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Posted: January 17, 2017 at 3:44 am

It seems like it should be simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake.

A dramatic example of the challenges of maintaining weight loss comes from a recent National Institutes of Health study. The researchers followed 14 contestants who had participated in the “World’s Biggest Loser” reality show. During the 30 weeks of the show, the contestants lost an average of over 125 pounds per person.

Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off? Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate — how many calories we burn at rest, which makes it hard to keep the weight off.

So why does weight loss make resting metabolism go down, and is there a way to maintain a normal resting metabolic rate after weight loss? As someone who studies musculo-skeletal physiology, I will try to answer these questions.

Activating muscles deep in the leg that help keep blood and fluid moving through our bodies is essential to maintaining resting metabolic rate when we are sitting or standing quietly. The function of these muscles, called soleus muscles, is a major research focus for us in the Clinical Science and Engineering Research Center at Binghamton University. Commonly called “secondary hearts,” these muscles pump blood back to our heart, allowing us to maintain our normal rate of metabolic activity during sedentary activities.

Resting metabolic rate (RMR) refers to all of the biochemical activity going on in your body when you are not physically active. It is this metabolic activity that keeps you alive and breathing, and very importantly, warm.

Quiet sitting at room temperature is the standard RMR reference point; this is referred to as one metabolic equivalent, or MET. A slow walk is about two MET, bicycling four MET, and jogging seven MET. While we need to move around a bit to complete the tasks of daily living, in modern life we tend not to move very much. Thus, for most people, 80 percent of the calories we expend each day are due to RMR.

There’s no question that eating a balanced diet and regular exercise are good for you, but from a weight management perspective, increasing your resting metabolic rate may be the more effective strategy for losing weight and maintaining that lost weight.

Metabolic activity is dependent on oxygen delivery to the tissues of the body. This occurs through blood flow. As a result, cardiac output is a primary determinant of metabolic activity.

The adult body contains about four to five liters of blood, and all of this blood should circulate throughout the body every minute or so. However, the amount of blood the heart can pump out with each beat is dependent on how much blood is returned to the heart between beats.

If the “plumbing” of our body, our veins in particular, was made of rigid pipes, and the skin of our legs was tough like that of bird legs, cardiac outflow would always equal cardiac inflow, but this is not the case. The veins in our body are are quite flexible and can expand many times their resting size, and our soft skin also allows lower body volume expansion.

As a result, when we are sitting quietly, blood and interstitial fluid (the fluid which surrounds all the cells in our body) pools in the lower parts of the body. This pooling significantly reduces the amount of fluid returning to the heart, and correspondingly, reduces how much fluid the heart can pump out during each contraction. This reduces cardiac output, which dictates a reduced RMR.

A much more convenient approach to maintaining RMR during and after weight loss is to train up your secondary hearts, or soleus muscles. The soleus muscles are deep postural muscles and so only require low-intensity, but long-duration, training.

Alternatively, if squatting or long-duration balance exercises do not fit into your lifestyle, passive exercise devices will stimulate those muscles as you sit are available. (Full disclosure: Binghamton University has licensed technology to a company, which I have shares in and consult for, to commercialize such a device.) The concept here is that specific mechanical vibrations can be used to activate receptors on the sole of the foot, which trigger a postural reflex arc, which in turn causes the soleus muscles to undergo reflex contractions.

Kenneth McLeod is entrepreneur in residence and director of the Clinical Science and Engineering Research Laboratory at Binghamton University, State University of New York. A version of this story appeared on The Conversation.

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Livin3 – Helping You Lead a Healthier and More Positive Life

Posted: January 15, 2017 at 1:40 am

Losing weight at lightening fast speeds of 1 to 2 pounds a day sounds like a dieter’s dream right? Well, the HCG diet promises you just that. Following this di…

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Eat – STOP – Eat

Posted: January 15, 2017 at 1:40 am

By Brad Pilon

I wanted to personally thank you for reading this page.

