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Forskolin For Fast, Safe Weight Loss – The Results

Forskolin For Fast, Safe Weight Loss – The Results

Every year, there’s lots of people who set another goal in losing weight. We want our belly fat gone, so that we can have a flat stomach and be as healthy as possible. Some of us cannot afford the time to plan workouts, or even to prioritize what we eat. But did you know that your body has the ability to RAPIDLY break down fat on its own? Using forskolin for weight loss isn’t only convenient but the best way to lose weight. It has been used by thousands all over the world to lose weight and keep it off. Using Forskolin for weight loss will do just that. It ignites and rejuvenates your body in that sense. It seems as though Forskolin grows and matures as a plant, specifically to be used for that purpose, and it has been for a very long time! All over the world, people continue to use Forskolin for weight loss and other things as well! It promotes an energetic mindset, resulting in a more fit and active day. Forskolin helps to suppress your appetite and makes you much more mindful of what you are eating every day. Forskolin is Nature’s “Fat-Melting Plant” Forskolin is a weight loss breakthrough that is helping tons of people lose weight without diet or exercise. The active ingredient in Forskolin is Coleus Forskohlii root extract, a naturally occurring chemical that has numerous health and weight loss benefits. Forskolin increases the levels of an enzyme called hormone sensitive Lipase – which burns the fat in your body. Within a matter of months, You can have a slimmer waist size, much less flab, and way more energy to get out! You’ll be feeling more and more refreshed everyday, and every day you’ll be more and more slim. Psychologically speaking, simply seeing how your body will react to Forskolin will blow your mind. You’ll go into overdrive, burning Continue reading >>

Excerpt From Hcg 2.0 – Understanding Ketosis

Excerpt From Hcg 2.0 – Understanding Ketosis

Understanding Ketosis An excerpt from HCG 2.0 – Don’t Starve, Eat Smart and Lose It’s unclear how much was known about Ketosis when Dr. Simeons’ was practicing. There is no mention of it in his manuscript. Ketosis is a state that exists when your body is deprived of carbohydrates and must resort to its fat stores for energy. Of the foods we eat, carbs are most easily converted into energy. Complex carbohydrates, mostly starches, are broken down to simpler carbohydrates, ultimately glucose, and then converted to ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) in the citric acid cycle. ATP is the energy exchange used in every cellular process in the human body. It’s kind of like the gasoline we put in our cars. Gasoline is refined from more complex hydrocarbons as glucose is from more complex carbohydrates. If we eat excessive calories from carbs, our body stores them away in our fat cells. If we deprive ourselves of carbs, we tap into our fat stores for energy. Think of our fat stores as a bank account. If we’re depositing more money than we’re spending, or eating more calories than we’re burning off, our bank account gets bigger… like our bellies. If we spend more than we deposit, as in the state of low carb dieting and Ketosis, our bank account gets smaller… resulting in weight loss. A Ketone is an energy source derived from fat and Ketosis is the physiological state in which this takes place. So why is Ketosis such a trendy word in dieting? The first and probably most popular Ketosis Diet was the Atkins diet. In summary, Atkins only stipulation was that you were to consume a minimal amount of carbs. There were relatively few restrictions on fat and protein consumption and it was generally effective in promoting weight loss. It gained popularity in the mid 90s, but h Continue reading >>

Are There Any Hcg Side Effects?

Are There Any Hcg Side Effects?

When asked about the HCG diet I almost always get asked if there are any HCG side effects or dangers involved. I think people ask me this question because they think the diet is “too good to be true”. And while I can see why they would think that it might be too good to be true when they first here about it, once they actually start the diet they realize that the results of losing 1+ pounds per day are well deserved by following the strict diet. But let’s talk about any possible dangers or side effects. The first thing you have to look at is what form of the HCG diet are you doing? Are you doing the injections or an oral HCG alternative? Which method you choose will greatly affect the chances for any side effects while on the diet. So the original diet was done with HCG injections. The injections still work to this day and they are a viable means of completing the diet. But they aren’t the safest and I never recommend them for someone looking to start the protocol. The HCG injections can cause some side effects like blood clots. It’s not from the HCG itself but from the method of injecting it. So I avoid the injections altogether and I prefer the oral HCG Diet Accelerator. The oral product allows you to avoid any side effects of HCG while still getting the same results of the injections. I think this makes it safer as your not taking a high dosage of HCG and you aren’t injecting it straight into your body. You simply take the oral HCG Diet Accelerator capsules by mouth by swallowing them. It’s extremely simple and takes just a few seconds to do. The nice part is that it’s just as effective as the injections but far safer. The only side effects I see when doing the diet correctly while on the oral HCG Diet Accelerator are headaches for the first couple da Continue reading >>

