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I don’t have any equipment and cant really afford any so its got to be some basic exercises like running or things i don’t know of.
Also being 14 i do not buy my own food so what is a good healthy diet that i can just mention to my mom to get?
I would like to lose weight.
Well, I am not a doctor, but what I know about doctors is that they don’t study much about exercise specifically or nutrition. They primarily study diseases, ailments, medicine, etc. so I wouldn’t particularly ask them to draw out an exercise program. Don’t mistake me though, if your doctor suggests something, or tells you not to eat something or to not do a particular exercise, they most likely have a good reason for saying it.
That said, I disagree with the South Beach Diet and Weight Watchers. They aren’t founded on sound information…. I have my Masters in Exercise Physiology and studied this directly for over 10 years.
I would suggest eating natural, low fat foods. By natural, I mean, whole grain foods, not processed bleached white bread or plain pasta. Eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. For protein, eat chicken, and if you get hamburger, get hamburger that is 97% lean not the 80/20 (meaning 20% fat). I also like turkey and tuna, just make sure that it is low fat. Once you cut the fat down, it is easy to keep the calories down. Contrary to popular belief, carbohydrates are good for you….just not from pop or candy bars. If you cannot stand wheat bread, try Oat Nut… it is pretty good and even my third grade nephew likes it.
As for exercise, if you cannot go to the gym, go jogging, cycling, hiking, etc. Weight training will be a little difficult, but you can do pushups and situps for starters.
Hope this helps.
Weight loss pills are one of the most popular methods of reducing weight amongst overweight people across the world. Most obese people who find it tough to maintain an exercise regimen or introduce low-cal healthy diet in their sedentary lifestyle take resort to weight loss pills with a desire to easily and quickly shed their extra pounds.
With obesity rising by the day and becoming a major cause of concern, demand for Weight Loss pills is increasing at a phenomenal rate. One needs to be very cautious while selecting a weight loss pill as the market is flooded with fake weight loss pills that only lighten your wallet. In addition, one needs to keep in mind that even using a genuine and effective weight loss pill without a complementing, lifestyle changing weight loss program significantly reduces your chances of effective weight loss.
Let’s see how weight loss pills work.
Weight loss pills, both prescription and OTC, try to find ways to introduce a gap between calorie intake and calorie expenditure. We can further group them according to their action as;
- Carbs, Starch or Fat Inhibitors,
- Fat Burners
- Appetite Suppressants.
Appetite suppressants are probably the more successful of the other OTCs. Popular appetite suppressants try to play down your appetite for food. They may get to act on the nervous system to deter hunger signals from being translated as a need for food. A popular appetite suppressant that has almost created a sensation in the weight world is the Hoodia weight loss pills. Purely herbal in nature with no known side effects, Hoodia is the preferred weight loss pill when one needs to curb excessive hunger – the root cause of weight gain.
Hoodia Weight Loss Pills
Hoodia weight loss pills are an all natural weight loss supplement derived from the Hoodia Gordonii plant, a rare succulent that grows in the extreme climate of Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Hoodia’s effectiveness as an appetite suppressant was even featured in Oprah Winfrey and the 60 Minutes show. The demand for this gentle and effective weight loss pill has only been soaring since then.
The peculiarity of the cactus-like Hoodia Gordonii plant is that it contains what is called an appetite suppressant P57 molecule. The native San Bushmen tribe has for generations been using the unique property of Hoodia Gordonii as a natural appetite suppressant and thirst quencher during their long hunting trips in Kalahari.
The active P57 molecule in Hoodia Gordonii targets the hypothalamus region in the brain, which controls the sensation of thirst and hunger. When you eat, the glucose level in your body rises, and the nerve cells in the hypothalamus respond, letting you know that you no longer need to eat. The exciting thing about the P57 molecule is that it copies the effect that glucose has on the brain. The P57 molecule goes to the mid-brain and makes the nerve cells fire as if you were full, causing you to want to eat less.
Hoodia Diet Pills
In this world where obesity is emerging as the leading cause of mortality, Hoodia diet pills is seen as a miracle supplement that can help you control weight by suppressing appetite. Most other diet pills and products in the market require greater conscious and more intentional efforts to control weight while Hoodia diet pills requires least effort to achieve the desired results.
