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100 Best-Ever Tips Proven To Help You Lose Weight

Mar, 14th 2018 4:41 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Losing weight can seem overwhelmingyou have to figure out how to eat healthily and fuel your body properly, plan an exercise regimen that works for you, get plenty of sleep, and ultimately make hundreds of choices each day that will either bring you closer to your goal or throw you completely off track.

But if navigating these choices seems confusing, thats where Eat This, Not That! comes in. What really works are making little lifestyle tweaks, simple moves that help you slash calories, boost nutrition and build a healthy foundation. Weve gathered up some of the easiest, most effective new tricks and tactics to help you shed those unwanted pounds and slim down for good. Put this plan into play and you wont need any goofy new fadsjust new pants. And if you want healthy recipes, supermarket shopping guides, and essential nutrition tips at your fingertips subscribe to the new Eat This, Not That! magazine now! For a limited time, you can save 50 percent off the cover priceget it here!

Making your sandwich with two slices of bread is so last year. Aid your slim down efforts by opting for whole-grain bread over white and preparing your sandwich open-faced stylethe fancy name for kicking the top piece of bread to the curb. Doing so keeps about 70 to 120 calories off your plate. If losing some bread leaves your tummy rumbling, beef up your meal by munching on a cup of baby carrots or sugar snap peas. These pop-in-your-mouth veggies are loaded with fiber and water, which can help aid satiety and weight loss efforts. For even more amazing weight loss tips, check out these 50 Best-Ever Weight-Loss Secrets From Skinny People.

You know that hitting the recommended five to nine daily servings of fruits and veggies can make it easier to slim down, but that doesnt make it any easier to accomplish. A simple way to make it happen? Buy a fruit bowl. Youre more likely to grab fruits and veggies over less-healthy options if theyre ready to eat and in plain sight. Katie Cavuto MS, RD, the dietitian for the Philadelphia Phillies and Flyers, suggests keeping washed and prepared veggies like cucumbers, peppers, sugar snap peas, and carrots in the front of the fridge so they arent overlooked. Bananas, apples, pears, and oranges fare well as sweet snacks and should be kept on the counter where everyone can see them.

We know you love binge-watching your favorite reality series, but its important to enjoy your meals sitting at your kitchen tablenot in front of the television. Why? Carolyn Brown, MS, RD, of Foodtrainers, told us that in addition to commercials of unhealthy food and drinks increasing our cravings, TV is so distracting that it makes it harder to realize when were actually satiated. Science agrees with Brown: A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that paying attention while eating can aid weight loss efforts while distracted eating can lead to a long-term increase in food consumption.

Dieters and ETNT staffers alike fell head over heels for green teaand its easy to see why: The cornerstone brew of The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanseis packed with compounds called catechins, belly-fat crusaders that blast belly fat by revving the metabolism, increasing the release of fat from fat cells, and then speeding up the livers fat burning capacity. In a recent study, participants who combined a daily habit of 4-5 cups of green tea with a 25-minute sweat session (or 180 minutes a week), lost 2 more pounds than the non-tea-drinking exercisers. Meanwhile, a research team in Washington found that the same amount of coffee (5+ cups a day) doubled belly fat. Make the most of the benefits from tea with The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse, by food journalist Kelly Choi and the editors of Eat This, Not That!, test panelists lost up to 10 pounds in one week!

The bigger your plate, the bigger your meal, Brown reminds us. How so? While smaller plates make food servings appear significantly larger, larger plates make food appear smallerwhich can lead to overeating. In one study, campers who were given larger bowls served themselves and consumed 16 percent more cereal than those given smaller bowls. Swapping dinner for salad plates will help you eat more reasonable portions, which can help the pounds fly off your frame! To kick even more calories to the curb, use small red plates. Although the vibrant hue may not match your dining room decor, the color can help you eat less, according to a study published in the journal Appetite. Researchers suggest that the color red reduces the amount were likely to eat by subtly instructing the mind to stop noshing.

Theres a reason Eat This, Not That! hired celebrity trainer Mark Langowski to develop Eat This, Not That! for Abs, our e-book system for getting a six-pack in six weeks: He said it wouldnt include a single sit-up. I have been a personal trainer for over 13 yearsduring this time, I have learned a lot about a lot, but the most important topic that I discovered was 10 years ago when I found out how damaging sit-ups are to the discs in my spine, he told us. It was after listening to genius professor Stuart McGill, who is head of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, that I realized I had been doing more harm to myself and my clients by having them do traditional sit-ups. Instead, throughout the workout section of the Eat This, Not That! For Abs, I explain how to train the entire body in a way that is activating the core muscles in every exercise you do. A squat may look like a leg exercise, but did you know you are also working your core muscles when done properly? Compound exercises, such as squats and deadlifts, work muscle groups while challenging the coregiving you the rock hard abs you dream of.

Zero Belly Diet test panelist Bryan Wilson, a 29-year-old accountant, lost 19 pounds and an astounding six inches from his waist in just six weeks on the diet, and he attributes his success to the Zero Belly shake recipes in the program. I love the shakes. I added them to my diet, and almost immediately I lost the bloat, Bryan said. Im a sweet craver, and the shakes were an awesome alternative to bowls and bowls of ice cream I would have had. Protein-enriched drinks lend you a monster dose of belly-busting nutrition in a simple yet delicious snack. But most commercial drinks are filled with unpronounceable chemicals that can upset our gut health and cause inflammation and bloat. Not to mention, the high doses of whey used to boost protein levels can amplify the belly-bloating effect. The Zero Belly solution: Try vegan protein, which will give you the same fat-burning, hunger-squelching, muscle-building benefits, without the bloat. Lose weight in less than 30 seconds, with the 100+ proven recipes in Zero Belly Smoothies!

Repetition builds rhythm. Be boring. Most successful losers have just a couple of go-to breakfasts or snacks, says registered dietitian Lauren Slayton. Make an effort to pinpoint these for yourself. Hmm, Im starving what should I have? doesnt often end well. You can change the rotation every few weeks, but pre-set meals or workouts on certain days will help tremendously.

Do you consider products from specialty supermarkets to be healthier than those from other grocery stores? Or do you think that dishes from organic restaurants are all waistline-friendly? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you could be derailing your weight loss efforts. When people guess the number of calories in a sandwich coming from a healthy restaurant, they estimate that it has, on average, 35 percent fewer calories than they do when it comes from an unhealthy restaurant, according to a study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Remember that the next time you reach for that package of Whole Foods Organic Fruit & Nut Granola. One cup of this seemingly healthy snack contains almost 500 calories. Yikes! To stay on track at the grocery store, check out these 50 Best Supermarket Shopping Tips Ever.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee dropped their longstanding recommendation that we should limit dietary cholesterol. Decades of research have shown that it has little effect on blood cholesterol levels, and the governments outdated recommendations have done little more than send scrambled messages about the pros and cons of eating eggs and shrimp. So go ahead and scramble up an omeletwith the yolk. Eating the entire egg is beneficial to your body because it contains metabolism-stoking nutrients, including fat-soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids, and cholinea powerful compound that attacks the gene mechanism that triggers your body to store fat around your liver. To learn more about the flat-belly benefits of eggs, check out these What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Eggs.

Fill at least half of your lunch and dinner plate with vegetables. Vegetables are nutrient-dense, high in satiating fiber, and low in calories, making them ideal weight loss tools, says registered dietitian Danielle Omar. By eating the veggie half of your plate before anything else, you will take the edge off your hunger, eat less overall calories, and still feel full and satisfied. Keep eating this way and the pounds will painlessly melt away. For more super easy weight loss hacks, check out these55 Best-Ever Ways to Boost Your Metabolism!

When you place heaping bowls of food on the table, over-eating is inevitable. In fact, a study in the journal Obesity found that when food is served family-style, people consume 35 percent more over the course of their meal. To avoid scarfing down extra bites, keep food on the stove or counter and spoon it out onto plates from there. When going back for seconds requires leaving the table, people tend to consider their hunger levels more carefully. And serving healthier dishes can, of course, help too. These 20 Best-Ever Recipes for Zero Belly are all weight loss-friendly options we love.

While overnight oats remain a healthy and trendy breakfast, theres one healthy oatmeal trend thats also making waves: Zoats! The funny-sounding name actually describes a very straightforward (but delicious) dish made from shredded fiber-filled zucchini, oatmeal, milk, spices and nutrient-packed add-ins such as nuts and fruit. We love how the dish makes it easy to add veggies to your morning mealsomewhere its rarely found. Another win: Adding zucchini to your oatmeal adds bulk to your breakfast bowl without the need for extra cereal, ultimately saving you calories.

