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America is leading the world in obesity, with an alarming 30% obesity rate. So, it’s no surprise that losing weight is a topic on everyone’s mind. As the obesity rate skyrockets, miracle diets and weight loss solutions have become increasingly popular, bombarding the public with new ways to lose weight. However, most of these popular diets are completely ineffective or have limited results. Some popular diets, the Atkins diet for example, delivers results, but is extremely unhealthy and even dangers to the human body. Even excessive exercising can seriously harm the body.

The best, safest and most effective way to lose weight is through a medical weight loss plan assigned by doctors at a medical weight management center or physicians office. Medical weight loss is a healthy approach to losing weight fast and safely. Medical weight loss centers have doctors that develop detailed weight reduction programs that are completely personalized. These types of programs include an individual body composition analysis, doctor-supervised food plans, metabolism regulation, appetite management, lifestyle and motivational coaching, and scientific activity recommendations.

Unlike the commercial diet programs, medical weight loss is personally designed. It analyzes more than food intake and physical activity. Medical doctors are able to comprehend how a unique, specific health profile can access weight loss challenges, but also how those challenges can best be overcome. When developing these plans, doctors take everything into consideration, including medical history, prescriptions, hormonal imbalances, metabolic rate and multiple other medical factors that are specific to the patient.

Doctors at weight management clinics are able to design and regulate diets. Accelerated plans are ideal for patients that have a busy, active life. This type of plan includes six weeks of one-on-one visits with a doctor to perform medical tests that monitor the body’s progression. These plans contain high-nutrition calorie-controlled diets with vitamin regulation to ensure that patients are still getting the essential nutrients needed without adding in extra calories.

Low Calorie Diet plans are similar to accelerated plans. They are also high-nutrition calorie-controlled diets that are personally prescribed; these plans are monitored much more closely. The best part about having a doctor prescribe a low calorie diet is that the plan can be adjusted and modified to include calorie-specific foods the patient just cannot live without.

Medical weight loss centers also offer appetite suppressants. Appetite suppressants jumpstart weight loss and weight loss plans, but must be heavily monitored to ensure the patient is losing weight at a healthy, positive rate.


The Acai Berry has been touted as the weight loss Super-food of the twentieth century. The Question is whether such billing is fact or hype. A quick search on the Internet would give an idea of the magnitude of the Acai’s popularity. It stands to reason that the individual, seeking to lose weight, can become overwhelmed by all the “hoopla.” Yet a cool head and a little research may yield some very interesting results about this Brazilian berry.

So, exactly what is Acai Berry? This fruit of a Palm, native to the Brazilian Amazon, is more than 90% seed and about 5% edible flesh. The dark purple color is indicative of the fact that the Berry is rich in anthocyanins, a potent antioxidant. Other nutrients contained in the fruit are associated with its anti-aging, weight loss, and cancer-fighting properties. Researchers at Texas A&M University, in a 2004 report, found that the antioxidants found in acai berry are highly absorbable and therefore, beneficial for human consumption.

It should be noted, however, that none of these nutrient compounds have been found to directly contribute to weight loss, even though it was shown that acai does seem to aid the body’s metabolic process. Of the many compounds found in the berry, more than 65 have yet to be studied scientifically. As yet none of acai’s compounds have shown to be direct weight loss enhancers.

Elsewhere, more recent Research at the University of Florida (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, 2006) have found that the berry shows promise in the treatment of a range of diseases including cancer, leukemia and diabetes. Of course, there are other factors that affect the working of various nutrients in the body. These factors include absorption, assimilation and reaction with other substances in the body.

If you are seeking to lose weight the acai berry, as well as a number of other familiar fruits, should be a part of a healthy diet. However, do not follow the hype associated with the acai berry weight-loss diet. There is a lot more research to be done before the true benefits of acai, in weight-loss, are known. One factor hindering faster research, is the fact that the berry is highly perishable. This means that the berries must be processed immediately upon harvesting in order to preserve many of its nutritional compounds. It also means that much of the research work may need to be carried out on location, that is, closer to where the berries are harvested. A balanced and sensible nutritional approach is preferred here.

