Quality Liquid Multi-Vitamins

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
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When you want to take charge of your health, quality liquid multi-vitamins are a great place to start. Not only can they help to fill in the gaps in your diet due to stress and not having the time to eat, but they can also help to protect you and nourish you through various stages of your life. From adulthood and pregnancy to older age, quality liquid multi-vitamins can be the best way to keep your body healthy.

Moving into adulthood

Whether you’re a young adult or a ‘real’ adult, quality liquid multi-vitamins can be a great addition to your health plan. When you’re trying to get your career off and running, you’re going to be tired and stressed and possibly unable to manage your health at the same time. By adding supplements like quality liquid multi-vitamins, you will be able to still stay healthy and strong.

Men and women can both take advantage of quality liquid multi-vitamins. They’re easy to use and easy to carry wherever your life takes you. You can drink them at any time of day and whenever you need an extra boost.

Want to get pregnant?

Of course, when you want to get pregnant, getting the right nutrients is essential for both the woman and the man. Many fertility issues revolve around a lack of a healthy body, so if you start to use quality liquid multi-vitamins, you can head off those kinds of concerns. Men and women should both start taking vitamin supplements up to a year before they try for a pregnancy.

And of course, for the woman carrying a new child, vitamins are essential for their growth. While you always want to check with your doctor before taking any medication, liquid vitamins are often an easy way to replenish your body’s nutritional stores.

As time marches on

As we age, our bodies have a great need for quality liquid multi-vitamins. Because our cells are slowing down, they aren’t working as efficiently as they once were, so they can stop processing some of the nutrients that we take in through our diet. But by adding those vitamins back in, you can halt the spread of some diseases and even slow the signs of aging.

What you need to realize is that quality liquid multi-vitamins can be a great addition to anyone’s life at nearly any time of their life. So, no matter if you have a current situation that requires more vitamins or you’re planning to live a longer life, adding something like quality liquid multi-vitmains to your life is a great step.

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Rating the Fad Diets

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
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THE 200 POINT SYSTEM

With so many different diets available, how are we to know

what works and what is safe? The only way to be sure is to

discover the author’s background and the research behind

the diet’s methodology. Every good diet should give a

background about the author and his/her credentials and

experience in the fields of nutrition and biochemistry.

However, even a vast resume does not mean a credible and

safe diet. But it does suggest, at least, that the author has

some knowledge of nutrition. Providing research behind the

diet proves that the diet is not something the author

invented, so long as the research is not self-serving and

altered to fit a hypothesis.

Some diets may not need a great deal of tests and studies

behind them, simply because they are based on

fundamentals. For example, many women’s magazines

have articles on dieting and weight loss, but they are

common sense suggestions that most people concerned

about weight should know already: “Eat smaller meals”, “cut

down on sugar and fat”, etc., are typical philosophies. More

structured diets should give some scientific reasons for its

suggested success, preferably case studies and research

performed on everyday test subjects, as well as athletes.

Since we have established the importance of eating a

balanced diet in accordance to selecting healthy foods and

obtaining RDA minimums, it is possible now to rate the

diets in accordance to those specific criteria. Begin with a

score of 200 and subtract 10 points from the total for each

statement below in which the diet concedes. An ideal diet

should maintain a score of 200, but a score of 160 or

greater is acceptable.

1. The diet does not include the food groups in adequate

amounts. Some fad diets eliminate one or more of the food

groups. Do not deduct 10 points if a food group’s nutrients

(e.g., carbs, proteins, fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals) are

adequately substituted with that of another food group.

2. The diet does not provide at least 45% of its calories from

carbohydrate sources. In order to prevent ketosis, at least

150g of glucose/day is required. That’s 33-50% of total

calorie intake on a 1200-calorie diet. Keep in mind that is

the minimum. For highly active individuals, that amount

should increase to 60% at times, i.e., immediately after

exercise.

3. The carbohydrate content exceeds 20% concentrated

sugars. At least 80% of carbohydrate sources should be

complex, and preferably in the form of vegetables, seeds,

and legumes.

4. The protein content exceeds 30%. A very high protein

intake is unnecessary, it places additional strain on the

urinary system, and it is a poor source of energy. Thirty

percent is more than adequate, even for growing children

and teenagers. The only group that requires higher protein

intake are those who recently suffered a severe injury (e.g.,

leg amputation), infection, or surgery. However, these

individuals will be under the care of a physician with a

special high protein diet.

5. Protein content accounts for 15% or less of total calories.

Although unnecessary in large amounts, protein still has

many vital functions, including tissue repair and the

formation of enzymes.

