The percentage of Americans who are overweight and obese is increasing very rapidly. “Overweight” is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) from 25.0 to 29.9 whereas a BMI of 30 or above is defined as “obese.” According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 56% of the population was overweight during the reporting period from 1988 through 1994, and 23% was obese. During the period from 1999 through 2002, these percentages had increased to 65% and 30%, respectively.
So obesity has clearly reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., and the healthcare costs associated with it now rival those attributable to smoking. These costs were estimated to be $92.6 billion in 2002–9.1% of all health care costs–and they continue to escalate rapidly. Comparable costs associated with smoking were estimated to be between 6.5% and 14.4% in 2002. The Centers for Disease Control have announced that obesity could become the nation’s leading cause of preventable deaths by 2005. According to a recent estimate, obesity accounts for approximately 280,000 deaths each year in the U.S.
This epidemic is not confined to adults but tragically is afflicting children as well. Childhood obesity increased from 5 percent in 1964 to 13 percent in 1994. Today, it is estimated to be about 20 percent–and rising.
Diseases for which obesity is a significant risk factor include: Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, cancer, gallstones, gout, osteoarthritis, and sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, pulmonary problems, reproductive problems in women, and depression.
In this era of skyrocketing healthcare costs, it’s urgently clear, then, that more effective methods are needed for preventing and reversing this very major contributor to our escalating healthcare crisis.
The above data are especially astounding in the face of the fact that Americans are spending in excess of $50 billion annually on diet products. In view of the ongoing epidemic summarized above, this investment has obviously been highly unsuccessful. As has been pointed out in one study, for example, the price per pound lost in one well-known weight loss program amounts to $180!
Not only is there overwhelming evidence that diets don’t work in the long run, but of even more concern is the strong evidence that they can actually contribute to further weight gain and decline in health. There is recent evidence, for example, that yo-yo dieting weakens the immune system by as much as 30%.
A search of the research literature on weight loss strongly supports the general conclusion that key lifestyle and dietary changes are absolutely necessary to long-term success. Here is a fairly comprehensive listing of these essential changes:
- Eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits.
- Boost protein intake to build and preserve lean muscle tissue.
- Use fiber-rich foods, which are more filling and promote health.
- Boost calcium and other minerals to help shed unwanted fat.
- Increase intake of omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids by eating fish, flax, and nuts.
- Eat only minimal amounts of “junk” carbs, containing sugar and white flour.
- Greatly reduce–or eliminate–saturated and trans fats that are loaded with harmful fatty acids.
- Reduce or eliminate alcohol.
- Reduce the amount of food eaten gradually to avoid the adverse effects of sudden dieting.
- Eat frequent, small snacks, instead of large meals, to maximize calories burned for energy.
- Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast to avoid difficulty in controlling appetite later in the day.
- Be sure to exercise for a half-hour, at least 3 times a week.
- Gradually boost exercise frequency and intensity for even greater effects.
- Practice stress reduction to reduce the over-production of cortisol, which promotes weight gain.
- Expose yourself to the sun for at least 15 minutes each day and get adequate sleep.
- Incorporate all of these changes into your lifestyle and maintain them persistently.
Some people, however, in spite of making these changes and maintaining them rigorously still experience limited success in losing excess weight and keeping it off.
Lucy Beale, a nationally-known author and weight loss consultant for nearly twenty years, addressed this issue in her recent newsletter:
“For years, I’ve watched some of my clients do seemingly everything ‘right’ to lose weight–eating 0-5, eating low-glycemic foods, exercise–and yet they don’t lose pounds or inches. This situation is frustrating for me and certainly for them. I’ve been ‘wishing and hoping’ to find a fat-loss product that I could whole-heartedly recommend.
“When I couldn’t find any viable products to recommend, I spoke with several alternative health practitioners about developing a natural weight-loss product that was: A) safe; B) effective; C) non-addictive; D) worked for most people; and E) provided long-term health benefits. But nothing ever came of our efforts. . .
