Tips on how to maintain weight loss

cta5We must all learn that people are not set in stone. That is the kind of thing that has taken the world to the next level and such. We are all in the learning curve all the time.

No matter what we are doing there must be some form of learning and such. Well you can take that stage to the moon if you wish.

We have all been in the best situations before but there is not a lot of time for that in this day and age. Well that is not the best idea for those people who have not left the people that they love.

We need to learn to be something that we have always been in the right move. The last deal that has made us the over all concept is that we need to be the right people in the world. That is why we are always looking for something that will help us to become a smaller version of ourselves. That is all speaking to the factor of losing weight and so on.

The one thing that has made us the best person that we are is because of our weight and such. Well things have not been the best people because we are all worried about how much we weigh. That is how the world has always defined themselves. We lean on this idea too much.

 

The idea of weight and the loss of such is where the world has taken the people at this point. Well we must learn that things must be moved to a different level. We have to move away from the weight and learn that things are not always going to be so easy and such.

The position that we have taken all the time in the world and such. There are so many things that can make us change but the idea that we have become too large is something that haunts us. The reason behind this has always been the fact that we have never been fond of people who have too much weight.

While the situation is out of control there is nothing that will stop the whole position. That is where things have been in the right situation. We have to work with the best deals and that is not the medical weight loss that has swept the nation. This is where people have gone wrong.

Medical weight loss is a bad idea for so many reasons. This is something that has challenged all that we have stood for. Medical weight loss is always about surgery for the people that have a desire to be smaller. So they have nothing that will help you over all.

Medical weight loss has taken people to the newer place they have no desire to be. They have to lead their life with nothing but a strict diet and so on that will make them live in the last position of their life. We should never deal with medical weight loss because of the danger that is applied to it.

Plan of Action

Ensure that you are following the dietary recommendations in the Nutrition section, making sure that you eat little and often to keep your blood sugar balanced. This reduces sweet cravings and also keeps your metabolism working at optimum level. Follow the supplement programme over a period of three months to rectify any deficiencies and to help with the weight loss.

Supplements

The supplement programme below should be taken for at least three months in order to achieve best results.

A good multivitamin and mineral supplement eg Femforte II
B-complex (containing 50 mg of most of the B vitamins, taken daily)
Chromium polynicotinate or picolinate (200mcg per day)
Zinc citrate (30 mg per day)
Co-enzyme Q10 30mg twice per day
Linseed (flaxseed) oil (1000mg per day)

Tests

The tests below have been specially selected to be the most helpful if you are concerned about dieting.

Mineral Analysis Test with Supplement and Nutritional Assessment Programme

Online Personalised Supplement Assessment Programme

Food/Allergy Intolerance Test

Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (Yeast Overgrowth) (Stool test)

After three months you would then have a re-test in order to monitor your progress and adjust your supplement programme according to your new condition. If you need help in obtaining any of the supplements, herbs or tests mentioned above, click, The Natural Health Practice. They can supply all of them for you online or if you prefer to talk to somebody first you can also order by mail order on the telephone. The products supplied by this company are always of the highest quality. The section above forms part of a larger 14 page chapter on Natural Alternatives to Dieting taken from my book, “The Nutritional Health Handbook for Women” In the rest of the chapter you will learn what the medical approaches to dieting are and how to combine them with the natural approach. This is called Integrated Medicine and is the way that healthcare of the future is moving towards. You will also learn what medical tests will give you an accurate diagnosis of your condition and if you really need to have them. The medical treatments for dieting are then examined which can include looking at either drugs or surgery. Each treatment is then discussed and the pros and cons of the options explained. The Integrated Approach to dieting is considered in some detail so that if appropriate you can know how to combine the best of both conventional and natural medicine.

At the end of the chapter is a practical step by step summary of what you can do to help yourself.

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What are your choices?

There is no ‘quick fix’ to losing weight even though drugs and surgery are often offered. It is easy to try one diet after another but this will never be a long-term solution. The only way to lose weight safely and to keep it off is to change your eating habits, and then ensure that those new, healthier eating habits become a way of life.