How I Lost 12 Pounds And Developed A Cyst With The Hcg Diet

How I Lost 12 Pounds And Developed A Cyst With The Hcg Diet

What can you expect if you use the hormone Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) to shed pounds? The HCG diet has been around for more than 60 years, but is it effective, does it need to be updated, and is it safe? Weight alone is not a satisfactory criterion by which to judge whether a person is suffering from the disorder we call obesity … Every physician is familiar with the sylphlike lady who enters the consulting room and declares emphatically that she is getting horribly fat and wishes to reduce. Many an honest and sympathetic physician at once concludes that he is dealing with a ‘nut’ … The patient distinctly feels that something is wrong with her, that a subtle change is taking place in her body, and this alarms her. As someone who has contended with stubborn weight, I can relate to the above passage, especially the niggling feeling that something is off and that my body is not utilizing energy optimally. Despite all the excellent food choices I’ve adopted throughout the past 15 years (no sugar, minimal carbs, no gluten, dairy, or processed foods, and lots of organic veggies) and my array of varied exercises (vinyasa flow yoga, cycling, and hiking), I put on 10 pounds over the past year, making the difference between me feeling “OK” and “wonderful.” According to data by Marketdata Enterprises, Americans spend a hefty $60 billion annually on weight-loss products and services. Considering these stats, it’s no surprise that I’m one of the many who has battled weight issues over the years. Growing up in the ‘80s, I ate Doritos, Coca-Cola, fast food, and tons of carbs. When I was 15 and working at McDonald’s, I classified a McFish as a healthy food. Yikes! Since then, my idea of “healthy” has certainly run the gamut. I haven’t eaten fast Continue reading >>

Prenatal Tests 101: Urinalysis And Urine Hcg

Prenatal Tests 101: Urinalysis And Urine Hcg

Who knew that urine was so important? Not only can it tell you that you’re pregnant, e.g. by urine hcg, but it can also reveal a host of other information throughout your pregnancy. Before the birth of your baby your OB or midwife is likely to ask you to pee in a cup several times or during every monthly checkup. In fact, urinalysis tests have become so routineduring prenatal care that you’ll be an expert at aiming into that little white cup in no time. So why do you need to collect your pee? Read on. Urinalysis Basics This test can be a quick indicator of more serious issues. Once your urine is collected in a cup, your OB or midwife can insert testing strips that then screen for indicators. Urinalysis tests are very simple. At the office, you’ll be handed a small, sterile white cup and directed towards the bathroom. They will usually also hand you a pen to write your name on the cup. Then you sit on the golden throne and fill the cup. It’s a good idea to aim to fill it 2/3rds of the way full; while some offices have a designated spot in the bathroom to place the cup, others ask that you return the cup, which means you’ve got to walk with your pee down a hallway—and who wants to get pee on their hand? Typically, urinalysis tests are completed in the doctor’s office, so you should have the results before the end of your exam. If any results appear abnormal, your doctor will recommend further testing to confirm or rule out a variety of possibilities which may range from gestational diabetes to a urinary tract infection. What can Urinalysis Tests Screen For? As far as tests go, urine testing acts as a fortune teller of sorts. Since urine contains cells leaving the body, these cells can provide a wide variety of valuable information. The urinalysis is most foc Continue reading >>

