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There is a great weight loss success story on the web today entitled “How I Lost 103 Pounds” that was written by Abigail Cuffey about Joyce Anderson from Richmond, KY. Joyce is 41 years old and was successful in losing over 100 pounds–103 to be exact.

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Joyce Anderson "How I Lost 103 Pounds"

If you check out her story, you will notice many lessons that could be used in your own quest to lose weight and finally get off the never ending diet wheel.

Here are a few of those lessons…

1. Resolve Binge Eating

Joyce started binge eating at the age of 13 and after the death of her grandfather.  It is probably hard for the average 13 year old to recognize binge eating, yet alone do anything to stop it, but this article is written more for adults who probably understand if they are binging.

The key here is to recognize if you are using food for comfort and ask yourself “why” you are doing it.  It is very similar to someone who turns to alcohol or some drug for a little relief except that it’s food. Ultimately, you will have to address the primary issue that is causing you the discomfort in order to eventually scale back on your overeating.

Clearly, it is more difficult than it sounds but the first step is in being able to recognize if you use binge eating for comfort and follow that up with getting help to resolve the main problem.

2. Know What You Eat

Joyce described that her big jumpstart came when she began to look for weight loss plans online and came across SparkPeople.com which helped her begin to log what she ate.

If you know anything about having financial problems, one of the fastest ways to get into trouble is to not know how much money you make and spend each month. Eventually, you will end up in a giant hole. The same thing applies to eating and more specifically how many calories you eat daily.

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We all know that new diets pop up on a regular basis but few of them have been more controversial in their early stages as the K-E diet (a.k.a. feeding tube diet) which uses a feeding tube to help you lose pounds fast.

k-e dietThe K-E diet has gained particular attention with brides-to-be who are often desperate to lose that last 10 or 20 pounds before their big day.

However, you have to ask yourself if you would be willing to run around for 10 days with a feeding tube down your throat and carrying a meal bag.

Well, for some people, the answer is a clear “yes” as they are willing to pay up to $1500.00 for the chance to get rid of these unwanted pounds.

Many experts suggest that such rapid weight loss is not a good thing for the body but that is debatable. The real question arises if you are unable to keep the weight off in the long run. What happens if you drop 20 pounds for your wedding day and a few weeks later it is back.  That doesn’t seem like it would create the ideal emotional state to start off a new marriage.

So, what is the K-E diet and how does it work?  According to a story on Good Morning America, here are the basics…

The K-E diet, which boasts promises of shedding 20 pounds in 10 days, is an increasingly popular alternative to ordinary calorie-counting programs. The program has dieters inserting a feeding tube into their nose that runs to the stomach.

 

They’re fed a constant slow drip of protein and fat, mixed with water, which contains zero carbohydrates and totals 800 calories a day. Body fat is burned off through a process called ketosis, which leaves muscle intact, Dr. Oliver Di Pietro of Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., said.

 

“It is a hunger-free, effective way of dieting,” Di Pietro said. “Within a few hours and your hunger and appetite go away completely, so patients are actually not hungry at all for the whole 10 days. That’s what is so amazing about this diet.”

k-e diet before after pics

 

k-e diet before and after

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If you are like most of us who are on the quest to drop pounds, you are always on the lookout for the next great product that will help you to do it quick and according to Dr. Oz that product might be the Raspberry Ketone Diet.

raspberry ketone dietOn one of his recent shows, Dr. Oz, talked about the 5 biggest fat busters for 5 different body types and one of the products that was highlighted on that show was raspberry ketone.

There is no question that Dr. Oz has a pretty good reputation and he is clearly one of the world’s most popular sources for healthy products. However, he can certainly create a frenzy when it comes to new or unknown products and raspberry ketone definitely fits into that category.

That in itself is not really a problem. The problem comes when the demand starts to skyrocket and people begin to make all kinds of unbelievable claims and it makes it hard for you to determine what to trust.  So, you need to be diligent and do your own research.

The good news is that the raspberry ketone diet is obviously based on natural raspberries and therefore deemed to be fairly safe. But, you should always talk with your doctor before engaging in any kind of new weight loss routine.

It should be noted that on his show, Dr. Oz stated that the product was “amazing” and that he did not really know how powerful it was until he started doing his own research.

  • Ketones are from red raspberries
  • No side effects
  • Effective at helping body to burn fat
  • Burns fat easier by slicing it up inside the cells

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