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What Diet Should You Follow When Taking Raspberry Ketones?

On the Dr. Oz segment that recently popularized raspberry ketones as a weight loss aid, he pointed out that: raspberry ketones may help you burn fat, but to permanently lose weight this ingredient should be used alongside any healthy diet and exercise.

Here are some general guidelines for eating a healthy diet:

  • Avoid refined sugars (cokes, sweets, desserts)
  • Avoid white bread, instead use wheat bread, whole grain bread, or sprouted bread
  • Drink plenty of water (8-16 glasses per day)
  • Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables
  • If you choose to eat meat, consume lean and natural meats such as grass fed beef, bison, free range chicken, and wild caught fish

While not everybody is going to agree, here are two diets you might consider:

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Burning Fat with Raspberry Ketone Diet Program

Burning Fat with Raspberry Ketone Diet Program
The Raspberry Ketone weight loss program has surely taken a lot of people by surprise because no body expected this little berry to have that one thing that fat people crave for. The fat busting enzyme called the Raspberry Ketone has been proven by scientists to get to that difficult part of the body that women find hard to reduce fat from. The big bottom problem is being faced by many and no supplement is strong enough to focus on that particular part. The Raspberry Ketone formula combined with other organic natural ingredients like green tea, acai berry and African mango has created a powerful weight loss product for people with fat problem.

Raspberry Ketone is now being recommended by dieticians and experts to burn out fat from the one place that most women crave to get rid of. The most common problem that a lot of women face with their fat storage is getting rid of it from the most stubborn places; the bottom. The big bottom gynaeoid shape gets to about two-third of women around the world. Though many dieticians believe that fat around this area is better than having fat around the belly because it prevents certain diseases like diabetes and heart problems but it has to be trimmed with a lot of efforts.
Getting rid of the big bottom requires following a diet plan that focuses particularly on the lower area of the body. The Raspberry Ketone weight loss program includes this fat burning factor. It is a dietary supplement that works by regulating the glucose and increasing fatty acid mobilization. The effectiveness and benefits of this program can be understood through knowing what actually the Raspberry Ketone supplement consists of.
Raspberry Ketones are actually enzymes found in red raspberries that are responsible for its aroma and flavor. This enzyme can be extracted from the fruit to be used in products. A research in 2012 has shown that this enzyme is a potent fat burner and is more effective at reducing fat stores that capsaicin.
The weight loss program through this raspberry enzyme essentially regulates the glucose metabolism and decreases the production of insulin which is linked to increased fat storage.
The quick burning of these fat storages can increase the energy and decrease body weight significantly. Following the Raspberry Ketone plan for five days can trigger the bottom fat to start breaking.
It is available in the form of a supplement and works quickly when combined with thermogenic natural ingredients like green tea, acai berry and African mango.
Raspberry in the Ketone form is recommended because in order to get the fat burning effect from these berries almost 90 pound of them should be eaten, which is obviously not possible. With a  lot of benefits and almost no side effects the fat busting metabolic booster is an optimal choice for women thriving to get in shape. It is a natural product and all the other ingredients in the supplement are derived from herbal and organic sources.

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Diet Foods I’ll Never Eat After Losing Weight

I’m on a mission to lose 100 pounds gained from antidepressants and postpartum depression. So far, I’ve shaved off nearly 70 pounds (feel free to cheer!) To lose weight, I’ve obviously had to greatly amend my food intake. Some diet switches were easy and painless. I’ll keep eating even after I lose all the weight. Others I won’t touch ever again! Here’s my list of worst diet foods.

Diet salad dressing: Yuck and double yuck. I know I need some oil on my salad to make it digest better, or I would skip it altogether. And salad dressing does improve the taste. But most commercial reduced-fat dressings are acrid and bitter-tasting. On a maintenance diet, I’ll go back to eating the Marie’s Bleu Cheese I love, but I’ll use a lot less.

Tofu: I’m sorry, I know it’s good for me, but I don’t like tofu–not cooked, sautéed or raw. When I’m done dieting, I’m nixing tofu. I will continue to drink soy milk–I actually like the taste better than regular milk.

