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Diets Restaurants And Friends

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When on a diet, it is wise to go out to restaurants less frequently, because you won't always know the number of calories in everything you will be served, especially the secret sauces. But whom do you usually meet at the restaurants? Your friends, is the most likely answer. So if you cut back on restaurants, you might end up with too much free space on your social calendar. I find this unacceptable. I always want to have time to see my friends.

Realizing that I could not justifiably boycott dinner plans with friends, I decided to always have a backup plan. The reasoning behind this is that I wouldn't always know what restaurant we would eventually choose. My backup plan was to order the least complicated salad, with the dressing on the side. This allowed me to keep control over my calorie intake and see my friends as well.

I did not always believe that I could control my hunger when I frequented many different restaurants. Seven or eight years ago, I was very frustrated with myself over my failing diets. I felt like I needed to keep myself under control 24/7. When a friend would suggest that we meet up somewhere to grab a bite, I felt my control starting to slip. I would make up excuses like, "Oh, I just ate dinner," or I would pretend that I had committed myself to a different dinner that night.

I even started to worry that friends might unexpectedly call me up for dinner on any given night. When my phone rang, I tended to let the answering machine pick it up as I listened to the caller leave a message. Suddenly, I didn't want to talk to my friends. What if they wanted to buy me dinner...Oh my, what a crime! I always had my standard excuses ready to tell my friends. It is interesting to note that these excuses are made because we don't want to eat. These are different than the excuses we make to explain why we ate something. Here are some of the excuses I use when I don't want to take in extra calories:

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Can Hoodia Gordonii Help You Lose Weight

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Hoodia Gordonii is the newest catch phrase in the weight loss industry today. Everyone wants to be in on the secret, and still more are wondering about this miraculous plant. What does it do, how can it help you lose weight, and why wasn't it heard of before? Well, some of it appears to be true, however there is more to weight loss than just taking a pill.

Hoodia Gordonii has actually been around for quite some time, but was only recently discovered to be an appetite suppressant. According to many reports, including some from well known media, it can make you feel full faster and stay full longer because of it's apparent ability to stave off hunger.

The Bushmen of the Kalahari deserts have been eating Hoodia for quite some time now, and have been familiar with its thirst and hunger quenching abilities. That's why, when using hoodia it is important to have adequate hydration on top of a healthy diet. Even though hoodia is natural and may be able to work on its own to help safely curb your appetite, it is essential that you incorporate it into a healthy lifestyle. Allowing it to starve you is not healthy, so remember that.

Speaking with your doctor is essential in assuring you do not get in over your head. As with any weight loss product, your doctor should know what you are taking and how you plan to use Hoodia in your life. While it is not known to cause any unpleasant side effects, it's not for certain how it will react with any prescription medications you could be taking. For safety reasons, let your physician know you plan on taking Hoodia and they may be able to help devise a diet and exercise plan that will work with the supplement to ensure maximum weight loss potential.

Although this supplement is being toted by many as the newest weight loss miracle, do not let the hype get to you. It is unrealistic to expect a diet pill to do all the work for you and put simply, it will not.

Diet pills like Hoodia Gordonii, Phentermine, Bontril, Adipex, or others, can help you reach your weight loss goals by supressing your appetite, but that's only part of the solution to keeping the weight off forever. If you want to lose weight and maintain your health, you have to be willing to change your eating habits and exercise.

Eat foods daily that are good for you like :

-Fruits and vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables.

-Lean chicken.

-Fish like Haddock, Cod, or Salmon, that is low in fat and has Omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your heart.

-Replace peanut butter with almond butter or cashew butter.

-Replace white bread with multigrain, rye, or spelt bread.

-Stay away from sugar. Use honey instead. Stay away from artifical sweetners.

-If you must eat deserts, eat low sugar yogurt or plain yogurt mixed with fresh fruit. Or go to a specialty bakery or health food store and buy desserts made without sugar and without preservatives.

-Stay away from caffeine that is in coffee and tea as much as possible. If you suffer from fatique, headaches, or anxiety all the time, this may be part of the reason. Try decafeinated brands instead.

-Reduce your salt consumption. Use No Salt or Half Salt products instead.

-Eat nuts without oil added to them, like pure almonds, cashews and so on, but not that much. They do have a high calorie content.

-Stay away from packaged products, including TV dinners, that are loaded with chemicals and sodium.

*Note: If you are allergic to any of the above, check with your physician for advice.

Exercise :

-Walk at least 20 minutes straight, 3-5 times per week.

-Lift light weights if you can and your doctor approves. A good gym is the best for this because they can put you on a good workout schedule. Strengthening your muscles will help you burn fat faster and will make you feel better.