“Then, in September 2004, a friend told me about the Nexagen Fat-Loss Patch. I’ve done my homework on the patch and my research indicates the patch is safe, effective, and health promoting. I was so excited that I asked some of my clients to try it out. They loved it. They were eating less, found it easier to eat 0-5, had fewer cravings, felt better emotionally, and even wanted to exercise. They lost inches and weight. Many were able to reduce the dosage of medications they were taking for such health conditions as asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, diabetes, and thyroid disorders. People who wear the patch for at least 3-6 months are experiencing satisfying results. . .”
The Fat Loss Patch that Lucy is referring to here is a unique new approach to assisting weight loss and maintenance. Unlike the vast majority of previous diet products containing ephedra, synephrine, or other harmful stimulants, this patent-pending transdermal patch employs Forslean, a patented derivative from an Asian herb, Coleus forskohlii, which has been used for centuries to treat cardiovascular disorders and other health problems. Recent research has now shown that it is also effective in burning fat, while preserving lean muscle, and in curbing food cravings. It also has the added health benefits of supporting thyroid functioning and and helping to reduce blood pressure.
Its mechanism of action in promoting fat burning in the body is also unlike that of all previous thermogenic, or fat-burning, products. The main active ingredient in Forslean activates a very important enzyme, Adenylate cyclase which is involved in the production of Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate (cAMP). This “second messenger,” as it is called in the research literature, is indispensable to many important body functions. One of these is to help maintain a healthy body composition by burning fat while preserving lean body mass.
Combined with the dietary and lifestyle changes summarized above, the Fat Loss Patch is finally making it possible for nearly anyone to attain–and maintain–a healthy body weight.
You can learn more about this revolutionary new product by clicking on the URL in the “about the author” area.
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HealthyMation, a company addressing global health issues through
evidence-based clinical programs and innovative technology, today
announced it has officially launched the company and unveiled its first
product offering currently in development.
HealthyMation was founded by Dr. Osama Hamdy, MD, Ph.D., who is
currently Medical Director of the Obesity Clinical Program at the Joslin
HealthyMation’s key differentiator comes from its executive team. Dr.
Hamdy assembled a unique mix of seasoned digital health professionals
with experts from non-conventional healthcare areas such as video games
The team has united to create the world’s first animation studio for
healthcare. HealthyMation utilizes Hollywood animation and gaming
industry expertise applying them to healthcare programs. The resulting
mobile solution delivers personalized, evidence-based health programs,
already proven effective in the clinical setting, to a large group of
patients in a simple, highly-engaging and entertaining format,
regardless of location.
“As I experienced clinically-proven programs literally changing my
patients’ lives, I wanted to assemble a very different company, one able
to extend these benefits to a much wider audience by raising the level
of engagement through a combination of techniques used in the world of
entertainment,” said Dr. Hamdy. “We assembled a core team from fields
like gaming, animation, and human interaction to attack the same problem
from totally different angles. Our goal is to deliver highly-effective
programs while engaging patients each day with entertainment and
information, ultimately leading to the same successful outcomes
previously only achievable in a clinical setting.”
Prior to launch, HealthyMation acquired key resources from the company
NuPlanit including its CEO Alaina Adams, who will now serve as CEO of
HealthyMation. NuPlanit’s proprietary evidence-based principles of
phenotyping, nutrition science, behavior science, and machine learning
capabilities will help HealthyMation expand its overall ability to help
keep patients on track with their treatment outside of the clinical
“Dr. Hamdy’s vision in creating HealthyMation provides something
drastically missing in healthcare—a way to provide the best possible
clinical programs remotely with the essential component of human
interaction to ensure effectiveness,” said Alaina Adams, CEO,
HealthyMation. “Our solution is innovative and disruptive because it
allows us to leverage behavior science along with simple, fun daily
tasks for nutrition and exercise that any user can understand and
achieve. More than just a nutrition or an exercise plan, our approach
blends education and entertainment for a truly unique and enjoyable
Adams is joined by Seavey Bowdoin, a former Senior Director at Warner
Brothers Interactive, who has been appointed COO of HealthyMation. Other
additions to the team include former NuPlanit executive, Robert Jahreis,
as Chief Business Intelligence Officer and former Creative Studio
Director at Warner Brothers Interactive, Mark Thompson, as Chief
Introducing HealthyMation Why WAITTM
Powered by the HealthyMation mobile platform, the HealthyMation Why WAIT
core curriculum is based on Joslin Diabetes Center’s successful Why WAITTM
program, developed and offered for over twelve years at the Joslin
Clinic in Boston. Joslin, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, is
recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts on diabetes and
obesity treatment and care.