Out of sight, out of mouth? Simply reorganizing your pantry staples could translate into serious calorie savings. A study published in the Journal of Marketing found that people are more likely to overeat small treats from transparent packages than from opaque ones. For this reason, many nutritionists suggest keeping indulgent foods in the pantry on a high shelf so that youre less apt to mindlessly grab them.

According to researchers, late sleepersdefined as those who wake up around 10:45 a.m.consume 248 more calories during the day, as well as half as many fruits and vegetables and twice the amount fast food than those who set their alarm earlier. If these findings sound troubling to you night owls, try setting your alarm clock 15 minutes earlier each day until youre getting out of bed at a more reasonable hour.

Weve all been told that salmon, packed with heart-healthy omega-3s and belly-flattening protein, is a great way to get strong, lean and healthy. But not all salmon is created equal. Farmed salmon, which is whats commonly sold in restaurants, can have the opposite effect on your waistline. Farmed salmon has over 100 more calories and nearly twice as much fat as wild-caught salmon. Plus, its much higher in saturated fat and lower in heart-healthy omega-3s. When dining out, youre better off skipping the salmon altogether unless you are 100 percent sure its wild-caught.

Simply blasting the air conditioner, cracking a window open, or turning down the heat during the winter may help attack belly fat while we sleep, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes. Thats because colder temperatures subtly enhance the effectiveness of our brown fat storesfat that keeps you warm by helping you burn through the fat stored in your belly. Participants spent a few weeks sleeping in bedrooms with varying temperatures: a neutral 75 degrees, a cool 66 degrees, and a balmy 81 degrees. After four weeks of sleeping at 66 degrees, the subjects had almost doubled their volumes of brown fat. (And yes, that means that they lost belly fat.)

Are frequent meals your ticket to a better body? Experts say so! In a Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics study that sampled 2,385 adults, research participants who ate less than four times a day consumed more calories and had a higher BMI than those who sat down to eat at least six times. The scientists noticed that those who ate fewer meals consumed most of their calories at night and were more apt to drink alcohol with their meals while their ever-grazing counterparts tended to eat healthier, less calorically dense foods. To keep the weight flying off your frame, nosh on these high-protein snacks between meals.

Exposure to light at night doesnt just interrupt your chances of a great nights rest, it may also result in weight gain, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. As crazy as it may seem, study subjects who slept in the darkest rooms were 21 percent less likely to be obese than those sleeping in the lightest rooms. The takeaway here is a simple one: Turn off the TV and toss your nightlight.

In a 2015 Orlando Health survey of more than a thousand respondents, the majority cited their inability to stay consistent with a diet or exercise plan as their primary barrier to weight loss success. Sounds common, but heres the kicker: Only one in 10 of the survey respondents noted their psychological well-being as part of the equationand its likely why nearly two out of three people who lost five percent of their total weight ended up gaining it all back. Yikes! To unlock the door to weight loss success and stop emotional eating, try keeping a journal that tracks your food choices and current mood. Then, look for unhealthy patterns, which can help you recognize specific emotional connections you have with food. Once youre more aware of these connections, it will be easier to adopt healthier eating patterns. Do you always reach for something sugary when youre stressed or devour fries when youre sad? Instead, try more productive ways to cope, like going for a brisk walk or texting a friend.

Diet experts say that we need about one gram of protein per kilogram of body weight to aid muscle growth and weight loss. So if thats what youre eating each day, youre bound to get the body of your dreams, right? Unfortunately, theres more to it than that. According to University of Texas researchers, the timing at which you consume your protein can make or break how much lean muscle mass you pack on. If youre like most Americans, you likely consume little to no protein for breakfast, a bit of protein at lunch and the bulk of your daily intake during dinnerwhich the researchers discovered isnt ideal for muscle synthesis. Luckily, fitness-minded friends, the fix is a simple one: Just distribute your protein intake evenly throughout the day. The scientists found that those who followed this simple trick had 25 percent higher protein synthesis than those who ate the majority of the nutrient after the sun went down. To hit the mark and start leaning out, try one of these 35 Best-Ever Chicken Recipes for Weight Loss!

Dining out can kill your hard-earned weight loss winsand so can boozing too hard. To stay on track with your better-body goals, order your glass of wine or cocktail near the end of your meal. That way, the sweetness can act as a low-cal dessert. Plus, it wont lower your inhibitions before your meal, which may prompt you to order something unhealthy off the menu.

Think writing a grocery list before heading to the store is a waste of time? As it turns out, it may be the key to finally losing weight. A Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior study of more than more than 1,300 people discovered that shoppers who regularly wrote grocery lists also purchased healthier foods and had lower BMIs than those who didnt put pen to paper before heading to the store. Researchers hypothesize that shopping lists keep us organized, which in turn helps us fend off diet-derailing impulse buys (hello, candy aisle). Before heading to the supermarket to stock up, spend a few minutes taking inventory of your kitchen, and then write a list. Be sure to organize it by category to prevent zigzagging all over the place; that ups the odds youll walk byand purchasetempting treats that could derail your weight loss success.

A recent JAMA Internal Medicine study of nearly 4,000 couples found that people are more likely to stick to healthy habits when they team up with a partner. Invite your honey to a Saturday morning run and then hit the showers togetherknowing you have something steamy to look forward to afterward should serve as some additional motivation. And speaking of getting frisky, be sure to check out these 30 Best Proteins for Your Penis.

Are your portion control issues making it hard for you to shrink your man boobs? Stop yourself from going back for seconds by grabbing a box of mints. People often yearn for that second cookie or helping of mac and cheese because the taste of the first still lingers. To cleanse your palate, keep mints or breath strips on hand and pop them when its time to quit noshing. Not only will this rid the alluring taste from your tongue, it will also keep your mouth busy and act as a distraction. Drinking water or tea are also helpful tactics.

A Credit Suisse Research Institute report found that more and more of us are choosing full-fat foods over skim, light, fat-free, or other modern monikers of leanness. And while many health organizations like the American Heart Association still recommend cutting down on fatparticularly saturated fatthis full-fat trend may be a healthy rebellion against those decades-old credos, according to recent studies. In fact, people who eat a lot of high-fat dairy products actually have the lowest incidence of diabetes, according to a 2015 study of 26,930 people in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Those who ate a lot of low-fat dairy products, on the other hand, had the highest incidence. So whats the best way to join the full-fat revolution? Eat This, Not That! polled some of the countrys top nutrition experts and asked for their favorite full-fat fat burners. Check out what they said in our exclusive report The 20 Best Full-Fat Foods for Weight Loss.

And speaking of eating full-fat fare, a cutting-edge review published in PLOS One discovered that when it comes to reducing cardiovascular risk and promoting rapid weight loss, low-carb diets are superior to low-fat diets. Cant imagine fully committing to a low-carb lifestyle? Start by eliminating empty sources of carbs from your diet such as white bread, desserts, and sugary drinks.

Looking for the easiest possible way to lose weight? Grab your pajamas early and log some extra Zzzs! According to researchers, getting eight and a half hours of shut-eye each night can drop cravings for junk food a whopping 62 percent and decrease overall appetite by 14 percent! Mayo Clinic researchers note similar findings: In their study, adults who slept an hour and 20 minutes less than the control group consumed an average of 549 additional calories daily. Thats more calories than youll find in a Big Mac!

Instead of dragging yourself to the coffee pot when your alarm goes off, open all the blinds! Studies show that people who get direct exposure to sunlight in the morning between 8 a.m. and noon reduce their risk of weight gainregardless of how much they eat. Researchers think its because the morning sun helps synchronize your metabolism to you burn fat more efficiently. For more easy ways to burn more calories, check out these 55 Best-Ever Ways to Boost Your Metabolism.

Is your obsession with Reeses and Pringles derailing your weight loss efforts? It might be if youre not using the self-checkout kiosks at the grocery store. Let us explain: According to a study by IHL Consulting Group, impulse purchases dipped 32.1 percent for women and 16.7 percent for men when they scanned their items and swiped their credit card on their own. Although not all impulse buys are bad for your belly, a whopping 80 percent of candy and 61 percent of salty-snack purchases are unplanned.

