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The Effects of Weight Loss Advertising - All women desire beauty. As myriads of women seek a perfect body shape and attractiveness, they will have interest in having weight loss treatment. In fact, losing weight has come into a vogue. People, especially female, do not take their weight into serious account but follow the others blindly and participate in weight loss programmes. Patently, the main culprit of this phenomenon is the omnipresent weight loss advertisements. The slimming companies use advertising as a tool to inculcate the concept that being thin is equal to beauty into people’ minds....   [tags: Weight Loss, Advertising, weight, ] 1073 words
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Steps for Succeeding at Weight-Loss - Many Americans have struggled with losing weight for years. They have tried a variety of diets, but can’t seem to get away from the multitude of fast food chains that are on every street corner. According to the American Cancer Society, “About 1 in 3 American adults is now obese, and another 1 in 3 is overweight.” In my journey of losing weight, I’ve learned that losing weight is by far the hardest task I have ever encountered. With the right equipment and determination, losing weight is a lifestyle....   [tags: obesity, overweight, weight loss]
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The Known Natural Weight Loss Methods - The body is capable of burning fat on its own. However, with the increased cravings for fatty and sugary foods, even the body is having difficulty burning them. As a result, more and more people are becoming obese, and the urge becomes almost insatiable. Now, getting back to shape may not be an easy thing for the obese. Unless they are determined to change their mindsets towards weight loss, it is going to be impossible for them to achieve it. If you belong in this category and you want to reform, you can start taking steps the natural way....   [tags: weight loss, obesity, fat, supplements] 593 words
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Weight Loss Gimmicks - Now we all have seen these miracle weight lose commercials; with some skinny shmuck, selling the newest improved snake oil. Let us be honest, they want your money, and the industry does not give a damn about you. Look at when they run the ads on TV we all know how much it cost to have ads on TV. Showing many advertisements that show, supplements to get you to lose weight; while bulking up, Diets that eliminate exercise, even exercises that may cause more damage to your body then you will benefit from (have to break down bone and muscle to build bone and muscle....   [tags: miracle weight loss products don't work]
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Lecithin Supplement's Effectiveness In Weight Loss - Lecithin Supplement's Effectiveness In Weight Loss WHAT IS LECITHIN. Lecithin, a lipid material composed of choline and inositol, is found in all living cells as a major component of cell membranes, which regulate the nutrients entering and exiting the cell. The term "lecithin" has two definitions depending on what group is using the term. Scientists define lecithin as synonymous with phosphatidylcholine, the name for one of the principle phospholipids. On the other hand, producers of lecithin for commercial use use the term lecithin to refer to a complex mix of phosphatides and other substances that contain phosphatidylcholine....   [tags: Lecithin Health Weight Loss Essays]
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Media and Weight Loss - "Thinness equals success" is the notion that many college-aged, upper-middle class, white women looking to become part of professional society hold today. The "Culture of Slenderness" has many ways of exerting its influence and fulfilling its aims effectively (Toro, Cervera, Perez, 1988, pg.136). This message has been exploited by the media and by society's professional work force. Since the woman's arrival into professional society, a new norm has been set by white professional men that has begun to affect a new generation of white women leaders....   [tags: Media Weight Loss Papers]
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Personal Diet and Weight Loss Management Analysis - Personal Diet and Weight Loss Management Analysis      Each morning I get on the scales and hope that I can celebrate losing a pound or two. The numbers I see on the scale represent a gauge that keeps me moving forward in a weight loss program. When I look at the numbers on the scale I realize I am making progress in losing weight, however, am I putting my body at more risk just by limiting certain foods. Comparing and contrasting my typical diet to the amounts of daily nutrients recommended in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Guide Pyramid has proven that I am not a healthy eater....   [tags: losing weight loss program] 2640 words
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Weight Loss with Phen/Fen and Redux - Weight Loss with Phen/Fen and Redux History of Weight Loss Since the beginning of time, weight loss has been a concern for people throughout the world. In the Nineties, it has become the focus of numerous advertisements, articles, and media scams. Infomercials selling everything from exercise equipment to magical creams promising results of cellulite-free thighs are plastered across late-night television in perfect view for anyone. Along with all of this, diet pills once again became the fad in 1994 with phen/fen....   [tags: Diet Pills Weight Loss Dieting Papers]
