Saturday, April 25, 2009

Super Secrets

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Supposedly, some people lost more weight than others using these super diet secrets (or not so secret, as the case may be):

Cutting out sugary drinks better for weight loss than restricting food - Ask Boots
The people who reduced their 'liquid calories' during the course of the study lost more weight than people who didn't reduce their liquid calories.
Diets That Reduce Calories Lead to Weight Loss, Regardless of Carbohydrate, Protein or Fat Content - February 25, 2009 -2009 Releases - Press Releases - Harvard School of Public Health
Another important finding was that participants who regularly attended counseling sessions lost more weight than those who didn't.
Diabetes Research Summary - People Will Lose More Weight with a Modified Low-carbohydrate Diet than a Low-fat diet - American Diabetes Association
People on the MLC diet lost more weight than the people on the NCEP diet.
Financial Incentives Can Encourage Weight Loss - ABC News
Overweight employees who were paid a small amount lost more weight than those who weren't compensated for their efforts, according to one of the first studies to examine such a strategy at workplaces.
Weight-Loss Drugs More Effective With Lifestyle Change -- Goldfarb 3 (3): 8 -- DOC News
Over a 1-year period, participants who received the combination of medication and group meetings lost more weight than those who had drug or lifestyle changes alone.
Obesity - A Two-Year Randomized Weight Loss Trial Comparing a Vegan Diet to a More Moderate Low-Fat Diet[ast]
Individuals in the vegan group lost more weight than those in the NCEP group at 1 year [ - 4.9 (- 0.5, - 8.0) kg vs. - 1.8 (0.8, - 4.3); p < 0.05] and at 2 years [ - 3.1 (0.0, - 6.0) kg vs. - 0.8 (3.1, - 4.2) kg; p < 0.05] .
Weight Loss - Complementary -
A preliminary study found that people trying to lose weight using a meal-replacement formula containing soy protein lost more weight than a group not using any formula.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Panic No More

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Panic No More
Trying to lose weight can put anyone into a panic – that's for sure. So here are some of the more common issues that come up while fighting the battle of the bulge, along with some helpful tips.
I have been reading about stress and weight lately, and came across this article that I found interesting and motivating. It talks directly about eating problems such as pigging out, binge eating, and stress eating and offers tips to deal with each situation. There's nothing groundbreaking here, but there are some good, solid tips that make a good, short read that just might motivate you today.

Monday, April 20, 2009


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I've been out with a cold all day, sleeping most of the day, and only managing to rouse myself enough to eat dinner and check my email. I'm off to bed again, but here are some links of meditation that I found interesting.

User Post: MizFit Meditation: A few minutes a day to a less maniacal me - Healthy Living on Shine
For many moms, exercise is shoved to the bottom of the to-do list beneath what seems like every.single.other.task.
Learning Meditation Home Page
Welcome to Learning Meditation. I hesitate to use the word meditation. To me, as well as many others, the word "meditation" conjures up the picture of a bearded man sitting cross-legged in front of an entrance to a cave or high on a mountain top. Climbing the mountain and reaching him is part of the arduous journey toward self-fulfillment, self-improvement. Once we find him we ask, "What is the meaning of life?" or "How do we achieve peace in ourselves and our lives?" This all-knowing man tells us the answers are "inside ourselves" and tells us to go and contemplate. I don't know if that answer was worth the journey!
YouTube - How to meditate
A video over meditation, how to meditate.
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