Simple Weight Loss Tips For 2014

With 2014 well on it’s way now, New Year’s Resolutions are in jeopardy. The commonest resolution is “I am going to lose weight & get fit”. In my 22 years in general practice I have used many different techniques to help patients lose weight & I know what works. If I had £1 for every time I was told “but I don’t eat very much!” I would be very rich. With my experience I can very quickly analyse why people are not losing weight & it is usually mis-information from all the advertising that we are bombarded with.

As many will have heard me say before, “specificity is the key, so declare why you want to lose weight, how much & what exercise & when you are going to do it.”

With all the fad ‘diets‘ around it is hard to know how to get the best results that are going to be long lasting. Here are some of the best tips.

Simple as it may seem the very best one is going public with your goals & doing it with a friend will increase your results.

Others are:

Reduce the carbohydrates & increasing the lean protein in your diet, such as Body By Vi shakes for breakfast & lunch.

Protein in your diet gives a leaner body shape.

Some fat is essential in your diet.

Long term serious calorie reduction reduces your metabolic rate.

Calorie restriction 2 out of 7 days restriction aids weight loss, such as 3 Body By Vi shakes for just 2 days a week.


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Drink water – so often we are thirsty, not hungry.

Never eat whilst watching TV or reading – be conscious of your eating.

Eat slowly, even swap hands or use chop sticks.

Reward yourself with something several times a day e.g reading a magazine for just 5 minutes when you feel like eating.

Always ask your self ‘Am I hungry, or do I just want to eat?”.

Mindset is crucial.” We only make a change in our lives if we have a good enough reason”. Write your reasons down.

Get a personal coach to address issues from the past that have caused you to put on weight. Hypnotherapy is a great approach, either individual or group sessions.

Exercising even for 10 minutes 5 times a week will boost your metabolic rate.

Getting a personal trainer, even for just one session will mean the exercise you do is done correctly & is specific for your needs.

You cannot target specific areas for weight loss, only to build muscle.

Fat cells are laid down at birth so stubborn areas that remain despite diet & exercise require other treatments. The non-invasive method is CoolSculpting which literally freezes the fat that is then naturally removed from the body.

And one last one “There is NO try, you either Do or you DO NOT!” I look forward to hearing about all your success & losses!

Dr Ros Debenham, Radiance MediSpa

Source by Ros Debenham

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Exercise and Arthritis

Wherever bones meet, there is also cartilage, a rubbery, protective layer that ensures your joints bend smoothly and painlessly. But even cartilage cannot do this tremendous job alone. A thin membrane called the “synovium” provides fluid that lubricates the moving parts of the joint. When the cartilage wears out of the synovium becomes inflamed, the result is generally a case of “osteoarthritis” or “rheumatoid arthritis.”

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage can be eroded so much that bone does rub on bone. Thos type of arthritis develops gradually over a lifetime as a simple result of the wear and tear placed on your joints over the years. Very few people escape some degree of osteoarthritis, though the severity varies a great deal.

As a matter of fact, if you are over the age of 50, you are likely to have at least one joint affected by osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis affects men and women equally and is by far the most common type of arthritis, with almost 16 million Americans in the list.

In rheumatoid arthritis, damage to the synovium is at the source of trouble. Doctors and researchers are not absolutely sure what causes it, but most think that rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system actually attacks certain tissues in the body, including those that connect the joints and the synovium.

Rheumatoid arthritis begins with swollen, red, stiff, and painful joints, but it may progress until scar tissue forms in the joint or, in extreme cases, until the bones actually fuse together. Almost 75% of the 2 million people with rheumatoid arthritis in the United States are women. The disease can hit as early as teen years.

Exercising Your Prevention Options

Investing a little time in developing a good weight-bearing low-impact exercise and stretching plan can add up to great results when it comes to staving off arthritis pain. Strong muscles help protect the joints from wear and tear, and the movement keeps joints flexible.

That is why the quest for fitness is at hand, even if you are 50 years and over. However, most Americans over 50 are still right where they always were sitting back and watching others jog by. Most of them contend that that is just for people who have been athletic all their life, or some say exercise is for young people and engaging into exercise will do them more harm than good.

There are still some that insist on excusing their selves in exercise routines because they do not just have time or they have less energy than ever before. These are all lame excuses. Hence, it is time to start to get rid of those pains. Start exercising.

Consequently, preventing arthritis is not an exact science, but physicians have discovered a few ways to lower your risk. Here is how:

1. Do not weight around

The single most important measure anyone can take to prevent osteoarthritis of the knee is to lose weight if they are overweight. Extra weight puts ...Read More