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HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) –

Feb, 27th 2019 10:41 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a prescription medication containing chorionic gonadotropin obtained from a natural (human) origin. Chorionic gonadotropin is a polypeptide hormone normally found in the female body during the early months of pregnancy. It is synthesized in syncytiotrophoblast cells of the placenta, and is responsible for increasing the production of progesterone, a pregnancy-sustaining hormone. Chorionic gonadotropin is present in significant amounts only during pregnancy, and is used as an indicator of pregnancy by standard over-the-counter pregnancy test kits. Blood levels of chorionic gonadotropin become noticeable as early as seven days after ovulation, and rise evenly to a peak at approximately two to three months into gestation. After this point, the hormone level will drop gradually until the point of birth.

Although it possesses minor FSH-like (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) activity, the physiological actions of chorionic gonadotropin mainly mimic those of the gonadotropin luteinizing hormone (LH). As a clinical drug, hCG is used as an exogenous form of LH. It is typically applied to support ovulation and pregnancy in women, most specifically those suffering from infertility due to low concentrations of gonadotropins and an inability to ovulate. Due to the ability of LH to stimulate the Leydigs cells in the testes to manufacture testosterone, hCG is also used with men to treat hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, a disorder characterized by low testosterone levels and insufficient LH output. The drug is also used in the treatment of prepubertal cryptochidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles have failed to descend into the scrotum. HCG is used by male athletes for its ability to increase endogenous testosterone production, generally during, or at the conclusion of, a steroid cycle, when natural hormone production has been interrupted.


Chorionic gonadotropin was first discovered in 1920,767 and was identified as a pregnancy hormone approximately 8 years later.768 The first drug preparation containing chorionic gonadotropin came in the form of an animal pituitary extract, which was developed as a commercial product by Organon. Organon introduced the extract in 1931, under the trade name Pregnon. A trademark dispute forced the company to change the name Pregnyl, however, which reached market in 1932. Pregnyl is still sold by Organon to this day, although it no longer comes in the form of a pituitary extract. Manufacturing techniques were introduced in 1940 that allowed the hormone to be obtained by filtering and purifying the urine of pregnant women, and by the late 1960s were adopted by all manufacturers formerly using animal extracts. Over the years the process and manufacturing protocols have been refined, but hCG is made in essentially the same way today as it was decades ago. While modern preparations are of biological origin, the risks of biological contaminants are said to be low (although cannot be completely excluded).

Early on, the indicated uses for chorionic gonadotropin preparations were much broader than they are presently. Product literature from the 1950s and 60s recommended the use of these drugs for, among other things, the treatment of uterine bleeding and amenorrhea, Froehlichs syndrome, cryptochidism, female sterility, obesity, depression, and male impotence. A good example of the wide uses of chorionic gonadotropin are illustrated in the preparation Glukor, which was described in 1958 as being, Three times more effective than testosterone. For tired young men in male climacteric. For tired old men in male senility. Beneficial in impotence, angina and coronary heart disease, neuropsychosis, prostatitis, [and] myocarditis. Such recommendations, however, reflect an era less tightly regulated by government agency and less reliant on proven clinical trials. Today, FDA-approved indications for hCG are limited to the treatment of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and cryptocridism in men, and anovulatory infertility in women.

