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How To Maintain Your Ideal Weight
The main reasons most people have difficulty maintaining their ideal weight are : ? Overeating
? Lack of willpower
? Eating fattening foods
? Weight Loss products that help take weight off, but cannot maintain it
? It's all just too hard ? calorie counting, exercise, too tired, too busy
? I don't look too bad do I?
All too often, people succeed in losing weight, only to put it all back on again once the diet is over. Yo-yoing is a familiar story amongst dieters. They find a diet or a magic product guaranteed to make them lose weight, and launch into it full of confidence that 'this is it'. 'This time it will happen, this time it will stay off and the quick fix will last forever'. BUT it doesn't, and here they go again, on another search for THE best way to lose weight.
But it doesn't have to be like that.
The dictionary definition of 'diet' states it is 1. "the kinds of foods that a person habitually eats" and 2. "a special course of food to which a person is restricted".
It is the application of the second definition that causes yo-yoing. Fad diets, weight loss products, pills, surgery, and punishing exercise routines are all meant to be temporary. Continuing any of them is a medical risk. Many weight loss products have unhealthy side effects and should not be continued for long periods. In fact it is better to not use them at all.
The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to follow a food system as in definition 1, establishing good eating habits that can then be maintained easily once the ideal weight is achieved.
Eating and drinking healthy foods regularly, in a sensible way, then becomes a way of life. Not only will weight be lost, it can easily be maintained. Increased health and vitality will also result, with many benefits.
Easier said than done, I hear you say. "What about cravings, and chocolate, and yummy cakes? I don't have any willpower over food!"
? Making a decision to lose weight is the very first step.
? Choose a good time to start where there will be no distractions or temptations.
? Undergo a juice detox to kick-start your weight loss and clear out many of the toxins in your body that are slowing you down, and urging you to eat more rubbish. Some chemicals in foods are addictive, as soon as those chemicals are removed through a detox, the addiction will also disappear.
? Continue to drink one or two freshly made juices on a daily basis to slowly continue the detox
? Eat wisely and in smaller portions, which will be much easier once the stomach has shrunk, and once your body and mind is clearer and free of many of the toxins.
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Weight Loss Options -- Infrared Radiant Heat Saunas (IR Saunas)
Infrared Radiant Heat (IRRH) is a form of radiation that penetrates the outer surface of objects, including human skin. Heat is generated as the infrared energy interacts with and penetrates the skin surface. The depth of penetration is estimated to be 2-3 inches. The IRRH reaction is exothermic. The release of heat, if localized, is believed to be therapeutic by some health experts. Today, a number of businesses sell saunas equipped with infrared radiant heat (IR Saunas). They claim that at 2-3 inches deep, the release of heat is beneficial in many ways. For instance, chronic wounds tend to heal. How? No one knows for sure, but most likely it's related to improved blood flow and oxygenation of the wound. I have no problem with the theory behind IRRH and the healing of chronic wounds. But what about weight loss? Can infrared heat cause significant weight loss? More importantly, can it lead to Healthy Weight Loss? The business owners selling IR Saunas seem to think so. So the question is, can IR Saunas lead to Healthy Weight Loss? Infrared Radiant Heat Saunas (IR Saunas) Unlike older steel counterparts, IR Saunas are ceramic-coated and tend to be more efficient, producing the same amount of heat in a shorter time period when compared to the steel based saunas. According to supporters of IR Saunas, this efficiency translates into longer exposure times, up-regulation of your body's thermoregulatory system, and weight loss. A local Dallas newspaper printed an ad for an infrared sauna that stated , "Perspiring is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate. The process requires a large amount of energy and reduces excess moisture, salt and subcutaneous fat. Fat becomes water soluble at 110 degrees (F) leading to fat loss." -- Dallas Voice, February 12th, 2005 There is no doubt that we could pick apart the ad and question it's validity. But, I decided to keep things simple and focus on one aspect of infrared weight loss...the thermoregulatory process. According to the advertisement, infrared heat penetrates deeply into tissue and up-regulates the thermoregulatory process. Is this up-regulation enough to cause significant healthy weight loss? For our purposes, healthy weight loss is defined as fat loss. Remember, a healthy diet program promotes weight loss in short increments, never losing more than 2 pounds per week. The drop in weight is from a loss of fat and nothing else. Weight loss by any other means isn't healthy and should not be considered as an option for losing weight. The Thermoregulatory Process This is a very complex topic. Many factors are involved in keeping your body temperature constant. In the human brain, the hypothalamus regulates the entire thermoregulatory process with the exception of early responses to high temperature. Things like sweating, rapid breathing, and increased blood flow to the arms and legs are examples of the early responses not regulated by the central nervous system. The question is can these mechanisms cause weight loss by "burning" fat. Cedric Bryant, chief exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise, says no. "The amount you sweat is indicative of your body's ability to maintain its normal body temperature. You sweat when your body starts to store heat so you can experience cooling via evaporation of that sweat. So it doesn't correlate to how much energy, or calories, is being expended. You are not going to utilize stored fat simply by raising body temperature...it's not going to happen." It makes sense too. Your body loves to store fat for future emergencies and it won't give up the fat very easily. You are well protected from starvation. Joe King, editor for the Journal of Hyperplasia Research said, "Evaporation accounts for increases in total oxygen uptake, which causes the working muscles to utilize more glycogen." Glycogen is the stored form of glucose, the main energy source for your body. In short, IR Saunas do not cause weight loss through utilization of fat. Instead, the high temperatures result in glycolysis (using sugars for immediate energy needs) and the water loss accounts for the drop in weight. What does this all mean? Infrared Saunas promote unhealthy weight loss. This reminds me of what a sales representative told me a month or so ago about IR Saunas. He said, "The heart receives a workout similar to a 6-mile run in an IR Sauna." He may be right, but it's not fat that you're losing. Conclusion An infrared sauna is not a good option for losing weight. Healthy Living! Michael A. Smith, MD The Weight Loss Professional Additional information on can be found at The Weight Loss Professional Website.
