Stress and Fat: Discover the Stress and Fat Connection

Written by Carmellita M. Brown

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The same thing happens inrepparttar human body.  When your body has a highly acidic environment,repparttar 131208 body feelsrepparttar 131209 pressure.  It needs to alkalizerepparttar 131210 body so it starts by searchingrepparttar 131211 blood for minerals.  No minerals there?  Well, thenrepparttar 131212 body robs it from your bones.  Finally,repparttar 131213 body is able to eliminate some ofrepparttar 131214 metabolic waste.  But, oh no, you just drank a diet soda, ate a bag of chips, and ate 3 slices of pizza. Now just whenrepparttar 131215 body had a little bit ofrepparttar 131216 metabolic waste eliminated, you bring in non-nutritional substances thatrepparttar 131217 body can’t even use to restore itself from allrepparttar 131218 work it has done to eliminate some ofrepparttar 131219 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 digestrepparttar 131220 food to help you get through some of your physical activities for about 2 hours.  Suddenly, you’re tired again.  The body has digestedrepparttar 131221 food but much ofrepparttar 131222 food you ate was dead and useless.  It had no nutritional value.  So, much of that food becomes metabolic waste.  And once again,repparttar 131223 body feelsrepparttar 131224 stress of getting rid of this acidic material, so it searchesrepparttar 131225 blood for minerals.  No minerals are there; then, it robsrepparttar 131226 minerals fromrepparttar 131227 bones.  Andrepparttar 131228 cycle continues.  Do we really understandrepparttar 131229 physical stressrepparttar 131230 body is under?  Can we see now how aging, weight gain, and stress are inevitable? And what have we been told isrepparttar 131231 answer?  A pill is whatrepparttar 131232 diet and weight-loss industry has provided as an answer—yet another foreign substance.  Let’s putrepparttar 131233 facts onrepparttar 131234 table.  If what you put inrepparttar 131235 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 inrepparttar 131236 blood stream adding minerals.  To settlerepparttar 131237 question about herbs, herbs are food with nutrients. Many ofrepparttar 131238 pills onrepparttar 131239 market today supported byrepparttar 131240 diet industry are stimulants.  Stimulants only work for a short period of time after whichrepparttar 131241 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 takingrepparttar 131242 pill, you probably had to up your dosage in order to continue to suppress your appetite.  Quick fix pills carry yourepparttar 131243 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 isrepparttar 131244 point in losing fat if we lose our lives inrepparttar 131245 process? It is time to getrepparttar 131246 knowledge we need about health, fitness, and nutrition.  We need to learn howrepparttar 131247 body and food work together as well asrepparttar 131248 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 aboutrepparttar 131249 connection between stress and fat, joinrepparttar 131250 Lose Weight While Becoming a Wellness Education Coach Class ( 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 affectrepparttar numbers you see onrepparttar 131205 scale. Muscle is also more dense than fat.

You may be wondering how you are going to measure your progress now thatrepparttar 131206 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 thanrepparttar 131207 use of a scale.

One ofrepparttar 131208 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 offrepparttar 131209 internet. Calipers measurerepparttar 131210 thickness of a skin fold on your triceps. Then there are directions that come withrepparttar 131211 caliper that show you how to userepparttar 131212 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 usesrepparttar 131213 circumference of several parts of your body and then plugs them into a formula developed byrepparttar 131214 U.S. Navy to derive an approximation of your body fat %.

You can find this calculator here:

There are also much more accurate ways to measure your body fat % like buoyancy testing orrepparttar 131215 use of special lasers.

If you insist on knowing your progress by weight loss and want to use a scale, try to weigh yourself atrepparttar 131216 same time everyday. Probablyrepparttar 131217 best time would be right when you wake up inrepparttar 131218 morning and before you do anything.

So, your new goal should be to shoot for fat loss and not weight loss. Don’t necessarily trustrepparttar 131219 scale allrepparttar 131220 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 where you can find even more fitness/weight loss articles, product reviews, book reviews, calculators, a message board, and more.

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