Sunday, August 26, 2012

Update: Raspberry Keytone Trial Results

Back in June, I created a post about raspberry keytones and the supplement I was trying from Creative Bioscience, Raspberry Keytone 1234. This natural product can help breakup fat cells in your body faster than the body can do it alone, but the results vary by person.

When I started taking the raspberry keytone supplements, I also started a 90-day workout program. So, did the keytones work? To be honest, the results I experienced are inconclusive because I was working out and eating healthy at the same time. Therefore, I'm not sure if the raspberry ketones helped, but I know they didn't hurt.

Creative Bioscience provides a meal plan, an eat-this-not-that guide and a food journal with the Raspberry Keytones. The meal plans can be restrictive in regards to calories (1,200 or 800 calories per day), so you'd lose weight even if you weren't taking the raspberry keytones. As always, consult with your physician before starting a new diet plan, especially if it's one that restricted calories.

Because I was working out so much, I choose to follow the 1,200 plan (and sometimes consumed more) suggested by Creative Bioscience. After three months, I lost a total of 20 pounds!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tips for Beating Smoking

Beating smoking is tough because it’s a physical addiction and psychological habit. It becomes a ritual, and eliminating nicotine from your body can cause you to experience withdrawal symptom. When you’ve made the decision to stop smoking, you have to address the addiction and the habit by adopting new behaviors and finding healthy ways to deal with the symptoms of withdrawal.

Creating a Plan

Going cold-turkey works for some people, but having a game plan when you want to quit smoking can improve your chances of success. Before you quit:
  • Set an official “quit date”
  • Tell your family, friends and co-workers about your plan to quit and your start date
  • Think about the challenges (e.g., withdrawal symptoms and cravings) that you may face when you quit and plan ways to overcome them (e.g., exercising, meditation, seeing a counselor)
  • Eliminate all tobacco products from your environment, including your car and workplace
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to quit because he or she can provide you with custom tips
  • When you plan to quit smoking cigarette, check out the resources available through a local hospital or community center. You may find classes and support groups available free of charge. 

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