Are You Fed Up With Battling to Lose Weight?

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What is going on in the world?


Well certainly the western world anyway, I mean there are more diets and weight loss plans than anyone could get through in a lifetime, there are more ‘low fat’ foods and choices than ever before in history and yet the number of overweight people just keeps on increasing. Why is that do you think? Could it be that dieting actually makes us fatter? That is the opinion of many professionals in the weight loss industry and it would seem to have some basis of truth. For instance take any well known diet plan, South Beach Diet, Jenny Craig, Tony Ferguson Weight Loss, Weight Watchers or any of the low fat, low carb or low calorie diets that exist. All of these plans can show you someone who has had great success using their plans, however what you will find that somewhere in the small print it will say that ‘results not typical’. Add to that that many of these success stories do not keep the weight off permanently but very quickly return to their former size or bigger and certainly more depressed as a result. It is actually not very reassuring and leaves you with a vague feeling that it is in the plans interest to keep us fat or struggling to maintain our weight loss at least.


What I and others have noticed is that the key to natural, effective and long term weight loss is nothing to do with these diet plans, despite their odd successes, I say odd as there are literally millions of us paying for these plans and they trot out maybe 5 or 6 success stories per year, what about those we do not hear about? What is it that many of us have noticed? I will tell you right here and now, by including some natural, powerful foods in your diet you can achieve a long lasting weight loss, the weight starts to come off, your activity level naturally rises and before you know it you are a healthy weight, making healthy choices, feeling fabulous and living a healthy lifestyle you never thought possible.


OK now you are thinking, oh dear what is the hype about? What is she trying to sell me? Well in this case nothing, I hope I can convince you to figure out that there is an all natural alternative way to lose weight all by yourself. My No.1 secret to all natural happy healthy weight loss is just one food to add to your diet. That food is Quinoa, it has nothing to do with any of the programs mentioned before, this is simply an amazing little grain from South America that is protein packed and full of absolute goodness, it is natures super food bounty that can cure your weight loss blues. It has been used to control weight for centuries but now it is available to the western world in supermarkets and health food shops world wide.


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Quinoa is often likened to rice, however it is completely different, when cooked it does not go mushy like rice can, it is packed full of nutrients and protein and no fat and can revolutionize your weight loss efforts and have you seeing results consistently without the need to pay out for diet plans and bogus advice that keeps you overweight. There is Quinoa flour, quinoa flakes, quinoa sprouts amongst others and it can be used raw in salads or can be cooked, turned into a soup and hundreds of other tasty dishes, it can be used to create meals in itself or to accompany and compliment some of your favorite dishes. So now you see this little grain as something of a super food after all, with versatility like that it is silly not to have it in your cupboard.


Quinoa is one of the best natural food packed with tons of protein, and as we all know protein is extremely important our diet. There is a long list of benefits that protein provides to us all whether it’s from animals or plants. You should not have to live counting calorie, but you should also be aware of what you are consuming, and how the calories can add up to tons of fat in the long run. Don’t give up on dieting, make it a way of life for you and your love ones.

Weight Loss Diet Plans – How To Prepare Yourself For Guaranteed Success!


Are you about to embark on a weight loss diet plan? Firstly, if you are then you need to give yourself a pat on the back. Taking this all important first step is something that the vast majority of people never even get to. The desire to lose weight and to look and feel your best is an indication that you are not satisfied with where you are. This can be a good thing.


Being complacent is a bad place to be. At least being dissatisfied will move you to action. When it comes to diets the real challenges are never with the actual diet. Its much more about our own determination, our ability to push past the tough times and finding it within yourself to keep going. Breaking any habit can be tough and breaking old eating habits can be a nightmare. This is the real challenge with diets. The desire to fall back into our old ways and to give in to the temptations of the moment can spell disaster for anyone on a diet. So, what can you do? Preparation is a great thing when it comes to a weight loss diet plan.


Going into a diet prepared is a powerful way to ensure success. There are a number of things you need to do to prepare well. The first is to know exactly what to expect. Make sure you understand exactly what’s involved for how long you will need to do what. This will help to focus your mind and create a realistic expectation.


Next, find a friend. Doing it with someone else does more than give you support. It will help to motivate you and knowing that someone else will be looking over your shoulder can be a great way to stay motivated. Often just knowing that the other person won’t cheat is enough to keep you from cheating. Another excellent way to stick with it is to keep a journal. You might even consider keeping a visual diary and take picture of yourself every week. This will help you to track your progress and seeing how you improve might be the most powerful way to stay motivated for weight loss.

How to Lose Weight With a Diet Rich in Saturated Fats

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For those who are looking how to lose weight with a diet plan, it is usual these days to find information advising to consume less saturated fatty acids and to replace them with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated ones. A relation has been established between saturated fatty acid intake and elevated risk of cardiovascular disease.


Numerous studies have demonstrated that increased saturated fat intake leads to unhealthy blood lipid concentrations and inflammation. However, recent investigations seem to point that not all types of saturated fatty acids are similar, and that other characteristics of a food might increase or diminish the effect of saturated fats on health. One factor to consider is gender. Men may be at a higher risk than women. Another one is the source of the saturated fat, saturated fat-rich palm oil and animal fats such as lard or butter may have different effects.


Healthy diets may include saturated fats In its December 2014 issue, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of 3 independent studies on the effects of the intake of palm oil from various sources, olive oil, sunflower oil, and lard on blood lipids and inflammatory markers. One study found no significant effects of palm oil consumption on blood lipids and markers of inflammation, the second one suggested that both palm oil and lard increased total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol), while in the latter study palm oil produced lower plasma triglycerides than did olive oil; there were no effects of any of the treatments on inflammation.


Data from the third study provided convincing evidence that the position of palmitic acid on the triglyceride molecule can influence how the body responds to this fat. Surprisingly, lard and modified palm oil lowered blood lipids, whereas natural palm oil had the opposite effect. Another interesting result was that increases in blood lipids after meals were lower in women than in men. These contradictory findings illustrate that not all saturated fats negatively affect health in all people. They also reconfirm that men and women may respond differently and that important biological and chemical interactions determine the actual effects of fats on health. Your diet meal plans wouldn’t mine a little cheese.


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Cheese is another food with particularly high content of saturated fatty acids. In the same line of evidence several studies have suggested that cheese consumption may actually decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen compared the effects of either full-fat cheese or butter intake as dietary supplements on circulating cholesterol concentrations. Consumption of a high dairy diet, cheese? cheese diet resulted in lower total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol) concentrations than did consumption of a high-butter diet.


Cheese consumption did not result in any adverse blood lipid concentrations. It is evident that the current knowledge about the effects of high-fat diets on human health needs a thorough revision. In the meantime, if you are making efforts to lose weight and love a little fat in your habitual diet plan, you may feel a little safer eating those delicious treats. But in any case, keep watching the size! Ladies especially; a moment of deliciousness on the lips can be a lifetime on the hips.