Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

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Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby Skyler45 » Apr 8, 2010 10:37 am

Hey everyone let me start off by saying I have been trying to eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis but I am having some trouble.
I am not the best at staying away from temptations its all around me know what I mean?
I have healthy snacks but at the end of a long day its so easy for me to grab the first thing that looks good.
I dont do most of the cooking but I can and sometimes cook our help with the meals.
I am just wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks that help you stay away from temptations.
I love sweets and my all time biggest temptation is icecream yeah I know its alot of peoples biggest temptations...
I was also wondering is dark chocolate really okay for you and is it an okay thing to eat reguarly?
I know its alot of questions but I would really appreciate any help or advice that you can give..
Thanks

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby Evut » Apr 15, 2010 1:06 pm

Hey, don't worry. You can't loose your weight very fast. It will take some time.
You should not only eat healthy but also exersise a lot. :bounce:
And what about food. Every body like sweets. Sweets are high in carbohydrates so you should eat it in morning or day time but not at evening. Its same about fats. Also it would be less temtations if you could eat really delicious healthy food. Same delicious as unhealthy food is.You should find what is the best for you. :icescream: Also there is a tip to drink a glass of water before eating. I don't know how much does it work. :D
Dark chocolate is healthier than other kind but still it is sweet and it's not helping to loose weight.
Good luck.

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby zdfqwaer » Apr 15, 2010 5:38 pm

i tried a few diets before..i now have lap-band surgery and i have some success with it, 37 pounds gone.(have no fills since getting it and i got it done on july 31st 2009 and now no insurance) but ive been exercising again and trying to eat less, its so frustrating to see the scale stay in the same spot. what kinds of things should i eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner? cause its probably whats stalling my loss. ive been doing the jillian Michaels 30 day shred since last thursday, walked 2miles and on saturday i walked 4.5 miles, monday i walked 2 miles and jillian Michaels 30 day shred and yesturday jillian Michaels...ugh i guess im kind of confused..

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby chenli » Apr 18, 2010 6:59 pm

Exercise and lots of fruits/veggies/grains/pulses/etc. Takes time, but patience is what is needed.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby Bnaz » Jun 8, 2010 4:26 am

Also have the same problem...I wonder which type of diet can really help us. My appetite for food is not so easy to curve to.

Naz

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby chenli » Jun 24, 2010 9:39 pm

Same...I have a big appetite but really need to lose weight...it's a pain.

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby BigBecka » Jun 27, 2010 11:22 am

Yep, same here :)

I've also read some reports about dark chocolate being good for you. However, it also still has a high fat and sugar content. The nice thing about really dark chocolate is that you can have a small amount to curb your chocolate craving, either a small piece with coffee or some chocolate chips on a cake or dessert (instead of a large candy bar). Have you tried the raw vegan choc banana ice-cream recipe?

Evut's right about the water - apparently the brain can confuse hunger and thirst, so if you feel hungry you may actually be thirsty!

When I cook, I make a large portions and then put some food in tupperware containers, and leave them in the fridge. Then, when I am too busy to cook, I have my own ready meal ;p

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby venas16 » Jul 16, 2010 11:38 am

Thanks BigBecka for your all information about dark chocolates benefits. Really i feel happy to read this... 8)

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby jem » Jul 17, 2010 10:43 am

dont lose weight anymore.!

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby ClaireGosse » Jul 19, 2010 7:40 pm

Try using a smaller plate than you normally do. By filling up a small plate with food, rather than filling up a large plate with food, you'll automatically cut down on your portion size. Exercise is also key to your success. I don't feel guilty when I indulge because I exercise all the time. Good luck :flower:

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby livevegan » Jul 19, 2010 9:17 pm

I've lost nearly 80 pounds.

Here's how I did it in order...

1) Tell yourself that you are losing weight, period. There can be no "maybe" or a "can't do it" mindset. Do it. You will do it. (this is the same way I stopped smoking 10 years ago BTW).

