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  1. Top 7 Tips for a Thinner Holiday Season



    The holiday season is rapidly approaching and it’s natural to let our fitness priorities slack a bit. Why not? You transformed your physique to svelte summer shape with healthy eating and the HCG Diet but now you’ll be covering up in warm bulky clothing until spring right?
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    Sunday afternoon tailgate parties and Monday night football mean permission to indulge in a few more beers with chips, dips, hotdogs, wings, and lots of other unhealthy menu selections. To these fried and fatty party foods, add the body’s natural tendency to hold on to extra fat during the winter months and you’ll have the perfect recipe for weight gain.
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    The body doesn’t know that we live in a culture of continuous food. It’s been programed for millions of years to store fat for the upcoming months of cold and famine…famine that no longer exists in our modern era of fast food, “all you can eat,” and mega-food centers.
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    What we don’t consider is that once you start your body’s natural process of fattening up for winter ‘survival,’ by the time you get to the holidays you will have eaten yourself into the perfect fat-storing machine.
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    Once your jeans start getting a little tighter, the holidays are upon you and you’re lost in Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie, yuletide holiday feasts, and New Year’s celebrations. By now the past four months of indulgences can often overwhelm you with guilt.
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    Studies have shown that keeping your fitness goals intact until right before the holidays can allow you to indulge and enjoy your favorite seasonal treats and minimize their effect on your waistline.

    A few simple lifestyle changes from now until the holidays can help you lose a few pounds and bounce back to your summer body with ease! Follow these simple tips and you’re sure to enter the holidays feeling healthier, happier and several pounds lighter. Then you can relax and really enjoy yourself guilt free!
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    1. Start the Season at (or close to) Your Goal Weight
    If you already put on a few pounds, lose the weight now before the holiday season starts. This will prevent your body from going into fat-storing mode and make it much easier to lose the few pounds you may gain from treating yourself.
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    2. Drink More Water
    It’s often easy to confuse thirst for hunger—making us more likely to overeat throughout the day. During the winter months, it’s easy to become dehydrated without even realizing it. Influences such as cold air, wind and insufficient fluid intake can all contribute to dehydration. Staying properly hydrated can help encourage good food choices. Not to mention, drinking water is important to your overall health and weight loss. Focus on increasing your water intake from now until Thanksgiving and you may just notice you’re less hungry than normal.
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    3. Indulge in Moderation
    We all have our favorite indulgences—holiday cookies, pecan pie, sweet potatoes with mini-marshmallows, egg nog? The key is to indulge in moderation. Try allowing yourself no more than one not-so-healthy indulgence per week. And keep your portion size in check.
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    5. Sleep More
    Studies show that lack of sleep can cause weight gain. From now until the holidays, try to hit the hay 30 minutes earlier. You might be surprised at how much better you feel. Plus you could be giving your body just what it needs to drop some excess weight.
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    6. Reserve Calories
    Make small, effortless changes that will reduce your daily calories and aid in your weight loss. Even the smallest change—like asking for non-fat milk instead of whole milk in your morning coffee—can make a difference. Also choose smaller plates and glasses as this has been shown to help control portion size. Lastly, practice Tip #5 to help keep late night snacking to a minimum.
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    7. Don’t Skip your Workout!
    Once the holiday rush begins it’s very easy to skip out your exercise routine. Try scheduling your workout first thing in the morning before the chaos of the day begins. Working out first thing in the morning will ensure you’ll burn off those extra calories so you can indulge on a few extra calories without guilt and keep your stress levels in check.
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    Go into the upcoming Holiday season feeling better than ever. Give yourself the gift of health and fitness! Following these simple tips can help you emerge from the cold winter months weighing less than you do today!
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  2. A Weight Loss Success Story
    My Personal Account of the Injectable HCG Diet Program

    Welcome to a series of Blog posts that detail my experience with the injectable HCG Diet Program. Please note that I am not a medical professional nor claim to offer professional health advice on this diet or any other weight loss regimen. This is my personal experience with what is a relatively new approach to weight loss that many have yet to try.

    Additional Notes: My blog is based on the results I’ve achieved using the FDA approved, made in the USA, HCG injectable Diet Program purchased here.

    My HCG Diet Story – The “Psychological Phase”

    As mentioned in previous Blog entries, I fashion myself as somewhat of a 'Diet Drill Sergent'. At age twenty-two I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. Since then—just like most of you—I’ve spent the better part of my life struggling with weight loss.

    For the past two decades I tried everything to lose the weight and keep it off, I am no stranger of crash diets, starvation, eating disorders and a myriad of other forms of self-abuse all in the name of our common goal of losing weight.

    Going into the HCG Diet I felt supremely confident because I’ve been in and out of the diet trenches many times. I am an old veteran at very low calorie diets…”Bring it on” I thought to myself. I could easily fast for an entire day and eat nothing, therefore two 250 calorie meals in a day will be a banquet compared to that right? Was I in for a surprise…

    What I soon discovered was for me, there was a “psychological phase” that I needed to go through at the beginning of the HCG Diet that’s not outlined in the HCG Protocol. I’m a strong believer that if one is prepared for a situation then they are for more capable of dealing with, and overcoming it. Hopefully my experience will help others be prepared so their diet efforts are not sabotaged.

    The first two days after the loading phase were pretty easy. Like I said in my last post, after gorging for two days on “everything & anything” that was taboo to me in the past, I was so disgusted and sick to my stomach that I couldn’t wait to stop eating.

    Days 3 and 4 were the hardest days on the entire diet for me. First, I felt a bit spacey and disoriented. I’m not a big sugar eater to begin with but, I do believe those feelings were from a detoxing process with the body. That feeling passed in a few days and ever since I felt incredible. 

    I have heard reports of some people feeling the detox effects for longer, so I have to attribute my high energy levels and feelings of well-being to the Vitamin B12 injections I was taking once a week with the diet. Even months after the diet ended I still use the Vitamin B injections weekly because they make me feel so healthy, energetic and happy.

    Let’s get back to the “psychological phase” I spoke about earlier. I noticed that in the evenings at a time when my husband and I would wind down, watch a favorite show, and munch on popcorn that I experienced hunger.

    I will tell you that the HCG Injections and Vitamin B injections really do curb true body hunger as outlined in Dr. Simeons diet protocol, but this hunger I was experiencing was more ‘habitual’ or  psychological hunger simply because my brain was used to eating at that time.

    Our late night munching was part of a ritual my husband and I created to ‘wind down’ at night and there were all types of emotional attachments to that. Had I not looked into myself and those feelings more closely it could have been the end of my diet.

    As I sat on the couch fighting the urge to get up and eat something I realized that my stomach, my body, was not really hungry at all it was emotional hunger. The first thing I did to break out of the cycle was to change our ritual. So instead of taking that extra hour to watch TV before bed, we both went to bed earlier and got the benefit of a full eight hours sleep as well.

    Understand that sometimes this is the only way out of habitual or emotional eating. The change does not have to be forever either. The best motivating factor that got me through all of the challenges of the HCG Diet was that I knew it was only 24 days long. Trading few short weeks of sacrifices for a brand new metabolism was the best thing I ever did for myself in my entire life!

    Like I said before no matter what’s on your calendar, you have to truly embrace the fact that it’s only a full three week commitment to reach the goals of your lifetime – that’s a no brainer in my book! I am so committed to helping you achieve your goal that I will happily exchange email correspondence to share stories and offer encouragement. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@bodyfitsuperstore.com

    Follow me on Twitter at Patty4Fitness for more of my experience with the HCG Diet plan. Check back often for new posts for more about this topic.

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    The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by BodyFitSuperstore.com or the Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

  3. Is the HCG Diet Safe for Men?
     

    Over the last few decades the HCG Diet has gained a cult following among men for its success in reducing weight quickly, without impeding the natural balance of the body. HCG is a water based hormone which is normally present in the both male and female body, though in pregnant woman HCG levels are much higher. Unlike other sex hormones like testosterone and progesterone, it does not have any side effects, when administered as directed.

    An important function of HCG is that when used with a very low calorie diet, it “resets the hypothalamus” and improves the metabolism of the body. Fitness enthusiasts and body builders alike find HCG a very helpful slimming agent as it can promote a lean yet muscular appearance very quickly.

    Is a Pregnancy Hormone Safe for Men?

    • The HCG hormone is naturally present in men. It is found in every human tissue, including males, pregnant women, and non-pregnant women. Based on our customer results, men report faster results and tend to lose more weight than women.
    • Since HCG is a naturally occurred substance, it does not have any side effects. The amount of HCG hormone used in the diet protocol is 15,000 times less than the amounts in a pregnant woman. Men who are obese or developed some abnormal fats in some parts of the body can take HCG without any side effects.
    • HCG “resets the hypothalamus” and improves the metabolism of the body thus helping the unused fat to burn in to calories. The protocol advises not to do any strenuous exercise during the diet but one can follow some moderate workouts.
    • HCG stimulates natural testosterone production in men.* 
    • Obese men are often prone to various health problems. Moreover, they feel embarrassed in front of people as there is a pre-conceived idea that fatty people are lazy and inactive. The HCG diet is sure to bring about a radical change in the life of men by changing his looks and his attitude as well.
    • It is proved that HCG Diet injections can help one to shed one to two pounds of weight per day and up to 20 pounds in few days. The process is simple, safe, and successful when following the diet protocol and takeing HCG injections at regular basis for four weeks.
    Follow this link for more information and to purchase the HCG Diet Kit

    * For more information on the benefits of HCG for men, visit www.HCG4Men.com 
     

  4. HCG Diet – Myth or Miracle? How HCG will
    help you lose that stubborn fat forever!

    One of the top questions I hear regarding the HCG Diet is, “Won’t I lose body fat if I only eat 500 calories a day regardless of using HCG or not?” The answer is no. You lose ‘weight,’ but without HCG Diet injections the weight you lose will be mostly water and precious muscle tissue. 

    Without HCG, when the human body is restricted to a very low calorie diet (VLCD) of 500 calories a day, not only will current fat stores persevere but the state of starvation induced will cause the body to store even more fat for survival.

    So how does introducing HCG into a VLCD trick the body into believing it’s not starving to help mobilize and burn away those deep stubborn fat stores? The answers lie in the Hypothalamus gland.

    Functions of the Hypothalamus

    We all have a small gland deep within our brains called the Hypothalamus. This is a vital part of the body which controls all our autonomic functions, including breathing, heartbeat, digestion, sleep and the complicated functions of the endocrine (hormone) system. Included in these endocrine functions is the regulation and control of metabolism and weight.

    Dr. Simeons identified three separate fat stores in the body: Structural, Normal, and Abnormal.

    Structural Fat:
    Structural fat pads the various organs, protects the arteries and cushions the bony prominences.

    Normal Fat:
    Normal fat is a bank from which the body can easily draw energy.

    Abnormal Fat:
    Abnormal fat is a bank much like a savings account where fat is stored asnd basically locked away. This fat is very difficult to lose via exercise and calorie restriction. HCG mobilizes and eliminates these fat stores.