-Start out slow and build from there.

You'll succeed and lose the weight you want over time if you follow some or all of these guidelines. Depending on how much you are overweight now, most doctors advise losing no more than 4 pounds a month. You should be able to do that easily.

If you are prone to eating binges, or you have a sweet tooth, or you find that cutting down on how much you eat is too tough, you should consider an appetite suppressant like Hoodia Gordonii or similar, at least for the first few months you're trying to lose weight. Only taking what is suggested on the bottle or even less at first to see how it affects you. Ask your doctor for guidance if needed.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it and realize you are not on a diet, but you're changing your lifestyle for the better.

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Diets And Diet Programs Choosing A Diet That Works

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If you find yourself with a few added pounds, feeling sluggish or just wanting to be the best that you can be, then your diet has a lot to do with your optimal performance. There have been many studies on which diet works the best. Although there are plenty of choices such as the Atkins diet, South beach diet, Mediterranean diet, etc. Many health professionals are quick to note that not every diet is perfect for everyone.

Most health professionals agree that as long as you stay within a healthy range, then there are plenty of ways that your diet can help you take off the weight and make you look and feel great.

Health professionals advise a person to eat a balance diet, which includes fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. Using these foods, dieters can come up with some very healthy choices to lose the pounds. Unfortunately, when people are on a diet they think of all the foods they can't have instead of the foods they can. There are dozens of fruits and vegetables that can fit into anyone's diet and plenty of lean meats that offer flavor and give you the protein that is needed daily. Just because you can't eat bacon or lots of butter on a diet, doesn't mean that it's the end of the world.

If you want to find a diet that will lose the pounds and keep it off, then don't think of it as a diet, think of it as a lifestyle. Choose a lifestyle with all the healthy foods that will help keep off the pounds and keep you looking and feeling great.

Everyone is different. We all have different metabolic rates. Finding the 'perfect' weight loss program is a personal choice. Base your decision on your lifestyle and ability to be flexible. I've found that moderation works well for me and no one program is 'perfect' for me.

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No More Excuses For Being Overweight

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Success in any endeavor, including health and fitness, begins with the thoughts that you want to attain something. Your desire needs to be strong enough and clearly defined before you will begin to take action. Before you begin to successfully lose weight you need to make the necessary changes, and seek out the ways and means to reach your desired goal. You have to adopt a "no excuse" attitude and stay focused on your goals.

Do these excuses sound familiar? "If I just had more time, I would be exercising regularly." "I tried to eat low-fat today but my kids wanted pizza." "Every time I plan to exercise or eat healthy, something always comes up." "Eating healthy is too expensive." If we continue to blame outside factors, we will continue to get the same results. Many truly believe these excuses are something totally out of our control preventing us from reaching our goals. We think that something, or someone else, is responsible.

The number one and most important step to losing weight successfully is to take 100% responsibility for your actions, which means, you are fully responsible for everything you put into your mouth. Everything you eat is a decision you make. Decisions like whether or not to eat that chocolate cake. Each decision you make you are accountable for. This may sound harsh, but it is a truism.

You've heard the buzzword used by motivational speakers, Proactive. It means more than just taking initiative. It means that we have the responsibility (response-ability) for our own lives. Highly proactive people don't blame others or circumstances for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice and willpower.

Next time you're faced with an excuse outside of you, change the way you think and develop a strategy to tell yourself that you can do it. Once you realize the power you already have inside of you, overcoming obstacles will be easier. A few successes will build your confidence and help you grow and be able to commit to something you want to do or have. Self-talk can make us or break us. Allow your self-talk to help you be proactive toward your health and fitness goals. You already have, inside of you, what it takes to succeed.

When I work with clients on behavioral modification, we use tools to help them achieve their goals. Two successful tools are a food journal and appointment scheduling.

1.The food journal is used to write down everything you eat. You will think twice before you eat knowing you have to write it down. Then you can look at your journal to see how the extra calories sneak up. A weight loss coach is also a good strategy to help you become accountable and learn about healthy eating.

2.Schedule your exercise time just like scheduling a meeting or doctor's appointment. Many clients are successful with their fitness goals working with a personal trainer because they have the appointment scheduled and are less likely to blow it off because of the appointment. Discipline yourself with regularly scheduled exercise time. This will increase your consistency and help you get to your goal.

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Get Slim In A Natural Way Believe Reductil

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Do you know what makes you gain weight? Think closely! For the fact which we are going to state really going to surprise you and change your notion about dieting. We gain weight due to our wrong food habits. Believe it or not but it is a fact that one need to eat more than 3 times a day, for it is the food which we eat can make us fat or thin. But yes, the food should be nutritious and consists of low calories.