You see Im a science geek and an Author. However Im terrible at selling. So Im grateful that Adam is helping me reach out to folks like you savvy, sophisticated, successful and clever people who want to understand how the body REALLY loses weight and returns to health

Its my mission to bust the myth that you have to consume MORE of some expensive pill, potion or gizmo to lose weight. It doesnt make sense and it just is not supported by the research.

What we really need is a simple way to make it EASY to eat less.

And after pouring through 317+ scientific research papers and interacting with over 54,000 Eat Stop Eat early adopters, Im more convinced than ever that the specific Eat Stop Eat protocol is the answer youve been looking for. After all…

As Adam mentioned in the 5th section of this letter, humans evolved to eat according to these natural cycles. So it makes sense that going back to your roots allows your body to naturally release unneeded fat and repair creeping health issues right at a cellular level.

You and I still have a long uphill climb though. The diet industry and big food companies would still rather keep you spending big bucks on their latest product rollouts. And believe it or not

Some folks are so stuck in their ways that theyd prefer to suffer through the constant, everyday hunger of traditional dieting rather than simply limit their hunger to just one or two times a week so they can enjoy food completely the rest of the time

Which is why Im excited that youre still with me. Its only open minded trendsetters like you who can spread the message…

So Im excited to hear your story. I hope youll reach out to me and let me know about your Eat Stop Eat experience.

Im not a typical author who hides out behind my PR team and agent. Youll find me on Twitter every day interacting with all the Eat Stop Eat early adopters. And I hope youll join us today!

Tweet me, ok (@BradPilon)

Your friend, Brad

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-ps-Remember youve got Brads 100% no-questions-asked guarantee on Eat Stop Eat so that you can try it yourself for 60 days. If you decide its not for you just let us know via email. Well make sure you get a 100% refund the very same day and we part as friends

-pps-If you have questions about Eat Stop Eat Brad is happy for you to hit him up on Twitter. However weve put together some of the most common questions and answers for you right here…

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How To Do The HCG Diet Safely – HCG Diet Dangers

Posted: January 12, 2017 at 12:44 am

I wanted to write a quick article that I think everyone should read if they want to do the HCG diet safely and effectively. The diet is safe but you still need to follow a few simple tips to keep it that way. And if you havent read this post yet: HCG diet dangers please go read that first and then come back, as that covers the basics as far as which method to use for the best results.

OK, so the first tip is to know the rules and to follow them. Sounds simple enough but I get so many questions from people while they are on the diet and I know they havent even read Dr. Simeons original guide and dont even know the basics of the diet. You must know what you are suppose to eat, what not to eat, and how the whole process works. So when someone emails me and asks how long they can stay on the diet, I know they probably havent read the guide and dont know what they are doing. If they did they would know they would do a 23 or 40 day round, then they can take a break and start again.

So know the diet before starting, and if you have already started, then learn the rules fast.

The second tip is to make sure you are drinking ALL your water and eating ALL your meals. When people are on the HCG they arent as hungry as they used to be (and thats a good thing!) but they still need to be eating all their food and especially getting all that water. You need these few calories to keep your system going normally so you dont fall into starvation mode which will prevent you from losing as much weight as possible. And the water is very important and the more you drink the more cleansed you will be and the more weight you will lose. So do your best and eat and drink all that you are suppose to.

The third tip is to not worry too much. I have a lot of clients who just worry too much and it causes problems. They get a small headache, they start to worry. They have one leg cramp, they start to worry. They dont lose as much as yesterday, they start to worry. They have fewer bowel movements than when they started the diet, they start to worry. Its good to be aware of your body and whats going on but dont worry so much about everything. People who start to worry too much start doing things they shouldnt on the diet like skipping meals, exercising, taking supplements, etc to try and calm their worry. But just stick to the instructions and dont worry so much. You are fine and the weight will come off.

