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Chinese Black Fungus For Health, Fitness, Diets, Slimming and Nutrition

Can fish and meat textures and tastes be found in a vegetable? Chinese Black Fungus is renowned for these qualities, its vital nutrients and its valuable contributions, as a dietary supplement, to overall fitness and health. Usually obtained in dried packaged form, it requires washing before use.

As a Health Supplement

Enriching blood and preventing iron deficiency anemia, Western medical science has found Black Fungus very effective in blood viscosity modulation as it inhibits platelet aggregation thus lowering blood-viscosity levels. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) its applications include anaemia, uterine bleeding, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. It also figures significantly in cancer prevention and relief.

A very common and inexpensive ingredient in Chinese cuisine, it also has been recognised within TCM as a medicinal food for thousands of years. Black Fungus, rich in nutrients such as iron, protein, fat, vitamins and polysaccharides, also contains vital trace elements like potassium, selenium and manganese essential to the body’s long-term health.

Black Fungus’ bittersweet taste is not particularly strong, its texture is decidedly meat-like however. Its’ presence in dishes serves rather to enhance the flavours of the main ingredients.

As a Diet Aid

Black Fungus is a potent ally in the fight against obesity. Whilst very low-calorie, its meat-like texture (and taste) when boiled make it particularly appetite satisfying. It is frequently added to other dishes to ‘enrich’ them, to bulk these up for dieting/ slimming purposes as well as for its valuable nutritional contents.

Definitely not ‘fast-food’ it needs extensive soaking and cleaning before use. Available from most Chinese supermarkets, Black Fungus is sometimes stocked by inner-city branches of Tesco.

‘Fat Busters’ to Enjoy Alongside It

Keen dieters can wash down their Black Fungus with other proven Chinese slimming, weight-loss and nutrition aids like Green Tea (Lu Cha) and Bojenmi Tea.

Green tea stimulates the heart, aids digestion and provides a general ‘wake up’ call. Encouraging fat metabolization and popular for dieting and slimming, general bodily detoxification is also encouraged by Green Tea drinking.

Anaemia sufferers (and women during their menstrual period) should avoid Green Tea as it inhibits iron-assimilation somewhat. These should switch to Bojenmi Tea (see below) and/ or consume Black Fungus to remedy iron deficiencies.

Bojenmi Cha, also known as “good health, nice appearance flesh-reducing tea” also encourages slimming and weight loss. A blend of 12 medicinal herbs based upon an ancient Ming Dynasty remedy, this pleasant tasting tea aids digestion, lowers cholesterol levels and has a mild laxative effect.


Both teas help flush out fatty deposits from internal systems. Inexpensive Green Tea’s fat removal effect’s are such that Chinese restaurants use left-overs to clean grease from tables at closing time.

Black Fungus, Green Tea and Bojenmi Tea all have internal cleansing, detoxifying and longevity-inducing effects encouraging their inclusion in anti-aging and health and fitness dietary regimes. All three can be found in most Chinese Supermarkets

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Belly Fat Diets – The Magical Solution?

Have you heard that there are foods and special diets that are specially designed to help you get rid of your belly fat? There is something called the Flat Belly Diet that has been endorsed by the writers at Prevention magazine. The diet is promoted as a way to take as many inches off of your waistline as you want. There are also a variety of diets making the rounds right now that claim they can get rid of your stomach fat without you having to do a single minute of exercise. Are these diets the real deal? Here is what we have found out about belly fat diets:

The best way to get rid of stomach fat is to eat a healthy diet and maintain a regular exercise routine. You will want to work all of your muscle systems, not just your abdominal region. You know that this is true, but isn’t there any truth to the diets that claim to get rid of belly fat?

