When It Comes To Fast Weight Loss….Just Remember That 2+2 Doesn’t Always Equal 4

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Women and Weight Loss

…Everybody knows that calories are the enemy, and that more calories equals more weight gained. Therefore, most people believe that losing weight is as simple as cutting way back on calories. It’s just simple mathematics, right? After all, if you’re eating 3,000 calories per day and you cut back to 1,000 calories per day, then those extra 2,000 calories have to be burned from your body, right? It’s as simple as 2 + 2 equals 4, right? Well, this is not exactly true. 

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Burger’s & Fries vs Calories

First, let’s talk about the average person who begins a diet. The scenario usually goes something like this… One day you look in the mirror and you finally get fed up with the way your body looks (or the way that your clothes fit) – and on this day you get “angry” with yourself, and you begin cutting way back on calories in an attempt to starve yourself thinner. So you officially begin your “starvation diet.” 

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Women Looking At Herself In The Mirror

On the first day you skip breakfast altogether (after all, you’re so filled with anger and motivation that it’s easy to skip breakfast). Then, a few hours later your motivation quickly gives way to severe hunger – since your body is not accustomed to being without calories for so long. Finally, by lunchtime you’re so hungry that you feel weak and miserable, but yet you tell yourself that you can make it through this tough hunger (after all, you don’t want to look like a quitter to your friends and family who know that you’re dieting).

This is why virtually all starvation dieters cannot make the scale go down after about 2 weeks of dieting. This is why even the most determined of “starvation dieters” always fail after just a couple of weeks. The truth is that “noticeable” weight loss simply cannot be achieved by starvation, and it’s pointless to even try that type of diet. True weight loss can only be achieved by giving your body the right types of calories at the right times each day. Your body is like a big engine, and the truth is that it needs all 3 types of calories (protein, carbs, and fat) to some degree. The best way to lose weight is to effectively manage these 3 types of calories, so that your body receives the proper amount of protein, the proper amount of carbs – and also the proper amount of fat each day.

For example, let’s say that you normally eat 2,500 calories per day (before you begin dieting). Then, you suddenly try to starve yourself by eating only 1,000 calories per day. Guess what? Even though you’re eating 1,500 fewer calories per day your body will begin burning 1,500 fewer calories per day – so your weight will remain the same even though you’re starving yourself. When your body begins burning fewer calories it’s called a weight loss “plateau.” 

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Watermelon Slices

So you have a small piece of fruit for lunch perhaps, bravely trying to stick to your plan of starving yourself thin. Then, hours later when dinnertime arrives you’re so hungry and weak that you have a big migraine headache – and you’re beginning to realize that starving yourself might not be such a good idea after all. However, you try to hold out for another day or two on this miserable diet – since nobody likes to feel like a quitter. So you’ll probably hold out for another day or two, making yourself miserable in the meantime. There are even some brave dieters who may hold out for a week or so, possibly even 2 weeks for the bravest of dieters.

However, regardless of how long you hold out — the result is still the same. You see, even after 2 weeks of starving you won’t have made any noticeable difference to your body when you look in the mirror. Why? Simple, because the weight lost during a starvation diet is largely water weight, not real weight loss. This water weight will be gained back immediately when you stop dieting and begin eating normally again. Also, when you starve yourself your body begins burning fewer calories each day — so even though you’re eating fewer calories each day you must remember that your body is also burning fewer calories. 

Yoga For Stress Relief

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga is a science. That is something to grasp. Yoga is a science, and not a vague, dreamy drifting or imagining. While it is true the west has been familiar with the practice of yoga for a relatively short time, yoga is not a new discipline , and it has been studied and practiced in many countries during the last century. Yoga is an applied science, a systematized collection of laws applied to bring about a definite end. It takes up the laws of psychology, applicable to the unfolding of the whole consciousness of man on every plane, in every world, and applies those rationally in a particular case.