There’s no point in adopting strict measure that prevent you from living life to the fullest. After all, food is there to be enjoyed. You need a way of eating where you can eat out with friends, socialise without having to forego the meal. Real and permanent fat loss (not just weight loss) has to be gradual and it takes time. The important thing, however, is that this approach works, and your weight will stay off.

Dietary changes

Follow the recommendations from the nutrition section. In particular, reduce or eliminate foods made with white flour or white sugar, and avoid refined foods where the fibre and goodness has been stripped away. These are ‘fast-releasing’ , and can have detrimental effects on blood sugar and then your weight.

Cut out all sugar and artificial sweeteners. You will have to become a label reader because sugar can be added to almost anything, including savoury foods such as baked beans, tomato ketchup, and even bread. In order to make sugar content appear lower, manufacturers list all the different types of sugar separately (look for words ending in -ose, such as fructose, glucose and sucrose). Don’t be fooled. They all have relatively the same effects on our bodies.

A very simple tip to help with weight loss is to chew well and to take your time when eating. It takes your brain 20 minutes to register that you are full, so if you eat more slowly, you will actually want to eat less.

When you eat matters

What is important to know is that skipping meals can slow down your metabolism because your body thinks there is a shortage of food. It’s better to eat little and often, to keep your blood sugar levels (and your metabolism) steady.

Vegetarian diet

The vegetarian diet is often implemented because of an individual’s religious observance or personal political statement. The vegetarian diet foregoes all forms of animal flesh, but it is often suggested that those interested in “converting” to vegetarianism give up meat gradually, which allows them (and their bodies) to steadily adjust. People who are worried about not getting enough protein will be glad to know that there is plenty of plant protein out there to keep you well nourished.

One of the biggest sources of plant protein comes from seeds. One cup of pumpkin seeds alone has 78 grams of protein. Soy products are also a great source of protein. In fact, soy products are traditionally viewed as an adequate counterpart to meat products in general, so you don’t have to worry about not getting the right kinds of protein. Rice chick peas and oats round up some other delicious meat alternatives. Those who participate in this diet should get a cook book to get ideas for new, interesting, and tasty recipes. This will help to increase the variety of foods you eat and help to keep you from getting bored on the diet.

It is very easy to leave out essential nutrients if you’re not aware of what your body needs and what you are giving it, which could be detrimental to your health. Participants are advised to consult a doctor or chart in order to educate themselves on the necessary proteins that they must consume. You may also want to take supplements in order to ensure that they get all of their vitamins.

Weight gain diet

While most people have weight to lose, there are some who need to gain weight. Being underweight can be just as unhealthy as being overweight. Hence this diet revolves around consuming 500 additional calories a day, which experts agree is optimum for controlled weight gain. If eating an extra 500 calories a day doesn’t seem to be doing the trick after a couple of weeks, you can experiment with 700 additional calories.

Most doctors agree that to gain weight in a healthy fashion requires eating calorie dense yet nutritious food. An example of a breakfast while on the weight gain diet includes granola, chopped nuts, a banana, milk and juice. A lunch would involve 1/2 an avocado, a can of tuna in oil, 2 sliced tomatoes, a handful of olives, mixed salad leaves, 2 tsp of olive oil and a tbsp of sesame seeds, and whole grain crackers. You are also allowed snacks spaced mid-way between meals, and must eat a sensible dinner. The key to formulating any meal for weight gain is to concentrate on a sensible blend of complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats. When attempting to gain weight, it is often beneficial to eat multiple small meals per day, rather than a few large meals. Especially when coupled with exercise, eating multiple small meals encourages your body to use the calories to build lean tissue (muscle).

In order to gain weight some might indulge in fattening fast foods, but this is definitely the wrong route to take if you want to remain healthy. The focus should be on eating nutritious foods from a variety of sources. Some programs recommend expensive weight gain powders or vitamins, but these supplements are not necessary so long as you are eating a well-balanced diet that includes more calories per day than you burn. People usually gain about one pound per week when they appropriately follow the weight gain diet.

Menopause Diet

Eating right can definitely ease the various discomforts of menopause including hot flashes, bloating and mood swings. The menopause diet is all about achieving a balance by eating certain types of food while foregoing others. The right balance can alleviate most symptoms and make the individual simply feel better.

