Laxatives and Weight Loss


The rate of obesity in the United States is at an all time high. People are searching for the magic pill to make the process of losing weight simple, easy and painless. You may not want to hear this but there is no magic pill. Weight goes ‘on’ the same way it comes off. If you eat more calories than you burn off then its simple- you gain weight. If you eat less than you burn off then you lose weight. Simple. (1)

But while this concept is simple, the practice is not. In this high stress  fast-paced world of ours many of us leave out exercise in order to spend time going to the movies with their children or sitting passively  on the sidelines watching their children play sports. Grabbing a quick hamburger at the local fast food restaurant has taken over from sit down dinners  with vegetables and salad. Do we actually wonder why obesity is at an all time high!

Some of us  in desperation turn to laxatives. Let me start by saying -Laxatives and weight loss are not synonymous….read that again. Laxatives and weight loss are also not healthy or safe. The majority of weight that is lost when we use laxatives is from fluid and the health dangers are significant. (2)

The use of laxatives in an attempt to lose weight is often abused and seems to be common with people who have an eating disorder.

So to understand why it is a bad idea to use laxatives Let’s look at what happens in your body when you take them. After the pill is ingested, the active ingredients in the tablet target the cells of the large intestines. They then irritate the cells and encourage the large intestines to empty, often earlier than the body is ready.

 One of the main functions of the large intestine is to reabsorb water  from the food so that it is not lost from the body as waste.  If you evacuate your bowels too soon you run the risk of dehydration.

The calories from the food you eat are  absorbed in the small intestines and laxatives don’t affect the small intestines. This means that while the intent behind taking laxatives is to decrease the amount of calories absorbed by the food, the only thing that these medications will do is cause the large intestines to evacuate the waste AFTER the small intestines has extracted all of the necessary calories.

After losing fluid from the early bowel movement the body then compensates by retaining fluid. This means laxatives will cause an initial dehydration which makes the person ‘feel’ thin, but within a few hours the body will compensate by retaining the remaining fluid and consequently making the person ‘feel’ bigger.

The body needs fluid to remove the wastes and toxins in the large intestine so retaining fluids will make you feel bad because you can’t get rid of all of the waste products normally evacuated.

Now at this point you might be tempted to take more laxatives to get rid of the full feeling again and so It’s a vicious cycle that sets you up for irritable bowel syndrome and colon tumors. The Prolonged use of laxatives can  lead to cramping, bloating, water retention and the added problem of withdrawal.

Believe me …..the use of laxatives to promote weight loss is just not an option!

All you are doing is  endangering your health and definitely won’t be moving toward achieving your goal.

Ok… so how do you stop using laxatives?

You can stop the abuse of laxatives using several steps.

Unless you have been prescribed by a doctor you should stop using laxatives immediately. This can be easier said than done and may require the help of a mental health professional.

Drink at least 6-10 eight oz glasses of water each day. Do Not have caffeine drinks or alcohol or juices, only water. Get some physical activity each day to encourage regular bowel function.

Make sure you Eat regularly and spread it out over at least 3 meals maybe more. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, which will immediately improve your chances of weight loss and improve normal bowel function. Keep a record every day of your bowel movements so they can be monitored and you can see a pattern. If you find you are constipated for more than 3 days call your doctor – do not treat yourself!

Your colon will react differently than a normal colon after it has been abused by a laxative regimen and of course it depends how long you were on laxatives

Laxatives and weight loss don’t mix. They don’t work.  You can stop the vicious cycle and move on to a more healthy and fit way of losing weight for life!


(1) Centers for Disease Control: Adult Obesity Facts

(2) Columbia University Health; Go Ask Alice: Laxative Abuse – Any Side Effects?

Using Hoodia to Lose Weight


Hoodia is a weight loss supplement that is a  newcomer to North America and the weight loss industry. It is another one of the over the counter supplements that  is sold to make the journey to thinness “theoretically” easier and painless.

Hoodia Gordonii was first discovered in 1937 by a Dutch anthropologist. He descovered that African Bushman were usin the flowering plant to suppress their appetite and thirst, when they travelled across the desert.