Diet sweeteners, syrup and jelly: While dieting, my solution is to avoid these almost completely. I use blue agave syrup or honey. Low-calorie artificial sweeteners like Splenda taste metallic and have a chemical after-taste. I’m going to add regular syrup for some things, but I’ll probably still skip jam and jelly.

Protein powder: No way, no how I’m going to keep using this when the weight’s off. I’ve tried every brand, every flavor and they all taste like wallpaper paste flavored with fruit lip gloss. I’m switching to kinds that taste better, even if they do have more calories.

Diet Foods I’ll Keep Eating: I’m used to fat free milk and yogurt and like them better than regular. Diet bread (35 calories a slice) is just as filling. Light butter and margarine, especially Olivo, Smart Balance and yogurt margarine are just as good. I’ll keep eating South Beach Diet 120-calorie fiber bars, too.

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Can Diet Fiber Reverse Polyps?

I asked readers and contributors to provide short personal accounts of their experience with gastrointestinal disease, and then pose a question for a healthcare professional. Here is one perspective.

My problem started with frequent constipation. I would go for almost a week without having a bowel movement. All the while, a continuous pain kept on nagging me very severely on my right lower abdominal quadrant. I would sit on the toilet for at least three hours before I could release a piece of hard, stony stool. Finally, one morning, after days without having a bowel movement, I delivered a stream of black blood with a tiny piece of stony stool.

Since that experience, removing refined products from my diet and understanding how the fiber content of my food is important to maintain my large intestine in a healthy state, is what saved me, after God. Can diet fiber reverse polyps?

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When a Healthy Diet is Not Healthy

All of us have a relative or friend that thinks they are the newest health food guru. While a healthy diet is desirable and we all could use less sugar, fat and additives in our food, there is a point when even a healthy diet has been carried too far. As long as a person isn't diabetic or at a risk for a sudden heart attack, there are times when going cold turkey or making drastic diet changes is not a good thing.

  1. Too little fat, protein or carbohydrates. Our bodies need a certain amount of fat, proteins and carbohydrates. Diets concentrating on limiting one or more of these or on cutting it out all together is not a healthy option. Nutrition experts state that our bodies need 30 percent fat, 40 percent carbohydrates and 30 percent proteins in a daily caloric intake to provide the correct nutrition that our bodies need. Theses exact ratios can vary, depending on the source of information.
  2. Too little salt. Salt provides iodine, which the thyroid gland needs to function properly. While the typical diet is overloaded in sodium, eating little or not salt is not good for a person. Besides keeping our thyroids healthy, salt prevents a person from dehydrating in severely hot and dry climates. A proper salt concentration in the blood is necessary for proper metabolism, however the blood content of salt is rather low at .9 percent.
  3. Limiting fat, but wrong type. People have become more conscious about the types of fats to limit. As our body consists of a lot of needed fat, we need to consume some fat in our diet everyday. The key is making sure that it is the correct kind, such as mono and polyunsaturated fats. It takes practice to change from high high saturated and trans fatty foods to the proper types of fat.

Moderation is the key in all things, even a healthy diet. Cutting sugar and fats is an excellent idea, backed by medical science and health experts. Cold turkey is not always the best thing. Whatever is being trimmed from a diet, it is best to do it a bit at a time. Above all, leave room for favorite foods – even the sugary and fatty ones on occasion as a treat. Remember, moderation is the key.

http://www.saltinstitute.org/Issues-in-focus/Food-salt-health http://www.thecookingcardiologist.com/cardiologist-blog/balance-carbs-protein-and-fat-better-health http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_diet_fats.htm

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Changing My Diet for a Healthy Long Life

One of the important things my mom stressed when I was a kid is that I needed to drink milk because it had calcium. Calcium had no meaning, but the look in her eye meant listen and swallow. I do not care for the taste of milk, so sometimes she would make cocoa to help with my body’s need for calcium.

