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Instant Gratification for Weight Loss - Try Turkey Walk

Ever wonder what it feels like to lose 15 lbs or 30 lbs instantly? Ever wonder what it feels like to lug extra 15 lbs or 30 lbs around all the time?

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Weight Loss Market Worth

The US weight loss market was worth a stunning $55.5 billion in 2006. The projected market value for 2007 is $58.7 billion, and $68.7 billion by 2010, according to a study by Marketdata Enterprises.

The study found that 68% of dieters preferred a diet program they could access from home/online/by phone, and 56% want a plan based on regular (not diet) food. One new trend is diet food home delivery, which has grown to a $800 million business.

One disturbing trend is the record level of bariatric surgeries, which reached 177,000 in 2006, representing a $4.4 billion market.

Weight loss is a difficult challenge. However, simply throwing money at it is not the solution. I lost all 50 pounds the cheap way. No pills, no diet plans, no supplements, no surgeries. Just plain eat-less-move-more!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Dieting Doesn't Work

"You can initially lose 5 to 10 percent of your weight on any number of diets, but then the weight comes back," said Traci Mann, UCLA associate professor of psychology and lead author of the study. "We found that the majority of people regained all the weight, plus more. Sustained weight loss was found only in a small minority of participants, while complete weight regain was found in the majority. Diets do not lead to sustained weight loss or health benefits for the majority of people."

"What happens to people on diets in the long run?" Mann asked. "Would they have been better off to not go on a diet at all? We decided to dig up and analyze every study that followed people on diets for two to five years. We concluded most of them would have been better off not going on the diet at all. Their weight would be pretty much the same, and their bodies would not suffer the wear and tear from losing weight and gaining it all back." More from Dieting doesn't work

Dieting only works when combined with exercise and lifestyle changes. In most overweight cases, food isn't the only culprit. Gaining weight is most likely associated with changes of behavior or one's personal life. For me, it was the combination of stress, sleep deprivation and overworking. Food often serves as a means that we use to comfort ourselves. If we don't find the root cause, the pounds taken off by a diet can come back with a vengence. This weight loss program has a good explaination on how to combine dieting with exercise and behavioral changes to accomplish weight loss goals.