MY HEALTH TIPS

One of my favorite health tips drives my friends nuts when I start preaching about juicing!

 

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!

 

Coconut Oil

 

CURE HELP

Cure Help has articles to help you discover information and tips about

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Herbs
  • Vitamins
  • Medicine

More Current Health News and Articles

Cure Help Health Articles 376&start=20&results=2"); ?>

Aroma Therapy

More about Weight Loss

Gifts

 

Smarty Health Links

 

Healthy Advice

 

Best Anti Aging Product

Nails
Eggplant Cures Cancer?

 

Weight Loss at Cure Help Health Tips



 

While much of the information at Cure Help Health Tips can be beneficial and empowering, we'd just like to remind you that the suggestions found on this web site are intended for informational purposes only and are not medical advice.

 

Weight Loss Articles, Tips and Information

Arizona doctor tells the all the truth about weight loss - Loses Sixty Pounds.

Please feel free to publish this article in your Newsletter or on your Website (with Resource Box included). Arizona Doctor Discovers Triathlons as the Ultimate Weight Loss Program - Loses Sixty Pounds.

I am a doctor, a sports chiropractor to be exact and my office is located inside a health club.

It gets worse. Unfortunately, like many other doctors and other health professional out there, I was not practicing what I was preaching. Living in sunny Arizona, land of the endless summer, sooner or later you have to go to the lake, the water park, or you are invited to a cookout and pool party. That is when all my excuses caught up to me. Despite knowing the health risks associated with being overweight, it was the feeling of low self-esteem and embarrassment that finally drove me to action.

So there I was, a doctor, ready to get the weight off. I hate to admit it; I tried some of those quick fix gimmick supplements. I tried a bunch of the fad diets. I bought a bunch of books from all the "weight loss experts". Sure I would lose a little weight, but I could never stick with the diet for any length of time. When I went off the diet I would gain the weight right back. Then tried working my butt off in the gym, running almost every day. That got real boring, and I found that running everyday is not the best thing to do when you weigh close to 270 pounds.

There I was again, still no direction, no focus, no drive, nothing to guide me. Frustrated about not getting any results and what to do, I thought I was just going to have to accept that I was overweight and deal with it. I gave it a real effort and it did not work.

During all of this, the chiropractor that I bought my office from mentioned that he was beginning a weight loss program at his office, which was based on his experience with triathlon training. That got my attention. I really wanted to give the program a try, but I lived too far from his office to come in on a regular basis. So I began researching the sport on the Internet.

The more I read about triathlons and triathlon training, the more sense it made to me as a way to help me lose weight. If you are going to do an event that involves swimming, cycling, and running you obviously are going to have to train that way. The idea about jumping into the pool for an exercise swim was not something I was looking forward to, and the last thing I wanted to do was to put on a swimsuit and workout. Then I remembered how painful my knees were from running around, and swimming would be easier on my joints.

I also began reading about using heart rate monitors and the affects of exercising at different heart rates. Many of the authors of the books on heart zone training were triathletes themselves, and they gave numerous examples on how using heart zone training you can track your progress and maximize your exercise program.

The more I searched the triathlon Internet sites, the more I became interested in the sport. The people who competed in triathlons looked really fit, it was inspiring. That is when I decided to take my commitment to losing weight to the next level. Weighing close to 270 pounds, I signed up for my first triathlon. Five months away, I was going to do a sprint race, which was a 500m swim, a 15-mile bike, then and a 3-mile run. This was a much shorter distance than many triathlon races, however at the time I could not do even one of the events let alone all of them back-to-back.

Using a combination of what I learned about heart zone training and from the triathlon Internet sites, I started my program. I my alternated exercise sessions between swimming, cycling, and running. I also did about an hour of weight training a week. This really added a variety to the exercise program, and it never got boring. One day I would just bike, then next maybe run 10 minutes, do a weight session, then bike for 25 minutes. Then the next day I would just swim. The next day I would swim then follow it up with a run. My knees were holding up very well with little, if any pain. At the same time I started eating better, no real diet, just common sense stuff, avoiding the sugars and white breads.

The use of the heart rate monitor became a very useful tool. It kept me from working too hard or too easy. The monitor I was using, the Polar 610, also came with software. I was able to download all of my exercise sessions into a computer. Then I was able to objectively document my exercise sessions. The software was able to track my calories burned during exercise, my average heart rate, hours spent exercising per week, and much more. After every exercise session actually looked forward to downloading my session to see how I did.

It also allowed me to exercise at different heart rates. One day I would run at 70% of my maximum heart rate for 10 minutes, then bike at 80% of my maximum heart rate for 10 minutes, then go back to running at 70% for another 10 minutes. The next day I would just bike for 40 min. But I would again exercise at different heart rates, 10 min at 70%, and 5 minutes at 80%, and 10 minutes at 75 %, and 5 minutes at 80%, and then 10 minutes at 70%. This was a fun way to exercise and I actually began to look forward to exercising, the whole process was less boring.

I kept up with this type of training for five months. On the day of my first triathlon, I was forty pounds lighter.
Some how, some way, I did it. I finished my first triathlon, and as crazy as it sounds I really enjoyed myself. I was feeling good about my accomplishment, but I still had some serious weight to lose. So I found another triathlon race six months later, signed up for it and continued training. The weight just kept coming off and coming off.

At the time of my second race, eleven months after learning about triathlons, I had lost sixty pounds.
It seemed like every week one of my patients, whom I had not seen for months, would come in for a treatment. The reactions were always the same, doc what the heck happened to you, you look like a totally different person! I felt like a different person too, I was running without knee pain, I was happier at work, my relationship with my family was better, I was no longer embarrassed to go to a pool party or the water park, in fact I looked forward to them.

