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Hi..I'm going through weight loss program and thought of sharing my own experience with those who are really dishearten and nobody to guide them. So my friends don't be upset just know how to loose weight in simple steps. All you need is to be keep patience as its not any magical job to loose weight. As per i think it's a slow 'n steady race which we have to win at any cost.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

China crazy about losing weight fast

In modern society Obesity is a curse but one of China's most popular specialised hospitals is looking very eager to help weight loss hope with great techniques and long experience.

Aimin Fat Reduction Hospital situated in the coastal city of Tianjin claims to do just what its name suggests with traditional herbal remedies and treatments such as acupuncture, cupping and massage.

Chief doctor and hospital director Shi Lidong told Reuters that "The best thing about the Chinese way of losing weight is that it's safe and natural. While the weight falls away fast, we can also guarantee that all the life indicators are normal."

Hundreds of overweight and obese chinese are attracted towards the hospital , and also foreign patients are making their way there. American Alonzo Bland, who weighs 290 kgs (640 lb), checked into Aimin in May after winning a contest for one year's worth of free treatment held by a company that organizes trips to China for medical treatment.

Bland, a former social worker from Green Bay, Wisconsin, suffers from numerous health problems and has not worked in a decade because of his size. He can hardly walk and has a tube to help him breathe and offset the effect of the fat on his chest and neck which presses on his windpipe. He added "I think that fast food has played a big role, just the choices of being unable to go in the kitchen and fix something healthy, get in a car and go around the corner to get something that is fast.”

After failing to lose weight at home, Bland said he hoped China will help. "My ultimate goal is to lose weight and be healthier. It is up to me, but Chinese traditional medicine will help that along, and make the transition a lot more smooth for me," he said.

Mainly Chinese food consisting of green vegetables, tofu and rice, is the diet Bland should be on, Shi said. Bland is also being treated with acupuncture, cupping and massage. A Chinese patient who gave his name as Shen said he had come to the hospital after his weight became "inconvenient".

"You affect other people while sleeping and it is just inconvenient in life. I have to lose weight," he said while receiving acupuncture and massage treatments from doctors.

Thousands of plants, fungi and animals -- some endangered and controversial -- are used to make traditional Chinese remedies that are increasingly seen as an alternative to, or a complement for, pharmaceuticals. It is believed to have less side effects than Western medicine.

Hospital director Shi said he was confident Bland and his other patients would lose weight, but warned Aimin's traditional therapies were no replacement for another, age-old way to keep the weight off: exercise.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

People smoking cigarettes to lose weight

It’s hard to hear and face the reality which says you are fat and need some precautions, cures to lose weight but who am I to teach these lessons? So, being your well wisher and true friend I can’t tolerate my country going towards the hell which is created by us only. As per our grandfathers and their elders too human beings are categorized in three levels according to their commonsense, presence of mind and honesty.

Our today’s discussion is on smoking. Why some peoples think smoking could treat overweight well? If we watch some thin guy smoking a cigarette quickly we make our mind that if we also start smoking fat can never be in excess but it’s not a evidence or any specialists advice. Unfortunately, smoking is one of those means that some of those women use to lose weight. Why smoking? It is because smoking is one of the fastest ways out there to lose weight. Smoking accelerates weight loss because it kills the appetite and quickly burns the extra weight off the body’s system.

Did you know that smoking is currently the leading cause of death in the United States? According to the United States’ National Institutes for Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, diseases directly resulting from smoking kill more than 400,000 people in the United States. Smoking also increases the risk of a person getting cancer. And not just cancer of the lungs; smoking is linked to cancer of the cervix, the larynx, the esophagus, the kidneys, the pancreas, even breast cancer. Smoking also robs the body of calcium, so women who smoke are more prone to developing osteoporosis than women who do not smoke. In addition, women who smoke are also more likely to give birth to premature babies and babies with congenital defects.

