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August 6, 2006
How To Be A Big Fat Loser
seven simple tips to lose that fat

Now that we are fully into Summer and you still won't slip into that bathing suit...it is time to stop feeling like a big fat loser and become one by losing all the fat you have been carrying around your whole life. And I am here to tell you how to do it in seven easy to follow steps.

1.) Cut all the sugar out of your diet
2.) Reduce the size of your portions
3.) Always eat breakfast.
4.) Never let yourself go hungry, it slows down your metabolism
5.) Never eat after 8 pm.
6.) Drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water everyday
7.) Get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day

It is just that easy. It takes a little discipline and some support from family and friends but, you can lose as much weight as you want to over time.

First and foremost I would like to make the point that weight loss is created in the kitchen not the gym. So, we need to stop eating foods that are putting weight on us and start eating foods that will help us shed pounds.

Sugar is the number one culprit for adding body fat and keeping body fat on. You can replace sugar with Steviva Brand Stevia Blend, it measures and pours exactly like sugar it is all natural and has no calories or carbohydrates.

You will need to monitor the carbohydrate content of your diet and make some adjustments. Carbs are burned by the body to produce energy. Any carbs that are not burned off from exercise or activity will be stored as body fat by your body. And we don’t want that. You should not eat any high glycemic carbs after 7 pm and eat only protein foods or vegetables. And never eat anything after 8 pm.

It is also important consume an adequate amount of high protein foods in order to build and maintain lean muscle while unloading that unwanted body fat. But make sure you balance this protein with plenty of green leafy vegetables because when people start consuming too much protein the extra protein can become a stressful stimulus for the kidneys. This is even more of a concern as we get older and our organs are less efficient and effective.

I really can't emphasize enough how important it is to increase your water intake as you increase your proteins. Your liver and kidneys will thank you. Plus the added water will help you lose the weight much faster

What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored.

Start cutting your portions of food down, at first only by 25%. See how this feels for you. You must have smaller meals more frequently. The mantra you should chant daily is “less food more often”.

Never skip breakfast. It may sound funny, but research shows that eating more helps you lose weight. People who consistently eat breakfast lose more weight and maintain the weight loss longer. After a full night of fasting, your first meal sets your metabolism’s furnace burning, provides the fuel you need to stay alert and perform your best. Kids who eat breakfast do better in class and adults perform better on tests and have better retention and performance too.

If you’re in a rush, and don’t have time to cook, hard-boiled eggs are perfect. Prepare them in advance, and eat them with a little salt and pepper. They’re super easy to make and very portable. Enjoy your hard-boiled eggs with some salsa, but read the label to be sure there’s no added sugar. If you must have cereal make sure it is whole grain preferably organic and above all that it does not contain sugar, and then limit yourself to only 1 cup a day.

Now for the dreaded work out part of this weight loss equation. Do some type of aerobic exercise i.e. walking, jogging, swimming, stationary cycling, aerobic dancing, etc. on a daily basis and preferably do it in the morning. At first try to average 30 minutes per day. However, if some days you can only do 15 minutes, that's still a lot better than doing nothing at all. But, as a rule of thumb do something daily.

Muscles burns more calories than fat so, tone your muscles with weight training three days per week. When I say weight training this can be as simple as working out with a couple of 5 lb. dumbbells. Toned muscles can really boost your metabolism and cause you to burn more calories 24 hours a day and yes, even while you're sleeping you'll be burning more calories.

Look for situations to be active. Park as far from the store as you can rather than looking for the closest parking spot. Use the stairs rather than the elevator, a rake rather than a blower, etc. Look for the "difficult" way to do things - the way that requires the most effort.

Above all the best way to be a consistent loser this year is to avoid the "3 P's" - weight loss pills, powders, and potions! There are no quick fixes. If you pursue diet and health with courage, discipline and consistency weight loss will happen.

So there you have it: the success proven formula for weight loss. Easy as pie, or not, maybe a hard boiled egg instead.

Thank all of you for your patronage. Have an excellent day.