But somehow human beings are dragged towards overweight. Now people who are really afraid of being overweight may suffer in depression and often takes the wrong steps like dieting for overcoming a serious problem like overweight. In the process of becoming slim they torture their body in one way by starving. It is necessary to make these people understand that a body of their choice can be achieved even through proper medications.

According to millions, who overcame overweight successfully, a drug named Reductil played a significant role in making them what they are today. It is a medicine for the treatment of significant weight loss and its risk factors. Although first time users faced some side affects like insomnia, loss of appetite, constipation and also dry mouth but it has been scientifically proved that these problems are mild and is reversible. But it is always wise to consult a genuine physician before using it for it is only the doctor who can tell you its usage and drawbacks.

Let us find out what Reductil is and how it works. This medicine contains hydrochloride monohydrate (an active ingredient sibutrimine). It stimulates our hypothalamus gland in our brain and invariably affects the neurotransmitters stored in the nerve cells of our brain. This results in affecting our appetite by lowering it considerably. One can continue it with an appropriate diet and mild exercise in order to maintain the new figure after he or she have stopped using it.

Usually this medicine is taken before freakfast and a dose a day is enough to gift you a slim look. For results it is advisable to check your weight once in a week.

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Four Myths About Diet That You Should Pay No Attention To

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Nowhere are there more fad diets, weight loss schemes and wild, completely unsubstantiated weight loss advice circulating than in the USA. With so much conflicting "information" out there, it's no wonder people don't know where to turn to lose weight properly and in a healthy way. The fact is many people assume they are eating healthy although it's closer to the truth that many of them don't even come close to eating a balanced, nutritious diet.

The reason for this is mostly due to the fact that they are guiding themselves with false information propagated by fad diets put out there by weight loss companies. Most of these diets are leading people to believe that cutting out certain nutrients is what it takes to properly loose weight. Nothing can be further from the truth. Here are four common myths which lead many dieters to take the wrong road to try to find their weight loss salvation.

MYTH # 1) YOU HAVE TO STARVE YOURSELF TO LOOSE WEIGHT

This is probably the most commonly heard and longest running myth about weight loss out there. The fact is, if you don't eat enough, your metabolism will slow down greatly making your body want to store fat thus making most of your initial weight loss come from water and muscle. This makes your body-fat percentage go up, meaning you are losing weight, but you are actually getting fatter!

The average woman should not eat less than 1000 calories per day and the average man should not eat less than 1200 calories per day unless under the direction of a physician. If you eat 5-6 smaller meals a day verses 3 bigger ones within a proper calorie range, you will never feel hungry and you will lose weight while staying healthy.

MYTH # 2) EAT NO FAT WHATSOEVER

This is another myth that has been around for a long time. It probably comes from the fact you do need to limit your fat intake to around 15% to 20% of your overall daily calorie intake. "If eating only a little is good, then eating none must be better", but the fact is, your body does need that 15% to 20% of fat in your diet because fat helps lubricate your joints, keeps your skin smooth and elastic, provides a source of energy, helps your nervous system to function properly and provides insulation from cold weather. Olive, flaxseed and fish oils are good sources of fats. Avoid saturated fats and hydrogenated (trans) fats.

MYTH # 3) YOU SHOULD NOT EAT FROM CERTAIN FOOD GROUPS

A lot of fad diets adhere to cutting out one food group or another. The Atkins diet, which sparked a whole host of copycat diets, placed an emphasis on eliminating carbohydrates for example. The fact is your body needs a balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat to function properly and so none of them should be eliminated from your diet. Water, vitamins, minerals and fiber are also needed and should be a part of your regular daily intake. The key is to try to keep the carbs, proteins and fats in the proper range at approximately 60% for carbs, 25% for proteins and 15% for fats.

MYTH # 4) TO GET ENOUGH PROTEIN, YOU HAVE TO EAT MEAT

While it is true that meat is a great source of protein, it is certainly not the only one. Meat can also be high in fat and sodium. Dairy products are usually high in fat, but now there are plenty of low-fat and fat-free dairy products to choose from and they do not compromise the protein value. Egg whites are also a prime source of protein. These are all sources of complete proteins. Various vegetables and legumes also contain proteins but these are all incomplete proteins and must be eaten in the right combinations to become complete. One example is combining beans with rice.

The best way to be sure you are getting a well balanced, nutrient rich diet is to eat more whole foods and less processed, pre-packaged foods and to avoid eating out as much as possible. Make eating out an occasional treat, but try to prepare most of your meals yourself and you will be on your way to living a healthier, leaner lifestyle.