Instead of gobbling down breakfast at home, eat at your desk a few hours later than you typically do. Pushing back your first meal of the day naturally reduces your eating windowthe number of hours you spend each day grazing. Whys that beneficial? Sticking to a smaller eating window may help you lose weight, even if you eat more food throughout the day, a study published in the journal Cell Metabolism found. To come to this finding, researchers put groups of mice on a high-fat, high-calorie diet for 100 days. Half of them were allowed to nibble throughout the night and day on a healthy, controlled diet while the others only had access to food for eight hours, but could eat whatever they wanted. Oddly enough, the fasting mice stayed lean while the mice who noshed round the clock became obeseeven though both groups consumed the same amount of calories! For more amazing weight loss insight, check out these 25 Best Foods for a Toned Body.

The average American consumes 15.5 pounds of pasta each yearand most of it is the refined white stuff. Whats the trouble with that? This type of noodle is almost completely void of fiber and protein, two vital nutrients for weight loss. To boost the belly-filling fiber and hunger-busting protein in your meal, opt for a bean-based noodle like Banza Chickpea Shells (2 oz., 190 calories, 8 grams of fiber, 14 grams of protein) or Explore Asian Black Bean Low-Carb Pasta (2 oz., 180 calories, 12 grams of fiber, and 25 grams of protein). Alternatively, whip up a batch of zoodles, or spiralized veggie noodles with the help of these 21 Mouthwatering Spiralizer Recipes.

Good news for carb lovers: Scientists discovered an easy way to slim down any bowl of rice by as much as 60 percent! And the best part is that you dont need a fancy lab or a PhD. to make the slimmed-down dish. Heres how to whip it up: Add a teaspoon of coconut oil and a half cup of non-fortified white rice to a pot of boiling water. Cook it for about 40 minutes, stick it in the refrigerator for 12 hours and enjoy the rice either cold or reheated. How does such a simple cooking hackthat adds fat, no lessslash calories? When the rice begins to cool, its glucose molecules form tight bonds called resistant starch. This type of starch, as the name implies, is resistant to digestion, meaning that the body is not able to absorb as many calories or as much of the glucose (a nutrient thats stored as fat if its not burned off) from each molecule. While you may be hesitant to add the oft-vilified oil to your pot, it actually plays an integral role in the process. As the rice cooks, the fat molecules find their way into the rice and act as an additional digestion barrier. Best of all, the research team found that reheating the rice didnt change the levels of resistant starch (as it does with pasta and potatoes), deeming this calorie-slashing cooking hack safe for leftovers, too.

Want to stay on track with your diet while dining out? Leave your lady at home, guys. Strange but true: When men dine with women, they eat up to 93 percent more, according to researchers at Cornell University. These findings suggest that men tend to overeat to show off, lead author of the study, Kevin Kniffin, explained. Instead of a feat of strength, its a feat of eating. Women, on the other hand, ate the same amount food no matter who they broke bread with.

People exercise for an average of 34 minutes longer with a friend than they do when they hit the gym solo, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. And the longer you sweat, the more quickly youll reach your goals! Looking for a healthy way to refuel after your weight room session? Whip up a quick and delicious protein shake for on-the-go nutrition.

Lately, were noticing protein-packed everythingfrom breads to nut butter and milk. While you dont need to load up on weird franken-foods to amp up your intake of the nutrient, if youre trying to drop a few pounds, then its wise to keep some high-protein snacks on hand. Noshing on these can prevent eating something high-calorie every time hunger strikes.

Instead of depriving yourself of all your favorite indulgences or meticulously counting calories to drop a size, simply consume at least 30 grams of fiber daily. This simple, no-fuss method fuels weight loss and improves health just as effectively as more complex diet approaches, University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers discovered. Very few people reach the goals that are recommended, said lead study author Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, adding that Telling people to reduce this or reduce that is just too hard to do. However, asking people to focus on eating more of a certain nutrientrather than eliminating things from their dietcan help people reach their weight loss goals, he explains. Interested in giving the diet strategy a try? Check out these 11 Best High-Fiber Foods for Weight Loss and start slimming down!

Even if youre trying to reduce your eating window, you shouldnt go to sleep starved. In fact, going to bed with a rumbling stomach can make it more difficult to fall asleep and subsequently leave you feeling ravenous the next day. And get this: Eating the right type of bedtime snack can actually boost your metabolism and aid weight loss, registered dietitian Cassie Bjork explained. The right snack can help keep blood sugar stable so the fat-burning hormone glucagon can do its job. I suggest pairing a natural carb with a healthy fat. Apple slices and almond butter, berries with heavy cream and carrots with guacamole all fit the bill.

What smells like an exotic vacation and can shrink your waist faster than your favorite Zumba class? You got it: coconut oil. A study of 30 men published in Pharmacology found that just two tablespoons per day reduced waist circumference by an average of 1.1 inches over the course of a month. However, the health benefits of coconut oil are still debatedcoconut oil is high in saturated fat. But thats not necessarily a bad thing; its in the form of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which arent processed in the body the same way long chain triglycerides (LCTs). A study published in International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders found that when MCTs replaced LCTs in the diets of overweight women, they were less likely to gain weight.

Plus, its high smoke point makes coconut oil great for just about every dish, from eggs to stir-frys. And at roughly 117 calories per tablespoon, its close in calories to olive oiljust be sure you keep antioxidant-rich olive oil in your cooking rotation, too.

Not like you needed another reason to fall in love, snuggle up with your sweetie, kiss or get it on. Harvard Medical School researchers found that all of those things can aid weight loss. How? Lovey-dovey feelings cause levels of the hormone oxytocin to increase, which in turn, decreases appetite. For even more weight loss hacks, check out these 20 Weight Loss Tricks You Havent Tried.

Though you may think that strong willpower is a necessary trait to overcome down-time grazing, experts say that your success is more dependent on your food environment than anything else. If you happen to get bored and there is nothing but healthy food available in your house, you likely wont choose to eat it unless youre actually hungry, says Jennifer Neily, MS, RDN of Neily on Nutrition. Most people dont have the urge to eat celery sticks; cookies, however, are a different story. Heather Mangieri, RDN agrees, adding, You cant eat whats not there, so make sure when you open the pantry, you arent tempted with the sugary, salty, fatty foods that most people choose when eating just to eat. Instead, stock your refrigerator with fresh vegetable slices and healthy whole foods that will be easier to pass on if youre not really hungry.

Have trouble eating reasonably sized portions? Try dimming the lights and cueing up some soft music. According to a study published in Psychological Reports, soft lighting and music leadnoshers to eat less and enjoy their food more. Thats what we call a win-win. Looking for the perfect date night dish? Check out these 35 Healthy Crockpot Recipes.

Most people think of their protein or meat as their meals main event, but that shouldnt be the case. Place flavorful vegetables front and center on lunch and dinner plates, accompanied by sides of protein and whole grains, registered dietitian Cheryl Forberg said. By simply rearranging your plate, youll automatically consume fewer calories and take in more health-protective vitamins and nutrients.

Even if you fill up on produce, lean proteins, and whole grains, according to British Journal of Nutrition findings, when you think about the quality of your diet, youre likely forgetting about all the unhealthy food that also finds its way to your mouth. People tend to exaggerate the good foods they eat and underestimate the bad stuff, says study author, Kentaro Murakami, PhD of Japans University of Shiga Prefecture. While its not necessarily intentional, its likely one of the reasons why its so hard for people to lose weight. For example, you might grab a handful of candy at a co-workers desk or a sample at the mall and then forget about it altogether. Our advice: To get a more accurate overview of your diet, keep a detailed food journal on your phoneyes, that means you should include that food court sample, too. Whether you snap photos or keep a written log is totally up to youboth tactics will work. The more food records dieters kept over the course of 30 months, the more weight they lost, a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found.

How would you like to take all the great weight-loss results youve just read aboutand double them? Thats what happens when you supplement your diet with a combination of vitamin D and calcium, according to a recent Nutrition Journal study. Just four weeks into the 12-week experiment, subjects who had taken these two nutrientsfound in abundance in some Greek yogurtlost two times more fat than the other group!

Its every chocoholics dream: Research now shows that eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate can reduce overall body fat and shrink your waist. A study among women with normal weight obesity (or skinny fat syndrome) who ate a Mediterranean diet that included two servings of dark chocolate each day showed a significant reduction in waist size than when on a cocoa-free meal plan. Researchers say it has to do with the flavonoids, heart-healthy compounds in chocolate that have important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Just be sure youre reaching for a bar with at least 70 percent cacao, and stay away from the alkalized stuff, which has a significantly reduced flavonoid content.

Recent research published in the journal PLOS ONE found that getting direct sunlight exposure between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon reduced your risk of weight gain regardless of activity level, caloric intake, or even age. Researchers believe that the sunlight synchronizes your metabolism and undercuts your fat-storage genes.