My patients and the members of the health club where my office was located were constantly asking me about my weight loss. I remember one of the gym members walking up to my desk and looking at my before and after pictures. He pointed to my fat picture and said, "That is me" then he pointed to my fit picture and said, "That is the way I want to look". Wow, what a great feeling, I could not believe it. As I am sitting here writing this article, it has been a year since my first triathlon. Just a few weeks ago, I raced in my third race and I actually managed to finish second in my age group.

As a result of getting into triathlons, not only do I have a new body, I have a new life.
Dr. Jeffrey Banas is a Chiropractic Sports Physician practicing in Mesa, AZ. He continues to compete in triathlons and has kept his weight off for over a year now. If you would like to contact Dr. Banas, he can be reached at his office at 480-633-6837, or by visiting his web site at www.personal-weight-loss-help.com

 

Dr. Jeffrey Banas is a Sports Chiropractor practicing in Mesa, AZ. If you would like to contact Dr. Banas, he can be reached at his office at 480-633-6837, or by visiting his web site at www.sportstraining-weightloss.com

 

More Information:

Food-Based Diet Plans - In today's fast paced world, diet pills are the most viable option foe weight loss. The best part about these diet pills is they are extremely user friendly. Therefore, for most of us when diet fails we turn to diet pills for fulfilling our weight loss desire.

 

Health needs to be earned!

More Cure Help Healthy Living Articles

 

As always, before you attempt to self medicate or try a new health regimen or program we suggest you retain the services of a qualified health care professional.

 

Arizona Doctor Discovers Triathlons as the Ultimate Weight Loss Program - Loses Sixty Pounds.


I never intended to get fat! I am not exactly sure how it happened, but there I was a 6'2" thirty-four year old pushing close to 270 pounds. My cholesterol was high, my triclecrides were high, and my blood pressure was high. I was on a direct course for developing diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, increased risk of cancer, and a ton of other diseases related to obesity.

 

Skin Care Tips - If there is one human body part, which caused a lot of unrest and wars in the history, it is the skin. When one talks of skin care, colors fade out quickly; skin care is a colorless, boundary-less world. Everyone wishes to have a healthy skin, fresh & glowing all time.

 

Living in sunny Arizona, land of the endless summer, sooner or later you have to go to the lake, the water park, or you are invited to a cookout and pool party.


It gets worse. I am a doctor, a sports chiropractor to be exact and my office is located inside a health club. Unfortunately, like many other doctors and other health professional out there, I was not practicing what I was preaching. That is when all my excuses caught up to me. Despite knowing the health risks associated with being overweight, it was the feeling of low self-esteem and embarrassment that finally drove me to action.

So there I was, a doctor, ready to get the weight off. I hate to admit it; I tried some of those quick fix gimmick supplements. I tried a bunch of the fad diets. I bought a bunch of books from all the "weight loss experts". Sure I would lose a little weight, but I could never stick with the diet for any length of time. When I went off the diet I would gain the weight right back. Then tried working my butt off in the gym, running almost every day. That got real boring, and I found that running everyday is not the best thing to do when you weigh close to 270 pounds. There I was again, still no direction, no focus, no drive, nothing to guide me. Frustrated about not getting any results and what to do, I thought I was just going to have to accept that I was overweight and deal with it. I gave it a real effort and it did not work. During all of this, the chiropractor that I bought my office from mentioned that he was beginning a weight loss program at his office, which was based on his experience with triathlon training. That got my attention. I really wanted to give the program a try, but I lived too far from his office to come in on a regular basis. So I began researching the sport on the Internet.

The more I read about triathlons and triathlon training, the more sense it made to me as a way to help me lose weight. If you are going to do an event that involves swimming, cycling, and running you obviously are going to have to train that way. The idea about jumping into the pool for an exercise swim was not something I was looking forward to, and the last thing I wanted to do was to put on a swimsuit and workout. Then I remembered how painful my knees were from running around, and swimming would be easier on my joints.

I also began reading about using heart rate monitors and the affects of exercising at different heart rates. Many of the authors of the books on heart zone training were triathletes themselves, and they gave numerous examples on how using heart zone training you can track your progress and maximize your exercise program.

The more I searched the triathlon Internet sites, the more I became interested in the sport. The people who competed in triathlons looked really fit, it was inspiring. That is when I decided to take my commitment to losing weight to the next level. Weighing close to 270 pounds, I signed up for my first triathlon. Five months away, I was going to do a sprint race, which was a 500m swim, a 15-mile bike, then and a 3-mile run. This was a much shorter distance than many triathlon races, however at the time I could not do even one of the events let alone all of them back-to-back.

Using a combination of what I learned about heart zone training and from the triathlon Internet sites, I started my program. I my alternated exercise sessions between swimming, cycling, and running. I also did about an hour of weight training a week. This really added a variety to the exercise program, and it never got boring. One day I would just bike, then next maybe run 10 minutes, do a weight session, then bike for 25 minutes. Then the next day I would just swim. The next day I would swim then follow it up with a run. My knees were holding up very well with little, if any pain. At the same time I started eating better, no real diet, just common sense stuff, avoiding the sugars and white breads.

The use of the heart rate monitor became a very useful tool. It kept me from working too hard or too easy. The monitor I was using, the Polar 610, also came with software. I was able to download all of my exercise sessions into a computer. Then I was able to objectively document my exercise sessions. The software was able to track my calories burned during exercise, my average heart rate, hours spent exercising per week, and much more. After every exercise session actually looked forward to downloading my session to see how I did.

