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1) Metabolic rate is one thing which is very crucial. Metabolism is a process by which the body burns the calories and convert them into useful energy. High metabolic rate uses up the energy stored in the form of fat.
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2) Exercise Regularly. Building muscles also burns the extra calories and helps in keeping you fit.
3) Don't rush in. Lose weight slowly and continuously. Advisable limit is 1-2 lbs per week.
4) Drink plenty of water. It cleans up your body , makes your digestion good and increases your metabolism.
5) Have Low Fat Diets. Also Low Carb diets are something which experts don't recommend. Avoid oily stuff.
6) You can lose weight by increasing lean body mass. And the best way to increase lean body mass is through Muscle Building.
7) Weight Loss pills do not help in long run. Slow and gradual Weight Loss is the best way to lose Weight
8) Please, never starve yourself. Don't keep yourself Hungry. Starving do not reduce your weight. Instead depletes you of your necessary nutritions which leads to weakness and other illness.
9) A passionate, tongue tangling kiss is very beneficial. It not only boosts immunity but also burns two calories per minute. So you get to lose weight too.
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ONE STEP WEIGHT LOSS!
This is the only weight loss secret you will ever need to know!
Do you struggle with stubborn weight gain around your belly, hips, and thighs? If you do, you are not alone. Most adults complain about their weight, and only a very small percentage of the population would describe themselves as satisfied with their bodies. Are we all destined to spend our days embarrassed and ashamed of our physiques? I don't think so! The secret to easy weight loss is out there, and I am going to share it with you.
The One Step Secret to Weight Loss that I am going to share with you will give you better results than any of the diet pills on the market today! Sound impossible?
What if I told you that the best thing most diet pills do for you is to slightly suppress your appetite?
Seem like a rip off?
How do you like the idea of spending up to $150 a bottle for weight loss pills that only slightly suppress your appetite in a feeble attempt to help you lose weight? These pills are a waste of your time and money.
All right, lets get to The One Step Secret to Weight Loss! You are going to love this even more after I tell you that it doesn't involve you doing ANYTHING! What?
How can I lose weight, for free, and without putting out any effort?
Sorry, but this sounds far too good to be true! It does sound too good to be true, but sometimes the most simple and effective things in life are most easily overlooked.
The One Step Secret to Weight Loss: Do not eat three hours before you go to bed. That's it! No fancy pills, no excruciating workouts. Simply stop eating three hours before you retire for the night. This means that if you plan on going to bed at 11pm, the last item of food that you will eat that night will be no later than 8pm. To help you in this process try brushing your teeth at 8pm to remind yourself that you are done eating for the day. I know this sounds too easy to result in major weight loss, but after doing this for 30 days you will find yourself laughing at the diet pill commercials as you celebrate your newfound weight loss!
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All weight loss diets make you Fat
That's right, because on all weight loss diets, you always gain it back, and usually with a few extra pounds as a bonus, so why diet?
What's the point in losing 20 Lbs, and gaining back 25?
How many times have you heard a commercial for expensive diet pills, and wondered to yourself why losing weight should have to cost so much? Multi-million dollar companies push diet product in our faces 24 hours a day. You can't turn on the radio, watch T.V. or surf the Internet without being told that you are fat and need to buy a fat-loss product. This shameless exploitation of our flabby figures needs to stop! You don't need to spend your hard earned money on a diet pill or potion! We all have the ability to stop weight gain and drop pounds without the aide of potions or pills.
Are you fed up with being overweight, and sick and tired of going on diets?
Why go through all the struggles of dieting, the starvation, the cravings, and the ultimate struggle with willpower, only to gain it all back?
When you consider the damage this does to your health, it's simply not worth it, however...
There is an easy answer, but first...
You must understand the Biggest Problem Definitely, one of the biggest problems in weight control is the weight loss Industry!
They want you to "Fail"; otherwise they would have no more business, think about it. If everybody lost the weight for good, the weight loss Industry would die overnight, so they want you to gain it all back, then they lay a "Guilt Trip" on you for not sticking to your diet or maintenance diet.
Sound familiar? But...
Why should you feel guilty about not being able to stick to some totally unnatural starvation diet? That doesn't make any sense, but that's what happens.