In her book The Naughty Diet, author Melissa Milnewhose own essay, I Eat Slim-Shamers for Breakfast also went viralinterviewed thousands of women about the body shaming and they all said the same thing: They were sick and tired of feeling bad while trying to be good, she writes in The Naughty Diet. And heres the secret of all secrets: You dont feel bad about yourself when you get fat. You get fat when you feel bad about yourself. This could be because chronic stress raises levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, which can trigger belly fat storage. Try being kinder to yourself, which will reduce stress and help melt the pounds away effortlessly.

Many people think that they can eat whatever they want as long as they work out. But the truth is, if you are looking to lose or maintain your weight, what you put in your body is significantly more important than hitting the gym. Exercise is important to keep your body healthy, but just because you work out for an hour or more per day, it doesnt give you the liberty to eat whatever you want! Ilyse Schapiro, MS, RDN, Co-Author of Should I Scoop out My Bagel tells us in 22 Top Weight Loss Tips, According to Nutritionists.

Bad diet decisions are often made when youre starving and have nothing healthy to eat in your kitchen. Ward off diet-derailing decisions by stocking up on frozen, deveined shrimpone of Insanity trainer Shaun Ts! go-to proteins. Once you throw it on the stove, its ready to eat in just a few minutes, and its a great source of lean, low-cal protein. Organic, low-sodium turkey breasts, pre-grilled chicken and hard-boiled eggs are also smart meal-starters to keep on hand.

If youre java devotee, heres an easy way to slim down your order: Just ditch the creamer! Splashing two tablespoons of heavy cream to your cup adds 100 calories. Assuming you down two cups of Joe a day, passing up dairy can help you drop 10 pounds in just under six months!

If youre accustomed to shredding muenster cheese into your eggs, try swapping it for your favorite veggie. One ounce of cheese packs in about 110 calories while a half cup of steamed broccoli boasts 15 calories. Making this morning switch will nourish your body with extra satiating fiber and nutrients, as well as save your waistline from added inches.

While protein-packed Greek yogurt makes for a perfect meal when paired with chia seeds, antioxidant-rich berries, and crunchy nuts, you could be sabotaging your weight loss goals if you choose the wrong tub. A plain cup of Chobani contains about 50 fewer calories than the fruity options, saving your belly from extra flab.

In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers found that noshing on half a grapefruit before each meal helped participants lose a significant amount of weight in addition to improving insulin resistance.

Before you begin the habit of refilling your water bottle several times a day, make sure yours isnt laced with BPA. A Harvard study found that adults with the highest concentration of BPA in their urine had significantly larger waists and a 75 percent greater chance of being obese than those in the lowest quartile. No wonder why drinking out of plastic bottles is one of our 40 Bad Habits That Make You Fat! To avoid weight gain, make sure your bottle is BPA-free and be particularly wary of plastics that sport a #7 recycling symbol on them, which is an indicator that BPA may be present.

Even if youre stocking up on fruits and veggies, buying inorganic may be doing your body a disservice, thanks to the pesticides. They have been shown to poison the mitochondria so it cannot burn fuel, says Walter Crinnion, N.D., chairman of the environmental medicine department at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Phoenix in Weight Loss Tricks You Havent Tried. Fuel that is not burned turns to fat. If youre worried about breaking your budget at Whole Foods, start by stocking up on these 17 Cheap Organic Foods You Must Buy.

Cutting carbs altogether can often cause a guilt-ridden binge that will leave you unmotivated and packing on the pounds. Instead of prohibiting yourself from eating the foods you love, set a carb curfew. For dinner, contestants always have a high-protein, high-fat meal with plenty of fibrous veggies, Chris Powell of ABCs reality series Extreme Weight Loss tells us in Chris Powells Behind-The-Scenes Extreme Weight Loss Tips. If they have a post-dinner snack, they stick to protein-rich, high-fat foods like almonds or 2 percent milkfat string cheese. Nixing carbs at night flips the fat-burning switch by increasing the amount of fat-burning hormones released while were asleep, Powell adds.

When many of us have too many options to choose from, we often become flustered and make the wrong decision. Same goes for food. If you have a few different boxes of cereal and a handful of flavors of potato chips, youre likely to eat more of the packaged stuff. Limiting your options to just one can cut down on your grazing habits and prevent a snack attack.

Red fruits such as watermelon, Pink Lady apples, and plums have higher levels of nutrients called flavonoidsparticularly anthocyanins, compounds that give red fruits their color, which have been shown to reduce fat-storage genes.

This seemingly-innocent food is almost always loaded with added sugar. In fact, most companies use synonyms or alternative words for plain old sugar to disguise it. Lisa Hayim, registered dietitian and founder of The Well Necessities tells us in 37 Worst Breakfast Habits for Your Waistline. And shes right: Choosing a cup of Kashi Indigo Morning Organic Corn Cereal over cup of Kashi Organic Promise Cranberry, Spelt and Flax Granola, will slash 160 calories off your breakfast!

University of Wisconsin researchers discovered that participants who wore jeans to work walked almost 500 more steps throughout the day than those who dressed up. As if we needed another reason to look forward to casual Fridays!

Who knew that fantasizing about eating your favorite candy can actually result in real-life weight loss? A study found that daydreaming about eating an entire packet of the sweet stuff before indulging may cause you to eat less of it. To come to this finding, researchers asked participants to imagine eating three M&Ms versus 30. Then, they conducted a taste test where participants were able to nosh on the chocolate orbs. The results? Those who imagined eating lots of M&Ms ended up gobbling down the least!

While appetizers seem to add more calories to your meal, a series of Penn State studies found that biting into an apple or sipping a broth-based soup before eating out can reduce your dinners total calorie intake by a walloping 20 percent. So before you slice into that charbroiled steak, dont forget to pregame the protein with some soup.

Tahini is an oft-forgotten option for nut and seed butters, but it sits front and center in my fridge because it delivers major creaminess to sauces and smoothies and packs a powerful flavor punch, says Willow Jarosh MS, RD co-owner of C&J Nutrition. Although some advise against eating the spread because of its high omega 3:6 ratio, the super high intake of omega-6s in the average Americans diet isnt due to things like tahiniits mostly from not eating a variety of fats or consuming the majority of fats from fried foods and packaged snacks. As long as youre also eating foods rich in omega-3s, your end-of-day ratio should be nothing to worry about. Plus, tahini is loaded with tons of healthy nutrients like copper, which helps maintain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant responses in the body. It also provides six percent of the days calcium in just one tablespoon.

Chia seeds arent just a pet, theyre a party in your mouth. Im a huge fan of them because theyre chock-full of heart-healthy omega-3s, fiber, protein, and calcium, Sarah Koszyk, MA, RD, founder of Family. Food. Fiesta. tells us in 26 Most Overlooked Ways to Lose Weight. Chia seeds are easily absorbed by the body, so theyre very nourishing and satiating. Every day I add them to my breakfast smoothie or pair them with yogurt or cottage cheese along with some blueberries.

Kamut, also known as Khorasan wheat, is an ancient grain native to the Middle East that packs in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and protein while remaining low in calories. In fact, a half-cup serving of the stuff has 30 percent more protein than regular wheat and only 140 calories. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that noshing on Kamutreduces cholesterol, blood sugar, and cytokines (which cause inflammation throughout the body).

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that after just two weeks, those who sipped four to five cups of the green brew daily in addition to working out for 25 minutes lost more belly fat than those who didnt sip. We can chalk up these favorable results to the teas catechins, a type of antioxidant that hinders the storage of belly fat and aids rapid weight loss.

Oolong, or black dragon, is a kind of Chinese tea thats packed with catechins, nutrients that help promote weight loss by boosting your bodys ability to metabolize fat. A study in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine found that participants who regularly sipped oolong tea lost a pound a week, without doing anything else to change their diet or exercise habits, Kelly Choi, author of The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse tells us in How To Lose 10 Pounds Fast.

Before heading to the gym, dont forget to reach for a handful of almonds. A study printed in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that these subtly sweet nuts are rich in the amino acid L-arginine, which can help you burn more fat and carbs during workouts.

Many commercial hummus tubs are jam-packed with waist-widening additives. To avoid the unnecessary ingredients, whip up your own hummus at home and use it as a dip for crunchy veggies such as carrots and celery. The spreads main ingredientchickpeascontain satiating fiber and protein to keep hunger pangs at bay.

Rather than relying on sugary sauces and fatty dressings, try restocking your spice rack more often. Virtually calorie-free seasonings such as turmeric, black pepper, and cayenne keep you slim thanks to their anti-inflammatory and flab-fighting properties.

