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.

Weight Loss with Facial Exercise Means Your Face Doesnâ??t Have to Look Older

September 22, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · 1 Comment 

Poor Valerie Bertinelli.  Here she loses a great deal of weight, probably thirty pounds, maybe more, and instead of the media congratulating her on her new, svelte body, they are maligning her face, saying that she looks older now than she did two years ago when she still wore a size twelve.

Losing weight means that your face will lose weight too.  Volume as unwanted pounds is shed throughout the entire body when a person loses weight. 

There is really no such thing as “spot” reducing as in ‘I will only lose weight in my waist, tummy, hips and thighs,’ so as you put away mounds of carrots, broccoli and organic lettuce leaves, just know that having a skinny body means you will have a skinny face.

If you experience weight loss in your thighs, you will also experience weight loss in your face.  Loss of volume in the face is especially noticeable as previous atrophy like slightly sagging cheeks now are actual lines or grooves between your nose and your mouth. 

Jowls and pouches also seem to form almost overnight as the pounds melt away.  You probably feel this is a very unfair scenario â?? losing weight to look better yet your face is losing the battle against aging.

There are hollows that can form along the sides of the cheeks when weight is lost quickly.  Sometimes hollows are thought to only plague those over 65 but if your weight has taken a sudden plunge, you might find your skin acting in ways you have never seen.

Fat surrounds our muscles and our internal organs as it weaves and marbles throughout our bodies.  Fat nestles between our skin and body muscles. You may or may not know that it is very easy for our bodies to store fat; if we overeat and are under active, our bodies glom on to ingested calories. 

Most of us gals need only 1500-1800 calories per day to maintain our ideal weight; overeat and you outgrow your clothes as you become a candidate for obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure issues and other health challenges.  In addition to watching our caloric intake we certainly need to include some type of physical activity to energize our bodies and to put the roses back in our cheeks.

When our faces show aging whether we have lost weight or not, there is sometimes great temptation to use extraneous methods to recapture our youthful appearance. 

Thinking that temporary injections that plump and paralyze will enhance your face may leave you feeling cold and offish.  Injections cost a lot of money and carry a certain amount of risk.  Oh sure, there will probably be redness or bruising at the injection site but if you choose to allow toxins and chemically altered cadaver material to be injected inside your body, you will first have to read and sign a very comprehensive disclosure that will absolutely let your practitioner off the hook if you have an adverse reaction.

Surgery is another avenue men and women consider when their face looks drawn and tired but if you stop and think about it carefully, cutting perfectly healthy muscle and skin, then draping it and suturing it into place may not be ideal either.  In fact, some people may think it is a barbaric practice and not in line with healthy alternatives; after all, it is surgery and surgery always carries risk like infection, disappointment and even death.

There are non-surgical alternatives and less invasive practices but not all of them produce the desired results of a younger looking face.

Facial exercise, not twists, puckers or contortions, is a safe and sane alternative for a healthier, younger looking face.  The exercises are painless, there is no risk and you look like you did ten to fifteen years ago.

Facial exercise that uses resistance training is likened to weight training.  When you train your body with weights, the muscles sculpt, tone, tighten and reposition.

Just as exercise works for the body, exercise will work for the face.  Using white exercise gloves to hold and anchor tiny facial muscles, the facial exercises quickly work to enhance the face by engaging the muscles hidden under the skin. 

Most users see immediate results when using isometric facial exercise with resistance although in the beginning the results are not long lasting because the muscle needs sufficient strength training to hold the new look.  After a few weeks of training, the face begins to lose the tired, drawn look as muscles and skin become revitalized with oxygenated blood.

Learning the techniques is easy, the steps are simple and the results are stunning.

Now you can keep your face looking toned, tightened and lifted when you are ready to shed a few pounds without worry that your face will look tired or old.



Cynthia Rowland is widely recognized as an expert in all natural facial fitness. She has appeared on The View, NBC 4, Fit TV, HGTV and other popular shows. This author, speaker and television personality is leading the crusade to keep men and women looking vibrantly younger through natural techniques without spending their children’s inheritance.

Discover how to look younger with Cynthiaâ??s free report Facial Exercise the Evidence Doesnâ??t Lie


Lap Band Surgery Cost-really Count

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

Choosing lap ban surgery for weight losing is really a good decision. But it is really not affordable by all. Its cost is high. There are many factors for consideration while choosing lap ban surgery like-surgeon, hospital, side-effects and cost too. Cost of lap band surgery really plays an important part in it. Lap band surgery cost includes surgeon fees, hospital charges, anesthesia fees, exercise and diet counseling, lab and x-ray fees and miscellaneous fees. Along with this if you go other place from your home for surgery then the cost include travel expense, hotel charge, fare, fooding expense and other extra charge. It is really a big step so you should be prepared before having this surgery. Think about the future effects and think –is it affordable by you?.

For weight loss this is really an effective process no doubt, but you should confine yourself with your pocket also. Surgeon and the place where this operation will held is cost deciding factor. Some part of this world has low cost in comparison to other. But other factor also involve in this. The amount you pay for lap band surgery is varies from place to place. There is no fixed price for lap band. The cost of Lap-Band surgery varies from about $17,000 to $30,000, depending on where you live.

Before surgery you have to undergo many pre-operative tests which decide your body position. This also adds the cost charge. Not only before surgery and at the time of surgery but after surgery care also includes in the lap band surgery price. After surgery follow-up care and adjustment are necessary. In these there are usually several follow-up appointments the first year and then once a year after the first year in order to monitor weight loss and adjust the band as needed. Many surgeons structure their prices to include some band adjustments for the first year. Adjustments for patients commonly range from about $100 to $300 each. Some surgeons may make adjustments for people who have had their surgery elsewhere, but the fees are usually quite a bit more than for their own patients.

Nowadays you can get the financial help for lap ban surgery. You can reduce the pressure of lap band surgery cost. Medical insurance allow for medical help and surgeon also accept it. There is also provision that hospital give you help for lap ban surgery. So invest your time in choosing the affordable surgeon and place for lap ban surgery. When discussing cost then you should consider all the cost from start to end. Somewhere you get low price quote but somewhere high. So in this situation make a right decision. Do not consider only the low price; consider the experience and success rate of surgeon and also where you are going to do this. This also counts a lot in lap band surgery. There are many factors which affects on lap band surgery price. Consult with the patient or your relatives about this then make a wise decision for you.


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