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There is No Such Thing as a Miracle Weight Loss - Miracle Weight Loss – No Such thing Says FTC “Miracle weight loss. No such thing, feds say in $34 million suit”, is the headline by Maggle Fox, for NBC news. Recently, on January 7, 2014, Federal Trade Commission, USA’s consumer protection agency, announced a charge of 34 million dollars to Sensa LLC along with other three companies L’Occitane, which markets a skin cream would effective to shed some inches and HCG Diet Direct, which sells an untested hormone, which they claim as a weight-loss agent, and Lean Spa, for its promotion of acai berry as weigh loss diet supplement by colon cleanse method....   [tags: diet, nutrients, exercise] 755 words
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Health and Exercise for Weight Loss - Men and women are subjected through magazines and television on how their body should look. The fashion industry makes their clothing line based off of a certain body type as seen through fashion shows where the models are tall and skinny. Clothing companies like Abercrombie and Fitch only want certain people wearing their clothes to make an impression that only good looking people wear their clothes. With fashion and media portraying that certain body types are ideal, people spend money on diets and weight loss programs to fit this mold....   [tags: Body, Image, Healthcare] 662 words
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The Weight Loss Obsession of Women - The fulfillment that one feels whenever the weight on the scale has decreased or the guilt when the numbers increased or fluctuated is one of many symptoms of weight loss obsession. What is it about weight loss that makes a person feel so triumphant. It feels good to know you are one step closer to look like the models on the advertisements, when you are able to wear smaller sizes or when you get compliments that you look good because you lost all your baby fats and double chin. You could lose five pounds and the next thing you know, your next goal is to lose five more, and then five more, and five more and so on and so forth....   [tags: diet programs, bulimia, ideal body]
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Diet and Weight Loss Trends - Now a days, many teens are trying to lose weight. Some of their attempts to lose weight are often unhealthy. One of the more popular methods of weight loss is dieting, or the regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or weight loss. A large number of teens are resorting to unhealthy weight loss behaviors. According to Neumark-Sztainer, Story, Hannan, Perry and Irving ( 2002), “more than 1/2 of girls and 1/3 of boys engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors for example, fasting, laxatives, skipping meals, or smoking to control appetite”....   [tags: Healthly Living]
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Best Smoothies for Weight Loss - ... Blend until all the ingredients are mixed together and smooth. BlueBerry Smoothie Mix the 1 cup of milk and 1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries, blend until it is smooth. In a glass you will serve stir in 1 tbsp organic plaxseed. Nutrition fact per serving 273 cal, 103 mg sodium, 9 grams pro, 1.5g saturated fat,14.5 grams fats, 4 g fiber, 24g sugar Vanilla yogurt with blueberry Smoothie Combine 1 cup fresh blueberries, 6 oz vanilla yogurt, 1 cup skim milk, and add ice or frozen blueberries blend until smooth for 1 minute....   [tags: watermelon, blueberry] 588 words
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Americans' Addiciton to Weight Loss - Americans, today, face an enormous issue concerning health: eating. People around the world have found a healthy way of eating, but many Americans cannot seem to eat a proper diet. Between the media, the false studies, and the large portion distortion, numerous Americans have a false view on how to eat healthy. Countless people are even willing to take diet pills and supplements just to rid themselves of unwanted weight and to avoid exercise. The solution to being overweight is basic, balanced eating and exercise....   [tags: dieting, healthy eating]
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Cosmetic and Weight Loss Surgery - ... Every morning when she looks in the mirror all she sees is her imperfections and thinks that she is ugly even after the surgery. Rebecca says that she is still insecure with the way she looks and no matter how much surgery she goes through she does not think she will ever be completely happy with her looks ("Why I still don't like my looks, by Rebecca"). If someone was to rate themselves on a scale based on their looks from a 1 all the way to a 10, very few people would say they were a perfect 10....   [tags: society, brain washed, skinny model] 2376 words
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Methods for Weight Loss - According to the CDC, obesity is the number one health threat facing America. More than 1/3 of U.S. adults andc16% of children are obese. Obesity rates have increased exponentially over the last 40 years in every socio-economic group causing health care costs of an estimated $117 billion. There is a push across the country for Americans to get healthy. The business of weight loss is a $40 - $50 billion industry with many paths to shedding those unwanted pounds. Be it a fad diet, a surgery for weight loss, a support program or good old diet and exercise; the path to losing weight and getting healthy is achievable with hard work and determination....   [tags: Health]
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Weight Loss Research Project - In the American Culture we have adapted many ways of the Greek and Roman Empires. Our society has the laid back lifestyle of the Greeks and the physical fitness of the Romans. Statistics show 45 percent of Americans set a goal every year to achieve weight loss/fitness. Of that 45 percent, and just under half of Americans still maintain their New Year’s Resolution (Hub Pages). The question is why is weight-loss so important in America. There are many answers and factors that play into figuring out the equation....   [tags: Health]
