Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133248)
 Advice (160534)
 Affiliate Programs (34733)
 Art and Culture (73485)
 Automotive (145424)
 Blogs (74938)
 Boating (9833)
 Books (17127)
 Buddhism (4121)
 Business (1327443)
 Business News (426165)
 Business Opportunities (366187)
 Camping (10945)
 Career (72682)
 Christianity (15822)
 Collecting (11636)
 Communication (115014)
 Computers (241896)
 Construction (38904)
 Consumer (49557)
 Cooking (17053)
 Copywriting (6566)
 Crafts (18196)
 Cuisine (7527)
 Current Affairs (20360)
 Dating (45743)
 EBooks (19670)
 E-Commerce (48177)
 Education (185015)
 Electronics (83404)
 Email (6388)
 Entertainment (159713)
 Environment (28882)
 Ezine (3038)
 Ezine Publishing (5442)
 Ezine Sites (1551)
 Family & Parenting (110852)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196341)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11837)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310143)
 Fitness (105602)
 Food & Beverages (62767)
 Free Web Resources (7933)
 Gambling (30203)
 Gardening (25041)
 Government (10508)
 Health (628670)
 Hinduism (2156)
 Hobbies (44015)
 Home Business (91538)
 Home Improvement (251100)
 Home Repair (46078)
 Humor (4789)
 Import - Export (5440)
 Insurance (45060)
 Interior Design (29534)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190917)
 Internet Marketing (146262)
 Investment (22819)
 Islam (1168)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80434)
 Link Popularity (4592)
 Manufacturing (20780)
 Marketing (98694)
 MLM (14135)
 Motivation (18207)
 Music (26991)
 New to the Internet (9474)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129593)
 Organizing (7793)
 Party Ideas (11848)
 Pets (38075)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12657)
 Public Speaking (5618)
 Publishing (7516)
 Quotes (2406)
 Real Estate (126572)
 Recreation & Leisure (95194)
 Relationships (87414)
 Research (16137)
 Sales (80286)
 Science & Technology (110079)
 Search Engines (23446)
 Self Improvement (153030)
 Seniors (6216)
 Sexuality (35930)
 Small Business (49269)
 Software (82903)
 Spiritual (23422)
 Sports (116411)
 Tax (7657)
 Telecommuting (34070)
 Travel & Tourism (306532)
 UK Property Investment (3117)
 Video Games (13421)
 Web Traffic (11715)
 Website Design (56760)
 Website Promotion (36544)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35728)
Author Spotlight
BENSON BINGHAM

Benson & Bingham is a leading personal injury and accident law firm with three offices in Southern N...more
CACEY TAYLOR

Im just a man who likes to be happy and see others happy. Im into home business, sports, family, and...more
KJ NEWSWIRE

At KJNewswire, we deliver web-based press release distribution services, which help our clients acqu...more
SARA DAWSON

Sara Dawson is the managing partner at The Science of Permanent Weight Loss. Her personal journey go...more
ADRIAN JOELE

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more


Another Year, Another Weight Loss Diet New Year's Resolution by Monique LaFleche






Another Year, Another Weight Loss Diet New Year's Resolution by
Article Posted: 12/13/2013
Article Views: 303
Articles Written: 5
Word Count: 1164
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Another Year, Another Weight Loss Diet New Year's Resolution


 
Health,Fitness,Self Improvement
Do you have your 2014 New Year’s Resolution figured out yet? Are you going start ANOTHER diet with the hope to lose weight, lose fat, and get in shape? How many years now have you had this as your New Year’s Resolution? How have those resolutions ended? Did you lose any weight, burn any fat, get in better shape?

Many of you may have had some early success and lost a pound or 3 in January. But by the end of February, those pounds were back, and by the end of the year, they had invited some friends to stay over!

“But this year is going to be different!”

Didn't you say that last year? And the year before that?

What you have to understand, that your failed diets aren't your fault. Diets Don’t Work. You know it. I know it. Science has proven it.

Check out the results from one diet studied by UCLA:

“One study of dieting obese patients followed them for varying lengths of time. Among those who were followed for fewer than two years, 23 percent gained back more weight than they had lost, while of those who were followed for at least two years, 83 percent gained back more weight than they had lost, Mann said. One study found that 50 percent of dieters weighed more than 11 pounds over their starting weight five years after the diet, she said.”

Click here to read the press release for the entire 31 diet study.

They summarized the study by saying people are better off not even bothering to diet in the first place. Check out this one quote from the article: “"one of the best predictors of weight gain over the four years was having lost weight on a diet at some point during the years before the study started," Basically, their research found that people who diet generally gain more than people who don’t diet over a 4 year period!