    Normally when we cut back our calorie and fat intake, our bodies will in fact store fat and our metabolism slows down. This happens because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy. When a very low calorie diet is employed with HCG, the body is signaled to use the fat that is stored for energy or for elimination.

    Because HCG mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. So even though you are consuming fewer calories, your body is able to access the energy you have stored. Most people have plenty and feel good while on the program.

    HCG works to reset the Hypothalamus to mobilize fat for utilization by the body only when there is a significant decrease in calories and fat. A “starvation state” must exist for HCG to work. For permanent fat loss we use a very low calorie diet to help rid the body of abnormal fat.

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  5. Is the HCG Diet Really the Cure for Obesity and Fat Loss?


    Dr. Simeon, the medical doctor who discovered the amazing fat loss properties of HCG, has proved with numerous clinical trials that the key to losing weight and keeping it off does not rest with a fat-free diet and excessive exercise. It rests in a small gland in your brain called the hypothalamus gland.

    The hypothalamus gland is a part of your brain that regulates all of the automatic functions of the body, functions like your heartbeat, breathing, sleep patterns and is also most importantly the key to metabolizing fat.

    When the hypothalamus is operating normally, the burning of fat for energy occurs in a very orderly way. The HCG protocol ensures that the only fat that is maintained on the body is the good kind, the kind that is essential for perfect weight and optimal health, while the bad fat is disposed of.

    HCG achieves this miraculous effect on fat loss and muscle retention by literally resetting the hypothalamus gland, much like rebooting a computer. This discovery could literally be the cure for obesity.
     
    The problem with conventional methods of weight loss is that without adding HCG to strict caloric restrictions, all you are doing is addressing the appearance of fat. You are not addressing the root cause of why the body is storing abnormal amounts of fat in the first place—the dysfunctional hypothalamus—that’s why the moment you start eating normally again you gain all the weight back.
     
    Trusted medical advisor Dr. Oz, has conducted his own research and has personally endorsed HCG Injections for fat loss. Dr. Oz interviewed Dr. Sheri Emma, a prominent weight loss expert in New Jersey, who discovered that in a study conducted using data from more than 500 patients on the HCG diet, that HCG injections can help people to lose weight. Dr. Emma goes on to say with HCG injections you lose the fat and save the muscle. It is the most effective method she has to help someone get the weight off and keep it off.

    There are those who disagree with Sheri Emma and say that the weight loss is strictly due to the dramatic restricted diet of 500 calories a day. But Sheri Emma claims that with Simeon’s dosing plan of HCG and a very low calorie diet a person should expect to lose to a half a pound to a pound a day with HCG shots. Emma explains that it is the diet that drives weight loss; however the HCG injections affect how you lose the weight. With Emma’s HCG injection research, she has shown that HCG helps patients keep the weight off by sheading fat while retaining muscle mass.
     
    Dr. Sheri Emma also claims that she has conducted additional studies regarding other forms of HCG and says she is convinced HCG injections are the way to go. She stresses that “HCG in sublingual drops are not absorbed by the body” and should be strictly avoided as they are now banned by the FDA.
     
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  6. hCG Diet Plan...What's Better, Injections or Drops?

    As an affiliate for the HCG Diet plan for over two years, the most common question I am asked by my clients is “What’s the best way to do the HCG Diet, injections or drops?”

    There are many misconceptions and controversy surrounding that very question, so my aim is to clarify some of the most popular fallacies so that consumers have a very clear understanding of what the HCG Diet is, and what it is not.

    The first report on the use of HCG for fat loss and "the cure for obesity" was published in 1954 by the late Dr. Simeons, a British Physician who while practicing in India, noticed that underdeveloped, obese boys who presented impaired function of the pituitary and hypothalamus had improvement of their condition and lost fat when treated with HCG by injection.

    Over the next 10 years, Simeons conduct experiments with precise amounts of hCG and very specific dietary restrictions. He verified that when both the correct amount of hCG and his food plan were followed as he had calculated, both men and women had the ability to lose astonishing amounts of abnormal fat in relatively short periods of time than with just diet and exercise alone.

    They key words here are “the correct amount of hCG …as he had calculated.” A tiny, precise amount of hCG which can only be administered and controlled via prescription injection.

    Sadly, like any other diet and weight loss trend other manufacturers saw the HCG Diet trend as a huge "Cash Cow." Before we knew it there were hundreds of products including drops, pellets, and patches all claiming to be the HCG Diet when in fact most of these products didn't contain a single drop of the actual HCG hormone. And even if there were trace amounts of hCG hormone in the drops, when taken orally, saliva and stomach acids would render it useless.

    However, word started spreading among the population who “are afraid” of needles, or feel that injecting themselves is too extreme and soon the “homeopathic hCG” drop manufacturers where making millions selling ‘Snake Oil’ and consumers were happily flushing their money down the drain.

    In fact, there will be several thousand people who will argue that I’m wrong, that they “took the drops and lost 20 or 30 pounds”. I would remind them that any person restricting their calories to 500 per day will absolutely lose weight; however they will not be actually be doing the hCG Diet and resetting their hypothalamus, and will almost always gain the weight back as soon as they start eating normally again.

    When you do the hCG Diet as Simeons carefully calculated with real hCG hormone injections, you will only have to do it once. I can attest that after doing the diet three years ago and losing 30 pounds, I have never fluctuated more than three pounds away from my goal weight. And although I have always had a fairly healthy diet, having hypothyroidism has always kept my weight on a roller-coaster for most of my life. Since doing the hCG diet my metabolism has changed to that of a normal person.

    Let’s cut straight to the proof. HCG Diet drops/pellets/or anything other than the prescription injections have recently been banned by the FDA and are now illegal and a complete waste of money. The following is from an article which appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

    ["FDA and FTC are taking action on illegal HCG products. "You cannot sell products claiming to contain HCG as an OTC (over the counter) drug product. It's illegal," says Brad Pace, team leader and regulatory counsel at FDA's Health Fraud and Consumer Outreach Branch. "If these companies don't heed our warnings, they could face enforcement actions, legal penalties or criminal prosecution."

    Elisabeth Walther, a pharmacist at FDA, explains that the agency does not evaluate homeopathic drug products for safety or effectiveness, and is not aware of any scientific evidence that supports homeopathy as effective. However, those that meet certain conditions set by FDA can be marketed. A reference document called the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States lists active ingredients that may be legally included in homeopathic drug products. "HCG is not on this list and therefore cannot be legally sold as a homeopathic medication for any purpose," Walther says.

    FDA advises consumers who have purchased homeopathic HCG for weight loss to stop using it, throw it out, and stop following the dieting instructions”]

     
    From my own first-hand experience and that of countless clients, I can personally vouch that the Real HCG Diet has proven to be successful for all body types regardless of age or metabolic issues but only when using the real prescription injections.

    Look for USA based websites such as BodyFitSuperstore who only sell 100% pure authentic HCG hormone compounded in the USA by a certified pharmacy. When you place your order you will be required to fill out a health questionnaire which will be review by a doctor who will issue your prescription. This is NOT a homeopathic mix, but the real prescription HCG injections.

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  7. Is Sermorelin the New Fountain of Youth?

    There’s been a lot of buzz in the bodybuilding & anti-aging circuits about the peptide, Sermorelin, which has been shown to literally turn back the hands of time on our physiology. Semorelin has been known to accelerate muscle building, reduce body fat, enhance strength & endurance, revitalize skin, reverse the effects of aging, increase energy and vitality, accelerate healing from wounds or surgery, enhance the immune system & improve sleep quality and more.

    Sermorelin is a peptide which is made up of 29 amino acids and boosts the pituitary gland to create more Human Growth hormone (HGH) in the body—the hormone of youth. Sermorelin differs from actual human growth hormone, in that it’s a HGH secretagogue, which means that it stimulates the pituitary gland to produce and secrete HGH.

    To better illustrate how Sermorelin works, it is significant to understand how Human Growth Hormone (HGH) works and what the benefits of HGH are for our bodies. HGH is secreted by our pituitary glands nightly while we are asleep. The body’s normal HGH production is highest during childhood when the growth rate is at its peak; HGH reaches its highest potency at around age 20 then starts to decline. By age 30, we are undergoing a 14% reduction in HGH production for every ten years of life. By the time we are in our 40s, the production of HGH has been reduced to 40% of what it was at age 20. Fortunately, with Sermorelin we can stimulate the aging pituitary gland to begin production of HGH back to its once youthful levels, even after the sharp decline in HGH production has begun.

    Sermorelin is most effective when combined with a growth hormone releasing peptide (also known as growth-releasing factor). For “hard gainers” or those looking to build muscle bulk, such as bodybuilders, using Sermorelin with peptide GHRP-6 is a good combination. However, GHRP-6 has been shown to increase hunger so those looking to benefit from Sermorelin’s anti-aging and weight loss properties would combine Sermorelin with CJC-1295-DAC, an alternate growth hormone releasing peptide without the appetite increasing side effects. These combinations, when administered via daily injections, will boost your pituitary gland to secrete HGH at a much higher rate.

    There is almost no risk of receiving too much Sermorelin. The effects are regulated at the level of the pituitary gland by negative feedback, so receiving too much Sermorelin is virtually impossible. Studies show within one year of Sermorelin therapy, you may see up to 20% reduction in body fat. Most of this fat loss occurs in the belly, reduced by 30% compared with a 13% reduction in extremity fat (arms, legs,etc). Sermorelin is safe and easy to administer through tiny self-administered injections. It provides all of the benefits and more of HGH replacement therapy at a fraction of the cost and furthermore, it’s OFF LABEL USE IS NOT PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW.

    Benefits of Sermorelin
    • Decreases body fat by up to 20%
    • Decreases wrinkles & cellulite
    • Increases energy
    • Improves sexual performance
    • Improves cholesterol levels and any muscle or joint pain, and more.

    To experience these amazing Sermorelin benefits proves that youth need not be wasted on the young anymore!

    Find Sermorelin, GHRP-6, CJC-1295-DAC, and other peptide information here.


    The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by BodyFitSuperstore.com or the Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

  8. 2012 Diet Trends
    As we enter the 2nd quarter of 2012, the weather is getting warmer and summer is right around the corner. It’s almost time to start thinking about unpacking bathing suits, shorts, and other body baring fashions and definitely time to get in shape! 

    So what’s the best way to lose weight fast and keep it off? Let’s start by looking at some statistics… About 45 MILLION Americans participate in some type of weight-loss program each year. People in the U.S. spend over $1 - $2 BILLION every year on weight loss diets and fat burning supplements and many find permanent success; but how do you know which ones actually work or will be the best for you?

    While diet trends are always growing and evolving, here are the top diets to watch in 2012:

    #4 Caveman/Paleo Diets:

    Also called “macrobiotic”, “back to the land”, or “if it grows eat it” diets, this type of diet involves consuming only natural, unprocessed, foods that “grow” or were once alive. This diet stresses the use of organically grown plants and animals and sometimes excludes grains or dairy.

    The fundamental approach is no processed foods, no cereal grains, no legumes, no dairy, and no starchy vegetables. Because these diets eliminate excess carbs, many followers drop pounds as a result.