To understand why these diets aren’t what they claim to be, you need to understand how fat works in your body. Fat cells cannot be lost without surgery. Even people who are in model shape have plenty of fat cells in their bodies. Fat cells are cells that stretch and constrict depending on how much exercise you get and what you eat. The only way to lose a fat cell is to have it surgically removed. What’s more, your body stores fat in different ways–focusing on a single area of your body won’t get rid of that area’s fat It will simply relocate the fat to somewhere else!

The “Belly Fat Diet” promoted by Prevention Magazine is famous because it promotes the ingestion of monosaturated fat Followers of this diet plan are instructed to add some source of monosaturated fat to every meal they eat. Monosaturated fats can be found in, among other things, soybeans, seeds, nuts, olives and dark chocolate. The person who developed the diet claims that monosaturated fat focuses specifically on the fat that is stored in the belly area. The author of the diet encourages exercise, but emphasizes that exercise is not required to make the diet successful.

Recently, MSNBC released an article that promises readers that there are no foods that will actively attack single areas of body fat Belly fat is the same as fat located in other areas of the human body. The article maintains that genetics has more to do with where your body stores fat than anything you could eat.

Here is the simple truth: if you cut your calorie intake and burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight! To work specifically on the fat that is stored in your belly, you can add some extra abdominal exercises to your regular workout routine. There are no magical belly fat diets that will whisk away the fat cells stored in your belly. To truly lose your stomach fat you need to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly!

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Fat Loss For Busy People – The Warrior Diet

The Warrior Diet: fatloss for busy people.

In today`s society, most of us lead extraordinarily busy and hectic lives, so the idea of trying to remember what to eat or not eat at exactly what time is a prospect that often turns off people to dieting. I am definitely in the same boat, with classes at odd times during the school year, and a full and part time job on my breaks so I hate having to worry about what my next meal is going to be.

Enter the Warrior diet!

The basic premise of this diet is that you only eat one big meal per day and nothing else, except maybe a piece of fruit in the morning. This is an incredibly flexible diet that almost anyone can fit into their schedule. Most people end up eating their large meal at either lunch or dinner, but you can eat whenever you want to. I love eating like this during especially busy days since I actually feel more energetic during the day without food in my stomach, and then I`m ready for a big meal

Don`t worry about your metabolism slowing down.

I think many people tend to get caught up in the idea of eating multiple meals per day as “healthy”. This is a mainstream media and bodybuilding myth perpetuated by supplement companies who want nothing more than you eating protein shakes and popping pills six times a day. Now I`m not saying that eating 6 meals per day is not effective, I just think most people tend to eat too much at these smaller meals, and it requires a lot of discipline and planning to be effective. If anything, your body will go into overdrive to maintain your lean body mass, while living off of your fat stores during the period you aren’t eating. You lose more fat, your body works better: a win-win situation!

Elite military units do it: You can too

A good example is the US Army Ranger School. These guys are forced to go days at a time eating little to nothing, then come back and essentially “make up” their calorie deficit. Now I admit this isn’t the greatest example since they actually lose muscle mass during their training, but that is because they aren’t doing any heavy resistance training (i.e. weights), and they are in an extreme survival scenario eating foods with low protein and vitamin content. You and I don`t have that problem, so don`t worry about it.

Why eating all your calories in one meal is actually healthy

Think about it. Our caveman ancestors almost certainly didn t have access to food 24/7, eating snacks every couple of hours “To keep their metabolism up”. I really don`t think it`s healthy to have food constantly in your stomach. If your gut, liver and stomach are constantly working to process food, when are they going to rest? It seems very natural to have one big meal after a period of fasting. Now I wouldn t recommend eating like this every single day, but maybe 3-5 times a week is definitely doable.

A caveat before you try this

Be careful not to overeat while on the Warrior diet. Eating all your calories in one meal can be a lot of fun and you can be a little less strict on the types of foods you eat. However, I would definitely try to fill up on veggies and lean meats as the base of the meal first, and then move on to starches or high carb foods like bread or potatoes. This will help you keep calories in check and insure you get an adequate amount of protein.