However most people never look at it that way, because they are so emotionally tied up with their own weight problem that they never look at it from the other side, from the Business point of view. It's Critical that you understand this. So let me give you a simple example...
Suppose that you lived in a small Town which had no weight loss clinic but was big enough to support one, so you decided to go into the Business of Weight Loss. You do some Serious Research, and here's what you find...
You have Two Options:
1.You can put together a good weight loss diet plan which loses the weight pretty quickly, and since everybody loses the weight by dieting, they are Guaranteed to gain it all back, so... You'll have a very profitable Business for life, or... 2.You can teach everyone how to lose the weight permanently, and go out of Business within one to two years (because everyone's Slim now).
Which would you choose?
Good question isn't it? You see the problem!
The reality is that the weight loss industry, just in the USA & Canada alone, is worth over $44 Billion per Year, and the failure rate is over 98%.
I Rest My Case!
One of the main reasons for that, is that all weight loss clinics give you a diet to follow, no exceptions. It doesn't matter if the weight loss diet is a meal plan, meal replacements, fasting drinks, diet pills, or whatever, the reality is... The faster you lose the weight by following any kind of weight loss diet... The faster you will regain all the weight
Until you can accept that, you are only playing games with your own mind. The reason is quite simple, because... Every single weight loss diet, "slows down your metabolism", NO EXCEPTIONS! Every weight loss Clinic would have you believe that it's only a matter of finding the right weight loss diet for you (theirs of course).
Here's The Secret
If depriving yourself of food (weight loss diets), causes long term weight gain, then... Adding food to your diet will cause long term weight loss!!! THAT'S RIGHT!
It works every time, however...
It has to be the right food. In our free weight loss program, our students keep on eating what they like and we actually add (real) food to their diet, and we help them to easily change... Not so much what they eat, but how they eat, and...
It works "every time"
Actually, we only have one Major Rule:
NO DIETING WHATSOEVER!
Instead of putting the "Focus" on destroying the metabolism with weight loss diets, we focus on...
Rebuilding the metabolism and the fat begins to melt away. That's the only answer you know. It's quite easy once you know the Secrets. I realize that's hard to believe, but how many people do you know who went on a weight loss diet, and "Kept it off", again...
I rest my case!
The most important thing here is for you to inform yourself, and please realize that over 98% of everything that you think you know about weight loss, was taught to you either directly or indirectly by "The weight loss diet Industry"...
And now we both know what their Motivation is: "To Keep You Fat", so that you keep coming back year after year, and giving them your hard earned money.
Make up your Mind to not get Scammed anymore.
I hope that I've helped in some small way, to guide you on the right path to slimming down for Life.
Armand Dupuis is a Personal Trainer, Lecturer, Teacher, & Permanent Weight Loss Specialist, who has been a Serious Researcher into Human Consciousness for 5 Decades.
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Eating a Clean Diet for Permanent Weight Loss
If you want to lose some weight then following a healthy eating plan is a good start, but allowing someone else to dictate exactly what, when and how much you can eat is crazy making. Guidance is good but ultimately you must learn to make better choices in your eating which leads to your gaining the ability to maintain your new shape after the weight has been lost. The Clean Diet is the answer.
What is the Clean Diet?
The Clean Diet means different things to different people. My version is less strict than some because frankly I'm not a competitive body builder and I don't have a modeling contract. Unless you must maintain a specific body weight (as actors sometimes do for instance), you probably are of the same mind as I; that being, I want to lead a basically normal life. Eating out sometimes, enjoying parties sometimes, and generally not feeling like I have to "watch what I eat" or suffer the consequences. The way I eat is sometimes called the non-dieting approach because I don't diet, but I do pay attention. That's what the Clean Diet means: paying attention to what you're eating.
What Can I Eat on The Clean Diet?
Vegetables: Enjoy unlimited raw, steam, baked. Go for it. I don't know anyone who got fat because they ate too many vegetables and that includes carrots, beans, corn and potatoes. Unless you are allergic, there is no reason to shun fresh vegetables. Yes they contain carbohydrates. Get over it. Wean yourself from sauces, and learn to like them without added butter or salt. Vegetables like carrots and beets for instance are very high in natural sugars (that's the point -- nature intended to give you sweet things whereby you'd WANT to eat them and would consequently get adequate Vitamin C among other things).
