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How to Lose Weight Quickly Without Exercise

Jun, 10th 2018 10:43 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

You can be a lazy woman and lose weight. I like to think that you can be a busy woman and lose weight.

Obviously being proactive in losing weight and feeling great takes time and energy. With a job to go to and a family to take care of these things sometimes go on the backburner.

When my husband tries to get me up at 5am to work out with him I give him the eye (he hates the eye) and I roll back over because I know I have a long day ahead of me.

Thats why its important for me to look for any possible ways to lose weight without having to exert more time and energy than I have. If I can get a workout in then great, but if not what am I going to do?

If youve ever heard the saying that abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym, then know that it is the truth.

Love handles and muffin tops are also made in the kitchen.

What Im saying is the kitchen can be good or bad, it totally depends on you.

Im getting off track.

The purpose of this post is to talk about ways that you, the busy woman, can lose weight without trying to cram in exercise time.

Will you get six pack abs? Nope.

Will you get ridiculously toned arms? Nope.

Will you finally get that bubble butt? Nope.

Those things require muscle and you cant build muscle if you dont work on building muscle.

What I talk about in this post is strictly meant for those looking to drop the pounds aka burn the fat.

There is a caveat to the things you will read here. None of them are miracle cures. They are basic things that you should be doing already.

I dont believe in weight loss pills or other silver bullets.

I believe in making sure the human body performs the way it is supposed to perform.

Nothing more, nothing less.

If this is the only thing you do on the list then consider yourself a success.

Carbs are delicious.

Carbs are deliciously bad.

Carbs can really make or break how your body looks. When you are working out and burning a ton of calories, carbs can be your friend.

When all you are doing is working at your desk job and picking up the kids after school carbs are your worst enemy.

There is also a bit of confusion around carbs. Many people associate carbs with bread, pasta, and rice, and they would be absolutely correct. But carbs are also present in vegetables.

So that means vegetables are bad?! You already know the answer to that. Of course, vegetables arent bad for you. They contain the good carbs.

Its the so-called white carbs that you need to watch out for. These carbs, if not burned off, get converted into glycogen which your body likes to use to make fat. If you stop providing your body with these carbs then you stop providing your body with a way to produce that nasty fat.

If you want to see the impact that carbs have on your body then do a carb detox. Youll be amazed at the weight you start to drop simply by changing up a few things.

I lost 3lbs over a weekend when doing a carb detox one time and 13lbs over two months just by cutting back on the soda and candy bars.

Ill catch myself wanting to revisit Cheesecake Factory from time to time and skipping right to dessert but thats okay if you do these things in moderation.

Now that you are dropping the carbs you need to replace the lost energy that they provide with another source.

Say hello to your new best friend Mr. Protein.

Protein is the energy source that humans have relied on since the dawn of time. Our cavewoman ancestors didnt bother baking bread or cakes. They ripped off a slab of Elk and ate it like everyone else.

They never got tired because protein provided them with what I like to call clean energy.

When we are tired we often run for whatever has the most sugar (soda, candy, etc.) because our brains tell us that we need a boost of energy. The problem is that this energy is dirty energy. It is temporary and you end up crashing afterward.

Converting your body over to clean energy means that you are more energized throughout the day without that annoying grogginess that kicks in after lunch.

There is another huge benefit of consuming protein and that is muscle growth. No, you wont look like the Hulk, but your body requires energy and the good stuff that protein provides to build muscle. Building muscle burns fat.

See where Im going with this?

The most difficult thing about consuming protein isconsuming protein. It can be hard getting your daily intake!

Thats why protein powders were invented. They have all different types with all different flavors. They are wonderful. The protein powder that Im totally addicted to right now is Fitmiss Delight Nutritional Shake.

I dont know about you but I love to eat so the idea of fasting never appealed to me until I learned more about it.

When I used to think of fasting I would think of the people that would go two or three weeks without eating. No way! You wont see me lasting that long.

Then I learned about intermittent fasting and its benefits.

Intermittent fasting is simply restricting your meals to one a day. Instead of getting everything you need in 4-6 meals you do it all at once.

Why would you do this? It sounds like torture, right?

Well, there are a number of benefits to intermittent fasting:

There are tons more but those reasons should be enough.

Intermittent fasting takes some training. Ive eaten multiple meals a day my whole life so changing things up to just one at night took a little getting used to but once I did it, it was amazing.

I always chuckle at diets that tell you to eat less. You can eat almost all of the food that you want as long as it is the good food!

Youd be surprised how many awesome meals you can have with just vegetables alone. I know the vegans out there are screaming I told you so but nobody wants to listen to them (just playing, I love you).

However, when I started to look up how to get more vegetables into my diet I was introduced to a lot of wonderful things.

Instead of pasta, I could do zucchini noodles.

Instead of mashed potatoes, I could do cauliflower mashed potatoes. Oh and roasted cauliflower with some seasoning? O. M. G.

You can really get any type of flavor that you want with vegetables. You just have to go explore and hunt down a recipe.

This one is the most difficult for me for a couple of reasons:

There isnt much I can do about #1. Its just something that I have to train my body to get used to.

There are some tricks you can do to help with #2 though.

The most common trick is to simply always carry water around with you. Another neat trick is to fill up a gallon of water and mark it off at certain levels to show you where you are supposed to be each hour.

Want to flavor your water up a bit? Check out these 11 great tasting detox water recipes.

I know the idea of this post is to lose weight without exercising, but when you combine these things with exercise then, of course, you will see more drastic results.

Dont think that you need to train for a marathon. You can start off by simply walking 30 minutes a day. I know what youre thinking, you walk 10,000 steps every day at work!

Thats great, but you need to do the type of walking that allows you to clear your mind. The type of walking that isnt interrupted every couple of steps.

I make sure to combine my walks with walking my girls (my dogs).

Losing weight starts with the type of stuff that you put into your body. If you can get that under control and treat your body like the fine temple it is then you will start to see the results.

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10 Ways to Make IM Testosterone Injections Less Painful

Jun, 10th 2018 10:43 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

While intramuscular administration of Testosterone has been shown to be a very effective delivery method for trans men, research suggests that 40% of those who received IM injections described it as very painful. (Najafidolatabad, 2010.)

Are there ways to reduce the pain associated with IM Testosterone injections? A Google search or Facebook post will yield all kinds of conflicting information. This review of scientific studies sets the record straight on minimizing post-injection pain from IM injections.

To minimize post-injection pain, several important factors need to first be considered:

With IM injections, Testosterone is deposited deeply into vascular muscle tissue. The deltoid (arm), vastus lateralis (thigh), and gluteal muscles (hip/buttocks) are the most common sites for IM injections.

Some injection sites are more prone to pain than others. Areas of the body with less subcutaneous fat are generally less painful injection sites.

The ventrogluteal site has less subcutaneous tissue and a thicker muscle mass than the dorsogluteal site. Therefore, the needle has a better chance of reaching the muscular tissue in the ventrogluteal area than in the dorsogluteal area. In various studies it was found that most injections given to the dorsogluteal site delivered medication into the fatty tissue. Pain receptors are found within the subcutaneous layer, not in muscle tissues and so injections administered into subcutaneous tissue may be more painful. (Gne, 2013.)