    #3 Gluten-Free Diets:

    Within the past 5 years, you may have noticed the small, tasteless “gluten free” section of your grocery store expand to entire isles. Experts estimate 10% of the population has a gluten sensitivity and approximately 1% has celiac disease. A study at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Control Center, found that celiac disease affects at least 3 million Americans. Besides sensitivity, some athletes are attributing going gluten-free with boosting their energy and increasing athletic performance.

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    #2 Commercial Weight Loss Programs:

    Millions of people a year enroll in any of the popular diet plans at one point or another. These long-term programs often feature celebrity success stories and focus on losing fat through calorie restriction and portion control.

    The top programs to date are Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig. Weight Watchers uses a point system to track your protein and carbs while Jenny Craig focuses on low-fat, low calorie packaged foods which can tend to be very expensive making your wallet skinny along with your waist line.

    #1 Diet Trend for 2012 – The HCG Diet Plan:

    The immense popularity of the HCG Diet Plan is due to the fact that The HCG diet protocol is not just about losing a lot of weight quickly; it’s also about resetting your metabolism and setting yourself up for a lifetime of healthy living.

    One of the things the HCG diet does is re-train your body to target bad fat cells and function more efficiently. This means that once your diet is over, your body will continue to metabolize fat at a high rate. Another way you are sure of long term success is from learning how to appreciate healthy, whole foods and to combat cravings. The good news is that on the HCG diet this happens naturally and without effort.

    Click here for more information and to purchase the HCG Diet from a certified USA source.


    Summary: 

    Just like fashion, there will be many diet trends that will continue to emerge and become popular overnight. As a consumer, it pays to become familiar with the general tenets of various diet trends so that you can determine which one suits your lifestyle the best.



    The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by BodyFitSuperstore.com or the Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
  9. HCG Diet Injections for Improved Health and Well-being



    HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) has been safely and effectively used for fat loss and weight management for over 50 years. But there are other physical and emotional benefits that also result from this protocol.

    Called the “Weight Loss Cure,” HCG diet injections boost health and well-being in several different ways. The first is that HCG diet injections help obese patients to lose weight in a very quick and effective manner. Many people who have struggled and failed with traditional diet plans have experienced fat loss success for the first time in their lives when combining HCG injections with a very low calorie diet.

    The injections are self-administered every morning and the dieter follows a strict 500 calorie diet the rest of the day. This extreme caloric reduction would be unbearable to stick to and possibly even dangerous without the HCG diet injections. With the shots, however, not only do people encounter decrease appetites, they also maintain normal energy levels.

    The most obvious and immediate health benefit to using HCG diet injections is fast weight loss. Obesity is at an all-time high and with it comes an overabundance of other medical problems. Obese people are at greater risk for serious medical issues such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and a host of other illnesses. Not only do obese people have to struggle with the medical hazards, there are many emotional struggles that come with being severely overweight.

    Another astonishing health benefit to using HCG diet injections is that research has shown that HCG helps to stabilize cholesterol levels of those on the protocol. The hormone also helps reset the hypothalamus gland which in turn helps the thyroid gland function normally which can increase metabolism for long-term weight management. It appears that the hormone may also help to rebuild and rejuvenate the adrenal glands, which can help to balance hormone levels in the body.

    People on the HCG diet injection protocol also enjoy body contouring benefits as the hormone helps in sculpt the body. HCG diet injections work by burning abnormal fat on the body, such as the buttocks, thighs and abdomen, the end result is a more toned physique. This also means that there is less loose skin or sunken facial features like there is with most rapid weight loss programs. HCG preserves the structural fat under the skin which can make the signs of aging that we see on the hands, neck and face disappear.

    Possibly the best health benefit of them all is the enhanced emotional state that people using the HCG diet often report. Obviously, once a person has lost a lot of weight, they will usually encounter a rise in self-esteem. But in this case, even before the weight loss people report a “higher sense of emotional well-being while following the regimen.” Many patients experience deeper and “more restful” sleep which could partly be responsible for their elevated mood but they also report being “less irritable and more energized.”

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  10. Can’t Lose Weight?...Toxicity May be the Cause

    Prologue:

    Have you spent a good part of your life—and an even greater part of your wallet—trying to lose weight? Achieved limited success from your valiant efforts, but ultimately gained the weight back and then some? Believe me you’re not alone, and there are dozens of statistics to prove it.

    Would you like to identify at long last what has been sabotaging your weight loss efforts all those years? Need some great advice on how to overcome these obstacles to put them behind you forever, making your diet work faster, diet supplements work better, while never again having to worry about gaining the weight back?

    Does this sound too good to be true? Well, if I promised that it would happen overnight perhaps it would be too good to be true. But the information I’m sharing will take effort, commitment, time, and perhaps cost you something extra. Understand that there is often no single solution for losing weight, or for breaking through a diet plateau.

    Our bodies are very complex, and there are many aspects of our health which may need to be brought into balance before we can lose weight. I guarantee that if you have struggled in the past, once you rule out and work through the hidden culprits that can sabotage your weight loss efforts you will get off the roller coaster forever.

    Hidden Culprits that Sabotage Weight Loss - Part 10: The Toxicity Factor

    If you have ruled out all other factors yet still cannot lose weight in spite of diet pills, exercise and reducing calories, then toxicity must be considered as the likely the cause of your diet failures. Toxicity has been known to cause allergies, uncontrollable cravings, and inability to lose weight.

    Toxins have an attraction for fat cells due to the fact that they are fat-soluble. When the toxins attach to the outer cell membrane, which is made of a lipid bilayer (two layers of fat), they cause the cell to continually release Leptin.

    Leptin is the hormone that tells your brain to burn fat for energy. When Leptin is continuously elevated, just like insulin in type II diabetes, the receptors burn out. This is why weight gain that does not benefit from diet or exercise may be due to Leptin resistance. The toxins also cause cytokines to release on an unregulated level that is damaging to Leptin receptors in the brain. Weight loss resistance will be the first of many problems.

    The majority of Americans cannot lose weight despite dieting and excessive exercise. The amount of pollution, chemical exposure, refined sugars, processed and bio engineered “frankenfoods” continue to escalate. The onslaught of toxicity is causing major hormonal problems which lead to uncontrolled cravings, the inability to burn fat, decrease in metabolism, muscle wasting and eventually obesity. Your hormonal system will reset once you are rid of toxins and follow a healthy diet and only then will you begin to see results.

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  11. Can’t Lose Weight?...Nutritional Deficiencies May be the Cause

    Prologue:

    Crash diets, fad diets, exercise addiction, lose some weight, gain it all back; self-deprivation, starvation, frustration, self-loathing,  and finally surrender…Do any of these sound familiar to you as you struggle with your own personal ‘roller coaster’ ride of weight loss?

    Have you spent a good part of your life—and an even greater part of your wallet—trying to lose weight? Achieved limited success from your heroic efforts here and there, but ultimately gained the weight back and then some? Believe me you’re not alone, and there are dozens of statistics to prove it.

    Would you like to identify at long last what has been sabotaging your weight loss efforts all those years? Need some great advice on how to overcome these obstacles to put them behind you forever, making your diet work faster, weight loss supplements work better, while never again having to worry about gaining the weight back?

    Does this sound too good to be true? Well, if I promised that it would happen overnight perhaps it would be too good to be true. But the information I’m sharing will take effort, commitment, time, and perhaps cost you something extra. Understand that there is often no single solution for losing weight, or for breaking through a diet plateau.

    Our bodies are very complex, and there are many aspects of our health which may need to be brought into balance before we can lose weight. I guarantee that if you have struggled in the past, once you rule out and work through the hidden culprits that can sabotage your weight loss efforts you will get off the roller coaster forever.

    Hidden Culprits that Sabotage Weight Loss - Part 9: The Nutritional Deficiency Factor

    The food we consume can be converted into fat or energy. You can either store what you eat, which means you will probably put on weight, or you can use it for energy. Whether food is burned or stored is determined by a number of chemical and hormonal reactions that take place in your body. These are activated by enzymes, which are, in turn, dependent upon vitamins and minerals.

    Therefore, if you are deficient by even a small amount in certain vitamins and minerals, you will gain weight. The science supporting the use of a daily multivitamin has been stacking up. In the last year, a study found that those who regularly consume a multivitamin are biologically younger than those who do not, and a separate study that found that long-term multivitamin use may reduce the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study has found that multivitamins may aid weight loss. Research shows that taking your vitamins daily helps you maintain your weight and it also helps reduce your appetite while you're on a weight loss diet plan.

    Another study published in "Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism" in 2009 examined the relationship between vitamin D status and body fat in young women. It found that vitamin D deficiency was strongly correlated with increased body fat. Low levels of Vitamin D has also been linked to obesity in older adults, say the study's researchers. According to Oregon State University nutrition expert Jane Higdon, “vitamin D is an important component of multivitamins, as it may be hard to obtain sufficient amounts of this nutrient from diet alone.”

    Other important vitamins include are B Vitamins and Vitamin C. Your multivitamin should include B-complex vitamins, most importantly riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, choline and inositol. Riboflavin and pyridoxine are needed for normal function of the thyroid and the metabolism. Niacin is necessary for thyroid hormone production, and is part of the glucose tolerance factor. If you don't have enough pantothenic acid in your diet you will have trouble utilizing fat. It also helps with energy production and adrenal function. Choline and inositol aid in fat metabolism.

    Vitamin C is another important nutrient that you should make sure is included in your multivitamin. It has a number of healthful benefits, but for weight loss it helps convert glucose into energy that can be used by cells.

    Summary: Multi Vitamins are essential to good health. Not only do they supplement your nutritional input when following a low-calorie diet, but they can also increase your metabolism and actively increase your weight loss!

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  12. Can’t Lose Weight?...Are You Exercising Right?

    Prologue:

    Crash diets, fad diets, exercise addiction, lose some weight, gain it all back; self-deprivation, starvation, frustration, self-loathing,  and finally surrender…Do any of these sound familiar to you as you struggle with your own personal ‘roller coaster’ ride of weight loss?

    Have you spent a good part of your life—and an even greater part of your wallet—trying to lose weight? Achieved limited success from your heroic efforts here and there, but ultimately gained the weight back and then some? Believe me you’re not alone, and there are dozens of statistics to prove it.

    Would you like to identify at long last what has been sabotaging your weight loss efforts all those years? Need some great advice on how to overcome these obstacles to put them behind you forever, making your diet work faster, weight loss supplements work better, while never again having to worry about gaining the weight back?

    Does this sound too good to be true? Well, if I promised that it would happen overnight perhaps it would be too good to be true. But the information I’m sharing will take effort, commitment, time, and perhaps cost you something extra. Understand that there is often no single solution for losing weight, or for breaking through a diet plateau.

    Our bodies are very complex, and there are many aspects of our health which may need to be brought into balance before we can lose weight. I guarantee that if you have struggled in the past, once you rule out and work through the hidden culprits that can sabotage your weight loss efforts you will get off the roller coaster forever.