6. Fats exceed 30% of total intake. Besides increasing the

risk of cardiovascular disease, high fat diets have not been

demonstrated to decrease weight better than other methods

of ‘proper’ eating.

7. Total fat consumption is less than 15% of total calories.

Fat in moderate amounts is essential for a healthy diet, and

such a diet provides taste to many foods. Fat intake below

15% for long periods, for most individuals, is unrealistic.

Fat intake that is too low can also be detrimental to children

and teenagers who require ample kcalories for continued

growth.

8. Total fat consumption is less than 25% essential fatty

acids, and saturated fat is more than 30% of total fat

consumption. Deduct 10 for each.

9. The diet does not suggest common foods, meaning

foods you should be able to obtain at any grocery store or

market.

10. The foods for the diet are expensive or monotonous.

Some diets require the purchase of ‘their’ foods or

expensive ‘organic’ foods only obtained through health food

stores. Some foods taste so bad they are difficult to

tolerate repeatedly (e.g., seaweed). Deduct 10 for each.

11. The diet consists of an inflexible meal plan. The diet

does not allow for substitutions or deviations, requiring a

person to live under ‘house arrest’ with the same food

selections every day.

12. The diet provides less than 1200 kcalories per day.

Less than that and the body’s basic functions may not be

getting the energy, vitamins and minerals needed to work

properly, and the dieter almost is certain to feel hungry all

the time. Diets below 1200 kcalories should be reserved for

those under the supervision of a dietitian or licensed

physician.

13. The diet requires the use of supplements. If the diet

provides adequate energy and it is well balanced,

supplements are unnecessary. ‘Fat accelerators,’ such as

ephedrine, may increase the rate of weight loss, but the diet

should be able to stand on its own merit. Some diet clinics

promote a vast array of herbal preparations and fat

accelerators, and this is where these clinics make their

money – not in their knowledge and ability as nutritionists.

14. The diet does not recommend a realistic weight goal.

Diets should not be promoting the body of a Greek god or a

supermodel. They should not be suggesting that a person

lose 100 pounds (even if 100 pounds overweight). Nor

should diets recommend weight loss below an ideal

weight.

15. The diet recommends or promotes more than 1-2

lbs/week weight loss. Do not expect to lose more than 1-2

pounds of fat a week – it is physically impossible unless

chronically obese, at which point 3 pounds may be

possible. If more than two pounds is lost per week, the

body change is due to a loss of water and/or muscle tissue.

Gimmicks that promise 10 pounds in 2 weeks are either

simply not true or else something other than fat is being

lost. Also keep in mind that the more fat a person wishes to

lose, and the less a person has, the more difficult and

slower it will be to lose additional fat.

16. The diet does not include an evaluation of food habits.

Dieting should be a slow process by which a person

changes normal eating habits. It should not include looking

for quick fixes and quick plans promising short cuts and

extreme changes – a person would never stay with these

programs and such diets do not work long-term. The

number of kcalories eaten, and the food selections and their

amounts, should be reevaluated on a regular basis…

perhaps once every 1-2 months to determine the program’s

effectiveness.

17. Regular exercise is not recommended as part of the

plan for proper weight loss. Weight loss occurs twice as

fast with exercise, and without exercise there is a greater

tendency to lose lean muscle tissue as well as fat. This is

not ideal.

OVERVIEW OF VARIOUS DIETS

Low Carbohydrate Diets: Ketosis occurs, and this presents

the same problems as fasting. Once glycogen stores are

spent (which happens quickly with athletes and those who

exercise regularly), glucose must be made from protein

sources, and there is greater wear on the kidneys as a

result. Even on a high protein diet, some protein will be

taken from body tissues in order to produce enough energy

for the nervous system and regular activity. The onset of

ketosis is an indication that this process has begun and it is

not a positive aspect, regardless of what pro-high-fat

authorities indicate.

Great weight loss on a low-carb diet is evident because of

the fact that carbs hold water in the muscles at a ratio of 1:3.

As carb intake decreases then so, too, does water retention.

Much water flushes as a result of lack of glycogen to hold

water molecules. Moreover, by increasing protein intake,

excess nitrogen flushes with even more water since the

kidneys use water to dilute the concentration of nitrogen.

Once leaving a low-carb diet and the muscles refill with

glycogen, fluid concentrations increase and the dieter

regains some of the weight.

Low calorie diets of 400-600 kcalories that consist primarily

of protein have the same problems as fasting and

low-carbohydrate diets: proteins are used for energy and

weight loss comes largely from water. Low-cal diets must

be supervised properly by a medical professional and only

as a last resort for those who cannot seem to lose weight by

other methods. However, even those individuals tend to

regain most of their weight back once they return to a

balanced diet.

