Hoodia Gordonii Buyers Guide to the worlds most potent weight loss plantWritten by Jason Odom
Hoodia plants of gordonii variety are succulent plants from botanical family Asclepiadaceae. The cactus has spines resembling a true cactus. Hoodia Gordonii and has been used for centuries by San Bushmen of South Africa as a way of controlling hunger and thirst during hunting expeditions in Kalahari desert. The use of hoodia as an appetite suppressant and recent research on its benefits have made doctors and scientists engaged in fight against global epidemic of obesity sit up and take notice. The consistent demonstration of appetite-controlling effects of hoodia has led to wide public interest in use of this plant as basis of a dietary supplement for weight control.
I can say it definitely works. It really does take away your appetite and works wonders for giving you a great start with basic fasting. The first time I took Hoodia I didn't eat for 56 hours and never had any problems other than being psychologically thrown off. This happened because we tend to eat out of habit, so I thought about eating but I wasn't actually hungry. As for discomfort - NO HUNGER pains.
Whole hoodia powder made form WHOLE plant contains some fiber, organic material, antioxidants and biologically active substances. The most important of these is steroidal glycosides. These molecules actually fool brain into thinking stomach is "full", as if you have just eaten a big meal.
Weight control is simply about calorie control. I don't care what Atkins, Hilton Head, Trim Spa, South Beach people claim. Scientific studies have proved hoodia's ability to suppress appetite, helping obese people lose weight. Even rats, a species that will eat anything from meat and plants to indigestible fiber, lowered their dietary calorie intake to a degree that made them get thin.
Clinical and laboratory experiments show both animals and humans automatically restrict their food intake when taking hoodia orally. Some experiments are elaborate studies where obese people have taken hoodia in a controlled metabolic environment. EVERY case has shown they have been able to reduce their calorie intake by 900 to 1,100 calories daily. This is enough for most people to lose a pound every three days.
Being overweight is often associated with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and insulin resistance. Diabetes related illnesses affect 70 million Americans and is a common cause of premature death and disability. Hoodia could be an important nutritional factor combating overeating and diabetes. One thing for sure, it fulfills its promise of appetite control and weight loss.
Why Most Diets FailWritten by Nathan Latvaitis
Ever thought of, known someone, or gone on a diet? You probably have. The word diet seems like a common word for someone who is unsatisfied with their current physical condition. The problem is that most diets usually end up failing…in long run. Going on a “diet” usually refers to eating alot less food, in hope that it will make us lose those unwanted pounds of fat. Although there are different types of diets, 90% of them stress a strong reduction in calories one way or another.
Everyone has a certain amount of calories that they require per day to keep themselves alive and to perform bodily processes. This requirement of calories is known as Resting Metabolic Rate or RMR for short. For purpose of this article, we will use my body as an example. My RMR is about 2500 calories/day. I will eat about 2500 calories to just keep myself alive. Note: You can calculate your RMR at http://www.weight-loss-resources.com/calculators/rmr.html
On another note, our bodies adapt to stimuli that they are exposed to. For instance, when one lifts weights their body adapts by growing muscle, when one runs long distances their bodies adapt by building more capillaries to enhance blood flow, when one is exposed to cold temperatures their body begins to shiver in an attempt to create heat through muscle contractions, etc. The point is our bodies adapt to essentially everything that they are exposed to, including how many calories we eat per day.
So, when our bodies are exposed to a calorie deficit (a lower number of calories than our RMR) they must adapt. Let’s say that I want to go on a diet and I begin to eat 1000 calories a day instead of normal 2500 (Actually, I eat more than 2500 calories because I exercise and perform daily activities. 2500 only accounts for calories needed to keep my body alive. Although for sake of simplicity, we are only using RMR. If message within these parentheses confused you, simply ignore it.) One of first ways my body is going to adapt is by using up my fat stores to make up for lack of calories. This is why most diets seem to work in beginning. The thing is, body does not want to keep using its precious fat stores for energy. The human body does not see fat as a bad thing; it is a backup mechanism for when a calorie deficit is introduced.