Saturday, August 15, 2009

3 Things to Help To Find The Best Diets

It seems there are so may weight loss programs to choose from and it can confusing to pick out the best diets, whether you want to just lose 10 pounds, or have a greater weight loss goal. You do not want to waste time or money on something that will not work for you. Here are 3 pointers you can use to make sure you are choosing from the best diets when you set out to lose weight.

1. Is It Sustainable?

Does it allows all types of food groups? Remember the saying 'everything in moderation', because a good diet will allow you to eat anything. Yes, that includes burgers and chocolate, it just has to be in moderation with the content evaluated as part of the total plan. Any method that cuts out any food groups in the long term can be pretty much classed as a fad diet, and it is unlikely to be a healthy one.

2. Is It Too Fast?

The second way to assess a potential diet is to look at the speed of weight loss claimed. Again there is an old adage to remember, which is 2 lb per week. At the beginning of the diet the weight will come off quicker, but not by vast amounts. Any method claiming to lose you more than 5 lb per week is clearly a diet with not enough calories or nutrients in it, in other words a crash diet.

Some diets have a crash element where you go on a very restricted food plan for the first 7-14 days. After that the diet expands to include more food groups and a higher number of calories. This works for some people because it takes advantage of your high motivation in the beginning to kick start your diet. But there is a danger that you will binge at the end of the first stage.

3. Will You Have Support?

The third way to pick the best diets is to look for some kind of support group. Doing it by yourself makes it harder than it has to be, while having a support group makes it all the easier because you are going through it with other people. You can motivate and help each other with advice and encouragement.

If you just buy a book and follow its advice by yourself, that is fine in the beginning, but there is nobody to help you out when your own motivation begins to falter. Look for either a real life support group or an online forum where people are following the same diet and will have a genuine desire to help you.

So to sum up, if you check that you are allowed to eat all food groups, that the speed of weight loss claimed is not too high, and that there is a help group in place, you will be well on the way to picking from the best diets and avoiding the bad ones.

If mind over matter works for you, you might want to consider going to a hypnotist in your area, or trying some type of subliminal audios, or even the subliminal videos offered by Subliminal Health Fitness.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

With The Three Hour Diet You can Lose 10 Pounds fast

3 Hour Dieting...

It seems like you always hear about this diet, and that diet "secret". One such 'best kept' secret would be the 3 Hour Diet that was designed by Jorge Cruise. You may think, no way one can lose weight by eating every three hours however the science behind the theory is fairly common and Jorge Cruise is a mainstay in the fitness industry.

The basic thinking is that if you do not feed your body accurately and regularly your body will go into what is called 'starvation mode'. In this mode your body holds onto the fat rather than burning it up and consuming it for use. This means that your body is burning muscle rather than fat to take the energy it needs in order to function. A friend of mine called this "Yo Yo Dieter's Syndrome". She had an injury, and surgery, then, even though she was eating much less, gained a lot of weight during her recovery.

With the 3 Hour Diet you will not feel hungry all the time, in fact, there are many who try ths claim they are constantly setting alarms and reminding themselves to eat. With today's technology, this would be easier to do by using your cell phone, IPOD, or PDA. Most such devices have some sort of alarm. You will also learn the proper foods to eat in order to achieve the best possible results. The key is in learning which foods are right for you when dieting with this plan. You can purchase the book The 3-Hour Diet by Jorge Cruise and you can sign up online for more information about the weight plan itself and how to incorporate it into your busy routine.

You might want the book if you are seriously considering this as your method of dieting as there are a number of hints, tips, and tricks that are mentioned in the book to help you keep things going no matter how busy and hectic your lifestyle may be. One thing you need to keep in mind is that dieting with a program such as this is no small commitment. You need to stick to the timetable as much as possible in order to achieve the results this plan is famous for. If you aren't willing to eat every three hours then this plan really may not be the plan for you.

