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If you want to know how to lose weight fast without sacrificing your muscle, metabolism, or health, then you want to read this article.Key Takeaways

Youre here because you want to lose weight fast, and thats completely understandable.

Whether you have a lot or a little fat to lose, the sooner its over, the better.

You have to be careful what you wish for, though, because if you go about it incorrectlylike most people doyou may just wind up skinny fat.

In other words, if you do what most people dostarve yourself and do a bunch of cardioyoull lose weight alright, but youre probably not going to be happy with what you see in the mirror.

The reason for this is most rapid weight loss protocols are essentially crash diets that burn just as much muscle as fat, which ruins your body composition.

The goal, then, isnt to lose weight as quickly as possible, but to lose fat and not muscle as quickly as possible.

Thats how you get lean, toned, and defined, not skinny, flabby, and weak.

And when thats the goal, you have to do things very differently. The good news, though, is the better way is also easier than you probably think.

Thats right, once you know what youre doing, you can not only lose fat (and not muscle) rapidly, but you can do it without suffering. In fact, you can even enjoy the process.

Thats what youre going to learn in this article.

And then youre going to get a proven diet and exercise plan that you can start today and see real results within your first week.

Lets get started.

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Flip open any magazine, book, or blog article on how to lose weight fast, and this is more or less what youre going to be told:

And it worksfollow that plan and youll lose weight faster than Hollywood ruined the Star Wars franchise.

What you wont do, however, is get the body you really want. Instead, youre likely to wind up skinny fat, like this:

Now, Im not saying that these people should be ashamed of their bodies, but lets be real: those arent the looks that makes us want to get off the couch and under the squat rack.

For that, we need more payoff, like these guys and gals:

So, what did these people do that everyone else gets wrong?

Well, lets start with what they didnt do. They didnt . . .

Most popular weight loss diets have two things in common:

And this works wellfollow that plan and you will lose weight fast.

If you look at your body composition, though, then its clear this approach does more harm than good.

You see, when youre in a large calorie deficit and eating too little protein, you lose fat, but you also lose quite a bit of muscle as well and your metabolism slows down markedly.

Hunger also skyrockets after a few weeks, leaving you primed to binge back much of the weight you lost.

This is because theres a point of diminishing returns when it comes to calorie restriction. Reduce your calorie intake slightly, and you can lose weight consistently without excessive hunger, cravings, or muscle loss.

Try cutting calories too much, though, and all of those problems can spiral out of control.

These problems are only made worse when you also dont eat enough protein. Study after study after study has shown that people who follow a high-protein diet lose less muscle, experience less hunger, and burn more calories when they restrict their food intake.

So, those are the two biggest dietary sins people make when trying to lose weight fast.

The picture gets even worse if we look at how most people train

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Many people equate cardio with weight loss and figure the more they do, the more weight theyll lose.

Cardio does help burn calories and thus fat, but do too much while dieting and youre asking for a world of hurt.

Specifically, youre going to . . .

Lets take a closer look at each of these downsides.

Due to various cellular adaptations that occur when you do endurance training, it can directly interfere with strength and muscle building.

In other words, the more cardio you do in general, the harder it is to gain muscle and strength.

Furthermore, the longer your cardio sessions are, the more pronounced this interference effect is.

This is why it isnt surprising that doing too much cardio when your calories are restricted for fat loss, which already reduces anabolic hormone levels and protein synthesis rates, is an easy way to accelerate muscle loss.

Research shows that cardiovascular exercise alone guarantees little in the way of fat loss. In fact, many people wind up even fatter than when they began their cardio routines.

How could that be, youre wondering?

No, its not metabolic voodoo, muh hormones, or anything other than this:

For many people, doing a lot of cardio causes them to be generally hungrier than usual, which makes it easier to accidentally eat too much (thereby preventing fat loss or even causing fat gain).

This is especially true if youre not following a meal plan or tracking your food intake. Its all too easy to eat back the few hundred calories you burn after a cardio workout without even realizing it. A couple handfuls of nuts and a piece of fruit or a protein bar is all it takes.

As youll soon learn, you have to control your calories to lose a significant amount of fat. Theres just no way around it.

Unfortunately, one of the prices you have to pay for a slimmer waistline is an impaired ability to recover from your training. When youre dieting to lose weight, your body just cant bounce back as quickly as youre used to.

So, what happens when combine calorie restriction with hours and hours of cardio each week?

Sure, youll burn a lot of calories, but youll outpace your bodys ability to recover from your workouts and experience symptoms of overtraining, like

Even worse, research shows that doing too much cardio while cutting can also accelerate muscle loss.

All this is why I recommend a lot less cardio while cutting than many fitness gurus. (More on this in a minute.)

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This is often recommended as a way to increase calorie burning and really bring out the muscle definition.

Not so much.

Dropping the weights and increasing the volume (reps) doesnt automagically produce more muscle separation, density, or vascularity. It doesnt even burn that many more calories compared to high-weight, lower-volume (strength training) workouts.

