Calcium for Weight Loss

Written by Michael Lewis

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"What perhaps is important about this is that they are in a period of rapid growth, and because of that growth there is an opportunity to modify their body composition," says Novotny. "It setsrepparttar stage for future body composition."

High body fat and obesity is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Calcium's fat-fighting power is not fully understood

----------------------------------------------- The exact mechanism behind calcium's fat-fighting power is not fully understood, but previous research in animals suggests that high levels of calcium inrepparttar 143000 bloodstream slow down fat production and help shiftrepparttar 143001 body's focus from accumulating fat to breaking it down.

Registered dietitian Althea Zanecosky saysrepparttar 143002 old adage, "like mother, like daughter" usually doesn't apply to weight control methods, but this study shows that it can.

"As a dietitian, I'm really thrilled because here's a food we're trying to get them to eat for other reasons, and now here's this added bonus," says Zanecosky, who is also spokeswoman forrepparttar 143003 American Dietetic Association.

"Preventing bone disease coming years down road might not be an incentive for girls," Zanecosky tells WebMD. "But for those concerned about their weight, this is one more reason for them to drink their milk because it may also have this beneficial effect on their weight."

Sneak extra doses of calcium-rich foods into your children's diet

----------------------------------------------- Zanecosky says it's not hard for parents to sneak extra doses of calcium-rich foods into their children's diet. As a mother of two adolescent daughters herself, she finds repparttar 143004 following "tricks" especially effective in her own children:

Grab a decaffeinated cappuccino with your teenager as an after-school snack.

Send yogurt along with their lunch, as a snack, or have it for breakfast (no-fat or low-fat versions of many yogurts are also available for weight-conscious kids).

Whip up fruit smoothies with skim milk or yogurt.

Sprinkle reduced-fat grated cheeses on salads.

Incorporate low-fat shredded cheese blends into dinner entrees, such as Mexican cheeses on fajitas and tacos, Italian cheeses on pasta, etc.

If your child doesn't like plain milk, offer flavored milks such as chocolate or strawberry.

"This is one potentially trendy diet that's healthy. You can control fat and get strong bones at same time. I don't know of any other diets can make that claim," says Zanecosky. "You can't lose anything but pounds."

Source: WebMD

About The Author

------------ Michael Lewis has been collecting articles and information on Weight Loss and HGH (Human Growth Hormone) and related health benefits. He has created and edits numerous web sites about this subject. Michael is a staff writer for and several other websites.

Does Ephedra Really Shed the Pounds like it Promises? I decided to put it to the Test!

Written by Mike Myroniuk

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After 1 week my wife had lost only 4lbs and not even 1 full dress size. A far cry fromrepparttar 15lbs promised. Througout week 2 we recorded and noticed thatrepparttar 142923 pounds were begining to shed quicker. My wifes energy was increasing along with her happiness. When June 9th rolled around we finalized this experiment withrepparttar 142924 final measurments. In 20 days my lovely wife had lost 13lbs and 3 dress sizes. And althoughrepparttar 142925 product did not live up to its promises my wife and I were extreamly inpressed withrepparttar 142926 results and have already ordered next months supply.

Even thought this seems like a simple experiment you must always consult your doctor before you begin any form of dieting.

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My name is Mike Myroniuk. Due to weight related illnesses in my family I have always been interested in safe weight loss methods and products.

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