HCG has no significant thyroid-stimulating activity. This is specifically pointed out because hCG was once widely used for the treatment of obesity. The trend seemed to have become popular in 1954, after a paper was published by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons claiming that chorionic gonadotropin was an effective adjunct to dieting. According to the study, patients were able to effectively stave off hunger with severely low-calorie diets provided they took the hormone injections. Dubbed the Simeons diet, people all across the country were soon subjecting themselves to severe calorie restriction (500 calories per day) and taking hCG injections. Soon after, the hormone itself became the main focus for fat loss. In fact, by 1957 it was said that hCG was the most commonly prescribed medication for weight loss. More recent and comprehensive investigations, however, refute that there is any anorexic or metabolic advantage to the use of hCG.769 In 1962, the Journal of the American Medical Association had already been warning consumers about the hCG-inclusive Simeons diet, stating the more basic fact that severe calorie restriction, which causes the body to sacrifice muscle and organ tissue to obtain necessary protein, was more hazardous than obesity itself. By 1974, the FDA had had enough of the hCG fat loss claims, and mandated the following statement to be included with all prescribing literature. HCG HAS NOT BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO BE EFFECTIVE ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY. THERE IS NO SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT IT INCREASES WEIGHT LOSS BEYOND THAT RESULTING FROM CALORIC RESTRICTION, THAT IT CAUSES A MORE ATTRACTIVE OR NORMAL DISTRIBUTION OF FAT, OR THAT IT DECREASES THE HUNGER AND DISCOMFORT ASSOCIATED WITH CALORIERESTRICTED DIETS. This warning persists on all product sold in the U.S. today. In spite of this warning and evidence to the contrary, some clinics still promote the use of hCG for dieting purposes.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a widely popular drug preparation today, owing to the fact that it remains an indispensable part of ovulation therapy for many cases of female infertility. Popular preparations in the U.S. presently include Pregnyl (Organon), Profasi (Serono), and Novarel (Ferring), although many other trade names have been popular for chorionic gonadotropin preparations over the years. This drug is also sold widely outside of the United States, and can be found under many additional trade names, too numerous to list here. Owing to the fact that this drug is not controlled on a federal level, U.S. athletes and bodybuilders unable to find a local physician willing to prescribe the drug to treat steroid-induced hypogonadism often order the product from international pharmacy sources. Given that this drug is cheap and rarely counterfeited, most international sources are trusted. Although recombinant forms of chorionic gonadotropin have been introduced to market in recent years, the vast supply and low cost of biological hCG continues to make it a staple product for both labeled and off-label uses.

Structural Characteristics:

Chorionic gonadotropin is an oligosaccharide glycoprotein composed of 244 amino acids. It has an alpha subunit that is 92 amino acids long and identical to that of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). It has a beta subunit that is unique to hCG.

How Supplied:

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is widely available in various human and veterinary drug markets. Composition and dosage may vary by country and manufacturer, but typically contain 1,000, 1,500, 2,500, 5,000, or 10,000 international units (IU) per dose. All forms are supplied as a lyophilized powder, requiring reconstitution with sterile diluent (water) before use.

Administration (General):

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is generally given by intramuscular (IM) injection. The subcutaneous route is also used, and has been deemed to be roughly equivalent therapeutically to IM injections.770 Peak concentrations of chorionic gonadotropin occur approximately 6 hours after intramuscular injection, and 16 to 20 hours after subcutaneous injection.

Administration (Men):

When used to treat hypogonadotropin hypogonadism, current FDA-approved protocols recommend either a short 6-week program, or a long-term program lasting up to 1 year, depending on the individual needs of the patient. Prescribing guidelines for short-term use recommend that 500 to 1,000 units to be given 3 times a week for 3 weeks, followed by the same dose twice a week for 3 weeks. The long-term recommendations call for 4,000 units to be administered 3 times weekly for 6 to 9 months, after which point the dosage is reduced to 2,000 units 3 times weekly for an additional 3 months. Bodybuilders and athletes use hCG either on cycle, in an effort to maintain testicular integrity during steroid administration, or after a cycle, to help restore hormonal homeostasis more quickly. Both types of use are deemed effective when properly applied.


Human Chorionic gonadotropin is often used with other medications as part of an in-depth Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) program focused on restoring endogenous testosterone production more rapidly at the end of a steroid cycle. Restoring endogenous testosterone production is a special concern at the conclusion of each cycle, a time when subnormal androgen levels (due to steroid induced suppression) could be very costly to the physique.The main concern is the action of cortisol, which in many ways is balanced out by the effect of androgens. Cortisol sends the opposite message to the muscles than testosterone, or to breakdown protein in the cell. Left unchecked by a low level of testosterone, cortisol can quickly strip much of your new muscle mass away. Protocols for the post-cycle use of hCG generally call for the administration of 2000-3000 Units every 2nd or 3rd day, taken for no longer than 2 or 3 weeks. If used for too long or at too high a dose, the drug may actually function to desensitize the Leydigs cells to luteinizing hormone, further hindering a return to homeostasis. For a more comprehensive view of hCGs role in a proper hormonal- recovery program, please refer to the Post Cycle Therapy section of this book.


