1. Why would a diet aid manufacturer threaten legal action against their customers if they refute their product's effectiveness?
2. Why would an actual licensed physician make an anonymous endorsement of a weight loss product that worked? If you think that"...internet discussionsshould be presented in a reasonable manner..." and you announce, from the get-go, that you're a "physician", why didn't you identify yourself? View Thread
"...I don't know what to do!" Then, why not consult a trained professional who knows what they're talking about?
Why would you spend a small fortune without first consulting a physician? Prepare a list of questions you want to ask, beforehand. If you are not completely satisfied or you do not understand your doctor's explanations, request a referral to speak with a specialist or seek a second opinion. Build a consensus. Whether you understand or don't, any physician can explain why you need to make changes in your life when you can't lose weight. Firstly, you need to make "adjustments" to the way you live and, consistently, execute sound health fundamentals in order to strengthen and rehabilitate vital systems in your body that have fallen into disrepair...and, that doesn't require any "fortune", at all.View Thread
Talk to your physician and ask for a referral to see a specialist in depressive medicine. Actually, it may be hard to believe but your hunger is partly a result of your sedentarism. The more you sit, the more hormonally unbalanced you become, the hungrier you get. Movement is key, not only in helping you fight hunger, but improving your depressive state, too.
Change is hard for everybody. We know we must change but we can't get ourselves to do it. Education and a thorough understanding of your condition(s) will accomplish the first step: Changing your mind. Once achieved, your body has no other choice but to follow what you believe.
Walking is such powerful medicine. I wish I could make you see what takes place in your body when you walk.View Thread
Try not to worry too much about the "food" for now. Relax. There's no need to worry or rush. In fact, the only thing worse than eating french fries is worrying and rushing...
Just, take a walk (even if it's just for a lousy 10 minutes!), everyday.
Many years ago, I couldn't sleep one night, so I took a walk around the neighborhood in the middle of the night. I took my dog with me for company. When we got back, I was exhausted and fell asleep in minutes. That was the night my life changed, for good. From just that one sleepless night, I've walked well over 10,000 miles over the last 5 years. Sadly, not with the same dog but with 2 new ones, now.
The ratio between Total Cholesterol over HDL is the key indicator. The goal is to get that ratio below 4 to 1. Once achieved, your risk of stroke or heart disease becomes miniscule. As your walks progress and gain in distance, your HDL will start to noticeably rise and, transversely, your LDL and triglycerides will fall, too. After a year, or so, you'll finally "get it". It's the everyday focus on ever-increasing movement that's key to lowering cholesterol. Every doctor encourages all their patients to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes/day. And, most overweight patient goes out, joins a gym, brutalizes themselves for 3 or 6 months, then, "quits"...
Relax, take it slow and, most of all, don't worry!... ...and, don't quit!
I'm 56, btw. At 4:30 this morning, "we" got chased by two magnificent, beautiful male coyotes...We got away! My cholesterol ratio is 3.8. Oorah!View Thread
Establish daily exercise, first. No recovery, no repair can take hold without a consistent pattern of moderate daily movement throughout the day. It's the toughest lifestyle adjustment to incorporate and it's absolutely essential. Start with daily exercise, first. View Thread
I agree that the diary industry has hung its hat on the premise that calcium is essential for "strong bones and teeth".
I cut way back on all dairy (ditto, for red meat) because:
1. All the calcium in the world won't mean diddly-squat if you're low in Vitamin D. 2. If your diet emphasizes green & leafy you'll have calcium coming out of your butt. 3. This country is experiencing an epidemic of osteoporosis, yet, we've been drinking milk and eating yogurt like crazy for the last 50 years! 4. Finally, what's far worse for your "bones and teeth" than not getting enough calcium in your diet?
I eat eggs on occasion. Sometimes, I'll have a slice of cheese. I'll put a little milk in my coffee, too. No need, imo, to condemn an entire industry. In fact, I never say, don't eat this or don't eat that...
Because, the great equalizer is exercise; how much you move throughout the day...
With that said, the basic problem I see with most problem eaters is they simply have no clue how essential daily exercise is to the human body. They think it's "optional".
It is not! Evolutionary genetics has us "running for our lives" for at least the next half a million years. Maybe, then, exercise be optional. Let's pray we'll still have honeybees...View Thread