Beverly Hills Diet – a diet consisting of grapefruit, eggs, rice,

and kelp; it is deficient in minerals and vitamins.

Cambridge Diet – a very low kcalorie (300-600 kcal/day);

protein/carb mixture with mineral imbalances; the dieter is

close to fasting.

Complete Scarsdale Diet – this diet is unbalanced

nutritionally; some days are calorically restricted; the dieter

alters portions of carbohydrate, protein, and fat; the diet

consists of low carbs (20-50 g/day), and high fat and

protein; the diet has a high meat (saturated fat and

cholesterol) content.

Dr. Atkin’s Diet Revolution – this diet is unbalanced

nutritionally; some days are calorically restricted; the dieter

alters portions of carbohydrate, protein, and fat; carbs are

very low (20-50 g/day), whereas fat and protein are high;

there is high meat (saturated fat and cholesterol)

consumption.

Dr. Linn’s Last Chance Diet – this diet has a very low

kcalorie intake (300-600 kcal/day); it consists of a

protein/carb mixture with a mineral imbalance; the dieter is

close to fasting.

Dr. Reuben’s The Save Your Life Diet – this is a calorically

dilute diet consisting of high fiber (30-35g/day); the diet is

low in fat and animal products; there is poor absorption of

minerals because of too much high fiber.

“Fake” Mayo Diet – this diet consists of grapefruits, eggs,

rice, and kelp; it is deficient in minerals and vitamins.

F-Plan Diet – this is a calorically dilute diet consisting of

high fiber (30-35g/day); it is low in fat and animal products;

there is poor absorption of minerals because of too much

fiber.

LA Costa Spa Diet – this diet promotes weight loss of 1-1_

lbs/day; there are various plans of 800, 1000, and 1200

kcal/day composed of 25% protein, 30% fat (mostly

polyunsaturates), and 45% carbohydrate; the diets includes

the four food groups.

Medifast Diet – this diet is balanced nutritionally, but

provides only 900 kcal/day; use of liquid formulas makes

this diet monotonous and expensive.

Nutrimed Diet/Medifast Diet – this is a nutritionally balanced

diet, but it supplies only 900 kcal/day; the use of liquid

formulas makes this diet monotonous and expensive.

Optifast Diet – this diet is nutritionally balanced, but

supplies only 900 kcal/day; use of liquid formulas makes

this diet monotonous and expensive.

Pritikin Permanent Weight-Loss Diet – this is a nutritionally

unbalanced diet; some days are calorically restricted; the

dieter alters portions of carbohydrate, protein, and fat; the

diet consists of high protein (100 g/day); unless the foods

properly chosen, it may be low in vitamin B12.

Prudent Diet – this is a balanced, low kcalorie (2400

kcal/day) diet for men; it is low in cholesterol and saturated

fats; a maximum of 20-35% calories are derived from fat

with an emphasis on protein, carbohydrates, and salt; there

is ample consumption of fish and shellfish, and saturated

fats are substituted with polyunsaturated fats.

Quick Weight Loss Diet – this diet is unbalanced

nutritionally; some days are calorically restricted; the dieter

alters portions of carbohydrate, protein, and fat, although

there is low carbs (20-50 g/day), and high fat and protein;

there is high meat consumption (saturated fat and

cholesterol) with this diet.

San Francisco Diet – this diet begins at 500 kcal/day,

consisting of two meals per day of one fruit, one vegetable,

one slice of bread, and two meat exchanges; the second

week limits carbohydrates, with most food coming from the

meat group and with some eggs and cheese, and a few

vegetables; week three includes fruit; in week four there is

an increase in vegetables; week five the dieter add

fat-containing foods (e.g., nuts, avocados); week six

includes milk; week seven includes pastas and bread,

where the diet is maintained at about 1300 kcal/day; this

diet avoids the issue of saturated fats and cholesterol.

Slendernow Diet – this diet is unbalanced nutritionally;

some days are calorically restricted; the dieter alters

portions of carbohydrate, protein, and fat; the protein is

generally high (100 g/day); unless foods are properly

chosen, there may be a deficiency in vitamin B12.

Weight-Watchers Diet – this diet is balanced nutritionally, at

about 1000-1200 kcal; use of high nutrient-dense foods are

consumed; economic and palatable food makes it one of

the most successful diets with no real health risks.

