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All About Losing WeightSun, 18 Jul 2010 23:30:40 +0000enhourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1The Diet That Works, Great Lessons from Cavemanhttp://winweightlossbattle.com/the-diet-that-works-great-lessons-from-caveman
http://winweightlossbattle.com/the-diet-that-works-great-lessons-from-caveman#commentsSun, 18 Jul 2010 23:30:40 +0000claudiehttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=75What is one thing cavemen knew much better than we know now? How to survive in the wild? Yes. But more importantly, they knew how to survive in the healthiest way possible. There were no diet programs in those days nor were there shelves full of diet books. What cavemen knew instinctively was exactly what the best diet that works for them.
Let’s all take a quick lesson from our ancestors and see which elements of their diet are tips we can begin to incorporate right way to lose unwanted body fat and improve our health.
Cavemen only ate what they could kill or find in the wild. By no means am I suggesting you begin to kill and hunt for your own food (we do have grocery stores now a days, thank goodness) but we still would benefit greatly by following this method in our own 21st century kind of way. If the food on your plate is not something your fellow caveman friend could have hunted, gathered and found himself, chances are you shouldn’t be eating that food. For example, a plate of lean hamburger and vegetables, followed by fresh fruit is perfect (for you and your new friend) but add a piece of bread or some pasta and now you have confused your fellow cave friend. These are not foods that existed during those times and are foods we are much healthier without.
Cavemen only drank what they could find. Do you know what people have been able to find for centuries? That’s right, good old fashioned H2O (water that is). Water is truly the magic potion to weight loss and increased health. Unfortunately a great majority of people are walking around severely dehydrated and suffering from many negative side effects which could all be easily resolved by drinking more water. Hunger, headaches, constipation, and digestive discomfort are just a few of the many symptoms that can easily be resolved by a few cups of water. Make sure to drink half of your bodyweight in ounces of water each day (i.e. 200 lbs should drink 100 ounces).
Cavemen stayed active for a majority of their day. I know this isn’t exactly part of their Best Diet but it is an essential and integral part of fat loss and optimized health. Tell your new caveman friend that he has to sit in an office chair all day and then go home and sit on the couch for the rest of the night and he will look at you like you are crazy (not that he doesn’t already think you are crazy but this would make matters worse). Move, move, move. Movement doesn’t always mean formal exercise. Take the stairs to your office, walk the parking lot a few extra times, get up and walk around the office a minimum of once per hour, anything to prevent you from sitting all day long. Today if modern man even tried to keep up with the daily activity and regimen of a caveman, they would quickly fall over in exhaustion.
The Best Diet and the Best Lifestyle plan can be easily established by just modeling the daily activities and food choices of cavemen. Use this question today to establish your own caveman habits “Is this food or drink something I could have found in the wild thousands of years ago?” If the answer is no, don’t eat it and find yourself a food that is more natural. Of course, don’t forget to share with your new caveman friend!
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http://winweightlossbattle.com/fda-nukes-yet-another-b-s-weight-loss-pill%e2%80%a6yes#commentsFri, 16 Jul 2010 05:20:00 +0000Pascalhttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=81[ Note: My friends Jon Benson was written this article. I want to share it with you. ]
I took a big, huge, massive sigh of relief today.
Finally… the FDA did something right when it comes to bogus “magic” diet-fatburn pills.
A panel of experts reviewed Vivus Inc.’s new wonder-pill “Qnexa” today.
Oh… pesky little reported side-effects like… (are you ready for this?)…
You know… “minor” stuff like that.
GEEZ. What the hell are these drug companies thinking?
So, I am going to believe that YOU are much smarter than the morons who tried to get this drug past the FDA.
I’m going to assume you want a solution to this obesity pandemic and your own fatloss issues (if you have them) that do NOT involve risking your life for a thinner you.
“Oh, Marge… she looks so thin in her casket…”
THIS IS NOT A GOOD EULOGY! : )
Listen: I get it. I really do.
I’m an athlete and we are always looking for tricks to help increase our performance. But your body is simply too smart for these fatloss-pills people are trying to pass off as “a break-through medical discovery.”
