The Gluten Free, Dairy Free miracle diet.

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The trouble with many so called nutritional therapists is that they don’t have to give evidence based advice.

They can pretty much tell you anything they like and sell you any expensive supplements they like, because they aren’t going to get struck off any regulatory body if what they are advising is a bit short on evidence.

One of my favorite pseudoscientific claptrap* diets is the Gluten Free, Dairy Free diet.

gluten free womenThis is ‘diagnosed’ using strange tests involving black boxes, crystals or finger prick blood tests.

Now before I explain the claptrapness of this, I should first state that there is a genuine condition of intolerance to Gluten(the protein in grains like wheat, barley and rye that gives it springiness).

This is called coeliac disease and requires a lifelong gluten free diet. Coeliac Disease should be identified by your GP and confirmed by a gastroenterologist.

Lactose intolerance also exists – some people lack the enzyme to break down this milk sugar, or may temporarily stop producing it after damage caused by a gut infection.

If you suspect you may have either of these, please talk to your doctor. They cannot be diagnosed by a nutritional therapist, nutritionist or high street ‘allergy specialist’. There are home testing kits for coeliac disease available at pharmacists, but your GP can do a much better test for for free.

But what often happens is that someone goes to an ‘allergy specialist’ at the local health food shop who has waved crystals, put your hand on a black box, done the an ancient intolerance dance around you, or even taken a fingerprick of blood to test and proclaimed you must cut all gluten and dairy from your diet.

This will solve every illness you have, and also give you more energy and lose weight into the bargain. Excellent you think, an answer to all my ills for only fifty quid, bargain. Maybe that’s where my magic wand has got to now I think of it. . .

So what happens next? Well you go away, possibly clutching a diet sheet in your hand, and start the mammoth process of cutting some pretty major food groups out of your diet.

First to go is the cakes, biscuits, pies, sweets etc as they all tend to contain either a gluten containing grain or dairy. Hopefully you’re excellent diet sheet will contain all possible sources of them, so that you can check food labels as well.

And wouldn’t you know it, pretty much all processed food has one or the other in it as an additive or thickener. So what can you do now except cut out all junk and processed food, and start cooking your meals from scratch. Even your lunchtime sarnies have to go in favour of a baked potato or rice salad.

Then a miracle happens – you start to feel quite good, your stomach is less bloated and you even start to lose weight. This is it, your weight problem, tiredness and possibly ill health are all down to a food intolerance.

Excellent you think, an answer to all my ills for only fifty quid, bargain. Maybe that’s where my magic wand has got to now I think of it. . .

But lets look a bit closer at that. Real food intolerance/allergies don’t cause weight gain – they tend to do the opposite as you don’t absorb nutrients as well.

So whats going in? First of all you’ve cut a couple of big food groups out of your diet – restricting what you can eat. This is how fad diets work. If there’s less you can eat you generally tend to eat less.

Then lets look at what you do eat – you are now cooking meals from scratch with fresh ingredients, cutting out a lot of processed and junk foods full of fat and processed starch including most of the stuff you can buy on the go.

That’s likely to make you feel better, especially if you add on all those miles walking round the isles in the supermarket looking at labels.

Now of course if it has a positive effect on your health, what’s the problem? Well if you can manage to eat a balanced diet with these restrictions, then not a great deal.

Calcium is a bit of a concern, but you can replace that with fortified soya or rice milk and fish that you eat with the bones (e.g. tinned salmon, pilchards). But not everyone will even know that they need to do this unless they have been given this advice.

Gluten free foods

Then comes the downfall of all fad diets – the special occasion. A family wedding, party or meal out where there is absolutely nothing that you can eat.

So maybe you say ‘hang it’ just this once and eat your forbidden foods. And surprise, surprise the world doesn’t end and there is no bad effect, which of course if you are completely sick of rice salads can lead to just going back to your old way of eating.

This is often known as all or nothing thinking “I’ve ruined it now so I might as well give up”.
But maybe you’re sharper than that, and know that one bad day does not a disaster make.

But now the food industry is out to get you again. There is a fine range of ‘free from’ foods available to part you from your hard earned cash. These are fantastic if you have coeliac disease and would have to live forever without cookies without them.

But they contain the same fat, sugar and calories as the gluten/dairy containing products. So your diet can return to an unhealthy one, and you can gain weight just as well with these . . .

So what to do? There is a cheaper alternative, but I’m afraid it’s really, really boring. A balanced healthy diet with meals mostly prepared from freshly cooked ingredients and regular activity will help you trim up and have more energy.

Told you it was boring. I’m willing to bet you wouldn’t pay me fifty quid to tell you that, but at least with my way you’d get a real cake or pie once in a while.

Now don’t even get me started on Candida. . .

* In case you’re wondering the definition of pseudoscientific claptrap is that it’s like any old regular claptrap, but dressed up in language that sounds like plausible science to the untrained (which is pretty much everyone really).

It might even have a reference to a scientific paper to back it up. Never mind that this study was done on 10 people and there’s hundreds of studies that show the opposite.

Phen375: Does It Really Work? An Insightful Report with Real Reviews

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Does Phen375 Work?

If someone told you that you could lose up to 20 pounds per month simply by taking a simple nutritional supplement every day, you would probably jump at the chance.

So, if you have seen the ads online or on television and wondered does Phen375 work, then here is some information that will show you exactly how it has been able to get these kinds of results for people all over the world.