Wine Diet – this diet is about 1200 kcal/day, containing 28

menus together with a glass of dry table wine at dinner;

besides the medicinal components of wine, it is believed

that individuals reduce portion sizes when wine is

consumed with a meal; the diet is low in cholesterol and

saturated fats; there is a focus on fish, poultry, and veal with

moderate amounts of red meat.

Yogurt Diet – this diet consists of two versions, being

900-1000 kcal/day, and 1200-1500 kcal/day; plain low-fat

yogurt is the main dairy dish, consumed at breakfast, lunch,

and as a bedtime snack; the diet is high in protein, and it is

low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and refined carbohydrates.

Diets that do not provide 100% of the U.S. RDA for 13

vitamins and minerals:

Atkins

Beverly Hills

Carbohydrate Craver’s Basic

Carbohydrate Craver’s Dense

California (1200 kcal) California (2000 kcal)

F-Plan

I Love America

I Love New York

Pritikin (700 kcal) Pritikin (1200 kcal)

Richard Simmons

Scarsdale

Stillman

Brian D. Johnston is the Director of Education and President of the I.A.R.T. fitness certification institute. He has written over 12 books and is a contributor author to the Merck Medical Manual. An international lecturer, Mr. Johnston wears many hats in the fitness and health industries. You can visit his site at http://www.ExerciseCertification.com

Liquid Hoodia Gordonii – Why Liquid Hoodia is the Excellent Choice For Weightwatchers

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
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Life is hard and stressful enough so if you are given the chance to make it a little easier without dramas and traumas why not? If you find that your self-discipline and human will are not enough to fight the lure of a loaded and groaning dining table and the promise of a well stocked fringe hard to resist every day do not lose hope. Why not include liquid hoodia in your weight loss program? It helps suppress your appetite making it easy for you to stick to your diet program and lose weight easily without you secretly pacing your bedroom floor and drowning your tears and muting your cries of despair on your pillow every night.

We have fifteen types of hoodia plants but the variety that is proven to be effective by scientists is the hoodia gordonii which is only found in the South African desert. The San Bushmen of the African Kalahari desert were known to eat this tender and juicy edible plant to help them curb their need for food and water when they are on long hunting trips. In 1963 a team of scientists studied what is the active element in this cactus plant and after three decades of study and spending a whooping $20 million it was found out that the molecules known as P57 found in hoodia gordonii when ingested in the body would send false signals to the brain that the stomach is full and as a result the human body mechanism when hungry would close down and the appetite is suppressed making losing weight easy for any weightwatcher. Early of year 2000 many hoodia products where introduced online and we have hoodia tablets, capsule, patches, tea, powder and liquid. The most sought after lately is liquid hoodia because it is proven to be more potent and fast-acting.

Liquid hoodia do not need to go through the digestion process because it is liquid, it is quickly absorbed by the blood stream and will immediately take effect within minutes from the moment it was taken. It is very convenient also for those who find tablets and capsules hard to swallow. It can either be mixed in your drink or you can put a few drops on your tongue before meals. Our human body will only absorb the active ingredients of drugs in tablet or capsule form 2 percent to 20 percent to the maximum, but on the other hand for liquid the absorption level is 98 percent. Therefore, if you want a more potent hoodia product for fast and maximum result liquid hoodia is the best choice. Furthermore, tablets and capsules contains fillers and talc while liquid hoodia do not need fillers, binders and any kind of additives hence, there is no need for more digestion processes to break down the drug before it will be absorbed in the body.

Should you decide to try liquid hoodia it is important to do your research first. There are many counterfeit hoodia products online today and it is best to be more prudent and to make well informed choices. The first thing that you need to take note when you buy any hoodia product is to check if the product brand name can produce or show any C.I.T.E.S certificate or a chemical analysis report confirming that the brand indeed has pure hoodia gordonii. Some counterfeit hoodia products only use small amounts of hoodia gordonii and dilute it in harmful chemicals such as ephedrine. Ephedrine is dangerous to the human body because though it helps suppress the appetite it can cause increase blood pressure and palpitations.

Dieting need not be a battle between life and death. Just kick the diet struggles away and let Mother Nature help you-liquid hoodia to the rescue!

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Post Bariatric Surgery Diet

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
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The post bariatric surgery diet is the diet that you will be following for the first 8 to 12 weeks following your gastric bypass surgery. This is something that may not have even crossed your mind until a few months before your surgery date, but it is something you will have to be prepared for because the way you eat will be drastically different from what you are used to.

This diet will be very different than what you are used to, but it will not last forever and you will be back to eating foods that you enjoy and hopefully making healthy choices to maintain your weight loss. You will be on clear liquids for the first day or two and then it will be on to step 2 of the diet. It is important that the foods in this step not require chewing. You should be eating ONLY protein drinks, baby food or strained pureed foods.