What earth-shattering moment made me decide it was time for introducing calcium into my diet? To be truthful, a few months ago I realized that I could easily be around for the next few decades and it was up to me to decide how I want to live those thirty to forty years. The slender, active young adult I used to be has become an older, less energetic, heavier person. Renewing my walking, stretching and toning activities requires the level of calcium recommended by the USDA. I was shocked to review my daily food intake and discover how little calcium I was getting.

In my high school general science class, we learned that bone mass was typically set by 20 years of age. The right amount of calcium while young builds strong bones. As I moved into my thirties, I noticed great-aunts shrinking. They told me it was part of growing old. My doctor explained it was osteoporosis, which causes bones to degenerate. Once again, it was time to face a healthy glass of milk and other foods high in calcium.

Slipping away from the habit was easy. I know the body does not make calcium, so added a small yogurt to my daily intake. At my annual checkup, the doctor would ask if I took a calcium supplement and I would answer, “No, should I?” The standard reply to start if I felt I should did not inspire me to action.

I recently read that when a person turns 51, the recommended calcium intake is 1200 mg a day. It is only 1000 mg for ages 19 through 50. That got my attention and changed both my diet and activities.

Delighted to find out almonds are high in calcium, I eat five to ten almonds each day. Including broccoli and spinach as the vegetable of choice for dinner at least five nights a week boosts my calcium intake. I check the nutrients on cereal boxes and buy those with the most calcium. A splash of milk in the bowl provides calcium and all-important vitamin D. I found a sugar-free powdered energy drink that supplies 30 percent of my daily calcium. I still have my daily helping of yogurt and add other leafy greens at lunchtime.

Our black Labrador, Flag, takes me on a walk each day. She is growing old, so we take it slow and easy. I soak up some vitamin D and get exercise while sharing a special adventure with my four-legged furry family member. My system thrives on the daily calcium I provide. This keeps my bones strong and me healthy, a wise investment in my future.

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Healthy Raw Food Diet Recipes

A diet of unprocessed, uncooked foods is the core of the raw food diet. The diet is used as a method of weight loss and detoxification. It is also used as a way to simply become healthier. Most raw food dieters have a diet that consists of 75%-80% raw food. Following the diet may take some adjustment at first, but the rewards are well worth it.

Avocado Salad

Ingredients:

4 Ripe Avocados

2 cucumbers

2 tomatoes

1 cup sliced red onion

2 teaspoons vinegar

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 lemon or lime

Sea Salt

Directions:

Cook and drain pasta. Cut vegetables and avocados. Mix them in a bowl. Sprinkle vinegar and freshly cut lemon (or lime) onto the salad. Salt to taste. Serve chilled.

Raspberry Lemonade

Ingredients:

One Lemon

1 cup fresh raspberries

2 teaspoons honey

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve chilled.

Avocado Dip

Ingredients:

2 Avocados

¼ cup spinach

½ cup chopped tomato

¼ cup red Onion

Sea Salt

Directions:

Finely chop spinach. Mash avocados and mix in spinach. Add chopped tomatoes. Add Red Onion Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Salt to taste.

Seared Salmon

Ingredients:

2 fillets salmon

¼ cup red onion

¼ cup green pepper

Sea salt

Directions:

Lightly sear both sides of the salmon. Sprinkle onions and green pepper onto the fillets. Salt to taste.

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How to Make a Fat-Loss Diet Work Effectively for You

When you look at fat-loss diet that is being promoted in the market, you realize that the creators are more interested in your money than your well-being. Many eating programs claim that they can even guarantee the success of weight loss. But can you believe them completely? That is why you must be able to tell which one truly works for you. In this article, you will find out how to create an effective dieting for weight loss with the following 5 tips.

