It is very easy and if you just stick with what I am going to outline below, you can get what you want.
1. NO sugar consumption in whatever forms. Reduce carbohydrate intake and refrain from consuming starch-flour based products as these will be converted to sugar and any excess into triglyceride(fat) that will protrude out of your body.
2. You can consume ANY amount of the following foods:
fowl, fish, vegetables, eggs and sea food.
As you are taking up exercise, maintain it as the fats from these food will be burned efficiently because you wold have already reduced the sugars and carbohydrates above.
3. Maintain the exercise lifestyle to ensure fitness. Exercise will increase your immunity against sickness and diseases.
4. A daily intake of the following supplements would help to maintain a healthy life:
A tablet of multivitamin and minerals, omega 3 capsule 1000mg, evening primrose oil capsule 1000mg and vitamin C tablet 1000mg. Remember the body contains a trillion of cells and these cells need micro nutrients.
Your weight loss will be very fast once you can ensure total sugar elimination. The above will ensure you lead a healthy and happy life. All the best.
As a physician with a natural bent, I have several suggestions to lower your total and LDL cholesterol levels without the use of prescription medicines.
You can also consider Zetia, which has a totally different mechanism of action than the statins (lipitor, zocor etc) Athough side effects are very rare in the most prescribed class of meds and they are quite safe depite most of the negative buzz, I still greatly appreciate the desire to use non prescription alternatives So look at these alternatives .
Certainly limiting fat intake and weight loss and exercise are VERY important here, but I 'll stick to the talk on supplements and diet.
1.) SOLUBLE FIBER use only whole grain products for bread, pasta, tortillas and all your cooking needs, they greatly increase fiber. Consider a fiber supplement. Look for other ways to increase dietary fiber such as beans, vegetables. high fiber cereals this may lower cholesterol up to 10% depending on how aggressive you are. They work by inhibiting absorption of dietary cholesterol in the intestine.(This is also sometimes called the Cheerios approach!!)
2.) Supplement with OMEGA 3 ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS Such as in fish oil. They are FDA approved to claim that they lower heart attack by up to 20%, are essential in many other ways but will help lower cholesterol. They are cheap and have few if any side effects. E-mail me at below address if you cant find information on appropriate supplements.
3.) Plant Sterols can be purchased at any Sams Club or Wal Mart, are safe with few if any side effect and can lower levels up to 20 % they also absorb dietary and non-dietary cholesterols in the small intestine They are also FDA approved for this purpose interestingly enough.
4.) Red wine in moderation, specifically a molecule in red wine, RESVERATROL which makes LDL cholesterol less dangerous in the body. 1 -2 glasses of red wine a day OR one of the resveratrol supplemements on the market. I personally take a supplement because I dont like wine. I have seen many dramatic drops in cholesterol levels with this supplement almost to the point that I didnt believe the lab results until I got my own lipid panel back and my LDL cholesterol had dropped from 132 to 78. I Have my favorite that I use daily that has red wine extract with resveratrol, pomegranate, ellagic acid and a host of other herbals e-mail me at below address if curious
5) NUTS!! an ounce or two a day of TREE GROWN nuts (almonds, pistachios, walnut or macadamia) provide healthy minerals and fats and are great for the heart and have a hand in lowering lipid levels
Some other supplements like red yeast extract and niacin are NOT mentioned here because they have side effects JUST AS SERIOUS as the prescription meds and must be monitored by a doc, So ask your doc about those. Red yeast extract is actually the original source of LOVASTATIN, the first in the current class of cholesterol meds called STATINS and carries ALL OF THE DANGERS of the prescription meds, as does niacin.
I know a company that puts all the above discussed cholesterol lowering natural foods in one supplement and a great resveratrol product also but I won"t post that here due to spamming concerns. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like info on the specific products
Yes, Diet pills do work.
The only over the counter diet pill that works is Alli. Alli baasically is a half strength of the prescription medication Xenical, and study shows that you can lost up to 3-6 pounds a year with Alli.
Three prescription diet medications that has been approved. First is Xenical, which you take with food and binds to the fat in the food, so you poop out the fatty meal. You can lose 5-10 pounds a year. Second is Phentermine, which increases the metabolism and supresses the appetite. It can help at least 15-20 pounds weight loss per year, if you work hard at it. Third is Meridia, which decrease your appetite. It helpw with 5-10 pounds a year.