    Hidden Culprits that Sabotage Weight Loss - Part 8: The Exercise Factor

    Another common saboteur of successful weight loss is not just if you are exercising but how you are exercising. Ironically over exercising can be equally as detrimental as under exercising. Yes, I know it sounds hard to believe but over exercising can actually be making you fatter.  Let’s examine both sides of this dilemma… 

    Not Enough Exercise?

    The math is very simple – if you burn more calories than you consume, you are going to lose weight. But the math begins to get complicated when you factor in that no two bodies’ burn calories at the same rate. That’s why most diets ‘out of the box’ simply don’t work. Some people may lose weight on 1200 calories a day and some may need to consume a lot less.

    If you asking yourself why the answers could be in the report right here. Do you have physiological issues that are slowing down your metabolism such as hormonal imbalance, yeast overgrowth, nutritional deficiencies etc.? As you start to identify and correct your physiological issues your metabolism will increase and you’ll probably be able to eat more calories and still lose weight.

    In the meantime, adding a little physical activity to your daily routine will help you start losing weight quicker than you can imagine. Don't worry, getting more active doesn't mean you have to sign up at a gym and take kickboxing or start participating in triathlons.

    Starting some type of physical activity that you enjoy for 20 minutes a day is all you need to start moving the scales. Let me stress the word “enjoy.”  In Deepak Chopra’s book “Perfect Weight,” he discusses how our bodies are intended for activity and movement, yet many of us associate exercise with agony, tedium, or labor rather than with freedom and feelings of happiness. We may completely evade exercise or, if we do manage to “force” ourselves to exercise, we may remain disconnected from our body and our feelings as we move.

    Look around any gym and observe the number of people staring at the TV monitors, reading magazines, or even talking on a cell phone as they pound out miles on the treadmill or hunch over a StairMaster set to a level that is too high to allow for the most beneficial posture and body alignment.

    Chopra says, “The secret is finding some physical activities that you like and that are suited to your mind-body type. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can begin to move your body and breathe on a consistent basis, even if the most you can do right now is walk around the block. In addition, keep in mind that a complete exercise program includes attention to developing flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular conditioning.”

    Fat Burners and Energy Supplements are a powerful tool to help motivate you to exercise, keep you exercising longer, and improve your performance and endurance so you can burn more calories and get the most from your workouts!

    Too Much Exercise?

    Sounds crazy, but it’s not. Exercise is an essential part of losing weight and keeping it off. However, there is in fact such a thing as doing too much exercise, or exercising too intensely. Over exercising is not only stressful but it’s also it’s hormonally depleting, especially for women over 40.

    If exercise is experienced as stressful, this can stress the adrenal glands which will produce too much cortisol in response. When there is too much cortisol release, the body goes into the "starvation" mode as I mentioned earlier in The Stress Factor, and will retain weight, especially around the midsection.

    This is one of hardest ‘pills’ to swallow for most young athletic women who are healthy eaters, exercise intensely, and are frustrated by lack of weight loss or even gain weight despite all their efforts.

    Physical stress is just as harmful to your body as the mental or emotional stress we talked about earlier, and overtraining certainly meets the requirements. The body cannot distinguish between real, imagined, environmental, or emotional stress. To get a full understanding of how the stress of over exercising can actually affect your ability to lose weight, reread The Stress Factor.

    If you’ve been over exercising chances are you’ve taxed your adrenal system and have elevated cortisol. Our best advice is to reduce the intensity of your workouts consider supplements that can support with managing cortisol levels thus assist in achieving your weight loss goals.

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  13. Can’t Lose Weight?...Are You Consuming Hidden Calories?

    Prologue:

    Crash diets, fad diets, exercise addiction, lose some weight, gain it all back; self-deprivation, starvation, frustration, self-loathing,  and finally surrender…Do any of these sound familiar to you as you struggle with your own personal ‘roller coaster’ ride of weight loss?

    Have you spent a good part of your life—and an even greater part of your wallet—trying to lose weight? Achieved limited success from your heroic efforts here and there, but ultimately gained the weight back and then some? Believe me you’re not alone, and there are dozens of statistics to prove it.

    Would you like to identify at long last what has been sabotaging your weight loss efforts all those years? Need some great advice on how to overcome these obstacles to put them behind you forever, making your diet work faster, weight loss supplements work better, while never again having to worry about gaining the weight back?

    Does this sound too good to be true? Well, if I promised that it would happen overnight perhaps it would be too good to be true. But the information I’m sharing will take effort, commitment, time, and perhaps cost you something extra. Understand that there is often no single solution for losing weight, or for breaking through a diet plateau.

    Our bodies are very complex, and there are many aspects of our health which may need to be brought into balance before we can lose weight. I guarantee that if you have struggled in the past, once you rule out and work through the hidden culprits that can sabotage your weight loss efforts you will get off the roller coaster forever.

    Hidden Culprits that Sabotage Weight Loss - Part 7: Hidden Calories

    One of the major saboteurs of successful weight loss is the unconscious consumption of "hidden" calories. Calories which we don't take into account, but are still a part of our everyday diet. It’s a lot easier to consume excess calories than you think and it may be the reason why you are not achieving the weight loss success you desire regardless of how good you think your diet is.

    In addition to making smart food choices and watching your portion sizes it’s extremely important to closely monitor everything you put in your mouth. You’d be surprised to find how many unconscious calories you may be consuming every day and all it takes is an extra 500 calories to sabotage your weight loss efforts.

    Take a few minutes to read about some of the common hidden sources of calories and realistically assess your eating habits. Start keeping a food journal to help track what you eat for several days. Unconscious eating occurs when we eat without paying attention. You are more likely to avoid eating for unconscious reasons if you are writing it down. You may also be surprised at how many extra calories you’re eating without even realizing it.

    Nibbling Calories

    A lot of people don't count the tiny bites they take here and there throughout the day. Sampling the sauce you’re making for dinner, nibbling on a cookie from a plate left by a thoughtful co-worker in the lunch room, grabbing a piece of candy or handful of mints from a bowl by the cash register, sampling a slice of cheese or meat at the deli counter etc. 

    Unplanned food consumption results in hidden calories, unless you are careful about keeping a food diary, track what you just ate and subtract its calorie value from your next meal. This is where appetite suppressants can play a valuable role in your diet efforts, when you less hungry you’ll be less likely to subconsciously graze on extra calories.

    Often times these hidden calories are snacks that you pick up and eat without even realizing what you’re doing. You may work out for twenty minutes and then grab a handful of almonds because you’ve read that they’re a great post-workout snack not realizing that you just consumed about 200 calories (about ¼ of your daily allowance for weight loss.) Don’t get me wrong, a handful of almonds are a great snack when thoughtfully planned but when done unconsciously they can undo all your diet efforts.

    Packaged Foods

    Hidden calories are contained in foods, usually manufactured foods, with poor or misleading labeling. Substantial amounts of fats and/or carbohydrates can be “hidden” in diet foods that you wouldn’t even realize unless you read the label. A large size “low fat” Frappuccino or latte, for example, can pack up to 500 calories from sugar and “sugar free” foods can be loaded with fat calories.

    It’s always best to avoid packaged foods whenever possible. Try to get into the habit of preparing small Ziploc sandwich bags with healthy snacks and keeping them within easy reach in the fridge or a small cooler that you can take to work. I like to slice grilled chicken breast into finger size pieces and bag them with celery or carrot sticks. Or keep an open bowl of grapes at eye level in the fridge. When you open up the door to unconsciously graze they’ll be right there to remind you to eat something healthy.

    Calories from Your Kids

    This is a monster saboteur for new moms & dads alike. Let’s face it no one wants to waste food (i.e. money). So you taste a few forkfuls of mac and cheese when preparing it for your kids (54 calories) then instead of throwing away the half cup or so that’s left over you unconsciously scrape it in your mouth instead of the garbage and viola there goes another additional 200 calories.

    Or you go to a restaurant and your child leaves a pile of chips or French fries on their lunch plate for you to munch on. Then you pick on a leftover chicken nugget from your kid's dinner plate and you polish off another 50 calories. Next you finish off the grape juice from your kid's juice box and there goes another 30 calories up the straw.

    Portion Sizes

    This is hard one for a lot of people, especially in the U.S., where we’re used to being served giant plates of food in restaurants. I have some friends that actually rate restaurants not by the quality of the food, but by how much you get on the plate! Start reading labels and pay attention to portion size, you’ll be surprised at how little 500 calories looks on a plate but you’ll get used to it over time.

    Most of us eat far more than what's recommended as a true serving size. A serving of protein is about 4 ounces or the size of a deck of cards, not a dinner plate. Serve yourself ahead of time to control your portions. When you go out to eat, ask for a to-go box at the start of your meal and pack up half of it to take home with you before you even start eating.

    Again, this is where a good metabolism booster can play a valuable role in your diet efforts, when you less hungry you’ll be less likely to overeat and consume extra calories.

    Condiments

    It is easy to over eat with some foods more than others, because they contain a lot of calories, even in small portions. The worse culprits are the calories we don’t even consciously count as part of our meals like butter and spreads, salad dressings, mayonnaise, cheese, chips, biscuits and crisps.  Use condiments sparingly and avoid the chips, biscuits and crisps altogether.

    Drinks

    Everyone who’s ever dieted knows to avoid soda…even diet soda. Carbonated beverages are just plain bad for you. The carbonation in all soft drinks causes calcium loss in the bones and aspartame may be equally as bad for your body as high fructose corn syrup.

    Although switching from regular soda to diet soda may save you calories, some studies suggest that drinking more than one soda a day—regular or diet—increases your risk of obesity and related health problems such as type-2 diabetes.

    Also be aware that “designer” coffees with cream, milk, syrups or sugar can be high in calories. If you must partake, avoid the “venti” sizes and cut back or cut out the sugar.  A Starbucks venti Eggnog Latte is 630 calories and a White Chocolate Mocha is 550 calories! That’s half of the amount of calories you should be eating a day just to maintain your current weight!

    As you can see, you could easily drink your entire days’ worth of calories away. Drinks don't fill you the same way as food, so it's unlikely that drinking high calorie drinks will affect the amount you eat for the rest of the day. Alcoholic drinks are also calorific, so if you want to lose weight you should consider reducing the amount you drink. A pint of beer is equivalent to about 182 calories, a small glass of wine about 85, and a gin and tonic about 85. Two or three drinks of an evening add considerably to your daily calorie input.

    Shopping and Snacking

    Ever walk through a Costco or gourmet marketplace with sample stations all over the place? Cheesy quiche or fattening pastries, I guarantee they’re not passing out samples of diet food!  A day of shopping can make you work up an appetite. The times when you are tired and hungry make you the most susceptible to unconscious snacking.

    Steer clear of the sample tables and make sure you always have a healthy snack with you so you never have to eat in the food courts of malls where the only foods available are loaded with fat and excess calories. Before you order a slice of supreme pizza with extra cheese or a plate of stir-fry wok chicken with a side of MSG, consider that you are most likely getting your entire days’ worth of calories saturated fat in one sitting, and in some cases, even more.