2) I had just gone vegan about 2 weeks prior to my "diet". I went on a very low fat, high fiber diet. I ate lots of complex carbohydrates. By low fat, I mean, other then beans, I ate zero fat (especially animal fat). Every now and then I'd eat some potato chips but it was and still is very infrequent...less then once a month. I eat veggies and fruits off an on all day. I am never left hungry. Breakfast, oatmeal (with soy milk), lunch is raw fruits and veggies. Dinner is whatever I want that doesn't contain fat, or very little anyway. I make lots of whole wheat noodles, brown rice, etc. The great thing about eating fruits/veggies/complex carbs/fiber is that you can eat as much as you want (of course, within normal human terms). Carbs burn lots of calories in digestion alone. So there's no hungry feeling for me, ever. And I've lost nearly 80 pounds.

3) Exercise. I exercise by weight lifting every other day. The reason is to tone myself from all the weight loss. The other days I do some type of cardio for a 1/2 hour. I have more energy then I ever have and feel great! I'm 38 years old and feel better then I did 10 years ago. Even if its just walking around the block or leg lifts starting off while you watch TV...do something.

If you are in a diet where you always feel hungry, you are going the wrong direction.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby venas16 » Jul 22, 2010 5:25 am

Hi! Livevegan i agree with you. Thanks for sharing your experience here.

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby Soleranz » Aug 27, 2010 10:02 am

I do daily exercise for max 3 hrs. For weight loss I'm on Acomplia by emedoutlet from last 3 months. I drinks lots of juices and water. Eats only health food.. and I'm very sure that I'll loose my weight in next 2/3 months..

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby meign » Oct 1, 2010 1:38 am

I drink lots of water.. This will help you to feel full every time so you will refuse eating... other than that drinking lots of water can help you reduce the risks of heart attack and also help you to loss weight.... Take 2 glasses of water when you wake up in the morning and 2 glasses of water before and after taking a bath...

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby snog » Nov 18, 2010 7:56 pm

Gotta say that eating very low fat didn't help me lose much weight. I'd hoped it would. It did lower my cholesterol, though. It's a good way to jump start a program to lower cholesterol, but, truly, for me, it wasn't sustainable. I got humgery frequently. In order to keep full, I'd carbo load, eating whole grains. Calories are calories. I used ro labor under the misconception that fat made one fat. Indeed, fat is more calorically dense than carbohydrate and protein. But we do need some in the diet for optimal nutrition as well as satiety. Since becoming primarily vegan, I have been taking in more fat(plant based of course), and haw felt far less hungry. I figure that over time, I may lose some lard because I'm not eating as many calories. I can only eat so many nuts or nut butters, etc. I think I come out ahead eating a handful of nuts as, say, eating a huge plate of pasta.

So, personally, I woulsnt recommend going the extremely low fat route, as in 10% fat intake, such as I was doing. You may well end up stuffing down lost of carbs just to remain satisfied. But, in the end, it isn't satisfying. You feel bloated, yet deprived. I feel much better eating nuts/seeds, and am eating less in quantity. We need omega 3 fats and those are hard ro obtain on a spartan very low fat diet. Even dr ornish feels nuts and seeds are healthy fare. They are good for the heart.

In a nutshell, no pun intended, one of the reason I eat a vegan diet is because I got sooo sick of being hungry!

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby alexialee » Nov 22, 2010 8:04 am

Going vegan is very effective on my part. I crave for sweets or fried food occasionally, but I think it's okay since I exercise everyday and my metabolism is working fine. I kind of like this lifestyle because it is suitable for my body.

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby Aldenn » Jan 11, 2011 10:52 am

Well if you want to keep yourself away from those junk food then you should eat fruits and veggies and other low calories food and do exercise regularly..Keep yourself busy in some kind of work always which will keep you away from thinking about eating some junk or sweets...

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby EnergieFitness1 » Jan 27, 2011 8:45 pm

Hi everyone,

My name is Steve Warshaw, and this is my first post on this forum. Before I get started, I want to let everyone know that I am a ACE certified nutritionist, and personal trainer. I work with many vegetarians and vegans as many of my clients are from India. Any advice I give comes from experience working with my clients, and I hope you find it helpful.

I think an important thing to understand is why you are having cravings, particularly sugar cravings, before we can come up with a plan to curb them.

