Rabu, 30 November 2011

Blame Your Brain for Eating Junk Food

Blame Your Brain for Eating Junk Food

Brain restrains signals and tells body to consume lip-smacking pizzas and burgers, says a new study.

Panfull of pizza and cheese toppings in actuality can direct your head to munch it all. Yes this is true and now it’s official. This psychologically satisfying study by UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, revealed that fat content from variety of foods such as burgers and ice-cream goes straight to the brain.

It is a process where the brain is prompted by the fat molecules to drive messages to body’s cell- with a word of caution to pay no heed to the hunger-restraining warning signs. It is then instigated by insulin and leptin- the two fundamental hormones which help keeping a check on one’s weight.

Research shows that this process can last up to three days.  Experts suggest that usually our bodies know where to put a stop to when we are consuming food in excessive amount. However, that is not the norm in cases where the food happens to suit our taste palette and is irresistibly good.

Medical reports suggest that an individual’s whole brain working can alter in a considerably small period of time. Their results imply that when one binges on foods high in fat content, their brain tends to catch a ‘hit’ because of the fatty acids present in them. This in result makes body opposed to leptin and insulin. Thus, one is not informed by the brain to put a halt in their eating and is likely to overindulge.

The experts also discovered that a particular variety of fat which is known as palmitic acid- most prominent in beef and dairy products such as butter, milk and cheese- is predominantly successful at initiating this particular mechanism.

This particular study was performed by revealing mice and rats to fat content in many ways. It was done by inserting numerous varieties of fats straight into the brain, either via nourishing the animal through a stomach tube nearly thrice a day or by carotid artery.

Animals were given an equal quantity of fats and calories though the type of fat varied. Palmitic acid, unsaturated oleic acid and monounsaturated fatty acids were the different type of fats given to them which is commonly found in our everyday food such as grapeseed oil and olive oil.

According to Research “There are various centres in the brain that stimulates your appetite. It may increase or decrease. You may have various moods just by looking at the food.”

Many people have food according to their taste and some go by health factor and availability. People are not really guided about the health factor of the food they intake and that is the reason they usually pick the taste pattern ignoring the health perspective. Junk food may impair how your brain responds and can further make it duller. Lack of concentration is another factor that is caused due to continuous intake of junk food.

“Socio-Cultural behaviour is the chief reason that attracts maximum towards the junk food. For instance, people who are vegetarian in school usually become non-vegetarian in college which leads to behavioural change in people. Secondly, they adapt habits such as smoking and drinking. They usually adapt an environment around them ignoring the health perspective thinking it’s "IN and HEP,”

In brief the most observed way to lose weight by researchers is to get in link to the psychosomatic connection of food.

So, now we know what to blame, when you hog tubful of indulgence.

Lose weight by surfing the Internet

Lose weight by surfing the Internet

Technology has made life simpler for not just a handful of people but everyone. With a click of a mouse you can do innumerable things. There is inexhaustible information made available to people on the internet. Apart from being a revolution in technology, computers have been able to revolutionise the health of people too.

Kristina, a school student who has just hit her teens says, “I’m glued to the internet to find out how much calories or proteins or carbohydrates ration is good for my age. I lost 2 kgs in a month by restricting myself to a diet which was prescribed for people with my body weight and height on a health portal. It was great because I could also calculate the amount of calories I was consuming every day.”

On raising doubts about the authenticity and credibility about such portals, Praneta quickly adds, “These forums are usually interactive and various dieticians and nutritionists come forth and advice many who are a part of the forum. This automatically eliminates any fear of believing someone unknown located in some other part of the world.”

Like Kristina, there are plenty of people who invest faith in weight management websites. But is it safe to do so? Let’s find out –

There is no second guess to affirm the fact that weight loss programs do reveal many secrets and tips and techniques through which people can lose weight. But as far as the safety, reliability, scientific information and effectiveness of the same is concerned, beliefs and results are bound to vary from person to person.

According to a research study, the internet is fast becoming a place where people spend hours all together to keep weight off them.

The study was done on 1,600 obese participants. 350 out of the total number lost an average 8 kgs during initial six months they surfed a weight management website. In fact, those who logged in at the website – once a month for a period of two-and-a half-year – more frequently than others kept off most weight. The participants actively used the interactive website tool to get feedbacks from dieticians and nutritionists, joined online chatrooms, submitted food diaries and tracked their progress.

Quite interestingly, the nomenclature of the weight management websites is such that it virtually becomes a platform for personal counselling and group meetings.