Regular intake of Hoodia diet pills can help you reduce calorie intake by 2000 calories per day. All you need to do is take 1-3 Hoodia diet pills an hour before your meal, three times a day. Combined with regular exercise and a healthy diet, Hoodia diet pills will help you shed unwanted pounds easily. Pure Hoodia diets pills are 100 % natural and have no known side effects.
However, excessive popularity of Hoodia Gordonii has generated huge demand for Hoodia diet pills to the extent that a protected status had to be imposed on Hoodia Gordonii plant. There are many fake products in the market claiming to contain pure Hoodia but all these products do not actually contain the active ingredient alleged to suppress appetite. Many companies use the skin, spines etc of the Hoodia plant which does not offer any benefit, but only increases the percentage weight of Hoodia. One needs to know that it is only the ‘heart’ of the Hoodia that has the appetite suppressant P57 molecule.
Please make sure that the Hoodia diet pill that you are buying is pure and genuine by carefully checking the label. A pure Hoodia diet pill carries a certificate of analysis, random analysis testing certificate and a certificate by CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of the Worlds Fauna and Wildlife) to ensure legal export of product from South Africa.
I bet you want to know… Does Hoodia really work to help you lose weight? After all, billions of dollars are being spent worldwide annually on this supposed “miracle” diet pill that, if you were to believe the hype spouted off by all of its manufacturers, you would think that hoodia is the miracle cure to obesity and excess weight that will save the world. Ahh, if it were only that easy to lose weight!
So… Does Hoodia actually work for lasting weight loss, or even have any effects whatsoever? Let’s dig a little deeper beyond all of the marketing hype and see if it actually has any merit.
The fact is that you can’t search the internet or listen to the radio without being bombarded by Hoodia advertisements promising all sorts of miraculous claims. The reason I wanted to bring up the subject and it’s validity is that I don’t want any of my readers to waste their money and fall for this scam.
Now let me preface this by saying that not all companies selling hoodia are crooked. Some are legitimate and honest and actually selling real Hoodia. However, with the lack of federal regulation on supplements, it is quite easy for shady smaller companies to get away with selling pills that don’t even have any in them. Also, we are not even saying anything regarding whether Hoodia (if it were the real stuff) actually does work or not for lasting weight loss.
Sure, the Hoodia ads sound great… no exercise necessary, just sit on your couch, pop a couple diet pills, and you’ll start melting fat off your bones like a furnace… Please, give me a frickin break! Let’s get this straight… Quick fixes NEVER work, and they NEVER will work in the future. Even if a miracle Weight Loss pill is developed in the future, there will always be an adverse side effect… it’s simply against the laws of nature, and homeostasis of the body.
I can’t even tell you how many people I get writing me and they’re totally sold on this Hoodia stuff by the slick advertising and hype. They buy it and they get no weight loss results whatsoever. Well, there was a good $50 or $100 down the drain! I can’t blame them for being suckered… I mean these scammers are pretty good marketers.
You’ll see in a minute that a large percentage of what is labeled and sold as hoodia may not even contain ANY Hoodia at all. A lot of it is completely counterfeit.
At first glance, it might appear that this supposed “magical herb” has some promise. All of the hype started a couple years ago when a popular night-time network TV show presented Hoodia as a new and potentially exciting weight-loss pill. Well, it didn’t take long for the internet and late night advertising scamsters to follow suit, fill some capsules with any old crap they could find, and start spamming bazillions of people around the world saying that their pills were the magical answer to the dream body they’ve been looking for their entire life.
Hoodia has been used by the Bushmen of Southern Africa for centuries as an appetite suppressant for their journeys. The fact is thatin its natural state might actually work as a decent appetite suppressant (although that doesn’t necessarily mean it will help with permanent weight loss). The problem lies in the fact that the supplement industry is not federally regulated in the US, and any scammer can put whatever they want in a capsule and sell it for huge profits.