HealthyMation Why WAIT is a multidisciplinary approach created to reduce
weight in overweight and obese patients with diabetes or prediabetes or
those at risk of developing diabetes. HealthyMation Why WAIT integrates
gaming-style tasks and rewards combined with Hollywood-grade animation.
Real human interaction with mobile communication tools extend the reach
of HealthyMation’s mobile program beyond the physical clinical setting
while incorporating some of the traditional aspects of the original
12-week program that include structured nutrition, individualized
exercise plans and behavioral modifications as well as one-on-one
“The Joslin Clinic-based Why WAIT program, which won the 2015 Michaela
Modan Memorial Award of the American Diabetes Association, has been a
success at Joslin Diabetes Center. I believe with HealthyMation’s unique
mobile application approach, it can not only expand out of the clinical
setting but also be applied to address important issues such as overall
healthy living,” added Dr. Hamdy.
As presented at the 75th annual meeting of the American
Diabetes Association, Boston, MA 20151, participants in the
Joslin Clinic-based Why WAIT program average over 24 pounds of weight
loss during the twelve-week program and maintain 6.4% of weight loss
even after five years. More than half of participants maintain over 9%
weight loss. For participants with diabetes, 82% achieved their target
glucose control and reduced related medications by up to 60% and reduced
diabetes-related costs by 44% per year.
“Twenty-nine million people have been given a diabetes diagnosis and 86
million people are estimated to have prediabetes in the US. The majority
of them are overweight, which is an epidemic we need to address,” said
Adams. “HealthyMation has licensed the right to modify for a mobile
application this most effective and proven program from the Joslin
Diabetes Center. We hope our app will drastically improve lives while
reducing the total cost of diabetes, which has increased to more than
$245 billion dollars.”
HealthyMation has already begun aligning itself with strategic global
partners to fully realize Dr. Hamdy’s vision of putting the best
possible health programs in the hands of people who need them.
is helping solve global health issues by combining evidence-based
clinical programs with cutting-edge technology and personal human
interaction. The company is transforming the way healthcare treatment is
being delivered outside a hospital or clinic setting with its mobile
platform that applies gaming architecture around evidence-based health
programs and curriculum. HealthyMation’s behavior-based approach helps
individuals improve physical and emotional health while helping
organizations reduce overall costs. To learn more about HealthyMation,
please visit healthymation.com.
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Patients with Diabetes in a Real-World Clinical Practice: A 5-Year
MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 2.4 million people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare
employer-sponsored health plans will have access to Real Appeal, a
personalized, interactive online weight-loss program that uses personal
coaches and an Internet TV show to motivate people to lose weight, and
get active and healthy.
Real Appeal helps people reduce their risk for weight-related health
conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Recent results show that
82 percent of people who completed the program lost weight; 38 percent
achieved clinically relevant weight loss (5 percent or more).
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, UnitedHealthcare plan participants who enroll in
Real Appeal will be able to view an online TV show featuring a Hollywood
cast; participate in live, face-to-face video conferencing and
interactive messaging; receive appointment scheduling, alerts and
reminders; and track their goals – all from the convenience of a mobile
phone, tablet or computer. To see Real Appeal in action, click here.
UnitedHealthcare is the first health plan to offer Real Appeal to fully
insured customers with more than 100 employees across the United States,
and the program is available at no additional cost to employees as part
of their UnitedHealthcare benefits plan.
“Real Appeal creates an environment that keeps people intrigued, and
works to ensure their healthier behaviors stick for a lifetime,” said
Jeff Alter, CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Commercial Group business. “We are
thrilled to offer Real Appeal to our employer customers across the
country to promote weight loss and help millions of people get on the
road to better health.”
