Wednesday, 26 December 2007

I Can Make You Thin

A very useful book is "I Can Make you Thin" by top UK hypnotist Paul McKenna. This accompanied a four part TV series in which he showed the basic difference between fat and thin people. It all comes down to eating habits and once you learn them, it is easy to control weight.

One reviewer wrote,
"***** If I could, I'd give it more than 5 stars. This book just makes sense. There's no psychobabble, it just frees you from the constrictions that YOU have always placed on yourself."

This excellent book includes a hypnosis CD and has been reduced from £10.00 to £6.59 so order it now: I Can Make You Thin

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Give the Gift of a Spa Break

If someone in your life is losing weight and wants to feel good about her body, here is an excellent gift that will be really valued, SpaFinder is the ultimate resource on all things spa. They offer spa treats from one day to full holidays all over the world. In fact, they list over 3,800 spas.

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Now you have no excuse for buying your presents on Christmas Eve in the petrol station!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

6 Life-Threatening Dangers of Being Overweight

Losing Weight Can Save Your Life
While many people don't think twice about all those pounds that keep creeping up on them on the scale, those extra pounds can really be having a negative impact on your health. For many, it can actually be the difference between live and death, because
those who are overweight are far more likely to develop health problems that can literally put their life at risk.

Even if you are a few pounds overweight, it is important that you understand all the dangers that may enter your life when you are over your optimum weight. You have to understand that your health and your very life is at risk. Once you understand the
dangers, then you can start making changes in your life to get rid of the extra weight.

Danger #1 - Hypertension - One of the most common dangers that people who are overweight face is hypertension. People who have too much body fat tend to retain sodium in their body, which can increase the blood pressure. When you have blood pressure that is too high, it can put extra pressure on the heart as well.

Danger #2 - Diabetes - Another danger that you may deal with if you are overweight is diabetes. The top cause of type 2 diabetes is obesity, so the more overweight you are, the more at risk you are for having diabetes. When you have too much fat in your body, it can become resistant to the insulin in your body, which can lead on to diabetes.

Danger #3 - Sleep Apnea - Sleep apnea is another danger that
those who are overweight often encounter. Being overweight is a leading cause of sleep apnea, and the more excess weight you carry, the more severe your sleep apnea may be.

Danger #4 - Arthritis - People who are overweight are also more
likely to develop arthritis as well, especially osteoarthritis. The extra weight that is carried by the body can add extra pressure to the joints in the body, which can wear away at the protective cartilage.

Danger #5 - Heart Attack - Today being overweight is also a
primary risk factor for heart attack as well. Being overweight can raise your bad cholesterol, raise your blood pressure, and bring on diabetes, which are all factors that can cause heart attacks as well.

Danger #6 - Cancer - Believe it or not, there are now links between being overweight and developing cancer as well. Studies have also shown that people that are heavier have lower survival rates when it comes to fighting cancer as well.

As you can see, there are many dangers of being overweight and this is not even a comprehensive list of all the dangers out there. Being overweight can truly be dangerous to your health, which is why it is important that you start working to eliminate the problem today.

Hannes Johnson
A Pound A Day Diet

Monday, 3 December 2007

Free List Of Negative Calorie Foods

You will find a free list of negative calorie foods below, but first let's consider what this means. There is no such thing as a negative calorie - a calorie is a unit of heat and it cannot be negative. So when people talk about negative calorie foods, this just means a food whose calorie level is low enough that it takes more energy to eat and digest it than the food contains.

For example, if you consider water to be a food, then cold water is certainly a negative calorie food. It contains no calories at all and the body has to expend energy to bring it up to blood temperature. So every time we drink a glass of cold water we burn up a couple of calories and lose a little weight. But there are very few foods like this. Most foods that are on the list do not really use more calories than they add, or if they do the effect is negligible ... until you remember that at the same time the body expends energy just to keep alive and breathing. Celery for example does not give us enough calories to cover both the energy that it takes to digest it, plus the energy that we expend even when we are doing nothing. So that is why people call it a negative calorie food.

Negative calorie foods are most attractive to anorexics. A negative calorie diet would obviously result in starvation in the long term and nutritional deficiencies can occur surprisingly quickly. The calories burnt usually come from muscle mass, and the result is debility and wasting.