Testing Ketone Levels After Taking Exogenous Ketones

Testing Ketone Levels After Taking Exogenous Ketones

Are you taking exogenous ketones and wondering if they’re working for you? If so, the first question to ask yourself is: am I actually testing my ketone levels? And are you doing so regularly? Testing your ketone levels after taking exogenous ketones is imperative in order to know if they are working for you. I (and many other Ketonians) made this mistake for a long time before realizing that it’s the best way to honestly learn if we need to make adjustments. There’s an underlying reason we don’t want to test ourselves. We might not get the answer we want. Pride and shame conspire to tell us we don’t need to check our results. The key is to not take yourself so seriously and just go for it. The two possible outcomes are We are in ketosis. Great! We aren’t in ketosis. It’s great to know that! Now we can make adjustments. There’s a lot of confusion around the whys and hows of ketone testing when you’re trying to enter and maintain ketosis, especially if you’re using exogenous ketones to raise your ketone levels. So, let’s first talk about the main methods of testing and what’s most important here: Testing Ketone Levels There are three main methods people use to test their ketone levels: While these can all have their uses, urine and breath testing are pretty weak compared with blood testing if you want an accurate view of your ketone levels. Let’s break down why: Urine Ketone Testing Urine ketone testing is simple. You pee on the stick, tap off any excess urine, wait just a bit, and read the strip to see if any levels of ketones have been detected in your urine. So, what’s the problem? Pee tests are unreliable because they measure the unused ketones in your body that are spilling over into your urine. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, the prob Continue reading >>

Urine Smell During Weight Loss

Urine Smell During Weight Loss

Weight-loss plans focus on eating less and exercising more. As a result, your body begins to burn fat for energy. While this effect is necessary for losing weight, it can change the way your urine smells while you are dieting. Dehydration, a common side effect of strenuous exercise and eating a low-calorie diet, can also change the way your urine smells. Video of the Day Low-calorie diets force your body to burn fat for energy instead of the carbohydrates it normally burns. The byproducts of burning fat, called ketones, cause your urine to smell sweet or fruity. High-protein, low-carbohydrate plans and very-low-calorie diets are most likely to cause this effect and should be supervised by your doctor to make sure your body is getting the nutrients it needs. The simplest solution for strong-smelling urine may be to increase your water intake. Eating a low-calorie diet tends to be dehydrating in and of itself. If you are also exercising more than usual, you may be losing extra fluids through sweating. Other signs of dehydration, in addition to a strong urine odor, include dark urine, dry skin, dry tongue and fatigue. Contact your doctor right away if you notice signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus, including unwanted weight loss and sweet, fruity-smelling urine. Symptoms indicating medical problems might include cola-colored urine or blood in the urine. Continue reading >>

Ketosis And The Hcg Protocol

Ketosis And The Hcg Protocol

If you have not heard of the health term ’Ketosis’ then you will in 2017. It has been named the ‘hot’ diet trend for this year. But most do not know what Ketosis is or what it means so let me explain. Ketosis is the process our body goes through when dietary carbohydrates are restricted. When our body does not have ‘glucose’ or sugar to burn, which all carbohydrates from a carrot to a Tim Tam are reduced to, our body will burn ‘fat’ for energy – either dietary or stored. During this fat burning process, our bodies produce a by-product known as ketones which can be measured via urine, blood or breath. Being in’ ketosis’ means our body is burning ‘fat’ for energy and not sugar. If we restrict carbohydrates to under around 30g a day, our bodies glycogen stores (sugar stores) begin to deplete and we then enter ketosis. This can take anywhere from 2-5 days depending on how loaded our glycogen stores are and how quickly we deplete them. What does this have to do with the HCG Protocol? Being in Ketosis and restricting fat intake equals Weight Loss. During the HCG Goddess Protocol, you are restricting carbohydrates to under 50g a day. Due to this dietary restriction, you are forcing your body after 2-3 days to commence burning fat for energy, not sugar which is has been used to, following the ‘Standard Australian Diet’ or SAD diet as I call it. As you are also restricting fats, our body is forced to burn stored fat for energy. The HCG hormone helps this process further. This is why we do not get hungry. Although we are restricting calories drastically, our body is burning upwards of 1500 calories a day from stored body fat. Because of this, our metabolism is saved as is our lean body mass – (muscle). This leads to a reshaping of the body not a Continue reading >>