Designed to help solve America’s obesity and diabetes epidemic, Real
Appeal gives people tools and resources to help them succeed in their
weight-loss journey. Since its launch last year, Real Appeal has helped
people achieve weight loss and reduce their risk for diabetes and other
Real Appeal is built on the findings of extensive clinical research on
diabetes prevention and obesity that included more than 10,000
participants and $700 million in funding over 15 years. The goal of Real
Appeal is to reduce the possibility of significant obesity-related
health issues and deliver medical cost-savings.
“Weight-related health issues have reached an epidemic level and are
taking a significant toll on our country’s health and financial
resources,” said Sam Ho, M.D., executive vice president and chief
medical officer, UnitedHealthcare. “We are encouraged by the value Real
Appeal has demonstrated by enabling people to lose weight, make better
choices and live healthier lives.”
More than 100,000 participants have registered in Real Appeal since
launching last year. Of those who completed the program: 82 percent lost
weight; the average number of pounds lost per person is 10; and 38
percent have had clinically relevant weight loss (5 percent or more),
putting them on a path to reduce their risk for weight-related health
conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. To hear Real Appeal
participants’ success stories, click here.
UnitedHealthcare’s parent company, UnitedHealth Group, was among the
first large employers to offer Real Appeal to U.S.-based employees.
Other large customers – including 1-800 Flowers, the State of Colorado,
the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the School District of Palm
Beach County in Florida – are making Real Appeal available to their
employees and are already seeing positive results.
“Real Appeal is a win-win. It helps our employees improve their health
and often results in meaningful weight loss,” said Dianne Howard,
director of Risk and Benefits Management, The School District of Palm
Beach County. “Losing weight helps reduce the risk for diabetes and
other diseases associated with obesity, which in turn helps reduce
health care costs. Our employees are responding positively, and we’re
pleased to see strong results that we believe will continue to make a
Porter Wilson, executive director, Employees Retirement System of Texas,
said: “We have the opportunity to make a real impact on the obesity and
diabetes epidemic that is taking a significant toll on the health and
financial resources of the state workforce, and at the same time,
deliver savings to taxpayers and state health plan participants. By
working with UnitedHealthcare to offer Real Appeal, we are helping our
employees and their families slim down and get healthier.”
Real Appeal’s message of small changes for lasting weight loss and
better health helps drive participation and weight-loss rates among its
enrollees. Participant satisfaction with Real Appeal among initial
enrollees is 4.84 out of a possible score of 5, with 5 being an
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Aloe vera extract has been used as a soothing balm for burns and to heal cuts and wounds. However, there are very few people who are aware of the fact that it can also be used to facilitate weight loss.
Aloe Vera Juice and Weight Loss
That aloe vera assists in weight loss was a relatively unknown fact. It stimulates the metabolic rate, due to which more energy is consumed. This helps in stabilizing and reducing the body mass index. The energy which is burned is taken from the fats and carbohydrates stored in the body. It is said that drinking aloe vera juice through the week is equivalent to multiple workouts done through the week.
Apart from stimulating your metabolic rate, the other reason why aloe vera juice aids in weight loss is that it contains high amounts of the protein, collagen. The body has to spend extra energy to assimilate the collagen protein in the body. The expenditure of extra energy helps in weight loss. At the same time, due to the collagen protein, it also promotes muscle development.
Aloe vera juice is also a laxative, due to which food is forced out of the colon faster. Hence, less energy is absorbed from the food. As there are so many benefits of aloe vera, it is not astonishing that it is called ‘the dietary plant’ and also the ‘harmony remedy’.
Using Aloe Vera
Since aloe vera juice has a bitter taste, it is recommended that it be mixed with vegetable and fruit juice, which will make it palatable. However, if you want, you can also choose to have the juice plain on its own as well. In the initial days, one can choose to have about two ounces of aloe juice combined with vegetable or fruit juice. Gradually over a period, the quantity of the aloe juice can be increased to eight ounces.