    Watch Out for Restaurants

    A typical meal at a restaurant is going to be loaded hidden calories. Everything from the bread slathered with butter that you nibble on before the meal, to the high fat cooking methods in which your meal is prepared can load you up with unnecessary calories. If you must eat out, skip the sauces & butter, request that your veggies be steamed and use balsamic vinegar or lemon juice as your salad dressing.

    Summary: By taking into account the hidden sources of calories and eliminating them where possible, you can help yourself achieve the overall calorie reduction that you must in order to lose weight. It may not be easy but it’s worth it! Thoughtful use of appetite suppressants, protein supplements, carb blockers and fat blockers can be the best tools to help you achieve your goals.

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  14. Still Can’t Lose Weight?...
    Check Your Hormone Levels

    Prologue:

    Crash diets, fad diets, exercise addiction, lose some weight, gain it all back; self-deprivation, starvation, frustration, self-loathing,  and finally surrender…Do any of these sound familiar to you as you struggle with your own personal ‘roller coaster’ ride of weight loss?

    Have you spent a good part of your life—and an even greater part of your wallet—trying to lose weight? Achieved limited success from your heroic efforts here and there, but ultimately gained the weight back and then some? Believe me you’re not alone, and there are dozens of statistics to prove it.

    Would you like to identify at long last what has been sabotaging your weight loss efforts all those years? Need some great advice on how to overcome these obstacles to put them behind you forever, making your diet work faster, weight loss supplements work better, while never again having to worry about gaining the weight back?

    Does this sound too good to be true? Well, if I promised that it would happen overnight perhaps it would be too good to be true. But the information I’m sharing will take effort, commitment, time, and perhaps cost you something extra. Understand that there is often no single solution for losing weight, or for breaking through a diet plateau.

    Our bodies are very complex, and there are many aspects of our health which may need to be brought into balance before we can lose weight. I guarantee that if you have struggled in the past, once you rule out and work through the hidden culprits that can sabotage your weight loss efforts you will get off the roller coaster forever.

    Hidden Culprits that Sabotage Weight Loss - Part 6: The Hormone Factor

    Maintaining proper weight is a challenge for people of all ages. However, the older you get, the more difficult it can be. It has been found that 90% of women experience weight gain between the ages of 35 and 55, not coincidentally, during perimenopause and menopause. Men are not excluded although the onset of their hormonal imbalance, known as andropause and starts somewhat later in their late 40s – 50’s.

    While nutrition, exercise and lifestyle are critical elements to weight loss, balancing your hormones after the imbalances that perimenopause, menopause and andropause cause, is vital to your success in maintaining a healthier weight.

    Hormones and weight gain are closely related, if your hormones are not balanced, you can gain weight, especially with too much cortisol or too little progesterone, testosterone or estrogen. Hormone imbalances will slow down your metabolism and put the pounds on, while also causing bloating and a myriad of other symptoms too numerous to list.

    It may be that changing your diet and adding some exercise and supplements will do the trick. But if you’re a woman over 35 (45 for men), I strongly recommend that you read a book written by Suzanne Somers titled “Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones.”  

    Also, have your hormone levels checked—especially if you know you have a thyroid condition.  If you find you have an imbalance, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy may tip the scales in your favor and could take you from fat to fabulous – in spite of the inevitable effects of aging.

    If you’re not ready (or wanting) to go the route of Bioidentical hormone replacement, there are many natural thyroid and hormone support supplements that have been clinically proven to give relief from hormonal symptoms and tip the scale back in your favor.

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  15. A Weight Loss Success Story


    My Personal Account of the Injectable HCG Diet Program - Part 3

    Welcome to a series of Blog posts that detail my experience with the injectable HCG Diet Program. Please note that I am not a medical professional nor claim to offer professional health advice on this diet or any other weight loss regimen. This is my personal experience with what is a relatively new approach to weight loss that many have yet to try.

    My HCG Diet Story – Week 1

    Just like most of you, before I started this diet I did a lot of research. Fundamentally, I learned that hCG stands for Human Choriogonadotropin, the hormone produced by pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy. I learned that recent medical studies proposes a small, daily hCG injection (approx. 125 IU to 200 IU) which typically results in a weight loss of 1 to 2 lbs per day, and often more, when accompanied by a very low calorie diet of approximately 500 calories. (Remember, pregnant woman produce 13,000,000 IU of hCG in a single day, 15,000 times less than taken for weight loss!)

    hCG triggers the hypothalamus to mobilize stored fat in pregnant women which was essential to insure that human fetuses received the fuel needed in order to be healthy even in times of famine when food was scarce for mother. hCG affects the metabolic functions so that fat can be easily transferred to the blood stream from pools of stored fat from locked fat reserves.

    By the way, for all the men wondering - hCG is not just for women.  HCG is a natural water-based hormone present in both men and women. Although it is produced in great amounts in pregnant females, HCG products can safely be used by both men and women.  And much to our chagrin, some say the effects of hCG for fat loss are far superior for men.

    (Additional Notes: My blog is based on the results I’ve achieved using the FDA approved, made in the USA, HCG injectable Diet Program purchased here.)

    Days 1 & 2: The Loading Phase:

    This phase is the first two days when you start taking the hCG injections. During the first two days of starting the program, you need to eat as many high-calorie foods as possible to prepare your body to combat the effects of the low calorie diet in days ahead. 

    Do NOT skip this phase—I cannot stress this enough! I know you’re anxious to start losing weight but for optimal success LOAD up on as many fatty foods as possible during these first two days! If you’re like me and have done your research prior to starting this diet, you’ll have read a myriad of reasons for the necessity of this “loading” phase.

    The best documented reason I’ve found so far to comply with this directive is to “relieve any preliminary pangs of hunger as well as severe headaches that you might experience when you lower your daily calorie intake to only about just 500 calories in the following days”.

    Personally, after gorging for two days on “everything & anything” that was taboo to me in the past, I was so disgusted and sick to my stomach that I couldn’t wait to stop eating for 25 days! This was a huge mental boost for me to conquer the days ahead.

    After the two loading days are done, the third day starts your 500 calorie diet using only the listed foods allowed in Dr. Simeons’ book “Pounds & Inches.” Here are the details:

    Breakfast:

    Tea (preferably Green) or coffee in any quantity without sugar. Only one tablespoonful of milk allowed in 24 hours. Stevia may be used to sweeten.

    Lunch:

    1.    100 grams of veal, beef, chicken breast, fresh white fish, lobster, crab, or shrimp. All visible fat must be carefully removed before cooking, and the meat must be weighed raw. It must be boiled or grilled without additional fat. Salmon, eel, tuna, herring, dried or pickled fish are not allowed. The chicken breast must be removed from the bird.

    2.    One type of vegetable only to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage.

    3.    One breadstick (grissino) or one Melba toast.

    4.    An apple, orange, or a handful of strawberries or one-half grapefruit.

    Dinner :

    The same four choices as lunch (above.)

     

    Don’t cry after reading the menu…remember this is only for the next 23 days! You can do it! Think about it, a mere 23 days of the above menu to change your metabolism forever! ...No brainer. Personally, I made my 23 days easier by indulging in foods that were normally out of budget (such as filet minion & lobster) but ultimately saved more because I was not buying expensive processed foods.

    Additionally, eating dis-allowed, processed foods on this protocol will usually lead to slow weight loss and stalls in your progress. Drinking coffee, or green tea and the required 2 liters of water daily is required. You continue each day dosing your hCG, eating the foods and weigh yourself daily upon waking up after using the restroom. You will start to see wonderful losses on that scale!

    The first week was the hardest for me. Expect to feel slightly “spacey” from detoxing sugars and other toxins from your physiology. (An inside secret is to add Vitamin B injections which are immensely helpful during this phase as well as the rest of your diet.) They will give you energy, stamina, mood elevation as well as help with cravings. I don’t think I would have been as successful as I was on the diet without the Vitamin B Injections and even months after my program I’m still using them weekly.

    The most profound experience I had during my first week of this diet was the revelation of the difference between “true” hunger and “psychological” hunger. Let me explain, I’m a “foodie” who expresses emotions and self-rewards through food. By the same token I’m a “Type A” personality so I can be very “boot campy” with what I put in my mouth.

    Because I’m a “calorie Drill Sargent” I can easily starve myself on ‘typical’ diets but whether you’re like me or not, when on the hCG diet all bets are off.  In fact, I’d almost wager that those who have no will power may be at an advantage. Stay with me here because I’m trying to get a point across, but I have to take you back to my story to get there…

    For me, the first two loading days were worse than the diet itself! I felt self-loathing, disgust, fear that I would lose self-control and never stop eating, but in spite of all that I plowed on because I was determined to follow the regimen of the diet.

    I was sick to my stomach after those two loading days, but immediately realized the wisdom of the diet…after those two days I couldn’t wait to stop eating! For the next two days the after the loading phase the diet was a piece of cake, but then the psychological issues came to play.

    I swear neither my body nor my stomach were even remotely hungry on this diet. But my brain? That was another story entirely. My brain… just wanted to *CHEW*! It was bizarre but I then recognized that it wasn’t “true” hunger but instead was something inside my head.  So I looked deeper…

    The first thing I recognized was my bad diet rituals. My husband and I had a ritual where we would eat our dinner then go back to our computers and answer emails and such, then finish our night by regrouping for a Discovery Channel or recorded show and munch on ‘__fill in the blank__’.  Really it doesn’t matter what we were munching on no matter how healthy it could be, carrots or ice cream (and I guarantee it wasn’t carrots), but at this time of night it doesn’t matter.

    So how did I combat this? Well let’s go back to the “24 Day” thing… Yes, we had our rituals that we developed over time and needed for our own relationships health and well-being. We laughingly call ourselves the “vampire family” because we get up late and go to sleep late, but it was keeping those late hours that made it so hard to follow the diet! Once we realized that staying up into the wee hours of the night made it harder to follow the diet we started going to bed earlier to make our hCG diet commitment most effective and it worked for us!  

    No matter what your schedule, you have to truly embrace the fact that it’s only a full three week commitment to reach the goals of your lifetime – that’s so doable! I am so committed to helping you achieve your goal that I will happily exchange email correspondence to share stories and offer encouragement. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@bodyfitsuperstore.com

    Follow me on Twitter at Patty4Fitness for more of my experience with the HCG Diet plan. Check back often for new posts for more about this topic.

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    The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by BodyFitSuperstore.com or the Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

  16. A Weight Loss Success Story


    A Personal Account of the Injectable HCG Diet Program: Part 2

    Welcome to a series of Blog posts that detail my experience with the injectable HCG Diet Program. Please note that I am not a medical professional nor claim to offer professional health advice on this diet or any other weight loss regimen. This is my personal experience with what is a relatively new approach to weight loss that many have yet to try.

    How I Discovered the Real HCG Diet

    My discovery of the HCG Diet happened by completely by accident. I made an appointment for a much overdue massage at a nearby Health & Wellness center. The Director was an acquaintance whom I haven’t seen in several months. After signing in and saying a cordial ‘hello’ to the woman behind the counter, I sat down to wait.

