Posted by: 4pack | September 1, 2008

Only 5 Ways To Reduce Weight And Body Fat

THE ROAD TO A FOUR PACK, AGAIN, IS AN OBSTACLE COURSE DESIGNED BY OUR HOMINID ANCESTORS TO KEEP YOU FROM STARVING TO DEATH DURING A FAMINE, PLAGUE OR JUST BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE….THIS BLOGSITE ADVOCATES 1-3 WITH THE MOST (WEIGHT) BEING GIVEN TO #1 WITH #3 BEING AN IMPORTANT FACTOR TO THE SUCCESS OF #1….THE EXCERPTS BELOW ARE FROM AN INCREDIBLE BLOGSITE, “3QUARKSDAILY”, WHICH REPRINTS THE BEST ARTICLES FROM ALL THE HUMANITIES, LITERATURE AND SCIENCE…..

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  1. Eat less: A daily deficit of 500 to 1000 calories is reasonable. This is the single most important component of therapy and most difficult to adhere to.
  2. Exercise a lot: Strenuous aerobic activity for over 200 minutes per week maintained over a long period of time with calorie restriction is effective. Physical activity conserves fat free mass, improves glucose tolerance and lipid profile. Fact: Moderate exercise like walking 45 minutes a day for 5 days a week has minimal effect on weight loss.
  3. Modify behavior to avoid temptation to engorge on food. This warrants life style change and altering emotional response to food. Self monitoring and social support are essential.
  4. Use drug therapy: Only two drugs have been approved by FDA for long term therapy.
    • Sibutaramine causes anorexia by blocking neuronal monoamine uptake.
    • Orlistat decreases fat absorption
  5. Get surgery if morbidly obese and nothing else helps.
    • Gastric bypass to channel food directly into mid intestine thus decreasing absorption
    • Gastric banding and stapling to diminish the size of the stomach
    • Combination of bypass and stomach size reduction

The prescription of eat- less-exercise- more-modify- behavior is still the best choice but compliance has been pathetic. On average, a person on a weight reduction diet has tried and failed three to six other diets before. This failure has created an enormous market opportunity for fad diet authors and manufacturers. Some examples:

  1. Eat less carbohydrates ( Atkins, South beach)
  2. Eat less fats ( Ornish, Pritikin)
  3. Eat less of both ( Weight Watchers, Jennie Craig)
  4. Eat very low calorie diet:400 calories ( Optifast, Cambridge)
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