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Weight Loss Surgery Can Lead to Other Serious Health Issues Research Suggests

It is common knowledge that being overweight is a serious condition, which often develops into other medical issues, such as heart problems, breathing problems, and frail bones. However, a report published in mid-October by the United Kingdom’s National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) warns against the proliferation of weight loss surgery as a rapid solution.

Indeed, such interventions are quick fixes for major issues—however, says the survey, they are often misrepresented by the providers. According to the same report, elective surgery facilities are using ethically questionable sales tactics in order to lure in their patients. These tactics include limited offers, misleading ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures that are visually manipulated and celebrity testimonials.

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The Side Effects of Rapid Weight Loss on Your Hair

In an article titled The Bald Truth about Female Hair Loss dated September 28, 2012,  The Independent Woman discusses the issue of Alopecia for women. 

“It’s estimated that hair loss affects about 25 per cent of the female population in Ireland. It is a hugely complex problem – reasons for hair loss can range from a serious underlying medical condition to poor diet, high stress levels, certain medications and hormone imbalance.”

When you combine these factors with some of the latest weight loss diets,  you can end up with a problem. 

If you are overweight, weight loss is an important part of getting healthy, and the best way to lose weight is through a combination of diet and exercise. However, some people go overboard when it comes to weight loss, trying to lose more than is healthy at any given time. For most people, healthy weight loss is about 1 to 2 pounds per week, though it may be a bit more during the first few weeks if you have a considerable amount of weight to lose to reach your target weight.

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Create Weight Loss Food Based on Meats or Fish

If one of your main goals is losing weight, then aside from getting into the habit of exercising on a regular basis, monitoring what you eat is one area you must take into consideration. Even if you workout five days a week, unless you monitor what you put in your mouth, it's possible you could still gain weight.

Think of it this way, if a person were to eat a fast food "unhealthy" type meal three times a day that contained over 1,800 calories per serving with ridiculous amounts of fat, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar, that person would be consuming over 5,400 calories a day! When the general daily recommended caloric amount averages about 2,000, you can imagine that even exercising will do little to stop the increase in weight that is bound to happen.

However, with a little preparation and a certain amount of willpower, it's possible to get your food choices to become more appropriate. Even though every meal of the day (in addition to your snacks) need to be monitored and dealt with in a healthy manner, let's focus on building your arsenal of healthy recipes. Mainly because if you plan accordingly, you could cook/prepare enough so you have leftovers to pack yourself a healthy lunch to take with you to work the following day.

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African Mango For Weight Loss: What's The Real Evidence?

African mango extract has blown up in the last year and has become an incredibly popular weight loss supplement. It was mentioned on the Dr. Oz show, it appears in literally hundreds of Amazon listings, and it's spread to dozens of countries around the globe.

In case you haven't heard of it, African mango extract is made from a fruit from Cameroon called Irvingia gabonensis, which has been used in traditional medicine in Africa for hundreds if not thousands of years.

African Mango Diet

But traditional medicine is a far cry from medical fact. As the public gets greater and greater access to research information and is subject to more and more bogus campaigns for fad weight loss products, it's more important than ever to get solid, timely, trustworthy evidence that a supplement does what the people selling it to you claim. Is that the case for African mango?

How to Choose a Personal Trainer

People choose to work out with a personal trainer for all sorts of reasons: maybe they struggle to motivate themselves, or are bored with their existing routines and need some help to switch things up a little. They could be experienced exercisers who feel that their fitness levels have reached a plateau, or new to exercise and not confident that they’ll be able to get the best out of their work-out on their own.

Whatever the reason, if you’ve decided to take the plunge and get a personal trainer, finding the right one can be a daunting experience.  Here are some tips that may help you.

Firstly, spend some time mulling over what sort of personal trainer you’d like. Would you prefer a male or female PT? What will motivate you - someone who’ll bark at you military-style, or someone who’ll adopt a softly-softly approach? How often do you want to train, and at what time of day? Very importantly – what do you want to achieve? If you’re armed with this information, it will make it easier to find the right PT.

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Cheap Ways to Get Fit Outside of the Gym

Going to the gym is an expensive business. Membership fees can set you back a hefty sum every month which is needed elsewhere. However, there are alternatives (no matter what the gym says) that will help you get fit and healthy so that you can enjoy spending that money saved from the gym.

Fitness DVDs

Depending on your age some of you may remember the craze of fitness videos from the 80’s through to the 90’s. Thankfully some of the cheesiness has been removed from the modern day versions.

Zumba Fitness on DVD or Video Game

All joking aside fitness DVDs provide us with a great workout in the comfort of our own home for a one off price. Most will also feature whole training programmes including what to eat and drink etc so they will help you to track your progress for a couple of months.

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What You Need To Know Before Starting Diet to Go

This guest post comes from freelance writer Victoria. She invites you to check out these diettogo vouchers and  information about Nutrisystem diet at

In case you haven’t heard, Diet to Go is the ultimate in convenient, healthy eating. Essentially, it is a calorie controlled eating plan based on healthy eating, but unlike other plans, which require you to go out to your local store, select the food that you think is healthiest, and then spend hours cooking it so that it actually tastes good, while juggling your job, family, and relationship, Diet to Go is actually effective.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is true, and it can help you change your life today. This article is going to tell you everything that you need to know about Diet to Go, so that when you decide to make the change to healthy, convenient eating, you are fully aware of how it all works. Let’s go!

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10 Food Items to Reduce Cholesterol

Did you have a salmon fish dinner or a bite into sinister chocolate? Now you can do all this guilt free. These foods assist in fighting bad cholesterol. According to the American Health association, an individual can reduce the cholesterol by eating healthy foods. Hereby, we have enlisted 10 food items that helps to reduce bad cholesterol.

1. Oats

If you change your morning breakfast with oats then you can reduce your cholesterol level to a large extent. Two servings of oats can lower LDL cholesterol to 5.3% in just 6 weeks. The oats contain a substance known as beta glucanthat absorbs the bad cholesterol.

2. Red Wine

Red grapes are used in manufacturing of red wine that helps to reduce the cholesterol level. Two glasses of wine can provide you with a host of health benefits. Have a toast! Salmon and Fatty Fish- Salmon is full of Omega 3 fatty acids and hence it is known as natural health wonder. It keeps heart attacks, stroke and high cholesterol at a yelp. Fishes like sardines, salmon and herring can boost the good cholesterol level by 4 percent.

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FDA Launches Awareness Campaign Against Fake Online Pharmacies

Have you gone online to purchase medication? How did you feel – secure in the transaction, or nervous and doubtful? If so, you’re not alone, for the FDA has launched a campaign to help raise consumer awareness  and help people purchase their medications only from legitimate sources.

The recent proliferation of scam sites online has the FDA increasingly worried that patients in need of proper medications may be buying pills with incorrect dosages, the wrong ingredients, or no medical benefit at all.  These fake online sites are being designed with increasingly better attention to authentic details that can trick even the most discriminating consumer, which is why the FDA has stepped in.

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13 Tips for Men with a Weight Loss Goal

Magazines, newspapers and television content rarely aims at men who are looking for weight loss tips and this realization may come to you out of experience while looking for information.

To ease your task, here are 13 weight loss tips. You can now dump your magazine and newspapers, switch off your television, and proceed to read what you have been looking for all this time.


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