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  • HCG diet and weight loss Technique
    By Health Blog on September 19, 2009 | 5 Comments5 Comments  Comments

    Every day the food that we consume has excess fats and carbohydrates than that is sufficient for daily work. Unfortunately, the tasty and spicy food will have high levels of bad fat and they don’t have proper proteins. Our digestive system and immune system are not powerful enough to melt the dangerous fats. If you don’t force yourself and do some kind of physical work, in a very few days you will become more cheeky with excessive weight and imbalanced posture. You will turn yourself into a good fat chicken that can barely do his own works. I am not frightening you by saying this but I want to share this information so that you can act early and save yourself. According to MSNBC,  four out of ten patients developed complications by undergoing   obesity surgery within first 6 months from the date of surgery.

    Happy Black woman holding scale

    If you are looking for some good solution for treating your obesity try the low calorie diet formulae. I have recently seen a diet and weight loss center that are using low calories food and naturally produced HCG hormone in humans. Unlike many medical centers, HCG diet is promising that you don’t require taking additional drugs which sometimes causes side effects. Their program is tested over 1000 of obesity persons and supervised by eminent doctors. HCG is a medically supervised program built around a low calorie diet coupled with small dose of a hormone that can help stimulate the metabolism. This is a simple inexpensive, natural treatment. There will not be any gastric problems.

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  • Be your own dietician
    By Health Blog on September 15, 2009 | 4 Comments4 Comments  Comments

    There are very few things in life you have control over in, what goes in your mouth is certainly one of them. Keeping track of your diet is important if you want to remain healthy and have a good figure.

    The basis to any good diet plan is avoiding calories. The high protein diet, vegetarian diet, low calorie diet, cookie diet, liquid diet, etc all tell you clearly to avoid calories at all costs. Calories include all fatty foods, so what you need to do is avoid junk food, fizzy drinks, cheddar cheese any thing with a lot of oil and sugar.

    Calorie counts are given behind most products. When you go shopping you need to pay attention to what this calorie count reads. In order to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories per day than your body needs. To lose 1lb a week you need a negative calorie balance of 500 calories per day. To lose weight at 2lb a week you need to reduce your calorie intake by 1000 calories a day. So the first thing you need to do is to find out what your calorie intake is. There is a simple formula to calculate your average calorie needs called the Harris Benedicts formula:


    The Harris-Benedict formula (BMR based on total body weight)

    The Harris Benedict equation is a calorie formula using the factors of height, weight, age, and sex to determine basal metabolic rate (BMR). This makes it more accurate than determining calorie needs based on total bodyweight alone. The only variable it does not take into consideration is lean body mass. Therefore, this equation will be very accurate in all but the extremely muscular (will underestimate caloric needs) and the extremely over fat (will overestimate caloric needs).

    Men: BMR = 66 + (13.7 X wt in kg) + (5 X ht in cm) – (6.8 X age in years)

    Women: BMR = 655 + (9.6 X wt in kg) + (1.8 X ht in cm) – (4.7 X age in years)

    Note: 1 inch = 2.54 cm.
    1 kilogram = 2.2 lbs.

    You are female
    You are 30 yrs old
    You are 5′ 6 ” tall (167.6 cm)
    You weigh 120 lbs. (54.5 kilos)
    Your BMR = 655 + 523 + 302 – 141 = 1339 calories/day

    Exercise is necessary to maintain a good physique. It burns your carbohydrates then tones your muscles. An average adult requires a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise a day. Along with exercise rest is also very important your body needs eight hours of sleep a day. The body is like a machine it consumes energy which it gets from food for it to work properly it needs eight hours of sleep.

    Some helpful tips:

    • A simple technique to loose weight is to correct the way you breathe, it is scientifically proven that deep breathing exercises can decrease your weight loss by a staggering 30 pounds in two months. In the process you also oxygenate your brain properly, leaving you fresh and energized.
    • Avoid animal fat and butter. Theses are a huge source of carbs in our lives. Try to use substitutes like olive oil and fish oil.
    • Drink green tea. It controls your cholesterol levels, prevents cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

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  • To loose weight with natural foods
    By Health Blog on September 14, 2009 | 4 Comments4 Comments  Comments

    Eating a diet of raw and natural food items, which have not been altered by technology sure helps to lose weight the healthy way. Believe it or not but the mere effect of eating natural foods has helped in reducing weight.

    It is however been determined that the Natural foods today have no added sugar which means there is no extra calorie going in your system that can be absorbed as fat. Plus there is no extra salt preservative and no extra harmful saturated fat.

    We don’t have to stop eating t loose weight but it is a simple way in which we can choose the foods that benefit us the most. Add garlic in your food to reduce fatty deposits. These are the few changes that we have to make for a healthy life. Add berries in your milk and oatmeal’s as they will give you a different flavor and help to reduce the risk of different cancers. While using whole grains in your diet, you will be able to get the required quantity of fiber in your diet which will help in circulating digestive food in your gut and thus reduce constipation which in turn will make less unwanted food to deposit as fat in your body.


    No food alone can cause to loose weight as there is no such thing as the best single weight loss food. We should take note of the fact that weight loss is the energy consumed from the foods in our diet. And the diets total energy should be less than the energy used by the body. The only reason some foods are considered good for weight loss is due to fact that in some way they help reduce the total energy consumption in some way.

    Foods that are rich in high fiber are considered the best foods for weight loss as the fiber help[s to fill up the stomach quicker causing the individual to consume less.

    Vitamin B rich fruits sure give you an energy boost and you surely like to do more exercise .Many foods with high water content are the best foods to lose weight as they contain low calories and increase in water intake has shown increase in weight loss. Foods which have high sodium content because water retention and are not considered good for the health as they increase weight. A low sodium diet can get the patient rid of water retention.