Kabir, a graphic designer working in an MNC, who lost 10 kgs by keeping a track on his food habits and exercise regime with the help of health centred portals, says “Such weight management websites are a great forum because one can speak the heart out. No one bothers how fat or skinny you are. I started feeling better about myself. It was like a psychological boost.”

Clinical Psychologist, Dr Lyn adds, “Surfing the internet / web to lose weight has two sides to it. On a positive side it gives a platform to people where they can share experiences and stories and find social support. Interaction, guidance and motivation help them to come to terms with their individuality and gives them a sense of being. On the flip side they might feel distressed because they would be aiming to reach a certain and ideal body type. So, this creates a paradoxical situation.”

Benefits of Exercising with Dog

Benefits of Exercising with Dog

Lack of physical activity is a fact of modern life for both the humans as well as the canines. Both need to exercise, below mentions are some reasons why you should exercise with your dog.

Why to Exercise With Your Dog

Some recent studies have come up with link between pet ownership and better health. According to researchers pet (such as dogs) become stimulus for exercise. As a result pet owners tend to have better cardiovascular fitness level than individuals without pets. Walking or running with your dog can also:

  • give you a thorough cardiovascular workout.
  • help you to be in shape.
  • help to boost your mood.
  • lowers your blood pressure.
  • strengthen bond with your pet.
  • The best part of exercising with your dog is that, you will be motivated to exercise regularly. Your dog will constantly bug you to stay on your to stay on routine. Can you say no to your adorable pug!

Your dog can add fun element to your exercise regime. Even on the days when you are not feeling to exercise you can play with your dog. Simple games and adventurous walks with your dog can burn many calories.

Selasa, 29 November 2011

Immunity Boosting Foods for Winter

Immunity Boosting Foods for Winter

The nerve-chilling season of winter is also called "the flu season" and "the cold season". For all the vices that winter shelters, it is, in fact, the best time to improve one's immunity. All you need to do is be prepared for it. This article brings to you immunity boosting foods for winter that can be easily incorporated by wide range of meals and snacks.


A major immunity booster is garlic. It is considered to be a natural wonder drug that has strong antioxidant properties. Furthermore, it has anti-bacterial properties; a good way to avoid catching cold and flu.


If you can stand the heat, consume chilli peppers that contain an anti-inflammatory substance called capsaicin, which offers relief from pain that is associated with conditions such as arthritis. Chillies are also believed to protect the heart and fight infection. Thanks to large amounts of vitamin A and C that they are made of. 

Oily Fish

Fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel etc have ample amount of omega-3 fatty acid. They are good at protecting the body from respiratory infections. Try to consume at least 2 portions (140g) of oily fish every week. Omega-3 increases the activity of phagocytes (white blood cells) that help the body to fight infection by destroying bacterium cells.


Green and colourful vegetable salad is packed with flu-fighting phytonutrients.

Spices and Antiviral herbs

Besides adding flavour to your meal, spices hold therapeutic value. Some of these spices are turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground fennel, powdered dry ginger, ground black pepper and ground cinnamon.

Antiviral herbs are good immunity boosting foods for winters. Antiviral herbs for immunity boosting contain many medical compounds that attack virus without creating resistant viral strains. Andrographis, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf extract and elderberry extract are some great antivirals.


Probiotic organisms present in yogurt increase the good bacteria present in your gut. They help you to fight infection and prevent serious health conditions such as cancer.

Stay away from sugar and processed food

It is wise to stay away from processed food and sugar. They dramatically decrease the immune function. Processed food is deprived of the essential nutrients and therefore, can never strengthen immunity. Furthermore, the preservatives used in processed food can negatively affect the gastrointestinal lining.

Flat Belly Diet Plan

Flat Belly Diet Plan : What It Is...

The Flat Belly Diet sounds like a wish come true. Who would not love to have a flat belly without the strenuous work outs and just by eating certain foods?

The Flat Belly Diet initiated by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass assures you of a flat belly and weight loss of up to 15 pounds in 32 days. According to the book and the authors a flat belly is just about food & attitude. The diet is targeted at people who want to notch off a few inches or more off their waistline.

This diet plan stresses on eating wholesome, unrefined foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, seeds, lean protein, and very little red meat (once a month). The authors assert that monounsaturated fat, or MUFA, at every meal of Flat Belly Diet is the ingredient that leads to loss of belly fat. Olives, avocados, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, soybean, flax, and olive and sunflower oils are rich in MUFA. Besides this the MUFA help to control satiety as well.

