Follow Your Inner Farmer or Hunter To Lose Weight

There always seems to be some new gimmick when it comes to weight loss and Dr. Mark Liponis, author of The Hunter/Farmer Diet Solution is offering up his.

Liponis posits that these two types have different body compositions, and fat storing mechanisms which could benefit from either a hunter or farmer based diet.

“These people are really very different kinds of people, and they need different eating strategies and different diets to lose weight,” Liponis said. “The hunter is the one who is putting on weight more around the middle of the body….The farmer puts on weight more under the skin and in the hips, the thigh area.”

Do’s and Don’ts of Detox

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It’s tempting to want to give up food completely after a period of over-indulgence but that won’t really help your body detoxify.

Drinking plenty of water, eating fruits and vegetables and lean proteins is the best way to help cleanse your body from alcohol, sugar and excess fats consumed over the holidays.

A Little Vegan is a Good Thing

No longer on the fringe, Vegan diet creeps into the mainstream.

Some of our favorite foods are already vegan; peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, rice and beans, chili, salads and more.

Many great dishes are great without the meat and cheese.

Mark Bittman has some great tips for improving your diet.

My point here is to make semi-veganism work for you. Once a week, let bean burgers stand in for hamburgers, leave the meat out of your pasta sauce, make a risotto the likes of which you’ve probably never had — and you may just find yourself eating “better.”

A little change in attitude toward some of your favorite recipes can lead to big changes in your health goals.

Persevere to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Tenacity is the best way to keep off the weight.

With all the resolutions to lose weight being made this year it is easy to forget that reaching your goal involves a lot of changes.

And in making those changes there are bound to be a few slips along the way.

Well, it is not in the mistake but rather in the recovery where success is borne.

Behavior change is the cornerstone of healthy, successful weight loss and it takes about three months to establish a new behavior.

Only 20 percent of Americans who’ve tried to lose weight will keep the weight off after one year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bartfield offered the following tips to help reverse this trend and help people achieve and maintain their weight-loss goals.

Don’t forget to to give yourself some slack.

A few mistakes here and there is no reason to give up.

Doctors Dodge Weight Issues

Doctors seem to have trouble discussing weight issues with their overweight patients.

Lisa Flowers says weight is something she wishes her doctor would address more directly. At 47, Flowers stands 5 foot 7 and weighs nearly 300 pounds. She wasn’t always obese. But after she had a baby five years ago and moved from Washington, D.C., to Delaware, she says her workout and eating habits got off track.

Flowers says she’s brought up her weight with her doctor, but the topic is “kind of avoided, almost as if he’s uncomfortable.”

Doctors feel discouraged by the lack of commitment they perceive in their patients to losing weight.

And as patients look to their doctors for answers their expectations may be unrealistic in that they are looking for a “magic bullet” to tackle their weight issues.

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