Obesity Prevention Must Begin at Home
Not losing weight but gaining it is why we are faced with an obesity epidemic in children. This is the real problem. Forget weight loss diets, children need a weight gain prevention diet. In fact they need weight gain prevention habits as obesity prevention must begin at home.
Overcoming the 7 Roadblocks to Maintaining Weight Loss
1. Become aware of what you are eating.
Green Tea And Weight Loss
There's recently been a LOT in the weight loss news concerning green tea.
How Much Will A Tummy Tuck Really Cost?
The cost of a tummy tuck is something to consider when making your ultimate decision. The fees vary and depend on the type of surgery performed, geographic location, hospital and anesthesia fees and other costs. Because a tummy tuck is almost always considered elective surgery, the procedure is usually not covered under medical insurance.
The Diet Dilemma. Why Diets Dont Work
Let's face when it comes to overweight and obesity there are 2 basic facts we have to take into account.
Foods That Help Burn Fat
Foods that are high in fiber and protein are the best kinds of food to consume if you want to burn fat around your waistline and tone your abs.
Dont Just Melt Fat Off - Burn It Off With A Blow Torch!
Dropping The Carbs - The Pros and Cons of Ketogenic Dieting
We must all now be familiar with the Atkins Diet. Of all of the 'trend' diets that move through our popular culture, none has caused as much interest or controversy. Put forward by the late Dr. Robert Atkins in the 70's, the diet that has caused a storm is continuing to acquire both dedicated followers and severe opponents both within and without the medical community.
The Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
What is a mini tummy tuck? Officially called a partial abdominoplasty, a mini tummy tuck simply removes unwanted skin and fat from the area below the navel. This type of procedure has substantially increased in popularity. A full tummy tuck, by contrast removes skin and fat from the entire abdominal area. A mini tummy tuck is a good option if there is not a lot of excess skin to remove, and the patient is interested in minimizing a bulging lower abdomen.
How Julia Roberts Can Help You Lose Weight
How would you like Julia Roberts to coach you on how to lose weight and have the body you want?
Nothing More Powerful Than Your Words
Telling yourself you have to "struggle with this weight issue for the rest of my life," is as good as telling yourself there's no point in trying. "Why bother? I'll just gain it right back. It's no use. I might as well eat more cake. Poor me. Life is hard. You know the drill. Life's a beach.
Walking: A Key to Weight Loss
Doctors prescribe Walking as the best medicine for weight loss.
Weight Loss Methods: Its Advantage - Natural Therapy!
Natural therapies uphold the importance of minerals, vitamins and herbs in your day-to-day life. People have popularized weight loss programs like diet plans, pills and surgeries but natural therapy still remains as one of the earliest and effective therapies for weight loss. It is a mixed bag where physical exercise, vitamins, minerals and other healing substances gain importance. Your breathing patterns too inspire the rhythm of weight loss.
Weight Loss Begins in the Mind
Not only was I fat, I was in poor health too.
To Be or Not To Be: Low Carb...
I get asked all the time, "what do you think about the Atkin's Diet?". Well, as a Nutritional Bio-Chemist, my opinion and answer to that question would have to be a biochemical response.
Tips for Weight Loss
For a healthy body, it is very important to have ideal body weight. Try to reduce your weight gradually. If you lose weight quickly, you will gain it back fast and sometimes even more! Quick weight loss is not the answer to obesity.
Low Carbohydrate Diet Revolution -- A History
Most people think of the Atkins diet when they hear the phrase low-carb. Indeed, Dr. Robert C. Atkins is the author of a number of low carbohydrate ketogenic diet books. The first one was published in 1972, and his pioneering efforts revolutionized the dieting world we see today. For everything that you hear; however, Dr. Atkins did not create low-carb dieting.
Weight Loss Secrets from Hollywood Movie Stars ? LA Personal Trainer Speaks Out!
In the early nineties I had the opportunity to work with some of the most famous movie stars in the world. As a manager and personal trainer for Kathy Smith and her health club, I experienced first hand the secrets to the stars. Here are a few things they did to look like they do:
3 Easy Dieting Success Tips
1. Drink 8-10 glasses of water each day
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