Forking through a bowl of leafy greens may be boring, but you can easily stick to your daily salad lunch by switching up your ingredients. Begin with a leafy green base and switch up your proteins and fats. Try adding crunchy nuts or low-fat cheese for healthy fats and lean protein such as grilled chicken or salmon.

Just when the cooler weather has you craving warm, unhealthy comfort foods, spaghetti squash is one of the best replacements for spaghetti! The Nutrition Twins tell us in Surprising Winter Foods That Melt Fat. It feels like a hearty meal, but one cup only has about 40 caloriesmore than 75 percent fewer calories than a cup of plain pasta.

But make sure theyve still got their shells! In addition to these green nuts containing a winning combo of protein, fats, and fiber, de-shelling pistachios rather than noshing on the shelled version can help prevent you from popping one too many nuts and overloading on calories.

Chili peppers, jalapenos, and poblanos all have one thing in common besides making your eyes water: Theyre packed with capsaicin. This compound, found in spicy peppers, has been shown to rev your metabolism and therefore helping you slim down.

Instead of drizzling your usual olive oil onto your salad, try switching things up with avocado oil. Penn State University researchers compared those who consumed avocado oil with those who consumed a flax-safflower oil blend. Those who used just three tablespoons of avocado oil daily lost nearly two percent of their belly fat in just one month.

This is like yogurt, but even better because it has more live active cultures to nourish your GI tract so the good bacteria thrive, Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, author of the upcoming book, Body Kindness tells us in Surprising Winter Foods That Melt Fat. Worth noting: Even though its dairy, kefir is 99 percent lactose-free because the kefir cultures break down lactose so you dont have to!

They may be small, but these sweet-tasting fruits contain a hefty amount of actinidin, a natural enzyme unique to kiwifruit that aids in digestion by breaking down protein in the body. Kiwifruit also contains prebiotic fiber, which primes the gut for healthy digestion, Scritchfield says. Research indicates that a daily serving of green kiwifruit helps increase bowel movements. So, cut in half, scoop with a spoon, and pop into your mouth like natures Tums (SunGold kiwis, with a yellow flesh and tropical taste, offer three times the vitamin C of oranges and as much potassium as a medium banana).

I wish people knew that gluten-free foods arent all automatically healthy, Torey Armul, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics tells us in 22 Top Weight Loss Tips, According to Nutritionists. People often lose weight and feel better on a gluten-free diet, but its usually not because of lack of gluten. Its because theyre paying attention to their food choices and eating more real foods and less simple carbs. Gluten-free labeled packaged foods actually tend to have more calories and extra fat or sugar for added flavor.

Before digging into your morning meal, dont forget to chug 16 ounces of water. When a British study put this into practice, participants lost an average of 2.87 pounds in 90 dayswhich translates to 11.5 pounds in a year! If youre bored of plain ol H2O, try stirring up a batch of fruity detox water.

Boarding the elevator may be a mindless act, but taking the stairs instead could actually work wonders for your waistline. According to a University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center study, a person who weighs 150 pounds could lose about six pounds per year just by climbing up two flights of stairs daily.

The numbers on the nutrition panel arent the most important part of a food product. You need to look at the ingredient list, too. If there are ingredients you cannot pronounce or if you see anything you think may not be a natural ingredient, put the product back on the shelf, Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian and founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition tells us in 22 Top Weight Loss Tips, According to Nutritionists.

To get to the gymwhen you already dont like yourselfis really hard. So I had to make it fun. I started wearing cute outfits and putting on a little bit of makeup. And as vain as it sounds, it really helped me because eventually I stopped hating the way I looked, Kelly Osbourne revealed to Shape.

Fad diets and meal replacement shakes are not the answer to sustainable weight loss or better health. Sure, you can do something drastic to lose 20 pounds in a month, but chances are these actions arent sustainable. If you want to lose the weight and keep it off for good, target a weight loss of one to two pounds per week so you can truly see permanent, long-lasting results! Kristen Carlucci Haase RD-N dished out in 22 Top Weight Loss Tips, According to Nutritionists.

You need a combination of both weight training and cardio to get fat off your body, Mike Duffy, CPT, tells us in 17 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Back Fat, adding, Cardio alone will only train one type of muscle fiber and youll only be building one part of your fat-burning furnace. I see many people doing tons of cardio every day and not lifting weights. They never change the way they look.

Think of sweet potatoes as natures dessert. Not only do they satisfy your sweet tooth, these taters digest slowly and keep you feeling fuller for longer thanks to their satiating fiber. Theyre also brimming with carotenoids, antioxidants that stabilize blood-sugar levels and lower insulin resistancewhich prevent calories from being converted into fat.

According to a Japanese study, the timing of your workout plays a significant role in weight loss. The study found that when you exercise before breakfast, your body can metabolize about 280 more calories throughout the day compared to doing the same workout in the evening.

Calorie counting is not the only game in town when it comes to weight loss. Chemical counting should also be part of our decision-making process. Processed foods, plastic bottles, lotions, non-organic dairy, and many other items in our daily lives contain endocrine disruptors that can lead to hormonal imbalance and stubborn weight gain, Jennifer Cassetta, clinical nutritionist, personal trainer, and expert from ABCs My Diet Is Better Than Yours tells us in 22 Top Weight Loss Tips, According to Nutritionists.

Put your free time during the weekends to good use. Prepping healthy, homemade meals and snacks can help you grab a quick meal without hitting up the drive-thru or reaching for convenient, processed foods that will cause you to pack on the pounds.

A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that dealing with work-, finance-, or relationship-related stress can pack on the pounds. When youre stuck in a hair-pulling situation, your body releases the stress hormone cortisol, which stores abdominal fat. Next time you find yourself overwhelmed, try these 20 Ways To Strip Away Stress.

If youre in dire need of a fast food burger and fries, dont fret the drive-thruorder a Happy Meal! Kids portions are significantly smaller than regular-sized orders, which can help fulfil your cravings without undoing those weight loss wins.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that chewing more and eating slowly caused participants to ingest fewer calories. How so? Chewing the food more thoroughly simultaneously lowered levels of appetite-stimulating hormones and increased levels of appetite-suppressing hormones.

There are so many amazing properties in tea and so many healthy foods that require hot water, Emmy-award winning and author of The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse,Kelly Choi says. But Ill swap in hot green tea instead of water for things like oatmeal and quinoa. Ive seen so many people benefit from my tea cleanse that it inspired me to keep the tea flowing whenever I can!

Dieters already know to steer clear of sugary cocktails and stick to vodka sodas at happy hour. But nixing booze altogether for a few weeks at a time could really help you jumpstart your weight loss efforts. A Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics study found that alcohol causes people to eat an additional 384 calories per day on average, likely because booze makes us more sensitive to food aromas and less likely to resist indulgent fare.

Just because youre trying to slim down, that doesnt mean you have to forgo the occasional dessert splurge. Theres a simple solution to having your cake and eating it, too: Eat healthfully 80 percent of the time and reserve the remaining 20 percent of the time to cheat meals. Balance is key to sticking to your diet and dropping weight and maintaining it in the long run.

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Weight Management | Reading Hospital

Mar, 14th 2018 4:41 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

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Improve your health and quality of life with help from the Weight Management Center at Reading Hospital. Youll work with specialists who provide supportive, comprehensive care starting that helps you work toward your weight-loss goals.

If youve tried to lose weight on your own and are ready for solutions that work, we can help. Benefit from group meetings, classes, nutritional support, and more to encourage your success.

Your solution to weight care is just a phone call away. Learn more about the surgical and non-surgical approaches to weight loss.

Weight-loss surgery is available in three options: Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and duodenal switch, complete with introductory seminars, consultations, support groups and nutritional guidance for success after surgery.

Interested in learning more about bariatric surgery at Reading Hospital? Take part in our online information session to learn more about candidacy, surgical options, and recovery.

Work one-on-one with Reading Hospital dietitians and nutritionists, ready to provide you the personal nutrition plan that improves weight management. Learn how to plan balanced meals and eat the right foods for your success.

Your doctor may recommend a non-surgical approach to weight loss. The Centers medical weight loss program focuses on meal replacement and medication options.

Medical weight loss plans are customized to your needs, and youll work closely with your doctor to monitor your progress and make adjustments when necessary.

Youll have access to our free Clothing Closet, which helps you supplement your wardrobe as your body changes. Give what you can, and take what you need. The Clothing Closet is open every Thursday afternoon (excluding holidays) from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at Reading Hospital.