The fact is that the quantity of Hoodia being sold throughout the world in supplement stores and online FAR EXCEEDS the amount that is actually produced. It is only grown in a small area of southern Africa and is a very slow growing plant, and there is a much larger quantity of “supposed hoodia” sold than is produced. Obviously, this means that a large amount of what is sold as hoodia is simply counterfeit.
Basically what they put in the pill doesn’t even have to be Hoodia, because ever since the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, there is no regulation or testing to assure that what their label claims is actually in the bottle. Now even if they did put real Hoodia extract in the capsules, there is also no scientific proof at this point that these small doses that they are using will actually cause any type of weight loss at all in humans.
Even if it were to actually help curb appetite, that is not always a good thing, as it may simply deprive your body of the nutrition it needs to function properly and maintain lean muscle mass, all of which regulates your metabolic rate. If you did lose weight, this would not be a good weight loss, as you would lose muscle and end up with a slower metabolism, which would lead to excess fat gain in the future.
So you’re left with these major problems:
1. A certain percentage of the Hoodia being sold out there might not even be real. You simply could be buying any old junk powder that they fill the capsules with.
2. Even if certain brands are honest (which a lot of the bigger companies ARE honest), and actually put the amount of Hoodia that they claim in the bottle, there is no proof that those quantities are ample enough to curb the appetite (compared to the raw plant that the bushmen eat), nor is there any evidence that it will result in lasting weight loss.
So does Hoodia really work? The answer is that no one really knows for sure, however with all of the uncertainties that we’ve highlighted here, it is highly unlikely that Hoodia will create long lasting permanent weight loss for you, even if you do get lucky enough to get the “real stuff”.
As you’ve probably heard me say a thousand times before… the bottom line is that there are no “miracles in a bottle”. If you want to be truly healthy, lean, and strong for life, it takes some actual real exercise and a nutritious diet full of natural unprocessed healthy foods… a healthy diet that you can live with for life! There are no substitutes, but there are plenty of scams if you want to throw away your money.
Increasing Your Chances For Conception With A “Getting Pregnant Diet”
If there was a getting pregnant diet that consisted of the foods you could eat that would guarantee pregnancy, most women would definitely go for it the minute they heard of it. And while there isn’t such a guaranteed diet, many women are ignoring the fact that a real “getting pregnant” diet does exist – in the form of eating right and keeping yourself health. Yet, just a few changes in your diet can mean all the difference between difficulty conceiving and a healthy pregnancy. So how does this getting pregnant diet work?
Studies have shown that a healthy diet is directly linked to a lower risk of ovulatory infertility and better overall reproductive health. Eating well also prepares the body for impending conception, drastically lowering the chances of complications during pregnancy. Men have also shown major improves in their testicular health and sperm count with an adjustment in their eating habits.
So what exactly does this diet entail? Surprisingly, it’s nothing beyond what you already know you should be eating. But when conception is at the forethought of your mind, switching to a healthier diet should be right behind it. To start, stick to the 8-8 rule for water: 8 glasses a day, 8 ounces a glass. That means you should be totaling 64 ounces of water per day – and it never hurts to drink more. Of course, the 8-8 rule doesn’t apply strictly to water; contrary to popular belief, juice, soda, and any other liquid you consume counts towards your daily limit. But, with all of the great benefits water has to offer, including a decrease in appetite and overeating, better skin, and better digestive health, it’s not a bad idea to keep water the majority of your overall intake.
Cutting out junk foods is usually impossible for the majority of is, but cutting down isn’t that hard. Don’t forbid yourself the guilty pleasure of a piece of candy or some chocolate ice cream, but indulge in a piece of fruit or some crunchy vegetables before you dive into the sweet stuff. You’ll not only get something healthy in your system first, you’ll have less room to pig out on the bad snacks.
Protein and whole grain carbs are also a big part of the getting pregnant diet. Energy comes from carbohydrates, but most of us consume too many bad carbs throughout the day. Whole grains can cut down on the bad carbs we take in. Protein is always an important staple of any diet, and can not only help with regulation, but help you feel full, longer, which decreases your desire to snack on empty calories.