Bodybuilders and athletes may also administer Human Chorionic Gonadotropin throughout a steroid cycle, in an effort to avoid testicular atrophy and the resulting reduced ability to respond to LH stimulus. In effect, this practice is used to avoid the problem of testicular atrophy, instead of trying to correct it later on when the cycle is over. It is important to remember that the dosage needs to be carefully monitored with this type of use, as high levels of hCG may cause increased testicular aromatase expression (raising estrogen levels),771 and also desensitize the testes to LH.772 As such, the drug may actually induce primary hypogonadism when misused, greatly prolonging, not improving, the recovery window. Current protocols for the use of hCG in this manner involve administering 250 IU subcutaneously every 3rd or 4th day throughout the length of the steroid cycle. Higher doses may be necessary for some individuals, but st no point should exceed 500 IU per injection.

These on-cycle hCG protocols were developed by Dr. John Crisler, a well-known figure in the anti-aging and hormone-replacement field, for use with his testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) patients. Although TRT is often administered on a long-term basis, testicular atrophy is a common cosmetic complaint of patients irrespective of the maintenance of normal androgen levels. Dr. Crislers hCG program is designed to alleviate this concern in a manner that is acceptable for longer-term use. For those interested in precisely timing their hCG shots in relation to a prescribed testosterone replacement program, Dr. Crisler recommends the following in his paper,An Update to the Crisler hCG Protocol, my test cyp TRT patients now take their hCG at 250IU two days before, as well as the day immediately previous to, their IM shot. All administer their hCG subcutaneously,and dosage may be adjusted as necessary (I have yet to see more than 350IU per dose required) Those TRT patients who prefer a transdermal testosterone, or even testosterone pellets (although I am not in favor of same), take their hCG every third day.

Administration (Women):

When used to induce ovulation and pregnancy in anovulatory infertile woman, a dose of 5,000 to 10,000 units is administered one day following the last dose of menotropins.The timing is specific so that the hormone is given precisely at the right moment in the ovulation cycle. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is not used by women for physique- or performance-enhancing purposes.


When we find hCG, we see it is always packaged in 2 different vials/ampules (one with a powder and the other with a sterile solvent). These need to be mixed before injecting, and any leftover drug should be refrigerated for later use. Make sure your product matches this description. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is widely manufactured, and easily obtained on the black market. To date, counterfeits have not been much of a concern.


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Pregnancy Test (hCG) –

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Normal hCG Levels in Early Pregnancy |

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What is hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)?

hCG stands for “Human Chorionic Gonadotropin,” the pregnancy hormone, which is produced by the placenta and which is detected in the blood within a few days after implantation. When you test at home with a pregnancy test, you actually test for the presence of hCG in the urine. If hCG is present, then the pregnancy test will be positive, and that means you are pregnant unless there is a false positive pregnancy test.

hCG usually doubles every 48-72 hours very early in pregnancy and every 3-4 days later on until about 9-10 weeks of the pregnancy when it levels off. There is no single “normal” hCG level during early pregnancy and there are wide ranges of normal levels which you can check with ourhCG calculator.

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Implantation occurs on average, 9 days after ovulation (with a range of 6-12 days) or about 5 days before a missed period. hCG levels are detected in the blood as early as 2-3 days, and in the urine 3-4 days, after implantation. A urine pregnancy test would be expected to be positive around the time of a missed period or 14-15 daysafter implantation(which can be as early as several days before a missed period).

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It makes little sense to follow the hCG values above 6,000 mIU/ml as the increase is normally slower and not related to how well the pregnancy is doing. After 10-12 weeks, the hCG level increase will slow even further and eventually will even decline before reaching a plateau for the duration of the pregnancy. A normal hCG rise over several days prior to 6 weeks of the pregnancy usually indicates a viable pregnancy.

