Weight Loss Products That You Can Try

Over-the-counter weight-loss remedies will always be in abundance because there are so many people that want to lose weight. Understanding where to begin when looking at all of these products is probably the toughest part. Getting your doctor’s approval on your weight loss plan of action is probably a good idea. Weight-loss treatments can now be chosen after you have discussed everything with your doctor.

Fat blockers are one of the more popular supplements that you can buy over-the-counter for helping with weight loss. The way fat blockers work is that instead of the body digesting the fats you have eaten, it is not able to. If you are looking for something to help you lose weight, and you want it over-the-counter, try Alli which is a fat blocker. If you want to buy Alli at double the strength, you can get it online or in stores, but you will need a prescription. Before trying this, you may want to look at the side effects that are associated with it, though. In fact, some consumer groups are trying to ban products containing Orlistat because of cases involving liver damage and other serious health problems. While Alli and other medications containing Orlistat are still available as of this writing, you should keep up with the news and research on this product if you’re interested in it.

If you like green tea, you will absolutely love yerba mate which is an alternative weight-loss solution from South America. Drinking yerba mate can be beneficial for your body and nutritious too.

Instead of crashing after drinking a cup of coffee, you might want to try yerba mate because it does have a stimulant but will not have the crash. Additionally, if you are interested in elevating the fat burning effects of this tea with the aid of supplements, you can view my raspberry ketones review for one that you may consider. Yerba mate studies have shown that it can actually prevent heart disease and repair DNA damage. It also has the ability to increase your metabolism naturally which is going to help you burn off extra fat.

Another natural food, Goji berries, grows in Asia and is very beneficial to eat. They are also known as wolfberries in Chinese medicine, and they have a long history of being used as a tonic and to promote good health. More recently, we have seen many brands of Goji juice being introduced, and as long as the juice is pure, it contains many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Goji juice is a beverage that can literally increase your metabolism to a point where you start losing weight, and give you more energy at the same time. Unlike the claims that Acai berry sellers state, Goji juice is a great way to cure certain things but not everything that may be wrong with you.

Each year, different over-the-counter weight loss pills are being introduced to everyone. Researching new products can be time-consuming, but if you want to lose weight, you will spend the time investigating these over-the-counter weight loss medications. To succeed at weight loss, but remain safe, always check the side effects and hazards involved when using certain products.

Hypothyroidism – Your Diet Is The Boss

Hypothyroidism – Your Diet Is The Boss

By David Grisaffi, Author Firm and Flatten Your Abs

Hypothyroidism is a dangerous condition that should be taken seriously.It can have a major impact on every aspect of your life; however, controlling your diet can help you curtail the effects of the condition.This article will inform you on what hypothyroidism is, how it affects the body, and ways to help control its affects through diet.

What Hypothyroidism Is

Hypothyroidism is due to an abnormally low production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland which is controlled by the pituitary gland.The low levels of thyroid hormone are known to affect cellular processes and metabolism and growth and development.The thyroid creates its hormones from the amounts of iodine in food and released when triggered by the pituitary gland.Hypothyroidism is rather common and is often caused by medication, low iodine levels, a malfunctioning thyroid or pituitary gland, radiation, or associated with another disease such as Lymphocytic thyroiditis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Continue reading Hypothyroidism – Your Diet Is The Boss

Med diet may protect brain

Newswise — A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto April 10 to April 17, 2010.

The study found that people who ate a Mediterranean-like diet were less likely to have brain infarcts, or small areas of dead tissue linked to thinking problems.

The Mediterranean diet includes high intake of vegetables, legumes, fruits, cereals, fish and monounsaturated fatty acids such as olive oil; low intake of saturated fatty acids, dairy products, meat and poultry; and mild to moderate amounts of alcohol.

For the study, researchers assessed the diets of 712 people in New York and divided them into three groups based on how closely they were following the Mediterranean diet. Then they conducted MRI brain scans of the people an average of six years later. A total of 238 people had at least one area of brain damage.

Those who were most closely following a Mediterranean-like diet were 36 percent less likely to have areas of brain damage than those who were least following the diet. Those moderately following the diet were 21 percent less likely to have brain damage than the lowest group.

A Thought On Paleolithic Diets

The art of proper nutrition can be a very complex situation for many. Nutrition bombs your body with nutrients that baths your body in chemicals trying to aid in many different functions. Many of use just look at it as seeking muscle mass, fat loss or a combination of both. Nutrition can and does become complex when you are become overwhelmed and start wiping the mayonnaise off your lunch time sandwich. What I would propose is working with may of my clients and other who I relate to on the internet from my good friend Tom Venuto to up and comer (well he is already there ) John Bernardi. Both are more unbelievable in the fact of nutrition is simple not complex as everyone seems to believe.

When our early ancestors inhabited our planet tens of thousands of years ago they certainly could not go down to the local drugstore picked up a bag of twinkies, gum or aspirins to rid their headache. They survived and am by years of trial and error and burning calories. AH! That is really the truth…they gorged on seasonal foods such as roots, nuts, berries, leaves (many part are editable) I was told as a youth.

In addition to forging for there food they also where very adapted to hunting animals not only for superior food source but also for others means such as clothing, blankets and house roofs. They also were great at fishing for that was a constant food supply. As you know fish add a lot of good oils to your bodies.