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Best Weight Loss Smoothies - ... Blend 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup frozen blueberries until ingredients are smooth. Pour into a glass and stir in flaxseed oil. Serve and enjoy one of the best weight loss smoothies. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie This is one of the best weight loss smoothies aside from so easy to make. Banana has many benefits like prevent muscle cramps, help to overcome depression. Banana also contains calcium to protect bones and teeth. Contains potassium to help against heart attack and lower blood pressure....   [tags: recipes, antioxidants] 629 words
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Smartphone’s and Weight Loss - Weight loss is one of the biggest exploited activities in the media today. With millions of Americans overweight and children who are obese, smartphones are offering a practical solution. They offer everyone the chance to have better information sharing, greater function ability, faster communication, and never being out of touch with friends and family. There are 5,820 medical, health, and fitness apps available for smartphones today. Yet, not all apps are created equal. Apple, who is the third largest maker of smartphones, has put the iphone in the top requested gadgets of the year....   [tags: Technology]
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Research on Weight Loss - The first study focused on two different treatment groups that were used to help continue with weight loss. The study had twenty-four obese women (ages 18-55) who were considered to be 30-60% above ideal weight. These women were non-smokers and all in good health and it was required that they had not lost more than 10 lbs. within the past month or 20 lbs. in the past six months. The women were told that they would be assigned to a traditional behavioral weight loss program or a new weight-management program....   [tags: obese, treatment, exercise] 1763 words
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Weight Loss - The word "diete" originated from Old French "diete" meaning "regular food" c.1225 AD and from Latin "daily food allowance, prescribed way of life," also from Greek "diatia", originally meaning "way of life, regimen, dwelling," from diaitasthai "lead one's life."¹ Diet as a "diet" is now perceived is a prescribed course of food taken over a period of time after which all your problems are solved i.e. for most people this means there is always an end in sight when they will not need to be on their prescribed "diet"; most of the time the "diet" is for losing weight....   [tags: Nutrition] 823 words
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Weight Loss - We live in a consumer culture where products and services such as diet pills, slimming creams, weight loss products that tone fat without exercise, liposuction and cosmetic surgery, are just a few of the popular methods that are promoted by advertisers to help people in achieving their ideal body image. Advertisements draw attention to a host of ideologies, by offering products and services that attract consumers who oblige their bodies, minds and souls to achieving the ideal appearance of beauty....   [tags: beauty, cosmetic surgery, diet]
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Weight-Loss and the Weight of the Media - Weight-Loss and the Weight of the Media       The media bombards us with advertisements and articles about weight-loss supplements. We cannot turn on the television or radio without seeing or hearing an advertisement for Dexatrim, and we cannot flip through a magazine without seeing an advertisement or article about Metabolife. The manner in which different media sources treat weight-loss supplements greatly influences the public's perception of these products. This essay will examine a Newsweek article entitled "Mad about Metabolife," an advertisement for Hydroxycut from Mademoiselle, and a radio advertisement for Carbolife Gold to illustrate the manner in which the media presents the u...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Weight Loss Satisfaction - Obesity is becoming a major epidemic in our country today. People battle this disease for years without successfully overcoming it. According to the Center’s of Disease Control (2010), obesity is defined as any person having a body mass index above 30. The CDC also reported that thirty-three states in the US have an equal or greater than 25% prevalence of obesity in each state. The United States is taking a stand and trying to decrease these statistics. There are many different products and programs available today in attempt of lowering the obesity rate....   [tags: Health, Obesity] 2342 words
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Weight Loss Options - Weight Loss Options Obesity is a major epidemic today in the United States. However, there are many options for one to consider when one tries to lose weight. Many who need to lose weight do not have the willpower to do it alone. This is why programs have been developed to help encourage and motivate society to eat healthier and exercise. Unfortunately, it is hard to find a weight-loss program that is not expensive or detrimental to one’s health. Some choices are: the economical diets, the slender diets, or the nutritional route....   [tags: Health]
