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How to lose weight fast (with powerful science based …

Posted: May 19, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Written by David Brown, Published: July 01, 2018 Updated: July 01, 2018

Welcome to my ultimate collection of weight loss tips that can help you lose weight fast (as proven by modern science).

And while it's true that some of these tips CAN deliver extremely fast weight loss results, I did some of this stuff just to show what's actually possible.

In other words, not everything you are going to see here is 100% SAFE for you to do.

(I'll warn if something is risky many times over...I suggest you follow my advice and never try some of the more extreme stuff.)

That being said, most of what I cover in my science based guide on how to lose weight as fast as humanly possible, is safe.

But before we dive in, take a quick look at the roadmap for this guide (an use it to quickly navigate my collection of fast weight loss tips):

Yes, dehydration can be used to lose weight extremely fast, but it's also extremely dangerous.

And while I have personally proven it's possible to lose almost 20 pounds (9 kilograms) in one day, I only did this as a demonstration.

I have proven the human body can lose a lot of weight really, really fast, even when you're hardly losing any of that stubborn body fat at all.

So go ahead, find out exactly how I used science to lose almost 20 pounds (9 kilograms) in one day, but DO NOT REPEAT what I did under any circumstances.

Another weight loss tip that can help you lose weight fast, is to get your body rid of glycogen (and all the water weight bound to it).

Science[1] has proven it's possible to lose as much as 10 pounds (5 kilograms) of weight if you simply wipe out your glycogen reserves.

To see how to pull this off in just a few hours, read my science based guide to glycogen and weight loss.

Eating less sodium is another quick and easy way to lose some extra weight fast.

I have done an personal weight loss experiment with sodium and managed to lose 4 pounds / 2 kilograms in two days.

(Though the whole thing could be done a lot faster with exercise.)

For more details on how sodium can help you lose weight (or make you gain some), check out my guide to sodium and weight loss (the guide includes a personal sodium weight loss experiment).

Muscle sparing fasting is a science-based weight loss diet that can help you laser-target your body fat WITHOUT destroying any of your lean body mass in the process.

According to modern science[2] , you can use muscle sparing fasting to lose up to 2 pounds (1 kilogram) PER DAY.

Read my science based guide to doing a muscle sparing fast for weight loss to start burning off that stubborn body fat right away.

Water fasting is easily one of the fastest weight loss methods on the planet.

Science[3] has proven water fasting can help you lose 1.6 pounds (0.7 kilograms) per day.

(That's the average weight loss result they got in the study, with a couple extra weight loss tricks, you can do a lot better).

If you're interested, then check out my advanced, science based guide to water fasting for weight loss.

This is a very little-known fact, but science[4] has proven that something as simple and natural as drinking water can help you burn around 96 extra calories a day.

And believe me when I say that this is one of the EASIEST ways you can ever find that can actually help you lose weight quickly.

For more details on how to pull this one off, go to my science based guide to drinking water for weight loss.

Let's get on with one of the rare few weight loss supplements that have ever been proven to work for fast weight loss by modern science.

Millions of people worldwide are consuming caffeine on a daily basis, mostly to wake up properly.

But caffeine is also (easily) the world's most widely used weight loss supplement.

Science[5] has proven long ago that caffeine can help you burn away between 80 and 150 calories per day.

For more actionable information on how to benefit from this in real life, follow guide to taking caffeine for weight.

Science[6] has proven that green tea can actually help people lose weight faster.

More precisely, the people in the study lost 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) of body weight in 8 weeks on average.

(That's total body weight - not all of which was body fat, of course.)

So on top of whatever else you decide to do, drinking green tea could be a smart thing to do.

(As long as you don't overdo it - green tea does contain caffeine, after all).

For more details on how to enjoy this major benefit of green tea, check out my science based guide to speeding up weight loss with green tea.

Drinking oolong tea is another easy weight loss tip that can help you lose weight fast(er).

(And just like green tea, oolong tea contains caffeine, so be careful how much of it you drink.)

Science[7] has shown that oolong tea can burn 79 calories per day.

For more details on how to lose weight faster with oolong tea, read my science based guide to speeding up weight loss with oolong tea.

Surprisingly, some fiber-rich vegetables can help you lose weight fast NO MATTER how much of them you eat.

I'v personally proven eating low calorie vegetables that are rich in fiber is one of the easiest ways you can use to lose 5 pounds / 2.5 kilograms in under 2 days.