Keep in mind that diet pills don't work by themselves. You will need exercise and eating healthy for it to work. It takes a long time to work, and don't expect to drop 30 pounds in 6 weeks like they said on the advertisement. All those over the counter diet "pills" and diet "programs" don't work. If you look at those printed ads, sometimes you see two totally different people in the before and after pictures.
well i'm sure you know pills work differently on everyone, and they all come with thier own risks. i took trim spa for a while and it made me really depressed. It made em feel empty inside. like I didn't have a stomach and I was never going to be hungry again. but my friend took it and loved it.
Dietary supplements may contain one of several different forms of calcium. One difference between the various calcium compounds is the percentage of elemental calcium present. A greater percentage of elemental calcium means that fewer tablets are needed to achieve the desired calcium intake. For instance, in the calcium carbonate form, calcium accounts for 40% of the compound, while the calcium citrate form provides 24% elemental calcium.
Many medical doctors recommend calcium carbonate because it requires the fewest pills to reach a given level of calcium and it is readily available and inexpensive. For people concerned about cost and only willing to swallow two to three calcium pills per day, calcium carbonate is a sensible choice. Even for these people, however, low-quality calcium carbonate supplements are less than ideal. Depending on how the tablet is manufactured, some calcium carbonate pills have been found to disintegrate and dissolve improperly, which could interfere with absorption.5 The disintegration of calcium carbonate pills can be easily evaluated by putting a tablet in a half cup of vinegar and stirring occasionally. After half an hour, no undissolved chunks of tablet should remain at the bottom.6
Calcium carbonate may not always show optimal absorption, but it clearly has positive effects. For example, calcium carbonate appears to be as well absorbed as the calcium found in milk. In fact, some studies indicate that calcium carbonate is absorbed as well as most other forms besides calcium citrate/malate (CCM). For example, a recent study found absorption of calcium from calcium carbonate to be virtually identical to absorption of calcium from calcium citrate.
For people willing to take more pills to achieve a given amount of calcium (typically 800 to 1,000 mg), calcium carbonate does not appear to be the optimal choice, because other forms have been reported to absorb better (however, they do require more pills per day because each pill contains less calcium). For this reason, some doctors recommend other forms of calcium, particularly CCM. Research shows that CCM is absorbed better than most other forms. CCM may also be more effective in maintaining bone mass, than some other forms of calcium supplements. Because of their similarity in both name and structure, CCM can be confused with calcium citrate, but they are not the same.
CCM is not the only form of calcium that might be absorbed better than carbonate. For example, most, though not all,studies suggest that calcium citrate might have some absorption advantage over calcium carbonate. However, no evidence suggests that calcium citrate is as well absorbed as CCM.
Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHC), a variation on bonemeal, has attracted attention because of studies reporting increases in bone mass in people with certain conditions and better effects on bone than calcium carbonate. Similar positive studies exist using CCM.However, unlike CCM, MCHC has only occasionally been compared with other forms of calcium. In limited research that does make comparisons, MCHC fared poorly in terms of solubility, absorption, and effect on calcium metabolism.
Remarkably little is known about the relative efficacy of amino acid chelates (pronounced “kee-lates”) of calcium. In the only commonly cited trial, absorption was measured for an amino acid chelate called calcium bisglycinate and compared with absorption from citrate, carbonate, and MCHC. In that trial, the amino acid chelate showed the best absorption and MCHC the worst. Although CCM was studied in that trial, it was taken under different circumstances than the chelate (with meals), so drawing definitive conclusions is not possible.
Recently, coral calcium has been claimed to be a vastly superior form of calcium, even though its calcium content is primarily calcium carbonate. One small, controlled human study reported that coral calcium was better absorbed than ordinary calcium carbonate. However, the method used in this study to measure calcium absorption has been criticized as much less sensitive than other methods . No research has compared coral calcium to calcium citrate or to CCM. There is little evidence at this time that coral calcium is superior to other forms of calcium.
Whatever the form, calcium supplements typically are absorbed better when eaten with meals. Moreover, research indicates that taking calcium with meals may reduce the risk of kidney stones and supplementing with calcium between meals might actually increase the risk.
