Chereb51
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 02:09 pm
This is an article written by Brad J. King, MS, MFS.

Due to the overwhelming evidence linking excess body fat to an overstressed liver, cleansing and supporting your liver may be your ticket to a healthier metabolism. Consider the following strategies for giving your liver a leg up.

Exercise regularly: Research shows that exercise helps to enhance glucose uptake in the liver, thereby lowering fatty liver disease.

Consume high-quality dietary fibre: Enhance liver health with fibre, which binds to bile and eliminates fat-soluble toxins from the body.

Supplement with extra B vitamins: These are essential for decongesting the liver and promoting fat metabolism.

Supplement with liver-supportive nutrients: These include artichoke, milk thistle, dandelion, D-glucarate, trimethylglycine (TMG), and choline.

Supporting your liver will go a long way toward realizing healthy weight management. You’ll also be oiling the wheels of a complex metabolic machine.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2011 09:49 am
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0017593
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 06:45 am
I have lately been learning the value of eating more fruit. Fruit is a good way to stave off hunger especially in the morning. It doesn't tire me out like a big breakfast does and then I am able to exercise and avoid a sleepy spell. I was once told that most part of the fruit the body does not even have to digest. It simply goes directly into the body without much digestion. For instance with apples, the body only has to digest the skins but the white part goes directly in as nutrition. Also fruit is not as fattening as other types of food and it can make you feel physically full too. Although I will crave a hearty meal at some point in the day where fruit will just not suffice at that point. But for early morning, fruit for breakfast is perfect to turn on the metabolism and I leave a nice hearty meal as a reward for later on in the day.

Fruit is also a natural way to get an array of natural energy rich sugars and acids (especially vitamin C).
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 11:32 am
http://www.superfoodsrx.com/nutrition/nutritional-research/its-the-apple-skin-stupid-56.html
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 27 May, 2011 04:00 pm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43198040/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 29 May, 2011 11:36 am
I am back on my starvation diet. A handful of vitamins in the morning and not eating all day again. Decaf coffee (naturally decaffeinated). I am tired of playing ping pong with a single pound of fat. And every time I do eat in the day my body complains by giving me a huge tired spell and that messes up my sleep at night.

I have been three weeks trying to lose s single pound. This is the only thing that I know works. Besides fussing for three weeks over a pound of fat is messing with my self esteem.
Sherry McGraw
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2011 02:38 pm
@RexRed,
1-2 pounds a week is the safest loss I know of
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Sherry McGraw
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2011 02:39 pm
I think this is an unhealthy way to loose weight
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RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2011 09:44 am
4 lbs and counting since I posted my last blurb. Am I healthier carrying around such weight? I feel much healthier and my self esteem is coming back.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2011 10:33 am
@RexRed,
maybe you are obsessing too much?
You know that , majority of 'medical outlines' for what we should weigh are wrong correct?

can you DO the things you want to do with out getting super winded?
Can you walk well?
Cholesterol and other issues normal range? No high blood pressure etc?

Being FAT , or obese.. what ever word you want to call it, does not CAUSE health problems. It is what we EAT that makes us fat that causes the problems. Fat people just have more health problems because they are eating a lot of processed foods and little to no healthy real foods.

you dont have to starve.
just. get rid. of food. chemicals. Seriously.

( i get ya though. Im absolutely not bashing you Smile )
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2011 12:04 pm
@shewolfnm,
Hi shewolf

I think we can all identify with Rex to one extent or another, re obsessing about food.
I can remember this one instance when I felt like I had no room in my mind other than "I want to eat", yet I knew it was hours before I would be "permitted" to have a small me. I took exactly 5 cashews out of a bag, and gnawed at them, hoping to make them last as long as possible.

Why did I do this?
Because I had "self esteem issues", which translates to "my boyfriend was screwing another girl, so instead of doing the sane thing of dumping his sorry ass, I thought if I could just loose these 2 extra pounds he would stop and love only me and be faithful"

I believe way more than half the time what someone calls "low self esteem" has absolutely nothing to do with how they feel about themselves, and everything to do with how they think others perceive them.

shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2011 12:25 pm
i agree with you there.