South African scientists, working with  a British pharmaceutical company called Phytopharm, isolated the active ingredient – P57 in 1995. Then in 1998 another Pharmaceutical company Pfizer spent $21 million to sub-license the patent from Phytopharm. After the initial research Pfizer decided to  return the license. (1) Then, in 2010 Phytopharm also let the patent lease expire. (2)

Hoodia weight loss supplements must contain the P57 from the Hoodia Gordonii plant to be advertised as Hoodia. There are over 13 different Hoodia plants and only one has been found to have the active ingredient that causes the appetite and thirst suppression.

Hoodia weight loss supplements work on your central nervous system and trick the body into thinking it’s full. This will avoid the nagging feelings of hunger. It also tricks the body into losing the trigger for thirst which is worrying as it can potentially cause problems with dehydration, especially on hot  days.

People with diabetes should be especially  careful using the supplement since it tricks the body into thinking that there is sufficient blood sugar. Without the proper feedback mechanism, people suffering from diabetes can suffer dangerously low blood sugar drops that can lead to hypos and death if not treated immediately.

Before using any product including this one, you should always check with your doctor to determine if there may be any interactions with medications you may already be taking or any underlying medical conditions that which you may be suffering. Your pharmacist can also help  with interactions with any over the counter medications you be thinking of buying

Just like any other herbal supplement, Hoodia supplements must be used with caution. The manufacture of Hoodia products are not regulated by any agency. The only real way to know if what is labeled on the bottle is really in the bottle is by an evaluation in an independent laboratory.

Sometimes herbal supplements contain products that are not listed on the label. They are included in the manufacturing process and they are not processed out. Some of these substances in Hoodia weight loss supplements can cause liver dysfunction and damage, which was the reason that Pfizer had backed out of the patent. These side effects on the liver were too much of a liability to the pharmaceutical company Pfizer who was weighing the cost of risk vs. benefit. To the average user the benefit is weight loss. However, the pharmaceutical company was weighing the potential cost of law suits and manufacturing process to reduce the risk of liver damage, against the financial benefit of the sale of the product.

Typical side effects of this supplement are not well documented since there have been no reliable studies using humans since it was introduced in North America.

Although Hoodia Gordonii has been shown through case studies to be effective in weight loss supplementation there have also not been enough studies to show the safety of using this supplement. The choice is always yours. (3)


(1) Rebirth Africa: From Hoodia Gordonii to P57
(2) Phytopharm CEO Insists Hoodia Still “Interesting” Despite Patent Disposal

(3) Natural News: Hoodia Gornonii is No Miracle Weight Loss Pill, Health Investigation Reveals

Using Green Tea to Lose Weight


Green tea weight loss supplements are becoming more popular because they reportedly assist people with their weight loss goals. Most experts agree that supplements can significantly help to curb appetite and decrease intake, both of which are needed to lose weight.

Obesity is a significant problem in Western civilization where the Standard Western Diet is full of too much protein, too many fats, too many sugars and not enough fruits and vegetables. Most people don’t have an accurate understanding of an appropriate serving size. A serving of meat is usually 3 oz of lean meat. Measure 3 oz of lean meat. It’s pretty small, about the size of a deck of cards.

The three most commonly used supplements for weight loss are green tea, ephedra and protein. Weight loss products that are purchased over the counter usually contain at least one of these supplements. Protein is used to increase the protein intake of a person and stop using carbohydrates. This puts the body into ketoacidosis which increases the metabolism but places a strain on the kidneys.

Increased protein diets are also fad diets and shouldn’t be maintained for any length of time as they can cause damage to the kidneys and cannot be prolonged for a lifetime.

Ephedra is a common supplement that has been proven to speed metabolism and decrease appetite but it also is linked to significant side effects. Patients have suffered heart attacks and strokes resulting in death using this supplement.

Green tea weight loss supplements have both caffeine and the chemical EGCG. When these two chemicals (part of the production of the supplement) react to each other the metabolism in the body will increase.

There have not been long-term studies using green tea weight loss supplements to document the effectiveness and side effects. Whenever you take any supplements you should consult your doctor to ensure that the supplement will not interfere with any other medications, over the counter medications or health issues you might have.

Green tea weight loss supplements are also full of anti-oxidants that cause an increase energy use in the body, thus burning more calories. Green tea weight loss supplements also stimulate the body to burn fats faster. People who use these supplements in studies will loose approximately 2 ½ pounds per month. (1,2)

Green tea weight loss supplements can also help us to stay healthy by fighting free radicals – oxygen containing molecules that are a by-product of digestion. Free radicals can damage cells, DNA and lead to diseases such as heart disease and cancer. (3)

Although green tea supplements also contain caffeine this does not seem to have the negative effects found in other products with caffeine. Green tea supplements do not usually cause the jitters or speed the heart rate.

