Archive for June, 2015
It is a shame that many of us spend so much time trying to lose weight to no avail. There are dozens of diet plans on the market that promise a fast weight loss, but if you have taken a close look at most of them, you will probably notice one thing – they are basically unsustainable. Often the foods that are required are so ghastly, hard to come by, or expensive that no one could reasonably be expected to use them in the long term. A good many of these diets will also lead to nutritional deficiency.
Regardless of the diet you decide upon, the biggest reason for diet failure is hunger cravings. Any diet will call for a reduction in calories and the physical amount of food that you eat. Not only that, but people who have become overweight have usually stretched out their stomach, so they will not feel full with even a normal amount of food. You need something that will overcome cravings and also allow time for your stomach to return to its normal size. Eating teeny portions of food or platefuls of cabbage will not help you get over hunger pangs – you need something that will suppress your appetite.
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The road to losing weight is paved with innumerable obstacles, ranging from not having enough time to a waning motivation… in other words, there is no shortage of things which can set you off course. Thankfully, you aren’t left with nothing but your willpower in order to make it through this, as countless researchers and fitness experts have been working on ways to make the process easier. As a result they came up with an idea which ended up evolving into an entire industry: that of weight loss supplements.
Needless to say, there is no lack of different supplements for weight loss for you to make a choice from out there. So how precisely are you supposed to make a choice amongst them? For starters, different types of supplements act differently on the body; there are metabolism boosters, fat blockers, appetite suppressants, fat burners and more. While taking every single kind of supplement may indeed help you lose weight faster, it could also result in something more or less disastrous; if you mix the wrong supplements together, depending on what they contain, they may alter each other’s effects, perhaps even harming your body.
The Kalahari Desert in southern Africa is a harsh environment that is home to the Bushmen people. It is always a struggle to stay alive in conditions of temperature extremes (blistering hot by day, freezing at night), scant water, and scarcity of game that are found in this challenging region. Hunger is often a common condition with these people, but they discovered a way to suppress the pangs when on a hunting expedition, and this was to chew on the pulp from the stems of the Hoodia plant.
There are quite a few different Hoodias, but the one used to prepared appetite suppressant supplements is Hoodia gordonii, which is found throughout the region of southern Africa. Although this Hoodia looks quite a bit like a cactus, right down to a spiky exterior, it is actually a succulent. It was probably hunger that drove the Bushmen at some point to try eating what would otherwise not look like a very palatable plant, especially since the flowers smell like rotten meat. Undoubtedly, after a desperate experiment, it was found that the hunger pains abated and the people in the group were able to continue in their search for food more comfortably. Hoodia gordonii may help suppresses thirst.
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It seems as if packing on weight takes only a minute, but losing it takes a lifetime. Unfortunately, that is how the human body works; losing weight is always much harder than gaining it. It should come as no surprise that due to this state of affairs many people have been looking for quick weight loss methods to take all of their troubles away… and their prayers have actually been answered a little while ago, at least in some form. In this day and age where technology dominates our everyday lives, it goes without saying that there are numerous processes which can be performed in order to help one lose weight quickly… and what follows is an explanation as to why those quick methods are far from being worth it.