting the weight off! From the simplest to the most difficult, there are really hundreds of ways you can effectively lose weight. Just remember determination is the key to success!

First of all, it just makes sense to talk about the most effective and longest lasting diet ever. You will never believe this but this is such a powerful diet that when most people follow it, they lose weight! Unfortunately, it is the most difficult to do as well. Eating a balanced diet and getting regular, vigorous exercise is the diet in question here. Yes, we all know that you don't want to give up your favorite foods or want to exercise hard and heavy. But, again, this really is the most beneficial diet out there for weight loss. You need to maintain a healthy diet full of vegetables, fruits and the right portions of meats, grains, and dairy. You will need to exercise daily, developing strong muscles and work off that unwanted fat.

So, like many people you didn't stop reading there. You do not want to do that diet because you may have tried and found it too hard. You may have found that you just didn't have time. Whatever you excuse it, you are here and reading on to search for an easier solution.

Many people have tried the limitation diets like South Beach, Atkins, no fat, or no protein. There are hundreds of fad diets out there. Do they work? Maybe, but you need to realize that by giving up an entire food group can do damage to your body later on in life as well. High fat diets can contribute to heart disease and high blood pressure. Low fat diets can cause their own set of problems because your body needs a healthy amount of fat. In order for these diets to work, you will have to give up the "bad" food for the course of your life. This is difficult, but like we said, all weight loss is!

Exercise can be an excellent way to loose weight. You can exercise away the pounds if you like. Things like jogging, swimming, aerobics, Pilates, and all sorts of other exercise routines can in fact help you to lose weight. In many of these situations, you will have to work long and hard at it. Determination, remember? But, what you are doing is building up the muscle mass in your body. Muscles will burn fat twice as fast as weaker muscles. That means that you will burn fat faster when your body is in shape through exercising. It is important to stress that you will need to insure that you are seen by a doctor prior to starting a hard core exercise plan. Also, remember that you can be thin through exercise, but if you are eating the wrong foods, you are likely to have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or many other things.

Herbal remedies are another way to lose weight effectively. Herbal remedies are available in all sorts of combinations. Most of them are healthy and definitely non toxic. They work because they are all natural products like the foods we eat, that our bodies already know how to digest and use. That means they can be twice as effective, in some cases, as medications. But, just like eating a meal that gives you indigestion, while you may be affected, the friend may not. Herbal remedies can be quite similar meaning they are not a for sure thing.

There are, of course, diet pills that do work. Like herbal remedies, they can help speed up metabolism or help to tell you to stop eating. They can trick the mind into thinking you are full. Many of these diet pills are herbal remedies and do work on and off for many people. While there is no proof that they will work in your situation, they may just be what you need in the end.

And, we are back to the good old eating right and getting the exercise you need diet. Weight loss is a lifelong battle for many people, contributing to their death, in some cases. But, by simply eating right and getting the daily dose of exercise that many of us do not get, we can greatly reduce the amount of bad the weight does to us. Heart disease, organ failure, and many more things can be caused in part or fully from being overweight. Whatever method you decide to use as your method to lose weight do so and, remember that it will take a lot of determination and a whole lot of patience to get where you are going. You will lose the weight. You will be proud to look in the mirror, not because you look good, but because you accomplish a huge goal, a difficult goal, and a lifetime goal of losing weight! Remember to talk to your doctor about you weight loss method as well.

 

Hilda Maria is a freelance writer with 5 children who knows the importance of a balanced diet for them. She enjoys providing useful knowledge about weight loss and exercise to her readers as well as to her children.

 

The Real Challenge Of Weight Loss

 

Weight loss is never easy. Although this is stating the obvious, it is nevertheless very true. People who need to lose weight are not in their overweight condition out of choice. Many people falsely believe that if individuals were to stop eating so much they would lose weight. It is time for not only those who need to lose weight to wake up, but for those that do not understand the weight loss troubles of individuals to wake up as well. Here, we will touch on why people are overweight. And, we will talk about getting to the root of the problem, the challenge of weight loss.