And last but not least in the getting pregnant diet is the prenatal vitamin. Sure, prenatal vitamins are for pregnant women and the growing baby, but there’s no harm in taking them when you aren’t pregnant. And when you’re trying to conceive, prenatal vitamins can replace your regular multi-vitamin to not only prepare your body for the impending conception, but also decrease your infertility rate by as much as 40%!
Obesity – the condition of weighing more than is deemed medically healthy – is a health crisis in Nebraska. In fact, 63% of adults in Nebraska — seven out of every ten Nebraskan men and more than half of Nebraskan women – are overweight or obese. The state’s adult obesity rate increased in 2008 for the third year in a row. Rates of type 2 diabetes, a disease typically associated with obesity, increased in Nebraska again, as well.
We also have the undesirable distinction of being the least active people in the country, ranking 50th among the 50 states in fitness. And, our kids are suffering, too: 12 percent of Nebraska’s children age 10-17 are overweight, according to a 2005 survey by the Data Resource Center on Child and Adolescent Health. As if that weren’t enough, obesity is even hitting our pocketbooks. The cost to our taxpayers for dealing with obesity-related illnesses is a staggering $454 million per year!
The facts are clear. Obesity is killing our state – physically and financially. Obviously, something has to be done. But what?
Facing the Crisis
Healthy weight is calculated not in terms of poundage, but in terms of individual body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated as weight in pounds x 703 / (height in inches)2
A person whose BMI is at least 25 is considered overweight; someone with a BMI of 30+ is medically obese.
There is no easy road to beating obesity. For some of us, willpower is enough to maintain a healthy diet and activity level. Others try losing weight via drugstore-paperback-type diets or so-called weight-loss pills. Neither is a realistic long-term solution to the problem. For most obese people, the best option is a medically-supervised program of gradual weight loss my means of dietary and lifestyle modification. Sadly, however, some obesity cases are too far advanced for this to work.
Fortunately, another option exists: weight loss surgery (also known as bariatric surgery).
Surgical weight loss is a proven remedy for severe obesity and obesity-related health problems for individuals with a BMI of 35 or higher. By physically altering a patient’s stomach so that they can eat only small amounts of food at any given time, these surgeries enable the patient to lower their daily caloric intake and lose weight.
The surgery itself is only the beginning, however. Patients who fail to follow postoperative instructions may regain the weight they lost or reach a weight-loss plateau over time.
Weight loss surgery is a serious medical procedure that exposes the patient to low but significant risks. There is always the possibility of major postoperative complications, including anemia, ulcers, internal hernias, calcium deficiencies and gallstone. And, the decision to undergo most types of Weight Loss surgery is generally irrevocable. Those considering surgery for the management of obesity should consult with their physician before making a decision.
Let’s Do It!
Nebraskans can face this crisis, but only as a team. By keeping the goal of a healthier Cornhusker State in mind, we can overcome the problems caused by widespread obesity. Let’s do it!
Craig B. Thompson
Most diabetics already know that there is some confusion concerning the most appropriate diet for the diabetic. They also know there is no single dietary program that fits all people.
This problem only gets worse as there is conflicting dietary advice from so-called experts in this field. As well, the media often reports incomplete information from medical papers, which only adds to the confusion.
It is true that refined white sugar and products containing it are not helpful for the diabetic because of the instantaneous absorption of this substance into the blood as glucose. But there is more to a diet than just sugar considerations.
Some claims have been made of type 2 diabetes being cured through diet alone. The diabetic associations worldwide, however, are resolute that no cure for diabetes exists today. There is no diet to prevent type 2 diabetes!
Christian Roberts of the University of California undertook research into diet and diabetes and found that in 50% of those who followed a diet based on Pritikin principles, the type 2 diabetes symptoms were reversed. Managing type 2 diabetes with a low carb diet could work very well.
The regime for this study had participants exercising for one hour every day. They were also given a diet that was based on vegetables and whole grains with a only little animal protein eaten.
Another small study in the USA concluded that high fibre diets assisted in keeping blood glucose levels low.
Low Fat, Carbohydrate-based Diet
There is controversy over the dietary recommendations being offered by the diabetic associations both in the UK and the US. Their current advice is for diabetics to follow a low fat, carbohydrate-based diet despite what appears to be fairly compelling evidence to the contrary.
