Do slimming pills work?
The answer to this age old question is not a simple one. Why? Because it is all a matter of determining the real slimming pills from the fake.
So what can do you do? How can you find this answer?
One sure way is to look at their backing. Now we don’t mean just their customer testimonials. No, we mean everything: their clinical trials, their medical backing and their media coverage.
The media for example would not readily support a slimming pill without believing in the credibility of its weight loss results first. If they did, not only would this open them up to endless letters of complaint if the slimming pill did not work, but also their own position as a reliable source would come under fire.
So you see, unless a newspaper thoroughly believes in the slimming pill themselves, they would never openly advertise a link. Not if there was a small chance it could back-fire on them.
Proof of this approach can be seen in the Telegraph’s recent feature on Proactol. Within their article based on slimmer’s ‘top 5 tips for losing weight in 2008’, they voted Proactol as their second choice.
Now considering that the Telegraph is acclaimed for containing the latest in news and scientific information, the fact they have mentioned Proactol numerous times within their article (all in a positive light) is just a further testament to how strongly they believe Proactol is one of the best slimming pills around.
But Proactol’s presence within the media has not just been limited to the Telegraph. Proactol has also been featured in the Daily Mail, the New York Times and Florida Style Magazine. Each of which are considered to also be reliable sources for information.
Saying all this, the media is not the only way to determine whether a slimming pill is real or not – though it does set up a good precedent for making a decision.
There are other equally vital points you need to take into consideration when assessing a slimming pill - their clinical trials and their medical backing.
Something that Proactol can also easily prove.
Medically backed by the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, Proactol has undergone 5 successful clinical trials and is clinically proven to help consumers:
• Reduce their fat intake by 28%
• Suppress their appetite
• Decrease their food cravings
• Lower their blood cholesterol
• Cut their calorie intake by 150 calories per main meal.
Add all these facts together and it is easy to see that Proactol is a slimming pill that works.
So whilst it may feel as though most slimming pills don’t work, there are ones out there - such as Proactol – which can offer you real credible weight loss results. You just need to know where to look.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Weight loss surgeries vs. diet pills – which are safer?
When it comes to successful weight loss you want to follow a route that is stress free and painless, which is why being able to find a weight loss supplement that can offer you long term weight loss results is so important.
Especially when the other common alternative is surgery.
Look on the web and you will commonly find 4 types of weight loss surgery. Each of them risky and painful.
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) – here the stomach is stapled into 2 parts, with the upper part being made smaller to reduce space for food.
Once the food arrives it is passed into the lower pouch through a small opening. To prevent the hole from expanding, a band is put in place to stop it stretching.
RISKS: the band is prone to wearing; the staple line can breakdown and in some cases stomach juices have leaked into the abdomen causing infection and even death.
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) – intended only for people who are 100lbs overweight, this device works by placing an inflatable band around the upper part of the stomach.
The band itself can be altered in size by changing the amount of salt there is in the saline solution in the band, but overall this band is intended to be permanent.
RISKS: can lead to nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal pain, band slippage and pouch enlargement.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RGB) – during this surgery, the surgeon makes the stomach smaller by stapling it and creating a smaller pouch. This pouch is then attached to the middle past of the small intestine.
The reason they do this is to one, limit how much you eat and two, to reduce the number of nutrients that are absorbed into the small intestine.
RISKS: offers the risk of ‘dumping syndrome’ where food moves too rapidly through the small intestine. Other side effects include – nausea, weakness, sweating, faintness, diarrhoea, infection, leaking, pulmonary embolism, gall stones and nutritional deficiency.
Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) – this is a highly risky surgery that is rarely used. Here surgeons remove a large part of the stomach, limiting food and stomach acid production. This small pouch is then connected to the final segment of the small intestine. A common channel is kept to allow bile and pancreatic digestive juices to mix with the food before it enters the intestine.
RISKS: nutritional deficiencies.
As you can see each of these surgeries comes with risks. Risks that are impossible to ignore when there are other natural alternatives available.
Now as we say this there are of course weight loss supplements on the market which can cause similarly unpleasant side effects to these surgeries. To name just a few: Alli, Reductil and Xenical - each of these can cause unpleasant, negative side effects.
Then there is the fact that they can only be used for a limited amount of time. Varying from 3 months to a year, for those seeking long term weight loss results, such dietary pills as these just cannot help.
Yet there is hope.