Final conclusion after going through all the effects of smoking is that if you want to lose weight, smoking is not the ticket for you. I have mentioned earlier also try some simple exercises not necessary to go gym. Just plan a diet chart, know more how yoga treats overweight well and also some incredible benefits of dieting. Make use of your legs more of driving luxurious car and control your mouth going for fast foods. In this way, you will not feel hungry at all, and yet your body will remain nourished and actually increase its metabolism.

Quit smoking. Smoking is not good for you.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Weight loss hard to cure with snack diet

According to dieticians research theory splitting daily food intake into four or five snack-type meals speeds up fat-burning.

As per study 200 obese Australians, they found no weight-loss advantage from such kind of a diet.

Michelle Palmer, a dietician at the University of Newcastle told "There seems to be little benefit to changing how often or how regularly you eat if you're trying to lose weight."

"We found it's not when you eat that matters, but what and how much you eat."

Mainly the study involved 200 obese men and women who were all going with the same healthy, weight-loss diet and with the similar kilojoules intake, but with differing eating patterns.

One group ate three times a day, while the other added in three extra snacks to try to keep metabolism boosted throughout the day and speed up fat-burning.
But results showed no difference in changes in weight, waist measurement, body fatness or blood sugar levels between the groups.

Ms Palmer has told the national dieticians conference on the Gold Coast this week that the findings should end debate on the advantages of snacking and focus Australians back on keeping dieting simple.

She also said that "Many people find it hard enough to stick to a healthy eating plan to lose weight, let alone worrying about any suggested benefits of snacking or not snacking."

Dr Tim Crowe, a nutrition specialist at Deakin University in Melbourne, said the research dispelled a "faddish dieting trend".

Dr Crowe added "It's popular advice yet there's been very little research to show it actually helps with weight loss."

"It's rubbish. In fact, there's some research to suggest playing around with when you eat may actually cause you to put weight on."

He said dieters should be discouraged from making drastic changes to their eating patterns, but do what works for them.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Normally pregnancy gains some pounds

A very typical stage for women when they couldn’t have control over weight is pregnancy. I remember those days very well when my wife Rosy who was quite conscious about her weight and fitness of body. She use to spend 2-3 hours on exercises and yoga to maintain the body tune which is essential after marriage.

After 9 months the stage came when she gained 30 pounds because of pregnancy and it was petty surprising that person who is so conscious about fitness gains weight instantly. I took her to family doctor for checkup then she told “Weight gain does things for you and your baby. First of all remember you are growing a new human being. We know that women who deprive themselves of good nutrition during pregnancy tend to have smaller, sickly babies who require more hospital time and have a higher incidence of problems including neonatal death.” Finally I came to know the real cause behind the weight gain.

Where the Weight Goes

7.5 - 8.5 lbs Baby
2 lbs Amniotic Fluid
1.5 - 2 lbs Placenta
1.5 - 2 lbs Breast Tissue
3 lbs Blood Volume
2 - 2.5 lbs Uterine Muscle
4 lbs Water
8 lbs Maternal Stores

So I at last was happy because after 30-40 days some one will took birth who will call me the four magical alphabets “DADY”. Doctor also told me that after 2-3 month she would be again fit ‘n fine and may control her weight.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Swimming beneficial for losing 40 pounds

I was also surprised when my grandfather Mr. David john suggested me to swim for half an hour daily. He has vast experience as a swimming coach and gym trainer. I was gaining weight very quickly and then finally my weight became 190 pounds which was quit more as compared to height.

I was having a very busy schedule those days because the client reports were to be sent but then also I managed to take out 30 minutes for swimming. I joined a health club where swimming pool was available and purchased a suit.

I shocked after a week when I measured my weight which came down from 190 pounds to 180 pounds. When my grand father heard about it he became happy because he was the one to advise me for swimming.

Finally after one month’s hard work I brought my weight to 150 pounds. So that’s nice because I have only spent 500 USD for loosing weight.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sizzling weight loss challenge for kids

According to a research News 19 found three kids between the ages of 12 and 14 that want to lose weight fast. They're working with a trainer and nutritionist and we'll be tracking their progress.

