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Sun, 06 May 2007 22:18:00 +0000Americans are Waging a Losing War Against ObesityBy Christine Park05/04/2007 - 60 million people in the United States are considered obese. This has created a $35B market for dozens of diet products and programs. But, before you choose a program, Action News Consumer Reporter Christine Park has some important information.If you believe the images on TV, in movies or magazines, Americans are a thin bunch. But, the reality is 64% of American adults are overweight and 33% are obese. Dieter Carol McClain says, "The doctors told me if I did not change what I was doing, I would probably have a full-blown heart attack before I was 45." Countless weight loss companies offer a way to drop pounds...for a price. We compared the costs of some of the most popular programs out there. On top of enrollment fees were: Weight Watchers charges $10 to $13 per week Jenny Craig will cost you about $100 a week for food Nutrisystem charges $326 for a month's worth of food LA Weight Loss starts at $10-99 a week Dieter Della Caver says, "...and so I called, and I said how much is it, and she says, $10-99 a week and I said perfect!" Della Caver says it was the pay-as-you-go idea that initially lured her into the LA Weight Loss office at River Park. She is one of 6 women who contacted Action News Consumer Watch saying they felt misled by LA Weight Loss. They ended up spending hundreds, even thousands of dollars, after they found out everything had to be paid up front. That included signing a year long contract and buying supplements and pills that staff insisted were essential to the program. Della says, "It was a little over $1100, $1200 basically. After they calculate how much weight you want to lose, then you have to do a 52 week maintenance program, then you have to buy the product. And that's separate." Lorraine Burrow says LA Weight Loss sales counselors pushed her hard and she ended up forking over $1,400 for her plan. She says, "I said 'no, I'm sorry. I can't afford it'. And she looks at me and says, you really do want to lose weight, don't you? This is the way you will lose it fast and easy." Both Lorraine and Della said the products made them sick. They tried to get refunds, but haven't succeeded. LA Weight Loss *has* resolved two of the complaints we received with refunds. Attorney Generals in two states, Washington and New York, investigated LA Weight Loss' advertising and sales practices. Without admitting to wrongdoing, the company agreed to nearly a million dollars worth of settlements in those cases. LA Weight Loss isn't the only weight loss company in trouble with the government, either. In January, the FTC reached a settlement of $25M with four weight loss pill companies for making false, unsubstantiated health claims about products. The makers of Xenadrine EFX, Cortislim, Trim Spa and One-a-Day Weight Smart agreed to curb their advertising and pay the fines. They remain on store shelves. Kaiser Permanente Doctor Devi Pondacherry says popping pills can be dangerous. "It's an issue whether you want to live healthy or whether you want to be slim and die early. We don't believe in any kind of pills and there's no magic pills to lose weight." Truth is, the only long-term solution is a lifestyle change that includes a well-balanced diet and exercise. That's why Carol McLain says Weight Watchers works for her. She says, "...tried every diet you could think of, and nothing seemed to work. I came here in a last attempt, desperate." The program emphasizes low-fat, high-fiber meals based on a point system and group support meetings. It is top-rated by Consumer Reports and often recommended by doctors. For some, LA Weight Loss is the way to go. The company provided some success stories like Tena Evans, who lost 140 pounds. Evans says, "I figure it's $10 a day for me. You don't have to use their products. It may cost a lot, but gastric bypass is a lot, a heart attack is a lot." Lisa Bennett is now 35 pounds lighter. She says she never felt misled or pressured by LA Weight Loss and the year long contract worked in h[...]