Pregnancy blood hCG levels are not recommended for testing the viability of the pregnancy when the hCG level is well over 6,000 and/or after 6-7 weeks of the pregnancy. Blood hCG levels are useless for testing the viability of the pregnancy if the hCG level is well over 6,000 and/or after 6-7 weeks days of the pregnancy. In general, after 6-7 weeks the best indication of a healthy pregnancy is a good fetal heartbeat. Instead of the hCG, after 6 weeks or an hCG above 6,000 mIU/cc, the health of the pregnancy can best be confirmed with a sonogram to confirm the presence of a fetal heartbeat. Once a fetal heartbeat is seen, the hCG levels don’t tell you much more about the pregnancy viability.

There is a wide range of normal hCG values and the values are different in blood serum or urine.Urine hCG levels are usually lower than serum (blood) hCG levels.There is no single normal human chorionic gonadotropin hCG level that always indicates a healthy pregnancy and there is a very wide range of human chorionic gonadotropin hCG levels values as pregnancy progresses.

Comparing changes in hCG titers with those of established expected curves can help the doctor determine what to do about the pregnancy and how to counsel the patient.However, there are many limitations to the serial assessment of hCG titers and the titers should never be used exclusively to replace clinical judgment based on symptoms or signs.

A normally rising hCG level would usually be a level that rises over 60% over a 48 period, though later on in pregnancy, the rise would be normally slower.Seebert et al reported in 2006andMorse confirmed this in 2012thata rise of at least 35% over 48 hours was proposed as the minimal rise consistent with a viable intrauterine pregnancy.

You cannot diagnose a twin pregnancy just from the hCG. There is no sufficient scientific evidence that with twins there is always a faster-than-usual rise in hCG. Normal hCG values can vary up to 20 times in normal pregnancies. Variations in hCG increases are not necessarily a sign that the pregnancy is abnormal or that there are two or more fetuses.

3 weeks: 5-50 mIU/cc4 weeks: 4-426 mIU/cc5 weeks: 19-7,340 mIU/cc6 weeks: 1,080-56,500 mIU/cc7 – 8 weeks: 7,650-229,000 mIU/cc9 – 12 weeks: 25,700-288,000 mIU/cc13 – 16 weeks: 13,300-254,000 mIU/cc17 – 24 weeks: 4,060-165,400 mIU/cc25 – 40 weeks: 3,640-117,000 mIU/cc

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HCG For Men: Benefits of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin for Men

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If youre feeling less like a man these days, then human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) could be just what you need to amp up your life to rival your days as a teenager.

But wait? Can men take HCG?

If youre tired, fat, and slow, then youre probably not feeling like yourself or the best you can be.

For men, their prowess, confidence, and optimal overall wellness comes from below the belt.

Whether directly or indirectly so, testosterone levels have everything to do with your ability to speed through your day, power through your workouts, burn off germs and colds, and impress in the bedroom.

Although HCG has been promoted for its weight loss benefits, hCG and testosterone are inseparably connected and it has much more to offer men that have other desires needed to be fulfilled.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that has extremely beneficial effects on both males and females for very different reasons.

The common benefits that are shared between the two when the hCG diet is also incorporated is weight loss, muscle growth, and body reconstruction.

This is what hCG is commonly used for in relation to diet and weight loss. But for optimal health, hCG works to correct and optimize the very different reproductive systems of humans.

How does this help men? Well guys, as you know, the older you get, the more junk you eat, the more beer you chug, and the more television marathons you run causes your body to become deprived.

What happens? Your hormones and biological processes slacken and can often become so reduced in number that they often become ineffective and inert.

What exactly does this mean for you? Low testosterone. Lets give it to you straight. Heres how it can be a downer

All of these contribute to an impaired overall health and poor quality of life. There is an upside and something you can do to improve your testosterone health.

Know that youre not the only one with your struggles. hCG has the power to help correct these deficiencies so that you can have the body and the life that you deserve.

Many men turn to HCG to top up their testosterone tank. Many often find their tank is nearing empty and they need a boost to help the little guys jump-start more production.

It can be a kick in the ego, to realize that you may need some help in that department. But heres the chem work on how HCG works like a luteinizing hormone (LH) to ensure that you can get what youre looking for.

LH is made by the pituitary gland. You know, that little gland thats at the base of the brain thats also responsible for growth hormone production?