Instead, you want to do a lot of heavy compound weightlifting when youre cutting, and well talk about why soon.

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Use this workout and flexible dieting program to lose up to 10 pounds of fat and build muscle in just 30 dayswithout starving yourself or living in the gym.

Over the years, Ive tried many different weight loss diets and training regimens.

Some have worked better than others, and over time, Ive been able to glean enough workable principles and insights and then organize them into an extremely effective and efficient weight loss regimen.

With this regimen, you can lose about a pound of fat per week (more if youre overweight, slightly less if youre lean looking to get really lean) while preservingor possibly even gainingmuscle.

Even better, you wont have to struggle with hunger and cravings, your energy levels wont crash, and your workout performance will be minimally impacted.

Heres how you do it:

Lets learn more about each.

In order to lose body fat, you need to regularly feed your body less energy than it burns.

This is known as creating a calorie deficit, and it causes the body to slowly whittle down its fat stores to meet its daily energy demands.

Mainstream weight loss gurus, magazines, and diet books try to sidestep this scientific fact because, well, its boring. Most people are sick of hearing about calories and want something else.

Thus, instead of educating you on how the human metabolism actually works, experts make up stories about how a single bogeymana hormone (insulin) or food (carbohydrate), for exampleis making you fat, and that all you have to do is eliminate it from your life and the pounds will fall off.

This kind of highly restrictive dieting can result in weight loss, but not for the reasons that most people think.

Its not the elimination of starches, meats, or sugars, or the fasting or meal timing that causes the weight loss. Its just this:

Once you remove all of your favorite higher-calorie foods (like carbohydrate and sugar-rich delights) and replace them with lower calorie options, your calorie intake naturally plummets.

And then, by extension, you lose weight.

This approach can work to a point, but it usually fails in the end for a number of reasons.

First, its unsustainable.

It often creates large calorie deficits that lead to all of the problems related to starvation dieting that we discussed earlierhunger, cravings, lethargy, and muscle lossand you can only go for so long without the foods you actually like to eat before you lose the will to keep going.

Second, its easy to mess up.

Regardless of how restrictive your diet is, if you eat too many calories, youre going to stop losing weight.

Research shows that this is exactly what happens to many people who follow these types of diets: slowly but surely, they eat more and more of the foods theyre allowed to eat, and eventually, the weight loss stalls.

All this is why I recommend that you control your calorie intake and maintain an aggressivebut not recklesscalorie deficit of about 25%.

In other words, when you want to lose fat and not muscle as quickly as possible, I recommend that you eat about 75% of your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE).

A number of studies have borne this out, including one conducted by scientists at the University of Jyvaskyla.

They divided high-level, lean (10% body fat or less) track and field athletes into 2 groups:

Both groups followed a high-protein diet and trained as usual.

After four weeks, the group eating the least number of calories lost four pounds of fat and little to no muscle, whereas the group that maintained the smaller calorie deficit lost only a little fat.

In other words, doubling the size of the calorie deficit resulted in significantly more fat loss, but not muscle loss.

The group that followed the 750-calorie deficit wasnt starving, eitherthey still ate over 2,000 calories a day.

This jives with what Ive experienced with my own body and with the thousands of people Ive worked with.

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Jul 23rd, 2018 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

Ladies, we all hate stubborn fat. Its seriously our greatest enemy.

and worse yet, even after dieting for months we can still end up with cellulite and nasty lower body fat.

What gives? Does the universe just hate us or something?

Youve probably been there. Diet after diet, you lose about 5lbs and then when your mood sinks to its lowest point you give up. Nothing seems to work, am I right?

===> and your family is ready for you to give up too because youve been grumpy as all get out since you started your diet.

Been there, done that!!!

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and its a good thing too since every typical diet has you pulling your hair out after you step on the scale.

Oh, and you wont have to starve yourself with the Beta Switch diet. In fact, we strongly recommend you NEVERrestrict your caloric intake.

While other diets tout the benefits of calorie restriction, all it does is make you grumpier and leads to binge eating.

Sure, you might lose weight in the first week or two, but your body is smart. It knows when youre starving yourself and says oh hell no girl, you better shove some pizza in your face STAT! I aint having that

and we probably thank our bodies for being sassy as its what kept our ancestors alive for millions of years.

But were not living in caves and fighting off lions for fresh kills anymore. Were in the 21st century where theres a McDonalds around every corner.

===>OUR BODIES DONT KNOW THAT THOUGH

If were serious about losing weight, we have to reassure our bodies that well be just fine. We do this by eating the right foods at the right times.

The Beta Switch Method gets to the source of weight loss-the underlying mechanisms you probably didnt know existed.

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The Beta Switch is a process that your body uses to go from storing up fat like no ones business to using every ounce of it.

As it turns out, your body has two types of receptors in you fat cells. One of them makes it incredibly easy to get rid of stubborn fat while another makes your metabolism come to a screeching halt.