This rational application of the laws of unfolding consciousness acts exactly on the same principles that you see applied around you every day in other departments of science. Yoga uses many of the techniques that are used in more modern and lately developed psychological or even medial physical exercise disciplines. As one ages he learns that by looking at the world around you, how enormously the intelligence of man, co-operating with nature, may quicken “natural” processes, and the working of intelligence is as “natural” as anything else. The yoga way not only combines this feeling of “cosmos” but also works beneath the surface to strengthen the unity of man with the universe.

We make this distinction, and practically it is a real one, between “rational” and “natural” growth, because human intelligence can guide the working of natural laws; and when we come to deal with Yoga, we are in the same department of applied science as, let us say, is the scientific farmer or gardener, when he applies the natural laws of selection to breeding. The farmer or gardener cannot transcend the laws of nature, nor can he work against them. He has no other laws of nature to work with save universal laws by which nature is evolving forms around us, and yet he does in a few years what nature takes, perhaps, hundreds of thousands of years to do.

This can be done by applying human intelligence to choose the laws that serve him and to neutralize the laws that have a negative effect on the goal of the farmer. The farmer brings the divine intelligence in man to utilize the divine powers in nature that are working for general rather than for particular ends. Yoga is something that can make a real change in peoples lives, we have seen this many times, from the physical practice of yoga to the philosophical implications, through the knowledge of the science of yoga, all that is yoga combines into a bigger, complete discipline that is beneficial for humanity. For some calling yoga is a way to allow this to pass as a acceptable means of physical development, for others it seems like it contradicts the very spiritual nature of yoga, the different faces of yoga, as its different uses sometime creates the illusion of one single use.

Woman Applying Yoga for Physical Development

How A Natural Enzyme Can Improve And Maintain Your Health

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Over thirty years ago, a German physician, Dr. Hans Neiper, faced with the problems that are still unresolved by mainstream medicine today, looked to nature to find a way that would deal with all and any type of inflammation.

Inflammation is anything in the body that should not be there. Any “non living tissue”. And quite simply, this is just about anything that causes pain. Blockages, such as in the head or chest from mucus, like catarrh, sinus or bronchial problems, asthma, emphysema, or industrially induced problems including asbestosis.

Things like blood clots, prostate problems, arthritis, ulcers and a mass of other problems that your doctor will tell you cannot be helped are all caused by inflammation.

Serrapeptase is the enzyme that the silkworm uses to dissolve its cocoon. Dr. Neiper realised that if the silkworm, when it turns from being the worm into a moth, and it does so in a very short time, must have something that dissolves “non living tissue”, because the cocoon is a hard structure of dead tissue.

Dr. Neiper separated the enzyme out, gave it to his patients and achieved staggering results, very quickly.

He gave it to one patient due for amputation of a hand because of a blocked artery. It cleared the blockage and the man kept his hand. He also reported that Serrapeptase dissolved blood clots and caused varicose veins to shrink or diminish.

To achieve the huge amount required in the world today, Serrapeptase is now naturally processed commercially through fermentation. Histological studies have revealed powerful anti-inflammatory effects of this naturally occurring enzyme.

Known possible benefits may be the resolving of pain; dealing with lung problems; eye problems; ENT problems (Ear-Nose-Throat); trauma; inflammation of any kind; cardiovascular difficulties and very importantly, arthritis.

In 25 years of being prescribed by German doctors, no harmful side effects have been reported.

Serrapeptase can, and does, resolve many problems that doctors tell us are insoluble.

However, we need to remember that many of the problems we experience with our health are often closely tied to our diet.

If we eat junk food, we will get junk health. When shopping in the supermarket, look at the labels. How many E numbers or things that are clearly not proper, natural food are there in the packet?

Also, anything that is in the form of so called “sugar free” invariably contains aspartame and other things which are detrimental to our health. So, try to keep to a good diet.

Alternative remedies, many of which have stood the test of time, in some cases many hundreds of years, finally offer hope to a lot of people.