Fruit: Try to eat at least one or two pieces a day. More is fine. There is no reason to restrict yourself to one-quarter of a cantaloupe or 1 small apple. Who comes up with these rules anyway?
An apple contains less than 100 calories. That's not exactly going to break the diet bank, is it?
Eat all the fresh fruit you like, especially late at night if you're working on learning to give up your chips or cookies habit. Apples are great for snacking, as are grapes, bananas, kiwi or anything else you like. Try to eat mostly fresh fruit, and saved canned fruits for once in awhile.
Dried fruits such as raisins are a super concentrated food source and should be treated with respect. A few thrown on your morning cereal or in your trail mix is fine, but remember super concentrated food is also high calorie food. You don't need a lot to get the nutrients. Learn the difference between densely packed nutrients and loosely packed nutrients. Fresh fruit is loosely packed, high in water content, and dried fruit is dense with little or no water. Corn-on-the-cob is loose, corn syrup is dense (and processed too).
An ounce of raisins contains 85 calories and 201 mg of Potassium, while an ounce of fresh grapes is a mere 20 calories. You'd need four times the fresh grapes to equal the dried.
Clean foods are as close to their natural state as possible without being fanatical about it. There is a world of difference between a baked potato and a bowlful of potato chips. One is a good source of nutrients and one is a highly refined, richly saturated fat, greasy, salty, modified source of nothing but smears on your napkin. One is satisfying and one leaves you wanting more. Betcha can't eat just one was more than a catch phrase for Lay's Potato Chips. It's a truism.
Grains & Beans: Whole grains like whole wheat, rice, millet, barley, and others. Drop the habit to eat chips and crackers out of a box. Once in awhile is okay, but if you eat them regularly, then you need to make a modification. Cakes, crackers and the like are simply not good for everyday fare, if you want to reach a healthy bodyweight. Once in awhile, or special occasions is fine, just not every day. Not even every other day. Once a week is plenty, and if you can't commit to weaning yourself off those foods, then you need to adjust to living with a higher body weight. It's not a character flaw, but it is a fact you must face. What you eat, dictates how healthy you will be, both mind and body.
Whole grain means whole grain. Bread that lists whole wheat is not 100% whole grain. Watch out. Seeing Whole Wheat on the package means nothing. You want to see either 100% Whole Wheat or 100% Whole Grain. Brown bread is not always whole grain, but it may be brown because some molasses was added to color it brown. Whole grain breads are heavier, more dense, chewier. I think they are better. You might not share that belief, especially if you're used to the light and fluffy white bread.
When I was a teenager I could easily eat 10 slices of white bread french toast and still not feel satisfied. How ridiculous is that?
I could, on the other hand, eat about three pieces of whole grain bread french toast and that was enough.
Many people think if it is brown it is healthier, but it is not true. If it is whole grain it is better than refined, but that isn't licence to eat lots of bread. A sandwich now and then is just fine, thank you. The best breads are heavy. Think of being a peasant sitting around a fire cooking a thick soup. What kind of bread would be best to sop it up?
Some lame white bread that would disintegrate if liquid touched it, or a thick, hearty brown bread that could serve as a staple if need be? I'll take the second.
My favorite thing to eat is brown rice with stuff. "Stuff" means any vegetable concoction, or sauce, or just something to sort of mix in there. Use a little oil, preferably olive or sesame for flavor. My favorite quick vegetable is steamed sliced carrots and onions. Both onions and carrots are naturally sweet and ultra delicious all by themselves. Once you learn to simply eat foods the way nature presents them, you'll find your appetite stays more in line with better health.
I didn't intend to create a food rule book. My intention is to point out that you need not live on a skimpy portion of grains like 1/2 cup of oatmeal with 1/4 cup skimmed milk and a half a slice of dry toast for breakfast. Eat hearty. I'm an example of how hearty eating will enhance your health, and bring your weight into line, not the opposite. I'll have one or two cups of oatmeal with raisins and a sprinkle of brown sugar (it won't kill you) or if you've grown used to it, no sweetener at all. Use milk if you like, or soy milk.