Rotating injection sites is a must! Give an injection site a week or two off before injecting there again. This helps to limit injection site reactions and the formation of scar tissue.

It has been found that necrosis of the muscle will occur after any IM injection no matter what medication is injected. The only variable is the size of the necrotic lesion and the severity of it. Forceful placement of a volume of fluid into a closed space will cause damage. In other words, the surrounding muscle and tissues in the immediate area of the needle tip are subjected to the pressure of the mass of fluid that has been instilled into the area, which causes pressure necrosis. The toxicity of the medication, the volume injected, and even the speed at which the injection is given also will influence the size of the necrotic lesion. (Treadwell, 2003)

The needle used to inject should be long enough to penetrate through the subcutaneous tissue into the muscle mass, or the patient will have more pain. (Gne, 2013.) The typical needle gauge used to inject testosterone is between 22 and 25. It would stand to reason that using a smaller gauge needle would reduce injection pain, but researchers have disagreed on this on this point. (Gill, 2007 and Flanagan, 2007.)

Just Say No to Blunts! Trans men are commonly advised to use one needle for drawing up, discard it, and then switch up to a higher gauge needle for injection. Heres why:

Its not hard to imagine that the duller tip of the needle would cause more pain, but again, studies have not unanimously concluded that this is the case (Rock, 2000 and Aa, 2011.)

The volume of injection can contribute to post-injection pain. Smaller, more frequent injections are likely to cause less pain than larger injections administered bi-weekly (or every few months in the case of long acting T. preparations like Nebido.)

Injection technique is another consideration when evaluating post-injection pain, but research in this area is also conflicting. In one study, the Air-lock (AL) injection technique was found to be more effective at reducing pain caused by IM injection versus the Z-track (ZT) method (Najafidolatabad, 2010.) Earlier studies also found AL was a better method for avoiding seepage of the medication, which is associated with lower absorption and pain (Quartermaine, 1995 and Mac Gabhann 1998.) On the other hand, other studies from the 80s found the opposite to be true, that Z-track is associated with less post-injection pain (Keen, 1986 and Kim, 1988.)

Katsma and Smith (1997) suggested that the potential for pain with IM injections is due to the kinematics of injections (the movement of the needle through muscle and tissue) and concluded that, minimizing of this effect is accomplished by controlling the needle trajectory during penetration along a linear path from point of contact to end point. In other words, the needle should go straight in, with no deviations in its path.

Does injection speed play a role in post-injection pain? Again, its hard to say: two studies concluded that injection speed was not a factor (Mitchell, 2001 and Chan, 2001) while a more recent study showed that faster injections induced less pain in babies (Lundberg, 2008.)

There are different injection protocols for different medications, so advice you find online about this may or may not apply to your Testosterone injection. For example, with the IM injection of vaccines, massaging the site of injection is highly discouraged as it can push the medication into the subcutaneous layer, reducing effectiveness and potentially causing irritation.

Given that subcutaneous administration of Testosterone has been proven effective why would the migration of T. into the subcutaneous layer be problematic? Because pain receptors are in the subcutaneous layer not in muscle tissue (Gne, 2013.) Massaging the injection site can push the T. into the subcutaneous layer where there is greater sensitivity to pain.

Discussions on nursing forums, as well as journal articles, indicate that massaging the injection site is an out-of-date technique (Beyea, 1995.) Indeed, the Australian Immunisation Handbook, a critical nursing reference now in its 10th edition, had advised against rubbing IM injection sites, and the recommendation to gently apply pressure for 1 or 2 minutes post-injection does not appear in the latest edition.

Oh people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. Forty percent of all people know that. Homer Simpson

However, the findings of a 2001 study indicated that massage was effective in reducing pain perception of adult patients after the administration of an intramuscular injection.

Even with evidenced-based research, its hard to know whats actually true!

What about applying pressure before an injection? A 1996 study found that this lessened post-injection pain. Subjects in a 2002 study reported also lower pain intensity scores with manual pressure applied before injections, suggesting that this could be an effective means of decreasing post-injection pain (Chung, 2002.)

With the science out of the way, lets get down to the practical things you can do to improve your IM injection experience!

1. Find injection sites that work for you (sweet spots) and rotate them. The deltoid (arm), vastus lateralis (thigh), and ventrogluteal (hip/butt) muscles are acceptable sites for IM injections. The common dorsogluteal injection site is no longer recommended. (Doing T shots in your butt? Read this.)

2. Choose your gear wisely. Use a needle that is long enough to penetrate deep into the muscle. Use a larger gauge needle for drawing up, then switch to a smaller gauge needle to inject.

3. Shorten your cycle. If youre injecting every 14 days, you might try moving to a 7 day cycle to see if injecting the smaller volume helps minimize pain.

4. Re-visit your injection technique. Air-lock or Z-track? Are you injecting straight in or does the trajectory of the needle shift during injection? Fast or slow? Small tweaks to your technique might provide big wins in reducing post-injection pain.

5. Warm up and relax. Have a hot shower or bath before your injection to warm up the injection site. While injecting, keep the muscle relaxed (and unflexed.)

6. Warm up your T. too! Hold the vial in a closed fist for a couple of minutes, run it under hot water or place it on a baseboard heater for a minute to warm the T. to room temperature or a little higher. Warm oil in a warm muscle will produce less pain than cold oil in a cold muscle!

7. After sterilizing the injection site with alcohol, let the skin dry. Penetrating the skin with the needle before the alcohol has evaporated can cause a stinging pain sensation.

8. Apply manual pressure to the injection site for 10 seconds before your injection. Be sure to maintain sterility!

9. After your injection, reduce pain and swelling by applying topical Arnica gel or cream, and then ice the injection site.

10. Some people swear by it, so massage the site after injection if you think it helps!

Pain after an IM Testosterone injection is very common but there are numerous things you can do to minimize and even eliminate post-injection pain. In the end, every body is different and what works for one guy may not work so well for another. So, knowing that science doesnt have all the answers yet, just do what works for YOU to maintain pain-free injections!


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What Is a Vegan? What Do Vegans Eat?

Jun, 9th 2018 12:43 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. Many vegans also do not eat foods that are processed using animal products, such as refined white sugar and some wines.

Vegan refers to either a person who follows this way of eatingor to the diet itself. That is, the word vegan can be an adjective used to describe a food item, as in, “This curry is vegan”, or, it can be used as a noun, as in, “Vegans like cookies, too.”

Although there is some debate as to whether certain foods, such as honey, fit into a vegan diet, if you are cooking for other vegans, it is best to err on the side of caution and avoid these foods.Most vegans extend the definition of veganism to go beyond just food and will also avoid the use of all personal and household products tested on animals, and avoid purchasing and using all animal-derived, non-food products, such as leather,fur, and wool. There is some debate as to whether second-hand animal products, such as a leather jacket from a thrift store, can be included in a cruelty-free vegan lifestyle or not.

This is perhaps the most common question about veganism. A vegan diet includes all grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits, and the nearly infinite number of foods made by combining them.

In addition, many vegan versions of familiar foods are available, so you can eat vegan hot dogs,ice cream,cheese,non-dairy yogurt andvegan mayonnaisealong with the more familiar veggie burgersand other meat substitute products.

