Weight Loss

Weight loss

This section is about weight loss and contains articles and weight loss products reviews on the subject matter.

From a personal level I love to eat, I love looking at food, eating food – even looking at beautiful, mouthwatering and yummy pictures of food. I love meat curry.

Losing weight is often overcomplicated – the commercial weight loss industry is one of the biggest culprits.

There are three main ‘silo’s’ to follow if you want to lose weight successfully

  1. Calorie deficit – eat less calories than you consume on a daily basis. This can be difficult with so many tempting treats at our disposal.
  2. Be more mobile – exercise burns calories. If you try to burn as many calories as you consume then you have won half the battle.
  3. Use a proven supplement – Natural fat burners and appetite suppressants can be extremely effective if the right one is chosen and combined with the first two points.

Stopping eating our favorite food can be hard. Who can resist Nutella doughnuts, One bowl chocolate cake or fluffy pancakes. Even the most seemingly healthy food choices are not without their calories.

Weight Loss Supplements

There are hundreds if not thousands of diet pills and slimming supplements on the commercial market – we are here to help you make an informed choice offering reviews and critical opinion.

Here are the most common genres of weight loss supplements

Fat Burners

Fat burners are arguably the most common form of weight loss pill or diet pill. They are suitable for men and women of all ages.

fat burners are used for a few different reasons and purposes

  • For men and women who simply want to lose weight and shed a few pounds
  • For the clinically obese who urgently need to body fat
  • Bodybuilders who are on the cutting phase or fat loss cycle
  • For sportsmen and women who need to get performance fit

There are many ingredients from the natural world that can create the fat burning effects. There are also combinations that can be very effective

Our articles will highlight the best fat burning ingredients and detail how to use them and what to be careful of

Our fat burner reviews will delve into the most popular and commonly sold commercial brands.

We compare the leading fat burning supplements and ask questions as

  • How does it work?
  • What is in it?
  • Will it cause side effects?
  • Who makes it?
  • Is there a guarantee

Will tell you plainly if we recommend or not.

Appetite Suppressants

A big appetite can quickly lead to a big belly and a bottom that has the unfortunate habit of getting wedged between the arms of certain chairs. That’s just the way life is: excess eating leads to excess weight.

Fatty food and sugary food can be particularly figure-damaging because the high level of calories involved quickly provides the body with enough calories to support its daily needs and any additional calories are then stored as body fat.

Very few people actually want to be fat. Obesity is just the result of too much of a good thing.

Many people find it hard to say “No!” to an extra portion of chips or a slice of cake (or nutella doughnuts or Italian Panna Cotta) even though their biggest desire may be to be thin. It’s at times like these that appetite suppressants come into their own.

If the Will Power is Lacking, Appetite Suppressants can Pick-up the Slack

As the name suggests appetite suppressants are designed to suppress the desire for food. Some of the most effective appetite suppressants such as Phentermine are only available with a doctor’s prescription.

It’s one of the most powerful appetite suppressing drugs ever created, but Phentermine’s addictive nature necessitates strict control of its use, as does the range and severity of side effects it can produce.

Fortunately, many over-the-counter products can effectively suppress the appetite without any such risks.

The Relationship between Hunger & Appetite

Hunger and appetite is not the same thing. Hunger is experienced due to a biological need. When someone has not eaten for some time their body will require food—it’s a physical thing that is sometimes accompanied by growling noises from the stomach.

Appetite, on the other hand, is the desire for food. It’s a mental thing. Someone who has just eaten a large meal may glance at the desert trolley and begin drooling, but the drooling in unlikely to be hunger-related.

The cake is a desired item, not something that the body needs and the human desire for food is one of the main reasons why obesity is such a big problem in the Western World.

Take sipsandspoonfuls for example – a website that featured mouthwatering recipes and enhanced then even further with beautiful photographs of their creations.

Appetite suppressants are designed to tackle this problem, but not all appetite suppressants are the same. Different ingredients work in different ways.

The Different Types of Appetite Suppressant

Most appetite suppressants work in one of two ways:

  • Lessen/remove the desire for food
  • Make overeating physically impossible

Appetite suppressing ingredients work by stimulating the extra production of the ‘feel good’ hormone serotonin which then enhances the mood and naturally suppresses the appetite.

