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Diet Pills

I heard a shocking story today from one reader who expressed concerns about the diet pills she was taking. She took them during work and her face went very red, she also started developing rashes along her arms. This sounds like she’s allergic to one of the ingredients so told her to stop immediately.

I don’t see how it’s physically possible to add something to your body and to lose weight.

Cocaine was once sold as a diet aid (possibly still is but not legally), Caffeine still is sold legally as a diet aid. Now one is legal, one isn’t, but they both work in more or less the same way; they increase movement. Cocaine and caffeine supposedly help you perk up and move more. So cut the drug abuse and just move more! Wake up a little earlier, walk if you usually drive, jog if you usually walk, run if you usually jog and so on. If you have a treadmill, use it. If you have a breeze block, do step ups. If you have stairs, do step-ups. Half hour on a treadmill at an easy, beginners pace can burn 100 calories in half hour! step-ups even more. If you kept your same diet, this helps to possibly create a deficit.

There is no miracle pill to losing weight. It can be hard work, generally it’s easy if done right.

There is one pill known to suppress hunger, but this in itself has side effects much worse. Follow the tips included in this blog for healthy, easy weight loss and you can avoid the need for drugs.


Simple Exercises

When you start a new routine for dieting, it’s often helpful to accompany it with exercise but you don’t have to overdo it. This helps your heart, benefits your body and builds some muscle… the more muscle you have, the more calories you need so get going! Here are some simple ones:

Walking at a slow pace burns 200-300 calories per hour… have a dog? give him an extra hour’s walk every few days. I worked out, depending on your weight, you burn roughly 100 per mile.

Pushing the lawnmower round the garden can burn up to 500 per hour! How clean will your garden be this year?

Swimming even a slow breast stroke can burn nearly 600 calories, 940 if you’re a strong, fast swimmer!

Wii Boxing (from the sports package) is reported to burn around 500 per hour and other fitness games are supposed to help too.

When you earn those extra calories, eat them back, it helps motivate you to move and you can carry on enjoying the things you love.

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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in Exercise