The bad news is, women have 9 times more of the bad receptors in our lower body fat. Now you know why its taken forever to lose weight.

But the secret fat-cell receptor that gets you massive fat-loss results is called a beta-receptor.

And the best news is YOU can turn ON this amazing and super hush-hush receptor! The Beta Switch Diet uses a methodic approach to keep your beta-receptors turned on and tuned in so you can get rid of stubborn fat for good.

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So your probably thinking, Okay, I can handle a diet switch, but what about exercise?

Well, you dont have to lift a finger with the Beta switch! When you turn on the receptors, by eating the right foods, at the right time, and the right amount, your body naturally burns up sticky fat cells.

Of course, exercise can radically speed up this process. But, its not required.

The Beta Switch program includes a workout plan that targets all the right trouble spots, but you can 100% skip this part if you dont have time to spend working out 4 or 5 days a week.

Just stick with the diet plan and splurge on all the good foods when the plan tells you to. Its really that simple.

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So, is this all to good to be true? Its not.

The brains behind The Beta Switch Method is Sue Heintze.

Sue is a nutrition and fitness trainer who has helped hundreds of women lose weight. She, with the help of her team, has also coached 30 winners and 4 Grand Champions of Australias National Body Transformation competition.

She is also a regular contributor to magazines including Shape, Oxygen Magazine, Womens Health and Fitness Magazine, and Womens Weekly (Australias most widely published magazine). Shes also appeared on national and international television.

Bottom line-she knows her stuff.

Shes lived yo-yo dieting and starvation diets that dont work.

Sue developed the Beta Switch after learning about fat receptors and experimenting with het own weight loss strategies.

It worked! She got the results she was looking for and has never looked back.

Countless other women have had the same or similar experiences with The Beta Switch, now its your turn!

If youve tried every diet and exercise program known to womankind, its time for a change.

If you want lasting weight loss results, its time for The Beta Switch.

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..People are saying how healthy and fit I am looking, and I am now accepting the compliments with a big smile.

..I thoroughly enjoy the compliments from those known to me and from strangers. Its wonderful and empowering and this is the beginning of a new adventure.

..After 30 days there was a significant reduction in cellulite on my thighs and rear. The more variations in my resistance the more sculpted my physique is, especially in my legs and tummy.

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May 19th, 2018 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

Hormonal and metabolic imbalances or even prescription medicine can interfere with your body’s ability to lose weight. Our personalized approach to weight loss begins with a complete evaluation, where we review your health, diet history, body composition, blood panel and EKG to better understand your total health profile. We also consult with your primary care provider as needed to assure optimal overall health.

From there, we tailor a personalized weight loss plan that will work for your body. Unlike rapid weight loss and fad diets that help you lose weight fast – only to regain it later – our safe weight loss program takes a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to set you up for long-term success. You’ll have frequent follow-ups that provide support, motivation and education, addressing the medical, emotional and physical aspects of your weight loss journey.

You can expect a positive, encouraging environment where we celebrate your successes and support you through any setbacks.

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Apr 6th, 2018 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

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To lose weight, you need to cut calories. Sounds easy, but there’s more to this age-old weight-loss wisdom than meets the eye. After all, if you’re not smart about how you cut calories, you’ll wind up starving (read: hangry) and unable to sustain your diet long enough to budge the scale. And if you’ve added exercise to your weight-loss plan, you need to know how to eat just enough to fuel your workoutswithout going overboard in the process.

Of course, you can always use exercise as your main weight-loss strategy, but it’s typically easier to simply consume less energy than try to burn it off. “The idea that diet is a more important element for weight loss isn’t necessarily because the calories from your diet are more significant, it’s just that it’s easier to target,” says Rachele Pojednic, Ph.D., assistant professor of nutrition at Simmons College and former research fellow at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Let’s put it this way: You can run for a solid hour to create a 600-calorie deficit, or you can just cut that jumbo muffin from your diet in the first place. Either approach can lead to weight loss; it’s just a matter of which is easier to manage both physically and mentally. “At the end of the day, [weight loss] is a math equation,” Pojednic says. (Related: 7 Weird Things That Can Lead to Weight Gain)

To cut through the confusion, we tapped three experts to show you exactly how to slash calories for weight-loss success.

When cutting calories, you’ll be far more successful if you count ’em as you go. But while calorie counting often gets a bad rap, it’s key to weight loss for a few reasons.

For starters, counting calories keeps you accountable. “If you need to write down and acknowledge the 400-calorie cupcake you have with your afternoon chai latte, you’re more likely to make a healthier choice,” says Pojednic.

In addition, chances are you underestimate just how many cals are in your go-to breakfast burrito, post-workout smoothie, or afternoon cookie (don’t worry, we all do it). Logging your food will give you a better handle on exactly how many calories you’re consuming, which is critical if your goal is weight loss, says Kristen F. Gradney, R.D.N., director of nutrition and metabolic services at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

When using food tracking apps, manually enter your food items when possible to ensure accuracy, Gradney says. Many apps even allow you to scan barcodes making tracking easier than ever. Pojednic recommends MyFitnessPal and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) SuperTracker.