You should be consuming 60 grams of protein and 32 ounces of allowed liquids each day.

This will consume a good part of your day. Because of how little you can eat at one time, it is important to eat things that have high protein gram count in a small volume. There are drinks that contain 15-20 grams in an 8 ounce serving. Drinking should be avoided within 30 minutes of a meal and this is something I still do five years later.

You can begin step 3 of the post bariatric surgery diet anytime after the second week, but proceed with caution, especially if you are recovering from a Roux-en-Y. Choose soft foods and chew it extremely well. You cannot chew too much and the food should be liquid before it is swallowed. Over time add different foods back into your diet. I found some vegetables and meats most difficult. Cut the meats into small pieces and you may need to soften them with liquid.

By the time you reach the twelfth week you should be eating many of the foods that you ate before, but some foods will not agree with you. Sugar and fat will present the biggest problems. You want to severely limit these items as much as possible. And some of them you may have to be eliminated from your diet completely. These items may cause severe pain or dumping syndrome. These people will have the easiest time maintaining their weight loss because they will be forced to eat healthy most of the time. If you are like me, you will be able to eat anything within reason.

This should be an exciting time in your life. If you use the information that is given to before the weight loss surgery and set up a strong support system with a good after care program, there is no reason why you should not continue to maintain a healthy weight and see most obesity related medical issues diminish.

Arlene is an author that enjoys writing about health and finance. You can visit her latest site at http://postbariatricsurgerydiet.com where you can find information on the post bariatric surgery diet.

HCG Diet Recipes to Enjoy

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
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The Trouble With Protein

Protein sources that are allowed on the HCG diet are limited in their variety and in their inherent flavor. White fish, shellfish, and chicken breast are just plain dull without fat. If you could follow Julia Child’s advice to smother everything in butter (not allowed on the HCG diet!), you would get a lot more flavor from these foods. So avoiding fat and still getting flavor is the challenge

The key to making the protein sources flavorful is simply how you use herbs and spices. There really is not much to it. Garlic and onion are the most important of these. Hot sauce, chili powder, cilantro, parsley, tarragon, oregano, and many more highly flavorful spices make any dish of chicken or fish taste great. If you do it right, you can even have tacos! And if you are careful, you can incorporate extra lean ground beef.

Mother Nature’s Veggies

Vine-ripened tomatoes and cucumbers (both of which are really fruits, by the way), young asparagus spears, and dark green leafy greens are as good as it gets from Mother Nature. If you had a source for these, which would almost have to be locally grown, then cooking would not be necessary.

However, since the most inexpensive and easy to find veggies are going to be at your supermarket, then you will want to flavor them up a bit, or maybe a lot. They will have very little flavor, because they have been picked unripe, put into cold storage, then fumigated with ethylene gas to make them look ripe.

The keys to making flavorful veggie dishes are the same as for protein dishes. Herbs and spices make everything much more enjoyable. Oh, and there are some allowable vegetable combinations, such as cucumber and lettuce, that work just fine in spite of violating Dr. Simeons’ original protocol.

Chocolate Strawberries and Other Great Desserts

Like veggies, fruits are at their tastiest when Mother Nature takes them to ripeness. However, if you by chance want to really liven up some not so ripe strawberries, a chocolate sauce sweetened with Stevia is a great choice. The key is mixing the right proportions of unsweetened cocoa powder and flavored liquid Stevia (Vanilla Creme or Dark Chocolate are the best) into a fruit dip. Freezing and serving chocolate-covered strawberries is a real delight!

Even if your apple happens to be a little tart, you can transform it into an allowable applesauce. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, with flavored liquid Stevia, are the key ingredients. All you have to do is slice the apple, cover and bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (with one-fourth cup of water), then puree and add spices. Wonderful!

Stevia to the Rescue

None of the artificial sweeteners are good for your health. And some, such as aspartame, are downright dangerous. Stevia is the best of the lot if you want a sweetener without side effects. Well, you might detect an aftertaste if you use unflavored Stevia powder. The flavored liquids, however, open up all kinds of sweetening adventures without the aftertaste. Imagine adding these new flavors to your fruit desserts: English Toffee, Apricot Nectar, Chocolate Raspberry, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Grape, Lemon, Peppermint, Root Beer, Valencia Orange, Vanilla Cr?me.