Before you start the diet you are put on a 1,200- to 1400-calorie, four-day anti-bloat jump-start period. This period aims to reduce bloating and get you adjusted to a healthier eating plan. In this jump-start you will be advised to drink  2 liters of daily "sassy water." This drink contains a blend of spices, herbs, citrus, and cucumber. According to the authors of flat belly diet the flavored water reduces bloating, constipation, and makes you feel better and active.

You may do exercise of you want but the book has an entire chapter is devoted to the flat belly workout.

The Flat Belly Diet: What You Can Eat

During the diet you will eat four, 400-calorie meals spaced every four hours. Each meal contains foods rich in MUFA. As there is a food list and the portion size--you do not have to worry about calories. You have to choose from a list of 28 interchangeable mix-and-match breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snack packs. The recipes included in the diet are analyzed for calories, and nutrient contents (protein, carbohydrates, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and fiber).

The Flat Belly Diet: How It Works

According to the Flat Belly Diet daily calorie intake of 1,600 calories with MUFA at every meal, regular schedule of eating (every four hours), and regular exercise (although this is not compulsory) will eventually cause weight loss and belly fat.

According to experts loss of belly fat on the Flat Belly Diet, is not because of the MUFAs but due to overall weight loss. When you lose weight you will lose it in your midsection as well regardless of your diet plan.  This kind of diet plan is good for people with irregular eating habits like people who skip meals or don't eat breakfast.

The Flat Belly Diet: What the Experts Say

According to experts losing belly fat is important—extra fat on the belly increases your risk of cardiovascular. Not only belly fat but any kind of excess fat increases your risk of chronic diseases. Experts do not consider that MUFA leads to loss of belly fat. According to them loss of belly fat on the Flat Belly Diet occurs due to overall weight loss.

Several advices in the book is questioned by experts like--- jump-start plan associated with stress, gum chewing, bulky raw foods or MUFA leading to loss of belly fat. There is no scientific research behind a lot of advice in the book on Flat Belly Diet. However inclusion of healthy foods in the diet is practical.

Many of the foods included in the diet plan are high in calorie so you have to watch out for your portion size. It is easy to over eat and get excess calories than required. Experts consider that the initial weight loss (15 pounds in 32 days....)

You Are Never Too Old To Fall In Love!

You Are Never Too Old To Fall In Love!

Getting It and Keeping It, one of my goals is to share that love is not just for the young. That belief was brought to my attention last week when I had the privilege of performing a wedding for a couple of seventy-year olds. The day was gorgeous with beautiful blue skies and puffy white clouds. The bride and groom were blissfully happy as they exchanged vows and rings.

As these two Senior Citizens looked at each other with eyes of love, I realized that you are never too old to feel romantic love. Although we may age and develop wrinkles and gray hair, inside we remain as young as when we were teenagers. Yet many people tell themselves that as grownups they should act that act their age! After all, old people look old so they should act old.

Many people think that as we get older we are incapable of feeling romantic, and that sexual feelings also atrophy. Plenty of younger folks have problems with desire and performance too. Since I have started using the amazing imagery technique I call the Phoenix Effect Process with my clients, I have helped a number of people well over sixty rediscover their sexual desire and rekindle what might have been a dying flame in their sex life.

An unsatisfying sex life is usually the result of negative beliefs about oneself and lack of information about sex and our bodies. Readily available porn on the internet and magazines that tell us that we must have hot bodies and continue to look young no matter how old we are, have even led women to have plastic surgery to revitalize an aging vagina!

Take stock of yourself and your life and pay attention to all the ways you have convinced yourself that you are unattractive, have no sexual desire, are too old or too wrinkled to have orgasms and take heart. You can re-awaken romance and desire, no matter your age. People are living older today. That means that couples can have more time to love each other.

How To Get What You Want From Any Man

How To Get What You Want From Any Man

Are you ready for the secret? Three easy steps to get what you want in your relationship.
The title in this article may have elicited a gut level response from you. If you are a man, perhaps you bristled. If you're a woman, perhaps you thought that you don't need anything from a man, and then quickly clicked on the link. We all want a leg up in life, right? You may be surprised to learn just how easy it is to "get what you want" Here's the answer, in three easy steps:

1.  Ask

It may surprise you to learn that men are not mind readers. Asking can not only land you what you want, but also help you to separate the great partners from the ones that are not for you. By nature, men are providers, but they're not privy to your inner-most desires. Make sure your requests are reasonable, and then pipe up! Don't ask for gifts or money. Do tell him if an event is important to you, or if you have your eye on a specific restaurant for dinner, then have the confidence to say "I would just LOVE to try the new mexican restaurant that opened up downtown with the big deck and the great views!" Win $550 Worth Of Luxury Goods From Henri Bendel!
Women constantly tell me how disappointed they are that a man did not treat them the way they wanted to be treated. Little did these women know, he probably would have happily jumped at the opportunity if he'd only known how she felt. Women often confuse chemistry with a guy guessing right about something. Give him a break and let him in on your wish list! Step one is all about being vulnerable, not demanding.