It also allowed me to exercise at different heart rates. One day I would run at 70% of my maximum heart rate for 10 minutes, then bike at 80% of my maximum heart rate for 10 minutes, then go back to running at 70% for another 10 minutes. The next day I would just bike for 40 min. But I would again exercise at different heart rates, 10 min at 70%, and 5 minutes at 80%, and 10 minutes at 75 %, and 5 minutes at 80%, and then 10 minutes at 70%. This was a fun way to exercise and I actually began to look forward to exercising, the whole process was less boring. I kept up with this type of training for five months. On the day of my first triathlon, I was forty pounds lighter. Some how, some way, I did it. I finished my first triathlon, and as crazy as it sounds I really enjoyed myself. I was feeling good about my accomplishment, but I still had some serious weight to lose. So I found another triathlon race six months later, signed up for it and continued training. The weight just kept coming off and coming off.

At the time of my second race, eleven months after learning about triathlons, I had lost sixty pounds. It seemed like every week one of my patients, whom I had not seen for months, would come in for a treatment. The reactions were always the same, doc what the heck happened to you, you look like a totally different person!

I felt like a different person too, I was running without knee pain, I was happier at work, my relationship with my family was better, I was no longer embarrassed to go to a pool party or the water park, in fact I looked forward to them. My patients and the members of the health club where my office was located were constantly asking me about my weight loss. I remember one of the gym members walking up to my desk and looking at my before and after pictures. He pointed to my fat picture and said, "That is me" then he pointed to my fit picture and said, "That is the way I want to look". Wow, what a great feeling, I could not believe it. As I am sitting here writing this article, it has been a year since my first triathlon. Just a few weeks ago, I raced in my third race and I actually managed to finish second in my age group. As a result of getting into triathlons, not only do I have a new body, I have a new life.

Dr. Jeffrey Banas is a Chiropractic Sports Physician practicing in Mesa, AZ. He continues to compete in triathlons and has kept his weight off for over a year now. If you would like to contact Dr. Banas, he can be reached at his office at 480-633-6837, or by visiting his web site at www.personal-weight-loss-help.com

 

Dr. Jeffrey Banas is a Chiropractic Sports Physician practicing in Mesa, AZ. If you would like to contact Dr. Banas, he can be reached at his office at 480-633-6837, or by visiting his web site at www.personal-weight-loss-help.com

 

Are Weight Loss Supplements Right For You?

The debate about whether supplements for weight loss are healthy or not will go on and on for years to come. There are good and bad points to using weight loss supplements. One of the bad points is that once you stop taking them you gain everything back that you lost to begin with. Most doctors will tell you that weight loss supplements are not necessary and that only a good controlled diet along with daily exercise is the only thing one needs to lose weight.

I know first hand what this is all about.

This is true. however with today's working society with 2 parents working and trying to raise children at the same time who has time for exercise?

Who has time to plan good nutritional meals?

My wife is probably around 60 pounds over weight. Now before we go any further I would just like to say that I love her just as much now as I did when we first met. Her weight does not bother me. She is a beautiful person both inside and out. But I know inside she is hurting. And for the last several years she has struggled with her weight almost daily. And the biggest problem as I mentioned above is time. Time to prepare good quality nutritious meals both for her self and the children. Time to do sufficient exercise in order to burn off calories.Our schedule is chaotic to say the least. She works from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM. I work from 3:30 PM till 12:00 AM . When I'm not with the kids she is with the kids. Only on weekends do the kids have both parents home at the same time.

Back to supplements.
First they will not work if you do not get the proper diet and at least exercise once per week. My wife has tried supplements and they did work for her. What supplements do is to help speed up your metabolism rate decreasing the need for daily exercise. They also supplement the nutrition needed that you may not be getting from your diet for proper weight loss. Weight loss supplements actually regulate your blood sugar level, this helps you overcome severe sugar and carbohydrate cravings that sabotage even the most strong-willed weight loss efforts.

So are weight loss nutrition supplements right for you?

When my wife lost 40 pounds using supplements she felt great. She was happy and gained allot of self esteem back. Not to mention that she had allot more energy. If you have a hectic schedule and cannot find enough time in the day to prepare proper nutritional meals and get regular daily exercise then I suggest you give supplements a try.

My opinion is that if they help you to lose weight and make you feel good about yourself again then go for it. What do you have to lose except a few pounds. There are hundreds of products on the internet you can try. A couple of my wife's favorites can be found at the following web page. http://weight-loss-nutrition-supplements.com , You can also get good information on dieting and weight loss at this site along with a very handy calorie calculator.

 

Tom Worsley is a successful internet entrepreneur and webmaster for several websites including the following 2 health and supplement related sites. http://weight-loss-nutrition-supplements.com & http://multivitamin-liquid-nutrition.com This article may be re-produced freely on your site and or in your newsletter as long as this resource box is included in its entirety.

 

Weight Loss, a lifestyle choice achievable by the power of self will.

 

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT. This is my personal view built on personal ideas. It works for me.
The plain truth is that we are not stupid, we all know how to lose weight. There is no miracle cure, no overnight sensation, no morning after pill, as the times we live in would love to have you believe. They want you to believe this so money can be made out of misery year on year with amazing new breakthrough diets. As I said, we are not stupid, but somewhat lazy and glad of the excuses bandied about what is actually a simple truth.