But before you start slashing calories left and right, you need to figure out how many calories you need per day just to maintain your weight. You can do this by figuring out your basal metabolic rate (BMR), or the number of calories your body burns at rest. Your BMR is determined by a host of different variables, including sex, age, height, muscle mass, genetics and even the weight of your organs. And according to a review in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, your BMR is responsible for a whopping 60 to 75 percent of your total daily caloric expenditure, while physical activity and digestion account for the remainder.

The best way to get an accurate BMR number is to visit a doctor, nutritionist, or fitness facility for an indirect calorimetry test to measure your oxygen consumption. But FYI, these tests can cost $100-plus, according to Marie Spano, C.S.S.D., C.S.C.S., sports nutritionist for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. For a woman on a budget, your quickest, easiest option is to plug your height, weight, and current activity level into this interactive calculator from the USDA.

Once you have your daily caloric estimate, Spano recommends subtracting no more than 500 calories to get your new daily total. Just keep in mind, this total is a starting point. Feel free to adjust if you find you need feweror morecalories than you’re currently allotted. If you slash calories too low, you may lose weight initially, but you’ll risk some unpleasant side effects: headaches, moodiness, and low energy, Pojednic says. Not to mention, calories are what fuel your workouts and recovery. So, if you find you’re struggling with your current calorie allotment, don’t be afraid to tinker with it until you find a sustainable total. Otherwise, you’ll sabotage your weight loss later on. “Typically you end up overcorrecting after you’ve lost the weight and put it all back on. Or more,” Pojednic says.

Just keep in mind that once you start dropping pounds, your daily calorie needs will also drop, Spano says. This is because simply put, smallerthings require less energy to power them. Think of it this way: Your smartphone likely uses less juice than your laptop or tablet. So, if you’re using the USDA calculator or another online tool, recalculate your daily caloric needs once you lose 10 pounds. This way, you don’t eat more calories than you need. If you coughed up cash for an in-office test, wait until you’ve lost 20 pounds or more to get re-tested, and use an online calculator to tide you over until then. (Related:6 Tricks for Preventing Weight Gain and Staying at Your “Happy” Weight)

Once you’re ready to cut calories, start by slimming your bevvies, Gradney says. To avoid feeling deprived, pick calorie- and sugar-free versions of your favorites. From there, cut high-cal condiments like mayonnaise, and top your salads with vinegar-based dressings instead of creamy ones. You can also reduce calories by subbing in fiber-rich fruits and veggies for your midafternoon snack, which offer the added benefit of keeping you fuller longer. Your best options include apples, bananas, raspberries, dark greens like spinach, carrots, and beets.

Spano also recommends cutting fat before carbs, especially if you’re a runner or HIIT-lover. “You need a certain amount of carbohydrate for high-intensity exercise,” she says, but adds that you can cut back on carbs if you have a light workout planned or the day off. You’ll want to stick with general dietary recommendations, which suggest approximately 130 grams of carbohydrates per day. Limit saturated fat to less than 10 percent of your daily calories.

And (no surprise here), while you’re cutting, make sure the calories you are getting aren’t coming from junk foods. Swap out high-fat, high-sugar foods like muffins, chips, and processed meats for nutritionally dense options like leafy greens, whole grain breads, and lean protein. This will give you the most nutritional bang for your buck, helping you fill up while you slim down. (Related: This 30-Day Clean-ish Eating Challenge Will Reset Your Diet for the New Year)

Okay, so you’ve calculated your daily caloric needs and dutifully tracked your food intake to stay within a 500-calorie deficit. What if, after weeksor even monthsof effort, the scale hasn’t budged? (Ugh!) According to Pojednic, if you’re sticking to a 500-calorie per day deficit, you should be on track to lose about 2 pounds per week. So if you haven’t seen any progress after 30 days, it may be time to enlist the help of a physician or registered dietitian, Pojednic says.

According to Spano, it’s not uncommon for people to calculate their calorie needs incorrectly, overestimate how many calories they’re burning through exercise, or underestimate how many calories they’re eating. A physician or registered dietitian can help pinpoint your problem, and advise new strategies to get you on track (thinkincreasing exercise or meal frequency, or re-evaluating your calorie-counting method).

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Mar 2nd, 2018 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

Best Clenbuterol Alternative

The battle against body fat is both an internal and external war fought on a daily basis. For years, people have been striving to lose weight in the quickest and safest manner humanly possible. Countless diets and supplements have been generated from the bowels of science and technology that push the limits of both imagination and patience. With each new development in the field of health and fitness, new trends have emerged. One of these trends is known as the Clenbuterol Cycle.