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10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About The Nutrisystem Diet

The Nutrisystem diet is a well-known weight loss meal delivery diet that focuses on comfort foods like chocolate ice cream, pasta, burgers and lasagna to help you lose weight.

You get breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack every day – plus veggies and fruit that you can add in yourself.

Not sure about the Nutrisystem diet plan? This article will answer the most commonly asked questions people have about this popular diet.

#1 How Do I Start The Diet?

It’s very easy. Once you order, you’ll receive 28 days worth of specially made, nutrient-enriched breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.

Each meal is color-coded and you get instructions on how to follow the diet and what added veggies and fruits to add into your meal plan.

You eat 6 times a day every 2 – 3 hours so you don’t get hungry.

#2 What Meal Options Do I Have?

You can choose from over 150 different meal options including pizza, burgers, mac and cheese, bars, shakes, sandwiches, waffles, muffins, cereals, wraps and more.

Plus there are some scrumptious treat options like chocolate brownie sundae, carrot cake, ice cream sandwiches and more.

Nutrisystem offers the option to get pre-selected meals or you can customize your plan to choose the dishes you prefer.

#3 What Kind of Weight Will I Lose?

Most people lose from 1 – 2 pounds per week on this diet.

Plus with the Fast 5 introductory week (included with your order), you can jump-start your plan and lose about 5 pounds your first week!

#4 Tell Me About the Different Plans

The Basic Plan is under $10 a day and the meals are selected for you based on customer popularity. You get online support but no phone counselling option.

The Core Plan is under $11 a day and you can customize the plan yourself with your favorite meals. You get both phone counselling and online tools.

The Select Plan is under $12 a day and offers you more food options, including more gourmet fresh/frozen meals. You get phone counselling and online tools.

#5 Are These Meals Gluten Free?

While some menu items use gluten-free ingredients, this diet is not necessarily completely gluten free and not recommended for those with serious gluten allergies.

#6 Can I Drink Alcohol on this Diet?

Because of the high calorie content, alcohol is not recommended on this diet.Sorry!

#7 How Do I Avoid Gaining The Weight Back After The Diet Is Over?

Nutrisystem has both Transition and Maintenance plans after you’ve reached your goal to help you transition onto every day foods without regaining the weight.

#8 Do I Have To Workout On the Nutrisystem Diet Plan?

Nutrisystem encourages people to get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity every week. To help you do this, they added the My Daily 3 program

My Daily 3 aims to help you achieve 30 minutes of exercise each day, whether all at once or spread out during the day (10 or 15 minutes at a time).

#9 Can I Drink Coffee or Diet Sodas?

Yes, calorie-free or very low calorie drinks like coffee, tea, and diet sodas can be used as unlimited extras.

#10 Do Meals Require Refrigeration?

Except for the frozen meals on the Select plan, Nutrisystem meals do not require refrigeration. They’re like the foods already in your pantry like chili, soups and pasta bowls.

So those are ten of the most commonly asked questions about the Nutrisystem diet. You have a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a diet program. Take your time and find one that fits your lifestyle, budget and goals!

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Acid Reflux Diet And Breakfast

Acid reflux diet and breakfast is a dilemma for a number of reasons. With the frequency that people have reflux problems through the night while they are sleeping, chances are they are waking up with heartburn. And in that case, they are more likely to go eat antacids for breakfast, than they are food that is going to make them feel worse.

However, breakfast is also the most important meal of the day. Breakfast helps stabilize your blood sugar levels after sleeping, and provides energy to start the day. It has also been shown that people who skip breakfast will eat more throughout the day. And what is one of the biggest problems for acid reflux and heartburn – eating fewer and larger meals, as that is shown to cause and/or make your problems worse. Deleting breakfast from your acid reflux diet is not a heartburn remedy.