Serrapeptase is a recent addition to the list, being “discovered” only 35 or so years ago. But it is one that works for many people.

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Weight loss supplements buying tips

American spends $50 billion every year on weight loss programs and diet pills. Unfortunately, 22% of this goes to fake weight loss products. More and more people are facing the problem of obesity and a lot of them are resorting to weight loss supplements. While some people have benefited from these supplements, there are still a lot of people who are clueless on what type to buy. In the end, they are left frustrated without loosing a single pound. Worry no more! Here are some proven tips to help out weight losers wannabes when buying diet pills in the market:
1. Before buying diet supplement, consult a doctor. There are weight loss supplements that are available only by prescription. Do not forget to tell the doctor about allergies to certain medication and health history.
2. For over the counter supplements, decide what kind to buy. There are numerous types available in the market today. Some are appetite suppressants while some help the body to absorb fat. Also, do not forget to check the ingredients and carefully read the labels to avoid serious side effects like high blood and heart valve lesions. Also, make sure it will not react negatively on any other medications that are currently being taken. It would also help to have it checked by the doctor before taking it.
3. Keep in mind that all weigh loss supplements, even those that are prescribed by doctors, carry risks. It is for this reason that all instructions must be followed carefully and religiously. Stop taking the supplements if unusual symptoms are being noticed.
4. Choose diet pills that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration agency of FDA. These products are monitored and carry minimum risks.
5. Beware of over the counter diet pills that contain Ma Huang. This is a strong stimulant that has been associated with death especially among professional athletes.
6. When purchasing online, make sure that all the weight loss supplements are sealed. Do not accept bottles that were tampered with.
7. Remember that dietary products that promise quick weight loss usually do not have the approval of FDA. Most of these products have severe side effects that lead to drastic weight loss.
8. Research the internet for diet pills that are proven to have side effects. For example, a Brazilian diet pill was recently sold in USA that contains drugs and chemicals like antidepressants, tranquilizers, and amphetamines. This pill was advertised as all natural but was proven dangerous to health.
9. Never buy Ephedra based supplements; they are deeply associated with strokes and death.
10. Look for supplements that contain essential nutrients like Omega fatty acids, B12, calcium, and liver oils which are very important especially to women.
11. Buy products that are endorsed or recommended by health professionals or body builders.
12. Do not depend on weight loss supplement alone. Eat healthy and exercise. Try working out in the gym for at least 3 times a week and get incredible results! Weight loss supplements have been in the market for sometime now but their effects in the long run has not yet proven. People who are serious about losing weight must aid supplements with exercise and well balanced diet. This is the most effective way in shedding pounds the healthy way.

Health Problem Obese Child Face

Children Face Danger
A health problem obese child faces can range from things like the future likelihood of diseases like diabetes and heart disease to things like childhood asthma. Being a heavy kid is statistically proven to raise your chances of growing up to be a heavy adult. The health problem obese child faces are serious, but losing weight and getting healthy as soon as possible can greatly reduce those serious risks. 

A health problem obese child faces that not many people think of when they think of heavy kids is the potential for arthritis and joint problems. While it’s obvious that a heavy adult has a better chance of developing arthritis, bad knees and other joint problems, few people think of these things in terms of childhood obesity. 

But when a child is obese, their bodies and joints are carrying that extra weight longer than the adult who becomes overweight. In some cases with very obese kids, the extra weight can actually cause bones and joints to develop abnormally. 

When the joints are under more pressure than they were designed for and they’re still growing, it can cause some serious problems. Even if they grow normally, they’re still faced with carrying more weight than they should. 

Most arthritis is caused by years of wear on a joint. When that wear is made worse by a person being heavy as a child, that means they’ve had more years of wear than a normal weight adult. This makes the risk of early arthritis and other joint conditions a very real one. 

Damage and chronic problems with the ankles and knees are more likely to occur at a young age. And a health problem obese child faces at a greater risk is something called slipped capital femoral epiphyses or SCFE. 