Along with weight loss, to achieve greater benefits I would suggest you have a well chalked out exercise and diet program as well. A minimum of 30 minutes exercise for 3 to 5 days a week is recommended. You should adopt a low fat, low sugar and low calorie diet to keep the pounds at bay. At the same time increase the amount of fiber consumption, and say no to fast food.
Other Health Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera juice is an excellent natural nutritional supplement, which contains as many as twenty amino acids, twenty minerals and about twelve vitamins. Here are some of the health benefits of aloe vera.
- Improves blood circulation
- Regulation of blood pressure
- Strengthens the immune system and defends the body against bacterial and viral attack
- Promotes healing of bones, joints and internal tissue damage
- Heals ulcers
- Eliminates constipation
- Regulates the level of sugar in the blood
- Helps in dilating capillaries and supports cell growth, which in turn helps in improving circulation
To gain the benefits of the medicinal uses of aloe vera, you will have to consume two to four ounces of aloe vera juice a day. If consumed daily, it also aids in digestion, detoxifying the body, and cleansing the colon.
There are not too many known side effects of aloe vera juice, if taken in moderation. It is advisable to seek advice from your health care professional, if you suffer from colitis, appendicitis, intestinal problems or Crohn’s disease. Even women with active menstrual cycle should have a word with their health care professional if they want to start consuming aloe vera juice for weight loss. At the same time, if you are on medication, then talk to your physician, as aloe vera can affect the effects of medication. Pregnant women should not consume aloe vera juice without medical advice.
Disclaimer: This article is meant for educational purposes only. It is recommended to consult the doctor before using aloe vera on a regular basis.
The ideal protein diet is almost 25 years old and was created by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, MD PhD, in France. While it was initially developed only for athletes to regulate their protein levels and accelerate the process of muscle building, soon it was transformed into one that could be followed by anyone. It has been medically devised, and is known to help lose fat from the body without the loss of muscle. More often than not, when following a diet, the opposite is the case. The body experiences muscle loss while the fat remains glued to the body. This is why this specific diet was designed, in order to ensure that you retain muscle for your body strength (by introducing proteins to the body), and lose fat (by eliminating fats and carbohydrates from the diet) that is the source of a lot of health problems.
The ideal protein diet plan is available only through certified health care professionals at a particular cost. Here, we talk about the intricacies of this diet and the costs associated with it.
A 4 Phase Process
The ideal protein diet is carried out in four phases, while consuming foods specifically designed for this diet. Only under the care of a certified health care professional can you purchase these foods and follow this diet. These professionals also ensure that you do not face any health problems while on this diet (though it is not guaranteed), and will take into consideration any health problems you are already suffering from. Following are the four phases that are involved in this diet, along with the cost per phase.
*Note that the costs mentioned here are solely per phase, and do not include registration fees or the costs incurred upon purchasing the necessary food (fruits, vegetables, etc.) suggested for the diet.
Phase 1The first phase of the ideal protein diet is meant to be followed until you lose about 70% – 90% of your weight, or achieve your weight loss goal up to this point. You are given a packet of ideal foods that is to form 3 of your meals every day. Your fourth meal will be a regular dinner, that follows the principles of a low-carb high-protein diet.
Average Cost: US $85 per week
Phase 2The second phase of this diet is meant to be followed till you lose the remaining weight, or completely achieve your weight loss goal. In this phase you will have only 2 meals consisting of ideal foods, while the remainder of your 2 meals will be regular, based on a high protein low carb diet.
Average Cost: US $60 per week
Phase 3This phase focuses on stabilizing your ideal weight. It revolves around slowly reintroducing carbohydrates and fats to your body. However, these nutrients may be consumed only in the morning, for a period of 14 days. You will consume 3 meals a day, where one will consist of ideal foods, while the remaining two will consist of fats and carbohydrates.
Average Cost: US $30 per week
Phase 4The fourth phase focuses on maintaining your ideal weight. By the time you reach this phase, you will have learned how to choose the right kind of food for your meals, how to eat healthy, and avoid unnecessary fattening foods. This will help you maintain your weight. You will be required to communicate with your health care professional through all these phases, including the last phase, to ensure that you are following the right path to maintain your weight.