Support your weight loss journey with fitness, including our fitness classes led by certified trainers. Youll build friendships and get encouragement in fun, energetic groups.

The Weight Management Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. This accreditation ensures you receive the most comprehensive, collaborative approach to treatment and recovery possible.

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Contact us to learn more about how we can help you achieve your ideal weight. For more information, call401-793-8790, or register now for a free in-person weight loss Orientation.

An orientation session is the first step in our program. Patients can now participate from the comfort of home.

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The Lifespan Center for Weight and Wellness provides the most comprehensive, integrated care to support each patients goals for achieving a healthy weight and wellness. The center offers treatment formoderately to severely overweight adultsat its locations in Providence and East Greenwich.

We develop a treatment plan for each patient based on his or her weight loss goals and psychological and medical conditions. All our programs include ongoing medical assessment and treatment, instruction in behavioral strategies, exercise consultations and instruction, and nutritional counseling. We also offer a specialized program for patients with diabetes.

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Patients can now complete the orientation seminar from the comfort of home. At the end of the seminar, take a quiz about what you’ve learned, and enter your contact information to take the next step on your weight loss journey. A member of the Weight Management Program team will contact you with more information.

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Lose Weight Fast, While Living On The Go | Ann Louise Gittleman

Mar, 13th 2018 5:41 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Whether you are a Fat Flusher for life, or your diet is vegan, vegetarian, raw, Keto, Paleo, low carb or you like juicing, you want to lose weight fast, or youre just super busy and need healthy options that are easy to grab on the go, smoothies fill the bill.

Based on the latest buzz, green smoothies have become well known as one of the easiest and healthiest on-the-go meals that also happen to deliver super speedy results when it comes to weight loss and overall health.

Weve seen the smoothie craze continue to grow, day over day, ever since we launched the Fat Flush Smoothie Shakedown way back in 2010! To date, it continues to be one of our most popular and most successful weight loss solutions.

This is encouraging news for those who still need to lose 5, 20, 50 or even 100 pounds!

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The Smoothie Shakedownwhich also features some delicious green smoothie optionswill help people to flush toxins for a flatter belly and trimmed down body.

The healthy side-effects include stronger immunity, better digestion, increased energy, and improved blood sugar regulation.

Plus, Smoothie Shakedown is proven to help people lose weight fast because it represses hunger for a good three to four hours, particularly when combined with the Fat Flush Body Protein powder as part of the smoothie mix. The protein is not only GMO and heavy metal free (third party tested), but provides the research-backed plant-based combo of rice and yellow peas, sweetened with low glycemic stevia and inulin, which is a potent prebiotic to feed the beneficial gut bacteria in the GI tract.

Green smoothies especially combine the best of detoxifying green foods with high protein. Cleansing greens like watercress, kale, Romaine lettuce, and arugula are packed with phytonutrients and beta-carotene, Vitamin K, folate, and chlorophyll that help support liver function and enhance the bodys ability to access stored body fat to be burned for energy.

Smoothie Shakedown, nourishes with two smoothies, one filling meal, snacks, veggies,supplements, and cleansing liquids that purge the damaging fats and toxin-laden fluids from the system.

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How to Mix HCG Injections- 5000iu – HCG Blog

Mar, 11th 2018 5:43 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Note: If you accidentally leave the hormone out of the fridge overnight, the potency may have dropped significantly while being left out. When in doubt, re-mix a new solution with new hCG.

Most people will take anywhere between 125-200IUs with each dose/injection (1x per day).

Find your dose for no/limited hunger: Most people start with 150IUs per dose, but 125iu works well for a large majority lately Ive noticed, and doses of 175iu and 200iu are sometimes needed. The differences have to do with the hCG vial to begin with (legal parameters for active ingredient in compounded hCG has a WINDOW I dont know exactly what it is but its something like 90-120% remember these batches of hCG are compounded by hand so there is a little wiggle room so say if you get a vial of hCG that actually has more than 100% active ingredients say 5,300iu of hCG in a 5,000iu vial of hCG, in this case, you might need a lower dose than normal), the current level of potency of your mixture (as it gradually degrades over the weeks once youve mixed it), and your own body and its metabolism.

If you have mixed the hormone as I outlined here, the following doses can be found on your insulin syringe in this way:

10 units = 100 iu12.5 units = 125iu

15 units= 150 iu

17.5 units= 175 iu

20 units= 200 iu

22 units = 220 iu

25 units = 250 iu

etc.- see the pattern?

The numbers match up with the dose amount, making it easy to adjust your dose as needed without remixing a new batch of hCG. Basically you just move the decimal over one place to the right, and you can then know what that dose equates to.

IF you mixed in a different ratio (ie NOT 5mls to 5000iu hCG, then these numbers do NOT apply).

TIP: If you are having trouble finding a good dose you feel little/no hunger with. Skip a dose entirely one day- if you find yourself more hungry overall, you most likely need to increase your dose. If you find yourself less hungry overall, you most likely need a smaller dose.

I have since created several video tutorials showing you how to do an injection!

(to be done once in the morning daily)

1. Swab the injection site with alcohol (usually in your belly somewhere, at least an inch or so away from your belly button), or alternatively, your upper thigh. Swab the top of the bottle with alcohol as well.

2. Take one injection syringe out and remove the safety cap. Stick the needle into the bottle of hcg and then turn the bottle upside down. Slowly draw out your designated dose (12.5 units= 125iu, 15 units= 150iu, 17.5 units= 175iu, 20 units= 200iu).

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Weight Loss and Obesity Management Market: Global Demand …

Mar, 10th 2018 8:42 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

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77 Proven Ways To Lose Weight And Keep It Off (Sorry, No …

Mar, 9th 2018 7:42 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

[Last updated 18th January, 2018]

Want to lose weight and keep it off?

Youre in the right place.

Ive put together the most comprehensive list ofways to lose weight without any miracle potions, crazy diets or other scams you usually come across.

These are all credible and scientifically accurate recommendations that you can implement right now.

But before you go any further,keep thisin mind

All diets work.

Although they can take opposing approaches, all dietsare designed to make you eat fewer calories by restricting certain food groups.

Whetherthe restriction is onprocessed foods, carbs, fats, animal products oreven skipping meals, they all work by limiting the amount of calories you consume (1).

With that in mind,the following weight loss tips and strategies are all proven waysto eat fewer calories or burn additional calorieswith minimal effort on your part. It must be the most complete and accurate list available online

If you already think youve tried it all, go through this list. I guarantee youll discover golden ideas you wish youd thought of years ago.

Warning: this list is huge.

Coconut oil has become very popular in the natural health community.

However, those who want to lose weight should not be adding more into their diet.

Coconut oil is 100% fat and 1 gram of fat contains 9 calories. By comparison, 1 gram of carbohydrate or protein contains only 4 calories per gram.

This means coconut oil is bursting with calories.

For example, just one tablespoon (13.6 grams) of coconut oil is 117 calories. Thats equal to the calories in three oreo cookies, or half a Mars bar (2).

The benefits of coconut oil have also been grossly exaggerated, so its best just to save it for delicious Asian dishes.

Many use their kids as an excuse for having junk food in the house.

Yet in reality, you are in control of purchasing decisions, not them.

And if you believe the foods your children want are not healthy options for you, why would they be for your children?

Fat loss is a lot easier if everyone is eating healthy at home, not just you.

Here are some options if you have fussy kids.

Todays official nutrition guidelines recommend we eat breakfast.

But new research shows its not the most important meal of the day. At least, not for grown adults.

In this large study comparing recommendations to eat or skip breakfast in 309 overweight or obese subjects, there was no difference in weight between groups after 4 months (3).

It simply didnt matter whether people ate or skipped breakfast.

It was always thought that skipping breakfast caused people to be hungrier and eat more calories later in the day. However, turns out this isnt enough to overcompensate for the breakfast that was skipped.

This seems logical, because you are effectively removing an entire meal from your diet each day.

Basically if youre hungry in the morning, eat breakfast. If you arent, dont.

Many people dont even consider a milk coffee to be a snack, let alone a high-calorie snack.

But a 12 oz (350 ml) whole milk coffee, such as a latte or cappuccino, contains 165 calories (4).

Thats almost the same as eating a glazed donut from Krispy Kreme, or two large boiled eggs (5).

If you like coffee andyou need to lose weigh its best to stick to plain, black coffee.

Whole milk in your coffee is one thing, but adding loads of sugar takes it to a whole new level.

High-calorie coffee drinks are actually no better than soft drinks. Theyre loaded with empty calories that can equal a whole meal or more.


