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WEIGHT LOSS: RECOMMENDED DIETARY SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM

July 27th, 2011

Multivitamin/Mineral SupplementChoose a well-balanced supplement that contains significant amounts of both vitamins and minerals, including the trace minerals. I call this the “supplement foundation.” Your supplement should contain virtually all nutrients known to be essential for human health. This will of necessity NOT be a one-a-day, because manufacturers simply cannot squeeze biologically significant amounts of [...]

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WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERIES: STOMACH STAPLING AND THE INTESTINAL BYPASS-THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY

March 12th, 2009

These drastic remedies require full-blown surgery. For stomach stapling, a portion of the stomach is stapled shut, reducing the size of the portion of the stomach that receives the food. The theory behind stapling is that if you can’t hold as much food as you used to, you’ll eat less and lose weight. The intestinal [...]

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LIQUID PROTEIN DIETS

March 12th, 2009

The diets, which were all the rage in the 1970s contained large amounts of protein but very few carbohydrates. You can lose weight on liquid-protein diets, and/or other high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets. But you can also lose your health, and possibly your life. Here’s how these diets work: Your body can burn either carbohydrates, fat, or [...]

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FOCUSINGON WEIGHT, INCHES, OR CLOTHING SIZE

March 12th, 2009

Obsessing over a number on the scale, a dress size, or a waist measurement is bound to result in negative thinking, and at its extreme (which I see all too often in my patients), self-loathing. Don’t let this happen to you. Ignore your weight and measurements for a while. Just start down your healthy eating-sensible [...]

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STAYING MOTIVATED TO LOSE WEIGHT: AVOIDING EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS

March 12th, 2009

An incredible amount of eating is triggered by anger, anxiety, depression, happiness, frustration, boredom, fatigue, and other emotional states. Food is a sort of instant fix, a way to dull the pain and make ourselves feel good. Unfortunately, this instant fix can turn into a long-term problem if it’s overdone. A 26-year-old woman named Jennifer [...]

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THE FAT BLOCKER EXERCISE PROGRAM: WHAT ELSE CAN EXERCISE DO FOR ME?

March 12th, 2009

Besides increasing your BMR, exercise helps ensure that your body breaks down fat instead of muscle as you lose weight. When the amount of food you take doesn’t provide enough energy to pay the bills, your body dips into its own energy stores. It will tend to break down fat first because that’s where it [...]

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