Saturday, July 14, 2012

Performance improves with losing weight..

Diet Supplements available here make an offer... A fortnight ago on the first of July,  I began a weight loss program to improve my overall health, well-being and fitness. Eating a proper balanced diet is important to not gaining weight and combined with a regular effort to exercise a steady weight can be maintained. Unfortunately there are times when my various injuries are debilitating enough that I lapse into a  poor diet with far too many carbohydrates and also include between meal eating of 'junk' foods ie corn chips, biscuits etc. This compounds into more weight and less ability to maintain the occurrence of injury flare ups.

The last bout of this had seen my weight become far to much at 109 kilograms and it was time for a dedicated weight loss effort to be done. This time after the success with the Champix tablets which stopped my cigarette smoking habit two years ago after several failed quitting attempts at cold turkey, I looked at taking a diet supplement to assist with weight loss. Discussions with my doctor and having seen friends losing weight with prescribed medications put me off that option considering the side effects and my condition was not drastic enough to do that course of action.

I browsed the net and found several that were appealing and eventually took up one that had a very appealing trial offer. Following is the record of the first two weeks of the dieting while taking the supplement at the same time. Perhaps fortunately for reader sake I did not take a picture of myself at the beginning. I have since started recording a personal image at the beginning of each new dieting week. During the first four weeks of seeing if these supplements do assist in weight loss as I am a sceptic in the effectiveness of  "diet pills'.

Of late it has been a bit of a struggle to keep the kilos in check. Not unusual for me to have to work at it and that just takes a little discipline. Unfortunately the body has been a little restricted due to my current obsessive golfing actions and the mid week exercise has been further hampered by crap weather. Hence a couple of extra kilos has been added, which of course increases the load on the various broken bits of my frame and restricts exercise efforts more. What is a definite Catch 22 in this case.
Anyways in my browsing online checking up on my usual diet info came across a newspaper article on a Dietary supplement capsule program. Not being a pill taker in general for many years. These days I am a little more open to the benefits that can be provided with the right stuff. Yet still very sceptical of anything be it a medical prescription or not.
Being so damn inquisitive and having an attitude still of trying stuff just to see what happens as I have on the golf journey there comes a time when theoretical analysis has to be acted on to get a definite answer to shut up the voices in my head.
So this time after a week of research and being very critical about the idea I am giving it a go. Will not be mentioning any names of products etc but at this stage after three days some effects are noticeable.
1) Definite appetite suppression
2) some increased vitality/energy
3) have not began to grow new physical appendages or howl at the moon
This product does not include caffeine and also today I received the second 30 day dietary supplement that goes with the first. I started out at 109kg so it will be the proof in the results at the end of July if this works or is a con for the lazy who go from fad to fad looking for a quick fix.

I do not believe in the placebo effect in the influence of this product on my body if any. I am very much tuned in to my body and what is going on but this is an experiment to answer a question on a product. It cannot “make fat disapear” that is crap and not possible there must be physical actions to do that, either less intake and more exercise.
I know exactly what I am taking in calorie wise so this is not going to be a result based on how I feel. I do not subscribe to any of the ‘fat people’ excuses that are bandied around. I do believe in the affect of chemicals on the body to inhibit appetite and stimulate a person to be active. The cost is so negligible to trial it for 30 days that it is worth a test. No interest what so ever in the full program on offer at all that is irrelevant to the reason to be having a go at the product.

 The answer to losing weight is to reduce carbohydrate intake, in particular sugars and grains. Pretty much the diet program I have followed since recovering from a serious motor vehicle accident in 1982. The carbohydrate free/reduction one of no milk, butter, cheese, bread, cooking fats etc. Unless you prepare your own meals it is difficult to significantly reduce this intake unless the cook either goes on the diet as well or is willing to prepare two meals.
LoL had a later than said delivery for mine 15-18 days the US supplier had no real idea of where “Austria” and is that a third world country? was lmao. The US postal service can be very slow from the inland states also.
I am very skeptical of the dieting products promoted in media ad-nauseum. I have had friends use prescribed diet medications and seen the weight loss effects and discussed the product with my GP.
To show my attitude is this example, I took Champix a couple of years ago to quit smoking, that worked and the doctor had some requirements that I had to follow 100% while using the medication. I am sure that it is possible to produce a medication that would have the same effect to stop people eating as Champix stops people from smoking. How dangerous would a medication that removes the desire to eat be? Hence the ones that are available for dieting have noticeable side effects and are only prescribed on a very limited basis by my GP.
What I have been doing to control my diet and weight effectively is to include the Fat Burning soup dieting program at times in the past three years to knock off the 2-3 kg that can be added when I am recovering from a bad bout of injury flare ups. Once I lose the weight I find it easy to keep it off. Unfortunately playing golf to the extent I am to improve has significantly increased my injury flareups.
I am not significantly altering my diet in this month, I am moderating it and will be still drinking beer, milk with coffee and eating breads, rice and other carbohydrate foods.
The product site has a description of it and of course endorsements from users. I also read a review from an unbiased site on various dieting products. This one was queried in that there was not a definite medical experiment on the effectiveness, just claims that medical experts do acknowledge it has an effect.
It is no loss to me if it does not work.
I expect this week to lose up to 1kg with the dieting I am doing, any extra than that I will subscribe to this diet supplement.

The following may be disturbing to some viewers. The hair was already there before starting this experiment and not a side effect of the capsules hahah. These pics were taken today, (Wednesday 4/7/12 morning) and I did do a weigh in which is not usual when dieting until the end of the week. I will keep that figure off here until the end of the week when the tally that matters is listed.

