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Ten Diet Tweaks to Lose Weight for Life!


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Posted by Marilen (Spokane, Washington) on 09/07/2008
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this is for TED, I heard on the news that if you eat half a grapefruit before every meal you loose weight, do you have any info about it, thanks a lot for checking.

Replied by Melscheeri
Tucson, Az. Usa

Just be careful if you are on high blood pressure medicine, DO NOT eat or drink grapefruit. It interacts with the medicine. I did about a year ago and it dropped my blood pressure so low I passed out and ended up in the ER.

Green Coffee Beans  

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Posted by Emi (Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina) on 03/26/2014

I am sure it works for weight loss, but I am also pretty sure this has nothing to do with nails! Wrong location of the post ;-)

Posted by Deepa (Australia) on 01/19/2014

Hi everyone.. My question has anybody tried Green Bean Coffee Extract for weight loss with any success and which brand is good since there are millions to choose from? Please guide me!!!!

Replied by Saba
Mentor, Oh
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I have tried Green Coffee Beans, finished 2 bottles. It did nothing for me. Don't waste your money. This is my opinion. Thanks.

Replied by Hisjewel

I am the person who changes diets about every two weeks. If I stop I usually gain my weight right back. What I will say about Green Coffee Beans is has help me to hold on to the weight that I already lost. When I noticed that I did not lose weight while still using green coffee beans supplements during the Christmas and New Years holidays, I was disappointed. But when I realized I did not gain my comfortable weight back either, I continued to take them when I am between diets. This way I am not starting from my old weight when I move to my next diet.

Posted by Mrsg (Jupiter, Fl, USA) on 07/16/2013

Has anyone tried the green coffee beans for weight loss?

Replied by Sara
Sacramento, Ca
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I tried Coffee Bean Extract twice without any luck, but I had good success with Raspberry Ketone. Good luck.

Green Smoothies  

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Posted by Jessica R (New York, Ny) on 04/19/2013
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hi everyone... Hoping someone will know what is going on. In an effort to lose weight slowly but healthfully, I have been blending organic greens and 2 small organic apples with water and chia seeds and drinking this green smoothie twice a day since Tuesday. I am also eating other foods, but in small quantities. Yesterday, Thursday, I started to have muscle aches and a slight headache that comes and goes. I was up most of the night with waves of pain throughout my body. Feels like what you get right before the flu hits. I think I must be detoxing but am very surprised that this is happening just with dark leafy greens and apples! Can anyone recommend the best course of action? I do wonder if it's fluoride being detoxed too quickly from my body. I am supplementing with lugol's iodine by the way and plan to take vitamin c. Thank you very much in advance!

Replied by Molly
Corte Madera, Ca

My guess is that it's a herx reaction and you are detoxing quickly. You can power through and suffer with the reaction or you can ease up on your regimen and take things more slowly. Others might have other ideas. Whenever I try something new to detox, there's a period of suffering with increased symptoms at the beginning, unfortunately...

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa

Hi Jessica, try doing a coffee enema, it relieves the herxheimer problem by stimulating the liver to get rid of the toxins that cause the headaches & other problems. Seach the net on how to do the enema.

Replied by Jessica R
New York, Ny

To Molly and Louwrence: Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my questions! Never tried a coffee enema! I think you were both right about detoxing so I just wanted to provide a quick update: I stopped the apples and greens yesterday morning. So it has been now about 2 days. The pain subsided about 90% by yesterday afternoon and 100% today. I will start again on my smoothies tomorrow, but with smaller portion sizes.

Green Tea  

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Posted by Amber (Kitchener, ON, Canada) on 04/27/2009
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Green Tea for Weight Loss: I drink about a liter of green tea every day and have lost five pounds in about three weeks. This is a lose leaf good quality green tea (blueberry green tea to be exact). That is the only thing I had changed in my life style. I am going to keep drinking it!

Replied by Southernarc
Durham, Nc, Usa
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I've found green tea to be extremely beneficial in helping me to lose 40 pounds in about 7 months. Just note that the tea was used in a holistic approach of eating clean, exercise, and a moderate calorie deficit.

I read about about the myriad of benefits online and experienced the weight loss benefits personally. I started brewing my own green iced tea and religiously drank a quart every two days. I noticed that besides giving me a slight energy boost, the main thing it did was to help inhibit hunger. But it's the catechins in the tea that is supposed to help burn off calories. A friend (who I turned on to it) told me that after a month his weight loss had been accelerated and the only change was that he started drinking the tea. I firmly believe every weight loss program should incorporate green tea!