Lean Meats, Chicken, Fish: Support your local butcher and farmer. When you buy your meat from a local butcher you can be assured you are getting the best available. Okay, it costs more than the grocery store brand. If you want the best, buy the best. Avoid farm bred fish at all costs. Simply ask your meat counter to stock fresh fish.
Desserts, treats, snacks: It's okay to eat these things, but practice moderation. If you can't do that, and think you'll eat the whole bag, then don't get them when you're alone. Share some with someone else. Buy the smaller size package. Do whatever it takes, but don't tell yourself you can never eat any certain food again, because that just makes it all the more difficult to handle it when the time comes.
The Clean Diet is More a Way of Life than a Strict Set of Eating Rules
Most people will allow themselves one or more "cheat days" every week. The best plan is simply to choose eating clean as your primary eating style, and when you don't you don't but every meal stands alone. If you over ate at breakfast, you just eat your usual lunch. You don't try to "make up for it" by skimping on lunch. That's an equation that will never work. Just eat normally, and when you occasionally overeat, so be it. That way, rather than always thinking in terms of, "I'll start my diet again next Monday," you just get right back on your plan. While no foods are forbidden on a clean eating plan, common sense rules the day.
See if eating a Clean Diet might work for you. Start by adding more fresh fruit, and a few vegetables. Buy frozen vegetables and add them to your other foods, such as when you eat a frozen meal for instance. If you want chips with your sandwich, take a handful (and a half, if you want) and put it on your plate, rather than bringing the whole bag of chips to the table. Decide in advance how many cookies you'll have. Will four be enough, how about five? It's still better than half a bag. Take it one day at a time, one meal at a time, and you'll find things happening in no time.
Kathryn Martyn, Master NLP Practitioner, author of the free e-book: Changing Beliefs, Your First Step to Permanent Weight Loss, and owner of http://www.OneMoreBite-Weightloss.com
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5-Steps Permanent Weight Loss Program
The last time you went on vacation did you plan where you'd go, where you'd stay, how long the trip would last, what you might do when there?
Most of us follow a plan every day, even on days we do the same thing as always, we still have a basic structure to our day. Why then do we attempt to lose weight without making a similar plan?
How are we supposed to make progress if we simply hope for the best and then go face the world? It's no wonder we forget our resolve to eat better by 10 AM.
It's far easier to reach your destination with a map; therefore, here is your roadmap to permament weight loss. Follow these five steps, every day for one week. At the end of the week (say Sunday evening) take stock. How has the week gone?
Did you follow through?
Did you make a plan and then follow your plan?
Make adjustments where necessary. That's the whole point. When you discover a plan that really is workable, you'll be much more likely to work toward following through until that new plan becomes your new habit.
Each week decide if you'd like to follow the steps for another week. It takes some discipline to follow-through, but anything worthwhile takes effort. Even the lottery requires buying a ticket.
STEP 1: State What You Want to Achieve in the Next Month
"I want to lose 50 pounds."
Is that achievable in the next month?
If not, break it down into smaller mini-goals. "I want to lose 5 pounds this month."
What other ways can you describe what you want?
Try using other senses such as what you'll see, what you might hear (compliments, etc.) and what you will feel:
"I want to step on the scale and see (a certain number) of pounds (remember keep it reasonable for something you can achieve in one month).
"I want to feel my pants getting looser."
"I want to see myself in the mirror wearing last year's bathing suit and it fits."
"I want other people to notice my clothes are getting too big for me."
"I want to easily bend over and touch my toes."
"I want to get up from a seated position, easily and gracefully."
Those are positive goals. Focus on what you want. How you want to feel, what you want to experience. Imagine hearing these things, feeling these things. Does it "feel" right? Are there any issues that pop up regarding what you are imagining? If so, you'll be able to refine your goals as you progress.
STEP 2: Make A Plan
Get out your weekly calendar and start with eating less (portion control), eating more (healthier foods), or eating differently in some way. Obviously, you're going to need to make some changes but that doesn't mean you have to find the latest fad diet to follow. Absolutely the best thing is to look at how you eat now and see where you might make some changes.
