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.

Betting on weight loss, a practical approach to speed up your weight loss

Betting on weight loss, a practical approach to speed up your weight loss. Overweight and obesity are major health hazards faced by mankind in this twenty-first century. Unlike other health hazards overweight and obesity are caused by carelessness and indifference on the part of the persons who succumb to it. When there are a number of easy and economical methods to overcome overweight and obesity, one may wonder why people are so callous about this ever daunting health hazard. If you are a person having trouble with your weight, this is an article intended for.

Before betting on weight loss, let us find out whether you are obese or not. This can be found out by finding out your body mass index number. The body mass index number is obtained by dividing a person?s weight in kilograms by the square of his or her height in meters. A body mass index number greater than 25 is considered overweight and when this figure exceeds 30, it is considered as obese. So if your body mass index is greater than 25, then it is confirmed that you are having trouble with your body weight.Overweight and obesity are caused due to the consumption of more calories of food than that is needed for your body to carry out the day-to-day activities of your daily life. To find out how much extra calories you are consuming every day, you have to get the following details. Continue reading Betting on weight loss, a practical approach to speed up your weight loss

Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal of The Day: Really?

Breakfast has long been pointed to by many as being the most important meal of the day. But is this just a myth passed down through the ages, or is there actual scientific verification for the statement that breakfast is important.

To understand more about this subject, it is good to realize what breakfast actually is. Breakfast is the meal which ‘breaks the fast’ which the body has experienced over night. A fast is a time when we give our body a rest from eating. In some cultures, people fast regularly to be sure that their bodies get a break, but night time (and sleeping) are the natural times for the body to do this. It’s not something that we have to build into our lifestyle! The first meal after that sleeping is usually, then, a meal which is taken fairly early in the morning and before we begin our day’s activities. It sets the scene for the body of what it is now expected to do. It kick starts, if you like, the metabolism. It signals the body to get ready for a new day. Continue reading Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal of The Day: Really?

The Truth about Slow and Fast Metabolisms: Is This Why We Can't Lose Weight?

Losing weight is a complicated process that has to be dealt with using extreme prejudice, in order to get the most optimal results. One of the most important aspects that needs to be fully examined is metabolism, as it dictates just how much calories is burnt off at any given time. For a lot of people who are trying to lose weight, slow metabolic rate is what they need to combat, using various fitness regimens that are supposedly designed to induce faster weight loss.

In order to fully understand the relationship of metabolism and weight loss, it is necessary to take a closer look at the factors that may affect a person’s metabolic rate and the reasons why some people are just unable to lose any weight at all. Below are some of the most important facts that you need to know about the factors that affect metabolic rate and how to rectify certain problems concerning weight loss. Continue reading The Truth about Slow and Fast Metabolisms: Is This Why We Can't Lose Weight?

Tom Venuto's Holiday Fitness Challenge To You For 2010

Tom Venuto’s Holiday Fitness Challenge To You For 2010

Every year as Thanksgiving gets closer, you’ve probably seen the depressing reports: “Most people gain between 5 and 10 pounds of body fat in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.” I’m not sure if this worries you or not, but a lot of people are terrified about getting fatter in the next two months. They anticipate the workouts falling by the wayside and the holiday food calling out to them irresistibly, defeating even the strongest willpower. There’s good news and bad news about this.

Good news: According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the average amount gained is much more modest – just over a pound.

Bad news: A study by the National Institutes of Health found that this seasonal weight gain – even just a pound – is the kind of weight gain that most people don’t lose when the holidays are over; it simply adds to the weight creep that sneaks up on you as you get older.

People often wonder how it’s possible to wake up one morning at age 40 or 45 and “suddenly” they’re 30 pounds fatter – or more – than they were in college. Mystery solved. Continue reading Tom Venuto's Holiday Fitness Challenge To You For 2010

Inflammation and Your Waistline

The first question to ask before being aware of the correlation between
inflammation and the a larger waistline is: What is inflammation?

Definition: Inflammation is the result of natural defense activities
undertaken by the white blood cells and cellular secretions called
cytokines in order to fight disease, injury, infection and irritation.