You would not expect a major operation to be folllowed by a training session the next morning, followed by discharge in the afternoon, and work the next day, these things take time to overcome, a gradual recuperation period. I think we all accept that is pretty much of a fact, yet we seem to think that weight loss from a grim start weight is achievable overnight with no attendant dangers if we rush our attempt using dangerous techniques. The plain truth is that to lose weight you have to take less calories in than you are burning off. End of story. Period. In order to do this we might like to exercise more as this speeds up our sluggish and near terminal metabolism towards a semblance of its old self.

Tell me if Im losing you at any stage here, but I am assuming you are all intelligent enough to be with me so far.
There is only one major obstacle to this being a life changing revelation. The obstacle is you, and that is a large obstacle.
Insidious advertising does not help much either.

The problem is your body, your triggers, your impulses and your mind set. There is also the question of duration. Many can adopt a new regime for days, weeks or even months at a time, but making this into a permanent change is also a huge problem, especially given that advertising wants you to do it EVERY year, not just once. There is little money in your just doing it once, for people whose job it is to sell you on diets.

The Atkins diet seemingly defied the odds, and propounded you could eat as much as you liked and eat yourself slim. It seemed calories in were meaningless, that they would disappear without exercise or effort. That calories in versus calories out was wrong. It appears now that the fact that high protein foods contain less calories than carbohydrates, pound for pound, coupled with the fact that in most cases high protein foods trigger the body into saying, now hold on here Im already full up with food, does in fact follow the age old principle of calories in must be less than calories out.

I would question whether it is necessary to be swimming in fat and not just grilled or poached or boiled, as I see the main benefit being in the eating of high protein in exchange for high carbohydrate, that is my own deduction from the data available to date. This high protein being a lower calorific value and a trigger to being full and damping down pangs of screaming appetite, must surely be the basis of a simple dieting plan. Let us investigate other known benificial tools for us to diet and choose for ourselves our own method from the resulting possibilities, as contrary to what advertisers would have you believe there is no set way for a whole nation of slimmers.

It also is seemingly true that leaving a thirty minute gap between courses actually means you often do not want the next course, as apparantly the body takes about fifteen to twenty minutes to tell you you are full after a main course. You want a dessert or a sweet as it is different, and most of us have a sweet tooth, but your body probably does not need it. You would not eat your main course twice, but a sweet is appealing. If you leave it twenty minutes, chances are you will not need it, as the better Restaurants will allow. Perhaps this is why we are sometimes rushed to order in lesser establishments. Obviously also there has to be a set amount of calories per day that is a pseudo upper limit for that day, depending on hieght, structure, age, and exercise regime, otherwise we would be eating the right things in inordinately large amounts.

There has to be a balance.
Below is a list of what I would say are the most salient points to note. 1. Exercise increases metabolism. 2. A faster metabolism burns more calories. 3. Substitution of high protein for carbohydrates works. 4. Our metabolism is fastest in the morning, slowest late at night. 5. Food eaten early will burn up quicker than food eaten later. 6. Leaving a thirty minute gap after a course may save a course. 7. Small portions over a day put on less weight than the same weight of the same food in say three sittings. 8. Weight watchers type unit watching works if followed. 9. Eating after seven pm accumulates fat due to slow metabolism. 10. A large obstaclee is our sweet tooth for chocolate, cakes, sweets biscuits, and desserts. 11. Few of us take in enough water per day, though it makes up eighty per cent of our being, and is important in releasing toxins.

These seem pretty obvious statements, but we can glean our own weight loss plan for the future just using these simple ingredients.
I have evolved my own method, which I will endeavour to explain to you, not as a follow this this is the way, but as a this is how I used the above information to help me in my own way, as no doubt you are clever enough to adapt it to your own way. This is where many weight loss programs fall down. They make it seem insurmountably hard to achieve without their patronisingly know all ideas and cures and proclamations.

I was in computing when it first started, and programming was nowhere near as difficult as people would have had you believe, but you hardly tell your customers that when you are charging the earth for your services. You make it seem difficult, almost a guru type thing, so clients will not worry too much over the cost.

It seems this way to me with slimming. Certain companies would have it deemed almost an insurmountable obstacle without help and guidance, which of course you pay for willingly, believing it to be of benefit, and like all things having a healthy self doubt in your own ability, unless you are the Prime Minister. My own method is as follows. You may well view this as a dont try this at home.

a. Find out your calorie or unit allowance per day for your hieght age and frame, Your GP will assist in this, or Weight watchers type meetings can be joined locally or over the internet. This is important to allow yourself treats now and then, which are necessary in any regime. This is a bit like knowing how much you have to spend for a week and not going over weekwise, probably a bad example in the era of credit cards and loans.

b. Do a simple exercise which takes little time morning noon and night. For me twenty sit ups is fine, and helps to hold in my stomach, but you could walk up and down stairs, or do simple step ups.

c. Eat a decent breakfast, preferably high protein, minimal fat and minimal carbohydrate, grilled poached or boiled as opposed to fried. I go for eggs, bacon and sausage with high meat content.

d. Do not eat anything else for thirty minutes, if desperate drink water.

e. Remember, the longer the day goes on the less your metabolism burns food. Basically eating late is bad news eating early is good, besides which you need breakfast to get through the day, as in break fast. f. I find lunchtime I only want something light, but try eating high protein where I can. Often I eat pilchards, sardines or salmon, not only for high protein but for oils good for the joints, which are creaking more.

g. I tend to carry a small bottle of water with me at all times in the car, or out walking, as it fills a gap other things might fill.

h. Evening meals are a dangerous time for me, as I tend to convince myself I did more exercise than I actually did, and deserve a treat. Now I try also to keep to high protein, as in lean meat, vegetables and fruit. I have tended to cut down on potatoes and bread in favour of high protein, which seems odd at first But soon becomes more enjoyable and more varied. I think we tend to eat what we have always been used to eating, almost out of habit. i. Your sweet tooth should be allowed within the confines of your calorific and units plan, as it is no use supressing what you like in a lifelong lifestyle plan, it will always surface in the end, probably explode. Better to appease your demons than shut a lid on them. If you cannot do this in moderation then you will just stay fat, and there is no point in trying to change. There is after all an element of will power involved here. You only cheat yourself.