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Weight Loss Tips - Tips for the best way to lose weight fast but healthy. If you are looking for the best way to lose weight fast, there are numerous web sites with suggestions or magazine articles. But if you are serious about losing weight, it is best to do it in a healthy way. Often times when rapid weight loss happens it can be extremely detrimental to your health. The following tips are a healthier alternative to losing weight. Knowing what amount of calories you should have per day is vital when attempting to lose weight....   [tags: Health and Fitness] 524 words
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Weight Loss Tips - The best way to lose weight fast, is to lose it sensibly If you have a special occasion and need the best way to lose weight fast there are hundreds of suggestions available. However, it is best to follow healthy suggestions such as the ones listed here. Rapid weight loss can be harmful if accomplished through means such as diet pills or fasting. Instead of choosing the miracle in a bottle, try these suggestions for healthy weight loss. Before beginning it is important to determine how many calories you require per day....   [tags: Health and Fitness] 505 words
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Succeeding at Weight-Loss - Many Americans have had struggles with losing weight for many years. They tried diets, but can’t seem to get away from the fast foods chains that are on every street corner. According to the American Cancer Society, “About 1 in 3 American adults is now obese, and another 1 in 3 is overweight”. In my journey of losing weight, I’ve learned that losing weight by far is a hard task. With the right equipment and predetermination, losing weight was a less daunting task. There are three main things that can help with succeeding weight lost; eating healthy, exercise, and having a realistic weight lost goal....   [tags: diet, health, exercise]
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Weight Loss Tips - Spot reducing fat doesn't work, and the only way to lose belly fat is by integrating a full-body weight-loss approach. (See Reference 1, p. 10) When your total body fat reduces, your belly will also slim down. The three key elements needed to achieve this are a sensible, reduced-calorie diet, aerobic exercise and strength training. This combination can accumulate the caloric deficit that's required to lose weight. You'll reduce your risk of obesity-related health conditions, and will look and feel better at the same time....   [tags: Exercise, Diet, Cardio]
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Weight Loss Plan - Moderately Easy Things You'll Need Introduction Measuring your midsection can help track your progress. Comstock Images/Stockbyte/Getty Images Losing belly fat can improve your health and appearance. Excess fat around your midsection increases your risk of obesity-related medical conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. (See References 1) Solely slimming your midsection isn't possible -- you can't pick and choose the areas where you want to lose fat from. You can, however, lose total body fat, which will also take inches off your middle....   [tags: Health, Food, Exercise]
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Herbal Remedies Used for Weight Loss - Aim: This project aims on the analysis of herbal remedies used for weight loss, to detect the presence of adulterants. Our main focus is to detect the presences of Caffeine, Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine and lastly sibutramine. Methodology: Random samples of herbal remedies used for weight loss were collected from several herbal stores known as Al’Ataar markets. After preparing the herbal samples (extractions), we have analyzed each sample for Caffeine, Ephedrine and sibutramine by ‘High Performance Liquid Chromatography with UV detector (HPLC)....   [tags: ephedrine, sibutramine, adulteration]
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Health Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery - Weight-Loss Surgery for a Better Health When will be the day the war against obesity is finally over. In the last decade, people becoming obese and overweight has become a global issue. Obesity significantly increases the risks of developing a large variety of health-related problems. Diet, exercise and weight-loss surgeries are the most common solutions to this problem. Many people get tired of trying to change their diets; they lack the motivation to become more active or to get so many medications to lose weight....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Nutrition and Weight Loss - In our life, nutrition plays a very important roll and people need to be more educated about it. Obesity is a significant problem in our society; more than one-third of the adults in America are obese. The majority of people who try to lose weight do not know how to deal with it and therefor they end up whit different results coursing severe injuries to themselves. There are so many different types of diet programs advertised in the media and it is can be very confusing to know which one you can trust to be effective, which one actually works for you....   [tags: obesity, nutrition, calories] 1134 words
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Ephedrine and It's Effect on Weight Loss - Ephedrine and It's Effect on Weight Loss The Dilemma It is dilemma that affects the world over, its scope nothing short of the earth's 25,000 mile circumference. However, in certain cultures it is a more significant issue than in others. Nevertheless, it can affect every aspect of our lives, driving many even to suicide. Few, if any, are naturally invincible to its hidden wrath. This invisible, yet potent dilemma is obesity, or simply weight control. In countries, such as the United States, weight control is a common, yet, dire issue....   [tags: Health Dieting Ephedrine Essays]