First of all, those who are overweight must find a way of finding out their true trauma or reason that they over eat or are over weight. This is not to be harsh, but the fact is there is a reason why you are the way you are. Finding this reason is sure to open doors to the way out. It is far from easy to do this, though. You will need to put yourself in a vulnerable position to see what is happening within you. For those who are in denial, there is no way out unless you take the time to explore within yourself the reasons why you are where you are today. Simply, be honest with yourself.

The next, difficult task that you need to go through is being willing to lose weight. That seems silly almost because doesn't everyone who needs to lose weight want to? The truth is that you have to be ready to work for it. You have to want it enough to do whatever it takes to get to that point. Absolutely no one said it would be easy. But, the challenge will be well worth if. So, if you truly want to lose weight and you are ready to give up the reasons you are in the condition you are in, then, you can move forward.

Now, we can get to the real meat of the issue of weight loss. Remember how we said that many individuals who are overweight eat or do not take care of themselves for a reason? Well, that is what we will now focus on. For those who are not overweight, it will be hard to understand the relationship people often have with food. You may not really understand how this can happen, but instead of questioning it, accepting it would undoubtedly help the individuals in your life who are overweight pull out of it. Acceptance of the problem will allow you to help them.

Why do you eat? Many people who are overweight eat not because they are hungry, but out of things like fear, anger, and frustration. Stress is often a cause as well. There are hundreds of other reasons as well. The point is that people, who eat not because they are hungry, but because they have emotional problems, need help in order to get out of this situation. Realizing what this reason is the most important first step. Asking questions like the following will help you determine why you eat.

* Do you eat before work or school?
* Do you eat after an argument with a friend or relative?
* Do you find yourself bingeing when you are afraid?
* Do you worry about things you can not control?
* Are you depressed with any area of your life?
* Do social situations bother you?

We can and will talk about different questions that you may relate to in a bit. But, for those who answered yes to any of these, it is possible that you have an emotional eating disorder. This can be a quite common thing for people who are constantly worrying or under pressure and stress in any part of their life. In order to correct this eating problem, there are several things you will need to do.

First of all, you will need to know why you are doing this. Dig deep and really pull out what it is. A fear of failure, a stressful life experience, or just plain old stress can trigger this type of disorder. It is up to you to find out just how this is happening. Once you know what it is, you can begin solving the problem in order to stop the eating and take back your health. If you do not get to the root of the problem, but try to diet and exercise, you will continuously find yourself falling back to your old ways. You have to take this step first.

Once you have determined just what the problem is, then you can work for the solution. Honestly, you may have to talk to a psychiatrist or at least a doctor. In any case, the method is the same. Drawing out the reason and then solving it is necessary. When you are at this point, you will have to find a solution to your problem. For example, if you are under too much stress, you have to find a way out of some of it. If you are a worrier, you will need to find a way to slow it down, possibly with medication. If you are depressed, have anxiety, or have other issues like this, you will need to talk to your doctor about this as well. Weight loss can not happen until these situations are resolved.

Weight loss that is built on emotional issues like these need to be taken care of. Not only is it unhealthy to live in an overweight condition, but it can be very taxing on your life to live under the pressure that is causing you to be like this. It could be as simply as relieving pressures or reducing stress. Weight loss programs that are used after this point will be more effective. Weight loss can happen when you are not fighting against yourself any longer. So, start with step one and find out what it is that is challenging your weight loss.

 

Hilda Maria is a freelance writer with 5 children who knows the importance of a balanced diet for them. She enjoys providing useful knowledge about weight loss and exercise to her readers as well as to her children.

 

Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #6

 

Wow! You must be on fire by now burning and churning up those calories on your way to your ideal weight. I know that taking steps to better your life is not always easy. It takes courage to do this. Sometimes it's easier just to keep in the mind set of surviving and do what you've always done. When you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. Is this what you desire? Or do you want something different, something that is absolutely amazing?

You know what I believe? I believe you're ready to burst out of your shell and manifest everything that is yours by Divine right. You are so ready to soar above the clouds that nothing can stop you from achieving success. God has these plans for you, and he wants you thriving, not surviving. You're now recognizing what you need to do in order to obey His commands. To thrive means paying attention to yourself so that you can be all that God intends for you. If sometimes you feel that you're not living God's plan, He forgives you even when you're not connected to Him. Now, if God can forgive you, then let's work on forgiving yourself.