 

I found that cutting out cakes, sweets, sugar, biscuits for a while at the very start helped me to feel in control from the word go, and more easily assess what I could eat without their distraction. I eat them sparingly now and then now, but to start with it was useful. I only ever now eat up until I feel full, I eat what I need, not what I would like. Generally speaking we know what we should be eating and what we should be doing, but doing it is quite another matter, not helped by the food chain stores and diet gurus making it seem tantamount to impossible, or at the very least difficult. This is simply just not so, if you use common sense it is achievable. following these simple guidelines will at least give you some foundations on which to base your own regime to suit your own unique situation. There are at least some concrete facts here on how to go about it in a sensible way for yourself.

Obviously age comes into the equation, as Im in my fifties now it is harder to Lose weight as my metabolism is a little slower, but too often this is used as an excuse as correspondingly it is often true that as we get older we need less calories to achieve what we do on a day to day basis, and in any event you can always tailor your suit to suit your cloth calorie wise, at any age.

The best help is your own will power and determination, and the long term goals of more energy, better appearance, less strain on the joints and back and heart, more self confidence and greater fitness, and the great boost to pride of feeling more vibrant and more attractive. It is an upward spiral, instead of an out of control downward spiral which saps your self confidence and esteem. It is not a wish to look like waif thin role models bearing no semblance to reality, but more a sensible healthy lifestyle gateway to energy and fitness and happiness. These go hand in hand, as the fitter and less fat you get, the higher the serotonin levels and the greater the feeling of happiness.

You have it in your own power to do this for yourself, it is not unachievable, or supreme effort, or an endless struggle, as adverts would have you believe. It is an eminently achievable long term goal to be achieved once by a conscious change of lifestyle, a gradual recuperation after the operation, a new life in a new way with a new happiness achieved by your own common sense and willpower ONCE. All the guilt and hardship and super methods to help you slim are to produce one result, the spending of money on others to do something for you, preferably EVERY YEAR with a new method and a new fad and more money down the drain. You can do this yourself. You do not need anyone telling you how to diet, it is all there for every one of us to read, it is just taking control of your own destiny which seems difficult, and is made to seem doubly difficult by those with vested interests in selling you slimming plans.

I make no money whatsoever in publishing this article free in ezines or letting you read it on the internet here. It is to help people take Control of their own destiny and future, and hopefully we will all benefit in the long run and have more time and energy to enjoy life.

Best of luck in your quest.
Malcolm Pugh March 2004.

http://www.stiffsteiffs.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk the new site everyone is talking about. http://www.stiffsteiffs.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/mcqueen.htm the new escaping bear. http://www.stiffsteiffs.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/elliot.htm the new compensation culture

 

originally a Civil Engineer. moved to systems programming. now very idle.

 

How To Get Past a Weight Loss Plateau

 

Everyone who has ever been on a diet has hit a plateau at some point. It is that point where no matter what you do, you cannot seem to lose any weight. I myself have hit many of these and I am going to give you a few ways to blast through your weight loss plateau. Depending on what type of weight loss plan you are on and how much weight loss you have attained already, these factors can play a significant role in halting your weight loss. You just need to see this as a maintenance point and keep charging ahead, while waiting to achieve your goals. The first thing to consider is that you may be getting close to your ideal weight. I myself quit losing weight once I got down to 175 pounds. It seemed I could indulge a little bit and still stay at this weight. Now, it seems harder to put weight on then keep it off. But, I still need to stay on top of this because I know how quickly I can slip back into my old eating habits.

So if you aren't already at your ideal weight I am going to give you a few suggestions that may be able to help you break through this barrier. The main thing is to stick to your plan. This happens to everybody and you will get through this plateau.

Mix up your program:
By this I mean you may want to switch things around a bit. You may even want to modify your program. If you have been eating all protein, then you could try switching to salads or all vegetables for a couple days. You could even try switching to all carbohydrates for a few days. If you have been eating all carbs, then maybe switch to all protein for a while. You get the point, try to shake things up a bit and see if this helps or hurts.

Eat Healthier:
If you have been losing weight but not eating very healthfully, then maybe you should try to nourish you body. If you haven't been eating many calories or eating little or no vegetables, maybe try to get your body some extra nutrients. Try eating healthy foods and fats for a while. Your body may be missing something and this might be just the thing to get your through your plateau.

Start Exercising:
If you haven't already started an exercise regimen, then you should start. This can boost your weight loss immediately. Exercise and its benefits can range from losing weight to giving you a healthier heart. There are too many reasons not to exercise. If you have reached a plateau in your weight loss, then now is the best time to start exercising. Just get outside and walk for 20 minutes a day. If you can run then run. If you can only walk, then walk. I guarantee you that this will help you break through your plateau.