For more details on this, visit my science based guide on how to lose 5 pounds in 2 days or faster.

It doesn't really matter if you're into walking, jogging, running, cycling or swimming.

You'd do yourself a huge favor if you learned how to always exercise at a pace that will maximize your weight loss results.

In other words, this will help you to burn off the maximum possible amount of body fat during each and every one of your workouts.

You can find the step by step instructions on how to exercise for fastest possible weight loss in my guide to exercising at the optimal fat burning heart rate.

Exercise also triggers something called thermogenesis, which boosts the amount of calories you burn away even when you're not exercising.

There are many other ways of boosting the thermogenesis in your body, so if you're interested, you can read all about what thermogenesis is.

And more importantly. how you can use thermogenesis to skyrocket your own weight loss results.

Countless weight loss diets promise quick, even overnight weight loss results and the funny thing is, a lot of those diets can actually deliver. But just because the number on the scale drops by a couple of pounds doesn't mean you've actually lost much body fat.

The cabbage soup diet is one of the rare few diets that allow you to eat as much as you care for. The problem is your entire food plan will include just one recipe, cabbage soup. If you can eat cabbage soup day in and day out, then you'll definitely want to find out what kind of weight loss results can realistically be expected on the cabbage soup diet.

Here's a couple of foods you need to eat (or stop eating) to get the best possible weight loss results. From superfoods to oils, from artificial sweeteners to salt, find out how big of an impact the foods you eat have on your weight loss efforts.

I have actually taken some heat in the past because I'm not a fan of using chia seeds for weight loss. I never claimed chia seeds can't be a part of a healthy diet, but I do stand by my claim that when it comes to weight loss, far better alternatives exist to chia seeds. Take a look at my (science-based) arguments here: 5 reasons why chia seeds can't help you lose weight.

Flaxseed is so incredibly full of fiber, and science has proven that fiber can help your digestion and keep you fuller and satisfied longer. On top of that, flaxseed contains the healthy kind of fats. But in spite of all these benefits, the inevitable question still poses itself: can flaxseed actually work for weight loss?

Coconut water has been gaining in popularity lately, both as a sports drink and as a "weight loss friendly" drink. Even some big celebrities have put their names behind coconut water. But all hype aside, coconut water CAN be a double-edged sword when it comes to weight loss.

Should you include watermelon as a part of a healthy weight loss diet, or will all that fruit sugar sabotage your weight loss efforts? Here's everything you need to know about using watermelons for weight loss in a smart way.

With countless weight loss supplements on the market, you'd do well to check the science on any of them before you actually part with your hard earned money. Here's a couple of science-based guides that can help you out:

Wouldn't it be nice if you could eat loads of fattening junk and simply use an "absorption blocker" to prevent all those calories from ending up in your body fat stores? Chitosan is one of the highly popular weight loss supplements that can supposedly prevent the fats in your food from entering your bloodstream. This sounds great on paper, but can chitosan actually boost weight loss results in real life?

If you're considering taking a CLA supplement for any of its health benefits (including weight loss), but you also want to consider and risks, then you should definitely read through my guide to CLA.

1. If you're ready to boost your fat loss rate, then you're ready to try any of these actionable, science based weight loss tips:

2. If you think it's impossible to lose weight while eating a lot of food, then you'll love this weight loss tip. Granted, I have taken things to the extremes in my personal weight loss experiment, but I did it only to demonstrate that weight can be lost quickly even while eating huge amounts of food.

3. Raw foods have been gaining a lot of attention lately, pretty much like superfoods. But when it comes to weight loss, you need to know not all raw food diets are created equal. Some of them could actually make you gain weight. Read more about what kind of a raw food diet can actually help you lose weight.

4. The information on using fruit for weight loss can be quite confusing. How can fruits be so healthy, if almost all the calories they contain come from simple sugars (those are the absolute worst kind when it comes to weight loss)? Well, just like sugars, not all fruits are created equal. Go here to find out which fruits can work wonders for weight loss.

5. Feeling guilty after falling off the wagon feels like the most natural thing in the world. But only a handful of people understand why you need to stop feeling guilty after eating something forbidden (no matter how hard or how often you've fallen off the wagon).

6. Exercise can put a lot of stress on your body, and could lead to some nasty injuries, especially if you've been inactive for a long time. I was once obese, so I can give you first-hand advice on how to start exercising for weight loss if you've got a "ton" of weight to lose (or are extremely out of shape).