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How Many Pounds Would You Like To Lose

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How many pounds are you trying to drop for the summer?

What is it about summer anyway? Is it the sun or the sandy beaches that make humans want to run out and buy a skimpy showering litigation? I mean, it ' s like they think they don ' t absence to be in knead during the winter. While I understand that we all wear further concealing dress during the cold months, I don ' t see why it ' s not a factor to stay in knead. We should all work to stay join year - round. With advanced weight loss diets and wonderful fitness regimes we can make this a actuality. Stop working like a lunatic toward the end of every spring to lose those extra pounds. It ' s time to come to your senses and keep them off permanently with legitimate weight loss diets that really do work. What are your current eating habits like?

I can recall back when I was a kid and my parents would try a variety of weight loss diets. I remember one in particular that my father was doing. I sat down at the table with my brother for some lunch and there it was. While we scarfed down our ham and cheese sandwiches, our father had a plate of saltine crackers and tuna before him. It looked rather bizarre to me and my brother. Regardless, he ate it up like he was starving. And he probably was! Okay, enough jokes at my father ' s expense. The truth is that when it comes to weight loss diets, most people will try virtually anything to get those pounds off. From eating tons of meat and no bread, to living on fruits and vegetables, there are certainly a variety of diet plans to pick and choose from. Now, the key here is finding a nutritious diet that ' s right for your condition. This may require consulting a professional. Have you ever spoken with a nutritionist regarding weight loss diets? They know what the scoop is. In fact, a qualified nutritionist can help you plan out a regular weekly eating schedule.

Are you in need of some guidance concerning weight loss diets? Maybe it ' s time you did some serious research. With the World - Wide - Web at your fingertips, the road ahead is rather simple. Get online and attain tips and weight loss diets that truly work. Sort through legitimate testimonials by others who ' ve tried certain diets and swear by them. Stop fretting about those few extra pounds and shed them off with weight loss diets that work.

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Why Is Weight Loss So Hard

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Weight loss is a common problem millions of Americans today struggle with. Very few Americans have been successful at losing a desired amount of weight.

The main problem is that most cannot stick to the designated program. For instance, a general weight loss program includes both diet as well as exercise. Most of the time an individual trying to lose weight will at least attempt one of these. Often times what happens is that the exercise may be too strenuous for that person since they must have lacked exercise for so long going back to why they are in such shape.

Another perspective is the diet. Most people looking to lose weight are usually in this pandemic because of eating not only food with high amounts of sugars and fats, but also food in high quantities of these fats ans sugars. This becomes a significant problem because changing old habits for anyone is such a difficult process especially in America since you can't walk two feet out your door without seeing a McDonald's.

So in the end dieting or weight loss in general is such a difficult process because of the extreme new "way of life" you would have to adapt to. A recent statistic said that of those who fail to reach an ideal weight goal in a diet actually gain more weight trying the diet rather then losing.

The reason for this is once you "give in," you start "binge eating" meaning you eats almost everything in site with no restrictions. This is a one negative impact of dieting viewed by many. Of course most researchers/doctors say diet and exercise are essential for a healthy life, whether losing weight or not.

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The Difference Between Liquid Hoodia And Hoodia Pills

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For those interested in taking hoodia, they will be presented with a choice between pill and liquid forms. As with any natural supplements taken, there are certain distinctive differences between liquid and pill forms of consumption. Similarly to taking multivitamin supplements, hoodia in liquid form is more expensive but has been shown to assimilate into the body system faster and have a greater amount of the substance used by the body than when it is taken in pill form.

Of course, companies who produce in liquid form are more than happy to self advertise these facts. The process requires state of the art technology and can be a bit expensive, which is why the supplements do indeed cost more than their pill counterparts. Reducing the substances to liquid forms allows the body to be able to digest it faster and easier than pill form, which results in a higher percentage of the substance being used by the body due to the increased biochemical potency and this results in more effect for less substance.

The system works since liquid hoodia is pre-extracted and therefore the body does not actually need to digest and break down the hoodia as it would need to in the pill. Rather, liquid form contains pre-extracted hoodia and this allows the body to use it as soon as it is consumed, bypassing the digestive process.

Obviously price can be a deterrent in swaying certain buyers from switching to liquid form, however there are a couple more advantages. Namely, less hoodia has to be consumed for similar effect. Rather than having to take a bulky pill, users can instead put a few drops into a glass of water and drink the extract with ease. Thankfully, the taste is of such liquids is usually either not noticeable or contains a few additives to add a good taste to counteract any negative tastes resulting from the extracts in the liquid.

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