13 Weight Loss Methods You Should Never Attempt

If you decide to venture out on your own seeking a weight loss solution that fits well into your needs and wants, here I got some info for your reference so at least you won't get drifted into paying for something that could cause harm to your health.

1. Slimming Pills

The fundamental ingredients in all different brands of diet pills are the same, it's just that some flavored with artificial fruit flavor or other don't-know-what herbs or exotic stuff you hardly heard of which make the pill unique by itself in its own brand.

How these slimming pills work is basically to suppress your appetite or prevent the fat molecules in the food you eat from being digested so either you don't take in more calories than you normally do or you don't store more fat than before. No such thing as eating just that small tiny little tablet can stimulate your metabolism throughout the day and help you burn TONS of fat. This is insane. (Only through a healthy diet plus a reasonable amount of exercise can achieve that.)

Simply put, the main purpose of slimming pills boils down to just one thing – to ...read more »

How Much Coconut Oil for Weight Loss?

As much coconut oil as your body can take it. I said that because coconut oil not only helps to stimulate metabolism for burning fat, it also helps to increase your colon motility for more frequent bowel movements.

Sounds good if you have chronic constipation issue and don't forget that detox is a critical element for losing weight. But if you take more than what your body can handle, the runs can zap you out.

Which is why I cannot give you a specific amount of coconut oil that you should take for weight loss because each person has different body condition and constitution, and may react differently to the detox effect of coconut oil.

However, I can tell you that as long as you increase the amount progressively, you won't likely get the diarrhea-like effect. Even if it does, it won't hurt you as much as a real diarrhea would.

For example, start off with 1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons) of coconut oil spreading over the day first, such as 1 teaspoon added to your breakfast, 1 teaspoon to your lunch and 1 teaspoon to your dinner.

Will this amount effect any fat-burning?

Not quite, because ...read more »

How to Stop Late Night Eating?

Do you crave snack late at night even though you don't feel hungry at all? You just want to have something sweet to nibble on, right?

You're not alone. I was like that too, especially when I stayed up late burning the midnight oil working on projects or watching my favorite late night TV programs.

Actually, eating snacks isn't a bad thing at all. But late night eating is definitely bad. It can evoke hormonal disorder, lead to insulin resistance and cause weight gain which can turn into diabetes or other nightmarish health problems.

To prevent my health from getting into a fix, I managed to beat my bad habits and stop late night snacking effectively. Now I'm sharing the techniques and strategies here and hope you'll find them useful.

1. Eat a Satisfying Dinner

A satisfying meal at dinner can help curb your cravings for late night snacking. By satisfying, I don't mean BIG portion but rather, a balanced (containing adequate carbs, fat and protein), nutrient-dense and fiber-rich meal that will put your true hunger off till the next morning.

Make sure you choose ...read more »

How to Use Coconut Oil for Weight Loss?

Coconut oil benefits weight loss by:

  • Reducing your calorie intake.
  • Increasing your metabolism.

Coconut oil helps to lose weight

How Coconut Oil Reduces Your Calorie Intake

Did you know that coconut oil has earned its reputation as the world's only natural, low-calorie fat?

If you pick a few brands of virgin coconut oil and calculate their energy value (calories) contained in one gram of fat, you would have gotten a range of 9 kcal +/- few percent, which has pretty much the same calorie per gram (i.e. 9 kcal/g) as animal fats and other vegetable oils.

In fact, coconut oil carries fewer calories because it contains medium-chain fatty acids that are smaller in size than the fatty acids in animal fats and other vegetable oils.

For example, MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil has an effective energy value of 6.8 kcal/g. It carries only caprylic and capric acids – the 2 medium-chain fatty acids that are also found in coconut oil. But because coconut oil also contains the relatively longer medium-chain lauric acid and other long-chain fatty acids such as myristic, palmitic and oleic acids etc (these fatty acids have energy values ranging from approx. 8 to 9.4 kcal/g), the overall actual energy value of coconut oil becomes ...read more »