Do you eat pizza every Friday night?
What if you ate it only three Fridays a month?
What if you stopped at one slice less than usual?
I've noticed that Friday nights I can easily eat four slices yet Saturday leftovers one slice seems to be plenty. What's different is that Saturdays don't have the "indulgence" atmosphere that I associate with Friday nights. Have you noticed anything similar in your eating habits?
Do you mindlessly snack out of the bag of chips until they're all gone?
Start to use some portion control. Take a small bowlful to your chair instead of the whole bag. Decide in advance how many bowls you'll eat, and stick to your plan. Be reasonable. If you know it's going to take three bowls full of chips, fine. It's still probably less than eating the whole bag, and later you can cut it back to two. One day you'll find a handful or two is plenty.
Gradually cutting back on quantity, gradually introducing other ideas such as an apple here and there, modifying what you prefer to eat is a far better approach than eliminating all your favorites. The former is a way to develop an eating style that works for you and that you can live with. The latter (fad diet approach) is fine for short-term weight loss but that weight inevidebly comes back simply because you'll eventually go back to the eating style you prefer.
STEP 3: Consider Exercise
Adding regular exercise helps more than anything else because the more active you become the more calories you burn, and if you build muscle, the more calories you'll burn at rest.
What, when, how often?
Do you need equipment, books, tapes or can you just get started and gather the other ingredients as you go?
Write it all out. Your plan should include which days of the week and at what time. Don't make the mistake of trying to decide you'll exercise every day. You're not likely to stick to a plan that doesn't have build-in off days. Make it easy at first. You can always add more later.
Hate to exercise?
Think outside the box. Exercise does not have to mean getting sweaty to the oldies. It can be gardening, bike riding, it can be enjoying nature. Anything where you're up and doing something other than sitting watching TV, unless of course you're using DDR (Dance, Dance, Revolution) or the new Yourself!Fitness program for X-box, PC and PlayStation. Dance, play, go fishing. Whatever floats your boat but get out and get busy.
STEP 4: Decide Whether Your Plan Is Workable For You
Take a look at your plan and decide whether it's possible. If not, make changes until it is.
Start by listing each individually what you want to achieve, and then answering the question of how you will achieve it?
1. I want to eat less quantity. I'd achieve it by having half or three-quarters of the amount I usually have. See if that is sufficient. Keep a food diary for one week, religiously writing down everything that goes in my mouth.
2. I want to eat more, healthier foods. I'll achieve this by adding more fruits and vegetables for snacks, so when I'm hungry, or think I'm hungry, I'll have an apple or some carrots. This has the added benefit of more nutrition.
3. I want to eat in a different manner. I'd achieve this by pay more attention while eating. Turn off distractions. Think of each bite as a separate event. Write down what I'm tasting and see what I notice now that I never noticed before? Different smells, sights, textures, and subtle tastes. I'll make an effort to really chew each bite at least 10 times.
4. I want to add some exercise. I'll achieve this by doing some research at the library or on the Internet about what I might enjoy, then perhaps get a free pass to my closest gym, talk to friends, borrow exercise tapes. Consider hiking. Find exercises I can do in front of the TV at first, or on the floor in my bedroom when I first get up. Whatever works. I'm willing to experiment until you find what works best. I don't care if other people see me getting started. I'll start slowly, then add more after the first few weeks, when I'm ready.
Finally, close your eyes and imagine carrying out your plan. If you chose getting up an hour earlier, see yourself doing it. Does it fit? Are you a night person? If so, an early morning workout probably won't pan out -- stick to midday or evening workouts. Find what fits for you. Can you really see yourself doing what you've chosen, regularly? If not, adjust, find something you will do regularly. It's consistency that gets the results.
STEP 5: Set Up Plan A And Determine What You Need To Get Started
1) I need a small notebook I can carry with me for keeping track of what and when I eat (only needed short-term to get an idea of what I'm eating now and where I might make small changes).
2) Need monthly calendar to track my exercise minutes, even if it's only 10 minutes this month and 20 next, that's progress. You are after progress, not perfection. There is no such thing as perfection.
