Quick Weight Loss -- The Healthiest Quick Weight Loss Plan

Written by Michael A. Smith, MD

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Since most bodybuilders know what to do, I suggest forrepparttar rest of us, a protein shake between breakfast and lunch or between lunch and dinner. The time you choose depends on when you haverepparttar 139803 longest period of fasting. For me, it's between lunch and dinner, so my shake comes around 3pm.

Part Two -- Start an exercise program, withrepparttar 139804 first week involving nothing but stretching major muscle groups. Stretching increasesrepparttar 139805 tonal stimulation to muscles (tone) causing them to burn more calories at rest. Plus it protects against injuries.

2. Week Two -- Start dieting by replacing 1/2 of a meal withrepparttar 139806 same protein shake from last week. Do this for 1 week.

3. Week Three -- Replace one whole meal with a protein shake. Changerepparttar 139807 mixture ofrepparttar 139808 shake to 60% whey and 40% casein proteins. For most people, this comes out to about a 500 calorie reduction.

4. Week Four -- Reduce caloric intake by another 250 calories. I suggest adding a second protein shake, made up ofrepparttar 139809 same 60:40 mix and use it to replace 1/2 of a another meal.

Recordrepparttar 139810 amount of weight you're losing. Never let it reach a rate of more than 4 pounds per week (that's double what I normally recommend).

5. Week Five -- Repeat week four.

6. Week Six -- Add backrepparttar 139811 last 250 calories you dropped and stop drinkingrepparttar 139812 second shake. End Result

You could lose up to 12 to 18 pounds on average in 6 weeks. The exact amount depends on many factors including exercise.

Quick Weight Loss Summary:

Don't do it. Fast weight loss inevitably will lead to future weight gain. Just don't do it. But, if you do, at least follow my steps,repparttar 139813 healthiest steps to fast weight loss.

To Healthy Living!

Michael A. Smith, MD Chief Medical Consultant Diet Basics

Dr. Smith is the Chief Medical Consultant for Diet Basics, a website dedicated to on-line dieters.

Drinking Green Tea May Help You Lose Weight

Written by Michael Lewis

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Dulloo and colleagues also testedrepparttar plant compound EGCG found in green tea. They found thatrepparttar 139689 stimulant ephedrine alone had no effect on thermogenesis, but that caffeine plus ephedrine resulted in an 84% increase. However, adding EGCG torepparttar 139690 caffeine plus ephedrine mix increased thermogenesis even further.

"Our studies ... raiserepparttar 139691 possibility thatrepparttar 139692 therapeutic potential ofrepparttar 139693 green tea extract, or indeed a combination of EGCG and caffeine, may be extended torepparttar 139694 management of obesity," Dulloo and co-authors write.

A researcher who reviewedrepparttar 139695 study for WebMD says that whilerepparttar 139696 work is interesting and extends this group's previous findings by showing that compounds in green tea other than caffeine are involved in thermogenesis, caution should be used in interpreting animal data and applying it to humans.

"They used [a particular type of fatty tissue] from rats and we don't really know how significant that tissue is in humans or if it is different in obese vs. non-obese people," says Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, PhD. "It doesn't rule outrepparttar 139697 significance ofrepparttar 139698 findings, and it is a good model to use to look atrepparttar 139699 effects of caffeine andrepparttar 139700 combination of caffeine andrepparttar 139701 [plant] compounds that are present in green tea, but until better clinical trials are done in humans, it's hard to say whatrepparttar 139702 physiological significance of this actually may be."

Zidenberg-Cherr, who is an associate professor of nutrition atrepparttar 139703 University of California, Davis, also points out that thermogenesis plays only a very small role in energy expenditure in adults. Most ofrepparttar 139704 energy expended is used to maintain basic body functions such as breathing andrepparttar 139705 flow of blood throughoutrepparttar 139706 body.

She says green tea may have many health benefits due to its plant compounds, but cautions that it is notrepparttar 139707 answer to weight-loss woes. "Green tea can't be used, and it shouldn't be used, as a 'magic bullet' for weight loss," she tells WebMD. "You've got to combine it with other changes, including increasing physical activity and reducing a high-calorie diet."

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 www.ageforce.com

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