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“Obesity: ‘Slim chance’ of return to normal weight”

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A new British study shows that very few overweight people manage to lose even 5% of their body weight. Even more discouraging, most of these few successful people put the weight back on within five years.

The findings suggest that current weight-loss strategies fail miserably for the majority of people.

BBC: Obesity: ‘Slim chance’ of return to normal weight

“Current strategies that focus on cutting calories and boosting physical activity aren’t working for most patients to achieve weight loss and maintain that.”

A Better Way to Lose Weight

Perhaps people are failing because the advice to eat less and run more is almost useless for sustained weight loss?

There’s a better way that makes it easier to lose weight, and keep the weight off, without hunger. Like following these guidelines: Continue Reading →

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How to Reverse Diabetes and Lose 93 Pounds Without Hunger

Before and after

Before and after

What an amazing transformation. Peter struggled for a long time with his weight – he had to give up every possible diet because of always feeling hungry. Instead he got type 2 diabetes, at the age of just 32. And the advice he got just made it worse.

Finally in desperation he searched for other options on google. He found this site and others. Here’s what happened:

The Email

Hello Andreas,

First of all I would like to thank you for all you are doing. The information you and others share were life saving for me.

My name is Peter Szombati and I live in Transylvania, Romania and this is my story. I was a normal-weight child and had normal weight until my early 20s’ (about 185 lbs, 85 kg). Then I started to work at a place were I had to sit a lot and started to ignore homemade food and opted for fast food and soft drinks.

From 185 lbs (85 kg) in my early 20s’, I went to 309 lbs (140 kg) at 25. It didn’t get any better even though I have tried every possible diet. I always lost some weight but put it all back on in the next months because I was always hungry. Continue Reading →

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Insane Dieting: The Bulimia Device

Do you want to keep eating the same food and live the same way and still lose weight? Now there’s a way!

A new medical device – AspireAssist – is implanted as a tube into your stomach. This means that after eating you can enter a bathroom and empty your stomach contents into the toilet (yes, really).

Mail Online: The ‘eat like a pig’ slimming device that will turn your stomach: Controversial product pumps users’ stomachs after food binges

Not surprisingly some people report weight loss and improved diabetes after implanting the device. And perhaps it could even be a good idea for someone. At least we’re not removing healthy bodily organs as in many other kinds of obesity surgery.

The Problem

The problem is that this procedure isn’t really necessary. There’s no need to surgically implant a new tube into the stomach. We were born with one! It’s called the esophagus and people have been using it to throw up unwanted food for a long time… by just putting two fingers into their throat. Yes, it’s the eating disorder bulimia.

While bulimia may help people lose weight it’s likely never something that medical professionals recommend for weight loss. Bulimia sounds so nasty, it needs a rebranding. And now it’s here: the AspireAssist device.

It’s the cleaner way to do bulimia.

Continue Reading →

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“I Got Energy That I Didn’t Know Existed and the Pounds Melted Off”

Before and after

Before and after

Anna Skoog had been addicted to sugar since childhood and with time the pounds piled up on her. She tried to get comfortable with her weight, but after being accepted to art school the excess weight started to feel like a big obstacle.

She decided to do something about her weight issues once and for all. She was skeptical about the LCHF diet (low-carb, high-fat) but having heard a lot about it she decided to try it for a month.

Here’s her story about what happened: Continue Reading →

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Lose Weight Using Intermittent Fasting

Do you want to lose weight? I’m currently updating my page with the most important tips on How to Lose Weight. The page is structured so that you can start at the top with tip #1 and then keep going as long as you like – perhaps you only need one or two of them.

Today it’s time for a new piece of advice at number 14. First a quick recap of all the earlier tips:

Choose a low-carb diet, eat when hungryeat real foodeat only when hungrymeasure your progress wiselybe patientwomen: avoid fruitmen: avoid beer, avoid artificial sweetenersreview any medicationsstress less and sleep moreeat less of dairy products and nuts… and supplement vitamins and minerals.

So there are many things to consider before moving on to this thing, but don’t let that fool you. This is one of the most effective weapons available to lose weight. It’s perfect if you are stuck at a weight-loss plateau despite “doing everything right” – or to speed up your weight loss.

Use Intermittent Fasting

This super weapon is called intermittent fasting. It means exactly what it sounds like… not eating, during a specified time interval. Here’s how to do it: Continue Reading →

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Lose Weight by Eating Only When Hungry

Do you want to lose weight? I’m currently updating my page with tips on How to Lose Weight. The first three tips are to choose a low-carb diet, eat when hungry and to eat real food.

This fourth piece of advice is one of the most controversial – and most important – things to keep in mind.

Don't eat by the clockEat Only When Hungry

Reduce unnecessary snacking

On a low-carb diet you should aim to eat when hungry, until you are satisfied… but just as important if you want to become lean: Don’t eat if you’re not hungry. Needless snacking will stall your weight loss.

This can be a problem on LCHF too. Some things you eat unnecessarily just because they’re tasty and easily available. Here are three common traps to watch out for on LCHF:

  1. Dairy products such as cream and cheeses. – They work well in cooking as they satisfy. The problem is if you’re munching a lot of cheese in front of the TV in the evening… without being hungry. Be careful with that. Or lots of cream with dessert, when you’re actually already full and just keep eating because it tastes good. Or another common culprit: loads of cream in the coffee, many times per day.
  2. Nuts. It’s very easy to eat until the nuts are gone, regardless of how full you are. A tip: According to science, salted nuts are harder to stop eating than unsalted nuts. Salted nuts tempt you to more overeating. Good to know. Another tip: Avoid bringing the entire bag to the couch, preferably choose a small bowl instead. I at least often eat all the nuts in front of me, whether I’m hungry or not.
  3. LCHF baking. Even if you’re only using almond flour and sweeteners snacking on baked goods and cookies usually provides extra eating when you’re not hungry… and yes, this will slow down weight loss.

Feel free to skip meals

Do you have to eat breakfast? No, of course not. Don’t eat if you’re not hungry. And this goes for any meal.

On a strict LCHF diet the hunger and urge to eat tends to decrease a lot, especially if you have excess weight to lose. Your body may be happily burning your fat stores, reducing the need to eat.

If this happens, be happy! Don’t fight it by eating food you don’t want. Instead wait for the hunger to return before you eat again. This will save you both time and money, while speeding up your weight loss.

Some people fear that they will lose control if they don’t eat every three hours, thus making them eat thousands of calories and blowing their diets completely. So they snack obsessively all the time.

This obsessive snacking may be necessary to control hunger cravings on a diet high in sugar and processed carbs, but it’s usually completely unnecessary on an LCHF diet. Hunger will only return slowly and you’ll have plenty of time to prepare food or grab a snack.

Summary

To lose weight quickly and sustainably: Eat when you’re hungry – but only when you’re hungry. Forget the clock and listen to your body instead.

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All 16 tips on the page  How to Lose Weight.

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