Nonsense… more like heart-breaking medical waste of time.
One day… perhaps even in my lifetime… someone will invent a chemical that actually works to shed bodyfat without harming the body. That will be a great day for all of us.
Even so, I can all but promise you that this chemical will have its nasty side-effects and/or be limited in duration or power.
Nothing, repeat NOTHING you can pop in your mouth will give you the JOY that managing your dietplan and bodyweight can give you.
It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world.
And here’s a fantastic clue for you: The reason we want to be thin is because of the FEELING it gives us. Most everything we do is based on feelings.
Quick-fixes negate the most powerful thing about feelings: Earning the right to have them!
Think of it this way: Would you feel more alive and powerful if you climbed a mountain or if you took a helicopter ride to the summit?
Sure, the helicopter is easy… but which is more personally rewarding?
Think of your own body transformation goals as your personal mountain to climb.
No helicopters… just really good guides (I volunteer) and solid climbing tools (like a great real-world dietplan, solid workouts that work WITH your schedule, and realistic but exciting goals.)
Your goals will become your base camps along your summit of your personal journey to the best you possible.
Color me silly, but I think that sounds FAR more empowering and rewarding that popping pills.
As you probably know I wrote one of the top books in the world on “real-world” weighttloss (spelled that way so the spambox won’t eat your email… : ) I made this dietary System as easy as possible… but NO plan is “easy” and there is NO quick-fixes out there without serious pricetags.
That said, I have some “rebel tricks” to share with you today… and they won’t put you six feet under before your time.
Just click on the page below and then click on “Articles”… then you’ll see it. It’s the first article, “3 Diet Secrets Revealed”.
You can’t sell this stuff in a bottle… but it works to get the bodyfat off and keep it off.
J O N B E N S O N
—-> SPECIAL NOTE: On the article page above, be sure to read until the bottom. If you like that article you can now just click a button and share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or any number of cool sites.
P.S. If you pick up my dietplan (on the article page above) you’ll find in the Member’s Area three supplements that actually DO work to help you burn-off-fat… but they do not work like magic. They work like they’re supposed to: Realistically, and without harming your body. I take them. So should you.
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http://winweightlossbattle.com/why-are-you-skinny-though-you-eat-much#commentsWed, 14 Jul 2010 02:26:43 +0000claudiehttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=55
There may be something of mystery to you. The situation is: you eat like hungry as a bear and think of no weight-loss programs because you do not need one since your body is like skin plus bone… In dieting, the concern of weight control is not the mere issue. There are individuals who wish to have rounder butt and not to walk like walking skeletal systems around.
Why do body shapes and sizes vary?
They vary because we have different metabolism or metabolic rates to be specific. Our age, sex, amount of muscle compared to fat, and the amount of exercise we do in our daily living are different and they are the determinants of metabolic rate. These things make our body shape different from each other too. It does not mean that if one looks thin, it means that she is so choosy when it comes to food. There are instances of genetic or hormonal factors affecting metabolism too. That is why it is a wonder for some when a person eats in tons but he or she stays slim.
If compared to females, males have higher metabolic rate to females because of testosterone or male hormones. As we know testosterone is responsible for all the so-called “manly matters” among the men’s physiological aspect. It includes the growth of muscles. And by nature, males are born with more muscles than females. This makes them have higher metabolic rates than the females who have estrogen and progesterone as sex hormones.
As to age, adults have lower metabolic rates than infants, children and teenagers. This is because of the fact that the latter age groups have more active growth hormones in their stage of life. Actually, research show that human growth hormone is not prescribed for matured adults because they will just suffer from negative consequences. This is only prescribed for children that are not of normal growing rate.
Is there also an increase of metabolic rates for females?
Women have higher metabolic rates when they are pregnant and more when they are breastfeeding. However, this plunges down when they menopause. For them to maintain higher-than-normal metabolic rates, daily exercise would be a huge help. Doing so would increase the amount of muscles so, metabolic rate is increased too.
Is exercising in the evening better than other times of the day?