News 19 has partnered with the Charles Drew Wellness Center to start a Weight Loss Program for kids. The kids will work with a personal trainer and nutritionist so they can gain the skills they need to shed pounds and become healthier.

Our first participant is 14-year old Aries Jordan. Aries loves spending quality time with his younger brother Austin.

He says his self-esteem is high and he has lots of friends.

Still, Aries is sometimes singled out. He said, "I get picked on a little bit but it doesn’t matter to me."

Aries is teased because of his weight. In the last two years, his mother, Tracy says he's gained 70 pounds. Right now, he's 5'8 and weighs 243 pounds.

Aries said, "He's bigger than the average 14-year old."

Aries is on the football team at Hand Middle and he plays basketball recreationally, but when the seasons are over, the weight he loses piles back on.

Tracy said, "He has diabetes on both sides of his family so the possibility of him getting diabetes is great because of his weight."

When it comes to eating, sometimes, Tracy does cook, but she says healthy eating comes at a cost.

Tracy said, "It costs more to eat nutritiously for me. I'm on a budget and to eat better, it just costs more."

They eat fast food two to three times a week.

Tracy added, "It's quick and it's cheap."

Aries is ready to make a change. He wants to eat better and work out more.

He told News 19 the reason why. Aries said, "So I can look slimmer and be more comfortable with my body more."

While he's the focus, Tracy's hoping the entire family will benefit from his lifestyle change.

Tracy said, "I think its best that we all work together as a family for all of us to lose weight and learn how to cook and find more affordable ways to buy nutritious food."

We have two other participants in the program. 12-year olds, Perla Reyes and Jade Cain. Their stories will air on News 19 over the next couple of days. You can also see all of the participants’ first assessments with personal trainer, Bertram Bailey and nutritionist, Teri Marriott Wednesday night at 11PM.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Late night sleeps may cause overweight

Dancing in disco for late nights, chatting with your friends etc. is responsible for waking up late in the morning which slowly increases your body weight. Recently a research was done in America according to which 60-65% of citizens are gaining weight only because of improper schedule of getting up and going for sleep. Mr. adwords an experienced American scientist has proved that normally a human being has to sleep for atleast 7-8 hours but if he breaks the schedule in that case also it comes under improper timings.

I remember my college life very well when I use to sleep at 12 pm and waking up at 10 am which affected on the body weight. During one month I gained around 40 pounds only because of bad habits which became a critical problem for me but I never get upset. I started striving hard and searching for all resources which could be helpful in reducing my weight. I have gone through around 40 weight loss programs but all were based on the same criteria and functionality.

As per my experience you should avoid late night plays because these are short term fun and could vanish away your whole life. For more information you can discuss with your family doctors and take their advices, if at any point you need my help contact freely through mails.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lose weight fast with Fiber

Now here's what you've been seeking - a diet that's easy to follow and has been successful for many.

All you have to do is eat 35 grams of fiber a day. And the catch? Most Americans eat about half that amount.

Fiber is one of the most useful and beneficial ingredients on the planet, author Brenda Watson writes. It also helps prevent diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and it also is said to curb appetite, increase satisfaction and flush calories out of the body.

So, if you increase your fiber intake, you should lose weight because you'll feel full, safely lose weight, look your best, feel more energetic and stay healthy for life.

Fiber is the indigestible part of fruit, seeds, vegetables, whole grains and other edible plants. It is one of the most useful and beneficial ingredients on the planet, Watson writes.

In addition to talking about the benefits of fiber, the authors include 49 pages of fiber-loaded recipes, menu plans and a comprehensive workout regimen of strength and cardio exercises.

The three-phase Fiber35 Diet has a personalized weight-loss equation based on how many pounds you want to lose. And then it helps you maintain that weight.

