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I have gone from a very active life style to a very sedentary life style over the past few years. I went from being a dance teacher and life guard to being a full time student. Over the past few years I have gone from a 150 to 220. I work out and eat right but the weight keeps piling on. I have now decided to resort to diet pills. I have heard about metaoblism boosters vs. ketogenic diet pills. Is there a difference and If there is do you know a site or have any suggestion of one in particular that I might want to try.


There is a perennial debate over whether low-carb diets are better than low-fat diets for losing weight. While you can find hundreds of articles on low-carb vs low-fat and there are cogent articles for each, there is no doubt that a low-carb diet is easier to follow than low-fat. That's because a low-carb diet is really about what you don't do, rather than about the rules you follow.

Here are the basics.

•    Don't eat sugar.
•    Don't eat anything made with flour.
•    Don't eat rice, potatoes, pasta, or bread.
•    No dessert for you, unless it is sugar-free.
•    Rely on colorful vegetables for your carbohydrate, and save fruit for special occasions, just one piece of fruit or one serving of fruit at a time.

Generally, other than that, you can eat all you want. But because protein and fat kill your appetite and because your body has a much slower insulin response to them (insulin being a hormone that not only transports sugar but also stores fat), people usually have greater success in losing weight and keeping it off on a low-carb diet than on a low-fat diet.

And a low-carb diet also gives you a fast weight-loss boost that a low-fat diet cannot. The reason for this is that a low-carb diet takes off "water weight" that a low-fat diet cannot.

The liver and the muscles store energy in the form of glycogen. The muscles use glycogen for fuel when they are working so hard that the bloodstream just cannot provide them with glucose fast enough. They break down glycogen into glucose and water.

The liver breaks down glycogen into glucose at night (when, it is to be hoped, you are not eating) and in times of stress when the whole body needs a quick boost of energy. The liver and the muscles together may store about 500 grams, or about a pound, of glucose as glycogen. That's 2500 calories of ready fuel.

When you burn 2500 calories or you skip 2500 calories in your diet, your body makes up the difference with glycogen. But instead of losing just 1 pound, you will typically lose 4 or 5. Why?

Every molecule of glucose sugar is combined with four molecules of water. You urinate away four pounds of water for every pound of sugar your body burns—and you lose this extra water weight right away.

That's fine for your first five pounds (2-2.5 kilos). But how can you keep up your weight loss? For most people the answer is adding virgin coconut oil to your diet.

Virgin coconut oil is not the super-processed coconut oil used to make candy bars and Hostess Ding Dongs. It is an aromatic, silky white natural fat that can be used to cook the high-protein foods you eat on a low-fat diet. It adds an appealing aroma to stir fries and it coats meat or soy with spices that make eating low-carb fun.

Why does virgin coconut oil speed up weight loss?

The fatty acids in coconut oil are smaller than the fatty acids in, for example, lard. They head straight to the liver to be burned as fuel. The liver, as you will recall, is not as "busy" because it is not converting excess glucose into glycogen. The liver is free to use the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil for fuel and the liver needs the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil for fuel because glucose will be in short supply.

When you overeat carbs, your liver stores both carb (in the form of glucose) in water. When you over eat long-chain fats, like those in lard, your fat cells absorb them to add bulk around your belly. But when you eat medium-chain triglycerides like those in coconut oil, your liver uses the fat for fuel.

Calories that are burned do not become fat. You still have to avoid, say, eating a whole baked ham or everything on the barbecue grill intended for a family of eight, but coconut oil adds satisfaction to eating while speeding up the process of burning calories.

You may hear or read a lot more about the various metabolic effects of virgin coconut oil. They are real, but they are not nearly as important as sticking to your diet plan! Using virgin coconut oil helps to stick to your low-carb diet and continue to lose weight by eating less, but feeling satisfied as you go.

How do you use virgin coconut oil? Well, it's just not a good habit to start dipping your finger into the jar and eating it like peanut butter. It's much better to use virgin coconut oil for frying and sautes, and adding a little virgin coconut oil to smoothies and salad dressing. Use coconut oil for its interesting flavor and eat all you want. Treating coconut oil like a food rather than a medicine will ensure you use the right amount.

What is the recommended daily dosage of VCO ( Virgin coconut oil ) to obtain health benefits from it ?

>> Maximum 50 ml or 2 - 3 Tbsp. of virgin coconut oil or

>> Coconut oil equivalent to 21 g lauric fatty
acid or

>> Eating the meat of one half mature

What is the best time of
the day to take VCO ?

>> It depends on what benefit from the VCO that
you want to achieve . . .

>> If you want to use it for controlling weight,
take it 30 minutes before lunch and dinner

>> If you are using it as treatment for
constipation, take it before bedtime

If you just want to boost your immune system,
take it anytime of the day in a single or divided

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