3) Visit library or order book online for using bodyweight for exercises. Pushups, crunches, etc., can be done without any extra equipment.
4) Buy healthy foods to have on hand such as fruits, cut up vegetables. Visit different grocery stores and markets to see what's there I hadn't noticed. Make dinner at least twice a week and freeze leftovers into ready-to-eat frozen meals.
5) Purchase or order supplements, protein powders, videos, etc., if I want them.
Putting It All Together
Start working your plan. Don't wait for the next full-moon or some other arbitrary starting date. Just get started. The sooner you start, the sooner you begin to see results.
If you use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), do it at least three times a day. It only takes a couple of minutes and you can do it while you do other things, so get it done. Check in with your list of behaviors you'd like to change, and then work on one issue each week or until it becomes a non-issue, then move to the next. You might start with frustration that things aren't happening fast enough, since this is a common early annoyance and one that drives many people right back to the couch:
Example EFT statements:
"Even though I'm frustrated by all these instructions, I deeply and completely accept myself."
"Even though I don't want it to take so much effort, I deeply and completely accept myself"
"Even though I hate all this and just want to wake up skinny, I deeply and completely accept myself."
No matter what, if you are putting attention on this process, then you are making progress. It doesn't matter if you keep to your plan exactly. What does matter is that you make a plan at all. If you make a small effort every day you'll find that some days will be better than others, and that's okay. It's easy to forget, and fall back into our usual patterns which is why keeping a notebook handy helps keep you on track. So does scheduling your workout time just like you would any appointment, and then keeping it.
The goal isn't to be perfect -- it's to take action.
You can use a grading system, such as one point for achieving each item on your list, and tallying the points at the end of the week. You could also color in the squares on the calendar, so when you achieve what you planned, you color it in, but if you didn't achieve what you planned, you don't color it in, or different shades of color. That way you can see at a glance how often the calendar is colored, how many squares are missing, etc. You can also see as months go by how you are improving.
If you exercise five days this month, then 10 next, and 20 after that, you're improving. You're getting fit, and the weight will be coming off. Having a visual display of your progress can help keep you on track. Remember, expect to be human (less than perfect) and you won't be disappointed.
If you believe you must have a strict plan, that's okay, as long as you're aware that a slip from time-to-time is not the end of it. Slips are nothing more than a learning experience, then you go ahead to see if you can prove me wrong. That would be great if you never slipped. Just no matter what, no matter if it's been a week since you did anything on your list, it does not matter; just pick up where you left off and start again. Slowly you'll falter less and succeed more. The goal is to build strength and fitness into your daily life. Better to go about it slowly and achieve small successes than to jump in with all your heart and never come back for day two.
Small Changes Equal Big Results
There are 365 days in a year. If you achieved your goals on 200 of them this year wouldn't that be an improvement over last year? As you improve, your weight will fall. That's how it works. That's why people who achieve their best weight and maintain it have learned how to stay "on plan" more often than "off plan." Eventually you don't really think of it as a plan at all but just how you are. It becomes your new way of life.
Use these five steps to get started on a plan, right now. Start by getting a small notebook, then starting writing down th days of the week, thinking about your schedule and how you'll make some changes to your routine. After all, it's your present routine that isn't working, so you must make some changes. Make them fit, and then you'll fit into those small jeans in no time.
Kathryn Martyn, Master NLP Practitioner, author of the free e-book: Changing Beliefs, Your First Step to Permanent Weight Loss, and owner of http://www.OneMoreBite-Weightloss.com
Get The Daily Bites: Inspirational Mini Lessons Using EFT and NLP for Ending the Struggle with Weight Loss. http://www.onemorebite-weightloss.com/getnews.html
It's a well known fact that the weight loss industry is a profitable one. There are thousands of books, gyms and health spas, nutrition and exercise services available to the overweight consumer and the net is riddled with them.
If the consumer is not receiving advise from a dietition or doctor, it is up to them to verify for themselves what is fact and what is fiction. For many years, the low carb establishment has maintained that you can lose weight by changing the amount and in some cases the types of carbs, protein and fats consumed.