    “You don’t even recognize me do you?” said the voice behind the counter. The woman looked like the younger sister of my friend, “No, I’m sorry, are you Jill’s sister?” I asked. She flashed a bright smile, “No silly -  it’s me, Jill!” I’m pretty sure my jaw dropped right to the floor.

    Not only was my friend about 40 pounds lighter, she also looked about 15 years younger! I cannot even begin to describe the difference in her physical appearance. Her face seemed fuller and had the beautiful blush of youth, her skin was clear and bright, her hair shiny and lush. If I didn’t know better, I would swear she had a face lift.

    When I asked her “who she sold her soul to for a sip of the fountain of youth”, she told me all about the HCG diet and how it changed her life. Having suffered from hypothyroidism and difficulty losing weight for most of my life I was intrigued by the success stories and clinical reports of the HCG diet, but what had me totally sold was the woman standing before me.

    “Why can’t I just do the low calorie diet without HCG?” I asked, she explained that if just reducing calories is the solution to overweight and obesity why hasn’t worked in the past? Think about it, how many other diets have we all tried in the past without the desired results?

    She went on to explain that there are 2 basic reasons why simply reducing calories to lose weight does not work long term:

    1. Reducing calories lowers your metabolism. By reducing calories, your body slows down its metabolism and goes into survival mode and if you are overweight or suffer from obesity, it’s safe to say your metabolism is already low. That’s why when you stop dieting, your weight rebounds back to or above your original weight.

    2. Severely restricting calories without using HCG shocks your brain into starvation mode. During starvation, your body holds on to all your fat stores as a mechanism to survive. Thus, a low calorie diet will prohibit your body from releasing your ‘bad’ fat. Instead, you will exhaust your reserve fat, then your structural fat and then finally your store of ‘bad’ fat.

    The above two rudimentary reasons are why you have not been successful by simply reducing calories in the past. Adding HCG to your very low calorie dieting efforts can mobilize and reduce your abnormal fat and you won’t be hungry!

    Features of the Real HCG Diet*:

    • The Real HCG diet is a combination of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) and 500 calorie diet that promises to reset your hypothalamus and metabolism.
    • The Real HCG diet plan is strictly based on Dr. Simeons’ book “Pounds and Inches,” and burns abnormal fat as well as resetting eating habits to prevent the weight from coming back.
    • You don’t have to do any kind of exercise while on The Real HCG Diet. The abnormal fat that is burned while dieting releases enough energy to keep you lively despite your very low caloric intake.
    • You never feel hungry and weak during the process. The weight lost during the diet never comes back as the Hypothalamus is reset during the process.

    *The Real HCG Diet as outlined by Dr. Simeons’ uses only pure HCG Injections which you can purchase online here. HCG drops and sublingual sprays have been clinically proven to be completely ineffective. Homeopathic HCG drops and sprays are actually free of HCG, containing no real HCG whatsoever.

    In the US you need a doctor’s prescription for real HCG. Homeopathic OTC (Over The Counter) HCG drops and sprays are a complete waste of money. The drops and sprays that consumers are buying online are not HCG as prescribed and outlined by Dr. Simeons’ in his manuscript. Buyers beware as you will never achieve results with them. This is just another sad way that retailers take advantage of consumers.

    If you do not have a doctor’s prescription, the only way to legally buy HCG for injections in the US is via an overseas vendor. Buying HCG injections from Canadian pharmacies or other companies who get their HCG products from China or India is just plain scary. You'll pay twice the price, have to wait two months to receive your order, and be unsure of what's actually in the bottle! The FDA rules designed to protect your health in the USA do not apply to foreign-made HCG Injections.

    www.BodyFitSuperstore.com sells complete HCG injection kits that are compounded in the USA by licensed Pharmacists in an FDA approved and licensed pharmacy. By completing a health history form which is reviewed by a medical doctor who issues your prescription, you can trust that you are getting safe, highly effective HCG for half the price! Orders are shipped out the same day so you'll receive your package in a few days instead of two months. 

    The HCG diet protocol is not just about losing a lot of weight quickly; it’s also about resetting your metabolism and setting yourself up for a lifetime of healthy living.

    Follow me on Twitter at Patty4Fitness for more of my experience with the HCG Diet plan. Check back often for new posts for more about this topic.

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    The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by BodyFitSuperstore.com or the Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

  17. The HCG Diet: A Background Story

    Doctors are continuously preaching healthier lifestyles and lower body fat, and for good reason. This is because obese and overweight people are more susceptible to various ailments, some even fatal. However, it is not always easy to lose the necessary pounds to reduce the risk for these diseases. For some, it may seem almost impossible to achieve any significant weight loss.

    Despite this, people still find a sliver of hope in the plethora of treatments and programs aimed at helping them lose unwanted pounds. One such treatment is supplement injections for weight loss.

    The vitamin B12 injections and HCG injections are the two most compelling injections for weight loss. There are people who were successful in losing weight with these injections in spite of the skepticism of others about the injections’ effectiveness. You can choose to use only one of these injections for weight loss. Or, if you would like to quickly lose additional weight, both vitamin B12 injections and HCG injections can be used.

    Human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG hormone is what makes up HCG injections primary ingredient. Only pregnant women can generate this hormone naturally. This hormone plays an extremely important role for the developing fetus. It converts body fat into energy so that it can be used by the fetus inside the womb. Synthesized or artificial versions of the hormone are used in HCG injections. People who are administered HCG injections are also placed on a low calorie diet, generally 500 calories per day. There are some cases when the low calorie diet can cause mild side effects such as light-headedness, nausea, and headaches in people. These commonly arise because of vitamin B12 deficiency. This is why vitamin B12 injections are also recommended for people who are taking HCG injections.

    In addition to alleviating some side effects, the regulation of metabolism at the cell level is aided by vitamin B12. This vitamin also supports in the breaking down of proteins and fats. The body’s energy level and general sense of well-being is thus boosted by vitamin B12. When you enhance your body’s metabolic process, it can quickly convert fat into energy by using vitamin B12 injections with HCG injections. This makes for a faster response to the weight loss program. In spite of the promise held by HCG injections and vitamin B12 injections for weight loss, you should always consider your safety first. Be smart when losing weight by making sure that you are under competent professional care and instruction.

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  18. Stressed Out? Take a Chill Pill Injection!

    In a time where it seems everyone is turning to prescription relaxants and anti-anxiety solutions, L-Theanine is a natural supplement that should be highly considered as an alternative option. This supplement, found in green teas has a naturally calming effect. However, most green tea sold in America contains less than 10mg of L-Theanine per serving, while the recommended dose is between 50-200mg per day.

    It would be difficult to drink enough green tea to feel the beneficial effects of L-Theanine, so most people would benefit from an L-Theanine supplementation, such as Trim Calm, available online from BodyFitSuperstore.com. This innovative vitamin injection blends L-Theanine and Gaba with other key ingredients to deliver a natural state of relaxation.

    Now don’t see the word “injection” and run. Nutrient injections have been around for decades and are popular, self-administered shots using tiny needles that you can barely feel. If you pricked your finger with a pin it would be far more uncomfortable. The most compelling reason to use nutrient injections is that many people have found that getting an injection once a week is more convenient than swallowing a bunch of pills twice a day.

    Also, taking vitamins orally, in pill form, may not be the best solution for everyone. If you experience digestive problems, it may be impossible for you to gain optimum benefits from vitamin pills.  Injection bypasses the digestive system and puts the vitamins directly into your bloodstream that way you utilize all of your money rather than flushing it down the toilet. 

    This process is known as “Bio Availability,” when a nutrient or vitamin is injected it is available for the body to use immediately. It does not have to pass through the stomach or liver to be made available throughout the body. An injection allows the body to directly utilize the nutrients and vitamins leading to a better therapeutic effect and outcomes. 

    L-Theanine has several advantages over prescription medications and herbs. Most medications have a list of potential side effects that can influence everything from digestion to sleep patterns, while L-Theanine has few, if any side effects. In addition, it helps calm you without causing drowsiness while simultaneously keeping you mentally alert without the jittery feelings you get from caffeine.

    L-Theanine stimulates production of alpha brain waves which create a deep state of both relaxation and mental alertness. These seemingly contradictory effects are also reported by many who practice meditation and feel both a sense of calm and alertness to their surroundings. L-Theanine also assists in the formation of the inhibitory neurotransmitter, gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), which contributes to dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitters. These are credited with producing the key relaxation effect users of Trim Calm report feeling.

    Benefits of L-Theanine Supplements Include:

    • A calming effect
    • Promotion of healthy sleeping habits
    • Increase in attention span and mental clarity
    • Increased focus
    • Stimulation of the immune system
    • Helps in achieving relaxation without sedation
    • Rejuvenation of the brain
    • Relief of some PMS and menopausal symptoms
    • Reduced effects of nicotine withdrawls
    • Prevents jitters caused by caffeine

    At this time there is not a definitive guideline for the maximum recommended dosage of L-Theanine, so nutritionist recommend starting with a low dose and gradually increasing as needed. Heavy sedation effects have been reported by some when taking doses of more than 400mg.

    As with all vitamins and supplements you should consult a doctor before beginning a regimen. Alert your physician if you have kidney or liver disease, other chronic or serious health conditions, allergies, allergies to food, dyes or preservatives or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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  19. A Weight Loss Success Story


    My Personal Account of the Injectable HCG Diet Program

    This is the first in a series of posts that details my experience with the injectable HCG Diet Program. Please note that I am not a medical professional nor claim to offer professional health advice on this diet or any other weight loss regimen. This is my personal experience with what is a relatively new approach to weight loss that many have yet to try.

    Introduction:

    Having suffered from hypothyroidism and difficulty losing weight for most of my life I was intrigued by the success stories and clinical reports of the HCG diet. When I first heard about the diet I didn’t have a whole lot of weight to lose. At 5’10 and 165 pounds my weight loss goal was a modest 15 pounds—the last 15 pounds that I could never seem to lose after years of exercise addiction, starvation & eating disorders.

    After growing a few years older, having a wonderful family and a very rewarding career as a Pilates Teacher I finally accepted the fact that my body weight of 160 pounds was about the lowest weight I could ever hope to achieve in a healthy manner.

    At this point in my life it was not so much the reports of losing weight quickly and keeping it off that intrigued me, nor that most everyone who had embarked on the program has found success regardless of their previous dieting history, either.  What piqued my interest most were the thousands of reports of “resetting your metabolism” and “improving your digestion,” two things that continued to plague me regardless of my earlier weight loss methods of choice.

    Although I had finally let go of my issues with the scale, I always had to keep an especially tight rein on my food consumption. One very tiny slip, such as a piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day, could mean five months of strict eating otherwise I would find myself twenty pounds heavier by the following summer. That’s just not normal, is it? But if you happen to have the same physiology as I do, I’m sure you’re nodding you head in agreement right now.

    No one really understands what it’s like to have the type of physiology we do. No one with a ‘normal’ metabolism could ever believe that one tiny cookie could create a ten pound weight gain three months from now.