The basic principle behind this diet is to eliminate simple and complex carbohydrates from your diet, that are believed to hinder healthy weight loss. As such, this high protein diet enables healthy weight loss that targets fat and not muscle in the body.
Most reviews of the ideal protein diet have been positive. Though at the start of the diet people have experienced some symptoms of sugar withdrawal, it is only from the fourth day onwards that they start experiencing the benefits of this diet plan, such as increased energy. The good thing about the diet plan is that its instant meal packets eliminate the need to make complicated recipes with ingredients that are not so easily available. Further, under the guidance of a health care professional, who also provides numerous recipes for your regular meals, it is difficult to go wrong.
On the negative side, nutritionists believe that this diet may be anything but ‘ideal’. This is because the lack of carbohydrates in the body upon following this diet results in the depletion of glycogen reserves, which in turn results in fatigue and an imbalance in insulin production. Following phase 1 of this diet, the duration of which may be extremely long for people who are severely obese may result in long-term nutritional deficiencies. It may induce ketosis where excess nitrogen is released in the body, forcing the kidneys to work harder in order to prevent dehydration. This means you may well put off the pounds, but you may also be at the risk of inheriting other health problems.
If and when you decide to follow the ideal protein diet, the certified health care professional you consult will explain to you whether or not this weight loss diet will be beneficial for you. This will be done after taking into account your weight, the amount of weight you need to lose, and your overall health. Once the suitability of this diet is determined for you, you can then start off on the path to healthy weight loss, and then maintain your ideal weight.
Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only and does not, in any way, intend to replace the advice of an expert.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could eat as much as you like and still lose weight?
You can actually do that when you know which foods to eat to lose weight fast. Just keep in mind that you want to maintain good nutrition while you lose weight. Although there are many diet aids in the market, your best bet to stay healthy while you lose weight is to eat fresh, nutritious foods.
Reduce or Eliminate Salt
During the first week of dieting you can lose as much as 8 – 10 pounds, depending on how much excess weight you carry around. This initial weight loss will come mostly from excess water in your system, which will disappear if you reduce or eliminate most salt from your meals. In subsequent weeks you should see a weight reduction of 1-2 pounds per week, by following a moderate diet.
Eat Raw Fruits and Vegetables
Even if you are not a vegetarian, you can lose weight fast by eating as much raw vegetables as you like so you’re comfortably full after your meals. Additionally, you can eat a moderate amount of lean meat and fish for your protein. You can eat raw fruit for dessert.
Avoid Soft Drinks
If you can, avoid soft drinks altogether, and drink as much water as you enjoy. Switching to water may seem unpleasant for a few days, but if you drink pure, filtered water you will soon begin to enjoy it. You will be pleasantly surprised by how quickly and steadily your excess body fat melts away.
If you have a considerable amount of weight to lose, you would be well advised to consult with your doctor. Be sure to avoid any extreme diets. You may be tempted to try a fast weight loss diet. If you do it, do so only for a short time to kick-start your weight loss.
Moderation in Your Dieting
To stay healthy and to be able to maintain your weight loss over time, you should aim for a moderate but steady weight loss. There are so many good, nutritious foods available that you don’t need to resort to fast weight loss fads. They are not healthy anyway.
Select your food carefully and you will slim down while maintaining good nutrition. Losing a lot of weight, burning a lot of body fat isn’t just about dieting. You can lose weight quickly through extreme diets, but in such cases you will most likely gain all the weight back again.
What you should aim for is a change in lifestyle, even if it only involves eliminating foods which have excessive fats, and excessive sugar.
Losing weight doesn’t have to be hard. Once you make up your mind to it, you can gradually modify your eating habits, like including plenty of raw vegetables in your diet. Salads can be very tasty once you learn what you like best. Then you will naturally include them with your main meals. The same is true of fruits.
You can pretty much eat all the raw vegetables and raw fruit you like and still lose weight. Raw fruit and vegetables make excellent snacks between your main meals.
