Diet Soda, A Good Nutritional Replacement For Regular Soda?

Renovating Your Mind


Are you kidding me? Manufacturers replace the corn syrup with non-sugar substitutes making you think diet soda is better for you. It’s just as bad. Maybe worse over the long term than conventional soda.


My friends, you are consuming a toxic dump of liquid conveniently available in cans. Remains of those sticky containers became their own noxious garbage, littering waste drop-offs and strewn all over roadways.

On the ingredient labeling, see listing of phosphoric acid, which is used to prevent bacterial contamination. It also acidifies the product giving it a sharper, cleaner taste. One of the problems with this acidic chemical is a process called leaching. The longer the soda sits on the shelf, the more “this process” allows components of the container to become part of the soda. The same occurs with both sugar and sugar-free varieties.

The bubbles you see floating around the sweet liquid is carbon dioxide…

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Role of Appetite Suppressants in Weight Loss

One of the aims of using appetite suppressants is to reduce your hunger cravings. In turn, this can improve your health in a variety of ways, like reducing the risk of heart disease, help lower blood sugar and/or diabetes, decrease musculoskeletal strains, and improve the immune system and digestive system, increase energy levels and improve your outlook on life. Numerous drugs are marketed as appetite suppressants, but this article will focus on natural appetite suppressants because of its significant health benefits and minimal side effects.

Appetite suppressants is a food substance and/or drug which reduces appetite and food consumption and as a result, cause weight loss to occur. These substances are designed to work by tricking your brain into believing that you are full, thus reducing hunger pangs. When we eat, our blood stream carries glucose to all parts of our body and its presence tells the brain we are satiated. Also, when the glucose has been distributed to cells, tissues and organs, the level drop in the blood. When this occurs, a signal is sent to the brain that activates the “appetite center” and hunger cravings set in. There are several body chemicals that have a direct impact on whether we feel hungry or not. These are serotonin and catecholamine. Low serotonin levels increase our hunger pangs and high levels send a signal to the brain through the neurotransmitters to initiate the feeling of satiety.

A number of appetite suppressants are available either as prescription medication or as over-the-counter supplements. Prescription appetite suppressants are usually meant for short term use and some pose potentially serious side effects. Rather than relying on most pharmaceutical medications, it is best advised to seek natural appetite suppressants. Most common appetite suppressants are based on hoodia which is a mix of natural ingredients mostly using green tea as its basis, in combination with other plant extracts such as fucoxanthin, found naturally in sea weed.

Foods known for their appetite suppressant properties include: high fiber foods such as whole grains, lean protein such as fish, beans, salads (eaten before your meal), apples, and grapefruit. Herbs such as Cinnamon are good natural sources. Green tea is also effective. What these foods and beverages have in common is that they make your abdomen feel like it’s full of calorie-rich foods, which in reality contains minimal calories or carbohydrates. It is also important to note the role water plays as an appetite suppressant. Drinking an 8-ounce glass of water before every meal and when you start feeling hungry, suppresses your appetite.

Due to a growing population of obese individuals and increased quest to lose weight and enhance physical fitness, people are resolving to a more holistic and natural approach to curb their appetite and lose weight. There is really something for everyone; you just have to find the right one for you and live a healthy and more fulfilled life.

Best wishes!

Natural Weight loss Tips


Losing weight in the context of medicine, health or physical fitness is a decrease or reduction in total body mass as a result of mean loss of fluid and body fat. Unintentional weight loss is mostly associated with disease conditions due to inadequate nutritious diet relative to a person’s energy needs. A combination of factors with respect to this is practiced in an attempt to lose weight.

Accumulation of fat in the body may reduce the quality of life, impair treatment effectiveness in disease conditions and can be a risk factor in earlier mortality. Weight gain results from excessive consumption of fat, sugars, carbohydrates in general and alcohol. Conscious efforts must be employed to improve and maintain fitness, health and/or appearance.

Individuals seeking to maintain their body weight should consume 2000 calories per day. To achieve this, one must be careful to consume just enough calories to meet their needs of being physically active. Low-calorie regimen diets, due to their minimal detrimental effects are most commonly recommended by health professionals and nutritionists. From the total number of daily calories, it is recommended that 55% should come from carbohydrates, 15% from proteins and 30% from fats with no more than 10% of total body fat coming from saturated forms. Studies have shown that increased consumption of proteins can help ease hunger pangs associated with reduced calorie intake by increasing the feeling of satiety.

To enhance your metabolism, exercise is the spark and nutrition/diet is the fuel. An effective time efficient workout plan should include weekly cardio sessions and weight lifting sessions. The cardio sessions help burn fat and the weight lifting sessions help build muscles and maintain physique. To be effective, it is important to combine a quality protein and carbohydrate (fibrous veggie type) together in every meal.

Eating a diet of some starchy foods two or three days per week (on the days you exercise intensely with weights) help make it easier to avoid eating starchy carbohydrate like breads and pastas at other times of the week when you are more susceptible to having them stored as fat due to low physical activity. This technique seems effective in maintaining the mindset that you can stick to this nutritional approach as a long-term solution and lifestyle.

Combined with increased physical activity, long-term low-calorie diets are thought to be most effective long term. Physical activity could greatly enhance the efficiency of a diet. The healthiest weight loss regimen therefore should be a combination of balanced diet and moderate physical activity.