7. If you've heard lifting weights can give you a calorie-burning advantage because you'll be carrying around more muscle mass, then you'll definitely want to find out how many calories does muscle tissue actually burn.

8. Protein, carbohydrates and fats are the three major components of our diets. Each of these three macronutrients has a different effect on weight loss. Fats and carbohydrates (especially simple sugars) aren't really going to be doing you any favors. But because protein just might, I have compiled a list of top 10 high protein foods that can help you lose weight.

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4. Boschmann M, Steiniger J, Hille U, Tank J, et al. Water-induced thermogenesis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2003;88(12):6015-9.

5. Dulloo AG, Geissler CA, Horton T, Collins A, et al. Normal caffeine consumption: influence on thermogenesis and daily energy expenditure in lean and postobese human volunteers. Am J Clin Nutr 1989;49(1):44-50.

6. Basu A, Sanchez MJ, Leyva M, Wu M, Betts NM, Aston CE, et al. Green tea supplementation affects body weight, lipids, and lipid peroxidation in obese subjects with metabolic syndrome. J Am Coll Nutr. 2010;29:31-40.

7. Rumpler W, Seale J, Clevidence B, et al. Oolong tea increases metabolic rate and fat oxidation in men. J Nutr 2001;131:2848-52.

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy Seattle – Dr Kate Kass

Posted: May 19, 2019 at 6:55 pm

If youre like most men, you ignore health issues large and small, toughing it out until your body feels out of whack or accepting a slow decline in mood, motivation, and libido that you just chalk up to normal aging.

Perhaps you visit a primary care physician once a year who says everythings fine, but you have a growing belly, no energy, and your erectile function isnt what it used to be. Maybe you have an expanding medicine cabinet of pharmaceuticals that are causing unwanted side effects. Sound familiar?

Thats a shame because you dont have to live with subpar health. There are many ways to optimize your health at any age and restore the youthful energy and vigor you used to depend on. It could be your thyroid, leaky gut, side effects to medications, or elevated cortisol levels that are laying you low.

And it could be low testosterone. Low testosterone affects your sexual function, but it can also be the root cause of fatigue, weight gain, sleep apnea, and a whole laundry list of less-than-desirable symptoms. But the good news is, if you seek out the right help, you can prevent disease and regain a sense of wellness and vitality.

Thats where Dr. Kate Kass comes in. A licensed primary care physician, Dr. Kass specializes in functional medicine, age management, and mens sexual wellness.

She seeks out cutting-edge therapies, tests, and protocols from the worlds of conventional and functional medicine to diagnose the root problem and create an effective treatment plan customized to your specific symptoms and concerns. (Read more about Dr. Kasss philosophy)

Starting around a mans mid-30s, total testosterone declines at a rate of 10 percent each decade and more than 40 percent of males 40 and above have a testosterone deficiency.

It is during this time that men experience andropause, the male counterpart to menopause. Testosterone is tricky. It doesnt just affect sexual performance. In fact, you actually may have satisfactory erectile function but still test below optimal levels for testosterone.

Why does this matter? Because testosterone is a factor in all sorts of bodily functions. When your levels are optimal, testosterone protects against cardiovascular disease, reduces blood sugar, improves lean muscle mass, increases bone density, decreases cholesterol, and increases libido and sexual performance.

Its a powerful tool in preventing disease and improving your quality of life. When you have low testosterone, however, you may experience the following symptoms:

If any of these symptoms strike a chord, you may have a testosterone decline, and you should seek out an expert for a comprehensive evaluation.

As a specialist in testosterone replacement therapy in Seattle, Dr. Kass believes that you dont have to resign yourself to unwanted symptoms of aging.

In her practice, she has helped male patients regain vitality and their libido, manage their weight, and improve their mood - all while slowing the aging process and preventing disease.

Dr. Kass has extensive training and experience in all the safe, effective methods of testosterone delivery, and is one of the few practitioners trained to offer testosterone via pellet implantation.

Dr. Kass fine tunes your treatment, and manages the various adjunctive hormones that also play a role in optimizing testosterone function and your overall health.

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Male hypogonadism – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:49 pm


Your doctor will conduct a physical exam during which he or she will note whether your sexual development, such as your pubic hair, muscle mass and size of your testes, is consistent with your age. Your doctor may test your blood level of testosterone if you have any of the signs or symptoms of hypogonadism.

Early detection in boys can help prevent problems from delayed puberty. Early diagnosis and treatment in men offer better protection against osteoporosis and other related conditions.