It does not matter at all. No research neither studies shows that the time of the day affects the effect of the exercise to the body. Doing it whenever you are free and comfortable is always the best idea. Doing it three to five times a week would indeed give you better results.
Still bothered why your little-eater friend looks like as if he ate all the food you swallowed all these times? We hope that upon reading on you have realized the key points and hopefully do what is best for you to meet your metabolic rate needs in having the weight you have been waiting for.
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http://winweightlossbattle.com/do-some-exercises#commentsTue, 13 Jul 2010 02:31:33 +0000claudiehttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=53For many people who are overweight starting an exercise program can be quite difficult.
What you need to understand is that you don’t have to immediately start going out for long-distance runs. In fact to do so if you are quite overweight could be detrimental to your health.
In the beginning of an exercise program it is better to start by going for walks and don’t be too concerned if initially they are short walks and slow ones at that.
You can’t expect to run before you walk and you will find that once you start taking the steps towards your goal it will become easier and easier.
Even if you don’t like exercise you need to be aware of the fact that exercise is one of the fastest ways for you to reduce weight and improve your health and speed up your metabolism to help reach your goals.
The more exercise you do, the more energetic you will become and this in turn makes it a lot easier for you to achieve your daily activities.
Exercise also helps to flush out toxins in the body and improve your digestive system with increased blood flow throughout the body so even small levels of exercise are going to benefit to some degree.
Any exercise that involves the use of resistance such as weightlifting will boost your ability to lose weight considerably as muscle burns fat and any muscle that you can build will help to lower your fat levels.
These resistance training type exercises also help to increase the strength of your bones that is very important as you age.
If possible, it is good to have some physical activity each day and at least you should assign time to do a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise three times per week.
If you find that you can’t do that initially don’t be too concerned as you will build up to it before too long and most people end up enjoying it and make it part of their regular lifestyle.
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http://winweightlossbattle.com/so-many-diets-which-one-the-best#commentsMon, 12 Jul 2010 02:47:50 +0000claudiehttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=51It seems that almost every other day there is a new diet been promoted that is promising instant results overnight.
You have to understand that the diet industry is a huge industry where billions of dollars are spent and made and anything that can target a piece of that market can bring considerable amount of wealth to those who can cash in on it.
There are so many choices available and various different diets and weight-loss programs that it is extremely difficult for somebody who has no knowledge of good nutrition to know where to turn to when they want to lose weight.
Like almost anything you hear and read about that sounds too good to be true, it generally is. You must realize that it is not possible to go from being obese one week to being in shape where you can wear a bikini down the beach and feel good a few days to a month later.
All the good nutrition, exercise, and anything else you can do, can’t change your body that fast.
Sure you can make yourself look a lot better in a small amount of time by following a good exercise regime and eating quality foods in reasonable quantities but most people need to realize that it has taken them years to get to the stage where they are at the moment and to reverse the process overnight is not possible.
Rather than getting disheartened by reading this you can look at all these different weight-loss programs in a more realistic manner and see what they are actually offering that might help to give you good results in the long-term.
You don’t get a set of ripped abs overnight just as you don’t trim your waist with only five minutes exercise a day and a milkshake.
By following proven weight loss and dietary methods you will know that over the long term and with only a reasonable amount of effort and consistency you will be able to shed those extra pounds and keep them off for good whereas these fad diets that promise everything generally deliver nothing except a hole in your bank account.
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http://winweightlossbattle.com/3-tricks-to-suppress-your-appetite#commentsSun, 11 Jul 2010 03:21:22 +0000Pascalhttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=59[ Note: My friends Jon Benson was written this article. I want to share it with you. ]
Another good article appeared today in the fitness section of MSNBC.
Since you’re busy, I’ll do a quick summary of the article — the good stuff, the bad stuff, and what you need to do today to get started…
First, you need to know this…
And this will probably shock you…
Rarely, if EVER, do you need to suppress your appetite!
The real secret is to increase your metabolism… the rate at which your body uses food for fuel.
Then being hungry is a good thing… as long as you’re eating the right foods at the right time.