LH is specifically responsible for signalling the testicles to produce testosterone. Whats interesting is that although HCG is produced in large amounts by females (males do produce very low levels during their lifetime), the chemical makeup of HCG is extremely similar to that of LH.

So much so, that the body treats HCG to increase testosterone just as it does LH.

HCG is extremely effective for helping to boost testosterone levels because LH is usually only active during sleep.

In the sleep-deprived world you live in, it gets difficult to get enough rest to properly support these biological processes that are necessary for your testosterone health.

HCG also makes androgen receptors more responsive to allow for sexual dysfunctions to be corrected due to the increase in growth hormones released by the pituitary gland.

This means that while your testosterone levels are increasing, androgen activity is increased to improve penile growth, positive sperm count, and testicular growth.

HCG can be injected and administered to stimulate the right dose of healthy testosterone production without a change in sleep behavior or interfering with the activities of your day.

The benefits of HCG for males include boosting healthy levels of testosterone thats needed for every biological process to ensure optimal health even in women.

Just a few of these processes include maintaining weight, muscle mass, bone density, heart health, and sexual development.

Although men need significantly higher levels to not only produce masculine features and deep voices, but also to support the goings-on of things we cant see happening that occur deep, down inside.

Correcting low testosterone levels by using Human Chorionic Gonadotrpin for males can bring on a flood of positive benefits including:

Using HCG for testosterone therapy can enable you to reap the benefits that allow you to feel like a man again.

If its increased energy you need to pound away at the gym, more muscle to burn the fat off, improved overall health to stick around for the family, or even better bedroom performance, with HCG injections the benefits are ripe for the reaping.

HCG and Testosteone seem like an unlikely pairing but because HCG works to synthesize testosterone and maximize its effects on the body, its even more effective and efficient for men to use.

The HCG diet is no exception. The diet consists of a calorie-restricted meal plan for a period of several weeks while incorporating HCG shots to achieve the desired benefits.

Typically the diet either restricts you at consuming either 500 or 800 calories a day of specific foods.

These approved fruits, vegetables, and proteins help maximize the effects of HCG on the body as the metabolism is fired into gear to burn fat, increase energy levels, and trigger hormones to increase muscle growth and re-construct the physique.

Many people falsely believe that the calorie-restricted diet is too low for males and HCG is only safe for women.

In reality, while the body is undergoing a change to correct the diet and lifestyle by adhering to the HCG diet protocol, weight loss, increased energy, and muscle mass is all triggered by correct and proper testosterone production.

In both males and females, the body is supported by the nutritious diet consumed outlined by the diet protocol. The body maximizes all the nutrients supplied without burning out or becoming extremely fatigued.

Males also naturally produce HCG, although levels should be too low to detect. But its needed to ensure proper male development including producing and boosting healthy levels of testosterone.

Since men have more need of effective and healthy testosterone levels than women, participating in the HCG diet and injections generates extremely productive and appropriate results in males.

Although HCG is generally considered to be safe for both females and males to use, there are possible side effects that you should be aware of. These include:

More serious side effects are rare and are normally associated with incorrect use of HCG but can include:

It is crucial to discuss treatment with your doctor to determine if the benefits of using HCG therapy outweigh the possible side effects you may experience and to ensure correct dosing and application of the HCG.

The benefits of taking hCG injections can help you feel like a man again. Look forward to the days of flying through your errands, intensifying your workouts, and burning up your libido stores in all the right ways.

When your hormonal levels are healthy and happy, youre healthy and happy.

Making sure that you have healthy testosterone levels to ensure all is working well below the belt can dramatically change your life for the better.

Let HCG help you get your confidence back and enjoy the benefits of living life and all it has to offer.

This is not intended as medical advice. Always consult a doctor before commencing any new treatment.

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ZyHCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is more commonly known as simply HCG. It is used for a range of conditions including weight loss, female infertility (ovulation-related), male infertility (sperm count related). It also treats delayed puberty in young boys, helping the testicles to descend into the scrotum correctly. This product comes packaged complete with one sealed single-use needle suitable for administering this medication.