Doctors base a diagnosis of hypogonadism on symptoms and results of blood tests that measure testosterone levels. Because testosterone levels vary and are generally highest in the morning, blood testing is usually done early in the day, before 10 a.m.

If tests confirm you have low testosterone, further testing can determine if a testicular disorder or a pituitary abnormality is the cause. Based on specific signs and symptoms, additional studies can pinpoint the cause. These studies may include:

Testosterone testing also plays an important role in managing hypogonadism. This helps your doctor determine the right dosage of medication, both initially and over time.

Treatment for male hypogonadism depends on the cause and whether you're concerned about fertility.

Hormone replacement. For hypogonadism caused by testicular failure, doctors use male hormone replacement therapy (testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT). TRT can restore muscle strength and prevent bone loss. In addition, men receiving TRT may experience an increase in energy, sex drive, erectile function and sense of well-being.

If a pituitary problem is the cause, pituitary hormones may stimulate sperm production and restore fertility. Testosterone replacement therapy can be used if fertility isn't an issue. A pituitary tumor may require surgical removal, medication, radiation or the replacement of other hormones.

In boys, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can stimulate puberty and the development of secondary sex characteristics, such as increased muscle mass, beard and pubic hair growth, and growth of the penis. Pituitary hormones may be used to stimulate testicle growth. An initial low dose of testosterone with gradual increases may help to avoid adverse effects and more closely mimic the slow increase in testosterone that occurs during puberty.

Several testosterone delivery methods exist. Choosing a specific therapy depends on your preference of a particular delivery system, the side effects and the cost. Methods include:

Injection. Testosterone injections (testosterone cypionate, testosterone enanthate) are safe and effective. Injections are given in a muscle. Your symptoms might fluctuate between doses depending on the frequency of injections.

You or a family member can learn to give TRT injections at home. If you're uncomfortable giving yourself injections, a nurse or doctor can give the injections.

Testosterone undecanoate (Aveed), an injection recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is injected less frequently but must be administered by a health care provider and can have serious side effects.

Gel. There are several gel preparations available with different ways of applying them. Depending on the brand, you either rub testosterone gel into your skin on your upper arm or shoulder (AndroGel, Testim, Vogelxo), apply with an applicator under each armpit (Axiron) or pump on your front and inner thigh (Fortesta).

As the gel dries, your body absorbs testosterone through your skin. Gel application of testosterone replacement therapy appears to cause fewer skin reactions than patches do. Don't shower or bathe for several hours after a gel application, to be sure it gets absorbed.

A potential side effect of the gel is the possibility of transferring the medication to another person. Avoid skin-to-skin contact until the gel is completely dry or cover the area after an application.

Oral testosterone isn't recommended for long-term hormone replacement because it might cause liver problems.

Testosterone therapy carries various risks, including contributing to sleep apnea, stimulating noncancerous growth of the prostate, enlarging breasts, limiting sperm production, stimulating growth of existing prostate cancer and blood clots forming in the veins. Recent research also suggests testosterone therapy might increase your risk of a heart attack.

Reduce stress. Talk with your doctor about how you can reduce the anxiety and stress that often accompany these conditions. Many men benefit from psychological or family counseling.

Support groups can help people with hypogonadism and related conditions cope with similar situations and challenges. Helping your family understand the diagnosis of hypogonadism also is important.

Although you're likely to start by seeing your family doctor or general practitioner, you may need to consult a doctor who specializes in the hormone-producing glands (endocrinologist). If your primary care doctor suspects you have male hypogonadism, he or she may refer you to an endocrinologist. Or, you can ask for a referral.

Here's some information to help you get ready for your appointment and know what to expect from your doctor.

Preparing a list of questions for your doctor will help you make the most of your time together. For male hypogonadism, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:

Don't hesitate to ask other questions you have.

Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions, such as:

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How Long Can Your Body Stay in Ketosis Safely?

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 11:46 pm

I started my journey to ketosis about 5 years ago, and while the initial attempts resulted in quite a few failures, it was one of the best decisions Ive ever made.

Once I managed to come up with a great meal plan and satisfy my cravings for treats without getting kicked out of ketosis, the benefits took over, and I never looked back.

However, like most keto dieters you come to a stage where you wonder if you can and should stick to a permanent ketogenic state. Is it safe or are there reasons to stop it on a regular basis?

