Precision Nutrition System

Precision Nutrition System
Healthy Eating For Fat Loss

Thursday, November 24, 2005

How to lose weight - what works, and what does not

The best way to lose weight and have lasting weight loss is to eat right and workout, nothing magic or special. If you follow this advice you will lose the weight.

Now for what does not work. Eating poorly and not exercising. I guess you knew that. But even though everyone knows that they still follow that plan and add a special pill or electronic ab belt and expect to shed the pounds and lose weight. This will not do it. I am sorry to say it but you have to stick with plan A, and that is to eat right and exercise.

Diet and weight loss pills can help, but they will not do all the work for you. Feel free to use various weight loss products to help you but do not rely on them.

I have not looked at al the different diets on the market but I will tell you there are some good ones and others that are a waste of time. The one thing in common with all diets I have examined is that you must be consent and follow their directions. I know people like to add a cheat day or add a soda here and a snack there then complain that they did not see the results they had expected. Well I will say this; you cannot try a diet you have to follow it. If you do not want to follow every word they say find another program because you are wasting your time with the current diet. Remember that diets take time, you will not lose weight overnight. If you are expecting to lose 20 lbs of fat your first week, it will not happen.

Just eat right and workout

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Weight loss bad news

I hate to break it to you but you cannot spot reduce. If someone tells you that you can spot reduce, they are lying.

Genetics will decide where the fat comes and where it goes. Doing 1000 crunches, leg lifts or ab machines will not reduce your belly fat or make you thinner. Just as 1000 side leg lifts will not trim your inner thighs. Your body does not burn the fat it needs from the body part that you’re exercising. So there is no need or use to overdo an exercise for one specific body part. Do not buy into those ads for the ab machines that take inches off your waist. It just will not happen.

Exercises such as crunches or leg lifts improve the tone and endurance of the muscles, so do not give up on them. Fat will pretty much come off in the order it came on. When we exercise the body will draw upon its fat stores for energy.

Any aerobic activity that elevates your heart rate can help you burn fat and take off unwanted pounds to lose weight safely and naturally. Many experts recommend doing at least three sessions of 20 minutes of aerobic activity per week. Ideally, for long-term weight control, you should engage in at least four sessions per week, for 45 minutes each time.

Listed are a few alternatives to traditional aerobic exercise that are effective fat burners:

* Mountain Biking
* In-line Skating
* Walking
* Country Line Dancing
* Hiking
* Martial Arts
* Boxing
* Cross-country Skiing
* Downhill Skiing
* Water Sports

Friday, November 11, 2005

Eating out

How to eat for weight loss when you are not at home.

- Restaurant portions are usually twice the size they should be so start you meal by putting half in a doggy bag.
- Do not add too many calories to your salad with creamy dressing, try a vinaigrette.
- Arrive with a healthy meal in mind. Grilled fish and chicken without the sauce may be your best bets.
- For dessert try sugar free Jell-O or fruit instead of something from the dessert menu.
- Take your time enjoy the night out. Do not take the next bite until you have completely swallowed the last bite.

Hope this helps and allows you to have a good meal out.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Eat slowly, what will that do?

A few tips for today to help you lose weight and get the weight loss results you are looking for.

Eat slowly – The faster a person the more they consume. It takes about 15 minutes for our brain to get the signal from our stomach that we are full or have eaten enough. Eating too fast will not allow enough time for our brain to realize we are full.

Include a low fat protein-rich food like tofu, beans, eggs, and low fat milk, yogurt or cottage cheese with every meal. These foods give feeling of fullness for longer time.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Weight loss tip - out of sight out of mind

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Keep serving trays off the table.

May people trying to lose weight are often tempted by good food sitting in front of them. Add to that the fact that they believe that cannot have it makes most want it even more. If the food is there it is easy to help yourself to seconds and hard to get away from the table.

It makes good sense to leave the serving dishes in the kitchen or on a counter instead of setting them on the table. Prepare your plates before you sit down to eat with reasonably sized portions.

If you are still hungry load up on the vegetables and skip the meat and starches. A great weight loss tip is to treat vegetables as your main course and meat as a side dish.

Hoodia gordonii for weight loss, but is it a miracle solution

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As people continue to search for ways to lose weight and shed unwanted fat drug manufactures continue to search for new products to aide in the fat loss battle. Hoodia gordonii is the latest product to help assistant weight loss. Hoodia gordonii claim to weight loss is as an appetite suppressant. Their claim is you eat less which reduces your calories and this should result in weight loss. Demand for this weight loss steadily climbing.

Based on what I have seen, read, and heard let me give you my thoughts about losing weight and Hoodia gordonii

Like many other new products the reviews are mixed. On one end of the spectrum some people are reporting that hoodia has not had any benefits at all, absolutely nothing. Of course there are people that polar opposite reporting that it has completely stopped their appetite, and they are expecting weight loss. Most responses lie in the middle. Hoodia does not completely eliminate your appetite, but it does help take the edge off. To get the weight loss most want disciplined exercise routine is still required.