Since research is currently scant, it may be a wise course of action to consider using Acai in conjunction with other weight loss enhancers and not be taken in by all the advertising hype. As demand for this assumed super-food increases there may be attempts by some to dilute the contents of each pill in order to meet the rising demand. It must be remembered that it is the pulp of the berry that contain the nutrients and not the leaves, stems or roots. So products offering these leaves, stems or root extracts, must be rejected as worthless.

Already, there are the numerous complaints from users of acai weight loss products, that the results do not to match the claims. This may be an indication of one of two reasons. One reason is that the acai content of the particular product is woefully low. Check the label to determine the exact content of each capsule. The other reason may be an indicator that the berry itself may not boost any significant “lose-the-weight” nutrients. To date there is no known conclusive study supporting acai berry as a genuine weight loss super-food.

There are a great number of foods on the market, and acai berry could just be part of a well-balanced diet. This article proposes that lasting weight-loss is only effected with a balanced synergistic approach. An approach that incorporates both good nutrition and targeted physical exercise.


The number of people who are becoming obese–especially in the United States–are increasing as years go by. Due to this trend, products and programs that offer weight loss solutions have emerged in the market today. If you visit supermarkets, drugstores, or even websites, you might notice that the most common weight loss products there are include diet pills–both prescribed and non-prescribed–and food or dietary supplements.

Since losing weight has become tiresome and frustrating to most people, they tend to resort to these products that can help them lose weight, safe, fast, and easy. But are these quick weight loss products effective to permanent and healthy weight loss?


Believing that weight loss products today are safe to use because they are often based in natural and organic ingredients, most obese or morbidly obese people take these to lose weight quickly. Although using these products, as a means of losing weight quickly might be convenient, hassle-free, and easy, its effectivity and safety are not always determined or guaranteed.

According to experts, people who are thinking of having quick weight loss and fad diets should think twice before they try taking in any product or engaging into diets. This is because having quick weight loss can be harmful and can severely damage a person’s body. Aside from creating a “yo-yo syndrome” or inconstant weight losing patterns, engaging in quick weight loss may bring about greater health problems in the future.

Although quick weight loss diets can help you achieve you short-term goals, it cannot permanently help you achieve long-term goals of losing weight. Unlike quick weight loss alternatives, choosing gradual weight loss–by consulting a registered dietician–can provide you professional help and can provide you proven eating choices and patterns that can help you develop the discipline you need in order to lose weight in the long run. You can also learn specific diet recommendations that are suited for your needs if you opt not to engage in quick weight loss alternatives.

Although most people day that quick weight loss by using alternatives can speed up a person’s weight loss, more and more nutritionists and physicians discourage quick weight loss–by any means–because it is not healthy for the body for it may cause extreme physical discomfort like abdominal pains, flatulence and may even lead to more serious illness.

Based on numerous health researches, quick weight loss–achieved through improper diet–overemphasizes a particular food type. By excluding a specific food group or a variety of foods, quick weight loss diets violate the primary rule of good nutrition–that is having balanced diet. Sticking to any quick weight loss diet that veers away from having a balanced diet can cause you nutritional deficiencies not to mention several physical discomforts and minor illnesses. Aside from violating the basic principle of good nutrition, quick weight loss diets also breaks the second significant rule, that is enjoyable eating.


Experts advise that quick weight loss–either by diets or taking in products–greatly affects a person’s total well-being. Aside from altering a person’s basic eating patterns by drastic eating schedules, quick weight loss can even result to more serious health risks if a wrong product is taken. Instead of achieving quick weight loss through improper diet or unsafe weight loss products, authorities in the health and nutrition world advice people who would want to lose weight to stick to the best way of losing unwanted fats–that is to eat balanced diet.

Eating a balanced diet–which include foods that rich is nutrients like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy products–can help the reduction of weight greatly. Coupled with regular physical activities or exercises that improves cardiovascular health, there’s no way that you cannot lose weight in time.