These are all questions that I really struggled with, but over the years I have managed to get some great advice from other ketoers, dieticians and nutritionists.

And I thought it was well overdue that I share that information.

How Long CAN You Stay In Ketosis?

This is the big question that goes beyond working out how much weight you want to lose.

While some people only stay on the diet until they reach their optimum weight, others get so used to the food and mental energy that they decide to keep going with it.

So, what is the right answer?

There are a lot of debates if this type of diet should be a long-term plan due to the lower carb intake.

The argument is that in human history, such prolonged periods of low carb intake never really existed.

Its certainly a good argument for choosing a seasonal approach to keto where you alternate between regular and low carb diets. Its what our hunter-gatherer ancestors did when winter months meant very little carbs through plants, fruit and nuts were available.

However, studies have shown that the Inuit lived their lives in a permanent state of ketosis. There are also a few other Great Plains tribes that were at least seasonally on a ketogenic diet for their entire lives.

Children with epilepsy commonly go under keto therapy, [1] which has a profound effect on the frequency and intensity of seizures. Many of them stay with the diet for as long as 12 years to gain control over the symptoms.

So, there are indeed many examples of extremely long diet durations.

On the other hand, some health experts share that while a low-carb/keto diet (learn more) can produce short-term results, there can be various health issues related to staying on a low-carb diet.

The USDAs recommendation is that 80% of a persons food should typically be vegetables, fruits, and grains, and 20% should be protein. These non-protein foods are important for issues like micronutrients, digestion, and immune system.

So, heres what I generally recommend.

Come up with a healthy weight loss goal and stick to the diet until you get there. As long as you dont have any lasting side effects (see them here), your body will adapt.

And its just a matter of time for you to work out your food intake to get all the nutrients you need.

Once you have achieved your weight and general health goals, then its not a bad idea to take some intermittent breaks.

It adds diversity to your diet, and as long as you dont start binging on candy bars and fast food, you shouldnt see any major negative effects.

Also, if you work out a lot, especially high-intensity training, then extra carbs are necessary.

The occasional carb boost from healthy veggies is not going to be the end of the world, and can actually play a major role in boosting your immune system for the winter months.

Personally, I stuck to keto for 2 years before taking my first break. These days, I spend 9 months on keto and take 3 months off in the summer.

Its a balance that works for me, and the best thing you can do is work out what works for you.

How Long SHOULD You Stay In Ketosis?

While permanent ketosis can result in weight/fat-loss, if it isnt done correctly it can also cause some health hazards.

For example, some people can develop ketoacidosis which is a combination of very high levels of ketone and blood glucose at the same time.

In this condition, the blood becomes acidic and the person could risk experiencing major health complications.

This mainly affects people with a history of diabetes or alcoholism, but in rare instances can be triggered through excessive ketone supplement and carb intake over a prolonged period.

Generally speaking, ketosis is a state that you should continue until you hit your weight loss and health goals. This could be for several months or even years. The important thing is to stick with it as long as you dont suffer lasting negative effects.

The keto diet does require some careful monitoring and planning, but once you manage to get all your nutrients from alternate low-carb sources, theres no reason why you shouldnt continue.

How to Stay in Ketosis and Maintain It

A lot of people say that staying in ketosis is actually harder than getting there in the first place. I first heard this while trying to get through a few days of the keto-flu and really had no idea how anything could be more difficult.

But in many ways it is true.

There are obvious things like giving in to cravings for a donut or candy bar.

Or maybe you just want to enjoy a couple of beers on a hot day?

However, there are other simple mistakes you can make with your meal plan and snacks that will very quickly kick you out of ketosis.

Thats why keto is more than just switching to low-carb foods. Its a lifestyle that requires a commitment to many small changes.

Here are a few things that I recommend people do to help them achieve and stay in ketosis:

1. Moderate Your Protein Levels

This is a very common mistake for people that are trying to maintain ketosis. Eating too much of that steak will definitely get you out of the diet. Why?

Because when your protein level is too high while your carbohydrates are too low, your body will start to run gluconeogenesis.

This means that your body will start breaking down all the protein and then turn it into fuel.

To avoid this, you will need to up your intake of healthy fats (hint: the omegas andMCTs) so that your body will use it instead to make energy for your body.

2. You Need To Track Your Carbs

This might seem obvious, but when I talk to people who are struggling with getting to or maintaining ketosis, they generally cannot show me their food diary.

