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  • A Best kept secret to Losing weight

    Someone commented to me about insurance companies having the high costs of medications, etc and NOT Big Pharmas. To a degree you are correct. Big Pharm slaps their price tag on it and of course, the insurance companies slap their price tag on it. Now think. Who is behind both of these? Investors, that's who and who are the biggest investors? Just like in oil Bush and others invested and even owned the wells. It's called free enterprise. My father- in- law as well as my brother-in-law were investors in Big Pharm and they became filthy rich because of it and they were just pee on's compared to the big investors who also happen to be corporate owners, the very same ones who support certain politicians. However, the main thing to remember with any weight loss is to use common sense first an...see more »Someone commented to me about insurance companies having the high costs of medications, etc and NOT Big Pharmas. To a degree you are correct. Big Pharm slaps their price tag on it and of course, the insurance companies slap their price tag on it. Now think. Who is behind both of these? Investors, that's who and who are the biggest investors? Just like in oil Bush and others invested and even owned the wells. It's called free enterprise. My father- in- law as well as my brother-in-law were investors in Big Pharm and they became filthy rich because of it and they were just pee on's compared to the big investors who also happen to be corporate owners, the very same ones who support certain politicians. However, the main thing to remember with any weight loss is to use common sense first and foremost, if your lucky and have a good doc then seek professional advice {it hasn't done me any good-I'm on Medicare}, find alternative medical practitioners {reputable}, do your own research and research the effects on every illness you may have, don't go to extremes-it isn't necessary nor worth it. When I was able to walk I weighed about 220. after having a baby.I cut back on fats and sugar but did not eliminate them. I shadow danced, and I got up to walking 10 miles a day. I ate three squares and snacks in between BUT I did 2 things- supper was lunch and if I had a craving I ate a small bit of what I craved this is besides the obvious portion control and eating clean long before it became the thing. Water is a big deal...ice cold 1/2 hour before eating-it makes your stomach work to get back down to core temperature.OOOOOO- the very necessity of this is vital: Mentally READY and ACCEPTING of eating right, correctly, and incorporating exercise on a daily basis for LIFE. I had dropped to 145 lbs, could see my pelvic bones for the first time in years, and I kept this all off until I suffered from 2 events. Degenerative disc disease and watching my sister die in front of my eyes from a massive coronary. She was, and always will be, my best friend too. From the pain of the disease and the depression anxiety at the loss of my sister I became both immobile and on a lot of medications. I escalated over a period of tiome to 262pounds AFTER being 145 for 15 years from my first major weight loss adventure. Oh yes. I have to give credit where credit is due. Richard Simmons may be an oddball to you but that guy helped me knock off 70 lbs in 5 months with his Deal-A-Meal and his Sweatin' To The Oldies at home work out. He is the ONLY exercise guru who has ever managed to help me do this. Just be smart guys.

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  • A Best kept secret to Losing weight

    pharmaceutical companies and the government do not want people healthy. They don't want them dead either. They just want us unhealthy because that brings in the "gold" for them.Let me say a word or many about doctors and dieting. They aren't interested in ANYONE being healthy. Why? Because they, the doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and the government can't make any money off healthy people.That's why it SO VERY IMPORTANT to do whatever you can, WISELY, to keep yourself healthy. Stay away from packaged foods, search out and find clean sources of food, grow and/or raise your own. Even rooftops, fences, your aquarium, containers-use your imagination- are all suitable for growing and doing this also helps drop your stress levels. Exercise to your capabilities. I get a total work...see more »pharmaceutical companies and the government do not want people healthy. They don't want them dead either. They just want us unhealthy because that brings in the "gold" for them.Let me say a word or many about doctors and dieting. They aren't interested in ANYONE being healthy. Why? Because they, the doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and the government can't make any money off healthy people.That's why it SO VERY IMPORTANT to do whatever you can, WISELY, to keep yourself healthy. Stay away from packaged foods, search out and find clean sources of food, grow and/or raise your own. Even rooftops, fences, your aquarium, containers-use your imagination- are all suitable for growing and doing this also helps drop your stress levels. Exercise to your capabilities. I get a total workout in my armless chair.Learn Qi Qong-very simple. Research and find the best juices for your needs. NO ONE knows your body, health, and needs better than you. LISTEN to your body. Is your mouth dry? It tends to mean your dehydrayted- drink water. Most of taking care ourselves is common sense. I also believe that East meets West alternative medicine should also be checked out by people. Eastern medicine tends to address the cause of the problem, not just cover it up with pills and shots. So when it comes to dieting don't expect much help from your doctors or nurse practitioners. Obviously, if you have medical problems you must take some precautions. I am pre-diabetic and the reason is because I am obese which also aggravates my disintegrating spine. Yet not one person in the medical field is willing to help me address my obesity which came about because of my back, the ensuing depression, and all the related medications heaped on me because of the medical "problems". I refuse to stand for it any longer and fill their bank accounts at the expense of my health. There are ways to combat illness's besides pills and injections. There are ways to be healthy despite the medical opposition. However, it is up to each of us to personally search out the truth and find the right path to being healthy. Did you know the medicine called Metformin is deadly for those in their late 50's and above? Guess what I have in my drawer to "help" me with my pre-diabetes? My age? 62. Go figure.

    I have asked my doctors to hook me up with a nutritionist repeatedly for the past 2 years. I still haven't gotten an appointment yet. It took me a while to get the message but when I did I wanted to cry. They just didn't care. Simple as that. My normal weight before my back crisis, ensuing depression and the medications for them as well as my epilepsy and high cholesterol took me from a nice curvy 145 lbs to 262 lbs and it wasn't because I had a love affair with my fridge. In actuality, I have received only the most mundane of treatments for my issues. No one has ever tried to cure the problem. That leaves only myself to glean out what will work for me. I am the only one who can help me because the professionals WON'T.

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