2.  Receive with gratitude

If you're not willing to say "Thank you" and intensely enjoy whatever he's just given to you, even if it's a simple gesture like opening your door or pulling out your chair, than you've wasted your efforts!  Born will be seeds of bitterness and a feeling like he's being taken advantage of.  A great man doesn't keep score and expect exacting repayment for his good deeds, but he definately needs and deserves to feel appreciated.  Start practicing by noticing every nice thing that people do for you, whether it's opening a door or letting you go first at a four way stop sign.  Show your gratitude, by looking them in the eye, smiling and telling them how much you really appreciate them!

3.  Dismiss men who ignore your requests

This sounds harsh and selfish, but don't confuse it with adopting a bitchy and dismissive attitude. Remember that if you're searching for someone to spend your life with, that you need to be selective. You must respect yourself throughout the process. This is different than being superficial and picky. Men want to know that you're selective, and that you've selected them. They operate differently than women. They're often attracted to a woman first, and learn to respect her later. Women usually need to respect a man before they can be deeply attracted to him. You must heed your values and your intuition, remaining consistent while you're dating. If you are making reasonable requests and staying authentic, then a man who ignores your requests is just not a good fit for you.

Senin, 28 November 2011

Simple Weight Loss Diet Secrets - How to Have Amazing Success With a Simple Weight Loss Diet!

Simple weight loss diet plans seem to have flown through the window lately. Now days, every diet seems to have a gimmick or need a celebrity endorsement for it to rank as a success and gain any attention. Want to know a secret though? If you are searching for a diet plan that will work and that you can comfortably integrate into your lifestyle, you really can't go past a simple weight loss diet.

To understand why a simple weight loss diet is the best approach to losing weight and keeping it off, it is first important that you understand clearly just why we put weight on in the first place. Our bodies are programmed to a strict formula.We use energy to do work and to stay alive. Our source of energy is food. We need to eat enough food to meet our energy needs and keep ourselves healthy, but when we eat even the slightest amount more than that, our bodies store it away. I should clarify that.They store it away as fat!

A simple weight loss diet understands this formula and is based on the knowledge of energy balance and using the facts of how our bodies work to advantage. It uses a two pronged approach towards weight loss. Firstly, the plan will allow enough food energy each day to meet our body's requirements. It will then increase activity slightly each day so that our bodies use the stored energy in our fat to meet the shortfall of calories it requires. The simple weight loss diet carefully uses the science of weight loss to ensure we drop weight.

So what are the components of a healthy but simple weight loss diet? Firstly we should discuss what they are not:

1. A simple weight loss diet does not promote weight loss through the use of weight loss pills

2. The diet will not advocate purchasing expensive pre-packaged meals that only benefit the weight loss company

3. The plan will not involve paying large amounts of money for expensive gym equipment

4. Lastly, a simple weight loss diet will not use Hollywood celebrities or gimmicks to promote its brand name.

What a simple weight loss diet will do is:

1. Base your daily eating plan on a healthy, nutritionally balanced calorie count

2. Allow you to make choices as to what you eat and when

3. Provide the information necessary to help you make informed decisions about what you eat

4. Help you to monitor and increase your daily activities so that you burn more calories than you supply through food

5. Offer motivational resources that support you through the entire weight loss journey

6. Be easily available and relatively inexpensive

7. Allow you to take control by being responsible for your own weight loss in the privacy of your own home.

It is important to remember that, despite what the tabloids say, there is no quick fix to weight loss. A simple weight loss diet based on sound scientific facts is the only proven method to lose weight safely and keep it off permanently.

If you are thinking about taking action to lose weight don't be fooled by the gimmicks out there. A safe and simple weight loss diet will be your best bet every time.

Weight loss is estimated to be a 65 billion dollar industry this year with overweight people being enticed to part with their hard earned money, on the promise of the next sure thing to make them slim overnight! However, if you are really serious about weight loss the safest course of action you can take is to follow a simple weight loss diet, secure in the knowledge that it will work and you will not hurt your health by following it.

