What should you do if you have 33 pounds of fat on your body?

Written by Drew Straub

What should you do if you have 33 pounds of fat on your body?

If you are man that weighs 200 pounds...nothing. It's normal.

With allrepparttar obesity epidemic scare and weight loss diet hype being tossed around inrepparttar 147107 media these days, people are easily confused about what's healthy for them.

For example, have you heardrepparttar 147108 "fact" that no body fat is better?

Nope... it's untrue.

The ideal percentage of body fat for men is generally between 15 and 18 percent, while for women it is between 18 and 22 percent.

That means if you are a man that weighs 200 pounds, Your ideal amount of fat to have would be around 33 pounds.

In order to look great you need to be at or near your ideal weight. Your "ideal weight" is where you don't look obese, while you still have a healthy amount of body fat.

Is too much fat bad? Of course it is. Research suggests it can lead to diabetes, heart problems, etc.

But how do you know what is right for you?

* Should you have a daily intense workout plan involving heavy weights? * Should you use dieting drugs and low calorie diets to lose weight? * Should you try supplements and steroids to increase muscle mass and lose body fat?

The answer to these questions is...you need expert advice.

Acne Treatments Will Control Your Acne

Written by Laura Gray

Acne is not a problem confined to adolescence; in fact, more than sixty percent ofrepparttar population is troubled with blackheads and pimples well beyondrepparttar 147106 teen years. If acne is your problem, cheer up. While there are no acne cures, with reliable acne treatments, including internal and external therapies, you can keep outbreaks controlled, reducerepparttar 147107 possibility of scarring, and lessen that greasy, shiny look. It’s time to feel good about yourself again.

Causes of Acne

Acne has never been completely understood, but hormonal imbalances and heredity are certainly major factors, and breakouts can be aggravated by stress and lifestyle choices. The chief catalyst seems to be overactive sebaceous glands which secrete too much sebum,repparttar 147108 lubricantrepparttar 147109 helps retain moisture and then becomes too much of a good thing. The oil clogsrepparttar 147110 pores ofrepparttar 147111 skin causing breakouts, mostly onrepparttar 147112 face if it is adult acne, and onrepparttar 147113 face and sometimes onrepparttar 147114 back, chest, and upper arms inrepparttar 147115 teen years. Oily skin, pimples, blackheads, enlarged pores, and redness are acne symptoms, and these can be exacerbated by diet, pregnancy, birth control pills, cosmetics, and humidity.

Acne is not to be confused with rosacea, another facial skin condition which usually strikes inrepparttar 147116 middle years and causes blotchy red skin and small bumps, but rarely whiteheads or blackheads.

Your Diet Affects Your Skin

There is no scientific proof that certain foods, like chocolate or colas, can cause breakouts, but if something seems to act as a trigger for you, avoid whatever it is. Choose a healthy, balanced diet high in fiber and high in zinc, which means shellfish, nuts, egg yolks, and whole grains; and natural raw food rich in oxalic acid, such as almonds, cashews, and beets. The whole range of B vitamins will help keep your skin clear, and too little vitamin B2 can actually cause oily skin. B vitamins are found in wheat germ, Brewer’s yeast, organ meats, nuts, and beans. Remember that one ofrepparttar 147117 functions ofrepparttar 147118 skin is to eliminate toxins through perspiration. This means you should drink lots of water to flush out most toxins viarepparttar 147119 kidneys andrepparttar 147120 liver and keep your system clear. Water is also necessary to keeps your skin hydrated. A good diet encourages clear, healthy skin, and works as an anti aging treatment as well.

Supplements Can Assist with Acne Control

Food grown in nutrient-depleted soil will be lacking sufficient nutrients to optimize good health and healthy skin, and so it makes sense to add one or more supplements to your diet. Supplements are also useful if you eat a lot of processed food and occasionally feelrepparttar 147121 urge to gorge yourself on fast food. The best supplement is a multivitamin suitable for your age and sex, and then you can add zinc and possibly a B vitamin complex or Brewer’s yeast to help meet your special requirements. Evening primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid which is known to benefit skin cells, and you might find it helpful to add this supplement as well.

Acne Skin Care is Needed Daily

Any acne treatment should begin with a common sense procedure such as cleansingrepparttar 147122 skin with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water. Avoid harsh cleansers and astringents, which makerepparttar 147123 oil glands more productive. An antibacterial astringent is perfect for wiping away excess oil between cleansings. Avoid squeezing and picking which can spread inflammation and cause acne scars, and use hot compresses and then an extractor for blackhead removal if needed. Antibacterial lotions that dryrepparttar 147124 skin, mild, pure soap, and a medicated cream is useful for treating oily, acne-prone skin. If you wear makeup, choose water-based acne products rather than oil-based products. Avoid anything that makes your skin feel tight and dry. Ifrepparttar 147125 upper layer of skin has been treated so harshly that it has become dry and shrunken,repparttar 147126 flow of oil will be restricted and even more blockages and breakouts will occur.

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