What?? Did you call me fat!!!!!??
Wednesday. 1.31.07 12:39 pm
Americans Load Up on Empty Calories
HEALTH NEWS BYTE
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
According to a new study, the calories you suck down through a straw may play a bigger role in weight gain than the calories you bite off the end of a fork. Published as part of the national report "What America Drinks," the study's findings indicate that "liquid calories" make up 22% of the average U.S. adult's diet. A signification portion of those calories come in the form of refined sugar from sweetened fruit juices and sodas, which have been shown to contribute to the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. For those looking to curb their calorie intake in the new year, researchers recommended a simple fix: a cold, refreshing glass of water.
What This Means for You
For those who can't do without a little sweetness in their cup, many beverage makers are capitalizing on health concerns by offering sugar-free, zero-calorie or all-natural alternatives to sugary drinks. For those with simpler palates, there's also sparkling mineral water.
THEREFORE, SLIM FAST IS ACTUALLY SLIM SLOW!!
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How does Hoodia Gordonii work to supress your appetite?
Tuesday. 2.6.07 11:11 am
How does the Hoodia plant enable you to lose weight
There are many known species of Hoodia, but the Gordonii species is the only one that contains the powerful all-natural appetite suppressant properties. A molecule named P57 is the active ingredient in Hoodia; it acts on the hypothalamus (the area of the brain that controls appetite and hunger) to "trick" the brain into thinking that you have already eaten and that you are full.
When you eat, food is converted into glucose (sugar), which acts on the brain to trigger the "full" feeling. The P57 in Hoodia acts in the same way, but the difference is that it is about 10,000 times more powerful than glucose is, so even small amounts of P57 can fool the brain into thinking that you have eaten and that you are full. After taking Hoodia, people have reported feeling full more quickly when eating, a delay in the time after eating before feeling hungry again, a reduced interest in food and eating, and a general feeling of well-being; and all of this is without any known unwanted side effects.
WHAT CONCERNS ME IS THAT I AM NOT SURE IF I WANT A PILL WORKING ON MY BRAIN TELLING IT SOMETHING THAT IT IS NOT. I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MEDICAL RESEARCH RECORDS AND PROOF THAT THIS THING ACTUALLY DOES WHAT IT SAYS IT DOES.
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