Symptoms:The most common symptoms of inflammation are swelling, heat,
pain and redness in all or some areas of the body. Also prevalent are
symptoms such as:
+    Indigestion – food intolerances and digestive problems causes
your gut to leak toxins back into your blood stream. This hampers fat
loss period.
+    Dry eyes
+    Weight gain – This is a very common side effect of inflammation.
+    Shortness of breath
+    Increase in allergic reactions

Why is inflammation bad?

When the natural balance of the immune system is disrupted, it tends to
go into overdrive; this is when our ‘good’ cells, which are crucial for
the optimum functioning of our bodies, are also attacked. This imbalance
results in many underlying factors, one of which is a bulky waistline.
Chronic inflammation has been linked to chronic diseases such as heart
disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes, and even obesity. The
latter case is where a bigger waistline is closely linked to

In a society where expanding waistlines are becoming more commonplace,
inflammation cases have increased and a huge percent of the population
does not even know that their weight issues are linked to this state!

Why the size of your waistline matters more than your overall weight?

Results published in Circulation magazine of a study conducted on 44,000
nurses established that elevated waistlines of women even with ‘normal
weight’, irrespective of BMI (Body Mass Index), placed them at a higher
risk of dying from heart disease than  women who were significantly
overweight, but had a narrower waistline to body weight ratio.

A waistline measurement of or exceeding 34.5 for a woman, and 40 for a
man, is considered the basis for abdominal obesity caused due to
waistlines which have not been kept in check thanks to a poor diet and
exercise routine.

Several clinical studies have shown that the incidence of inflammation
has been reduced drastically when a person’s waistline shrunk over time.
Abdominal fat is a glaring sign there could also be excessive fat build
up around your organs, which, in turn, is thanks to protein and hormone
releases caused due to toxic inflammation.

This leads us to survey how we should strive to maintain a svelte,
healthy and ‘tight’ waistline to ward off not just the fat, but also
stop the never-ending cycle that runs between chronic inflammation and a
bulging waistline.

Fast Food Nation
We are probably the unhealthiest species of modern man that ever lived.
Neanderthal Man would have had a laughing fit when he observed our diet
pumped with nothing but trans fats, gluten, refined carbs and sugars;
add to that, a largely sedentary lifestyle that only seems to make our
waistlines blow up like helium balloons.

Waistline measurement is a prime indicator of visceral fat, which should
be combated through a balanced diet comprising:
1.    Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish, walnuts and flaxseed; avoid
red meat.
2.    Fresh, ‘colorful’ fruits and vegetables such as your greens and
orange, red and yellow foods.
3.    Plenty of water, herbs and a cut down on caffeine and all the
bad foods – you know what they are.
The importance of exercise in this regard cannot be stressed upon
enough. More specifically, focus on exercises which tone down your
waistline, such as:
1.    Core conditioning exercises in Firm and Flatten Your Abs
2.    Interval Training
3.    Exercises and sports that depend on a lot of lateral movement,
like martial arts, hockey, soccer and basketball.

What else you can do

Apart from nourishing your body with good food and exercise, get enough
sleep and try to lead a stress free life.

It has been found that increased stress levels and inadequate sleep not
only encourage inflammation, but also boost the build up of fat in your
tummy area and contribute to a growing waistline.

So make sure you include some relaxation time in your routine, get good
sleep, eat healthy food and exercise properly; because when you do, you
can finally bid adieu to that generous waistline and to inflammation as

Find out more about “Firm and Flatten Your abs” at

Learn more at my website:  http://www.FlattenYourAbs.net


David Grisaffi
Author, Firm And Flatten Your Abs

15 reasons to lose weight now

Each and every one of us has tried to lose body fat and some have been successful while others have not. When you look good, you feel good I tell my clients. It really is that simple. If you put forward effort to make yourself better the inner feeling you get is yours and yours alone. By losing weight you not only look and feel better but is also improves your health and well being.

By losing some pounds, you can significantly reduce your risk of such diabetes, heart disease, back pain, cancer, joint pain and more. You can reduce or eliminate all of these by losing weight and gaining muscle. You can live and maximize a great life by following my 15 reasons to lose weight.

Ø Feel Great! Simple but people underestimate the power here!