Natural fat binders such as Proactol™ can offer you an easier route to weight loss without any of the risks of bogus pills or surgery.
100% organic and side effect, Proactol™ is clinically proven to help consumers reduce their dietary fat intake by 28% whilst also suppressing their appetite. The perfect combination for taking control of your weight loss, without ever having to worry about your body. It is risk free.
And compared to most weight loss pills you’ll find online, Proactol™ comes highly recommended as natural weight loss supplement within the media.
To date it has been featured in the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the New York Times and most recently in bridal magazine YouAndYourWedding where they teamed up with Proactol™ to offer users a free trip to a Champney spa.
So offer your body a natural solution to weight loss, free from all risks.
You could argue that a guarantee is a guarantee. That it doesn’t matter as long as the weight loss supplement works.
But here is the thing.
Which diet pill would you feel more confident in? The one that can offer you a 180 day money back guarantee (Proactol™) or one that only lasts 2 weeks (Hoodia Gordonii Diet Pills)?
If we’re honest, the one that offers a 180 day money back guarantee looks the most appealing. Why? Because it gives you chance to truly test the effectiveness of the product; to see if it does actually work for you in the long term and not for just a few weeks. Plus you can use it safe in the knowledge that if it doesn’t work you can get a full refund.
A 2 week guarantee on the other hand, screams unreliable.
Yes, you could say the reason it is only 2 weeks is because the manufacturers are so confident in their product. But think about it a moment. How much weight can you really lose in just 2 weeks?
For real long term weight loss that lasts dieticians recommend losing 1-2lbs a week. But if you – like we all do at first – stick to a strict diet and exercise regularly, you could easily lose this amount naturally without the help of a supplement.
The real proof over whether or not a weight loss supplement works becomes apparent during the long term; when it continues to help you to consistently lose weight, even when your confidence ebbs.
Take this scenario.
Proactol™ have recently teams up with UK bridal magazine YouAndYourWedding to offer brides the chance to lose weight and win a free getaway.
On top of their competition offer that gives winners an all inclusive pamper treatment at Champney Spa, Proactol™ are also offering winners a prize of a year’s free supply Proactol™.
Now whilst you could say in this scenario their 180 money back guarantee doesn’t count as it was given away freely, the guarantee does still work in promoting confidence. In proving to customers that it is a great prize to win.
Yes, all brides want to get away from the stresses of their wedding, but even the most toned of us, wants to lose a few lbs before we get married.
And Proactol™ can offer you just that.
A guarantee that their natural herbal supplement will work to help you lose those extra lbs, get in shape and help you to maintain it.
So a guarantee is more than a guarantee.
It is a symbol of confidence that give you the reassurance to lose weight before your wedding; to enter a competition with the hopes of winning a prize as well as help and the satisfaction of knowing you are making a sound investment.
Set the par this Mother’s day by ensuring your children’s dietary future is secure
As mothers we all seek to offer our children the best possible future. We aspire to give them everything they could ever need in order to set them in the right direction when they grow up. But what if we were to tell you that you can begin offering your children a healthier route to a happier body from the moment you conceive them? Would you be interested in learning more?
Well, according to the Medical Research Council the way we eat during pregnancy can have a detrimental influence upon our children’s eating habits in the future.
Under their thesis, they believe external environmental elements such as our diet can affect how our genes are passed onto our children. Depending on the type of external element, for example a carbohydrate based diet, could in turn cause particular genes to end up being capped.
And once capped, it is harder to activate within the body when needed - weight loss being a prime example of this scenario being put into action.
In a study performed by the Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Research Centre they found that when a particular mechanism within our muscles is capped it can have dramatic affect upon our ability to lose weight.
Now whilst this theory is still under testing and is yet to be clinically proven in terms of knowing how much this could possibly influence a child’s eating habits, it does put what we eat as a parent into a whole new perspective.
Everything we do, every action we make in some shape and form is passed onto our children. From conception to beyond our diet choices could be having a subconscious impact upon our children.
So what do you do? Begin making the changes - today.
Scientists may believe that this is all down to genetics, but you CAN still have a positive influence over your children’s eating habits – beginning with what you do this Mother’s Day.
You can make this momentous day into one that is truly worth celebrating by ensuring that you set a clear precedent for your children. From exercising regularly to cutting down on their saturated fat content, you can begin making the right changes that will continue to guide them as adults and parents themselves.