Today, before the first weeks weigh off, on Saturday morning, to see the results and time for an update on some observations. Two particular bodily reactions have been noticed in the week. This one I directly attribute to the second supplement. As I started taking this one a couple of days in the laxative effect of it was obvious in its description to me at least.
Over all this has not been a problem my bowel movements are regular. Apart from the first couple of days when I kept taking the supplement at noon it has been no inconvenience. Now taking it with the other supplement in the morning the timing and the ablutions are back to the usual time.
The second observation I cannot be certain of it being related to the supplements. One of the outcomes from the MVA thirty years ago was damage to my kidney area. This definitely affects my bladder and there are times when urinating ten-fifteen times in a day and night occur. This is usually in conjunction with having strained the injured back area and a Bowen Therapy treatment soon returns some more moderate waterworks activity. On Saturday and Sunday the flow was running very often day and night, Monday was back to a more usual level, then Tuesday off and running again, Wednesday the flow abated and Thursday the flood was back.
Again I am not certain of this but am choosing to make a correlation to both actions as losing fluid is a definite way for weight to drop off. The body is a very wet package inside the skin and excessive fluid loss is not a good thing. It was not a deliberate reaction on my part to maintain a regular fluid intake (water) as I do this anyway.
I am a aware of the debate that people get into on various fitness/training benefits and programs. Personally I think it is a brilliant reaction to something which seems to be thrown at the public regularly. What is good for you, what should be done etc… The intake of water is another furphy which is pumped out, it sells a lot of bottled water. The need to drink X amount of litres per day is not as vital as some would have us believe. I drink water regularly by the glass each day, the only time I carry a water bottle is when golfing.
With the previous observations noted I also will comment that there has been a definite lessening of physical discomfort in the injured back area. That I am attributing to the lessened strain due to weight loss.

Saturday AM did the weigh off and the result is quite promising tipping the scales at 106kg down from the 109kg this time last week. One addition to the final total comments mid week when I took the pics of the torso and chest I hopped on the scales and the reading was 105kg.
That did concern me a little losing 4 kg in 5 days is acceptable when doing a rapid diet program like the 7 day Fat Burning soup that a hospital will prepare for obese people in prep for surgery. Hence with that knowledge I increased my intake of carbs on wed, Thurs and Friday.
I am short for time this morning and will detail the week long diet that has been eaten in conjunction with the supplement capsules.My expected goal of weight loss was 1 to 1.5kg from the dieting. In which case I will attribute a further 1.5kg weight loss to the diet supplements in week one.

A couple of days into week 2 of the Diet Supplement experiment for July. Starting this week at 106kg after losing 3 kg from the 109kg
The food eaten during week one was not what I would call a strict diet regime at all;
Day 1 Saturday coffee, 1 hot dog and bread at golf, 2xBeers Restaurant meal Mixed Oysters, Kilpatrick, Natural Wasabi and Lime then a Soft Shelled Chili crab main course + 6 glasses of white wine
Sunday coffee, Golf again 2 x Hot dogs 2xBeers Dinner Spaghetti Bolegnese, 2xRed Wine plus Ice cream, Monday coffee, Leek Potato soup and small spag Bolegnese at lunch Dinner Bacon, Tomato grilled. Tuesday to Thursday coffee apples and Meat /cheese and tomato sandwiches for lunch, Dinner Chicken Marsala and Rice, Friday Curry Noodle for dinner 2 x Beers
That I lost 3 kg was a bonus that half I believe must be attributed to the Diet Supplement capsules.
Exercise includes 2×18 hole comp rounds plus three 9 hole hits.
This week I am off and into the next challenge of weight loss. My guestimate is going to be 1 kg following a similar diet with the daily supplements in the morning. The laxative effect kicked in again on Sunday. There is a definite feeling of wellness and energy I will prescribe to the supplement capsules.
The easing of pain and discomfort has also started with less strain on my injured body regions from carrying 3 kg less weight. Still a skeptical approach to the experiment and week two will be another testing time for the “Diet Supplements” up against results.

Starting week three now on Saturday 14th July. Lost another kilogram (1) in the past week and starting weight is 105kg. 
The sceptical opinion that I began with regarding the diet supplement capsules is definitely on the wane having lost a total of four kilograms during the past two weeks of taking them.
This week was a particular test for the whole weight loss program. Travelling and unable to prepare meals myself and exercise as often with the daily walks around the golf course. Hence losing any weight at all was not looking good and still another kilo has been taken. As always the personal feeling of wellness has improved with the current weight loss.
My food consumption this week is certainly not what would be deemed a recommended weight-loss diet.
Day 8 Saturday coffee, 1 hot dog and bread at golf, 2xBeers Chicken Marsala and Rice.
Sunday coffee, Golf again 2 x Hot dogs 2xBeers Dinner Steak (grilled) salad chips, Monday coffee,lunch 2 x sandwich cheese tomato ham Dinner Grilled Schnitzel, salad chips, Apple. Tuesday Restaurant Battered Garfish, salad, chips 4 glasses sparkling wine Wednesday Coffee, apples, Lunch Turkish Bread olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip and cheese, Dinner Vegetable fritters and salad Thursday coffee apples and 1 x Burger pattie and bread for lunch, Dinner beef schnitzel (grilled) coleslaw and chips, Friday Coffee 2 x grilled cheese and toast, lunch corned beef, 2 x small boiled potatoes cauliflower and apple pie with icecream 2 x Beers Dinner Baked Potato with cheese and salad. Apart from playing 7 holes of golf on Monday and Tuesday and a 27 hole round at Naracoorte  Saturday my exercising was irregular.
The only consistent was taking the two diet supplement product capsules each morning. This week I will not be travelling and weather permitting will manage to get in daily walks of 3km to 6 km at least 4 times during the seven day period.
My guestimate for the coming week is 1.5kg in weight loss with a similar diet and taking the daily diet supplement capsules.

Thankyou for your time and attention, Geoff

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