Sun, 06 May 2007 22:12:00 +0000Fat Flush Fitness PlanAlien ShengAlien writes for Medical doctor. He also writes for home remedies and drugs treatment.He is writing for online doctor from Aug 2006. Check out his latest articles on Bodybuilding supplements and Beauty tips .author's emailauthor's web siteview author's other articlesJoin this author's mailing list Your Name:E-mail Address:Alien ShengMay 5, 2007The Fat flush fitness plan is a revolutionary diet plan by Ann Louise Gittleman for weight loss and for providing an innovative way to completely detoxify the body system. It aims at reshaping the body system as well as improving the overall fitness of body.Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., is a well-loved health nutritionist and futurist. The fat flush fitness plan comprises of three phases. The beginning is really tough as you are supposed to say no to almost everything you crave for, apart from the essentials like grains, dairy products, sugar and even starchy vegetables. Phase 1 of the plan comprises of 14 days and is planned to start weight loss with a giant leap. Phase 2 aims at keeping up the momentum and thus you continue to lose weight while Phase 3 goals on maintaining your figure without any ill effect on your health.The Fat Flush Fitness Plan aims at giving you quick loss of unnecessary weight as well as that ugly cellulite. The effects include better toning of muscles of buttocks, thighs and upper arms. It also claims to provide respite from problems like water retention. It includes exercises that target to reduce fat in tummies.There are some famous and tasty recipes that can be enjoyed under the fat flush fitness plan. They are smoothies of cranberries with protein powder, flaxseed oil, blueberries etc for breakfast. Another recipe that is Gittleman’s answer to those tempting white rice with mashes potatoes is Kari’s Marvelously Mashed cauliflower. It is prepared by mashing boiled cauliflower, adding spices like cloves, garlic, onion powder etc and serving with beef or chicken broth.At first the fat flush fitness plan can seem tedious and hopeless and a really uphill task. Some avid followers of the diet shared their tips to keep up your spirits to follow the plan till end. According to them, the best way is to find a partner for mutual encouragement and motivation. You can also seek help online help from the various Fat Flush message boards and other support groups.Another idea is remove the source of all temptations by cleaning out your cupboards and fridges. In order to get a super figure you should follow your diet in an organized way by planning out your meals. Measure each food item that you plan to have and don’t overdo or under do. If you feel low without your favorite chocolates or that tempting burger then go for something healthy like vegetables, cran water etc. Last but not the least, don’t forget the power of self motivation and keep giving yourself a pep talk from time to time regarding the benefits of Fat Flush Fitness Plan.Ann Louise Gittleman's Fat Flush Fitness Plan reformed weight loss, by providing a complete innovative system for detoxifying the body for improved overall well being. Recently she teamed up with fitness expert Joanie Greggains and developed another complete body care program that complements her plan. So go ahead and follow the famous Fat Flush Fitness plan and get a curvaceous figure as well a healthy and energetic body.Don't forget your daily Vitamins.[...]
Mon, 23 Apr 2007 16:56:00 +0000People with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 20 and 25 can get their insurance rates decreased by up to 20%. Those of you that do not know what your Body Mass Index (BMI) is, there is a free BMI in left column of this page.On an average of 14 million americans are taking some type of drugs to lower their cholesterol levels. There are lots of foods that lower your cholesterol. Here is my favorite 3 foods that help me lower my cholesterol.
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Mon, 23 Apr 2007 16:22:00 +0000Boosting your metabolismText Size: A A A Print this Article Email this ArticleSharevar isoPubDate = 'April 22, 2007'April 22, 2007 6:00 AMA slow metabolism is often the scapegoat for problems with body weight. Dieters may comment that they are having trouble losing weight because they have a slow metabolism and envy the capability of thinner persons to maintain their lower weight because of a high metabolism. What is metabolism and how much does it relate to weight control?Most people use the term "metabolism" to mean the rate at which the body uses calories. Calories are used for important body functions like breathing, heart rate, waste removal, growth and repair of tissues. Even while you are sleeping, these activities take place. This is referred to as your "resting metabolic rate" (RMR) or "basal metabolic rate" (BMR).Additional calories are obviously used when the body is moving, with the rate of calorie burning increasing as the activity becomes more intense. Calories are also needed to process food eaten — digestion and absorption.The resting metabolic rate varies from one person to another because of a number of factors. One of these is genetics. Some people are born to burn calories at a faster pace than others. Besides genetics, a body supporting more muscle, may also have a higher metabolism. Men tend to have a higher metabolism than women.The timing and availability of food (calories) consumed can affect the rate of calorie burning as well. When the body undergoes periods of food deprivation, it slows the metabolism in order to conserve calories. Activities such as yoyo dieting (severely restricting calories followed by overeating) or skipping meals can set up this type of response by the body. This makes it more difficult but not impossible to lose weight.If the body is so determined to protect itself from starvation, then how do we maximize our metabolism to lose weight? One of the best responses is to be physically active. Some activities burn calories. Those involving strength building can increase or protect muscle — muscle burns calories. More muscle means more calorie-burning. Metabolism is also raised somewhat for a period of time shortly after exercise.Some recent studies are suggesting a relationship between sleep and body weight. People who get less sleep tend to weigh more. Adults should be getting around 7-8 hours of sleep nightly, while children and teens need at least 9-10 hours. Not only does sleep alter messengers in the body that regulate appetite, but being awake longer, may mean more time to eat. A number of overweight individuals consume extra calories, especially from less healthy calorie-dense foods, in the evening. Going to be earlier could prevent this extra eating episode. Some people mistake feeling tired for being hungry.A common pattern of eating among overweight individuals is to eat minimally throughout the earlier part of the day and then consume larger amounts from mid-afternoon through the evening. This might look like a cup of coffee or more in the morning, skipping breakfast and lunch or eating minimally until getting home late afternoon. The body then tries to compensate by over-consuming for the rest of the day.The alternative pattern, which is likely to result in a more normal body weight, is eating three meals with healthy snacks between. This means eating every three to four hours. The body is then comfortable with consistent fuel coming in throughout the day and does not slow the gears down. The added benefit is that your brain and your body will have adequate energy. It also means you will be in better control of the amounts and type of foods you eat.To increase the chance that the food from each of these meals and snacks lasts for the three to four hours, try matching a carbohydrate source (your primary fuel) with protein and fiber. This allows the energy from the carbs to be available in a "time-release" type fashion. More [...]