It was one of the first tips I ever got and is as important as coming up with a detailed meal plan. If you dont write down exactly what you eat and drink on a daily basis, then its impossible to work out your carb intake.

Get into the habit of keeping a diary and working out at the end of the day how many carbs, protein, and fat you have taken in.

If you want to get really fancy, you can chart this out in a spreadsheet (thats my inner nerd talking there).

3. Test Your Ketone Levels

Here is where it gets easier. The ketogenic diet is not like any other diet in the world, it's not something that you just keep doing blindly, you can actually measure it.

Our bodies produce ketones which burn the fat and turn it into energy, and guess what? We can measure ketones in our bodies by using simple urine test strips.

We review some of them right here if you havent got some already.

By using these strips, you can keep track of your ketone levels and see exactly how your body reacts to some changes in your meal plan.

With these, you aren't just flying blindly, and you can actually see the goal that is maintaining in ketosis. These strips are particularly helpful in the early stages when you might not know what the other signs of ketosis actually are.

I also found them highly motivating as I watched the changes appear each day.

4. Take Advantage Of Supplements

This is one of the biggest mistakes I made when I started out. I was so adamant that I would get there without any fancy supplements that I ended up struggling far longer than necessary.

Many ketone supplements (like these) are ideal for taking at different stages of your new lifestyle. In the first few days, they will give you that energy boost to clear the brain fog and constant fatigue.

At later stages, these keto supplements will help boost your ketosis, which is particularly helpful once your body fully adapts to ketosis and weight loss actually stalls (learn more here).

As long as you get high-quality supplements with 100% natural ingredients and no crap added in, then they will actually be extremely helpful with your goals.

How to Stay Motivated

If you're reading this, then you're probably looking for some keto motivation which is sometimes hard to come by especially considering how difficult it can be for some to abide by the rules of the diet.

First of all, don't stress out too much. Many people have failed to get into ketosis on their first time so it's not a big deal.

Throughout my keto years I have had my time of struggles and failures, but I did learn a couple of things that I would love to share with you all.

Here are some tips that I used to stay motivated throughout the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ketosis bad for you long term?No, ketosis is not bad for you in the long term, and in most cases it is far better than the now standard blood sugar rollercoaster.

All it means is that your body has adapted to sourcing energy from fat rather than glucose, and this is a state that can be maintained long term. It does require careful monitoring of your food intake to make sure you get all the important nutrients, but this is something you will learn with time.

How long does ketosis last?Ketosis lasts as long as you maintain a low-carb diet.

As soon as you increase your carb intake again, you will quickly be kicked out of ketosis. The body will then switch back to glucose as an energy source.

How long does it take to lose weight in ketosis?It can take anywhere from a week to a month to start losing weight in ketosis.

Its important that you dont misinterpret the initial loss of glycogen as weight loss. The reason is that glycogen binds to 3 parts water, and you can actually lose 6 pounds or more in a few days through loss of fluids.

But the actual fat loss will kick in pretty soon after your ketone levels increase.

Can you Stay in ketosis forever?Yes, technically you can stay in ketosis forever, as long as you make sure you get all the vital nutrients.

From vitamins to minerals and fibre, you can quickly become deficient with symptoms of sickness becoming a daily struggle. No diet is worth getting sick for, so make sure you plan your meals carefully.

Final Summary

At this stage, you will understand that its possible to stay in ketosis indefinitely. Some people continue with it for many years with no complaints. But this does mean they have perfected their food intake.

Staying in ketosis long term is a lifestyle choice that can work perfectly fine for you, or else you might adapt a little and take intermittent breaks.

It all depends on your personal weight and health goals, but with the right attitude and careful planning, you can achieve all your physical and mental health goals.

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HCG Diet Drops – Side Effects

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 4:47 am

Many people have questions about the side effects of using HCG for weight loss. Most articles focus on prescription weight-loss injections or other uses of HCG, such as for fertility or testosterone treatment. Very few address the side effects of homeopathic HCG diet drops, or when they do, they're just copying information that only applies to the injections. Homeopathic drops and prescription injections are administered differently.

HCG diet drops tend to be easier on your body. There are no known serious side effects associated with homeopathic HCG itself, unlike with HCG injections. The most common side effects experienced by people taking HCG drops for weight loss actually stem from the accompanying diet.