Go out and eat:
This also could be a good time to just go out and eat whatever you want. This can help you forget about dieting and weight loss for a while and just enjoy yourself. One care free day of eating is not going to sabotage your whole plan. Just eat whatever you want and forget about calories, carbs and fat for a day. This may be just what your mind and body need to get back on track and help you achieve success.

Ok, these are a few of the things I used in the past to get through a weight loss plateau. I am sure they will help you as they have helped me. My main philosophy is to try and maintain your happiness while losing weight. If it is causing you stress by worrying so much about everything, then slow down. You don't have to lose every pound this week or this month for that matter.

Think of it this way. The longer you take to lose the weight, the less chance you have of putting it back on. I have lost large amounts of weight very quickly in the past. I always seemed to gain the weight back just as quick when I did things this way. Just remember to eat, drink and be merry. If you do things right you can be happy, healthy and at the perfect weight. Without sacrificing the things you love.

 

This article was written by Jason Barger. Jason has been helping people lose weight with his breakthrough book, Primal Weight Loss. To learn more about his philosophy and programs you can visit http://www.primalhealth.com .

 

Weight-Loss-Review.com shares 7 Buyer Beware tips about "low-carb" foods.

With new year weight-loss resolutions in full swing, consumers are discovering new "low-carb" food choices on the grocery store counters. Micahel Huddleston, president/publisher of Weight-Loss-Review.com, a popular weight-loss site, is pleased to present these seven useful tips for "low-carb" foods. Low-cab foods are spendy, trendy, and tricky. In fact, "low-carb" is not what it seems. Benefits these foods might offer for weight loss or nutrition are debatable, at best. Hundreds of newly available "low-carb" foods may actually make weight loss more difficult. Dieters are falling into the trap of thinking that eating "low-carb" foods will automatically cause pounds to drop off.

1. You may conclude, logically enough, that a food lower in carbs is also lower in calories. If you replace carbohydrates with protein (that's the main change), you still have just as many calories, if not more.

2. You may also conclude that "low-carb" claims must be true and meaningful. In reality, labels are, essentially, misleading. The FDA has no definition of "low-carbohydrate" and has never approved any "low-carb" labels. Any food can be so labeled. Food companies - not nutrition experts or government sources - have generated terms like "net carb" or "effective carb" to promote new products.

3. These products often have nearly as many carbs as conventional products, however, the labels disguise this fact with several tricks. Most often carbs, are actually seperated into two listings resulting in a lower "carbohydrate" number, labeled as "effective carbs" or "net impact carbs." Fiber, for instance, doesn't affect blood sugar the way other carbs do, so "low-carb" manufacturers do not count it. If a food has 10 grams of carbs, but 6 grams are fiber, the manufacturer simply subtracts the 6 and claims only 4 "net impact" carbs.

4. How do companies reduce the carbs in various foods? They replace refined wheat flour with soy flour (higher in protein), soy, or wheat protein, or corn starch,add extra fiber, such as wheat bran or oat bran, and add high-fat ingredients. Finally, they replace sugar with sugar alcohols (maltitol, lactitol, or sorbitol) or artificial sweeteners. These changes are not neccessarily unhealthy. But these products end up having nearly the same caloric impact as their regular counterparts. Protein has as many calories as carbs do, and fat has more than twice as many calories as carbs do.

5. Sugar alcohol, which is a key ingredient in "low-carb" baked goods, can act like a laxative. If you eat a lot of "low-carb" foods, stay close to the bathroom and be prepared for some stomach aches

6. Sugar alcohols do have carbs - approx. 1/2 to 3/4 the calories of regular sugar. The body will use these as fuel, or store them as fat, just as it does with standard carbohydrates.

7. Don't be fooled by "low-carb" foods. There's no evidence they will help you lose weight. They are not significantly more nutritious or less caloric than many conventional foods. They eat up food dollars better spent on good healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Many "low-carb' foods are twice as expenesive than conventional foods. This is true of most "trendy" foods, and just increases the odds of another short-lived expensive, weight-loss adventure.

Weight-Loss-review.com is a weight loss members only subscription web site. It is a privately-held company, based in Eugene, Oregon, and can be reached at 877-858-3775. For more information, visit http://www.weight-loss-review.com

How To Maintain Your Weight Loss Motivation

One of the hardest aspects of getting yourself into shape, is maintaining the motivation you need to achieve your weight loss goals. Just about anyone will lose some of their enthusiasm, a month or so into a weight loss program. I have learned a few things that keep me motivated and dedicated to achieving my goals. They have helped me tremendously and I think they will help you as well.

I never intended to get fat! I am not exactly sure how it happened, but there I was a 6'2" thirty-four year old pushing close to 270 pounds. My cholesterol was high, my triclecrides were high, and my blood pressure was high. I was on a direct course for developing diabetes, increased risk of heart disease, increased risk of cancer, and a ton of other diseases related to obesity.


Here a just a few of the many things I do to motivate myself.
Weigh yourself once a week: I weigh myself at least a few times a week. In the beginning of your program once is plenty because you don't want to discourage yourself. The reason I weigh myself once a week is because it can be easy to look in the mirror and justify, in your head, that you aren't gaining any weight. If you look at a scale every week, you know for sure whether you need to make changes or not.

Keep a picture of the heavier version of yourself in plain sight: I have a picture of me at my son's baptism next to my bed. I was 20-25 pounds heavier in that picture than I currently am. This gives me a chance everyday to see what I don't want to slip back into. It reminds me why I lost weight and keeps me from sliding back into old habits. Also, it will just remind you of how far you have come and how much better you look now.

