Hot Topics December 2012

by Cyndi on December 3, 2012

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heidi January 26, 2013 at 2:54 am

Hi!
I’m really interested in the day diet pills. But I have a question first.
If I were looking at 3 bottles of the 10 day bottle versus 130 day bottle. Would it be exactly the same? I guess my question is, are the 10 day pills exactly the same as the 30 day pills with just more in a bottle?
Heidi

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Cyndi January 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Heidi,

The only difference between the 10, 20, and 30 Day Diets is the quantity in the bottle.

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Cyndi January 2, 2013 at 11:00 am

Congratulations to Untypically Jia for winning the December Hot Topics Contest. She will will one free bottle of any product we carry.

I really liked this post because so many people struggle with obstacle that are out of their control. We must learn to overcome our obstacles in order to really appreciate success.

Thanks so much to everyone!

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Stephanie Fulk December 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I have been working about 4-5 days per week for 2 hour for a few months. I do weight training plus 35 minutes of cardio per session. I eat well with few carbs. I have not lost a single pound! What am I doing wrong!?

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Cyndi December 20, 2012 at 10:02 am

Stephanie,

It sounds like you may be at a plateau.

I just have to ask a few questions to try and help you through it.

You say that you are doing about 35 min cardio each session- Does that mean you are doing 1 hour 15 min weight training? (10 min to get going on cardio). How long have you been doing the same workout? Which exercises are you doing? (Leg press, DB chest flys, compound row etc). How many reps/sets are you doing? Can you do more when you are finished with the reps. (If you get 8 reps, could you do 9). With cardio, which cardio machines are you doing? Describe how hard your cardio workout is? What is your height, weight, and age? Are you taking any medications or have any medical conditions?

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Untypically Jia December 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm

How do I stay on a healthy exercise program when I have a chronic illness that flares up randomly and can sometimes last for weeks at a time?

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Cyndi December 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Without knowing to much about which illness you have and your personal situation I would say…..Be consistent in taking advantage of your good moments. You have to try and design a program where you gain ground when you can. Focus on maintaining your ground during periods of remission.

It is important to try and be consistent through as much as possible. On days where you are not feeling your best you should still try and do something; just scale back the intensity. Despite the fact that exercise may be the last thing on your mind during remission, it may be exactly the medicine you need. For example, with fibromyalgia, exercise can disrupt the remission making it slow or stop. Also, deconditioning makes the soreness of coming back worse. If it is really bad, try to take 1 or 2 days off and then get back to it. Just don’t stop.

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Deena A. December 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

What natural dietary supplements do you feel work the best, and what combination of foods would provide the maximum amount of consisent weightloss?

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Cyndi December 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

There is a vast array of natural supplements out there. There is also a vast array of people all with unique metabolic needs. Unfortunately we do not have a test to easily spot which links in the metabolic chain are sticking. You have to look at symptoms and make educated guesses. I can just make a few examples of products that I have seen work well in specific situations.

I have seen really good results with African Mango for people who have at least 20 lbs to lose and eat alot of processed and fast foods. Byproducts from these food choices clog the metabolic process and African Mango seems to release the clog. The person may not be eating badly anymore but the clog remains. Once they remove the clog all the sudden they start processing fat.

I also like caffeine products like green coffee bean. Caffeine speeds up the metabolism, provides energy, and can improve alertness.

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Jennifer Morse December 6, 2012 at 7:00 am

If you could give just ONE piece of nutrition advice related to weight loss, what would it be?

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Cyndi December 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

The biggest piece of advice I would give is to know your number. Your body weight is a direct correlation to the amount of calories you eat. If you want to be 130 lbs; there is a specific number of calories that will dictate that weight. It really does come down to simple math.

However, not everyone has the exact same metabolism. So where Janet at 5’5″ should eat 1800 calories per day to be 130 lbs, Anne at 5’5″ would have to eat 1600 calories a day to maintain 130 lbs. You should start with the recommended calorie number and gauge/adjust to how your body responds.

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Latina Reddick @LatinaR December 6, 2012 at 4:23 am

Question: How do I control cravings? How to rid belly fat, bra fat and under arm fat?

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Cyndi December 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

Cravings can be caused by emotional or physiological reasons. For example, from childhood we have rewarded ourselves with the foods we love. By doing this we have trained our psyche to crave particular foods “rewards”. The only real cure for this is rewiring your though processes. If you can somehow consistently reward yourself through more healthy avenues then your brain will actually start believing you over time.
Physiologically, cravings can occur for a few reasons. One reason is the release of “feel good” hormones like serotonin and dopamine when sugar is consumed. Even though these hormones play a vital and beneficial role in the body, their connection to “craving caving” can be as addictive as some drugs. The best solution to this is to not give into the vicious cycle of over-indulging. Eating most foods in moderation is healthy and does not have to be avoided. With that being said, if you are mid-diet, food amount and types are usually restricted. This does not mean forever though. I just means not right now.
Another physiological trigger of cravings is what we have already eaten. Carbohydrates are the part of food that gives you energy. They can also stimulate the appetite if they are absorbed to fast. Carbohydrates that are absorbed fast include sugars, processed breads, and even some fruits. To slow down the absorption of carbohydrates; and thus preventing the stimulation of appetite and cravings, I recommend eating protein and fats with your carbohydrates. These foods slow down the digestive process and give you more time to feel full.
To sum up the answer: To control cravings understand the role of food in the body, limit sugary carbs, and eat in moderation.

As far as the getting rid of problem area fat; you have to lose fat all over. Every persons body is born with a blueprint of where it is going to store fat. Lets say that 30 percent of your fat cells are located on your belly. All fat cells will increase or decrease dependent on your caloric balance. Therefore you will always store proprietorially more in that area. You simply have to lose enough fat overall to where your problem areas are within a tolerable range for you.

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