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Weight Loss Story -- What Did I Do Wrong?
Two basic approaches to losing weight; one approach is correct and the other is wrong. Which approach do you think we consistently choose? Yep...the wrong one.
The Real Weight Problem
Gaining weight is your problem, not losing it. Until you learn how not to gain weight, all weight loss efforts are done in vain. First, recognize that there are two types of weight gain...Natural Age Related Weight Gain and Weight Regain.
Gaining weight as you age is inevitable. Even body builders, athletes purposely building muscle, can not keep up with the body's relentless drive to slow down the metabolic rate.
As the rate drops, the amount of energy consumed each day drops developing a huge positive energy balance, perfect for gaining weight. You have to do something with all the extra energy you're consuming.
Unfortunately, the law of thermodynamics tells us we can not create or destroy energy. So if you eat it, plan on burning it. This way you're never left asking, "Where did I go wrong?"
Weight regain is completely avoidable. It also is the most dangerous type of weight gain to your health.
Many recent reports have shown that weight cycling or the Yo-Yo Diet may have associated risks far worse than obesity itself. Personally, I don't think comparing the degree of risk between yo-yo dieting and obesity is useless. Who cares?
If you're obese or overweight, lose weight and feel better; just don't weight cycle while you try to lose the weight.
So, how are you going to lose weight, keep it off, and avoid weight cycling? I have a few suggestions...check out my next article in a few days.
In the meantime, do your own research and investigate ways to speed up your metabolism. Then, if you're feeling really academic, find ways to stabilize a fast metabolism.
If you can keep your metabolism from slowing down, weight gain of either type are non-issues.
To Healthy Living!
Michael A. Smith, MD
Dr. Smith is the Chief Medical Consultant for Diet Basics, a content rich website dedicated to the on-line dieter. Keep weight off is his new theme. Visit his site and learn all you can about how not to gain weight. Visit the Weight Loss Professional
Help me, Im Addicted to Sugar
A client wrote, "Help me! I thought I was finally getting a handle on my weight issue but the sugar is killing me. I had an awful day.
Weight Loss and Exercising Staying Power - Three Magic Words!
My name is Greg Ryan. I am a best selling author of online e-books, high profile fitness expert, former employee of the Kathy Smith, champion bodybuilder and CEO.
Healthy Supplements Make Diet Pills Obsolete!
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Weight Loss with NO Dieting! The Five Mindsets for Success
Any dietary plan on the market has some portion of it that works, but the basic principle of any good eating program, no matter how sugarcoated, centers around calories IN- calories OUT. Most diets are just too unrealistic for a person's lifestyle.
Fat Is A Self-Inflicted Disease
I just came back from three days in Las Vegas. What an eye-opener!The biggest, most lavish buffets in the world attract the biggest, most expansive people.
Bodybuilding Weightloss Trouble-Shooter
"Help, none of this mainstream stuff works!"There is a specific reason you are not making progress with your bodybuilding weightloss and we're going to find it.Take a look below and see if any of these bodybuilding weightloss blunders look familiar?Snacking?no problem here if its nuts or fruit during the day or around workout time - but if its getting late and you are still looking high and low for some tasty snacks it means you are taking in extra calories just at the wrong time.
Obesity and Weight Loss - Muscle and the Importance of Low Body Fat!
Today you have a good chance of getting diabetes or becoming obese or both. And if you do, then chances are you will be in for a long life filled with pain, discomfort and little quality in your life.
Body Wraps & Weight Loss
Body wraps can help tone and tighten the skin, improve blood circulation, detoxify the body and help mobilize fat so it can be eliminated from the body naturally. You do not need any special equipment other than a mixing bowl, heating pot and wrapping sheets like thin towels.
Diet Tips - Common Sense Rules
We, as a society, are always trying to lose weight. Some of us are concerned about a lot of extra weight, and some of us are trying to lose that pesky unwanted ten to fifteen pounds.
Weight Loss, Exercise, and Bodybuilding Tips - Keeping Your Body-Fat Low: Part 5 of 10
Have you ever seen an overweight rock climber or yoga instructor? Why? Single out some one in the gym who is lean and healthy and there's a good chance they have good circulation throughout their body. People who have good circulation tend to have good stretchablity.
Hunger Free Eating - How To Eat Less And Not Feel Hungry
There are many diets, all of which boil down to taking in fewer calories especially of the foods, which tend to lay down fat in the body.The reason most people become over weight is that they are eating foods that are high in calories and low in bulk and, that they eat too quickly.
Low Carb diets have become as popular as apple pie (although apple pie wouldn't be allowed!). Everywhere you go the message is "low carb, decrease your carbs, or no carbs".
What Every Woman Needs!
As a woman, your body is very complex. Throughout every phase of your life you will require extra care and nutritional support.
How To Burn Fat The Easy Way...The Only Way?
You have heard enough about losing weight with various means like dieting,calorie restriction and diet supplements.But,I have a question for you.
There are several factors in winning at weight loss. Sometimes the food isn't the culprit, it's your attitude.
The History of Tumescent Liposuction
Liposuction is also referred to as lipoplasty, suction-assisted lipectomy and liposculpture. It is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery today.
Dieting Strategy -- Stop Diet Drop Out
Diet drop out, a significant problem for all types of diets, requires a new dieting strategy. Exchange it.
Vinegar and Weight Loss
The Sour Truth -------------------------- Question: I had a baby 6 months ago and would like to lose some weight. I know that if you're nursing, you're not supposed to diet.
The Mysterious Dr. Atkins Death
Dr. Atkins death was unexpected.
Why Friends Sabotage Your Diet at Parties
How to Say No When You Don't Want the FoodA friend's doctor said he should lose 10 pounds and so he is trying to break his sugar habit. He generally eats well during the day but his downfall is cookies while watching TV.
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