Strictly follow your physicians instructions for using ZyHCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) to ensure the best results and the safest use. The typical dosage is three applications per week in men and one single dose for women. Your individual regimen will be determined based on your symptoms, health condition, weight, and response to other treatments. Do not deviate from these instructions or self-medicate as this can cause severe and unexpected health problems.

This medication is typically administered by your physician or another health care professional. If you or another are required to perform your own injection, be sure you are instructed in the correct procedure to prevent any problems. Observe the medication before using it to be sure it is not cloudy, discolored, or has suspended particles as this could indicate contamination. Mix the provided solution and the medication at the proportion directed by your physician and disinfect the area of application. Inject the medicine directly into the muscle slowly to allow it to dissipate. Always use the mixture immediately after it is recombined as delayed use can destroy the contents or alter its effects. You should also clean the used needle after each use to prevent contamination.

Your physician will want to monitor your response to treatment, symptoms, and perform tests to make sure the regimen is having the desired results. Always attend these consultations as after making these observations, it may be necessary to make adjustments such as alterations to the dosage or frequency of administration until the best results are found. If you have any questions about the medicine, ask your physician or pharmacist to ensure the correct application.

As with any treatment, the use of ZyHCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) can cause side effects in some patients. These can be mild or severe and should be discussed with your doctor as soon as they appear. Some may require reduced doses, frequency of administration, or medical assistance in more serious cases. Always follow any special instructions to prevent further complications.

Side effects that may occur are:

More serious side effects requiring medical assistance include:

ZyHCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) should not be used by patients with a tumor affecting the pituitary or hypothalamic gland, unexplained vaginal bleeding, or cancer of the breasts, prostate, uterus, testicles, or ovaries. Also disclose if you have conditions such as asthma, reduced kidney function, thrombosis, history of obesity, history of migraines, heart disease, epilepsy, polycystic ovary syndrome, or in patients who are boys who have not yet gone through puberty. These may require reduced doses or other changes to the regimen to prevent health problems from occurring.

This product comes packaged complete with one sealed single-use needle.

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How Can I Lose Weight Safely? (for Teens) – KidsHealth

Feb, 24th 2019 9:53 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

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Being healthy is really about being at a weight that is right for you. The best way to find out if you are at a healthy weight or if you need to lose or gain weight is to talk to a doctor or dietitian, who can compare your weight with healthy norms to help you set realistic goals. If it turns out that you can benefit from weight loss, then you can follow a few of the simple suggestions listed below to get started.

Weight management is about long-term success. People who lose weight quickly by crash dieting or other extreme measures usually gain back all (and often more) of the pounds they lost because they haven’t changed their habits in a healthy way that they can stick with.

The best weight-management strategies are those that you can maintain for a lifetime. That’s a long time, so we’ll try to keep these suggestions as easy as possible!

Make it a family affair. Ask your mom or dad to lend help and support. The goal is to make diet or lifestyle changes that will benefit the whole family. Teens who have the support of their families tend to have better results.

Watch your drinks. It’s amazing how many calories are in the sodas, juices, and other drinks that you take in every day. Simply cutting out a can of soda or one sports drinkcan save you 150 calories or more each day. Drink water or other sugar-free drinks to quench your thirst and stay away from sugary juices and sodas. Choosing nonfat or low-fat milk is also a good idea.

Start small. Small changes are a lot easier to stick with than drastic ones. For example, give up regular soda or reduce the size of the portions you eat. When you have that down, you can make other changes, like introducing healthier foods and exercise into your life.

Stop eating when you’re full. Pay attention as you eat and stop when you’re comfortably full. Eating more slowly can help because it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to get the message that you are full. Sometimes taking a break before going for seconds can keep you from eating another serving.

Try not to eat when you feel upset or bored find something else to do instead (a walk around the block or a trip to the gym are good alternatives). Many people find it’s helpful to keep a diary of what they eat and when and what they are feeling. When you have to write it down, you might think twice before eating cookies. Reviewing the diary later can also help them identify the emotions they have when they overeat.

Schedule regular meals and snacks. You can better manage your hunger when you have a predictable meal schedule. Skipping meals may lead to overeating at the next meal. Adding 1 or 2 healthy snacks to your three squares can help curb hunger.

