Entries tagged with “weight loss”
One of my colleagues, Liz Weinmann, MBA, talked with me about weight loss issues, and I informed her about four factors she may not have taken into consideration. She wrote a blog about the four factors- check it out!
Blood sugar/insulin problems
Leptin/Ghrelin imbalance due to lack of sleep
READ THE ARTICLE: The DARE Force Blog: “Why on Earth Can’t I Lose Weight and Keep it Off?”
I keep hearing about this product– very interesting! I will try it and report back here soon.
Thanks for this article go to www.howlifeworks.com
Why a New “Appetite-Control” Product May Turn the World of Weight Loss on its Head
The stream of new diet products is seemingly endless. However, take a longer look at most of these so-called new products and you quickly see that most are just recycled ideas, and bad ideas at that.
And today, the Internet only makes it easier for clever marketers to sell any old product and make outrageous claims about its effectiveness and safety.
So it’s truly rare to find a diet product that is new, safe and effective. But a California Company has recently launched a new product that may just fit the bill.
Called Sensa, it’s actually a food sprinkle that has been clinically proven to convince the brain to stop overeating. It’s tasteless and odorless, contains no stimulants and does not directly interact with the digestive system – which means there are no unpleasant side-effects. None of the horror stories associated with “fat-blockers” or stimulant based weight loss systems.
The theory behind the product is simple. It’s obvious that we eat too much, but why? It turns out that’s the way our brains are programmed. Throughout our evolutionary history, food has been scarce, so in order to ensure survival, humans have been conditioned to eat as much as they can whenever food is available. Unfortunately, when food is abundant and rich in calories, as it is today, the results can be ugly.
Enter Dr. Alan Hirsch, intrepid doctor and scientist whose lifelong specialty has been to understand how our senses, and in particular, smell and taste affect the brain’s functioning. Dr. Hirsch noticed that many of his patients who had lost their sense of smell and taste due to illness or accident experienced rapid weight gain. Certain smells and tastes seemed to be acting on the brain to control the appetite.
Dr. Hirsch studied hundreds of compounds and after years of research he developed a set of virtually odorless and tasteless food sprinkles, which he called “Tastants” that had a powerful impact on the body’s appetite-control center. Then, in one of the largest studies of a non-prescription weight-loss system, these Tastants were tested for effectiveness as a means of weight loss.
The results were significant. Over a 6 month period, 1,436 women and men sprinkled flavorless “Tastant” crystals on everything they ate, and lost an average of 30.5 pounds – nearly 15% of their total body weight.
Moreover, participants achieved these results without having to follow any special exercise regime or diet.
According to Dr Hirsch, “With Sensa, you can eat all the foods that satisfy your senses and you don’t have to deal with any intense food cravings or feelings of starvation. Sensa merely helps you eat less of the foods you love and gain greater satisfaction from smaller portions.”
Real weight loss without diet and exercise – too good to be true? Apparently the company anticipated a somewhat skeptical response from consumers so they have introduced the product through a special Free Trial Offer that lets you try it before paying for it.
You can learn more about this free trial offer at TrySensa.com
Ok, it is that time again. We are all coming up with some incredibly breakable New Year’s Resolutions! The problem is that we all too often make resolutions that are extreme, such as “I will lose ten pounds in the first two weeks of January” which of course starves you and makes you miserable. So you bag the whole thing, feeling like a failure. lol
Or we join the gym, go faithfully for two weeks, then stop going, and pay every month but rarely show up, which makes us miserable as well!
So what is the problem?
We need to make one small change at a time. Studies show that it takes a minimum of 21 days for a new habit to solidify, to become a stable routine. So I suggest to my clients that they make a list of twelve changes to their lifestyle that they would like to make- one for each month of the new year.
For example, instead of blithely and dramatically announcing to yourself and the world that you are going to lose 5 pounds a month, it works much better to decide on a rational and achievable change to your normal eating patterns. Perhaps you decide to make your twice weekly french fry order a monthly event! Or perhaps you decide to stop eating bread with meals. Perhaps you decide to only have dessert on Saturdays. You get my drift.
With each month that you have become accustomed to a change, you add a new one. So, although this does not show dramatic results right away, look at this as a lifestyle change. Again, research shows that lifestyle changes are the answer, not diets or dramatic sudden changes which shock the system and tend to fail.
Maybe you don’t want or need to lose weight, but want to increase exercise. I suggest you do not join a gym with an eye to working out an hour 4 times a week. Make a plan you can keep to, so that at the end of January you feel pleased and proud that you have achieved what you set out to. Start simply. Decide on something you can do, such as 10 each of five different exercises when you get up each day. For example, you might do 10 sit ups, 10 push ups, 10 side bends, 10 leg raises and 10 toe touches. The second month make this fifteen of each every morning. Third month join the gym and go twice a week for 45 minutes.
You have to sneak up on yourself! Do what you will succeed at, even if it is small at first. You may even surprise yourself and speed up your initial plan do to your increasing success. And boy does that feel good!
I have one client who did very well with small increases to her exercise, small changes to diet, and small reduction in smoking. By the end of the year she had lost 20 pounds, had stopped smoking, and was walking half an hour every day. had she decided to do all those things in the firstonth, I doubt she would have succeeded.
And most importantly, she had made lifestyle changes that had become routine.
I wish you luck with your resolutions, and a very Happy and Healthy 2010 to you all!