Hcg Test Strips: How Testing Strips Help You To Keep Track

Hcg Test Strips: How Testing Strips Help You To Keep Track

HCG test strips: As you embark on your journey to weight loss and wellness, gathering up all necessities required by HCG diet would be a wise choice. One of the items that you will need is a good set of testing by strip test which out the potency of the HCG supplement that you have purchased. Unfortunately, there are many scams and gimmicks out there with claims of offering the best, most pure and potent product. So clear sign pregnancy testing is the formula to make sure it is the “real deal” would be best, especially before too much time passes and a lot of money is wasted. So here you get how to read pregnancy test?, How does the pregnancy test strip work?, Urine pregnancy test strip, self pregnancy test strip and so on. Additionally, hcg pregnancy test strips can come in handy if you are monitoring ketone or glucose levels in a urinary specimen to see how effectively you are following the diet and to figure out how to get out of a plateau or when or if a steak or egg day is needed. Since the ketone level in your body correlates with how high or low metabolism is occurring, you might need to check periodically to make you are not incorporating too many carbohydrates, too little protein or both. This information would also be quite helpful if you need to visit with a healthcare provider about any questions or concerns that you might have while adhering to this diet plan. As you start utilizing the testing strips, you might consider studying carefully any procedures and preparation. When concocting an HCG mixture, be sure to follow any instructions given in a HCG diet guide or any mixing directions on the label of the product. Normally, you will have to mix with a solution like bacteriostatic sodium chloride or bacteriostatic water. What either of these solvents wi Continue reading >>

Checking Your Ketone Levels

Checking Your Ketone Levels

Ketosis is part of the process that takes place when your body’s metabolism converts fat into energy. When this is taking place, it is the time that you lose the most fat. The name ketosis relates to the fats that are stored and then release as energy, which is known as ketones. When people eat less carbohydrates, their bodies turn to fat into energy and more ketones are generated. Check your urine on the testing strip to see how your ketone levels are excreting out of your body. The strips will change pink or purple, depending upon how many ketones are in your urine. Noted biochemistry professor Dr. Richard Feinman from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York provided a very succinct explanation for how these Ketostix are supposed to work: “There is a continuum of ketosis. In fact, one of the features of ketone bodies is that, unlike other fuels, glucose and fatty acids, they can be present in plasma over a wide range of concentrations. What is true is that Ketostix measure ketonuria (ketones in the urine) which may or may not give you an accurate view of plasma ketone bodies. If ketone bodies are used as fast as they are made, you may never see ketosis.” Watch this video for more information. Continue reading >>

Stalled Weight Loss In Ketosis?

Stalled Weight Loss In Ketosis?

I have been in ketosis for about a week and a half now and rapidly lost about 7-8lbs during the first 7 days. However, for the past 3 days I haven't lost much and have not experienced a boost in energy. I have moderate amounts of ketones in my urine (40 mg/dl) and seem to have plateaued here. Is this normal? Anything I can do to resume weight loss? What should I be experience as the level of ketones in my urine continues to rise? Is there a point where it could get too high? Anything to watch out for? 1 Worst Carb After Age 50 If you're over 50 and you eat this carb, you will never lose belly fat. HealthPlus50 Thanks for the help! Continue reading >>

Home Pregnancy Test: 10 Things You Should Know Before Testing

Home Pregnancy Test: 10 Things You Should Know Before Testing

Home pregnancy tests are quite possibly one of the best convenience inventions of all time. 100 years ago, women had to pretty much guess whether or not they were pregnant. The first obvious sign was a missed period, but as we know now, that can be due to a number of issues. In the middle of the 20th century, doctors could test for pregnancy with more accurate results. But it involved injecting urine into a live animal and it took a long time to get the results. Today, you can buy a pregnancy test from almost any store that carries pharmaceuticals, and you can have your answer in 2-5 minutes! All sexually active women, unless they have been surgically sterilized, may have to take a home pregnancy test sometime in their lifetime. Even women who use birth control. Here are 10 things every woman should know about taking a home pregnancy test: 1. How Pregnancy Tests Work All home pregnancy tests work by measuring a hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone is released by the developing placenta, and traces can be found in the urine after the embryo implants in the uterus. Pregnancy tests contain a fiber strip coated in certain antibodies that react with the hCG and a pigment indicator to produce those positive or negative lines displayed in the test window. 2. There Are Two Types of Tests There are two basic types of home pregnancy tests. A standard test or a digital test. Both use a urine sample, but a standard test is the kind that with the color changing strip. A digital test may give a readout saying “pregnant” or “not pregnant”, or use a symbol. (refer to the kit’s instructions to find out which type of readout your digital test will display.) Digital tests are more expensive, but may be more sensitive. The main appeal of digital tests Continue reading >>

