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Loose Skin After Weightloss

I wrote about wanting to tighten my loose skin after all the weight loss a while back. I just thought I would follow up the story as I'm still dealing with the issue.

The problem is that my belly was stretched for so long with all the extra weight, it's taking it's time to go back down. There's no fat in there, at least I don't believe there is, but as many formerly obese people will understand, I'm left with hanging skin.

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Scott Sulkazi
It sounds to me like you might be ready for the P90X.
Monday, 19 August 2013 21:44

How much Salt Should You Have?

How much Salt Should You Have?

I wanted to revisit the topic of salt. Scott wrote about salt a few months ago and I wanted to respond in detail why I think salt is not good for you when you have too much of it.

I think the amount of sodium corresponds to how much processed food you're eating. I think most people would agree you should cut down on processed food. Too much of it causes obesity, increased cancer risk, diabetes, etc. So if you're not having processed foods, it would be difficult to go over the recommended amount of salt intake anyway.

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Addicted to food: The marketing monster on our backs

You know how the saying goes when addicted drug users say they have a "monkey on my back".  What do people addicted to junk food say?

"I have a marketing monster on my back?"

Remember advertising is everywhere constantly tempting you to purchase their products.  Here is a great seen from the movie Branded.

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Observations: The real reason diets fail - Part 1

Greed (grēd)

Adult definition:a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (as money) than is needed.  

Kids definition:selfish desire for food, money, or possessions over and above one's needs

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Scott Sulkazi
Exactly. I will be explaining a bit more about your point in my follow up to this post (Part 2). As well as the controls over ava... Read More
Thursday, 15 August 2013 22:59

Observations: The real reason diets fail - Overview

Observations: The real reason diets fail - Overview

Don't be so hard on yourself if you fail with your dieting efforts.  You were setup to fail before you even started. Saying this is NOT a free ticket to raid the closest pizza joint.  But no matter where you come from or what walk of life you have chosen the fact is we live in a nation that drives us toward perceived success in all things but health.  Our society is built to fail when it comes to living healthy.

That is why more times than not, diets fail. This is the overview of a multi-part blog post to help you see the big picture as to why it is all too easy to give up on living healthy. The goal is to bring about awareness of the influences on your daily lives where desensitization prevents us from succeeding at living a healthy lifestyle.

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Rich H.
I think your story provides a lot of insight, I can't wait to read the rest of it!
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:01