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Not All Calories Are Created Equal

One of the Biggest Diet Myths, perpetuated even by some of  the best known diet programs is:

“You can eat whatever you want, just watch your calories” This couldn’t be further from the truth, when in fact, eating a nutrient dense diet will not only accelerate your weight loss results, but it will also promote the healthy function of all the body’s systems.

You don’t have to starve, or eat unsavory food in order to be healthy and look great. You just have to make the right choices when you eat. The bottom line is: you can eat what you like, for as long as it is void of empty calories, and excess sugars. Here is an excellent article that explains more about this simple fact, enjoy…

Not All Calories Are Created Equal

By Ben T Coomber

Many people will lose weight, and quite often the focus of this weight loss is through counting all the calories that one eats. This is the basis of many successful weight loss programs, such as weight watchers, slimming world and even the governments eat well plate. But is such an approach warranted when not all calories can be counted as the same?

Don’t believe me? Let’s think logic, do you think that a calorie of sugar is going to have the same physiological impact on the body as a calorie of spinach, or steak? When we look at one calorie maybe not, but what if 500 of our daily calories are from, say, sugar? Do you think that such a huge proportion of someone’s daily calorie intake from something like sugar is not going to have a large negative effect seeing as sugar greatly elevates blood sugar level, insulin, stresses the appetite hormones and results in fat storage when not burnt as energy…

So when we count points on the weight watchers system, and a chocolate brownie is the same amount of points as a rare cooked steak, is it fair to say that such a system is highly flawed? Don’t get me wrong, keeping track of the calories that you are consuming can be of great benefit, but unless we are tracking the actual food sources these calories are coming from then we are only shortchanging the results that are possible.

Should anyone serious about losing weight really be allowed to eat a chocolate brownie? As soon as a system like this is implemented it gives the mentality that it is OK to eat anything in moderation, when really it isn’t, if you are serious about losing weight then there are definitely lots of food choices that should be totally absent from your diet. Anything that is sweet and cake related is a definite no no, cause although we are looking to lose weight it is likely you are looking to become healthier as well, and none of these things are going to make you healthier, yet increase your risk of disease development. Remember that the healthier you are the quicker and more efficiently you will lose weight, it’s a positive catch 22 that you want to be in.

I almost hold my hands over my ears with fear when I question why someone might have eaten some cake or something equally bad, the response usually goes like this “oh don’t worry, it was a weight watchers cake”. If weight watchers had developed a way to make CAKE healthy I think they would have won the noble peace prize, everyone would be eating it. Cake, whatever way you slice it is bad. It’s full of sugar, hydrogenated fat, refined flour and preservatives, so just cause it was a weight watchers cake does not mean it was any healthier than a normal cake. Yes it might have a few less calories, but does it really matter, what matter is that the ingredients were pure junk. Compare all those calories to a whole dairy yogurt and a chopped banana and we are talking about a whole different ball game.

So by all means count calories, but cake calories don’t count!

Ben Coomber consults with MMA, rowing, rugby and physique athletes at various levels. Consults for UK tennis, and owns and runs Body Type Nutrition. He is an Internationally Certified Sports Nutritionist.

Sports nutrition consultations: http://www.bodytypenutrition.co.uk

Author website: http://www.bencoomber.com

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Dr. Seigal’s Cookie Diet A Review

Who knew that you could lose weight by eating cookies? This is a million dollar revelation akin to knowing the meaning of life! Let’s take a look at these amazing cookies and what they could mean for your plan to lose weight.

How the Dr. Seigal Cookie Plan Works

According to Dr. Seigal, who has been using his famous weight loss cookies in his Florida medical practice for over 25 years, it is true that cookies will help you lose weight. But, not just any cookies.

Dr. Seigal’s cookies combine a formula of nutrients that curb the appetite enough so that you don’t feel deprived and are satisfied. The premise is that you will lose weight even if your doctor adds a couple hundred calories to your daily intake with these cookies.

The plan is simple. You are asked to eat 6 cookies a day (who wouldn’t like that?). The cookies are eaten at breakfast, lunch, and for snacks. At dinnertime, you will eat a sensible, healthy meal.

There is a 3-step process in which your plan is designed. First, you complete a 28-day program to determine how many calories you need to maintain a healthy weight. This free assessment will show you how to gauge your calories for roughly a month.

After you are finished, you go back to the website and plug in your results. From there, you will be given a daily calorie amount that includes your cookies. Dr. Seigal suggests 1,000 calories for weight loss but this is the bare minimum to keep the body functioning. Your personal physician may suggest a higher number. Always defer to your physician as you do this plan.

Follow the plan until you reach your goal weight. Then, you can use the cookies and other products in a maintenance program to continue to maintain a healthy weight.

Results

CLICK HERE To Get Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet Book: How a Doctor and His Cookie Helped 500,000 People Lose Weight Fast

People have reported that the weight falls off of them just by eating cookies and a sensible dinner. The cookies are good and come in a variety of flavors; blueberry, banana, coconut, oatmeal raisin, and chocolate. There are also other products like shakes, enriched water, and vitamin pills to help enhance weight loss. All of the products in the line contain the same appetite suppressant formula that is found in the cookies.

Here’s the Skinny

This plan can add up financially right away. A full month of cookies can cost almost $300, and this amount doesn’t include what you will pay to provide your one meal a day.  Also, like many diet programs, this plan does not mention exercise. Be sure to include regular physical fitness activities to balance your body and weight loss.

If you enjoy yummy cookies, and like a structured diet plan, Dr. Seigal’s cookie diet can help you lose weight and have that cookie, too.

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