Spring is here and swimsuit weather is just around the corner. If you’re like many of us, you start panicking about all the weight you need to lose to fit into your favorite swimwear. Some need to lose 5 to 10 pounds of extra fat while others require 20 to 30 pounds, or more. Most of us know that to stay trim all year round would require an improvement in lifestyle. Easier said than done. “Yes but what do I do now?” you ask. Do you diet, exercise or both? Keep in mind that although weight loss through various diet methods may improve your appearance, it may not have a positive effect on your health. According to studies, repeated periods of weight loss followed by weight gain can be harmful to health. (1)

This is why it is very important to maintain a stable weight with proper eating and exercise habits year round. “Yes but I want to lose this weight now”, you say. Well, first of all you need to realize how you gained that extra weight. Unless you have a medical condition, you probably put it on by eating too much, not exercising enough or a combination of both. The bottom line is that you have been eating more calories than your body could burn over a period of time. This surplus of calories was stored in your body as fat.

What’s the best way to tackle this problem? You could hit the gym for some cardiovascular training, or work out right at home. Exercises that use large muscle groups such as jogging, cycling or aerobics are best for achieving quick weight loss. These high impact exercises, however, are more efficient for rapid weight loss in younger people, for a couple of reasons (there are always some exceptions). Let me explain. These exercises could help melt away pounds in a short time period for someone who is 25 years of age for example.

Once you surpass the age of forty, for example, you have to rely more on diet to complement exercise, for quicker weight loss. This is because a person’s metabolism slows down with age. A forty five year old performing the same exercise would actually burn fewer calories than someone 20 years younger. Furthermore, a person over forty (there are exceptions) could not train at a high intensity level for long durations as could a twenty five year old.

It doesn’t mean, however, that older people shouldn’t use high intensity exercise methods. If your doctor gives you the green light, then by all means go for it.

Older individuals need to rely more on calorie restriction than younger individuals. That’s not to say that younger people need only to rely on exercise for weight loss. Exercise for them ranks higher on the weight loss efficiency scale. They could often get away without reducing their caloric intake during periods of exercise and still lose weight quite easily. The older generation, however, must rely on a combination of adequate exercise participation and proper diet.

Unless you are extremely over weight you should eat ten times your weight in calories to maintain a particular weight. In other words to maintain a body weight of 140 pounds you would have to eat 1400 calories daily.

So, where do you start? Let’s begin with diet. The first thing you have to do is to cut back on your daily food intake. Then you need to replace the bad foods with the good. Use good carbohydrates at the expense of the bad. Good carbohydrates (carbs) are high in fiber and low in calorie contents. These include fruits, vegetables and whole grain products. Bad carbs are processed carbohydrates with most of the essential fiber stripped away and often replaced with fat. These include white bread, products made with white flour, processed fruits and vegetables and products containing sugar such as cakes, candy bars, etc. These foods along with fried foods are high in calorie and fat content and should be avoided or extremely reduced. Although good carbs are wiser food choices they should still be used in moderation, because calories still do count.

Is a high protein, high fat type diet effective for fast weight loss? The Atkins diet, although very controversial has maintained popularity. This and other similar diets, like the Zone and South Beach diets can cause initial weight loss – especially in very obese people. This weight loss is really water loss. The same is also true of every calorie restricted diet – regardless if it’s high in fat, low in fat, high in carbohydrates or whatever. The point is that they are based on low calorie content. Remember that this is all about input and output.

If you eat more calories than your body can burn you will gain weight. If you eat less calories than your body burns you will lose weight. It’s as simple as that. Your body turns all surplus calories into fat. That includes extra calories from fat, protein and carbohydrates. The key is to ensure that your daily caloric intake doesn’t exceed the amount required to maintain a desirable body weight.

At the same time, it is important that your diet includes a balance of all food groups including fat, carbohydrate and protein. Intakes of saturated and trans fats and bad carbohydrates should be avoided or reduced. Although unsaturated and non-hydrogenated fats are healthier choices, they should be used in moderation, because they are still fats and loaded with calories.

It’s important to keep in mind that while striving to attain weight loss, good health should not be compromised. Snack foods that induce further eating such as potato chips, salted nuts and chocolate should be avoided.

One diet method that is very effective is to cut your meals in half and add 2 extra meals (equivalent to half the quantity of your normal meal). Let me explain. Let’s say you normally take 3 meals a day each consisting of 1000 calories. You would cut those meals to half the content – which would now consist of 500 calories – and add 2 more meals also containing 500 calories each.