Remember – there were no refined sugars, domesticated and refined grains, dairy products or processed oils. They lived off the land. We DO NOT and this is why disease is setting in on the population.. If I was to bet they all had a 6 pack! DO YOU?

Do you think our ancestor worried about trans fats and cholesterol? They were lucky to get 2 square meals a day in them. The Roman legion marched all day eating what we would call “crackers.” Then they would set up and make a great dinner and eat to there hearts content. We……eat all the time…..graze as they say in the live stock business. Well they do it because it works to make you FAT!…..well you get the picture!

HOW about childhood obesity. A complete epidemic!

Why…. And.I can sum it up in 4 words…poor nutrition and lazy kids!

Obesity levels not only with kids but adults have skyrocketed in the US and around the modern world. This is up 30+ % putting people at risk for health problems ranging from heart disease to everyone’s favorite diabetes. Oh and let’s not forget about the big “C” cancer. Humans are the only ones who eat food that is not recognized from its original source. Think about it we eat ice cream, fake fats like margarine and breads that have more high fructose corn syrup in them the grain. Where are you headed?

I have talked about this many times we need to go down the food chain and eat what is natural for out bodies not what we see on TV “saying it is”. We need to get off the couch and move. Out Ancestor’s lives were fashioned by physical work to find food and shelter each and every day. They easily burned twice as many calories and we do today.

Simple – Calories in calories burned = lean body!

Get out and exercise as many people just delay the warning signs of obesity and disease. Hey it’s not my fault…my doctor can fix me up with a pill or two. This is a fact…I was reading national geographic about population who live the longest. Guess what they do each day……They walk to there food, stalk there game, collect fruit in season and jar it for later times. They sometimes must haul there water, gather wood, butcher there meat, milk there sheep or goats. When I read this I was amazed that this still goes on…..It goes on in sardine Italy! The average person never sees a doctor and lives to the rip old age of and men most of the time out do the women.

Earn Your Calories! The more you move the more calories you can consume and use up. In turn getting leaner! That is what all of you want! Be a free ranging person. If the store is three blocks away….why do you drive? Get Active!

Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables… they contained important soluble an insoluble fiber which contributes to satiety and keeping the intestinal track cleaned out. 35 to 40 g per date is recommended. Sit down and the figure out how many you are really getting. Back to my last buck it is less than twenty.

Also go out and get yourself some fresh salmon and other sources of fresh seafood.

“Get Nutty” is another word I often say to my clients. They just think of nuts as fat and fat is not good. WRONG! Eat a hand full of almonds every other night as your snack and you will be surprised on how less you will eat the next day.

In conclusion I want to say to all of you have a great weekend and start by one step at a time and soon you will gain confidence to run your life not let it run you!

Last week I sent you information about my good friend Tom Venuto’s “Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle” many of you took hold of the thought and got this best selling book. Some have not? I would take him up on this offer as you get a full interview with me drilling tom for his secrets. This man is a master about fat loss. So get a copy and read it.

You will be glad you did!

David Grisaffi


Six Pack Secrets to Chiseled Abdominals

by David Grisaffi

There are six basic aspects of any abdominal workout routine you must master to obtain the six pack abs you have been chasing.  You can do crunches until you toss your dinner and not meet your goal of a beautiful set of six pack abs.  You have to use a comprehensive approach that addresses nutrition (diet), water intake, supplementation, exercises protocol, proper sleep rhythms, and the detoxification of your body.  If you do all of these things you will acquire a six pack of abs and a nice set of obliques to frame around them.


It does not mater what your workout goal is, you will never obtain a set of defined abs if you do not eat properly.  I am not talking about just skipping the fast food crap.  I mean carbs, protein, and the right time to load up on each.  If you have extra weight to lose, you should be careful not to restrict your calories to much when working out. 

Just restrict starchy carbs and useless calories like all sugars. If you restrict calories too much you will lose muscle and water, not the fat cells you want to shed.  Eating a meal that contains complex carbohydrates like rice, pasta, bagels, fresh fruit, or baked potatoes
about 30-60 minutes before your workout will provide a more sustained energy level and the carbohydrates that you need to keep your blood sugar level up. Also consume organic food whenever possible.

What you eat after your workout is just as important as what your have before.  You are going to need the same types of carbohydrates, but you will need to add some protein for muscle repair and growth. I would suggest a recovery meal. The recovery meal serves two purposes: 1) It replaces lost carbs and influences the amount of cortisol (a hormone which reacts to stress) your body will release. 2) It loads up amino acids into your muscle to begin the re-building of muscle tissue. If you miss this window of opportunity you will not gain muscle and lose body fat as fast. If you want more information about recovery meals e-mail me at david@flattenyourabs.net or see my blog post at http://www.flattenyourabs.net/blog

NOTE: Cortisol – Increases blood pressure, blood sugar and reduces immune responses.

All Mighty Water

Hydration is an often overlooked aspect of all workout routines.  If you
do not consume enough water while working out or for that matter during your entire day you have wasted your time and may have caused damage to yourself.  Not enough water equals dehydration.  Drinking sugary/sports drinks, caffeinated beverages only dehydrate your body quicker.  You should try to drink 7 to 10 ounces of room temperature water every 20 minutes while working out.  Water helps to regulate your body temperature; deliver oxygen to your muscle tissues by keeping blood volume elevated. It also assists the kidneys in removing biological wastes, and enhances with fat burning and muscle growth. A good rule to follow is to drink ½ of your body weight in ounces per day.

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