Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lose Those Last 10 Pounds with L-Carnitine

Copyright © 2008 Karen Sessions

How many times have you said to yourself "I just can't lose those last 10 pounds"?

If losing those last 10 pounds is your passion, then you will appreciate the benefits of L-Carnitine supplementation!

It's no doubt that weight loss and supplements are controversial issues in the fitness industry. The basis for true weight loss is proper eating and regular exercise.

Supplements are beneficial for an added kick to super charge your weight-loss program. While supplements do serve their place in a fitness program, don't rely on them as the bulk of your regimen, they are a tool.

Of the many fat-loss supplements bombarding the fitness and weight-loss industry, L-Carnitine is one that I always found useful when trying to drop extra pounds. It can help mobilize fat so it can be burned more efficiently when your rotate your calories on the lower end.

L-Carnitine is an amino acid and may aid in fat-loss endeavors. Its main function is to transfer long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria where they can be used to produce energy and burn fat. L-Carnitine can also aid in preventing fatty build up in the liver and heart.

Other benefits of the wonderful supplement are reducing triglyceride levels and improving muscular strength. L-Carnitine can also help lessen the nervousness and irritability associated with low carbohydrate eating plans.

Additional advantages are suppressed appetite, increased energy, and reduced muscle fatigue. L-Carnitine can also protect against liver disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes.

Your body can make L-Carnitine if you receive proper amounts of the amino acids lysine and methionine. You also need suitable amounts of vitamin B and C, as well as iron. This can also be received through nutrition, from such foods as animal protein.

Those who exercise a great deal use a lot of L-Carnitine. Therefore, it needs to be replenished to prevent a deficiency. If you are not receiving enough of these vitamins, minerals, amino's through your diet you could possibly have an L-Carnitine deficiency, making those last few pounds stubborn to remove.

A lack of L-Carnitine can result in muscular weakness and low energy levels, as well as weight gain, and cramps. Long-term deficiencies can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and Alzheimer's.

Vegetarians are more likely to have an inadequate amount of L-Carnitine due to the lack of animal protein in their nutrition. Therefore, L-Carnitine is an excellent supplement for vegetarians.

Recommended Dosage

Liquid L-Carnitine is an easy way to receive the recommended dosage of L-Carnitine quickly. Supplement with 3 to 5 grams of L-Carnitine 20 to 30 minutes before cardio. Use L-Carnitine consistently for 6 weeks and then take 4 weeks off of L-Carnitine.

This product is absolutely safe. However, if you have a weak stomach, take it with a meal.

Since L-Carnitine helps to release fat more efficiently during cardio, provided your carbohydrates are not in excess, it is important that you eat foods of quality and exercise consistently.

These factors are what make the fat burning process possible. L-Carnitine is the spark plug to get the fire burning!

Karen Sessions has been in the fitness industry since 1988. She is a nationally qualified bodybuilder and holds two personal training certifications. She has written 6 ebooks on fitness and has helped hundreds of clients transform their bodies.
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Lose weight, get in shape and stay fit forever

Copyright © 2008 Melina Kunifas

The hidden secrets of weight loss success

Have you tried all sorts of different diets and exercise programs to lose weight and get in shape, but found that they didn't work, or that they didn't last? If so, I'm not surprised. And the reason I am not surprised is because there is one thing that is totally missing from every diet and weight loss program that has ever been created. I'll share this secret with you in a moment, but first let me ask you this: when you first start losing weight, how do you feel? Do you feel excited, proud of yourself?

Next question I need to ask you is what do you feel when you notice that you've already fallen off the wagon and you are going right back where you were, or maybe even gaining another extra 5 pounds? Do you feel , angry with yourself, do you feel like a failure and just feel like eating even more?

What happens when we first start a new diet or exercise program? We get fired up, and might even throw away the foods we know are not good for us. We feel motivated!

But let me tell you a bit about motivation. Motivation comes in two flavors: "Pure Motivation" and "Dirty Motivation". Pure Motivation is based on love and appreciation. We want to look good, and feel energized and healthy. Dirty motivation on the other hand, is based on fear and hatred: we are afraid of looking bad and are worried about failing. We want to change because we hate the way we look.

And what I have to share with you in a moment is a break through secret no other weight loss program teaches you. They all talk about the foods you need to avoid, the portions you need to eat, the exercises you need to perform, maybe even a pill you need to take.

However the secret to lose weight, get fit and stay fit forever lies on getting rid of the dirty motivation and becoming purely motivated. Once you make peace with yourself, start appreciating and loving yourself for who you truly are, increase your level of confidence and self-esteem (which many times is not even related to our weight), then any diet or program will work. Even those that you've already done in the past that worked for a little while will start working consistently.