Many foods are associated with veganism, such as soy milk, non-dairy milk substitutes, and tofu, but many non-vegans also enjoy tofu.You certainly don’t have to like tofu in order to eat vegan.

Vegans also eat many of the same common and familiar everyday foods that everyone else does, such as a green salad, spaghetti, peanut butter sandwiches, and chips and salsa.

For example, foods such as a vegetarian burrito without cheese or sour cream would be vegan. A vegetarian Thai curry made from coconut milk is vegan. Pasta with tomato sauce or another non-meat and non-dairy sauce is vegan. Most bread is vegan as well.

Some people easily go from eating meat to vegan right away, while others struggle with their new commitment, or choose to go vegetarian first and then slowly omit eggs and dairy. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, but you may want to learn about what’s worked for other people. However you do it, keep your goals in mind and remember why you are choosing to adopt a vegan diet.

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South Beach Diet Great Tasting Diet Foods Phase 1, 2 & 3

Jun, 9th 2018 12:41 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

The South Beach Diet, created by cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston, is known to be a safe and reliable diet that varies from various other diet regimens during that it supports not simply a new means of eating, however, a brand-new lifestyle.

The South Beach Diet puts an end to counting calories and it puts an end to portion control. The South Beach Diet additionally avoids putting individuals in a position where they seem like theyre denying themselves from consuming meals that tastes great and also satisfies them.

Experience success with the South Beach Diet! You will enjoy delicious chef-prepared meals made with only the freshest ingredients. Receive an entire week of breakfasts, lunches , nd dinners that are delivered to your door. Menus rotate weekly so you will always have a nice variety of foods. Also enjoy the convenience of no calorie counting, cooking or cleaning up.

The concentration of the South Beach Diet is on carbohydrates and fats, additional especially, the appropriate fats and carbs. With the South Beach Diet, you discover that healthy carbs as well as fats satisfy your food cravings and feed you energy while consuming the wrong carbohydrates and also fats could, in fact, make you really feel hungrier compared to you were before eating them, causing you to consume much more as well as, consequently, gain weight.

The South Beach Diet works in 3 phases, dieters undergoing phases 1 and 2 sequentially, each for a certain time period, then moving on to phase 3 where they continue to be for the remainder of their lives.

South Beach Diet Phase 1 For two weeks certain kinds of carbs are limited. Foods emphasized in Stage 1 consist of chicken and also fish, turkey as well as seafood, vegetables with a low glycemic index (consisting of tossed salads with light dressing), reduced fat cheeses, eggs, as well as nuts. This kind of weight loss is not lasting, nonetheless, which is why the South Beach Diet then without delay transitions you right into Phase 2 where you can adjust your nutritional patterns so as to attain a much more lasting rate of weight loss without getting back that preliminary poundage you simply shed.

South Beach Diet Stage 2 Right here several of the carbs that were prohibited in Phase 1 are incrementally introduced back into your diet. The preferred impact of Phase 2 is to get on your own to an area where you shed between1 and also 2 pounds each week, a price of fat burning than you could conveniently sustain till you obtain your physical bodys specifichealthy and balanced weight. Stage 2 lasts as long as it considers you to reach your wanted weight.

South Beach Diet Phase 3 Now you start to establish the well balanced diet you aim to keep for the rest of your life, as long as weight continues to be where it is. Need to you begin to gain weight once more, you can simply return to one or both of the earlier phases till you get back to where you need to be.

The South Beach Diet is not a crash diet. In it, you eat 3 enjoyable meals each day plus 2 snacks between meals. Your dish strategies are not set in stone, so you could still enjoy variety and also spontaneity in your diet.

The South Beach Diet weight loss meal strategy makes use of three unique phases that are very carefully intended to jumpstart weight management and produce continuous results. In Phase 1, their fat burning dishes start results by supporting your blood sugar level and also doing away with cravings. In Phase 2, is the shift phase to stable weight loss as well as consists of a bigger selection of scrumptious weight management meals alternatives. When your visitors effectively reached their objective weight, they will transition to Phase 3, where they will certainly obtain help maintaining their newfound healthy way of living.

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How to lose weight fast – Fastest ways to lose weight

Jun, 8th 2018 5:41 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

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Weight loss has been a hot topic since the 1950s, and there have been massive strides made on weight loss education. The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar money making machine which pushes weight loss pills, fad diets, plastic surgery, stomach reduction surgeries and thousands of other gimmicks to promote weight loss. The truth is, the only real way to lose weight is eating correctly, eating healthy foods, and exercising. Thats the jest of it. If people would concentrate on what to eat to lose weight and healthy foods to lose weight as well as exercises to do, people would be able to train themselves into living a healthy lifestyle and adapting lifelong habits. This sounds so easy and almost superficial when writing it down into words, however its very difficult with all of the fast food and junk we have at our disposal.

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This article will discuss those three things What to Eat, Healthy Foods, and Exercises that aid in weight loss. Many people believe that the only way you can lose weight is to eat organic fruits and vegetables, no fat, and no sugar. The truth is a person should lose weight safely as well as sensibly. Completely cutting out carbs like in the Atkins diet doesnt work. Starving your body of carbs and eating lots of fat will eventually make your body adapt to not having carbs, and eventually the fat will make you gain weight. Eating only raw food is extremely difficult to maintain. Vegetarian diets are fine, as long as you are getting proper protein but many vegetarians eat a lot of junk food. Liquid diets like a shake for breakfast and a shake for dinner from some can containing a ton of preservatives is simply not feasible. People become miserable and hungry, and figure out that once they stop doing the liquid diet, they gain weight often more than they lost with the shakes. The truth is, you do need to eat to lose weight, but you need to eat a balanced, healthy diet. Nature Wise Green Coffee Bean Extract for weight loss is essential.

Losing weight is one of the hardest things in the world to do and it goes without saying that for those who are trying to lose weight, they have it the hardest of all because it is a time-consuming process. However, Here are 10 of the fastest ways to lose weight,

1). Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

Some people find that losing weight is all about giving up their favorite foods which is technically true, but exercising is one of the fastest ways to lose weight because the whole body is affected and not just one part of it. For example, instead of taking the elevator at work, take the stairs and take them back up as well. Doing 5 push-ups everyday is also another fast way to lose weight, plus itll give the food that the person had in their bodies time to completely work its way out. Keep in mind that exercise is a quick way to shred 5 lbs plus a week.

2). Ignore the salty snack aisle at the grocery

Those flaming hot chips or the Mesquite bbq chips at the store might look appetizing, but completely ignoring the salty snack aisle at the store will ensure that the person gets down to their target weight, and resisting the temptation of those snacks will get easier and easier. Sometimes, those few vanity pounds from those salty snacks are not worth it. If a person keeps doing this month after month, theyll see the 10-25 pound difference. Salty snacks is the main cause of weight gain in America, but ignoring salty snacks can mean the difference between weighing in at 170 pounds and weighing in at 210.

3). Eat vegetables like no other

It cant be argued that vegetables are good for the human body and soul, but their main effect is helping those who need to lose weight to lose it effectively not to mention, deliciously. Eating vegetables is the fastest way to lose weight because vegetables are empty calories and theres no way that a person is going to gain weight off of eating vegetables, vegetables are designed to be enjoyed and be a very low calorie snack. Ultimately, eating vegetables combined with exercise can help a person to lose weight fast.