My “Favorite Foods” plan is a great way to do this…
My “Favorite Foods” Dietplan revealed <== click.
But let’s say you want to curb your appetite at night…. that’s the time most people really lose it on a dietplan. Even on a plan that ASKS you to eat frequently like mine, there are times where night-time cravings need to be put to sleep.
So use these tips from the article to ease the urge to eat at night:
As I say in my dietplan, “Rise and shine with protein.” What does this have to do with night-time cravings you ask?
Set the body up to use your own fat-stores for fuel by eating protein in the morning and your appetite FOR fatty foods goes way down during the day and the night. Protein is “thermogenic”, meaning it helps increase your metabolism. It also acts as a natural appetite regulator.
Notice I said “regulator” and not “suppressant.” That’s because you only need to regulate your appetite, no matter how much bodyfat you desire to drop.
My “Favorite Foods” Dietplan revealed <== click.
In a study at the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, people who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost an average of 3.6 pounds in three months. That doesn’t sound like a lot (and it isn’t) but that’s ALL they changed.
It doesn’t matter for our purposes… we want to lower insulin at night. Why? Insulin is not only dangerous for your health in excess but it also can cause a LOT of fat storage if secreted too much at night. Enter the lowly grapefruit.
A great snack, especially if you have a few bites of lean protein with it.
This is a trick I didn’t know about until recently.
Smelling food can trick your brain into thinking you’ve eaten.
A recent study found that those who inhaled peppermint in scent form every 2 hours at (get this) 2700 calories LESS per week than they normally did.
Let me put that in perspective: That’s a fatloss of more than half a pound a week… from sniffing peppermint!
Vanilla also works. You can keep vanilla-scented drops or even candles around the office and take a wiff every few hours.
The MSNBC article goes on with advice like “eat potatoes” and “eat just a little bit of fat”, both of which are nonsense.
Potatoes may fill you up, but they are still starch – and starch should be consumed on your “off” days.
Potatoes are especially bad due to the higher-than-desired glycemic index of 85 (anything over 50 is too high.)
You also need dietary fat… and not just “a little.” You need a moderate amount to stay healthy and keep insulin regulated.
Olive oil and even coconut oil are excellent sources, as are naturally occurring fats in fresh fish, grass-fed beef, farm-raised chicken and whole eggs.
The rest of the article is common sense stuff: Workout, eat dense food that requires you to chew a lot (tire out the jaw muscles and you naturally eat less), etc.
The top 3 are the real winners.
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http://winweightlossbattle.com/lose-weight-by-setting-realistic-goals#commentsSun, 11 Jul 2010 02:18:03 +0000claudiehttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=49No matter what you do in life you will always get better results if you set some goals and the same applies with losing weight.
By setting goals you have something to aim for and by giving your weight-loss program purpose you will be more likely to realize your desired weight.
One thing you do have to be careful of however is to set goals that are realistic otherwise you be setting yourself up for disappointment and in doing so you won’t maintain your weight loss program.
You can set a long-term goal but you will also need to set more short term goals where you are only looking to lose smaller amounts of weight within a certain time span.
As you achieve these intermediate goals along the way that will drive you more towards your long-term goal and as you see the small amounts of weight coming off and the improvements that it will bring with it you will not only visualize yourself being at an optimum weight but you will also begin to believe that it is something that you can finally achieve.
When we talk about these intermediate goals you need to understand that you shouldn’t be weighing yourself every day as there can be fluctuations from one day to the next so a short-term goal should probably be no less than about two weeks as this will give you an opportunity to make changes on a relatively easy basis and give your body time to become adjusted and to actually see some results.
By weighing yourself every day the daily fluctuations could show that your weight hasn’t changed from one day to the next or in fact you could even weigh slightly more than the day prior if you weigh yourself at a different time during the day or after you have had a meal.
This can be quite disheartening whereas if you don’t weigh yourself for a two-week period and you have been sticking to some form of weight-loss program no matter how small that might be you will generally see some results that will be encouraging.
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http://winweightlossbattle.com/enjoying-your-weight-loss#commentsWed, 07 Jul 2010 02:57:06 +0000claudiehttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=45Weight loss doesn’t have to be something that you dread every day of the week.
