Fast Weight Loss Programs The importance of low body-fat levels!

Written by Greg Ryan- High Profile Fitness Expert

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NEWS FLASH: The problem with Americans body fat levels is not withrepparttar exercise programs out there, it isrepparttar 150486 lack of fitness experts helping you with your approach combined with lack of responsibility.

Body-fat isrepparttar 150487 over all percent of muscle to your body weight. If you are close to thirty percent you are clinically considered to be obese. Over forty percent of you are obese. And sixty percent of you are over weight just asking to get diabetes.

Do you know if you just lower your body fat levels 5 percent you will decrease your chances of heart disease, diabetes, strokes by half? Not to mentionrepparttar 150488 greater quality of life you will live. Is your image of yourself so bad that you would rather be fat than to feel good?

Here arerepparttar 150489 main ways to lower your body fat levels:

#1: Lower your fat intake in your daily diets. #2: Get a full balanced exercise program started: walking, weight training, and stretching. #3: Take basic vitamins #4: Lower stress levels #5: Quit making excuses

So I ask of you, I beg of you, start exercising today. Make better choices in your food groups. If you need help I can help.

Greg Ryan is a high profile fitness expert and former employee of Kathy Smiths. Body building champion, public speaker and personal trainer to the stars. He is a best selling author of the Changing from the INSIDE OUT through real behavior change, smart eating and effective exercising. Start getting in better shape today! For FREE MINI COURES click here

Water & Weight Loss

Written by Michael A. Smith, MD

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Isotonic -- Does not alterrepparttar salt concentration in your blood. There is no disruption ofrepparttar 150485 water/salt balance.

Hypertonic Fluids -- This adds salt to your blood and nowrepparttar 150486 surrounding tissues have less salt. Water moves into your blood.

This is not hydrating becauserepparttar 150487 water that moves into your blood is trying to re-establishrepparttar 150488 correct balance. It's not extra water to help hydrate but needed water to reachrepparttar 150489 proper balance.

Steps to Proper Hydration

Because of our high salt diets, most Americans need to drink filtered water. However, it's not necessary to drink 15 glasses a day that some diet plans recommend.

Instead, drink 1 glass of filtered water with each meal and drink an additional 2 glasses of filtered water throughoutrepparttar 150490 day. This should come out to about 5-7 glasses of filtered water per day for most Americans (that's assuming your eatingrepparttar 150491 proper number of meals per day).

The remaining fluids you drink need to haverepparttar 150492 same amount of salt as your blood. This type of fluid keeps your blood isotonic torepparttar 150493 surrounding tissues. Isotonic fluids have no net effect on moving water and you sustain a proper level of hydration.

The best isotonic fluid to drink (in my opinion), diluted gatorade. Mix water with gatorade in equal proportions and enjoy! Drink as much as you like since it's isotonic to your blood and won't cause water to move into or out of your blood.


Think more in terms of proper hydration and not disruptingrepparttar 150494 water/salt balance your body worked hard at creating. It's not about drinking more water, but more about drinkingrepparttar 150495 right fluids.

To Healthy Living!

Michael A. Smith, MD

Chief Medical Consultant

Diet Basics Website

Dr. Smith is a weight management and preventative medicine expert. He currently is the Chief Medical Consultant for the Diet Basics website. Please visit his site at

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