Clenbuterol is a steroid-like substance, but not considered a steroid, that falls into a group of drugs known as beta-2-agonists and has some similarities with stimulant drugs. The drug was first developed for the treatment of symptoms of asthma but was found to be very effective in the promotion of muscle growth and weight loss.

Clenbuterol increases the body’s internal temperature causing the basic metabolic rate to rise. With the rising of the body’s metabolic rate, the body will be forced to use the stored fat for the energy needs. The body will be able to burn the fats and leaving behind the lean muscle.

Clenbuterol also helps in increasing the oxygen flow, improving the cardiovascular performance to be able to charge up the body muscle for an intense workout. In short, clenbuterol turns the body into a full-time fat blasting furnace.

As a steroid clenbuterol (which will be referred to as clen from this point), has become quite popular with athletes and bodybuilders because it induces two interesting effects unto the body:

Just like any other medication, there has to be a clear process of work. You will not take any pill and expect result the next day. Clenbuterol too will be taken over a certain period of time to be able to see the results. The cycle consists of the number of days and weeks together with the number of times it should be taken in a day.

Since the metabolic rate differs from one person to another, different people will have different tolerant levels for the clenbuterol. This means that there is no particular prescription that can be assigned to everybody. Every individual will have a unique cycle depending which will depend on his or her metabolic rate.

The common characteristics of the cycle are discussed as below:

Just as the name suggest, a large amount of clenbuterol is taken for two days. After that, you don’t take for two days and then continue strongly again. This pattern might be very hard for people who have not had any experience with the taking of steroids. This is because your body is caught off guard which can affect the metabolic rate of the body interfering with the main intention of taking the drug.

This is the most widely used cycle. It is frequently mentioned by most body builders. It is characterized by the taking of a controlled and steady amount of clenbuterol over an initial seven day period. After the seven days, an individual goes cold to allow the body to get used to the effects of the drug. The cycle is then repeated after the second week has passed. Most clenbuterol reviews involve this particular cycle.

This cycle involves starting from a low dosage then increasing the dosage without taking a break. The first few weeks involve taking of low dosage of clenbuterol to reduce chances of stress to the body. The dosage is then increased afterward without taking any break. Because of starting with a low dosage, the body is not caught off guard as in the case of the burst cycle. The drug will circulate in the body over a long period of time because there is no break being taken.

Burst and common cycle provide the time to expel all the elements from the body. They are mostly preferred by people who want to see results after a short period of time, unlike the incremental method that gives your body time to get used to the drug without the need to expel the substance from the body after a period of time.

It is extremely important to get a medical checkup before using clenbuterol. This is even more important if you are currently using any drug. It is also important to consult with your doctor if you have some sort of medical condition such as hypertension or heart ailment.

There are side effects that have been noted in people who have used clenbuterol. The side effects, however, differ from one person to another because people react differently to any substance they take. Some of the most talked about side effects include:

It is, however, important to understand that most of these side effects diminish when clenbuterol is expelled from the body. Some of these side effects can be reduced by making sure that you take a lot of water and not taking the supplement very late in the day.

It is always important not to exceed the recommended dosage and not to take it longer than two weeks at a time. Not adhering to dosage can cause very serious side effects.

Some of the notable benefits of using clenbuterol as a weight loss substance include:

Clenbuterol is readily found on the internet but not approved by the FDA in united states of America for human use. The drug is also banned by the world anti-doping agency and international Olympic committee. This means if you are a performing athlete, this is a drug to avoid.

The simple answer is YES. If taken according to instruction, there is no danger it poses to the body. The safety of the drug will likely depend on how disciplined the user is when it comes to following instructions on how to use it. There are however some side effects noted which can vary from mild to sometimes severe. These side effects should diminish when the use is stopped. For cases where there are some side effects even after stopping the use, it is important to seek medical attention.

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Feb 11th, 2018 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

TruBalance has been an opportunity for me to change not only what I eat but the way I think about what I eat.

I am 65 years old. I have had a weight problem since I was seven years old and had my tonsils out. It left a hole I needed to fill. I have been on Weight Watchers so many times I should have a lifetime membership from persistence. Ive done Physicians Weight Loss, Nutrisystem, the program at Baptist Hospital, Jenny Craig, and tried it on my own.

All of these programs have a few things in common:

TruBalance is the only program I have used that explains the whys of eating the way they suggest. They have never told me to eat more to lose weight. My coach, Megan Rochell, has always been supportive and, most importantly, non judgmental.

This program doesnt say you have to eat every two to three hours to keep your metabolism up. For the first time I dont constantly think about food. I never think about how long it has been since I ate and what am I going to eat now to keep my metabolism up so I wont gain weight.

TruBalance has shown me that the way the food is produced is as important as what I eat. It has given me the information I need to choose my food intelligently. It has given me the knowledge to become very picky about what I eat. I have found I am eating more organic and experimenting with seasonings. I am looking at more than just how many calories are in the food.

