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Finding the diet that works

Lots of folks need to lose weight, and lots of people are always searching for diet plans that work. The issue isn't really finding a diet that works, but rather finding a diet to which a person can stick. The diet industry is very large. Between books, diet food programs, trainers and nutritionists, spas, and all the other parts of the health and diet industry a lot of money, over 46.8 billion dollars in 2005, is made not from people becoming healthy or losing weight, but rather from people attempting to become healthy or lose weight. Because the money comes from repeat business, the focus is naturally on methods and products that work for a short time but result in return business.

So you want a diet that works? Here's one. Drink only water, eat only a thousand calories each day, and combine it with 30 minutes of aerobic activity 5 days a week. It's a given you'll lose pounds. But there are two difficulties. #1 cravings will likely blow the diet. Sooner or later, particularly after returning home from work outs, those 1000 calories won't be sufficient to satisfy. First it's a potato chip or piece of cake, then it's an extra hot dog and the whole bag of chips, and then the diet is ended. The second problem is what happens after the diet is over? What happens when the weight is lost? What, you'll go right back to eating the same way you ate prior to the diet? Guess what, then the weight will return. Next beach season, or next time to wear that dress or tuxedo, or next vacation, or simply the next time you look into a looking glass on the way out of the gym it will be once again be diet time.

The best diet is one making a change to overall diet, forever. More and more people are coming to realize that to lose weight it's best to change lifestyle, including healthier eating habits and more physical activity. Connie Guttersen created the Sonoma Diet which, as a base, focuses on 10 "power foods." The power foods are almonds, bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, grapes, olive oil, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes and whole grains, combined with the diet of the Sonoma country, which includes Asian, Latin American and Mediterranean influences. The diet is full of real food, and real portions, combined into enjoyable dishes to help encourage someone to stay with it .

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Rapid way of loosing weight

Dr. Amazo's medicinal drink not only dissolves fat, but gives you energy! Get rid of a lifetime of stored toxins and waste products that cause you to be fat! Lose 10 pounds in 10 days without dieting or physical activity! Believe these claims or not, weight loss and diet products make them constantly, and even more bold claims.

Baloney! Americans still spend upwards of $40 billion on fad products that mostly don't work. That doesn't stop people from coming up with all sorts of crazy diets and weight loss plans. Remember Beyonce's starvation "master cleanse" diet? It consisted of taking in nothing but lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water. Seriously! It also supposedly cleans the system from years of built up toxins. Who knew, maple syrup destroys toxins. Next time a poisonous snake bites someone have them eat some pancakes. Then we have the pills, creams, drinks and formulas that miraculously remove weight. Remember Fen-Fen? The people who contracted heart conditions sure do.

Studies show that Very Low Calorie Diets, or VLCDs, work. People got wind of this and now try them at home. That's a problem because of their nature. VLCD's are extreme diets intended for seriously overweight people. These diets often include eating half or less of their daily caloric intake. They're meant to be implemented in medically supervised closed settings, where people can't cheat. When used outside of a closed setting, often a clinic called a "fat farm," these diets can be dangerous to the dieters health and will generally not work because of binge eating after a period of partial starvation.

Rapid weight loss causes a number of health problems. Gallstones, dehydration, malnutrition and even protein poisoning can incur as a result of the severe caloric starvation involved in VLCDs.

Rapid weight loss is a great idea. But it's not for most people, and should be administered and supervised by qualified medical professionals.

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Fast way to lose weight

The American Heart Association says that adopting healthy eating habits permanently, rather than impatiently pursuing crash diets in hopes of losing unwanted pounds in a few days through fad quick weight loss plans.

What is a fad diet? It's a well marketed diet with some outrageous scheme to lose weight in an impossible manner, often by eating nothing but one food like a cabbage.

Quick-weight-loss diets generally put far too much emphasis on one particular food or type of food. They violate the first principle of good nutrition which is to eat a balanced diet including a variety of foods. If you are able to stay on such a diet for more than a few weeks, you may develop nutritional deficiencies, because no one type of food has all the elements a human being needs for good health. The Cabbage Soup Diet is a good example. This so-called fat-burning soup is eaten mostly with fruits and vegetables. People supposedly lost 10-17 pounds in only a week, eating mostly cabbage soup. Even if the weight loss claim were true, all the damage due to a lack of a host of important nutrients would far outweigh (pun intended) the benefits of losing the weight. There are no magic beans, or magic cabbages, or miracle foods when it comes to weight loss and good nutrition. Moderation in eating all the major food groups is the best bet.