No matter how much weight you need to lose, losing between three and 5 pounds per week is not out of the question with this product.

What Is the Phen375 Diet Product?

This is one of the few diet products that is both a proven fat burner and appetite suppressant in one product. By combining these two different diet features in one, it provides you with a better opportunity to lose body fat without any side effects.

This product was originally released in 2009 and is a 100% legal and safe way to lose weight, without any of the negative side effects that you will often find in other diet products. Even though it is made from pharmaceutically produced fat burners, it does not require a prescription to buy it.

How Does Phen375 Work?

The key to how this product works is that it includes a number of natural ingredients that, when combined together, become a powerful fat burning cocktail. One of these ingredients, L-Carnitine, is able to trick the body into producing more HCG, which in turn helps transport fatty acid for your system. Therefore, when you eat fatty foods or consume excess calories, instead of being stored as fat, they will be eliminated.

The other aspect of this product that a lot of people also appreciate is that not only Phentermine375 work as a fat burner, but it also helps you control your appetite.

Many people find that this is particularly helpful when they are trying to stick to a calorie restricted diet, but even if you don’t have a diet in mind, you will find yourself eating less every time you sit down to eat, and you will probably snack less, too.

Although this product is safe and natural, it is always a good idea to talk to your doctor before you go on any kind of diet or use any type of diet supplement. Especially if you have existing health conditions or you are taking prescription medications, telling your doctor that you are taking this supplement (or any one, for that matter), is always smart.

What Will You Read in the Phen375 Reviews?

Many of these reviews are written by people who have really been able to lose a lot of weight by utilizing Phen375 as part of an overall diet program. By utilizing the included weight loss plan, losing 20 pounds or more per month is well within reason.

“I weighed 200 lbs when I started and I now weigh 154. This helped me to from a size 16 to a size 8. I can’t believe it!

–          Danielle, Canada (Testimony from company website)

 “Everyone tells me that I look like a completely different woman now. I am so glad that I used this and the diet plan, too.”

–          June, TX (Testimony from company website)

The fact that there are no apparent side effects with this product make it ideal for people who are generally very sensitive to diet pills. You can tell from the list of ingredients that other than a small amount of caffeine, there is nothing that should cause unnecessary side effects in most people.

“I have used other diet products, but couldn’t tolerate the side effects. This was much easier on my system and I have the weight loss to prove it.”

–          Sal, FL (Testimony from company website)

Where Can You Buy Phen375?

One of the problems that a lot of people have with buying diet products is that they are too embarrassed to buy them in person, and so buying this online is the best decision for many people.

Phen375 will be shipped and billed to you discreetly, and it will also be shipped within one day of placing your order. You will save quite a lot of money when you buy more than one month’s worth, too, getting a free month’s worth of pills when you buy three months.

Is This the Right Diet Product to Help You?

It seems that not only Phen 375 work for most people, but the repeat order rate of more than 60% shows that people are staying on this product in the long term. Whether you are someone who is trying to trim down those “love handles”, or you are looking at much greater weight loss, this natural and effective product might be the right choice for you, too.

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Fat Loss Essentials Against Obesity – Lose Weight Naturally

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Fat loss has become a serious undertaking to many, considering the growing statistics of obesity and weight gain not only in the United States alone but also worldwide. According to the Center for Disease Control, obesity continues to be a worldwide public health problem.

It ranked first as the number 1 health risk in America. While efforts in order to disseminate public awareness about health risk due to obesity such as the conduct of prevention programs and activities in partnership of health and education departments, the wide problem about obesity continues to grow.

This is an alarming condition and it calls for personal response by those concerned. You may take the challenge to lose weight with the help of suggested activities in order to promote fat loss the natural way.

It is notable that many are willing to try almost any fat loss programs in order to get promising result in counteracting weight gain. Synthetic drugs are available but many are wary for their potential side effects. Nothing could be better than attaining fat loss efficiently the natural way.

 

Losing weight

 

Proper dieting, cardiovascular and weight training programs are the three major factors that are essential when planning a fat loss regimen. The sound effectiveness of each program consists of variable factors consisting of mathematical principles of managing fat intake and the fat burning effects of exercise.

Dieting allows you to understand the macronutrients that can be responsible for excessive fat storage in the body. The main sources of calories are fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that are essential in fueling the body with energy.

Excessive calories in the body become stored fats that contribute to obesity and weight gain. Cutting down calories in your diet with controlled amount of carbohydrate intake will be sufficient to promote weight loss without starving your body with its energy source.

Meal frequency as part of diet program to lose weight involves eating more often in small servings to keep the body’s metabolism going.

With on-going metabolism, the body continuously burns fats. Lean whole foods are highly preferable over processed foods as it is important to focus on losing fats from your diet while building muscle mass.

Cardiovascular training has significant health benefits aside from promoting natural means to lose weight. This form of exercise strengthens the lungs and the heart, improves cardiovascular compliance, and reduces the risk for heart disease.

Intensity workouts optimize fat loss by imposing significant degree of fat burning requirement that utilizes conversion of fats to energy thereby reducing excessive fat storage. High intensity exercise will require the body to burn more energy resulting to significant fat loss.

Cardiovascular exercise, intensity workout, and dieting are three simple natural processes to lose weight. They promote fat loss without worrying for side effects. Individuals with underlying ailments such as diabetes and heart conditions should consult their physicians to establish precaution and safety with their fat loss program using these three health key elements against obesity.