TruBalance has given me the opportunity to change things in my life. I no longer have high blood pressure after being on medication for decades. I have changed my Coke Zero addiction to an addiction to water. Most importantly, to me anyway, is I no longer suffer from the I have to have something to eat now syndrome. TruBalance has given me the chance to relax and enjoy life.

Alice Wickliffe, Little Rock

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Feb 11th, 2018 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

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There are many reasons why someone may want to lose weight fast, such as a wedding or a beach holiday. However, it is important to take a healthy approach to weight loss and to avoid putting the pounds back on again after a fad diet.

The tactic is not without its pitfalls. The British Dietetic Association carried out a survey in 2004. A third of people questioned said they had ended up heavier than before they went on a diet. The BDA says that is probably because fad diets are so popular these days.

If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. Be wary of diets that insist on avoiding whole groups of foods. Diets that tell you to eat only specific foods (like cabbage) are another sign of a fad diet. Be sceptical about claims that certain foods (such as grapefruit) have magical fat-burning qualities. You should also be careful about any diet that focuses on how good you will look rather than on how much more healthy you will be.

You can safely lose over 2lbs (1.3 kilos) a week at home with a healthy diet and lots of exercise, says dietician and weight loss counsellor Katherine Tallmadge.

In fact, having a goal like looking good at a wedding or reunion can be a great motivator, as long as you follow a weight loss plan that you can keep up after the special event. However, you need to plan ahead and allow enough time to make changes to your shape.

Losing weight is a simple concept: you need to burn more calories than you eat. The British Nutrition Foundation recommends a sensible weight loss of 1-2 lbs (approximately 0.5-1.0 kg) a week. This could mean cutting energy intake by about 500-1000 kcals a day. However, the actual reduction will depend on how much weight needs to be lost, how active the person is and whether they are male or female.

If you want to lose weight faster, you’ll need to eat less and exercise more. Essentially, you need to eat no more than 1,050 to 1,200 calories per day (for important health reasons calorie intake should not be lower than this) and take one hour of exercise a day. On this type of plan, you can expect to lose 2-4 lbs (1.3-2.25 kg) in the first week, or more if you weigh over 18 stone (114 kg).

But the British Nutrition Foundation says there are advantages to not being over-ambitious about how much weight you lose. A measured approach is preferable it says because:

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I’m too fat for my age and I’m just 15. Nobody talks to me or finds me attractive. What should I do to lose weight ASAP?

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Losing weight quickly is dangerous and comes back quickly. You need to slowly change your habits and make small changes you can build on. Start by being more active; start walking every day and start adding in more and more jogging. Cut out sugary drinks and focus on adding in more veggies and lean proteins in your diet while whittling out processed/fried foods. Be kind to yourself and make the changes for your own happiness, not anything or anyone else.

Does this work for kids?

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It could. However, what works for adults might not necessarily be healthy for kids. Search for “how to lose weight as a kid” — it would be much better for you.

How can I lose weight if I’m too lazy to exercise?

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Find an activity that doesn’t feel like exercise, like playing at a park, riding a bike or gardening. Focus on controlling your diet to help with your weight loss.

Is it possible to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks?

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Yes, but it is extremely bad for you, and will have a negative impact on you in the long term. Remember, pace yourself.

Does biking help to reduce weight?

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Yes, any exercise helps if you do it regularly.

Should I stop snacking between meals?

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Snacking is actually good for your metabolism. Eating 3 specific meals per day, without any snacks makes your body think that it’s starving. Try eating more snacks throughout the day vs. big meals. Try to also lean towards healthy snacks such as fruits, veggies, and nuts.

How can I lose weight of I’m craving food every second?

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Plan multiple small meals throughout the day, instead of three main meals. It will satisfy your cravings for food, while still helping you lose weight (as long as the meals are healthy).

What if you love sweets? Can you still lose weight?

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All things should be in moderation. You can still have some sweets, but you need to limit the amount. One or two sweet treats a day might be okay if you’re otherwise eating healthy.

Should I starve to lose weight?

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No, not at all. This is highly detrimental to your health, and can cause a lot of problems along the way (in addition to actually making it harder to lose weight). It is better to talk to a nutritionist or a doctor who can set up a healthy and sensible diet plan for you.

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In our society, weight is an issue that’s fraught with all kinds of complicated stigma and sensitivity. So its understandable that you may not exactly be pumped to have to get weighed at the doctors office. Instagram user Mariah Herrera knows the feeling. But she spotted a sign next to the scale at her doctors office and it made her feel better about the experience.

“This scale will only tell you the numerical value of your gravitational pull,” the note read. “It will not tell you how beautiful you are, how much your friends and family love you, or how amazing you are!!” It clearly hit home for Herrera, but it also brings up a crucial issue when it comes to your health care: Whether you’re recovering from an eating disorder or you simply feel judged, there are many reasons why being weighed by your doctor is an unpleasant experience. But it doesn’t have to beand, in most cases, you don’t need to be weighed at all.