The fourth and final tip is an important one. And that is to keep yourself healthy while on the diet. If you are on any prescribed medication, stay on it unless a doctor says you should go off it. If you get a headache, take an Advil or Tylenol. Whatever it is, you need to take care of your health first and then worry about the weight loss. Once you do start losing the weight though you will notice most of your medical problems and health annoyances will start to disappear. Its absolutely amazing and you wont believe it till you see it. But until then stay on the meds you need to be taking.

So thats pretty much it. If you follow tip #1 you will do well and youll be safe. So follow the instructions, eat and drink everything youre suppose to, dont worry too much and make sure to take care of yourself. Youll be glad you did and your weight loss will be amazing.

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Can Honey Help You Lose Weight – Seriously?|Does Honey …

Posted: January 8, 2017 at 2:44 am

Do you think this question is the same as asking, Can sugar help you lose weight? Does honey make you fat? After all, honey is sweet and many use it as a substitute for sugar. No doubt, like me, youve been told all your life that you should avoid sugary things if you want to lose weight. So, isnt it a big fat (no pun intended) contradiction to say that honey helps with weight loss?

Lets start with a simple explanation of how your body responds to both honey and table sugar.

Table Sugar Sugar, after it has been processed, is stripped of its nutrients. So, in essence, it is a naked carb. In order to be used by the body, it must depend on your bodys nutrients. So, the body is drained of important minerals and vitamins.

Processed Table Sugar Contributes To Obesity

Sugar is stored in the liver. If you continue to have a diet that is high in sugar, the liver will eventually swell. When this happens, the excess sugar is returned to the bloodstream as fatty acids. These acids are then stored in your belly, breasts, butt, and thighs. Sound familiar?

Honey, unlike table sugar, is a natural ingredient. It contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. These all work together to help in fat and cholesterol metabolism, and that helps prevent obesity.

Honey has a healthier glycemic index (GI) than sugar. What that means is that when you eat honey, it doesnt cause a sugar rush, but it is gradually absorbed into your body, thereby providing a stable source of energy. Therefore, you wont get a sugar high and then a crash afterward.

So now that weve learned how wonderfully honey is accepted by your body, how can honey help you lose weight?

Usually, the problem with losing weight is self-control, low energy, andchoosing the wrong foods to help burn fat and contribute toward good health. Honey takes care of all three problems.

Thats right. Honey is very rich, sweet and delicious, so you use about half of what you would use in sugar to sweeten your food and drinks. Honey has the ability to provide a sense of well-being after you consume it, so that will also help with weight loss. Try using a small amount in your coffee or tea during the day to help satisfy you and your sweet tooth, thereby avoiding sugar binges.

In the morning when you rise, and before breakfast, drink a glass of very warm water combined with 1/2 teaspoons of powderedcinnamon and 1 teaspoon of raw honey. There has been excellent results reported after only a week of using this pre-breakfast cocktail.

A Cocktail of Honey, Cinnamon & Lemon Will Help Melt Your Pounds Aways

Alternatively, in the mornings and again in the evening, drink a glass of very warm water mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. This drink can be taken several times per day. The beauty of this citrus cocktail is that it will help to keep you hydrated, energized, and alkalized. This will help to rid the body of unwanted fat deposits.

In order to melt the pounds away, it is important to keep moving. You dont have to run a marathon, but you should do simple things each day to move you closer to that slimmer you. Even a walk of just 20 minutes per day has shown to help significantly.

And the great thing is that honey has been shown toreally help athletes in their performance by sustaining energy over timeand it helps yourecover faster. So before you start that walk, fill up your water bottle with fresh, cool water mixed with a teaspoon of raw honey. Sip on this before, during and after your walk and you will be amazed at how great you feel afterward.

A good raw honey that I like (if you cant find it from a local beekeeper) is found here.

So, there you have it. Can honey help you lose weight? Honey definitely can help you lose weight. Put this amazing ingredient in your arsenal of weapons in the fight against obesity. Use it wisely, and before long, you will look upon this ingredient as a sweet remedy to weight loss.

How many of you have used honey in your weight loss efforts? Lets hear your results.

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