You know, once I got rid of my 'self esteem' issues... not only did I feel better, but I notice..even now as a 'bigger woman' I get MORE attention from the opposite sex than ever. I get MORE problems solved when working with other people, and I just get more done period.

Im no longer obsessed with how I look in a way that makes me want to shy away from people.
I wear a 12 dress and 14 jeans . By most standards, im fat.. but by normal people it seems im quite attractive and no one BUT ME seems to notice the 'fat' if that makes sense.

I can walk where I want, I have energy I need, I can spend all day out in the sun fishing, swimming and hiking around and be just fine. I can pack my stuff and move in a day, I can move furniture..etc..etc..etc.. I can DO what I want to do there for my body is fine right here.
If i could not, if simply going up a flight of stairs caused me to have to stop walking, or if my blood pressure was out of control or other important health issues were going on then yes, I would check my weight. But I check my weight as it is by not eating processed foods 24-7.

I try to start every day with a green shake to make sure i get my greens for the day. I will have a big fat greasy burger for lunch sometimes too, or gorge myself at a buffet. This doesnt happen often mind you. But I know I can do it when ever I want.

i think , Rex.. you may need to stop thinking that the last 4 or 5 lbs will be the magic to your life, and start judging your body and yourself by what you can physically do with out hurting yourself. Get out and enjoy life. DO THINGS.. dont eat things.
Does that make sense?
Besides, a day out in the sun, walking around and seeing things you like, with someone you enjoy is MUCH better then sweating like a freak on a treadmill eating dry crackers.
Guess which activity is more healthy for you anyway Smile
RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2011 04:42 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

Hi shewolf

I think we can all identify with Rex to one extent or another, re obsessing about food.
I can remember this one instance when I felt like I had no room in my mind other than "I want to eat", yet I knew it was hours before I would be "permitted" to have a small me. I took exactly 5 cashews out of a bag, and gnawed at them, hoping to make them last as long as possible.

Why did I do this?
Because I had "self esteem issues", which translates to "my boyfriend was screwing another girl, so instead of doing the sane thing of dumping his sorry ass, I thought if I could just loose these 2 extra pounds he would stop and love only me and be faithful"

I believe way more than half the time what someone calls "low self esteem" has absolutely nothing to do with how they feel about themselves, and everything to do with how they think others perceive them.




I found this post somehow hilarious, with a sad twist and realization that I can identify with it, it struck a chord and I guess wild laughter is my mechanism for coping.

Today I hit the energy wall, I did go out and sit in the sun all day but when I got up to walk home I was depleted of energy. That did not feel good.

I may need to snack on something tomorrow a bit earlier.. Will get back on this. Thanks for the greats posts and no Shewolf, I do not take any offense to your posts, I know they are all in good sentiment and sound advice.
RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2011 04:46 pm
@shewolfnm,
shewolfnm wrote:

i agree with you there.

You know, once I got rid of my 'self esteem' issues... not only did I feel better, but I notice..even now as a 'bigger woman' I get MORE attention from the opposite sex than ever. I get MORE problems solved when working with other people, and I just get more done period.

Im no longer obsessed with how I look in a way that makes me want to shy away from people.
I wear a 12 dress and 14 jeans . By most standards, im fat.. but by normal people it seems im quite attractive and no one BUT ME seems to notice the 'fat' if that makes sense.

I can walk where I want, I have energy I need, I can spend all day out in the sun fishing, swimming and hiking around and be just fine. I can pack my stuff and move in a day, I can move furniture..etc..etc..etc.. I can DO what I want to do there for my body is fine right here.
If i could not, if simply going up a flight of stairs caused me to have to stop walking, or if my blood pressure was out of control or other important health issues were going on then yes, I would check my weight. But I check my weight as it is by not eating processed foods 24-7.