Posted by Leighne (Compton, California) on 03/04/2008
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Green Tea (Liquid concentrate). I have been drinking green tea (tea bags) and putting 6 drops of the liquid tea for about 8 weeks. I have energy that I never had. I also dropped 8 lbs. This tea tastes great also, I do not put any other ingredients in the tea, just the natural flavors. Everyday I drink 1 1/2 cups of hot tea.

I just started taking 1T cider vinegar every day in my water for about 2 weeks. I noticed my eyes are not as dry in the mornings as they usually are.

Grilled Chicken and Cabbage Weight Loss Recipe  

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Posted by Nicole (Phoenix, AZ) on 08/30/2007
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I was given this recipe (see below) from my mother to lose baby weight, I noticed I lost weight, had better bowel movements, hemmoroids went away, and my baby blues were gone. I stoped because I was craving other foods. I noticed how bad i felt when I stopped taking it.

cabbage -diced
grill chicken - (optional)

green onion - diced
cilantro - diced
slice almonds


2/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar or more to taste
1 tsp sea salt(optional)
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp soysauce(optional)
1 tsp hot mustard or
cayenne pepper (my choice)
2 tsp organic maple syrup Grade B
mix and pour over salad

You can do variations of this, I added raisins, or dried cherries. It worked for me losing weight, depression, hormonal acne, joint pain, and I recovered faster from my c-section.

Replied by Cjack
Stedman, Nc

Do you use raw cabbage?

Hawthorn and Hibiscus Tea  

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Posted by Anonymous (Usa) on 08/09/2013
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Hawthorn and hibiscus tea shrinks my waist. It's T... M... Brand. I drink three cups each day, the difference is noticeable the next morning. It's dark pink colored and fruity flavored. I tried lasiks once and this seems to work as well as lasiks did. I've had that "apple shape" since I was a child. I think it started after I got vaccinated.

I used to drink way too much coffee and aspirin without eating. Now I get really sick if I do. My legs hurt, my ankles swell, my stomach hurts. So I quit the coffee and aspirin. You might want to do that too. If my legs hurt I eat bananas and drink fortified rice milk and go to bed, or eat cottage cheese with spaghetti sauce. So my digestive system is probably suffering from the aspirin and coffee. I tend to not tolerate gluten, either.

WebMD says this about Hawthorn:

"Hawthorn can help improve the amount of blood pumped out of the heart during contractions, widen the blood vessels, and increase the transmission of nerve signals.

Hawthorn also seems to have blood pressure-lowering activity, according to early research. It seems to cause relaxing of the blood vessels farther from the heart. It seems that this effect is due to a component in hawthorn called proanthocyanidin.

Research suggests that hawthorn can lower cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad cholesterol"), and triglycerides (fats in the blood). It seems to lower accumulation of fats in the liver and the aorta (the largest artery in the body, located near the heart). Hawthorn fruit extract may lower cholesterol by increasing the excretion of bile, reducing the formation of cholesterol, and enhancing the receptors for LDLs. It also seems to have antioxidant activity..."

Source: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-527-HAWTHORN.aspx?activeIngredientId=527&activeIngredientName=HAWTHORN

Love this website. God bless you to all you who are keeping it going.

HCG Diet  

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Posted by Mary (Saskatchewan) on 03/16/2015
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Better But With Side Effects

Hi: I am wondering if anyone has had the same experience as me. Did HCG diet and lost 20 lbs. When on it, it was easy to keep the weight off, but when I stopped taking the HCG the weight is coming back. and I cannot get enough fat. I am binging on fat. I am so humiliated. I thought I fixed this awful weight problem but AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH EATING TOO MUCH NOW. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Replied by Charity
Faithville , Us

I wouldn't let trial and error humiliate you. Trying takes courage. 3- family members also went this route and had the same experience you are having. I think as we age our hormones lessen and finding the right supplements for your needs might help. I feel stronger when I use a fragment of Dhea, trying to figure out how to avoid the mustache :-(

Replied by Claire
Westport, Ct

Hi Mary,

Years ago I went on a low fat diet and lost about 10 pounds. It was fantastic until the day when I craved and I mean CRAVED butter. I had to eat a couple tablespoons of butter before the pangs went away. But I realized after that experience that a low fat diet was not a wise diet for my body and that I had probably lost critical fat cells needed in my brain. So I just think it's your body (perhaps brain) trying to rebuild after a critical loss. I have friends who have done the HCG diet and have heard similar complaints after it's over. I recently read about how fat is essential to the brain and that people who go on low fat diets risk dementia as they age.

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Newbury Park

Great ideas.

Honey and Cinnamon  

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Posted by Debbie (Fitzgerald, Ga) on 10/12/2009

I have a question, could you take cinammon pills with the honey instead of mixing it? The cinammon is to over powering for me.