I have found time and time again that recurring sugar cravings indicate an bacterial imbalance of the intestines. In otherwords, the good digestive bacteria get over run, and (here comes the buzz word), you get yeast overgrowth. One way to test this is to pour 4 ounces of filtered water into a glass, then before you go to bed at night, spit in the water. If when you wake up in the morning, you see something that looks like white streamers in the glass, you have a yeast overgrowth in your intestines. This yeast feeds on sugar, which not only causes your cravings, but makes the problem worse by feeding the yeast.

There are tons of "candida cleanses" out there, but I think most of them are way too complicated and filled with stuff you don't need. I use a 3 pronged approach to alleviating yeast overgrowth:

First, caprylic acid has been shown to kill candida yeast. I use the solaray candida cleanse which runs about $13

Second you need to restore balance to your digestive flora, and improve your overall digestive health though the use of prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. For this purpose, I have had great success with Arbonne Digestion Plus. Don't let the number of active microorganisms in these products fool you. It's not the count, as much as it is keeping them alive long enough to get where they need to be in your digestive system.

Third, you need to eliminate processed foods and high hypoglycemic index foods for the entire 2 weeks you are on the caprylic acid supplement. It is important to understand I mean ELIMINATE these foods. You can do anything for 14 days! Since this is my first post, I can't post a link, so ask me and I'll send you a nice glycemic index chart.

This should help curb your sugar cravings after only 14 days!
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Another frustrating moment in weight loss is when you hit a plateau. You start losing weight quickly, then you get to a point where the your body fat percentage just doesn't want to drop any further.

Many personal trainers would have you believe that some how your metabolism has started slowing down due to caloric restriction. If you are doing resistance training with a personal trainer, this is HIGHLY unlikely.

In my experience, a primary cause of plateaus in weight loss is fat toxicity. there are many published studies that environmental toxins get stored in body fat. As you burn fat, these toxins are released into your blood stream, and your body's capacity to eliminate this waste gets over taxed.

This is where you need a strategy for giving your body support to eliminate toxins through detoxification. This requires an integrated approach that combines food, supplementation, exercise, and (for those who can afford it) detoxification massage.

You might think detoxification massage is hocus pocus, but unlike some homeopathic treatments, there is real science to it. When your body eliminates waste, its primary mechanism for doing so, the lymphatic system, literally becomes clogged. Just like running a snake through a clogged pipe, lymphatic massage unclogs the lymph sacs and lymph nodes so that you body can continue eliminate waste.

My wife, also a trainer, and I have put together a detoxification program integrates these concepts into a synergistic system that will break through any plateau. It is a 28 day program that you can do all on your own, and we give it away for free. All we ask is that you fill out a form on our website so that we can contact your personally about the program. Again, since this my first post, I can't post a link, so message me and I'll be happy to send it to you.



Thanks,
Steve Warshaw
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby Elliotte » Mar 22, 2011 6:34 am

If you find it frustrating then you should do some interesting exercise like swimming and rope skipping....
You would not feel irritation in this way and these exercises also good way to burn calories...

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby Dacite » Apr 12, 2011 8:36 am

Hi!

Try green smoothies, they do help in easy and not hungry way to loose weight.
As well in the times of hunger between meals, drink some warm water or warm/hot tea. Warm drinks trick the appetite. Wait for 15 minutes and you will not feel so hungry anymore.
Good luck!

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby rohansinghania » Apr 27, 2011 6:25 am

For gain weight fast, the best way to change your eating habits. Eat fruits and vegetables more and eat more protein. Nuts are a very convenient and a healthy snack. Eat very healthy breakfast regularly and do exercise. I think fast weight gain capsules are also useful.and try to void junk food.Junk food is not good for health Because It have too much oil, too much salt, too much sugar and too much fat. We try to avoid take The Junk Food.In the Junk Food There are So Much Citric Acid in this.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby rohansinghania » Apr 27, 2011 6:26 am

For gain weight fast, the best way to change your eating habits. Eat fruits and vegetables more and eat more protein. Nuts are a very convenient and a healthy snack. Eat very healthy breakfast regularly and do exercise. I think fast weight gain capsules are also useful.and try to void junk food.Junk food is not good for health Because It have too much oil, too much salt, too much sugar and too much fat. We try to avoid take The Junk Food.In the Junk Food There are So Much Citric Acid in this.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby Brooklynne80 » Apr 27, 2011 4:49 pm

Losing weight can feel like a struggle. A good tip is to try to eat a small apple about twenty minutes before a meal, it will fill you up a little and make you less likely to overeat. Recently I have kept this tip in mind: when you are hungry for a snack, eat a piece of fruit...if that doesn't sound appealing then you probably aren't famished and you aren't eating because you are really hungry but rather just craving salt or sugar. It doesn't always work for me but it makes me stop and think for a minute before indulging in foods I might regret eating later. Good luck!