Let’s compare. Originally your 3 meals, each containing 1000 calories, would total 3000 calories a day. If you change that to 5 meals a day at 500 calories each, that would total 2500 calories. So in this example you would be saving 500 calories a day. This is a very easy and effective method to start implementing right away because you don’t really have to do any calculations. Just visualize what your normal meal would consist of and cut it in half. Then add 2 more similar meals. It’s that simple.

Increasing the daily number of meals also helps to make this transition easier. You would be eating less per meal but you wouldn’t have to wait as long for the next one. Furthermore, studies have shown that more frequent smaller meals increase the body’s metabolism. (2) And we all know how important an increase in metabolism is for weight loss.

An efficient weight loss system must include an adequate amount of physical activity – more so for people over 35. It seems that I’m picking on the older generations here. The reason why I keep bringing up the subject is because I’m talking from personal experience. I’m 37 years old and I know exactly how much more difficult it is to shed weight today as opposed to ten or fifteen years ago. In my twenties, whenever I noticed extra weight creeping in, I would start jogging 5-6 times a week for 30-45 minutes and within a few short weeks (sometimes 2 weeks) the extra weight was gone. It was that easy – and without any adjustment to food intake.

Today I would need a combination of exercise and proper dieting to reach that goal. And it would still take a longer period of time. How much should you be exercising? Well it depends how much weight you want to lose. By the way, besides weight loss, exercise participation results in many other health benefits. It improves flexibility, strengthens the musculoskeletal system, improves blood circulation and heart condition, just to name a few.

To start getting results in weight loss you should be exercising 5-6 days per week for 30-60 minutes at a comfortably vigorous intensity level. Once you lose the desired weight you can then tone it down to maintain the weight loss. For weight loss maintenance you can reduce it to 3-4 days a week, 30-45 minutes at the same level of intensity. Be sure, however, to get clearance from your doctor first.


Dieting is not a fun thing to do, but the fact is, we have to watch what we eat if we want to experience weight loss. Dieting would be much more pleasant if there was a super drug or diet method that would result in speedy and permanent weight loss. While such a magic formula is not likely to ever be invented, those of us who want to lose weight keep holding out hope and looking for the secret ingredient to weight loss.

The truth is that the secret ingredient to weight loss is not a pill or a drug. It’s a mindset. While many people might not want to accept that this is true, the secret ingredient to weight loss is patience. Because weight loss takes time. If you get frustrated after following a diet or exercise program for a few days and give up, the real culprit sabotaging your weight loss efforts is, quite simply, a lack of patience.

You didn’t end up with extra weight overnight, and you aren’t going to experience significant or lasting weight loss overnight either. Successful weight loss requires commitment, and the willingness to stick to a healthy eating and exercise program that has the potential to help you achieve your long term weight loss goals.

If you find yourself jumping on the bathroom scales three times each day when you go on a diet to see if you have lost any weight yet, that is a good sign that you may not have the patience it takes to be successful in your weight loss efforts. Successful weight loss is all about mindset, and that mindset has to be one of patience.

No matter what hype you read about the latest fad diet or miracle weight loss drug, the fact remains that if you want to lose weight you have to increase your activity level and decrease your calorie consumption. The only weight loss that will last is that which comes off slowly; that which comes off the right way.

One reason that people often fail in their attempts to lose weight is because they tend to go to an extreme with diet and exercise. They think that they can work really hard for a little while to lose weight, and then go back to their usual lifestyle. The problem is that the usual lifestyle is what caused them to gain weight in the first place.

Instead of putting your energy in figuring out how to quickly drop weight that you’re just going to gain back, you are much better served by approaching weight loss with a perspective of patience. Make healthy diet and exercise choices, and incorporate healthy eating into your everyday life. The pounds might not disappear overnight, but when they go away, they won’t be likely to return.


Losing weight can be difficult, which is why some people turn to cheap weight loss supplement products to get the results they want. Proper diet and regular exercise are still the doctors’ top choices, but not al people have the discipline to make it work for them. With a high quality but cheap weight loss supplement, you can achieve your ideal weight with less effort.

