G.L. asks from Whittier, CA on December 26, 2009
Need Help in Losing Weight
Need advice on losing weight gained by premenopause. Everything i eat makes me gain weight and at my age it is very hard to lose it and i feel so unattractive to my husband. Also, does anyone know how to get rid of sun spots?
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J.P. answers from Los Angeles on December 29, 2009
I exercise so much that I should be 90 pounds. I eat good food....only water. No soda. No snacks. I can't seem to lose any of my post baby weight after #2 who was born 3.5 years ago. Struggling. I even paid for a trainer (actually 4 different ones) and worked out with them 3 days a week for almost an entire year.
I have a friend who has lost 40 pounds an kept it off for a YEAR and is doing a weight loss challenge, starting next week. I'm doing it.
Her name is Maria...just e-mail her and ask her for the info. ____@____.com
B.H. answers from Los Angeles on December 27, 2009
My youngest was born in 1999. I did EVERYTHING to lose the weight (40 pounds). NO really, I did. Atkins, Jenny, South Beach, Master Cleanse, you name it, I put my body through it. And yes, I did the exercise and diet routine. Nothing worked. I thought I was the biggest failure ever.
Why wasn't my body losing weight? Why couldn't I keep it off? Why was I destined to be fat? EVERYONE said...diet and exercise, I DID THAT! Eat "better" they said...I DID THAT! Restrict your calories they would advise...I DID THAT! OMG I couldn't stand it any longer. My child was now 7 and I still was carrying her "baby weight", how embarrassing. I really needed help but truly no one knew what to do. I went to my doctor… that was a joke SHE was about 50 pounds over weight. I went to the local “diet centers” I met people who have been going there for 5, 10 and even 20 years…they lost 30 pounds! (well they lost it then gained it back, then came back then lost it, they gained it back then…) OMG Are you kidding me?????
There had to be a better way…this was not what I signed up for. My friend showed me this: http://liveitdontdiet.isagenix.com/us/en/areyoutoxic.dhtml
AND FINALLY, FINALLY, I KNEW IT WASN'T ME!!!! It wasn’t completely my fault. But now that I knew what it was, it was going to be my fault if I didn’t take action.
So I jumped in. I got a full time coach (she came with the program AT NO COST), I put together my support team and we did it. (I wasn’t doing this alone…i asked 5 friends to join me and 3 did)
I started to feed my body instead of starve it. I started to listen to my body, "I'm hungry" did not mean go grad a cookie, it means "FEED ME SOMETHING GOOD". I learned what that means. Good meant vitamins, minerals and nutrients…the stuff I had been starving my body of for years.
OMG my life has changed. In just a few months I released over 40 pounds, yes RELEASED, I didn't lose it cause I never want to find it again...I released it! (I know that because that was 4 years ago) I have more energy, more clarity, more well days and OMG did I mention the energy?????? I have learned how to eat A LOT, how to feed my body so that my body will do exactly what it is supposed to do: have an abundance of energy, sleep soundly, think clearly, and be lean and healthy! OMG I never knew life could be this good.
And now, well now, my passion is to help others be successful and reach their own weight goals. PLEASE LET ME HELP YOU. I know what you are going through, I have been there.
There is a natural way to rid your body of excess weight and toxins. There is a way to feel good. There is a way to release weight and keep it off. There is an answer. When you take care of your body from the inside out, you will be so surprised with the results you get!
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J.D. answers from Los Angeles on December 27, 2009
Knowing that everything is in balance and working order is the first place I would start. This includes hormones, thyroid, adrenal systems. You need blood, urine, saliva tests to determine the correct numbers and it needs to include breaking down and checking all hormones: the three estrogens, progesterone, testosterone and what is 'free' as well.
When you know that the systems are in balance you can also be working on removing any foods that cause inflammation in the body. For most women as they approach menopause, you will find that removing gluten, all wheat, barley, rye, and most oats, will stop the bloating, cravings, weight gains. So another test or by elimination, find out what those foods are and remove them.
Perimenopause is getting us ready for our 'new' life and getting rid of things that don't work for us anymore. Listen to your body and make the changes for an easier transistion.
Some books that I recommend: anything by Dr. Christiane Northrup and the ones from Suzanne Sommers beginning with The Sexy Years.
Sun Spots - The products that I use and now sell have removed all of my years of sun damage, Sensaria Natural Bodycare. Sea Silk Mask, regular twice a day cleaning of my face, the Vitamin C Rejuvenating Treatment. My skin has never been better and I am now 51, still getting out in the sun too much but it is ok.
J.S. answers from Los Angeles on December 26, 2009
I recently lost 170 pounds on my own (no surgery) and now I help others. Please check out my website and let me know if you are interested.
C.Z. answers from Los Angeles on December 27, 2009
My answer to losing weight is to get a treadmill and start walking. It has worked very well for me. So far I have lost 22 pounds and still have about 20 more to go. Right now I speed walk for 1/2 hour. I dont know anything about sun spots.... sorry.
K.K. answers from San Diego on December 27, 2009
Hello, First of all, have a physical. I had gained a lot of weight and it turned out that I have thyroid disease. I also joined Weight Watchers. It really works if you stick with it. I lost 85 lbs.
M.N. answers from Los Angeles on December 27, 2009
Eat good fats. Coconut oil was given to cows to help them gain weight and they lost weight! Get raw coconut oil, drink lots of water, half your body weight in ounces. Raw butter if you can and lots of vegetables raw and cooked and fruit. No processed food like pasta or breads. Soak oatmeal and grains before cooking to give you more nutrients and body will digest slower, more like a vegetable which have plenty of corbohydrates in them without eating processed food. Then excericse but breathe thru your mouth only.
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C.J. answers from Los Angeles on December 27, 2009
I, too, had major issues losing weight. Throughout my thirties I struggled to lose even ten pounds. I see here you have one vote for Isagenix. I second that. It is an amazing product that cleanses your entire body of the stuff you simply don't need. You'll find that your cravings for sugar and simple carbs will disappear. When you do eat sugar or anything that isn't wholesome after doing Isagenix, you'll notice how your body responds immediately - for the worse, that is. It's not something you'll be on forever - they have cleanses and nutritional support products. I have only used the 9-day cleanse with amazing results each time. Here is a link: http://banishcravingsloseweight.isagenix.com/
Also, for the sun spots, I tried IPL (laser) treatments, over-the-counter creams, Retin A, visits to the dermo. Nothing worked. In fact, the IPL was my last resort and I spent $1000 on the treatments only to have them take "after" pics to see that nothing had changed. They ended up refunding some of my money because they felt badly. Then I heard Dr. Oz talk about how creams will only work if there are three ingredients together. My dr. recommended a cream by prescription that is the only thing that has worked. It's called Tri-Luma and it's expensive. But, after living with sun spots for 12 years, it cleared them up. I've never been happier.
C.T. answers from Los Angeles on December 31, 2009
I too vote for Isagenix.... Chat with Barbilee... she is amazing! :) Cindy