4). Seek smaller portions at fast food restaurants

Everybody loves going to a fast food restaurant to enjoy fast food, but there are two things that people can do to lose weight and feel great at the same time. One, order a regular size value meal which is usually a medium. Doing this will make it easier to burn the weight and the person wont get sluggish ergo giving birth to weight gain. Two, if the restaurant has a dollar menu then the person should order food off of it, this will save them money and keep them from losing weight as if they ate a big lunch. Plus, its filling despite the items small size.

5). Cut out late night snacks

This is one of the fastest ways to lose weight, 18% of people between the ages of 31-38 are late night snackers and have been known to gain anywhere from 7 to 9 pounds a week. By cutting out late night/midnight snacks, a person will lose weight and theyll have room for breakfast in the morning not to mention that doing this will ensure that the persons eating routine isnt thrown off where they want to do more snacking than eating. Late night snacking is one of the root causes of weight gain, stopping it will stop weight gain as well.

6). Walking the dog will help shred pounds

Now, some dog owners will say time and again that walking the dog can be very exhausting which is it. However, walking the dog puts one on the fast track to weight lose/losing weight fast. Dogs are active and energetic animals that like to run all over the place, walking the dog and harnessing its energy not to mention running with him will have the person noticing the loss in their body weight especially if this is something they do on a daily basis.

7). Let your stomach tell you when its hungry

Ten times out of ten, a normal person will eat at a set time everyday no matter what the food is that theyre eating. However, studies show that those who wait until theyre hungry to eat will desire eating food around the clock, less. This does wonders for weight loss because a person will concentrate on doing other things than eating or eating to get full. 31% of those aspiring to lose weight have lost 10 pounds before the end of that week, those people have claimed eating because they were hungry and not because they felt they had to.

8). Eating fruit

Munching on fruit is the fastest way to lose weight because of its nutritional value, eating fruit accomplishes two things. Raising a persons energy so they can do things like taking the stairs or going for a fun run, and fills a persons belly. Since fruit is empty calories, the person will be okay having 2 or 3 apples and not gaining any weight thereafter. Eating fruit on a daily basis has allowed a person to lose 2 to 12 pounds a week.

9). Losing weight means brushing after meals

Some people might not know it, but toothpaste is a appetite deterrent. 9 times out 10 people who brush their teeth in the middle of the afternoon is likely to not want to eat anything else for a long time, this is the best way to prevent midday snacking.

10). Consuming oatmeal is the key to weight loss

Eating oatmeal every morning will help the person lose weight. On average, a person who eats oatmeal everyday will lose 10-20 pounds a week. Also, they often find that they are less hungry during the day because oatmeal with fruit or a whole bowl of oatmeal is very filling, plus the after taste is likely to turn people off from eating anything else for awhile after that.

Basically, What to eat to lose weight comes down to portions and calories. A person should be able to eat what they want but in certain portions. Its crazy to think that you shouldnt eat a Christmas cookie at Christmas, but its practical to know that one is enough. If a person can restrain themselves from too many desserts or second helpings, they can and WILL lose weight.

Its important to note that treats like cookies, cakes, pies can and should be eaten in small portions. You shouldnt put such restrictions on your life that you are miserable. we all have to live a little! The trick is to know when a little is enough! Now that weve discussed several ideas on How to lose weight fast, we will focus on what exercises to do to help you lose weight. Again, like foods and other diet supplements and ideas, there a many exercises out there that are gimmicks. The truth is, losing weight means having to burn calories.

The first thing a person should do for exercise is to buy a pedometer like a fitbit or an Apple Watch, or a simple pedometer for about $10.00 simply to track your steps. The more steps you take, the more walking you do, the more weight youll lose. Take the stairs, take your dog for a walk, walk to work or take a walk on your lunch break- and your goal should be 10,000 steps a day. This may seem like a lot but once you get used to it, its easy. Train to do a marathon and just walk if you want. Whatever you do, know that the best exercise is to get moving and walking as much as possible will strengthen your muscles and make you feel elated.

Weight lifting is also an excellent exercise for losing weight and sculpting the body, and gaining muscle. It provides the body with repetitious motions that help it get into shape and keep it that way.Crunches are an amazing way to lose weight in your tummy area. While you are eating properly, crunches provide a great option for stomach tightening and body sculpting. Its an excellent way to get rid of belly fat and making your stomach flat and attractive.

Jumping rope or skipping is one of the best exercises to lose weight. The constant jumping is wonderful for the heart and the motion is great for every single muscle in the body. Its a fantastic cardio workout that gives you a good sweat and trims fat. It might seem like an old school workout, but if you ask any boxer or wrestler that has to stay in ultimate shape, they will tell you that jumping rope is the best exercise in the world to cut down fat while staying in shape.

Lunges strengthen the body and burn fat from your calves and thighs. They are not pleasant to do, but the results can be amazing. They are a great way to lose weight and keep your legs strong and in shape. Like walking, running is a great exercise to lose weight. Its not for everyone and it can be hard on the knees, but there are more Marathons held today than ever before. People are really getting into running and many people are addicted to it. Its a fantastic cardio workout.

Swimming is key in weight loss. Deep water aquatics are some of the best exercises you can do to lose weight. Water offers a resistance against your muscles. You also dont feel so sweaty and gross in a pool. Swimming is also an excellent cardio workout that allows the body to stretch, and receive water resistance. Martial Arts is one of the best cardio workouts a person can get. People always have something to look forward to, as getting your belts or learning your forms are always a next step. The fact that there is a tremendous sense of accomplishment through weight loss and competition makes Martial Arts one of the best ways to lose weight and feel good.

Yoga, especially hot yoga, is a fantastic way to stretch, sweat, relieve tension in your body and burn calories in a pacifying way. Yoga is a very popular exercise for a reason. it works your body in too many ways to count, including your mind. Simply meditating is a good workout too. It relaxes your body and frees your mind, creating a trance-like stance from which you come out of feeling great.The last point is being happy and putting on a glowing smile is the best thing to do. It shows the world your confidence and may even get you a few whistles, or cat calls- or whatever! Feeling confident about yourself is the key to life. If you feel bad, youre going to always worry about what others think. We only have one life to live, so we should live it as much as we can without worry and shame! We need education on the truth about what to eat to lose weight, and which foods to eat to lose weight!

The above paragraphs should be studied so that you can think of the three basics which are:

1) What to eat to lose weight

2) What foods help to lose weight

3) Exercise to lose weight

Another thing that really helps, is keeping a personal food calendar and mark down all of things you ate today, and budget for what youre going to eat tomorrow. Base your calories around your workouts. Dont think if youre not in shape, you cant do it- because anyone every shape and size truly can! It may take you awhile to get used to the food, and it may take you awhile before you catch on, but if you stick with it, anything is possible. There is nothing better for the body than weight loss, including healing things like type 2 diabetes, swelling, shingles, circulatory disease, etc. Just remember portions- dont punish yourself, and youll be just fine.

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Jun, 6th 2018 9:42 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

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Jun, 5th 2018 10:44 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Are You Tired of Fad Diets? Find Out Why HCG is the Most Popular and Most Effective Weight Loss Treatment.

