Will Fasting Hurt My Weight Loss Efforts
Apr 24th, 2014 by

Will Fasting Hurt My Weight Loss Efforts
Today's question comes from a reader who has started on the road to fitness, by employing a number of different strategies to make it happen. So far, he is down 12 pounds, which is a fine start.

He is exercising a minimum of five days a week and tries to do something every day. This is perfectly fine, so long as you don't do something strenuous every day. Many people walk every day, for instance, and don't even really consider that part of their exercise program. They count what they do, other than walking, as exercise, like lifting weights, doing bodyweight exercises and so on.

He also has made significant changes in what he eats, eliminating almost all packaged food and going with protein, fruit and vegetables. He still eats a couple of Snickers bars and a bag of pork rinds a week, which isn't good for you, but let's remember that he has lost twelve pounds in five weeks.

He heard about what is called "intermittent fasting," and wanted to know if it's helpful, or harmful.

Now, before I tell you what I think, let me tell you that this is a very controversial idea in the fitness community, where the sentiment runs heavily against the idea. All the trainers, diet experts and nutritionists are heavily invested in regular meals, on some kind of schedule, and they have a whole laundry list of reasons why this approach won't work, or is harmful...and won't work.

They will tell you that you'll lose muscle tone, strength, energy... and that your body will go on the fritz quickly, which can only be remedied by eating the way they tell you.

By the way..."intermittent fasting" means that you abstain from food for one or two days a week. (So this definitely is not for everyone.)

So let's boil it down for Bubba.

Will it hurt you, or help you?

It certainly won't hurt you...provided that you're in pretty good shape...with no serious health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and so on. You could probably do it, even with those problems, but you definitely need to see your doctor first and get the okay. (This is common sense, but....)

Will it help?

Last week, I talked about the first rule of weight loss, which simply put is: In order to lose weight, you must take in fewer calories than you are taking in at present. I used the 3000 calories a day figure, dropping the number to 2500, and multiplying out the number over a year.

So lets apply this to fasting, using one day a week. Let's assume you have already dropped your 3000 calories a day to 2500 calories a day and you've been doing this for a while...with no ill effects... and you're losing weight. Your net drop in calories is 3500 calories a week. Now with a fast (for 24 hours), you are dropping another 2500. That's upping the ante to 6000 calories a week. This certainly should speed up your weight loss, provided that you do not overcompensate when you break your fast (ie.,eating over 2500 calories).

Will you lose muscle tone? Will your energy level go down?

No. Tests have shown that none of the things the fitness community claims will happen...actually do happen. It's just another in the long list of "Gym myths," which are too numerous to count.

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Prevent Acid Reflux Diet
Feb 7th, 2014 by Aldouspi

Diet
by Nokton

Prevent Acid Reflux Diet

Acid reflux occurs when acids that can be found in the stomach to the esophagus because the valve separating the esophagus from the stomach does not close properly. These acids are very strong, and can cause serious damage to walls of the esophagus. That do not harm the stomach lining because it is protected by a special membrane.

Acid reflux is severe enough, can cause pain in the chest area and if untreated will be very erroded esophagus and gastric acid also reach the lungs, where it can cause coughing and asthma and mouth, which corrodes the teeth.

Diet plays an important role in the treatment and prevention of acid reflux and diet acid reflux is not expensive or difficult to follow. The idea is to reduce acid in the stomach and keep it filled, which can cause food and acid inside to reach the esophagus.

Here's what you can eat and what to avoid:

You can eat all the grains and vegetables you want. They contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body fight not only acid reflux but other diseases too.

We know the cinnamon as a spice for flavoring desserts, but cinnamon has been used for medicinal purposes for many centuries. E 'already well known to help in the treatment of colds and flu, but recently has been able to verify cinnamon also a benefit in the treatment against Candida albicans, as well as having the ability to help relieve the stomach acid.

cardamom
This unique spice is found in India and is known as a treatment for the disorder celiac disease. This disease makes people intolerant to gluten

Grapefruit peel
The grapefruit is very good fruit to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux and oesophagitis. How to use this particular natural cure? Grate the peel of grapefruit and then pour the contents of gods, leaving a plate to dry the pieces of peel. then put them in a jar and leave them there until ready to use them. When looking for a relief from acid reflux, try to chew the peel of grapefruit, it only takes a few bits and stomach once found well-being.

These we have described are just some of the natural cures for acid reflux, but there are many others, such as those based on romaine lettuce, or mace, nutmeg or eels. All these natural cures for acid reflux appear to be useful in treating this disorder because they contain nutrients that provide alkaline, which relieves the symptoms of reflux.

It definitely should stop smoking, because smoking damages the walls of snuff and weakens the esophagus. You should also avoid chewing gum because when you chew your stomach begins to produce acids that do not use and you can get into the esophagus.

If you are overweight try to lose some weight and avoiding fatty foods, because overweight people are higher levels of gastric acid.

Foods that acid reflux is known to stimulate the production progress of acid are: chocolate, milk, chewing gum, fatty foods, spicy foods, alcohol and garlic. Coffee can irritate the esophagus so try not to drink any.

Also try to avoid tight clothes that you can press the stomach, because this way the acid in it is almost forced to leave the stomach. Also, if you lie down right after eating helps the stomach contents back, so try sitting in a chair for several minutes, depending on how damaged the valve separating the esophagus from the stomach is.

If you follow the reports mentioned above can prevent acid reflux, and treatment more effective, but consult your doctor and take medication prescribed for you if you want to be completely healed.

The Author have been writing articles for years. You can also check out his latest website: http://acidrefluxremedies.myweightlosssystem.com where he reviews natural acid reflux remedies which contains reviews on acid reflux treatment

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