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Weight Loss Wonders in a Week

If you always wondered whether you could lose weight in as small a time period as a week, there are some remedies you might want to check out.  With obesity having become an epidemic in many countries of the world, the idea of quick-fix weight loss solution is quite alluring.

Lose Your Muffin Top Humor - Uncle SamThis has lent itself to many scams in the fitness industry with several spurious products being offered and made popular by unscrupulous marketers. One health fad after another has come out and the overweight and obese are often left puzzled about the effectiveness of one over the other.

Not to say, there are no effective products in the market. You can try out a few and see what works best for your body chemistry. Some weight loss wonders you often hear about and come with the promise of results to lose weight in a week are:

  1. Acai Berry – This is one of the most advertised health food on earth. Research has praised the antioxidant properties of the fruit and its potentially beneficial effects in preventing heart diseases and cancer, but it is certainly not a fruit with which you can expect to magically cut your weight within a week. Yes, it can be a part of diet in your weight loss regimen, and you may lose around a pound in a week by adopting a healthy lifestyle and making regular exercise a part of your routine.
  2. African Mango – The latest fad to hit the market of the slimming industry is the African mango. Products containing african mango claim to show results in a very short period. Scientific studies do support that significant weight loss and improvement in blood fat levels result from some constituents of African mango. Researchers from University of Yaoundé in Cameroon have shown that African mangoes have fibres that delay gastric emptying and slow absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. This controls insulin levels and prevents insulin resistance. Moreover, since the soluble fibres of this mango bind bile acids, the body needs to produce more bile acids from the cholesterol of the blood. This in turn brings down the blood cholesterol level. No research however, has been able to link quick weight reduction properties to this fruit.
  3. Grapefruit – Research done at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, USA, has shown that having grapefruit daily can help you lose as much as 3.6 pounds every week if you continue it for 12 weeks. Researchers think that certain chemical ingredients of grapefruit helps to release insulin which gas many health benefits, including stabilization of blood sugar level leading to control of diabetes, control over cravings for food, and burning of body fat as fuel. You can expect reasonably quick results in losing weight by having 3 servings of grapefruit daily.
  4. Caralluma Fimbrata – It is a variety of Indian cactus which is the main ingredient of a wonder pill for weight loss. Dr. Michael Mathai from Victoria University tested the efficacy of the pill along with healthy diet on thirty overweight and obese people. The researchers conducted this trial for a period of 12 weeks.  So far,  the results have been very encouraging. The group of people randomized to the plant extract showed lesser cravings and more control when they sat down to eat.

The best way to manage your weight is simply to eat less. Apart from this, you may also consider trying out these weight loss wonders to see if you experience results within a week.  Naturally, you’re probably sceptical about seeing results in the first week itself.  Regardless, sustained weight loss requires an ongoing  commitment to lifestyle changes focusing on exercising more and eating less.  This combination should alone go a long way towards helping you achieve results.

I am working as a free-lancer in content writing. My core areas are writing articles related to weight loss tips, lifestyle and science. My blog: www.onlymyhealth.com.

1 Comment

  1. Health and Wellness Products and Services

    November 15, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Don’t crash yourself in diet. The best way you can do is exercise eat moderately. Do it in natural way much better.

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