Several choices at different prices

Try visiting your local pharmacy and ask for the most effective cheap weight loss supplement. You may be surprised at the range of options they offer. However, the big question remains: which of them is safe and effective? The more choices there are, the harder it is to decide.

Listen to the experts

For most people, the challenge is to find a cheap weight loss supplement that can give you desirable results without putting your health at risk. However, before rushing to your pharmacy, have yourself evaluated by your doctor first. This is so that he can recommend which weight loss supplements to avoid and which are safe, depending on your health condition. They may even give you a prescription for a specific supplement, which you may not have heard of otherwise.

Do a little research

Be mindful of manufacturers who market a cheap weight loss supplement with false claims. You may have seen ads on TV and print with doctors providing testimonials–you should be aware that these doctors could very well be just models. Do not believe everything you hear, see, or read from those ads or even from the label itself. Do a little research on the product, its ingredients, and how it is made.

Herbal + natural = safe?

Remember that herbal or natural does not necessarily mean that the product is safe. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not monitor quality for herbal supplements, so there are a lot of fakes out there. Furthermore, check for the standardized claim on the bottle to find out whether the price is right for the actual herbal content in the product.

Cheap can be effective

A common misconception is that cheap weight loss supplements are inefficient or even harmful. It does pay to be a bit skeptical about a weight loss product, especially upon finding out that it is cheap. However, there are in fact effective cheap weight loss supplements that actually work. You just have to know what to look for and what to avoid.

Buying tips

When looking for a cheap weight loss supplement, look for the words “amino acid bound” and “chelated” in the label. These words indicate that the minerals included in the supplement can easily be absorbed by your body. Furthermore, avoid going to a health food store to buy the purest form of an herbal supplement because most of the time, they need to be mixed in with other minerals and herbs to Also remember that not everything is approved or recognized by the FDA. To stay safe, consult your doctor to make sure you’re getting the right products.


Green tea is known to be an effective cheap weight loss supplement. In fact, it has been used for centuries to speed up weight loss. This is because it activates and stimulates your thyroid gland to make it boost your metabolism. As any fitness enthusiast will tell you, a faster metabolism means faster burning of fats and calories, which results in faster weight loss. And because they are natural, they are easily absorbed by the body and have a lower risk of side effects.

Another popular weight loss supplement is the ingredient called “Hoodia”. It comes from a cactus native to Africa called Hoodia gordonii, and is known to prevent hunger to aid in weight loss. Africans have used it for centuries not only for weight loss, but also for overall good health. Other ingredients to look for are L-carnitine, caffeine, and orlistat.

Pair up with proper diet and exercise

Weight loss supplements work well when you combine them with proper diet and regular exercise. Remember that supplements are defined as “to improve, extend, or increase something by adding another thing to it”. Therefore, weight loss supplements work in effortlessly enhancing your weight loss by increasing your metabolism and suppressing your appetite to avoid binging.


The problem of obesity is fast becoming a widespread problem in the United Kingdom. At present, 43% of men and 29% of women in the country are overweight. Out of these people, 13% of men and 16% of the women are considered obese. A smaller percentage is considered morbidly obese, meaning they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 35. Being overweight to this degree is a threat to your life. If you don’t know how to measure your BMI, here’s a simple formula and comparison chart to help you:

BMI = ( Weight in Kilograms / ( Height in Meters ) x ( Height in Meters ) )

Below 18.5 Underweight

18.5 – 24.9 Normal

25.0 – 29.9 Overweight

30.0 and above Obese

Weight loss surgery is seriously recommended for people who are considered obese. Thankfully, many weight loss clinics in the UK, from Glasgow to London, offer services that will save your life.

The Problem of Obesity 
Obesity is a serious health problem that leads to many diseases that affect your lifestyle, and can even lead to an early death. If you are obese, you might already be experiencing some of these symptoms:


Heart disease


High blood pressure


Irregular menstrual periods

If you’re already experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it’s time for you to visit a Glasgow weight loss clinic for immediate attention. Your doctor will present you with various weight loss options that will finally help you with your battle against weight.