I want you to take out a mirror and look into it while reading the following statements. If you don't have a hand-held one, then go stand by a mirror.

________________ (Fill in your name), I forgive you for _____________________ (fill in the blank with whatever it is you need to forgive yourself for). I know that you were doing the best you could.

________________ , I forgive you for _________________________.

________________ , I forgive you for _________________________.

________________ , I forgive you for _________________________.

There might be several things you want to forgive yourself for or you might just have a few things. The important thing is to focus on forgiving so you can release it.

Last week I worked with a client who had an amazing break through. Her core issue was not forgiving herself for making mistakes in her second marriage, which led to divorce. She has been very hard on herself for seven years because she thought she asked all the right questions and should have known better. I did chakra work with her and the message was loud and clear…..FORGIVE YOURSELF. (Incidentally, I will explain chakra work in another lesson).

Now, while looking into the mirror, take your right hand and form a fist and rub over the heart and repeat out loud:
Even though I have had the issue of not forgiving myself, I deeply love and accept myself and this issue is healed. Divine Love floods my whole body with light and every cell is filled with love. Say this ten times.

In addition, while the mirror is in front you, tell yourself, "You look marvelous, baby!!"
How do you feel? Stupendous! Awesome! Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious! (Okay, I am a fan of Mary Poppins and I love that word). Practice! Practice! Practice! (Affirmations, Rapid Eye, Emotional Freedom Techniques, gratitude, forgiveness). The more you do it, the more it just becomes natural to bring in all the positives and surround yourself with them. Your ideal weight is already there. Believe it! Know it! Expect it!

I appreciate you and your efforts and am so grateful that you're part of my life. I am sending you pink light energy. Hug yourself with this light and be surrounded in love.

 

Tami Close is an Integrative Body Therapist and uses an integrative method, including cleansing and nutritional products from Isagenix, in her weight loss management practice. http://www.tamiclose.com http://www.closekeptsecrets.com

Acupuncture and Weight Loss

I remember the first time I took Chinese herbs. One of my patients told me "You look really tired - Here take these herbs" and handed me a bagful of different colored packages. It hurt to have it put so bluntly, but it was true, I was building a business, working long hours and feeling a bit drained, so I listened and took them home to use that night. One was a peach green tea that tasted like the Snapple I had been drinking earlier that day, one was an "interesting tasting" dark green liquid which I took with an OJ chaser and the third was a powder that I mixed up with OJ, water and soy milk to make a citrus smoothie. Not bad I thought, for Chinese herbs... And then something amazing happened. I felt full! Little did I know at that time I had been given the key to my natural weight loss that I still maintain 15 years later.

I loved it! I had never felt full before in my life. I had been struggling with being thin since childhood. I had learned when to stop eating in order to not gain weight; I knew all kinds of tricks like drinking water before a meal and getting up and walking away from the table. I looked at each new "diet trend" and I had eliminated all those "bad carbohydrates" from my diet and lived at the gym - and I ended up thin and tired all the time. I even tried dexatrim (I may be dating myself - does any body else out there remember that?) and ended up a yo-yo dieter. It was like I was in a constant battle with my body and my weight.

In this process of trying everything I had never before felt this feeling of being satisfied. I loved it! So I used the herbs for a few weeks and then I proceeded to talk myself out of taking the herbs - too expensive, etc... and promptly got tired and sick, went back on them - stopped and got sick and tired again, repeated it a third time and then I got the message that these herbs were doing something really good for my body.

Then to my surprise, six months later I dropped 20 pounds without changing anything else in my life. I even began to eat more without gaining weight like I used to. I had a lifetime of experience struggling with my weight and I was amazed at how these "little packages of herbs" were changing my life. I would never have expected that these nutritional herbs would help me lose weight. I was so intrigued that I ended up going to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine School to learn more. That was my door into the world of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture weight loss and I've never looked back.