The chemical compound P57 is one of the active ingredients in hoodia gordonii that is considered to be a piece of the equation responsible for the appetite suppressing effects. Hoodia Gordonii works by mimicking the effect that glucose has on nerve cells in the brain. The active ingredient P57 curbs the appetite by fooling the brain into thinking it is full, even when it is not.

Hoodia does show some promise. PhytoPharm conducted a clinical study, indicating the amazing appetite suppressing effects of Hoodia and the active P57 molecule. Read their press release. The problem is that Hoodia has only demonstrated effectiveness in fresh, raw pieces of the plant, while the effectiveness of powdered Hoodia has yet to be demonstrated.

A major problem with the Hoodia products currently available is that most contain very little, if any, of the active ingredient needed to suppress hunger. The reason for this is because of availability of the plant. In South Africa, Hoodia is on the endangered list of plants. Because of this Hoodia is not supposed to be exported. This in turn makes real Hoodia is very difficult to come by and equally expensive. A logical question to follow is…

Is there any Hoodia in my Hoodia?

In my opinion Hoodia shows promise, but I recommend people wait a while until there is more refutable information. The current products on the market are suspect and I have reservations.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Go fat free but add the flavour

When you go fat free or low fat, you also cut out much of the taste of the foods you eat. Add the flavour back with herbs and spices. Strong flavours such as vinegar, garlic, chilli powder, cayenne, curry powder, rosemary and tarragon can be used to doctor up any food you are eating.

Adding flavour will help you enjoy your food more. If you enjoy what you are eating you may be less likely to have cravings for or snack on junk food that contains more fat or sugar.

Make sure that the foods you have selected as fat free do not replace the fat with sugar. The amount of calories consumed is more important than the amount of fat consumed.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

calorie counter

To lose weight and drop those unwanted pounds you need to burn more calories than you take in. If you want to know how many calories you need visit past post
how many calories do I need per day

Now that you know the number of calories you need you have to make sure you take in less than this amount. It takes 3500 clalories to make or shed one pound of fat.

Take a look at the calorie counter below and get a handel on the number of calories you consume in a day. This will get you on tract to weight loss.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

CABBAGE SOUP DIET and weight loss

Cabbage soup diet or Russian cabbage soup diet, is a popular fad diet, that has had constant hype and marketing publicity within the press, especially with claims that some medical professions recommend this cabbage soup diet for weight loss prior to surgery.

The cabbage soup diet requires food combinations that make little sense, plus this plan is just not very healthy to begin with and is hazardous to your long term health and fitness.

The cabbage soup diet is a diet that enables you to eat as much as you like of a soup that you have stunk the kitchen out making, followed by storing in tupperware dishes within your fridge.

This diet is good for people who like to hear that they can eat as much cabbage soup as they want, as some dieters struggle if they know that they have to miss a meal or have a replacement shake. This will surely sound appealing to dieters, because after all, dieters just love to hear that they can eat unlimited amounts of any type of food.

The problem with the cabbage soup diet is that this cabbage soup is so horrible tasting, regardless of how you try and spice it up, that after a few servings you spend your time trying to wash the contents of your tupperware containers down the sink.

Weight loss from the cabbage soup diet is due to the few calories that the soup contains, and also a major reduction in water content throughout your body.

Due to the lack of energy that the cabbage soup diet will give you, your energy stores in both your muscles and liver will be greatly reduced, resulting in a lower body fluid content, which results in you feeling tired throughout the day.

As the cabbage soup diet is really a form of starvation with the added benefits of regular visits to the loo, I personally would advise against this method, however if you wish to try it, you will find the recipe below.

Alternatively you could try and make up your own recipe by boiling two hand falls from a compost heap. Personally I wouldn't try the first method, and certainly wouldn't recommend that you try the second.

For those of you that want to spend a week on the loo

1 head cabbage, shredded or chopped
2 large onions, chopped
16-28 ounces canned tomatoes, chopped
2 green peppers
4 stalks celery
1-2 packages Lipton onion soup mix
black pepper
fresh herbs, chopped
6 carrots, sliced
1/2 pound green beans, sliced diagonally
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (optional)

Put all vegetables in a big pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil stirring in the soup mix, and boil gently for 10 minutes. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until all the vegetables are soft. Stir in the black pepper and chopped herbs of your choice to flavor.

Here is the good news, you can eat as much of the soup that you want, with the following on these days.

DAY 1: All fruits except bananas.

DAY 2: All vegetables, raw or cooked. This includes baked potato with a LITTLE butter.

DAY 3: Fruits and vegetables, but no potatoes or bananas.

DAY 4: Bananas and skim milk--eat as many as 8 bananas and drink as many as 8 glasses of skim milk.

DAY 5: Beef, skinless chicken, and/or fish--as much as 20 ounces, total. You can also eat 6 tomatoes. And you must drink 8 glasses of water. Don't forget at least one bowl of soup.

DAY 6: Beef, skinless chicken, or fish and vegetables. Drink 8 glasses of water and eat at least one bowl of soup.

DAY 7: Brown rice, vegetables, and unsweetened fruit juice.