HCG, which stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a glycoprotein hormone produced from the embryos of women during pregnancy. This hormone, though previously considered to be unrelated to weight loss/weight gain, was discovered in the 1950s to be highly valuable in the treatment of obesity. Dr. A.T.W Simeons pioneered the research in this field, using injections, coupled with a low calorie diet, in order to arrest and completely reverse weight gain. Many studies and countless real world people have achieved amazing, lasting, weight loss with HCG.

The HCG diet plan is absolutely spectacular in its effectiveness. Recent new information released indicates that not only does HCG help you lose weight fast, but also it helps to cure diabetes! We reported on a new HCG study that not only definitively showed the HCG diet worked, but that the it also helped boost insulin levels and metabolism. This absolutely a stunning development, considering that HCG has never been used to treat diabetes. It’s quite amazing that such a simple hormone is turning out to have so many amazing, and unexpected effects.

We provide Dr. Simeon’s book free of charge with all of our orders, so all of our customers can follow his plan closely. HCG drops in recent years have received much praise for their cheap price, high effectiveness and wide availability. As with all things that help people, there are many imitators that develop around it.

Homeopathic HCG is quite popular right now, but there are several key issues with it’s effectiveness. Almost all Homeopathic HCG drops contain little to no actual HCG. The term homeopathic actually refers to medicine that is diluted and heated in such a way as to kill its effectiveness. As such, it is practically worthless, as it destroys the protein strands that make up HCG. As a result, it is important that you choose and utilize only Real HCG Drops.

HCG injections were the primary way HCG used to be administered. Since HCG generally was thought to need monitoring by a doctor in order to maximize effectiveness, doctors were the primary way patients achieved HCG’s amazing benefits. In the early 2000s, however, several pharmaceutical companies began offering HCG drops, as a low cost alternative for achieving similar results.

As with any effective weight loss, imitators begin to form around the effective treatments. Homeopathic HCG drops were created for just this purpose. They are cheap, contain little to no HCG, and are often sold as the real thing. Homeopathic HCG is everywhere on the Web, but these drops contain no HCG at all. The HCG diet plan has been quite effective as studies have begun showing in recent months. It not only provides one of the most stable and long lasting treatments for obesity, but also has become a staple of any doctor’s prescription plan for helping patients lose weight.

HCG injections have continually provided, fast, permanent weight loss. However, recent studies show that Non-Homeopathic HCG drops provide almost the same level of effectiveness and promptness of weight loss. Non-Homeopathic HCG drops are the real deal, and are produced by a single American pharmaceutical company for sale as supplements. These drops are less expensive than injections, and far less painful. Careful monitoring is still necessary, but there is more leeway in the dosage with Real HCG drops. As with all programs, you should follow the guidelines supplied on the bottle and otherwise. However, if you need further assistance with your real HCG drops, please feel free to contact us directly.

The term Non-Homeopathic refers to the way in which a product is manufactured. Homeopathic is defined as a drug with minimal, or nearly zero, dosage. Non-Homeopathic HCG drops, however, are reliable alternatives that provide similar outcomes to injections.

Do not be fooled by Homeopathic HCG drops for this reason. Clinical levels of HCG are necessary for real progress to occur. The drops we provide use supplement binders, in accordance with FDA regulations, and are manufactured within the USA. Most of these Homeopathic HCG drops are mainly coming out of China. These suspect drops are increasingly turning into an attempt to fool unsuspecting customers, who believe they contain HCG.

Non-homeopathic HCG fits well within the HCG diet plan as it provides top level treatment for discounted prices. The HCG diet plan, which includes 4 distinct phases, relies heavily upon levels of HCG being maintained within the body. This strategy utilizes several key aspects, including HCG hormone administration, and a lower 700 calorie per day meal plan. We at Bottled HCG diet actually provide this meal plan and recipe guide free of charge to all of our customers. Along with your real HCG drops, you will receive a full fledge guide that will help you on your journey to a healthier you.

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Jun, 5th 2018 3:45 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

There are a lot of great resources about the keto diet online, including our beginners guide. Since this diet has become very popular in recent years, unfortunately some books and programs of low quality have also appeared (and some of them even contain incorrect andmisleading information that you should avoid).

The following books and programs below are recommended by hundreds of members of our community and have helped many beginners achieve amazing results with the keto diet.

These books are written by keto experts who can help you succeed in a way that is quick, healthy and sustainable.

Q. Im So Overwhelmed By The Information, How Do I Get Started?

The best place to get started if youre interested in the ketogenic diet is to first take a look at the fats you can incorporate, such as avocado, olive oil, or cacao butter. You could also take a look at more of an animal-based fat like grass-fed tallow or pasteurized lard or, if you are not too sensitive to butter, grass-fed butter is a really good option.

The second part is protein, that means, looking for more high-fat proteins, such as pork shoulders, brisket, chicken thighs, etc

Another third tip is snacking. Really important if youre a snacker and you are just starting your Ketogenic diet youll probably need some form of snacks. Some of the best snacks for beginners include celery, nuts and nut-based hummus, cucumber. If you have more of a sweet-tooth, dark unsweetened chocolate is a great option, as is coconut or almond butter or even peanut butter.

If youre totally confused and still not sure how to fully include a keto diet into your lifestyle, follow a 30-day plan in order to better guide you on the initial stages of your new diet. Check Our Keto Begining and 30-Day Plan here!

Q. Do You Have Meal Plans That Beginners Can Follow? I Dont Have Time and Im Horrible At Meal Planning Or Figuring Out The Right Foods To Eat!

There are several meals plans available online and even services that offer personalized plans for YOU. At the end of the day, there are so many resources available online so, if you need help, you will surely find it! You can also check this Balanced Keto Weekly Meal Plans here!

Q. Is Ketosis Safe For Your Body? How Long Should A Person Follow A Keto Diet For?

Ketosis is safe as it simply enhances fat-burning processes that are completely normal in our body. There is no time-limit for a person to follow a keto diet for, although a lot of people do like to follow this diet cyclically, meaning, increasing the amount of carbohydrates while on vacation.

Q. Does The High-Fat Part Of Keto Clog Your Arteries?

Basically, fat within your blood travels as lipoproteins, along with cholesterol, proteins, and phospholipids. In order for an artery to be clogged, there needs to be a small tear in its inner wall first. These tears can be due to stress, smoking, a highly-processed diet, etc. In order for the walls to be repaired and thus prevent clogging, Vitamin E must be used. Vitamin E, being a fat-soluble vitamin, requires fat in order to be available for your body to use. Therefore, the consumption of fat can help your arteries self-heal and thus prevent clogging.

Q. How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis?

It takes roughly 24 hour hours after your last ingestion of carbohydrates to begin producing ketone bodies, since thats about how long it takes to burn through the majority of your ingested carbohydrates and glycogen stores.

If you have been eating a diet based on carbohydrates for many years, it may take up to 48 hours or more to get into ketosis after completely abstaining from carbs.

Q. Whats The Difference Between Being In Ketosis, And Being Keto-adapted (Or Fat Adapted)?

Ketosis begins basically as soon as youre depleted of glycogen stores, and are using ketones as your primary fuel. Its a fairly simple biological process, its automatic, and its fast.