You are a good candidate for surgery at a Glasgow weight loss clinic if:

– You have a BMI over 30

– You are 18 to 60 years old

– If you’ve been unsuccessful with other weight loss treatments

– There is no specific metabolic or psychological reason for your obesity

– You are truly motivated to undergo the weight loss surgery and the post-operative lifestyle changes it may entail.

Weight Loss Surgery Explained

At a Glasgow weight loss clinic, two weight loss surgeries are available: Gastric Bypass and Lap Band surgeries:

Gastric Bypass Surgery

There’s a reason why diets usually never work for many people suffering from obesity. Because they are accustomed to taking a huge amount of food regularly, there stomach stretches out to a larger size to accommodate their intake. Eventually, it takes longer for them to feel full so they are induced to eat more just to satisfy their stomachs.

Gastric bypass surgery solves this problem. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a smaller pouch in your stomach that will accommodate only a limited amount of food. The food that leaves this “new” stomach goes through a newly created opening and bypasses the rest of the stomach and much of the small intestine. As a result, fewer calories are absorbed as the food passes through your body. Because you feel full faster, you don’t eat as much.

Lap Band Surgery

In this procedure, the surgeon places a band around the top section of the stomach to create a smaller pouch that will hold a limited amount of food. The band is adjustable, much like a belt, which gives your surgeon control without creating the risk of side effects. The band is actually an inflatable silicone ring with a reservoir connected to it by a fine tube and sealed by a locking device so that it will not open while in the body. The inflatable ring controls the flow of food from this smaller pouch to the rest of the digestive tract. It makes the patient feel comfortably full with a small amount of food. And because of the slow emptying, the patient will continue to feel full for several hours, reducing the urge to eat between meals.

The procedure is fully reversible and will leave no permanent scars on your stomach.

Other services offered by Glasgow Weight Loss Clinics

Aside from surgery, Glasgow Weight Loss Clinics can also offer counselling, diet programs and medications for people who find it hard to lose weight but are not technically overweight or obese.

Get in touch with a weight loss doctor in Glasgow now to discuss your weight loss options before it’s too late.


Obesity is a sickness characterized by being overweight or having excess fat in the body. It can affect any person at any age and gender. It is mainly measured through the body mass index (BMI), or the proportion of one’s weight to his height.

A severe and more serious form of obesity is morbid obesity. Morbidly obese individuals are those who are 100 lbs. overweight and have a BMI of over 40. If left untreated, obesity can cause serious health risks like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Difficulty in motor movements and breathing are also common among obese people.

Getting help

Because of the risks posed by obesity, people have resorted to different means to help them lose weight. According to reports, an estimated $56 billion is being spent every year by Americans on different weight loss methods and techniques. Of this amount, $6 billion is spent on fraudulent and ineffective products.

About weight loss supplements

Weight loss supplements are designed to help individuals lose weight. They work by either helping burn fat or suppressing hunger. Reports revealed that one out of seven Americans use non-prescribed weight loss supplements. Majority of users are women.

One of the popular types is the CLA weight loss supplement. CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid and is known to help burn fat and even prevent cancer.

How it works

CLA is an essential part of our diet. It is a type of unsaturated fat that is found in meat products, but unlike most unsaturated fats, CLA is actually beneficial for the body. It is believed to contain various forms of antioxidants and to have anti-tumor properties.

Furthermore, some studies conducted on mice have shown promising results. On the other hand, studies conducted on humans have shown that CLA has a tendency to reduce body fat, particularly abdominal fat. It can also decrease the body’s glucose uptake. Taking a CLA weight loss supplement can make muscles leaner and even prevent breast cancer.

Is it effective?

Despite the claims that the CLA weight loss supplement is effective, there are still several questions and concerns about its safety. For instance, the American Institute for Cancer Research has expressed doubt that the CLA weight loss supplement can actually prevent breast cancer. According to the Institute, no sufficient research has been made to back up this claim.

A closer look

To find out whether your CLA weight loss supplement is really effective, you need to take a closer look at its risks and benefits. Although lab experiments have so far showed promising results, a closer inspection by the Ohio State University revealed that the lab animals accumulated excessive amounts of fat in their liver – a common side effect of rapid weight loss. Fat accumulation in the liver is linked to insulin resistance, a distinguishing feature of Type 2 diabetes.

