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You have seen several adds on TV and in magazines for ‘ bust that belly fat” shakes, vitamin powders, purges, detoxes and the list goes on and on. They are mostly a combination of hype, fasting, chemicals and a very good way to make money from people desperate to lose weight and willing to try anything. Fasting too hard eventually causes your body to slow down its metabolism, and to fight against your weight loss, and create insatiable hunger when you stop crash dieting and increase food intake. The only sure way to succeed in weight loss, in a healthy, long term, permanent way, is to maintain a daily eating plan that you can sustain as a lifestyle. The recipe for vegetable soup below is an easy, convenient way to increase vegetable intake and reduce calories that can be good for the whole family. Read More

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The hormone Leptin works together with the hormone Ghrelin produced by cells at the top of your stomach when it is empty. These are our hunger hormones. The combined effects of Ghrelin and Leptin drive us and tell us to search for food or leave food alone. A low Leptin level also slows down your metabolism at times that food is in short supply. Your fat cells which are your fuel storage, produce Leptin when full. Leptin acts to make you take actions to alter your total food intake to maintain your daily energy balance. In our modern world we tend to eat our meals at convenient times. This is far different than foraging and grazing for food all day as we would probably do if living off the land. The result is significant highs and lows in our hunger level, driving us to over-eat. Part of a successful weight loss program must be to reduce the peaks of hunger to allow slow steady weight loss to take place at a rate that will let our bodyweight set point adjust itself. Read More