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Tea and an Apple  

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Posted by Christian (Woodland Hills, CA) on 01/31/2007
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Ok, i usually eat many but sometimes when i rather use the computer i don't eat. Once i was hungry but did not eat. So instead i just drank some water and ate an apple, after two hours i didn't feel hungry. Since my mother brought some food i ate and when did i felt really full!! You should try this, because your stomach part gets thinner when u get hungry and u feel full. If you do this continuously, your eating habits will be less and less and less.

Traditional Chinese Medicine  

Posted by Sara (Sacramento, Ca) on 11/18/2012

Thank you Lisa for another beautiful recipe from you. I am just wondering if you know any Chinese Herbal remedy for weight loss. I can not get rid of my belly fat. I know in Chinese medicine one herb does not do the job; there should be a combination of a couple of herbs.

Thank you and God bless you, sara

EC: Also check out Lisa's recipe for an Herbal Tooth Powder!

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Sara, You are so welcome, I love sharing what I know if it can help others. As for Chinese herbs for weight loss, well, that's what makes Traditional Chinese medicine so special. Each individual is just that- individual. This is why going to a Chinese herbalist or acupuncturist would be able to find your reason for the extra weight. Of course, if you go into a Chinese medicine store such as the type in Chinatowns you will find many weight loss teas at your disposal. You can look into those but read the labels carefully because some have herbs just to clean you out or act as a diuretic.

The Chinese herbs for weight loss work in different ways. The first type are for "transforming phlegm" which in this case, the one which is very effective is Citrus aurentium. They help burn the brown fatty tissue which is the hardest to burn off.

The second type is to increase qi and yang energy which in this case would be astragalus, ginseng, ginger, cinnamon, epimideum and eucommia bark. All of these increase the body's energy and speed up the metabolism.

And third, the detoxifying herbs which are bitter herbs. They reduce inflammatory, acidic conditions. Ganoderma is one of these herbs as well as coptis, Chinese rhubarb and scute. An indication for these would be people who crave oily, spicy and sweet foods.

One final note is there is also the emotional side of eating which can be addressed with bupleurem root, zizyphus and biota seeds and longan fruit.

So as you can see, there are different avenues to explore. You could call Dragon Herbs and have a free phone consultation and hear their recommendations. There is no obligation to buy anything and if the herbs don't work for you they'll refund or exchange.

Anyway, I hope this information was of value to you. You can of course, always do some exploring on the internet to find formulas based in this info I just gave you. Best to you, Lisa

Urine Therapy  

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Posted by Yogagirl (Orange County, Ca) on 05/22/2011
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After researching the benefits of urine on this website and others, I finally mustered up the courage to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised.

I was 30 pounds overweight and always feeling bloated, my stomach would get in the way when I bent over and it was hard, like I was pregnant. At 54 years of age, I knew pregnancy was not the problem. I was really frustrated because whatever I did, I could not lose weight. It did not matter if I ate nothing for a few days, I never lost weight. I only gained. I had three different sizes of clothes in my closet as I gradually progressed to bigger and bigger sizes.

Before starting the urine therapy, I was very constipated. The urine therapy, fasting for 24 hours on urine only, cured that immediately. For the next few days, I went to the bathroom and went and went and went. I could feel my stomach getting smaller as time went by. Although I continued drinking urine every morning, the constipation came back again after a couple of weeks

I had gotten a book, The Water of Life, by J W Armstrong, who advocated urine fasting, urine enemas, urine massages, and of course, urine drinking. He maintained you could cure any health problem by following urine therapy and provides case histories in his book. So I tried the urine enemas, and they did the job. I had to resort to them several times, but you just felt clean inside after doing them. I really feel they kickstarted my body back into working again. I felt this feeling of something moving near my heart area, kind of a scraping sensation, and I was trying to research what organs were in the heart area, or was I having a heart attack. It was not a heart attack, as I am still alive and feeling better than ever. I do feel that something was plugged up and it started moving again.