Although studies have shown that a CLA weight loss supplement does cut down on body fat, its effects on other parts of the body are still unknown. Most researchers have found that CLA creates a resistance against insulin, which can make patients prone to diabetes. Reports on the studies made on CLA were published in both the Journal of Lipid Research and the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

On breast cancer

There is also no sufficient evidence to support the efficiency of CLA weight loss supplements against breast cancer. However, if you are looking for a supplement that helps reduce the risks, it is best to look for another supplement, one that is more natural and has fewer side effects. It’s also important to monitor your diet and take care of your body.

The solution

The bottom line is that you still can’t rely entirely on supplements to lose weight. Further studies are yet to be made to confirm the efficiency and safety of CLA in weight loss. Until then, they still carry a high risk of side effects. The safest way to lose weight is still to eat less and exercise more.

No pain, no gain, so they say. Losing weight does not have any shortcuts. So before taking any weight loss supplements, it is best to consult an expert so you can make a more informed decision.


The media has a strong influence on the viewing public. From ideas to products, media can sell anything directly or indirectly. Just the same, weight loss is also another idea being promoted by the media. Some of the shows promote weight loss indirectly while others blatantly announce the need for a healthy lifestyle. Nevertheless, Hollywood celebrities and supermodel are seen as role models when it comes to a beautiful body. One of the known celebrities being looked up for weight loss is Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah: The quick facts

Oprah Winfrey, host of the highly popular Oprah talk show, is popular for her ability to lose huge amounts of weight and keep it off. In her show, she is constantly offering tips and advice on how to lose weight and keep it off. She is currently under personal trainer Bob Greene that helps her lose weight and maintain it.

The rude truth

Because of Oprah’s fame, several unreliable weight loss methods and products have jumped in Oprah’s bandwagon of fame, claiming that they are the ones that helped Oprah lose weight fast. So before buying any weight loss product or pill, make sure to check twice. Do not be easily fooled by products that claim Oprah has used it.

Her weight loss plan

According to Oprah’s website, Oprah’s weight loss plan mainly involves diet and exercise. She does not take any medications or weight loss patches to help her lose weight. She does it the natural way.

Oprah’s weight loss plan mainly involves avoidance of refined carbs, increased intake of lean protein, and moderate healthy fats. Coupled with regular exercise, Oprah has achieved her ideal body weight and body image that everyone has come to admire.

According to her trainer

Bob Greene, Oprah’s personal trainer, gives the juice on Oprah’s weight loss plan.

According to Greene, there are two sets of weight loss rules. “There’s one set for just making the scale move,” he says. “That just follows the laws of physics–you have to do x, y and z, and if you do them, the scale moves. But then there’s the other thing…what’s going to keep you doing those things for the rest of your life? That’s where it gets complicated.”

Exercise such as aerobics, says Greene, is effective at first. But as time passes, it can become less challenging. He then recommends working out on a treadmill, which allows you to increase the pace and the incline over time.

The main point is to exercise more and eat less. “You have to exercise more than what you eat,” says Greene.

Boot camp

As part of Oprah’s weight loss plan, she has undergone a strict diet program that include reducing the intake of certain foods. In Oprah’s boot camp, she has invited several people to join her in her road to dieting.

Oprah recommends that following diet regime:

1. Eat lean protein, two fruits a day, and all the green vegetables you want

2. Keep the fat low

3. No alcohol

4. Refrain from eating the “white stuff”: bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, candy, pastry, cookies, cake.

5. Stay away from whole grains (brown rice, oatmeal, whole wheat cereals and breads) for one month

6. Do not eat three hours before bedtime.

Dr. Phil

Oprah’s resident psychologist also tells of Oprah’s weight loss plan. According to Dr. Phil, if you want to follow Oprah’s weight loss plan, you have to follow these steps:

1. Set a very specific goal – Dr Phil suggests that people should set goals for the weight loss as well as for their emotions.

2. Work out a very specific strategy – will power alone does not work. People need a very specific strategy.

3. Identify small, measurable steps – implement a program that suits your lifestyle.

4. Create a healthy, realistic time line – whatever happens, do not crash diet. Choose fixed dates for the weight you want to be in the future, starting with small steps. Add those dates to your calendar, and stick to them. Don’t expect results overnight.