Visualize everyday: You should visualize everyday, how you want yourself to look. If you have achieved your goals then just imagine yourself doing some new things, in your new body. This really does help. I try to visualize myself everyday doing something that I plan on doing in the future. This can help with goals in any aspect of your life. I used to do this while running, when I first started my program. I would picture myself mentally, running and looking the way I wanted to look.

Set your sights farther and higher:
If you have already reached your ideal weight, then you should set some new goals or standards. If you don't, you will probably fall back into old habits. It is harder to maintain something, then to achieve something new. So if you have reached your ideal weight, then why not set a goal to add some muscle. Or maybe, set a goal to get absolutely ripped. In perfect shape, like you never imagined you could. Look high and far, set your goal and then reach it. Nothing will keep you more motivated then setting and achieving new goals.

Those are just a few of the ways that I use to keep myself motivated. There are thousands more. To find other motivating ideas just do some searching on the internet. You can find thousands of articles and websites dedicated to weight loss and health.

Being healthy and losing weight can change every area of your life. It is amazing, the possibilities we begin to see, after reaching an achievement such as weight loss. Don't lose the momentum. Keep it turned up and start using it to help you with other areas of your life. But most of all, never give up. There will always be obstacles in any thing you do in life. Just don't use them as excuses to hold you back from achieving the ultimate freedom you deserve.

 

This article was written by Jason Barger. Jason has been helping people lose weight with his breakthrough book, Primal Weight Loss. To learn more about his philosophy and programs you can visit http://www.primalhealth.com .

 

There are more Weight Loss Articles from Cure Help Health Tips!

 

Complete Weight Loss - We are what we eat. I can’t remember where I heard or saw that, but it can be a true and fair statement in many cases. When I got to my heaviest weight ever, I was eating lots of junk food and slouching in front of the TV most nights.

Ephedrine Weight Loss - 1. Dandelion: (Taraxacum officiale) Identity: Roots, Leaves - Can commonly be viewed as a weed in the yard that needs to be eliminated. However, it has been used over the centuries in salads and in Herbal Remedies for its help-healing properties.

Products Weight Loss - A healthy pregnancy almost always involves weight gain. But now that baby's here, you're probably wishing those extra pounds would hurry up and disappear!

Source Fitness Rx - "I'm fat, but I'm thin inside. Has it ever struck you that there's a thin man inside every fat man?" - George Orwell Obesity is life threatening according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recently ranked obesity as the number one health threat facing America.

Weight Loss Failure - Drgily.com is proud to introduce their free on-line weight loss program, "Weight Loss For Life". What sets it apart from other programs available on-line is its exclusive reliance on scientific evidence and its ease of use.

Weight Loss Foods - In response to an email I received from a reader I have taken up her suggestion to share my next weight control program by publishing my weight loss diary in article form for everybody to follow.

Weight Loss Formula - Mehta http://www.fatfreekitchen.com [You have permission to publish this article in your web sites, ezines or electronic publication, as long as the piece is used in its entirety including the resource box, all hyperlinks (HTML clickable) and references and copyright info.

Weight Loss Formula - For most of my life, or at least as long as I can remember, I have been overweight. No let me rephrase. I have been fat. Yes, fat. Not just a little overweight, not big boned, not plus sized or comfortably large. Not weight challenged or in need of loosing a few pounds.

Weight Loss Health - Have you ever noticed that sometimes you get bombarded by uncontrollable urges that can strike at any time? Sometimes you can be walking down the aisle of a grocery store and that piece of chocolate or bag of cookies just hops into your cart without your even noticing.

Weight Loss Health - If I were asked, "what is the most difficult thing many people find to do when they start a weight-loss program?", I would have to say right near the top of the list is this - they don't drink enough water!

Weight Loss Hypnosis - Weight-loss is one of those things that most people consider at some time in their life. Trying to find the best diet or the most efficient type of exercise seems to be a never-ending job. Initially it may seem that the desire to find the ideal weight loss program is all about looking good to others, this may be true but in reality it should be all about your own feelings of self worth and that relates to more than just your appearance.

Weight Loss Hypnosis - The most frequently reported study to promote Hoodia Gordonii as a weight loss supplement was conducted with obese individuals who were given Hoodia Gordonii and left in a room with little to distract them except TV, reading and eating.

Weight Loss Industry - When you go on a diet and decide you want to lose some weight, most people think "I'll stop eating so much, maybe do a bit of exercise and be my ideal weight in just a few days". Sadly, these people end up disappointed and usually heavier than when they started.

Weight Loss Information - Well, here it is, late night TV and I'm flipping through the channels trying to find something good to watch. As I'm surfing the tube, I notice a huge amount of weight loss infomercials. And you know what, most of them literally make me sick to my stomach. Not because I despise TV, but because I can't stand it when companies blatantly lie to unsuspecting consumers and make MILLIONS in the process doing it.

Weight Loss Issue - You may be surprised what the federal government has to say about weight loss. The National Institutes of Health has some interesting ideas about what it takes to trim the fat. You may find that a number of these ideas conflict with what you've been hearing in the popular press.

Weight Loss Issues - A recent study shows that people who drink diet soda on a daily basis are more likely to gain weight, over a ten year period, than those who drink no soda at all. Clearly, the concept of 'diet' soda - soda with little or no sugar, fat or calories - is backfiring.

Weight Loss Lesson - I was watching a spiritual program recently and the person asked a question and then his answer really caught me off guard. I'm going to ask you the question he asked and then give you his answer. It will definitely make you think.