I started saving excess urine and started bathing in it, with a gallon of urine to a tub of water. It really helped my varicose veins, as it stimulates the circulation and helps get rid of blockages. After soaking in a urine bath for about an hour, I had to scrape my skin because all this dark material would start coming out of my skin, I think it was all of the impurities in my skin. I would have to do the urine baths twice a week because it would take a while to accumulate urine for a bath. In the meantime, my skin was trying to get rid of the impurities in it, so I ended up having very itchy skin between baths. Soaking in the urine baths always got rid of the itches. And I always felt thinner after taking the baths, and really clean. Your skin feels noticeably softer. And you do not smell like urine after bathing in it. It is supposed to be beneficial for your hair too, and help to keep your hair from going gray, although my hair is still gray.

In short, it has been six months since I started the urine therapy and I could not be more delighted with the results. At virtually no cost, my wrinkles are less, my weight is less, my varicose veins are less, my bloated stomach has gone way down, my skin is softer. I have always been very healthy, but I just feel great now like I did in my 40's. I have a desk job so I sit for eight hours a day, and my knees started locking up right before I started the urine therapy. That is no longer a problem.

Just a few words of caution, I have not eaten beef or pork for about twenty years (not recommended by Edgar Cayce), but I do eat lamb, chicken and fish. Chicken can give your urine a bitter taste, lamb makes it taste really good, like a good broth. If you try urine therapy, you may want to modify your food choices so you can tolerate your therapy a little better. Your skin does get really itchy with the urine therapy, but the itchiness does go away eventually and your skin is really clear after that.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

Interesting post. I haven't actually read a book about urine therapy so far but I would be curious as whether you could answer this question which I have posted several times already. I would be afraid to try to drink urine because of the fact that when you go for an urine test they see whether you are ill by what comes out of your body. Wouldn't you be drinking it again? Take a bladder infection for example, would you want to drink what comes out? By the way, maybe it would be good if you could post your comments on the book your read on the book review page? I am looking for a good one if ever I decide to give it a try.

Replied by Yogagirl
Orange County, Ca

That's a great question, and one that was covered very thoroughly in the book, The Water of Life. J W Armstrong, the author, advocated drinking the urine in whatever condition it was in on leaving the body. It could be cloudy, bloody, it didn't really matter. In one case, a patient with heavy fluid buildup in his body was unable to produce any urine, so the author provided his own urine for the patient to drink, and that primed the pump, so to speak, and the patient was then able to urinate in great quantity.

The author's mode of treatment was to put the patient on a urine fast to cleanse the body and urine massages to cleanse the skin. The patient was required to drink all of the urine that was produced and as much water as the patient cared to drink, and that was it, until the body had cleansed itself and recovered. The urine ran clear when the patient had recovered.

After you see the benefit of urine therapy, you stop thinking of it as a waste product and start thinking of it as a natural resource. After all, urine is what is running through our veins, prior to being filtered through the kidneys and expelled.

Vegetable Oils  

Posted by Andy (Sydney, Nsw) on 04/10/2010

Hi Ted

I am interested in what vegetable oils we should avoid when cooking and adding to raw salads????

I consume olive oil over vegetables and cook with it on a daily basis. I also take flaxseed oil every morning on my breakfast......I always believed that these were the good oils.......????? Now I'm not too sure.

I have read many of your emails suggesting to avoid vegetable oils.....can you please forgive my ignorance on this Ted and enlighten me as to which vegetable oils you are referring and why they should be avoided.

I value your input Ted and have been greatly educated via your informative postings!! Most of all you have a knack to explain things in simple terms so that lay people like myself can actually understand your explanations!!

Many thanks ANDY

Replied by Sonia
Orlando, Florida

To Andy re: What vegtable oils to avoid? Stay away from those that say hydrogenated oil. They are bad for everyone. Best are flax oil, olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, sesame If extra virgin and cold pressed even better. Google them when in doubt. I did. It's how I started with coconut oil extra virgin. Very healthy for everyone. Contrary to myths, you lose weight consuming it cause immediately it turns into energy. Does not spike your insulin, and kills cravings. Also it suppresses your appetite so you eat less. I love it. I also traded cow milk for almond milk. Use raw honey instead of regular sugar. Coconut oil instead of butter or honey and I feel great. They give me energy all day long and I feel great. Thank you JESUS!