Sun, 22 Apr 2007 14:27:00 +0000A HEALTHY young woman collapsed and died just three weeks after starting to take a weight-loss "wonder drug".Marie Malone, 19, was chatting to a friend on her mobile phone when she suddenly called out before dying of heart failure on her bed at her home at Iluka in Perth.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 23:05:00 +0000FoodMyth or fact? Test your diet knowledgeBy Janet Helm / Chicago TribuneTucson, Arizona Published: 04.18.2007advertisementMyths about nutrition seem to linger for years, just like urban legends. Remember the one about grapefruit burning fat? What about coffee stunting your growth? Maybe you're still holding on to the belief that gelatin will make your nails stronger.No doubt, you've fallen for a few weight-loss myths, too. It's easy to do with the constant crop of fad diets promising a quick fix. Who can forget the cider vinegar and cabbage soup diets?Now desperate dieters are turning to options such as the "master cleanse" or lemonade diet and other so-called detox diets. All too often, these extreme weight-loss regimens are popularized in the pages of celebrity magazines.Other food fads that may be trendy but come up short on true benefits, include the "raw food" movement — based on the false premise that cooking kills vital food enzymes required for digestion — and "food combining," which is the far-fetched concept that starches and proteins should not be eaten in the same meal because they somehow compete with each other.Can you separate food fact from myth? Take the test and find out.Calories eaten at night are more fatteningMyth. It is total calories that count, not the time of day you eat them. Many diet books may warn against eating after 8 p.m., but there is no "witching hour" that makes food more likely to adhere to your hips.That said, avoiding late-night eating may be a smart strategy to help you eat less, said dietitian Elisa Zied of New York City. People who don't eat all day and then come home and devour everything in sight are probably eating more than they think. So space your meals throughout the day and keep track of total calories, not the clock.Skipping breakfast helps you lose weight.Myth. Studies show that breakfast skippers actually compensate for those missed calories by eating more throughout the day.And you have to eat the right food: If you grab only a doughnut, you may be ravenous before lunch because of a rapid rise and fall in blood sugar, Zied said. She suggests a morning meal that contains fiber and protein.People who regularly eat breakfast tend to have better luck losing weight and keeping it off.Your body can't tell the difference between honey and sugarFact. Honey seems to have a more "natural" appeal, and some people claim it's less fattening. But as far as your body is concerned, there is no difference if you dip into your sugar bowl or squirt from your honey-bear bottle. Honey and sugar are both broken down into glucose and fructose.Honey is a bit sweeter than sugar so you might use less, but that's the only benefit. Raw sugar, turbinado sugar, brown sugar and evaporated cane juice are all basically the same, too. They may be slightly less refined than white sugar, but that only means more molasses, which is nutritionally insignificant. (And by the way, sugar does not cause diabetes — another popular nutrition myth.)Fasting helps rid the body of toxinsMyth. A fast may give you the perception of "cleaning out" your body's impurities, but there is no scientific evidence that this is true, Zied said. Our body is pretty self-sufficient. We have our own "detox" system that filters out harmful products on a daily basis. You don't need to deprive your body of food to make that happen.Nor will fasting keep weight off. The promise of losing "8 pounds overnight" may be alluring, but this is water weight, not fat, and it likely will be regained just as quickly.Low-fat always means low in caloriesMyth. If you see the word "low" on the label, that's your clue to look a little further, suggested dietitian Susan Moores of Minneapolis. Check for serving size and the number of calories on the Nutrition Facts label. Low-fat foods often contain the same number or even more calories than regular versions.T[...]