The problem in deciding what represents a safe diet, whether for diabetics or not, is in knowing which research to trust. Most research has an agenda. It may be that the research is being sponsored by a drug company to prove the benefits of a particular drug treatment. It may be that the research is undertaken by someone who is simply setting out to prove a theory. There is too little research that is truly independent and undertaken without prejudice to the outcome.
It has been recommended that an Atkins-type diet, high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrate, is the most suitable for a diabetic. It would certainly seem logical that restricting carbohydrates would help to prevent elevated glucose levels in the blood stream. There could well be consistency between low blood sugar and the Atkins diet. Proponents of the Atkins diet claim that cholesterol levels are not adversely affected by this diet regime. Of course there are contrary views.
Diabetics should understand that each person has his own individual metabolism and physiology. What may be a healthy diet for one person might very well be life threatening for another. Diets for type 1 diabetes should never me mixed with diet plans for type 2 diabetes.
A diet centered around healthy proteins such as white meat and fish, vegetables, natural carbohydrates, salads and fruit as well as monounsaturated fat supplemented by the essential fatty acids is a good starting point. Once this is established there is no reason why, under controlled conditions, individuals should not try introducing whole grains to see what effect they have on their glucose levels. In this way diabetics can evaluate for themselves what represents a healthy diet.
Unless you live in the middle of the jungle, you breathe only pure air, eat only organic foods when you’re hungry; and that those foods provide the exact nutritional needs of your body; that you never experience any stress, worry or anxiety and you exercise every single day… chances are that you need to detox.
Just like the dust and crud that accumulates in your house calls for a yearly house-cleaning – “toxins”, extra weight and God knows what accumulate in your body.
We all need to do a regular house-cleaning – and that means allowing your body a chance to heal itself, release the extra weight, release its toxins, and get a fresh new start.
Your body has an amazing self-healing mechanism built right in it, but in order to let it work, you have to give it the rest it needs.
That’s why fasting has been a tradition part of many world’s religions, and almost every alternative health practice recommends some kind of fasting or “detox diet”.
What Is a Detox Diet?
A “detox diet” has nothing to do with going to a rehab clinic for drug abuse. The word “detox” has been used in naturopathic circles in the sense of “removing toxins.” A detox diet allows your body to clean itself of accumulated toxins, stress, and helps it release extra fat and weight.
A detox diet is a restricted diet that you follow, often combined with an exercise program, for a few days or a few weeks (or even longer). It’s sort of like fasting, but it’s easier to do and you can do it at home when you need it.
Signs You Need to Detox
You should be able to know yourself when you need to go on a detox diet. If you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and don’t like what you see, you don’t like the extra weight you’ve been carrying around… then a detox diet can help you get back on track with a healthy diet and release the extra fat..
If you feel you don’t have the energy you once had, or you’re starting to feel a little depressed… a detox diet can help you regain that energy and bring a new level of joy to your life.
If you experience aches and pains, or headaches, and can’t keep up with the stress of modern life, then it’s very likely that a detox diet can help you feel young again, and give you the feeling that “nothing can stop you”.
From having helped thousands of people go through all sorts of detox diets, I know that the rejuvenation it brings and the sense of accomplishment, on top of all the health results, is well worth the discipline it requires to do it.
Example of a Detox Diet
There’s all sorts of detox diets you can choose from. One of my all-time favorites is the Apple Diet. This involves eating only apples for breakfast, lunch and dinner, for one or several days.
The good thing about apples is that they are easy to eat, they are low in sugar, and they contain a fiber that literally acts as a “broom” in your intestines.
When you go on an Apple Diet, all you have to do is purchase the best organic apples you can find, and eat as many as you’d like 3 or 4 times a day.
Here’s a few tips to make this work:
- If you’ve never done this before, only plan to go for the Apple Diet for a maximum of 3-4 days.
- Peel your apples beforehand. Even though the peel contains essential nutrients, it’s also impossible to digest in most cases. Since you’re going to be eating lots of apple, you don’t want to stress your digestion with too much fiber.
