Why Don’t Diets Work?

It is a widely reported fact that 95% of diets don’t work! That fact doesn’t stop over 75% of people saying they had been on diet in the last year. So this being the case what s the point in losing 20 lbs, and gaining back 25 lbs and why do people do it? There is no doubt that there is great pressure over the last few years to look ‘thin’.

So why do diets fail? That’s the million dollar question. The main reason diets fail is we are guilty of falling for the latest cleaver marketing campaign. Over the last 10 years there has been a stack of diets on the market many endorsed by Hollywood stars.

Many of these diets DO work, BUT only short term. They often do produce quick weight loss and fantastic results. The problem is maintaining the weight loss as it is very difficult to stick to these eating plans. They are simply too boring. Once you lose the weight it is all too easy to slip back into your old ways and go back to your normal calorie intake. This will result in weight being put back on probably as fast as you lost it – often you will end up heavier that when you started the ‘diet’.

Good Nutrition in School Can Help to Fight Childhood Obesity

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Did you know that September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

The Good News: As the U.S. government has studied obesity, many of their agencies have produced reports and established guidelines to help parents and school systems understand how to make important changes. These guidelines are designed to encourage our children to eat healthy foods and get plenty of exercise. Across the country, schools are beginning to offer more good food choices, and look at their physical education and extra curricular activities to ensure that they encourage good habits.

Foods For Effective Colon Cleansing

juicingProblems with the digestive system are among the greatest and the most dangerous, but are often the most commonly ignored. One of the most prevalent causes of digestive problems starts with a problem in the colon. The colon serves as the waste disposal unit of the body. This is where waste and toxic substances are deposited before they are passed from the body.

A properly functioning colon needs to be able to absorb nutrients and then remove the waste materials before they can poison the body. If waste materials are not properly removed autointoxication occurs or re-absorption of the toxic waste. It is really very easy for putrefied waste to be absorbed through the colon wall into the bloodstream and then start damaging other organs of the body. A person may be considered having a healthy colon if he or she is having bowel movements two to three times per day.

Juice fasting is a great way of cleansing the colon. There are various juice fasting recipes that may be easily done at home. Vegetable juices are excellent colon cleansers especially if one to twenty cups of freshly pressed vegetables juices are consumed. The choice of vegetables would depend on the person’s tolerance. Each cup of juice may contain one or two (or more) of the following: carrots, beets, daikon, radishes, fresh celery (both the root and greens), ginger, garlic, cayenne, wheat grass, barley grass, dinkel grass, parsley roots and greens, kale, cucumber, pepper and dandelion.

The Benefits of Drinking Tea

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There are many teas that have been drunk throughout the ages. They are basically infusions of plants, usually the leaves and sometimes the flowers, by boiling them with water. Teas can be drunk hot or cold and are used for a variety of ailments. Teas of different sorts are drunk worldwide.

The official tea that we drink is the second most popular beverage and grown in the mountainous regions of China, India, Sir Lanka, Vietnam, Nepal, Georgia, Japan, Kenya, Malawi and Taiwan. The tea we drink is taken from the top leaves and the buds of the Camellia Sinensis tree. These leaves are specially dried and then crushed for maximum flavor.

Fitness and a Healthy Diet Work Together

You have to take note that fitness and diet works together for individuals who want to have a healthy lifestyle. Both fitness and diet are almost identical with one another. If you are capable of following an appropriate diet, you are capable of staying fit. Nevertheless, if your diet is not in effectively carried out, you will likely end up in disarray. Additionally, you have to be careful of the brands that are advertising diet products that are not effective. There are a lot of pills and products available in the market at the present that can provide you with easy weight loss solutions. Be careful since these products might result to severe side effects on your health. Even though these products can give you temporary weight loss, in the long run they can result to serious damage to your body and there is no assurance that they are effective.

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You have to take note that dieting is difficult and entails a lot of dedication. It is by far one of the best methods available in order to lose weight without causing severe side effects to the health. With a suitable diet plan, that is low in fat and rich in essential nutrients, they are needed in order to keep the body fit and healthy. If you do not eat well, not matter how many visits you make to the gym or health center, you will not achieve the fitness level that want to achieve. The best results can only be attained once you combine both fitness and diet.