But all of our tissues dont adapt that quickly. The switching of fuel sources can be a little bit jarring for our muscles and our brain, and while they use fats and ketones for fuel, they arent yet efficient at it. This lag can also contribute to the lethargy and brain fog that some people get in the keto-flu.

This is an adaptation period, where were essentially re-training our muscles and our brain to use fat as the primary fuel source instead of glucose. This adaptation can take a couple of weeks to a couple of months. As a hallmark of being keto-adapted and not just in ketosis, the skeletal muscles are able to burn fat directly for fuel, and the brain relies on the higher volume of ketones in the blood as its main source of energy.

The transition is rougher for some people than others, though its worth it to KCKO, or Keep Calm and Keto On. Once youre keto-adapted, weight loss becomes easier, your body feels like it moves more smoothly, your energy levels and appetite are easily regulated, and your thoughts are clear and fast. Performance in the gym also begins to improve at this stage, since it sometimes suffers during the adaptation period.

Related: Signs You Are Fat Adapted

Q. How Can I Tell If Im In Ketosis?

The best, easiest, and cheapest way to know you are in ketosis is to track your food and eat less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day. Since its possible to have some wiggle room in your daily carb allowance based on your personal biology, activity level, etc, there are ways you can measure your level of ketosis.

You can use the Ketone Test Strips to test your ketone level. These are strips that use urine to measure excreted ketones. These are inexpensive and popular, but unfortunately highly inaccurate. They only measure the level of ketones that are excreted as waste, and not used by the body. They show that youre producing ketones, but not necessarily using them for energy.

The two ways that are more reliable, but more expensive, are breath tests and blood tests. These tests can tell you if your body is producing AND using ketones for energy, as well as the levels of ketones that you have in your body for use.

Often people who are getting into ketosis will notice a smell on their breath that has a hint of acetone in it. This is called keto breath, and is a good sign that you are in ketosis. This is what the breath tests are measuring. (Not the smell, but the molecules in the expelled air.)

Related: Signs that You Are in Ketosis

Q. Is It Normal To Feel Nauseous And Not Have Much Of An Appetite Towards The End Of The First Week Of Being On Keto?

Totally normal. And it all relates to the previously mentioned gallbladder and all the adjustments the body must make while being on Keto. Another cause is going too hard on the fat, too quickly. If you are feeling like this, the use of apple cider vinegar can tremendously help alleviate the symptoms described.

Q. What is Keto Flu and How To Deal With It?

The Keto Flu are the basic symptoms such as upset stomach, fatigue, headaches, nausea etc.. that some people (not everyone) will experience in the first few days of Keto Diet. Its the sign that the body is adapting to burning ketones instead of glucose.

Related: The Keto Flu Symptoms And Relief

Q. What Can I Expect In The First Week Or Two After Beginning A Ketogenic Diet?

Within the first 3 to 5 days of strictly avoiding carbohydrates (and not dramatically overeating on keto-approved foods) youll notice a larger volume of water loss, especially first thing in the morning. Glycogen is stored alongside water in the body, so as the glycogen gets burned, the water is released.

Youll get a few good whooshes of weight loss this way. While yes, it is just water weight, its still excess weight that you dont need to be carrying around. You still get to count it as weight lost, and you might even notice that you feel less bloated and even a little slimmer.

Following this, weight loss will be a series of plateaus and drops. Its rarely steady, though it can be. Trust the process. Two pounds per week is considered the most you should shoot for, and even half a pound per week is a success. Sometimes the scale might even go up, but if youre consistent, it will go back down, and even further next time.

Electrolytes are a big deal on the keto diet, since the lost water carries with it some of our stored minerals. When we have a mild loss of electrolytes, we can be grumpy, tired, lethargic, headachy, and even have body pains.

Many people also experience cramping, notably in the feet and legs. Because of this, youll want to consume extra electrolytes any time you are on a ketogenic plan. People who suffer with these symptoms refer to them as the Keto-Flu, and while it isnt like the real flu, the symptoms can knock you down until you get your electrolytes back in balance.

The electrolyte minerals are sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, and you need all four. Sports drinks are full of sugars, and only have low amounts of these minerals, so its best to avoid them. Instead, focus on vegetables that contain high amounts of these minerals, and make sure to salt your food to taste. You can also make an electrolyte drink that contains all of these minerals. Lite Salt or No Salt is available in the grocery store as a salt substitute, and contains potassium. Magnesium and calcium powders are available in health food stores and online.

Some people also experience a change in bathroom habits. Moving your bowels can be difficult with a dramatic change in diet, and can be helped by choosing specific foods over others. Cheese is well known to stop up the works, so reducing cheese can help. Making sure to include plenty of fibrous vegetables can also keep things moving, so make sure to get lots of leafy greens, celery, and other veggies. In addition, make sure to drink enough water. Water not only keeps you hydrated, but also helps keep the bowels moving.

Q. Why Is Weight Loss So Varied And Unpredictable?

Many books could be written on this very subject, and undoubtedly they have been. There are many answers, and they all depend on context. Lots of variables impact how well, and how consistently we lose weight. How much sleep do we get each night, and how restful is that sleep? What micronutrients are we not getting enough of? How much water are we drinking? How much are we exercising?

This is one reason why tracking your food intake should be a priority. There are apps like Cronometer, MyFitnessPal, and LoseIt! that allow you to record all your foods for the day, and each has a large database of fresh foods, packaged foods, and restaurant meals, plus you can enter in your own recipes. This way you can know exactly what macro- and micro-nutrients youre getting, with no guess work.

This also enables you to see what you were eating prior to a woosh of weight loss, or a stall, or even a gain. You can see possible triggers for these events, like having extra vegetables, or having too many nuts and cheeses. It also lets you see if you may have sensitivities. If you try a week without dairy but keep your calories the same, for example, you may or may not notice a spontaneous drop in weight.

Related: What to Expect from Your Weight Loss Journey on the Keto Diet

Q. What Is The Best Ways To Bust A Plateau?

Once you have been on Keto for a while, you may notice you suddenly stop losing weight, also known as the plateau.

The first tip to get back to losing weight is to boost the amount of calories you are consuming. Say youre eating 1200 calories per day. Overtime, your body down-regulates so it just needs about 1000 calories per day to maintain basal function. Therefore, the amount of calories that used to help you lose weight is now only helping you maintain your current weight. So, by boosting your calories, you are actually boosting your metabolism and you may even notice some weight loss in the days after your caloric increase.

The second tip is to carb-up, meaning to eat high fat, low carb all day, and at night basically eat all carbs, no fat. Carbs like sweet potatoes, plantains, and grains, are some of the prefered foods when practicing carb-up. The reason why the carb-up practice can be helpful is because, once you are fat-adapted, your body burns carbohydrates first, and then goes into the fat-burning mode but, once you increase the amount of carbs eaten, your bodys ability to better burn fat is increased. To sum up carb-up: helps you go from fat-adapted back to the fat-burning mode.

The third tip is revising your macros: protein, carbs, and fat. Perhaps your current ratio is just not working for you anymore and small change can sometimes lead to a huge difference.

The fourth tip is to try a 24-hour fast. The goal of this practice is to rewire your metabolism and thus help you escape the dreaded plateau phase.