    Now, let’s think about the ‘fear factor’ involved with this type of physiology. If you’re like me, you fear the very substance that we need to survive—food/nourishment—and that’s sad. Everything I put in my mouth triggered a computer-like calculation in my brain… “What do I have to sacrifice to compensate for this” or, “tomorrow I have to work out for another 20 minutes.” The stress of simply eating was immeasurable.

    People who do not have problems losing weight will be quick to say “it’s all in your head” or even worse, think we’re hiding additional food consumption or are “closet eaters.” Not to imply that’s not the case for some people, but I know of so many who, like me, barely ate all day and still gained weight.

    One of the things the HCG diet does is re-train your body to target bad fat cells and function more efficiently. This means that once your diet is over, your body will continue to metabolize fat at a high rate. Another way you are sure of long term success is from learning how to appreciate healthy, whole foods and to combat cravings. The good news is that on the HCG diet this happens naturally and without effort.

    The HCG diet protocol is not just about losing a lot of weight quickly; it’s also about resetting your metabolism and setting yourself up for a lifetime of healthy living.

    So how much weight did I lose by the end of my program?

    After completing a 28 day HCG Injection protocol, I was astounded to find that I exceeded my goal of 150 pounds and reached 140 pounds. Truthfully, I can’t remember the last time I weighed 140 pounds…maybe Grammar school? I was astounded.

    The best part of this story is that after completing it over seven months ago I have not regained a single pound. I went through the holidays enjoying foods that I would never permit myself to eat in the past and if I gained a pound or two it was gone a few days later.

    My entire relationship with food has changed. I no longer look at food like “the enemy” I can now relish tastes and aromas and know that I won’t have to pay by starving myself for the next six months.

    This is the first in a series articles on my experience with the HCG Diet plan. Check back often for new posts, join our newsletter or follow me on Twitter at Patty4Fitness for more about this topic.

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    The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by BodyFitSuperstore.com or the Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

  20. Can’t Lose Weight?... Check Your Stress Level

    Prologue:

    Crash diets, fad diets, exercise addiction, lose some weight, gain it all back; self-deprivation, starvation, frustration, self-loathing,  and finally surrender…Do any of these sound familiar to you as you struggle with your own personal ‘roller coaster’ ride of weight loss?

    Have you spent a good part of your life—and an even greater part of your wallet—trying to lose weight? Achieved limited success from your heroic efforts here and there, but ultimately gained the weight back and then some? Believe me you’re not alone, and there are dozens of statistics to prove it.

    How would you like to identify at long last what has been sabotaging your weight loss efforts all those years? Need some great advice on how to overcome these obstacles to put them behind you forever, making your weight loss pills work better, your diet work faster, while never again having to worry about gaining the weight back?

    Does this sound too good to be true? Well, if I promised that it would happen overnight perhaps it would be too good to be true. But the information I’m sharing will take effort, commitment, time, and perhaps cost you something extra. Understand that there is often no single solution for losing weight, or for breaking through a diet plateau.

    Our bodies are very complex, and there are many aspects of our health which may need to be brought into balance before we can lose weight. I guarantee that if you have struggled in the past, once you rule out and work through the hidden culprits that can sabotage your weight loss efforts you will get off the roller coaster forever.

    Hidden Culprits that Sabotage Weight Loss - Part 5: The Stress Factor

    There are several ways in which stress can contribute to weight gain. The first and most obvious is that stress can be a major factor in both insomnia and compulsive eating. We’ve already examined the medical evidence that suggests the link between sleep and weight gain in Part 4 of this series. Another less obvious cause has to do with cortisol, a stress hormone.

    Whether we're stressed because of emotional, environmental factors, teenage kids, the constant, crazy demands at work, or being chased by a saber tooth tiger, our bodies respond the same way—like we're about to be harmed. To answer this need, the “fight or flight” response is triggered in our bodies, leading to the release of various hormones, specifically the stress hormone—cortisol.

    Cortisol signals the body to do two things—increase appetite and store fat. Too much cortisol can slow your metabolism, causing more weight gain than you would normally experience. This also makes dieting more difficult.

    If you remain in this state of chronic stress for an extended amount of time, your health becomes at risk. Aside from a host of other dangers, chronic stress can also cause weight gain—which is why cortisol products are marketed as diet aids.

    Chronic stress and cortisol can contribute to weight gain in the following ways:

    Too much cortisol can slow down your metabolic rate, thus causing you to processes foods slower and store more fat faster. This also makes dieting more difficult.

    Additionally, the same stress that causes elevated cortisol can cause emotional swings, compulsive eating adding to weight gain. When stress induced cortisol spikes it also causes you to crave sugar, salt, and fat thus making us gravitate towards the fattening foods with those ingredients in them.

    Continued stress on the body’s system can alter blood sugar levels leading to conditions similar to hyperglycemia. Higher cortisol levels can also lower immunity and allow you to get sick more often. When you are not feeling well again you will crave sugar, salt, and fat thus leading to weight gain. It also increases bad cholesterol levels (LDL) adding to more stress on the body and more weight gain.

    The bad news is that sometimes the stressors in our lives cannot be controlled; the good news is that there are natural methods of stress management (such as Pilates, yoga, meditation, biofeedback) as well as very effective supplements that can support with managing cortisol levels thus assist in achieving your weight loss goals.

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  21. .
    Can’t Lose Weight?...are you Getting Enough Sleep?


    Crash diets, fad diets, exercise addiction, lose some weight, gain it all back; self-deprivation, starvation, frustration, self-loathing,  and finally surrender…Do any of these sound familiar to you as you struggle with your own personal ‘roller coaster’ ride of weight loss?

    Have you spent a good part of your life—and an even greater part of your wallet—trying to lose weight? Achieved limited success from your heroic efforts here and there, but ultimately gained the weight back and then some? Believe me you’re not alone, and there are dozens of statistics to prove it.
    How would you like to identify at long last what has been sabotaging your weight loss efforts all those years? Need some great advice on how to overcome these obstacles to put them behind you forever, making your weight loss supplements work better, your diet work faster, while never again having to worry about gaining the weight back?

    Does this sound too good to be true? Well, if I promised that it would happen overnight perhaps it would be too good to be true. But the information I’m sharing will take effort, commitment, time, and perhaps cost you something extra. Understand that there is often no single solution for losing weight, or for breaking through a diet plateau.

    Our bodies are very complex, and there are many aspects of our health which may need to be brought into balance before we can lose weight. I guarantee that if you have struggled in the past, once you rule out and work through the hidden culprits that can sabotage your weight loss efforts you will get off the roller coaster forever.


    Hidden Culprits that Sabotage Weight Loss - Part 4:The Sleep Factor

    Some dieters who are eating less and exercising more still have a hard time dropping those extra pounds. Why? One answer may lie in their sleep habits. As wild as the idea sounds, substantial medical evidence suggests some fascinating links between sleep and weight.

    According to a study reported by USA Today, Scientists have found that sleep deprivation increases levels of a hunger hormone and decreases levels of a hormone that makes you feel full. The effects may lead to overeating and weight gain.

    ScienceDaily (May 23, 2009), reports that there appears to be a link between sleep and weight control, with some studies indicating that sleep disruption can increase weight gain and others that diet affects sleep. Victor Uebele and colleagues, at Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, have now provided further evidence to support this association by showing that T-type calcium channels regulate body weight maintenance and sleep in mice.

    This data suggest that sleep and circadian treatment approaches may be of benefit in the fight against obesity. These findings, presented at the 2006 American Thoracic Society International Conference, showed that women who slept 5 hours per night were 32% more likely to experience major weight gain (an increase of 33 pounds or more) and 15% more likely to become obese over the course of the 16-year study, compared to those who slept 7 hours a night.

    Stress, hormones, bad sleep habits and a long list of other factors may attribute to sleep deprivation. Therefore, if you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep try the following tips:

    1. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day
    2. Create a sleep routine to help signal your body and mind that it’s time to shut down.
    3. Get regular exercise but do not exercise too near to bedtime as it can keep you awake.
    4. Avoid or limit caffeine and alcohol close to bedtime. An alcoholic drink might help you wind down, but it can disrupt your sleep later in the night.
    5. Eat your evening meal at least two hours before you go to bed.
    6. Avoid over-stimulating television, radio, movies, or online information just before bed.
    7. Keep your bedroom to your personal comfort level.
    8. Reserve your bed for sleeping. Avoid watching TV, reading the newspaper, or work reports to bed.
    9. Deal with stressful chores earlier in the day or evening. It may be harder to relax and go to sleep if you handle disturbing tasks just before bedtime.
    10. If you can't get to sleep within 20 minutes after you go to bed, or if you wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, try reading, drinking a cup of warm milk, or listening to calming music.
    If all else fails, perhaps a good diet plan may be a great option for you check out our top weight loss plan which has helped people like you lose up to 2 lbs per day!  
     

  22. Can’t Lose Weight? ...are you Eating Enough Food?

    One of the most popular misconceptions is that eating as little food as possible induces fat reduction. This is actually counterintuitive because as soon as you stop eating at a normal level, your body will adapt by slowing down metabolic rate. This means you do not lose any excess fat because your system induces your metabolism to a slow crawl.

    A good diet pill will help keep your metabolism running at fat burning speed, but unless you eat sufficient amounts of high quality protein you will sabotage your weight loss efforts. Let’s face it, when you say you want to lose weight, what you actually want to lose is fat. If you starve yourself almost 25 percent of that weight loss can be made up of water, muscle and other lean muscle. Yes, the very same lean muscle that will keep your body a fat burning machine forever.

    The reason for this is that the human body is actually programmed to hold on to fat to survive times of famine. The body does not recognize that in modern times food is always available. So in times of what your body considers to be a 'famine', it will actually go directly to breaking down muscle and losing water in order to hold on to its fat reserves.

    There's also the question of metabolism. When you crash diet, your metabolism slows down to conserve energy and make the most out of the small amounts you are eating. What happens when you go back to eating normally? Well, everything you eat is being dealt with at a much slower rate and more fat is stored.

    Now understand the following, and this is going to be difficult for a lot of people to accept—calories do count. The bitter fact remains that in order to lose weight you must consume less calories then you expend. With that being said, it’s the type and quality of the calories you consume that make all the difference in the world.

    Think about the creatures in nature. Carnivores like tigers & lions have lean, svelte, bodies while elephants and hippos… well you get the idea. Vegetarians please don’t get infuriated with my words as I mean no disrespect towards your dietary choices. The example is simply to illustrate that regarding weight loss the human body needs protein (not necessarily animal based) to stay lean and healthy.

    Most people are simply not getting enough high quality protein in their diets these days and require supplementation and if you are a vegetarian your supplementation needs will be even greater. So feed your body lean protein foods and complement your weight loss efforts with high quality Protein Supplements.

  23. Yeast Overgrowth – a Hidden Saboteur of Weight Loss

    Yeast infections (Candida Albicans) are probably tied with low thyroid as the number one hidden culprit in the inability to lose weight. Why? Because most people carry yeast infections and are not even aware of it.

    Unless you have the most common sign of yeast overgrowth (vaginal discharge), a yeast infection can go completely undetected and untreated for years…yes, years!