Acid Reflux And Life Style

Preventing acid reflux and heartburn is going to entail making lifestyle changes. You eat breakfast, and then what happens? That overnight heartburn that you may have already had, coupled with the food that you just ate for breakfast [you just couldn’t resist ‘wolfing’ down that Egg McMuffin while you were driving] get together and give you more reflux and worse heartburn. Start your day with more energy, not hardly; you are starting your day in pain, and just want to go turn around and go home. But instead, there goes another round of antacids to try to keep you going.

How is that for breakfast and an acid reflux diet – acid reflux trigger foods ‘washed’ down with antacids to get rid of the heartburn pain. Lunch and dinner tend to be easier meals for heartburn sufferers. You have a wider range of food choices that are more appealing later in the day than they are for breakfast. And you also aren’t in such a rush, giving you more time to prepare a good meal – and not having to eat it so fast, which of course is one of the heartburn don’ts.

Yes, acid reflux diet and breakfast is quite a problem, because so many of the breakfast food choices cause heartburn. Your fried eggs, with toast and butter, and orange juice and coffee – or that rush through the fast food restaurant, are of the worst foods that can be eaten. These can be expected to cause heartburn, certainly negating the benefits that eating breakfast are supposed to give you.

Breakfast Food Choices For Acid Reflux

So what are you going to do – you need to eat breakfast, but you aren’t going to do so if it is only going to make you feel worse. To begin with, how about getting up 15 minutes earlier so you aren’t in such a rush and fast food becomes your only breakfast alternative. And then, how about if you quit brain washing yourself into thinking that you need caffeine to get going? I remember my old routine, get up and skip breakfast except for 2-3 cups of coffee, have a diet coke at my desk, and then eat Tums throughout the morning – I have chipped teeth from Tums.

There are many acid reflux diet food choices for breakfast that don’t take much time to prepare, and that can actually help to reduce reflux and heartburn instead of causing it. And you can adapt to some changes in food choices that will help you even more – you really don’t need to eat that last piece of cold pizza for breakfast to keep it from going to waste J

Good food choices will include whole-grains, fruits and vegetables, and protein – just like any well balance healthy meal. In fact, that is one of the major benefits of an acid reflux diet, besides helping prevent or getting rid of heartburn, it is also a diet that promotes good health.

Whole grain breakfast food choices can be found in oatmeal, whole grain cereals, or whole grain breads. These are important for your acid reflux diet. They have fiber which makes them easier to digest, they don’t require as much acid during digestion, and actually they break down during digestion in a way that can absorb excess acid. Additionally, whole grains include the antioxidant selenium, which has been shown to help protect the cell lining in the esophagus.

Fruits and vegetables are great for breakfast – what could be better than starting the day with an apple, or eating some fruit on your whole grain cereal. Just remember to stay away from the citrus fruits or juices, and especially no tomato juice as it is very highly acidic. Drink natural apple or grape juice as something that helps reduce acid. And if you can eat pizza and drink coke for breakfast, then you sure could get used to eating some broccoli – or how about some steamed broccoli with some egg whites.

Protein is an important food choice. It makes you feel more full and thus can help prevent overeating. And protein is the food source that helps build and repair muscles – this could include strengthening the muscles associated with your esophagus. As in all acid reflux diets, make sure that your proteins are low in fat content, because fat takes longer to digest and needs more acid to do so, thus increasing the likelihood of reflux heart burn. This means skim milk instead of whole milk, egg whites instead of the whole egg – and no more of that bacon or the fatty meats and fried foods in those breakfast sandwiches.

Breakfast And Lifestyle Changes

My lifestyle has changed the last few years; I was gaining weight as I was getting older, and I had heartburn that became acid reflux disease. Besides making some very big acid reflux diet changes, it now includes going to the gym in the morning before starting work. So, breakfast is very important to me after working out, but I also lose some extra time that I could have had for eating.

I eat a banana on the way to the gym, which helps settle my stomach. And then for breakfast I want a lot of protein, and to be sure that I have a relatively high protein to carbohydrate ratio; I want energy and not a spike in my blood sugar level. I usually drink a vanilla protein powder shake, and eat a cup of Greek yogurt [it is low-fat and has extra protein], and an apple – delicious.