By the way, liquid Stevia makes any beverage sweet and flavorful, too. I like English Toffee in my coffee, so I no longer feel the need to fuel my sugar addiction in my java. Although commercial sodas are the greatest diet evil in human history (am I being too wishy washy on what I think?), you can make a delicious and healthful soda on your own with flavored liquid Stevia. Just add a few drops of any flavor to club soda and there you have it. Nothing better.

Melba Toast

Okay, there is not much you can do with Melba Toast all by itself. Flavored Melba crackers do offer actual flavor, though (e.g., garlic, sesame). However, you can incorporate Melba Toast into meat dishes, such as meatloaf, to maximize your flavor experience from the starchy component of the HCG diet.

Dr. Dennis Clark is a research scientist and experienced follower of the HCG Diet. He provides the public with his candid scientific and personal perspectives on this popular weight loss strategy. Dr. Clark may be called the Iron Chef of the HCG diet because of the simple, easy, and enjoyable recipes that he has assembled in his inexpensive HCG recipe book. See what he has to say, and even examine the entire table of contents, at http://besthcgweightloss.com/hcg-diet-recipes.htm.

Understanding the Liquid Restrictions of Weight Loss Surgery

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
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Eating a meal of lean protein without the benefit of liquid to wash it down is a way of life for weight loss surgery patients: they are following what is commonly called “liquid restrictions.” Patients who undergo bariatric surgery in the treatment of their morbid obesity sign-on for a lifetime of compliance to an odd set of dietary rules and guidelines, that if followed, will help them lose weight and keep it off for the rest of their life.

Liquid restrictions are imposed on patients of all bariatric procedures including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding (lap-band) and gastric sleeve. For thirty minutes prior to eating and thirty minutes following eating patients are to abstain from drinking fluids. They must not partake of liquids while eating. This is to ensure the stomach pouch only holds a small portion of lean protein and a feeling of fullness and satiation is sustained following meals. If liquid is consumed before meals the surgically altered gastric pouch tends to loosen and patients can consume a greater volume of food at mealtime. Following a meal, consumption of liquids will wash food through the stomach into the intestine before the gastric enzymes have adequately processed the nutrients in the food. Satiation is lost and hunger is likely to return. When partaking of liquids with meals the food becomes slurry and is quickly washed through the stomach pouch allowing the patient to consume increased quantities of food volume.

It is difficult for weight loss surgery patients to follow liquid restrictions because doing so causes tightness to occur in the stomach pouch, which for some is quite uncomfortable. Paradoxically, this discomfort is the mechanism by which gastric surgeries work: it is the signal to stop eating. Many patients may turn to eating soft processed simple carbohydrates while consuming liquids in an effort to avoid this discomfort. This is called slider food or slurry food eating and often it results in weight gain for the patient.

From early on patients of weight loss surgery must understand why the liquid restrictions are necessary for the long-term success of their weight loss and weight maintenance. Bariatric surgery is intended to cause a restricted feeling in the stomach when an appropriate volume of the correct food has been consumed. This restriction will linger and as the patient becomes familiar with the feeling it will become comfortable and an intellectual, as well as physical, understanding of satiation will follow.

Patients of weight loss surgery are instructed to follow a high protein diet of lean animal meat, dairy, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs, and vegetable protein. They should include healthy fats and low glycemic vegetables and fruit in their diet, but always be focused on eating protein first for the better part of their food volume. Snacking on processed carbohydrates is to be avoided. This diet should be followed for weight loss and weight maintenance throughout the life of the weight loss surgery patient.

Kaye Bailey (c) 2010 – All Rights Reserved

Kaye Bailey is an internationally recognized writer, speaker and weight loss surgery advocate. She is the author of the highly successful weight loss surgery back to basics plan: 5 Day Pouch Test and the 5 Day Pouch Test Owner’s Manual. Her follow-up book, Day 6: Beyond the 5 Day Pouch Test, was published in December 2009. It provides guidance for long-term weight and health management with all bariatric surgical procedures. Ms. Bailey is known for her powerful “You can do this!” manner and her belief in the power of personal responsibility. She is the founder of LivingAfterWLS, LLC parent company to the LivingAfterWLS.com and 5daypouchtest.com websites. Supporting both websites is the LivingAfterWLS Neighborhood, an online compassion-driven community for weight loss surgery, gastric bypass and gastric banding patients.

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Lose Weight the Natural Way With Hoodithin Liquid

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
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There are more than 1 billion adults in the whole entire world today that are over weight. Well over 300 million of these adults are obese. Many of these people suffer from more than just being over weight and are on certain medications so taking certain diet pills that are on the market today can be very dangerous to there health. This is because the medicines there taking can interact with certain non natural diet pills and cause more damage to their health. The solution to the problem is a natural herbal product called Hoodithin Liquid.

