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.

Also do not use ephedra if you have any medical problems asrepparttar 142927 use of a stimulant might overtax your system. Do not use ephedra if your activity / environment will prevent you from dissipating heat. Your body core temperature might exceed safe levels. And do not take more than repparttar 142928 manufacturer's recommended amount.

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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Little Known Facts About Changes In Our Diet

Written by Timothy Robinson

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Here are a few examples of what we were eating inrepparttar 1970's compared to our diet today (information is taken from a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture survey):

- We are currently eating more grain products, but almost all of them are refined grains (white bread, etc.). Grain consumption has jumped 45 percent sincerepparttar 142856 1970s, from 138 pounds of grains per person per year to 200 pounds! Only 2 percent ofrepparttar 142857 wheat flour is consumed as whole wheat.

- Our consumption of fruits and vegetables has increased, but only becauserepparttar 142858 U.S.D.A. includes French fries and potato chips as a vegetable. Potato products account for almost a third of our "produce" choices.

- We're drinking less milk, but we've more than doubled our cheese intake. Cheese now outranks meat asrepparttar 142859 number one source of saturated fat in our diets.

- We've cut back on red meat, but have more than made up forrepparttar 142860 loss by increasing our intake of chicken (battered and fried), so that overall, we're eating 13 pounds more meat today than we did back inrepparttar 142861 1970s.

- We're drinking three times more carbonated soft drinks than milk, compared torepparttar 142862 1970's, when milk consumption was twice that of pop.

- We use 25 percent less butter, but pour twice as much vegetable oil on our food and salads, so our total added fat intake has increased 32 percent.

- Sugar consumption has been another cause of our expanding waistlines. Sugar intake is simply offrepparttar 142863 charts. According torepparttar 142864 U.S. Department of Agriculture, people are consuming roughly twicerepparttar 142865 amount of sugar they need each day, about 20 teaspoons on a 2000 calorie/day diet. The added sugar is found mostly in junk foods, such as pop, cake, and cookies.

- In 1978,repparttar 142866 government found that sugars constituted only 11 percent ofrepparttar 142867 average person's calories. Now, this number has ballooned to 16 percent forrepparttar 142868 average American adult and as much as 20 percent for American teenagers.

The days ofrepparttar 142869 wholesome family dinners so near and dear to our hearts, where we all sat aroundrepparttar 142870 kitchen table to discuss events ofrepparttar 142871 day, are now a part of our sentimental past. They have been replaced by our cravings for take-out and fast-food. We have gradually come to accept that it's "OK" to sacrifice healthy foods forrepparttar 142872 sake of convenience and that larger serving portions mean better value.

And, since I have been throwing-out statistics, here's one more: Americans are consuming about 300 more calories each day than we did twenty years ago. We should actually be eating less because of our decreased activity level, but instead are doingrepparttar 142873 opposite!

Decide TODAY that healthy eating and exercise habits will become a permanent part of your life!

Begin to explore your values and thoughts and other areas of your life where change may be required, and then take action. Begin slowly, but deliberately to make improvements inrepparttar 142874 areas you identify. And remember, it has taken a very long time to develop your habits, and it will take some time to undo themůso be patient!

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