Starbucks 16 oz Unicorn Frappuccino had a whopping 410 calories.

Fair enough if you wanted to try that with a friend (I did), but flavoured coffee should not be a regular part of your diet.

Many people eat healthy during the week only to cheat or splurge on the weekend with junk food, restaurant meals and alcohol.

Unfortunately, if you are trying to lose weight then this eating pattern will not work.

The extra calories you consume on the weekend will cancel out any deficit you create during the week.Dr. Spencer illustrates this nicely:

Sustainable weight loss is about lifestyle change, which includes the majority of weekends too.

Many couples fill their plates with the same amount of food.

Generally speaking, over time this will cause one person to gain weight. Calorie requirements vary widely depending on your current weight and how physically active you are.

For example, an active200 lb (90kg)male requires about 2800 calories to maintain his weight.An active 155 lb (70kg) woman requires about 2170 calories. Exceeding those needs will cause fat gain.

For perspective, that600 calorie difference in requirementsis equivalent to a small McDonalds Happy Meal with Coke.

To accurately predict your daily calorie requirements I recommend using Alan Aragonsequation, which is accurate to within 5% of the longer formulas:

I love butter.

It can turn just about any plain dish into a culinary masterpiece.

But its extremely high in calories, which means its not a good idea to increase your consumption.

Not only that, but large quantities of butter appear to be much worse for heart health markers than equal amounts of cheese or cream (6, 7).

For this reason (among others), the craze to bulletproof your diet with butter is dumb.

Its so easy to slather on excessive amounts of a spread like peanut butter, Nutella or margarine.

Trying to eyeball it can be incredibly deceiving.

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Use a tablespoon to first measure out how much spread youll have. Getting this right could be huge for your weight loss efforts.

Hara hachi buis a traditional Japanese practice thatroughly translates as eat until you are80% full.

This isin stark contrastwithour typical Western eating pattern, which is to eat until your sides are splitting.

This form of self-imposed calorie restriction seems to work exceptionally well for those who practice it, such as residents of the Japanese islandof Okinawa.

Older Okinawanshave a body mass index (BMI) of 18 to 22, compared with an average of 27 for olderAmericans.Above 25 is considered overweight (8, 9).

Its no wonder Okinawa has the most centenarians (people who live over the age of 100) in the world.

Simplyalteringexpectations of how full you should feel after a mealcan be a powerful mindset shift for those who want to lose weight.

Eating frequent small meals through the day was always thought to be good for weight loss.

The idea was that eating often kept your metabolism high so you would burn more energy, encouraging weight loss.

But it turns out that during digestion, the total amount of food eaten actually determines the amount of energy used, rather than how often you eat (10,11).

So eating three meals of 800 calories will burn the same amount of calories as eating six meals of 400 calories. There is literally no difference.

Eating regularly throughout the day works for some, but if thats not you, stop.

Because theres basically nothing fun you can eat, so you will lose weight.

In all seriousness, it can work because a Paleo eating pattern forces you to cut out most high calorie junk foods, which means youll eat fewer calories.

As you might expect, research shows it can be an effective weight loss diet (12,13).

The question is how long can you maintain a restrictive diet that cuts out all bread, pasta and any sweet treats forever?

Again, because theres basically nothing fun you can eat!

In actual fact animal products are typically far higher in calories compared to plant foods. Especially cheese and processed meat like sausages and bacon.

Cutting out these from your diet will result in fewer calories consumed and weight loss.

The data consistently shows that vegetarians and vegans are thinner than the average person (14,15).

Chicken tenders, nuggets, fish fingers, tater tots (potato gems) and other frozen snacks are a popular treat.

Many even use them as a quick and convenient main meal dish, without realizing just how fattening they are.

Anything that is crumbed or battered and pre-packaged has been covered with vegetable oil. In fact, vegetable oil will be one of the main ingredients.

This basically doubles the calorie content when compared to a non pre-packaged version of the same food.


For example, one serving (four pieces) of Tyson brand frozen chicken tenders is 210 calories, or 1263 calories per 100 grams (16).

By comparison, an equal amount of plain chicken breast that you roast in the oven is only 110 calories. Thats half the calories for essentially the same thing, chicken breast.

You will find it really difficult to lose weight if you continue to eat frozen pre-packaged foods.

Goals are important to get you started, but unrealistic weight loss goals will often work against you.

This is shown in data from several weight loss center programs.

It turns out those expected to lose the most weight are in fact the most likely to drop out of a program (17).

This makes sense because if you set the bar way too high, it can be extremely disheartening to not even go close. That can lead to yo-yo dieting and a kind of stop-start inconsistency that doesnt make progress long-term.

A good realistic and modest goal is a 10% drop in weight over one year.

Just like weight gain, weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint.

Research shows our waistlines expand most during the holiday seasons.

Its not much though, withthe average persongaining only1 lb (0.5 kg) between November and January.

However,the problem is we dont lose that extra weight later in the year. The weight gain just builds on itself year on year until one day you actually notice it (18,19).

This certainly doesnt mean you shouldskip your favorite turkey dish or avoid your work Christmas parties.Foodis so much more than just nutrients and calories.

Butyou need to start thinking about how to make better decisions when food is abundant, or what extra steps you can take to expend those additional calories.

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Review of HCG Drops for Weight Loss: Best Diet Drops of 2018

Mar, 8th 2018 7:42 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Did I hear HCG for weight loss? Oh yes, I did. And, Im convinced that you and your weight arent on the same page.

Ditching dieting, youre shifting the gears to HCG, and hoping to lose weight, so that you can wear that waist-cinching dress. But, wondering if the claims of HCG aiding weight loss really seem viable? Relax, this review will save you from purchasing the fake HCG drop from retailers who claim to be 100% pure and will unleash the best diet drops supplement for losing weight without side effects.

But, just in case, youre a starter, we have the most comprehensive guide to buying the HCG drops on the internet.

Lets dive in straight!

We must tell you that dieting (read starvation, as many understand it so) isnt legit for fat loss either. Why?

If not dieting, then what? The answer is HCG Drops. Thats right.

HCG, an abbreviation for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, has been finding a lot of takers, because its been touted as a fast weight loss method. The best thing about HCG is that it helps you lose weight without feeling hungry.

Know that Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is

However, a study by a British doctor, Albert Simeons, in 1954 deduced that HCG could also be effective in catalyzing weight loss. He ascribed its brilliance to how it changes ones metabolism dramatically, which in turn, suppresses appetite and makes you feel less hungry. Since then, theres no slowing down to HCGs craze.

Sounds interesting, no? Well, more intriguing stuff is ahead. Keep reading.

Whats understood so far is that HCG is a pregnancy hormone, which also doubles as a weight loss cure-all. Further, under this section, Ill be giving a low-down on what an HCG diet is.

Here, Ill be taking the fourth method of administering HCG hormones The HCG Drops.

HCG Drops that work quickly to make you look leaner and fit are available both as homeopathic and prescription (none-Homeopathic) drugs.

I advise you to avoid homeopathic HCG drops for weight loss, since they dont essentially contain HCG, and keep you on a restrictive diet, which is almost like a willful starvation and dragging oneself to the edge.

For information on Prescription HCG Vs. Homeopathic HCG Drops please click visit this post.

Remember that both homeopathic & prescription HCG drops arent FDA-approved. Theyre deemed unfit for consumption. However, several testimonials and weight loss results show that HCG Drops has helped them build a great body frame.

HCG diet drops work by interacting with Human Hypothalamus and asking it to stop.

Now, what do I actually mean?

Okay, let me break down the complexity for you. Hypothalamus is a vital brain section, where a lot of metabolic processes, including body temperature, sleep, fatigue and hunger among many more, are controlled. If Hypothalamus is stimulated, your body is alerted of hunger and you feel an urge to eat and satisfy your pangs.

That means, if this section is less stimulated, you can eat much less than your usual routine.

HCG drops inhibit hunger and promote less food intake by releasing leptin hormone and reducing the stimulation caused to Hypothalamus region of the brain. However, you feel no dip in your energy levels and stay motivated as before to go by your day.

Besides hunger control

HCG diet Drops also mobilize fat. Since youre put on ultra-low calorie diet and are indulging less in drools of foods, your body starts losing accumulated fat in regions, like arms, legs, belly, helping you in winning yourself a body youve dreamt of.

Thats sweet.

Let me rake up an ugly fact dieting is intolerable; for a simple reason that not everyone is driven by a rock-solid conviction to stay away from pizzas, burgers and levels of delectability on the offer.