And for many years the mainstream medical establishment has scoffed at the Atkins weight loss theory of losing weight through ketosis not through maintaining a negative calorie balance and labelled it irresponsible and unhealthy.
There are cries of cardiovascular and cholesterol risks not just because of the red meat, but because of the lower carbohydrate and therefore lower fiber intake recommended. Many authorities will not recommend it as a viable weight loss solution, and indeed is censored by relevant government authorities in many countries. Despite the bad press, there have been thousands of reported cases of individuals losing weight by eating more protein and fewer carbohydrates.
During the last couple of years, findings of research have been filtering through that there may be some merit to the low carb diets, that have been promoted in weight loss books and websites. Atkins press releases seize the opportunity to validate what they've been saying for years.
Out of sight, out of temptation:
Clear unhealthy foods from your refrigerator and shelves to keep temptation at bay. This also means clearing out the handbag, brief case and glove compartment in your car.
Some would say (particularly dietitions and nutritionists) that the people who joined the low-carb band wagon were naive, unkowledgeable and ready to try anything. There are those who have taken aspects of the low carb diets out of context and have done silly things like eating nothing but pork rinds and Atkins bars and wandered why they weren't losing weight. This is the danger of popular diet books where no individual professional support can be given.
However, to be fair, many low carb-ers today are forward thinking, health conscious (not just weight conscious) and intelligent and logical thinkers and do receive some support as I believe there is an Atkins telephone helpline available to U.S. residents, which if you're interested is 1-800-2-ATKINS. As to whether this is purely a promotional tool or truely a helpline, I am not sure.
For many low carb-ers eating a low carb diet is similar to eating the way we did years ago before we had access to soda and bagels in mass proportions. Now, I am not an advocate of low carb diets, in fact I don't recommend "cookie cutter" diets, but I do see that for many, it is providing welcome relief to stubborn weight and health problems that previously have been difficult to treat, and that independent research is starting to support the results that have been seen in thousands of low carb success testimonials.
As a side note, I feel I must add, if you're new to the diet scene and assessing whether or not low carb eating is for you, I do have one word of warning, please be aware that research findings can be manipulated and that findings of research that have been funded by commercial interests such as those within the low carb community may not be as impartial as it appears. I am not saying that their research isn't impartial or accurate, but to be really sure, a truly independent study should not have links to interested commercial parties.
Due A, Toubro S, Skov AR, Astrup A. Effect of normal-fat diets, either medium or high in protein, on body weight in overweight subjects: a randomised 1-year trial. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004 Oct;28(10):1283-90. Atkins Press Release July 2004: Controlled-carbohydrate research from around the world. USA Today: E.J. Mundell, HealthDay 10/29/2004 Low-carb diets may hurt heart health
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Use these tips to turbo charge your weight loss program.
Take it one pound at a time:
Don't get overwhelmed by how much weight you need to lose. Just take baby steps in the right direction and you'll be amazed at your progress when you look back. You didn't gain your weight overnight, so it will take time to lose it all.
Weekly weigh in:
Only measure your results and weigh yourself once a week to give your body time to make adjustments.
Share your journey:
Find a friend to lose weight with and become each other's coach. Check in several times a week to help each other stay on track.
The scale is not the final word:
Don't get discouraged when your progress seems to be slow according to your bathroom scale. Instead, measure your results with a tape measure-it will give you much more reliable and encouraging feedback.
Shop when you're full:
Only shop for food when you are not hungry to avoid buying foods you may regret later.
Set reachable goals:
If you know you need to get more exercise, begin with a manageable goal of, say, walking 10 minutes a day that you know you can achieve. Then build your self-esteem by achieving the small goals you set yourself.
Celebrate your success:
Each time you lose 5 pounds, acknowledge your achievement by giving yourself a little gift.
Add extra steps:
When you go about your daily routine add extra steps. Use the stairs instead of the elevator, part at the far end of the supermarket car park, and get rid of the TV remote control. Make little changes to add extra steps and these will quickly add up to support your goals.
Seek help if you need it:
If you need help to keep on track, then get it. If you have tried unsuccessfully over and over to lose weight, then you may need someone to help you. A weight loss coach can significantly increase the rate at which you lose weight and teach you how to stabilize at your goal weight.
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