Your Body Is Not A Work Of Art

Written by Alison Finch

"Your body is not a work of art" is a true statement. So why do so many people, and women in particular, spend countless hours wishing that theirs was one and

even more hours feeling angry, embarrassed and even ashamed of their bodies because they fail to live up torepparttar images in their minds?

The answer is obvious, isn't it? Beautiful bodies get lots of positive attention, which is great forrepparttar 131257 ego and for generating feelings of self-worth. It's a fact that

women with "gorgeous" bodies are in great demand with virtually all cultures throughoutrepparttar 131258 world and throughout time. Yes,repparttar 131259 media-revolution has created an

unprecedented explosion in demand for gorgeous bodies but it's not a new phenomenon.

So if your body doesn't quite fit intorepparttar 131260 category of "absolutely gorgeous", how can you possibly feel good about it?

If you want to feel good about your body then you need to start seeing it for what it really is. Not a work of art. Not a two-dimensional picture stuck on a wall

for everyone to walk past and make whimsical judgements about. Not a statue that can be ignored, defiled, neglected or ridiculed. No, our bodies are none of

those things.

Our bodies are amazingly complex life-forms that allow us to live, breathe, see, taste, smell, touch, feel, walk, jump, swim, hug, write, draw, eat, laugh, play and

so on. And even if you're suffering from a disability or ill-health that prevents you from doing some of these things it doesn't mean that I am wrong, because your

body is still doing many of these things. Pictures and statues can't do ANY of them.

So if you've decided that you hate your body because you are disappointed withrepparttar 131261 way it's turned out then you're being very superficial, aren't you? Yes, YOU

are being superficial. You can blame glossy magazines all you want for pumping thousands of perfectly-manipulated beautiful images of women and men into our

society but if you succumb to hating your own body simply because you don't likerepparttar 131262 way it looks then you are causing your own misery.

Your body is a sophisticated and unique entity that should be judged in its entirety not just byrepparttar 131263 size of its chest orrepparttar 131264 shape of its nose. If you are prepared

to open your mind torepparttar 131265 real value of your body then you can't fail to notice that it is actually very special indeed.

Here are some facts about YOUR body that are worth absorbing:

Your body uses ten different systems, which work as separate entities but depend on each other for physical and biochemical support, resulting in a true

functioning co-operative. These are muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, immune, urinary, digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems. And

these systems keep working on your behalf 24/7.

The little patch of skin situated in-between your eyebrows contains over six million cells, 26 oil glands, 20 hairs, 100 sweat glands, three metres of nerves, one

How to Burn Fat- Doctors' Proven Weight Loss Secret #1

Written by Katrina Kern

Let me ask you a personal question. As you read these words, right now-- are you burning fat?

If you don't knowrepparttar answer, you need to know about a simple, inexpensive way to make sure. Every time. Every day. And I'll show you why and how this simple, doctor-proven technique can be your most powerful weapon in your fight against fat.

No matter what weight loss program you are currently on, wouldn't you like to know whether your plan is producing results? Most of us step onrepparttar 131255 scale, or wait until our clothes fit more loosely, before we really know whether our latest miracle diet pill or plan is working. And as a veteran dieter, you know that can take many days or weeks.

But there is a way to know for certain-- within hours-- whether or not you're burning fat. To see ifrepparttar 131256 food, orrepparttar 131257 pills, or repparttar 131258 exercise is really returning benefits. Immediate benefits.

Are you starving?

There are really only two ways your body loses weight (by non-surgical means). You are either burning fat, or "burning" muscle. If you are burning muscle, watch out! You have actually begun to starve. For safe, healthy weight loss, you must preserve your muscle tissue (including heart muscle) and burn fat instead.

Here arerepparttar 131259 medical facts: any time your body burns fat, chemicals called ketones are produced. Ketones are byproducts of burning fat. Robert C. Atkins, M.D.,repparttar 131260 famous low-carb diet expert, states it clearly. "When your body releases ketones," says Dr. Atkins, "it is chemical proof that you're consuming your own stored fat."

And burning your own stored fat is exactly what you want to do. Dr. Atkins goes further. "If you're not in lipolysis (ketosis), you're in glucosis." It's one orrepparttar 131261 other, period. Your body is either burning sugar, from simple and complex carbohydrates you are eating, or burning your own stored fat. Both produce energy. But only one will help you lose weight!

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