Discover Healthy Foods You Like
A great dieting secret is to only eat foods you like. Start experimenting, learn which natural weight loss foods you like best and add them to your weight management arsenal.
Another great tip is to avoid adding extra fat in your food preparation. Opt for baking instead of deep-frying. You will see great results over time.
Make up your mind to gradually change your eating habits. Learn to enjoy healthy, low-fat nutritious food. When you do this, you will be able to maintain your new weight level without any special effort. And you will be much healthier in the balance.
While there are many weight loss aids you can buy, your best bet for longterm results will be your new, smarter eating habits. To achieve longterm weight management, you need to educate yourself about the basics of good nutrition, so you can be in control of your longterm weight, and your longterm health.
You don’t need to go into long, arduous exercise routines to lose weight. But you will see results much faster if you include moderate exercise in your new, healthy lifestyle.
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When it comes to losing weight, you can do it in many ways, but some of them are unhealthy. This has been a problem for many around the globe. Although “quick weight loss” is certainly possible (and many diet plans focus on this), it’s much more important that a diet plan be effective and healthy at the same time. You need a healthy diet plan if you want healthy weight loss. You won’t necessarily lose weight quickly, but you’ll get results that are lasting, and you won’t have unhealthy side effects.
It’s really, really easy to “diet.” Almost everyone has done so at some point, although people disagree on what really effective weight loss actually means. If you just have a few pounds to lose or if you are really, really overweight, most people want to lose at least some weight. (Even normal weight or underweight people often want to lose weight when they don’t need to.) If you do need to lose weight, you need to approach it right, though.
Take your pick: You’ve got exercise programs, detox programs, weight loss pills, and many other trends that purport to help you lose weight. However, few of these programs simply focus on what you eat — and on a healthy diet plan — to achieve healthy weight loss. However, if you eat to lose weight and you do so in a healthy fashion, you’re going to do just that. In other words, you can have healthy weight loss that’s easy. It doesn’t have to be difficult.
Simply, take a commonsense approach. There really is no “perfect diet” for everyone. You can, however, simply eat to lose weight by doing some commonsense things. Don’t try to measure every morsel, measure how many fat grams, how much carbohydrate, how much fiber, and how much sugar. Focus on healthy eating as your goal, and just focus on that.
You can do a few things that will help encourage weight loss. Increase your fiber, reduce “first portion” sizes, reduce sweets and fatty foods, and drink a lot of water. Add some exercise to your healthy diet plan, too, and you’ll see the weight simply fall off. Don’t count calories; do things much more simply. Exercise a little self-control and some patience, and you can see that you will definitely be able to lose weight.
Let’s say, for example, that your doctor has told you you are at risk for diabetes as a result of extra weight. So, your doctor may put you on the “diabetes diet” to help you lose that weight. It’s a little difficult at first to follow a diet in order to lose weight — and in fact it can be really, really easy to do things wrong. For example, maybe you think just one little bag of potato chips won’t hurt, or that you can have just one treat. Or, maybe you think that what should be a half a cup of rice is a little too small, so you increase it to a cup.
However, when you develop a healthy weight loss plan, you remain vigilant. That doesn’t mean you can never have sweets or fats. Instead, you build a healthy eating plan with healthy foods, practice modest portion control, and have an occasional treat that you PLAN for, now and then. Simply, practice common sense, be honest, and keep going. That’s harder than it sounds; if it weren’t, no one would have these problems.
Try this and see how successful you are at it. A healthy weight loss plan is going to help you get and keep the weight off, for life. Develop a healthy eating plan, and don’t simply “binge and purge.” Don’t go off your diet once you’ve lost the weight you need to, or go back to your old eating habits. That’ll just make you gain the weight, so you’ll have to start again. Build a healthy diet plan, exercise some self-control, include some exercise in your day, and you’ll never “diet” again.
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These fast weight loss tips will help you to drop a lot of extra pounds, if you need to lose quite a bit of weight. These 7 fast weight loss tips will also help you, if you are already in decent physical condition, to sculpt your body to an even greater degree.
