Eating Habits and Disorders

Written by Mark

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1. Eating without hunger 2. Embracement of weight 3. Engaged in continual diet

Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa:

1. Fear of becoming fat/obese 2. Social withdrawal, perfectionism. 3. Loss of menstrual cycle 4. Body weight below normal weight

Tips for Healthy Eating:

1. Don’t skip meal: Plan your daily meal and snacks. For healthy eating habit, we should have 3 meals and 2 snacks every day. 2. Learn simple way to prepare food: Try to learn various simple way of preparing food for yourself. Try dried herbs (basil, parsley) and spices (chili powder, lemon pepper) instead of adding topping link butter and gravy. 3. Avoid eating more sugar: Sugar drinks contain more energy inrepparttar form of calories and these drinks do not have other vitamins and protein which body needs. So avoid such type of drinks 4. Pay attention to your eating while having meal: Listen to your body while you are having meal. Stop when you feel satiated. This will help your body to balancerepparttar 140483 energy.

Mark 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. Mark is a staff writer for

Ephedra Is BACK: But Is It Safe?

Written by Amy S. Grant

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Some argue thatrepparttar pharmaceutical companies have organized lobbyists to target ephedra because it was cutting into their sales for weight loss drugs and asthma drugs (bronchodilators). Others believe ephedra is not dangerous, but simply got some bad press as a result of a handful of people who intentionally misused ephedra or a synthetic replication ofrepparttar 140257 isolated part of ephedra (ephedrine). Ephedra activists insist that human nature simply cannot be regulated and no one can control how people use (or abuse) any supplement, herb, or drug. How can you protect customers who ignore warning labels or double their doses?

The FDA inflicted a ban on ephedra in late 2003 (which became effective in early 2004), declaring an “unreasonable risk.” This decision was based on public comments, literature review, adverse event reports and scientific studies. Dieters were devastated, feeling that their right to safely and appropriately use this herb had been stripped from them.

Why Wasrepparttar 140258 Ban Lifted?

Afterrepparttar 140259 conclusion of several court cases (including some high-profile cases),repparttar 140260 FDA stated in its final ruling that only five deaths were attributed solely and directly to ephedra. Keep in mind, according torepparttar 140261 American Herbal Products Association, approximately 12 to 17 million people consumed ephedra during 1999. Ephedra sales in 2002 were close to $1.3 billion. What you may not know is that in 1994, over 100,000 people died due to adverse reactions or overconsumption of prescription drugs.

Is Ephedra Safe to Use?

According torepparttar 140262 FDA, ephedra is safe for human consumption when it is taken inrepparttar 140263 recommended dosages, and when all warning labels are strictly observed. Obviously, women who are pregnant or nursing, and people with certain diseases (such as high blood pressure) should NOT consume ephedra or ephedrine. It is advised that you check with your physician before taking ephedra.

Where Can You Get Ephedra?

Currently, one company claims to berepparttar 140264 only U.S. supplier of ephedra for weight loss. You can purchase ephedra online at

Amy S. Grant is an avid fitness enthusiast who enjoys SCUBA diving, photography, and empowering people to achieve their goals.

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