My first suggestion is easy. Thoroughly grill your doctor on his/her recommendations for exercise. How much, how long, etc. He may refer you to a physical therapist or, better still, a post hip replacement exercise specialist.
Second, I'd sit down and make a list of all the unhealthful or binge inducing foods you presently eat. I'd be willing to bet $100, you're capable of listing (within two or thee) almost every single piece of "junk" you eat. Out of that list, circle your Top 5 most destructive foods...foods you love but are causing you the greatest harm. Then, in the next 12 months, one by one, stop eating them...forever.
That's your "diet"...Just exercise, everyday, and stop eating crap. Don't believe it?
Of course; that goes without saying...
But, the only question that matters is, Will you, finally, believe it, now?View Thread
Long term weight loss is the result of recapturing, then, optimizing one's health. Is good health insured by diet and exercise, alone? Hardly. There are numerous, mitigating factors that can significantly affect one's health...
The reality is, you should go "on and on"...with a qualified "somebody", one who can establish the right metrics and run the right tests for you. A doctor can be a great place to start, imo.View Thread
My wife's best friend is a dermatologist. I've learned so much from her about skin care; she's incredible! She once told me the reason why she advises all her patients to steer clear of diet soda is a reason that you'd never guess.
It de-calcifies bone (osteoporosis), particularly, the fine bone structure in your face resulting in premature sagging of the skin. Women can take really good care of the skin on your face throughout their lives, never go cheap on facial products and cosmetics and wonder, "Why in the hell does my face look so tired and old?"... Skin (and bone) never lie. That's why...View Thread
Read down a bit and you'll find her quiz, "Are You Ready for Change".
Here's the questions from her quiz...
1. Are you motivated to make long-term lifestyle changes that require eating healthy foods and becoming more physically active? 2. Have youfully identifiedthe main stresses in your life now and during the next several months? 3. Do you truly believethat there is no magic bullet, but instead patient work on your part? 4. Do you believe that you can change your eating habits? 5. Do you have family, friends, or both who will supportyour weight-loss efforts? 6. Are you willing to find ways to be more physically active? 7. Are you realisticabout your mental and physical transformation goal? 8. Are you willing to record your food intake, physical activity, and mental focus, and will you make time to do so? 9. Are you willing to look at past experiences in starting a healthier lifestyle and other areas of your life to see what has motivated you and kept you working on obstacles to success? 10. Do you view changing your eating and physical activity habits as a positive experience? 11. Have you resolved, or are you in the process of resolving, any eating disorders or other emotional issues that make it difficult for you to achieve a healthy weight? 12. Do you believe that achieving your mental and physical transformation is a lifelong process that requires you to change your behavior, eating habits, and level of physical activity? 13. Are you ready to make that commitment?
Do you notice how everyone, here, asks questions about what to eat, how much exercise, what supplement, vitamins or magic bullet works best?. And, do you notice that Dr, Peeke's quiz asks questions about what you think, what you believe, are you mentally and physically committed? She's asking questions about your state of mind. Why?
Every battle is won before it's ever fought. -Sun Tsu
You must become educated, you must plan, you must prepare, you must become supremely confident and, only, then, do you go to war. You must become undefeatable in your mind, first. If you can't "see" yourself winning, then, you will lose.View Thread
Aside from the above mentioned facts, the biggest reason I'm against HCG is because the act of starvation brings the possibility of ketoacidosis into play.
Most body cells run on glucose derived from food, but once you start to starve yourself, some cells will turn to other "ways" to find alternative fuel sources. And, its the burning of these alternative fuels that can lead to catastrophic results. For example, the subtle shut down of your kidneys due to ketoacidosis..."How were we to know, our daughter could die from dieting?" said one shocked family...
The answer is, You aren't (suppose to know). A doctor would know....But, you have to see one, first. If you decide to use this product, even against your physician's recommendations, you must still let them know once you've started the processand report any irregular or unusual symptoms, immediately.Be safe and good luck!View Thread
I am not so naive as to think that anything I say will influence those considering buying this product. People make buy decisions based on a multitude of criteria, based on fact and fraud, alike. My only goal is to level the playing field, here, and present as much valid information as possible and let the chips fall where they may...
"...Such as Hcg Only under a doctor's advice and monitoring..."
Tell me, what doctor would recommend HCG as a means for weight loss for their patient?Please, show me one clinical study (available for peer review) that has proven that HCG is effective for weight loss?
What's new about HCG?
"...Dr. Albert Simeons first introduced hCG injections as a weight loss aid in 1954, according to the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. His protocol included a 500 calorie-per-day diet and hCG injections six days each week for eight weeks. Patients were instructed to eat only one item each from the protein group, vegetable group, fruit group and bread group each day. In the 1970s, Dr. Simeons' method of hCG injections and strict diet became a popular method for weight loss, but were later proven to be ineffective. In the 2000s, it resurged in popularity and continues to be a popular method for weight loss in the United States..." http://www.livestrong.com/article/273467-information-about-hcg-injections-for-weight-loss/#ixzz2Dp6lp2IR
The FDA has not approved hCG for weight loss. Beginning in 1975, labels on hCG products and hCG advertising must include a warning that states that hCG is not effective in treating obesity. It also must clearly state that it does not cause weight loss beyond that which caloric restriction would cause. MayoClinic.com also notes that hCG, along with eating a very low-calorie diet, can cause nutrient deficiencies, headaches, irritability and fatigue. View Thread
I think the reason why no one has yet to respond to your request is not because its silly or that people don't care. "Accountability partners" work!...Husband-wife, boss-employee, coach-player, friends, etc...It just that usually these agreements are made, face-to-face & at arms length. In other words, quid pro quo.
Yesterday, I was covered in sweat having washed 5 family cars in less than 75 mins because, in terms of my health, washing two is better than washing one, three is better two, etc...I sprinkle microwaved, frozen, baby spinach and cod liver oil over my dogs food for the same reason I do it over my own food...&, trust me, it's not for the great taste! It is this warped, twisted kind of thinking that motivates me to chip & chisel away at my beatened-up, old, creaky body so that someday I'll look like Jason Bourne! All kidding aside. I'm on the right track; I've witnessed some mind-boggling results this last half decade.
My point is this, I think you must first establish that you matter and you don't have to answer to no one; you're already your harshest critic. There's nothing wrong with having accountability partners so long as you're accountable to yourself, first.
While washing the cars, I was thinking to myself the following... Including the Bill of Rights, there are 17 constitutional amendments. And, I came up with number 18! Can you imagine if a bill was passed that said, if you washed someone's car, cleaned that person's house & weeded same's yard, the receiver of said benefit must do one of three things with the sweat soaked laborer. A. Pay them $50 bucks, or B. Have sex (with laborer), or C. Both A & B.
Can you imagine how many of this country's problems this amendment could solve? Can you imagine how far this would go in eliminating obesity and Type 2 Diabetes? Can you imagine anyone voting against this?
With that said, rozzieroz, I'll be your accountability partner. Now, go and wash my car...View Thread