Replied by Rob
Alameda, Ca

I warm about a cup of water in microwave for a minute. Then, I add a tsp of ceylon cinnamon and a tsp of honey and drink on empty stomach in the morning and again before bed.

The arthritis/swelling in my wrist goes away within half an hour and stays away for about 12 hours! I can't recommend it highly enough.

Replied by Benjamin
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

I was reading about the honey and cinnamon weight loss tricks and other weight loss methods and I was wondering if honey with tea helped at all?

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa

(question) I enjoy the taste of the remedy, but the cinnamon we have here is Mexican cinnamon. My question is, Is there a difference or do I need to stop worrying about which cinnamon? I saw big bags of cinnamon sticks at the Indian mkt today but didnt get one bc I have lots of cinnamon (canela) at home. That shop sources pretty much everything from India, or sometimes England like with my Amla hair oil. Spent way too much there this week though, sigh. Too many good things. Thx.

Posted by Longtail4711 (Seattle, WA) on 05/22/2009
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Honey for Weight Loss and Stress:

I'm a big fan of honey for helping lose and maintain weight loss. My biggest problem with dieting is not that I don't enjoy daily exercise and vegetables, but I could not get rid of my sugar cravings in order to stop binging on cookies and chocolate! Especially in the afternoon and evening. It was stressing me out so bad I'd end up quitting and just yo-yoing my weight again. So read about honey, and thought it was worth a try. I started eating 1 TBS organic blackberry honey along with sprinkling of cinnamon on half a slice of toasted whole wheat pita bread. Perks me right up and gives me energy, and it gets rid of my sugar cravings! It's easy now to ignore high-fat fare, and I get a nutritious snack in the process that I don't have to feel guilty about. I've lost 64 pounds so far in the last year!

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Coloma, Mi

At what time of day do you have your honey?

Posted by Chu (Edmond, Oklahoma ) on 04/04/2009
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i have been drinking honey and cinnamon tea for about a month and have lost 10lbs i don't really change anything about my diet, however i noticed somedays i do eat less and do not have the munchies, but somedays i will pigout and not gain any weight,,,i drink it mainly at nite, and sometimes in the morning if i have time,,,i do add a ginger/honey flavored tea to it to mask the taste of the cinnamon and honey

recipe, i put in two shakes of cinnamon
one spoon of honey to taste, if it doesn't taste good you're not going to drink it, so adjust accordingly and use a tea that is to your taste,,,

it is important to use ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) not cassia cinnamon (Cinnamomum Cassia) because ceylon cinnamon only has .004% Coumarin and cassia has 5% Coumarin. Relatively small amounts of coumarin can damage the liver of particularly sensitive individuals.

i also found if i used pure raw unprocessed unfiltered honey the results were much faster,,,raw unprocessed honey is not runny and is in a solid state much like butter.

for those who like to follow recipes exactly
i use Owl brand Ginger Honey tea
Wee Bee Honey Naturally Raw
cinnamon from http://www.a1spiceworld.com/cinnamon_ground.html because most cinnamon found in stores are cassia or they are not even labeled, so it was easier to be sure i had the correct kind when i bought online, this was the cheapest place i could find it,,, i bought the 8oz size which comes in a convient shaker, this is lasting me a long time i've barely made a slight dent in the bottle.

hope this helps some of you guys with your weight loss goals!

Posted by May (Milwaukee, US) on 07/21/2008
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Hi, I used a honey and cinnamon remedy that I heard about from my friend. If you use about a table spoon of raw honey in a cup of warm water (hot will kill the enzymes) and some cinnamon (I don't know exactly how much to use, I just use a couple shakes from the shaker). It speeds up your metabolism, I've lost a little weight, I have yet to weigh myself, but I can already tell, so I suggest trying it.

Posted by Josephina (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) on 04/19/2008
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For last one week I am drinking cinnamon powder and honey in water to reduce fat in my body as per your advice. But after starting to do this I have started getting rash on my face and scratching of my eyes skin. Please advise me whether it is because of honey and cinnamon. My skin was always smooth without any rash or pimples.

Replied by Arati
Kolkata, West Bengal

is honey and cinnamon good for reducing fat? and how much amount I have to take and for how many months?

Replied by Jude
Somerville, Ma

Your problem w/ the cinnamon & ceylon honey sounds like you might have an allergy to one of the two ingredients.

Replied by Susan
Portsmouth, Nh

Regarding your rash to cinnamon - I believe cinnamon is a lot like ginger in that energetically it moves toxins to the skin for removal from the body, vs. the bowels, kidneys, liver etc.