17 Day Diet Facts

April 7, 2011 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · 6 Comments 

The latest craze to hit the internet is the 17 day diet. The 17 day diet makes some pretty substantial claims, which makes us go um. The 17 day diet consists of switching your food intake every 17 days in an effort to prevent your body from hitting the dieter plateau. This seems logical and is really the only thing we like about the 17 day diet.

The 17 day diet starts off by allowing you to consume 1200 calories a day for 17 days. for the vast majority of people 1200 calories is not enough to maintain your healthy. The miracle of this 17 day diet is that you lose 10-15 pounds in those first 17 days of the diet. This sounds appealing to most people, but this is not to mention that you will not be getting enough nutrients during those 17 days to function normally. Well unless you go into an induced coma for the 17 days. That would be a really great diet. the 17 days induced coma diet.

People might buy into it, but only 1200 calories per day is not going to be enough energy for you to perform any exercise and you will fell really bad. The psychological aspect of this is the you will likely quite just like all the other diets you’ve tried or you would not still be looking for this sort of information on the internet. Losing weight does not have to be hard, just eat sensibly and get a good exercise routine to follow. As long as you are burning more calories than you take in then you will lose weight and build you metabolism at the same time so once you lose the weight you will keep it off.

This is where a lot of people fail at diets including the 17 day diet which was on the morning show today. Its not the diet that allows you to shed those pounds its your will power that allows it. The diet is just a vessel, its you that must do the work. Eating correctly is a big part but its not all. You can eat 5000 calories a day, but if you burn 6000, then you must lose weight. Try to find a diet that gives you between 1400-2000 calories a day depending upon your current size and just workout. You will achieve your goals and allow you to get ready for swimsuit season in a healthy way.


The Downside Of The Laparoscopic Weight-loss Surgery

August 21, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Laparoscopic weight loss surgery is usually a procedure that is employed for severe obesity. However, many people also ask their physicians about this procedure purely for vanity purposes. Let us look at the downside of laparoscopic weight-loss surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimal invasive surgical procedure where five small incisions are made in the abdominal area. The surgeon then inserts the laparoscope into these incisions to perform the weight-loss surgery inside the abdominal area.

Part of the procedure is inflating the abdominal area with gases so that the surgeon can more easily perform the procedure.

In the case of severe obesity this procedure might be a life-saving operation. In that case the benefits would definitely outweigh the risks associated with the procedure.

People who consider this procedure for vanity purposes should pause and seriously think about the risks.

It is often found that some of the gases used to inflate the abdominal area remain behind after the operation.

This can cause severe discomfort for long periods of time. For example, these gas bubbles can cause severe pain when breathing.

Then there is also the matter of scarring. Even though the five incisions are small ones, they are on the abdominal area that one would like to expose on the beach, for example.

Depending on how your skin heals, those five incision points might remain as light-colored scars for the rest of your life.

Reputable surgeons would probably deny you this procedure. However, even if you can find one who would be willing to perform the procedure on you without you being severely obese, you should be extremely cautious.


In our modern life we want everything to be instantaneous, including weight-loss.

It is far more beneficial to exercise a little bit of patience and lose your weight in a healthy and sensible way through dieting and moderate exercise.

What Method is Best for Weight Loss?

August 18, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Weight loss is a huge business now-days and there are so many different methods that promises results, that it is very hard to navigate in this jungle. With all of the diet tricks out there, it is difficult to determine which weight loss methods are legitimate.  Also most of these methods are costly and often give different results from individual to individual, this makes it even more difficult to find one that works for you. 

My recommendation if you are looking for permanent results is to go the natural way; fat diets, unbalanced diets, diet pills, diet supplements, weight loss surgery and other short term weight loss methods are not recommended for permanent weight control.  Sudden weight loss methods are also dangerous to the body.  But today more people are realizing that natural weight loss methods are the only way to achieve healthy, lasting results. Natural weight loss methods are proven to be the safest. 

A natural method is, when your body burns more fat that it consumes. What you put in your mouth is of course very important also. There are many diets available, for example herbal weight loss methods are proving to be effective the world over, and have attracted wide-spread media attention as a result.  Other effective weight loss method is the good old exercise. Exercise is a natural as well as permanent solution for weight loss.

There are clinics and doctor’s specialized on weight manage. A patient’s situation is carefully studied and after that the plan is to manage body weight depending on the patient’s risk factors in health, and the rate and effect of these factors.  These methods are costly, but you will feel that you are in safe hands.

Not long ago a medical clinic run a test on people who had earlier participated in a weight loss program;

First all participants received two dietary questionnaires to complete at home. When looking at the results, it should be noted that for role functioning, emotional and mental health there was no difference in the scores between those perceiving themselves as just right and too fat.  For men a similarly direct relationship was observed between weight loss history and quality of life, but differences between weight loss categories were significant only for physical functioning, bodily pain, general health and vitality.  For women all quality of life dimensions (with the exception of vitality, mental health and role-functioning emotional) differed between body mass indexes after adjustment, with the overweight having lower mean scores.  Perceived weight was associated with general health and vitality, independent of obesity in men. Those women with a stronger history of weight loss had significantly lower scores for physical function, mental health, bodily pain, role functioning, emotional, social function and vitality.  Longitudinal analysis showed that women with weight increase of greater than 10% had significant lower quality of life scores in terms of physical health, general health and vitality.

This shows us that excess fat in our bodies makes us vulnerable for depression and mental problems, also our vitality levels go down, which means a lower life quality. These results also reflect findings in psycho-social literature and speculation on the part of many clinical and public health practitioners that the impact of obesity on well-being more often depend on subjective assessment by an individual of their weight rather than realistic appraisal relative to healthy standards. 

In a society with such a high prevalence of overweight and obesity, quick fix weight loss methods are in high demand.  This is also where the business starts, and I’m sorry to say there are many out there that are more interested in their own earnings than patients well being. Therefore go only after diets and methods which are medically tested and approved.  


Kevin White has studied overweight problems for two decades, his methods and psychology have helped countless people to success.


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