Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tops (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Weigh in #2

Down another 5.25 pounds for a total of 10 pounds. I missed last Mondays weigh in due to the lovely root canal I got instead.

At this meeting we did a mock Thanksgiving dinner to figure out how many calories we end up eating with the choices we make. By being aware of what we put on our plates it helps make smarter choices. Taste everything, eat nothing that's what I'll be doing. And then a few hours later I'll do it again. ;)


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Elimination Diet: Could a Healthy Food be Making you Fat?

The Elimination Diet is like the The Plan Diet. Find out what you need to eliminate from your diet and then all is well in your world. ;)

Dr. Oz offers this quick guide to help you get started.


Supercharged Hormone - Melt Your Fat Away


The Book: The Supercharged Hormone Diet: A 30-Day Accelerated Plan to Lose Weight, Restore Metabolism and Feel Younger Longer by Dr. Natasha Turner ND (available for pre-order in the US.)

In the meantime I'll check out Dr. Turner's book The Hormone Diet: A 3-Step Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Strength, and Live Younger Longer. 

Photo: The Hormone Diet Facebook
Notes from Dr. OZ 11/11/13 

Supercharged Detox Water

1/2 Organic Lemon
1 inch piece of Ginger
pinch of Cayenne Pepper
4 cups of Water

Drink 8 cups a day.

The lemon stimulates your liver, which is your fat burning organ. The ginger and cayenne stimulate your metabolism and control your cravings. 

Along with the Super Charge Detox Water eat 35 grams of fiber a day. This will helps with digestion and keep you full longer. 

Cut out processed foods high in carbs and sugar. These foods wreak havoc on hormones and promote the storage of belly fat.

Tummy Fat: Holy Basil - Two gel caps a day in the morning and your hormones will be in check all day.
Butt Fat: Indole-3-Carbinol - helps your liver break down the bad estrogen to the good.  200 mg twice a day. 
Always consult your doctor before starting a new supplement.

Dr. Turner's top picks for hormone foods to help melt fat.

Whey Protein Isolate: Add a scoop and a half to a smoothie every morning. WPI acts as an appetite suppressant. As well as it also help control blood sugar and enhance muscle mass and weight loss.

Pomegranate: Helps press down the effects of estrogen. Pomegranate contains anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory factors. Half a cup of pomegranate seeds a day.

Buckwheat: Great substitute for people that are sensitive to gluten. Buckwheat helps control blood sugar and insulin levels.

Red Wine: Dry red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah. These two red wines contain high levels of flavonoids that help with digestion if consumed with or after a meal. 2-3 glasses a week.

Roasted Soy Nuts: A handful a day help increase metabolism and manage fat cell deposition. 

For more information visit Dr. Natasha Turner ND website.
What's your hormone type? Quiz

Friday, November 8, 2013

Yacon Syrup a Sweetener that Aids in Weight Loss says Dr.Oz

Yacon Syrup is the newest wonder food/product Dr. Oz has shared with us. A sweetener that aids in weight loss. This sounds a little to good to be true. I guess I will have to find out for myself. I think it's worth a try. Not so much as a weigh loss aid but as an alternative to other sweeteners. So the search begins to find this super sweetener. I found several online, now which one? Oh and it's not cheap. Let's hope a little goes along way.

The Dr. Oz show conducted "The Yacon Project" to see if Yacon Syrup lives up to the hype.

Photo: Wikipedia

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

First Weigh In with Tops

My first weigh in was last night and I had lost 4.75 lbs. I was surprised because I had not exercised at all and on Wednesday (Halloween.) I had three glasses of wine and I know I ate more than I should have. I was pretty good all the other days so I knew I would lose a pound or two but almost five I was not expecting.

At my Tops chapter they have different incentives and to weigh in you have to pay a quarter. Then the person or persons that lose the most gets the pot. Also you have to bring in two healthy snacks and each one gets put into a basket. The person to lose the most gets one of the baskets full of healthy snacks. Last night I got one of the baskets and I also got half the weigh in money. I also won a couple other cash prizes but to be honest there are so many different incentives I don't even know what they all were for.

Today I started getting my fitness on. I started slow with walking 1.5 miles this morning. I'll do some hand weight exercises this afternoon. By next week I'll double the miles and add some other fun actives to get more exercise in.