3 Reasons You Might Be Having Trouble Losing Those Extra Pounds

 

Losing weight is rarely easy. You eat right most of the time, exercise regularly and a single slip-up can sometimes feel like it packs the weight back on in a hurry. If your scale seems like it's stuck (or is moving in the wrong direction), there are a handful of things you can try to get things moving the way you want them to.

Weight loss and dieting can be frustrating because much of the information found online makes it sound like it's as easy as counting calories and working out for 20 minutes a couple times a week and the pounds will melt right off. Unless you're the luckiest person in the world, this is rarely the case.

It's time to stop worrying about your weight and start making positive changes that will bust right through that plateau you've been bumping up against for longer than you care to admit.

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Diet Review: Is the Fat Loss Factor for Real?

What Is the Fat Loss Factor?

If you've been trying to lose weight and have searched far and wide for a diet and weight loss plan that actually works, there's a pretty good chance you've already heard of the Fat Loss Factor. In fact, a good portion of the visitors to this review page probably found it as a direct result of searching for "Fat Loss Factor Reviews." For those who haven't heard of the Fat Loss Factor program and stumbled across this review by accident, it's a diet and fitness program that's tailor-made to help participants burn fat quickly and keep it off.

What's It About?

The program doesn't attempt to sell you on a miracle approach to weight loss. Instead, it uses common sense principles that have been proven time and time again to work. It teaches healthy eating habits, a fit and happy lifestyle and the mental changes needed to reach your desired weight.

The Fat Loss Factor begins by introducing basic fat loss principles like eating healthy and exercising that are found in most weight loss diet guides, but goes on to separate itself from the pack by including the following advanced techniques most people aren't aware of:

  • A complete body detox and liver cleansing program that will give your metabolism a quick boost.
  • A list of liver-cleansing foods that can be eaten to keep the liver in good working order.
  • Healthy and affordable fat-burning foods that can be eaten in order to allow you to eat your favorite foods like cookies, cake and ice cream in moderation.
  • Foods that are guaranteed to make you gain weight.
  • How stress is related to weight gain and how you can take steps to eliminate it.
  • Lies you've been told by food companies looking to sell you unhealthy foods.
  • An exercise program that only requires 15 minutes of work three times a week. That's only 45 minutes of exercise total per week!
  • The real reason most diets crash and burn and how the Fat Loss Factor helps you avoid this all-too-common pitfall.

The system is based around the belief that toxins in the body make it harder for the body to burn fat. As toxins build up over time, the liver struggles to process them and starts storing them away in fat cells to get them out of the bloodstream until the liver has time to deal with them. If you continue putting toxins into your body and never take steps to eliminate them, it becomes difficult to lose weight because the liver is slow to metabolize the toxin-filled fats it's locking away.

Who Created the Fat Loss Factor?

The Fat Loss Factor was created by Dr. Charles Livingston. He's a real doctor who graduated from the world reknowned Palmer College with honors. He's written a number of articles on weight loss and created a series of books known as the Fat2Fit Weightloss Systems prior to his creation of Fat Loss Factor.

What Do You Get When You Purchase Fat Loss Factor?

While most weight loss programs overcharge and under-deliver, I'm impressed by just how comprehensive this program is. You don't just get an e-book that explains the diet, you get all of the following items delivered immediately upon purchase:

  • The Fat Loss Factor System. A bonus quick-start video is included that sums the system up in 10 minutes.
  • A guide that helps you set reasonable and measurable weight loss goals and a food diary and exercise log designed to help you reach your goals. This is your roadmap to success.
  • A measurements form that will allow you to track your progress to see exactly how much weight and how many inches you've lost.
  • Videos that explain in detail how to cleanse the liver and body and why this step is crucial.
  • A custom program that allows you to search the menus of 70 popular restaurants and more than 5,000 foods to find healthy foods you can eat on the road.
  • Shopping lists that have been created for you that can be printed and taken to the store, along with a bonus video showing you exactly what to look for on food labels when you get there.
  • Exercises for all skill levels, along with 5 sample routines that only take 15 minutes.
  • Free lifetime access to updates.

To top things off, Dr. Charles offers something I've rarely seen from any diet plan. He's providing a year's worth of e-mail coaching as part of the package. It doesn't cost anything extra and you're able to consult with him anytime you have questions or issues.

So, What's the Catch?

Best I can tell, there is no catch.

I was a little thrown off by the way the books jumped from topic to topic, but that's a price I'm willing to pay for an effective diet plan. This one appears to be a good one that's based on making healthy changes that lead to a healthy lifestyle. I would have liked to have seen more referencing to various studies and resources done in the book. I know a lot of the content of the book to be true thanks to research I've personally done, but would have liked to have seen the sources for some of the information I wasn't aware of.

I also don't care for the sales tactic of showing the price as an exorbitantly-high price and then discounting it a few paragraphs later. How much is it? It's $792. No, wait...It's $45. No, guess again. It's only $37 if you act now.

Minor flaws in the sales pitch notwithstanding, this appears to be a solid diet plan and I was impressed by how comprehensive it was. There's little left to the imagination if you follow this plan to a T. Those who are looking for an EASY BUTTON for weight loss will need to look elsewhere, but this is a solid system that should work for those willing to put in the work.

How Much Is It?

After reading the lengthy sales page, I was expecting to suffer a bad case of sticker shock when I got to the price. You get everything for $47. If you buy by clicking on the image below, you'll get an additional $10.00 off and it'll only cost you $37:

If you still aren't sure and want to watch a video about the Fat Loss Factor, here's a link to a video describing many of the aspects of the Fat Loss Factor system:

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Do Toilet Seat Liners Really Protect You From Germs?

Are Toilet Seat Liners Keeping You Safe?

 

Are you the type of person who panics if you enter a public restroom only to find there aren't any toilet seat liners left? What do you do? Do you sit down and hope for the best or do you squeeze your cheeks until you can find another restroom? If you think those toilet seat liners are helping prevent disease, I've got good and bad news for you.

First, the bad news. According to a recent article by the Huffington Post, toilet seat liners do little more than comfort the person using them. The good news is there isn't a whole lot you can catch from toilet seats. While they are indeed covered in the germs you've been worrying yourself sick about, your skin acts as an effective barrier between the germs and your body. Unless you have cuts or open sores, you're fairly-well protected as long as you wash your hands on the way out.

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1 in 4 Americans With Diabetes Don't Realize They Have It

Diabetes

 

According to a recent report from the CDC, a staggering 36 percent of adults over the age of 20 in the United States are either diabetic or prediabetic. There are more than 29 million Americans living with diabetes and another 86 million who have prediabetes, which is characterized by elevated blood sugar levels that aren't quite high enough to get them classified as type 2 diabetic. Without proper diet and an exercise program in place, more than a quarter of the prediabetics could eventually become diabetic.

Here are some of the more shocking statistics from the report which is based on data collected in 2012:

  • Nearly 10 percent (9.3) of Americans over the age of 20 are diabetic.That's more than 29 million people.
  • 27 percent of Americans 20 and older are prediabetic. That means there are 86 million adults on the verge of becoming diabetic.
  • 1.7 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in 2012. More than 200,000 children and teenagers were newly diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Black, Hispanic and Native American adults have twice the risk of contracting diabetes that white adults.
  • The total medical cost of diabetes including lost wages was calculated at nearly $250 billion.
  • 1 in 4 Americans who have diabetes haven't been diagnosed and don't realize they have it.
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