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1 week ago
tracy1976 answered question Is Forever Fat Loss a healthy weight loss program?

I don't know how well it fairs on the health scale compared to lots of other healthy dieting books out there, to be entirely honest, but I think it's definitely worth the read if you're interested in taking a new approach to dieting or if you think the advice it might provide is new and interesting. It does offer some good information and advice. However, not being new to reading diet books, I didn't find that what was provided was anything revolultionary or new. I was expecting a little more of a unique take on healthy dieting than this book provided. I didn't really get much out of it, sorry to say, but it wasn't a bad book. I just didnt' really make any modifcations to my diet because of it. 

Still, this is just my opinion, so if you are interested in what this book has to say and you can get it for a decent price, I'd recommend picking it up and having a look for yourself.  

Jan 13
3 weeks ago
tracy1976 answered question How does Tenuate work to help me lose weight?

Tenuate is an appetite suppressant. So it can help you lose weight by make it easier for you to eat less. This can help you stick to a lower calorie diet and also eat smaller portions and still feel satisfied (at least that's the idea anyway).

Like Phentermine, it is similar to an amphetamine and acts on the central nervous system and like Phentermine it can also cause some unpleasnt side effects in addition to the side effects that you want.

Like other prescription weight loss medications it is typically only prescribed to individuals who are obese or who are very over weight and also have a weight-related medical condition. Tenuate is the brand name, the generic name is diethylpropion, which is also the name of the active drug that is in Tenuate.

Jan 01
2 months ago
tracy1976 answered question Is there a way to get water out of my smartphone?

There are things that you can try to help get the water out and give your phone the best shot at survival. For starters, take it out of its wet environment immediately. Whether you dropped it in a pool, the toilet a puddle it's in the rain, etc. reduce its water exposure as quickly as you can. Every second counts.

Once you've got it away from the water, take a part your phone as much as possible. Take off the back, the battery, take out the sim cardl, anything that you can physically remove, get it off. 

Next, carefully pat the parts with a lint free towel or if you don't have that use a washcloth or a paper towel.

Next, stick it in uncooked rice. Get a container with a lid, fill it with rice and stick the parts of yoru phone in. Make sure the phone is covered on all side. Place the lid on top of the contianer and stick it under somewhere warm - not hot - like a lamp or something and  leave it alone for at least 6 hours to encourage the evaporation process.

If you're SUPER lucky, after you phone is dry, it'll work.  Good luck.

Nov 20
4 months ago
tracy1976 answered question What's the difference between fat and calories?

They are closely related but obviously not the same. The best way to distinguish them - in my opinion - is through foods.

Tha vast majority of food contains calories, with the small exception of non-caloric items such as water, tea, coffee and spices. By definition a calorie (or kilocalorie) is a unit of energy that is also used in the context of food energy.

Fat,on the other hand, is found in certain foods in certain food groups such as oil, fish oil, butter and lard.  By definition fat is a group of compunds that are derviced from food items (like those listed above) and are insoluble in water.

As for exercise. You burn calories way easier than you burn fat. In fact, you burn calories all the time, even by sitting down. Your body runs on calories. If you want to burn fat, you need to engage in an ecercise (typially cardio) that will enable you to reach your target heart rate. Once you've reaced that (usually after 10 - 15 minutes of high-intensity moving) you'll start to burn actual fat and not just sugar calories.

I hope all that helps!

Sep 16
5 months ago
tracy1976 answered question How can losing weight reduce your risk of getting cancer?

Studies have shown that excess weight, especially obesity, can increase the risk of certain types of cancers. In fact one study noted that being obeses can increase the risk of 13 types of cancers while another said that the longer you are obese, the more the risk grows..This is a pretty scary thought to say the least.

Losing weight can help to reduce your risk because typically it means that you are adopting a more healthy lifestyle, such as eatiing a healthier diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and antioxidants. Foods that are high in trans fats, sugar and salt increses the number of free radicals in your body which can be bad for you. You're also likely exercising more which means you're improving your circulation, burning off unwanted fat and youre likely getting better rest. Sleep is really important to your health as well. Just like when you quit smoking, as soon as you start to lose weight and live healthier the sooner you start lowering your risk. 

Aug 06
7 months ago
tracy1976 answered question What's the easiest way to count calories?

The eaisst way is to use a program like sharefit or spark people. These programs are free to join and they allow you to keep track of the calories you eat in a day by letting you enter in the foods you've eaten so you can tally up how mnay calories you've consumed efficently and fast. Many of the databases contain a huge range of foods and they are easy to use.  Plus, you can set weight loss goals so you know how many calories you are allowed i a day in order to lose a certain number of pounds by a certain number of days. 

There are other tracking sites you can use and wearing something like a ftibit can help you keep track of how many calories you lose in a day.

Jun 18
8 months ago
tracy1976 answered question How does a balance ball work and how does it benefit you?

Essentially the balance ball (also known as a stabilityball) is meant to be used when doing certain exercises beause it might help you to peform them better by giving you better balance or stability while doing them. For instance, You can perform crunhes on the balls to build your abdominal muscles and make them stronger. They can also be helpful for side lifts to workout and build your obliques. They may also be ideal for stretching your back, your core and your legs. While you can purchase one of these balls from a deprtment store, online and from a sports store, just make sure when you do use the ball you are doing exercises meant for it. Watch and instructional video or take a class before using it so you know what you're doing and why.

May 08

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