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Pros and Cons of Liquid Diets

There are several pros and cons of most liquid diet weight loss plans. They are more or less obvious.  There are a lot of pros and cons of liquid diet weight loss that are not inherent of the fact the diet is liquid…like ultra low calories.

Pros:

  • A liquid diet for weight loss is a great way to simplify your diet.
  • Having liquids where you would normally have solids can help develop better self control and discipline upon returning to a normal diet.
  • You will more than likely get more water in your diet which many people neglect.
  • Some people find ways to make getting meals in liquid form ultimately reduce hunger, probably due to adding a fiber suplement which often results in more fiber than a solid diet.
  • Nutrition is easier to measure

Cons:

  • There is a tendancy to not get enough fiber or protein in a liquid diet.  This can be easily remedied by adding some fiber drink (mix, like metamucil) or a protein shake.
  • The satisfaction you get from eating comes largely from chewing.  The action of chewing contributes to satiation, so chewing gum can help fill this gap.
  • Liquid diets will cause liquid levels to fluctuate more so than solid mass levels in the body.  This could be considered a pro as many people need to lose weight as a technicality (for a sport, weight class, etc.)  Fat loss is comes easy with exercise though.
  • Lack of solid foods, particularly dietary and non soluble fiber.  This of course can be easily remedied by adding a fiber suppliment.  I use kroger brand psyllium seed husk fiber laxative.  The word laxative is a bit of a send off, but don’t let it keep you from getting a healthy level of fiber in your liquid diet!

I am looking for other points here.  If you have an idea or suggestion I’ll add it to this page!

how to detect a scam diet (and why scammers are idiots)

Too bad marketers are getting better and better these days. I actually started out in the field of marketing, I became disillusioned very quickly when I realized most marketers are not only unscrupulous but delusional as well. I got fired from a lot of graphic design and marketing jobs before I finally decided I couldn’t work in marketing and still like myself, so the sacrifice is too great. Having a degree, I felt kind of salty that it would be wasted since I wasn’t using it for evil. My solution was to find the number one most oversold, air filled and deceptive industry out there (as far as marketing concerned) and piss it off. You will Have a hard time finding anything on my sites that are untrue or not accurate. the sad part is, it’s not hard to make money, be honest and have a good time doing what I’m doing. Everything you will ever read on liquid-dietweightloss.com, lowcarbbreadrecipes.com, lowcarblowfat.net or coconutoilweight-loss.com

I can understand having a surplus of acai berries or African mango and being close to broke, but who is? Even in that case there would be better options for EVERYONE.
Heres why scammers are idiots:

they think you like to be lied to (or that you are brain dead.)
this is the funniest of them all. Obviously people like companies that don’t mislead them. most scammers disagree.

they dont know how to multiply
I would not be surprised if most acai berry sellers also scratch off lottery tickets as a part-time job. with all of the rapid scientific research and trusted resources out there, it is easy as pie to find a good product to promote that will have people coming back again and again.  What the hustlers dont understand IS in fact multiplication.  Ten (10) customers buying what you sell for $2 only once (as with most scams) = $20 (once or twice until you get found out) (also, subtract refunds and lawsuits)
20 customers ( because they told their friends and family) buying your product for HALF the others price ($1) every month for even just a year  and NOT suing you or sending it back = $240 (a year)

all they can do is ride the wave
this one goes with the one below it.  when something has been discredited or proven to be ineffective, good promoters and sellers drop it. They are not afraid to invest in another product because they know they’re smart enough to pick a good one and their patience will pay off.  When this happens the competition, of course, goes way down. The demand also goes down…but not as much. For a short time, a salesman who can’t pick a good product can make a tiny bit of money.  All they have to do is lie to thousands of people (including themselves), sacrifice their reputation and deal with a constant flood of numerous pissed off customers. Of course its easy!  None of the above requires intelligence.

they do not understand how to market
One of the biggest part of marketing is knowing how to make A product appeal to people. The reason why scammers choose the products they do is because people fall for BS. The heart of any scam is unrealistically amazing promises and results!
I havent even gone into how to scam, you have to feel like a jerk, or at least become an empty person to avoid the feeling.  You have to either hide what you are doing or people will dislike you.  And… there’s just too many reasons not to. I’m done.

We are 100% uncompromisingly honest. Just test us!! E-mail rwalker@liquid-dietweightloss.com, admin@liquid-dietweightloss.com, abalsalm@lowcarblowfat.net, ssanchez@lowcarbbreadrecipes.com or kortjohnc@yahoo.com with an offer that involves us selling out.  Make the offer really good, make it believable, try as hard as you can! If we accept such an offer we will give you $500. Got that?