5 a day keep the pounds away. Ditch the junk food and dig out the fruits and veggies! Five servings of fruits and veggies aren’t just a good idea to help you lose weight they’ll help you feel full and keep your heart and the rest of your body healthy. Other suggestions for eating well:

Avoid fad diets. It’s never a good idea to trade meals for shakes or to give up a food group in the hope that you’ll lose weight we all need a variety of foods to get the nutrients we need to stay healthy. Avoid diet pills (even the over-the-counter or herbal variety). They can be dangerous to your health; besides, there’s no evidence that they help keep weight off over the long term.

Don’t banish certain foods. Don’t tell yourself you’ll never again eat your absolutely favorite peanut butter chocolate ice cream. Making all treats forbidden is sure to make you want them even more. The key to long-term success is making healthy choices most of the time. If you want a piece of cake at a party, go for it! But munch on the carrots rather than the chips to balance it out.

Get moving. You may find that you don’t need to cut calories as much as you need to get off your behind. Don’t get stuck thinking you have to play a team sport or take an aerobics class to get exercise. Try a variety of activities from hiking to cycling to dancing until you find ones you like.

Not a jock? Find other ways to fit activity into your day: walk to school, jog up and down the stairs a couple of times before your morning shower, turn off the tube and help your parents in the garden, or take a stroll past your crush’s house anything that gets you moving. Your goal should be to work up to 60 minutes of exercise every day. But everyone has to begin somewhere. It’s fine to start out by simply taking a few turns around the block after schooland building up your levels of fitness gradually.

Build muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat. So adding strength training to your exercise routine can help you reach your weight loss goals as well as give you a toned bod. And weights are not the only way to go: Try resistance bands, pilates, or push-ups to get strong. A good, well-balanced fitness routine includes aerobic workouts, strength training, and flexibility exercises.

Forgive yourself. So you were going to have one cracker with spray cheese on it and the next thing you know the can’s pumping air and the box is empty? Drink some water, brush your teeth, and move on. Everyone who’s ever tried to lose weight has found it challenging. When you slip up, the best idea is to get right back on track and don’t look back.

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FITNESS | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Feb, 21st 2019 5:50 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

These examples are from the Cambridge English Corpus and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors.

The relative fitnesses are also scaled by the arbitrary assumption of a generation time l 15 days made when fitting the discrete model.

If the wild-type homozygote is viable and fertile, then it is impossible to infer the four fitnesses from the three chromosome frequencies alone.

346 sume the one-locus model of fitnesses given above.

However, locally stable polymorphisms are possible even if all double homozygotes have higher geometric mean fitnesses than all other genotypes.

If so, then mean fitnesses do not climb peaks in the adaptive topography.

The fitnesses of the heterozygotes and homozygotes for the disfavoured allele are 1khs and 1ks, respectively.

Offspring phenotypes and fitnesses are assigned as above.

Also, relative fitnesses might change through time, as a result of direct or indirect frequency-dependence.

When this is so, the interactions between the loci in fitnesses will be at least of the same order of magnitude as their individual effects.

Their results indicated that genetic background did not have a strong consistent effect on the adaptive evolution they studied; allelic fitnesses were not strongly dependent upon genetic background.

The numbers and effects of the mutations can then be estimated from the fitnesses of the replicates by means of a model of the mutational effects.

Dynamical behavior for population genetics models of differential and difference equations with nonmonotone fitnesses.

A straightforward, pragmatic solution is to allocate fitnesses and transmission rate parameters directly to combinations of genotypes and cultural traits, a package known as a phenogenotype.

The coevolution approach reformulates the given or intrinsic fitnesses by formulating extrinsic fitnesses that take into account a component’s contribution to the assembly that uses it.

Note that because the fitnesses of the two hermaphrodite genotypes are identical when l=0, we need only consider the phenotypes involved to determine hermaphrodite invasion criteria.

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Fitness and Exercise – CNN

Feb, 21st 2019 5:50 am, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

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You can reduce your chances of developing cancer and several chronic diseases by making healthy food choices. A diet rich in plant foods, whole grains and legumes can give your body the range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it needs to stay healthy.

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