I feel very good throughout the morning, and with no more coffee and diet coke to ‘help’ me through – if I want something else to eat, I have another apple. Breakfast is very important to our health, and you have lots of food choices that not only won’t cause heartburn, but can actually help control it. But like in the case of all acid reflux diet choices, there are tradeoffs and lifestyle changes to be made to get rid of heartburn, and to get health benefits from what we eat -vs- eating in a way that makes heartburn become worse, and lead to acid reflux disease.

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How a Healthy Diet Can Help Women Who Suffer From Thinning Hair

Apart from keeping your body and skin looking great and healthy, the type of diet you are under plays a great role in the general appearance of your hair. It is therefore very important for people suffering from hair loss or thinning hair to take caution on the kind of foods they take daily. It helps to ensure that your diet is healthy and balanced to give your body all the nutrients it needs. You should take all 5 components of food-proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals in proper amounts to ensure there is no deficiency of any nutrient in your body.

Vegetables and fruits
Lack of vitamins is the main cause of thinning hair, making it crucial to increase your vegetable and fruit intake. Some of the best fruits and vegetables are those which are rich with antioxidants such as gooseberries, blackberries and sweet potatoes. By taking enough of the two, your body will have all the vitamins it requires for its well being.

Healthy fats
Although there is a need to keep away from fats to manage weight, the body still requires a friendly amount of healthy fats. The fats determine how good your hair looks, meaning that a lack of them can cause your hair to be brittle, dull and thin. It is therefore important to take a good amount of the fats considered to be healthy daily. The fats can be from fish, nuts, or you can even use olive oil which is low in calories.

Whole grains and protein intake
Proteins are also essential in giving you healthy and good-looking hair. Help your hair by taking foods rich in protein such as tuna, chicken and cottage cheese, which also happens to be low in calories. Choose brown rice and rye bread for your whole grain intake so that you have enough carbohydrates.

Hair loss in women is more frustrating than it is in men and therefore it's important to eat right to keep your hair healthy and strong. By taking the above tips seriously, there will be no need for you to keep your hair covered or struggle with wigs and weaves since you will be proud of what you have thanks to your healthy eating habits.

Sometimes all it takes is a change in lifestyle to take care of most of our worries and therefore getting as much information as possible helps before a problem gets out of hand.

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How To Lose Weight Fast – Focus On MDF In That Exact Order And See Changes The 1st Week!

Do you want to learn how to lose weight fast… without getting the consequences associated with quick weight loss? Well, in order for that to happen, it all starts with focusing on the right things in the right order with your weight loss program. That’s where M.D.F comes in… and that what I’m going to talk about with you today…

Alright, first things first. I just got to ask a question: Did I do a good job in getting you curious about what the heck is M.D.F? I just hope I didn’t get you thinking that M.D.F is some type of dangerous illegal weight loss supplement that some underground drug company is producing (lol)!

Okay my friend, if you want to get fast results, then it is important that you create your transformation program by focusing on the 3 most important things in the proper order. Those 3 things are:

M – Metabolism: It is extremely important that you focus on the things you must do to increase your metabolism and avoid having it slow down. I know this may seem confusing and different in comparison to many other things you may have heard as far as dieting being the number one rule. Dieting is VERY important, however, EVERYTHING you do must be based around keeping your metabolism running strong… and that includes dieting… and that’s why focusing on figuring out what you need to do to boost your metabolism should be the first thing on your list.

D – Diet: The next most important thing to focus on is your dieting. It does not matter how long you are in the gym, or how long you just jogged for, if your diet is not in check, then the results are going to be minimal to none. Unfortunately for myself, I had to learn that the hard way! I would just eat what I wanted and assumed busting my butt with exercising would make it all alright… and boy was I wrong!