Post our response as a comment here so everyone can see.

Thanks for reading and dont stop thinking!

What Makes Us Hungry

<h2>What Makes Us Hungry and What Makes Us Full?</h2>

hand holding out an appleFrequently at Liquid Diet Weight Loss Blog we delve into the details on diet and weight loss concepts. This is very helpful, particularly if you are trying to lose weight. Bear with us, it may seem more complicated than it really is.

There are several ways to tackle hunger. Each of these “ways” are really food attributes. Particular qualities and attributes of the foods we eat determine how full we become. Before I list those, let’s look at what makes us hungry and full, chemically and biologically.

The feeling of hunger is our body talking to itself. Our brain and stomach are regularly exchanging information, it is meant to be purely functional, so we don’t hear it. Our stomach will release specific chemicals when certain events are triggered which is its way of talking to the brain and the brain will do….lots of things. In fact the brain is always doing things, and things with those things, and things with the things it did with those things. This continuum makes it hard to really understand the brains role. Thankfully, the functions of the stomach, relatively simple and isolated are enough to get the gist.

What Makes Us Hungry?

There are a ton of factors which contribute to hunger such as seeing food and thinking about it, experiencing entertainment and boredom, but the unconscious aspects of hunger are the most significant. Signals sent from cells lacking certain nutrients, individual neural predispositions and many other internal factors are at the heart of our feelings of hunger and fullness alike.

Calories equate to energy, though with the rather unique way our bodies work, they aren’t as important in terms of hunger and fullness.  Its like if you were to put some kind of super gas into your car.  Three gallons of this gas will give you twice as many miles as regular fuel.  Your gas meter will go down slower, though it will still read three gallons.  Your gas meter is the only measure of gas in the car, so if the car had to guess, it would think it has three gallons of energy.  The same is true to how our bodies work.  Consider our stomachs the gas tank.

Ghrein is a hormone which plays possibly the biggest role in our feelings of hunger. It is produced when the stomach is empty and circulates in the bloodstream, crossing into the brain where it does a number of things.

Ghrelin stimulates the parts of the brain which contain Neuropeptide Y.  This is no small player in satiation…Neuropeptide Y is capable of producing bouts of ravenous hunger all by itself.  It is released in small amounts when the responsible part of the brain (the arcuate nucleus) is activated. This neural machine is also activated by many other things and in many ways but having an empty stomach is the main cue.

Of course, what makes us hungry as a chemical response alone wouldn’t really be anything without everyones favorite function of their brain.  “Completion” of this cycle (eating when hungry) triggers our brains pleasure reward link (the mesolimbic cholinergic-dopaminergic reward link.)  So, aside from not dying, eating feels good.  There is a mind bogglingly confusing science behind this, but who cares.

The long and short of what makes us hungry is that it is unavoidable, though controllable.  Developing self control and habits can directly affect this cycle. Also, appetite suppressants can significantly and directly slow this process.

What makes us feel full after eating certain amounts is not as much the lack of ghrelin production but another process altogether.

What Makes Us Full

What makes us full is also driven by a chemical response. What makes us full is equally complex to what makes us hungry There is a key hormone which plays a major role: Leptin

Leptin is produced by body in proportion to the amount of adipose tissue. The amount of Leptin is typically consistant with blood lipid levels. While this main determining factor for the amount of leptin in the body and the bodies leptin resistance is consistant, there are a number of other factors which can make our leptin/fullness response somewhat variable.

Factors that lower leptin levels (making it harder to feel full) are generally common.  These factors include being a male, hormone imbalance, emotional or physical stress and many others. All of which have certain other undesirable characteristics and typically are avoided for more than just this reason. There is a lot of information out there for a further understanding of how to maintain high leptin levels.  Its time for the foods that make you full.

What Qualities of Food Make Us Full?

Food that contains a lot of fiber and more protein than the combination of fat and carbs generally will make us feel full.  As far as the amounts of carbs and fat, balancing these actively with changing cravings is optimal.  This is a very general guideline, it is not written in stone…there are a lot of tips and hints all over liquid-dietweightloss.com to help you figure out what the best food and drink is to make you feel full.  For the sake of killing birds with stones, here is a short list of some of these foods:

High fiber foods

  • whole grain products instead of processed grain products
  • fruits like peaches, apricots, plums or prunes, kiwi (eat the skin), berries (especially blackberries) and oranges
  • vegetables like turnips (6 grams per cup), okra, sweet potatoes, zucchini, squash and spinach
  • BEANS! Field beans (almost 20g per cup) The other high fiber beans are broad beans, lentils, black beans, pinto beans and chick peas.
  • psyllium husk, wheat, rasin and barley bran cereals.  Psyllium Husk is 70% fiber and the main ingredient in many fiber suppliments.

