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How to Lose 10 Pounds in 6 Days

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When it comes to losing weight, most feel that it is an uphill battle where they often trip at the slightest temptation. After all, it’s hard to resist that mocha frappe and the bagel from your coffee shop every morning, isn’t it? But if your weight is telling you that you have to get a grip on your eating habits, or that you want to give your weight loss a boost, you’re probably thinking of going on a crash diet to seal the deal. However, with all the weight loss plans out there to chose from, how will you know which one is going to work for you?

For those who want to jump start their weight loss, here are a few tips on how you can shed 10 pounds in just six days.

Have fewer carbs, more on protein


Following a low-carb diet for just a few days can help jump start your weight loss diet as it can minimize your water weight as well de-bloat you. This is one of the reasons why many who have tried a low carb, high protein diet noted significant changes to their weight and body the following day.

Choose whole grains for your breakfast

Since you need to start your day right, having breakfast is key for you to have enough energy until your next meal. Instead of getting in line in your coffee shop for those sweet treats in the morning to go with your cup of Joe, a better option would be for you to stick with whole grains as they are more filling and they will keep your blood sugar level stable too. Oats and even whole wheat toast are just a few options that you should consider when it comes to your diet.

Minimize your calorie intake

What else can you do to lower your weight? You should start to minimize your calorie intake at this point to help you start shedding weight. Eating fewer calories is the key to jump starting your weight loss journey since your body will turn to your stored body fats for energy. If you aren’t sure how much calories you need to shed, check your current weight, height, and age and calculate from there. It would help if you list down the calories you have been consuming so you will know where to cut back.

Eat every few hours

Another tip on how to lose 10 pounds in 6 days is to have something to eat every few hours and in small portions. The idea behind this habit is that you are keeping your metabolism up and running which ensures that your fat burning abilities are constantly working. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you will be loading up on whatever it is that you fancy. You still need to work on your choice of foods too.

Go for lean proteins

Your choice of proteins can also play a part to your weight loss as not all proteins are made the same. If you want to start losing weight, your best option would be to go for lean proteins as they contain higher amounts of proteins minus the fats. Chicken and fish are good options for lean proteins and incorporating them with fresh fruits and vegetables can fill your belly up minus the added calories.

Although it is possible for you to lose 10 pounds in just 6 days, losing that much weight too fast can be dangerous in the long run. However, if you will be using this to jump start your diet, then these tips are worth following.

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Weight Loss Tips Recommended by Personal Trainers

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Weight loss is something that we all struggle with. Sometimes we are successful in reducing our weight but more often than not, the number in the weighing scale slowly creeps back up. Most of us have already tried the latest diet trend in the hopes that it will lead us to a better looking us, but then, life happens and we forget that we are on a diet or that we feel frustrated with the lack of results. Still, we keep on finding ways to get rid of the excess pounds that we are carrying. With that being said, it might be a good idea for us to stop for a while and take stock of what personal trainers have got to say about losing weight. Who knows? We might pick up a thing or two about their weight loss tips that we can apply in our day to day lives. Here are some suggestions that you might want to consider.

Stay away from booze and sugar

If you really want to lose weight then ditch the sugar and booze. These two are known to be calorie-laden which is why they contribute to weight gain. If you can’t stay away from drinking alcoholic beverages, you can limit to a glass for girls and two glasses for men. As for the refined sugars, there are natural sweeteners available such as honey and stevia.


Don’t go more than 3 hours without eating

Although the exact science for this is still being studied, it appears that eating snacks in between meals can help keep your blood sugar levels steady. This means that your energy level will remain stable throughout the day and less sugar or carb binges which can cause weight gain on your part.

Mix your exercises up

Another tip that personal trainers have given with regards to losing weight is to mix your fitness routine as much as possible. Sticking to the same program for months will cause you to hit a plateau in your progress which can make you feel frustrated with the lack of improvement. A better option would be to mix your exercises so that your muscles will remain guessing as to which muscle group will be tested. The best part is that you are constantly strengthening and conditioning your muscles for a more even looking physique.

Drink plenty of water

Who would have thought that even the simplest act can do your weight loss goal a whole lot of good? Drinking water constantly can help flush the toxins from your body while ensuring that your skin remains properly hydrated. Water can also help improve digestion so that your body will be able to absorb nutrients from the food that you eat better.

These are just a few tips that you might want to consider the next time you are planning on shedding weight. What’s great about these fitness tips is that they are simple enough to follow but will get you amazing results in no time.

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Study: Dietary supplements won’t help you live longer

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Doctors at Tufts University in Massachusetts, the US, say it’s pretty clear that supplement use has no benefit for the general population and is not a substitute for a healthy balanced diet.

Their research found that vitamins A and K, magnesium, zinc and copper were linked to a lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke — but only when they came from foods, wrote.

Coauthor Fang Fang Zhang, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, said getting nutrients in the right quantities from food was associated with a longer life.


In fact, Zhang said some supplements even appear to have health risks. People who took high doses of calcium supplements had a 53 percent higher risk of dying from cancer than people who were not taking supplements,

However, if you have been diagnosed as deficient in a certain nutrient, don’t stop taking it without talking to your doctor first.

The research team used data from 30,000 US adults who participated in a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2010.

The research was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Whitening products may damage teeth:Study

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Teeth whitening products – that promise to make your smile brighter – may also be causing tooth damage, a study has found.

Scientists at Stockton University in the US found that hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in over-the-counter whitening strips, can damage the protein-rich dentin tissue found beneath the tooth’s protective enamel.

The tooth is made of three layers: the outer tooth enamel, an underlying dentin layer and connective tissue that binds the roots to the gum.


Most studies of whitening strips have focused on tooth enamel, which contains very little protein.

The team focused on dentin, which makes up most of the tooth and has high levels of protein, most of which is collagen.

It is well established that hydrogen peroxide can penetrate the enamel and dentin. Previous work by the researchers showed that collagen in the dentin layer decreased when teeth were treated with whitening strips.

“We sought to further characterise what the hydrogen peroxide was doing to collagen. We used entire teeth for the studies and focused on the impact hydrogen peroxide has on the proteins,” said Kelly Keenan, associate professor at Stockton University.

The researchers demonstrated that the major protein in the dentin is converted to smaller fragments when treated with hydrogen peroxide.

In additional experiments, they treated pure collagen with hydrogen peroxide and then analysed the protein using a gel electrophoresis laboratory technique that allows the protein to be visualised.

“Our results showed that treatment with hydrogen peroxide concentrations similar to those found in whitening strips is enough to make the original collagen protein disappear, which is presumably due to the formation of many smaller fragments,” Keenan said in the statement.

The researchers point out that their experiments did not address whether collagen and other proteins in the teeth can be regenerated, so it is unknown if the tooth damage is permanent.

Next, they plan to further characterise the protein fragments released when collagen is treated with hydrogen peroxide and determine if hydrogen peroxide has the same impact on other proteins in the teeth.

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