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa

Also you want to stay away from polyunsaturated oils, Omega-6 oils. These include canola, soybean oil, corn oil, safflower and sunflower oil. Olive oil is great, I mix it with coconut oil for my homemade dressings. Here is a good non-commercial link that explains it. http://www.healthhabits.ca/2008/08/07/omega-6-badomega-3-good/

Posted by Peter (Chicago, Il) on 04/08/2010

To: Bill from San Fernando,

Need your expertise. I know Ted wants to avoid using vegetable oil for cooking. Is peanut oil, olive oil or canola oil considers vegetable oil? Thanks!

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
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Hi Peter...I simply don't use any vegetable oils(polyunsaturates) anymore and haven't used even olive oil. I do this for two reasons. First the majority of all the ordinary, mass produced vegetable oils you mentioned will be chemically processed -- with chemicals like hexane, strong acids and strong alkalis -- and most are heated to high temperatures and then are deodorized with even more chemicals.

The same goes for ALL margarines. Most margarines are made from vegetable oils -- which are always liquid at room temperature. So the chemical process involved with margarines must also involve adding impurities to make it hard at room temperature. There are always trans fats in margarines because of its processing. Margarines are also much easier to produce than butter, the chemical process is quicker, therefore more profit. I've always prefered natural butter.

Secondly, even if you do buy a so-called organic vegetable oil, how long has it been out in the open in the sun undergoing oxidation? But saturated fats -- being saturated fats -- means that you they last much longer without oxidation and you can also use them to cook at higher temperatures safely.

Perhaps the best way is to show you a fairly long article by Mary Enig, Phd -- a renowned and honest nutritional expert, researcher and vegetable oil contrarian -- that explains many of the factors why and how people's opinions were turned against the use of saturated fats to using vegetable oils. Here is the article:

The Oiling of America

And my opinion of canola oil -- better known as mass-produced rapeseed oil -- is very low indeed. I see little or no difference between growing Genetically Modified Crops and producing Chemically Modified vegetable oils. Both are man-made for profit only, and both are unnatural for the body.

Replied by A
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Excellent article about how corporations are actually running the US government (and through cascade effect, the rest of the world). It has been decades since these companies, with their fake paid-for studies and government sponsorship, are still convincing people to walk away from a diet that their ancestors handled quite well for thousand of years. The result is a sick, fat, and depressed society, full of health problems, and addicted to what these companies are massively producing in order to increase profit.

Wake up people. This is not the only massive case of deceit going on... Use your own observational skills and don't trust mass media. You will be surprised at what you find out.

Replied by M
Muk, Wa

Re: Plant oils

I am reading fast so do not know what all has gone before but glorifying our ancient past always gets my attention. I cannot actually speak for them but would think if ancient man had access to vegetable oils they would have used them.

Also they did not live as long as we do.

There is thought that prehistoric peoples ate very little meat and survived on plants as their main choice simply because they did not have the expertise to get animals and when they ate meat it usually was an animal kill which they chased the predator away and had the meat for themselves. A pretty picture thinking of them diving in grabbing something and gnawing away.

Now I expect an onslaught of non-vegetarian replies so the coward that I am I'm going to wait a few days before looking at your site again. :)


Replied by David
Calabasas, Ca

Because exercising improves the supply of new, oxigen rich blood all through your own entire body, moreover, you may often get better a lot more speedily from any sort of personal injury. All-in-all, exercising is really helpful you simply seriously ought to add it for your diet program.

Proceed rising your own weekly physical exercise. You may have started with 1 day of going for walks. And possibly you actually moved for 25 minutes or so. At this moment you may put in a subsequent day of lose weight in a week. You may change from walking the neighboorhood to walks in the nearby mall.

Make use of the sections from the diet regime that don't perform for you personally as commitment to locate points which do get the job done. Raise your physical exercise until finally you're taking walks (or performing other sorts of type of physical exercise) at the least 3 or 4 times every week.