There you have it!  Using this list and the useful, though long winded information above, you can make sure your always full without expanding.

Understanding Your Metabolism


I’m 28, and my metabolism hasn’t kicked out yet like everyone said it would. I don’t think this is something that ever has to happen or really makes too much sense when you think about it. what is metabolism, anyway? There is an answer, and I am pretty sure most of the diet supplement marketers aren’t 100% sure of what it is. The thing is, the metabolism is a LOT of different things put together. By “things” I mean organs doing stuff and the processes themselves. By “put together” I mean the organs are all connected, like some sort of…human centipede.
Everything is done in a sequence, so this whole process of metabolizing (from the time you’ve eaten the food to moments before you flush the toilet) is not viewed as a whole but as individual processes.
There are several key processes of human metabolism. I am only going to go over the ones at points where they can be manipulated.
Of course, we can limit the amount of food we take in, starting the metabolic process. I want to reinforce that this is not the beginning of the process. Our bodies and minds are dynamically linked prior to eating we have desire to eat, or hunger. When levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin change, one of the results is hunger…but what causes these hormones to change? Ghrelin levels in obese people are lower than normal. In those with anorexia nervosa they have been shown to be very high. Studies done on people with low body fat, who dont suffer from anorexia have nocturnal ghrelin increases…this points to a possible biological resistance to ghrelin both atomatically or in the case of anorexia, neuropathic ghrelin resistance.
Overall, our appetites are able to be controlled if we control these two hormones ghrelin and leptin. Many people today use appetite suppressant’s to control their psychological reaction to these levels triggering hunger. Most appetite suppressant’s have the negative side effects associated with stimulants and amphetamines. There are a few however that don’t have stimulant properties:
There are several non-stimulant means of controlling your appetite: hot peppers eaten at the point you feel hungry can make the desire to eat a little bit less for a short period of time. After which there several means of preparing and eating the food itself that will reduce a little hunger and help you avoid overshooting the biological response to stop eating respectively, basically by cooking your own food, and eating it slowly. there are several more of these you can find online. Try googling difference words and phrases like “keep hunger at bay” and “reduce the appetite”. Make sure to include “-” (the minus sign) before any words that would rule out stimulants or any quality of weight loss strategy or product that you don’t wants. Of course there is a lot we can affect our weight by what we eat. The proportion of carbohydrates to fat to protein in our food choices is very important. Read more about that here: lowcarblowfat.net

There are not many things we can do after the point of hunger for weight loss.  The main idea here is to reduce the energy stored from metabolism occurs after this point. We would have already eaten the normal amount to bring us to fullness And we are trying to minimize the amount of stored energy from that food. At this point it’s useful to remember the usefulness of exercise! Exercise uses energy before it gets to the storage phase, which you can read more about at lowcarblowfat.net as I mentioned to earlier.

Exercise is an essential part of any kind of comprehensive weight loss plan, Another thing is that weight loss supplements aren’t as bad as they’re made out to be, even the stimulants. It is something that encourages you to make healthier choices when eating. The key idea is to not take a weight loss supplement or appetite suppressant that is too strong for you as you should be eating 6 to 7 times a day (small meals) to maximize any of the weight loss or diet efforts you are currently doing.

Happily Fat

I have a dream. One day traveling around, spreading diet and weight loss advice and debunking myths nation wide. But mostly, just to breath the open air and be free, truly free. I don’t know what weight I will be, but I know I will be happy. So think about it. Isn’t there something you could be doing where you wouldn’t care how much fat you’d have around the edges, or how others see you? Have you ever seen a fat person who was naturally fat? Not just fat from all the crappy food or poor lifestyle choices. Fat and happy, deep down inside…not jolly, but HAPPY? They’re out there, and the second you see one you forget all of the social connotations and associations you have about fatties…and lets all admit, though we may be very successful at eliminating most of the ones pushed on to us, a few remain.
We see happy people for whats on the inside, as truly happy people wear it on the outside. Weather they are skinny, fat, ugly or pretty. None of these superficial judgements compare to someone who is truly happy. It makes us happy, and all of those petty judgements kind of get swept under the rug…so………
I encourage all of you to get healthy, and to do it through healthy diet and exercise like the kind you’ll find on my site www.liquid-dietweightloss.com. But there is a stopping point, and for most of you it is sooner more so than later. Meaning, you may think you have a few more pounds to lose, but if you stop caring at that point and you wear your indifference and happiness on the outside, it will be the first thing people see and everyone will be in your shadow.

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