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby kazahoaz » Apr 29, 2011 2:13 pm

Well it is really frustrating. You just need to focus and and alway to keep track.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby vegiejoe » Apr 29, 2011 11:30 pm

my self i have tryed so many diets it was crazy.
the last was when i went 100% organic, and wored out 3 times a week lost a little and i mean maybe a pound or 2 every other week. then i cut out all animal based foods and all dairy in the last part of Jan. thats were it just came off of me. i was working out 3 times a week and droped 30 pounds by end of march. this month i am down another 5 pounds. i sllep better, i have more engery, and i am so much a happier person. if you have time read the china study it is a eye opener as far as how much animal proteins screw you up.
i know most people say i can never do that. well let me tell you i was hard core meat eater. i mean the more rare it got the better. i was one of those who use to eat raw ground beef sandwiches!!!!!!!!

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby Grossin » May 24, 2011 6:40 am

Losing weight is not an easy task.It needs much extra effort and time.A person can reduce weight with exercise and a proper diet plan.I do some walk for 30 minutes in a day and with it i have reduced so much weight.I avoid to eat oily food and always eat vegetables and fruits.These are my techniques to lose weight.

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby saifullah123 » Jul 2, 2011 10:40 pm

thanks all for vital information.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby healthyweight01 » Oct 25, 2011 10:26 am

If you find losing weight tough because you cannot resist temptation, you need to take control over your mind. However, Mind activities are tougher than physical activities.

Relax, there is another solution. You need water. Drink lots of water. Try noticing, you might sometimes feel that your throat is a little dry(We don't usually notice this sensation) this is when you drink water.when your body feels that it's hydration requirement is complete, it will automatically start the process of burning fat after releasing toxins. Sometimes you don't even need to exercise.

Whenever you feel like snacking up something drink water. This snacking feeling should be replaced with drinking any fluid when it isn't time to have breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Try it out........You'll definitely fin results. You be what weight you want to be in 6 months time...if you can include some exercises as well.

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby RandallSmith30 » Nov 30, 2011 2:52 am

Having diagnosed with diabetic 3 months ago, my wife decided to lose weight to control her blood sugar. It was really a struggle for her especially in the first few weeks.. There came a time that she won't eat anymore because she felt like her diet and exercise routine are not working for her. But with our encouragement and motivation, she was able to overcome it all. i understand that it's frustrating at first but once you set your heart into it then there's no stopping you from losing weight. Just remember to eat healthy and do your exercises. :D

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby petcrusader » Jan 1, 2012 2:02 pm

It's totally frustrating, and discouraging when you see no results. I cut out wheat and junk food for six weeks. Rode my bike every day, and did some weights. Getting rid of wheat did make me feel a little better, but didn't lose an ounce.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby jonnydepp31 » Jan 4, 2012 9:50 am

Thank you for the tips. It helped me a lot.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby JastinJack » Jan 6, 2012 6:05 pm

I do daily exercise for up to 3 hours. To lose weight I'm on the emedoutlet Acomplia by three months. I drink lots of juice and water. Eat only healthy foods .. and I'm sure I'll lose my weight in the next 2 / 3 months .. spider vein guide

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby kevinbrownaaa » Jan 25, 2012 6:35 pm

I do exercise every day up to 3 hours. For weight loss, Acomplia from me over the past three months emedoutlet. I drink lots of juice and water. Eat healthy food .. I am very sure that I will loose in the next 2 / 3 months my weight ..

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Re: Trying To Lose Weight Is So Fustrating!!