5. Create meaningful monitoring and accountability – according to Dr Phil, find a partner to help you track your weight and things will become easier for you.

Fad diets

Some diet pills and products are claiming to be part of Oprah’s weight loss plan. The Hoodia weight loss patch, for example, claims to have helped Oprah lose weight. Whether this claim is true or not, there are no indications. However, it is highly suggested that if you want to strictly follow Oprah’s weight loss plan, you have to listen to her instead of trusting the claims of third party manufacturers.


How many times have you found yourself looking for a natural weight loss product that works effectively and can promote long-term weight loss? There are a lot of claims made by numerous natural weight loss product that works only for short-term purposes and some of them do not make you lose weight naturally at all.

Something really natural

With so many natural weight loss products that claim to work, it is difficult to judge them based on their claims because we cannot try every single one of them in one sitting. Furthermore, it can take a lot of time. According to research and to some users, there is weight loss product that really works naturally.

The wonders of green tea

This natural weight loss product that works for any person is known as green tea. It claims to work naturally because it promotes an increase in a person’s metabolic rate through thermogenics. Thermogenics is a natural occurring process where our bodies produce heat. Green tea has thermogenic properties that can also influence fat oxidation, which is effective for burning some harmful fats that can cause health problems.

What’s in green tea?

Green tea contains extracts that have polyphenols known as catechins, which makes it a natural weight loss product that works. Recent studies made on the ingredients of green tea revealed that catechins are helpful in lowering your body’s cholesterols levels and fat. Furthermore, they can prevent your fat cells from increasing in size and number.

As an appetite suppressant

Many people consider green tea as a natural weight loss product that works because of its appetite suppressing effects. This is due to its leaves known as ECCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which leaves you feeling less hungry or not hungry at all.

For your caffeine fix

Caffeine is considered by some people as a natural weight loss product that work wonders for them because it increases their heart rate, which they believe can promote an increase in their metabolism. While that can be true, too much caffeine can cause a lot of side effects to any person like anxiety, nervousness, palpitations, etc. Green tea has low caffeine levels but they are just enough to perk you up when you need it.

Flush out toxins

In the advent of processed foods, it seems unavoidable not to be able to consume any food that contains free radicals and toxins that can harm our bodies. Green tea is also a natural weight loss product that works like a diuretic that can help by getting rid of those toxins and free radicals. Furthermore, it can help you get rid of your water weight.

Vitamins and minerals

Green tea is also known as a natural weight loss product that works by providing you with essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs for maintaining its normal functions and to give you sufficient energy. It contains thiamine, vitamins C, and vitamin B to ensure that your your brain cells have enough energy for protecting your nervous system from becoming too stimulated. Remember that you need to be able to think clearly and rationally so you can effectively achieve all your weight loss goals.

More energy and endurance

Studies stated that green tea’s ingredients are able to slow down the speed of your body when it comes to turning complex carbohydrates into simple sugars, which leads to the delay of fat conversion into your body but still providing you with enough energy to move around. Furthermore, it increases your endurance with the help of catechins and caffeine so you can endure long hours of exercising without tiring out easily.

Healthy diet and exercise

For green tea to be truly effective for you, you need to be able to combine it with regular exercise and a healthy diet. If you are following a weight loss meal plan, you can include green tea as one of your drinks or weight loss supplements.

Known side effects

Not every weight loss product that are natural can work perfectly. Even green tea has a few side effects that you may want to consider before drinking or taking a supplement. One side effect is due to its caffeine content: insomnia. Bearing this in mind, it is safe to say that you should not drink green tea before going to bed. Other side effects include constipation, increased heart rate, and a slight increase in blood pressure.

Buying tips

Avoid buying green tea products that come in the form of high-sugar drinks. Try brewing your own tea so you can be sure that there are no unnecessary additives in your drink. Furthermore, before buying your green tea product, ensure that your health is suitable for consuming caffeinated beverages or for taking weight loss supplements. Consult your doctor first before taking any weight loss product, even if it’s just green tea.