    And men, don’t think that you’re exempt just because you don’t have the female ‘equipment.’ The fact is that candida infections can occur throughout the entire body regardless of gender…i.e. jock itch?...athlete’s foot?...you get the picture.

    Health care professionals, holistic practitioners, & dietitians alike all agree that if you don’t succeed in reducing the infection of the candida albicans yeast in your body, you will never lose weight effectively.

    Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

    • inability to lose weight, weight changes without changes in diet
    • sugar cravings, cravings for foods such as wine, bread, cheese
    • painful joints, muscle aches, extreme tightness in the neck and shoulders
    • migraines or headaches, visual blurring, sensitivity to light, eye pain
    • canker sores, chronic thrush (white coated tongue or infection of tissues of the oral cavity)
    • chronic toenail and fingernail fungus, chronic athlete's foot, jock and rectal itching
    • recurrent yeast infections, recurrent ear infections, skin rashes
    • tired all the time, incapacitating fatigue, depression, irritability
    • often feel spaced out, short term memory, concentration/focus problems  
    • sensitivity to alcohol, foods, chemicals, odors, noise/sounds
    • chronic constipation, feel bloated, and have flatulence, irritable bowel  

    If these symptoms seem familiar, then you may have a yeast overgrowth such as candida albicans.

    A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast (a type of fungus) anywhere in the body. Candidiasis is by far the most common type of yeast infection. Yeast infections commonly occur in warm moist body areas, such as underarms or the vaginal area. Usually your skin effectively blocks yeast, but any breakdown or cuts in the skin may allow this organism to penetrate.

    The majority of people who have a yeast overgrowth do not even realize they have it until they become seriously ill. All humans have the yeast 'candida' in our gut, but it’s usually controlled by other bacteria. When the immune system is compromised because of illness or a poor diet, for example, the ratio of 'healthy' bacteria to undesirable bacteria can be altered, causing candida to grow out of control.

    It is estimated that over half of the world’s population has a moderate to serious Candida condition. That’s half the world’s population, or 50 percent, or one out of two people…think about it.

    Antibiotic and steroid use is the most common reason for yeast overgrowth. But pregnancy, menstruation, sperm, diabetes, birth control pills, HRT, steroids and stress also can contribute to getting a yeast infection. Also, yeast infections are more common during and after peri-menopause.

    If you are experiencing a difficulty losing weight, don’t just rely on vaginal discharge to determine if you have a yeast infection and don’t just treat it topically. The external condition is merely a symptom of the internal infection. In systemic candida disease the fungus enters the bloodstream and spreads throughout the body and could go completely undetected for decades…yes decades

    A yeast overgrowth will not go away on its own in fact this stealthy fungus grows stronger and stronger with each passing year.  Some people could unsuspectingly have an overgrowth for at least 20 years and suffer miserably with the inability to lose weight, allergies, food sensitivities and the like.

    You can take a battery of tests to determine if you have systemic yeast, but the medical community in general does not seem to want to acknowledge how wide spread this condition is. They would much rather treat the symptom then spend the time with you to get at the root cause. If you want a quick and surprisingly reliable test - try this surprisingly accurate saliva test.

    Yeast infections are extremely resilient. The best way to treat a yeast infection is to allow your body to do the work with the assistance of probiotic supplements and other natural therapies. Take a good probiotic on a daily basis and expect the process to take about three months. The dosage for yeast infection or antibiotic restoration should be 20-25 billion organisms per day and 3-5 billion per day for maintenance.

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    Note: Some people think that eating yogurt is a good way to get probiotics but this is a misconception. When yogurt is manufactured, all contains bacteria (also known as Active Cultures), but many brands undergo a heating process to extend shelf-life which then kills the bacteria. Yes, even brands like “Activa” and “Yo-Plus” do this.

    The only yogurt I know of that does not use a heat process is “Erivan.” Erivan's special culturing method keeps the live culture and enzyme count high, assuring easier digestibility for even those with lactose intolerance and "better than milk" calcium absorption. If you do not live near a “Whole Foods Store” or your Health Food store doesn’t carry it, most can order it for you.

  24. Underactive Thyroid – the Number One Saboteur of Weight Loss

    My relationship with dieting and weight loss started at a very young age. From Kindergarten through eighth grade I was bigger and taller than all the boys in my class and that didn’t change until high-school. Although I was never grossly over-weight for my height and build, imagine being a one hundred and fifty-five pound, five foot, ten inch, tall girl at age thirteen.

    My feeling about how I looked compared to my peers was just plain BIG. Those dynamics would be the mold for my body image for a very long time and set the stage for a tremendous battle with eating disorders, exercise addiction, and the emotional turmoil those effects bring into a young women’s life.

    Throughout High School I managed to starve myself and exercise my way to a steady size 11. Shortly after entering college though, everything changed. At age twenty-two after a mysterious gain of 35 pounds over a few short months, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. For the next twenty years I struggled with this disease and its effects.

    Enduring ineffective medication, mild to severely debilitating symptoms such as chronic insomnia & digestive problems to hair loss, skin disorders and more symptoms than I can list, I finally found the right doctor and medication to help. Having personally been through the experience myself, this self-proclaimed expert can offer information that will hopefully help in your own struggle to lose weight.

    Low Thyroid Symptoms to Watch For:

    Have you noticed that you started gaining weight very quickly even though your diet, calorie consumption, or activity level has not changed at all? Or have you increased your exercise level or reduced calories even further but still see no results?

    Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

    • Depression, lethargy, chills?
    • Do you have cold hands & feet? Are you always cold even when others are not?
    • Unexplained weight gain, severe bloating and perhaps a swollen face?
    • Constantly tired and worn out during the day but have difficulties sleeping at night?
    • Dry skin, eczema, brittle nails, loss or thinning hair, sparse eyelashes or eyebrows that stop growing half-way across the brow?
    • Muscle aches, constipation, terrible digestion, and hoarseness?
    • PMS or menstrual irregularities, or are you an emotional roller coaster?
    • Is your libido low?

    Although there are many other symptoms the list above are the most common. If you answered "yes" to any of these symptoms, an underactive thyroid can be the root of the problem. The fact is that undiagnosed or undertreated hypothyroidism is thought to cause weight loss problems for a significant number of dieters, not just a rare few as has been previously believed until now.

    In fact, many thyroid experts believe that low thyroid is a hidden epidemic. “Hidden” because most medical practitioners only look at blood test results rather than including a patient’s clinical symptoms as part of their diagnosis and treatment. Therefore many people who are clinically hypothyroid and in need of treatment are overlooked because their blood work results came back within the so called “normal” range.

    According to most laboratories in the U.S., the official "normal" reference range for the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) blood test runs from approximately .5 to 4.5/5.0. Sadly there are a vast majority of physicians who rely on blood tests almost exclusively.  These physicians solely use blood results to determine whether or not thyroid disease is even diagnosed at all, much less treated, and when diagnosed, how it is treated…but those numbers only tell half of the story! 

    “Normal” ranges are completely unreliable without considering clinical symptoms. For example, I have had hypothyroidism for over 25 years and for my clinical symptoms to completely subside, my TSH needs to be at around .1 on my meds. But according to most doctors that blood test result would make me Hyperthyroid and they would reduce my dosage. Then the minute I go above .3 TSH, my hair starts falling out, I swell up about 20lbs, my digestion grinds to a halt, and am not very pleasant to be around emotionally.

    Furthermore, TSH is not the only thyroid hormone that needs to be tested. T4, T3, Free T3 and thyroid antibodies should also be checked.  The bottom line is that if you experience any of the above symptoms you need to find a progressive doctor who will not only do a complete thyroid panel and/or saliva test on you, but will also consider your clinical symptoms as well.

    My own experiences with this common disease could fill pages of this blog, but I can happily say that after finally finding the right supplements and medication I have shed sixty pounds over the past six years and kept it off. The good news is that if you have been diagnosed as borderline underactive thyroid there are specific thyroid support supplements that can help.

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    Additional Information: If you have already been diagnosed with low Thyroid and are not responding to the Synthroid or Levoxyl that 98% of Doctors prescribe, check out the following website for more detailed information (Note: BodyFit Superstore is not affiliated with the following website in any manner. It is a personal recommendation to offer additional source of information): www.StopTheThyroidMadness.com

  25. “I’m not just the owner of BodyFit Superstore, I’m also a customer.”  Sounds cliché I know, but it’s true. At age twenty-two I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. Since then—just like most of you—I’ve spent the better part of my life struggling with weight loss.

    During that time I tried everything, having gone through my share of crash diets, starvation, exercise addiction, eating disorders and a myriad of other forms of self-abuse all in the name of our common goal of losing weight. I’ve been in and out of the trenches many times (and yes, this is a war), but after finally losing 50 pounds and keeping it off for five years I know I’ve finally found the answer. Yes, diet pills and bodybuilding supplements are a big part of the cure!

    This year marks my twentieth anniversary in the Health & Fitness Industry. I have shed the fat that plagued me for most of my life and now enjoy a very rewarding career as a professional Pilates Teacher. My greatest satisfaction in life is helping others overcome their own obstacles and reach their goals of a happy, healthy, sexy body!

    I’ll be brutally honest with you—there is no magic pill or silver bullet. Diet pills do work, but not all by themselves. What works for one person may not work for another. That’s why buying a diet pill from one of the hundreds of “Top 10 Diet Pill” websites is really like shooting an arrow into the sky and hoping it magically hits a haystack somewhere.

    And since you already know I like clichés, here’s another – “There is good news, and bad news…”

    The good news is that BodyFit Superstore was founded on these principles: to bring you the most effective, cutting edge fat loss pills and bodybuilding supplements legally available today; and to be your partner in helping to achieve your weight loss goals by sharing what I’ve learned about diet and physical fitness.

    BodyFit Superstore doesn’t sell diet pills found in “mom & pop” corner drug stores. We sell only the “Big Guns”—serious supplements used by professional athletes and bodybuilders alike to lose fat, increase energy, and build muscle. And ladies, don’t be afraid of building muscle. It’s one of the number one secrets to burning fat and keeping the weight you lose from coming back forever!

    The bad news – and it bears repeating – is that weight loss pills alone are not a magic bullet. I’ve learned through my own failures that in order to in order to successfully lose weight with diet pills and supplements and get the most value from your investment in time and money, there are other secrets I must share with you.  

    I’ve learned that you have to eat—specifically, high quality protein. You also have to get enough sleep and do some type of physical activity that you enjoy. Browse our Research Room for lots of great health information on womens health & men's health for natural weight loss and diet tips that made me and many others successful at achieving their weight loss goals.

    My personal goal is to educate you about the supplements we sell and help you make the best choices for your needs. Knowledge is paramount to your success.  Before you spend a dime, I urge you to read my two special reports, “Why Can’t I Lose Weight” which outlines the possible hidden physical issues that may be sabotaging your efforts and Diet Pills Demystified,” which is a virtual encyclopedia of the different types of diet pills available.

    Again, I’m here to be your partner in achieving your weight loss goals and choosing the right supplements for your success. Join our forum and participate in our community, your dream body is closer than you think!

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