A more healthy way to use a negative calorie diet is as a form of fasting or detox. It is something you can do for one to three days right after the Christmas season or another time when you have been eating a over-rich diet. Provided you are otherwise healthy it can be a great way to clean out the system. However it is still best to take medical advice before attempting this.

If you decide to use a negative calorie detox, keep the following points in mind:

1. It is never a good idea to eat huge quantities of one type of food, especially fruits. A lot of foods contain substances that can be damaging if consumed to excess. For example, the acid in grapefruit and pineapple can damage your stomach lining. Other foods put an excessive burden on the liver or may cause diarrhea. So try to use all the different foods in small quantities.

2. Do not spend all day eating. You will just become bloated and feel sick. If you are only doing this for a couple days, you should not feel too hungry. Plan four or five salad meals each day, and let your digestion rest at other times.

3. You will feel more satisfied if you eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly. You will also use more calories that way. So if the foods can be eaten raw, that will be more effective than cooking them. Foods like carrots and beets will also be more satisfying if you eat them grated.

4. Schedule time when you do not have any important commitments. As with fasting or any kind of detox, you may suffer some uncomfortable symptoms including headaches, tiredness, depression and irritability. If these become severe, stop the diet and see a doctor.

5. When you end the detox, plan a gradual return to normal eating.

If all the above points are checked and passed, let's move on to the list of foods.

* Apples
* Asparagus
* Beets
* Blueberries
* Broccoli
* Cantaloupes
* Carrot
* Cauliflower
* Celery stalk
* Celery root
* Cranberries
* Cucumbers
* Eggplant
* Endives
* Garden cress
* Garlic
* Grapefruit
* Green beans
* Green cabbage
* Lamb's lettuce
* Lemons
* Lettuce
* Onions
* Papayas
* Pineapples
* Prunes
* Radishes
* Raspberries
* Spinach
* Strawberries
* Tangerines
* Tomatoes
* Turnips
* Zucchini

Please use this free list of negative calorie foods wisely.

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Saturday, 1 December 2007

Weight Loss Mistake #7: People Rely On The Scale

Anybody that is trying to lose weight most definitely has a scale in his or her home. Even though using a scale can be a great way to track your results, you do not want to rely on it day in and day out. If you want to use a scale, you need to know when you should decide to step up. Follow the four steps below so that you do not start worshiping your scale!

1. Make sure that you have a scale that you can rely on. Many people think that just because they have a scale that it is accurate. But if you are using a scale that is out of date and not weighing you accurately, you will be thrown off from the
beginning. This will mess up your goals, as well as your weekly weigh ins. So before you get started on your quest to lose weight, make sure that you have a scale that you can trust.

2. Do not weigh yourself everyday of the week! If you get into the habit of weighing yourself every morning when you get up you are only going to cause yourself more headaches. It is not uncommon to lose a couple of pounds one day just for your scale to show that you gained it back by the next. When you weigh yourself everyday you will just be disappointing yourself more times than not.

3. Set up weekly weigh ins where you will be able to chart your weight. By only weighing yourself once a week you will be able to avoid the problems that come along with daily numbers. Also, by weighing in once a week you can determine if you are on pace to meet the goals that you had set for a particular month.

4. Remember that your weight is going to fluctuate; it is only natural, and there is no way to combat this problem. Your weight will go up and down based on a number of different factors. They include: eating more calories on one day, skipping a work out, or simply by the time of day you weigh yourself. Before you start your weight loss program you should get yourself prepared to deal with fluctuations, this way you
will not be disappointed when they occur.

If you are trying to lose weight you will definitely need a scale. It can be a great tool to have as long as you know when and how to use it. The number one thing to remember about a scale is that you should use it sparingly. There is no point in weighing yourself everyday; it is only going to cause you more problems in the end.

Losing weight is a process... It doesn't just happen overnight. Also, it's not enough to just try a diet out for a few weeks and then stop. If you want to keep the weight off you need to make some changes to your lifestyle – otherwise you'll just gain back that unhealthy weight... and we don't want that, right?

This guide has worked for a lot of people, see if it fits you.

You've now learned the 7 biggest mistakes people make when trying to lose weight. I hope they have opened your eyes and that they'll help you lose weight and stay healthy.

If you want to print out the 7 mistakes and keep them as a reminder you can download this PDF document. You'll need Adobe Reader to open that file, get it here:

Hannes Johnson - A Pound a Day Diet