This is a damaging hip condition that requires surgery to minimize damage to the hip joint. It occurs with much greater frequently in obese kids and adults than in those of a healthy weight. 
A health problem obese child faces that not many people think of when they think of heavy kids is the potential for arthritis and joint problems. While it’s obvious that a heavy adult has a better chance of developing arthritis, bad knees and other joint problems, few people think of these things in terms of childhood obesity. 

But when a child is obese, their bodies and joints are carrying that extra weight longer than the adult who becomes overweight. In some cases with very obese kids, the extra weight can actually cause bones and joints to develop abnormally.
When the joints are under more pressure than they were designed for and they’re still growing, it can cause some serious problems. Even if they grow normally, they’re still faced with carrying more weight than they should. 

Most arthritis is caused by years of wear on a joint. When that wear is made worse by a person being heavy as a child, that means they’ve had more years of wear than a normal weight adult. This makes the risk of early arthritis and other joint conditions a very real one. 

Damage and chronic problems with the ankles and knees are more likely to occur at a young age. And a health problem obese child faces at a greater risk is something called slipped capital femoral epiphyses or SCFE. 

This is a damaging hip condition that requires surgery to minimize damage to the hip joint. It occurs with much greater frequently in obese kids and adults than in those of a healthy weight. 

Female Weight Loss-Its All About Control

Female weight loss begins with determining why women are overweight in the first place.  Women are less likely than men to exercise and they don’t eat enough vegetables.  Overweight women are also likely to be impulsive eaters and are more prone to stress eating.

How much you weigh depends on several factors.

First of all, any female weight loss advice should begin with an analysis of how much and what kind of foods you eat.  Most women who are not trying to lose weight should get around 1600 calories a day.  But not all calories are created equal.  100 calories worth of green beans with almond slivers are a whole different ball game from 100 calories worth of hershey’s chocolate with almonds.  In addition to the calories, you need to look at the nutrients, the fiber, and the grams of fat.

But, most women get more calories than they need to maintain their weight.  Part of this is due to poor impulse control.  There’s just too many calories available to us.  But another part has to do with women underestimating just how many calories in the food they eat.  Serving sizes have exploded but people still count the calories as if they were the traditional smaller servings.  Female weight loss requires that women accurately count every calorie.

If your lifestyle includes a lot of activity, you are less likely to be worried about female weight loss.  However, if you live a highly sedentary life, you probably are packing on the pounds.  Look for ways to move more.  This doesn’t have to mean hitting the gym either.  Playing with the kids, mopping the floor, and gardening are all excellent kinds of movement.  

What you consume and how many calories you burn off are directly under your control.  But other factors that are outside of your control impact female weight loss as well.  For instance, your genetic make up has a lot to do with whether you get fat.  Fast metabolism tends to run in families and it is typical to see entire families of fat or skinny people.  

Your age also has an impact on your weight as you tend to burn calories more slowly as you age.  This “middle age spread” must be aggressively combated if you want to keep your weight under control.  And, it is important that you do so for the sake of your health.  Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are all linked with weight issues.

Finally, the state of your health can play a role in female weight loss.  Some medications are known for causing weight gain.  And, some physical conditions limit mobility which means that you don’t burn as many calories.

The key to female weight loss is setting achievable goals and sticking to the plan.  Accept that there are things you can control – and control them.  Also accept that there are things beyond your control and you will have to compensate in the other areas.  

Healthy Weeknight Meals

Cooking can sometimes feel like a chore at the end of a busy day. It’s often tempting to throw a ready meal in the oven or call for take out. But preparing a simple and healthy family meal doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. Here are some quick wholesome dishes that you and your family will love. They can even be prepared in advance.

An ounce of prevention is certainly better than a pound of cure.

Hang out with positive people.

Take a look at the people closest to you. Are they positive or negative people? Chances are if they are negative this attitude will reflect on you and your attitude. Try to limit your time with any negativity as this will only make you feel bad about yourself. You will focus on the things that you do not like about yourself.

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