Weight Loss is quite a difficult complex problem for some of us, and not even an issue for others. Just recently "Language has been removed from the Medicare Coverage Issues Manual stating that obesity is not an illness.... The medical science will now determine whether we provide coverage for the treatments that reduce complications and improve quality of life for the millions of Medicare beneficiaries with obesity.

 

(1)" Being overweight is now officially a disease. "And as a first step, we expect to convene our Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in the fall to evaluate the evidence on the various surgical procedures used in treating obesity.

 

(2)" There has to be other alternatives besides surgery. Acupuncture for Weight Loss hit the press in 2003 when Reuters, CNN and others reported of successful acupuncture weight loss clinics in China. Chinese Medicine theory, traditionally hold that overweight people have imbalanced digestive systems. By stimulating the digestive system through acupuncture and herbs, it becomes more balanced and efficient, thus nutrition is more bio-available and the person feels fuller. This is what happened to me when my metabolism came into a better balance. Other theories are that acupuncture mainly helps reduce appetite and improve metabolism.

 

(3) A slow increase in Obesity in China had lead to this new specialty - acupuncture weight loss. A professor at a Traditional Chinese Medicine College in China states that treatments for weight reduction have been practiced, studied and refined over the past 5 years

 

(4). While an exact comparison between the US and China is difficult, in China the numbers may be close to 10-13% overweight adults, as compared to 64% for the US, but with their lifestyles and economic changes this number is beginning to rise

 

(5) . In Beijing, the capital, students eagerly enjoy down their Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and pop tarts. These foods have slowly replaced the previous hot spots with traditional Chinese snacks found in places like Grandma's Dumpling House

 

(6) . The obesity rate among primary and middle school students has risen to 18 %, from 10% in 1991, the state Xinhua news agency said recently, citing a survey from the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

(7) So what kind of acupuncture weight loss treatments do they offer in these clinics in China? Acupuncture, on the body and/or the ear, herbal supplements and exercise that's not overly taxing

 

(8). These are the primary treatment modalities that are used, but Acupuncture is the pillar of their weight loss strategy. How successful are they in losing weight? Currently there are no published research studies in peer - reviewed journals, only success stories emanating from the clinics. One source states "On this modest program - patients are said to lose between 22 and 33 pounds per month

 

(9)." Huge weight losses of up to 242 pounds are boasted. In China, they say that 4 of 5 patients lose weight.

 

(10) I was fortunate to have been trained by a colleague that studied in China learning these acupuncture weight loss treatments. We are now proud and excited to offer the Chinese nutritional herbal program that I used as well as these acupuncture treatments and other supporting treatments for weight loss at our Oriental Medicine spa-clinic in Los Angeles. I continue to further my study and am exploring working with researchers at a major university to evaluate the efficacy of these protocols. Imagine finding solid evidence that there is a treatment for obesity that has relatively few side effects. It is exciting to see where this can go. The unique acupuncture weight loss program we are offering here in Los Angeles at the Oriental Med Spa is a synergy based on the treatment protocol currently used in China

 

(11), Chinese Dietary therapy including nutrient packed supplements and nutrition for weight loss taught to physicians

 

(12). It is a gradual reduction method and includes Oriental Medicine Diagnosis, a series of eight Acupuncture for Weight Loss Treatments, Auricular acupuncture (ear seeds) and herbal pharmaceutical grade Chinese nutrition supplements. Acupuncture and nutritional herbs are used primarily to strengthen the digestive system so it becomes more efficient. The food you eat is better assimilated and you feel full more quickly with less cravings. We hear "I noticed that my cravings were much less" on a regular basis from patients.

Breathing exercises are also a vital part of our program. For additional support we also provide Chinese Nutrition diet analysis, Eating plans, Lifestyle Changes Support, RejuvaQi Qi Gong Exercises, Slim & Toned IR BodyWrap and AromaWraps for weight loss. Treatments range from active to pampering. Each program is tailored and individualized for the patient's unique situation. In China they say that 4 of 5 patients lose weight. Only time will tell here in the West

 

(13). Searches of medical literature show that all of the following are important, lifestyle choices such as daily exercise, smart diet choices, dealing with your "inner eating demons". Others are important but haven't gotten quite as much press - proper breathing, body balance & flexibility, and constitution. Let's face it we all come in as a unique individual with our own DNA, personality profile and favorite foods. First is the decision to lose weight, next is the right support.