If you would like to investigate more about the most successful simple weight loss diet available today, please follow the preceding highlighted link. You might also like to read the personal story of the author who lost a great amount of weight following a simple weight loss diet

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Nutritional Weight Loss is the Beginning of an Excellent Weight Loss Diet

Starting with targets and assessing your goals is the best way to begin a weight loss program. If you are serious about losing weight you need to set goals to help you achieve success. Knowing that you need to eat right and exercise to reduce your weight gain is not the same as knowing how to eat right and exercise. For you to be able to achieve your goals you need to set them, strive towards them, and make your weight loss diet goals a part of your mindset.

There is more to weight loss than dropping a few pounds off of your waistline. There are reasons behind losing the weight that can be health or appearance related. Some people will resort to weight reduction to deal with the issues in their lives that are 'weighing them down'. Losing weight because your current weight is in an unhealthy range is another reason some people make the decision to lose weight. If that is the case then a weight loss diet will increase your quality of life and bring you a healthier future. Enjoying life because you are now able to do more than you were when you were weighed down is enough of a goal for some to work toward.

For those who seek weight loss for aesthetic reasons it is important to remember there is more to weight reduction than looking good. Decreasing the excess weight you carry around will also give you a giant boost of self-esteem as well as helping you to feel better at the same time. These reasons are all great reasons to get started in a weight loss program. Losing isn't the end to your weight solution. A change in the way you look will help you to be successful in your long-term weight goals.

Keeping a positive outlook

The mindset needed for your weight loss diet to be successful is a blend of knowing what you and how to get what you want as well as having a desire to do what it takes to meet your goal. You need to know what you want and understand your reasons behind your weight loss goals to put yourself in the right frame of mind. What other people think is unimportant, what matters is you. In the end this is for you, your health, your goals and your body.

Knowing why you want to lose weight is important, it will help provide the motivation you are going to need to achieve your goals. As with all other aspects of life, knowing exactly what you want and why you want it paves the road to achieving your goals. This is going to result in a much more effective weight loss plan than setting a diet based on random facts and hit and miss tactics.

You also need to be up to date on all of the latest fad diets, including what works and what is a bunch of hype. Knowing what you should and shouldn't do with your body will help you to make educated decisions. People who aren't educated in the latest fads and how they started often end up making choices that are not the best for their body. One example is the gluten-free diet craze. This diet started to help people who were diagnosed with celiac disease. Shortly after that several people started to use the gluten-free diet to reduce their weight. Schemes like this can be extremely unhealthy and dangerous. Following the fad diets without understanding why or how they work and especially how they are going to effect your body is not a good way to stay healthy.

You need a diet with proper weight loss food to stay healthy while losing weight

Not to say the gluten-free diet is a bad diet. You can consider it weight loss food but what exactly is it doing that causes weight loss? Simple, it is a diet that allows the small intestine to recover and makes it easier for vital nutrients to be absorbed. Diet trends are about foods that are restricted.

With the gluten-free diet you cannot eat things that contain gluten. This means you cannot eat wheat, barley and rye. This includes breads, oats, pasts, breakfast cereals, bagels, pizza, and crackers are among the various foods that contain gluten. Milk should also be either avoided or kept to a minimum and beer as well as other alcoholic beverages should also among the list of forbidden foods.

When you are using a nutrition weight loss plan you need to watch your nutrition, weight loss foods below are allowed on the gluten-free diet.

·Alcohol in some forms is ok; there are some forms that you need to avoid. Wine, whisky, brandy, liquors and ciders are allowed.

·Cereal products if they are made from corn, amaranth, rice bran, lentil flour, and polenta are fine.

·Condiments and sauces can be used if you are careful and make wise choices. Jams, honey, tomato paste, tahini and vinegar are all fine.

·Dairy products are great; you need to start by avoiding dairy in early stages of the treatment of celiac disease. Cheese is allowed.

·Drinks including tea, coffee, and mineral water are all allowed.


·Flours and starches that come from soybeans, rice, buckwheat, corn and tapioca.

·Fruits in fresh, frozen, as well as canned and dried varieties as long as they have no gluten additives on them.

·Gluten-free pasta made of rice or buckwheat is available. Bean and rice vermicelli can be a big help in rounding out your meals.

·Snacking on rice crackers and rice crispies is allowed. Other good snacks include corn chips, plain chocolate and popcorn.