Many of you are probably thinking why liquid? Why not a Hoodia diet pill? The answer is simple and clear the liquid form of Hoodithin is absorbed faster by the body than diet pills and works 100 times better! The active ingredients in this wonderful product are more potent and work faster than any pill.

With the hoodithin liquid your body does not need to digest the weight loss supplement like pills so as soon as you take the product it starts to work right a way. All you have to do is put a few drops in your favorite drink and drink it! Plus it’s save for everyone to use making it easier for children to take.

So if you’re looking for an all natural way to lose weight and feel great without taking any synthetic weight loss drugs then you need to try hoodithin liquid today. Many people all over the world have been using this product to lose weight the natural way for one reason only; it works! If you need to take off the extra weight the save fast way, this product is for you. It will provide you with a save effective weight loss supplement to help you lose those extra pounds the safe natural way.

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How Liquid Vitamins Are Beneficial to Women

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
Filed under Liquid diet weight loss

The dietary requirements of the modern day are not met with the current diet which we normally have. With the increase in the junk food style of eating, our body is not supplied with the necessary nutrients, vitamins and proteins. Hence, it becomes necessary to supplement it with liquid multivitamins. This has to be rightly combined with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercises.

If you are one of those individuals who hate gulping down pills and tablets, then you can go in for liquid-vitamins or vitamin supplements. When you consume vitamin pills, close to 60% of the pills gets processed in the liver before it goes to the bloodstream. Liquid-vitamins make a world of difference. Hence, it is very important that you take in liquid vitamins as it is easily absorbed by the bloodstream. It is important that women go in for liquid-vitamins as the body is supplied the daily dietary requirement.

It is recommended that before starting the liquid-vitamins, you consult the doctor. Depending on your age and requirement, your physician will prescribe the dosage. Women who are in their childbearing years or menstruating years is advised to take liquid-vitamins as it is rich in folic acid and calcium and it helps to fight bone related problems like osteoporosis and bone loss. Lactating women and pregnant women need to take nutritional supplements as it prevents risk and birth defects like spina bifida.

Women who have crossed their menopausal age should take liquid-vitamins as they are rich in iron. Moreover, these vitamins have rich sources of vitamins like B12, calcium and vitamin D. Post menopausal women should go in for vitamins which do not have iron content. Multivitamins are available in tablet form, liquid form, capsules and gel caps. They will be absorbed directly in the blood as compared to pills and capsules. These vitamins contain the right balance of requisite nutrients like vitamin D, vitamin A and B-complex.

When vitamins are cold pressed into a pill or a capsule form, the nutrients are withdrawn and the body does not get the requisite energy. The nutrient content of liquid multivitamins is preserved for a longer time as compared to pills and tablets. Moreover, they are easy to digest. Last but not the least; they are less expensive as compared to capsules and pills.

Nowadays, there is an increasing awareness amongst people on selection of good quality liquid-vitamin supplements. It is important to select a liquid vitamin which not only is good in taste and flavour but also has the requisite nutrients in it. Many of the medical and drug stores sell these liquid-vitamins. If you wish to have good health, then you need to consult a nutritionist or a doctor before consuming liquid vitamins.

Lee Chan is a regular contributor health articles like diet, nutrition and liquid vitamins and feels that resveratrol get absorbed quickly into the blood stream.

Post Gastric Bypass Surgery Diet

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
Filed under Liquid diet weight loss

Gastric bypass surgery is one that completely revolutionizes the way that we are able to approach massive weight loss. Decades ago, a person carrying what might seem to be an insurmountable amount of fatty tissue on their bodies had fewer options for dropping the weight. Traditional exercise, a variety of diets, liposuction, and even starvation. Obesity can be debilitating, so the fact that we can now healthily take the weight off with a safe surgical procedure is extraordinary. The surgery itself is fairly simple. There are three main techniques for gastric bypass, which include the roux en-y While the procedure doesn’t work for everyone, those it does work for can vouch that the benefits were astounding and long-lasting. What people need to keep in mind is that despite the rapid weight loss that gastric bypass and laparoscopic band surgeries can afford a person the weight, as with almost any other diet, needs attention and maintenance to remain thin.

With almost every form of Bariatric surgery, whether it be laparoscopic banding or gastric bypass, the result leaves the patient with a much smaller tolerance for high volumes of food. The size of the stomach has, in effect, been shrunken to the point that fullness can be reached rather quickly, and certainly more quickly than some patients are likely used to. Moderation, and attentiveness to the quality of food you eat, is vitally important to making sure that the surgery remains a success.

