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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Weight Loss Plan for Women Over 40: Top 8 Do's and Don'ts to Curb Appetite Naturally
As a woman who is over 40, I am always looking out for a weight loss plan for women over 40 that I can easily fit into my lifestyle.
I was recently reading an article from the "Weight Loss Wonders from the Greatest Women Doctors" from Bottom Line Health. The article was about proven and not so proven natural ways to curb appetite. It was written by JaneGuiltinanND, aclinicalprofessor at theBastyerCentorfor Natural Health in Seattle. I found it very helpful and thought I'd share it with you so you can lose your excess fat andweightfor good!
As you know, there are many marketers who claim that certain supplements can depressappetite. Dr.Guiltinanadvises what works and what doesn't with these 8 tips.
Tip #1: Never take ephedra (or mahuang). While this stimulant will depress appetite, the side effects go from dangerous to deadly. They include increased heart rate, nervousness, and agitation. To make matters worse, some people who have taken moderate to large doses have died. The FDA banned this supplement in the US back in 2004. However, some people still market it illegally. Never take this supplement to lose weight. The risks are too great.
Tip #2: Ignore claims thatgarciniacambogiaworks. This is a fruit from India which has in it something calledhydroxycitrate. In some studies, rats who were given this did eat less and lose weight. However, no evidence suggests this works well with humans too.
Tip #3:Hoodiaisa money waster.Hoodiais found in African and supposedly tricks your body into thinking it is full. Whileits nota stimulant and therefore is safe, nolong termstudies on humans reveal it to be an effective weight loss aid.
Tip #4: Drink lots of water. This is an easy component of a weight loss plan for women over 40 to follow! If you ever are feeling hungry, many times it is because you actually are thirsty. So instead of eating when you feel hungry, drink water.
Tip $5: Drink hot tea or coffee. Hot beverages can curb hunger pangs more effectively than cold beverages. In addition,caffeineis a stimulant and therefore has a mild appetitesuppressing effect. I'm not a coffee drinker, but for those who like coffee, it can be a helpful aid in your weight loss efforts.
Tip $6: Eat the foods that fill you up. These foods include high-fiber,low caloriecarrots, broccoli, salad greens, apples, and brown rice.
Tip #7: Eat more frequently. It's best to eat about 5-6 small meals a day. Work on going no more than three hours without a meal or a healthy snack. If you fail to do this, you can end up so hungry that when you do eat, you will eat too many calories and go for the empty calories found in junk food.
Tip #8: Block sugar cravings. You can do this by supplementing with 100 micrograms twice per day of the mineral chromium. It may lessen your sugar cravings by stabilizing blood sugar levels. You can also consider taking the herbgymnemasylvestre, which temporarily blocks the taste receptors on the tongue and also stabilizes blood sugar levels. You would need to speak to someone knowledgeable about herbs/supplements to determine the right dosage.
So, if you are a woman over 40, as myself, who is trying to find a simple weight loss plan for women over 40, these are easy actions you take to achieve your weight and fat loss goals. Why not try out at least a few of these tips today?!