I try to start every day with a green shake to make sure i get my greens for the day. I will have a big fat greasy burger for lunch sometimes too, or gorge myself at a buffet. This doesnt happen often mind you. But I know I can do it when ever I want.

i think , Rex.. you may need to stop thinking that the last 4 or 5 lbs will be the magic to your life, and start judging your body and yourself by what you can physically do with out hurting yourself. Get out and enjoy life. DO THINGS.. dont eat things.
Does that make sense?
Besides, a day out in the sun, walking around and seeing things you like, with someone you enjoy is MUCH better then sweating like a freak on a treadmill eating dry crackers.
Guess which activity is more healthy for you anyway Smile
I know where you are coming from. I actually find weight attractive if not ravenous on some people but for me even the slightest bit of weight sits on me like cottage cheese. My friends also hold me to a higher standard and perhaps for good reason because they know I can do better for myself.

Bottom line is I am not the one who has to make love to me every night. Smile
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 31 May, 2011 05:54 pm
@RexRed,
RexRed wrote:

I found this post somehow hilarious, with a sad twist and realization that I can identify with it, it struck a chord and I guess wild laughter is my mechanism for coping.



I've no doubt that you identified with it, and fould it funny.

But, I think your wild laughter is more coming from improper brain functioning due to lack of nutrients.

Why don't you make love to yourself every night? I do. I love myself every day. If someone else makes love to me physically, I'll be damned if it's going to be someone who finds me less worthy because of my weight, either being too high or too low.

Your friends hold you to a higher standard? What, in the "let's see who can be the most shallow" competition?

This isn't meant as a dig to you Rex, that's just my immediate reaction to (A) feeling like I have to live up to the standards of someone else, leading to (B) Something as essentially unimportant as some extra pounds.

Shewolfs right. Just deal with eliminating packaged and processed foods. The closer to eat to how it came out of the earth, the better.
I've seen shewolf quite a few times, over a period of years. While she's always been a hottie, In the last year or so she is totally kick ass beautiful.

Her skin glows, her eyes sparkle, she's looks healthy.

I'll bet the reason you look like cottage cheese (if in fact you do) is more a result of not feeding yourself properly.

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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2011 12:41 pm
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jun, 2011 07:36 pm
I have lost almost thirty lbs been steadily on this diet for a while now. I don't feel tired or have lead feet. I have actually been working out on top of doing this diet. Most of the morning I go hungry and late at night I get quite hungry too. I have lost a huge amount off my belly and my pants no longer will stay up without a belt. Before I could not even button them.

I have found that fruit is the way to stave off hunger if I am gonna eat more than one hearty meal a day. I have also found I can go way overboard on making that hearty meal greasy and that sort of negates its nutritional value and the scale does not move if I eat a meal with way too many greasy calories. I was eating homemade pepperoni pizza (i know peperoni is full of chemicals). Well I put too many pepperonis on it and it was like the scale went up rather than down. Mozzarella is quite a low fat cheese and unbleached flour and the spices are okay on my diet.

I just needed to limit the pepperoni to a more reasonable amount and switch to ground beef and other meats much more often.

Melons, though they may seem pricy, do yield a lot of food and can give you that full feeling. I have been avoiding all sugars except that which i get from fruit naturally. No dried fruit because they do not make you feel full. No juices because of the same reason. Only water and my naturally decaffeinated coffee and milk is okay too.

Today I bought some peanut butter and the only ingredient is well... peanuts...

I am finding that most of the things I buy now have only one ingredient in them.

Garlic cloves have well, garlic. Melons are only melon, berries are only berries (Provided you wash them and rid them of chemicals.)

I make my own bread now too. Popcorn kernels have only popcorn.

Meats I am sure are pumped full of all kinds of things. I do buy a lot of seafood (seafood is more often than not pretreated with chemicals too) and make stir frys.

I fry pasta with my stir frys, I have been told that oil will soon catch up with me if i use olive oil to fry pasta veggies and meat a lot but I am not finding anything adverse yet from doing that.

Well just wanted to give an update, I feel more mentality stable less depressed, I have more energy I just wish i was off this diet but that is not gonna happen till i reach a healthy balance.

A friend of mine has lost almost 50 lbs on this diet and he sometime skips eating for a whole day! I was the one who turned him on this diet and at first he said it was too rough on him so he went off it then back on it he went and has stuck to it. He is a little suck up now and a bit arrogant but other than that I think he is happier with himself.

He also when he eats he eats crap (like hotdogs) with tons of really harmful chemicals. I have told him this is not healthy but he does no listen.