The HCG diet is usually a drastic change for people starting it the first time. The HCG weight loss protocol calls for a very low calorie diet (500 calories). Although the body is getting plenty of nutrients and energy from the stored fat that's being consumed, the stomach gets much less food than it's used to. Food choices are specialized to a small list of meats, vegetables, fruits, and starches. Starches and fruits are the most limited, since they contain more sugar than meats and vegetables. No extra sugars, fats, or oils are allowed. All this is typically very different from what most participants are accustomed to eating.

Although the HCG protocol is actually more doable that it sounds, the big change in diet can have an effect on your body. Such "side effects" may include:

Headache. Some people experience minor headaches during the first week of the low-calorie diet. Any standard, over-the-counter pain medication can be used to treat headache.

Mild dizziness. Mild dizziness is not uncommon, but it usually goes away after the first week.

Constipation. On a low-calorie diet, it's normal for bowel movements to come less often, sometimes just once every 3 or 4 days. This isn't constipation. However, some people do experience real constipation. If it happens to you, you can take a mild, sugar-free laxative.

Rash (rare). As your body consumes fat, normal toxins are released into your body. Because of the breakneck speeds at which your body consumes fat on the HCG diet, these toxins can build up and cause a minor rash.

Leg cramps (rare). Cramps may occur due to the lack of potassium in the Core Phase diet. Potassium supplements can be used to treat this symptom.

These side effects only affect a small percentage of individuals taking HCG drops and are typically very mild. However, if you experience any symptom that concerns you or a serious headache that lasts longer than 10 days, you should consult with your doctor.

The few who are affected by these side effects can usually just wait it out, enjoying the daily weight loss itself, since the symptoms are mild and usually disappear after the first week. More intense cases can typically be treated with readily available medications or supplements.

The bottom line is that lack of serious side effects is one great reason to choose a homeopathic solution, such as Nano diet drops over injections. You can get HCG diet supplies right here on, backed by the best guarantee in the industry and great prices.

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Why Medical Weight Loss?

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 4:47 am

We strive to instill confidence in each individual that walks into our doors and send them home feeling empowered and motivated. We believe that patients are best equipped to achieve a safe and healthy weight loss when under the care of a Bariatric Physician, and strive to be as readily available as possible for them every step of the way. We are not just a weight loss system, we are a partner in your weight loss journey.

The exclusive home of the patented medication and 3-Step Program: RM3, Red Mountain Weight Loss offers a unique array of services, products and programs that are designed to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The Red Mountain Way is the way we help our patients reach their weight loss goals Its a supportive and nurturing environment and defines the standard by which we measure ourselves. The Red Mountain Way is the essence of our companys aspirations to deliver only the best customer service every single day.

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Marin Weight Loss & Wellness: Weight Loss Centers: Novato …

Posted: May 13, 2019 at 3:51 am

The journey to a healthy weight and improved well-being can be difficult, but its easier with professional guides like Cassale Sherriff and Dr. Altschuler and their highly trained team at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness. With offices in Novato and Greenbrae, California, theyre a convenient resource for all residents of the North Bay area.

The Novato location services patients throughout North Marin County, Sonoma County, and Napa County, while the Greenbrae office services patients in Southern Marin, includingSan Rafael, Larkspur, Ross, Corte Madera, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Sausalito as well as San Francisco.

The team at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness understands that every patient is unique, so they provide one-on-one consultations and recommendations tailored to each patient's lifestyle, body, and goals. And every weight loss program includes science-based, healthy solutions to shedding those extra pounds and keeping them off.

After a thorough physical examination, medical history review, and discussion about each patients aspirations, Cassale suggests one of four professionally supervised diet programs: medical, ketogenic, Mediterranean, or therapeutic. Each plan has four phases, with guidance and compassion every step of the way.

Both Marin Weight Loss & Wellness locations are an easy drive from Petaluma, Sonoma, and the greater Marin County region. Whether to boost your self-confidence or prevent significant health problems, nows the time to call or make an appointment online to see Cassale Sherriff and Dr. Altschuler's team of weight loss specialists.

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Weight Loss Help in Jackson MS

Posted: May 13, 2019 at 3:51 am

TruBalance has given me back self-approval and body-esteem. There are many great things that have and are taking place in my life, since I began the TruBalance journey. My husband is looking. He is complimenting as I leave the house in the mornings, he is calling me skinny Lois in an approving tone. Looking at myself in the mirror requires double-takes. I cannot believe I look slim, healthy, and strong.