Besides how to take calcium supplements, scientists have also been studying when to take them. Supplementing calcium in the evening appears better for osteoporosis prevention than taking calcium in the morning, based on the circadian rhythm of bone loss. In order to not increase the risk of forming kidney stones, most doctors tell people to take calcium supplements only with food.
What is the relationship between calcium supplements and stomach acid? Years ago, researchers reported that people who do not make hydrochloric acid in their stomachs cannot absorb calcium adequately when the calcium is taken alone. In that report, adding hydrochloric acid restored normal calcium absorption. Although researchers have subsequently confirmed these findings, they have also discovered that these same people absorb calcium normally if they take it with meals. In addition, researchers have noted that giving these people hydrochloric acid does not further improve absorption during meals. Others have confirmed that hydrochloric acid, either from pills or from the stomach, is unnecessary for the absorption of calcium, as long as the calcium supplement is taken with meals.
Some doctors have expressed a concern that antacids that contain calcium (like Tums®) or calcium supplements that also act as antacids, interfere with the body’s absorption of calcium. However, this is not the case. Calcium carbonate, the principal ingredient in both Tums and many calcium supplements provides significant (though not optimal) absorbable calcium, as discussed above. Other forms of calcium that might be more bio-available, such as calcium citrate, also act as antacids. The form of calcium associated most consistently with best bio-availability, CCM, is itself, an antacid despite the fact it is used almost exclusively as a source of calcium.
Other concerns about the antacid effect of most calcium supplements (particularly when taken by people who do not need and are not seeking an antacid) are voiced by some doctors because stomach acid is needed to protect against bacterial infection and also to help digest protein. In theory, calcium supplements with antacid activity could at least temporarily interfere with these processes. However, to date, these concerns remain hypothetical.
(Coral Calcium is a salt of calcium derived from fossilized coral reefs. Because living coral reefs are endangered and cannot be harvested without significant damage to the ecosystem, coral calcium is harvested by grinding up above-ground limestone deposits that were once part of a coral reef.)
Diet pills have only short-time results, like for a couple weeks.
Then, your metabolism will change, and this makes you put weight back on again.
Your body knows how much energy, food it needs. The pills temporarily disgise that "need". They can be dangerous if used too long, they often stimulate your heart rate and raise your blood pressure.
If you just exercise more, especially walk about 10,000 steps a day, you won't need pills, and the weight will fall off faster.
Throw them away, expired medicines can be very dangerous if taken after the expiration date, and it's impossible to know if they are safe until you've taken them, by which time it would be too late.
No, they do not (I've tried 'em, out of curiosity and because at worst they are harmless). Unless you are looking for just the antioxidant benefits, don't waste your time. You'd be better off drinking green tea (with zero calorie sweetener) to help you feel full and eat less...that's the way green tea helps with weight loss.
Green tea is said to boost metabolism, but the effect is so minimal, that without a proper healthy eating plan and plenty of exercise (which you should do anyway) you won't see any real result.
There are no short cuts, sorry.
i doubt it, why use a pill, which are all gimmicks btw, don't believe what they say. Just do a walk around your house, and go back to sitting on your couch. In time you'll lose weight, and it's a pretty lazy method since it seems that's what you're lookin for, and you save money
Do you know what's in the drink?
Do you know what's in the pills?
People spend $20 billion per year on vitamins and supplements. According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK. It is false advertisements.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have to approve supplements — no agency in the United States does. So it’s up to consumers to bring health concerns to light. “It’s important to understand the difference between over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements,” say Pieter Cohen, MD, an internist at Cambridge Health Alliance and instructor at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Mass. The FDA gets involved only after the fact, if the supplement later appears to be causing harm. By that time, the supplement may already have harmed many consumers who used it. “The burden of proof is on the FDA to determine [a supplement] is dangerous and remove it from the market,” Cohen says. Consumer complaints are the primary trigger for investigations. One recent investigation of the dietary weight-loss supplement ephedra resulted in it being banned for sale in the United States.
Sources: Everyday Health, Slate.com, CNN Health/herbal-supplements, FDA.gov for consumers protect yourself health fraud