Posted by Annonymous (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Usa) on 04/05/2010

Oils are necessary for the integrity of cell walls, supposedly. High quality oils. Cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, expeller pressed UN-refined coconut oil, fish/flax/borage oil, hemp oil, sessame oil, evening primrose oil. Somewhere I heard that vinegar is really an oil. Don't eat processed, hydrogenated, heated/cooked oils. Organic, raw, unrefined, unheated, etc. Warming them is probably ok.

Vegetable Soup  

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Posted by FIDANE (LYNCHBURG, USA) on 04/17/2009
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you have to mince all of them together with regular soup (you can usually get this in european stores its just plain soup with nothing on it or you can do it without the soup it all depends on the taste you like)

Eat all of this for one week nothing else and I gurantee you will lose 12 or more pounds in 7 days, I lost 12 in my first week I will continue and let you know...

Good luck

Replied by Sarah
Dallas, Tx

I tried to stick to this for a week, a couple of times, coming off a fast. The first day or two was great. After that, it was just impossible for me to stick to. I got hungry. I think you need more protein than this to lose weight, although it might be good for a temporary cleansing diet. What worked for me was a food journal. I noticed that beef and chocolate did not make me gain weight--surprise, surprise! But soy, cabbage (even cooked), peaches and broccoli would cause me to gain 2 lbs overnight. This points to a thyroid problem, even though my tests results are normal. OK by me--I don't take prescriptions anyway.

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa

1 kilo of water = 1 liter (1000ml of water = 1000 grams)

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Orlando, Florida

mix it with soup or make soup out of it? More details please?


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Posted by Gean (Salina, Kansas) on 07/08/2009
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I just wanted to mention that every time I have an exercise program where I walk every morning for 1/2 hour I lose weight. When I get confident and start running, I start to gain weight. This has happened a half dozen times so I'm sure it's not coincidence. Like I just read from Dr. Mercola, the assertion that to lose weight one has to simply eat less and move more is not true. It may be true for some people, but if you have weak adrenals you will put on weight (fatty inches esp. around the waist) with aerobic exercise. Once (a few years ago) I tried eating next to nothing for 2 months and lost about 2 lbs. Then I started taking licorice root (and eating properly) and lost 7 lbs. in one week. Obviously it's all hormonal related. Of course, if someone is eating junk food all day it would be the obvious place to start to cut that out. But I know people who could eat all day and be all the skinnier for it. Some are related to me. So if you eat a healthy diet and exercise but still can't lose the inches, maybe you're exercising too hard and eating too little. Moderation in all things!

Water Remedy With ACV and Salt  

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Posted by Andreina (Roma, Italy) on 12/27/2007
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In the morning, I mix 1Tbl ACV with a pint of water, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. I put it in a bottle and drink it throughout the day. I repeat the prosedure in the afternooon, so I drink 2 pints a day. It cures everything (my acne, sore throat, stomach ache, dry skin, sore joints...etc) I've been doing this for 3 months, and have dropped 7.5 kilograms! I <3 water! Be sure to mix it with salt and vinegar, so you don't lose vital nutrients, and sodium!

Replied by ADR
Dayton, Ohio, USA

I love this website! My husband has always loved organic this and that, and I grew up on store bought chemicals. I don't know if it's a midlife crisis hitting me at 32, but he's getting ready to teach me how to make homemade soaps. I have got most of the stuff I need for shampoo/conditioners; and today, I went the Health Food Store and purchased the Organic ACV and bunch of other stuff. I hope the ACV works for me in weight loss; I could stand to drop about 30#. I am going to start with a low dosage then increase as I adjust to it. And I am hoping that the ACV with BSM will eleviate my chronic reflux or whatever it is.....I have been so uncomfortable for months now and don't want to go to a bland diet. I will post at a later time with any results whether positive or negative! Thanks

Replied by Leslie
Jonesborough, TN

How much do you take each day?

Replied by Gloria Dawn
Phoenix, Arizona

Hi Ekta, you may be gaining weight because your fat might be converting to muscle if your clothes are not getting tight because muscle weighs so much more than fat. if that's not the case then, u may have another problem, mine was "sleep apnea" (i'm sure i didn't spell that right) for some reason it kept me from loosing weight. Now I combine 1/2cup Acv & 1/2 cup raw honey in a 2 quart pitcher. that, for me, is a two day supply. good luck

Replied by Sara
Albertville, AL

To the lady who is taking acv before bed--to lose the weight you mix a tbs with water and mabey a little honey and sip it DURING your meal. Everyday- the weight will come off but slowly. If you want to lose fast try leaving off bread, potatos, rice, sugar,butter, and drink lots of water. I lost 10lbs in 2 weeks using the low carb diet.