There are special considerations based on the amount you weight currently and the amount of weight you are hoping to lose. It is best if you are honest throughout the process in order to achieve the best possible and most immediate results. The claim is that you can lose as many as 10 pounds in the first two weeks and there are those that have claimed to do just that over and over again. This is a diet that even many celebrities endorse for quick and immediate results.
The good and the bad about 3 hour dieting is that it is effective but takes a very real commitment on the part of the one that is dieting.

This diet is taking the world by storm. If you haven't heard of it before now, it might be worth it to check it out and see if this is something you could incorporate into your life. The results that have been reported as a result of this diet as nothing short of phenomenal.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Curried Chicken Salad w/Mango Recipe --Help Lose Weight!

Losing weight can be more appetizing when you add a little color to your meals. By just making sure your plate reflects a range of colors, you'll naturally have more balanced and healthfy menus. It's hard to count calories, but considering the colors on your plate is something anyone can easily do.

Consider this: Many fatty and caloric foods, such as dairy products and startchy carbs, are beige or brown. When there are too many of these drab colours on your plate, weight gain is almost certain.

These beige foods often are high in calories and can leave you feeling hungry later. A cup of beige or brown beans can be over 200 calories....but a cup of red or green vegetables is under a hundred! Add fresh greens, deep purple-reds and bright yellow-orange to a meal, and then the nutrient content goes up, while calories go down! You'll also savor your meals more when there's a variety of colours and flavors on your plate.


3/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups cooked chicken, cut into small pieces
1 cup peeled and cubed mango


Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and stir well. Add chicken and mango and toss gently to coat. Arrange dark green lettuce leaves around a serving bowl and spoon mixture into bowl.
For extra crunch, serve with a side dish of red and green bell pepper, romaine lettuce, chopped celery and cucumber.

Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Analysis (Approximate) Per Serving of Curried Chicken:

Calories: 218
Total fat: 3 grams
Saturated fat: 1 gram
Cholesterol: 73 mg
Sodium: 170 mg
Carbohydrate: 17 grams
Protein: 30 grams
Dietary fiber: 1 gram


Monday, April 27, 2009

Welcome to You In Your Skinny Jeans!

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Whether you just want to maintain a weight that's right for you, or you sometimes need to lose a few pounds due to a special event coming up, check back for tips, recipes, and more!

Colon cleansing programs seem to be all the rage these days, both in diets you can follow, and products you can take, usually capsules or powders. Always check with your doctor first with any health concerns! Having said that, this can be a great way to eliminate a few pounds that are not doing you any good, rev up your metabolism, and get healthier! (See below for some of the health issues a buildup in your colon can cause.)

Here are some tips if you want to undertake a cleansing at home:

- Drink at least 8 (8oz), preferably more, glasses of water per day. Spring or filtered water is better than tap water.

- Drinking fruit and vegetable shakes is a great way to stave off hunger.

- Eliminate dairy products - they are something to avoid when cleansing the body.

- Cut out red meat entirely or reduce your intake to 6 oz. or less. Meat is the major factor in the build up of toxins in the body. A good substitute for the red meat is chicken or fish.
Steamed vegetables and fruit ideally should make up 90% of your colon cleansing diet. Steamed vegetables retain more nutrients than other ways of cooking vegetables which can often cook out the goodness. Raw vegetables are however the best, although sometimes not the tastiest, way to consume vegetables.

Once again, check with your doctor for any medical concerns--these tips do not replace your doctor's advice!

You may be surprised to learn about how many minor symptoms are caused by matter built up in the colon. This may include:

• Headaches
• Tiredness
• Back ache
• Constipation
• Abdominal pain
• Bloating
• Depression
• Weight gain or loss
• Insomnia
• Acne

All of the above symptoms can benefit from a homemade colon cleansing diet.
Today’s tendency to eat high fat foods is rather different than what people were eating 100 years ago, but our bodies have not changed that much. This results in the body rejecting much of the food we eat and excessive build up in the colon is one unfortunate effect of this.

After a homemade colon cleansing diet you may want to consider a healthy diet to retain colon and digestive health.