These crazy diets also break a second important principle of good nutrition which is that eating should be enjoyable.. It's impossible to stay on these diets for a long time because they're so dull. Consider a week on the Cabbage Soup Diet. By Wednesday you'd dread meal time, and by Friday you'd never again want to smell a cabbage much less eat the soup. If you make it to Sunday you might die of a heart attack before you ever again tasted real food.

Boredom isn't the only reason fad diets aren't good ones. Many don't mention physical activity, for example, walking 30 minutes most or all days of the week. Physical activity helps maintain weight loss, while physical inactivity is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. When a diet includes no need for a workout, run the other way.

Quick weight loss sounds great. It is realistic. Just don't fall for tricks or gimmicks that might end up destroying your health.

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Do you want to lose weight fast?

Want to lose weight fast for a HS reunion, a trip to the beach, or just for your own peace of mind? While there are many ways to drop pounds quickly, losing it too fast can be a shock to your body and thus a danger. Fad diets, diet pills, extreme fasting and other fast weight loss methods may work but they can also make you lose muscle, counter productive to a long term weight loss program, and can cause damage to your heart and other internal organs. Here are some tips to safely lose weight fast.

Determine how many calories you consume, because burning more than you consume results in weight loss. Keep a written record of every morsel, for at least a week. That means everything, every morsel, every sample, every sip of water. Now with the help of sources like mypyramidtracker.gov figure out the calories in what you eat.

Once you have a list of all the calories you eat, look for ways to cut them. This can be as simple as cutting down on portion sizes. Remember, most restaurants and even people at home serve portions that are far larger than they should be. Smaller portions will result in weight loss. And there are more cuts to make too. Soda and juice, cake, cookies, butter, lose them. Salad dressing is the largest source of calories on most dinner tables! Simply switching to water as a main drink is a big step in weight loss. Get rid of white bread, sugar and carbs. These can easily be replaced with sugar substitutes and whole grain breads.

An easy place to target for calorie removal is the side dish. This portion of the meal often contains more calories than the main course. Make a switch to healthy foods, or cut out the sides completely.

Pumping iron increases lean muscle mass, which increases your metabolism. That leads to burning more calories even when sitting still. Aerobic exercise is the best for calorie and fat burning. {Many experts say to enjoy aerobic activity for 30 minutes a day 3-5 days a week. Hog wash!|Don't pay attention to the 3-5 times a week school of thought on this Make it seven days a week, which means an activity you can sustain day after day for the rest of your life.

There's the plan to lose weight fast. Now get moving!

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The free diet program

In today's less physical world most of us live at a slothful pace, doing nothing quickly except gaining unwanted pounds. Chopping wood, physical labor, life burned more calories in the old days. Between driving, white collar work, and modern appliances to replace physical work, people have a lot less opportunity for getting physical. Combine that with processed food, and the result is a slam dunk. Americans are overweight. And fat isn't just a look. Hypertension, stroke and heart disease can all come from carrying too much weight. In other words, too much unwanted weight can not only cost you a date, it could end up costing you your life. For this reason, many of us need to consider weight loss through a diet. As with other things in life, free diet programs are often the best, key word free.

There are many free diet programs from which to choose. Those that aren't part of an overall healthy eating plan don't generally work. The best way to lose weight is natural, healthy, simple, and best of all it's free. Lower your caloric intake while at the same time raise the number of calories you burn through working out. It's going to be nearly impossible to lose pounds with only exercise, although you will end up stronger and healthier. Likewise, if you don't add more physical activity chances are you won't be able to eat little enough to lose weight. Both diet and exercise are important parts of an overall weight loss and weight control program.

You want to reduce calories without spending a fortune on meal plans? Cut down the portions. That's right. Keep eating precisely what you now eat, but cut down the portions. There are a lot of sources to find the caloric and nutritional value of foods when working on portion reduction. You can also make a big difference, up to 90,000 calories a year for the average person, by consuming water instead of soda and juice. Tea or coffee are fine too. The caffeine helps increase your metabolism to burn calories..

What about exercise? Forget working out only five days a week. Perform aerobic exercise 30 minutes a day seven days a week. Kick that up a step with extra physical movement such as parking further from the office or stores for a short walk, using stairs instead of elevators, and using hand tools for daily or weekly chores.