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 22:57:00 +0000Appetite suppressants, sweeteners and more…Fabuless is a new natural ingredient developed for use in dairy products. It is produced exclusively for Dutch ingredients group DSM by Swedish-based Lipid Technologies Provider and used in dairy applications.It is an oil-in-water emulsion that consists of a minimal amount of palm and oat oil. The specific oat fraction digests very slowly, allowing the ingredient to penetrate deeply into the intestinal system. The body will identify a relatively high level of undigested fat at a relatively late stage of the digestive process. In this way the hunger signals it would normally start sending are suppressed.DSM says that independent clinical studies show that respondents using Fabuless not only eat less, but still feel pleasantly satisfied. The company can help food producers to develop products that fit their brand and will provide hands-on experience in all processing and technical aspects. Recently, Portuguese manufacturer Adagio introduced an appetite-reducing fermented milk drink, Adagio Versus, based on Fabuless.It adds that the well-established safety of the main raw materials makes it easier to introduce into the food category than many other nutraceuticals designed to help control weight, such as botanicals or new ingredients not traditionally used in foods. These must be submitted to European authorities with a safety dossier before being permitted on the market.Cargill offers Xtend Sucromalt from its sweetener portfolio, a slow-release carbohydrate that promises a sustained energy release and a lower glycaemic response, meaning longer-lasting satiety. The company also offers Xtend Isomaltulose, a slowly digestible sweetener.Xtend Sucromalt is derived from sucrose and maltose, provides the full energy of sucrose, and has a clean, sweet taste. Because it is a syrup, it allows food and beverage manufacturers to apply the benefits of a sugar alternative with slow energy release and low glycaemic response to an even wider range of applications. It can also replace multiple sweeteners and bulking agents in many formulations. This allows food manufacturers to simplify ingredient labels and potentially reduce the amount of simple sugars in the formulation.While not yet included in the US Code of Federal Regulations to allow a dental health claim, Xtend Isomaltulose is tooth friendly, which means it cannot be fermented by bacteria in the mouth and therefore supports oral health.Anne Mollerus, global product line manager, says the company is seeking EU approval for Xtend Sucromalt while Xtend Isomaltulose already has novel foods approval in Europe. Both sweeteners have GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status in the United States and together they offer the benefits of slow energy release, a blunted glycaemic response and a sweet taste for a very wide range of applications.Xtend Isomaltulose is obtained from sucrose by enzymatic conversion. It provides the full energy of both glucose and fructose, but is released over a longer period of time. It has a clean, sweet taste and, because it is a syrup, it enables food and beverage manufacturers to apply the benefits of a sugar alternative with slow energy release and low glycaemic response to an even wider range of applications. The slow energy release supports a balanced energy supply to muscle and brain, making the product perfect for the formulation of sports drinks, energy drinks and tablets, cereal bars and meal replacements.Dr. Fred Brouns, Cargill's manager of Nutritional Sciences Europe, says, "Our research gives a good initial indication that Xtend Isomaltulose triggers the body's satiety regulating mechanisms - which potentially helps make a person feel more full and reduces hunger pangs. In addition, Isomaltulose, through its low blood glucose and insulin response helps the body to burn more fat as a source [...]
Sun, 15 Apr 2007 18:38:00 +0000Everyone has there own opinion which weight loss supplement works best for them. I am just trying to get some information from everyone.
Sun, 15 Apr 2007 18:34:00 +0000Hoodia is currently the most talked about weight loss product in North America. Hoodia is one of the rarest botanicals in the world. It is a cactus plant that grows only in South Africa. Scientists have isolated several compounds in hoodia that helps suppress appetite. It contains a molecule called P57 that is ten thousand times as active as glucose. It goes to the brain and makes those nerve cells feel as if you are full and this in turn stunts your appetite. It simply tricks the brain into thinking that you are full. To date, there are no known adverse side effects caused by using hoodia.Hoodia is so safe that is is classified as a dietary supplement and not a medicine..