Green tea weight loss supplements also contain catechins, an anti-oxidant. These catechins are unfermented in green tea and in their natural state and are believed to suppress fat absorption from the diet. (1)

Theanine is the main amino acid in green tea supplements. Theanine is able to induce relaxation and the release of dopamine which helps to provide a feeling of well-being. Theanine minimizes the effect of caffeine. This might be why green tea doesn’t cause the jitters and increased heart rate.

Green tea weight loss supplements are an option to help people suppress their appetite and eat less while trying to loose weight. Although people who take supplements to lose weight have a higher success rate than those who don’t, people who receive support also have a higher rate of success. The decision to take supplements is yours. Be sure you have all your facts straight before using any supplement.

(1) The Journal of Nutrition: Green Tea Catechin Consumption Enhances Exercise-Induced Abdominal Fat Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults

(2) The University of Chicago Medicine: Green Tea Derivative Causes Loss of Appetite, Weight Loss in Rats

(3) University of Maryland Medical Center: Green Tea

Menopause Belly

One of the hardest things for a woman over 35 is the changes that happen to your body when you go through menopause. I know what I am talking about here as I have experienced this myself and i know it is due to a hormonal shift that happens in women after 35.

The good news is…

There is a way to get rid of your menopause belly by avoiding these 3 belly fat triggers…

=> AVOID These 3 Belly Fat Triggers And Get Rid Of Your Menopause Belly…

And just in case this sounds too good to be true, check out all the women on the website who are over 35 and have turned off their menopause switch, melting their belly fat fast…



11 Amazing benefits of Fasting {When done correctly}

Author and Fitness Trainer Shaun Hadsall shares with us how intermittent fasting can help you lose fat fast (and stay healthy)

11 AMAZING benefits of Intermittent Fasting (but only when it’s done RIGHT!)

I recently had my blood work completed and my good cholesterol (HDL) was over double what is considered healthy.

The exact words of my doctor were:

“Your cholesterol levels are incredible. People would pay thousands of dollars to have your cholesterol levels.”

But what he said next really hit home: 

“Keep using intermittent fasting… I guarantee this is a big reason why you’re so healthy.”

One the easiest strategies you can ever use to lose weight (and still get away with eating lots of your favorite foods) is intermittent fasting.

Simply abstaining from food for 16 to 24 hours a few days of the week will not only help you keep the pounds off…

It has AMAZING benefits for your overall health.

Many studies show that strategic fasting can:

1: Have powerful effects on your brain and fight against Alzheimer’s 

2: Help you live longer (study show rats live as much as 36-83% longer)

3: Increase Growth Hormone as much as 5-fold

4: Improve cellular health through a process called autophagy

5: Protect against disease

6: Increase insulin sensitivity

7: Boost metabolic rate, while helping you lower calorie intake

8: Burn more belly fat

9: Reduce Inflammation

10: Improve heart health and reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol

11: Reduce cancer risk

But the #1 reason I LOVE intermittent fasting is because it makes fat loss SIMPLE because you’re not consumed with eating food every 3-4 hours.

And when it’s done RIGHT, you can literally have a cheat day EVERY 5 days and lose up to 25 pounds in only 25 days.

This is the foundation of our newly updated:

>> 2016 Xtreme Fat Loss Diet (lose 25lbs in only 25 days!)

And it’s all based on real science… 

The XFLD is the first diet in history that let’s you:

– Lose weight incredibly fat WITHOUT frustrating plateaus…
– GAIN lean, calorie burning muscle at the same time…
– Finish with a metabolism that’s faster and healthier than when you started…

If you’re wondering whether or not this new program is for you, just ask yourself this simple question:

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If so, you’re not going to find a more strategic, faster solution anywhere. Period.

It’s founded on SCIENCE.

It’s based on STRATEGY.

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Over 35 And Still Struggling To Lose Belly Fat?

If you are in the same age group as me…..wrong side of 50.. then you will know how difficult it is to lose weight.

It is frustrating to say the least!

That is why I was interested to read about a new method that  talks about the “Menopause Molecules”

They describe a method that gives results in 21 days without starving or suffering through long boring workouts

Now that was enough to get me interested!