·Vegetables, including fresh, frozen, canned, and even dried as long as they do not have additives or thickened sauces that contain gluten.

·Unprocessed meat and other unprocessed meat products as well as canned and frozen meat products without sauce.

Buying weight loss products just because they are wheat free is not the way to make wise choices. You need to read labels and check the ingredient lists when you buy weight loss food. Make sure the label states the food is 'gluten-free' as many times items that contain gluten can be confusing as the label may say 'modified starch' in the contents list.

Self-diagnosing should never be done. Telling yourself that you have celiac disease is not helpful in any way. The diagnosis of celiac disease can only be made by a qualified physician. This is done using an endoscope to check for damage in the bowel lining as well as doing blood tests and bowel biopsies. While a gluten-free diet might seem intimidating it is possible to enjoy most all of your favorite foods along with gluten-free weight loss foods.

Daryl Plaza the regular contributor to HealthFitnessWeightloss.com an informational based website to help you on Diet Plans, diet products and supplements so you can lose weight.

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Does the Cybergenics Quick Weight Loss Diet Work?

With all the media hype on being thin, Americans are coming up with different ways to get that
"ideal" Hollywood body. According to reports, Americans spend as much as $56 billion every year on weight loss methods and products, including diet pills, programs, and even surgery. However, there is a major difference between losing weight because it is needed, and losing weight just because you want to.

Weight loss products

Lots of weight loss pills and programs are available on the market today, and new methods are coming out even as we speak. Scientists have expressed concern over the influx of diet pills in the market, because most of them have not passed the rigorous testing procedures done on other medicines. Many diet pills have serious side effects and can lead to health complications.

On the other hand, diet programs promising quick and easy solutions to losing weight are more often ineffective. Fad diets, as they are mostly called, are programs that promise to make you lose weight in as little as three days. But although they may work for a while, they don't promise a long term solution. More often, people gain back all the weight they lost as soon as they go off the diet.

The Cybergenics quick weight loss diet

One popular weight loss program today is the Cybergenics quick weight loss diet, which promises to help you lose weight and achieve your desired body in just 14 days. The diet consists mainly of ingesting diet pills developed by Cybergenics designed to suppress appetite and help you burn fat.

About the company

Cybergenics is a company focusing on sports nutrition. It has developed several dietary supplements that aid in body building and fat burning. It has also published body building books, health cookbooks, and fitness magazines.

Diet methods

The Cybergenics quick weight loss diet consists of the 14-day quick trim weight loss kit. According to the company, this is the best way to lose weight for an upcoming event or vacation.

The Cybergenics quick weight loss diet helps you burn through rigorous exercise, a fixed diet plan, and taking natural supplements designed by the company itself.

The 14-day kit consists of two nutritional formulations ingested during the morning and at night:

o Quick Trim's AM Formula - works to boost your metabolism and burn more calories and fat. At the same time, it gives you more energy while controlling your hunger and cravings.

o Quick Trim's PM Formula - works even while you are sleeping, burning fat and shedding unwanted water weight.

Both formulas are made from natural herbs, so there is lower risk of side effects. The formulations are also guaranteed free of ephedra, a regulated and potentially dangerous ingredient in some weight loss products. The Cybergenics quick weight loss diet also comes with a diet menu developed by the company's nutritionists.

Other products

Other forms of Cybergenics quick weight loss diet include herbal dietary supplements that promise quick weight loss to users. Cybergenics' herbal supplements contain Green tea extract, caffeine, bitter orange peel extract, black pepper, Vitamin C, chromium, and amino acid chelate.

Herbal supplements help the body burn calories and suppress appetite but is only intended for adult use.

Some reminders

Before using any diet plan, it is always best to consult your physician or nutritionist first. They can provide you with professional advice on what steps you should take on losing weight. Fad diets such as Cybergenics can be ineffective because there are no indications on maintaining the weight you lost. Remember, the best tools in losing weight are always diet and exercise. Supplements can help, but if you eat right and exercise enough, you don't need them to stay in shape.

When do I need to lose weight?

Not everyone needs to lose weight. Ask your doctor if you need to shed off a few pounds. In some cases, a few extras do not hurt your health. If you are obese, though, then losing weight is a must. Obesity is when the body accumulates too much body fat in its system. Determining if you are obese is easy and is computed through the body mass index (BMI), or the proportion of one's height to his weight. Meanwhile, morbid obesity describes those who are over 100 lbs. overweight and have a BMI of over 40. If you are not obese, it is best to just resort to simple diet and exercise rather than going to any diet program and taking diet pills.

