Monday, September 28, 2009

Wedding Diet | How to Lose Weight Effectively and Safely

We read with great sadness a recent news report about a bride-to-be in the UK who passed away after embarking on a wedding diet. Samantha Clowe began a crash diet, limiting her calorie intake to only 500 calories per day, soon after her engagement. She managed to lose a sixth of her weight (when she started the crash diet, she had weighed 238 pounds).

She was found passed out by her fiance in her home. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. She was only 34 when she died.

Read an excerpt of the news article here:

She had consulted her GP before starting the 500 calorie LighterLife diet, which involves eating "food packs" including soups, shakes and cereal bars. A woman her age needs 1,900 to 2,000 calories a day. Samantha's mum Barbara told the inquest in a statement: "She said she wanted respect at work and didn't want to be a fat bride.

"She was happy to go on the diet and I think wanted to surprise me by showing how much weight she'd lost."

Home Office pathologist Dr Alfredo Walker said a post-mortem examination failed to establish a cause of death. He added: "But it may be related to her low calorie diet and weight loss."

West Yorkshire Coroner David Hinchliff said it was "highly likely" the 5ft 9in Leeds University graduate died from cardiac arrhythmia, when the heart suddenly stops beating.


Brides do want to look great for their wedding day, and that is NOT an unreasonable expectation. But do not set too lofty weight loss goals for yourself, be realistic and smart about any weight loss diet plan that you embark on.

It is very sad that Samantha Clowe passed away. But please, do not let her death be in vain. Please learn from such mistakes. Research your weight loss goals and consult your doctor before you begin a diet plan.

A woman needs between 1,900 to 2,000 calories a day in her thirties. More calories would be needed if she is very active.

Here are some tips on effective and safe weight loss ideas:

Best Tips For Fast & Safe Weight Loss
By Alan Chai

Once you put on extra pounds, it seems very difficult to shed them off. There are many dieticians, therapists, supplements to help you shed those extra pounds, which promise you a fast safe weight loss but you need to see if those are healthy for you and guarantee a permanent weight loss.

So to ensure you're on the safe path, follow the following tips and stay healthy and fit.

• To start anything you need a strong will power and passion for it. You need to make up your mind and start off right away in order to lose weight.

• Stop being lazy and relying on the technology available. Walk instead of driving, play with your dog or kids instead of watching TV and in malls try using the stairs instead of escalators.
Start with light home exercises. Mow your lawn, do gardening yourself, dance to your favorite music and walk or cycle to your destination.

• For a fast safe weight loss, you need to see what you're eating. Before you buy anything at a store, read its ingredients and look for the amount of fats and calories you're taking in.

• Eat healthy, so add lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet plan. Avoid sugary foods and drinks and say no to soda.

• Drink lots of water and foods containing fibers as they help you feel as if your stomach is full and hence you eat less without starving.

• Do not skip meals, as this will only make you hungrier.. Take small meals, and don't full yourself each time.

• Keep a regular check of your weight and waist. See how you progress after you follow diet plans and exercise routines. Look for improvement and if you don't see that in the start then don't rush into starvation and heavy exercises. Wait and be consistent in your routine.

Weight loss isn't done overnight, give your body ample time for reshaping. Fast weight loss can be unhealthy but if you follow your plan regularly, it sure will result in a safer permanent weight loss.

Yes it is now possible for a Fast Safe Weight Loss. Log on to http://www.fastweightlossplantips.com to learn more today.

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I know I have said somewhere on my blog that fat people bother me because the extra weight they carry, to me, signifies a lack of control over their lives. But contrary to what some people imagine, I am not at all against or discriminatory against fat people. In fact, a really good friend of mine from my schooling days has been obese all her life. But that has not stopped me from being a good friend to her! Even if I wished she was thinner (ie visibly more in charge of her life), it is the person she is inside that matters more to me.

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Amazing! I don't usually buy into all of these weight loss gimmicks - I believe in hard work and proper diet. But then again, I have been trying to lose my extra 5 pounds for ages by pounding away at the gym for 1 hour, three times a week, and not seeing any real difference. So my friend's recent photos of her slimmer self was the motivating factor.

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Actually, this program may be more beneficial to those of us trying to lose some weight rather than for the grossly overweight - the program targets 9 pounds in 11 days, and focuses on the food we eat rather than exercise. Those who have to lose a lot of weight should incorporate exercise routines as well, but that is not the focus here. Nevertheless, it does contain valuable information on food intake, which the grossly overweight could use. For the rest of us, sometimes it is changing what we eat rather than those extra hours at the gym that will help us lose that tough bit of extra pounds we need to.

Excerpt of the type of information proposed in the program:

"You are overweight for the most simple of reasons -- because you're eating the wrong foods, the wrong types of calories per meal, and you're also eating meals in the wrong patterns each day. Think closely about what we're about to tell you, since it's going to change the way you think about dieting. FOOD is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills, because the FOOD that you eat can either make you THIN or FAT. You don't get fat because of a lack of exercising, that's a myth. You get fat because you don't eat the right foods at the right intervals each day. Also, the pattern that you choose to eat your meals each day is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills. This is true because your body is like an "engine" and it only needs certain foods at certain intervals each day, and if you don't eat the right foods at the right times then it won't burn those calories -- and you'll wind up storing those calories as fat tissue. (Hint: You need to eat more than 3 times per day to lose weight, but we'll show you the details later).You have gotten overweight by eating the wrong foods, that much is a fact. And guess what? You can get SLIM by eating the RIGHT FOODS at the RIGHT INTERVALS each day. It's not really any more complicated than that, and the way to start losing weight has nothing to do with starving yourself or jogging ".

And I liked their list of Top Fat Burning Foods! Not bad at all :)

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