Replied by Ashley
Toronto, ON

Thanks for the comment! I read more about taking ACV and realized it needs to be taken BEFORE the meal and/or during the day. I'll try this and post if I see any changes in a couple of weeks.

Replied by Manjit
Toronto, ON

Hi BIMMI, i have been taking ACV for about 3 weeks, i didn't notice and weight loss, but i feel less tired, i feel no appetite, (i used to love coffee or tea)i can't drink it now. pain in keens is disappearing. i but i see blood in my urine. I am getting pain on my sides. do you think i might have gallstones, what is your remedy to get rid of them. help will be appreciated.

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
516 posts

To Cassie from Adamstown, Pa: Hi Cassie, Don't feel like the "Lone Stranger" for you have lots of comrades in "The Battle of the Bulge". Also, if we can believe the media there is an epidemic of obesity, diabetes over the last few years. My first suggestion is to get rid of all those diet foods and diet drinks, because they are a big part of what is making you keep that weight. My second suggestion is for you to search on line for excitotoxins, what they are and what they cause. Two names you are going to find in this search is monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame (Nutrisweet). I find that most people are not aware of how much MSG they are ingesting, thinking that the only time they get much of it is when they eat stir-fried or Asian foods. To really get an idea of how much you are getting, print out that list of names they hide MSG under and go into the kitchen and start reading ingredients on everything in there to eat or drink, including your raw meats. After you get an honest idea of how much of the food you eat is loaded with MSG, go back on line and see if you can pull up some pictures of those MSG fed mice & rats? These are both pitiful and disgusting. Know that they also make us two-legged animals fat also.

Ok, now we know where the problem is. Go to the library and borrow a copy of "The Carbohydrate Addict's Healthy Heart Program". This book answers the question I asked and the one I didn't ask, after being told in a physioloogy lecture at VUSN (1978) that all fat people had 8 times the normal amount of insulin circulating in their blood streams. Knowing that insulin will "bottom-ut your glucose and make you hungry, I asked which came first, the excess insulin or the overweight? and got the answer of "We don't know"! Figuring that if they didn't know that, I didn't bother to ask my second question, which was "What makes us kick out excess insulin"? The book I mentioned above by Rachel & Richard Heller and Dr. Vagnini, answers both of my questions. Again MSG and aspartame pop up as the 2 major culprits. Rachel Heller probably weighed more than l05 lbs. by the age of 7 or 8 years old. She battled the bulge for much longer than you have - and she won. She has maintained her size 8 dress figure since lucking up and finding how to really win that battle. In this book, she tells you how to do it and I can vouch for the fact that it works - the weight comes off and without you feeling like you are starving. I don't think I need to point out that not only will you be losing weight without feeling starved, but you will also be avoiding developing diabetes type 2 along with all those other medical problems that the excitotoxins cause. Also hopefully, you be eating correctly and teaching your little one to eat right to stay healthy.

Replied by Jennifer
Irvington, NJ

Yes, it's true. I am NOT lying because I too am desperate in losing weight.I just had a baby and it looks like i'm still pregnant. I measured myself before and it was 44inches, i remember. Than next morning it was 37 inches. Next day i did some billy blanks 15 min video, and measured myself next day, i was 33 inches. But me, I'm a person that wants to see results REAL fast, so I had lost interest and stopped taking it. It may have been water i lost. But now I decided to go back. when I was taking it, I didn't feel any boost of energy like everyone else said. My appetite was not controlled, but my skin was looking good. So I will start this again before I go to bed. But i'm desperate like no other.

Replied by Dyema
Rochester, NY

since reading what Jennifer said happened to her, I'm very interested in what the apple cider vinegar did i would really like to try it but i dont know what you did did you just put the ACV in some water? is that all? youdidnt work out or anything im really interested because i just gained a little over 20 pounds in a month im going to new york next month so i would love to try this method i never even heard of this please explain to me what you did.