Your weight is just one part of a standard overall health assessment, which also includes your blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate, David Cutler, M.D., a family medicine physician at Providence Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica, California, tells SELF. So, along with those other measures of your health, changes in weight may be used to help diagnose or keep track of an issue.

However, it’s more necessary for some patients than others. For example, if a patient develops high blood pressure and is gaining weight, their doctor may recommend that they try to lose weight to improve their health condition, he explains. On the flip side, a patient who is losing weight may be suffering from a viral infection, gastroenteritis, an overactive thyroid, or a number of other health conditions that might not seem apparent to them.

As Randall Wexler, M.D., M.P.H., a family medicine physician at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, tells SELF, keeping track of weight is especially important for patients who have diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. So, if you have one of those health conditions, you may have trouble avoiding the scale.

In addition, doctors use weight to figure out the right dosage of certain medications, including blood thinners. The number on the scale can also help your doctor know if youre negatively impacted by a new medicationit could make you gain or lose weight, and it would be tough for your doctor to know if they havent been tracking your weight, Dr. Cutler says.

That said, you certainly don’t need to be weighed in every single situation or at every single office visit. If youre seeing your doctor because of the flu, for instance, youre probably OK to skip the scale, as womens health expert Jennifer Wider, M.D., tells SELF. And even if your doctor really does need to weigh you, there are ways to make the experience more comfortable.

For example, its perfectly fine to tell the nurse that youd rather step on the scale backwards so that you dont have to see the number, Dr. Cutler says. You can also ask the nurse not to announce your weight so that you dont have to hear it. And, if you’re worried that your weight is going to be focused on during a particular visit, Dr. Cutler says you can also tell your doctor something along the lines of, I know Im overweight, but Id rather talk about this cough that I have during this visit.

And, of course, if you’re not comfortable talking about your weight with your doctor, that’s usually a sign that you might want to find a new one. If you feel embarrassed or weight-shamed with your health care provider, it is time to find one that you feel more comfortable with,” Dr. Wider says. “The doctor should be a person you can confide in safely without feeling judged.

Above all, know this: Your doctor is trying to use your weight as one diagnostic tool in their toolbox and nothing more. This is a piece of information that were trying to use to make you [feel] better, Dr. Cutler says. How could one number possibly capture how awesome you are, anyway?

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There are a slew of DNA diets on the market, all claiming to aid weight loss by understanding our genetic make-up. Launching this month is the What IF Plan, the first of its kind to couple DNA testing with Intermittent Fasting.

For those in the dark, Intermittent Fasting (IF) is the umbrella term for time-restricted, Whole Day or Alternate Day Fasting. Time-restricted fasting is a schedule of eating that focuses on when you eat, rather than the what (the DNA tests take care of that part), fasting from anywhere between 14-16 (even up to 20) hours, reducing the time frame in which you eat your meals. Alternate Day Fasting (or ADF) and Whole Day Fasting refer to the calorie-restricted kinds, heavily reducing your calorie intake to keep your body in a fasted state.

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Can our DNA tell us how to diet and exercise?

Created by genetic nutritionist Kate Llewellyn-Waters MSc who works with clients worldwide, The What IF Plan is a unique, bespoke programme that aims to help you achieve your weight- and fat-loss goals safely. Having spent the last few years researching the proven scientific versions of Intermittent Fasting (i.e. time-restricted) and Alternate-Day Fasting (calorie-restricted) and using her vast background of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics, this is the first personalised IF plan based on an individuals unique genetic results.

According to Llewellyn-Waters, such personalised tests are the future as they complement an individual’s unique genetic profile. Potentially, this may enhance the overall health of the individual and additionally, at population level, help to prevent conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.

The theory is that essentially, by extending your overnight fast your body is forced to burn stored fat for energy. Our bodies spend so much time digesting that they can end up getting less time to spend on other important housework. Being in a fasted state maximises our health potential. On top of that, IF helps you achieve the physique you want and maintain it effortlessly, without feeling restricted. Any hunger pangs quickly subside as the hunger hormone, ghrelin, realigns, stored fat gets burned (it takes about eight hours for your body to break down glycogen stores and then switch to using stored fat as fuel) and energy levels rise. Specific genes, such as SIRT3, responsible for cell protection and repair, also switch on. In the long term, it is said to be cancer protective; lowers cholesterol; reduces inflammation, free-radical damage and insulin resistance; boosts cognitive function and longevity.

Knowing the foods that your body is actually meant to be eating, specific for its own individual needs coupled with the best times to eat could be the key to unlocking its potential. After all, not everyone is meant to be Paleo, vegan, HCLF (High Carb/Low Fat) or Keto (high fat and zero carbs). And as our genes are fixed at conception, if you carry the gene for obesity or caffeine sensitivity, for example, you always will but through the right lifestyle choices you can switch those genes on or off.

