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I need to lose weight this year.

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2 weeks ago
freddyboy answered question Is the Stamina Instride Folding Cycle effective for exercising?

My thoughts on this particular exercise device is that it's a good piece of equipment to have if you want something mobile and you move around a lot. Like if you are someone who travels a lot for work, I could see this being a great device. because it's just so compact and  portable. It's definitely effective for exercising but at the same time if I did workout form home a lot I'd be far more inclined to buy an actual exercise bike or treadmill.

Feb 05
4 weeks ago
antoniojones1968 answered question Can magnetic toe rings help you cut the fat?

I certainly don't think so. The belief is that the north pole of a magnet supposedly stimulates metabolsim, boosts calories burned cells. To achieve these benefit, you merely wear the magnetic toe rings or or finger rings combined with a healthy diet and exercise. 

Naturally, there is no scientific evidence that these magnets will provide you with any weight loss benefit. Studies have been conducted, but none of them have proven wearing magnets to be an effecitve aid for weight loss. That said, they're equally not dangerous to wear.

My advice is if you find them comfortable to wear and you think that they might work, go ahead and give them a try. You really don't have anything to lose. They might work or they may provide you with a placebo effect and work anyway (you know, like mind over matter).

Jan 21
2 months ago
freddyboy answered question Is my acne breakout the cause of weight gain?

I'm not quite sure I understand your question. I'm guessing you're meaning to ask has your weight gain caused your acne breakout and not the other way around. That said I'll answer both, just in casue you did mean to phrase your question that way.

Has your acne breakout caused your weight gain. The answer to that one is no. Acne does not cause weight gain because acne is a symptom of some other condition. I suppose it's possible that treatments you are using to treat your acne could be cause weight gain as a side effect, which is also doubtful, but even if this were the case the weight gain is resulting from the treatment and not from acne itself.

On the flip side, could your weight gain be causeing your acne. The answer is still no. As I stated already above, acne is a symptom of something else and that something is usually related to hormones, genetics and having skin that is prone to acne due to excessive production of sebum among other issues. If you've gained weight from eating more calories than you need and inactivity - which is what is usally the problem for us all - I don't think it will do anything good for you acne, but equally I don't think it's causing it. 

Now, I'm not a dermatologist, so I can't tell you for certain that your weight gain isn't causing your acne, but if this is something you suspect, you might want to bring this up with your doctor or specialist and consider losing the weightyou've gained. Usually, doing something healthy for your body as a whole should help your acne issue or -at the very least - not make it worse.

Dec 20
antoniojones1968 answered question What's the best swimming fitness tracker?

There's actually more than one. You can choose from several different designs and makes. But essentially, you'll want to make sure that the product you choose has at least the basic functionalities. These include: a calories consuption counter, stroke counter, distance measurement, stroke count, and stroke rate sensor. A stop watch functionality is also a good little feature, too.

With that in mind, do remember that most important feature of any swimming fitness tracker is its waterproof rating.

Here are some devices that are at the top of their class and are worth investigtating:

Polar V800

Garmin Vivoactive

Garmin Forerunner 920txt

Jaybird Reign

Garmin Swim

X Metric

Misfit Shine

Dec 13
3 months ago
freddyboy answered question What is the Shangri-La Diet and how is it effective?

The Shang-ri La diet - first and foreost - is a fad diet in my opinion. It was created by psychologist Seth Roberts who believes that by consuming between 100 - 400 calories a day in flavorless food like Olive oil one hours before mealtimes with help to suppress appetite and lead to weight loss. There is a lot more to the diet than just consuming these foods (or oils) obviously, but the bottom line is that there is no scietifict evidence to suggest that following this type of a diet will actually benefit weight loss. It's also not safe for people with certain medical conditions.

I would recommnend you choose something else. 

Nov 01
4 months ago
antoniojones1968 answered question Can doing a detox actually make you gain more weight?

Yes it can. While you'll certainly lose a lot of weight to start, including both water and fat, you will gain back what you lost and you'll find it a lot harder to lose again once you're done the detox. The problem with most detox diets (aside from the fact that they don't actually detox you becuase your body naturally performs that function) is that they cause you to lower your calorie intake so much that they put your body into starvation mode. Once your body thinks it's starving, it puts the breaks on your metabolism. It slows down the rate at which your body burns through fat and starts to preserve fat stores because it thinks it needs to store it for later when you'll need energy. 

It takes a while for your body to readjust after it goes through this process, so you'll gain more weight when you go back to eating normally and it will be harder to lose the weight you put back on until your body thinks it's safe to burn again and your metabolsim goes back to its normal rate of calorie and fat burning. 

Oct 10
5 months ago
freddyboy answered question Does Vitamin B also help control high cholesterol?

Yes. Vitamin B12 (Niacin) has been shown to boost HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. However, you should only take Vitamin B for this reason if your doctor has prescribed it to you to lower your cholesterol. Like any supplement, herbal, vitamin, etc. it doesn't matter how natural it is or how good someone says it is for you or for a certain health condition, you should only ever take it to treat a health condition if your doctor has recommended it.

Sep 11
6 months ago

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