Replied by Dorie
Detroit, USA

You did not lose that many inches in one night! People are really trying to lose weight here and you are misleading them. That is not nice!

Replied by Angie
Sparta, MO

I do not believe you lost that many inches in one night either. You may have been retaining water though.

Replied by MaryM
Boston, USA

Regarding Jenifer's ACV Weight Loss - Who are we to say she didn't lose that many inches?? I personally believe it was water retention but to accuse her of misleading people is an uneducated, juvenile accusation.

Replied by Alex
Boston, MA

She probably took it at night and then woke up and peed. After sleeping through the night and peeing a lot of inches she had gained from food and water would be gone anyway.

Replied by Ron Tucker
York, Pennsylavania

Wow that many inches in one day.. are you being honest???.. Ive heard of this applecider vinegar thing about a year ago.. i took it.. but not as a dietary supplement.. I think ill do it more often though. It taste so horrible but it will all be worth it when i lose my 40 inch waist line

Replied by Leeda
West Park, Florida

I know many find it hard to believe but it is possible to lose many inches overnight. Under normal circumstances of course, this is not possible. However, if a person has a great deal of fermentation in their stomach and intestinal tract this will expand the stomach and waistline. The cider vinegar helps dispel the fermentation and it moves trapped matter out of the bowels.

When I ran one of the first colonics clinic in the UK, I had clients that came in with huge stomachs. They had lose pants after their first colonics session.

There was of course, much 'wastes of digestion' that came out of the intestinal tract along with fermentation which caused bloating and expansion.

If the person concerned took too much ACV it could have caused diarrhea and the expulsion of fermentation, which caused a reduction in the cherished waistline.

Cider vinegar is nature's tool. If used wisely and correctly, it really will help. But one has to keep at it.

I speak as someone with many years of authority on the digestive system and other modalities. Please read our latest book "Flood Your Body with Oxygen." Thank you for reading.

Replied by Judi
Boca Raton, Fl

Thanks for sharing. I just started taking ACV a few days ago and I am only using 4 oz of water room temp in the am and in the evening before bed, how long until I start loosing weight?

Replied by Teresa
Memphis, TN

I read your comment concerning your intake of ACV and weight loss. Were you taking the ACV while nursing your son? I am nursing a 2 month old girl and I would like to know if this will affect my breast milk in anyway. Thanks!

Replied by Marina
Bordeaux, France

Hey, I'm new with starting out with ACV.. i'm diluting 2 tablespoons in 2 litres which i'm sipping throughout the day.. I was wondering how you apply it to cellulite if you don't bathe and also do u keep it on ur skin or rinse off after massaging it on? Your advice would be mch appreciated. Thanks!

Replied by Michael
Dorset, United Kingdom

Buddha, there are many inspiring testaments to ACV on here and as a result I have ordered some organic ACV from a farm not far from me. I just wanted to say that your story is a good one and I am glad you have had success and continue to do so. The end bit about finding your old pills and it made you sad was sad, the bit about you wishing anyone of middle age could find health with ACV was touching, hopefully I will be one of many who do!

Replied by Maribel
Chicago, IL

what brand of apple cider vinegar are you using, and how much? I just started using the Heinz brand I take 2 tsps once a day i use it to loose weight been using eat for 4 days now. Am I taking the right amount?

Replied by Sweetheart
Marvell, US

what did you use as a colon cleanser?

Replied by Marina
Bordeaux, France

It sounds likely that the weight you've gained may be muscle weight due to exercising,.. havn't you noticed any toning? Try noting your measurements for progress instead. Hope it's working for you!

Replied by Jeff
Burlington, Vermont

hey, i am guessing that your body was building muscle and that is why you were gaining weight.

Weight Loss Remedies After Pregnancy  

Posted by Shazi (Ajman, UAE) on 06/15/2013

I had c section before 2 month and now I want to lose tummy pouch and weight, what should I do?

