Six Steps to Weight Loss Success

Written by Gerald Gore

What does it take to lose weight?

When it comes to losing weight there is so much conflicting information out there that a lot of people just are not sure where to begin. There is an old saying that states "if you want learn how to get rich then hang out with rich people" Well, that old saying can also be applied if you want to lose weight. The bottom line is, if you want to lose weight followrepparttar advice of those that have successfully done so. When it comes to reducing body fat, Bodybuilders arerepparttar 151162 Kings and Queens to losing weight. Although many of their practices are too extreme for most people, there are some great secrets that should be used by everyone.

Before we begin we should first cover a few basic rules. Rule number 1, there is no such thing as a magic pill! Yeah, I know that stinks butrepparttar 151163 facts arerepparttar 151164 facts. Although there are diet supplements and diet pills/ patches that will assist with weight loss they are notrepparttar 151165 magic solution. You will still need to add in a good diet and exercise program, which leads us into Rule Number 2.

Rule number 2, Proper diet and exercise is key. If you want to lose weight forrepparttar 151166 long term then you will need to have a good exercise and diet program. We will cover this more in detail later.

Rule number 3 encompasses both rules 1 and 2. For most people they just need to takerepparttar 151167 steps to safely increase their metabolism. Most people have slowed their metabolism down so much that they seem to not be able to lose weight even if they eat only once or twice a day.

Steps to increase your metabolism and burn unwanted body fat

Step 1: Drink a gallon water everyday

Most of us are already aware that our bodies are mostly made up of water. So much of it that approximately 65 percent of our bodies is water. The brain uses it,repparttar 151168 organs,repparttar 151169 skin, bones and evenrepparttar 151170 way nutrients and waste are passed in and out ofrepparttar 151171 cells. Drink too little water and you may be at risk for headaches, muscle cramps, dizziness, constipation and other nasty symptoms. However, if you drink an adequate amount of water you gain some great benefits such as a clearer mind, more energy and even help your body metabolize body fat.

As a general rule I try to start out at a gallon a day and move up from there. Yes it is difficult at first but in a short amount of time your body will adapt. I have also added an extra step to my water consumption by drinking it ice cold. You not only getrepparttar 151172 benefit of metabolizing body fat by drinking a gallon of water a day but you also get an extra benefit with cold water by expending more calories trying to warm it up.

How to prepare – get an empty one-gallon plastic milk carton (or water jug) and fill full of water and put it inrepparttar 151173 freezerrepparttar 151174 night before you need it. The next morning a wall of ice will form insiderepparttar 151175 milk carton. Take a butter knife and punch a hole throughrepparttar 151176 top layer of ice. You now have an ice-cold water jug that you can carry with you throughout your day.

Step 2: Eat six (6) small meals a day

I know this sounds all wrong but I am going to paint a little picture for you to help you grasp this concept. Your body is a very adaptable machine that is going to adjust itself to survive as efficiently as possible. If you only eat one meal a day, large or small, your body will make adjustments according to your current caloric intake. In other words, if you are only eating once a day your body will want to store calories as fat so that it has an ample supply of energy to live off of beforerepparttar 151177 next feeding. The less you eatrepparttar 151178 less your body is going to burn therefore slowing down your metabolism.

Now, that doesn’t mean you can eat six servings of fast food or junk throughoutrepparttar 151179 day and lose weight. You need to live on a well-balanced diet that is full of protein, fruits and vegetables and good carbohydrates (yams, brown rice, oat meal, etc…). Does this mean you have to give up junk food and sweets? Nope, this leads us into our next step.

Step 3: Add a cheat meal to your diet

As stated earlier your body is an amazing machine. Not only is your body going to do what it can to insure its survival, it will also try to maintain balance by adapting to its environment. In other words, if you eatrepparttar 151180 same thing day in and day out your body will eventually adapt to your current caloric intake by adjusting your metabolism. For example, if you were eating 2000 calories a day and dropped down to 1500 calories a day, your body will eventually adjust your metabolism to efficiently run on 1500 calories a day.

Gas Perm Lens Solutions : New Rules for Lens Care

Written by James Perez

Now that rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGP) have been in existence for many years, a lot of people have gotten accustomed to viewingrepparttar selection of contact lens solution as a mundane task. Atrepparttar 151118 store, they just grabrepparttar 151119 same old bottle of "no-rub" solution and keep going. But, not so fast! Did you know thatrepparttar 151120 rules are changing? Newer contact lenses have begun to use new technologies, to provide materials that are even safer, more comfortable, and more convenient than before. Those new technologies mean thatrepparttar 151121 same old contact lens solution may not berepparttar 151122 correct choice anymore. Before you choose a bottle of contact lens solution for your gas perm lenses next time, make sure you understand some ofrepparttar 151123 recent developments, and how they may determine which lens solution is best for you.

The New "No-Rub" Solutions - Not All Good

The trend in recent history has been towardrepparttar 151124 use of "no- rub" solutions. Inrepparttar 151125 early days of contact lenses, care was extremely complicated. Often, a contact lens wearer had to use three different solutions (separate solutions for disinfecting, cleaning and resisting deposits), and had to follow a care regimen which usually included a lot of rubbing every time you took your contacts out. The problem was that, with contact lens care being such a hassle, doctors found that a lot of patients just skippedrepparttar 151126 care routine and took their chances. That's why new solutions were developed which did everything in one solution, and were called "no-rub". Although these "no- rub" solutions are favored these days, it's actually bad news for some new lenses. This is due torepparttar 151127 fact that many new lenses are made of a revolutionary material called "silicone hydrogel", which greatly improvesrepparttar 151128 oxygen supply torepparttar 151129 eye. A downside of silicone hydrogel is that lipid deposits on silicone hydrogel lenses tend to be greater and, since these deposits are oily and greasy, rubbing isrepparttar 151130 best way to get them off. Keep this in mind if you buy some ofrepparttar 151131 new silicone hydrogel lenses. Check with your doctor and you may find that you need to stay away fromrepparttar 151132 "no- rub" solutions, despite their convenience. Rubbing may actually be good, even if it involves a little more work.

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