So whether you already have children or are planning to have some more in the future, make this Mother’s day one to remember – as the day you took that first step to setting them on the right path.
How to feel confident on your first date
We all want to make the right impression on our first dates - after all, aren’t we all aspiring for date number 2 - so feeling confident in your body and your appearance is important.
However for many of you, once you have secured this first date, fear and doubt begins to set in. You begin to question yourself, your appearance and why they like you, and ultimately arrive at your date feeling insecure about the future.
To help you experience the confidence you deserve, below we have listed our top 5 tips to feeling great, so you can approach your date rest assured that you will experience success.
1. Be relaxed
It is only natural to feel nervous on a date. It is your first real chance to get to know one another, and of course you want them to like you.
To help control your nerves just take a few deep breaths, and try to pretend that you are with your friends. By doing so you will begin to feel calm and relaxed, and conversation will come more easily.
If you are often prone to nerves though, try thinking of different topics you can talk about prior to going on your date. By practising your answers before you meet, you can feel confident that you won’t make any mistakes in your answers, and will instantly put your date at ease.
Simply pick subjects which you can both easily talk about and have fun!
2. Be confident
Confidence is simply a state of mind; of believing that everything is going to be okay and putting your thoughts into action.
So take a deep breath and say to yourself ‘this date is going to be a success; this date is going to be a success; this date is going to be a success’. With this mantra always on hand to guide you, all this positive thinking will eventually leak into your actions and leave you feeling confident about your date.
3. Act interested
It is easy to let our nerves get the better of us on a date. But by making sure that you keep the conversation moving; the questions flowing and avoid periods of silence; this banter will eventually begin to feel natural and you will both find yourselves feeling at ease with one another.
Remember, they are probably just as nervous as you, so act interested and the rest will naturally follow.
4. Be who you want to be
We have all felt self-conscious about our bodies at some point on our dates. From feeling overly aware of the excess lbs around our stomachs and thighs, to feeling uncomfortable in the way our clothes fit; our lack of confidence can often translate into the way we present ourselves on our dates.
To help you slip into your favourite sexy dress with ease and feel great about your body, try taking a natural appetite suppressant such as Proactol
Clinically proven to:
• suppress your appetite
• decrease your food cravings
• reduce your dietary fat intake by 28%
With Proactol’s support you can lose a steady 1-2lbs a week and go on your date feeling rest assured that you look and feel fantastic.
For more information about Proactol, and how it can help you to become the person you have always wanted to be, visit www.proactol.com.
5. Be Yourself
Last of all, just be yourself. There is no point trying to be someone you’re not. This will only go on to work against you later, and will cause you to make mistakes
Simply be yourself and remember that your date said yes to the idea of dating the real you, not a fictional character.
So give these tips a try and begin feeling the difference of a happier, more confident you.
Celebrity diets – are they dangerous or are they safe? Proactol™ offer their take on this latest growing trend
Celebrity diets – are they dangerous or are they safe? Proactol™ offer their take on this latest growing trend
It is quite refreshing to find a weight loss company who is actually interested in offering consumers a real insight into how celebrities attain their red carpet bodies.
Beyond the publicised fabrications by the media of ‘miracle celebrity dieting methods’, Proactol™’s assessment of these said dietary fads provides a quite insightful take on how celebrities actually achieve it.
Following extensive research into the most recent dietary fads to hit the weight loss market, Proactol™ have created an enlightening eBook that discusses all the pros and cons of celebrity diets, whilst providing readers with a much safer route to natural weight loss.
Their most recent celebrity campaign is similarly effective in setting the record straight. Firstly disclosing all the harmful effects that following the cabbage diet, banana diet and 5 Factor diets can do to your body, Proactol™ have also proven that celebrities are doing much more than changing their eating habits in order to lose weight. They have got help.
Working out for 2-3 hours a day, 6 times a week under the supervision of a personal trainer and chef, it is no wonder that Madonna, Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow are so successful in their weight loss attempts – they have got help the average woman has not.
The most enlightening part of Proactol™’s campaign has to be their alternative routes to natural weight loss. From how often you eat, to your food choices… even down to how you exercise, Proactol™ has provided slimmers with a much healthier route than starving yourself with 1,000 calories a day intakes.
With a number of resources to choose from, including their online campaign and eBook, Proactol™ has done an incredible job in assessing these diets, and helping their consumers to lose weight safely and healthily.
It is definitely worth reading.