Working at UAPTC requires that I walk a distance from the parking lot to the classroom. When I began teaching there in 2017, I dreaded the walk to and from the classroom to the parking lot. It was a struggle: huffing and puffing and stopping to rest. Not anymore!!!!! I am smiling, singing, skipping, and thanking the Lord for the renewed strength I have since losing 47+ pounds.

More energy, a decrease in my thyroid medicine, and an overall good feeling inside and out is what TruBalance has done for me. I learned many things about eating, sleeping, and food that I will incorporate into my life forever. TruBalance has given me a new me inside out.

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Home | Weight-Loss Surgery | East Carolina University

Posted: May 12, 2019 at 7:50 am

If you're thinking about weight-loss surgery, you've come to the right place. East Carolina University is a leader in weight-loss surgery. We helped develop the procedure known around the world as the Greenville Gastric Bypass and offer the experience you need make positive changes in your life.

With our program, you will have a full team of weight-loss professionals working for your success. While you prepare for your procedure and as you adjust to your new life, the staff of ECU Bariatric Surgery will be with you along the way.

For more than 30 years we have performed this surgery. Our experience and research allow us to offer the best and newest technologies, methods and recovery guidelines. That means better results for you.

Our surgeons are faculty of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Your care is provided by doctors who are teaching tomorrow's doctors. Our experience and excellence assure you of the best care available.

While no one can predict your results, most patients safely lose the weight they need. There are other health benefits, such as a clinically proven improvement in diabetes.

Our team includes surgeons, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, dietitians and counselors. We are recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

We hope you will spend some time on this website, which has much of the information to help you make a decision about weight-loss surgery.

For more information, you may contact us at 252-744-2018 or by email at We are located at 517 Moye Boulevard near Vidant Medical Center.

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Diets Dont Work – Active Lifestyles Sefton

Posted: May 4, 2019 at 11:46 pm

Diets Dont Work

Diets Don`t Work is a free 8 week weight management and nutrition programme.As a team we encourage weight loss at a steady pace and include different aspects of nutrition to enable you to choose a healthy lifestyle.

Our sessions include topics on behaviour change, goal setting, portion size, food labels and physical activity plus other areas to promote a healthier choice. The sessions are delivered in a friendly professional manner within a group setting that offers support throughout the course and afterwards (beyond).

Come along and join our course. This is the session where we provide an overview of the course. Complete a small amount of paperwork and inform everyone on the course and of the leaders contact names and telephone numbers. We also take measurements of weight and waist circumference though this is not compulsory. BMI may also be calculated at this stage. All sensitive data is recorded and stored in a confidential manner.

Here we encourage the Eatwell Guide approach to a healthy balanced eating pattern. Answer any queries and hopefully debunk any myths regarding certain food groups.

In this session we offer realistic advice on how to understand portion sizes. Including tips on how to reduce portion sizes of various foods without losing taste or flavour and increasing other food groups to achieve a healthy balanced diet.

This is our halfway stage and where we deliver knowledge, understanding and practical advice on Fats, Sugars and Salt. We discuss the practicalities with regards to fat in the diet, too much hidden sugar and salt. Visual aids are used to portray the various amounts of hidden fats, sugars and salt in a wide range of foods and offer information on the labelling of certain food items including Diet, Reduced Fat/Sugar, No Added Sugar plus others.

Physical activity is an essential part of weight management Energy In vs Energy Out. We discuss the health benefits of physical activity and offer a practical taster session free of charge on how to incorporate movement into a busy daily routine. We use visual aids to discover how much physical activity is required to burn off the calories in every day foods.

Ever stood trying to work out what all those figures and colours mean on a food label? Let us help you work them out. We will show you how to make sense of all the information displayed on a food label and help you understand how to read the traffic light system to make a healthier choice.

In this session we discuss the practicalities of eating out and alcoholic calories. We encourage you to make a healthier choice whilst dining out, visiting a coffee shop or the up and coming Baltic Triangle by showing the various healthier choices available.

We do not tell you what you can or not drink in the way of alcohol but we do advise on just how calorific some drinks may be.

The catch up and final session here we see how far the group has come over the 8 weeks. It is also an opportunity to cover any of the topics that anybody wishes to go back through. We also retake your measurements and compare them to the initial measurements in a sensitive manner. We discuss how to further and maintain your weight loss and give the opportunity for ongoing and further support.

Diets Dont Work is run across Sefton in a number of venues at varying times during the day. If your would like to book a place or need further advise on Diets dont work please call Active Lifestyles on 0151 934 2352 or email us on

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