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Weight Loss Information On The Internet - Weight Loss Information on the Internet As technology becomes an ever-increasing presence in society, reliance on computers for information continues to grow. The Internet has become a tool through which one can explore problems, options, and alternatives. With the vast amount of information available at our fingertips, it is easy to become dependent on other people's research and theories rather than using critical thinking to determine the valid information from the falsehoods. When researching weight loss issues, one finds thousands of sites from which to obtain possible knowledge....   [tags: Technology Nutrition Diet Papers]
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A solution to the weight-loss puzzle - A solution to the weight-loss puzzle WHAT IS 5-HTP SUPPOSED TO DO. The purpose of taking 5-HTP is to reduce carbohydrate cravings, and thus, diminish food intake, resulting in weight loss. In addition to promoting weight loss, it has also been linked with beneficial effects on behaviors such as sleep disturbances, narcolepsy, depression, migraines, anxiety, bulimia, PMS, compulsive behaviors, substance abuse, childhood hyperactivity, and hypersexuality. WHERE DOES THIS 5-HTP COME FROM, AND HOW IS IT TAKEN....   [tags: Health Nutrition Drugs Papers]
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How to Lose Weight - Americans are more overweight today than ever before. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one third of U.S. adults – over 72 million people, were obese in 2007-2008. This includes 32.2% of men and 35.5% of women (CDC 2). With the high rate of obesity in the United States, dieting and weight loss is on the minds of many Americans. In the text book, “Nutrition – an Applied Approach”, Thompson and Manore describe a healthful diet as one that offers a variety of foods, is balanced, and that also provides an appropriate amount of nutrients to maintain a healthy weight (39)....   [tags: Diet, Weight Loss, Instructional Essay]
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Weight Loss for the Obese - Weight Loss for the Obese Today’s children are faced with a severe epidemic. Day after day, children are growing in size. The number of obese children is growing severely and scientists are perplexed. Obesity is a disease affecting thousands of people every day. While conducting my research, the argument that I found was most prominent was the debate between whether obese individuals should become fit vs. just losing weight. Most articles I found continued to say that obese people need to lose weight to reduce their chances of being affected by certain diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and heart attacks....   [tags: Papers] 911 words
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Truth About FAD Diets and Weight Loss Pills - Introduction FAD diets and weight loss pills promise fast weight loss. Although that sounds great these methods are the wrong choice: results are only short term, are extremely harmful to a person’s long-term health, and can ultimately cause more weight gain. The United States has been so focused with the seemingly “fast results” of diet pills and FAD diets that they don't even seem to care about the trauma they are causing inside (and outside) their bodies. Short Term Results, Does It Even Work....   [tags: Harmful, Diet, Exercise]
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The Ugly Side of Extreme Weight Loss Reality Shows - What does it mean to be healthy. Is it a number on the scale, the size pants a person wears, being able to run a mile or is it something that cannot be seen by the naked eye. America has become the fattest nation and the most delusional at how to truly be healthy. With so many people striving to lose weight the focus has shifted from getting healthy to who can lose the most weight in the shortest amount of time. Reality shows like “The Biggest Loser” has glorified extreme weight loss and has given viewers unrealistic expectations when trying to lose weight and get healthy....   [tags: Health, The Biggest Loser, Overweight, Fitness]
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Weight Loss Surgery Success, Failure and Risks - Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression are just a few effects of obesity. Being excessively overweight can also come with social stigmas and alienation. Is it so surprising that people who are obese try drastic measures to lose weight. Measures including: Hollywood fad diets, self starvation, unhealthy exercise routines, diet pills or diet shakes, none of which produce long lasting results but can cause further mental and physical stress on an individual. The fact is, 95% of dieters will regain the weight they lost in 1 to 5 years (National association for weight loss surgery paragraph 32)....   [tags: obesity, bariatric surgery, diets, health]
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Lazitivity: Taking the Lazy Way Out of Weight Loss - ... The Grapefruit Diet, otherwise known as the Hollywood Diet, is a fad diet that has lasted from the 1930s till modern times, to which it still retains popularity. The Grapefruit Diet, even after the course of 80 years, still has a lack of scientific evidence for its claim that grapefruits have “fat-burning” enzymes. However, there is scientific evidence that supports the diet’s low calorie intake, which is below 1200 calories daily, its low carbohydrate intake, and its low nutrient consumption, which all contributes to health risks....   [tags: innovations, solution, diet, fad, polls] 1299 words