Fruits such as melons and citrus are highly recommended; they are high in potassium and balance sodium and water retention. People should also include dried fruit like apricots and figs. Vegetables including yams, collard greens, and broccoli may also make menopause more pleasant. Soy products, seaweed, and oily fish like tuna and salmon are some other beneficial foods that can help make this diet successful. For a complete chart, people should consult a physician.

The lack of fattening foods and complex carbs is obvious. Like many diets, people are encouraged to minimize the consumption of such foods and food groups. Doing so will provide your body with a more chemically appealing balance and, hopefully, alleviate some of the symptoms typically associated with menopause.

Gluten Free Diet

Most people who choose to go on this diet suffer from celiac (a stomach disease) or dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin disease). Gluten itself is a protein that is found in cereals and was proven to harm the gut and cause complications that can lead to disease. The actual diet involves the complete avoidance of wheat, rye and oats.

People who go on this diet should see a doctor beforehand so that they can have specific guidelines to better cover what they can and cannot eat. Basically, you won’t be able to eat bread or pasta, so people on this diet tend to fill up on meat, and dairy products. However, some yogurts also contain gluten and should be avoided. Dieters won’t be able to drink most alcoholic drinks either, since they are generally brewed from products very high in gluten.

Although possible, it is not recommended for vegetarians to subscribe to this diet because they already have a very strict diet to begin with, and if they rule out gluten, they may be depriving themselves of vital proteins and nutrients. The Gluten Free Diet is similar to a protein diet because it avoids most complex carbs and essentially requires that you get the majority of your nutrients from meat

Diabetic Diet

Most nutritionists will deny that there is a single, specific plan that qualifies for the term “diabetic diet”. However, there are important nutritional guidelines that people with diabetes need to follow in order to manage their condition. The so-called “diabetic diet” isn’t exclusively for people with or without diabetes. If follows basic, medically sound health principles that allow a person to maintain blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy weight, and other basic physiological needs. It’s a basic nutrition plan similar to what a nutritionist might give you.

The diabetic diet revolves around the idea that people are supposed to consume a certain percentage of their daily calories from each of the “macronutrients” – carbohydrate, protien and fat. Twenty percent of the calories go towards protein. No more than thirty percent are allowed to go towards the consumption of fats. The remaining 50-60 percent should come from carbohydrates. The reason for these regimented percentages is that it’s important for a diabetic to have the same amount of glucose released into the blood steam on a consistent basis.

The most important thing to note about this diet is that it involves having a diet plan mapped out by a nutritionist. This, mixed with exercise, can definitely lead to weight loss and health benefits. However, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes and are looking into this diet as a way to treat your condition, be aware that this specific diet may not in fact meet your needs. It’s important to consult a physician to determine whether or not this specific diet will help you achieve your goals.

About the Atkins Diet

What is the Atkins Diet?
The Atkins Diet is from a book called Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution by the late Robert C Atkins, MD. Dr. Atkins said the way your body processes the carbohydrates you eat — not how much fat you eat — causes you to gain weight.

What will I Eat?
This is a low-carb, high protein diet, so say good-bye to processed, pre-packaged and junk foods (cookies, sodas, etc.) and hello to steaks, burgers, cheese and fish.

How Does it Work?
According to Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution: By reducing your carbohydrate intake to less than 40 grams a day, you will enter a bodily process called ketosis. Ketosis is a state in which your body burns fat as fuel, which the affectes insulin production and prevents more fat from being formed.

What is it Like?
The Atkins Diet consists of the following four stages: induction, ongoing weight loss, pre-maintenance and maintenance. Induction is the first 14 days of the plan, during which Atkins says you can lose up to 15 pounds.

This rapid weight loss is due to limiting your carbs to 20 grams a day. The only carbs you can have are low-carb vegetables like lettuce, broccoli and tomatoes. You are limited to three cups per day.

During the next stage — ongoing weight loss — you can increase your carb intake by five grams. You will eventually hit a plateau and have to slack off your carb intake once again.

How Long will I be on It?
Once you enter maintenance, you can’t go back to eating carbs with abandon. Dr. Atkins virtually promised that anyone who returns to over-eating high-carb foods like pizza or desserts will gain back the weight lost.