Non Surgical Tummy Tuck – 5 Tummy Tuck Alternatives

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By , November 28, 2014 4:20 pm

Many woman, especially those of us who have had kids, don’t want to undergo surgery but would love to have a non surgical tummy tuck. Wouldn’t it be nice to able to go back to the days when we could bounce a quarter off of our abs, but without the pain, expense, and risk of complications of surgery? For those of us who want that there are tummy tuck alternatives that might be just what the doctor ordered.

Having a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is expensive. It costs thousands of dollars for the surgery. When you add to the expense the fact that you’ll be out of commission for up to six weeks and that you’ll have quite a bit of pain, as well as the risk of complications, many women just don’t want to put themselves through that for a tighter tummy.

The good news is that you don’t have to. Today there are several non surgical tummy tuck alternatives that can help you get the flat looking midsection you’re craving without having to go under the knife.

Here are some of the most promising:

1. For fat loss liposuction works just fine (if your problem is loose skin this won’t help). Liposuction is still a pretty involved procedure but it’s not major abdominal surgery. Often the doctor will perform liposuction in conjunction with a tummy tuck. If you want to just have some fat removed this procedure can work very well.

To put it simply: the doctor uses a vacuum like device and literally sucks fat out of your body. You will still have a recovery period but it’s not as long as with a tummy tuck. Ask your doctor if this is a good idea for you.

2. Titan. This is a process where a laser can tighten the skin from the surface. There are no incisions involved with this procedure. If you have just a little extra skin, this procedure would probably work really well for you, ask your doctor.

3. Thermage is a non surgical procedure where radio frequency energy is directed to the skin. This can help tighten and lift excess skin. It’s completely non invasive.

4. Injection Lipolysis is a procedure where a compound is injected directly into the skin. This compound has been shown to melt off fat deposits. Most people will need 2 or 3 injections to remove the total amount of fat that they want removed. It’s non surgical and works well on the face, jowls, neck, sides, thighs and abdomen. It hasn’t been FDA approved yet though so make sure to talk to your doctor about it, and any potential side effects, and get his opinion.

We’re lucky, today more than ever we don’t have to age gracefully, we can fight it every step of the way. We now know a lot about diet and exercise and the benefits both have on our overall health as well as our appearance. The problem is that sometimes diet and exercise just aren’t enough. To get rid of that flabby tummy without going under the knife you should look into
non surgical tummy tuck alternatives.

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Is There A Way To Lose Baby Belly Fat

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By , November 26, 2014 8:09 am

Almost all women who have been pregnant have come across this problem. After the baby is born they still have the baby belly fat. The big question is, is there a way to lose baby belly fat.

The answer is yes, however it takes hard work and dedication. Now it helps if you have good genes and your belly just comes back to its natural size, however most of the time it doesn’t work like that.

Now, some people can make this happen rather quickly and have it removed medically. Well, not everyone can afford this and a lot of people just want to this the natural way and the safest way in my opinion.

The natural way and safest way would be a good nutritional diet and good exercise program. These two options are a whole lot more affordable and safer than going under the knife.

Now finding the right diet program is easier said than done, and actually it may take a few tries until you find what is right for you. The same could be said with the exercise program. You want to find something that works and that is fun at the same time.

One way to make this transition a little easier is finding a person or group to do this with. If you think about it, you are going from eating anything you want for nine months to being on a strict diet and exercise program. Having people along with you can make this go a whole lot smoother.

As far as your diet goes, this would be a tough one to narrow down however, going with a lean protein diet such as chicken breast, turkey breast, and egg white. Cutting down on your carbs would also help you out.

One positive thing about this type of diet is that you can eat several times a day and it not hurt you. The reason behind it is because the more you have on your stomach the higher your metabolism rate will be which in turn makes you burn more calories.

Now for your exercise program, this can consist of a high energy workout such as cardio or jogging. Another form of exercising that would help out on the belly fat would be any type of core work out. That would include a variety of crunches a person could do.

Now you have your team in place, your diet and exercise program together. Now it’s time to tackle this head on, and get to where you want to be and leave the baby belly fat to your baby.

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I Cant Lose Weight – Yes You Can

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By , November 23, 2014 11:02 pm

If you are saying to yourself, “I can’t lose weight“, then guess what? You can’t lose weight! See, along with changing your diet and exercise habits comes the emotional side of losing weight. Losing weight is a process that takes time and dedication.