This is where I believe Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for weight loss are powerful supporting tools, to help us find our own individual paths to healthy living. It is a slow gradual reduction method. The program can stand alone or be a supportive treatment for other weight loss or weight management programs. It takes time as the body rebalances. It worked well for me, it has worked for others and if you are seriously looking for support for your weight loss, contact us to learn more about our programs or come in for a treatment. We'd love to share it with you.

FOOTNOTES:
1 CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Press office, Press release 6/10/04, http://cms.hhs.gov/ncdr/searchdisplay.asp?id=57.

2 Ibid.

3 FlorCruz, Jaime, Tackling Asias Growing Waistline, http://www.cnn.com/2003/HEALTH/11/02/china.obesity

4 Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004, http://www.acupuncturetoday.comarchives2004/sep/09christian.html.

5 http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php.display=rednews/2004/02/04/build/health/80-chinesewaistline.inc

6 Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004, http://www.acupuncturetoday.comarchives2004/sep/09christian.html 7http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php.display=rednews/2004/02/04/build/health/80-chinesewaistline.inc

8 Ibid.

9 Ibid.

10 Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004, http://www.acupuncturetoday.comarchives2004/sep/09christian.html

11 Ibid.

12 Second Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium:

 

Translating Science into Clinical Practice, UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine Practical Multidisciplinary Teaching of Weight Management 13 Christian MK Weight Loss Reduction in China, Acupuncture Today, Sept 2004,

 

Debra Clydesdale LAc DNBAO is President of the Oriental Med SPA. She has been helping people improve their inner health and outer beauty and lead healthier lives for over 15 years offering specialized anti-aging, weight loss, acupuncture facial renewal, and orthopoedic treatments, products and services with roots in Oriental Medicine and Chinese Nutrition. She can be reached www.OrientalMedSPA.com.

Zone Diet Weight Loss Program

The Zone Diet as a weight loss program has been discussed in detail by Dr. Barry Sears in his book The Zone: Revolutionary Life Plan to Put Your Body in Total Balance for Permanent Weight Loss.

If you get bored with foods, you're much more likely to abandon your program altogether. Each main meal should be accompanied by an exciting range of colorful vegetables.


What does 'Being in the Zone' involve and more importantly, is it a healthy weight loss regime? Barry Sears, as creator of The Zone Diet was of the opinion that if a person eats carbohydrate, protein and fat in the right ratio of 40:30:30 then he or she will improve his or her health, weight, and performance, because certain hormones will be balanced and therefore be in the preferred "zone."

The hormones focused here are insulin (necessary for glucose to enter our cells) and eicosanoids (hormone-like substances that regulate inflammation). The Zone Diet is a popular choice for some, as it is believed to be a scientific weight loss program.

The Zone Diet works on the theory that excess insulin, a hormone that helps control our blood sugar levels, makes us over weight. So Zone Diet can be defined as keeping the hormone insulin in a 'tight zone'. Zone diet regulates our blood sugar levels by regulating insulin levels thereby burning body fat more efficiently so that we lose weight.

To control blood sugar and consequently insulin levels, maintaining a perfect balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in every meal is essential. Zone Diet is all about a low carb - high protein diet.

The Zone diet encourages meals every five hours. It also eliminates foods people tend to overeat; such as sweets, chips, certain starches, and other junk food. It concentrates on including a number of healthful foods -- low glycemic fruits and grains (such as cherries, grapefruit, nuts, and lentils which help maintain blood sugar levels), vegetables, lean proteins, monounsaturated and omega-3 fats.

Sometimes it may feel difficult to mathematically calculate the food requirements in your diet. This is where the block system comes in. A 1:1:1 ratio of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats constitute what is known as a Zone Block.

Food like white potatoes, corn flakes, and dates are a no-no. The Zone diet works because it is actually a low calorie diet. For instance, the sample meal plans for an average person totaled approximately 1800-2000 calories per day. Most people (men) would lose weight at this level of caloric intake if the zone diet is followed. The Zone diet is best for hypothyroid patients.

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