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

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Weight Loss – Hair Loss – Is There a Link Between Weight Loss and Hair Loss

There are various causes of hair loss and there is a question about the connection if there is one, between weight loss and hair loss. Understanding weight loss especially extreme weight loss or crash dieting is important when attempting to answer this question.

Weight Reduction

Most people have at some point in their lives wanted to or needed to lose weight. A healthy diet and exercise are the best ways to achieve weight loss though it may take longer than you want it to. In order to effectively lose weight, your body must burn more calories (units of energy) than it consumes.

Extreme weight loss through illness, eating disorders, or crash dieting is not a good way to go. Illness cannot be helped and when recovered the weight you lost may come back. With eating disorders or crash diets extreme amounts of weight is dropped in a short period of time.

This extreme weight loss is usually achieved through severely limiting food intake often at the expense of your health. In such cases there may be a loss of essential vitamins and minerals needed for good health including weight. These deficiencies are likely to be B vitamins especially B6, Biotin, and Niacin, as well as minerals including magnesium and sulfur. These can all be found in foods especially in fruits and in vegetables. Low iron in the blood may also be linked to hair loss. Iron rich foods include red meats, beans, dried fruits, and many cereals. A multi-vitamin with iron may be needed to replenish what the body has lost.

A physical exam and knowledge of the ideal weight for your height will let you and your doctor know whether you are too thin to be healthy. Once illnesses go away or eating disorders are stabilized hair quality may return or at least improve.




Hair Loss

Hair loss can be caused by heredity, illness, stress, or trauma. Medications may also play a part in hair loss. Typically once recovered hair may return to normal or improve. When medications such as chemo treatments are stopped you will experience new growth over time. The quality and color may change as it comes back.

Treatments can include something as simple as hairstyle changes, eating healthier, and exercising. Topical treatments are applied directly to the scalp. Finasteride and minoxidil are the two FDA approved treatments that achieve results. Oral medications including anti-inflammatories and anti-depressants might also be used to relieve conditions that are causing hair loss including scalp irritations and reduce the effects of stress.

The Link

Extreme weight loss such as that which results from eating disorders and crash dieting will likely rob the body of the vitamins and minerals necessary for over-all good health and specifically healthy hair. Once these things are replaced your hair’s condition will likely improve.

Conclusion

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