During the first phase, the most stringent, participants reduce their daily calories by 1,000. In phase two, they reduce their calories by 500. In the last phase, participants simply make sure they eat at 35 grams of fiber daily and eat a healthful diet.

So what are the suggested fiber foods?

Apples, beets, carrots, cranberries, oat bran, oranges, peaches, peas, cauliflower, dried beans, fruit skins, popcorn, potato skins and whole grain breads, cereal, oatmeal and pasta.

Watson summarizes the book's goals with this: "Optimum health begins and ends with what we eat, and of equal importance, what we do not eat."

Monday, May 12, 2008

Great diet chart for losing weight fast

Delicious food always attracts your tongue taste to break all the limits. Doctors and physician also concluded that “when taste comes health goes down” but it’s all in your hand to have a control on diet. Age is the major aspect of your life because when you eat spicy and fast foods at that time no precautions are been taken for health and you spoils diet chart.

Now before going ahead we should know exactly what is Diet chart? Diet Chart is a planned and systematic way of managing your food quality and quantity on daily basis. It’s necessary that we should obey the chart sincerely because loosing weight is game of patience. Overall it’s a slow and steady race which is a dream of every fat person to win this game. Once a specialized team of doctors in US conducted a open poll for asking every fat person why you want to loose weight and the 90% of them mentioned these reasons:

->To get fit
->To avoid health problems
->To improve your self confidence

So, now are we ready to make a diet chart? Don’t worry I’ll help you out. Follow these steps one by one smartly. While preparing a diet chart for weight loss, write down the following important points as guidelines.

1• Ensure that you have 4 to 6 small meals and snacks everyday, and not 3 large meals. This helps you control your hunger, and helps the body to meet its nutrients requirements in a better way.
2•Plan your meals in advance. By not doing so, you may be tempted to have high fat or junk foods. It is better to have fresh and low-fat foods around you.
3•Keep your plans very simple and start by just counting calories.
4•Make sure that you eat your foods slowly. This is a very important point if you really want to lose weight.
5•Select your food items carefully. These should generally include fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals, and beans, low-fat or nonfat dairy products, low fat meats.
6•Avoid foods that are high in fat and calories. Also, keep yourself away from foods that have high sugar content such as pastries, candy bars, and cakes.
7•Use a variety of fruits and vegetables in your nutrition plan. Start by trying to eat 5 total vegetable and fruit servings every single day.

Your diet chart is ready to help you to loose your overweight. But always keep in mind to follow it truly because nobody watching you it’s your heart that knows the truth. The more sincerely you obey chart more frequently you get rid of fatty body.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Weight-loss drug damages your nervous system

Mark Bear and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studied the effects of a chemical that suppresses appetite by blocking cannabinoid receptors in the brain, the same brain mechanisms that make people hungry when they smoke marijuana.

"I think that the cautionary note is that these mechanisms play an important role in ... brain development," said Bear, whose study appears in the journal Neuron.

Sanofi-Aventis' weight-loss pill rimonabant, also known as Zimulti and sold under the brand name Acomplia in Europe, is the first in this new class of drugs. A U.S. expert panel rejected it last June because of fears it might trigger suicidal thoughts.

Other drugmakers, including Merck & Co Inc, are working on similar drugs.

Bear's team at MIT was hoping to gain insight into how the brain adapts and rewires itself through learned experiences. This so-called plasticity is central to the development of neurons in the brain of children and young animals.

Bear said these cannabinoid receptors are known to regulate signals between neurons, and his team wanted to see if they would have an effect on plasticity in these young mice.

They were specifically testing learning in the visual cortex of the mouse, a part of the brain that processes information gathered from what they see.

Source: ucsfhealth.org

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Fat cell remains active, even after complete weight loss

As per a new study show overweight contradictions have been raised after going through weight loss process.

Swedish researchers say, even after losing a significant amount of weight adults have about the same number of fat cells in their body constantly. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, made their determination by studying fat samples from liposuction and abdominal reconstruction surgery in lean and obese volunteers, leading them to conclude that the number of fat cells is determined in childhood.