    Foods rich in Vitamin C are a great help in reducing fat. Fruits such as Lemon, lime, oranges and grape fruit are fruits that have fat burning qualities and they are called fat fighters. Vitamin C dilutes the fat and makes it less effective and helps in releasing the fat from the body.

    Some vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, water melon and blue berries are fat burning foods. By eating these foods your metabolism increases and it buns calories at a faster rate even after exercising.

    Calcium in foods in milk and other dairy products act as fat burners that can boost weight loss by increasing fat break down in fat cells.

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  • Omega 3 oils for weight loss
    By Health Blog on September 11, 2009 | 8 Comments8 Comments  Comments

    Obesity has become a world wide problem especially with the younger generation. Nowadays, kids are more into fast food instead of the healthy food. Obesity leads to Metabolic Syndrome and cardiovascular diseases and studies have revealed that twenty five percent of over weight children are suffering from this metabolic syndrome.
    Fish is a wonderful food for dieters and for adopting a good eating habit fish is the best food.

    Recent studies show that there are fat burning foods that can actually increase the fat calories your body burns each day. These are known as free foods and are very low in calories that your body burns more calories metabolizing them. Then the total amount of calories in the food itself.

    Fat burning foods are important to people who wants to lose weight and keep it off for good but they are vital to people who find it hard to loose weight. Your genetics plays an important role in determining how fast and how much weight you lose irrespective of how much exercise you do and how nard you diet.

    Types of fat
    There are two types of fat, one is the bad fat and the other is the good fat.

    Mono saturated fats
    Are the good ones and help to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. These fats are found in food olive oil, peanut oil, cashew nuts pine nuts and chicken fat

    Poly unsaturated fats
    Omega 3 and omega 6 are known as the poly saturated fats and are good for health. They reduce inflammation and tumor growth. They increase the immunity and help to protect against sudden death from heart problems. Omega 3 is found in many fishes such as mackerel, trout, tuna, salmon, sardines and herring. Omega 6 is found in sunflower oil sesame oil, nuts beans and soft margarine.

    Saturated fats
    These are the bad fats and tend to increase the cholesterol level and also tend to increase the risk of heart disease and strokes. It is very difficult to get rid of these types of fat but one way of reducing them is by fat free milk and other dairy products. These fats are found in meats, cheese, whole milk, palm and coconut oil.

    Tran’s fats
    These are the worst form of fats as they lower bad cholesterol and raise the good cholesterol. They raise the risk of heart diseases and strokes .These fats are found in cookies, cakes, margarine and vegetable oils that have been subjected to heat damage during cooking.

    Reducing weight with Omega 3 fish oil
    Recent research shows that by supplementing the diet with omega -3 would increase he fat calories burned in a single day. These fish oil increases the metabolism and speeds up weight loss and the extra fat is not stored. If you take omega 3 oils and exercise the increased circulation restores the cell’s ability to burn fat more efficiently. The improved blood flow to exercising muscles stimulates key enzymes to transport fat that needs to be used as fuel. Consuming fish oil reduces your food craving and even increases serotonin level for good brain health. When fish oil and exercise work to gather they control your insulin resistance and vascular inflammatory markers.

    And so the many healthful benefits of fish oil are it reverses the effect of aging, ensures a healthy heart, brain, joint, digestive and immune system. But keep in mind that due to pollution nothing is 100% pure and so you should include a balanced diet with regular exercise and fish with omega 3 oils as this sure is a package deal for healthy living.

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  • The Miraculous Hoodia (p-57) as a weight loss aid
    By Health Blog on September 11, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    The discovery of the Hoodia plants benefit for weight loss was discovered in the last century. The African Bushmen had been consuming this plant for a long time not as a weight reducing food but as it is hard to find food in the desert away from the village. People in the desert area started eating this cactus like food to ease their hunger pains and felt full after consuming it.

    Due to this further experiments were done on the Hoodia plant and scientist recognized the potential of a new apatite suppressant in it. The first experiments were done on rats and they were fed the hoodia plant and the rats stopped eating after sometime. The scientist found this odd as rats are animals that never stop nibbling but after being fed with this plant they didn’t touch the food given to them. And becomes of this research the scientist were able to extract and isolate the unknown molecule present in the plant which gave the feeling of fulfillment and it was named P-57

    This ingredient of the hoodia plant was the best in suppressing the appetite in an effective way. When our blood sugar level decreases the brain senses this and sends out the signal which actually makes us feel hunger pangs. And scientist found that the ingredient P-57 sends out the same signal to the brain which in turn fools the brain in thinking that the blood sugar levels are raised and stops hunger signals being sent to the brain. This results in less consumption of food as the feeling of fullness is onset and in this way we stay away from food.

    The hoodia plant is the best natural ingredient to be used foe apatite supplement as it has no side effects except for the feeling of fullness. The positive aspect of this unique discovery will surely give positive results and we hope to see reduced problems of obesity in the near future.

    Hoodia powder contains fiber, antioxidants, organic material and biologically active substances which help to fool the brain into thinking that the stomach is full. The Africans have used fresh hoodia plant or dried plant for a long time and especially at times of famine it had become their staple food.

    Properly formulated Hoodia supplement appear to alter the bodily function of appetite control in a manner that looks promising for the new healthy diet revolution.

    Some Facts on Hoodia
    Hoodia is a leafless plant. This plant was discovered by the South African tribe since prehistoric times. These people chewed the Hoodia plant twice a day to suppress hunger during the hunting season. Hoodia enhances the mood and so you will not feel irritated while you are on this program. This plant sure contains the miracle molecule p-57 and it has recently been turned into the best natural cure for obesity with truly no side effects.

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