{There it is, exercise combined with free diet programs to lose weight. Live it, love it|Free diet programs plus exercise equal how sweet it is and how slim you are.

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Fastest way to lose weight

Are you like most people seeking the fastest way to lose weight? Calorie cycling may be the way to go unless you want to consider the ridiculous and completely negative methods of becoming seriously ill or drug use.

Growing in popularity calorie cycling or calorie shifting is quickly becoming the way to go . Long followed by bodybuilders and other athletes who have to make weight without losing strength or muscle, calorie shifting is a simple method that involves tricking the body into remaining in a high metabolism, high burn mode even when fewer calories are eaten . The best thing about calorie shifting is that it can work to lose weight even if you don't skimp on calories.

How does it work? Every day eat at the same times, but change the nutrients or calories consumed. Because it's well planned in the beginning it's very easy to follow. Many on line sources include clear instructions and calorie shifting menus.

Now for a few warnings. Of course there are warnings. This diet is low in vegetables, fat and calcium. All are important elements of good health. Next, calorie shifting is a diet originally formulated for cases of extreme obesity where medical intervention is required. In such cases the diet would be administered under careful medical scrutiny. That's not true when used at home. And consider calorie cycling diets are quick weight loss, short term diets. It's likely that when you end the diet you'll return to the bad eating habits that caused the weight gain in the first place.

As with any diet, or really anything in life, moderation is required. Calorie shifting is fine for a short time, but shouldn't extend beyond a few days. Also make sure it's followed in conjunction with an overall healthy eating plan and an exercise plan. That's a sure fire way not to regain the weight when the calorie shifting period ends.

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Easy ways for losing weight

Are there any easy methods to lose weight? Everyone knows that diet, lowering food intake, and exercise, increasing the number of calories you burn, combine into a formula for losing weight. But sticking to the diet is the hard part. It won't be easy, but with a little work it sure is easier. Here are some tricks to make it easier.

Carry a notebook to jot down everything that passes your lips. Taking notes will help you eat less. Studies show that people who keep track of what they eat end up eating 15% less. 15% is a lot.

On average Americans consume 245 calories a day from drinks. Make the switch to 0 calorie water. 245 calories a day add up to 90,000 calories each year. That's 25 pounds. Are soda and juice really that good? Keep in mind too that juice and soda don't trigger a feeling of fullness, despite their calories.

Grazing, eating more smaller meals during the day rather than a few large meals, is another way to drop weight. Eating more meals with smaller portions results in eating 30% fewer calories. You're also less likely to binge because the body won't produce as much insulin which leads to hunger.

Get rid of the "fat" clothes. If you don't have clothing that's comfortable when you're heavier, you're more likely to be reminded to keep the weight off every time you dress. And if you have to purchase a whole new wardrobe you're less likely to gain weight.

Switch to smaller plates. It's been proven that people eat more when more food is in front of them, and they eat less when less food is in front of them. Use the salad plates instead of dinner plates.

Similar to the idea of using smaller plates, serve your food on the plate rather than in bowls on the table. Again, people tend to eat what's in front of them.

Avoid white foods such as white bread, sugar, and white rice. Those foods are loaded with carbohydrates which lead to higher blood sugar and weight gain. Do eat whole grain breads and brown rice. Don't be concerned with the sugar, pretty soon you won't miss it.

There are a lot of other tips for easy ways to lose weight. Don't think it won't take a little work. If weight loss were effortless everyone would be slim all the time

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Ways of losing weight

It's not only professionals who know ways to lose weight fast, regular people have some ideas too.

Eat grilled or boiled meat such as steak and chicken instead of fried meat. Add spices to make it taste even better.

Give up the soda. If you have a soda or two every day you are adding empty calories. If you find it hard to stop completely, cut back at first and drink water instead. Note that the average person adds 90,000 calories a year from sipping juice or soda. WOW! That's a great tip.)

If there's no junk food at home you can't eat it. Make a list, shop the list.

Give yourself a treat. When you skip a food for a long time you end up craving it more, and eventually binging. Enjoy a treat once a week, or even once a day in smaller quantities. Don't go crazy, keep it in moderation.

Trick yourself into being satisfied with less by eating off a smaller plate. (Not only are you tricking yourself, even if the trick doesn't work it's easier to stop eating when the plate is empty and there's no more food to eat.)