Thom King
President
[email protected]
Steviva Brands, Inc.

YOUR MIND

You Can't Succeed Without a Goal
Max Steingart


The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.

A set definite objective must be established if you're to accomplish anything in a big way. There is no achievement without a goal.

The world will turn aside to let you pass if you know where you're going.

Goals give you a starting place and a destination. You'll be able to determine what it will cost you to get there and you'll be going someplace.

Determine what you want. Decide on your major objectives, targets and destination. You can plant your own dream with a goal.

Successful people have goals.

YOUR BODY

Water Works
drink up to keep energy flowing

“You need to keep drinking water to replace the fluids you’re losing.”

Sweat acts as your body's air conditioner, helping cool your body's core temperature and muscles, which can generate eight to 10 times more heat during exercise than at rest. Drinking plenty of water - staying hydrated - during exercise, whether it's a run on a treadmill or a session with weight machines, keeps your cooling system running right and your muscles working at top form.

Humans sweat more than any mammal and, under normal conditions, you'll lose about one to two quarts of fluid for every hour you spend exercising. You need to keep drinking water to replace the fluids you're losing. Besides cooling the body, water helps your cells absorb minerals, vitamins, and glucose, the all-important muscle fuel that allows you to exercise.

Water and your workout
Staying hydrated is one of the most fundamental performance goals for any exerciser. It's important to drink fluids before, during, and after exercise. For optimal hydration, you need to:

Drink at least 20 ounces of fluid two hours before your exercise session. This provides the body enough time to absorb what it needs and excrete the rest.

Drink another eight ounces of water 15 minutes before you begin exercising.

Bring a water bottle to your workout.

Drink during your workout. While exercising, consume a cup of water every 15 minutes. Don't rely on thirst. By the time you feel thirsty, you may already be two quarts of fluid below normal and in a dehydrated state.

Drink after your workout, but weigh yourself first. While the scale may show a post-exercise weight loss, it's not body fat that's been lost, but water. To regain proper fluid levels, drink a pint of water for every pound of weight that's been lost.

Keep yourself hydrated! Don't forget to drink plenty of water! What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.

YOUR SPIRIT

Who Are You?

“Please… tell me who you are and what you want. And if you think those are simple questions, keep in mind that most people live their entire lives without arriving at an answer.”

-- Gary Zukav

How deeply can you answer this question? Please realize that you are the only one who can answer it. No one else can tell you who you are. You must discover this for yourself. And the challenge of knowing ourselves is no easy task.

We hope this question excites rather than intimidates you. There’s so much more to you than you know at present! Isn’t this intriguing? Perhaps it’s time to go exploring….

“Mysterious and intimidating to contemplate, the human brain is the most complex thing there is and the most difficult task it can undertake is to understand itself.”

-- David Noonan

“I don’t think God cares where we were graduated or what we did for a living. God wants to know who we are. Discovering this is the work of the soul – it is our true life’s work.”

-- Bernie Siegel

YOUR RECIPE

Sugar Free Low Glycemic Blueberry Fruit Crisp
Serves: 8
Carbs Per Serving: 6.8 g
Prep Time:<45 minutes


This awesome recipe was submitted by our loyal customer Barbara Phillips. I just tried it finally and it was amazing. I hope you enjoy it too. I made a little ice cream with stevia to add to the recipe. Yummy!

Ingredients:
4 cups blueberries (apples, peaches, etc. will work as well)
1/4 teaspoon Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
1/4 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1/2 cup whole grain flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions:
Grease a square pan, 9 x 9 x 2 inches.
Mix the fruit with the Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and place in the pan.
Combine the remaining ingredients together.
Cut in the butter using two knives.
Sprinkle over the fruit evenly.
Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.
If using apples, peel, core and slice. Peaches, peel, take out the pit and slice.

Nutritional Facts:
163 calories (11% calories from fat)
4 g protein
12 g total fat (4.9 g saturated fat),
6.8 g carbohydrate
8.2 g dietary fiber
3.8 mg cholesterol
166 mg sodium

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