F – Fitness: And last, but certainly not least, you of course have to focus on fitness. Exercising is like the engine of a car, your metabolism is the car itself, and dieting is the gasoline. (WOW… that was kind of impressive! I’m going to make sure I copyright that quote as soon as possible… lol)! Anyway, making sure you are doing proper fitness routines is what will ensure you get that amazing body in no time.

Now, Here Is How You Put It All Together…

1.) For dieting, you have to boost your metabolism. So, this means that you have to go on a diet program based around eating in a way that increases your metabolic rate. The ways that this is possible is by eating smaller meals often during the day, shifting calories, eating healthy meals integrated with cheat meals in a special way, eating the right nutrients that boost your metabolism (such as dark green veggies and foods high in antioxidants), and more.

2.) For fitness, again, you have to boost your metabolism. This means you need to hit the stop button on the treadmill, walk off the platform, and step away from it! Long boring cardio WILL NOT BOOST YOUR METABOLISM! Contrary to what you may see constantly in the gym, cardio is not the best type of exercise for getting in shape.

The most effective and most efficient way to lose weight fast is actually to build lean muscle! Why is that you ask? Well, when you build lean muscle tissue, not only will you burn calories during your training session, you will also burn calories WELL AFTER your workout is down! And this is because building lean muscle tissue increases your metabolic rate and your resting metabolic rate!

When you do cardio, I recommend you do the number one type of cardio that is best for maintaining muscle tissue… and that would be high intensity cardio or high intensity interval cardio. Both types of workouts take WAY less time to do than traditional cardio, they are more fun to do, and they of course will burn away a crap load of calories!

So, if you have wondered how to lose weight fast, and if it was safe to do, then as you can see from above, if you focus on M.D.F (metabolism then diet then fitness), and if you do the right things with each, then make no mistake about it, you WILL see results in your first week! In fact, when I shifted my focus around and started to focus more on boosting my metabolism with diet and exercising, I dropped close to 5 pounds in my first week… naturally and permanently!

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The History of Weight Loss – Bring on the Fat Flappers

If you ever get hold of a history book, flip through and take special note of the body sizes that seemed to be the norm of each time period. Body weight and ideal have changed over the years, just as they continue to do now. What is in fashion can be dictated by the type of clothing that is in vogue — some styles just require a thinner frame to lay right. Some cultures will worship the larger members because it is a sign of prosperity- only the rich can be fat after all. Americans have that one backwards — here only the rich are the super thin.

Why is that? Is it because the wealthy are being fed some “magic” food that allows them to stay ultra-thin? In all reality, the rich are staying that way because they are being fed teeny-tiny, designer meals produced by personal chefs and they have trainers, nutritionists and others working around the clock to keep them that way. There is no magic involved.

Thin and fat have knocked each other off the top of the popularity charts for hundreds of years. Look at the creation of some of the worlds most renowned artists; look at the models that they chose to work with. Ruben would be laughed out of the art community if he were alive to day and still choosing the same models. His plump and juicy lasses were definitely not the waif-thin and underfed gals that pass as models these days, were they?

Now, have a look at another era. Look at the Flappers for instance. Knock-kneed, flat-chested and very thin, the Flappers were the ideal for that time. Of course, there were probably the Rubenesque women who longed to shimmy into a sheath dress as well, but history certainly isn’t showing them. Even then, it was the body type that typifies the standard of the day that gets the notice while the others are ignored, or worse, ridiculed.

When thin was in fashion, dieting became the norm. The most extreme diet then is the most extreme dieting now — fasting. Religious leaders and their devoted followers would fast for days on end and would experience weight loss (of course) as well as the potential for visions. If the fast lasted too long, the weight loss would be followed up with death so the fasters started putting two and two together. Not eating equaled weight loss, but could equal death as well. The aha moment is followed quickly by the adaptation of the fast: A modified fast.