It is just sole destroying when you eat like a bird and exercise regularly with no results.

It Used to be that all the experts  did not believe in targeted fat loss.

These guys are proving them wrong!

take care





4 Minute News Clip Reveals the 5 Root Causes of Stubborn Fat


Take this quick test…


Touch the fat on your face (even the leanest people still
have some fat in their cheeks).


You’ll notice that it’s warm and mushy. But…


When you touch the fat on your belly, hips, butt, or any area
where you have cellulite—you’ll notice it’s much cooler
and harder.


This is the primary reason you’ll notice people lose fat in
areas like their face FIRST…


But in order to get rid of “stubborn” fat you have address the
root causes.


At the link below one of my best friends in the world, Celebrity
Trainer Bruce Krahn, reveals:


The 5 Root Causes of “Stubborn” Fat (and how 
to remove it from your body)


Bruce recently appeared on Canada’s #1 morning show to
share exactly what foods you should eat…


And what foods you should AVOID in order to remove and
get rid of your bodys most stubborn fat areas.


Just click the Next Page button below and you’ll see a short
4 minute news clip of Bruce sharing how to remove this pesky
fat from your body permanently.




Proven Truth about Cant Lose Weight Myth

Hey if you’re reading this it means you and I both have run up against that “cant lose weight myth”, but we both chose to believe it. It wasn’t our fault though, because our parents, friends, loved ones, co-workers and even people who didn’t like us, were quick to tell us to give it up, you will never lose weight. Chances are if you were like me you started believing them at an early age, perhaps as early as 4 or 5.

On top of that if it was your child hood friends, they taunted you with sayings like “Fatty, Fatty, 2 By 4 you can’t fit through the bathroom door. All of this because you were overweight and it didn’t matter what you did, it seemed you couldn’t get it off.

Stop believing right now that you cant lose weight. I’m here to tell you that it’s a myth and you can lose weight I did.

A short while ago I weighed well over 220 pounds (I was small boned and only 5’6”, had high blood pressure, borderline diabetic and my personal life was in a total melt down. I couldn’t hold a job because of my health problems and the people I tried to work with were worse than children about me being overweight. I was the joke of the work place, so as soon as I couldn’t take it anymore, I did my best to get laid off so I could collect unemployment or I just quit.

I did that one too many times and my family left me. Obviously I hit rock bottom then. I made up my mind I had to win them back and that’s when I found out “you cant lose weight” was a myth.

Shortly thereafter I was watching the Dr. Phil show and he was talking to people just like you and me. You know the “fat ones”. He told those folks they had to stop believing they couldn’t lose weight. Right then is when I realized that was precisely what was stopping me. I believed I can’t lose weight.

As I continued to listen to Dr Phil what he said made more and more sense. To make a long story short what he said was I had to believe I could lose weight and that I would have to change my lifestyle to accomplish my weight loss goals. The fact is I started that very day.

My first step was to go to my doctor and have him check me out to make sure I could start an exercise program without killing myself. Then I contacted a friend from my church and we became accountable to each other for each reprogramming our mind and reaching our weight loss goals.

Now here’s the fun part, we began to challenge each other in our goals, changing our lifestyle (eating habits) and progressing from a slow walk to a faster walk. Today we are up to 3 miles in just under 36 minutes.

Was this easy? Heck No! But I have lost 53 pounds and my friend has lost 47 pounds. The important thing is we have gotten it off and kept it off for more than a year. I’m now working and my family has allowed me back into their life. Is everything rosy, no but it’s a whole lot better than it was.

I’m living proof you cant lose weight is a myth. You need to search your mind, dig deep into your gut, get a plan together and stick to it.

Best Tips And Tricks To Lose Stubborn Weight Now!

Many people sit in front of the TV and watch weight loss programs hoping to find the right motivation. They hope that someone will finally have the story that speaks to them and energizes their desire. Do not be that person. Be the person that takes these tips and ideas and runs all the way to the finish line.

Craving french fries? Why not make your own sweet potato fries to help satisfy your desire! If you bake them with some Cajun spices you’ll be reducing the fat found in fried potatoes and also getting a more flavorful food. If you feel the need to dip them, try mustard as a low-sugar alternative to ketchup.