If you have a lot of belly fat you may know that when under stress the body produces a hormone called Cortisol. Cortisol increases fat stores around your mid-section putting you at risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Learn some techniques to decrease the stress in your life. Meditation is a good technique to use to decrease stress. Yoga is another good way. Actually, just getting some regular daily exercise will go a long way to decreasing your stress level.

Try to think more positively about your life and your weight loss. If you do then the extra pounds will be long gone in no time.

Getting enough good sleep is also a big part of losing weight. If you are on the “I can t lose weight” bandwagon then try getting an extra hour or two of sleep at night. The human body needs 7-9 hours of sleep per night and when you do not get it your metabolism starts to slow down and your body does not work the way it should. Those of us who work the night shift really have screwed up metabolisms. Working nights is very stressful on the human body. We were all meant to sleep at night not during the day.

OK, so, you have done all the things listed above and find you still cannot lose the weight. Let’s investigate the situation a little further. Are you drinking enough water? If you answer that you drink enough fluids then my next question is, do you drink pop or other sweetened drinks? If you do you need to stop. Regular pop, diet pop and other sweetened drinks are called empty calories because they have no nutritional value. The only thing they do is add to your excess fat. Did you know that if you do nothing else but stop drinking pop you can lose approximately 40 pounds in a year, give or take a few pounds.

Wait a sec, diet pop? Yup, diet pop is sweetened with artificial sweeteners and is basically poison. Diet pop actually tricks your body into staying fat. When you drink diet pop the body thinks it is getting something of value and when it realizes you were only kidding the brain signals the stomach that it is still hungry and you end up eating more.

Stick with the water and maybe some green tea. The green tea gives you an added benefit of antioxidants that are so important for your health and it tastes great, too.

So try to decrease the stress in your life, divorce it if you have to, get more sleep at night and give up the pop. This should help turn the, I can t lose weight, into Yes, I can lose weight.

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Post Gastric Bypass

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By , November 21, 2014 1:40 pm

The people who undergo gastric bypass surgery normally do so because they are sick and tired of being sick and tired, they want to live a healthier, more active lifestyle and in order to do that they need to lose significant amounts of weight. While some people may view weight loss surgery as an easy way out, the reality is that if this type of surgery is going to work you are going to have to be fully committed to making permanent lifestyle changes post gastric bypass.

This procedure will greatly reduce the size of your stomach which will make it virtually impossible for you to overeat, that in turn will lead to significant weight loss. Another thing that will lead to is a dramatic change in your lifestyle, especially your eating habits. It’s not just about how much you eat but also how often and what you eat. All of this will play a part in the success of your surgery.

Here are some specifics that can help ease you through this transition period:

1. You will be eating a lot of Jell-o and nutrition shakes after your surgery, about 30 days after your surgery to be exact. You won’t be allowed to have any type of solid food for a solid month after your surgery. Your body has changed dramatically and you will need to allow your body enough time to properly heal before you can eat any solid food.

Don’t worry, during this period it’s common to start wondering if you’ve made a huge mistake, this is a dramatic change for most people and it can be very unsettling, just hang in there and soon you’ll begin to see changes and you’ll realize that you made the right choice in having the surgery.

2. Your doctor will want you to take vitamins to supplement any nutrients you may not be receiving from your food intake, it’s very important that you don’t forget to take them. Your body must get enough fuel so that it can run properly and make it possible for you to heal.

3. After the first 30 days of a liquid only diet you will be able to start eating soft foods such as pureed vegetables. The changes you’ve undergone may affect the types of food you can tolerate. For example, some people find that they never want to, or can’t, eat a certain type of food again, like meat. With others they don’t notice any real differences in the types of foods that they can eat, they just have to eat less.

4. Once you’ve gotten past the first several months you will be able to start eating more ‘regularly’ again. That doesn’t mean you can go back to the old eating habits you had before the surgery, it just means that you will be able to eat more than liquid or soft foods. You will still want to stay away from too many carbs, fat, sugar, etc. It will be important for your body to continue to eat only whole, unprocessed food whenever possible.

These are just some of the lifestyle changes that you can expect post gastric bypass. The transition may be a little tough, most changes are at first, but in the long run the process will work if you’re willing to do your part and you follow the advice of your doctor.