Weight Loss Lesson - If you were going to travel to the other side of the world, you'd need to plan it. I mean, you're not going to just book a seat on a plane, take off and just take it all as it comes. You need to plan your finances, organize time off from work, get a visa, book accommodation, the list goes on.

Weight Loss Maintenance - A quote from Nelson Mandela illustrates this in showing you that you are an AWESOME child of God. I look at this quote each and every day when I do my energy circles. I encourage you to print this and tape it somewhere so that you see it everyday.

Weight Loss Operation - "There goes Godzilla" and I was stunned to see the neighbourhood children point and run as I glared at them. I knew that I was plump, but Godzilla, I rushed in dumped all the groceries at the door and checked my self out in the mirror. I mean...after a long time, really checked myself in the mirror.

Weight Loss Quick - A metabolism drug like ephedrine, has shown many people how to burn fat fast. These drugs however, are associated with a certain degree of risk. What about their effectiveness compared to these risks? And what should you do to minimize the probability of side effects.

Breast Cancer Increases - A person asked in the forum about his friend who has stomach cancer. He was interested to know how to treat the disease.

Cancer Research Industry - A philosophy of medicine that is over-reliant on logic and limited mainly to drugs and surgery is fundamental flawed.
What Whitening Products Contain - Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your appearance. Whiter teeth can boost your self-esteem and confidence. Years of drinking coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and smoking eventually takes their toll on teeth.

 

Anti Aging Effect - Anti aging is possible. The body is designed to heal and repair itself with the aid of proper nutrition. The body requires two vital materials to complete this - energy and raw material.

 

Arthritis Joint Pain - Natural arthritis treatments are becoming a popular way for arthritis sufferers to avoid the dangers of prescription medications, especially with the recent fear of major side effects associated with prescription arthritis medications.

 

Aging Natural Supplements - As we get older, we start to notice changes in our body. Things don’t stay as firm and in place as when we were teenagers.

 

Allergy Relief Medicines - News about the harmful effects caused by gluten allergy has caused many people to completely remove gluten (wheat) from their diet. However, much of the alarm over gluten allergy and gluten intolerance is unnecessary, not to mention unfounded, since a lot of aspects of these two conditions remain largely misunderstood.

 

More coming soon!

 

New Articles - Just Added

 

Diabetes Prevention Project - Did you know that you can be 'just a little bit diabetic'? The condition is technically called 'pre-diabetes', and it is characterized by persistent high blood sugar levels. Pre-diabetes is a serious condition, though its symptoms may be so subtle that you don't notice them affecting your life.

 

Traditional Hair Loss - When people think of hair loss, most often it is balding men that come to mind. However, women lose hair as well. Although hair loss is less known in women, there are many options for prevention and treatment as with men.

 

Newest Articles from the Health Tips Blog

 

Newest Articles from the Hulda Clark Information Blog - zappers, detox, liver and kidney cleanses and more!

 

Cure Help Featured Article Topics

 

Acid Reflux - articles, tips and information about Acid Reflux

Allergies - Allergies can be cured in many cases!

Anti-Aging - Anti aging health tips!

Arthritis - Arthritis cures and suggestions on how to reduce pain

Bed Wetting - Bed Wetting can be cured fast with the right approach

Cancer - Cancer is a major concern as our world gets more polluted

Cholesterol - Cholesterol is an important health concern

Depression - Depression cures can improve your state of mind

Diabetes - Diabetes may not be cured, but there are many tips to make life better!

Hair Loss - Hair Loss is a major concern for both men and women

Lasik Surgery - Lasik Surgery is an increasingly popular option to cure eye problems

Natural Cures - There are many natural cures to improve health and ailments

Nutrition - What you need to know about Nutrition and your health

Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery is an option to change your appearance

Skin Care - Skin Care is a major concern for children, men and women

Vitamins, Herbs & Supplements - Health tips about Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements

Stop Smoking Cigarettes - Tips for stopping cigarette smoking... yuck!

Teeth Whitening - all about dental methods and teeth whitening

Weight Loss - articles about losing weight and improving your body image.



Recent Health Articles from the Web

Cure Help health articles7&results=2"); ?>

Looking for something specific? We're proud to offer Google Search for both the web AND so you can find content on our web site! Simply type in a few words and select web or our site and we'll help you find exactly what you are looking for! Happy hunting!

Google
 
Web www.curehelp.com

New on Cure Help Health Tips! Weight Loss Articles at the Healthy Living Blog

 

New! Just added to Cure Help Health Tips!

Herb Salacia Oblonga - This is a effective cure for type 2 diabetes. Reduction in blood sugar levels can be observed within 5 days of usage. It is also a strong weight gain inhibitor and effectively controls weight gain commonly associated with type 2 diabetic patients.

Oily Skin Care - Idebenone (pronounced eedy-be-known), a super antioxidant, is now being used in select anti-aging skin care products. That's good news for you if you need to get rid of some extra wrinkles that none of us can avoid as we grow older.

 

Cure Help Legal Disclaimer: Weight Loss articles, news, tips and information presented as a public service. Cure Help offers information for entertainment and educational purposes. None of the viewpoints or tips and suggestions presented in the articles are endorsed by Cure Help. Please consult a health care practitioner (your doctor) before applying any cure tips,advice or suggestions. We care about your health! Be smart and get several opinions before you implement any changes in your life! Please consult the FDA Compliancy Policy Guide for information on drugs and standards.

 

New Cure Help Health Tips Articles - Just Added!

Bone Cancer - Cure Help Site Map 1 - Cure Help Site Map 2

 

Navigation: Cure Help Health - Health Articles - Health Resources - Health News - Privacy Policy - Contact