Sometime during the fasting and the modified fasting and the starving and the dying, science discovered the calorie and the dieting industry was born. Now, doctors and snake oil salesman alike had a word to shout at you as well as a number to recommend. Nobody fully understood the diet nor had daily requirements been discovered yet, so no one knew how many calories a person needed or from what foods those calories should even come from.

The early dieters caught on that starving themselves did not work because it led to their deaths. Eating less did work so they would stick to an extremely low calorie count; around 1000 calories. The problem with staying that low is it is impossible to keep the body healthy, whole and well. What they found then is the same thing that a dieter trying to subsist on that calorie count now would find: You cannot survive on it.

As more study was done and science starting revealing the concept of metabolism and the body’s own processes, the smart dieter put a twist on the 1000 calorie diet to stave off the body’s own destruction of itself. They would remain at the magic number but all of those calories would come from protein and the birth of the first extreme protein diet fad was ushered in. The problem here was the same as the next all protein diet, and the one after that, as well as the problem with all other extreme diets in general: Any diet that allows you, forces you or encourages you to eat only one food group or type and forbids, limits or ignores all others is unhealthy and is pre-destined to eventual failure.

Remember a few years ago when the protein diet reared its head again? Suddenly everybody is eating burgers, but no buns. You could have a pan full of bacon, but you could not have toast to sop up the grease with. Eat a pound of beef at every meal, but don’t you dare let a potato touch your lips. The list of vegetables that were on the no-no list for this diet was unreal and even worse- fruit was just as forbidden as a slab of Death by Chocolate cake. Fruit was forbidden on the protein diet and was as vilified as any dessert. All fruits. All the time.

But, extreme protein diets, modified fasts and other weight loss efforts are not easy and even back then, humans were looking for the easier way to lose weight. Before anyone thinks that modern man has the corner on the market for weight loss gadgets and gimmicks, then know this: In the 1900s one of the first weight loss pills was developed, along with tonics, elixirs and other products all meant to tone and trim without the tedium of actually having to watch what you ate or exercise. Among those first pills was one which contained benzocaine, which would not only dull the taste buds but would produce an odd, tingling sensation in the mouth which would make it harder to enjoy food, hopefully leading to the user to eat less. Well, yes, that would work since most people do not eat if they cannot feel their mouth, but the side effect would be chomping through your tongue on a daily basis. Of course, there are still people who do a modified version of this concept to this very day. They brush their teeth after every meal or whenever they feel hungry. The concept is that no one wants to ruin that squeaky clean feeling in their mouth and besides who wants minty fresh potato chips?

Every person wants us to believe something different about weight loss. The doctor wants us to believe that we are in dire need of metabolic help so that he can prescribe us the newest prescription medication. The gym gurus and gadget gods wants us to exercise, but only using their equipment. The infomercials wants us to use their pill, powder, potion, cream or what have you. Authors turned expert or vice versa want us to buy their books. Watch my video, listen to my inspirational tapes; buy, buy buy. In the end, the only thing getting thinner is your wallet and all of the gear and goods in the world is not going to help you if you do not learn the very basics of weight loss. You have to exercise. You need the right amount of calories and you need to understand what a calorie is, where it comes from and how it acts in your body. The next chapter will get you started on that knowledge.

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3 Amazing Tricks To Melt Away Belly Fat In 1 Week! (Without Pills, Starving, Or Fad Dieting!)

To be able to melt away belly fat in one week, you have to either go in for surgery, starve yourself, do some extreme fitness routines for a very long time each day… or you can practice these 3 simple and amazing tricks I have for you in this article! Which do you prefer? Oh, so you want to do those crazy fitness routines? Okay, well, go sprint around your neighborhood for 4 hours straight, do 500 push-ups, and 150 burpees everyday for 7 days! JUST KIDDING!

In all seriousness, there are some simple tricks that can help you get rid of stubborn fat (in this case, the belly area). I followed these tips myself, and I can assure you, they work, and they work very effectively, easily, and permanently!