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Hoodia Results – Hoodia Gordonii Results Will Vary

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By , November 19, 2014 5:16 am

Hoodia gordonii is a plant that is grown in the desserts of South Africa. It has been known for centuries by the local population to be an effective appetite and thirst suppressant which can be a very helpful tool when you are trying to lose weight. Hoodia comes in capsule, liquid, soft chew, and even tea form and is readily available at health food stores and online. Hoodia isn’t a brand, it’s an ingredient so you have many brands to choose from, just make sure that you find a brand that has only pure hoodia and check the concentration since it can range from 250 mg all the way up to 1,000 mg per tablet and that is one factor that can cause a variation in hoodia results.

There are approximately 20 varieties of hoodia but the appetite suppressant is only found in the hoodia gordonii which is often referred to as a cactus, but in reality it is a succulent and can take up to 5 years to mature and be harvested.

In all the years that it has been sold as a diet supplement, there have been no signs of any negative side effects associated with the consumption of hoodia, and if you look at the bushman of Africa who have been eating the plant for centuries with no ill effects it would seem to suggest that this is a safe diet supplement. It’s important to remember that one of the side effects is also a decrease in thirst so make sure you drink plenty of water throughout your day, even if you don’t feel thirsty.

There haven’t been many studies done to ascertain the true effectiveness of hoodia. The only one that I have been able to find took 18 subjects and divided them into two groups, one group received a hoodia supplement and the other a placebo. After 15 days the group who was given the hoodia had lost weight and were eating an average of 1,000 calories per day less than those taking the placebo.

There was also a test done on rats which injected the hoodia directly into their brains with the effect being a reduction in the amount they ate. That study has to be taken with a grain of salt since it was performed on rats and since the hoodia was directly injected into their brains rather than administered via pill form as would be the case for humans.

While there is no real substantiated medical proof that hoodia is an effective diet aid, the anecdotal evidence, while not scientific, would seem to suggest a correlation between hoodia intake and a reduction in appetite. The bottom line is this: even if there is limited scientific study that backs up the claims of what hoodia can do, there is also a lack of evidence suggesting it can be harmful so what have you go to lose? Why not give it a try for yourself and you can find out what hoodia results you get… which is all that really matters anyway!

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How Do You Lose Belly Fat – Right Approach To A Flatter Stomach

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By , November 16, 2014 7:41 pm

Losing weight is one thing, but there is a more specific question that a lot of people have: How do you lose belly fat? all different kinds of secrets, hints, tips and techniques have been put forth; some by qualified medical professionals, and others by people who don’t have any real understanding of the issue. In other words, it can be difficult to learn what the truth is about losing belly fat. Not to worry, we will take a look at what’s true, and get you well on your way to a flatter tummy.

Let’s face it, a flat, firm stomach is consider as a sure sign of sex appeal. However, medical research has also shown that getting rid of abdominal fat is a strong indication of a longer, healthier life. See, even though you are probably well aware that carrying too much fat on your body isn’t good for you, where you carry it has an effect on your health. Those who have the most fat in their abdomen have increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and other conditions than those who have extra fat in their thighs, hips and buttock.

It’s not going to shock anybody to hear that the best way to lose belly fat is through eating right and regular exercise. Plus, there is an ever-increasing amount of data pointing out that the fastest way to get rid of the fat around your tummy is by combining aerobic exercise and weight training.

One particular study kept tracked of thirty overweight women for a period of six months. Each was assigned to one of the three following groups: aerobic exercise, combined exercise, or the control group. The first group did a sixty minute cardio workout for six days per week. The second group did cardio exercises three days a week and weight training three days a week (alternating days for each). The control group made no changes.

After the six month study period was over, the researchers had their results. The women in the aerobic exercise only group had lost 23 cm of subcutaneous fat in their abdomens; not bad. But the group that combined cardio and weight workouts lost close to 62 cm, nearly triple the amount of the aerobic only group! When it came to measuring visceral fat in the abdomen, there was a marked improvement as well. Where the aerobic group lost 82 cm, the combined lost 93 cm. As expected, the control group showed no statistical change.

What does this research mean for those that want to get rid of their belly fat? It means they need to get moving. But exercising harder is only part of the bigger picture. You also need to exercise smarter. In this case, that means alternating days of aerobic workouts with days where you focus on weight training. But the real key isn’t just the exercise, it’s burning more calories than you take in.

To lower your total amount of body fat, and thereby a flabby tummy, you need to right, too. The main thing you have to be able to do is maintain your muscle mass, this requires protein. Then 20% to 30% should come from predominantly healthy fats. Finally, the rest of your diet can be rounded out with carbohydrates. Again, remembering to eat fewer calories than you’re able to burn.

