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1 week ago
antoniojones1968 answered question What's the best way to form new healthy diet habits to follow for life?

I would say that the best way to do it is to make small changes gradually. To start, I would simply begin by eating my meals around the same time each day. If you skip meals, stop that immediately. Secondly, I would start to lower my portion sizes so that they reflect the number of calories that you are supposed to get  in a day and if you find you're still hungery, eat more vegetables and fruits, not more carbs, fats or proteins. Don't snack before bed. Start drinking more water every day and reduce the number of sugary and alcoholic beverages your drink (notice how I said reduce, not eliminiate). You need to establish willpower and the only way to do that is to reduce, not eliminate.

Start to cut out the number of high-sugared foods you eat. For instance, if you have sweets during the day, knock this back to one sweet per day instead of multiples. Save it for the point of the day when you'll most want it.

Finally, while this doesn't really have anything to do with diet, exercise daily. When you engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, This can help your digestion and will help you to just feel better overall.

Apr 17
1 month ago
freddyboy answered question Will my weight come back after taking prescription diet drugs?

Whether or not your weight comes back after you take prescripton drugs is entirely up to you. Prescription drugs are not a long-term solution. They are meant to provide you with potent short-term help (usually no longer than 12 weeks) so that you can adopt the necessary lifestyle changes required to lose weight (e.g.eating, exercise and behavioral changes).Once you've adopted these changes, you need to stick to them, even after you no longer take the diet pills. You will manage to maintain weight loss and even continue losng weight if you continue to maintain the changes. If, on the other hand, you go back to your old habits pre-prescription diet drugs, yes, you can gain all the weight back and even more.

Mar 25
antoniojones1968 answered question Does Selenium help with weight loss or just health?

Selenium does provide you with many health benefits including helping to prevent common forms of cancer, fighting off viruses and defending against heart disease. It can even help asthma symptoms. 

As for it being benefiical for weight loss, selenium helps to improve and maintain good thyroid function, whicih can lead to more energy, reduced fatigue and strress and faster metabolsim. All of this can benefit your efforts to shed fat. Taking selenium isn't just going to make fat melt off your body, of course, but it will help you to get the most out of your exercise and provide you with the motivation to be active, which are essential for burning fat and weight loss maintenance.

You can obtain selenium from a number of food sources (aside from supplements) including brazil nuts, eggs, tuna, liver, cods and sunflower seeds to name a few.

Mar 07
2 months 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
3 months 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
4 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
5 months ago

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