To make sure you eat the proper portion sizes, get rid of your big dinner plates. Use smaller salad plates for your meals instead. Eyes can often be bigger than your stomach, and the food on your smaller plate will probably be more than enough to leave you feeling full.

If you want to effortlessly start eating healthier, try to minimize the quantity of dressings you use. Nutritionists recommend dipping your fork in a separate container of dressing and then picking up a bite of salad. This way, you still taste the delicious dressing, without pouring it all over the salad and completely saturating it. By doing this, you can still enjoy your salad without sacrificing its overall healthiness.

In order to lose weight you should strive to eat 6-8 small meals per day. Eating small meals every 2-3 hours will increase your metabolism and prevent your body from storing fat. Eating less frequently and skipping meals will cause your body to hold on to fat and, as a result, make it more difficult to lose weight.

Taking before and after pictures is a great way to boost your weight loss progress. By realizing what you looked like on day one of your quest and then seeing the progress you have made a month, two months, six months or a year later, you will be even more motivated to stay healthy and move forward.

Now you have been given some good information about weight loss. It is your move now. It is your time. The TV will never give you the results you need, nor will it be the right spark for your journey. That spark is inside you and you have to kindle it and put it to work. Turn off the TV and create your own story.

Why walking does NOT burn fat (do THIS instead)…

Seems every doctor and wristband gadget-maker is trying to get us all to walk more.

But there’s a dirty little secret those expensive gadget-makers DON’T want you to know:

Walking IS great for health and reducing stress… but it’s terrible for fat loss as the study below shows. And it’s especially ineffective at eliminating that stubborn flab that clings to our worst trouble spots.

It just doesn’t deliver enough of a metabolic stimulus to get your fat burning hormones working!

PS { I have been walking for years and it was only when I went back to gym 2 months ago that I lost fat. …….6 inches in first month to be precise}

Yes, when you walk a large % of calories burned is fat. But because walking is so low intensity, the OVERALL amount of calories burned is low, so the total amount of fat burned barely registers.

Plus, the moment you stop walking, your metabolism goes back to sleep and you stop burning calories. So unless you have 3-5 hours a day to walk 10,000 – 20,000 steps or more, that’s not gonna cut it!

Wouldn’t it be better if your metabolism kept burning fat for 24 – 48 hours after your workout?

And instead of 3-5 hours of monotonous walking, wouldn’t it be better if you could generate this extended fat burning effect after just 15 minutes of activity?

I’ll show you precisely how in just a second, but first…

Why Walking Stinks for Fat Loss (and What Can Get You DOUBLE the Fat Loss Results)…

A recent study published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation compared walking to a somewhat unusual metabolism-stimulating activity. Check out these amazing results:

The metabolism group lost 95% MORE body fat (11.9% vs. 6.1%) AND shrunk their waist 10 times more (6% vs. .6%) compared to walkers. So not only did they lose more fat, but their body shape improved.

But it gets better. The metabolism group also increased their V02max by 2,000% more (16.8% vs. .6%).

V02max indirectly measures your overall ability to burn fat. The higher the number, the more fat you burn at rest. So those in the metabolic group became better at burning fat all day, every day!

There’s Just One MAJOR Problem…

Here’s my problem with this study: the group doing the metabolism-stimulating exercise was doing BOXING-related activities — like footwork drills, punching bags, jumping rope and so on.

I don’t know about you, but all that punching, jumping and complicated, pounding footwork isn’t something my body can do week-in-and-week out.

Plus, these folks were doing this for 50 minutes 4 times a week. Sure, that’s A LOT better than 3-5 hours of walking every day, but still a HUGE time commitment.

Fortunately, there’s a new protocol that gets you all the fat burning benefits of this “metabolic boxing” routine, but in just 15 minutes, 3 times a week.

Unlike walking, it keeps your fat burning hormones fired up and burning fat for up to 24-48 hours after. And it’s been shown to be particularly effective at removing unwanted fat from trouble spots.

It’s something that anybody can do, at any age, doesn’t require you go to the gym, punch any bags, push heavy tires or get your feet tangled while jumping rope. In fact, no equipment is needed at all.

==> Stimulate Your Fat Burning Hormones in 15 Minutes with THIS

By all means, keep on walking and enjoy the relaxing, life-extending benefits. But if your goal is to lose fat and re-shape your body shape, the smart choice is to do this for 15 minutes, 3 times a week:


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