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Ultimate Exercises For Your Weight Loss

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By , November 14, 2014 10:42 am

So you’re out to lose weight. You want to lose it fast, so you diet, and you diet some more. Well, diet isn’t enough. The only way to lose the weight fast is to add exercise to your diet regimen. Cardiovascular workouts trim the fat and strengthen the heart. Here are some ultimate exercises that will get you started easily.

Cardiovascular workouts you can try at home without a gym:

• Bicycling: It’s that simple. Just hop on a bike and head out around town. Start with a mostly flat ride to get acclimated to the exercise, and as you get better at it, work your way up to more hilly terrain. If you don’t have a bicycle or don’t have a good place to ride, you can simulate a good ride on a stationary bike. Just don’t forget to adjust the tension on the wheel so you actually get a good workout.
• Walking, Power Walking, or Running: Running? Me? Well, maybe not right away. Do these ultimate exercises in order of increasing impact; the purpose is to ease yourself into them. If you have a lot of extra weight, start by walking. If you are used to never exercising and you just start running one day, you can injure your knees, shins, feet, and even your back. Take it easy, and one day you’ll be able to run like all those people you see at the park: yeah, you know the type.
• Playing with your kids or a family pet: So many people overlook the healthy benefits of good old fashion playtime that it almost never would occur to us to reap those benefits. Kids love active games. Tag, hide-and-seek, or any game with a ball can be made into a fun way to get exercise as well as get kids started exercising as well.

Cardio training is an exceptionally effective way to trim the fat from your physique. Just remember to ease yourself into it by starting small and adding higher impact exercises as your body acclimates itself to the increased activity. Cardio exercises only work if your heart rate is elevated for an extended period of time, so keep an eye on your heart rate. Don’t forget about safety, either.

If you start feeling lightheaded or shaky, stop immediately and take a rest. See a doctor before you start any exercise program. Just remember that exercise can and should be fun as well as effective. Work hard at it, be patient, and don’t give up. You CAN achieve your goal with these simple ultimate exercises.

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and should not be used or intereperted as such. You should always consult a medical professional before making drastic changes to your diet and physical exercise.

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Recipes For A Detox Diet Get The Most Out Of Your Weight Loss Program

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By , November 12, 2014 1:57 am

It is important you follow recipes for a detox diet very carefully or you will not get the best results from your efforts.

Some people believe that they can do it themselves without guidance. This can work but it is much better to have some input from a trained professional. They will know which foods work best and what ones should be avoided at all costs.

A simple cleansing diet works best although some people prefer to go on a fast for the first couple of days. During the fasting period, they will only drink water or natural fruit and vegetable juices. This won’t do you any harm for a couple of days but should not be sustained for much longer than that. You need additional vitamins and minerals in order for your body to work at its optimum level.

At the beginning of a detox you are likely to suffer some headaches and nausea. This is a sign that the program is working. The symptoms won’t last long so be kind to yourself and try and rest as much as possible until they pass.

Carrots and watercress make a lovely refreshing juice as does red pepper, tomato and coriander. If you like drinking tomato juice but find it a bit bland, try adding some black pepper. You could also add fresh basil and garlic.

Apple and fennel are great together as are carrots and lemon. Some people tell me that combining carrot, pear, lettuce and parsley makes a lovely drink but I have to admit it is not one that I have personally tried.

When you are juicing at home, try to only make as much as you will immediately consume. Fresh juices do not keep and start to deteriorate very quickly. If you are serious, you will only eat or juice organic fruit and vegetables. The whole idea of this plan is to rid our bodies of toxins and using produce treated with pesticides defeats this purpose. If you cannot afford organic, peel and wash all the fruit and vegetables very carefully.

If you like soup, try this cleansing vegetable soup. You will need 1kg of mixed vegetables including onion, leek, celery, carrots, parsnip, spinach, fennel, broccoli, watercress and peppers. Add four garlic cloves and some tomatoes. Clean and chop all the ingredients and cover with water. Add 2 spoons of chopped fresh herbs. Bring to the boil and cook until the vegetables are soft – don’t make them into mush. If you like smooth soup, puree it. It freezes very well so you can make additional portions to use later. Season with black pepper and some lemon juice, if liked, when you serve.

When making salads, try adding a couple of spoons of home roasted nuts and seeds to add flavor and nutrients. Some good ones to try are pumpkin seeds, pine kernels or poppy seeds.

Following a weight loss program is never easy but having recipes for a detox diet makes it a whole lot simpler.