Stage One:

The process to follow for 6 weeks after surgery can be taxing, but it’s necessary. For the first two weeks drink a 4-6 ounce beverage, non-carbonated or alcoholic, 6 times per day. Drinking slowly is a must, as it should take about 30 minutes to finish 6 ounces. Accompanying the 6 drinks per day should be roughly 3 protein supplement drinks per day – though initially you may only be able to drink one per day.

Stage Two:

After those two weeks are complete you can begin ramping up your intake. For weeks 3-6 you can begin working soft foods into your diet. The acceptable foods to consume during this period are soft fruits – like bananas, melons or strawberries – cooked vegetables except corn, fish and seafood, soft pasta, eggs, toast or crackers, and a reliance on liquids. It’s important to keep in mind that you MUST chew all of your food during this period extremely thoroughly – almost to a liquefied state. During this period you should not drink liquid with any sort of food and you must wait 30-45 minutes after consuming food to enjoy a beverage. The recommended amount of intake is 4 small meals a day with a liquid protein supplement twice daily in addition. Give yourself ample time to digest each time.

Stage 3:

After 6 weeks your habits can return to something that might seem familiar to your pre-surgery routine. Enjoy three meals a day. Eat all your meals and snacks a set meal and snack time to allow your stomach to get used to the routine of more food entering it. Continue to refrain from drinking liquids during meals, or for 30 minutes after meals. Avoid cheap calories and junk foods like sweets, ice cream, cookies, and chips as all of these items will add high amounts of calories, will not produce a full feeling, and will counteract the work done. Also, at this time you should discontinue your intake of liquid protein supplements.

In summation, try to eat as healthy as possible, chew thoroughly, eat slowly, stay away from empty calories, and when you feel full STOP eating. If you can follow this plan then the weight loss you will experience will be more rapid, long lasting, and complete than any other diet plan could offer. Be in good health and treat your body well.

When searching for an answer to obesity take a look at bariatric surgery as a means to shed the weight and keep it off without compromising your health. Contact a bariatric surgeon today for more details and to see if a bariatric procedure is right for you.

Belly Fat, Overweight, and Fats in Diet

February 25, 2011 by iceslim  
Filed under Liquid diet weight loss

Fat is one of the most important foods of animals and plants. Without it they would die. However, when you’re taking in more fat than you’re burning off, you get the unwanted belly fat! Fats are found in tissues of animals and in plants alike, particularly in the seeds. They are made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in combination with glycerin and certain acids. Fats are hard, some soft and some liquid according to their degree of firmness at ordinary temperatures.

Hard and soft fats may be liquefied by heat and liquid fats may be hardened by a chemical process called hydrogenation. By this process the liquid fat is kept in a solid form and does not spoil. The most important of the fatty acids are palmitic, stearic and oleic acids. There are comparatively large amounts of palmitic and stearic acids in hard fats.

Liquid fats such as olive and cottonseed oils contain more oleic acids. Mineral oils such as petroleum are not considered fats because they cannot be absorbed in the body. Most fats may be being dissolved in chloroform, ether, gasoline and benzine. These substances therefore are often the remove grease stains from clothing.

Fats in the diet furnish more than twice as much fuel and energy for the body as the same amount of proteins or carbohydrates. This is because fats contain and hydrogen. When carbon and hydrogen burn, they give off huge amounts of heat. A pure fat has a fuel value of 4,040 calories a pound, while sugar a typical carbohydrate has a fuel value of 1,820

calories a pound.

This stands to reason, burn off more calories than taken in and you will lose weight. All fat not used for fuel energy or growth is stored in the tissues as body fat. What fat percentage is normal for average people? That statement can vary fat and wide all depending on your level of activity. World class athletes’ may have a body fat of six to eight percent. Other people may be around twenty percent. Fashion models may be about six percent.

Nearly all the fat found in food is digestible. But it takes a long time for our digestive juices to work on fat. Thus fried foods that are covered with fat will be digested more slowly than with boiled foods. Fatty foods therefore keep a person from feeling hungry for a longer period of time than a diet without fat. It’s not a complicated formula at all to lose weight. Take in fewer calories than your body uses in your level of activity over the course of a month.

You can actually eat throughout and many times a day if you’re more selective of what you eat. I don’t mean to seem smart, but that is the very foundation of what I do. Multiple amounts of fruits and vegetables everyday, with meat on one day a week. One can get use to this diet with a little practice. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is I’ve not had to see a doctor in over ten years. It’s works for me and will work more you too!

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