Postby nwsailorgirl » Jan 25, 2012 10:12 pm

I didn't start to lose weight until I wasn't trying to lose weight, I was just trying to eat healthy foods so I would feel better.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby archieluca » Mar 22, 2012 7:32 pm

Do Exercise or Yoga, Drink more water, Swimming and Running, Eat fresh vegetables and fruits, this is way to useful for weight loss.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby Kramer » Mar 26, 2012 6:28 am

Ya it's quite difficult to lose weight. Exercise, proper diet is really important. Well exercise and having limited meals with healthy food at proper time is really important. It not only helps you lose weight but also keep you healthy and fit.

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby ewanjake » Apr 2, 2012 6:16 pm

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Re: Trying to lose weight is so fustrating!!

Postby firecracker4579 » Mar 12, 2013 12:19 pm

EnergieFitness1 wrote:Hi everyone,

My name is Steve Warshaw, and this is my first post on this forum. Before I get started, I want to let everyone know that I am a ACE certified nutritionist, and personal trainer. I work with many vegetarians and vegans as many of my clients are from India. Any advice I give comes from experience working with my clients, and I hope you find it helpful.

I think an important thing to understand is why you are having cravings, particularly sugar cravings, before we can come up with a plan to curb them.

I have found time and time again that recurring sugar cravings indicate an bacterial imbalance of the intestines. In otherwords, the good digestive bacteria get over run, and (here comes the buzz word), you get yeast overgrowth. One way to test this is to pour 4 ounces of filtered water into a glass, then before you go to bed at night, spit in the water. If when you wake up in the morning, you see something that looks like white streamers in the glass, you have a yeast overgrowth in your intestines. This yeast feeds on sugar, which not only causes your cravings, but makes the problem worse by feeding the yeast.

There are tons of "candida cleanses" out there, but I think most of them are way too complicated and filled with stuff you don't need. I use a 3 pronged approach to alleviating yeast overgrowth:

First, caprylic acid has been shown to kill candida yeast. I use the solaray candida cleanse which runs about $13

Second you need to restore balance to your digestive flora, and improve your overall digestive health though the use of prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. For this purpose, I have had great success with Arbonne Digestion Plus. Don't let the number of active microorganisms in these products fool you. It's not the count, as much as it is keeping them alive long enough to get where they need to be in your digestive system.

Third, you need to eliminate processed foods and high hypoglycemic index foods for the entire 2 weeks you are on the caprylic acid supplement. It is important to understand I mean ELIMINATE these foods. You can do anything for 14 days! Since this is my first post, I can't post a link, so ask me and I'll send you a nice glycemic index chart.

This should help curb your sugar cravings after only 14 days!
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Another frustrating moment in weight loss is when you hit a plateau. You start losing weight quickly, then you get to a point where the your body fat percentage just doesn't want to drop any further.

Many personal trainers would have you believe that some how your metabolism has started slowing down due to caloric restriction. If you are doing resistance training with a personal trainer, this is HIGHLY unlikely.

In my experience, a primary cause of plateaus in weight loss is fat toxicity. there are many published studies that environmental toxins get stored in body fat. As you burn fat, these toxins are released into your blood stream, and your body's capacity to eliminate this waste gets over taxed.

This is where you need a strategy for giving your body support to eliminate toxins through detoxification. This requires an integrated approach that combines food, supplementation, exercise, and (for those who can afford it) detoxification massage.

You might think detoxification massage is hocus pocus, but unlike some homeopathic treatments, there is real science to it. When your body eliminates waste, its primary mechanism for doing so, the lymphatic system, literally becomes clogged. Just like running a snake through a clogged pipe, lymphatic massage unclogs the lymph sacs and lymph nodes so that you body can continue eliminate waste.

My wife, also a trainer, and I have put together a detoxification program integrates these concepts into a synergistic system that will break through any plateau. It is a 28 day program that you can do all on your own, and we give it away for free. All we ask is that you fill out a form on our website so that we can contact your personally about the program. Again, since this my first post, I can't post a link, so message me and I'll be happy to send it to you.



Thanks,
Steve Warshaw
Nutritionist and Personal Trainer



Steve,

I'm very interested in learning more. I've lost weight, several times, haven't really gained it back but get stuck while trying to get back on track. On top of that, my back is in constant pain and although I'm sure we could use a new mattress, I have a good feeling some sort of detox would help. Please send whatever you can and I will be more than happy to oblige you with a testimonial :) (if that's what you were getting at for your web site, maybe I misunderstood lol).

Michelle
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