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Diet Plans For Overweight Teenage Boys That Work

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By , November 9, 2014 4:53 pm

If your son is obese or heading that way you should be looking at diet plans for overweight teenage boys.

Studies show that kids learn from their parents and that includes their eating habits. So if your children are suffering from weight problems, perhaps the whole household could do with remodeling! We know that you need to combine healthy eating and moderate exercise in order to become slimmer and more toned.

Before you do anything, try not to make a big deal of your son’s issue. Teenagers are self conscious enough and you do not want him to feel worse than he probably already does. All those hormones raging around are difficult enough to deal with never mind overanxious parents. I am not suggesting you ignore the problem, quite the opposite. Just don’t tell him that he needs to lose lots of weight.

The first thing you need to do is take your son for a full medical checkup. This is to ensure that there is no underlying condition causing his weight gain. Also if he is obese, you should follow your doctor’s advice with regard to suitable activities as well as a recommended calorie intake and suitable weight loss program.

Eating is a pleasant activity and food is there to be enjoyed and this is the attitude we need to adopt in our homes. As soon as you start banning particular items, you are almost guaranteed that your child will want them. Instead, we need to re-educate them gently into the ways of healthy eating. Mention the word diet and you will probably have a rebellion on your hands. So don’t mention low calorie or low fat, but just gradually swop the obvious items. For example if they like cottage cheese, get the one made with skimmed milk and use low fat mayonnaise.

You can reduce your child’s calorie intake subtly so that they may not even notice. For example, try slightly reducing the size of their meals. If they love pizza or curry, make your own at home. You can reduce the fat and salt content thereby helping them to lose pounds. Encourage them to eat more fruit and vegetables. Ok so that last one may not be easy but there are ways around everything. Think of how you used to mask vegetables when they were toddlers i.e. in soups, blended into tomato sauces etc.

Review their overall level of activity. It may be that your teenager already has a healthy diet but just doesn’t work out enough. Try encouraging him to take up extra activities such as ball games, swimming, running etc. While he might not want to go out walking, he could be interested in golf.

Be careful with the type of exercise program you choose. The American Academy of Pediatrics say children shouldn’t try to lift heavy weights, power lifting or bodybuilding until they have stopped growing. Boys can continue to grow until they are 18 or more.

Diet plans for overweight teenage boys are similar to those for the rest of us. It is not rocket science just healthy eating combined with regular exercise.

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What To Eat To Lose Weight

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By , November 7, 2014 7:20 am

What to eat to lose weight is a question most dieters ask at some point. It is so easy to get confused given the amount of miss-information available.

In order to lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than you are using. The best solution is to combine an exercise program with a diet as dieting alone will not have the same results.

Some people especially men seem to think that if you exercise enough, you can eat what you like, but this is an urban myth. Unless you are careful you could end up with heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses as well as having a weight problem. Yes! Exercise can make you hungry but that is not an excuse to chow down on fast food and snacks.

So what is the answer to the question what to eat to lose weight? You should eat something from all the food groups every day but in proper proportions. The food groups are as follows:

1) Fruit and Vegetables

2) Carbohydrates or starches

3) Protein

4) Dairy products

5) Foods containing fats and sugars.

Most of your food should come from the first group. Fruit and vegetables are great for people trying to lose weight as they help to fill you up without adding on loads of calories. They are also great for your skin, your hair and your general wellbeing. You need to try and vary the quantity; colour and type that you eat as eating carrots every day will soon become rather boring.

If you do not like raw vegetables try making homemade soup. If you make the soup from scratch and use spices and herbs instead of salt, you can make a very filling meal with very few calories. You should try and start your lunch and dinner with either a soup or salad as you will end up slimmer.

You need carbohydrates in order to get vital B vitamins and nutrients. Switch from white products such as bread, pasta and rice to the wholegrain or wholemeal varieties. Aim to eat your carb allocation as close to morning as possible so that you get a chance to consume the glucose released by these foods. Glucose converts to fat if it is not used up.

Proteins provide essential amino acids so are vital to your diet. You do not need a lot of protein and the best sources are lean meat, fish and sprouting beans. Eating a dinner made of protein and vegetables will help you to lose weight. In fact never eating protein and starches in the same meal will have a huge impact on the number of pounds you lose.

Dairy products are a great source of calcium and thus should never be fully excluded unless you have an allergy. The final group is the “bad” foods. While you shouldn’t consume much of these products, a little now and again will help to stop you feeling deprived. This may help you to stick to the diet a little longer. You now have the answer to the question of what to eat to lose weight.

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