You should be eating good healthy food that doesn’t leave you feeling starved although initially you might feel that way as you change from the bulk poor quality food that you’ve been eating to smaller portions of better quality food.
It can take time to your body to adjust and one of the best ways to help out in this situation is to drink more water.
Most people realize that exercise is one of the best ways of losing weight although there are a lot of people who are reluctant to exercise for one reason or another.
For those people who are obese it can be quite difficult to exercise although there are forms of exercise their can cater to virtually anybody.
Swimming biking and walking are three very good low impact forms of exercise that can improve your fitness and reduce your body weight.
They can speed up your metabolism and help you to burn fat and swimming in particular is very good for people who are overweight to the extent that they find walking difficult.
Recently Nordic walking has become a lot more popular and this is a particularly good form of exercise for two reasons.
Firstly by using the poles when you are walking you are using a lot more of your upper body muscles for the exercise and in doing so this helps to burn more calories than walking without them.
The other benefit of using the poles when walking is the fact that it takes a lot of the stress off your knees and hips and this can be a godsend for oversized people who find that their joints take quite a hammering when walking due to their weight.
Is no wonder that Nordic walking is becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise throughout the country.
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http://winweightlossbattle.com/why-dont-diets-work#commentsWed, 07 Jul 2010 02:35:36 +0000claudiehttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=42You would have heard this many times that most diets don’t work and the fact is that this is true.
Many people will start on a diet but the percentage that will succeed and achieve the weight loss that they desire will only be small compared to those who fail.
And when they fail many people will try again or change to another diet in the hope that the next diet will work.
One of the problems that face people who are on a diet is the fact that they are constantly thinking about food. It is on their mind all the time because they are on a diet.
They talk about it to others, they tell everyone they are on a diet and food becomes the main focus of their thoughts throughout the day.
When you start a diet the first thing you have to start dealing with in most cases is hunger and that is something that is too hard for most people to endure and for this reason most diets fail.
No one wants to starve and it is only human nature to do everything we can to ensure we get sufficient food so that we won’t starve.
If you are trying to maintain a diet that constantly leaves you feeling hungry all the time then you are most likely destined to failure. It’s just too difficult and life wasn’t meant to be that hard.
The outcome for most people after having to endure this period of hardship is to get back onto the ‘eating too much’ bandwagon and pile the weight back on that has been lost on the diet, albeit at a far faster rate.
So that weight that you might have struggled to lose over a period of months will go back on in weeks leaving you feeling more disappointed than you would have been had you never dieted in the first place.
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http://winweightlossbattle.com/grilled-shrimp-souvlaki#commentsWed, 07 Jul 2010 01:55:18 +0000Pascalhttp://winweightlossbattle.com/?p=29
Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 15 minutes; Marinate: 10 minutes.
Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 wrap)
* 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
* 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided, plus additional for brushing grill
* 1 small red onion, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick rings
2. Rinse shrimp, and pat dry. Stir together 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1 tablespoon each dill and oregano in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp, and toss to combine. Marinate, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
3. Stir together 1/4 cup yogurt, half of garlic, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon dill in a serving bowl. With a vegetable peeler, cut cucumbers into lengthwise ribbons, discarding the largely seeded core. Toss cucumber ribbons with yogurt mixture and pepper, to taste.
4. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup yogurt with remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, remaining 1 tablespoon dill, and remaining garlic in a small serving bowl for raita sauce. Season with pepper, to taste.
5. Toss tomatoes and onion with remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a bowl. Grill shrimp with tomatoes and onion in a lightly oiled well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or grill pan, turning once, 5 minutes or until shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, tomatoes are softened, and onion is golden brown and tender. Transfer to a plate; cover and keep warm.
6. Grill flatbread until golden brown and slightly crisp. Transfer to 4 serving plates; top evenly with cucumber salad, shrimp, onions, tomatoes, and romaine, if desired. Serve with raita sauce.
Fat: 6g (sat 2g,mono 2g,poly 1g)