A couple years back, I was in a situation similar to most 40 year women my age. I was active, lean and healthy in my university days, but then I graduated and life happened. I wasn’t playing sports any more. I wasn’t going to the gym as much. I was busy with work and family…

Year after year, I gained a pound or 2 or 5. It was a slow transition and I barely noticed it (or at least refused to acknowledge it). Same with my increasing levels of lethargy and fatigue. Eventually though, enough was enough, and like so many people I tried a few different diets. I tried “watching what I eat” first. That had NO EFFECT at all.

Then I tried Weight Watchers, but I was terrible at keeping track of my points and that plan barely lasted a week.

So my husband and I went on the Atkins Diet. My husband LOVED that diet! All he ate was bacon. He was in heaven. And he lost a lot of weight fast. I wasn’t quite as impressed. I was bloated all the time and low on energy. I was happy though because I did lose some weight. But I couldn’t live on a diet like that and my husband was worried about his high cholesterol, so after a few weeks we went back to the “watching what we eat” diet.

I think he kept the weight off for close to 3 months, but my weight came back in about 6 weeks. And as the UCLA study reported, a year later we were both heavier than our starting weights.

Back then, we weren’t doing the right research and we still believed that there wouldn’t be so many diets out there if they didn’t work. But which diet was best?

We researched the high protein diets (Atkins, South Beach, Dukan) and learned that these diets were effective in short term weight loss. But there were health risks associated with high cholesterol and a lack of micronutrient nutrition. This wasn’t a diet that you would want to stay with for very long.

Then we looked at the low calorie diets (Weight Watchers, Raw Food, HCG Diet). It depended upon how “low” the calorie count was to determine how fast the weight loss was. But with many of these diets the weight you lost was muscle based and not from fat. There were also nutrition deficiencies in some, and too much tracking and too much hunger with the others.

So we checked out some of the Lifestyle Diets (Oz Diet, Vegan Diet, DASH Diet). We liked this category best, but found the weight loss to either be too slow, or the diet too complicated to follow.

Finally there were the Meal Replacement Diets (Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, Slim Fast) and found these to a) basically not work at all and b) be super expensive paying for meals that tasted like cardboard. Additionally there are questions regarding where the meal replacement ingredients are sourced and how healthy they ultimately are.

You can find the full diet explanations and comparisons in our online ebook Why Diets Fail. Once we learned for ourselves that diets didn’t work, then we started researching the studies, like the UCLA one, that clearly prove that all diets ultimately fail.

That was unacceptable to us. Sure most people in North America are obese, but not everyone is. Plus there are still lean people in other countries that have access to food.

So what was the “secret”? Well it’s certainly not any of those “Weight Loss Secrets” that appear on my Facebook ads. The “secret” is actually an understanding of nutrition and how your body works. Once you truly understand your body’s requirements and how to meet them, how to cleanse the toxins from your body that have you locked in a fat producing loop, and how to take advantage of your body’s own natural hormones, you’re off to the races.

Somewhere on this website, or you can find them on my own website, you’ll see my “before and after” pictures. As the UCLA report states, it’s possible to have great “before” and “6 month after” photos. But what my husband and I have is our “before” and “2 month after” pictures, AND our “2 years later” photo.

The bottom line is, if it makes you feel better by “dieting” because you feel like you are being proactive, then go for it. But just know that you’ll just be spinning your wheels. You may lose weight, but you’ll ultimately gain it back, and the studies are saying you’ll probably gain more than you would had you not dieted at all!

So for this year’s New Year’s Resolution, if you truly want to lose weight, burn fat, improve your fitness and health, then resolve to understand your body and meet its needs. Do that and I guarantee you’ll achieve success that you never dreamed possible.

Stay tuned to my other articles for more pieces of the puzzle.

Related Articles - weight loss, diet, New Year's Resolution, diets don't work, why diets fail, lose weight, lose fat, ,







Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance

World News


GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
ALEX GREENE

Alex Greene are Senior Editor at Sports Intensity, an online sportsbook review site dedicated to pro...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
AYAD ELHIMER

www.businbook.com is a website that provides listings for local businesses. He currently offers a wi...more
MICHAEL BRESCIANI

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more
MICHAEL MIFSUD

Michael Mifsud was a House of Commons Commonwealth correspondent at the age of 16. He published Brit...more
NANETTE VICTORIA

Nanette Victoria Spiritual Coach and Intuitive Guide (over 27 years experience) Spiritual Ministe...more
LUMINHOME LIGHTING

About Us Luminhome Lighting provide one-stop services in lighting design and manufacture of LED lum...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2018, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license