Phillip England is a weight loss expert and Author of the popular report "The Ultimate Weight Loss Secret". To receive your free information on the secret that doctors, and health companies either don't know, or don't want you to know, please see [http://www.theultimateweightlosssecret.com/secret]

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The Truth About the Effectiveness of a Weight Loss Diet Patch

Lose weight without a sweat!

That is the promise of the weight loss diet patch, sold in thousands of stores both local and online. A weight loss diet patch, according to some companies, is the revolutionary weight loss product designed to help people lose weight without diet and exercise. But how effective is a weight loss diet patch?

The magic bullet

A weight loss diet patch is just one of the millions of weight loss products bombarding the market, claiming to be the magic bullet in weight loss. These products boast of providing the quickest, painless, and easiest means of losing weight. They also claim to give a quick fix when it comes to weight problems.

How does it work?

A weight loss diet patch works as a topical medication. It is pressed onto the skin rather than ingested, so the effects are more immediate as it doesn't have to pass through the digestive system. Once pressed onto the skin, the patch releases chemicals that either increase metabolism or suppress the appetite. The chemical content varies with each product, so be sure to check the labels before buying.

Because diet watches are placed on the skin, they can be hidden from the public eye and cause very little disturbance. You can wear them to work, while shopping, or while doing household chores. Also, diet patches are said to have a 24-hour effect, so you don't have to keep changing it round the clock.

What's in it?

At present, the weight loss diet patch is available in different forms. There are weight loss patches that contain Hoodia, an active ingredient that helps suppress appetite and increase lean body mass. There is also a seaweed weight loss diet patch, which claims to help boost metabolism and suppress appetite.

Weight loss diet patches may contain one or more of the following:

o Fucus Vesiculosus - a natural sea plant extract mainly used for weight control

o 5 HTP - helps prevent carbohydrate cravings that result to binge eating.

o Guarana - this chemical was used by Amazonian Indians as a stimulant and a treatment for stress

o Zinc Pyruvate - claims to enhance fat burning, boost endurance, increase lean muscle mass, decrease blood glucose and lower blood cholesterol

o Yerba Mate - claims to eliminate the sensation of hunger

o Lecithin - helps break down fats and cholesterol, preventing arterial congestion. It also helps clean the liver and flushes body wastes from the kidneys

o L-Carnitine - helps burn fat and convert it to energy

Does it work?

There are still not enough studies to confirm the effectiveness of the weight loss diet patch. Because of the large volume being produced and sold everyday, authorities it hard to monitor each product that comes out. As a result, many fraudulent products have made it to the shelves.

Bogus patches

Despite this problem, the government has tracked down and closed several retailers selling bogus weight loss patches in the market. According to reports, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged the weight loss patch manufacturer Transdermal Products International Marketing Corporation and its retailer, SG Institute of Health & Education, Inc., for selling fake weight loss patches.

The Chinese government has also sued the Chinese weight loss patch manufacturer of America Seven-Point Thinness. This weight loss patch is said to flush out the fat from your system once you stick it onto your skin. However, studies have shown that the patch itself contains a special oil that looks like fat, which fools users into thinking it's their own.

The best weight loss solution

Most studies on the effectiveness of weight loss patches are still inconclusive. Consumers should not be easily fooled by claims or would-be client testimonials of these weight loss patches. The best way to lose weight is, and has always been, to eat less and exercise more. If you follow these two simple steps, you may not even need weight loss supplements or patches, and you can be sure the effects are long-term.

Also, before buying any weight loss product or weight loss diet patch, it is always important to consult your doctor. He or she can provide you with expert advice on what steps to take and what kind of weight loss programs and products will work for you.

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Tips for Finding Effective Weight Loss Diets

Are you looking to lose weight for the summer? How many pounds do you need to lose? Why do you need so badly to lose weight during the summer? Is it all about the sun and the shiny beaches? Or are you just dreaming about buying trendy swimwear? Oh, don't tell me it is all about a trendy bathing suit! Don't you wish to be in shape during the winter as well? It is true that winter clothes cover up your physical form. What does it matter that nobody sees your body during the cold months? After all, isn't it good to stay in shape year round?

If you prefer to preserve your wonderful summer form for the whole year, you will have to work hard. Working out will help a lot but it is not enough. If you want your perfect body to become a reality, you will have to try some weight loss diets.

I do not recommend working for your body just until the spring end. Why is all this fuss? When the summer ends, this is still your own body after all! You have to believe that weight loss diets will work if only you keep them for the whole year. Now, let us talk about your usual eating habits.