I guess I am just taking the weight off a bit slower just to be cautious.

And pepperoni i guess is not that much different than hotdogs but I don't eat pepperoni every day like he does with hotdogs... YUCK!

I have used this diet to learn to really eat more healthy.

Before this diet I almost never ate fruit. I ate TV dinners and home-cooked meals almost never taking a break from eating. I would eat just because I was bored. I have cut out all smoking and drinking, most chemicals, I use a lot more spices to flavor my food. I am now speculating on how many chemicals are used to process my dried spices and I am planning on making the switch to fresh spices soon. Fresh spices only last so long but they taste so much better. The thing about dried spices is i can use a lot more of them (which equals more antioxidants) and they are generally quite cheap.

I don't drink orange juice or eat many oranges though or buy juices as I mentioned. The juice does not really fill me up and oranges in particular almost always mess with my bowels. If I am going to eat oranges it will be an orange (usually half) and not juice.

I still take my vitamins nearly every day a whole slew of them. I also do not drink too many liquids so as to pass the liquids right though me washing out all of my vitamins. I space out liquids. The fruit does give me a lot of liquid and I usually do drink water some occasional milk with meals and decaf coffee too.

Well enough of me rambling on about food. Take care and enjoy what you eat. Smile
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2011 09:27 pm
Okay I am going to make some revisions to my diet here. I am going to bring back exercise in a big way.

I say on earlier pages that I was going to the gym and running off 4 and 500 calories a day and still seeing my weight gain rather than going down.

Well I have switched from doing the aerobic running thing as much (although I still do it) and now I use free weights for most of my workout. If you concentrate on your largest muscles on your body (mine are my thighs and upper arm muscles) you will see more weight loss BY FAR than doing aerobic exercises on the elliptical and running machines. Running does make my body seem less tired but the weight lifting is much more effective. Just lifting weights for a short time provides huge benefits.

And by free weights I am not talking about the weight machines. But by using the heavy weights i.e. the barbells and dumbbells...

They require more control and it is in the extra control that I am finding noticeable weight loss. Sit ups and pull ups are the same idea. They expend huge amounts of energy in a short time. Even if you can only do one to three pull ups when you start still do them every day till the number increases.

I am not going off my diet but I am going to focus on hardcore weightlifting more.

Every day I will lift weights for at least 20 minutes or longer. Plus what ever else like running.

This diet takes weight off fast but not as fast as I would like to see it come off. Metabolism is key also to getting the weight off and having a routine to remain in shape.

I am also thinking about preparing a weeks worth of my main meals ahead of time and keeping them in the freezer. Chicken breast, steak and fish meals with a veggie and brown rice.. This makes it harder to cheat and eating becomes simpler and does not detract so much from my exercise focus. Smile

My two goals although they seem like they are competing with one another is weight loss and muscle gain. To me muscle gain is also metabolism gain.

Keep up with the vitamins too.
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tracybuff
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 11:34 am
He is rght. Rex I completely agree with you. Look at the stars, how do you think they have stayed looking the way they have? By eating? I seriously dont think so. Drew Barry Moore lost 20lbs from not eating in 2 weeks because of a tongue ring and have been keeping it off. Kirsty Allen has done the same. Look at this new HCG diet that comes from your acclaimed doctors, it only recommends consuming 500 calories a day. Do you really think people are loosing the weight because of the HCG...Guess again. I bet if Rex was a MD and had some title to his name you ignoramous would be more compelled or inclined to listen. In any case, I can attest to what he is saying because I have seen it done and tried it myself and everytime I resumed eating my six meals a day and exercising consequetively (doing it "the right way") I gain weight. Who is to say which way is right or wrong. I saw do what works for you. Besides, eating six small meals would probably work in a country where you know the food is naturally grown and produced, but in our country where everything is filled with preservatives it would probably do your bodies some good to give it a break and starve it from all the pestisides etc.
Rex thank you, you have reminded me of what has worked for me for years and not what I am doing now. I have a wedding in September and will also be turning 33 maybe this will be the perfect start for me. I will keep you posted on my progress. Currently 215, hoping to be 170 by then.
RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jun, 2011 12:05 am
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43446129/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/
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