Stress and Fat: Discover the Stress and Fat ConnectionWritten by Carmellita M. Brown
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The same thing happens in human body. When your body has a highly acidic environment, body feels pressure. It needs to alkalize body so it starts by searching blood for minerals. No minerals there? Well, then body robs it from your bones. Finally, body is able to eliminate some of metabolic waste. But, oh no, you just drank a diet soda, ate a bag of chips, and ate 3 slices of pizza. Now just when body had a little bit of metabolic waste eliminated, you bring in non-nutritional substances that body can’t even use to restore itself from all work it has done to eliminate some of previous metabolic waste. You feel that lack of energy so suddenly you crave a pack of Oreos. The body then gets that “quick” energy it needs. Therefore, it begins to work from that energy. It has enough energy to digest food to help you get through some of your physical activities for about 2 hours. Suddenly, you’re tired again. The body has digested food but much of food you ate was dead and useless. It had no nutritional value. So, much of that food becomes metabolic waste. And once again, body feels stress of getting rid of this acidic material, so it searches blood for minerals. No minerals are there; then, it robs minerals from bones. And cycle continues. Do we really understand physical stress body is under? Can we see now how aging, weight gain, and stress are inevitable? And what have we been told is answer? A pill is what diet and weight-loss industry has provided as an answer—yet another foreign substance. Let’s put facts on table. If what you put in body is not a fat, carbohydrate, or protein, your body eliminates it as waste plain and simple. Yes, some water soluble minerals and phyto-nutrients are great supplements but these substances naturally assimilate in blood stream adding minerals. To settle question about herbs, herbs are food with nutrients. Many of pills on market today supported by diet industry are stimulants. Stimulants only work for a short period of time after which body becomes immune to them and they stop working. Have you ever taken a diet pill to suppress your appetite? After about 6 months of taking pill, you probably had to up your dosage in order to continue to suppress your appetite. Quick fix pills carry you distance with weight-loss. Moreover, these pills, which have been manufactured to reduce stress and burn fat, contain stimulants that cause heart palpitations, elevated blood pressure, and liver damage. When we lose weight we want to be healthy, fit, vibrant and full of life. What is point in losing fat if we lose our lives in process? It is time to get knowledge we need about health, fitness, and nutrition. We need to learn how body and food work together as well as role that exercise plays in alleviating stress and aging. Give yourself a chance at a healthy and vital life. Knowledge is power. To learn more about connection between stress and fat, join Lose Weight While Becoming a Wellness Education Coach Class (http://universalclass.com/i/crn/9478.htm) today.
Carmellita M. Brown, renowned Author, Natural Health Specialist, and Success Philosopher developed pH Vitality with Blue Lotus Living® after 6 years of research in the field of wellness and weight loss. pH Vitality contends that in order to experience wellness, one must practice cellular health. “The cell is the smallest unit of life,” says Ms. Brown. “Every tissue, every organ is composed of cells. If your cells are unhealthy, you are unhealthy.”
Is Your Goal Really Weight Loss?Written by Nathan Latvaitis
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In addition to water, if you have been working out lately to speed along your “weight loss” (you mean fat loss, right?) progress you probably have gained some muscle doing so. This gain in muscle can also affect numbers you see on scale. Muscle is also more dense than fat.
You may be wondering how you are going to measure your progress now that scale doesn’t mean as much as it used to. Well, there are several methods to measure your body fat percentage. None of these methods are 100% accurate, but they will be much more useful than use of a scale.
One of simplest ways is to use a caliper. You can usually find these at your local sporting goods/fitness shop. If you can’t find them locally, you can order them off internet. Calipers measure thickness of a skin fold on your triceps. Then there are directions that come with caliper that show you how to use number you get to derive your body fat %.
If you don’t want to go out and buy some calipers, there is a body fat % calculator on my website. The calculator uses circumference of several parts of your body and then plugs them into a formula developed by U.S. Navy to derive an approximation of your body fat %.
You can find this calculator here: http://www.weight-loss-resources.com/calculators/bodyfat.html
There are also much more accurate ways to measure your body fat % like buoyancy testing or use of special lasers.
If you insist on knowing your progress by weight loss and want to use a scale, try to weigh yourself at same time everyday. Probably best time would be right when you wake up in morning and before you do anything.
So, your new goal should be to shoot for fat loss and not weight loss. Don’t necessarily trust scale all time as it can be deceiving - your weight is affected by more than just how much fat you have gained or lost. In addition, it is almost physiologically impossible to gain or lose a pound of fat in one day.
Nathan Latvaitis runs a website at http://www.weight-loss-resources.com where you can find even more fitness/weight loss articles, product reviews, book reviews, calculators, a message board, and more.