Ø You will save breathes…and you will be able to breath easier

Ø Reduce stress

Ø Slow the aging process

Ø Increase energy

Ø Boost immunity system

Ø Reduce cancer risk

Ø Manage menopause better

Ø Breath easier

Ø Reduce blood pressure

Ø Improve liver function

Ø Relieve irritability

Ø Improve concentration and memory

Ø Reduce change of diabetes

Ø Feel sexier

Now that you have my 15 tips let’s see what else we can come up with to motivate you in your weight loss efforts.

Have you ever wondered why people that are thin look younger in general compared to there overweight counterparts? The answer is they are younger on the inside and out. Of course if you smoke, drink to much etc. we all look bad but I talking about the general look of thinner people. Being overweight accelerates the aging process and we are so overweight as a society. The last thing I read two thirds of our population is OVERWEIGHT!

When we are overweight we age faster period! One out of three people are so overweight that they are getting disease such as diabetes years earlier then thinner individuals. This is great to the doctors who treat all these ailments but not good for us in general.

We all need to get some weight off and by doing so we improve our chances of aging slowly and steadily to enjoy our life far into our 80’s. Get the FAT OFF! NOW!


Nuts – Do They Work For Fat Loss

Due to the constant advancement of science and technology, new and new facts related to health and fitness is coming into the limelight. One of the recent and important facts is that nuts can aid in fat loss to a great extent. There are several clinical studies that have proven this fact and there are several studies that are still working on this aspect.

Research Proves that Nuts can lead to Weight Loss

One of the premier institutions, Harvard University has conducted several research based clinical studies that show that different types of nuts including peanuts can be part of a healthy diet and greatly help men and women in fat loss. In December 1999, a study was published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which outlined the fact that diets consisting of high amount of monounsaturated fat in the form of peanuts or even peanut butter and olive oil has a far superior effect on fat loss vis-à-vis low-fat diets.

The classification of peanuts in the USDA Food Guide Pyramid is in the category of high protein diet. It has also been mentioned in the same category as fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and dry beans. The truth is that peanut is a plant-based protein and hence it doesn’t have any cholesterol unlike in animal-based proteins. In fact, peanuts contain a higher percentage of good un-saturated fats vis-à-vis saturated fats and hence they are shown at the bottom of Vegetarian and Mediterranean Food Guide Pyramids. Continue reading Nuts – Do They Work For Fat Loss

Bodyblades Are Good For Core Strength

Bodyblades are one of the most under used and beneficial core power
training tool ever designed. It is an innovative workout system which
leads to quick and effective muscle strengthening, power development,
core stabilization and toning.

What is a Bodyblade?

Bodyblade is an exercise device which is lightweight, durable,
multifunctional and takes up very little space to store. The tool is so
compact that it can easily fit inside the closet, under the bed and
dozens of other places where the conventional weights and machines fail
to go. It is ready to use and can be used anywhere and at anytime,
requires no adjustments, bands or weights.

Bodyblade is an exercise stick that somewhat resembles a double-sided
sword. The handle in the middle is quite comfortable, and easy to work

What does a Bodyblade do?

Exercises are executed by gripping the center of the exercise blade and
shaking it back and forth. The Bodyblade can oscillate back and forth in
various directions and angles to train different body parts. It’s an
extremely good tool to get an effective muscle sculpting workout within
a short span of time, if used properly. This device is very strong and
sturdy and can be used for a longer period of time.

Bodyblade has several unique features which definitely make it different
compared to the other exercise equipment available. There really isn’t
any other type of equipment that is like the Bodyblade. Most other
systems work on the principle of the user attempting to lift a weighted
item or stretch an elastic band. Bodyblade uses the principles of
inertia to motivate the muscles and make them stronger. With Bodyblade
there is an absence of weights or elastic bands that can break. The
Bodyblade, works on the opposite principle: Once the ends begin to move,
inertia keeps them in motion and then it’s up to you to resist it. The
intensity and the acceleration of the movement can be controlled by you,
which make it safer and more effective than any other equipment. The
risk of damage through overexertion is much less. All this is made
possible due to the inertial exercise principles and the patented
technology built into every Bodyblade. Continue reading Bodyblades Are Good For Core Strength