The researchers made their discovery by studying levels of radioactive materials locked inside of fat cells in people who had lived through the period of Cold War nuclear bomb testing from 1955 to 1963.

People whose fat cells developed before the onset of testing still had radioactive matter in the cells, showing that their fat cells were being replenished. The researchers were able to estimate that the body replaces cells at a rate of roughly 10 percent a year. The fact that fat cells are constantly dying and being replaced could potentially offer an opportunity to develop new anti-obesity therapies, the researchers wrote in their study, which was published Sunday in the journal Nature.

Lead study investigator Kirsty Spalding said that because the study highlights the fact that fat cell population in humans is dynamic -- as in, our fat cells are consistently dying and being replaced with new fat cells -- researchers should now focus on developing weight-loss drugs that modulate the number of fat cells so that there is more cell death than cell growth.

"Potential treatments could change the balance of the birth rate and death rate of fat cells, and could compensate loss by decreasing the overall number of fat cells to help keep this weight off," Spalding explained. "Or we could develop therapies to affect this balance in the opposite direction, like to aim therapies at increasing the number of fat cell growth in cancer patients."

All these comments are stated by highly qualified scientists who had continuously worked for come up with some great evidences.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Alison Braun, Second Biggest Loser, has great diet plans

Alison Braun, who stood second in ‘The Biggest Loser’, says I still wants to lose more weight and has huge plans for the future.

The 34-year-old aged-care worker said the growth in her mental strength over the last few months while competing in the weight-loss reality show had been as amazing as her physical transformation.

“The weight loss is fabulous, but the other bonus is that along the way I realised how disciplined, determined, focused and driven I could be.

“When I first started, I thought I’d only last a couple of weeks, because there were so many strong, young competitors in the house. I didn’t think I could do the challenges, but as I got through each one, I said ‘Wow, I can do it’.

“I learnt so much about myself. I can’t believe I did all that training – my mental strength amazed me. I never missed a day. I’d never pushed myself before, but in the house I pushed until I thought: ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t possibly do anymore’.

“I had really bad knees and at one point I had to tape them three times a day – I got blisters and the skin ripped off. And I ended up with tissue injuries after one of the challenges. So I had to work through a lot of pain.

Mrs Braun began the show at a weight of 121.7kg and lost 55.2kg over the last few months (a weight loss of 45.36 per cent) to reach 66.6kg and win the $25,000 prize money for second place, which she will spend on a family holiday.

“I want to finish the whole thing off a good note and I promised my family a holiday, so we’re off to Queensland to visit all the fun parks after I’m finished in Sydney,” she said.

A career change might be on the cards for the Therapy Co-ordinator, who said she loved her job but wanted to try something different such as motivational speaking.

“Doing the show was like an escape from reality for three months. Being away from your normal environment makes you re-evaluate things. I had such a positive experience, such an amazing time, I’d love to help other people, especially mums,” she said.

"My best advice to others who want to lose weight is to just make the decision to do it, and to realise you deserve to spend that time on yourself."

Mrs Braun said her fitness goal was to compete in triathlons because she enjoyed training so much and wanted to lose more weight to reach her goal of 60kg.

“Right now I’m focusing on maintaining everything I’ve lost. I can guarantee I’ll never go back to the weight I was. No item of food can taste as good as I feel now. It’s not that hard – watch what you put in your mouth and exercise.

“Before I lost the weight, I just existed. I hadn’t been living. There are all these things I want to do that I wouldn’t have tried before. When you're overweight, you're not living fully.
“I want to live. I want to be able to chuck a backpack on and head across Europe. I want to travel everywhere.

"Now I’m on top of the world. It’s been a completely life-changing, amazing journey.

"I've always had a positive personality, but I was always sitting on the sidelines. Now I feel as if I've been released from prison. I feel blessed.