Any weight loss tips to help speed up metabolism do just that. They help you. You still must have your overall fitness and nutrition plan in line with the goals you want to achieve.
You need to be focused on each aspect of your plan. If you expect to use these fast weight loss tips but don’t exercise and just watch television eating a bag of chips every night, they won’t do a thing for you.
Are you ready to add these fast weight loss tips to your lifestyle?
In order to get rid of any amount of excess weight, you must speed up metabolism. Your metabolism is a biochemical process that occurs in your body.
Your metabolism helps to break down nutrients in your bloodstream. This helps you to add more lean muscle, resulting in a greater expenditure of energy, meaning you’ll get rid of more fat.
You have billions of cells in your body that can use up an enormous amount of energy if you are active. The fast weight loss tips listed below will help you do this. However, if you aren’t active they won’t burn up much at all, meaning you’ll have a tendency to easily add fat to your body.
Thankfully, using the fast weight loss tips in conjunction with your healthy and active lifestyle you can speed up your metabolism quite noticeably.
Fast weight loss tips: #1. Eat specific foods. A number of food additives, like spices, can help to speed up your metabolism by creating a thermodynamic burn that has been shown to last a few hours after you eat.
Fast weight loss tips: #2. Time your meals. The majority of your calories should be earlier in the day. Your meals should contain less total calories as the day goes on. Try to eat little or preferably nothing at all after your evening meal. Don’t skip any meals. You should be eating 4 – 6 meals each day.
Fast weight loss tips: #3. Make sure you eat enough. One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to lose weight is they don’t eat enough.
If you don’t consume the proper amount of calories you will send your body into what is known as a survival mode. This happens when your body does not have enough calories, so it conserves energy to prepare for possible starvation.
On the opposite side of this, is if you eat too many calories the excess will be stored as fat. You need to exercise in order to burn more calories than you eat. Therefore, moderation is the key when it comes to calorie intake.
Fast weight loss tips: #4. Increase your daily activities. To prevent fat storage and to drop any excess that you might be carrying you must increase your daily activities.
This needs to include weight training and cardiovascular training. The more calories you burn, the faster you will lose weight. It’s that simple. An increase in lean muscle mass results in a dramatic increase in fat burning.
One more thing; try to exercise first thing in the morning. Research has shown that you can dramatically increase your fat burning ability if you exercise after a fasted state. Meaning just after you wake up.
Fast weight loss tips: #5. Do weight lifting before doing any cardiovascular work. The only exception of course is to perform 5 – 10 minutes of cardio before your weight training in order to warm up your muscles.
This is important because you need the energy in your muscles for weight training. By the time your weight training session is complete you will have used up all of your preferred energy sources.
This means that you will actually be burning fat cells during your cardio session.
Here’s what happens if you do this in reverse.
First, you will only be burning carbohydrate sources of energy during your cardiovascular workout. No fat cells will be used up for energy. Next, you will not have the energy in your muscles in order to get the most out of your weight training.
You will not be able to increase your lean muscle, which is very important if you want to lose your excess weight.
Fast weight loss tips: #6. Change up your exercise routine on a regular basis. For the most part you should change some aspect of your workout every 2 – 3 weeks. This can be anything from the number of reps or sets per exercise. The exercise order you perform and the exercises themselves.
If you do the same thing week after week, month after month your body will start to get used to what you’re doing to it and will eventually stop making changes. You will also stop adding any more lean muscle.
The more muscle you have the more calories you will burn even when at rest.
Fast weight loss tips: #7. Meal combinations. Always eat protein / carbohydrate meals earlier in the day. Eat protein / fat combination meals (meaning little to no carbohydrates) in the late afternoon and evening.
The only exception is if you normally exercise in the evening. Then your first meal after your workout should consist of protein and carbohydrates.
Never eat carbohydrates and fat together in the same meal.
With these seven fast weight loss tips you will speed up metabolism and burn excess body fat at a much faster rate.
Try these fast weight loss tips out for a while and you’ll notice a difference after a couple of weeks.
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