Still other ingredients suppress the appetite by creating a feeling of fullness in the stomach, which then signals the brain to say no more food is required. In many cases this is achieved by the use of Konjac.

The ingredient has the ability to absorb large quantities of liquid, so supplements that contain konjac fibers are always taken with plenty of water. This causes the fibers to expand inside the stomach, suppressing the appetite, and leaving little room for food.

In all cases, once the appetite has been suppressed less food will be eaten. Less food means fewer calories and if the calorie intake falls below the body’s requirements the body will start to burn body fat to make up the calorie deficit.

Weight Management

In world that offers so many tempting foods it can be hard to ‘be good’ and control the calories, so appetite suppressants are a valuable weight management tool. They can and do work as standalone products and also work well when combined with other weight loss providers such as fat burners.

Most manufacturers are honest enough to admit their products can only produce the required results when used as part of a calorie controlled diet, but controlling the calories is often the hardest thing of all.

Nobody likes to feel hungry, overeating can quickly become a habit, and even when there is no genuine need for food the desire for food is a powerful one.

It’s not surprising so many dieters forsake their dreams of a slimmer, healthier body, or fall into the yo-yo dieting trap.

Appetite suppressants tackle the problem at source by removing the desire for food and helping dieters fall into new and better eating habits that are more likely to ensure long-term weight loss results.

Weight Loss and Health Tips

Here are some things that I throughly recommend introducing to your diet menu. I make it my goal to have one of the following recipes, treats or meals at least once a week and sometimes daily . Its completely doable!

A food philosophy I choose to follow is based on a raw vegan diet with natural organic fruit and vegetables. It is not exclusively vegan though as I will eat meat (organic and grass fed where appropriate) – sort of vegan -ish.

  • Chicken breast with a kale and quinoa salad
  • A raw vegan meal with organic ingredients
  • One plant based fruit juice a day for cleansing
  • An organic smoothie every other day
  • Coconut, ginger, carrot and beets into a salad
  • Omega 3 6 9 (Omega Nutrition)

Digestive Health Supplements

Our digestive health plays an important role in our overall health.

This is an area that is often overlooked. Poor digestion can have a big effect on every aspect of our well being.

To improve our digestion we should eat better: eat whole foods, eat unprocessed foods and try to eliminate foods that we are allergic to.

We should also take steps to replenish our gut flora with good bacteria. We can do this regularly taking on probiotics either in our food or by introducing a supplements.

There are many supplements target the health of our digestion on the market all purporting to be the best.

Our reviews will help you choose. We critically review all the leading brands in this category mark them accordingly.

Weight Loss Partner Websites

OrganicAvenue has taken control of sipsandspoonfuls, better known as Sips and Spoonfuls (by Sukaina) – a website that was targeted towards the beauty of food and food photography. Naturally crafted and well presented recipes. The author was based in Dubai and not only produced beautiful recipes but photographed them.

The content of the former sipsandspoonfuls is now gone – OrganicAvenue has assumed control of the domain but is not connected to the former entity.

OrganicAvenue is a strong advocate of natural food – natural food that tastes good. You don’t have to give up the food you enjoy to lose weight.

Weigh loss is about balance.

Eating sensibly, exercising more and fuelling your body with the correct supplementation (supplements if necessary).

You can still enjoy your favorite recipes. I love baghrir pancakes with honey mascarpone. Or maybe a desert – cardamom crepes with rhubarb compote made by the lovely Sukaina.

Just some of the lovely dishes that appeared on Sipsandspoonfuls.com include:

  • Cumin scented chicken curry
  • Fig, oat and banana smoothie
  • White chocolate and mascarpone berry
  • Pea potato and carrot samosas
  • Zaatar and pomegranate roasted chicken
  • Shepards pie
  • One bowl chocolate cake
  • Cantaloupe lime and mint slushy
  • Eton mess trifle
  • Grilled lamb chops with garlic
  • Roasted garlic and tomato croutons
  • Hearty tomato soup
  • Grapefruit and mint cooler
  • Banana cake