HCG drops help you sustain on a low-calorie diet, which is way more special than how other dietary methods work. Theres no diet-like torture and whining for the lack of food involved.

Also, dieting works slowly. As far as what HCG drops are known for, they work quickly, which pretty much wins at everything an overweight, plum man looks for.

Advocates might have a do-gooder story about HCG and how it has helped various people transforming into their being fittest.

But critics have a different say, though.

Theyve gainsaid the relevance of HCG Drops by citing multiple studies, which have demonstrated that weight loss in people using HCG is due to ultra-low calorie diet alone. And, theres no role of HCG involved.

In almost all studies, a common observation was that the HCG hormone cant reduce hunger. Also, there were no differential effects noticed, and the rate of weight loss was noted to be near-identical.

Studies are 1, 2, 3 and 4. Click and read.

HCG Drops might be helpful in weight loss without starving, but lets not turn a blind eye to FDA diktat, stating that HCG drops are illegal and dont come up to the standards of medical safety.

According to the Food and Drug Administration:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to steer clear of these homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) weight-loss products. They are sold in the form of oral drops, pellets and sprays and can be found online and in some retail stores.

It further added

Products that claim to contain HCG are typically marketed in connection with a very low-calorie diet, usually one that limits calories to 500 per day. Many of these popular HCG products claim to reset your metabolism, change abnormal eating patterns, and shave 20-30 pounds in 30-40 days. Living on 500 calories a day is not only unhealthyits hazardous, according to FDA experts. Consumers on such restrictive diets are at increased risk for side effects that include gallstone formation, an imbalance of the electrolytes that keep the bodys muscles and nerves functioning properly, and an irregular heartbeat.

You can read the full document HERE.

Its clear that drops and other HCG-based products havent been able to impress FDA, and the agency has rubbished their effectiveness as weight loss supplements on the basis of no substantial evidence. Theyve articulately suggested to not use these products, as restrictive diets are very dangerous.

Whats IMPORTANT to note is that..

HCG is FDA-approved when it comes to treating fertility in women and other medical conditions. It isnt approved for weight loss.

This is a well-learned knowledge now that HCG drops to create a ripple effect when combined with a low-calorie diet.

But, the catch is What kind of?

Im going to give you an insight into the prescribed HCG drop diet. For better clarity and ease of reading, Ive divided the diet into three independent phases. Hope, this helps.

Those, who have to shed a lot of weight, can also repeat these cycles as per the requirements. And as mentioned before, during HCG drop diet, you must eat food only twice a day lunch and dinner.

Herere the advantages of HCG Drops, explaining why it makes sense to see them soaking such phenomenal love in the market. Read on!

Now that you know the good things, its time to turn to the BAD (not ugly, though).

Since HCG drops diet involve huge calorie cuts, youll end up experiencing a lot of changes and withdrawal symptoms in your body. Of course, youll be feeling terrible for a few days.

The commonest of side effects are Headaches, Fatigue, Depression, Insomnia, Irritability, and Swelling of hands & feet.

If you feel extremely uncomfortable or notice some unusual changes in your body, report your condition immediately to the doctor.

Dont forget to read the FDA document weve provided a link to, above in this document.

Truth be told, there are lots of inferior HCG products in the market, and its definitely not easy to find a real hormone one. This is why, weve added a section to help you choose the right HCG supplement for yourself, so that an overwhelming pool of shabby products doesnt bewilder you. Check them out.

HCG Complex is the boss product, the best of the range, with over 96% of positive reviews and a sizeable user base, which is also well-retained.

Its a powerful blend of ingredients, like Fucus Vesiculosus, Vitamin B12, L-Arginine and more. Its success can be attributed to a fact that its been featured on CNN, BBC and CNBC.

HCG Triumph has a long-standing reputation for being an excellent weight loss supplement, but surprisingly though, its experienced a dip in its sales. To remedy the poor sales figure, the company has revised its quality standards, and is expecting a reversal. Hope, the product claws back to its point of glorious success.

HCG Triumph gives you great results without demanding any exercises from you, and doesnt have caffeine content, which makes it even more desirable.

1234 Diet Drops is a gluten-free product, so even vegans can use it. While most of the reviews talked about 1234 Diet Drops have trimmed them back to a toned shape, a bunch of negative reviews are about its unpleasant taste and a high alcohol content.

Nigen claims that the product has a thoughtful blend of human chorionic gonadotropin amino acids, which jumpstarts your weight loss. The downside is that it has a lot of side-effects, which renders its potency questionable.

Nu Image Medical has garnered a very positive feedback for how it helped a lot of people to win back an optimal level of weight, health and wellness. Apart from Drops, it offers intravenous drips, pellets, and supplement bundles. Its having a good run in the market since 2004 and is touted as a futuristic approach to dieting by the company. Whats appreciable is the availability of highly experienced and licensed doctors, either available on webs instant chat option or calls, who give free consultation.

There are a whole chunk of fraudulent HCG products in the market, only meant to swindle you off your hard-earned money. The best way to avoid such poor-quality products is to do your homework beforehand.

Below, weve mentioned some tips for buying HCG drops. Take a look!

Q1. Physical or Online Stores: Which is the best way of buying OTC HCG drops?

Since physical stores are more likely to sell fraudulent products, its recommended to buy HCG drops online. Usually, online sites have direct buying links, and offer products at relatively cheap rates.

Q2. How much can a bottle of HCG drops cost?

The price of theHCG drops bottle can vary between $30-$60.

Q3. Are HCG drop bottles available at Amazon and Walmart?

Ans. Yes.

Q4. Which is the best HCG drop product to buy?

In my review and test, HCG complex stands out. I would recommend you the same.

Q5. Can I be able to lose weight on hcg drops without doing the diet?

Ans. Yes, you can lose weight but the journey is going to be longer.

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Argumentative essay: Vegetarian Diet

Mar, 6th 2018 10:42 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Vegetarianism as a traditional diet

There are many reasons why people choose the vegetarian diet. Mainly, there are beliefs that meat is unclean and can give diseases. Most animals are injected with steroids, hormones and other drugs in order to make them bigger to produce more meat; this can cause cancer so people go for the vegetarian diet more since vegetables contain fewer chemicals (Murphy, 2011). Vegetarian diet consists of a diet derives from plants so it could be eggs, dairy products or honey are not included. Vegan is another word for vegetarian meaning to exclude the use of animal products or consumption of living organisms, which includes seafood and even yeast (International vegetarian Union, 2011).

Another reason for the choice of vegetarian diet can come from a person’s cultural background or religion. For example, Taoists, who believe that a person can be reincarnated as an animal depending on the karma level, abstains from meat since they feel that if they are eating meat they are also eating a person (Valea, 2011). Another example is Hinduism; where people believe that everything living thing including animals are sacred, thus they abstain from meat for the purpose of animal rights (Robinson, 2011).

Some vegetarians eat animal products like eggs, milk, butter and seafood because they believe that those do not count as meat, but some still abstain from it because they believe that those products are still forms of meat(International Vegetarian Union, 2011). Some take this diet for ethnic reasons (Vegetarian Diet Guide, 2011)

A vegetarian diet has its several advantages. The main advantage is that there is less risk of obesity and heart diseases since meat may contain cholesterol is consumed too much. Vegetables also contain fewer preservatives than meat since it is usually eaten raw (the Nemours Foundation, 1995-2011). Secondly, a better physical figure can easily be obtained because vegetables have less cholesterol. It also aids in digestion since vegetables contain more fiber (Vegetarian Diet Guide, 2006-2011). Lastly, there is more energy gained from vegetables because they are the primary source of the food chain.

However, a vegetarian diet also poses a lot of disadvantages too. First consumers tend to lack certain nutrients which can only be found in meat. The risk of being underweight or malnourished is higher from lack or some fat from meat. Lastly, protein supplements like nuts, tofu and soybeans may not be enough for the vegetarians to substitute as meat (Pike, 2011)

In conclusion, I am against vegetarian diet because there are not enough nutrients to have a healthy diet. There should be a balance of both vegetables and meat. We have heard of the food guide pyramid in which it depicts how much each type of food should be consumed so this means that vegetables should also be consumed to make up a cpmplete meal.


*Valea, Ernest (2011, December 5)

*International Vegetarian Union (2011, May 9)

*Robinson, B.A. (2011, July 31)

*Murphy, Brian (2011, December 5)

*The Nemours Foundation (1995-2011)

*Rockville Pike, Bethesda (2011, November 21)

*Vegetarian Diet Guide (2006-2012)

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