  1. The most important fat to get rid of is body fat. This fat is reserved in your body for future use. Losing body fat requires certain changes in your diet. Many diets for fat diet concentrate on calorie reduction. However, an effective diet for fat loss should not only reduce the calories but it must have a balanced nutritional supply to increase your metabolism. In fact, you should eat foods that can help you increase your ability to burn fat. For example, protein diet can boost your fat burning while prevent you from craving for food.
  2. Water is essential in any diet program. Keeping your body hydrated can ensure that your metabolism is functioning at its peak. In addition, water can remove fat from your system. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  3. Your diet should be rich with protein and fiber but low in fat and carbohydrates. Don't eat too much food that is rich with trans-fat. Instead, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that are ideal for fat loss diet. Select foods that are easily digested so that the metabolism can easily convert them into energy.
  4. Make sure your body gets sufficient supply of carbohydrates. Restriction of carbohydrate is one of the popular diet plans. If you are not eating enough carbs, then your body will be sluggish. This will affect the metabolic rate.
  5. You should not just focus on diet programs to lose weight. It is not healthy because many of these programs don't give you enough essential vitamins and minerals that are required for total health. You should exercise regularly and eat nutritious foods to reap the maximum benefits from dieting.

If you truly want an effective fat loss diet, then you should not ignore the benefits of regular exercise and healthy food. This will not only allow you to lose fat but your health will also greatly improve. In addition, this combination will prevent your body from being deprived of the essential nutrients.

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Sugar Free Diet Recipes – Cool Whip Peanut Butter Ice Cream

I’ve been on a quest to lose weight for about 2 years now. Well, to be honest, all of my life, but the last two years I’ve gotten pretty serious about it. I’ve lost significant amounts of weight 3 other times in my life and the common denominator to all of these decreases in weight was due to eating a diet free of sugar and simple carbohydrates. The sugar free diet is the method that has always worked for me. The problem is always finding good sugar free recipes to provide enough variety in the sugar free diet.

I’ve tried many different sugar free diet recipes and have found many that satisfy very well. Most of my favorite sugar free diet recipes include natural no sugar added peanut butter.

A very simple sugar free diet recipe, including peanut butter, can be made very easily and quickly and yields about 10 total carbohydrates per serving. I call it Cool Whip Peanut Butter Ice Cream. It’s very good. So good in fact that my family loves it too.

Here’s the recipe for Sugar Free Diet Cool Whip Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Two scoops of Extra Creamy Cool Whip (you can use other brands, but Extra Creamy Cool Whip yields the best results)

1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter – It should have no added sugar

Simply combine the only two ingredients in a bowl and stir it all together. It stirs kind of stiffly because the Cool Whip is cold and the peanut butter is very thick. Stir together until well blended…. AND DIG IN AND ENJOY!

This is a simple sugar free diet dessert treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and help you stay on your low carb weight loss regimen.

For an added twist substitute Extra Creamy Chocolate Cool Whip for the regular. This gives you Sugar Free Diet Chocolate Cool Whip Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Bon appetite!

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Watch Out for Diet Pills

Weight loss is an important topic to many in the U.S. Many of us are overweight and looking for a simple, fast solution to the problem. That makes the diet industry very happy, but it doesn’t always end up making us happy. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

The Good

Caffeine: Used appropriately, caffeine could help in the weight loss battle. Used inappropriately it could cause more harm than good. Ask your doctor and/or pharmacist if caffeine is safe and follow package instructions.

Hoodia: One study indicates that this may help reduce appetite. It may also reduce thirst, which could be a problem. If you choose this supplement, make sure you remain hydrated.

The Bad

Fakes: Some diet pills don’t contain what they claim. The problem with hoodia seems to be stabilizing, but it is unlikely to be an isolated case. Make sure you purchase your supplements from a reputable establishment.

Unlabeled Ingredients: Several times a month, the FDA puts out a recall on various supplements and medications. The most recent was a product that contained several prescription drugs, few of which actually effected weight loss. These ingredients could interact with other supplements or medications.

Ephedra: There is a lot of controversy over this supplement. It can help people lose weight in two ways. One of the ways is while the person is still alive and the other because the person died after taking it. It’s like Russian roulette in a bottle. Whether or not it’s banned, I don’t recommend taking it.

The Truth about Weight Loss

Diet pills may help, but the only way anyone is going to lose weight is if they watch what they eat and exercise. Depending on a pill is not going to resolve the problem. We have to take control, make the time and act.

The best bet is to go to the doctor to find out what you can safely do for exercise. After that, go to a nutritionist to set up a healthy diet. Once you’ve taken those steps, follow through. That’s the bottom line.