Read More: Why Weight Loss is NOT a Linear Process

Q. What Is A Good Way To Add Fat Without Going Over The Protein?

Oils are a great way to increase your fat consumption without increasing your protein intake.

Q. What Will Happen If You Dont Eat Enough Fat?

You will probably not feel fully satisfied after each meal, and therefore be hungry. If you feel hungrier throughout the day, increasing the amount of fat consumed per day can be extremely helpful.

Q. What Other Healthy Fats Can I Eat If I Am Allergic To Coconut Oil?

If you are allergic to coconut oil, you may try to add to your diet: lard, tallow, avocado oil, olive oil, butter, etc You can basically have any of the other fats traditionally used in a keto diet.

Q. Do I Still Have To Count Calories?

Keto is awesome, but it isnt magic. This way of eating helps us to bend the rules of how much we feel like were eating, so we can feel fuller for longer, but we still have to eat less than we burn if we want to lose weight.

In most cases, a 20% calorie deficit is the right balance between managing hunger and being able to lose excess body fat. There are several online calculators you can use so you dont have to do the math yourself. If you eat 80% of the calories allotted, youll be at a 20% deficit, which will allow you to burn more of your own body fat.

Q. Okay, If I Can Stay Under 20g Carbs Per Day, Is It Still Really Important To Count Calories And Fat?

Not necessarily. It ultimately depends on you. SOme people may thrive by regularly counting calories, while others see counting calories as something boring. The key here, if you do not want to count calories, is to structure your plate in order to guarantee you are consuming enough fat. Just make sure that in every meal you are eating no more than a palm-full of protein, try to increase the amount of fat in your diet, and try to decrease the amount of carbohydrates.

Q. How Many Meals Should I Eat In A Day?

Although when you first start your keto diet, you can eat whenever you feel hungry, most people decrease the number of eaten meals in a day to 2 meals.

Q. Do I Need To Weigh My Food In Order To Be Successful With Keto Diet?

Some people like to weigh their food when they first transition from a normal diet to a ketogenic diet, in order to have a fuller understanding of the amount of carbohydrates that they consume, although this can be used just in the beginning as a guide. But ultimately no, you do not have to weigh your food in order to be successful with a keto diet.

Q. Can You Drink Alcohol On The Ketogenic Diet?

Yes, you can drink alcohol on keto, but there are a couple of catches. The first thing to watch out for is, obviously, the carbohydrates in your drink of choice. If youre choosing clear liquor, it tends to have a low amount of carbs, but it still has some. Your mixers also may have carbs in them, so choosing something like tonic water over a soda will keep you within your limits. Beer, cider, wine, and other bottled alcoholic drinks tend to be high in sugars, so you might just want to avoid them.

Most alcoholic beverages dont list the ingredients or nutritional information on the label, so be prepared and check your favorite drinks online so you know your limits beforehand. Most apps and trackers list many types of alcohol in their database, and this is the easiest way to be sure of what youre drinking. Be warned, when youre in ketosis your alcohol tolerance will go down, so you might not want to drink as much as you might be used to.

Alcohol also tends to interrupt ketosis, since your liver will burn it preferentially before anything else. Your body treats alcohol like a toxin and like a fuel source, so your body will use it before it uses foods or the calories stored in your fat cells. While it wont necessarily knock you out of ketosis, it does pause it until the alcohol is cleared from your system.

Q. How Impactful Is Drinking Low Carb Liquor If Youre Trying To Lose Weight?

Basically, when you have alcohol in your body, the first thing that will be burnt is the alcohol. Only then, can your body begin to burn carbohydrates, and ultimately move on to fat-burning mode. By consuming small amounts of alcohol, the alcohol will be burnt quite fast and then move on to burning carbohydrates. The biggest tip here is to only include alcohol in your diet once your body is fully adapted to a high-fat diet.

Q. What Are Your Thoughts On Intermittent Fasting Combined With Keto Way of Eating (WOE)?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) can be great as long as its not a forced fast! Fasting and Keto are a great amalgamation and from the moment you start your keto diet, you will notice you are less hungry throughout the day and more likely to fast.

Q. Is Keto Related To Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is something many people do to control appetite and calorie intake, and its common in the keto world. Its more common for men to find success with intermittent fasting, or IF, than for women, but its an extra tool you can try to see if it works for you.

IF is choosing a smaller window of time during the day to consume your daily allowance of calories, and using the rest of the time to fast, or not eat anything. During the fasting period, you can still have beverages, provided they contain no calories. Most people choose a 6 or 8 hour window to eat in, and usually do this by skipping breakfast to only have lunch and dinner.

One of the secrets of getting into ketosis faster is by fasting, since this helps burn off stored glycogen, so trying intermittent fasting can help you on your way. While it isnt necessary to be on a ketogenic diet, doing IF while on a ketogenic diet can be very helpful. Most people who do IF dont even think about food until late in the morning because it becomes natural to wait until later to eat.

There are two major ways fasting is beneficial for overall health. First, it gives the body a break from digestion. Digestion is a surprisingly stressful activity, and if there is a longer period of time where your body can focus on simply using the nutrients its been given already without having to handle more, digestion tends to improve, as well as energy levels.

The second way is called autophagy, and it goes hand in hand with letting your body rest from digestion. Autophagy is the process that cells use to remove waste, including malfunctioning parts of cells, or even whole cells that are not functioning correctly and cant be healed. If you have read much about cancer, this may sound like its connected, and it is. Regularly allowing cells to be in a state of autophagy makes them more efficient and keeps them from growing into a malignant state. It also helps them to live longer, which translates to a longer, healthier life for you.

If youd like to try intermittent fasting, its best to start by gradually decreasing your feeding window. Start with not eating for a 12 hour stretch, including the time that youre sleeping. For example, you could stop eating at 8 in the evening, then have breakfast at 8 in the morning. Ultimately, youll want to be mostly done with digestion by the time you go to bed, and not be hungry until late morning, so for most people a feeding window of 10am to 6pm would be a good goal.

Some people feel best with breakfast and lunch, but no dinner, so if skipping breakfast doesnt make you feel great, you can try skipping dinner instead. Remember that IF isnt for everyone, so if you find yourself feeling worse instead of energized and clear headed, put this tactic to the side, since it isnt a necessary part of a keto diet.

Q. What Is The Difference Between Ketogenic Diet And Regular Low Carb Diet?

A ketogenic diet is a low carb high-fat diet where we are using fat as fuel from our body as well as the fat that were eating in order to go into the desired fat-burning mode. So the big difference between a ketogenic diet and a low-carb diet is that:

Ketogenic diet means youre eating low carb, high fat; Low carb diet could be low carb low fat, low carb high protein, etc

So the magic behind a ketogenic diet is eating enough fat in order to switch into fat-burning mode.

Q. How Does A Keto Diet Compare To Atkins, LCHF, Low Carb, Paleo, Etc?

The hallmark of a ketogenic diet is being in ketosis for extended periods of time, and is achieved by carbohydrate restriction. While there isnt a strict prohibition of artificial sweeteners, grains, and manufactured foods, there is a strong preference in the community to lean towards natural, whole foods. Keto is for overall health, and weight loss is a welcome side effect for many people.