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Herbalife and The Struggle to Solve Permananet Weight Loss Overnight - ... Stakeholders Herbalife has more than 3 million independent distributors. These distributors are stakeholders in the company and depend on each other for the success of the company and for their own personal bottom line as independent contractors. The stakeholders that act as Independent Distributors for Herbalife depend on each other as an MLM system earning profits for each other and the company as a whole. Key members of Herbalife include; Chairman and CEO Michael Johnson, President Des Walsh, COO Richard Goudis and CFO John DeSimone....   [tags: food industry, diets] 2328 words
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Research Proposal: Eating Breakfast and Weight Loss - Introduction and Background Introduction Almost two out of three adults are obese or overweight, and more than half of the young children are not active enough to have potential risk for obesity (King, 2013). Obesity has already become one of the most significant public health issues in the entire world. Research has mentioned that obesity could lead to the many risks for premature mortality and numerous chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis, coronary heart diseases, hypertension, and decreased life expectancy, and it could affect an individuals’ social and psychological status....   [tags: health, canada, obesity]
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Drinking Diet Soda is not a Solution for Weight Loss - Some people believe that replacing their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages with that of artificially sweetened drinks helps them lose weight. These artificially sweetened beverages are often called diet soda because they contain no calories in spite of their sweet taste. Sugary Beverages and Body Weight Just a few years ago, scientists conducted a national survey to study the trends on the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) among US adults. They found that in recent decades, there has been a significant rise in the consumption of sugary beverages, which was highest among young adults, especially among black individuals....   [tags: sugar-sweetened beverages, no calories]
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Weight Loss Methods to Try Before Surgery - ... They contract, or shorten, by burning one’s food fuel which uses up oxygen, and the energy produces wastes and gives off heat. A person who exercises receives some benefits. Exercise tones and strengthens every organ and system of one’s body. It helps relax tensions, making the sleep sounder. It strengthens one’s self-control, increases one’s mental efficiency, and enhances one’s feeling of well-being. It also boosts insulin sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that allows blood sugar to enter the body’s cells, where it’s stored or used as fuel....   [tags: exercise, dieting, bariatric]
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A Full-body Weight Loss Routine is Necessary - ... (See References 2) Choose cardio that engages your upper and lower body. For instance, use a rowing or elliptical machine, play racquetball, take a kickboxing or step class, or swing your arms while jogging or walking briskly. On two nonconsecutive days, speed up vigorous pace for about one minute throughout your workout. This turns your workout into high-intensity interval training, which effectively reduces body fat, because you to work harder and burn more calories and fat. (See References 3) Full-Body Strength-Training Exercises Strength training stimulates muscle tissue and is ideally done on at least two nonconsecutive days of the week....   [tags: diet, cardio, exercise] 624 words
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Weight Loss: Pills Don’t Define Beauty - ... Or maybe, you don’t have much self confidence so you try and get the approval of others. Obesity is an rampant issue that spreads to you teens. You see all these foods that look really delicious, with the perfectly cooked meat, and the amazingly crunchy, seasoned french fries that are shown in the media. The media causes you to eat unhealthy, and then turn to a fast and unreliable way of solving the issue. Michelle Obama says, “It's not enough just to limit ads for foods that aren't healthy....   [tags: teens, dangerous diet] 702 words
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Slim-Fast® and Weight Loss - Slim-Fast® and Weight Loss A Little History Lesson According to Good Housekeeping, the liquid diet drink trend began in the early 1930’s, with “Dr. Stoll’s Diet-Aid, the Natural Reducing Food.” This low-calorie product, a combination of milk chocolate, starch, whole wheat, and bran, mixed with water to create drinks that replaced breakfast and lunch (http://homearts.com/gh/health/07nutrb2.htm). Since then, numerous liquid products and other diet-aid derivatives have entered the market promising to shed weight and encouraging healthy lifestyles....   [tags: Diet Health Nutrition Papers]
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Herbal Weight Loss Products - Herbal Weight Loss Products An analysis of two particularly controversial products Herbal remedies, along with vitamins and various other types of dietary supplements, have long been popular with the customers of health food stores. But now they are part of a boom in alternative remedies and are widely available in supermarkets and pharmacies. In recent months, there has been an incredible surge in the sheer volume of scientific studies that have discussed the effectiveness of such herbal products....   [tags: Diet Health Nutrition Papers]
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