A quick search on the web shows approximately 2,400,000 listings for “weight loss.”
Most people want to know how to lose weight fast and easy, but gaining weight more than likely took some time, so losing it will, too.
Get-thin-quick schemes are never long-term; your weight more than likely will come back.
Losing Weight the Right Way
Weight loss drugs and chemical food additives like aspartame and diet pills shut down the body’s natural processes, resulting in an artificial weight loss that’s temporary.
As soon as you get off the weight loss program and the marketed weight loss products, the weight creeps back – slowly but surely.
Your body weight is a reflection of your lifestyle.
Whatever eating and exercise program you adopt for weight loss, it should be a lifetime habit in order to have permanent results.
Fats and Sugars
Fats and sugars are important for your body function. Natural sugar fuels our bodies and fat keeps us lubricated – the right kind of fat and sugar, that is.
Conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs) are the right kind of fats for a healthy and permanent weight loss. According to research by Dr. David Williams, CLAs are anti-fats that burn-up other fats. CLAs are known more commonly as EFAs, essential fatty acids.
Older literature, in fact, refers to them as vitamin F.
EFAs (essential fatty acids) are found in beef, lamb, turkey, and some milk products. Humans don’t produce enough EFAs to satisfy our needs, so we must depend on a healthy diet to have adequate amounts to convert fat into energy.
Without sufficient EFAs, fat is stored in your cells. Grass fed beef and natural milks contain more CLA/EFA opposed to cattle fed grain in feedlots and over-processed, diluted milks. If you cannot find a whole food’s source for essential fatty acids, you can supplement with CLAs and EFAs. Make sure you purchase a quality essential fatty acid, though, so you get more bang for your buck and lose weight healthily.
Scientists separate essential fatty acids into two types depending on their chemical composition:
- omega 3 fatty acids
- omega-6 fatty acids
Technically, the omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid found mainly in:
- flaxseed oil
- organic canola oil
- hemp seeds
- dark green leafy vegetables
- cold-water fish, including salmon, trout, sardines, mackerel and cod
Cod liver oil is a popular nutritional supplement for omega-3 EFAs.
Omega-6 fatty acids are more common in the American diet than the omega-3 EFAs. These include linoleic acid found in:
- safflower oil
- olive oil
- almond oil
- sunflower oil
- hemp oil
- soybean oil
- walnut oil
- pumpkin seed oil
- sesame seeds and oil
- flaxseed oils
- evening primrose oil
Increase your healthy seed oils whether you are vegan or if you eat meat. They just might help you trim your waistline, provide energy, and grease your joints.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.