Get poor. Toss away your money so you can't afford food. (Um, no. That's a bad idea.)

A way to ensure you gain more weight is to try all those quick diets then ping-pong back the other way when they're done. Don't do it.

Exercise at every opportunity, even at the desk with some leg lifts. (That's a great idea to increase caloric burn.)

The three most important factors in healthy diet are portion control, portion control and portion control. (Portion control is a big part of a healthy diet. Most restaurants and even people at home serve portions that are too large.)

Get really sick. After a month in the hospital I had lost 25 pounds. (Another bad idea. It's best to stick to ways to lose weight while remaining healthy. After all, the ultimate goal is better health.)

Stick to something long enough to repeat it a few times, then you can coast. (It's said that if we repeat a thing 21 times it becomes a habit. Sometimes the number is different, but the idea is the same. Will power is only necessary to repeat something enough times for it to {become|turn into a habit.)

When you eat fast the body doesn't have time to feel full. Go slow.

These are all great tips from regular people just like us. Most of them also happen to be common advice given by experts in safe weight loss. So ways to lose weight fast do exist, and they're not something only professionals can understand.

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Diet and exercise for fast weight loss

The quickest way to lose weight is through diet and exercise, end of story. That means taking in fewer calories than you utilize. Starving yourself is silly because it sends your body into a low calorie burning mode, and it could cause serious health issues. Like so many other things slow and steady wins the race. In the long run a smart every day diet combined with good exercise is the quickest way to lose weight. That's without the yo-yo effect of many fad diets.

Diet doesn't mean a diet, a short term alteration of normal eating habits. Diet means the everyday, day in and day out, for all the days of your life way that you eat. A good diet includes foods from every one of the food groups, taken in moderation and the right amounts. And with a well balanced diet it's easy to adjust calories down when you need to lose a few pounds temporarily.

If it seems like a daunting task consider that you likely already eat the foods necessary, just in too large quantities. For many people it's a simple matter of cutting down portion sizes to move from bad eating to good eating. Even the chocolate cake or cookies can fit into a well balanced diet, if eaten in small quantities. The three bad white foods – white bread, white rice, and sugar – can easily be replaced in your diet. Eating whole grain bread instead of white bread, brown rice instead of white rice, and fruits instead of sugary foods are healthy changes that don't require eating much less. .

A good diet plan includes preparing for special occasions as well as for meals at home. Eating at restaurants and friends' homes doesn't mean breaking good eating habits. Ask some questions. Don't let a failure discourage you. Sometimes you'll eat the wrong things. But when you get bucked off get right back on. Get back to the diet.

As for exercise perform 30 minutes of aerobic exercise seven days a week. That's the goal, don't worry if you miss a day here or there. Add extra activity such as parking further from the store or office for a little walk, or taking stairs instead of the elevator.

Simple math is good diet plus exercise equals the quickest way to lose weight

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Burning calories walking

Burn more calories than you eat or drink to lose weight. Once the diet part is planned, get to walking. This should include seven days a week, 30 minutes a day of aerobic exercise. Walking is a tolerable, low impact way to accomplish this goal and more importantly to stick with it for a long time. With a few tips in mind it can be even better.

Forget exercising only three or five days a week, aerobic exercise is something you need perform every day forever.

Once the walking is established do some other activities to increase your physical output. This can include simple things like raking leaves instead of blowing them, fun things like playing tag with your children, as well as other every day habits such as parking in the furthest space from the store rather than the closest.

Intervals can be added once the walking has been established. {Intervals are short bursts of increased activity sprinkled into a normal routine. Start out by running for 30 seconds every 10 minutes of the walk. Gradually increase this to a one minute run every five minutes, which goes like this. You walk for the first four minutes, then run for the fifth, then walk the next four minutes, run the next minute, and so on for the duration of 30 minutes. Keep in mind that a run is not a jog, it's faster, like a sprint. So if you have to work up to run with jog at first|After a short period of walking run, then walk again, then go back to running. Start out running once or twice in a 30 minute walk, then up it to more often until you're walking 4 minutes then running 1 minute It's not that hard.

Make walking a whole family activity. Walk the kids to school instead of driving them. Walk to the store. Get out and see the sights. And no, don't quit on a rainy day. Wear a rain coat and some galoshes.

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