This is what I recommend you do:

1. Drink The Miracle Drink…

Most people assume that all they need to drink in order to get in amazing health is water and green tea. Now yes, water is by far the #1 thing to drink, and green tea is highly recommended… HOWEVER… there is another beverage I strongly recommend you add into your diet.

This drink is apple cider vinegar (the organic type with the substance called “the mother”). This drink is VERY powerful… and it literally has hundreds of healing powers! I’m actually drinking it right now to help with getting my severe lower back pain healed (which by the way is making it very hard for me to type this article right now… LOL)!

Now, in regards to burning off stubborn fat, apple cider vinegar will help with boosting your metabolism, detoxifying your digestive system, getting rid of bloating, and curbing your appetite!

I recommend you drink 3 tablespoons with 8 ounces of water 3 times a day for best results.

2. The Pre-Meal Trick…

Eating smaller meals is an ideal way to boost your metabolism and lose weight fast. However, most people who go on diets based on this method (which are the best types of diets to go on by the way… and I’ll talk about that in a second), have a hard time feeling satisfied after eating smaller meals.

I could say that you simply just have to get used to and train your body to eat smaller meals more often, but honestly, doing that is going to take some time for most of us! In the meantime, I recommend you try the pre-meal trick…

Simply have a full glass of water and a high protein food (protein shake, organic Greek yogurt, nuts, etc.) about 15 minutes before you eat your small meal. Works like a charm… and you get even more health and fat loss benefits!

3. The Top Diet Secret…

Mix around your calorie patterns! This type of dieting is based around eating smaller meals more often (as mentioned above), but you have to alternate the foods you eat following a specific pattern. By doing this, you will instantly cause your bodies fat burning hormones to multiply and will skyrocket your metabolism. This in turn will help you lose belly fat and weight like crazy.

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Beer And Dieting: The Healthiest Beer To Drink On A Get Thin Program

Beer and dieting don’t mix, right? But sometimes, you just have to have a brew. When the craving strikes, be sure you know the healthiest beer to drink on a get thin program.

Whether or not you can have beer while you’re dieting and still keep losing weight depends on why you want the beer in the first place. If you’re drinking to get drunk, you’re pretty much out of luck. Every reasonable diet program severely limits alcohol consumption because alcohol lowers your leptin levels.

Leptin is the substance in your body that tells your body whether to burn fat or hang onto it. If the levels are low, it signals your body to store fat. You don’t want to do anything that will lower your leptin levels if you want to get skinny.

So going on a bender and having a six-pack or two isn’t possible if your goal is to become thin. You can, however, enjoy the taste without it hurting your dieting efforts.

If the reason you want the beer is because you just like the taste of it, you have an option that will not only taste good so you feel like you’re having a treat, but it’s also one of the ways to burn fat. There’s one brew on the market that is pretty good for you: O’Douls.

O’Douls has lots of carbs, which help raise leptin levels, and unlike many processed sources of carbs, O’Douls doesn’t have any no-nos like high fructose corn syrup. So it’s a relatively healthy beverage choice.

You still need to think about calories of course. Too much of anything, whether it’s healthy or not, will block weight loss progress. But in moderation, O’Douls isn’t a bad choice.

And if you absolutely must have the alcoholic version of a brew, will it totally blow your diet?

Not if you’re careful about your choice. You want to pick a light version obviously, but be careful about which one you pick. The calorie levels vary quite a bit and so does the carbohydrate content. You want the one with lowest calories and carbs.

The number one brew that meets this requirement is Bud Select 55. But you can find others if you poke around and read labels.

As with O’Douls, you still can’t go crazy with the light brews. Too much of anything, especially alcohol, will mess up your fat burning efforts.

Even though beer and dieting don’t usually go hand in hand, you can still enjoy a cold one when you’re on a get thin program. Just be sure you pick the healthiest beer you can and enjoy it in moderation.

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