I have been there. I know your pain really well. I've struggled all my life trying to get in shape because I hated the way I looked. I was always trying to lose weight to fit in, feel successful and raise my self-esteem. However, once I started to raise my self-esteem and confidence, the weight began to drop off and stay off. Today I exercise and eat well because I just love it!!!

Does that seem like an impossible mission or a dream? Or maybe it sounds simplistic and cheesy...whatever your reaction is, rest assured, it works.

So here are a few tips to lose weight, get in shape and stay fit forever:

1. Stop dieting for a while. Does that sound strange and scary? I am not saying you should go straight to the fridge and start eating everything you see in front of you. For many of us, diet means punishment. Right now we are learning how to love and appreciate ourselves, so it's not time for beating ourselves up.

2. Make a list of all the advantages and positive emotions of eating too much. You heard me right! There are pros about keeping a bad habit, otherwise we would have stopped already. We need to identify these advantages, so we can fill our needs with new good habits.

3. Buy nice clothes. Don't wait until you lose the weight to start dressing nicely. You don't have to go crazy and buy the whole store. Buy a few outfits that you really love and wear them, no matter what size you are. Seeing ourselves in sweat pants and a t-shit everyday does not help build a positive self-image.

4. Buy and wear sexy lingerie. Get a few pieces that make you feel sexy, even if no one else sees it. Feeling sexy under our clothes only helps to raise our confidence.

5. If you happen to eat too much, do not feel guilty. Take a notebook and write down what feelings you had right before you started eating. Embrace those feelings and realize that they are not there to destroy you, but to show you what needs to be addressed in your life.

6. Keep a success journal. Write down every success you had that day, no matter how small it may seem. It could be flossing (if that's a pain for you), eating more salad, cleaning your desk, and so forth. Also all write down the great stuff around you that you are grateful for (we've got way more than we think).

7. Last but not least, treat yourself as you would treat your best friend. We don't expect from them what they cannot do. We don't go on lecturing them about all their shortcomings. Instead, we give them some slack for mistakes. We cheer their success and acknowledge their qualities. And that's exactly what you want to do for yourself!

And remember this: we don't have the past or the future. All we have right now is the present. So start enjoying the journey, for happiness is not at the end of the road, but in every step we take.

About The Author:

Melina Kunifas is a Life Coach and Speaker who’s struggled all her life with weight and self-esteem issues. Now in a very comfortable place with herself, she thrives on helping others achieve the same. For more information, contact her at or at 1-866-774-8317, or visit her at:

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Slimming : Weight Loss And Hypnosis

By Richard MacKenzie

Is last year’s wardrobe feeling a little tight? Do you feel that you may have over done it through the Easter holidays and now need to get rid of that tummy for summer? Do you want to be full of confidence and able to wear the things that you want to wear? Well if so then read on as you are about to get some advice that will really change your life and your waistline forever.

Hypnosis is one of the best undisputed ways to lose weight and to make sure that the pounds stay off. You see for most of us, losing weight is only half of the battle as when we have reached our goal, we may find it hard to stick to the hard and labouring routine of a fad diet. Well now it doesn’t have to be that way as hypnosis is confidently emerging as the slimmer’s secret weapon to a happy, healthy and slender life.

Just imagine going and getting a whole new wardrobe full of the clothes that you really want to wear… Imagine the confidence flowing from you at social occasions and while with friends… Imagine the added attention that you will attract from the opposite sex as you begin to look your best again… Imagine just how great this would be and what it would do for your self esteem.

As a hypnotherapist and the author of a book that helps people to slim, I have helped thousands to lose weight and feel fantastic. I believe that everyone has the right to achieve their dreams and goals, but that they need the right guidance to show them the path to success.

Hypnotherapy helps to reprogram the part of your brain that controls your habits and behaviours towards food and eating. We call this part of your brain the sub-conscious mind. While in hypnosis your sub-conscious mind can be worked with to change the way that you interact with food, drink and exercise. It also works on your confidence and self esteem to really make you feel fantastic and leaves you with the life that you desire.

If you are interested in hypnosis then why not look up your local qualified hypnotherapist or try one of the many hypnosis recordings available today from your local bookshop or from the internet.

If you decide to slim with hypnosis then you are about to adventure on a journey that will change your life… I wish you the best of success and enjoyment for your goals and desires.

About the Author: Richard MacKenzie is an expert when it comes to slimming. He have a very successful weight loss download.

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