- Don’t drink apple juice – even if it’s freshly-pressed. That would be too much sugar, even if it’s natural. You want the natural sugar along with all of the vitamins, minerals and fiber in the *whole* apple.
- Also drink water, about one liter a day, to help eliminate the toxins.
- Instead of eating apples all day long, have 3-4 meals a day with 1-2 pounds of apples.
I recommend the Apple Diet over any other type of “mono-cleanse”, because the apple is the King of Fruits!
Other popular cleanses that I don’t recommend include the Orange Juice Fast, the Lemon Cleanse, or the Grapefruit Diet. The problem with those detox diets is that the level of acidity from these citrus fruits is too high. It can cause many problems with your gums and overall health, and many unnecessary discomforts.
That’s why low-acidity apples are a good choice to do a raw food detox diet.
Get Support and Motivation
Although the concept of a detox diet is simple, most people have a hard time implementing it because of lack of motivation.
It’s not complicated to eat only apples for 3 days, but it’s not easy either. On the first day, you’ll be craving your normal fare. By the second day, you’ll be dreaming about food. But if you stick around, after a few days, you’ll be experiencing the incredible “high”, energy and lightness of beings that fasters experience – and the results will show.
You’ll start to release weight, your hunger for natural foods will come back, you’ll have energy to start an exercise program, you’ll feel better than ever… and when you’re ready to introduce other foods into your diet, you’ll be more likely to make the right choices.
But to get to that point, make sure you get enough support and motivation. Find someone who can help you do a detox diet with you, and get as much information and support as you can to succeed on your cleanse.
Learn to use the power of DETOX in your life… and you’ll start to regain the health and energy that is your birthright.
Dogs are man’s best friends. For sure you really love your dog to the extent that you want to nourish it and make sure it is really healthy and taking proper dog diet. Initially, you might think that making your dog gain more weight can be an indication that the animal is healthy. But on the contrary, obesity in dogs is also not an indication of good health.
Different dogs have different dietary needs. The breed, the age and the overall body weight are the contributing factors that influence the dog’s dietary needs. Be reminded that in truth, there is no single proper dog diet that can be considered as ideal in general for every dog.
One proper dog diet program for one dog could be good and ideal for a dog, but definitely not for another. Thus, if you have two dogs, each has its own dietary need, which would be significantly different compared to the others.
Tips on choosing a proper dog diet
A proper dog diet is also a must among dogs. That is why you should always strive to feed your dog with healthy food. Take note that feeding a healthy diet to a dog is not just all about giving the animal nutritious food. There are so many things you should also consider.
Here are some suggested ways on how you could effectively feed your dog with a proper dog diet:
– Ask the veterinarian about a reputable and ideal dog food brand. Do not just jump into the bandwagon and choose a dog food that is widely patronized in the market. Your vet knows a lot about nutrition facts and proper dog diet.
– If the vet makes a shortlist of recommended dog food brands, make sure you select the one that is of high quality. Consider your dog’s size, weight, activity, age and level before choosing the proper dog diet.
– Balance the dog proper diet by including dry food on his daily meals. Moist canned dog food must also be included because such food would certainly help maintain cleanliness of the dog’s teeth.
-Take note of the protein ratio of the dog food you are feeding your pet. Protein is very essential to the dog’s body. Ideally, protein in dog food should consist of about 20% to 30% of each dog meal. That would make up for the recommended protein intake of the dog.
– Do not overfeed your dog. Doing so on a regular basis could make your pet obese. Just like in people, obesity in dogs could also lead to several medical conditions, like musculoskeletal problems and abnormal growth.
– Feed proper dog diet just about twice each day. There are some dog breeds that need to be fed just once everyday. Make the dog’s meal time regularized during specific and consistent times of the day. Make sure the feed is also in a very and exactly measured amount.
– Do not ever feed your dog with table scraps in or under the table and while you or other people are eating. This would make an impression in the dog that begging for food from people who are eating at the table is acceptable. If you must feed your dog with scraps, put the food in his dog bowl after people have finished eating at the table.
It would not be very hard feeding your dog with proper dog diet. But always make sure that there is genuine caring and love every time you feed your dog.
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