The Atkins diet, on the other hand, is solely focused on weight loss. There is no restriction on artificial sweeteners or manufactured foods, as long as the foods consumed fit the Atkins prescribed ratios. There are four phases to the Atkins diet. The first phase is the most strict, designed to get you into ketosis. The second phase is a tolerance testing phase, where you add more foods to see how many grams of carbohydrate you can still eat and lose weight. The third phase is more generous with carbs, and the fourth phase is the most generous, and its in either the third or fourth phase that most people find a good maintenance level.

LCHF is a plan that is very similar to an Atkins approach, but the focus is placed on the higher ingestion of fats, and a perpetual restriction of carbohydrates to less than 20 grams per day, and in some cases nearly 0 grams a day are consumed. There is no specific restriction of artificial or manufactured foods, only that the fat is kept higher, around 70%-85% of the diet.

Some people just cut out the bulk of carbohydrates from major sources like breads, pastas, and sodas, and these people are on a Low Carbohydrate plan. There isnt anything particularly strict about it, its more about being mindful of overall carb intake, often without tracking. This can be a good place to test the waters of a keto diet, though many people on this kind of plan never get into ketosis without further restriction.

Paleo and keto can overlap, though there are some major differences in the core of each way of eating. The Paleo diet focuses on whole, natural foods that would have been available as food to our paleolithic ancestors. If it could have been hunted or foraged, then it would have been eaten. Some people on a Paleo plan also focus on what would have been growing in season, and in a certain region of the world for their genetic ancestors. Carbs are overall allowed in a Paleo plan, but they would come from whole foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, fruits, honey, and other unprocessed sources.

Q. Can Vegetarians And Vegans Have A Ketogenic Diet?

In theory, you can be a vegan or vegetarian AND be on a ketogenic diet, but its a pretty big challenge. Often, those who focus primarily on plant foods are eating a larger amount of carbohydrates, either from breads, pastas, potatoes, and other starches, or from fruits, smoothies, and other sweet foods.

Its possible to rely heavily on vegetables and vegan foods that have very low levels of carbohydrates, though there would have to be a heavy focus on additional fats like coconut oil and various nuts.

The biggest challenge with vegan and vegetarian diets is getting enough protein. These diets are traditionally lower in protein anyway, since they exclude the concentrated proteins in animal flesh. These individuals may want to include plant-based protein powders and shakes. Be wary of the ingredients, since these powders may contain various sugars that arent compatible with a ketogenic diet.

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Which diet is best for long-term weight loss? – Harvard …

Jun, 5th 2018 3:44 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Much has been made of the recently published results of the DIETFITS (Diet Intervention Examining the Factors Interacting with Treatment Success) study. Most of the headlines emphasized the fact that the two diets involved low-fat and low-carb ended up having the same results across almost all end points studied, from weight loss to lowering blood sugar and cholesterol.

Whats most interesting, however, is how these two diets are similar.

The authors wanted to compare low-fat vs. low-carb diets, but they also wanted to study genetic and physical makeups that purportedly (their word) could influence how effective each type of diet will be for people. Previous studies had suggested that a difference in a particular genetic sequence could mean that certain people will do better with a low-fat diet. Other studies had suggested that insulin sensitivity may mean that certain people will do better with a low-carb diet.

The study began with 609 relatively healthy overweight and obese people, and 481 completed the whole year. For the first month, everyone did what they usually did. Then, for the next eight weeks, the low-fat group reduced their total fat intake to 20 grams per day, and the low-carb group reduced their total carbohydrate intake to 20 grams per day. These are incredibly restricted amounts, considering that there are 26 grams of carbs in the yogurt drink Im enjoying as I write this, and 21 grams of fat in my half of the dark chocolate bar my husband and I split for dessert last night.

That kind of dietary restriction is impossible to maintain over the long term and, as this study showed, unnecessary. Participants were instructed to slowly add back fats or carbs until they reached a level they felt could be maintained for life. In addition, both groups were instructed to

People were not asked to count calories at all. Over the course of a year, both groups attended 22 classes reinforcing these very sound principles and all participants had access to health educators who guided them in behavioral modification strategies, such as emotional awareness, setting goals, developing self-efficacy (also known as willpower), and utilizing social support networks, all to avoid falling back into unhealthy eating patterns.

Participants in both groups also were encouraged to maintain current US government physical activity recommendations, which are 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity (2 hours and 30 minutes) each week.

Get all that? Basically, the differences between groups were minimal. Yes, the low-fat group dropped their daily fat intake and the low-carb group dropped their daily carb intake. But both groups ended up taking in 500 to 600 calories less per day than they had before, and both lost the same average amount of weight (12 pounds) over the course of a year. Those genetic and physical makeups didnt result in any differences either. The only measure that was different was that the LDL (low density lipoprotein) was significantly lower in the low-fat group, and the HDL (high density lipoprotein) was significantly higher in the low-carb group.

I love this study because it examined a realistic lifestyle change rather than just a fad diet. Both groups, after all, were labeled as healthy diets, and they were, because study investigators encouraged eating high-quality, nutritious whole foods, unlimited vegetables, and avoiding flours, sugars, bad fats, and processed foods. Everyone was encouraged to be physically active at a level most Americans are not. And this is a big one everyone had access to basic behavioral counseling aimed at reducing emotional eating.

This whole study could just as well be called a study of sustainable healthy lifestyle change. The results jibe very much with prior research about healthy lifestyle. The end message is the same one that we usually end with:

The best diet is the one we can maintain for life and is only one piece of a healthy lifestyle. People should aim to eat high-quality, nutritious whole foods, mostly plants (fruits and veggies), and avoid flours, sugars, trans fats, and processed foods (anything in a box). Everyone should try to be physically active, aiming for about two and a half hours of vigorous activity per week. For many people, a healthy lifestyle also means better stress management, and perhaps even therapy to address emotional issues that can lead to unhealthy eating patterns.

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Risk Factors: Diet – National Cancer Institute

Jun, 4th 2018 5:47 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Scientists have studied many foods and dietary components for possible associations with increasing or reducing cancer risk.

Credit: National Cancer Institute

Many studies have looked at the possibility that specific dietary components or nutrients are associated with increases or decreases in cancer risk. Studies of cancer cells in the laboratory and of animal models have sometimes provided evidence that isolated compounds may be carcinogenic (or have anticancer activity).

But with few exceptions, studies of human populations have not yet shown definitively that any dietary component causes or protects against cancer. Sometimes the results of epidemiologic studies that compare the diets of people with and without cancer have indicated that people with and without cancer differ in their intake of a particular dietary component.

However, these results show only that the dietary component is associated with a change in cancer risk, not that the dietary component is responsible for, or causes, the change in risk. For example, study participants with and without cancer could differ in other ways besides their diet, and it is possible that some other difference accounts for the difference in cancer.

When evidence emerges from an epidemiologic study that a dietary component is associated with a reduced risk of cancer, a randomized trial may be done to test this possibility. Random assignment to dietary groups ensures that any differences between people who have high and low intakes of a nutrient are due to the nutrient itself rather than to other undetected differences. (For ethical reasons, randomized studies are not generally done when evidence emerges that a dietary component may be associated with an increased risk of cancer.)

Scientists have studied many additives, nutrients, and other dietary components for possible associations with cancer risk. These include:

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