The Role Of Ketosis In The Hcg Diet

The Role Of Ketosis In The Hcg Diet

What is Ketosis? Many potential users of the HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) Diet have come across the word Ketosis. What is ketosis and what does it mean? More importantly, what does it have to do with the HCG Diet? Ketosis is a different way for your body to find energy. It occurs soon after a person has eaten significantly less than their normal food intake. When the body isn't filling itself with enough fats and carbohydrates, it changes its normal mode of finding energy by using the body's own fat for energy! The first phase it will undertake is to break down protein through gluconeogenesis in the liver. The liver must actually burn fat first to power the gluconeogenesis process. Stored fat can be broken down into smaller fatty acids, but these products do not travel well into the bloodstream to supply energy to the rest of our body, particularly our muscles. As a result the body will break down fatty acids even further creating what are called Ketone bodies, which are very efficiently used by muscles for energy. A state in which your body has elevated levels of Ketone bodies is known as Ketosis. Ketosis should not be confused with Ketoacidosis in diabetics. How the HCG Diet Uses Ketosis This period when your body is burning and breaking down fat (ketosis) can be taken advantage of to create significant and lasting weight loss. You first need to hit the ketosis state in a quick and easy manner, which is why the HCG Diet includes a period of "high fat loading." These days of fat loading are mandatory and essential for success in achieving the fat-burning, low-hunger state of ketosis as quickly as possible. This brief engorgement on fats serves to boost your metabolism right before the low calorie phase and it provides plenty of readily available triglycerides to Continue reading >>

Ketosis And 800 Calorie Hcg Diet

Ketosis And 800 Calorie Hcg Diet

What are ketones? Ketones are a normal and efficient source of fuel and energy for the human body. They are produced by the liver from the fat as it is released from fat cells in response to the absence of glucose/sugar in the HCG diet. When your body is producing ketones, and using them for fuel, this is called “ketosis”. 1. Being in ketosis means that your body’s primary source of energy is fat (in the form of ketones). When you consume adequate protein as well, there’s no need for the body to break down its muscle tissue. Ketosis also tends to accelerate fat loss — once the liver converts fat to ketones, it can’t be converted back to fat, and so is excreted. 3. Testing for Ketones will tell the status “fat burning” and if you can add new foods Being in ketosis by following a low carbohydrate diet is NOT dangerous. The human body was designed to use ketones very efficiently as fuel in the absence of glucose. However, the word ketosis is often confused with a similar word, ketoacidosis. How do the ketone test strips show I am burning fat in the HCG Diet? Ketone urine-testing strips, also called Ketostix or just ketone sticks … are small plastic strips that have a little absorptive pad on the end. This contains a special chemical that will change color in the presence of ketones in the urine. The strips may change varying shades of pink to purple, or may not change colour at all. The container will have a scale on the label, with blocks of color for you to compare the strip after a certain time lapse, usually 15 seconds. Ketone test strips can be purchased at any pharmacy, and are usually kept with the diabetic supplies. What does the Keto Stix Look Like and what color should the strip be if I am No. Testing in the darkest purple range all the time is Continue reading >>

29 Aughcg Testing: What To Know

29 Aughcg Testing: What To Know

What do I need to know about hCG testing? There’s lots of options when it comes to pregnancy tests, and it can be confusing. A good place to start is to understand what exactly they’re testing for. hCG stands for “human chorionic gonadotropin” and is used widely in pregnancy testing. hCG is a hormone that is produced when a woman becomes pregnant. hCG is produced in the placenta approximately 4 days after conception (it can vary depending on the woman and the pregnancy). With a normal pregnancy, hCG levels will generally rise and double every two days throughout the first trimester, before slowly declining. Even though age and other factors, such as the hCG diet or cancer can impact the levels of hCG, it’s still known as the pregnancy hormone. How is hCG tested? hCG can be tested using urine or blood. All home pregnancy tests use urine. When you go to the doctor, they will either use a urine test or a blood test. You’re probably very familiar with peeing on a stick, but people generally know less about blood-based pregnancy tests. Below we’ll break down some of the key differences: Urine Pregnancy Tests Urine pregnancy tests are easy, inexpensive and fast. There are multiple brands to choose from and you can find a urine pregnancy test in almost any type of grocery store or pharmacy. Home pregnancy tests use the same technology as your doctor or OB/GYN would use for a routine pregnancy check. You pee in a cup, write your name on the cup, and put the sample in a cupboard for testing. Behind the closed door, there is a technician who is dipping a strip test in the urine to test it, or sometimes they may pipette the sample into a fancier test cassette and test for other things such as proteins, sugars and ketones. Here’s a great resource for more informatio Continue reading >>

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