and herbalists prefer liquid extracts over pills and powders because they
are absorbed into the bloodstream almost immediately and do not need to
Eat healthfully when using Hoodia gordonii
Believe it or not, eating healthfully is one of the simplest ways to make the
best use of Hoodia gordonii and lose weight. An easy way to determine what
and how to eat comes down to asking one important question: “Will my body
burn and use the foods I eat as energy, or will they be stored as fat?”
Eating healthfully means choosing lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains, while minimizing consumption of sugars, fats, starches
and processed carbohydrates.
Eat lean proteins. Proteins are the best things you can eat to help manage
your cravings and control your weight. Proteins such as chicken, turkey,
seafood, eggs, low-fat yogurt, cottage cheese and legumes are on the top of
the list. Consuming an adequate amount of protein daily helps manage energy,
glucose levels and cravings.
Exercise regularly. It is recommended that you exercise three to four
times per week anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. The type of exercise
you want to do is your choice. Again, see your physician before starting any
There are two basic types of exercise: aerobic (heart and lung conditioning) and resistance (weight bearing). It is most beneficial if you can combine
the two. Great exercises that combine both aerobic and resistance training are
swimming, yoga, in-line skating and cycling.
Drink plenty of water. The body is mostly made up of water, and it uses
water in all of its functions. One of the most common causes of fatigue and
lethargy is dehydration. Keeping your body hydrated is one of the most important health moves you can make. Depending on your activity level or environment, you should drink anywhere from 48 to 64 ounces of water per day.
Keep a food diary. When using Hoodia gordonii in your daily regimen,
you will most likely experience a reduction in your appetite. The goal is not
only to reduce calorie intake, but to make sure that the calories going into
your body are balanced and beneficial. Restricting your caloric food intake
to less than 1,000 calories a day to lose unwanted pounds is not a healthy
solution. An ultra-low-calorie diet can lead to reductions in bone density,
muscle mass, scalp hair, energy and mental acuity, because your body can
quickly become malnourished.
Take before-and-after pictures. Seeing is believing. Believe it or not, you
can quickly forget what you looked like when you started your program. A
photo timeline will help you fully embrace the changes you have made. The
pictures say it all! A
Did you know?
Weight gain can sometimes be
attributed to factors other than diet.
For this reason, it is most important
to see your family physician, as weight
gain can be a sign of a medical condition in need of treatment. Consult your
physician before starting any new
exercise or diet regimen.