How I Easily Lost 21 lbs. in Just Weeks- Without Getting Hungry!

Written by Katrina Kern

"When I stepped onrepparttar scale, I started to cry..."

For this 56-year-old grandmother, every weight loss plan had failed. Now- finally- she reveals her 10 simple steps for weight loss success… ___________________________________

I was shocked. I started to cry...

Afterrepparttar 135027 holidays, I stepped onrepparttar 135028 scale and discovered I was 30 pounds heavier than I had ever been in my life.

I’m a 56 year old grandmother (somebody please tell me how that happened) and it occurred to me that this time, I might not be able to lose those extra pounds.

Luckily, my health is good. I decided to do a little research intorepparttar 135029 problems and causes of obesity.

While searching for information on weight loss surgery, I happened on a study from Japan on apple polyphenols. It said that animals given these apple phytochemicals lost almost 30% of their organ fat after only three weeks. In addition, these lab rats also increased muscle strength.

“Wow,” I said to myself. I wondered if it might work for me too. It occurred to me thatrepparttar 135030 apple chemicals might be “rejuvenating”repparttar 135031 lab animals, since organ fat increases with age. Other studies said these polyphenols were very safe. So I went torepparttar 135032 health food store.

“Apple polly what?” saidrepparttar 135033 sales clerk. I knew I had to look elsewhere. Finally, I found a web site that had it for sale. I started taking it every morning.

Immediately, I felt a new surge of energy and clarity of thought. So far, so good!

Then, I set about changing a few ofrepparttar 135034 items in my diet.

First, I cut out refined sugar, and substituted diet colas and sugar-free candy to satisfy my sweet tooth. (There really have been some great improvements inrepparttar 135035 taste of sugar-free choices inrepparttar 135036 last few years. My favorites are diet Mug root beer, and Russell Stover sugar-free candies.)

I also added 5HTP to my daily supplement regimen, to help curb my carb cravings.

I stopped cooking with unsaturated oils, and switched to virgin olive oil. I limited my carb intake to ½ cup per meal, while keeping my body satisfied with plenty of beef, turkey, chicken, fish and cheese.

I ate as much as I cared to of protein, wholesome fats and unrefined carbohydrates, and gradually felt my body align to a healthier balance. Then, I began to slowly make my portions just a little smaller, one teaspoon at a time. I hardly noticedrepparttar 135037 difference!

Get Your “5 A Day” For Under 25 Carbs

Written by Lee Dobbins

You can’t eat fruits and vegetables on a low carb diet, right? Wrong! Fruits and vegetables are a vital part of any diet and supply vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients that are important to your health and well being. Even though most people knowrepparttar value of fruits and vegetables, it seems a lot of people get caught up in thinking that they must eat only meat on a low carb eating plan and often don’t get enough fruits and vegetables despite what their diet plans recommend. You should try to eat at leastrepparttar 131491 minimum USRDA of fruits and vegetables, especially raw, to provide you with fiber which is not found in meats and can be lacking on a low carb eating plan, as well as vitamins and minerals for added energy.

How much do you need?

The USDA recommends that you get 2-4 servings of fruits and 3-5 servings of vegetables a day. The actual amount of servings recommended for each individual is based on their recommended calorie intake. So, if you eat1600 calories a day you would want 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables, if you eat 2200 calories a day you should have 3 servings fruit and 4 servings vegetables and if you eat 2800 calories a day you should eat 4 servings fruit and 5 servings vegetables.

But one ofrepparttar 131492 great things about low carb eating is that you don’t have to count calories, so how do you figure out how many servings you need if you don’t know how many calories you are eating? Well, first off, You can’t eat “too many” fruits and vegetables so if you can fit inrepparttar 131493 max servings (or more) and still stay within your carb budget than go for it! Otherwise, you might judgerepparttar 131494 amount of servings you need by assessing your size and activity level. If you are small and/or have a sedentary lifestyle than you would probably fall intorepparttar 131495 1600 calorie category and, therefore should target 2 servings fruits and 3 of vegetables. If you are a bigger person and/or very active you should probably targetrepparttar 131496 higher range of servings.

What is a serving?

When measuring out servings of fruits and vegetables it is important that you stick torepparttar 131497 amount for 1 serving, otherwise you will be adding more carbs and could go over your limit. Below are serving sizes for raw and cooked foods:

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