I remember when I was a child that my parents were always trying different weight loss diets. I was always wondering why they were doing all this. I will never forget one of my father's weight loss diets. I remember once when my brother and I were eating our usual lunch. We were cramming ourselves with ham and cheese sandwiches. But what about my father? He was eating just saltine crackers and tuna. My father looked so hungry. And probably he was!

I can think of loads of different weight loss diets. When people decide to try weight loss diets, he or she can think of so contrary weight loss diets and they will do anything to lose some pounds. From eating just meat and no bread, to living on fruits and vegetables, so many different weight loss diets have been developed nowadays. But when you are searching for your weight loss diet, it is important to judge your current condition and to be sure how many pounds you need to drop. All weight loss diets serve for different needs. Your own diets must be s nutritious one. Consult a dietician. Have you even discussed weight loss diets with a dietician? I assure you that a professional dietician will help you to choose the best one of all weight loss diets.

Probably you need some help when it comes to weight loss diets. Some research on the internet will be a good beginning. There is plethora of information about weight loss diets on the World-Wide-Web. Your computer is just next to you. You may find weight loss diets that work. Get online and search for weight loss diets. Stop mumbling about your extra pound and try to take them off with weight loss diets that work.

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Weight Loss Diet Pills

Diet pills are a very alluring option for someone who has many failed diets under their belt. Moreover, commercials promoting weight loss pills always promise fast and easy weight loss. It is important to know that many diet pills and weight loss aids are counterfeit. Americans spend an obscene amount of money on weight loss products, especially weight loss pills. âAccording to Fat -- Exploding the myths, by Lisa Colles, Americans reportedly spend between $30 and 50 billion annually on diets, weight loss programs and products. A whopping $6 billion is spent on weight loss pills and products that are not genuine.

There are many different types of diet pills that can be broadly classified into the following types:

Prescription diet pills: These pills are primarily created for those suffering from debilitating obesity. Weight loss pills are not a mock solution for the problem, nor are they proposed as replacement for the conventional weight loss and management methods such as exercise and diet. When traditional weight loss techniques fail to produce the desired results, most people lose motivation and faith in the process. As a result they turn to quick fix answers like diet pills. The pills that are prescribed are only given for certain conditions and in certain dosages. Furthermore, their side effects have to be closely watched.

Over the counter weight loss pills: The weight loss industry is already cashing in on the average Americans insecurities surrounding body image and a certain definition of beauty based on how skinny you can be. This further fuels the diet industrys success. They make diet drugs and call them food supplements and these so called "supplements" are largely unregulated. They are not subjected to stringent testing by federal authorities nor are labeling requirements enforced, as in the case of prescription weight loss pills. Moral of the story: if weight loss diet pills are your only recourse, better see a doctor before you take them rather than after.

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Best Drinks that help Burn Fat during Exercise

Best Drinks that help Burn Fat during Exercise

Exercise increases thermogenesis .i.e. the production of heat in the human body when the body burns stored fat to get energy. Some drinks have been found to have a thermogenic effect; they increase the rate at which you burn calories in the form of fat. Below mentioned are some of the drinks that help to burn fat during exercise:

Drink Milk

According to a recent study published in the ‘Journal of nutrition’ (Sept 2011 issue), protein and dairy foods promote weight loss in overweight and obese. The participants of the study that consumed more milk products as part of high protein diet post exercise lost more fatty tissues and weight. In addition, their body composition also changed to increased muscles in ratio to fat.

Thermogenic Drinks

Commercially available thermogenic drink promotes fat burning during and few hours after exercise. They work by increasing the energy expenditure of body.

A study published in the ‘Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition’, reports that young men who used commercial thermogenic drink increase energy expenditure more than in young people who used placebo.

Green Tea

Green tea increases the energy expenditure or thermogenic for over a period of 24 hours. This fact is supported by a study published in July 2011 issue of “Obesity Reviews”. The cause of this effect was found to be due to caffeine and catechins (antioxidant present in green tea).

However, results of another study conducted to assess the green tea effect weight loss differ in findings. Here green tea was found to be helpful in weight loss but it’s role in fat burning mechanism is still not clear.

Casein a kind of phosphoprotein proteins is found to be one of the most tyhermogenic of the proteins. This protein is associated with greater body fat reduction, especially when combined with exercise program.

According to a recent study conducted at Switzerland, the people who consumed casein protein feel satiated for a longer period of time in comparison to others who don’t.