Replied by Kathy
The Usa

Hi Shazi-- I found that not eating or drinking four to five hours between meals is the best remedy for weight loss. Both of my babies were breech and only one was a caesarean. I had struggled with weight problems before I got pregnant and learned how necessary it was not to put anything in my mouth, not even a taste, between meals. It is necessary to eat balanced meals so you are satisfied and to eliminate cravings. If you are breastfeeding drink large amounts of water after you eat and/or nurse. Right now, just love that baby... It took you nine months to gain the weight and it will take awhile to come off. When you first get up in the morning, pull in your stomach, tuck your butt and do side bends. Start with ten (each side) then add two each day. That will help but that's not the most important thing right now. You can also just keep pinching/massaging the area while sitting.

Wild Tea or Tsaang Gubat  

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Posted by Gerald (Gensan City, Mindanao, Philippines) on 07/28/2008
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re: wild tea or tsaang gubatim.

i'm gerald, 23 y.o.. i used to drink wild tea and it was so effective in losing weight..whenever i got weight problems sometimes i used to take almost a litter of wild tea,, after a couple of weeks i can bearly lose 2 pounds..i take it as a alternative of water...try some for those who have weight problems...it has no side effects, very refreshing, and also it increases your metabolism..promise! because im a living evidence.

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Yam Noodles  

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Posted by Yvae (London, UK) on 02/09/2009
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Shiratake Japanese 100% konjak asian yam noodle is 97pc water and 3pc fibre. It has the uncanny property of expanding in the stomach to give the effect of being very full. It is 20cal per 100g. I find it useful for weight loss and constipation. Also for piles as the fibe is very smooth at the exit end, compared with other products such as bran does not aggravate the situation at a time one should increase fibre intake. After a lifetime of discomfort I think this may well be the ultimate gut prouct as it is a meal, noodle comes wet- in a water bag, so preparation is minimal. Please note it has no nutritional value at all so add to meals with care to ensure balance. Carried by oriental shops and health shops, Japanese and Korean in particular, though Chinese will know what you mean at the very least.

Replied by AC
West Midlands, England
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If you don't live near an Asian grocer and want to buy Shirataki noodles OR konnyaku jelly (that's the startchy form of shirataki, which can be added to soups, stews, and stir fried) online, here are a few resources:

If you're in the US or Canada: http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/category/shirataki-noodles
If you live in Europe or the UK: http://www.japancentre.com/

Please read the directions on the packet, many shirataki and konnyaku noodles give off a strange odor and need to be boiled before hand.

Please also consider this a yay for shirataki and konnyaku! Both are very high in fibre, contain no gluten, are very low-carbohydrate and either free or extremely low in calories.

Yerba Mate Tea  

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Posted by Goji (London, England) on 11/23/2009

I've recently been drinking yerba mate tea. Approximately three tea bags a day, and found that it really does increase one's energy and suppress appetite. However, I've researched it on various web sites and now find that drinking too much of it can in somes cases cause cancer. Does Ted or anyone else have any thoughts on this? Many thanks.

Replied by Lilly
Sydney, Nsw Aust
5 out of 5 stars

I drink Yerba mate. Sipping it during the day, warm or cold. It suppresses my appetite and I don't get the same 'wired' feeling from coffee. (which is why I drink it haha)

Replied by Trish
Beverly Hills, California

Hi, I just want to tell you guys about Yerba Mate. I am from Uruguay, South America, where we drink mate every single day, all day. It is safe , good for your digestion, keeps you awake naturally ( so do not drink it in the evening if you are not used to it) and helps decrease your appetite. In the US you can find it at the latin markets. As far as the cancer, it has been related to cancer of the esophagus but it can happen with any beverage you drink hot , so to clarify it is related to the temperature of the drink not to the kind of drink itself.
Hope this helps!

Replied by Gardengirl
Gallatin, Tn

I have been taking raspberry ketones and I have lost 2 dress sizes in about 1 month. I take 1 (100mg.) pill after breakfast and 1 in late afternoon. That's it!!! No side effects. I heard about raspberry ketones on DR OZ show last month. Hope everyone that needs to lose weight tries them.

Replied by Parismilton
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

drinking green tea and consuming fiber in food also helps much. if you do regular exercises also then you will be able to lose your weight more effectively.