And if youre trying to shift unwanted pounds, the type of exercise you opt for is also crucial. Certain genotypes have to slog it out with high-intensity workouts to break down body fat, while others (smiling smugly) require only low to moderate intensity and get the bulk of their weight loss from a good diet. Wouldnt it be great to know biologically what works for you before applying a scatter-gun approach to health and fitness, so youre working with your body rather than against it?

A DNA-test kit is sent to you in the post, consisting of an easy-to-follow saliva swab, which you post back to them. Three weeks later you receive a detailed report, listing your key genes for weight management, your response to each and then the best diet and exercise plan (mainly resistance training). A comprehensive individual list of foods is included, as well as some recipes to get you started. All three phases focus on the foods you need individually while being aware of any genetic sensitivities (to carbs, fats, lactose etc) and eating behaviour.

The best diet type for you; your sensitivity to carbs and saturated fat, detoxification ability, anti-oxidant requirement, vitamin and micronutrient uptake (such as Vitamin D3 and B vitamins), salt, alcohol and caffeine sensitivity, lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivity; eating behaviour (are you a snacker and/or a sugar junkie?); and your bodys response to exercise.

There are three phases to the plan, each lasting a week, with the third phase being the long-term, lifestyle part. Ideally, you are meant to repeat phases one to three until youve achieved your goal weight. For those not looking to lose anything, you jump straight into Phase 3

Phase 1: the 16-hour fast each day (no breakfast)

How it works: eating within an eight-hour window, finishing your last meal at 7 or 8pm each night and beginning your first meal the following day at 11 or midday, depending on the time you finished. You are essentially just delaying your first meal of the day by four hours, which is an easy transition for most people.

Symptoms to expect: possible headaches for the first few days, hunger pangs and irregular bowel movements while your body rejigs its natural rhythm. Combat this by drinking copious amounts of water and warm herbal tea.

Easy to stick to? Surprisingly yes, your body quickly adapts and two meals a day is plenty. You feel a lot less hungry than expected.

Phase 2: Alternate-day fasting (ADF)

How it works: three days of the week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday is easiest), reduce your daily calorie intake to 500-700, nothing more. You can break this down into two or three frugal meals or fast most of the day, saving the calories for one larger meal in the evening.

Symptoms to expect: initially, total confusion over what to actually eat and a possible knock-on obsession with counting calories. It helps to do a little planning, choosing the foods youll eat in advance so you can just get on with it. You might experience less energy on the low-cal days. Experiment a little with each ADF day (with the number of meals; whether you feel energised exercising in a fasted state or depleted etc) until you find a rhythm that works best for you. On the non-ADF days you are allowed to eat breakfast as normal, as youll most likely wake up starving, but some like to continue with the 16-hour fasting.

Easy to stick to? Not as enjoyable or effortless as Phase 1, perhaps, but a good reminder that nothing bad will happen if you experience hunger every so often. Also, finishing a meal with space left in your stomach is actually a good thing and preferable to eating until youre jean-popping full. This is the only phase that can feel restrictive and it may take a while to figure out the best way to structure everything – but fortunately its just a week.

Phase 3: Easy phase

How it works: here things become much easier. Simply stick to the foods from your allocated list; if you like you can go back to having breakfast (three meals a day) or stick to the 16-hour fasting window, which admittedly can quickly become a lifestyle choice. Leave four hours between meals (there is a snack option if needed). You can go off-piste and have a treat meal once a week but if so, eat protein first, cut out starch and fruit with the other two meals that day and try to keep everything else very simple in terms of sauces, dressings and snacks.

Symptoms to expect: nothing to fear here, youre pretty much in a groove by this point. The biggest decision is whether to continue IF each day, or decide that you miss breakfast too much. You have more space to enjoy cooking your way through some of the personalised recipes, spending more time getting to know the right foods for you genetically.

Easy to stick to? Yes. And your social life picks up again, too, although if youre continuing with the 16-hour fasting window then you need to be mindful of your 8pm curfew (and that includes alcohol).

Results

The 16:8 intermittent fasting is very easy to do and is something you may want to continue with every day, or at least Monday to Friday with a bit of freedom on the weekend. Forgoing breakfast frees up so much space in the day, not to mention the way it aids mental clarity – not having to think about food is a nice break from guilt and obsessing. Energy levels increase and stubborn weight, especially around the middle, quickly whittles down. The second phase requires a touch more effort but its just a few days and is less of a hassle (and less depressing) with each attempt.

Getting your DNA tested is definitely worth it for the concrete personalised results, solely for you, and not a broad brush stroke for the majority. Youll no longer have to be swayed by one health fad after another because youll know exactly what your own body needs to function at its best. Keto diet? Not if youre highly sensitive to fats. Bulletproof coffee all morning? Steer clear if youre a slow metaboliser of fat, as well as caffeine. Having the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about whats best for your body, and living a longer, healthier life in the process – isnt that the ultimate goal for us all?

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The What IF Plan, including the 31 SNP DNA test, client report and DNA results, food list and recipes costs 299. For more information visit: thewhatifplan.co.uk

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