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Friday, April 06, 2007

Hoodia And A Good Diet

By Rob Cooper

Hoodia, the appetite and thirst suppressant of the South African aborigines has been tested as a dietary aid for persons wanting to stay on a weight loss diet plan. The has been proven to help individuals eat less in a natural and safe manner. However, like any diet aid, Hoodia suppressive qualities will only be truly beneficial if a healthy diet is also implemented.

has been a lifesaver for natives traversing the desert. Facing scorching heat and having little food, helped people survive extreme conditions. The properties of a seemingly plain cactus are amazing. Thus, in the 1960’s scientists in Africa decide to attempt extracting the lifesaving properties, to help save the lives of individuals having difficulty maintaining a healthy diet, and sticking to a weight loss program.

Successful, the diet aid still has one negative flaw. Since Hoodia suppresses both appetite and thirst, dieters must be careful to maintain healthy eating habits. As per trial results, a can influence appetite for the day. During regular mealtimes, an individual may not feel like eating a meal, preferring to skip eating altogether. Health care professionals will admonish patients to eat regularly. While avoiding meals seems like a good idea at the time, the body may go into starvation mode.

In starvation mode, the body assumes adequate food is not available, and metabolism slows down to preserve what the body has in store. Thus, an individual on a weight loss program will have an increasingly difficult time losing the weight in a healthy manner. Also, if the body is starved, as soon as a person begins eating regularly, lost weight will likely return. Basically, "slow and steady wins the race" also applies to healthy dieting. Also, lifestyle changes will result in maintaining a healthy weight and not suffering frustrating fluctuations. So, consumers must eat a well balanced diet.

To maintain a health diet, individuals should consume at least 3 ounces of whole grains per day. Health researchers have discovered the necessity of adequate fiber for proper digestion. is a good choice. In fact, lack of sufficient fiber may result in poor health including , and the possibility of developing certain types of . Thus, whole grain breads, crackers, or cereals are essential to good health. Wheat free is best as most people have wheat intolerances.

Fruit is also an important element in a healthy diet. The recommended daily allowance is 3-5 servings. However, a person’s idea of proper serving sizes, and the actual amount needed per day, is usually larger than the actual requirements. Therefore, check with a physician to find out the exact amount needed for good nutrition. Also, fresh fruit, rather than juices are recommended. Fruit juices often have added sugars and preservatives. Fresh is always best. Harvey Diamond of Fit For Life fame recommends fresh fruit juices daily. For a great resource, listen to my I did in 2005.

Many individuals do not consume enough fresh vegetables to satisfy the body’s needs for certain vitamins and minerals. Unless the habit is developed early in childhood and veggies are consistently included in meals, most people generally choose sweet and starchy foods.

Frankly, vegetarians usually have levels, are less likely to be overweight, and consume enough vegetables for a healthy diet. While canned vegetables are more convenient for preparation, fresh vegetables are preferable. Also, uncooked carrots and beans, among other selections, retain the full amount of vitamins and minerals. During the cooking process, especially if boiled, vegetables tend to lose nutritional values. If cooked vegetables are desired, steaming is a much better method for sustaining taste and healthy qualities.

Last in the food pyramid are proteins. Many people usually eat too much red meat, not enough fish, and very little beans. In actuality, the opposite should be true. Legumes and fish are far healthier, especially for cardiovascular health, than red meats. Nevertheless, proteins are a necessary element of a . Muscles need protein.

A proper diet is essential to good health, even if Hoodia suppresses the appetite. Also, drinking enough water for proper hydration is important. Consider the fact that the body is 80% water. Dehydration will negatively affect the skin, internal organs, and the muscles. So, even if Hoodia keeps the individual from becoming thirsty, keep a water bottle handy and liquidate the body’s assets.

If Hoodia helps people maintain a healthier diet and realize a proper weight, yeah! Changing eating habits can be extremely difficult, and many well-meaning dieters often give up in frustration, feeling deprived and hopeless. Any healthy diet aid is a Godsend. However, consumers need to take Hoodia responsibly, remembering to eat properly, and drinking enough to sustain a healthy body.

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At 9:52 PM, Anonymous Marco Lumia said...

I personally have used Hoodia to lose alot of weight, and i was able to keep a stable weight afterwards. Hoodia is a great product, and is used to eat less. thus reducing the caloric intake. I have heard of some cases where people have lost alot of weight thanks to hoodia, but after a few months they gained it all back, and sometimes got fatter. the trick is once you reach your desired weight, slowly stop using hoodia, and slowly eat regularly. don't stuff your face like you used to before using hoodia. thats my little tip. =)

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At 4:13 PM, Blogger Jared Wash said...

Hoodia is incredible as I recommend it to all of my clients and visitor who are starting a new diet.

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At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am nervous to get on hoodia. I just dont like diet drugs. But I may wind up trying it. But if appetite supression is the whole issue therre, It might not even by my answer, because I really dont have a problem with snacking. I just need to get away from sugar and it is so difficult. I got this book called the weight
loss cure
and they had some great nutritional information in there, but also stated there is an injection that is needed of this substance contained within pregnant women. It results in drastic weight loss, because I have seen examples, but I dont want to take injections. I am going to read more on hudia, because I think I wasted my money on the weight loss cure.

At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Rob said...

Well Hoodia is not exactly a diet drug although it's mentioned in the same context as diet drugs.

Hoodia is a natural plant used by the San Bushmen to help hold off hunger pains during long times of famine.

I must say that if a person decides to use Hoodia, it must be in conjunction with a good diet and we must still eat 5 to 6 times a day. 5 times a day for women and 6 for men. This keeps our metabolism up so we don't crash and burn from lack of nutrition or calories.

I have not used Hoodia, but I have looked into it.

Before you puchase, make sure you're getting the real deal. Have a look at this Hoodia Product Comparison Chart

At 2:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am trying to do it the old fashioned way - with motivation. After reading this article about motivation, I am ready to try again! lol, but I think I may also look into this product.

At 7:02 AM, Anonymous Jenny Williams said...

Given that Hoodia doesn't make your heartbeat go through the roof, like the caffeine based metabolic stimulants - most of which have been banned in the US now - then it's a good thing for dieters.

I guess we need long term trials to know more, but given the African Bushmen are doing ok, then that seems to be a good sign.

I can see Hoodia getting quite scarce if lots of obese westerners start taking it too...

At 3:22 AM, Anonymous Frank said...

Did you hear about them trying to synthesis the active ingredient of Hoodia, I heard they were close but had not perfected it yet.
I think it could be very good if they did though, pills would be cheaper and it could even be put in food!

At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

@Frank, I did not hear that.

I think it can still be put in food though.

Hoodia is a food itself

They just want to syntesize it so they can create a new market / demand for it.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger unique said...

@Frank, synthesize Hoodia sounds funny. Like synthesize orgasm :-)

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous john said...

Hoodia is still the best natural appetite suppressant available.
Great information here.


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